Super Tuesday is big, but it all comes down to CaliforniaSubmitted by Peace Gold Love on Sun, 03/04/2012 - 11:06
Mitt Romney's victories in Michigan and Arizona's primaries last week helped him regain front-runner status, but he still has a lot to prove Tuesday. Namely, that his advantage in money, organization and endorsements pays off. Even if it does, don't expect Rick Santorum, Ron Paul or Newt Gingrich to go away quickly.
"Barring an explosion, which certainly could happen, it all comes down to California" and its 172 delegates, said Henry Olsen, a political expert at the Washington-based American Enterprise Institute.
California's primary isn't until June 5.
Four years ago, 24 states held contests Feb. 5, and John McCain won the most, essentially locking the GOP nomination. This year, Super Tuesday is 10 states -- Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. It's a big deal, but it's unlikely to be anyone's end game.
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Read the whole thing at the Detroit Free Press. Plus a nice big picture of Dr. Paul.