Last night were the Southern Primaries including Mississippi, Alabama, and Hawaii (no one was really talking about Hawaii, I don’t know why that was included in the southern states?).
It was a Southern sweep by Santorum. He won Mississippi and Alabama. Newt Gingrich was second and Mitt Romney third. What’s interesting is though Mitt came in third in Mississippi and Alabama he is still winning in Electoral votes and is the only one who can mathematically win the nomination….and somehow still won the most delegates yet again last night because he won Hawaii which is a Liberal state…think Obama, so think Obama-lite because the Democrats could vote Mitt Romney. Damn Mittens! No one was talking about Hawaii but Mitt won that hands down and got all 8 electoral votes and when the rest of the states were divided 3 ways and added, he was ahead.
Though Rick Santorum is still spouting his very conservative and religious views which may be the reason for his sweep in the South afterall they are very conservative and evangelical there and his views are closer to theirs out of the 3 running. He won over Newt who had expected to win the South. Perhaps Newt’s many marriages did not go over very big in the religious South?
Obviously you can tell I’m not a big fan of any of the nominees.
Newt is staying in the race though he has no chance to win the nomination. Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney would probably love him to drop out at this point but he has stated he is staying in to be a spoiler hoping that both he and Rick Santorum will take votes away from Mitt Romney so he can not reach his 1144 Delegate total so that in August in Tampa at the National Convention we’ll see who the GOP would put forward…perhaps someone new and better than these four, we’re not even talking about Ron Paul…he’s just a joke IMO.
All of Mitt Romney’s money is barely buying him a win. It’s very interesting it seems the people still do not definitively want him for their nominee, except for the fact that if the new Nominee being picked in August and not having much time to be ready to then run against the giant money machine that will be the Obama Re-Election machine I am all for the August Re-Pick of a New Nominee. I will stand by who ever wins the nomination…but I love the idea of starting over. I do NOT like any of these choices! Perhaps a shake up would be good for country. I think people are getting so upset with the whole process and are starting to feel the malaise. I think it might revitalize EVERYTHING throwing someone new in the mix. I think most people have had it with Obama so perhaps it would all work out okay, they would get behind the new candidate, even though there is not much time, just that it is NOT OBAMA and not these four non-winners!
What do you think?
(C) Written by Evelyn Garone 3/14/12