Mar 13 2012
Tonight’s results are very, very interesting. Rick Santorum took both Alabama and Mississippi tonight. But worse for Mitt Romney (the anointed one) is the fact he came in 3rd in both races. Gingrich stole second place meaning “Anybody but Romney” took another round of races.
This means Gingrich and Santorum will stay in the race for a while longer. But more importantly it means the combined delegate counts of Santorum and Gingrich (486) is larger than Mitt Romney’s count (470). If this continues Santorum and Gingrich could make a play for the POTUS/VPOTUS tag team at the convention in a very legitimate manner.
Romney is not a given. Too much of the GOP voting block is not sold on him. When he is not able to win split decisions like this and swamp Gingrich and Santorum, that is a serious sign of trouble.
The GOP establishment in concert with the overall Political Industrial Complex can try and spin this all they want. But Obama is very likely to lose, so GOP voters can afford the luxury of being very picky.
Would a Santorum-Gringrich team be attractive?
Apparently that is the case for 64.4% of the voters in Alabama and 64.4% of the voters in Mississippi. Coincidence?
Not likely. Mitt lost 2-1 in these states. He is the front runner only when viewed with serious blinders on.
Update: As usual, check out the Hot Air thread for this Deep South Primary Tuesday for some interesting discussions.