• Rick Santorum Losing by Slightly Less, Make-Believe Math Shows

    Quantum statisticians working diligently for the Santorum campaign think that they might have identified a possible way of reading the numbers that shows their candidate still losing to Mitt Romney.

    But losing by a little bit less

    "There is the Romney way of going about the counting and then there is the real way of going about the counting," John Yob, Santorum’s delegate strategist, said in an interview on Monday…

    The Santorum campaign’s version of the count puts them 124 delegates shy of Romney. By comparison, the ABC News delegate estimate shows Santorum 268 delegates behind Romney.

    Their delegate equation largely rests on two key assumptions: First, that Arizona and Florida will eventually allocate their delegates proportionally rather than using their current winner-take-all scheme. Second, that delegate tallies in Iowa, Missouri and Washington State should be estimated based upon the preliminary results of ongoing county and district conventions, not on the initial "beauty contest" votes.

    If that's not good enough for you, given an infinite universe there's almost certainly a reality in which Mitt Romney was eaten by Newt Gingrich.

    Use that information however you like, media. We're just throwing it out there.

    Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Mitt Romney, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Santorum

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