In a U.S. Snooze opinion piece, Lite Republican Scott Galupo (he endorsed Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, respectively, for the GOP and Democrat Party presidential nominations in January of 2008) moans that Romney might not be able to beat Sarah Palin for the 2012 elephant party's nomination:
Where does Romney win in 2012 that he lost in 2008? Does he beat Palin in Iowa? Possibly: Even though she boasts enormous netroots-style chops, it remains to be seen whether Palin has what it takes, organizationally, to win a caucus, at which Romney excels.But Galupo wonders how Romney can win in 2012 when last time out he couldn't even beat John McCain whom the Republican base supported only half-heartedly. That same base, sneers Galupo, "embraced Palin like the cheapest date in the history of American electoral politics..."
Does he beat her in New Hampshire? Let’s assume, given his New England ties, that he does. Throw in Michigan for identical reasons. Then comes South Carolina. And then Super Tuesday. Assuming Huckabee doesn’t run, Palin will crush Romney in Dixie, and she has obvious “Mama Grizzly” appeal in the Mountain states.
The Midwest and the Northeast will be competitive. There will be an anyone-but-Palin factor—but, in an open contest, this vote will split in any number of directions. Maybe that, plus the “It’s his turn” default thinking that seems to dominate Republican primaries, is enough to lift Romney in 2012.
What a despicable sexist pig!
Worse Galupo threatens to take his few remaining marbles and go home if things don't go his way (i.e., if the Lord of RomneyCare fails again), whining, "I really don’t want to spend 2012 as an ex-Republican."
What a RINO!
Most conservatives held their noses and voted for McCain because they knew that neosocialist Obama would be even worse for the country they love than the aging Arizona Senator. But gutless Scott Galupo says he will abandon the GOP if a Vichy Republican isn't nominated next time. Mr. Galupo should go ahead and change his party registration now. He already acts like a worthless Dem.