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If Romney’s having trouble getting rid of the wacky Santorum, how’s he going to defeat Obama?

If the race for the Republican presidential nomination had even a remote connection with sanity, Mitt Romney would have wrapped it up by now.

Mitt’s still the front-runner, but he’s also still finding it difficult to shove Rick Santorum off the stage. And if Newt Gingrich had bowed out by now, Santorum would pose even an a greater challenge to Romney.

Mitt’s problem is best summed up by this now familiar narrative: Most Republicans don’t trust him or even like him. And that says nothing about how Americans in general feel about him. On that score, the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll is instructive. It shows that 28 percent of the populace take a positive view of Romney, while 39 percent view him negatively. By comparison, President Obama’s positive rating is 49 percent.

Sportswriter and political pundit Mike Lupica offers a WORTHY TAKE on the Republican race:

Romney was always the only one who seemed to have any chance to make things interesting against Barack Obama. Now he can’t even put Santorum away. And he’s finding out something that prizefighters have known since they fought in back-alleys and on barges:

The longer you allow an inferior fighter to stay in the fight, the greater the chance that he gets lucky in the late rounds and takes you out.

Romney’s whole campaign is based on the idea that because he made a pile of money in business, he is some kind of crackerjack manager. Now he can’t even manage his own campaign. Now this guy, no longer any sure thing to get the 50% of the remaining delegates he needs, is reduced to hoping that Newt Gingrich stays in the race, with Romney’s biggest supporters worried he can’t beat Santorum straight up.

Through it all, they still want Real Americans to be scared off by Obama, four more years of him. Are they serious? We are more scared off by the prospect of listening to this amazing, boneheaded drivel for four more months.

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  1. To answer your question — he can’t.

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