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Santorum Has a Big Night

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on February 8, 2012

Rick Santorum shocked the world last night and this blogger as well with his victories in both Minnesota and Colorado. Please note that I am not counting Missouri intentionally as it was nothing but a glorified poll. This win puts Santorum ahead of Gingrich in the overall delegate count, although Romney still has a fairly substantial lead over both of them. Ron Paul is not even a factor anymore with his small amount of delegates. The Race stands as follows in terms of number of delegates after the latest round of elections:

Romney 87
Santorum 35
Gingrich 32
Paul 13

What is most amazing to me is that Rick Santorum was on the brink of possibly dropping out after a poor showing in Nevada. He now has a new life to his campaign while Gingrich is left reeling.

With Romney still in a  substantial lead this is not a great position for Santorum to be in despite the good night. Arizona and Michigan are up next on Tuesday (unless you count Maine who will finish their week-long caucus on Saturday) and I expect Romney to win both, but then again I thought the same ting about Colorado as well.

Needless to say this primary will likely run a little bit longer than we all initially expected.

One Response to “Santorum Has a Big Night”

  1. […] having a disappointing night a couple of weeks ago losing both Colorado and Minnesota many projected that the downward spiral would […]

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