Who Needs Mississippi When You've Got the Northern Marianas?
Although I'm a couple of days late in getting to it--I'm still digging out from my recent travels--Ricochet member Tristan Abbey has an article online over at The Atlantic. Tristan's argument? That American islands, from the U.S. Virgins to Guam to the Northern Marianas, account for a lot more GOP delegates than you might have supposed, that Romney's poised to win them, and that, in this increasingly protracted primary struggle, the island delegates will matter.
For Romney, these territories amount to low-hanging fruit. If he can also garner Puerto Rico's 23 winner-take-all delegates, this archipelago of islands offers a delegate prize as rich as New York.
As we await the results from down South, a fascinating read.