Saturday, January 12, 2008

My oh My, How The Frontrunners Have Fallen

Two of the early republican favorites (of the media at least) are starting what could be their death spirals.

In South Carolina, Mitt Romney has canceled his advertising.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is pulling his advertising campaign in South Carolina in favor of pouring more resources into Michigan, his campaign confirmed Wednesday.

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The move might highlight the difficulty Romney faces in winning the Republican Party primary here Jan. 19 after two lackluster finishes in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. Romney finished second to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in Iowa and second to Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain in New Hampshire.

Romney has advertised heavily in South Carolina, but spent comparatively little time here so far.


and Rudy Giuliani has asked his senior staff to work without pay.

As Rudy Giuliani makes a do-or-die push to win this state's Republican presidential primary, the former mayor's top campaign aides are foregoing paychecks this month.

Usually, such penny-pinching is a sign of desperation in a campaign, and Giuliani has plenty of reason to worry – he finished at the back of the GOP primary pack in Iowa and New Hampshire and has little to look forward to outside of Florida, polls show.


Both camps have tried to put happy spin on this, but when two of the better funded champaigns start to take such drastic steps this early in the race, it is a sign that their death may be only one primary away.

2 comments:

David said...

They are both loosers they will make it official soon

tsylatac said...

CNN poll shows John Edwards beating McCain by a good margin.
MSNBC has been announcing all morning that 'neither' of the democrats can beat John McCain in the general election. They take this from a CNN poll that shows John Edwards beating all the Republicans by a wide margin, and John E. as the only one who can beat McCain. Take care that you don't vote for the candidate the press is currently coddling or glorifying. They will turn on Hillary and Barack like hyenas on a zebra if they can force JRE out of the race.