Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Super Tuesday Thread - Ohio Too Close, Romney Wins VA But Has Major Problems In South

Well this is shaping up to be an interesting Super Tuesday.

Newt Gingrich won Georgia easily, as was expected. Mittens RomneyCare won Vermont and his home state of Massachusetts (I don't have the breakdown).

Here in Virginia, Romney won a two-man race, with a little help from his friends Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and the Republican Party of Virginia, who changed the rules one month before the deadline.

Had Newt Ginrgrich been allowed on the VA ballot, I would have voted for him. I cast a protest vote for Ron Paul. I saw on Twitter that only 5 percent of the population in the Commonwealth voted, which is pretty low. Well, that's what happens when the vote is disenfranchised. When I voted around 12:30 p.m. in my precinct, only seven other people had cast paper ballots. Only two of us were there voting.  Paul got 41 percent of the vote in VA, which tells more of how weak a candidate Romney is than how strong Paul is.

Regardless, Romney has major league problems in the South. He is in third place in Oklahoma and lost Tennessee. Rick Santorum won both of those states.

So much for the "electability" argument that Romney's supporters make. If he can't win the South, he needs to pack it in.

10:18 p.m. - Santorum wins N. Dakota, and narrowly leads in Ohio nailbiter. Going to bed.

7:20 a.m. - Romney pulled it out by one point, won six Super Tuesday contests.

Look, while he's the frontrunner in delegates, the fact that he barely won Ohio and has problems in the South shows how weak he is as a frontrunner. You cannot win the Presidency and lose the South.

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