Mar 7, 2012

Romney No KO, GOP Nom Still to Go

Mitt Romney managed to fend off embarrassment by eking out a win in Ohio following a hard-fought bout with Rick "okay, you can google me now" Santorum for first place in the Buckeye State.

But in taking his sweet time to unseat Santorum, who had been holding steady at number one for a significant portion of the night — and even then hanging on by a single percentage point — Romney may have weakened his standing as the presumptive GOP frontrunner. At the very least, it might be a green light to the print shop to start running those Romney/Santorum bumper stickers.

Why? Because Santorum snagged two important victories in Oklahoma and Tennessee, and North Dakota.

Romney, predictably won Massachusetts, Vermont, Virginia, and Idaho. That's according to script.

Also, Georgia was on Newt Gingrich's mind even if his vote percentage was a disappointing 47%.

Ron Paul, meanwhile, remains winless. But there's always hope for a better day.

The results are still out in Alaska, but Romney looks headed for victory there. He’ll need all the delegates he can get: The road to 1144 is getting longer by the primary.

In other election news, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) will face Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher in the race to represent Ohio’s 9th congressional district after she defeated Rep. Dennis Kucinich, whose district will be abolished later this year.  The end of an era.

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