Super Chooseday: Romney/Paul vs. Santorum/Gingrich 2012?
More than 400 delegates will be awarded Tuesday, more than the combined total of all 12 states that have voted so far. This won’t be enough to give any of the candidates the nomination, but Super Tuesday could still be super enough to reshape the primary season. Romney’s wins, by overwhelming margins, will allow him to pad his earlier lead for the nomination.
He has picked up at least 90 tonight, Gingrich 39 and Santorum 34 and Paul at least 6.
This gave the former Massachusetts governor 293, including endorsements from members of the Republican National Committee who automatically attend the convention and can support any candidate they choose. Santorum had 126 delegates, Gingrich 72 and Paul 31. It takes 1,144 delegates to win the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., this summer.
Consider that Romney and Paul have remained friendly throughout the campaign. Consider that many conservatives are still looking for the anti-Romney candidate. Is this turning into Super Chooseday: Romney/Paul vs. Santorum/Gingrich 2012? Either one would be a viable matchup and avoid the possibility of a brokered convention.