After Santorum's three-state sweep in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri, the republican nomination process just got very interesting. The candidates are now waiting on the polls to close in Maine which as been holding a week-long caucus.
It seems there is another little spoke in the wheels with this caucus: reports are showing that Ron Paul is the favorite to win Maine. We do not think this is "good" nor "bad" (it must be known that this blog does not yet endorse one GOP candidate since we favor any of the four candidates over Obama), but a Paul win would certainly make the race even more interesting while energizing the Paul camp.
Additionally, take a look at this interesting video from the Rachel Maddow show:
% Source: Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/embed/9x28_I9oIVg
It certainly is an interesting segment, and it raises some key points. Perhaps Mitt Romney isn't the inevitable. Perhaps Ron Paul is in it until the end. We shall see. How long will it last?
Of course, there are the usual questions:
- Who do you think will win the Maine caucus?
- Who finishes where? Got any predictions for the percentages of votes cast for each candidate?
- Will there be any surprises?
- If Paul wins, what does it mean for Romney?
- If Romney upsets Paul, how does that bode for the Paul campaign?
- Can Newt survive non-first or second-place finish?
- Who drops out? Who goes on?
- What will the turnout be?
Be sure to give your opinions below. Thank you.
Mitt Romney wins the Maine Caucus:
Mitt Romney: 39%
Ron Paul: 36%
Rick Santorum: 18%
Newt Gingrich: 6%
What do you think of the results? What happens after this?