The results are in. I could almost hear the Republican leaders praying as hard as they could that these primary elections would stop and one candidate would clearly evolve. It was not to be. Barbara Bush called this the worst campaign in history. This immature bickering is truly hurting the Republican Party. Though he has stumbled often, President Obama had to deal with an atrocious legacy from President Bush, a worldwide economic struggle, etc., It is nothing short of amazing that President Obame just might win the next presidential election. The Republicans need a better candidate...badly.
Santorum seems to strongly appeal to religious fundamentalists. Romney gets support from wealthy big city voters. One has to wonder why neither seems to represent democracy, equal rights, the working poor, and unemployed vets of Iraq and Afghanistan who are struggling economically and in other ways. We need a president for all the people. President Obama has represented all the people, and especially the underserved. And his personal moral, ethical, and family values have been higher than any President in recent American history. Yet, people like Santorum proclaim their superior Christian values, even while lying about Obama's religion, citizenship, etc. With the current list of presidential candidates in play, Obama will win in the next election.
The Republicans are faced with a dilemma. Romney or Santorum will not win against Obama unless something unforeseen happens before November. There are several scenarios that may play out. Two of the candidates below Romney will join forces [i.e. Santorum and Gingrich] in a brazen attempt to prevent Romney from getting nominated. Less likely but still possible, Santorum will join with Romney and form the next ticket. Or calls for another candidate will grow and perhaps pressure will be placed on New Jersey Governor Christie to save the GOP. Or if the Republican convention becomes a heated debate over the nomination, Romney will ask Christie to join him as V.P. nominee. Anything is possible since the tremendous amount of outside money will allow Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul to stay in the race, though in prior races they would have had to drop out for lack of funds.
This is not democracy in action, this is an example of how democracy has been stolen by the richest and most powerful small groups or individuals. We are watching the power grab manifested in candidates who have to prove they will be supportive of greedy corporations and right-wing money-makers. It is truly a sickening spectacle.