The Romney camp came away with more wins than losses on Super Tuesday, but the Rick Santorum campaign is anything but dead in the water, as far as they are concerned. Of the ten primary contests that were held today, Mitt Romney won 6 states, Gingrich came away with a win in is home state of Georgia, and Santorum walked away with 3 victories.
In my opinion, most of the states that held primary voting today are ones that happen to be fairly insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Most of the states that Romney or Santorum won are states that happen to be solidly Republican as it is, which means they will vote for whoever the nominee is in November. One state that was in focus happened to be Ohio(my home state).
Ohio has been, and always will be a crucial swing state in a presidential election. It is especially important to Republicans, because no Republican has been successful in a White House bid without winning the Buckeye State. Things were not looking as great for the former Massachusetts Governor about a week ago. Many polls had him in a dead heat with Rick Santorum. Despite the fact that Romney’s Super PAC’s outspent Santorum 4 to 1, he was only able to beat Santorum 38% to 37%, and barely snatch a victory away from the former Pennsylvania Senator. With support in Ohio this tepid, winning the state in November looks like it is going to be an uphill battle, just as it was in his home state of Michigan.
Rick Santorum won the primary contests in traditionally conservative places like North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. This is no surprise, and will possibly give the campaign a shot of adrenaline to get them to the convention, and assist with fundraising.
Click here for a detailed summary of the states involved in Super Tuesday, and the specific results.