The LuLac Edition #1933, February 6th, 2012
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MORE CAUCUSES AFTER NEVADA
After Nevada and their election results, it is now on to Colorado, Minnesota and Maine. Republican front-runner Mitt Romney is looking toward the next states that hold GOP nominating contests as main rival Newt Gingrich denies any talk of abandoning his White House bid, which means the battle for the nomination will stretch into the spring and beyond.
After losing big to Romney in Nevada, the former House speaker reiterated his intention to campaign into the party convention in Tampa this summer. Gingrich said the goal was to "find a series of victories which by the end of the Texas primary will leave us at parity" with Romney by early April. We mentioned this is Edition #1931 and Gingrich made all the morning talk show stops on Sunday saying the very same thing. Mitt Romney did not go on any of them. Gingrich seems to be using free media time anywhere he can get it.
Gingrich conceded the Romney win in Nevada saying Romney won it in ’08 chalking it up to a very big Mormon population and familiarity with Romney. Gingrich said he wanted to get to Super Tuesday where there are a lot of southern states friendly to him.
But Gingrich must make it through Colorado and Minnesota, which both hold caucuses this Tuesday. Maine follows on Saturday. Gingrich will have little money to spend and does not have the luxury of the great advance team that Romney has. Romney will look to maintain his position of strength as his rivals continue attempting to derail him even as their options wilt away with each victory he achieves.
The month of February will be a dull month in the GOP race. There will not be any debates and the states involved will be caucus type events with not a very large pool of voters. Still, the race goes on. And on and on……