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Dick Morris: Santorum Won Debate and Mitt will win SC
DickMorris.com ^ | 1-20-2012 | Dick Morris

Posted on 01/21/2012 11:39:08 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright

Dear Friend,

In this video commentary, I discuss who won last night’s Republican debate in Charleston, South Carolina. One man won the debate. The other will win the election! Tune in!

(Excerpt) Read more at dickmorris.com ...


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So Dick Morris says very assuredly that Santorum won the debate and that it meant a weakening of Newt and a win in SC for Mitt Romney. How many of these before folks (Hannity AHEM) quit calling him an expert?
1 posted on 01/21/2012 11:39:13 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Series question, has the toe sucker ever been right about anything?


2 posted on 01/21/2012 11:41:23 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Dick needs to put down the crack pipe, Gingrich has got South Carolina in the bag, and I have $20,000 on the line on Intrade to back up my opinion.


3 posted on 01/21/2012 11:42:06 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

If he’s wrong I’ll have to stop listening to him.

One thing I do miss and that’s Newt’s political analysis. Now I have to listen to Dick Morris.


4 posted on 01/21/2012 11:42:23 AM PST by tsowellfan (http://twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Jeez. Sounds like Morris is pretty out there, to say the least.

Just overheard Faux News panels saying that Santorum won it as well. Not sure if they’re deliberately spinning, or just seriously disconnected from reality.


5 posted on 01/21/2012 11:42:58 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

No wonder Morris’ dog left and went to Washington.


6 posted on 01/21/2012 11:43:31 AM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Was this guy watching the same debate I was!?

What a maroon.


7 posted on 01/21/2012 11:43:43 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I’m not going to watch the video. The last one I watched annoyed me. Morris needs to change the battery in his smoke detector.


8 posted on 01/21/2012 11:44:46 AM PST by tsowellfan (http://twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Hey, Dick, weren’t you the one who predicted that Hillary will win the nomination in 2008?


9 posted on 01/21/2012 11:44:58 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I’ll have what he’s smoking!


10 posted on 01/21/2012 11:45:01 AM PST by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: Jim Robinson

One of the great things about this has been watching so many pundits on our side show their true colors. Thanks to Romney we’ve been able ot smoke them out, those who have been hiding in plain sight.

We’ll always know where they stood and whose side they came down on.

It’ll be fun watching them all eat crow tonight and over the next few days.


11 posted on 01/21/2012 11:46:13 AM PST by jeltz25
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To: C. Edmund Wright
The same Dick Morris who wrote a book about how 2008 would be Hillary vs Condi?
12 posted on 01/21/2012 11:47:13 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: C. Edmund Wright

My question remains “Why on earth would anyone listen to a word Dick has to say?”


13 posted on 01/21/2012 11:48:32 AM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Bobalu
Actually I am surprised to hear that people actually believe Santorum won the debate including two members of my family. I'm not sure how they can conclude that.

By the way, the democrats, who assume and hope Romney will be the guy Obama goes up against have already begun making their anti-Romney Ads.

Democrats Have Already Started Making Ads Against Romney:

Video http://youtu.be/sOiH-srKDA0

14 posted on 01/21/2012 11:48:32 AM PST by tsowellfan (http://twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
So Dick Morris says very assuredly that Santorum won the debate

You can tell Santorum won the debate because of all the clips of him they kept playing afterwards /s.

15 posted on 01/21/2012 11:48:52 AM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Utmost Certainty
The media are pumping Santorum. They don't want to see him collapse and withdraw before he impedes Gingrich some more.
16 posted on 01/21/2012 11:49:05 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Jeane Dixon parlayed one lucky guess into a 35 year long career. Morris' venues will get smaller and smaller until he gets to be the opening speaker in the forthcoming remake of "Plan 9 from Outer Space".


17 posted on 01/21/2012 11:49:05 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
..wrong on both points

Whining does not constitute a debate victory, nor does poll numbers going in reverse at the speed of sound mean Romney will win SC...

18 posted on 01/21/2012 11:49:05 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Um, I thought Santorum was awful on Thursday. His worst debate. Bad answers on SOPA and “dog ate my tax returns”. Also visuals bad. Sweating forehead. Shaking head when he thought he was off camera. Most answers were weak and he was shaking most of the time during his talks.


