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CNN Projects Santorum Winner In Minnesota and Missouri
February 07, 2012

Posted on 02/07/2012 7:48:08 PM PST by Steelfish

Winning 46% of the vote in MN and a whopping 55% in bellweather MO, the question now is whether Santorum is now the real alternative to Romney?


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KEYWORDS: colorado; minnesota; missouri; ricksantorum
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1 posted on 02/07/2012 7:48:10 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

This has Santorum with three wins: IA,MN,MO!!!!!! But Romney may steam roller him in the two big states coming up in AZ and MI


2 posted on 02/07/2012 7:50:39 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Its early but he has a big lead in Colorado as well.


3 posted on 02/07/2012 7:51:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Steelfish

Waiting on Colorado. A trifecta would be so good.


4 posted on 02/07/2012 7:54:28 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum! Go Patriots! America's poses)
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To: Steelfish

All I heard today was how Team Romney was trying to “tamp down expectations.”

Geez I wonder why? LOL!


5 posted on 02/07/2012 7:55:04 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Trueblackman

ping to a Santorum butt kicking.


6 posted on 02/07/2012 7:55:24 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: Steelfish

Santorum should ignore Michigan like he did Nevada and focus on other states which aren’t completely in the tank for Romney.


7 posted on 02/07/2012 7:56:31 PM PST by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: Steelfish

As soon as Romney
Is not “inevitable”
He sinks like a stone.

Fill in the blank: I am eager to vote for Romney because he is “_____________”.

If you can’t fill in “electable”, what other reason is there?


8 posted on 02/07/2012 7:57:26 PM PST by Haiku Guy (The problem with Internet quotes is you never know if they are real -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38; napscoordinator

Not really since Santorum’s appeal is to blue-collar manufacturing Reagan Democrats. He needs to make a showing. But ironically, Romney now needs Gingrich to stay in the race!!


9 posted on 02/07/2012 8:01:15 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38; napscoordinator

Not really since Santorum’s appeal is to blue-collar manufacturing Reagan Democrats. He needs to make a showing. But ironically, Romney now needs Gingrich to stay in the race!!


10 posted on 02/07/2012 8:01:34 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Nothing is inevitable but death and taxes. Romney can be beaten if conservatives care enough to make it happen.


11 posted on 02/07/2012 8:01:46 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Steelfish

I’d say he is the conservative alternative. I also wonder to what extent has the fight that Obama picked with the Catholic Church helped Santorum.


12 posted on 02/07/2012 8:05:10 PM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: txrefugee

Wow! Congratulations Rick Santorum!


13 posted on 02/07/2012 8:05:34 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Romney Fired His New Debate Coach!)
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To: Steelfish
I'm still for Newt. I don't think Santorum has enough personal charisma and new ideas to beat Obama. But if push comes to shove Id vote for Rick but I'll never vote for Romney
14 posted on 02/07/2012 8:07:22 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: Steelfish

What are you saying? If Gingrich stays in the race he’ll just be helping Romney win? PSHAW!?
;-)


15 posted on 02/07/2012 8:08:12 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; AuH2ORepublican; BlackElk; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

16 posted on 02/07/2012 8:10:46 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: BufordP

At some point, we need to stop splitting the conservative vote. Gingrich trails women voters by over 20-points and Gallup shows Obama whopping Gingrich by over 12 points and Santorum by only 4 points. Whom would you rather choose?


17 posted on 02/07/2012 8:12:52 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: BufordP

At some point, we need to stop splitting the conservative vote. Gingrich trails women voters by over 20-points and Gallup shows Obama whopping Gingrich by over 12 points and Santorum by only 4 points. Whom would you rather choose?


18 posted on 02/07/2012 8:13:13 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: elhombrelibre
At Hot Air:

Contraception mandate controversy rages on

19 posted on 02/07/2012 8:16:20 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: napscoordinator

At this time with .82% of precincts in Colorado reporting in:

Santorum at 48.88%


20 posted on 02/07/2012 8:16:32 PM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Steelfish

oh please, those hypothetical polls are meaningless at this point. How well will little Ricky do once people start doing negative ads against him. His train is leaving Fantasy Island soon.


21 posted on 02/07/2012 8:16:51 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Lazlo in PA

Rally Round Rick!

Stick With Rick!


22 posted on 02/07/2012 8:20:40 PM PST by Walvoord
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Oh, please...do shut up.


23 posted on 02/07/2012 8:21:59 PM PST by madison10
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To: Steelfish
“Whom would you rather choose?”

I think the only viable strategy for conservatives is to keep Romney from winning a majority of delegates before the convention. If he goes into the convention and the nomination is not locked up he is toast.. the GOP insiders will be forced to give it up.

Newt and Rick on the same ticket could unite the conservatives IMO

24 posted on 02/07/2012 8:25:43 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: C. Edmund Wright
How well will little Ricky do once people start doing negative ads against him.

I'm guessing that you were in a coma while "Little Ricky" was getting fully mugged by the Mittens campaign in all of these states. Looks like the attacks on him don't hold water to the voters.

GO RICK!!!

Learn it, live it, love it.

25 posted on 02/07/2012 8:26:00 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Steelfish

I am a Newt supporter but I could get behind Rick. I say that they both stay in until Super Tuesday then the one with the least delegates needs to get out. What say you?


26 posted on 02/07/2012 8:29:30 PM PST by georgiagirl_pam (Step One: SECURE YOUR DOOR! (it will give you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: Steelfish
Santorum v. Obama -- an openly religious man v. aging 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus spoiled brats and their ideological issue (that include Obama).

How about that!

