he Republican primary continues to lurch forward with three contests today; Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri. None of these are binding in the allocation of delegates:
It is not a pretty image, believe you me.
Now, as the latest chapter in this drama, the Republican National Committee felt obliged to send out an e-mail reminding reporters that today's voting in Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota will mean sweet fk-all, despite what you may hear from John King and my man Chuck Todd.
Charles P Pierce - The RNC Clusterfk Esquire 7 Feb 12
Notwithstanding, there may be something at stake here for the Romney campaign which lit up recently with an unusual objection to the methodology of a specific poll, largely on the grounds of this little nugget:
According to ABC's poll out this morning, by a 2 to 1 margin voters say the more they learn about Mitt Romney, the less they like him.
Josh Marshall - Taking a Toll TPM 6 Feb 12
Romney's favourability is declining nationally as Obama's enjoys a modest rise. Not to mention that with Santorum leading in Missouri and competitive elsewhere the Romney juggernaut just might lose two out of three; a concern further evident by their pivot to attacking Santorum in recent days.
So, as far as delegates are concerned these events don't amount to much but as a potential deflation of the Romney campaign with an upset or two it may be worth watching.