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The last valid claim for Romney: At least he’s not as bad as Santorum or Gingrich

Walter Shapiro CONTENDS that the race for the Republican presidential nomination has reached such a sorry point that Mitt Romney’s “only hope is to prevail by using about the oldest argument in politics: ‘The other guys are worse.’”

Mitt Romney crisis transcends the seven straight national polls showing Rick Santorum in the lead. It goes beyond the embarrassing reality that the son of an auto executive and two-term governor has been behind in every Michigan poll conducted since Groundhog’s Day. Even more devastating for Romney is that elite Republicans have begun to conclude that he cannot, if nominated, beat Barack Obama. About the only argument that still works for Romney among GOP insiders is that he would be less of a drag on the ticket than the strident Santorum or the mercurial Newt Gingrich.

UPDATE: Frank Rich SAYS Santorum would give Obama a tougher time than Romney would.

 

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  1. I contend that the Democrats are afraid of Romney.

  2. There is no difference ol’ Mitt RomneyCare and the others.

    Although, I did get a laugh at “He Was Told to Go Home” Gingrich being called Mercurial.

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