The Republican goal is to elect “the most Conservative Republican who can win in each Senate seat”.
This 2012 Republican nomination process has gone from amusing to funny to stupid to embarrassing to pathetic.
When I first started watching this fiasco unfold, I figured the end result would be exactly what Ann Coulter said:
Today, the Republicans in New Hampshire are going to make their decision about which candidate they’d like to see attempt to defeat President Barack Obama in the 2012 general election.
Here’s how I think it will turn out:
The point of the nomination process is *NOT* to send your best and brightest, but rather to send whomever is actually WILLING TO RUN, and whomever has enough money to stay in the race.
That sucks. That’s not interesting. That’s not American Exceptionalism.
I say that there is absolutely no way that the Republicans will be sending anyone but Romney to the big dance.
To be clear, Romney was always the only quasi-viable candidate that the Republicans fielded this cycle.
All these surges in the polls that you’ve seen (if you’ve been paying attention to this stuff at all) are not votes for individual candidates.. They’re votes *AGAINST* Romney.
There are only two choices here.. Romney and Not-Romney.