Presidential Wednesday: Santorum Looks Pretty In “Beauty Contests”

It was a good night for Rick Santorum. As I type (11:30 Tuesday night) he’s won Missouri and Minnesota and according to the Colorado GOP Chairman (at about 1:05 AM), Colorado as well. Check the Google map to see the Colorado results. Michelle Malkin wraps it up.

Does this signal yet another change in the race? Has Santorum surpassed Gingrich as the “not-Romney” candidate? Given the twists and turns thus far in the race I’m not sure you say that just yet. I do think however this race isn’t over and while the long term trend still favors Romney, he hasn’t closed the deal and it’s still possible he may not.

If Tuesday night was a good night for Santorum, it’s wasn’t a good night for Gingrich. He wasn’t on the ballot in Missouri, finished fourth in Minnesota and not doing well in Colorado. Let me remind you though, he’s been written off before and it’s certainly possible he resurrects himself yet again. However, time is running out.

Here’s the latest RCP Averages and Intrade percentages.

Up next is Guam on 2/18 then Arizona and Michigan on 2/28. Arizona looms large.

14 comments

  1. SmyrnaSAHM says:

    I am just so grateful that the first sentence of this post includes the word “Rick,” as every time I read, “It was a good night for Santorum,” I assume they are talking about the Prop 8 decision.

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