Romney Backers Question Campaign Strategy

Monday, 13 Feb 2012 11:22 AM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Many Republicans have criticized presidential candidate Mitt Romney for running a tepid, uninspiring campaign. Now even some of his own supporters on Capitol Hill and Republican strategists are criticizing his campaign strategy, The Hill reports.
 
Backers say Romney did not put enough energy into the races in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado, which he lost last week. And they say those defeats make it imperative for Romney to score big victories in Michigan and Arizona Feb. 28 if he wants to avoid an extended race for the nomination.
 
So he should consider shifting focus away from Super Tuesday states on March 6 to make sure he wins two states that were once considered easy victories.
 
“I think it was a big mistake to ignore those states,” an unnamed senator who endorsed Romney told The Hill, referring to Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado. “Now you have three weeks of nothing except for Michigan and Arizona.”
 
The senator is worried that the light schedule ahead of Super Tuesday offers Rick Santorum an opportunity to leverage his victories last week into bountiful campaign donations and media coverage.
 
Now is the time for Romney to prove his organizational strength, Rob Collins, a GOP strategist at Purple Strategies, told The Hill.
 
“He’s running as the one who has the most ability to win the national campaign,” Collins said. “If he has the ability, I encourage him to use the ability.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved