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Super Tuesday reveals Republican splits

Round and round it goes, where it stops? Nobody knows.

Super Tuesday is in the rearview mirror and after all the votes were counted, what did we learn?

Well, not much other than Republican voters are fighting amongst themselves for the future direction of the party. What else can explain the split amongst people who identify themselves as “conservative” or “very conservative” not being able to agree on who is best to take on President Obama this year?

This is more than just the likeability factor of the current crop of candidates and gets to the core of their belief system.

Apparently, there are Republicans who believe in limited government, fiscal responsibility and an adherence to the pragmatic ways of Ronald Reagan. They are fervently opposed by a roughly equal group of voters who believe the path to victory is paved with social issues and a deep-seeded distrust (or hatred) of the president.

Before the Republican Party can even think about contending for the White House this year — or any other for that matter — they need to solve this deep divide first. Either that or they need to split into two parties and allow folks to join a group with a set of beliefs and values that more closely matches their own.

Right now, it’s anyone’s guess what the Republicans stand for.