Romney barely pulls off winning Ohio, and loses several states to Rick Santorum, thus losing the news cycle and extending the "narrative" that he is unable to sell himself to conservative voters.
I think the most interesting thing going on isn't which of these guys Republican voters are going to choose...it's that these are the choices they've come to. Two entirely uninspiring, career politicians who "look" the part rather than act the part. Santorum is a hardcore evangelical way out of the mainstream, and Romney is just not good at politics...he's a Biden-level gaffe machine. For voters who seem hell bent on getting a basically moderate president out of office, they're not exactly sending their best troops to the front lines.
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.