Republicans In No Rush To Back Romney, Or Anyone Else
1 year ago
GOP can't settle on a new leader
Mitt Romney may go down as the first presidential candidate to win his party's nomination off GP. Or as sports fans may say, he could easily "back into" becoming the GOP's guy in the 2012 election.
While polls consistently show him as the "front runner" the fact remains that he has not received overwhelming support from his party. Really, the support that he does get mainly comes from people that simply don't like their options and are settling with him as a safe bet.
The Associated Press polled 87 delegates who plan on attending this summer's Republican National Convention. 67 of them said they were going to wait it out and see how the race goes before they throw any support behind one candidate. Of the 20 that did speak up, 14 of them were for Romney, while Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry each received two with Ron Paul and Rick Santorum each receiving one.
"If I thought there was someone who stood head and shoulders above everyone else, I would have endorsed,” says RNC memeber Jeff Johnson of Minnesota. “I see pluses in all of them, but I decided not to come out in favor of anybody.”