Alabama, Mississippi?

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    “I voted for the more electable not-Romney,” he said, meaning Mr. Santorum, though adding that he “is a little heavy on the social issues.”
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/u...labama-and-mississippi-head-to-the-polls.html

    I read here the longest primary in many years; I thought of the 2008 DEMOCRATIC primary. I was incorrect; this is the longest GOP primary without a knock out in a long time I gather. Ala. & Miss. are "RELEVANT".
     
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    Sounds good.
     
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    No doubt todays primaries are pivotal for Romney - the others must win to remain viable candidates ... the Tea Party may be over as well with a Romney sweep.
     
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    Expect the unexpected? Or it'll be a boost for Romney either way?
    For Romney, South Offers Opportunity as Mississippi, Alabama Vote - WSJ.com
     
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    Depending on how the south continues to go I forsee much discussion at the Convention in August.
     
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    Brokered convention or DISCUSSION?
     
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    I'm in Mississippi today...started in Meridian, now in Jackson, headed thru Vicksburg...a lot of signs for Newt and Santorum...not one Romney or Paul sign so far.

    I predict Romney's going to get blown out.
     
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    To that detail I am unfamiliar with the procedure. Does the Convention need to be publicly announced as brokered or open or can that be decided upon once they are there?
     
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    If no candidate has the requisite number of delegates, it is brokered. I believe.
     
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    I imagine Romney will have the number of delegates through popular vote. I think it could still go to an open format however and the delegates cast their votes for whom they believe the best candidate (winnable) is. That may be Romney. But I am not convinced at this point.
     

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