'Tis the Season . . .
Posted in Elections by Julie Ponzi
. . . to open up the speculation about the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination. It is difficult to disagree with anything in Jonah Goldberg's
column on the subject and easy to see why his prognostications leave him with a heavy heart.
4:59 PM / December 22, 2010
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Goldberg's criticism of Thune as unaccomplished might be right on, but I think Thune has a much better chance of actually being nominated than Gingrich. Goldberg compare Thune to John Kerry, but Kerry won his party's presidential nomination. I also think he underrates Pence's chances if Pence chooses to run.
"Goldberg compare Thune to John Kerry, but Kerry won his party's presidential nomination."
I thought that was at least one point of the comparison . . . but maybe I read it wrong? Thune didn't make his top five, but . . . could be a wild card. Also, Kerry lost the election . . .
Aargh... Goldberg compare Thune...me not like ug. Kerry did lose but in a general election I think Thune has a much better shot against Obama than Gingrich.
Mitt Romney wins.
But the most suprising part, Sarah Palin and Daniels don't run.
Ron Paul picks up massive support, but is attacked by Thune and Pence(who does do suprisingly well). Scared of a 4 way race where Paul wins, Pence with less money than Thune decides to drop out. Paul has more delegates than Thune and Romney. Thune drops out. Romney wins.
I think Gingrich has no chance in a general election. Period. I think John Lewis speaks here in a rare moment of brevity, with clarity. This, right now, appears to me to be the most likely scenario. Sigh.