Tuesday contests about bragging rights and momentum
February 7th, 2012
07:13 AM ET
3 years ago

Tuesday contests about bragging rights and momentum

(CNN) - Seventy delegates and a whole lot of momentum: That's what's at stake Tuesday when three states hold contests in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

It's the first day so far this cycle with multiple contests and with a total of 70 delegates up for grabs in caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota, it's the largest haul yet in the race for the White House. While the two states won't officially award delegates Tuesday night (that will happen down the road at district and state conventions), the news media, including CNN, will use the results to make unofficial delegate estimates.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. anagram_kid

    From where I sit, it is a contest to see who can alienate the most women, minorities, the middle class (job doers) and people who see Christianity as a means to help others, not control them. I have to hand it to them, it is hard to tell who is winning.

    Obama 2012

    February 7, 2012 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  2. DallasNE

    Romney may be counting his chickens before they hatch. The news media is just starting to catch on to his trust fund that he has set up for his 5 sons that is valued at just over $100 million, all apparently tax free. He hasn't heard the end of his mistake in the CNN interview where he famously said "If it needs a repair, I'll fix it." regarding the safety net for the poor. What does he mean "if it needs repair"? Does he not know. And how can he fix it if he doesn't know what the problems are. Perhaps more importantly was where he followed that with "I'm not concerned about the very rich, they're doing fine". Say that again. His tax policy will give a huge boost to the very rich so how can he say with a straight face that he is not concerned about them. If Romney ever does an interview he will be on the defenive because of these isues. I'm sure he will try to wait things out but he will surely take some heat for that as well.

    February 7, 2012 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  3. DENNA

    Ahhahahaaa! I just get so tickled when I see all of you together, looking so serious, pretending that you have a prayer of winning. I have never seen a weaker field of candidates. Snotty Rick, Crazy Newt, Car Salesman Mitt and Grandpa Ron. Nice selection of candidates the Tea Party have to choose from.

    February 7, 2012 04:59 am at 4:59 am |
  4. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Given the low voter turnout and lack of enthusiasm, these recent "wins" (with fewer votes than four years ago) are barely worth mentioning, let alone bragging about.

    February 7, 2012 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  5. Larry L

    The miserable choices seen on the stage result from a Party torn apart by manipulating power-brokers like the Koch brothers and the radical extremists of the Tea Party. Moderate Republicans no longer exist.

    February 7, 2012 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  6. diridi

    four clowns to the credit of this nation.

    February 7, 2012 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  7. GROVER NORQUIST IS AN ENEMY OF THE STATE

    I'm just waiting for Super Tuesday. I want to see if Newt can edge out Romney. I'm dying to see what happens with the southern vote. I think that may be a roadblock for Willard.

    February 7, 2012 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  8. ST

    I won't be surprised if the turn out in these 3 states will be discouraging. No any debate, no any interview by the media, the campaigning of contenders were dull. How on earth can the voters make their mind???? And what has to motivate them??

    February 7, 2012 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  9. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    I can understand Minnesota and Colorado, but why the non-binding primary/caucus/whatever in Missouri? It sounds like a waste of time for the candidates, the voters and the local boards of elections.

    February 7, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |