Some random ruminations on Super Tuesday
Romney narrowly won Ohio, even though he outspent his rivals by 5 to 1; and he had the troops on the ground.
Mitt appeals to the $100K + annual income voters; but he can't close the sale on those making under $100k and with the evangelicals.
The former accurately perceive Mitt as a Wall Street, country club multi-millionaire, with several houses and with an attractive wife who drives two gas guzzling Caddies.
The evangelicals believe Mormonism is a cult; and that will not change.
Virginia is a good example of Mitt's weakness in the South.
Santorum and Gingrich were not on the ballot; and even with only Ron Paul as competition, Paul got over 40% of the vote.
The GOP Virginia voters know Paul can't get the nomination; and if through some course in miracles, he did get the nod, he would be trounced by Obama.
But the Virginia social conservatives and evangelicals still voted for Paul, as the anti-Mitt candidate.
But Mitt also won about 180 delegates yesterday, bringin his total now to close to 400 of the 1100 needed.
It is not possible for any other candidate to win the delegate majority on the first convention ballot.
And the Ohio voters ended the political career of Dennis Kuchinch, the progressive Dennis the Menace.
He was soundly defeated by Toledo-based progressive Rep. Kaptur.
Kuchinch can teach, write, give speeches and become a MSNBC analyst; and his progressive voice will remain with us.
The same GOP Ohio voters gave the Congressional nod to Joe the Plumber. OMG.
Rep. Kaptur should dispatch him back to his garage.
(..Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) won a huge victory against fellow Dem. Rep. Dennis Kucinich in a member-versus-member primary, set up by the state’s redistricting. With nearly all precincts counted, “Kaptur led Kucinich 55 percent to 41 percent.”
And finally: That’s Joe the Congressman to you. Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher won the Republican nomination for a congressional seat in Ohio last night. He’ll face off against Kaptur in November. ..")http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/03/07/439425/morning-briefing-march-7-201/