19 posted on 01/21/2012 11:49:50 AM PST by gswilder
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes, my name is Dick. Why do you ask?
20 posted on 01/21/2012 11:49:50 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Bobalu
Was this guy watching the same debate I was!?

What a maroon.


Morris knee-jerked himself with a Twitter tweet dumping on Gingrich while watching the debate.

21 posted on 01/21/2012 11:50:04 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Hannity is the dumbest guy in conservative talk radio.

If he ever had an original thought it would die from loneliness.

I used to listen to him when he was just a local host on WABC in New York. He basically parroted Rush Limbaugh who occupied the previous time slot.

I’ve never once been wowed by Hannity. He’s not that bright.


22 posted on 01/21/2012 11:50:22 AM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: Bobalu
Was this guy watching the same debate I was!?

What a maroon.


Morris knee-jerked himself into a corner with a Twitter tweet dumping on Gingrich while watching the debate.

23 posted on 01/21/2012 11:50:37 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I feel better about Newt's chances now that Dickie has picked Romney, based on his 2008 prediction.


24 posted on 01/21/2012 11:53:00 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

WRONG


25 posted on 01/21/2012 11:53:46 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Romney will probably funnel money to Santy so he can stay in the race and attack Newt.


26 posted on 01/21/2012 11:54:36 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
The media are pumping Santorum. They don't want to see him collapse and withdraw before he impedes Gingrich some more.

Yup.
27 posted on 01/21/2012 11:54:55 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Bobalu
Romney will probably funnel money to Santy so he can stay in the race and attack Newt.

I had that thought as well.
28 posted on 01/21/2012 11:55:42 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

There’s a reason why they call him Dick when his real name is Harold.

(Just kidding, his real name is Richard.) :-)


29 posted on 01/21/2012 11:55:42 AM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Well Morris isn’t the only one that thinks Newt lost, there’s Ann Coulture, Myth Romney, Chris Cristie, Krauthhammer, John McCain just to name a few. end sarcasm


30 posted on 01/21/2012 11:55:54 AM PST by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulture & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists,)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Morris is becoming a gnat


31 posted on 01/21/2012 11:56:34 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
A link to an objective and intelligent [to contrast DICK] analysis of Santorum in the debate ... (from the article):

The Santorum-Gingrich squabble over the early and mid-’90s in Congress? Ancient history. But interesting, I find. Santorum says that Newt, in the past, wouldn’t stand up and risk his position. Newt kills him on this question. Kills him. Just lays him out. A very unwise line of attack, from Rick.

Santorum’s comments on being in “the Final Four” strike me as just slightly Sally Fieldsian. Let me go to the transcript:
. . . to be standing here in the Final Four is about as amazing a thing that I could have ever conceived of happening; someone who had no money; who lost his last race; who everyone basically ignored as I traveled around South Carolina, Iowa, and — and New Hampshire and just talked to people.
That sort of thing is for other people to say, I think. But then, I think a lot of what Santorum says about himself is for other people to say, if it is to be said at all.
Harsh? Yeah, possibly.

Santorum’s closing pitch: Unfair, for one thing, because, unlike the others, he attacks other candidates, and they will not have the opportunity to respond.
Santorum says, “We’re the only people in this race that actually has won a swing state.” I can hear Romney thinking, “Well, I won in a liberal state.”
More Santorum: “I come with the working class and strong credentials, not just with a plan, but with the character that fits in with exactly the voters we need.”
Gag me, gag me. Barf, barf.

32 posted on 01/21/2012 11:59:42 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I just heard Mark Sanford on Fox this morning say that the big focus right now is the economy and jobs the evangelicals will not be enough to help Santorum in SC. He sees Gingrich winning.


33 posted on 01/21/2012 11:59:42 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: Jim Robinson

Maybe he’s a Newt supporter and he just wants to get us fighting even harder to be sure Romney loses


34 posted on 01/21/2012 11:59:46 AM PST by tsowellfan (http://twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

All of these pundits....are missing the sentence at the end of their shows. Which is, “and if I am wrong, I will shut down my site, and STFU on a permanent basis and find another line of work like maybe being a Wal-Mart greeter.

