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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:51 AM

9. Huh?

I'm not sure I quite follow your logic. If Romney's competition has been horrid (which it has), he should IMHO be doing much better than just "surviving" the primary like he has been. His personal fortune and Super PACs have largely been responsible for propping up his candidacy. I think that part of his problem is that he is not nearly as "conservative" as he claims to be and he's had to fit himself in a far-right mold that he, frankly, just doesn't fit in, in order to even have half a chance in today's GOP primary. He may come across as more relaxed and "at ease" moving back towards the center where he belongs in the GE but then it's going to become even harder for him to hold on to the far right (which hasn't really bought his lurch to the right anyway) and keep them eager to vote for him not to mention figure out a way to walk back some of the wacky far-right positions he's taken during the primary in order to win over independents. I'm just not sure he's saavy enough to "thread the needle" between the far right base he needs to win, as well as the independents he needs to court in order to win in the GE.

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