Super Tuesday: Will Romney be able to seal the deal?

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March 6, 2012

By Susan Page, USA TODAY

10 states.

4 candidates.

And 1 knock-out punch?

Probably not.

The Super Tuesday contests are headed toward a split decision, but the biggest election night on the Republican presidential calendar will set the course ahead for the nomination to face President Obama in November — and could mark the moment when Mitt Romney finally emerges as the GOP‘s all-but-inevitable choice.

Newt Gingrich campaigns in Savannah, Ga., on Friday.

For the former Massachusetts governor, a victory in the Ohio primary and a show of strength across the country would enable him to argue that he is the only contender with a realistic mathematical chance of claiming the 1,144 delegates needed for nomination. That’s a case his campaign is poised to make Wednesday morning.

Ron Paul addresses supporters in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Sunday.

For former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, winning in Ohio as well as the Sun Belt would weaken Romney’s argument and demonstrate the resilient appeal of the social conservative champion against his opponent’s superior organization and money.

For former House speaker Newt Gingrich, a victory in his home state of Georgia is necessary if he is to stay a viable candidate, and rivals say he needs to score elsewhere, too. And for Texas Rep. Ron Paul, winning any state, most likely the North Dakota or Alaska caucuses, would provide bragging rights as well as delegates.

“They’re pretty high stakes,” says former Republican national chairman Ed Gillespie, who isn’t affiliated with a campaign. Many in the party are ready to move past this fight and on to the next one, he says. “Republicans have reached a point where they’re largely tired of Republican-on-Republican violence and are eager for a point at which a Republican nominee is making the case against President Obama rather than amplifying pretty minor differences between ourselves.”

As the four candidates campaigned Monday from Alcoa, Tenn., to Zanesville, Ohio, statewide polls show Romney and Santorum tied in Ohio and Romney narrowing the gap in Tennessee — Tuesday’s most critical battlegrounds.

Super Tuesday isn’t as dominant as it was four years ago, when two dozen states held contests on Feb. 5, 2008. Then, a strong showing by Arizona Sen. John McCain essentially settled the Republican race, which had many winner-take-all contests. An almost even split between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton fueled a long battle on the Democratic side, where party rules required proportional distribution of delegates.

Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus cites that Democratic example in dismissing angst about whether the GOP’s prospects for winning the White House are being damaged. “The process on the Democrats’ side went on until June and in the end they ended up doing pretty well,” he says. “We are in the second or third inning of a nine-inning game.”

The idea of grouping primaries on one high-stakes day was launched in 1988 by Southern Democrats who figured a regional primary would increase the odds the party would choose a moderate candidate rather than a liberal one. (It didn’t work that year, when Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis won the nomination, though in 1992 a Southern-flavored Super Tuesday did boost Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton.)

This season’s busiest election day includes contests in the Northeast, Midwest and West as well as the South. It has become a sort of national primary that has Romney fighting on all fronts as his three opponents pick where to make a stand.

“This year, it’s not really big and not concentrated in one particular set of states,” says political scientist John Green of the University of Akron. “The other way an event like Super Tuesday can have an impact is where it falls in the primary process. The process up to this point has been so volatile. … From that perspective Super Tuesday is poised to determine whether the campaign starts winding down or accelerates.”

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1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Paul Felix Schott says:

    We need Leaders that put GOD then Family then Country in that order for with out GOD and Family we will have no Country.
    Miss led Middle Easterners have threatened to kill and take measures against Christians sounds like bullying bad boys. That their Mother and Father never showed them right from wrong. All the good on Earth want peace Not War. If you cannot have your way you are going to hurt someone this sounds like a mad men to most of the world.

    If someone really cares for them, give them a Bible with red letter print. That is a red letter edition words that were spoken by are Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With a Pray for them the lost maybe they will be saved, and not go to hell.

    Remember for over a Thousand years you have taken you life at risk from the
    wicked for carrying a Bible. They have burned the Bible in public many times they have cut off the head of anyone carrying one many a times. They have bombed many a Christian Church, Killing many.

    The Persecution of Christians in the Middle East has gone on for over two thousand years.

    The Leaders of many Christian groups have criticizes Muslim leaders and Leaders of governments for failing to intervene after series of deadly attacks on Christians and their Churches in many countries around the World, each Christmas.

    Killing at least 35 Christians Christmas day Church, Nigerian 2011. Killing over 20 Christians New Year’s Eve mass Egypt 2011. 50 killed Christians at a Catholic Cathedral
    Baghdad 2010. Over 200 injured Christians Imbaba region by Cairo 2011. The list goes on
    and on and has for many years now. Have you for got so easy many American’s like Paul Marshall Johnson, Jr. that was kidnapped and then beheaded in Saudi Arabia in 2004. While thousands gathered and prayed for the wicked to let him go, Till all heard the sound coming from THE PATRIOTIC TRUMPET PLAYER, Monica D. Key Lindbergh playing taps.

    How many Muslim Churches have been attacked or bombed while they are in there
    church by Christians? Answer 0

    The World wants Peace not more wars.

    If you think the wicked want peace read this then go look at some of their web sites!

