Super Tuesday didn’t give Mitt Romney the momentum he had hoped, but it did give him an onslaught of commentary about his weak performance in the death march to secure the Republican nomination. While Republican voters continue to be unenthusiastic about a weak Republican field, Romney has still failed to build a strong enough coalition of support to close the deal—despite the millions he’s spent and the more than half a decade he’s been trying. If his slim win in Ohio wasn’t bad enough, Romney also under-performed in Virginia where his only competition was Ron Paul, came in third in North Dakota after winning there in 2008, and lost among independents and young voters in key contests across the country.
It’s clear that even after pandering to the far-right wing of the Republican Party on everything from immigration to contraception, refusing to condemn the slanderous rhetoric of Rush Limbaugh, and trying to buy the election with millions in negative ads, Romney is barely limping ahead of a weak, flawed field. Voters in his own party are learning what independent voters already know: Romney has no core values, will say anything to get elected, and can’t be trusted to lead.
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