BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Michigan voters swing in Romney’s favor?
February 28th, 2012
03:26 PM ET
2 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Will Michigan voters swing in Romney’s favor?

(CNN) – It’s a fair question that more and more people are asking: Why is Mitt Romney having such a hard time nailing down the Republican presidential nomination?

He certainly has raised the most money and has the largest and most experienced campaign staff.


Filed under: 2012 • Michigan
soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Jake

    because it's very difficult to trust a man that has made it impossible to understand what he truly believes and stands for!

    February 28, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  2. Dave

    Wolf, Its very simple, A Prez has to have a personality & be Genuine, Mitts 0 for 2

    February 28, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  3. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Ummmmmm, no! Michigan (republican) voters will either stay home or vote for Santorum. Willard is going down in his home state. Maybe whille he's there he an buy a few more Cadillacs.

    February 28, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  4. diridi

    Had he not said let Detroit go Bankrupt, he would have gotten good rapport. Again Greed. He messed himself. pity. Obama2012.

    February 28, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  5. bfin

    It's because most of you are Bigots and can't handle voting in anyone who is different than you!

    February 28, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  6. Facepalm28

    Better question, Wolf: where is the rest of this post? Two sentences does not an article make.

    But in answer to the actual question, Mitt just has nothing. No substance, no core principles, no likeability, no fire. His only plus is his supposed electability, but that (like all his other advantages), is only relative to all the other idiots the GOP has put up this year.

    February 28, 2012 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  7. George

    Didn't it take Barack Obama till mid April, no, JUNE, until he had the Democratic presidential nomination? Yes, yes it did- and he still went on to become president. A Romney presidency is on the way, be sure of it.

    February 28, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  8. Merri Ann

    At the core of the problem is Mitt Romney's religion; and the fact that the party has taken a dramatic turn to the right. Look at the internals of almost every poll and you'll see evangelicals and tea partiers largely going to the Not-Romney, currently Santorum.

    February 28, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    Gotta lvoe it. He even holds a mic like an effete nancy boy who doesn't even have to wipe his own backside but pays someone else to do it for him. How's the golden toilet, Mittens? Flush any big brown dreams down it lately? Don't worry...yours is next.

    February 28, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  10. jerseylou

    The fix was in 2years ago,everyone knew it except the hicks.Fall in line an put your mormon hats an big boy pants on.Romney was the Repubicans 1st pick an will be there last !

    February 28, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  11. Darren

    Not to worry, Wolf, Willard's wife has everything under control. Looks like she's taking bullying lessons from Christy.

    February 28, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  12. Attila, The Hun

    RoMoney just comes across as a big phony!

    February 28, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  13. A Southern Lady - North Carolina

    Michigan voters have two choices: Mitt, who said we should let the auto industry go bankrupt or Santorum who is such a religious fanatic and total nut case that he would have absolutely no chance in the general election.

    February 28, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  14. Gary

    Since when is the primary supposed to be nailed down this early? This question is almost as laughable as the questions thrown at the candidates during the debates this year.

    February 28, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  15. Max

    Square

    Romney is a real 'SQUARE' peg trying desperately to fit inside a round hole. He just can't make it when he can't relate to the middle and lower class. A corporate raider like he is just can't be our president. He express his feelings that he doesn't care for the 'poor' and that he is willing to 'fire' those who he doesn't like. What kind of president would he be with this 1% as opposed to 99% mentality?

    He'd be a 'SQUARE' president trying to fit into a ' ROUND' Oval office at the white house. In addition he moves just like a 'ROBOT'

    February 28, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  16. RealPolitics

    because after this past saturday when he said his wife should do the talking and the debates, well we now know who would be the president and who has the balls and it's not romney. Mrs. Romney for President and Mitt as first lady

    February 28, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  17. Mr. Izz

    This is an easy question to answer. The religious far-right wingers are passionate and driving this election process on social issues. Consequently, the super religious, conservative, Republicans are destroying their party.

    All of these polls say that the economy and ability to be elected are the most important thing, but if so, then why is Santorum doing so well in these polls? It is the social/religious topics of which he is so outspoken. I have not heard anyone outside of the Santorum campaign say that he could ever be elected President. Everyone is so anti-Romney that the election will easily be won by Obama.

    February 28, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  18. Max

    Square

    Romney is a real 'SQUARE' peg trying desperately to fit inside a round hole. He just can't make it when he can't relate to the middle and lower class. A corporate raider like he is, just can't be our president.

    He has already clearly expressed his feelings that he doesn't care for the 'poor' and that he is willing to 'fire' those who he doesn't like. What kind of president would he be with this 1% as opposed to 99% mentality?

    He'd be a 'SQUARE' president trying to fit into a ' ROUND' Oval office at the white house. In addition he moves just like a 'ROBOT'

    February 28, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  19. carlos

    Why is Mitt Romney having such a hard time nailing down the Republican presidential nomination?

    He certainly has raised the most money and has the largest and most experienced campaign staff.....

    but he lacks personality and moral character and is extremely arrogant.

    February 28, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  20. Wobbly Walker

    People say they care about the economy, but won't vote for the guy best to fix it. At this point I'm glad my job is pretty safe. My neighbors and brothers all lost jobs and in process if losing their homes, yet they're voting for a guy that diesn't believe in education, against women's rights, and against bailouts except for his homestate's steel industry. He blames rising gas prices for the recession. What a fool.

    February 28, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  21. vic , nashville ,tn

    Simple voters are not satisfied;
    In 2008 democrats said “we have two smart good candidates” they were fighting for the best
    In 2012 Good smart GOP candidates left the race early they didn’t have money now GOP have four worst candidates so enthusiasm is very low

    February 28, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  22. Thomas

    @bfin
    It's because most of you are Bigots and can't handle voting in anyone who is different than you!

    No , its not that I wont vote for anyone different from me . It's I wont vote for somebody who is different from me . And pretends to understand myself and others.

    CNN another great Photo of Mitt . He looks like he's at the Magician convention at the Circus Circus club.

    February 28, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |