March 6, 2012 11:35pm CST
Super Tuesday has come and gone, and it looks like it hasn't really decided anything. Romney is still ahead but you have to wonder how much stronger Santorum would be if Newt dropped out. Ron Paul doing well in Virginia heads up with Romney also makes Romney look vulnerable and one has to wonder what might have happened there if Newt and/or Santorum were in the primary. This whole thing reminds me more of presidential politics back when I was a kid in the '60's and earlier. Back then there was some mystery or question as to who might be a parties nominee. The delegates might be split so that was no clear cut favorite going into the convention. In those days, some states would play politics by assigning all their delegates to a 'favorite son' who might be a governor or senator from their state. The favorite son could then throw his support behind the candidate who promised him the most. Democracy in action, probably not. Back room politics, yes. I don't profess to like 'backroom politics' or deal making but I do like extended primary campaigns. This probably comes from my own frustration of usually residing states where the primaries came late and the nomination has been decided by the time I got to vote. Of course, that never stopped me from voting for my candidate, even if I knew he was already a loser. So how do you feel about the current republican campaign? How would you feel if we wound up with a brokered convention?