[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/01/16/art.gop.use.gi.jpg caption=" Republican presidential hopefuls (L-R) former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN), former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) participate in a televised debate at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina."]
FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Three major primaries, three different winners, and the Republican party is not a single step closer to a clear front-runner.
With Nevada and South Carolina caucuses this weekend, candidates are scrambling for votes.
Mitt Romney, fresh off last night's victory, is pushing his business experience hoping to hit home with the growing number of voters concerned about the economy. It seemed to work for him in Michigan.
John McCain is trying to regain momentum after a setback there. He's already predicted a win in South Carolina.
So has Mike Huckabee though. He's hoping Christian conservatives there might give him a boost.
But Fred Thompson, who hails from nearby Tennessee, may split the evangelical vote with him.
And then there's Rudy Giuliani, still waiting until the Florida primary on January 29th to really get in the game.
Here’s my question to you: With a different candidate winning each week, how will the Republican primary finally sort itself out?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
The GOP will sort itself out when Giuliani puts the hammer down in Florida and on Super Tuesday. Clearly, none of these candidates are blowing the field away. The main event will come with Florida and Super Tuesday where Giuliani's support is its strongest.
Todd from Bloomington, Indiana writes:
I am not sure why the Republicans even have caucuses and primaries. For the past several cycles, the religious Right has dominated, and look where that has gotten us! I'd say let's simplify it and just call a meeting of Pat Robertson and all the other religious zealots, let the big oil companies, and no-bid military contractors sponsor it and let him tell us what God has told him he wants this election cycle.
Patrick from Georgia writes:
I think the Republican primary is headed for a brokered convention. Giuliani is dead in the water, and the other three have clear bases of support. The Republicans are divided and demoralized, and the Democrats are going to take advantage of it.
Alex from Mt. Shasta, California writes:
The GOP primary situation will be sorted out over time by Republican voters. We still have 46 states to go and you see chaos because we don't yet have a presumed winner? You media types are too impatient and want things to be all wrapped up and simple. Take a deep breath!
Jack, Good question, but I really don't believe it matters which one wins in the end. No one wants more of the same Republican mess we have now. Go John Edwards!
Does the GOP want any of them? The best thing the Republican Party can hope for is Michael Bloomberg to run as an Independent.
Peter from Arkansas writes:
Don't worry, Jack. Saudi bankers & Chinese industrialists will find a guy the Mexican government will approve.