(Bloomberg) Romney’s Wins Set Up Super Tuesday Test

Mitt Romney’s double-barreled victory in the Arizona and Michigan primaries yesterday gave him a burst of momentum in the Republican presidential race as the contest shifts to Southern states and Ohio…where his appeal among evangelical and working class voters will be tested anew.

Two months into the voting and nine months into Romney’s second presidential run, the results confirmed his status as fragile front-runner, toiling to win over Republican voters as he heads into potentially pivotal Super Tuesday races March 6.

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3 comments on “(Bloomberg) Romney’s Wins Set Up Super Tuesday Test

  1. BlueOntario says:

    I don’t understand the purpose of “open” primaries as was held in Michigan. Why allow non-members of a party to dictate a party’s platform and who that party will support?

  2. Br. Michael says:

    I have never understood the logic behind open primaries.

  3. Sarah says:

    Hi BlueOntario — I’m not certain why open primaries were once held, but in today’s climate, Republican establishment types here in South Carolina [read big-central-planning Republicans] like open primaries because Dems can vote for the “moderate” Republican and the Dems and establishment Republicans can at least be in an alliance on not selecting a conservative as the Republican nominee.

    In the case of the specifics of Michigan . . . it doesn’t really matter as both candidates are big-government Republicans [although Romney is more-so than the other, so I guess *that’s* something!]