Since I had better things to do last night, watching Justified, than watching election returns I was pretty surprised upon waking up this morning and hearing that Santorum had won both Alabama and Mississippi. Naturally I said to myself that it was now time for Newt drop out graciously because there isn’t going to be any debate between him and Obama no matter how bad he wants it, but lo and behold I then heard he finished second in those races. So who does that really leave as the odd man out? Why Romney who finished third in both races, and yet I hear no one wondering out loud if Mitt should drop out. Why is that? The answer to that might lie in the exit polls conducted in both states and this one question.
Who can beat Obama?
So Newt’s got the right experience, Rick is considered the true conservative and Mitt is the guy who can beat Obama. If Republican voters want the conservative, which these polls say is Rick then they need to start moving that meter on the question about being able to beat Obama or else come November there are going to be a lot voters sitting at home.
Just like they do on Sunday.