Do ya wanna be in my gang, my gang, my gang,Do ya wanna be in my gang? Oh yeah. It seems that Mitt Romney is currently the leader of the pack as far as the GOP race goes and many now want to be in his "gang". Tomorrow, Super Tuesday, March 6, 2012, ten US states, with 437 delegates, are up for grabs. Today Mitt Romney seems to be gaining ground.
This morning various important players in the Super Tuesday elections have thrown their weight behind Mitt Romney. With endorsements pouring in he must be hopeful of victory on Tuesday. It seems that for many Republican followers in the US he offers the best option to win the 2012 US election.
Rick Santorum may be the darling of the US bible belt but his often extreme sentiments alienate more voters than they attract. Newt Gingrich had a brief surge in popularity but now seems to have blown himself out of the race. Too many impossible promises have left Newt looking foolish at times. Ron Paul may be a sensible option but his campaign has failed to fire up any enthusiasm.
Whilst some may claim that Romney's wealth is the big divider between he and the other three, it could be because only he looks able to become the US President. All of the four GOP candidates still have to formulate a credible policy for government. In the UK political parties have clear readable manifesto's pre-election time. In reality some never put into practice what they promised but it does give serious voters something to work on.
Whilst some pundits have called Romney "the most boring candidate of the four" this has worked to his advantage. Better to be boring and predictable than off the wall and antagonistic. In the end Mitt Romney could succeed because he is boring rather than in spite of it.
Eileen Kersey manages TEK Staff Blog