Mitt Loses All Three to Santorum

Mitt Romney lost all three of Tuesday's primaries to Rick Santorum - including Colorado, which will be a critical swing state in November.

It is a significant defeat for front-runner Mitt Romney, who took 60% of the vote in the Colorado’s 2008 nominating contest. John McCain, the eventual nominee, won just 18%. It is a significant defeat for front-runner Mitt Romney, who took 60% of the vote in the Colorado’s 2008 nominating contest. John McCain, the eventual nominee, won just 18%.

Colorado is among the battleground states up for grabs in the general election. Obama won the state in 2008 with 54% of the vote compared to McCain’s 45%.

I think it's a mistake for Mitt to be trying to coast to the nomination on platitudes. Much better to play offense and make serious, substantive proposals so voters get a sense that there's a person underneath the presidential pose.