Santorum Wins Louisiana by Big Margin

Santorum Wins La.But Does It Matter?

This is becoming repetitive here, but Santorum’s huge win in the Louisiana primary does not change the delegate math much, but does increase the chances of what is now being euphemistically called an “open convention.” And by inference, increases the chances of Barack Obama winning re-election in November.  Santorum cannot possibly beat Obama in a general election, and Romney is certainly being damaged by this.

But Santorum rolls on…

 

Rick Santorum’s convincing win in Louisiana’s GOP primary does little to change the delegate math that has rival Mitt Romney with a more than 2-to-1 lead, raising questions about whether he can generate broader appeal to win the nomination.

 

Santorum told supporters after Saturday’s win in Louisiana that the race was far from over, recalling the naysayers who said Ronald Reagan was too conservative to win the nomination.

 

“Ronald Reagan fought that battle in 1976 and he did something that had not been done since: as someone as a conservative running against the establishment, he won 11 states. Well tonight, thanks to the great people of Louisiana, we have won our 11th state in this primary fight,” he said.

 

But the road ahead is a difficult one for Santorum, who is slogging it out in what has become a game of numbers to clinch the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

From CNN Politics

As I mentioned in the teaser, I remember Reagan well, and it is almost amusing to hear Santorum trying to compare himself to Reagan… almost.

The Santorum train continues on, heading full steam ahead right through the calls for rallying around a single nominee at this point.  Believe it or not, there was even some evidence in exit polls that the now infamous Etch A Sketch comment made my Romney’s campaign aide, and exploited by the other candidates, had more influence that one might expect.  Don’t you know the Democrats are buying up every Etch A Sketch in sight for the fall campaign!

–FB

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