Saturday, January 21, 2012

It's Time For Santorum To Drop

After tonight it is time for Rick Santorum to drop out and endorse another candidate. We have had three different States and three different winners. Santorum may be thinking that he won one State, the same as Romney and now Newt. However, Snatorum is not doing well tonight and his Iowa win should have propelled him to a win in SC or at least a second place finish similar to Huckabee in 2008. That didn't happen, Newt destroyed Santorum tonight. The race now appears to be between Gingrich and Romney. Santorum dropping out will help solidify the social conservative base of the Republican party. I believe Santorum staying in any longer only makes him a spoiler for Newt and will hand Romney the nomination.

I believe if Santorum were to drop out the nomination will ultimately go to Newt. I also believe that Perry would become the VP nominee under Newt. I also believe a Newt/Perry ticket would be formidable in November. Perry would help keep the Conservative base and help with Newt's marital issues. I believe Newt is electable and can beat Obama. I don't want to have to vote for Obama lite but that is the choice we will have in November if Romney is the nominee.

As I said earlier maybe the best thing that could happen for Republicans is a brokered convention. For that to happen I believe Santorum needs to drop out. The only chnace of not having the choice of Obama or Obama lite, Rick Santorum has to drop out. If not tonight at least by early next week. Newt's momentum from tonight should translate into a tightening of the polls in Florida. Remember the first time Newt surged in the polls he was leading in Florida. If Santorum needs to get a feel for the landscape in Florida before making a decision so be it, but if after assessing his Florida chances he needs to bow out so we can see who wins what will basically be a two person race. While Ron Paul is a factor, he probably draws from Romney and a singular conservative "not Romney" candidate. Santorum and Newt are the last two "Not Romney" left. After tonight it should be clear that Santorum will not win the fight to be the "not Romney", Santorum can only ensure Romney wins the nomiation.

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