Originally Posted by alnorth
(not that I believe RP will do better)
Counterpoint: Romney's -11.7 favorability, which is shockingly low this time of the year.
The more the primaries roll along, the more he's forced to take on conservative positions you know he's very uncomfortable with. It would be different if Gingrich and Romney were fighting head-to-head. Because it would be about economic issues, and I don't think he's going to lose a ton of moderates and independents by skewing conservative.
It's these piece of shit evangelicals. They're pretty much ruining the electability of every republican candidate. I'm sure Romney has a very progressive stance on a lot of social issues, but he can't talk about them until the republican candidacy is solidified.
But at least once the primaries are over, he can slide back into that comfortable space. The other candidates are going to slide back into a space that moderates and liberals are not going to be too happy about.