Attention: Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on March 31, 2012

The New York Times understands that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for president. Now, of course, just because the Times claims something doesn’t make it true, but in this case, the Times has actually done its homework. It understands the message of the delegate math–which is that there is no way any of Romney’s opponents will actually catch up to him. It understands that increasingly, major figures in the Republican party are lining up behind Romney, and calling on his opponents to get out of the race. And it understands that the attitudes of those major figures map the attitudes of Republican primary and caucus voters better than does the sentiment that the fight for the Republican nomination ought to be drawn out longer.

So, Messrs. Santorum, Gingrich and Paul, why is it that the Times understands all of these things, and yet, you either don’t, or pretend not to? It couldn’t have to do with hubris on your parts. Could it?

  • kaygee

    The New York times has let itself get involved in pro-war propaganda.  The citizenry wants out of the war.  Political figures who have not served in the armed forces and have sons who have not served in the armed forces should be eliminated, ineligiable.  that would take care of Obama and Romney.  that would have taken care of both Bushes.  You don’t send other people to do what you yourself are unwilling to do.
    Just look at the past pages of the New York Times and see all the ways you’ve pushed for war.  Isn’t it TIME that your paper assumed its responsibility in a Democratic society?

    • Pejman_Yousefzadeh

      George H.W. Bush was a World War II veteran and hero. The rest of your comment doesn’t do much better at making sense.

  • alanhenderson

    Given that conservatives’ biggest fear concerning Romney is that he will sell out to the Democrats, and that Bush 41 will always be remembered primarily for selling out to the Democrats re taxes (and fittingly has a toll road named after him), Bush’s endorsement is an act of PR idiocy. Does Bush 41 not realize how toxic his name is among much of the Republican party – especially among those Romney is still trying to attract?

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