The Michigan primary is only notable for one thing: if Romney wins, by however slim a margin, he will use this bit of trivia to justify staying in the race. Its his home state, his father was a popular governor there, he should win it in a walk. His team is now down-playing expectations because it’s far from certain he will win at all, and if he does it will probably be close.
Michigan means nothing, notwithstanding various rightblogs continued cheer-leading for Romney and portrayal as one of the “true conservatives” in the race. I don’t buy that for a second, first off.
If Romney loses there, he’ll just drop out sooner is all. However, if he wins, he’s still toast. He’s certainly not going to be competitive in the South. Michigan will probably be the only primary he will win, if indeed he does pull that one off.
Romney’s long-shot plan was to win both Iowa and NH, and come out of the gate strong enough to compete in other states. He didn’t do it. Winning Michigan will give his spin machine room to justify staying in the race, but its pure ego from here on out, and he’s going to have to self-fund his vanity campaign.
All this pleases me immensely, because I detest the charletan. The race will soon come down to McCain, Guiliani and possibly Thompson, who is making a late push (maybe too late, though). Huckabee continues to say idioitic things, which will put him on people’s radar screen, something he has avoided up until now.
The vast majority of people have still never heard of this guy, despite all the inside baseball that political junkies are talking about him. I actually know people who are going to vote in the primary, but have never heard of Huckabee, don’t even know he’s running. In fact, its the majority of people I talk to, and these are people who keep up with the news. What they are starting to hear about him, they don’t like. He’s done as soon as people start paying real attention.
The rejection of that racist, sexist, intolerant cultist Romney in Iowa and NH gave me renewed faith in the Republican Party, I was worried for a while there. Hopefully, Michigan voters will reject him as well, and we can hear his name no more, forever. A more despicable politician I have never known in my lifetime, and I include the Clintons, AlGore and John Kerry, not to mention Nixon with his skullduggery.
Romney not be the worst president ever, (in the unlikely event he got elected) but he is the worst person ever to run in such a high profile manner, and I include Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, Ron Paul and even David Duke. At least Duke was honest about his white supremacist roots. Romney is perfidious in that he presents himself as a clean-cut, moral, righteous (in fact he is self-righteous) pious and God-fearing, religious individual whose life and politics are informed by his religion. What he doesn’t say is how hateful his beliefs are.