Santorum Wins Oklahoma, Tennessee; Poised To Win Ohio

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ohio, Oklahoma, Santorum, Tennessee

He keeps racking up those important working class GOP strongholds and swing states.

I can’t state how important the Ohio win is to the Santorum campaign. This is THE state that many pundits think the presidency hinges on. And while Santorum has roots there, he wasn’t the Senator there.

Mark my words. This is a big night for Rick.

UPDATE:
Yep, I was wrong. But Santorum is still well poised to keep draining Romney and trying to force mistakes. Something that Romney has shown he’s adept at just when he’s gaining momentum.

It was still a big night for Santorum because Romney didn’t pull away. Not as big as if he would have won Ohio, but he still pulled 21 delegates out of the state to Romney’s 35.

More as it develops…


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3 Responses to “Santorum Wins Oklahoma, Tennessee; Poised To Win Ohio”

  1. mw Says:

    “Mark my words. This is a big night for Rick.” – Donkletorum

    Mark my words. “It’s not.”

  2. Tully Says:

    Bwa ha ha. Romney wins Ohio. And Alaska, Vermont, Massachusetts, Idaho and Virginia. Picks up 208 delegates for the day versus Santorum’s take of 84. Romney has more delegates than all the other candidates combined, and his lead keeps opening.

    The pundits/press need suspense to keep eyeballs on pages. I expect them to get even more shrill over the next few weeks, trying to keep eyeballs on pages. But Romney’s rapidly running clear of the pack, and has sizeable leads in all the winner-take-all states remaining. Then only places Santorum has any strength are proportional-delegate states. Someone did their electoral math when allocating their resources.

    Barring a MASSIVE trend shift, Romney wins the nomination.

  3. Tully Says:

    I crack up at the idea that Santorum is actually really hurting Romney when he can’t go through a primary day without losing more ground. It’s all in the spread, and the spread keeps widening.

    Romney picked up 12 more (winner take all) this morning from the Pacific Islands on the other side of the date line. He’s polling neck and neck with Gingrich in Alabama, even leading in some polls, with Santorum trailing. He’s leading in Mississippi. He’ll probably get beaten on some by Santorum and Paul in AngryVengefulJesusLand Kansas, but overall the weekend will be good for him, and next week will be good news all week long in the assorted primaries/caucuses. And in national party polling he leads Santorum by 10+ points.

    I know some are salivating at the idea of a brokered convention (with assorted hopeful motivations) but it doesn’t really look to be in the cards. Many of the delegates attributed to Santorum and others are actually unpledged and unassigned at this point, and many of those will bleed right over to Romney when push comes to shove.

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