Friday, 20 January 2012
We thought it was over and Mitt Romney had it all sewed up until events this past week. Newt Gingrich despite his heavy baggage has new wind in his sails and is back in contention. Iowa was taken from Mitt Romney in the vote certification and now Rick Santorum is the winner there but that will not help Rick. The other Rick, Texas Governor Rick Perry has withdrawn and now supports Newt. Meanwhile Mitt Romney with poor debate performance followed by his continuing to refuse to release tax returns while saying he only earned a small amount of money from speaker's fees (a mere $400,000 which would be a lot of money to an average person) last year. Further to that it came out that Mr. Romney has money stashed away in the Cayman Islands, a tax haven, and only pays 15% income tax while most people pay double that percentage. Romney is not the man anymore. He has fallen while Newt is reborn and reinflated. He is forgiven his numerous indiscretions because he says he is sorry, and he is in a very flawed field of candidates where he stands out as the best and the brightest. Maybe the third wife will become the First Lady. Michelle Obama need not pack up her family yet.