FrumBeast Daily Poll

03.07.12

Is Romney the Weakest Inevitable Nominee Ever?

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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and his wife Ann attends a Super Tuesday Republican primary elections evening in Boston, Massaschusetts, March 6, 2012. (Emmaneul Dunnand / Getty Images)

Today we asked, "Is Romney's nomination still inevitable?"

If you haven't voted yet, you still have a chance to do so. Get on over to Facebook and let your voice be heard.

However the results so far suggest most people think Romney will be the nominee, though many think it won't matter as Obama's strength will carry the day:

Yes. 58%

No. 17%

Who Cares? 15%

It's inevitable that he will not win the election. 9%

If Romney's inevitability is not in doubt, then for some of our readers, neither is Obama's:

Will F. yes he's inevitable, and it's going to be terrible. when he loses the general we'll get four more years of the knuckle-draggers moaing about how if 'they'd just nominated a "real" conservative...'

Jason R. Obama is inevitable.

A few thought that the question depended on how Newt Gingrich performs:

Suzanne C. If Newt stays in, yes. If he drops out, the Not Romney wins.

Dan L. It probably is inevitable that Romney wins the nomination--the one route to losing is Gingrich dropping out, and I suspect Gingrich has incentives aligned to stay in and help Romney secure the nomination, either implicitly (it strokes his ego, it makes him more lucrative as a "historian") or explicitly (insert pro-Romney conspiracy here).

Another believed that Republicans may be starting to give up on hopes of a candidate they completely agree with, and settle on one who is simple had the best chance of winning as a Republican:

Carney: My father's a traditional, Latin Mass Catholic who agrees with Santorum on all the issues but supports Romney solely for electability.