I know it’s late but I have been busy. Anyway, Romney won Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming. Santorum won Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Gingrich won Georgia and South Carolina. Romney clearly won the most states and he did better in the south than I might have expected. The fact that Gingrich only won his native Georgia and South Carolina signals that his candidacy is essentially finished.Santorum did well, almost winning in Ohio, but I don’t think he will be able to compete with Romney much longer. Still, the fact that he only got 60% of the vote in Virginia with Ron Paul as his only other competitor shows how many Republicans would rather somebody else were the frontrunner
As far as delegates go, Romney now has 429, Santorum has 169, Gingrich 118, and Paul 67. They need 1144 to win, so the race is not over just yet, but I think Romney is all but certain to be the nominee.
- How Would Santorum Do Without Gingrich? (fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com)
- CBSNews.com: Romney carries 5 states, Santorum 3 (donny-wise.com)
- The big loser on Super Tuesday was Newt Gingrich (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)