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Santorum Another Trifecta in OK,TN, and ND. Ohio Too Close To Call {Should Gingrich Withdraw?]
March 06, 2012

Posted on 03/06/2012 7:21:08 PM PST by Steelfish

Gingrich must steps aside. His “southern strategy” is up in flames placing distant third and fourth in key states.

Working Women. This is a key demographic that Romney leads Santorum followed by a deficit of 11 points, and Gingrich is well way behind by 31 points and is one major reason why Gingrich can neither win the nomination nor the presidency.

Gingrich was the big spoiler in MI where Santorum lost by just three points. Besides the notion of “permanent moon-based colonies” and pie-in-the-sky $2.50 gas/gallon regardless of world energy markets or geopolitical conditions is simply risible and won’t play well with voters. Note, that Gingrich couldn’t even get the 50% threshold in home-state GA whereas Romney got a whopping 72% in MA.

If Santorum loses OH, we can attribute this to a divided conservative vote. The big city areas in OH have not yet been counted. Karl Rove thinks that when these county results come in, Romney will have won OH. He (unfortunately) may just be right.

Santorum has won IA; MN; CO; MO; and ND. Today, Santroum has notched up another trifecta: OK, TN, and ND. He came within a whisker of beating Romney in MI, and while he may lose OH it will be only by a coupe of points and Gingrich’s 15% would a major factor that explains this fact.

Working women: Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total Working women 13 9 44 33 21 All others 14 10 36 39 79


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1 posted on 03/06/2012 7:21:13 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
No.

Hello Tampa.

2 posted on 03/06/2012 7:23:27 PM PST by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: Steelfish

GO SANTORUM GO!

Bring back the Reagan Democrats and net those Rust-Belt states in the Republican column. The ONLY candidate who never favored at any time an individual mandate.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 7:25:31 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Absolutely he should withdraw. He’s not even close anywhere. he can’t win anything except GA. And all he is doing is handing the nomination to Romney.

Gingrich’s legacy is singular ... getting Romney nominated. Gingrich was flat out slaughtered tonight.

Santorum.


4 posted on 03/06/2012 7:26:34 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Steelfish

Why doesn’t Romney withdraw?

And then Sarah Palin, do you hear me , run and save us now!


5 posted on 03/06/2012 7:26:38 PM PST by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: Steelfish

Has Romney won any states that McCain Carried in 2008?


6 posted on 03/06/2012 7:26:38 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: LaybackLenny

For Newt, it’s all about ego at this point. Well, if being remembered as the guy that gave us Romney boosts your ego, then go for it.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 7:26:45 PM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Steelfish

Should you keep your comment to this space instead of abusing the headline?


8 posted on 03/06/2012 7:27:47 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Steelfish

I’m getting mighty sick of this. NO!
santorum rose BECAUSE of romney attacks on Newt and that is the ONLY reason he rose. He piled on and kicked Newt when he was down.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 7:29:25 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Steelfish

I think Gingrich ought to withdraw. I said last year that he and Santorum should should stick through Super Tuesday, and whomever’s losing should drop out.

At this point, I don’t see any way Newt can win. He’s helping Romney by taking votes away from Rick. The conservative vote cannot win if its split.

SnakeDoc


10 posted on 03/06/2012 7:29:46 PM PST by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This is a vanity post, my friend.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 7:30:30 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

I agree. Newt is toast. He may be better served to try running for elected office in Georgia. This country needs all the leadership it can get right now.


12 posted on 03/06/2012 7:30:55 PM PST by makomako
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To: Steelfish
I guess you said the same thing about going to the moon in 1969 - why do it? Not possible. If a person doesn't have goals or dreams, what is he? Someone who relies on the government to tell them what to do.

For $2.50 gas, why not? It was lower then that when Obama became president. It's all supply and demand, something that most understand.

Newt needs to stay in and he will inspire all of us. Go Newt !!

13 posted on 03/06/2012 7:32:51 PM PST by bobsunshine
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To: Steelfish

Blah Blah Blah.

Respectfully ....


14 posted on 03/06/2012 7:33:14 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: makomako

Santorum/Newt 2012


15 posted on 03/06/2012 7:33:44 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: SnakeDoctor

Absolutely correct. He spoke to a “southern strategy” and he couldn’t get the 50% threshold in his own home state and places 3rd and 4th in other states. He gave Romney his squeaker of a victory of 3 points in MI, and he seems all set to play the role of spoiler again in OH by snatching a paltry 15% of the vote.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 7:34:24 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Why should Newt drop out? He seems to be disappearing as a factor in this race anymore. 10 states tonight and all he got was his home state which we all saw coming from a mile away.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 7:35:19 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: MestaMachine

I won’t vote for Santo. Ever. Romney is more fiscally Conservative than he is, for goodness sakes. I’m still reeling that the fool ever thought he was enough of a statesman to be POTUS.

