Rick Santorum’s Sweep Is Southern, But Not Clean

Rick Santorum won yesterday’s Alabama and Mississippi primaries. Both primaries could be classified as close, especially Alabama. In Alabama Mitt Romney, the third place winner, was only three points behind Rick Santorum. Newt Gingrich got second place in both states, and Mitt Romney third. Santorum’s wins could and are being considered upsets as Rick Santorum was polling third. Rick Santorum has had a few upsets, such as Iowa. Newt Gingrich and his campaign seemed to be banking on a win, even showing a messages saying that Newt Gingrich was leading in polls in both states. Ultimately, though, the real votes are more important than polls. These wins are expected to make the nomination process go longer. Mitt Romney is now openly warning how a brokered convention could hurt the party, and is using that to try to gain votes. Newt Gingrich, however, said yesterday that he will continue on, even though he called both states must-wins. However, there was one state that stood in the way of Rick Santorum having a clean sweep, and that state is dear in the heart of the President. No, not Illinois, but Hawaii. Mitt Romney ended up winning Hawaii’s caucus nineteen points ahead of Rick Santorum.

About Tyler

Tyler is the chief media reporter for TKNN, with the news organization since its founding in November of 2010. He has previously served as chief political reporter and chief political anchor for TKNN.

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