This rather gruesome cartoon by Dave Brown from The Independent is a comment on the race for the Republican presidential nomination, which has turned into something resembling a civil war. Mitt Romney remains the front-runner. He won the most states and delegates on Super Tuesday, but he failed — yet again — to land the knockout punch needed to make him the undisputed favourite.
The cartoon shows Romney (or what's left of him) giving the V for Victory sign. Around him lie the body parts of the rival candidates: Rick Santorum (left), Newt Gingrich (right), and Ron Paul (the skull). Meanwhile, Barack Obama can be seen in the background with a broom and dustbin (or garbage can, as they say in the U.S.), waiting to sweep up the mess.
The message is clear enough. Even if Romney wins the nomination (the most likely outcome), he will probably be fatally wounded in the process. The real winner will be the current president, who will sweep to victory in November's presidential election.
• Romney Encourages Rivals To Fold; No Way, They Say (NPR)
• The only winner on Super Tuesday was Obama (Mail Online)
• Super Tuesday: Republicans fail to awake from their nightmare (The Guardian)