Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Polling Report: Special Mitt-Will-Be-the-Nominee-Edition

Since I didn't post a Polling Report for Nevada, my public wanted to know if there was a problem, or if I was indeed in good health. All is well. I've just been saying for a while that Mitt will be the nominee in posts both recent and past, and there aren't too many other ways to say it. Well, I did say it in December, but that's the last time I'm going to remind anyone. The upshot is that I will continue to write feverishly about the campaign, but not on a primary-by-primary basis. Unless Mitt gets upset. Which he won't.

So for Nevada, I'm going to invoke the possibly unconstitutional religious-but-maybe-I-don't-have-to-be-religious excuse. Romney won the caucus. 'Nuff said.

As for Tuesday's contests in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, the tune hasn't changed. I expect that Romney will win two out of three solidly, with a possible loss in Minnesota to Santorum, who is ahead in the latest polls  and might be seeing his last bump as the conservative alternative to Gingrich.  I'll even go out on a limb and say that Romney will sweep them all. And he'll keep on winning, but maybe not in Georgia because that's Newt's home state, and he'll be the Republican nominee.

Then Barack Obama will beat him like a linty rug in November.

You might not have heard that here first, but I'm sure you've heard the linty rug thing here first.

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