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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Romney sweeps Illinois; Santorum has problems with numbers

The Loser: Ill. primary
The winner: Illinois primary
  On Romney’s double-digit win in Ill., the Huffington Post’s bright red, front-page banner headline shouts: EXIT POLLS: 39% 'HAVE RESERVATIONS' ABOUT THEIR CANDIDATE!

Keep in mind that although the Huffington Post has often expressed disillusionment with President Obama, the website served as a powerful megaphone throughout his candidacy while going all out in its attempt to destroy Hillary Clinton.

Now it appears that Arianna and her minions are calculating that Mitt Romney poses a tougher threat to Obama than any of his rivals for the nomination. But really, it’s not just the Huffington Post. The majority of the left-wing pundits and political reporters across the media are following Huffpo’s lead in seeking to take Romney down. I don’t know. Maybe they think Obama, the guy who has disappointed them so many times since he won his party's nomination, is the lesser of two evils?

For a balanced account of the Ill. primary results I turned to Politico. In contrast to how the Huffington Post headlined the story, Politico’s headline reads: Illinois primary results: Mitt Romney crushes Rick Santorum. Politico’s Alexander Burns reports:


Mitt Romney crushed Rick Santorum in the Illinois primary Tuesday night, padding his delegate lead and once again forcing his Republican opponents to find another moment to mount a guerrilla challenge to his campaign.

With 55 percent of precincts reporting, Romney had 48 percent of the vote to Santorum’s 34 percent, Ron Paul’s 9 percent and Newt Gingrich’s 8 percent. That puts Illinois on track to be Romney’s biggest win in a large state since the Florida primary in January.

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