Morris is really my prime example, I guess. Either these folks are realists and claim to be able to predict things *accurately*, or, like Jim Cramer, they are entertainment and shouldn’t be regarded as having any credibility at all. At ALL. I’m very tired of these pundits who may or may not know they are being used by forces much bigger than they are...a 20% hit rate doesn’t make them a credible source. Indeed, it argues forcibly for the opposite.

Come to think of it, The term “accurate prediction” is redundant. Inaccurate predictions are no different from WAGs, and couching them in some vague cloak of credibility is nothing more than a form of fraud. The truth is, nobody can predict the future.


35 posted on 01/21/2012 11:59:46 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: Jim Robinson

You beta me to it.

That guy doesn’t know Sheeit from Shinola.


36 posted on 01/21/2012 12:01:50 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Sans-Culotte
He's definitely not the man you want to take to the horse races just for the tips
37 posted on 01/21/2012 12:02:13 PM PST by tsowellfan (http://twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: Jim Robinson
Series question, has the toe sucker ever been right about anything?

No. If Dick says sell your gold it's time to stock up.

He thinks Mitt will win SC? That's a sure thing for Gingrich.

38 posted on 01/21/2012 12:03:54 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The price of freedom is willingness to do sudden battle anywhere, anytime..." - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Yankee

Richard Weed Morris.


39 posted on 01/21/2012 12:05:04 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Jim Robinson
Series question, has the toe sucker ever been right about anything?

Morris reminds me of the old adage: To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

40 posted on 01/21/2012 12:08:51 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Morris says that Santorum has momentum now “maybe enough to pass Newt, maybe enough to be in second” while most updated polls show Santorum in last place, behind Ron Paul (a minority have him in 3rd place).

This guy is a joke. I wonder how he spins the vote result in his next video.


41 posted on 01/21/2012 12:09:54 PM PST by BCrago66
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To: C. Edmund Wright

This is great news. He’s typically wrong so that means Newt won both the debate and the election.


42 posted on 01/21/2012 12:11:19 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Yankee

I have always felt the same about him. Don’t know whether he still rips off Rush, since I don’t watch or listen to him, but it was blatant years ago. Might as well have called his show the “EIB Echo.”


43 posted on 01/21/2012 12:11:23 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Jim Robinson

Morris doesn’t know if ya blow em up or stuff em.


44 posted on 01/21/2012 12:15:08 PM PST by advertising guy (piss on the media like a Marine !)
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To: Yankee
I’ve never once been wowed by Hannity. He’s not that bright.

I will credit this to Hannity: He is like the Joe-six-pack of talk radio. He connects to other Repub's and conservatives who are, er, straining to incraese their IQ. And, consider that there are people who are growing or beginning to grow in their conservative beliefs. Hannity serves the purpose of graduating them from elementary conservatism to middle-school conservatism.

Besides, he is wearing the same uniform that we are and his rifle is pointing in the same direction as our rifles are pointing.

45 posted on 01/21/2012 12:19:57 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist)
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To: Utmost Certainty
They're spinning it as a win for Santorum to pull "anti-Romney" momentum away from Newt in order to split the vote giving Romney his shot at winning SC and sewing up the nomination before January ends.

Fox's talking heads, even those with radio shows, have been universally transparent in their pathetic "secret" advocacy for Romney.

46 posted on 01/21/2012 12:27:04 PM PST by newzjunkey (Vote wisely, South Carolinians. Derail Romney's inevitability.)
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To: Bigun
My question remains “Why on earth would anyone listen to a word Dick has to say?”

Ask Sean Hanitty. That Bozo has him on his radio and TV show just about every other day.

47 posted on 01/21/2012 12:27:28 PM PST by JohnG45
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I’m one of the few here that enjoys listening to Morris, but he’s dead wrong on this one. In SC Newt will win and it won’t be close. Over 5pts, possible over 10pts.


48 posted on 01/21/2012 12:27:48 PM PST by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (If you like the employees at the DMV, post office, SS office... you'll love government health care)
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To: VRW Conspirator

He also predicted that Hillary would not win the NY senate seat.


49 posted on 01/21/2012 12:38:34 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: TexasFreeper2009

20k? Holy Simoleons. I hope for your sake that pans out. He’s running what? 1/0.7 payout?

8.5 if you’re right?


50 posted on 01/21/2012 12:39:16 PM PST by BenKenobi (Vindicated! Santorum wins IOWA!)
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