The 2012 GOP Missouri caucuses and
Article added on February 8, 2012
at 09:43 German time
The specialty of the 2012
GOP Missouri primary was that it was a
“beauty contest”. Not the primary of February 8 will determine which delegates will be sent to
the Republican national convention, but the Missouri caucuses to be held on
March 17, 2012.
Newt Gingrich missed the filing deadline and, therefore, his name were not
on the Missouri primary ballots.
With 99% of all precincts reporting, in the 2012 GOP Missouri presidential
primary with its non-binding result, the former Pennsylvania senator Rick
Santorum finished first with an astonishing 55% of the vote, ahead of Mitt
Romney with 25% and Ron Paul with 12%.
The game “anybody but Romney continues”. Dear Republicans, as written after
Iowa caucuses, it is self-delusional to believe that you
can beat Obama with a candidate who lost his Senate seat in 2006, who has
never held executive office, who advocates the teaching of intelligent
design and who opposes contraception (Santorum: “It's not OK because
it's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things
are supposed to be” (Peter Wehner in Commentary).
With Rick Santorum winning Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, the GOP freak
show remains open. The only half-way decent candidate, Mitt Romney,
continues to struggle. Gingrich, Santorum and Paul will never become
president. Romney would have a fair chance against Obama, especially if the
labor market remains weak until November.
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More articles on the 2012 GOP race:
Romney wins Colorado,
GOP Minnesota caucuses,
Florida primary results,
South Carolina primary,
Perry endorses Gingrich,
Huntsman endorses Romney,
Romney wins in New Hampshire,
Romney after Iowa.