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Reviewing the Landscape

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My predictions for January were almost exactly right! Until the Romney camp and the GOP establishment went into nuclear panic mode after South Carolina, that is. Newt suddenly surged into the lead in Florida and nationally and they knew THAT could not happen. In 7 days, tens of millions in negative ads brought Newt down 10-20 points. JUST LIKE in Iowa. Imagine if those ads never happened…the polls stayed as they were trending and Newt wins Iowa. Romney is reeling, in 3rd place at best, and Santorum is OUT OF THE RACE the same day as Bachmann (seems like forever ago doesn’t it?). Mitt would still win NH, Newt would still win SC but by then, FL would be a 2 man race – as the rest of the Primary season would have been. Romney is quite simply using “divide and conquer” among us conservatives. He has even partnered with Ron Paul to concentrate all their $$ fire on Newt and Rick. I knew after FL that Newt would win nothing in February and likely would have to wait until Georgia to pick up significant delegates. And so it has come to pass.

There are payoffs and promises and backroom deals going on all over this county to get Romney the nomination. I know it for a fact. You probably have verifyable examples too. We CANNOT allow this to succeed my fellow conservative! Many of us are fickle; though we are loath to admit it, we are influenced by the very institutions we rally against. We allow ourselves to be TOLD how to think. This is NOT the way of the Right! And yes, I’m even talking to you Glenn Beck fans who swallow his anti-Gingrich screed with unquestioning glee. Rick Santorum, God love him, will NEVER beat Obama. Just like Ron Paul won’t. Just like Romney can’t. It would likely be close with Romney, but this 99% vs 1% narrative is a trap set specifically for him by the elite Left. And he is up to at least 8 or 9 “gaffes” in just the past 2 months that will be used in absolutely blistering fashion by the Obama machine. Don’t forget that he changes every position he has based on the office he is running for – don’t think that will be used to beat his corpse with? The established power in the GOP once again will push the wrong guy. I am convinced that it is a complete coincidence that GW Bush turned out to be a (mostly) conservative guy – that is the only reason he ever became President at all.

Romney should have won Michigan by 20 points between his bio and deep connections and money advantages. If not for the New England states and the “Mormon states”, he has no depth of support. If the Santorum and Gingrich votes would just consolidate, Romney would be battling Paul for last place in the delegate count. I implore you to re-examine Speaker Gingrich as the boldest, smartest, most fearless candidate, and YES a real conservative who has a unparralleled record of conservatism in office. As Thomas Sowell said today, the fate of the nation, and the West itself, may hinge on Super Tuesday. While I know the show will go on after that because of the lack of “winner take alls”, the stakes really are that high for we conservatives- and we are the MAJORITY, both on the Right and the electorate at large – to settle for Santorum or (shudder) Romney. We must take the fight to the Left, as Andrew Brietbart did.

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The potential challangers to Barack Obama currently stand  at 7: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Jon Huntsman. The Primary process will eventually pick one of them. And I pray that neither Ron Paul nor Donald Trump pulls a 3rd party stunt run that will guanantee Obama’s reelection. So here is what I think:

Don’t know who will win Iowa tonight, but I will say that Bachmann will drop out tomorrow. Santorum buys himself a few weeks with strong showing. Down to 6.

After Romney wins New Hampshire (he HAS to), Hunstman will drop out. Down to 5.

Newt will win South Carolina easily. This may cause Santorum to drop out.

Newt will will Florida but not so easily. This sets up the rest of the cycle as Perry will drop out and Santurum will also if he hasn’t already. Down to 3.

That leaves Newt vs. Romney the rest of the way, with Paul taking 10%-15% of the vote as he usually does. He won’t drop out before the convention because he has enough money and he is retiring from the Congress this year (thank God) so he literally has nothing else better to do.

Once the anti-Romney vote consolidates around Newt, he will pull away and the nomination will officially be his on April 24 after the DE, PA, NY, CT and RI Primaries. OR…the GOP establishment gets so panicked and goes so negative against Newt that it is a bitter fight all the way to the convention with the possibility of brokering…oh joy!

Let the madness begin!

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