photo from John King at CNN, via Twitter


Rick Santorum had a huge night on Tuesday winning Alabama and Mississippi. The problem is that the amount of delegates Santorum nets doesn’t do anything to help him close on Mitt Romney.

But how did Mitt Romney get Mississippi so wrong, aides saying he would win the state? Romney bragging “we’re go to win tomorrow” in Alabama compounds the issue. Romney will come out ahead on delegates tonight, once Hawaii and other areas are counted because of the proportional allotment.

However, Rick Santorum is the one showing the heart, though he wouldn’t even be around if Republicans had their A team on the field. Even thinking of Santorum as a viable nominee you get the Republican Party so far right there’s no coming back.

“If you’re the frontrunner & you keep coming in third, you’re not much of a frontrunner” – Newt Gingrich

In Illinois, Romney is blanketing the state, with Chuck Todd reporting Santorum hasn’t spent a dime. While he was getting beat in both Alabama and Mississippi, he was having a fundraiser in New York.

Newt Gingrich remains delusional.

“If [Newt Gingrich] can’t win in Alabama in Mississippi, where can he win?” – Tim Pawlenty on Fox News Channel

Stephen Hayes said on FNC last night that Newt Gingrich is hell bent on stopping Mitt Romney from getting to 1144.

That’s the Newt his colleagues know and loathe.

On FNC, they talked about a Santorum – Gingrich alliance, which has been rumored before, to make that Romney’s life hell and take the fight to Tampa.

Nobody thinks Gingrich is going anywhere, but at some point doesn’t it get down to money?

It’s time for Mitt to have a chat with Sheldon Adelson.