Rep. Kucinich may have reached the end of his career in politics. The Ohio congressman lost to fellow Dem, Rep. Marcy Kaptur, after serving 8 terms in Congress. Kucinich said that Kaptur lacked integrity in her campaign.
Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, talks to John King about whether Israel will strike Iran by the end of 2012.
Everyday we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation in and outside Washington:
RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:
- Gingrich got almost as many delegates last night just from Georgia as Santorum did with three states. But, it is questionable if Gingrich can get momentum headed into Mississippi and Alabama given he was expected to win Georgia and Santorum came so close in Ohio. If Santorum wins Kansas, he could rebound, but I'm thinking the Santorum complaints about Gingrich serving as a spoiler are legit. By the way, what exactly is the Gingrich Super PAC spending money on?
- Stop the presses — I, critic of Romney that I am, see no way for Santorum or Gingrich to win the nomination now. The best case scenario is they keep Romney from getting to 1144, but neither of them are going to pass him in the delegate race now. At some point somewhere someone has to be thinking about things like "for the good of the party" and "for the good of the country."
- In all honesty, the biggest story to me after last night is Ron Paul. The sound and fury of his supporters cannot make up for the fact that he has won zero states. He could have capitalized on anti-Romney sentiment in Virginia and won there, but gave it a pass. Why? It seems he is more interested in blocking for Romney than actually winning. It could be he just really does not like Santorum or Gingrich, but why stay in now? No one is really paying attention to him any more except his pre-existing supporters whose votes aren't really helping Ron Paul or shutting down the Federal Reserve.
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Take a look at how the delegate fight could play out leading up to the GOP convention in August. Do you think Romney has clenched the nomination, or will another candidate keep the race interesting right up to Tampa?
The neck-and-neck race in Ohio between Romney and Santorum led to the former Mass. governor clenching the victory by a narrow margin. John King takes a closer look at the votes that made his win possible. Did you think Romney would pull out Ohio in the end?