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Let’s run down the numbers…

Georgia – 76 delegates
Gingrich – 42
Romney – 13
Santorum – 2

Ohio – 66
Romney – 35
Santorum – 21

Tennessee – 58
Santorum – 25
Romney – 10
Gingrich – 8

Virginia – 43
Romney – 43

Oklahoma – 43
Santorum – 14
Romney – 13
Gingrich – 13

Massachusetts – 41
Romney – 38

Idaho – 32
Romney – 32

North Dakota – 28
Santorum – 11
Paul – 8
Romney – 7
Gingrich – 2

Alaska – 27
Romney – 8
Santorum – 7
Paul – 6
Gingrich – 3

Vermont – 17
Romney – 9
Santorum – 4
Paul – 4

Delegates after last night
Romney – 404
Santorum – 161
Gingrich – 105
Paul – 61

All in all, it wasn’t a horrible night for Romney and I think he has the momentum. But the problem is that this wasn’t a knock out punch for any of the other candidates.

Those guys will just continue to grab delegates Romney needs to secure the nomination since most of the upcoming contests are proportional primaries.

In fact, of the top 3 biggest contests yet to come, both New York and Texas are proportional. California is winner take all. But even worse for Romney…Texas is May 29 and California is June 5!

We’re in for a long ride folks.

More as it develops…

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  1. Because those big remaining ones ARE proportional, there’s little way for Santorum to get enough delegates from them to catch up. What he needs is some very strong wins in winner-take-all states to close that huge gap, he’s not really getting them, and he’s running out of them. He’s already begging Gingrich to drop and swing his delegates over. But Paul is holding tight to his delegates, and could swing them to Romney if Gingrich did that. Paul WON’T swing them to Santorum or Gingrich.

    California is winner-take-all, and the odds of Santorum winning there are zilch. He trails badly in NY polling. Polling in Texas has been all over the map, but shows a solid Romney base and Romney winning most head-to-head matchups with everyone there, and it’s Paul’s home state. Therre are some southern states this month that could really help Santorum — too bad Gingrich has the angry so-con vote in those sewn up.

    The “superdelegates” are stacked so hard for Romney they could star in porn flicks. Romney has 23, Gingrich has 4, and Santorum has … 1.

    I expect both Santorum and Gingrich to get more extreme as the month wears on into April, especially in the south, which will in turn firm up Romney’s more moderate base nationwide. But it’s still worth some popcorn.

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