In the Puerto Rico primary yesterday, not only did Mitt Romney beat Rick Santorum by a margin of greater than 1o-to-1, but he won all the delegates at stake in the commonwealth, quite a victory for the former Massachusetts governor, particularly impressive given that his Pennsylvania rival traveled to the island to campaign last week.
“Why,” Michael Barone asks, in his insightful analysis of yesterday’s results, “did Rick Santorum spend precious campaign time in Puerto Rico rather than Illinois?”
Here’s another interesting factoid from the primary in Puerto Rico, as reported by Yahoo!, “Ron Paul topped by also-ran Fred Karger in Puerto Rico primary“:
Ron Paul not only placed last in Sunday’s Puerto Rico primary, he lost to Fred Karger, the former actor and political consultant who has never before held elected office.
Karger, who brands himself as the first openly gay Republican presidential candidate and has failed to garner any significant support this season—let alone qualify for any presidential debates—led Paul 1,702 votes to 1,452 with 83 percent of precincts reporting Monday morning.
Not sure how much we can read into Fred’s showing, but it is nice to see his campaign get some attention.