Analysis: Super Tuesday won't help clear up GOP race
February 29th, 2012
07:17 AM ET
11 years ago

Analysis: Super Tuesday won't help clear up GOP race

Detroit (CNN) - Since 1988, when Michael Dukakis beat his main Democratic rivals in a slew of March primary states, "Super Tuesday" has usually played a pivotal role in determining presidential nominees in both parties.

This year, it will not.


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  1. Marlee

    Brief article. Why doesn't super Tuesday matter? I don't think the voters in those states will agree. Delegates? Are they going to broker deals and decide for the voters? Not good enough corporate money picks the candidates??!

    February 29, 2012 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  2. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    Of the four candidates left in the Republican race, what are your choices?

    Ron Paul, despite his Tea Party support, would be ripped to shreds in the general election after the Democrats started bringing up his early papers that have a decidedly racist tone.

    Santorum wants to establish a government based on his Catholic beliefs. This did not turn out so well during the Inquisition. Nor would he be aqble to generate support from any other religious group to help shove through his legislative agenda.

    Gingrich is a proven crook and womanizer who is possibly the single most disliked man in politics.

    Romney has made statements over and over that show his heart is right where his home is. In an exclusive area with his ultra rich friends, where poor and middle income people are only welcome as service people.

    Your choice.

    February 29, 2012 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  3. diridi

    In simple terms, Obama2012. period.

    February 29, 2012 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    "This year, it will not."

    Indeed it won't. Too bad that GOP voters aren't thinking past their votes - which won't really matter once Mittens buys off the delegates needed to favor him come convention time. What a disaster this Republican primary has become. Wonder who is keeping track of "pay-back" to come tallies for Romney?

    February 29, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  5. Fla Pete

    Even with Mittens out spending the other republican hypocrites over 10 to 1,he still JUST gets by in regional voting.His skeletons, still are hiding,waiting for the right time to POP out.You can't count the number of gaffes and flip flops this out of touch ego mainiac has said,and his republican sheep ,who are so ignorant keep clammering for more.He has become ,with the rest of the republican party,so sickening that most intelligent people will again vote for Obama because of his stances that will benefit the 99% ers.Romney and company don't have enough money or positive power to overtake the incumbent and its showing,negative reviews up and lower voter turnout shows.The republicans are losing their luster,as it shows in political polls both republican and democratic,Obama up by double digits,truthful fact.The republicans are losing their grasp,even in the House and Senate and it shows.Republicans know the end of their ride is near,with Reps and Senators jumping ship before it goes down.A reversal of fortunes is near,so republicans can keep the seats warm for their democratic replacements..

    February 29, 2012 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  6. Fla Pete

    Super Tues will weed out who goes on,and who says enough.Mittens and Santorum with moneys from big corporations,superpacs will take it till Nov.Newty,Paul see the end in sight,so do their advisers.Their backers will shift to Romney and Santorum before long,they want winners,not political has beens.They better conserve their money going against Barack and his political machine.

    February 29, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  7. The Greedy Old Pigs declared class war on US!

    Nothing can "clear up" the fact that every day it becomes more and more obvious that the GOBP deathcult is the party of the predatory elites in the 1% who care nothing about the rest of us. A vote for them is a vote against America's best interests.

    February 29, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Mitt Romney might be the best in the bunch, but that doesn't mean that he's any good.

    February 29, 2012 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  9. oman

    It is perfectly clear that the GOP cannot help this country. Their belief was to represent the people in governing. Not! Since the year 2000, their belief is to divide, lie, and steal from the population. This country is their cash cow, their base are sheep, and GOP are the pigs trying to govern.

    February 29, 2012 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |