No Super Tuesday KO for Romney -- Now What?

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The Republican battle for the White House is far from over since Super Tuesday allowed both GOP front-runners to put key states in their win column.

Former Gov. Mitt Romney won six states, including his home state of Massachusetts, and the big prize: Ohio.

"Take this win in Massachusetts all the way to the White House," Romney declared in his victory speech Tuesday.

Those primary wins put him on top of the delegate count, ahead of the three other Republican challengers.

How concerned are the GOP candidates about a long drawn out battle? CBN News Chief Political Correspondent David Brody has more following John Jessup's report.

Follow the path to the Republican nomination with the GOP Candidates Delegate Tracker, a special AP Interactive.

Meanwhile, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum continued his steady sweep, picking up Tennessee, Oklahoma, and North Dakota.

"We've won in the West, the Midwest, and the South, and we're ready to win across the country," Santorum said.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich squeaked out one win, holding his home state of Georgia.

Though he's trailing in the polls and the delegate race, Gingrich said he's up against the establishment, the media, Wall Street, and negative ads. But don't count him out.

"There are lots of bunny rabbits that run through. I am the tortoise. I take one step at a time," he said Tuesday after his Georgia victory.

As for Ron Paul, the Texas congressman didn't pick up any Super Tuesday wins. Still, Paul refused to count himself out.

"Nobody's going to clinch the election today," Paul told CNN on Tuesday.

"You get (Newt) Gingrich winning some states, Santorum winning some states, Ron Paul winning some states, and sorting all this delegates selection process, I think we have a little bit of time left before you declare anybody a winner," he said.

While the candidates trade barbs, they're also setting their sights on the main goal: defeating President Obama in November.

Dr. Paul Bonicelli, executive vice president of Regent University, talked more about Tuesday's results. Watch below:

With five months to go before Republicans select their nominee, voters are still up in the air about the candidates.

One Tennessee woman said she had a tough time choosing.

"To vote my true values and such would place me voting for Rick Santorum," she said.

But in the end, that's not how she voted.

"I had to place my vote for Romney today," she said. "I think he's more presidential."

The primary challenge doesn't leave any time for breaks. The next contest comes this weekend in Kansas, and then on to Alabama, Hawaii, and Mississippi next Tuesday.

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John Jessup serves as the main news anchor for CBN, a position he assumed after 10 years reporting for the network in Washington, D.C. His work in broadcast news has earned him several awards in reporting, producing, and coordinating elections coverage. Follow John on Twitter @JohnCBNNews and "like" him at