Since I don’t have photos of Betty Grable, or my area’s Irrigation Festival Queen, here are screenshot clips of Politico’s homepage as of 11 p.m., 02-07-12:


Update: 3 Colorado’s GOP announces Santorum the victor, via CNN.
Update: 1 Romney is now ahead of Santorum in Colorado – slim lead, reports Wolf Blitzer. May be a long night. Update: 2 Btw, CNN is doing a great job of covering the returns, better than Fox, I must say. (Here’s my POV: Fox’s coverage is always compromised by sticking with the regularly programs (O’Reilly, Hannity, Van Susteran) — is it written in their contracts? — who insist on doing segments completely unrelated to the night’s breaking news. Fox’s apparent inability to break with O’Reilly et al. also badly affects their post-debate coverage. Fox assembles a terrific analytic panel run by a REAL reporter, Bret Baier, but Baier’s panel is lucky to get 5-8 minutes before Fox is compelled to switch to the mediocre, one-note ramblings of Hannity. That’s when I switch to CNN, which outclasses Fox in all respects with its superbly planned coverage of each primary return. Only Van Susteran is up to the job.)

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Earlier, as I waited for returns, I checked out the list of delegates won to date. This list (see right) will change in the next few hours, thanks to Santorum’s big victories!

Here’s the take from one of Politico’s op-eds:

The AP just called the Minnesota caucuses for Rick Santorum, giving him his second victory of the night.

It’s another no-delegate contest but still a huge feather in Santorum’s cap, after what turned out to be his win in Iowa was called for Mitt Romney on caucus night there.

The Colorado caucuses vote is neck-and-neck between Santorum and Romney right now and will be too close to call for a while. But it is shaping up to be, at least as it stands now, a difficult evening for Romney.

Romney came in third in Minnesota, despite having the backing of former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, in a state where he beat John McCain in 2008. …