Bryan’s Brain: Why Mitt Romney is Winning
- Mar. 19, 2012
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He is in control of the most popular issue to the conservative voters.
According to a recent Rasmussen survey, 82 per cent of likely voters say that the economy is very important to them. The second most important issue to these survey takers was Health Care; 62 percent of those surveyed said this was very important to them.
This is why, I think, Mitt Romney is doing so well despite his lack of social conservative street cred; it will likely lead to a GOP nomination. It is clear that he has successfully sold himself to the GOP electorate as a sort of private sector economy savior.
Of course, for this approach to stay effective, the economy needs to stay stagnate. Obviously, the message from the Obama campaign coming for the general election on this issue will be how good the economy is and how well it’s recovering.
I know we are all told to believe that this is a close race, but it’s really not. In fact, I don’t think it’s anywhere near close. Romney has more than double the delegate lead to his next closest rival Rick Santorum. Simply put, Mitt Romney has math on his side, and arguing with math can be a difficult undertaking. Romney also has a bigger political machine, more experience running a national campaign, stronger name recognition that he started building nationally in 2008, impressive debating skills, strong camera presence and likability.
As of now, the biggest liability against Mitt Romney in the general election is his inability to reach the far right conservative voters. I don’t see this as a road block though. I predict their disdain for our current president will motivate them to vote Romney in the general election.