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GOP’s SoCo Tuesday; Down to the ‘Mitty Gritty’

Updated on March 13, 2012

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

Romney 454

Santorum 217

Gingrich 107

Paul 47

Huntsman 2

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.


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    • gjfalcone profile image

      gjfalcone 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Y'all with a side of Cheesy Grits. Always great to hear from you Michele.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Great hub again. I did watch Mitt Romney when he spoke to people in the south. When he said " Ya all" was that an insult? If it was he should be careful. People in the south are not stupid rednecks. Of course he only said it once, but isn't that enough?

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      gjfalcone 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Hello b. Malin,

      Thanks for weighing in on the upcoming installment regarding the race for the White House. I hold my position, whomever gets the nod as the GOP representative will give the President a run for the money; So to speak.

      I believe it was James Carville that put it best regarding Presidential Elections;

      It's about the Economy Stupid;

      A point you clearly understand, and I imagine most people share regarding this sentiment.

      Well said b.M. Thank you for your contribution, I look forward to discussing the results of tonights event.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      It will be Interesting to see the Outcome in the South...I'm hoping Romney does well. I feel he can be Elected in 2012 in his run against Obama. I'm personally NOT happy in the direction the Country is going in and it's time for a Change...A Good Change for all! Not just speech after speech, but JOBS, American People want to work!

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      gjfalcone 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      I suppose it would be safe to say it's not 'againsttheodds', of this being yet another disputed contest in the GOP road to the Tampa Convention.

      I can only imagine it falls under the similar "Michigan Rule": You may vote for whomever you wish but the powers that be shall dictate who Governs.

      Thanks for your comments ato as well as the substative value you've added to the hub.

      Shameless Plug! Michigan State: Tyrannical Regime...

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      againsttheodds 5 years ago

      Great introduction to the southern states, we shall see what happens tomorrow. I'd say that Ron Paul won the primary and the popular vote in the Virgin Islands, but since the main stream has decided that a Paul win means we must all of a sudden report delegates instead, and the fact that one delegate switched from uncommitted to Mitt Romney in usual shady GOP trickery after the vote was cast, some might not agree. Nothing but the usual shenanigans in the road ahead.