The South Carolina primary is now ten days away. Conservatives have desperately needed something good to happen to them and it now may be about to happen.
What is it?
Conservatives may finally center on one candidate and rise up against Romney. First, here is the bad news and bad break. It is now looking like Texas Governor Rick Perry will not qualify for at least one of the debates prior to the primary.
Rick Perry skipped New Hampshire, wisely. But because he did and because he had a poor showing in Iowa, his numbers are so low that he may not qualify for the debate.
This could be a huge setback for the Perry campaign. Perry does roll into South Carolina with three million dollars in the bank but if he is excluded from one or more debates because of poor numbers, it will reinforce a perception that Perry’s campaign will not be able to make it out of South Carolina. That in turn will push Perry’s campaign into the death spiral from which it, even with three million dollars in advertising, cannot escape.
Rick Santorum made a huge mistake going to New Hampshire. With a fifth place finish his momentum and his money will soon be gone. Santorum has made a big media buy but it will not be able to keep up with Perry’s buys, let along Gingrich and Romney.
This might give conservatives our chance.
Instead of seeing the conservative vote divided among four or five candidates, we might be able to get behind just one candidate. If we conservatives are going to stop Mitt Romney and prevent a liberal from being the Republican nominee, we must act in South Carolina.
If Mitt Romney wins in South Carolina, particularly if he wins by a significant margin, the race will be over. Even though Romney will not have any where near the number of delegates he needs, the perception at that point will be that he is unstoppable. Perry, Gingrich and Santorum will see their financial support ending as no one wants to throw good money after bad.
We conservatives have the opportunity to stop Romney. Unless we stop Romney, the Republican Party and the conservative movement will be destroyed. We now have that chance but we can no longer divide our votes.
We must unite and circumstances now dictate that we unite behind Gingrich.
If we do not, get ready to see Mitt Romney as the nominee of the Republican Party.
Very simple...if Santorum and Perry dropped out this week and endorsed Gingrich, Gingrich would win the nomination.....WHY cant they put the nation above there own egos
....If they both care, as they claim, to want better for their children and grandchildren...they need to step aside, endorse Gingrich and then watch Gingrich stomp all over Obama in the Debates!!!
I am one of the 62%. GO ROMNEY