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MACON, GA - MAY 13: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the keynote speaker during the Georgia Republican Party Victory Dinner on May 13, 2011 in Macon, Georgia. Gingrich announced Wednesday his candidacy to run for the Republican Presidental nomination in 2012. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Super PACs are Super Enablers

But, because of the support of his Super PAC, Gingrich is upsetting the natural course of primary politics by staying in a race that he cannot win, nor influence.

03/06/2012

Rick Santorum, left, and Mitt Romney, right (credit: CBS)

Super Tuesday Hoopla

But if you are looking for a guide on what Super Tuesday might mean in the big scheme of things, I think the best guide is to look at the previous races. Not at the results of the past races, per se, but at what the experts were saying about what those results would mean.

03/05/2012

Mitt Romney speaks on Feb. 7, 2012, on the Auraria campus in Denver. (credit: CBS)

Michigan Proves to be No Scare

Michigan was a special case though. Michigan was not only supposed to be far easier for Mitt Romney, but it served as a potential turning point in the overall campaign. It was the first race where the general tenor was that if Romney lost, he would potentially lose the status of frontrunner.

02/28/2012

An image from the fundraiser on Saturday (credit: CBS)

Colorado Democrats Start Thinking Strategy

Democrats are still trying to put together a national strategy for 2012. They are just starting to raise money for the election.

02/12/2012

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney holds a campaign rally at RV America in Loveland, Colorado, Feb. 7, 2012. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Primary Differences: Dems 2008 vs GOP 2012

The 2008 Democratic primary was indeed contentious and it opened a great divide within the Democratic Party. However, the divide was over personality, not over the heart of the party. It was also over candidates and not where the party was headed philosophically. The 2012 GOP primary is divided and contentious as well, but for the exact opposite reasons.

02/09/2012

Rick Santorum at Colorado Christian University on Feb. 1, 2012 (credit: CBS)

Even Santorum’s Backers Stunned By His Colorado Victory

Based on the polls going into the caucus, Santorum’s showing in Colorado was quite a surprise. It was definitely a disappointing night for Romney, but not quite disastrous.

02/08/2012

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Colorado GOP Shrugs Off Lower Caucus Turnout

Fewer Colorado Republicans participated in Tuesday’s presidential caucuses than four years ago.

02/08/2012

Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum poses with supporters after speaking at a campaign rally February 7, 2012 in Blaine, Minnesota. (Photo by Ben Garvin/Getty Images)

Santorum Wins Colorado Caucus

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum won the Colorado caucus, one of three states that voted on Tuesday. He also won in Minnesota’s non-binding caucus and Missouri’s primary.

02/07/2012

Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum waits backstage before a rally February 7, 2012 in Blaine, Minn. (Photo by Ben Garvin/Getty Images)

Surprising Casualty In The Midst Of Santorum’s Win

Looking at the results, especially in Colorado, the real casualty of Tuesday’s races was Newt Gingrich, CBSDenver.com blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.

02/07/2012

Republicans attend the caucus at Grandview High School in Aurora on Feb. 7, 2012. (credit: CBS)

Colorado Republicans United Only By Obama Dislike

Colorado Republicans were divided on their presidential candidates Tuesday but united by a common conviction that the nation is headed in the wrong direction.

02/07/2012

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