Sunday, January 22, 2012
GOP race of 3
Just a couple of weeks ago it seemed as though Mitt Romney had a clear path towards the GOP nomination in the 2012 presidential election. Now after a recount and a bible belt state turns in their votes it seems that the GOP nomination has spread between three legitimate candidates, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich.
Each of these candidates has a conservative appeal giving them hope of winning the nomination. Each candidate also has an opinion or two or four that either disappoints, frightens, or puzzles the independent and liberal electorate. South Carolina fairly handedly voted for Newt Gingrich, which may have been a surprise for some but not for me. South Carolina was the last state to approve the recognition Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday as a holiday. South Carolina has very old school southern beliefs and tendencies and Gingrich played right into their conservative souther values. And in a conservative state like South Carolina comments like those of Gingrich's get standing ovations. But how will such comments affect Gingrich as with more liberal and diverse states.
Next up is Florida. Governor Jeb Bush has already denied Mitt Romney an endorsement which could give Romney an extra push. Taking into consideration the demographics and past Florida elections I would think Gingrich would have a great opportunity to get another southern win under his belt. However with the extensive financials of Romney there is always a chance he can buy a win.
What do you think? Who do you think will take the nomination? Do either of these 3 have a chance against Obama in November?