If Mitt Fails in MI
What Do the RINO’s Do?
It’s always good to be cautious with one night poll numbers, but momentum seems to be swinging in Santorum’s direction. Romney led with those interviewed on Sunday, but Santorum has a 39-34 advantage with folks polled on Monday. The best sign that things have gone back toward Santorum might be that with those polled today who hadn’t already voted, Santorum’s advantage was 41-31.
Much has been made of Democratic efforts to turn out the vote for Santorum and we see evidence that’s actually happening. Romney leads with actual Republican voters, 43-38. But Santorum’s up 47-10 with Democratic voters, and even though they’re only 8% of the likely electorate that’s enough to put him over the top. The big question now is whether those folks will actually bother to show up and vote tomorrow.
Mitt will carry AZ but lose MI? Hard to believe. But what if it happens? A MI loss will carry much more weight than the AZ win. Mittens is MI hometown boy and they don’t want him? There goes the electability meme. Romney can’t hold onto that card any longer with a loss like that. Worse, if the spread is 5,6 points what does that do to standings in Super Tuesday?
If MI pans out per the article, then the best move is not for Romney or Rick. Gingrich needs to drop out. Lend his support for Santorum and figure he has a cabinet post of his choosing come January.