Tonight’s #CNNDebate Winner: The Brokered Convention

I think that a brokered convention would be fine with a lot of people. As long as Romney don’t end up winning it.

image – “Newt Gingrich wiped the floor with the rest of the field at the final Republican debate, partly by attacking the moderator (more on that below). But even the twice-resurrected Gingrich will struggle to revive his fading campaign. So the main effect of his stellar performance–focused on attacking Obama and CNN–will be to boost Mitt Romney. Romney had a few good answers, but was both long-winded and, at times, mean-spirited. He lacks the instinct–except on religious freedom–to provide a full-throated conservative argument. He is failing to lead his party.

Thus the winner is the brokered convention, which looks (slightly) less unlikely after tonight’s debate. Romney cannot lead on fundamental conservative principles; Santorum cannot seem to make the most of the social issues without burdening himself with them; Gingrich cannot overcome skepticism about his past; and Ron Paul remains an embarrassment on foreign policy. The one point of unity between the Republican establishment and the conservative base is that we wish another candidate were in the running. That’s the inescapable truth of this primary.”

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