I thought this chart kinda funny. So the main argument that both Newt and Rick make is that it’s obvious that the conservative base of the republican party would never elect Mitt, and that if you combine their polling, you see that Mr. Conservative would have 44% of the vote. And if you add in Ron the Libertarian, that’s 54% anti-Mitt.
I’d like to note that if you change the math, and you add Ron and Mitt’s polling, you get 49% of party faithful are not tacking hard right, while only 44% are. HMMMM…that sounds like the splintered republican party is actually 49% against those who profess to represent hard core right wing positions AKA anti-RewTNick.
A secondary conundrum I’m trying to figure out how (and I can say this being raised as a Catholic), how two Catholic (one by birth one by choice) candidates are vying for the right wing of the party that is clearly evangelical and hostile to the Catholic church (and as you may or may not know many fiery a preacher equates the harlot in Revelations with the See of Rome).
The whole thing seems kinda odd to me and a recipe for defeat. Anyway, as someone once said, there are lies, damn lies and statistics…