is expected to eventually win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination; but not before a long and lackluster political road show designed to enhance the victor’s chances of defeating the incumbent Democratic President, Barack Obama.
Despite Rick Santorum’s recent victories in the south, and his surge in the polls, all of the Republican Party candidates find themselves trailing Obama in recent surveys.
Mitt Romney has not connected with the American people to the point of turning the popular tide against President Obama; and it doesn’t look as if he will ever catch up before the big game in November.
In fact, many republicans are still not convinced that he is their man for the main event; and his Mormon religion is seen as a political liability in a land of Christian zealots.
Mr. Obama must be feeling good about his second term run; he’s ahead in the national polls, and he has a solid tail-wind of good employment numbers and an American people with a bad taste for war and intervention in the affairs of other nations.
Those fuel prices however, could change things in a hurry for the President’s next run for the white house. The situation in Iran about their unrelenting ambition to move ahead with their nuclear program could escalate in to an international predicament by the fall; and high gas prices could prove politically deadly for the Democratic Party in November.
So, it would be foolhardy to write-off Mr. Romney and the Republicans totally before the race moves in to full-swing. Will Iran be the Achilles heel for Obama as it was for Carter? If so, we could safely guess the outcome of the 2012 Presidential race in the USA.
Will Israel strike Iran’s nuclear facilities and create a global crisis before the November election? If that’s indeed the case, how will such an incident affect the presidential race?
It’s March, and we could see that there are major events that could impact the impending presidential race in the United States of America. One thing looks absolutely certain, and that is the match-up between Republican challenger – Mitt Romney, and the Democratic incumbent president – Barack Obama.
No pundit could accurately predict a winner just now, as the immediate future could be very kind to one man over the other. It’s not a walk in the park for any of the participants; and all hands on deck would be necessary in a race with lots of noteworthy what ifs.