GOP regards Romney, Perry ‘very weak frontrunners’ for 2012 White House race
Washington, Sept 26: Republicans are increasingly voicing their disappointment over 2012 White House frontrunners, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.
"These are very weak frontrunners," The Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said.
According to Fox News, Republicans are disillusioned with the contenders to such an extent that there is growing pressure on former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to jump into the race, though he has clarified earlier that he would not run for election.
Former Republican Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Texas Governor Rick Perry is "not prepared for the pressure of the presidential stage yet."
"There are a lot of Republicans out there who want the perfect candidate, the candidate that is going to sweep them off their feet, and right now they don't see that candidate," ABC Political Director Amy Walter said.
A recent Florida straw poll showed 37 percent support for Herman Caine, bashing Perry's hopes who stood second, commanding 15 percent support.
The poll result came after Perry lost the latest television debate to Romney.
"There may be slicker candidates and there may be smoother debaters but I know what I believe in, and I'm going to stand on that belief every day. I will guide this country with a deep deep rudder," he said.
An American comedy show, "Saturday Night Live" depicted a faux Romney in an episode saying, "Mitt Romney might not be the perfect candidate, but he's the perfect candidate in comparison to the other candidates." (ANI)