Originally Posted by Bo's Pelini
The only reason you support Romney is because you think he can beat Obama. Despite outspending a guy 10X1 and reinventing himself literally 3 different times throughout his political career he still can't beat Santorum. You probably voted for John McCain too. Please spare us your unfunny Ron Paul jokes you clearly have no idea how to beat Obama.
Ron Paul will get his clock cleaned by Obama. You want to talk about not winning a party. The Republican party is his base. This is not Romney's base.
I imagine plenty of Paul supporters will write Paul's name in in the general election. But you'd have to be absolutely crazy to think that the majority of Santorum and Gingrich supporters won't vote for Romney, simply because he's not Obama.
If Romney secures the nomination and all the other candidates leave the picture, you're going to see a very significant swing in the federal polling in Romney's favor. I don't think any of the other candidates will budge because they're not going to get any appeal from moderates.