The Marxist-Alinsky brats have already declared war on Christians.

This would make a very interesting campaign and one that I personally don't see how Obama can win if freedom is an issue.

27 posted on 02/07/2012 8:30:03 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

That’s not accurate.


28 posted on 02/07/2012 8:31:17 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Steelfish

ABCCBSNBCFOX are not going to like this!


29 posted on 02/07/2012 8:34:18 PM PST by Principle Over Politics (Romney 2012 is McCain 2008. No more RINOs!)
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To: Principle Over Politics

CO numbers coming in 26% reporting Santorum 42 Romney 31


30 posted on 02/07/2012 8:35:32 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: georgiagirl_pam
I'm with you on that. Stay in until after Super Tuesday, see where we are, then team up.

I too am for Newt, but I can get on board with Santorum if that be the case. We can't afford to lose this to Mitty.

ANYBODY BUT ROMNEY, and it's going to happen.

31 posted on 02/07/2012 8:36:07 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Steelfish

Newt is fading. He might wanna start looking at making a deal.


32 posted on 02/07/2012 8:37:04 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
That’s not accurate.

OK. So you were not in a coma. I will guess you were in the can for a really long time.

33 posted on 02/07/2012 8:38:30 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: georgiagirl_pam
" I am a Newt supporter but I could get behind Rick. I say that they both stay in until Super Tuesday then the one with the least delegates needs to get out. What say you? "

Dittobeans.

34 posted on 02/07/2012 8:38:39 PM PST by AnTiw1 (I lived through a mormon hell, I will not live in a country with a mormon president.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Establishment desperately trying to figure out where to get votes for Romney in CO and avoid the sweep.


35 posted on 02/07/2012 8:42:00 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Go ahead, delude yourself that Santorum was under severe attack in these states where the contests are all non binding, attracted virtually no advertising and only a few thousand voters bothered to come out.

His charisma by pass was still a raging success.


36 posted on 02/07/2012 8:42:25 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: georgiagirl_pam; WilliamofCarmichael

Romney needs to lose decisively on Super Tuesday. He will be unloading a hurricane of ads in several states that neither Gingrich or Santorum can match. Romney is likely to pick up AZ and MI: these are two big states. Santorum v. Romney on Super Tuesday will really focus on Romney’s weaknesses as a genuine conservative. Plus Rush, and the rest of talk radio will solidify with Santorum.

With 28% of the vote in in CO, Santorum leads Romney 41%- 31% . Romney might still pull this one. He won 61% of the vote to McCain 18% in 2008. If Santorum wins this, it will be a true wow moment.


37 posted on 02/07/2012 8:44:55 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
Well, I certainly agree with you, if he can pull out CO the entire GOPe will have a conniption fit!
38 posted on 02/07/2012 8:48:19 PM PST by georgiagirl_pam (Step One: SECURE YOUR DOOR! (it will give you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: Lazlo in PA
May the voters in Colorado make it so....


39 posted on 02/07/2012 8:48:48 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ez

I smell IA all over again here. Mittens was all out in CO to stop the Santorum steam roller tonight. I’m sure Rove and the boys are trying to figure out who’s palm to grease to keep this from being a sweep.


40 posted on 02/07/2012 8:49:33 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Steelfish

I’ve not been a huge fan of Santorum, but have been impressed with his last couple of debate performances, and am really pleased with his comments tonight. I like how he’s really taking it to Obama, and calling Romney “Obama-lite” and “dead wrong”. If he can coalesce the conservative and Tea Party vote, and present a viable (i.e. less baggage than Newt) option that Independents and fed-up Democrats can support, I can sure go with Santorum.


41 posted on 02/07/2012 8:51:24 PM PST by bigbob
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To: georgiagirl_pam

Agree. CO is a distinct possibility.
Santorum wins Adams County outside Denver by 10 points. Romney won Adams by 53 points in 2008. I would say that doesn’t bode well for Romney tonite


42 posted on 02/07/2012 8:52:10 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: bigbob

So long as Gingrich has a near unbridgeable gap of over 20-points with women, he’s near un-electable and indeed Obama thrashes Gingrich in Gallup-USA by over 12 points. Gingrich needs to drop out or else Romney will have a decisive triumph on Super Tuesday based on a divided conservative vote.


43 posted on 02/07/2012 8:56:24 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
"Rush, and the rest of talk radio will solidify with Santorum."

"Santorum, of the conservatives remaining, is the one with the least baggage in terms of abandoning conservatism at times over his career" - Rush Limbaugh, 02/07/2012

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/02/07/santorum_is_sneaking_up

44 posted on 02/07/2012 8:56:38 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: BufordP

Hey Bruford, long time no see! Come on now! Hop on the Santorum express!


45 posted on 02/07/2012 8:59:43 PM PST by Huber (And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:5)
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To: Steelfish

Update: It’s now 42% - 30% in favor of Santorum.


46 posted on 02/07/2012 9:02:08 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Here’s a link for anyone who wants to check on the results as they come in:

http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/primaries/state/co


47 posted on 02/07/2012 9:03:40 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: Steelfish

pleasantly surprised. I just can’t decide. I like Rick the most though


48 posted on 02/07/2012 9:05:06 PM PST by YoungBlackRepublican
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To: Steelfish

B-b-ut, what about Mitt?
Hasn’t the Democrat “mainstream” media told us relentlessly for about a year that Mittens is the “frontrunner” even after he lost Iowa and South Carolina?


49 posted on 02/07/2012 9:08:50 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Good link!
I just looked and Rick is way ahead in Colorado.


50 posted on 02/07/2012 9:11:10 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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