Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Republicans are still stewing over who the candidate they want to coalesce behind this Fall might be. The two front-runners went at again in Arizona last night, Santorum v. Romney was punctuated with an occasional blast from Ron Paul and the cipher rapidly fading into irrelevance known as Newt Gingrich.
There were no clear winners of last night's debate. And President Obama continues to lead them all in polls of hypothetical match-ups, although the prospects of any incumbent with $4 per gallon gasoline look awfully dim from the Clarion Content's editorial offices.
Another Republican party bigwig, former party chairperson, Haley Barbour, spoke out about the likelihood of the race going all the way to the convention in Tampa Bay. Barbour premised his remarks on the lack of conservative credentials for ostensible front-runner Governor Romney. ABC News quoted Barbour, "In our primaries the more conservative candidates have an advantage. Doesn’t mean they always win. But that is just a fact and I think Romney is showing himself to be moderately conservative. We still have a long way to go with three candidates who are to the right of Romney."