Super Tuesday Results and What They Tell us About the Future of the Republican Party

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    Voters in Georgia cast their ballots in the republican primary yesterday. (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Ten states held presidential primaries or caucuses yesterday with 437 delegates up for grabs.  By the numbers, Mitt Romney can’t officially clinch the nomination but a strong showing can put greater momentum on his side.  For Rick Santorum, the pressure is on.  He needs a strong showing, particularly in Ohio, in order to remain a viable candidate. And for underdogs Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, any win would earn them a bit more credibility and a few more delegates.  Throughout the campaign season, all the candidates have been focusing their attention on white working class voters who have become an important voting bloc for the GOP.  Long considered the base of the Democratic Party, less-educated, white men and women have been shifting their allegiance in recent years and have become critical swing voters.  We’ll talk about them, the Super Tuesday results, and what this all tells us about the future of the Republican and Democratic parties and the general election in November.  Our guests are HENRY OLSEN of the American Enterprise Institute and RUY TEIXEIRA of the Century Foundation and the Center for American Progress

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