January 4, 2012

ALL HE HAS TO GET PAST IS THAT BRIEF PERIOD OF BUYERS' REMORSE:

Iowa's a Win for Romney as Strategy Becomes Clear for Next Primaries (Rich Galen Jan 4, 2012, Daily Beast)

The Romney theory: Ron Paul will never be the GOP nominee. The best he can do is exact some language in the platform and get a prime speaking slot at the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida, in August.

Santorum did so well here because he has essentially lived among the beans, corn, and sorghum for the past 10 months and it paid off.  That, of course, will not work in New Hampshire, six days away, nor in South Carolina, 10 days after that, nor in Florida a week following South Carolina.

The political reality is that none of the candidates who might win the nomination have the capacity to fully operate in more than one state at a time. They are essentially running a serial campaign.  Romney is running a parallel campaign. In fact, his campaign announced a few hours before the caucuses began that it was buying advertising time in Florida. Florida?  Hell, that's four weeks away!

Posted by at January 4, 2012 7:34 AM
  

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