With Super Tuesday now in the rear view mirror the one thing that has been settled is that nothing at all has been settled. For a political junkie such as myself I am very much enjoying this primary season.
One thing that I continually heard last night from the Santorum people that even a loss in Ohio would be a win for them as long as it was close. I do not view it in that manner. A win is a win and a loss is a loss. To date Santorum has lost every large primary state. Depending on which news organization you pay attention to Santorum is either in second place or third place.
I still believe that Romney will be the eventual nominee but it is going to take a lot longer than I had originally thought. One thing that is clear thanks to Super Tuesday is that it is fairly easy to see how the rest of the race will settle out.
Romney will take the Northeast and the West, Gingrich will take the South, and Santorum will take the middle of the country. At this point Ron Paul needs to drop out, there is just no support for him anywhere. The one state where it was just him and Santorum he lost by 20 points. He has yet to win a state primary and in the state's that have held caucuses (which was thought to be his strong point) he has mostly underwhelmed.
This is proving to be the long drawn out primary fight Republicans envisioned when they set up this year's primaries. Oddly enough they do not seem too happy with the long drawn out battle.