Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum remain the top two candidates in the race for the Republican nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in Novembers Presidential election.
As strategists predicted Super Tuesday when ten states voted did not produce a clean sweep for any one of the contenders.
Rick Santorum is still trailing Mitt Romney but many commentators argue the arch conservative was the real winner of the day.
“We won races all over this country, against the odds, when they thought ‘OK he is finally finished’, but we keep coming back,” he told supporters.
Mitt Romney won where he was expected to claim victory, with media reports also awarding him the key state of Ohio.
The question remains in the minds of many if he can establish his dominance in the race and the potential of the prize of the White House.
The 64-year-old, who has been criticised as a rich man who cannot relate to real people is in no doubt he is on course to lead his party and provide a knock out blow in November,
“To the millions of Americans who look around and can only see jobs they can’t get, and bills that they can pay, I have a message: You have not failed, you have a president that failed you, and that is going to change,” he said.
Super Tuesday, with 40 per cent of the votes needed up for grabs represents a presidential candidate’s first test of national electability. It seems there is no one person who passed conclusively.