A number of commentators, including our colleague The Veteran have voiced their unhappiness at the prospect of either Romney or Gingrich winning the bid and becoming the Republican Party's nominee. I tend to agree but in the absence (and that's critical) of an alternative credible contender, I'm warming towards Newt Gingrich.
Because he's an effective scrapper who can actually lay waste to the appalling American media and to Obama. There's a little bit of Muldoon there with lots more brains.
The other bloke, Romney, looks and sounds like one of those wooden dolls they make in Russia. They talk about Romney's electability and his vast electoral machine as being a major asset. Well, he had those things and tens of millions of dollars worth of TV adverting going for him in South Carolina ans what good did they do? He lost - big time and he'll lose even bigger time in November 2012 against Obama.
Here's an excellent piece of commentary for background. It's not very long and is worth reading to the end. The money quote:
The final question I have is "What are the chances of a good candidate coming out of the woodwork at a brokered convention?
Newt has taken the worst the media, Romney and the left can dish out, and he’s still standing and fighting with passion and eloquence. Sure, he’d probably be an erratic President, but right now Republican voters don’t care about his Presidency. They care about the fight with the left both Mitt Romney, and the Washington Republican leaders like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell don’t seem inclined to engage in.
In every way in the last two weeks, Romney has signaled he won’t fight for the base. He looks like a lost child when trying to answer the taxes issue. He couldn’t stand up to Santorum in the debate. He sounds every bit like Gordon Gekko, not Milton Friedman, when he talks Bain and free markets.
Basically, today’s vote is about Republican grassroots giving the Washington Republican establishment the finger. The base is angry, and right now, only Newt is left to fight for them, as imperfect as he is. We may still end up with Romney, but voters aren’t going to let him have it easily.
BTW, in case you are an illiterate dumb arse, Romney's the one on the left - where he belongs.