Crystal: “Sorry you feel that way. I feel like Newt is traitor to his DELEGATES+SUPPORTERS who stick their necks out for him+then he runs haphazard, SLOPPY campaign. Your hatred should be directed at him.”
Mata: Go to hell
The main way the nomination process works is candidates compete in primaries or caucuses to win delegates toward the magic number of 1,144. Logic tells us a candidate needs to win races to rack up delegates. This isn’t rocket science but basic math. That said there are other paths to the nomination like a brokered convention. Newt’s new strategy is making himself a “big choice convention” candidate where he will win the nomination in a brokered convention, assuming Romney arrives without the necessary 1,144 delegates. In a brokered convention, all the pledged delegates are released and can cast their votes for a different candidate but according to RNC rules, a candidate must arrive at the convention with a plurality of delegates won across a minimum of five states, which Newt has yet to do. Yet, Newt insists he will be the GOP’s Harding of 2012.
Anything’s possible and nowhere in the rules of running for president does it say candidates must drop out of the competition. Rather than hating me because I point out Newt's flaw as is lack of organization, Newties need to demand Newt man up and become the candidate we thought he was. With the lack of more wins under his belt, I’m having a difficult time understanding how Newt thinks he can woo delegates with conviction to vote for him in Tampa. If he can’t achieve the basics of getting on ballots and winning, how can we trust him with being POTUS? Organization is more than 50% of the job.
If Newt is indeed the most qualified conservative in the race, why has Santorum and Romney won more contests than Newt? Of late, Newt declared Romney needs “to earn the nomination.” Sounds like Newt needs to do some earning of his own and less talking about winning the nomination. The time is now for Newt to either rise up or stand down. Republicans need to identify a candidate soon to take on President Obama. Otherwise we’re squandering precious dollars needed to defeat the billion dollar man in November. Obama is the problem and this is the GOP’s race to lose.