It seems the Republican circus has now gotten to the trapeze act with no net. Recent polling for Arizona and Michigan suggests both are statistical ties with Michigan poised to be an all-night cliffhanger. Romney faces a potentially disastrous defeat and Santorum, well, any momentum he wins or loses is unlikely to change his clear intention to wage electoral jihad.
And they are both clearly doing themselves no favours:
Both Willard Romney and Rick Santorum – and have I mentioned recently what a colossal dick the latter is? – ought to thank their personal deities that they’re not racehorses. Because, if they were, and given the way they’re both limping towards the finish line in Michigan and Arizona today, we’d already have the screen up, the syringe at the ready, and the veterinary ambulance discreetly parked off to one side.
Charles P Pierce – The Michigan Primary and the GOP’s Bloody Uprising Esquire 28 Feb 12
At this point it is hard to imagine how a win or loss for either changes the fundamentals of an increasingly toxic and historically damaging nomination for the GOP. Pass the popcorn, please, and make it the good stuff.