A month into the Republican presidential contests for delegates, it looked like Super Tuesday voting, including the Ohio primary, might be inconsequential.
After a near tie with Rick Santorum in Iowa Jan. 3, Mitt Romney won early contests in New Hampshire, Florida and Nevada, losing only in South Carolina.
Beginning Feb. 7, however, Santorum pulled off a string of victories. While Romney won the primary in Arizona Tuesday, it looked like he and Santorum each would pick up at least five delegates in Michigan.
Now, the 10 states with caucuses and primaries next Tuesday could be pivotal. That explains why Romney was to be in Toledo today, and Santorum and Newt Gingrich plan to speak at the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner Saturday night in Bowling Green.
We can only hope Ohio will be this important after the election - the one in November.