Topic: Voting | By Patricia Murphy | March 7, 2012
If you were hoping for a little clarity from Super Tuesday, last night’s 11 contests gave Republicans just that- a little clarity on who their nominee will be, but not a lot.
By the end of the night, Mitt Romney had won seven states, including squeaking by in all-important Ohio, and placed a surprising second in Tennessee, Oklahoma and Georgia.
Rick Santorum won Tennessee, Oklahoma and North Dakota and placed a surprisingly strong second in Ohio.
Newt Gingrich won his home state of Georgia by a mile and lost everything else by two miles. Regardless, and importantly, he was still ahead of Rick Santorum in the delegate count.
CJP went to Newt’s victory party in Atlanta and saw the happy honey bear basking in the glory of going one-for-11.
That meant a speech that went on and on and a vow that his scrappy campaign would do the same. He called the other guys “bunnies” and said he’s the tortoise putting one foot in front of the other. And the idea that he might drop out, as Rick Santorum wants him to do? “There is zero reason for us to leave the race,” Newt’s guy told us.
Translation: This thing ain’t over ladies! Yay for freelancers everywhere. And yay for America, which loves nothing more than a political spectacle. And yay for Janes, who get to keep votng and keep picking the next Republican vying to be the next leader of the free world.