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Super Tuesday May Not Be So Super For Romney

Super Tuesday May Not Be So Super For Romney

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney may have pulled off a squeaker in the Michigan primary yesterday, but now he has an even bigger battle before him.

Super Tuesday.

Usually, the big day is a time for candidates to do a convincing sweep of delegates and ensure a nomination. This year, not so much. “It’s a muddle,” said Jack Lindley, the Republican party chairman in Vermont, one of 10 primary and caucus states that will vote Tuesday, CNN reports. “Mitt Romney will probably pick up the most delegates on Super Tuesday and then it goes on, state by state, drip by drip. It’s like water torture.”

Ohio and Georgia have the most delegates to hand out, and neither one looks likely to go in Romney’s favor. Georgia seems to firmly favor former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who has a significant lead in recent polls. With more super PAC money coming into play as well, it may be hard for Romney to whittle that lead down.

Ohio is going to be a tough road for Romney, too. Santorum is already way ahead of him in the polls, leading him by double digits in the state. And with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, a Santorum supporter, actively campaigning against him, those numbers could get worse. “I think, we run these primaries for a reason and its become evident to me at least that he is not the strongest candidate we have to go against Obama in the fall.

With many states in the Super Tuesday lineup proportionally allocating delegates, even a win isn’t a total “win,” as lots of split decisions could occur. A clear win by any candidate is unlikely, and the end result will be a greater divide within the Republican party.

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10:58AM PST on Mar 5, 2012

…………..and yert Steve you not only wasted your precious time reading it,………you even bothered to respond to it. LOLOL

3:24PM PST on Mar 2, 2012

Even Republican big shots no longer think Romney can win. And Rick Santorum doesn't have a chance in hell.

4:24PM PST on Mar 1, 2012

"Super Tuesday May Not Be So Super For Romney".

And then again, it might be.

I think I'm confused, no wait, maybe I'm not!

Is the barrel half empty, or half full.

Should I dig deeper and maybe find something more worthwhile to write about?

2:07PM PST on Mar 1, 2012

Great story Robin!!

11:12AM PST on Mar 1, 2012

Just so we're clear about this,Jefferey W.,the Santorum campaign made robo calls asking for Democratic votes.I,personally wouldn't do that even to prolong this circus,not because it's wrong but because I don't vote for any I dislike as much as Santorum,no matter the reason. Keep in mind as well,Jefferey W.,that in terms of delegates Dog on Car and Man on Dog tied.

9:25AM PST on Mar 1, 2012

James; sorry about that. I was saying that it all depends on the individual deligates underlying allegiences. Ron Paul's strategy is to get as many of his followers electected to delegate possitions as possible. And since his followers are doggedly determined, he is amassing quite a few. If there is no clear leader at the convention after the initial vote where delegates are bound by party rules to vote according to their state's caucus results, the delegates are then free to go with their own choice. It will be very interesting.

9:18AM PST on Mar 1, 2012

James, It will all depend on the delegates underl. They are bound by the party rules to vote according to their specific states's

9:11AM PST on Mar 1, 2012

About a month ago, someone asked me if I
thought the Republicans would have a
brokered convention. I didn't at the time, but
am now starting to wonder. If that happens,
they could actually just 'anoint' a real candidate.
That's a little scary!

7:27AM PST on Mar 1, 2012

Audrey H.
Liberalism (from the Latin liberalis)[1] is the belief in the importance of liberty and equal rights.[2] Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally liberals support ideas such as constitutionalism, liberal democracy, free and fair elections, human rights, capitalism, and freedom of religion.

Ron Paul and all libertarians support freedom and liberty for ALL individuals and does not recodnize groups. You are confusing liberalism with socialism. Libertairians are not for big government redistribution. And we certainly are not for big government telling us how to live our lives especially within our own homes. Therefore we do not discriminate. For instance, issues such as gay marriage is not an issue to us since we believe that marriage is a private contract between individuals and the government has no place getting involved in that. This is our stance on many of today's so called social issues. The government should stay clear of how we conduct our lives period.

I don't see how you interpret this to mean we want freedom and liberty ONLY for white men? Can you give me specific examples from Ron Pauls website where I am wrong about this?

7:01AM PST on Mar 1, 2012

Rick M said, "I am fiscally conservative but very liberal when it comes to social issues."

Yet, Rick, you support Ron Paul?! I would suggest you look at this website and see where Paul stands on "social issues." http://www.issues2000.org/ron_paul.htm

It is hard not to spit out my coffee when I read about people who support Ron Paul when they way their are liberal on social issues. Ron Paul is for freedom and liberty for white men, but no one else.

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