Monday, January 9, 2012

Thom Hartmann: Will Mitt Romney sweep the Primaries?

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Over the weekend, Mitt Romney had just two hurdles to jump before he cruises to a victory in tomorrow night's New Hampshire Primary - and those were back-to-back debates on Saturday night and Sunday morning. After escaping the first debate completely unscathed - Romney was attacked in the second debate for being a career politician, making a living killing jobs, and being far too moderate to represent the Republican Party. Romney himself fueled criticism when he seemed to suggest that only rich people should run for office, quoting advice that his dad gave him saying, "never get involved in politics if you have to win an election to pay a mortgage." But despite the attacks in Sunday's debate - polls out of New Hampshire show Romney with a sizeable lead. According to the latest poll out of the University of New Hampshire - Romney is sitting pretty at 41% - with Ron Paul in second at 17%. Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman are tied at 11%. A win for Romney in New Hampshire will be historic - making him the first non-incumbent Republican candidate to win in both Iowa and New Hampshire. Romney is also leading in South Carolina and in Florida - two primaries that will be held later this month. So, there's a good chance this race could be wrapped up fairly early if he pulls off the January sweep.
(Who would you like to see beat him? Tell us here.)

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