Daily links for U.S. politics.
Joshua Tucker compares the Republican primary to a Hungarian election and concludes that both Rick and Newt should stay in the race, regardless of how Illinois goes: http://themonkeycage.org/blog/2012/03/19/learning-from-the-hungarians-why-santorum-and-gingrich-need-each-other-in-the-race-and-how-they-can-best-take-advantage-of-this-situation/
Nate Silver on why Rick Santorum’s shot at the nomination is “slipping” away (I’d say its already slipped away…): http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/in-illinois-santorums-chance-at-nomination-is-slipping-away/
Michael Tesler presents some data that suggests Evangelical opposition is rooted in strong moral conservatism and not prejudice towards Mormons: http://today.yougov.com/news/2012/03/12/evangelical-opposition-romney-not-rooted-anti-morm/
***I will have more on this in a Rabbit Hole post later.***
The Illinois primary is being held today: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74214.html
A winner has yet to be announced in Missouri: http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2012/3/20/missouri-caucuses-complete-no-actual-winner/