TUESDAY DAWNS . . .
The four Republican presidential hopefuls are simultaneously frantic, energized and poised to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Cable news channels are ramping up coverage like it’s New Year’s Eve. Or Halloween. Meanwhile, here’s where each candidate will be when the Super Tuesday results emerge: Boston (former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney), Steubenville, Ohio (former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania); Atlanta (former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia); and Fargo, N.D. (Rep. Ron Paul of Texas).
And naturally, entrepreneurial mixologists around the nation have concocted Super Tuesday cocktails, happy hours and viewing parties, often involving martinis, margaritas or Jell-o shots patriotically tinted with blue Curacao or red Grenadine.
Then there’s the Topaz Bar, a mere six blocks from the White House, which is offering campaign cocktails to honor all four Republican candidates. There’s the Romney Float (Old Dominion root beer with whipped cream and caramel drizzle, though there is an alcohol option: a shot of Root organic liqueur).
There’s also Rick’s Tea Party (green tea-infused Absolut vodka, Benedictine liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup); Ron’s PBR (a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon) and Gin-grich and Tonic (Bluecoat American dry gin and Fentimans tonic water topped off with Leopold Bros. peach liqueur). though: Ty, Travis, Jared, Chad and Troy Romney — all outspoken relatives of Mitt Romney — publicly endorsed Mr. Paul on Monday.
Meanwhile, his other organized support groups include Jews, Protestants, evangelicals, gun owners, home-schoolers, hospitality workers, veterans, doctors, bikers, bloggers, foreign policy analysts, “blue Republicans” and doctors — who all designate their groups with
the signature “For Ron Paul” ending.
“Latter Day Saints for Ron Paul” is one of the 32 coalitions fiercely devoted to Rep. Ron Paul, who now counts relatives of Mitt Romney among his supporters.