Three different GOP winners in three different races, and now Romney is being hailed as the front-runner. But he may be. Remember that these primaries and caucuses are not sporting events, despite the way they are treated by the press. Someone might “win” with 39% of the vote, but the “losers” are also picking up delegates. Because Romney finished second in the other races (plus won the inexplicably ignored Wyoming caucuses), he has more delegates than any of the other candidates: Currently, he has 52; Huckabee has 22; McCain has 15; Thompson has 6; and Giuliani has 1. (For the numbers, go here.
Now LOTS could happen, and if Giuliani wins Florida, with its big population and delegate haul, I’m sure he will be anointed the front runner. Still, let’s run a mental experiment. Though many of us had trouble with Romney’s Mormonism, do you think he’s a wise enough Turk to vote for him? Would you vote for Romney or Clinton? Romney or Obama?