Skip to comments.Rick Santorum wins Florida!
Posted on 01/27/2012 7:04:34 AM PST by Dan.israel.2011
Rick Santorum found his FIRE. Remarkable improvement over his last debate when he let mittens slap him like a rag doll. He found his FIRE last night and destroyed mittens with facts about RomneyCare! God bless you Rick!
Florida picks Rick! Hands down.
I cant wait to see the data on the number of votes vs $$$ spent in campaign!
I believe it will be the lowest cost per vote EVER for Rick.
Who needs $$$ when you have votes!
Having said thst, please send Rick a note of congrats include a check if you can, but at least send him a note! Hand written, not an email!
All Rick will do is take votes away from Newt so that Romney wins.
He will end up in 4th place.
He found his FIRE last night and destroyed mittens with facts about RomneyCare! God bless you Rick!
Willie Mitty met his match in that exchange..
Rick was good and didnt back down...
RomneyCare should be brought up every debate
however it hasnt been...
Rick did well last night, but there is no way he wins Florida. He comes in third.
Maybe Rick and Newt need to team up
It seems they help overcome the faults of the other
Rick had a good debate but he was cast as a loser long before last night, and the absentees have already voted. Add in the early voting and he’s going to be lucky to be enough of a factor to throw the race to Mitt.
“He will end up in 4th place.”
We’ll see. I’d put money on him finishing second.
I saw today that videos of Newt bashing Reagan on the house floor are finding their way to youtube. This will probably do a lot of damage to his base of support.
Rick did well because he was allowed to take shots at the others with no fear of being a target of the front runners. We’ve seen how he reacts when things aren’t going well for him.
He was right to target Romneycare and hold Mitt’s feet to the fire, but understand that he was given a free pass last night.
If he won, why is he going home?
That's the way I see it as well.
It’s amazing what “righteous indignation” can do for a man. It’s one of my best tools. But I can’t force it. It has to be natural.
It's funny. He really did do well. Probably his best yet. Especially in regards to romneycare. He backed mittens right into a corner, where mittens was clearly defeated. Had Newt done it, the rafters would have shaken down. Rick does it, and only a few even notice.
The guy just does not inspire.
I have to admit, Rick did himself good.
There is thread about these videos on FR. They are bogus--cut to take Newt out of context. But that is all Romney has is lies and distortions.
Santorum’s best response was regarding Obama’s foreign polcy and Cuba. He said that Obama was ignoring threats in the western hemisphere, Cuba Venezuela and other So, Am countries, while getting overly involved in the affairs in the Middle East and not supporting Israel.
he did well because not one person including the moderator challenged him on HIS record.. and they didn’t challenge him because he isn’t even in the same ballgame that the top two are playing in.. pretty simple to understand for most people..
This year’s suicide voters are supporting Rick Santorum.
Can’t wait to see their 2016 vote-splitter!
I am in Florida and will be voting for Santorum on Tuesday. Hopefully, he surges in the polls over the next few days, so others will jump on board.
I considered voting for Newt—even though I prefer Santorum— but don’t think Newt has the discipline or stamina to gather all the delegates he needs.
Santorum does. He just needs more money and votes.
Did you watch the whole video my friend or were you just watching specially edit footage to make Newt look like he was bashing Reagan? I think we all rush to make our judgement based on incomplete stories. Suggest doing more research and learn more about the videos before commenting.
If they bother to look at Youtube. Two things really matter to most Floridians: Repeal of ObuggeryCare and reinvigorate the Space Program (big high tech employer).
Pass the bong.
A vote for Santorum is a vote for Romney.
I am for Rick!!!!
Rick was my second pick..after Bachmann. If he stays in now and prevents Newt the win over Romney in Florida, I hope his self-serving show never hits the road again.
Voting for Santorum will accomplish nothing except that you are standing up for your beliefs/principles.
Rick is not surging and will not come in second.
His campaign is in disarray and he has no money.
On top of that, he is unlikable.
I’m hoping (against hope, maybe) that Santorum’s awesome smackdown of Romney last night might might pull votes away from Mittens to Santorum, pushing Newt over top in a squeaker.
