GOP’s SoCo Tuesday; Down to the ‘Mitty Gritty’
The week following Super Tuesday finds the Republican candidates discussing their affinity towards Grits. Not just any Grits; multiple variations of the southern staple. The prospective nominees have been reduced to pandering for that renowned ‘southern hospitality’, displayed in the form of a supportive vote. The objective observer can hardly find any Southern Comfort regarding the demeanor of these contenders quest for the nomination.
The update prior to the ‘SoCo Tuesday’ competition produced a comfortable 7 point margin for Romney in Wyoming, as well as notching the Virgin Islands, Guam and Mariana’s on his belt. Santorum on the other hand captured Kansas in a 30 point route. The non-binding delegates are presumed to favor Mitt Romney in the latest results all tolled by a margin of 4 delegates over Rick Santorum.
1144 delegates are needed to have a majority of the delegates required for the Nomination. Here is the current Delegate Count scoreboard:
2012 Delegate Tracker
Also of interest, recent polling indicates a 16 point swing with respect to Independent Woman voters. Women accounted for 60 million votes in the 2008 Presidential election or 53%. Independent Women previously favored the Republican Party by 11 points but the recent Health/Contraception ‘Examination’, seems to have swayed this particular electorate 5 points to the left.
The three major blocks of constituents widely held as essential toward winning a Presidential General Election are Women, Independents and Latino’s. Romney, Santorum and Gingrich all have the same 13% support from the Latino community. Romney still needs to garner about 46% of the remaining delegates to secure a victory.