February 27th, 2012
07:30 AM ET
11 years ago

GOP knight in shining armor isn't going to happen

Washington (CNN) - About that knight in shining armor - the Republican candidate with the quick-witted, pugnacious style of Newt Gingrich; the blue-collar conservative values of Rick Santorum; the cool business acumen of Mitt Romney; and the passionate supporters of Ron Paul.

Republican mythology in this contentious, messy primary season is that the perfect candidate will ride into the Republican primary in March or April - or maybe wait until August and a brokered convention - to fill the unmet needs of the 44% of Republican voters not satisfied with their choices.


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  1. The Greedy Old PIgs declared class war on US!

    The GOBP, once a viable political party, is nothing more than a deathcult now. Sadly, the party has lost the intellectual leaders it once had, like William F. Buckley. Now there is no one they trust to tell them the truth: their party, now deathcult, is intellectually and morally bankrupt. There is no one left to tell them the emperor has no clothes and repeating the same policy mistakes over and over, like deregulation and tax cuts for the wealthy, are not winning political positions. So in the meantime, this former party becomes ever-more cultic, with an ever-increasing reliance on article of faith rather than facts, truth and history. America suffers as a result.

    February 27, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  2. diridi

    In a single sentence, People Lost trust in Republicans and Their Rich, Greed attitude. Obama2012.

    February 27, 2012 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    I think people need to take an honest, critical look at the people and policies that the Republican Party is putting foward. Look at the quality of their presidential candidates. Look at the confusion they have had over the past year with the legislation in Congress and aroiund the country. People need to ask themselves, "Is that their best?" The honest answer is, "Yes, this is the best they have to offer."

    February 27, 2012 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    What other options are there out there? Mitch Daniels, Sarah Palin, Jeb Bush? Ha! Well, one of them is a Bush, the other worked for Bush, and the last one makes Bush look smart.

    February 27, 2012 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  5. Anthony

    Because any new entrant would look suspiciously like Romney (a moderate minus the health care and flip-flopping issues), they would have a hard time competing for hard-core conservatives. This is why Mitch Daniels, Chris Christie, and Jeb Bush are staying out of this race. They don't want to be forced to pander to the hard-core conservatives, because that spells disaster in the general election. As for Paul Ryan, he will be lucky to hang on to his Congressional seat.

    February 27, 2012 08:31 am at 8:31 am |