In the 2012 race to be Americas Next President, Arizona was an easy victory for Mitt Romney, as none of the other candidates really even campaigned there. Romney won the 29 delegates that state had to offer.
Michigan had 30 delegates, and they are to be apportioned according to the vote received by the top two candidates. Since Rick Santorum took about 38% of the total vote, and Romney won 41%, we can guess that the split will be about 14 for Santorum and 16 for Romney.
Neither Newt Gingrich nor Ron Paul campaigned much in either state and their advertising spends were almost non-existent.
There is still a long way to go, but our best guess is that Romney now has 168 delegates, while Santorum has about 86 after Tuesdays vote. 1144 are needed to win the nomination this year.
In Michigan, a couple of weeks ago, Romney was trailing Santorum by anywhere from 3 to 10 points, depending on which poll you watched. By outspending Santorum on mostly negative advertising (3.8 million to 2.2 million), he was able to reverse that gap in only 2 weeks. Who says advertising doesn’t work?
The amazing thing to me is that almost all the things these candidates are saying about each other is public information. Pretty easily accessible, yet we allow a 15 or 30 second television ad dictate how we’re going to vote.
Until our electorate becomes better informed and more confident in their ability to ferret out the truth, this country is in trouble. That’s we arrived at the position we’re in now. Listening to all the lies, voting a certain way just because it’s expected of us and being too lazy to do a little research on our own. The price we’ve paid so far for this is to be over 15 Trillion Dollars in debt, as a nation…and that does NOT include all the “unfunded” liabilities, which, according to some, takes that number to well over 35 Trillion Dollars.
Now that folks, is a big pile of cash! Too big of a pile to ignore any longer and to allow “government as usual” to continue any further. I’m not sure, and I really hope not, but we may have already reached the point of no return to being a debt free nation.
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