The clock is ticking on eeny, meeny, miny, Mitt
December 8th, 2011
08:48 AM ET
11 years ago

The clock is ticking on eeny, meeny, miny, Mitt

Washington (CNN) - Republicans are running out of time to play eeny, meeny, miny, Mitt. With less than four weeks until the Iowa caucuses, GOP voters face a fundamental choice: Go with the candidate who appeals to their heads - or the one who appeals to their hearts.

The smart money has always been on Romney. For months, he waited safely outside of the blast areas that surrounded the implosions of Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Republicans
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Keith in Austin

    Just watch, no matter who the GOP nominee ultimately is, there will be a tidal wave of Conservative and Independent voters that will surge together in opposition to Obama. Our great Nation WILL NOT follow a ineffective politician who's primary ambition is to divide us by Social Class! You can bet on it!!

    December 8, 2011 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Gov. Romney's campaign is in a rut, and has been throughout the campaign. Romney can never seem to poll above 25% in any poll outside of NH. When his polling numbers begin to drop, which they seem poised to do, then his campaign is going to be dead. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth fo the hole.

    December 8, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    Mittens and Ricky were two pretty men, They lay in theirs beds till the clock struck ten; Then up starts Mittens and looks at the sky, "Oh, brother Ricky, the sun's very high! You go before, with the talking point rhetoric, and I will come after, behind old Newty."

    I've taken some liberties with an old nursery rhyme, but the message is the similiar ... juvenille antics and playground name calling is going to be the downfall of all the GOPer candidates - Mitt Romney, who always seems to be a day late and a vote short, more so than the others.

    December 8, 2011 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  4. New

    "Here, allow me: Ron Paul wants to legalize drugs and surrender to the Taliban. Yeah, let's vote for that. "

    Wow you are so ignorant, you don't understand Ron Paul's policies at all... Please read his positions, this election is too important for you to pick the best dressed, or the smoothest talker. This country is going bankrupt at a clip of $2M per MINUTE. Wake up...

    December 8, 2011 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  5. Nash

    Could it be that Romney insulation from the media only makes him more vulnerable? Maybe he will implode when he gets under the spotlight like the most of the GOP candidates have.

    December 8, 2011 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  6. diridi

    Newt is out of question, this dude is going to be front-runner for GOP and tea thugs, but he will not win. Obama will win with landsliding victory and take this nation to the right direction. He killed Bin Laden, straighten Europe, because USA needs Europe economy. We need to make dollar stronger than ever. God bless. Obama2012.

    December 8, 2011 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  7. Sniffit

    "The clock is ticking on eeny, meeny, miny, Mitt"

    Ha...well, with the ascension of Newtered, they've now got the tiger by the toe, so to speak. You go grab a tiger by the toe also too and let me know how that works out for ya.

    December 8, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  8. stevie

    Both Mitt and Newt were helping to create jobs back when Obama was still flying around on an Indonesian passport! Go Mitt!

    December 8, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |