February 8, 2012 by David K. Sutton
Spin It How You Want, Republicans Still Don’t Like Romney
It doesn’t matter how they want to spin it, Rick Santorum’s clean sweep last night is nothing short of embarrassing for the Mitt Romney campaign. Santorum won Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado. In fact, he crushed Romney in Missouri and Minnesota.
Santorum finished Missouri in 1st (55.2%) to Romney’s 2nd (25.3%). In Minnesota it was symbolically worse with Romney finishing 3rd in a state he won in 2008 – Santorum 1st (44.9%), Romney 3rd (16.9%). In Colorado Santorum finished 1st (40.3%) to Romney’s 2nd (34.9%).
Mitt Romney must be the weakest inevitable nominee in the history of American politics. Even with this crushing blow, it’s hard to imagine anybody else becoming the Republican nominee. But that won’t stop Republican voters from trying their hardest. They just don’t like Romney, and that’s one thing we can all agree on.
Santorum has now won more states than Romney at 4 to 3, but Romney still leads in the delegate count, 112 to 72. Newt Gingrich is now at a distant 32 delegates. Ron Paul is, well, Ron Paul.