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Santorum Gets Big Win, Raises Questions in Louisiana Primary

| On 26, Mar 2012

Rick Santorum needs to pull out his TI-82 calculator and figure out how he's going to get to 1,114 delegates before Mitt Romney does. (Photo credit unknown)

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum is the king of all things in the GOP race, according to Louisiana voters over the weekend.

Santorum pulled out a pretty convincing victory over Mitt Romney in the state’s primary with a 49-27 percent win of the vote tally. Newt Gingrich came in a distant third with 16 percent of the votes. Ron Paul pulled up the rear with only six percent of support.

The more important issue is for Rick Santorum and figuring out how he is going to mathematically clinch the nomination. The latest delegate figures are as follows: Romney (568), Rick Santorum (271), Newt Gingrich (137), and Ron Paul (71). A total of 1,144 delegates are needed to clinch the nomination at the end of August.

With Santorum holding steady in second place, it doesn’t look as though simple math is on his side.

We could sit here all day and calculate the tallies, delegate counts, and talk about who will clinch the nomination. A lot of that is a big game of “state the obvious.”

Let’s be honest. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul need to dust off their concession speeches in the near future because it’s been over for both of their campaigns.

Santorum may look more like a strong vice presidential contender or a Cabinet-level appointee versus the commander-in-chief.

I’m not speaking these things as if they are the true gospel. It just seems that the Republican voters aren’t truly excited about any of the candidates. Still, the writing on the wall is clearer everyday for more than one of those in the running.

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