Romney is closer to Reagan , yet the GOP won't embrace the man . If Obama has not a chance to win , the worse of the two is to vote for Romney .
Mitt Romney has been on my mind over the past few days . After looking at the other GOP hopefuls , there it dawned on me that Romney is being treated as an 'outsider' among his GOP tea party supported candidates . How is this ? Romney has been tarnished by the right over his Health care overhaul in Massachusetts . Either case Romney is as close to Ronald Reagan as anyone could be . The rest of the GOP candidates are a 'freak-show' of would be's who are warmed by the extreme end of the Right . Recent comments made by Rick Perry put a strange twist in the race , "Did Perry's performance in the most recent debate affect the horse race? Maybe yes, but maybe no," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Perry's support is down just two points, and Romney is up only one to three points - and since all those numbers are well within the sampling error, it doesn't look like much has changed, possibly because average voters aren't as plugged into the debates as political junkies are. If the debates have had an effect, it may be mostly in favor of Gingrich, whose support went from 5 percent in mid-September to 10 percent now."Obama's ace-in-the-hole remains the fact that he is personally more popular than his policies. According to the poll, his favorable rating, which measures reactions to him personally, is eight points higher than his job approval rating. Fifty-two percent of all Americans disagree with him on issues, but 58 percent believe he has the personality and leadership qualities a president should have. And by a 49 to 43 percent margin, Americans say that personal qualities are more important than issues to their vote for president.
Only Romney matches up well with Obama on both of those measures. Six in ten Americans say Romney has the personal qualities a president should have, compared to only 45 percent who feel that way about Perry.