We don’t need another idiot. We may as well keep the one we have and do clean up in 2016.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 7:35:36 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: Steelfish

Much as I think Newt is the smartest of the lot and the most able to articulate consrvatives principles, he seems to be having more trouble than the others are having in convincing people to vote for him in large numbers.

So, I dunno what to say other than SIGH.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 7:39:34 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Gingrich couldn’t cut the 50% in his home state where he and his super-pac spent a ton of money. He’s now aiding and abetting a Romney victory.

In MI, Gingrich pulled 7% of the vote and gave Romney a 3% squeaker. Now in OH he’s pulling a miserable 15% of the vote and again we’ll have a Romney victory in a major bellweather state.


20 posted on 03/06/2012 7:39:34 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: RIghtwardHo

YES - WHAT YOU SAID IN LOTS OF DITTOS!!!

I just hope Newt’s ego will take a back seat to his senses. GO, RICK, GO!!!


21 posted on 03/06/2012 7:40:03 PM PST by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: Mike Darancette
Romney only pulled about 10% of the vote in Virginia ~ due to the INCREDIBLE fall off in voters.

With no Conservative candidate(s) to vote for Virginia voters ~ both Democrats and Republicans ~ didn't bother to show up in the open state primary.

Romney cannot attract the party base ~ he should take the Virginia results as a reason to quit running. That's the best he can do on his own with no one else stirring the pot.

22 posted on 03/06/2012 7:40:53 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Steelfish

“GO SANTORUM GO!”
___________________________________________

Since I have been an expat for over ten years, I do not so much have a dog in this hunt, but my friend and neighbor is from PA and he thinks Santorum is GREAT.
I really liked Gingrich during the “contract with America” days, but he is quite tarnished now, even though he may be the smartest guy in the crowd.
I would take just about anyone but Romney.
My only goal is the defeat of the Communist.


23 posted on 03/06/2012 7:43:29 PM PST by AlexW
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To: publana
Obama is much more than an idiot. We can't wait until 2016 to replace him. To much of his Marxist philosophy will have taken over the system.
24 posted on 03/06/2012 7:46:45 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: publana

Oh yeah - Romney and his Romneycare is more fiscally conservative than Santorum.

Take your fingers out of your ears and remove your blinders and start listening and reading about all of Mitt’s flip-flops, from abortion to gun control to healthcare. AND YOU CAN’T SUPPORT SANTORUM? ARE YOU SERIOUS??????

Even with Santorum’s congressional record (which makes every candidate vunerable), no one that knows him doubts his conservative credentials. No one can say that about Romney with a straight face. You need to wake up!!!


25 posted on 03/06/2012 7:48:14 PM PST by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: RIghtwardHo
It's personal with Newt. His campaign organization couldn't organize enough to get on the ballot in Virginia. He is coming in third in Tennessee (a southern state.) He is in third place in most of the other states tonight (and barely a blip in them. Yet he claims he is the tortoise in the race and if he can win Alabama and Mississippi um, then he's won 4 states. All four southern states. What about the rest of the country Newt?
26 posted on 03/06/2012 7:50:01 PM PST by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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To: Steelfish

The split vote could cost him tonight like it did in Michigan. As long as there are two conservatives in the race, conservatives will be divided, and that is an advantage for Romney. When the conservative vote is united, Romney loses most times (with the exception of places like Massachusetts).


27 posted on 03/06/2012 7:51:39 PM PST by Pinkbell (Knock Romney Out - Vote for Santorum in Ohio/Oklahoma/Tennessee and Vote for Gingrich In Georgia)
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To: Steelfish
There was a article in the WSJ a few days ago speculation that there might be some kind of alliance between Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, and Newt would drop out and endorse Rick Santorum...
Notice how giddy they are on Fox News how Romney is going to take the nomination ? and how it's inevitable in his nomination ? and someone said on Fox News that Texas goes for Romney ???
28 posted on 03/06/2012 7:53:33 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Pinkbell

In Ohio:

Santorum

37.6%

361,976

Romney

37.3%

359,171


29 posted on 03/06/2012 7:54:16 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: Steelfish
{Should Gingrich Withdraw?]

No, hell no!

Romney ought to be compelled to withdraw if he can't beat Santorum in Ohio. If he can't carry Ohio now, how can he hope to claim to be able to carry it in November, when we will need it?

30 posted on 03/06/2012 7:56:22 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: LaybackLenny

Yes, he needs to quit. It’s time.


31 posted on 03/06/2012 7:58:05 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: publana

I would have a very hard decision voting for Santorum over Romney. Both are unrepentant statists. I could vote for Obama and have a statist if that’s what I wanted.

What’s the point of having two parties if they are both going to nominate statists?


32 posted on 03/06/2012 7:59:09 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

Santorum

37.5%

366,013

Romney

37.3%

363,527

Gingrich

14.7%

143,204


33 posted on 03/06/2012 7:59:30 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: Lazlo in PA

MI, WA and OH.

Newt staying in throws the nomination to Mitt.


