Why Are All These Candidates Still in the GOP Race?Submitted by MindUrBusiness on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 15:25
Jon Huntsman finally saw the writing on the wall. Now, why can't the rest of them?
Huntsman is slated to drop out of the race for the Republican nomination Monday and endorse Mitt Romney, an overdue conclusion to a disappointing campaign. But that still leaves four candidates whose hopes of winning the nomination are slender.
Despite Romney's unprecedented victories in both Iowa and New Hampshire, his healthy lead in every South Carolina poll released in the last two weeks, his prohibitive fundraising and organizational advantages, these four men -- Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Ron Paul -- will spend the week in advance of the Jan. 21 primary tearing around the Palmetto State, trying to convince the voters who have selected the Republican nominee without fail since 1980 that they still stand a chance.