John Podhoretz | Romney Would Be One of the Weakest Major Party Candidates in History

Perplexing but true: Mitt Romney is on the glide path to the most easily  secured nomination a Republican presidential candidate has ever had — while  being one of the weakest major candidates either party has ever seen.

It is entirely possible that Romney will win every major contest from here  on in, just as he won New Hampshire last night and Iowa last week. He is already  leading in the South Carolina polls (that primary is on Jan. 21) and has a huge  margin in Florida (Jan. 31).

Perhaps if Rick Santorum, who basically tied with Romney in Iowa, had  translated his success there into New Hampshire momentum, a race would’ve  developed. But Santorum didn’t come within 25 points of Romney.



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