January 5, 2008

AND THEN THERE WERE TWO:

Initial take away: everyone gangs up on Romney (Chuck Todd, 1/05/08, NBC: First Read)

Wow, do these candidates have it in for Romney; the whole field seems to be jumping on the bandwagon of trying to end Romney's campaign as quickly as possible. What message to New Hampshire voters get when every single candidate on stage, from McCain to Huckabee to Thompson to Giuliani and Paul have beefs with Romney. How does Romney win this nomination when he's got opponents so vehemently against him? As I said before, McCain and Romney are in a single elimination tournament in New Hampshire; loser goes home and the field knows that they probably can't win a 1-on-1 with Romney because of his resources but Romney will be basically toast on Wednesday if he loses to McCain, particularly if he loses by a lot. He'd be the first Massachusetts favorite son to lose the New Hampshire presidential, I believe, ever.

Why was he in IA?

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 5, 2008 9:19 PM
Comments

Every NH Indie who votes in the Dem primary for Obambi is potenially a lost vote for Johnny Mac in the Pub primary. Could give it to Mitt.

Posted by: ghostcat at January 5, 2008 10:13 PM

Mitt can't carry Republicans against McCain.

Posted by: oj at January 5, 2008 11:11 PM

Yes Republicans love the anti-tax cut, pro-amnesty, pro-campaign reform, Ted Kennedy best buddy McCain.

The field does smell blood with Romney. But's he's not going to drop out before 2/5.

Posted by: AWW at January 5, 2008 11:39 PM

Indeed, just as Republicans loved Ronald Reagan--with his liberal abortion law, tax hikes, biggest amnesty in human history, love-ins with the Soviets, and buddying up to Tip O'Neill--enough to nominate him twice, once he was next in line, so too are we going to nominate the candidate most like him this time, because it's his turn. If he has any class, Mitt will drop out after finishing no better than 4th in SC if he makes it there. No one thinks he has much though.

Posted by: oj at January 6, 2008 9:21 AM
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