Saturday, March 10, 2012

Romney Wins Guam, Northern Mariana Caucuses

While the world was sleeping, the pacific territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands took their turn in the 2012 Republican marathon via caucus, although their contests were not contests, but rather Romney rumps and another 18 delegates awarded to the front-runner.

Guam results:

Romney - 215 (100%) - 9 delegates

Northern Mariana Islands:

Romney - 728 (87%) - 9 delegates
Santorum - 51 (6%) - 0 delegates
Ron Paul - 25 (3%) - 0 delegates
Gingrich - 24 (3%) - 0 delegates

The Romney campaign also made history in the pacific caucuses by sending his son to represent him in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, the first time any U.S. presidential campaign has ever sent someone there to court the local Republican electorate on their behalf.

While these two victories are nice, they obviously pale in meaning to the Alabama and Mississippi primaries on Tuesday, which could very well either seal the deal for Romney, or restart Gingrich's nearly dead campaign with new southern energy.

What say you?

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