(Image Source: The New York Times)

BY ALYSSA CARTEE

It’s been a long and bumpy ride but the GOP may finally have a prospective nominee. But are the GOP faithful happy with their choice?  Blogger Timothy Stanley writes for CNN...

“As the Rolling Stones sang, "You can't always get what you want/ But if you try sometimes you just might find/ You get what you need." That's what many Republicans are doing as they slowly reconcile themselves to the candidacy of Mitt Romney.”

An analyst for Bloomberg points out that even Romney’s competitor, Newt Gingrich, is starting to come around to the idea.

“He’s been in a nasty war of words of course over the last few months with Romney. He conceded Sunday that Romney is the most likely nominee and said he is prepared to back whoever that nominee ultimately is.”

But can Romney win it all?  That’s the debate in political circles.
A guest on Fox Business Network said the entire field, including Romney, has been disappointing.

“They think we want mediocrity or they’re mediocre. It’s hard to tell whether they’re performing the mediocre.”

And while analysts debate what Romney needs to do going forward,  one MSNBC contributor says it’s an accomplishment for Romney to get to this point as the presumptive nominee.

“But Mitt Romney is a Northeastern, Mormon guy with limited political skills. Moderate who passed a universal healthcare law in Massachusetts. He was running against a weak field but it is still quite an accomplishment.”

Other pundits ponder -- hat strategies will Romney adopt? The Washington Post says he should take a firm stand on health care.

“Whatever the Supreme Court does, Romney should be the one with a constitutional, free-market-based health-care plan. Then he can put the spotlight on President Obama: Is he going to use the post-election ‘flexibility’ to implement a single-payer plan?”

And speaking of strategy, there’s an important choice ahead.
A blogger for CBS says who Romney picks as his running mate could be a make or break decision in a close election.

“While voters might not vote for a candidate because of the vice president ... the vice presidential choice is a tactical one and serves as a test of the nominee's decision making ability and a window into his thought process.”

The next tough primary is Pennsylvania on April 24th, Rick Santorum’s home state. 
 

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Apr 10, 2012

Mitt Romney, Presumptive Nominee?

 

(Image Source: The New York Times)

BY ALYSSA CARTEE

It’s been a long and bumpy ride but the GOP may finally have a prospective nominee. But are the GOP faithful happy with their choice?  Blogger Timothy Stanley writes for CNN...

“As the Rolling Stones sang, "You can't always get what you want/ But if you try sometimes you just might find/ You get what you need." That's what many Republicans are doing as they slowly reconcile themselves to the candidacy of Mitt Romney.”

An analyst for Bloomberg points out that even Romney’s competitor, Newt Gingrich, is starting to come around to the idea.

“He’s been in a nasty war of words of course over the last few months with Romney. He conceded Sunday that Romney is the most likely nominee and said he is prepared to back whoever that nominee ultimately is.”

But can Romney win it all?  That’s the debate in political circles.
A guest on Fox Business Network said the entire field, including Romney, has been disappointing.

“They think we want mediocrity or they’re mediocre. It’s hard to tell whether they’re performing the mediocre.”

And while analysts debate what Romney needs to do going forward,  one MSNBC contributor says it’s an accomplishment for Romney to get to this point as the presumptive nominee.

“But Mitt Romney is a Northeastern, Mormon guy with limited political skills. Moderate who passed a universal healthcare law in Massachusetts. He was running against a weak field but it is still quite an accomplishment.”

Other pundits ponder -- hat strategies will Romney adopt? The Washington Post says he should take a firm stand on health care.

“Whatever the Supreme Court does, Romney should be the one with a constitutional, free-market-based health-care plan. Then he can put the spotlight on President Obama: Is he going to use the post-election ‘flexibility’ to implement a single-payer plan?”

And speaking of strategy, there’s an important choice ahead.
A blogger for CBS says who Romney picks as his running mate could be a make or break decision in a close election.

“While voters might not vote for a candidate because of the vice president ... the vice presidential choice is a tactical one and serves as a test of the nominee's decision making ability and a window into his thought process.”

The next tough primary is Pennsylvania on April 24th, Rick Santorum’s home state. 
 

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