The Republican Presidential race has heated up and with only limited time to win the voters support, some may fall short. This may have a lot to do with their push of negative ad campaigns. Seeing them bash each other is not what I or likely many others truly care about. All most of us want to know is “What will you do to improve the economy?” Do we really need to watch them beat each other up and skirt around the real issues?
Well, it may be finally catching up with one of the previous front-runners. While Newt has been hot and cold along the way, new polls in Iowa and New Hampshire show Rick Santorum is gaining ground, while Newt Gingrich is losing support. This seems funny to me because just two weeks ago I was asking the question, “Rick who?” Mitt Romney on the other hand is pulling ahead even further in New Hampshire.
CNN’s latest poll shows that 25 percent of registered Republicans surveyed said they would support Mitt Romney next week at the Iowa caucuses and 22 percent preferred Ron Paul. According to the poll, Newt Gingrich is back in the dumps and has lost more than half of his supporter’s. His numbers fell from 33 percent of possible votes to only 14 percent. On the other front, Rick Santorum almost tripled his numbers, he shot up from 5% to 16%.
While I believe their loss in support has a lot to do their negative ad campaigns, it may also have something to do with their spouses. Sorry, but Newt Gingrich was on a show recently with his wife, and they looked like two washed up Ken & Barbie dolls. The plastic stiff look of his wife and his perfectly fluffy hair makes them look insincere. I know we should not judge on looks, but that combined with his shaky past, and loss of staff adds to his problems.
I can’t say who will win at this point, but my guess is Ron Paul may just squeeze by them all. Although he reminds me of a cartoon character and I cannot imagine him in the White House leading our country, at least he seems honest (as a politician can be). But can he really last until next year, or will he be ready to retire?
It would be great if they could just stick to what’s important and stop distracting us with crap. The economy still needs a lot of help and although many blame President Obama, these politicians have not truly conveyed what they would do better. It’s easy to judge from the other side…
What do you think?