Who wins a dead heat?

By Ken Feltman

Rick Santorum “wins” the dead heat with Mitt Romney, no matter what the final totals are. Retail politics prevails. But will Santorum have the resources and organization to compete in New Hampshire and South Carolina? Probably not. Ron Paul will have problems repeating his Iowa performance. So Romney remains the favorite, despite a performance that does not justify a big celebration.

Newt Gingrich is the wild card – perhaps with the emphasis on “wild.” He seems so bitter that he may determine to take Romney down, regardless of the consequences to himself and the Republican Party. If he acts on his anger, Gingrich will reveal much more about his vindictive side than we want to know. It is time for Gingrich to fade away quietly. Can he? Or will he destroy any remaining good will?

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About Ken Feltman

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is chairman of Radnor Inc., a political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Feltman founded the U.S. and European Conflict Indexes in 1988. The indexes have predicted the winner of every U.S. presidential election beginning in 1988, plus the outcome of several European elections. In May of 2010, the Conflict Index was used by university students in Egypt. The Index predicted the fall of the Mubarak government within the next year.
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One Response to Who wins a dead heat?

  1. Spot on analysis. If Romney inevitable candidate, does that leave door open to a 3rd party to satisfy the other 66% of the Republican party? Trump and Paul could act. Obama sitting pretty.

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