Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Rush on Romney

Rush had an interesting answer today for the people who care to declare somebody (in this case, Mitt Romney) "finished" this early in the primary process.
Romney, by the way, you want to hear the delegate count after two states? On the Republican side, Mitt Romney, 24 delegates because he won Wyoming, which has as many delegates as New Hampshire. In number two the delegate race is Huckabee at 18, and number three is McCain, at ten, McCain, because of the margin of his victory in New Hampshire. So Romney, after three states, leads in delegates. Now, I know this is all going to change, but you can't come up and say, "Well, if he loses New Hampshire, he's out. If he loses Michigan, he's done." This is mindless! It's irresponsible! It's not even based in any kind of thought. It's just a bunch of individuals predicting things on one particular event after one particular event. This is not a momentum election, folks, this is important to understand. This is not a momentum election, because nobody has any momentum right now. The momentum shifts, we've had two states, we've had two sets of winners in both states. Where's the momentum? It's impossible to say that there is any momentum.
So Romney has the most Republican delegates so far. Doesn't sound like a bad position. If he can take Michigan, or even get another strong second, it sounds like he won't be much worse off than any other candidate. Just wait for Florida. That's when I think we'll start seeing a trend worth basing predictions upon.

1 comment:

Carson said...

I completely agree with your comments on the delegate votes. It's amazing how the media portrays one state to the next. The system is designed otherwise. If that were the case it would just be a mindless popularity contest... "Well, it looks like McCain won New Hampshire, so I might as well vote for him"...

Sure, Romney has 1 gold and two silvers, but who has the most delegate votes?

Go Romney!