HolyCoast: GOP Senator: If Romney Loses Michigan We Need Another Candidate

Friday, February 17, 2012

GOP Senator: If Romney Loses Michigan We Need Another Candidate

I think there may be some more fans for a brokered convention if Mitt Romney loses in Michigan:
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.
It would have to be somebody else, the senator said. Who?

“Jeb Bush,” the former Florida governor.
I love Jeb Bush, but America is not going to elect another Bush as President of the United State, no matter how good he'd be in the job.

1 comment:

Larry said...

I can think of many a 'prominent Republican senator' who I would describe as a moron RINO squish.

Scott Brown
Thad Cochran
Susan Collins
Richard Lugar
John McCain
Lisa Murkowski
Olympia Snow

Do I think any of the above would want Jeb Bush to run?

No way.

Do I think any of the above would throw Jeb Bush's name out there to get conservatives on board with the idea of a brokered convention?

Absolutely.

When I think of brokered conventions, I think of the process that produced Dede Scozzafava.

I'd rather go with what we have, as imperfect as it may be, than let the men in the smoke filled room do on a national scale what they did in NY-23.