Manage your account
Make YouPolls.com your home page
Society & Religion
Food & Drink
Mitt Romney: A Road to Nowhere
Added 2647 days ago in
And what Romney failed to anticipate is this: In turning himself into an old-fashioned, orthodox Republican, he has made himself unelectable in the fall. When you look inside his numbers, you see tremendous weaknesses.
For example, Romney is astoundingly unpopular among young voters. Last month, the Harris Poll asked Republicans under 30 whom they supported. Romney came in fifth, behind Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, John McCain and Ron Paul. Romney had 7 percent support, a virtual tie with Tancredo. He does only a bit better among those aged 30 to 42.
Romney is also quite unpopular among middle- and lower-middle class voters. In poll after poll, he leads among Republicans making more than $75,000 a year. He does poorly among those who make less.
If Romney is the general election candidate, he will face hostility from independent voters, who value authenticity. He will face hostility from Hispanic voters, who detest his new immigration positions. He will face great hostility in the media. Even conservative editorialists at places like the Union Leader in New Hampshire and The Boston Herald find his flip-flopping offensive.
But his biggest problem is a failure of imagination. Market research is a snapshot of the past. With his data-set mentality, Romney has chosen to model himself on a version of Republicanism that is receding into memory. As Walter Mondale was the last gasp of the fading New Deal coalition, Romney has turned himself into the last gasp of the Reagan coalition.
Report This Post
Add To Favorites
Can Mitt Romney recover from a loss in Iowa?
Yes, Has other conservative qualities & appeals
No, If Mitt loses Iowa, he loses the Christian base
This is not a scientific survey,
to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding and voting descrepencies.
You will have 2 minutes to edit your comment.
Add your comments
Made popular 2 hr 22 min ago
Which political party do you think is the most intolerant?
Made popular 4 days ago
Which group do you think is more racist?
Made popular 10 days ago
Are Democrats going toward Anti-Semitism?
Made popular 13 days ago
Do you think Obamacare is working?
Dog or Family
Made popular 14 days ago
Which should take priority?
Code of Conduct
Copyright © 2007-2015 YouPolls, all rights reserved. Designed by
, Powered by