Well Election Day has come and gone in Alabama. And the results were not a big surprise to most people. Rick Santorum won both Alabama and Mississippi. Newt Gingrich came in second. And Mitt Romney came in third. All three candidates got a large number of votes but Santorum managed more votes than the other two candidates. Although Romney placed third in both states. He won more delegates and his race to the convention is getting closer to that magic number of delegates. Santorum is second in the delegate count and he is going to need some help if he wants to be the nominee. And for Gingrich and Paul. Well there chances of being the nominee is pretty much over.
Romney is still the favorite to be the Republican nominee for president. But he has one big problem that will have to be solved. So far Romney has not won any deep south states. And he did win Florida but it is not considered a deep south state. The concern will be if it’s a Romney vs. Obama race for the White house. Will some voters in the south vote for a third party candidate. If this happens Obama will likely win another term. Romney can help fix this by selecting a V-P candidate that will wow voters in the south. Two good picks would be Santorum or Gingrich. Or he could go bold and maybe pick Bobby Jindal; Jeb Bush; or Chris Christie to be his V-P candidate. Romney will most likely be the Republican nominee. But if this race goes to the Republican National Convention in Tampa it will hurt the Republican’s chances for the White House.
There was one big surprise in the Alabama primary. The race for Alabama Chief Justice took a very surprising turn with Roy Moore likely winning outright without a runoff. Roy Moore only spent around $20,000 in his campaign. Roy Moore rode his horse to the voting booth in his home county. And most people thought he was not going to do well but he shocked everyone including me. Charlie Graddick and Chuck Malone were the other two candidates and I am sure they were shocked as well. But I am concerned about Roy Moore. Remember the last time he was Chief Justice. Moore defied court orders to remove the ten commandments statue from the lobby and he was eventually removed from office. Will he make national news again and do something that could get him kicked out of office? I hope not.
- Santorum is Celebrating a Double Victory in Alabama and Mississippi (socyberty.com)
- Santorum’s Southern Knock-Out (markamerica.com)
- Santorum sweeps to another two victories – Team Romney facing a long fight (worldviewtonight.wordpress.com)
- Romney Wins Hawaii and American Samoa, Santorum Wins Alabama and Mississippi (themoderatevoice.com)
- Election Day in Alabama (youngsblog.com)