Romney Staggers, Lurches Forward

Mar 3 2012 @ 2:28pm

A poll analysis of next Tuesday by Mark Blumenthal. The race is tightening. My criterion for judging whether Romney has turned a corner, will be his votes in the South among evangelicals, and in Ohio among the white working class. I don't see how you win a general election for the GOP without hefty turnout from both groups. Equally, if Santorum cannot win Ohio's votes, his own claim to replace Romney as the nominee comes under scrutiny.

Romney increasingly reminds me of a zombie candidate: human-seeming but lacking in any discernible actual human traits; unstoppable but slow and haphazard; and for some reason we cannot quite understand, desperately hungry for electoral flesh.