From Politico’s Morning Score:
“ROMNIACS,” the name for Romney Super Fans, get profiled by Dave Fahrenthold in today’s Washington Post. Florida dateline: http://wapo.st/HklNGm.
The WaPo piece’s headline:
Mitt’s ‘Romniacs’ united by an uncommon passion for the Republican hopeful
“Uncommon” is an understatement.
The good news for Romney is that they exist, these people who call him a “geek,” and “Ward Cleaver,” and love him deeply for it.
The bad news is that there doesn’t appear to be that many of them — a small, eclectic scattering in a nation with 137 million registered voters.
“We are in the thousands,” said Judi Rustin, 61, the poet in Arizona. “And we all bleed red Romney blood.”
That’s actually more than Romney himself does. Not to mention his anemic favorability numbers.
According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, “Romney’s seen favorably by 62 percent of Republicans and 47 percent of conservatives overall, including 54 percent of strong conservatives.”
But . . .
Romney’s negative rating among independents, at 52 percent, is a new high for him in this group.
There are more Romni-icks out there than Romniacs.