March 7th, 2012
08:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Analysis: In key Romney win, some warning signs remain

(CNN) - In a year when electability consistently tops Republican primary voters' lists of candidate qualities, Mitt Romney has made the sale. In contest after contest, he's generally chosen as the contender most likely to beat President Barack Obama in November.

On Tuesday, voters in Ohio agreed: They thought he was roughly twice as electable as Rick Santorum, according to exit polls.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: CNN's Bob Costantini and Tory Dunnan, in Columbus, consider the Ohio GOP primary results, plus the overall mixed bag that was Super Tuesday. And the great beyond to come.


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  1. diridi

    Signs, Bain-Capital, Corporations are also people, my friend, Jobs shipping to China, Keystone Pipeline and drinking water pollution and making this nation another third world nation, Tax-Looting, Iran war, Rich shipping jobs for Cheap labor, Staple immigration to your degree as though we do not have enough people. etc, etc, Yes, I am voting and supporting Obama. Obama2012.
    PS: any one who has brain votes for Obama, because nation is on right track, no wars, etc,

    March 7, 2012 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    In a year when electability consistently tops Republican primary voters' lists of candidate qualities.........
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    That is a darn shame. Shouldn't *all* of their candidates meet at least some minimum standard of excellence, namely being electable? Republican voters are more worried about whether or not their candidate is competent or crazy, than whether or not their candidate is able and capable. That is pretty sad.

    March 7, 2012 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  3. rla

    It's too bad the democrats didn't care so much about a candidate being "ABLE AND CAPABLE" when they elected Obama over Clinton. Well the republicans are showing a side of America that most democrats wish didn't exist but these people are the ones who make the country run and actually have faith, honesty and independents in their hearts.

    March 7, 2012 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    rla – Thanks for the joke of the day. That was a hoot.

    March 7, 2012 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  5. Al-NY,NY

    rla

    It's too bad the democrats didn't care so much about a candidate being "ABLE AND CAPABLE" when they elected Obama over Clinton. Well the republicans are showing a side of America that most democrats wish didn't exist but these people are the ones who make the country run and actually have faith, honesty and independents in their hearts.
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    It's always FAITH first with these people. Honesty???? Surely you are joking right? Not one is any more honest than any other politician. And then of course there's "Independents" which obviously was supposed to be "independence" but who's quibbling???

    March 7, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  6. Four and The Door

    diridi
    PS: any one who has brain votes for Obama, because nation is on right track, no wars, etc,
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    ...except for that little skirmish in Afghanistan and the looming conflict with Iran as they take advantage of our telegraphed weakness to quickly develop their nuclear arms capability. They know this window of American weakness does not last long. But they hope long enough to make it pointless. Don't be surprised if Iran funds a Super PAC for Obama. It's cheaper than trying to get a bomb developed in 9 months.

    March 7, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  7. A True Centrist

    Like I've said before, I'm an anybody but Obama supporter (unless that other candidate's name is Newt) and am currently supporting Romney because I think he has the best chance of beating Obama in Novemeber. With that said, I love how the media keeps the whole "warning signs" story line alive. Romney has won 14 of 22 states so far, and has come in second in 6 of the 8 states he has lost. He is the clear front-runner, and if this were last election where there were more winner take all states, this election would be over.

    Time to find another story line cnn. Maybe you could dig up some dirt to disparage Romney, and Soledad O'Brien and Roland Martin can giggle and high five each other again when releasing the "news".

    March 7, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    rla wrote:

    Well the republicans are showing a side of America that most democrats wish didn't exist but these people are the ones who make the country run and actually have faith, honesty and independents in their hearts.
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    Stop projecting. Democrats have always known that dark side of Republicans existed. It is Republicans who wish that dark side didn't exist, and it is being bared for all the world to see.

    March 7, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  9. Dr Knowitall

    Yeah, like In Virginia with only 2 people on the ballot and the other one is certifiable Romney can only carry a small majority. In Ohio, Santorum was not on the ballot in 3 counties and Romney only wins by 1%.

    Is it not clear yet that a Vote for Romney is a vote for Obama ? He is so disliked by so many that if he is the candidate, he will force voters to stay home while communisim cruses to another victory.

    March 7, 2012 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  10. Four and The Door

    Good point, True Centrist. Republicans across the country are rallying behind Mitt Romney but the media is not ready for this story to be over yet. Expect the same once Romney is nominated. They will keep digging for polls worded, distributed and interpreted cleverly enough to make it appear Obama still has a fighting chance. Then they will try and make the 2012 shellacking appear to be an upset. Romney 2012!

    March 7, 2012 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Four and The Door wrote:

    ... Republicans across the country are rallying behind Mitt Romney .....
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    It would appear that Republicans do not have any other choice, and are falling in line like good little, obedient conservatives.

    March 7, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |