POLITICO Arena: Romney the frontrunner again?


Mitt Romney gives politicians a bad name. I half expect him to announce that years of living in “liberal” Massachusetts had “brainwashed” him but “God be praised” he was born again as a conservative.

Romney’s frontrunner status is a mirage in a GOP desert. Although his level of support remains steady, three-quarters of Republican voters oppose him. Romney is the least flawed candidate in an incredible field of jokers.

Rick Santorum and Ron Paul continue to stand out as true believers in the conservative and libertarian Gospels, respectively. I expect both to surprise Iowa and the nation. Santorum may then be positioned to pull off an upset in South Carolina.

The real GOP nominee will emerge from the Anybody But Mitt primary contests in Iowa, NH and SC. But Romney will stay in it all the way to Tampa, however.

Michael Benjamin
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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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One Response to POLITICO Arena: Romney the frontrunner again?

  1. Spencer Chiimbwe says:

    Time is running out for the republicans…they shouldn’t have brought Cain down..

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