The Madeleine Brand Show for March 7, 2012

Breaking down Super Tuesday's results

Mitt Romney Holds Super Tuesday Primary Night Event In Boston

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks at a Super Tuesday night gathering with his family in Boston, Massachusetts. Romney celebrated Super Tuesday wins in six of 10 states holding a Primary.

GOP's Super Tuesday primaries wrapped up last night across 10 states — with Mitt Romney carrying the day's biggest prize, Ohio, by a slim margin.

That could be the last good news the Romney campaign receives for a while, upcoming GOP primaries and caucuses are mainly in Southern states — decidedly not Mitt Romney territory. But that might not matter since Romney holds a strong lead with 415 total delegates. Rick Santorum is in second with 176 delegates, Newt Gingrich has 105, and Ron Paul has 47.

Meanwhile, what do last night's results and the continuing GOP battle mean for President Obama's re-election campaign? Could Santorum's rise with conservatives in battleground states mean a tougher test for Obama in November?


Bob Shrum, Democratic political consultant

Matt Lewis, writer and conservative commentator for the Daily Caller

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