Saturday, March 10, 2012

Is Kansas A Republican Kingmaker?

Today the Kansas Republican party held their 2012 presidential caucus and the winner, by a mile, was Rick Santorum.
And it was not even close as the results show Mr. Santorum taking a solid majority, 51% of caucus goers to Mitt Romney's 21%. Newt Gingrich and Crazy Uncle Ron Paul fight for the bottom with 14% and 13% respectively.
Now I do not know but Kansas is one of the most Republican states in the nation. And it solidly rejected the so-called front runner, Mr. Romney.
And before you say how few people participated in the caucus, does not matter. A vote is a vote. It is their tough duck if they could not tear themselves away for a couple of hours and participate.
The question is can Kansas make Mr. Santorum even more respectable to Southern voters in Alabama and Mississippi this Tuesday? Will the Kansas vote make or break Santorum or will it even matter?
Here is one thing for certain.
Newt Gingrich is conceding these states. Because he is saying that he will stay in the race no matter what. I do not think that he expects to win either state.
So not it really is a race between Mr. Romney and Mr. Santorum.
And today, I think Kansas made that possible.

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