Romney pulling ahead in Florida

Two recent polls in Florida have Romney pulling ahead of the other candidates. Florida is the first large state in which the primary is specific by party and does not allow independents or Democrats to vote on the Republican ballot.


  1. Mitt Romney is awesome! I’m not really a conservative Republican (or Republican at all), but as a former Army officer I see him as the only candidate with the leadership experience/skills necessary to move our country forward. I think he’s going to steal Arizona from McCain on Super Tuesday.

  2. Aaron,

    What makes you think that Romney is better than McCain?

  3. Well, I’m glad you asked. McCain’s a war hero and I have no problem with him. He’s served his country his whole life and I admire that, but Mitt Romney just has more solid leadership experience. If you’ve ever worked in a large organization, you know there’s a world of difference between someone who has been directly responsible for hundreds of businesses, the ’02 Olympics, and the state of Massachusetts versus someone who’s been in a staff-type position his whole career. I don’t believe senate experience can properly prepare a person to be leader of the free world. It’s too easy to avoid responsibility for anything when 534 other people vote on the same issue. There’s no accountability in the senate. And that’s why senators talk the way they do when they run for president, and that’s why they don’t get elected. I look for someone who has had heavy responsibilities on his shoulders in the past and thrived under those conditions. That’s Mitt.

  4. As Hugh Hewitt has said, “John McCain is a great American, a lousy senator and a terrible Republican.”

    If Huck drops out, my support will go to Romney.

  5. Polls do show one thing most of the time and that is who has momentum. Everything seems to be pointing to a Romney wave building in the Sunshine State. Should make for an interesting debate tomorrow night on MSNBC!

    Interesting that Thompson did not endorse McCain when he dropped out. I also saw that Hunter backed Huckabee. Tancredo has already announced that he is now for Romney.

    This will likely be a Romney-McCain race after Tsunami Tuesday. I’m betting that we see the McCain temper pretty soon after that. Romney will be your party’s choice by the end of February.

  6. I would think the “anyone but McCain” people like you would be the first to get behind Romney since he’s the only one who seems to have a shot at stealing Arizona from the senator. An Arizona endorsement of Romney over McCain would absolutely cost McCain the nomination.

  7. —Addressed to DSW

  8. Romney was originally my third choice, but he has shown leadership on the campaign trail, has answered my concerns on the social issues, and is the only candidate with a true business management resume.

    Huckabee is right to life, but loses badly due to his weak position and track record on illegal immigration compounded by his mistaken belief that government is the solution to the problems.

    RR was clear that government is not the solution, it is the problem. It is a bigger problem now than it was in the eighties.

  9. Kralmajales says

    Man…I am telling you, THE only candidate with much of a prayer of winning is John McCain…and I am talking in the fall if you want to keep the White House. Romney will not do well whatsoever against the Dems.

  10. Aaron Charlton says

    Well, the liberals definitely hate Romney a lot more than they hate McCain, but they’re just going to alienate mainstream America with their misplaced anger in November. Don’t let the liberals pick the Republican candidate!

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