****** Remember Rick Santorum’s inability to qualify for the Virginia ballot (Newt Gingrich’s home state where he too is ineligble)? He also failed to file full delegate slates in Ohio (huge), Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Illinois!
Executive leadership and organizational skills matter.
Santorum failed to qualify to receive committed delegates in several Ohio congressional districts next Tuesday. Critical to Santorum is the fact that many of these “disqualified” districts are geographically located where Santorum is expected to do well Tuesday.
This is just more evidence of Santorum’s lack of leadership ability, organization know-how, and preparation. I wonder how all these shortcomings would fare against the Obama campaign machine?
Michael Falcone at ABC News’ THE NOTE broke the story yesterday afternoon:
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Even if Rick Santorum wins Ohio on Super Tuesday, he won’t be able to claim all of its delegates. In fact, he is at risk of forfeiting more than one-quarter of them.
In three of the state’s 16 congressional districts, including two that are near Ohio’s border with Pennsylvania, Santorum will lose any delegates he might have won because his campaign failed to meet the state’s eligibility requirements months ago.
Those three districts alone take 9 delegates out of a total of 66 off the table for Santorum.
But it gets worse: Nine more Ohio delegates may also be in jeopardy. (more…)