Santorum Takes Tennessee – Newt still babbling

Rick Santorum took the popular vote in Tennessee and Oklahoma.  TN is proportional so Mitt can win more delegates and lose the total vote to Santorum.  Although Rick’s lead in TN is huge so not likely for Mitt.  Ohio is separated by 134 votes at last report.  That’s tight folks.  Western states will be closing polls soon.  Idaho appears to be a Romney walk.  The rest look like a battle between Rick and Ron Paul.  Alaska is in this group of 10 states so it’ll be a long night.

Meanwhile, Newt is still babbling about something.  This is the strangest “I got my ass handed to me except in my home state” speech I have ever heard.  He appears to have 3 themes.  1. The media is out to get me.  2. I won’t bow to saudi kings. Sure Newt just like Bush 43 didn’t, he held hands actually oh and kissed the dude on the lips.  Heads of state respect other countries protocols in those countries.  You would be the first President to not do that.  But you won’t because presidents of local rotary clubs don’t get to meet saudi kings.  3. Last theme – 2.50 a gallon for gas.  Ok.

In 3rd or 4th in every other state Newt still claiming he is the only candidate who can beat the President.  Ok

And mercifully some 30+ minutes after he started Newt says onto Tampa and take on the President.  Great Newt, but Tampa is the GOP convention.  If you make it there it’s because the convention is brokered and you will be taking on Mitt, Rick and Ron still.

Stay tuned.  Western states may come in before Ohio is done counting.

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