Romney Camp Split, As Usual

Politico reports that Mitt can’t decide what to do next:

“Debate at Romney HQ:  Do we pour money into Pennsylvania to crush Santorum in his home state on April 24 (also an investment in the general election), or save that money for the fall and let nature take care of itself?”

I would say the sooner they get Savonarola off the stage, the better to appeal to moderates/Independents.   Although Frothy is so convinced he’ll do well in May (Texas, Kentucky, Arkansas, North Carolina), that he might not drop out even if he loses Pennsylvania.

Mitt and President Obama are campaigning against each other, and Frothy is off on another planet.  I thought it was appropriate that his speech last night was given from Mars.  Mars, Pennsylvania, that is.

Santorum Wants to Go Home

Campaigning in Wisconsin, Rick Santorum said that he’d prefer to be home in Virginia, so he could “make a little money and tend to my own garden and take care of my family and friends.”

Um, Rick, who or what is stopping you?  If you want to go garden, I’ll send you some seed packets.

Go home, before you embarrass yourself and the GOP and your fellow Catholics (who prefer to vote for a Mormon over you) any more.  The republic will survive without you.  Actually, it will do a whole lot better, since you don’t believe in separation of church and state.  That’s the real B.S., not what some NYT reporter writes about you.

Face it, Frothy, there isn’t going to be a brokered convention, and Mitt isn’t going to pick you for his Veep.  Not only has the fat lady sung, she’s gone home and is sound asleep.

Obama Winning Key Swing States

Since 1960, no one has been elected president without winning at least two of these three states — Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.  A new Quinnipiac poll shows President Obama leading both Mitt and Santorum in all of them.

The economy and unemployment are still the top issues in all three, and President Obama wins among women (the gender gap) in all three, with margins between 6 and 19%.

In Florida, Obama beats Mitt 49 to 42%.  He beats Santorum 50 to 37%.

In Ohio, Obama beats Mitt 47 to 41%.  He beats Santorum 47 to 40%.

In Pennsylvania, Obama beats Mitt 45 to 42%.  He beats Santorum 48 to 41%.

 

Uh, Oh, What’s Santorum Going To Do Now?

As we all know, Rick Santorum is just the best little Catholic boy in the whole world.  If he does say so himself.

Now the Pope is calling for an end to the American embargo of Cuba that has been in place for 50 years.  Rick and the GOP support the embargo.

Rick has to choose between his party and his Pope.

Will Rick call for an end to the embargo?  No, he’ll just ignore this, as he does other Catholic doctrine he doesn’t like, like opposition to pre-emptive war and capital punishment.  But Catholics who ignore the birth control stuff?  You’re definitely going to Hell.

Um, Mitt, What Electability Argument?

Mitt’s main argument to GOP voters is, “You may not like me much, but I’m the best one to beat Obama.”  Really?  That’s not what the latest CNN poll of registered voters shows.  Although bear in mind that polls of registered voters aren’t as reliable as polls of likely voters.

The CNN poll shows Obama beating Mitt 54% to 43%.  Obama beats Santorum 55% to 42%, so not much difference between Mitt and Santorum as the GOP nominee.

Mitt is also like Santorum in having his favorables/unfavorables upside down.  Obama’s are positive — 56%/42%.  Mitt’s are 37%/49%, and Santorum’s are 35%/42%.  You don’t win when your favorables are in negative territory.

Rick Perry Really Funny at the Gridiron Club Dinner

Rick Perry was very funny at the Gridiron Club’s dinner in DC:

“You know, it’s weird standing next to [Mitt Romney] on the debate podium.  You know, I keep waiting for him to say, ‘Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?’

“I do wish I were still in the race.  I mean I don’t know why I didn’t do better.  Governor of a big state.  Former military pilot.  I graduated from Texas A & M with a degree in animal husbandry.  Maybe that was the problem.  Animal husbandry.  That sounds like what Rick Santorum thinks gay marriage leads to.

“Now, President Obama couldn’t be here.  I read that he is in Korea, at the DMZ.  Would somebody tell me — Why do you have to go all the way to Korea to get a DRIVER’S LICENSE?”