Monday, March 5, 2012

Thom Hartmann: Is Mitt Romney trying to buy victories on Super Tuesday?

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With one day to go until Super Tuesday when hundreds of delegates are up for grabs in 11 states around the nation - Mitt Romney is trying to buy some victories. The candidates and their SuperPACs have spent nearly $10 million on Super Tuesday - with the Romney campaign responsible for more than half of the spending. And it appears to be working. Romney is narrowing the gap between himself and Rick Santorum in crucial swing states like Ohio.
Not only that - according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll - Romney is gaining favor among the Conservative base - with his support from Tea Partier and "very conservative" voters doubling since January. Plus - the establishment is jumping on board the Romney campaign heading into Super Tuesday with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Senator Tom Coburn, and former Attorney General John Ashcroft endorsing Mitt over the weekend.
With the primary season doing considerable damage to all the candidates - Republicans want it to end. Unfortunately for them - it might be too late as Mitt Romney has the highest negative ratings of any Republican nominee for President since Bob Dole in 1996 - and that didn't turn out so well for the Grand ol' Party.
(Who do you think is going to be the real winner? Tell us here.)

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