Still, nobody is budging. Newt Gingrich has belligerently dug in his heels. Rick Santorum is just as stubborn and even more sanctimonious. Ron Paul is content to wander amiably along from state to state, because it's a good way to get his ideas across and, occasionally, even appear on television, reaching an even wider audience. Not that it has helped him.
This has been the longest, silliest, messiest primary season I have ever seen, and it's far from over. The voter turnout has been low in most states so far. Wonder why that is. Is it because most moderate Republicans are simply sitting it out, waiting for the convention? Is it that the only voters to come out were the tea partiers/ultraconservatives/zealots? Or s it that so many of the caucuses and primaries so far haven't resulted in any delegates? Even Missouri, a state that has already had a meaningless primary is now going to have a caucus that will result in the appointment of delegates. But, those delegates are not bound to a candidate. They can change their minds at the convention.
The pundits are whispering that Romney has an underlying problem, even more important than being the architect of Obamacare. It's his Mormonism. Shhh. It's a secret. This might be a good time to point out that up to now, the pundits have been dead wrong in all of their predictions and blathering and they're ALWAYS wrong, historically speaking. It is in their best interests, and the interests of their corporate bosses, to keep the circus in town. So, they make stupid predictions and analyze every vote to death, in order to not bore everyone to tears. Consequently, they don't seem to mind that they have been wrong more times than they have been right.
I think if I were a Republican - perish the thought- I would ignore the meaningless caucuses and primaries and just hope for a brokered convention and pray that a better candidate will emerge. And, I don't mean Sarah Palin. She just burns to get in on the act. In fact, she has even announced she'd like to debate President Obama. I laughed 'til I cried.