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Santorum wins Louisiana and will fight on
A lost cause for the three candidates trailing the frontrunner

Added on Mach 25, 2012 at 11:30 Portuguese time
Santorum said that Republicans should not make the 1976-error when they chose the moderate Ford instead of Reagan; Ford eventually lost against Jimmy Carter.

Dear Rick, you are no Reagan. Reagan was Governor of California, whereas you have never held an executive office. You have only been a senator, and they voted you out of your job in 2007.


Article added on Mach 25, 2012 at 09:36 Portuguese time  
Louisiana will send 46 delegates to the Republican national convention. But only 20 of them were at stake in the closed primary of March 24, 2012. A finalizing GOP state convention will select another 23 delegates on April 28. The remaining 3 delegates are the members of Louisiana's Republican National Committee.

With all precincts reporting, the final result of the Louisiana primary is clear: Rick Santorum wins 49%, ahead of Mitt Romney with 26.7%, Newt Gingrich with 15.9% and Ron Paul with a meager 6.1%.

In order to win delegates at the Louisiana primary, a candidate needed to win a minimum of 25% of the vote. Only Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney qualified because they were the only two candidates to pass the threshold. Santorum won additional 10 delegates, Romney 5, the Louisiana Republican Party announced on Saturday. 5 delegates will travel to the national convention uncommitted.

After his relative victory in Louisiana, Santorum told a crowd of supporters in Green Bay, Wisconsin: “You don't believe ... this race is over. ... We're still here. We're still fighting.” Santorum still believes in his chances, although the numbers tell a different story.

In the overall Republican presidential race, Mitt Romney remains the clear frontrunner with more than twice the delegates than Rick Santorum: 563 to 272. Newt Gingrich is third with 135 and Ron Paul comes in last with 50 delegates. So even with all three candidates trailing Romney uniting their delegates, they would still end up second behind the current frontrunner.

As long as nobody finds a dead body in Mitt Romney's closet, the former governor will surely be nominated as the GOP presidential candidate at the Republican national convention in August.

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