Skip to comments.Buoyant Rick Santorum Stumps in North Texas [Santorum Predicts "Big Win" In Texas]
Posted on 02/08/2012 9:43:11 PM PST by Steelfish
Buoyant Rick Santorum Stumps in North Texas
By Joe Holley, Chronicle
PLANO Buoyed by unexpected victories in three states on Tuesday night, Rick Santorum swept into North Texas on Wednesday, where he sought to build momentum by assuring Republican primary voters that he and not Newt Gingrich was the true and reliable conservative in the presidential race.
Santorum began his day by appealing to his base, evangelical social conservatives in a part of the state that had been Rick Perry country until recently. In a church in McKinney on the morning, he told a group of Dallas-area ministers that he always had been an outspoken foe of abortion and same-sex marriage and always would be. The ministers responded with prayers on Santorums behalf and a ritual laying on of hands.
The former Pennsylvania senator also came to Texas in his words, the conservative epicenter of this country with his hand out. Between public events in the Dallas area, he spent a five-hour block of time raising money. His campaign reported Internet donations totaling $250,000 in the wake of his Tuesday night victories in Missouri, Colorado and Minnesota.
After meeting with supporters in Allen, Santorum in the evening spoke to a crowd of approximately 700 in Plano, who gathered at a faux-rustic barn called Fairview Farms. Some 400 stood shoulder to shoulder inside; another 300 or so stood and listened in the chill night air.
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He got 300 takers at a fundraiser for $250 a pop as reported on local radio.
It was 30 mi from my home in McKinney Texas.
Whats the general sense? Could he pull of a win in TX?
It would surprise me if he did.
I am certain that Mark Davis of WBAP was at the Fairfield Farms event this evening and that he will be gushing tomorrow morning on his show,
But from reports of the fundraiser in McKinney Rick Raised a whopping $75K.
Add that to the $250K of internet donations.
My sense is that we have a very fluid situation here in Texas.
My family has been flipping from Newt to Santorum and back again several times.
Whoever is the most viable non Romney seems to be the answer I’m hearing. Not everyone agrees on which one is the most viable however.
I have been for Newt for a while but I’m reserving judgment until primary day.
Assuming the judges let us have a primary.
More so than McRomeny.
He seems to have a good group of support up in North Texas ;)
Yeah, I would agree with that, but we are different than the mainstream conservatives down here.
It’s my perception that Santorum is trying to out do Perry on Social, moral and religious conservatism, and I am just reporting to everyone that I do not think its taking hold here in Texas.
I haven’t felt it out.
Some folks are on board (the kind of folks that change their minds daily)
I think Santorum is trying to make a hard sell here in Tx
Santorum is trying to play to the bible belt based on his religious stance.
What he may neglect is that some of us are darn proud of fiscal responsibly and a strong economy.
That made for a powerful visual that even made the NBC Nightly News tonight.
I’m not sure we have any true fiscal conservative in the race.
Other than perhaps Ron Paul.
But I’m not voting for him.
I’ll take my chances with whoever can beat Romney and go from there.
There’s the rub.
Do we have a fiscal conservative?
Unfortunately, I have been forced to conclude that Santorum is NOT my kind of Conservative, and he has not earned my support.
Santorum supported the Rino Romney in 2008. Why?
Santorum supported the lizard-like Arlen Specter against the real Pennsylvania conservative Pat Toomey. Unforgivable.
Santorum lost his Senate seat by 19%. Obviously he lost the support of his constituents. The only way that can happen is that he didn’t follow through on his campaign positions.
The man has not been vetted.
This Texan will be voting for Gingrich...
there’s always the brokered convention and Deus Ex Machina ending where a fiscal conservative gets nominated.
So the people of MO, MN, and CO were misinformed? misguided?
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