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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Super Tuesday Results and Headline Roundup

Here's CNN's current delegate scorecard.

As I've mentioned before, it doesn't match up with delegate counts from other equally mainstream, "reliable" sources, so you can take from that what you will.


FULL Results for Super Tuesday Republican Presidential Primaries


StateGingrichPaulRomneySantorum

reporting
03/06AK14.1%24.0%32.4%29.2%

100%
03/06GA47.2%6.6%25.9%19.6%

100%
03/06ID2.1%18.1%61.6%18.2%

100%
03/06MA4.6%9.5%72.2%12.0%

100%
03/06ND8.5%28.1%23.7%39.7%

100%
03/06
14.6%
9.2%
37.9%
37.1%


100%
03/06
27.5%
9.6%
28.0%
33.8%


100%
03/06
23.9%
9.0%
28.1%
37.2%


100%
03/06
-
40.5%
59.5%
-


100%
03/06
8.2%
25.5%
39.8%
23.7%


99%
03/06
0%
2.5%
55.7%
30.5%


26%

Source: Associated Press
Hat tip: Google


Headlines and Commentary on Super Tuesday:

Here at The Humble Libertarian, Carl Wicklander offers his excellent commentary and analysis of the Super Tuesday contests yesterday. His conclusion? "Nothing unexpected."

The Daily Paulers seem happy enough that Mitt Romney didn't knock Santorum out of the race, meaning he could continue to split votes with the weak front runner all the way to a brokered convention. I don't know. I'd rather Santorum and Gingrich dropped out to let Ron Paul and Mitt Romney present a real and stark choice to the GOP. Then again, that was exactly what happened in Virginia and the GOP chose Romney. Then again Virginia is a suburb of Washington DC...

Dave Weigel notes that the base is extremely unenthusiastic about Romney: "Here are four numbers: 37%, 45%, 60%, 41%. Here are four more: 24%, 32%, 35%, 17%. Those are the numbers for Rommey, respectively, from the 2008 caucuses in North Dakota, Alaska, Colorado, and Minnesota, and from the 2012 caucuses in the same states."

Still wanna run this guy against Obama? Think he has the best shot? While Weigel's commentary on Ron Paul was that he has hit his ceiling, I'd like to see him put up the same number comparison between 2008 and 2012 for Ron Paul. If a commenter here has five minutes, feel free to post that in the thread below.

Noting that the GOP has an eerily strong record of nominating whoever came in second the last time around (Romney 2012 --I mean let's be honest, McCain 2008, Dole 1996, Bush 1988, Reagan 1976.), Daniel McCarthy poses the question: Santorum 2016? And answers:

"Probably not. The same list that testifies to the GOP’s propensity for nominating runners-up also shows what kind of Republican typically gets the nomination, namely the kind that includes Bush, Dole, McCain, and Romney.

Instead, I expect that for the first time since 1968 the GOP won’t have an heir apparent. That by itself might be a terrifying enough prospect to induce some unusual behavior in the party-loyalist base, but I don’t think it will send them running to Rick Santorum."

Ron Paul, cheerful as ever, gives his Super Tuesday speech:







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