Rick Perry and his campaign went into damage-control mode Thursday as Perry vowed to put an epic debate gaffe behind him...
Newt Gingrich may be the most qualified candidate and the most ideologically acceptable candidate to conservatives, but he comes to the campaign toting a lot of baggage - perhaps too much to be electable.
The collapse of Cain has caused many people to look to Newt Gingrich as the new conservative savior. However, he may not be any better than Cain or the other candidates. Indeed, he could very well be a lot worse.As for the front-runner, Mitt Romney, he excites no one and is leaking momentum faster than Michael Moore sweats gravy out his pores.
The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows that while Romney would still do the best head-to-head with Obama, he is slipping, now trailing Obama by 6 points in a head-to-head matchup, a 4-point drop since last month. But more dangerous is how he scores with the most important part of any successful GOP electoral coalition. Even with Obama’s job-approval rating stuck at 44 percent, Romney is losing ground.How did it come to this? The most inept president in the memory of every living voter is going to get reelected because the republicans couldn't come up with a single decent candidate.
Says the Journal today: “white, working-class voters are ready to vote for an unnamed Republican over Mr. Obama by 48% to 36%, Mr. Romney finds himself deadlocked with Mr. Obama among that key demographic, 44% to 44%.”
The enthusiastic support of these voters – call them Reagan Democrats or conservative independents if you like – is the way the GOP wins. A Republican who ties Obama in this Demographic would get smoked.
Of course, there's a long way to go, and a lot can happen between now and next November. But I'm not optimistic...