You will read that headline above and probably think that I am crazy. But really, it makes absolute sense, and let me explain why.
A lot of us stayed up late on the night of Super Tuesday, watching as Ohio went back and forth between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. For while it looked like Santorum was going to pull it off and win Ohio, but then the cities gave all of their results and Romney won by maybe 12,000.
Almost immediately the media began to write it off as a great victory for Mitt, but I beg to differ. Even though he won the vote, he still did terribly. By all rights, Mitt should have crushed Rick Santorum since he outspent the former senator 12 to 1 in the buckeye state.
If you can only win by a 1% margin after spending millions, in one state, then I would call that a loss. Because whoever the nominee will be, they will be facing a strong Chicago machine with an almost billion dollar war chest. And Romney will be the one being outspent 12 to 1, across the entire country.
Just further proof that the former Massachusetts governor will have a nearly impossible time defeating the current president if he becomes the nominee.
- Mitt Romney’s ‘Southern Problem’ is National (usnews.com)