The Romney versus Gingrich showdown has conservatives feeling something less than inspired, but for what it’s worth they are polling well against Obama in key swing state matchups:
A new USA Today/Gallup poll in 12 swing states finds President Obama now trails Mitt Romney among registered voters by 5 points, 43% to 48%, and Newt Gingrich by 3 points, 45% to 48%. …
Key finding: Voters who identify themselves as Democratic or Democratic-leaning in these key states is down by 4 points since 2008, while the ranks of Republicans have climbed by 5 points.
The swing states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Electability is always the bludgeon with which establishment, so-called “moderate” Republicans bludgeon conservatives to death. Conservatives aren’t electable, the conventional wisdom goes. So we must nominate people like Romney or Gingrich.
I guess, by that measure, Romney and Gingrich can apparently win (though it’s worth nothing this same poll shows both trailing Obama in a national poll) but to what purpose? Merely delaying the appointment this nation has with fiscal collapse?
From the tea party protests to the polls that show record-breaking levels of distrust for government and politicians, I don’t think the public could make it any more clear that we want a change in the way this country is governed. Unfortunately, the only choices we ever seem to have on the ballot are more of the same.