Romney Wins New Hampshire

There was little doubt that Mitt was going to win New Hampshire.  For some, the size of the win was what mattered.  I, however, never bought into that.  The fact is that Romney is beginning to role.  All the talk of Republicans failing to rally around a candidate is starting to fall away:

In interviews as they left their polling places, New Hampshire voters said the economy was the issue that mattered most to them, and a candidate’s ability to defeat Obama outranked other qualities.

Voters are not happy with Obama, in many cases very unhappy.  And the ability to beat Obama is goal #1.  I happen to resonate with this view.  I happen to think that Newt would make a better President but I think that Romney will present a better opponent to Obama.  Therefore, I have to hope that Romney wins the nomination.  An imperfect Republican is much preferable to a known Obama.

Hands down.

 

2 responses to “Romney Wins New Hampshire

  1. While I personally think Obama has done a superb job and will be remembered as one of the greats (that’s always hard to see in the first term, but he’s navigating us through the worst crisis since WWII), I agree Romney is a strong candidate and would be a decent President. I could see Obama vs. Romney as an election where I’ve got a choice between two good candidates not simply the lesser of two evils. I like that. I would not think that way about Gingrich – I think he lacks character and to me character matters a lot (I also didn’t like Bill Clinton much for that reason). Romney may actually win every primary, something rare for the party challenging an incumbent. Polls show a slight edge to Obama at this point in a head to head race with Romney, but a lot can happen in a year.

    • While I personally think Obama has done a superb job and will be remembered as one of the greats

      Obama shares this opinion with you 😉

      I agree Romney is a strong candidate and would be a decent President. I could see Obama vs. Romney as an election where I’ve got a choice between two good candidates not simply the lesser of two evils. I like that.

      This is Romney’s strength. Republican primary voters are less than enthused, but his appeal across liberal Republicans, conservative Democrats and Independents will be strong.

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