Ron Paul is also showing signs that his influence on the race will continue, finishing 2nd place in North Dakota, Virginia, Vermont and Idaho; however, for anyone to beat Romney, it’s clear that at least one of the other three will need to put there support behind someone else. Unfortunately, none of the other three show any signs of giving up, yet.
Current Projected Delegate Count:
Another important fact to consider is that while these predictions are based on popular vote, what really matters are the delegates, and who they will ultimately stand behind. While Romney certainly has the most delegates at this point, he likely does not have as many as are currently predicted, and Ron Paul may actually be in second place. Unfortunately, this won’t be clear until the GOP national convention, and by then it’s likely the perception will out way the reality.
Some specific dates to look forward to are listed below:
- March 17, Texas Libertarian Party County Conventions
- March 19 Republican debate in Portland, Oregon
- March 24, Texas Libertarian Party District Conventions
- March 31, National Promote Ron Paul Day
- April 3 District of Columbia, Maryland, and Wisconsin Primaries.
- May 12, Texas, non-partisan, Local Elections
- May 29 Texas Primaries
- June 5 California, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, and New Jersey Primaries.
- Aug. 27-30 Republican convention in Tampa, Florida
- Sept. 3-6 Democratic convention, Charlotte, North Carolina
- Oct. 3 Presidential debate in Denver, Colorado
- Oct. 11 Vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky
- Oct. 16 Presidential debate in Hempstead, New York
- Oct. 22 Presidential debate in Boca Raton, Florida
- Nov. 6 Election Day