January 25, 2012

HE CAN'T EVEN ORGANIZE HIMSELF:

Why Romney's Still the One: With money and organization behind it, the campaign of the former Massachusetts governor is built for the long haul. (David Morris, January 24, 2012, Kiplinger)

First, the recent past. Last June, the former House speaker's campaign staff quit en masse, leaving him to run the race practically by himself. As a result, when his turn came as candidate of the month in the "Anybody but Romney" sweepstakes, he had little money and less organization. [...]

One result is already obvious: He didn't qualify for the ballot in Virginia, the state where he now lives. Romney will win there by default. Other results of the organizational shortcomings will become evident in February and March, when a cascade of primaries and caucuses will drain Gingrich's bankroll and strain his resource-thin operation. [...]

Gingrich also has a reputation -- again in the words of members of his own party -- as a loose cannon. In fact, there's an effective campaign ad just waiting to be made, quoting his fellow GOPers in the House, Senate and statehouses about why the prospect of a Gingrich presidency worries them. If Romney's team doesn't make this advertisement, you can bet President Obama's would if Gingrich were to somehow pull out the Republican nomination.

Posted by at January 25, 2012 6:25 AM
  

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