Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Romney failure in Mississippi, Alabama actually a huge win

Mitt Romney continued to punk the electorate with comments reinforcing the notion that his circle is only the very rich. The strategy seems to work. He didn't win Alabama and Mississippi, losing to both Santorum and Gingrich.  However, his vote in Alabama was almost double the numbers he had in 2008 in a slightly increased turnout and his Mississippi numbers were enormously improved in a primary that had double the participation of 2008. 

In a word, money tells, and Republicans are starting to think that Romney's opponents cannot seem to pull off the kind of financial muscle they will need to face Obama.

The question then becomes what will Gingrich be allowed to do.  He has successfully prevented Santorum from being the default anti-Romney candidate, but his candidacy is looking more and more like a paid component of the Romney campaign, despite the waspish criticisms he makes of the candidate.

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