All throughout this Republican campaign, I keep hearing the big question of "Is so-and-so electable?" being asked about every single candidate. The problem with this is that the Primaries and Caucuses should not be about electability, they should be about voting for someone whose views most closely align with your views. Every single candidate is electable until the actual vote, if they aren't they lose the vote. What I mean by this is that until the actual votes are tallied, you won't know if a person is truly unelectable for that particular election. Polling exists not to find trends but to fool each individual voter to vote for someone based on their popularity. It does not actually show that someone is more electable than another.
If you are saying that you are voting for so-and-so because he's electable and not voting your true thoughts and feelings, then you have just admitted to the world you are a sheep and have no actual individual, or independent, thought process. You are actually voting NOT for your OWN views or conscious; but are voting FOR WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD TO DO BY SOMEONE ELSE. The primary is where you should be voting your true conscious and views not for someone to beat someone else or because someone is "electable" according to pundits, the media, or polls.
The entire concept of "Electability" is a fraud perpetrated on the voters to con them to voting for people that powerful people want to be running the government. Right now, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, John Huntsman, Rick Santorum, and any other candidates are, in my opinion, EQUALLY ELECTABLE. However, my conscious dictates that I vote for either Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich; because their views fall best in line with my own compared to any of the other candidates. Whoever wins the Republican Primary will get my vote in November 2012. So, I say to you, throw out the idea of "Electability" when thinking about the candidates and vote your conscious. "Electability" is no big deal at all and has no bearing in the primary.