Posted on | February 8, 2012 | 54 Comments
“There are a lot of yellow-stained drawers in Washington Cocktail Party haunts this morning.”
— Bill Quick, Daily Pundit
The Establishment is nothing if not confident and, although their confidence was surely shaken by Rick Santorum’s Tuesday sweep, Mitt Romney still has an overwhelming advantage in terms of money.
The Mitt Machine is probably even now gearing up to flood the airwaves in upcoming primary states with TV attack ads highlighting scandals like the time Rick got a C-minus on his fifth-grade report card.
People who don’t live in New Hampshire or South Carolina probably don’t realize that the Romney campaign aired attack ads against Santorum in those states, labelling him a “Washington insider” addicted to “pork barrel spending.” Indeed, one reason Newt was able to beat Mitt in South Carolina is that Santorum’s Iowa win distracted Team Romney from their previous destroy-Newt-at-all-costs mission.
Given that history, I do not underestimate Romney’s continued likelihood of winning the nomination. Beating Mitt is going to be a lot harder than most conservatives imagine, and if you don’t want Romney to be the GOP nominee, you’d better start praying now.
Early this morning at The American Spectator, I outlined a possible strategic scenario that might help stop Mitt. Please read that, and pray.
Also, please go give Rick Santorum some money — $25, $50, $100 — because these “upset miracles” can be kind of expensive.