Fired up by Tea Party fervor and still unhappy with John McCain’s 2008 campaign, a lot of Republicans came into this primary season determined that Mitt Romney would not be their party’s nominee.
Mitt Romney will be their party’s nominee.
According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, Romney (36 percent) is outpolling his rivals Newt Gingrich (16 percent), Ron Paul (16 percent) and Rick Santorum (13 percent) by at least a 2-1 margin nationally among Republican voters.
For Romney, that represents an improvement of only five percentage points since July, suggesting the stubbornness of Republicans still unhappy at the prospect that he will carry the party’s banner against Barack Obama. However, the fact that he’s still in front despite that reluctance demonstrates the inability of party conservatives to present a credible alternative.
I mean, if the best options you can produce are Gingrich, who continues to demonstrate his characteristic lack of emotional maturity, and