Romney has been campaigning for five years, and he still isn’t the frontrunner. I have been relentlessly ruthless in my cataloguing of his flip flops and position changes. He persists, but to what avail? Simply put, if the media says he would be great against Obama, he is NOT our man.
Perry is out ahead of the pack and doing quite well in spite of some previous policy flaps. His debate performances are deteriorating instead of improving, but his conservative bonafides are strong. Yet, because of the Texas Dream Act he is floundering and in serious danger of losing his lead.
Bachmann was the champ out of the gate, but is now polling so low that her campaign is all but over. This is due in part to numerous factual gaffes and her relentless attacks on Perry regarding the Gardasil mandate. She was correct to call him out on it, but it has made her a one issue candidate. It came at a time when her campaign was already weak and needed an infusion of ideas, not attacks.
Santorum has always been a conservative favorite. He is as conservative as apple pie and wholesome. Yet for some reason his experience as a senator and time spent as a leader doesn’t translate into presidential gravitas. In fact, he spent an inordinate amount of time attacking Perry in Florida that came off as truly mean. Of course he is a great American and he certainly deserves a place in the cabinet.
Newt has had stellar debate performances often providing the zinger of the night with his quick fearless wit. If it weren’t for the personal baggage, he would definitely be the frontrunner. There isn’t a more intelligent and well prepared candidate to be had. Newt will make a fabulous addition to the cabinet, in almost any position, he is just that knowledgeable.