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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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51 posted on 02/07/2012 9:11:37 PM PST by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RasterMaster

That’s a Rush “endorsement.”
Thanks for the quote.


52 posted on 02/07/2012 9:16:48 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Trteamer

But Denver and Colorado Springs etc with huge population densities haven’t come in. So I’m keeping my fingers crossed.


53 posted on 02/07/2012 9:18:44 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

58% in —Mitt 38% Rick 36%

ABR


54 posted on 02/07/2012 9:59:19 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: montanajoe

I’m with ya on all three statements. Newt’s still the man in my book - he’s conservative, has the charisma, incredible intelligence and verbal gifts, amazing knowledge of history, understanding of our founders and their documents, and a passionate belief in them and our Republic. Another valuable (and necessary) attribute he has that the others lack is the chutzpah to look BHO in the eye and tell him, in front of a hostile media and millions of people, that he’s full of bull****.

The others can talk big in front of their supporters and fellow Republicans - Newt’s proven many times that he’s not only unafraid, but he’s extremely skilled, to call out the enemy directly.


55 posted on 02/08/2012 1:01:37 AM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Steelfish

Are you having trouble picking up my sarcasm? I preferred Santorum from the start. Never liked Newt.


56 posted on 02/08/2012 3:03:47 AM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: Huber
Hop on the Santorum express!

Already there. Let's go!

57 posted on 02/08/2012 3:07:23 AM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: Steelfish

Since Cain and Bachmann dropped I have been in the anybody but Romney camp. I met Santorum during his first run for Senate and always liked him as our Senator when I lived in PA. There is no fraud in him - he is the real deal.

The Spector endorsement was disappointing but understandable. That was about maintaining control over the Senate rather then agreement on policy (Bush endorsed as well). I was a huge Toomey fan, but no way he would have won in PA in 2004. One needs only to look at 2006 to understand the trends (one of the reasons we fled the Northeast for GA).

Santorum is a blue collar / big government guy. His roots are in Western PA where manufacturing is a big part of the economy. He has his flaws, but maybe he is the most Conservative candidate who can win?

I would have preferred Herman Cain. He had a lousy campaign staff, but the man would have been a great leader. Gingrich is the ideas man, and a true Conservative as well. The problem with Gingrich, fair or not, is that his negatives are through the roof.

Maybe it is time for compromise. Santorum may be the best candidate who can knock off Romney and beat Obama. He is not my first, second or even third choice, but he is a good choice. Thoughts?


58 posted on 02/08/2012 3:31:49 AM PST by EagleInGA (Mittens & the NJ Fat Man? Really?!?!)
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