2012 GOP Race Log: Virtually following the circus on tour in America

It’s Tuesday, and with the winner take all Florida primary occurring in but a few days, the rhetoric has taken on new life along with the appropriate media blitz and accompanying support costs that serves to inject some money into the local economies along the tour.


The longer the nomination race drags on, the better for all of those on the trail. What once seemed Romney’s to lose has become the Republican party’s deliberate administration of syrup of ipecac, with South Carolina serving to put the party on notice that it will not be a walk in the park. After letting the McCain-Palin disaster loose from it’s molten prison deep inside the earth’s core (That’s an Inhumanoids reference, not a bible one) in 2008, a significant majority of Republican’s know that a Romney nomination would be a tough contest at best, and this is before a running mate has even been considered.


As a result of the 2008 election, the Republican party faced new questions about it’s future, and what began as Tea Party protests that received their own brand of media derision, has manifested itself with three separate winners in the first three contests. The continuing battle has given fits to a main stream media trying to steer its outcome in light of the changing social world that was only beginning to make its presence known during the ’08 election cycle.


“If it bleeds, it leads.” is a common phrase associated with the media, but the public likes a good scrap now and again and Newt Gingrich, regardless of political reality when it comes to even being on the ballot concerning some ~500 delegates, is a fighter and is so self-righteous, that he might have been a presidential nominee, if not a possible president, if only he didn’t have his record. Personal life aside, Gingrich reminds me of Gary Hart’s ill-fated run for president, except instead of crashing and burning once, Gingrich has consistently been his own worse enemy.


What is Gingrich’s role to play? Busting up a Romney clean sweep aside, Gingrich will gladly take down Romney if it means that he might gain more pull in the Republican party.


And what of Santorum? The GOP’s frat boy armed with sweater vests and calls to war with the entire Muslim world represents the vote of religious sheep, who blindly follow what they are told, rather than use their god-given brain to figure out things on their own.


With the dropout of Perry, Paul is now in prime position, being on the ballot in all of the states, a feat only matched by Romney, of securing the republican nomination by outlasting the limited reach campaigns of Gingrich and Santorum.


Rising in the polls, Ron Paul looked destined for a good finish from the start of this campaign in stark contrast to 2008, but few saw this coming. While most of the media tries to mention Ron Paul as little as possible, there is a background noise that is steadily getting louder. Like a spontaneous chant at a concert, it’s beginning to overtake the singer on the microphone, and already has a passionate life all of its own.


Florida is interesting, but the real fight lies ahead, with Florida serving to keep us entertained and possibly cause Santorum to rethink his presidential plans.

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