Does Missouri Matter in the GOP Nominating Process?
Today's Patch conversation starter keys off the recent flurry of attention some of the GOP candidates are finally giving to Missouri.
Missouri has largely been left out of the spotlight in this year's run for the Republican presidential nomination, but we've had a few flashes of relevance in recent weeks.
Rick Santorum, who casts himself as the conservative alternative to frontrunner Mitt Romney, visited the St. Charles Convention Center on the night of his win in the non-binding GOP primary in Missouri.
And today, Mitt Romney is making his first campaign appearance in the state, just ahead of the GOP caucuses that will be occuring in fits-and-starts, but focused on Saturday, in the state. He'll appear for a campaign stop at Kirkwood Park for an outdoor "Town Hall" meeting at about 11:30 a.m.
So our question: Does Missouri matter this year? Or if so, why do you believe it? If not, why not?