|A weak candidate.|
Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey was the last winning candidate for President who failed to carry his home state in the super close election of 1916. Wilson was a weak candiate who nearly lost re-election.
A Very Weak Romney brings nothing to the GOP electoral college table. He won't even try to carry his home state of Massachusetts.
- Comrade Obama and his Fellow Travelers must be defeated, but Romney has near zero real support in his own party.
- Romney's only strength is NOT being Obama.
If Mitt Romney wins the White House this fall, he will in all likelihood do so while beating some very long historical odds.
Polls suggest the presumptive Republican nominee has little chance of carrying Massachusetts, the state he served as governor from 2003 to 2007, against President Obama in November. It’s been nearly a century since a candidate captured the White House while losing the state that was his electoral base.
|Governor Grover Cleveland brought the|
swing state of New York to Democrats.
In fact, the last candidate to do it was Woodrow Wilson, who served as governor of New Jersey only to lose the state during his successful 1916 re-election bid against Charlie E. Hughes, a New York Republican.
The only other president to win the general election while losing his own state was Democrat James K. Polk, who won in 1844 despite losing Tennessee to Whig Henry Clay of neighboring Kentucky.
“It is fairly rare because the winner in any election usually wins most of the states,” said H.W. Brands, a presidential biographer and a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. “The ‘favorite son’ element usually works in candidates’ favor in their home states.”
“That’s not been a topic of discussion,” Kevin Madden, a Romney adviser, told the Associated Press last month when asked whether the one-term governor would compete in the liberal state. The Romney camp did not respond to follow-up questions from The Washington Times.
|U.S. Senator Richard Nixon|
Nixon brought the key state of California to the Republican Party in five national elections.
|Romney will not select Rubio.|
A weak candidate himself, I predict Romney will not select a strong running mate such as Marco Rubio from the vital state of Florida. A strong Rubio will only point out Romney's weakness.