34 posted on 03/06/2012 8:00:22 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: Steelfish

Gingrich isn’t going anywhere except Tampa.


35 posted on 03/06/2012 8:00:36 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mike Darancette

WY was a tossup. Idaho is the first one that he’ll win that McCain carried.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 8:02:14 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: publana
Obama over Santorum - really?

You're a good example of why its never a good idea to become too invested in any candidate. One stand to lose their marbles.

37 posted on 03/06/2012 8:03:04 PM PST by skeeter
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To: muawiyah

“Romney cannot attract the party base ~ he should take the Virginia results as a reason to quit running.”

I like that. Why debate the exclusion of Newt or Rick when we really want Romney to quit?


38 posted on 03/06/2012 8:05:57 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: muawiyah
Perhaps if Newt could get his ducks in a row and get on the ballot in Virginia, he might have done better than 0%. Same with Santorum, he's botched five states results with his lack of organization. In Virginia he didn't get on the ballot. In Ohio, the Santorum campaign failed to submit the necessary paperwork to claim delegates for three important congressional districts. That debacle puts 18 delegates off limits to Santorum from Ohio. (Don't automatically assume I am a Mitt Romney voter either, I am still researching and trying to decide.)
39 posted on 03/06/2012 8:06:13 PM PST by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Texas isn’t going Romney. Texas is for Santorum after his showing in OK and in TN tonight.

Santorum’s doing very well in OH - but there’s 15 percent of ‘conservatives’ that we could use right now when battling Mitt.

But I guess it’s more important to let Mitt win then see a different conservative take it.


40 posted on 03/06/2012 8:07:23 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: Pinkbell; John Valentine

Absolutely.. Gingrich doesn’t have a prayer at this stage and even before he keeps splitting the conservative vote, and Romney dashes through the narrow breach. It occurred in MI, even AZ, and now in OH, a major bellweather state, Romney is now leading by1400 votes in OH. Romney owes Gingrich big time. The Fox Panel is unanimous. Gingrich has helped Romney.


41 posted on 03/06/2012 8:09:06 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

We are officially seeing that in OH. If no Newt in MI and OH, Rick shuts Romney down cold. Instead we have the pro Milt jacka$$es spinning how wonder Milt is.


42 posted on 03/06/2012 8:09:15 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: muawiyah

I find your reasoning to be sound.


43 posted on 03/06/2012 8:10:56 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: Carthego delenda est

Because Romney has no reason to quit. Don’t you see?

He’s winning right now because conservatives are divided. Same argument we’ve been having since day one.

Look, Newt’s had his home state. He won that and South Carolina. He’s done.

There is nothing left on the table that he will win. Nothing. Santorum proved that tonight, that he’s the only one who can beat Romney and we need to get behind him and support him.

I know it’s hard, I supported Cain, but Cain dropped. Now it’s time for Newt. He finished third to Romney in TN and third to Romney in OK. That is not the sign of a man who is going to win the Republican nomination of the presidency when you are finishing third in the most conservative states in the nation.


44 posted on 03/06/2012 8:12:29 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: Lazlo in PA

Now, if those 15 percent were supporting Santorum - do you think that Mitt would be talking about the nomination is his?

Face it folks. All of you Newt supports may have just thrown the nomination to Romney. All the things that you wanted most, and you, not anybody else, gave Mitt what he could not get otherwise.

We got one more out and that’s to have Rick sweep the upcoming states that he should win.


45 posted on 03/06/2012 8:14:24 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: Steelfish

Sorry, but if Gingrich drops out, I have no acceptable choices left.

If this is not how the American Story is to end, then we are heading toward a national disaster of the most profound kind, a righting of course that won’t be electoral in nature.


46 posted on 03/06/2012 8:15:47 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Steelfish
I think some of the Santorum folks are overestimating his popularity among Newt supporters. I already voted for Gingrich in Ohio today, but if Gingrich had withdrawn, I would not have voted for Santorum. If he ends up being the nominee, he'd get my vote. Otherwise, he's my last choice.
47 posted on 03/06/2012 8:17:36 PM PST by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

True, Romney just took the lead in Ohio. Newt, I like you man- but, get out!

Romney

37.7%

408,541

Santorum

37.2%

403,074


48 posted on 03/06/2012 8:18:03 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

Frankly, it makes no difference to me if it is Romney or Santorum. Both are repugnant to me.

All I want is an end to our nation’s disastrous century long experiment in statism, not more of the same. If we’re going to get more anyway, what’s the difference?

Obama, Romney, Santorum, they’re all sewn from the same cloth.


49 posted on 03/06/2012 8:19:26 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: MestaMachine

Um, Romney has attacked Rick just as much. For days, it has been non-stop attack ads here in OH, and Santroum is holding his own. Face it - as much as I like Newt -he is a very flawed canddiate and can’t win.


50 posted on 03/06/2012 8:20:22 PM PST by Catsrus
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