was not so super for Mitt Romney as he failed to slam the door shut on Santorum. So, the ugly battle will continue to the benefit of President Obama. Mitt won in Massachusetts, Idaho, Alaska, Vermont, and Virginia (where neither Newt nor Santorum was on the ballot). He has a wide lead in Wyoming. Newt managed to win Georgia while Santorum solidly won North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. In the biggest contest of the night, Ohio, Romney appears to have won by the slimmest of margins. He is almost in a tie with Santorum.
In 2008, Hillary also failed to seal the deal on Super Tuesday and the Democratic fight went on and on, but it seemed to help the party in the long run. It got the Democratic message out in states like Texas that get attention in Presidential elections. However, as many media commentators have noticed, there's a big difference between then and now. In 2008, Democrats were trying to decide which candidate they loved the most. We had an abundance of riches. This year, Republicans are trying to decide which candidate they hate the least. Instead of spreading a message of hope and change throughout the country, they're slinging mud and creating contentious social issues where none existed. What was good for the Democrats has turned very bad for the Republicans.