Themes from the GOP Candidate Super Tuesday Speeches

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Rick Santorum celebrates Super Tuesday wins in Oklahoma, North Dakota and Tennessee, while Ohio remains too close to call. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

After Super Tuesday, the GOP contest is no longer all over the map. The candidates' speeches last night reflected their current status: Romney as the tentative frontrunner, Santorum the conservative with a headwind, Gingrich a factor but probably not a player, and Ron Paul as the embodiment of voter anger.

David Weigel writes for Slate. Todd Zwilich is The Takeaway's Washington Correspondent.


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