By Teresa Welsh |
The long drawn out primary battle between GOP candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum left many Republicans wondering if it would ever end. And would it hurt the chances of our nominee going into the general election now that it has gone on for so long. While he has not secured the GOP nomination officially, Romney is now the unofficial Republican flagbearer against President Obama.
While Romney was bruised during the primaries, he is not broken. One only has to look at the Obama campaign TV ad this week attacking the former governor on high gasoline prices. The president also made the attempt to link Romney to the House Republican budget in the same week. If Romney is so incredibly damaged beyond repair, why would the Obama machine spend $1 million in advertising and deploy the president with a hatchet attack against him?
Romney has a great chance to become president and the Democratic Party is rushing to define him before Republicans can make it referendum on the Obama's leadership. Obama's support can fold like a house of cards. Battleground states are still up for grabs and independents haven't made up their minds. Romney must make the case that he has a better plan on tackling the economy, lowering gas prices and growing jobs. The voters will then decide whether they feel better off than they did four years ago. Obama has a lot to worry about before November.
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