As most of you know, Team Ruckus has been known to place a bet here or there, from time to time. When the default fight was happening, we placed odds on the outcome. Now that the Ames Straw Poll (Pawlenty) and the Iowa Caucus (Bachmann, and a hobbled Perry) have cut down the GOP field to 6, we figure it is time for updated odds.
Mitt Romney: 3/2. Not showing off, not falling behind. I think this may be his actual campaign slogan. Now that the true conservative challenger is Santorum (this week), and not Perry or Gingrich, he is in slightly better position……..we think.
Rick Santorum: 5-1. Remember Mike Huckabee? He did the same thing to Mitt Romney in Iowa as Santorum. And then the rest of the country decided that was not a wise choice. No money and no organization is going to make this tough.
Ron Paul: 10-1. If you think for one second the Paul movement has been stopped by a third place finish in Iowa, you haven not been following the Ron Paul movement. He will have money and a loyal following across the country, but not more than 10-18% in any state left.
Rick Perry: 8-1. Still in the race, and I have a feeling he may, after Santorum fizzles and Gingrich’s war of will vs Romney ends, get a last look from some conservative voters that can’t find it in their heart to be a Romney person. Is he going to win? No. But Im betting he has a little fight left.
Newt Gingrich: 5-1. Not sure at all on this one. Suffered a tough loss on several levels in Iowa. But Gingrich has always been a fighter, and don’t expect his hatred for Romney to subside, ever. Ad if he stays in, who knows what will happen?
Jon Huntsman: 20-1. Will Huntsman do well in New Hampshire? Yes. Is he done after that? Yes.
Who will you be placing your bet on to be the GOP nominee?