Greetings, Mitt Romney does battle tomorrow with “the field” of candidates. Rick Santorum is a threat to win at least two and maybe three states–including the headline grabbing Ohio. Newt Gingrich may win Georgia. And Ron Paul will try to sneak up on him in Vermont and Massachusetts trying to wrest some delegates away.
The question for Romney is not: Will he win a majority of Super Tuesday states and delegates? He will. The question is whether the margin of his victories is large enough to prove to the news media what is evident to all who look beyond the coverage. Mitt Romney will be the nominee. He is not particularly weak or particularly strong, though the primary process has done some damage to him.
On to the rest:
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Tomorrow is Super Tuesday and it should be the day that Romney puts so much distance between himself and his rivals that he becomes the de-facto nominee. States to watch: Tennessee and Ohio.
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