The pieces to the puzzle that will reveal the Republican Party candidate for the presidency of the United States are scattered all over the place. The GOP had a black CEO that could command attention, a sitting governor who could not speak to television audiences, and a woman that said she could lower gas prices but she couldn’t get voters past the fact that she was no Sarah Palin. And they have a man that young voters love and work hard for but who can’t win a primary or caucus.
North Carolina voted for the racist bigotry displayed by Newt Gingrich and Florida voted for the millions of dollars Mitt Romney spent making Gingrich look like an old fat cat with a bad past. Rick Santorum just makes everyone wonder what is the last piece of the puzzle by winning three states in one night.
Now, it is Michigan and Arizona, where Romney can’t play the race card and say blacks don’t want to work, just get food stamps from the food stamp president. Romney can say he is the man with the Wall Street credentials who ran the Olympics.
Whatever any of the candidates have said about immigration in the last 20 years can and will be tested. Whatever the candidate said about the auto bailout and unions can and will be tested. Romney is up for what may prove to be his final exam.