QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Mar 6, 2012 -> 08:40 PM)
Getting zero delegates there makes this night a blowout even if little Ricky takes Ohio, because the race is about delegates.
Clearly Romney wins the most delegates, but Santorum wins the PR war and the media can keep this horse race going.
Romney will lose at least four states, two of his victories were basically uncontested (one his home state)...and Michigan was another form of "home state" advantage for Romney. That's not counting N.D. or AK, which could both go against Romney, as well as Wyoming.
He'll win Idaho, but nobody cares about Idaho, since it's 33% Mormon and the media expects a win.
But it's just as much about how damaged the candidate is...and Romney's reaching a critical point where Santorum is ready to go on and fight for the next 2-3 months, same with Gingrich, even.
If we were talking about 2008, I would agree that was mostly about delegates, because Obama and Clinton had very very few philosophical differences. Everyone knew the party would unite in the end for the general, whereas this GOP race has practically fractured the party and the social topics side is a losing one for the GOP.
They are risking alienating all independents/moderates, women, Latinos and young people.
You can't win a general election when it SHOULD be a focus on the economy, and Romney's plan for creating jobs is just about as ephemeral as fog or mist.