HolyCoast: The Newt Express Can Still Be Easily Derailed When the Primaries Move North

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Newt Express Can Still Be Easily Derailed When the Primaries Move North

Some of my fellow conservatives are celebrating the resurgence of Newt Gingrich while many others are moaning and groaning.  The Newt supporters want someone who will take it to Obama and the media while the Mitt supporters want someone who can possibly beat Obama in November.  There are those who would rather lose with Newt than win with Mitt.

Beating Obama has to be goal #1.  America may not survive another four years of Obama, and for those who are worried that Newt might end up the nominee, there's still some big hurdles in his way.  The last polling showed Mitt with a strong lead in the next primary, Florida, and fairly soon the primaries will move to Northern states which have winner-take-all formats.  That's Romney country up there and a win by even one vote nets him ALL of the delegates.  That's how RINOs and moderates become our nominee.  The Southern primaries which tend to be more favorable to conservative candidates apportion their delegates according to the vote.  Even a decisive popular vote victory might yield almost identical delegate numbers.  The primary system definitely favors the RINOs and moderates.

There's still a long way to go, but I have to believe the system will give Romney a significant edge.  Whether or not he's actually as electable as everyone wants us to believe is yet to be seen.

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