• News Feeds
Page last updated at 09:29 GMT, Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Super Tuesday: 'A win is a win' for Romney

Advertisement

US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has strengthened his position in the Super Tuesday primaries, but not by enough to finally secure his party's nomination.

The Today programme's James Naughtie spoke to Matt Lewis, a conservative commentator with the Daily Caller, who said that despite this not being a "coup de gras... a win is a win" for Mitt Romney.

"He's never going to be loved like Ronald Reagan", he said, but Republicans will coalesce around him nonetheless when he eventually wins.

Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent with the New Yorker, said that the big divide in the Republican candidate race is class.

"Romney is winning the upscale or wine-track voters while Santorum is winning the downscale or beer-track voters."

"Despite Romney's troubles… his party will find defeating Obama far more important than withholding support" when it comes to the head-to-head contest, he said.


Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific