Yes, folks. The sideshow euphemistically called the Republican nomination race of 2012 ran three primaries/caucuses Tuesday night. Up until now we’ve had three winners in four states (giving benefit of the doubt to Santorum for barely beating Romney two weeks and several lost precincts after Romney even more barely beat Santorum in the same Iowa caucus where the results are non-binding anyway…are you staying with me here?). With Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado all voting Tuesday we could have had a Romney romp, or a Santorum surprise, a Gingrich Gain, or even a Paul Peripeteia. Alliteration notwithstanding, this promised to be an interesting night.
If Romney were to have won all three states it could have meant the signal for all of the “I want to vote for the guy that wins the nomination” people to all line up like good little Republican soldiers and vote for the guy that wins the nomination. Yeah, Mitt.
But wait a minute. Santorum ended up winning all three states? The guy that barely registered in the last three states? Really? Wow.
And here we are.
Minnesota: Santorum overwhelmingly wins! – 45% (With Romney in 3rd place)
Missouri: Santorum overwhelmingly wins! – 55%
Colorado: Santorum overwhelmingly wins! – 40%
Thanks a bunch ELP. Now this sideshow may never end.
*Karn Evil 9 by Emerson, Lake and Palmer