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Paul Ryan and Joe Biden will debate on October 11 in Kentucky.
"It’s up to Romney’s team to make a pick that doesn’t harm the ticket, conveys gravitas, and steers clear of too much controversy. Given those factors, the short list is narrowing dramatically. "
“I’m a very different person than I was in high school, of course.”
Ten states are holding Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses to pick 419 delegates out of the 1,144 needed to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.
Here are delegate counts as of 5:55 a.m. ET on Wednesday, as tabulated by The Associated Press:
—Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 415 delegates.
—Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, 176 delegates.
—Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, 105 delegates.
—Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, 47 delegates.
All told, the Super Tuesday states will send 437 delegates to the national convention beginning on Aug. 27 in Tampa, Fla. Some of them are superdelegates with automatic slots, who are not in play in Tuesday’s elections. The AP count includes superdelegates who have already made their choices.”
In which Derek Thompson of The Atlantic does the hard math for those of us who don’t like numbers (I’m mainly referring to myself here).
“He is a very persistent soul, as people have found out in Iowa,” said Barry Lynn, a critic who heads the group Americans United for Separation of Church and State. “He takes positions that are very stark, easy to understand … and he doesn’t give up. He simply doesn’t go away.”
BuzzFeed has finally fulfilled a need we didn’t even know we had: a guide to the Romney sons.
1. Practice makes perfect.
2. The little guys (and gal) can make a difference.
3. The 2012 election will be about big things.
4. Republicans want a strong debater as their 2012 nominee.
5. Voters will tune in.
- Beth Reinhard on why all those debates mattered.