Romney and Santorum locked within 20 votes, but…

…my favorite thing is that Newt scrambled outta there ASAP, after giving a pissy little speech to less than 100 people.

I’m noticing a trend in the GOP race. Someone hits first in the polls, and the media gives them a lot of attention. Then, now that the country gets a good hard look at that candidate, their popularity plummets and they crash and burn. Romney’s been the only guy that’s been able to stay in the spotlight without falling on his face within a month or so.

Seriously, take a look. It started back in 2008. Sarah Palin started off wildly popular, but a handful of interviews and debates later and she was an albatross. Rick Perry was practically begged by the base to join in the fray, and after a goddamn TIME magazine cover he barely got 5th in Iowa. Herman Cain went from the most popular guy on the right to a complete non-entity, and was on the road to ruin even aside from his sexual scandals. Suddenly Newtie flew into the front and it didn’t take long at all before everyone realized he’s an asshole.

Now Frothy is leading the pack, aside from perennial 2nd place Mittens, and I say it’ll be less than a month before everyone figures out why he couldn’t keep his Senate seat and, lacking anyone else, Mitt takes the lead.

Note: I’m not ignoring Ron Paul, but rather taking into consideration that a hefty amount of his support is from independents and Democrats, which means during closed primaries he’s not going to do particularly well.

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3 responses to “Romney and Santorum locked within 20 votes, but…

  1. This seems about right to me, but then, I like Matt Taibi’s stuff.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/iowa-the-meaningless-sideshow-begins-20120103

  2. Mitt has it, and has from the start. This is just a big circus. More like a carnival side show.

  3. Bachwoman gone. I guess there are only enough religious loonies on the social conservative side of the party to support one candidate.

    If the Republicans don’t get to the business of governing, and leave religion to the churchs, they should shrivel up and die within 10 years. I said “should”.

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