- Posted April 15, 2012 by
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The Cornfield Standings - The Main Contenders - April 15th
I have been putting out, with exception last week, a look at where the main presidential contenders stand as they vie to lead the nation over the next 4 years from 2013 to 2016. This past week, I did not do up a new standing since there had been little to no change in the political climate.
Of course there was a major announcement this past Tuesday when former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum suspended his campaign to head the Republican ticket. This suspension, though not official, did in fact make former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney the de facto presumptive Republican nominee to face President Barack Obama in November.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Congressman Ron Paul are still running for the GOP nod, but the stars are not aligned in either's favor and are so far behind to rule them out of contention for the presidency.
Therefore, between now and November, I will be looking at how both Obama and Romeny are faring in answering the question: "Who's Running to Be My President".
Romney - Current lead contender:
4 Ears of Corn
Romney stays at 4 ears of corn. He is is starting to just be Mitt and leaving the more personal interaction to his wife, Ann which is good. He has pivoted toward the general election which is to his benefit.
Obama - With GOP majorities in both the House and the Senate:
1 Ear of Corn
President Barack Obama stays at 1 ear of corn as well. His continued game of pass the buck makes him appear anything, but presidential. As noted, the only way I can say a 2nd term for the President is if there are Republican majorities in Congress to provide adequate checks and balances. Adding to the downside for the President is his blatant attack and apparent misunderstanding of the balance of power with the Supreme Court.
From the Cornfield, that's The Cornfield Standings for the week of April 15th.
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