Mr. Romney, whose candidacy has largely been built around a strategy of letting his Republican rivals fade away, is again facing the challenge of trying to improve his ability to connect with voters and excite them. The next string of contests, including Mississippi, Alabama, Kansas and Missouri, may also be challenging states in which to build momentum.
NY Times: With No Knockout Punch, a Bruising Battle Plods On, March 7, 2012
He was denied a sweeping victory in the 10 states at stake on Super Tuesday mainly by a stronger-than-expected showing by Santorum, who won three states.With more than 90% of the votes counted, CNN called Ohio for Romney.Super Tuesdays historically have proved to be decisive, but not this one. Instead, the biggest day of the campaign highlighted the fractured nature of the modern Republican party and the lack of enthusiasm among the party grassroots for Romney.