Republican presidential frontrunner has moved further down the path to party nomination after picking up six states and now 404 delegates. Mitt Romney won Ohio, with Rick Santorum a close second. Romney adds six states to his momentum. As expected, Newt Gingrich won Georgia, his home state. With more Southern state primaries coming up, Gingrich says he is staying in the race, despite being in 3rd place so far.
South Carolina conservative insider Chip Felkel of The Felkel Group predicted that Romney would win Ohio by a small margin. He says that the Achilles heel for Santorum was not being organized enough to qualify for 18 delegates on Super Tuesday. While that may be a bit in-depth to get the attention of the general public, Felkel says it is “what a lot of the money people are looking at.”
“They want to know if his organization is ready for the big leagues or not,” says Felkel.
Super Tuesday’s outcome proves that Romney’s approach is still working out for him. According to Felkel, Romney has “stayed the course and done what they said they would always do and which was to slowly plod along and keep adding up delegates. Not sexy and not with any kind of pizzazz necessarily, but at the end of the day it’s about getting that delegate count.”
Felkel questions how much longer can Gingrich stay in the race, even with a win in Georgia.
AUDIO: Felkel spoke with South Carolina Radio Network’s Ashley Byrd about what Gingrich’s win in South Carolina represented, Romney’s image, Santorum’s approach, the party’s strategy. (9:10)