While I would love to see Gingrich win in Florida as it would truly throw the GOP establishment into turmoil, it's looking now that this won't happen.
Last Tuesday Gingrich was shown with as much as a 6 point lead-all polls showed him at least even. However since then he has sunk and now most posts show him down by at least 8 points, with some showing him down by as much as 20.
What did this seems to be Romney's hit machine-the Super PACs that can donate limitless cash. They have hit him hard and he seems to be hurt by this. On Thursday night he was not on the top of his game but was mostly off balance complaining about the hit machine.
While what he said was true it didn't do much to advance his cause. It's too bad. I would love to see Gingrich win this thing but even without an outright win, to drag out this primary as long as possible. This is supposed to be Romney's to lose.
If he were to lose tomorrow this would be terrible for his image even if he does finally win out. However Newt this past week has looked unable to keep up with the Romney campaign's extra dollars.
Don't get me wrong. While I would love to see Newt win as I think he would be a joke as a general election opponent for Obama, there is more than enough to go on the attack against Mitt. He has a big old glass jaw which we might call his general lack of empathy with the lives of most Americans.
His profile is all wrong. He is Mr. One Percent in a time when Americans have had it up to here with the top one percent-really the top .001 percent. However, FDR came from a Hyde Park, New York patrician background that was closest to aristocratic you can get in this country-Romney with his inherited millions is pretty close though. And his Bain Capital loot are of course unearned income taxes at the unjustly lower capital gains tax rate-have yet ot hear a defense of this practice that convinces me.
However, FDR though patrician, knew how to empathize and sympathize with most nonrich Americans even though these were not his own personal experiences. Romney has already shown he is congenitally incapable of doing this.
I would love to lead a campaign against Romney. My first attack ad on him that I would play early and often would be of his insulting the Occupy Wall Street activist he questioned him about income inequality by claiming that the guy was "dividing this country. America is right and you are wrong." Romney shows how weak his political skills are there.
No matter what policies he wants and even if he can't possibly please this activist, he can certainly take a tone that shows he understands his problems and wants to do something about them. Romney in a way is the worst face to show the the country right now. His glass jaw will need a lot of bandages by the end of any campaign.