TUES­DAY DAWNS . . .

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

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.

RON PAUL 2012 CAM­PAIGN

“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.

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