GOP Senator: “If Romney cannot win Michigan, we need a new candidate.”

  • KissTheSky

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    Feb 18, 2012 6:06 AM GMT
    From a story on the ABC News blog:

    A prominent Republican senator just told me that if Romney can’t win in Michigan, the Republican Party needs to go back to the drawing board and convince somebody new to get into the race.
    “If Romney cannot win Michigan, we need a new candidate,” said the senator, who has not endorsed anyone and requested anonymity.
    The senator believes Romney will ultimately win in Michigan but says he will publicly call for the party to find a new candidate if he does not.
    “We’d get killed,” the senator said if Romney manages to win the nomination after he failed to win the state in which he grew up.
    “He’d be too damaged,” he said. “If he can’t even win in Michigan, where his family is from, where he grew up.”
    What about Rick Santorum?
    “He’d lose 35 states,” the senator said, predicting the same fate for Newt Gingrich.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/top-gop-senator-says-if-romney-loses-michigan-we-need-a-new-candidate/
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    Feb 18, 2012 2:37 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidFrom a story on the ABC News blog:

    A prominent Republican senator just told me that if Romney can’t win in Michigan, the Republican Party needs to go back to the drawing board and convince somebody new to get into the race.
    “If Romney cannot win Michigan, we need a new candidate,” said the senator, who has not endorsed anyone and requested anonymity.
    The senator believes Romney will ultimately win in Michigan but says he will publicly call for the party to find a new candidate if he does not.
    “We’d get killed,” the senator said if Romney manages to win the nomination after he failed to win the state in which he grew up.
    “He’d be too damaged,” he said. “If he can’t even win in Michigan, where his family is from, where he grew up.”
    What about Rick Santorum?
    “He’d lose 35 states,” the senator said, predicting the same fate for Newt Gingrich.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/top-gop-senator-says-if-romney-loses-michigan-we-need-a-new-candidate/


    I think this guy or gal whoever they are is right on the money. Love to know who it is. Be interesting to get perspectives of people departing: Jon Kyl, etc.
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    Feb 18, 2012 3:06 PM GMT
    NJDewd said
    KissTheSky saidFrom a story on the ABC News blog:

    A prominent Republican senator just told me that if Romney can’t win in Michigan, the Republican Party needs to go back to the drawing board and convince somebody new to get into the race.
    “If Romney cannot win Michigan, we need a new candidate,” said the senator, who has not endorsed anyone and requested anonymity.
    The senator believes Romney will ultimately win in Michigan but says he will publicly call for the party to find a new candidate if he does not.
    “We’d get killed,” the senator said if Romney manages to win the nomination after he failed to win the state in which he grew up.
    “He’d be too damaged,” he said. “If he can’t even win in Michigan, where his family is from, where he grew up.”
    What about Rick Santorum?
    “He’d lose 35 states,” the senator said, predicting the same fate for Newt Gingrich.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/top-gop-senator-says-if-romney-loses-michigan-we-need-a-new-candidate/


    I think this guy or gal whoever they are is right on the money. Love to know who it is. Be interesting to get perspectives of people departing: Jon Kyl, etc.



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    As goes the lyrics of an old song, "THIS IS THE CRAZIEST PARTY I'VE EVER SEEN" !!!!

    Can you imagine the Repub Party going forward with Santorum or Gingrich rather than Romney ? If Romney is knocked out of the picture, the Repubs choosing to stick with either of the above would be a NATIONAL JOKE. They're certainly not going to let Paul progress to the top, so they'd better get someone else.

    Who would they get though? The TBaggers have swung the party so far right that a moderate would get nowhere among them, but a moderate is the Rebubs only hope against Obama.