|They'll Vote But They Won't Be Dancing|
I think something else that is quite noticeable from yesterday's results in Alabama is that 64% of Republicans voted against Mitt Romney as their nominee. That's huge. And consider Mississippi where yet another 64% did the same thing. Mitt didn't just lose two solidly Republican states. He got crushed.
In the delegate count, because he won Hawaii and the colony of Samoa (we let our subjects vote), he came out ahead for the day. That's all fine and dandy and might be his only saving grace. That being said, two very Republican states that have voted solidly Republican since 1964-- even McCain had no problems there in 2008-- rejected him by a 2/3 margin. That has to say something about just how much base Republicans don't like him.
I'll also reiterate, Republicans will still show up to vote for him just like they did McCain and Dole. The base comes home. I see nothing to suggest anything else. Excitement and motivation just won't be anywhere to be found.