OK, I Didn’t See That Coming

Posted by | February 8, 2012 10:07 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Stuart Shapiro

I did not do a prediction for yesterday’s caucuses for two reasons.  First, I was extremely busy.  Second, despite my post on Monday saying that Senator Santorum may be the strongest challenger left for Governor Romney, I didn’t really think he had much of a chance.  Well now he does.  What happens next?

Romney and his SuperPac (the title of a failed Cartoon Network show) unleash a barrage of negative advertising on Santorum that makes the attacks on Gingrich look tame by comparison.

Romney still wins a lot of states but Gingrich wins a couple in the south and Santorum wins a few more in the Midwest.

We all become familiar with delegate math again like we did for the Democrats.

President Obama enjoys the spectacle while hoping that there is  not a brokered convention that leads to a Jeb Bush or Chris Christie nomination.

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Copyright 2012 Liberaland
By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.

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