Skip to comments.Rick Santorum is toast.
Posted on 02/29/2012 8:21:46 PM PST by techno
10 reasons he is toast:
1)He now is showing a major gender gap in his female voting whereas 2-3 weeks ago in polls it was negligible. Santorum lost Catholic women in Michigan to Romney by about 15-20 points.
2)Newt Gingrich will rise again to cancel Santorum out making each other non-viable. Major conservative vote splitting will occur again allowing Romney to come up the middle.
3)My prediction (other than Washington)is that Santorum doesn't win another contest in this primary season.
4)Romney has all the momentum and too much of an advantage in money and organization and will have the nomination clinched by early April.
5)The JFK comment was on politics and religion was a huge UNFORCED ERROR and alienated a lot of Catholic voters that he probably lost forever
6)Romney is seen as way more electable than Santorum although some polls do not bear that out.
7)Many Republicans and some conservatives will never forgive him for the robocalls to Democrats in Michigan
8)Santorum is an embarrassment to the GOP establishment (calling Obama a snob). They will never allow him to win the nomination. He is now as despised by the GOP hierarchy as Sarah Palin is.
9)SNL will now lampoon him to kingdom come. Once you become an entertainment laughingstock it's game over.
10)And Rick Santorum is toast because he acts unpresidential on too many occasions. Voters are now seeing it. He doesn't think before he speaks. He doesn't believe that discretion is the better part of valor. He wades into areas where angels fear to tread.
Simply Rick Santorum is toast because he cannot avoid getting himself into hot water.
Can’t imagine Santorum support goes to Romney once Gingrich returns to the spotlight fighting for the South.
Tennessee. What a deal? Can’t imagine they will close their ears to Newt, but Early Voting is a killer, a huge trap for voters.
Santorum is folding but it’s too late for goofy early voters who are seldom serious voters, but composed mostly of those too lazy to stand in line and vote on Tuesday when all things are current. Two, three weeks can be a lifetime in politics, and they have tossed their vote away.
Yup, it is only going to get worse.
SUPER TUESDAY BLUES AHEAD FOR SANTORUM
Seems like you nailed it. It’s a amazing pattern of musical chairs for the AbBMR candidates with RS imploding/exploding last.
I notice Ron Paul never went after Romney.
Romney has been out there giving Democrats ammunition against himself making comments about how rich he is. He is good in debates and interviews but he looks terrible in rallies and speeches(looks shifty) , most uninspiring. Obama is counting on getting out the vote.
I wish I had a nickel for every “genius” prognosticator who was wrong.
Santorum is like the old Barry Manilow song:
Trying to get the feeling again
The theme of the song—the man tries everything to recapture “the feeling” but it’s gone.
Santorum is now a spent force. It’s just most people can’t see the forest for the trees.
The final nail on the coffin will happen on Super Tuesday.
Well your number point #4 is wrong.
So, I’ll have to question your other points as well.
Oh and quit pimping WRongney.
A favorite son often is not.
Gingrich might lose Georgia for several reasons. He has not resided there for many years.
Evangelicals have warmed up to Santorum, as we have seen in Michigan. They do not traditionally vote for Catholics.
Tennessee is really three states: Eastern, Central, and Western. They are all very different populations.
Western is poor, rural, and religious. They will go for Santorum.
Central is citified and educated. They will go for Romney.
Eastern is Tea Party. They will go for Newt.
I see a 3-way tie in Tennessee
Rick needs to retool the way he is getting his message out and create a smarter game plan. For one thing, the Left set the contraception trap to trip him up. He needs to learn how to handle such traps with a message that is clear so that it can’t be twisted around to make him look like a moral bigot.
Rick does not understand how to debate civic issues. Take birth control. The question is not whether birth control is wanted by women or not or whether it is moral. Rick fell into the left’s trap.
The debate was about the Federal government ordering religious people to violate their consciences, thereby ending religious freedom. No one is proposing birth control be banned by the Catholic church. That is a red herring put up by Obama.
Yeah he is.
I’ll send you a nickel if I am wrong. ;
The point is an old dog can’t learn new tricks.
He is who he is.
He always will take the bait from the media (eg the JFk question) and then put his foot in his mouth.
The media knows it and they will keep on doing it to Rick.
Rick also pandered to the open Dem Union base in an open primary.
He does not have this all sewn up.
I think a lot of dems crossed over for him in the primary because they see him as easily beaten.
Never underestimate the duplicity of dem voters.
Perhaps a sign of things to come:
“Romney with a small lead on first night of our Washington poll. Represents big change from 2 weeks ago, reflecting national shift.”
Washington votes in a caucus setting this Saturday, March 3.
When a dam springs a leak, all hell can break loose. That is what I am predicting in regards to Santorum’s leads in Ohio, Tennessee and Oklahoma.
Unfortunately it will be Mitt Romney who benefits more from this development rather than Newt Gingrich.
I am thinking that you are seriously underestimating the liberal media- SNL, Jon Stewart, "The View" and others of their ilk. They absolutely DO help elect presidents. And it's not unrelated that Obama was elected by the female gender, and they are one of the main influences in Romney's current lead.
if this is the same “techno” from C4P (conservatives for Palin), this is the person who totally belched his analysis of “Palin 2012” theories.
Tech was once an interesting feature on C4P, now he’s just another blah-blah-blah.
It remains to be seen if the Church rights angle sells in beating this mandate.
The problem with it is that the specific objection is against Birth Control which gives Dems the opening you reference to try to rally women voters. Republicans thought this would be low hanging political fruit against Obama-care when they jumped in, but it is not turning out that way. The idea of 'Free' birth control is very popular.
The real problem is the popular mandates that the courts allow and Republicans are scared to challenge. ‘Free’ birth control is the recent example but mandates on hospitals to treat the uninsured for free is also popular and was a incremental step to the personal mandate and Obama-care.
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