    There is a video on official Hamas TV that calls for Allah to all kill Jews, Christians,
    Communists and any of their supporters they can find. This video asks Allah to “count
    them and kill them to the last one, and don’t leave even one.”

    Hamas TV. You will have Air mail incoming very soon. It is Very Sad you do not want
    peace and ask for WAR.

    If you think or believed that Israel-Iran relations will improve or Iran with The
    Persecution of Christians World Wide.

    Just read this

    1997
    Iranian President Mohammad Khatami,
    called Israel an
    “illegal state and a “parasite,”

    The Iranian Chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps,
    “The IRGC”
    Mohammad Ali Jafari
    said “Israel was within the reach of Iranian missiles”.
    IRGC is listed by the U.S. Government and our CIA as a terrorist organization.
    With many ties to an assassination campaigns in the
    1980s and early 1990s with paid mercenaries from many countries
    that targeted many opponents, and rigged elections.

    December 2000
    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei he has called Israel many things even went as far as to say it is a
    “cancerous tumor” that should be removed from the region.
    “Act Of War” against Israel.

    JULY 2008
    Iran’s foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki said “that Israel was
    not capable of an attack”.

    JULY 2008
    Ahmadinejad…..he said, “The Iranian nation never recognized Israel
    and will never ever recognize it.

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei he stated, “It is incorrect, irrational,
    pointless and nonsense to say that we are friends of Israeli people…
    we are on a collision course with the occupiers of Palestine and the
    occupiers are the Zionist regime. This is the position of our regime,
    our revolution and our people.”

    February 7, 2010, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said
    “the destruction of Israel was assured” According to the daily newspaper Teheran Times.
    Another “Act Of War” against Israel.

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s chief of staff, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei,
    said “that if Israel attacked Iran it would be destroyed within a week”

    Iranian Funding of the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah
    A mural in Tehran, Iran. The mural depicts the emblem of Lebanon’s Hezbollah,
    and quotes the founder of The Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, saying:
    “Israel must be destroyed.”
    Another “Act Of War” against them.

    Iran has been for years supplying weapons and political support to Hamas an
    organization that is committed to the destruction of Israel by Jihad According
    to Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, “Hamas is funded
    By Iran.
    It has claimed it has been financed by peace loving donations, but the donations
    they get are nothing at all like what it receives from Iran for its
    Wicked Deeds and acts. All the Big Bankers of the World can see this.
    Another “Act Of War” against Israel.

    Iran is also supplying another enemy of Israel, the well know terrorist organization
    Hezbollah with more then what you would call just a substantial amount of financial
    support and weapons, explosives and training of how to use them and political,
    diplomatic, and organizational aid while persuading Hezbollah to take wicked actions
    against Israel. Hezbollah’s 1985 manifesto listed its four main goals as “Israel’s
    final departure from Lebanon as a prelude to its final obliteration” According to
    reports released in February 2010, Hezbollah has received $400 million dollars from
    Iran. That the World knows about.
    Another Clear “Act Of War” against Israel.

    October 11, 2011 the CIA AND THE FBI Of the United States Of America stopped a
    terrorist plot by the Iranian Government Leaders that included (bombing the Israeli
    “as well as Saudi”
    Embassies in Washington, DC and Buenos Aires).
    All Nations involved do claim this as
    An “Act Of War” against them.

    Can you carry a Bible in Iran without them trying to kill you.
    Devil at war with GOD.

    Israel Will Strike Iran, British Intelligence is now saying.

    The 43rd President George W. Bush’s National Security Adviser and Chief Foreign Policy
    Adviser Stephen Hadley is now Warning the world. That there clearly exists a very high
    risk to say the least that Iran and the United States very soon will most likely end up
    in a military conflict. As the deterioration of views and political relations between
    Iran and many other countries as Iran Leader acts more like a little kid. Making all
    the Middle East more unstable.

    With growing reports out of Israel that an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities is likely,
    former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Ron Kessler of Newsmax’s in an one
    on one interview that she has no doubts in her mind that Israel will take the necessary
    actions to stop Iran’s mullahs from making or getting Nuclear Weapons. Condoleezza Rice
    has a book, Called “No Higher Honor” A Memoir of My Years in Washington,” reveals her
    insights into the war against Al-Qaida, what really happened in Iraq, and the real rising
    threat of Iran.
    From her work as the National Security Adviser with President George W. Bush in his first
    term before succeeding Colin Powell to become Secretary of State in his second term.

    May our Lord Jesus Christ and GOD the Father that is in Heaven,
    Guide and Watch over us.

    In this time of TRIBULATION, Strengthen your Faith, and encourage
    all to pray for their souls. The strong in the word of our Lord will Now
    Help the World and be the disciples of our Lord’s Word.

    United We Will Always Stand That
    In GOD We Trust
    True Patriots

    The Lord’s Little Helper
    Paul Felix Schott

    PS.
    Further diligence is required stay on your guard and watch. The LORD’s Amy will come soon enough.

    GOD Bless You and Your Love ones
    Give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ every day.

    READ
    Luke 21:20-22

    IRAN … The World is going to Renewable Energy with all the SUNLIGHT we get SOLAR Energy would be very easy to do hear. Do you think the rest of the world will see what we are really doing building more Reactors then we could ever use in a country this size?

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