Super Tuesday gave Mitt Romney another six wins, including pivotal Ohio and his home state of Massachusetts. But Rick Santorum had his share of victories as well. YNN’s Josh Robin explains why the primary campaign is still far from over.
UNITED STATES -- It was a good, but not great, night for Mitt Romney. The Republican slugfest goes on but Romney was able to grab the night's brass ring, Ohio. Even though it was a narrow victory, Romney said political math is on his side.
"We're doing some counting, we're counting up the delegates for the convention and it looks good, and we're counting out the days to November and it looks even better," said Mitt Romney, (R) Presidential candidate.
Rick Santorum came in a close second in the Buckeye State. He said it's not bad, considering Romney spent four times as much money on ads. The former Pennsylvania senator also captured primaries in Oklahoma and Tennessee, plus the North Dakota Caucuses.
Delegate-wise it won't match Romney’s haul, but it was enough for Santorum to insist he's staying.
"We have won in the west, the mid-west, and the south and we're ready to win across this country… We're gonna get at least a couple of gold medals, and a whole passel-ful of silver medals,” said Rick Santorum, (R) Presidential candidate.
Elsewhere, Newt Gingrich won his home state of Georgia and nowhere else. But the former House Speaker also said he's staying put, all but calling Romney a liar for his negative ads.
In a message to his nay-sayers, the former House Speaker said he's been counted out before, only to re-emerge.
"You just can't quite get across to them, it's all right. There's lots of bunny rabbits to run through. I'm the tortoise. I just take one step at a time," said Newt Gingrich, (R) Presidential candidate.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul is also competing. He failed to match Romney, who also snagged wins in Idaho, Vermont, Virginia and Massachusetts, where he was Governor, for a term after a career in business.
While the next states pose more electoral hurdles for Romney, expect him to argue a long primary fight only benefits President Obama. But with the field so splintered, getting his rivals to drop out will take the best salesmanship Romney can muster.