When we last kibitzed aboot Jeb Bush, it was that mystery poll that took place in New Hampshire polling him as a Presidential candidate. We’ve all gotten less thrilled with our candidates since then, and now Mitt Romney is on the verge of losing Michigan to Rick Santorum. Yes. The same Michigan where he was born and where is father was a highly popular Governor. And yes, Rick Santorum.
There were whisperings that if Romney couldn’t win Florida, the cats who hang out in the smoke filled rooms were gonna have to choose someone else. Now, if he loses Michigan…
“If Romney cannot win Michigan, we need a new candidate,” said the senator, who has not endorsed anyone and requested anonymity.
The senator believes Romney will ultimately win in Michigan but says he will publicly call for the party to find a new candidate if he does not.
“We’d get killed,” the senator said if Romney manages to win the nomination after he failed to win the state in which he grew up.
It would have to be somebody else, the senator said. Who? “Jeb Bush,” the former Florida governor.
I’m no long threatening to beat someone to death with their own shoes when they say the words “brokered convention.” If Mitt loses Michigan, this thing is going straight to Tampa. And I would LOVE it if Jeb Bush was our candidate, or ran in the first place.
But c’mon son.