You all know more knives and swords will come at Newt over the weekend. Many people who are weak in mind and soul and do not believe in their conviction will sway with the wind of politics. It is amazing how easy the media can manipulate peoples’ minds.
Rick is a spoiler who is going to give us Romney.
Exactly! So I encourage all Romney supports to vote for Santorum!
Agree. Mark Levin stated that on his show last night when he was blasting the GOP establishment and Romney for their duplicitous attacks on Newt. He point-blank said if Santorum was the front-runner against Romney, they would go after him with the same vengeance.
People need to wake up and see what is going on!
Does “his self-serving show” refer to Santorum or Gingrich or Romney?
Watch those nebulous pronouns.
Agree. Mark Levin stated that on his show last night when he was blasting the GOP establishment and Romney for their duplicitous attacks on Newt. He point-blank said if Santorum were the front-runner against Romney, they would go after him with the same vengeance.
People need to wake up and see what is going on!
Sorry, can’t do that. I like Santorum, I truly appreciate his stance on social issues, but he needs to drop out. He’s in it for his ego now, IMO. Newt needs the added support that would come from Santorum’s people, and we NEED to sew this thing up and put it away.
It seems we live in a time where people are looking for extremes rather than looking for a person OURS AND DAUGHTERS CAN LOOK UP TO AND BE PROUD OF; Just watch TV for 5 minutes. Everyone is imperfect, but do we have to compromise so much because we think this is the only way to win? Dont get me wrong I think Newt has changed, but confrontation is only a part of what we need to win and it is something that Rick exibited last night. Obama has driven us to seek out ONLY who we think can win and everything else about that person does not matter. I just hope Newts tactic doesn'tt wear old. Its either Rick or Newt because I will not vote for a man whos religion slanders mine.
Ask yourself one question: Who, of the 4 candidates, do you want your sons and daughters to grow up to be like?
Yes, heaven forbid any of you conservatives stand up for your beliefs and principles.
Please just vote how the MSM wants you to vote.
Rick is much more likable than Gingrich.
“A vote for Santorum is a vote for Romney.”
It needs repeating to sink in to sink in to some skulls.
A vote for Santorum is a vote for Romney.
No. A vote for Newt is a vote for Romney. Not only can Newt not beat Obama, he cannot beat Romney. Although many of his complaints about Romney are justified, he comes off as too whiny lately.
Santorum is very strong on healthcare and foreign policy.
He won Iowa and can win it all but he’ll obviously need some former Newt supporters to join on— and fast.
3rd, he is still polling well above Paul who gave up on Florida and is primarily only focusing on caucus states or states with open primaries where Dems can cross over.
Yes. Covered that well too.
It’s like his trap he set for Mitt on that felon voting thing.
He scores real big on issues that mean little to Americans out of work, and losing their homes.
Romney has some liberal leaning territory ahead in the next few primaries and it will be difficult for Newt to get back the momentum after several losses even though more conservative states have their primaries toward the end.
I don't know why Rick can't suspend and jump back in later if Newt appears to be failing.
I am so unsure of the remaining.. wish I could jump on a band wagon of one of them but have real hesitations about them. No way, I want Obama to win, even though I think he will. Just not happy with the 4 we have left. I did think Rick did well last night.
I would not mind that and actally would like to see 2nd for him.
He was right to target Romneycare and hold Mitts feet to the fire, but understand that he was given a free pass last night.
Precisely. No one is really attacking Santorum because he is no threat. People have to understand the ebb and flow of these debates and when a candidate shines sometimes it is simply because none of the other candidates feel the need to attack them.
Rick is a good man, but he won't be the nominee. He is mostly out of money, has little organization, has no hope of winning the nomination and is only a threat to divide the anti-Romney voting block.
The longer Santorum stays in the race, the better it is for Mitt.
The sooner Rick bows out, the sooner we can have a united front against Romney in votes and money.
And the sooner his supporters can stop with their fantasies.
If Newt doesnt win Florida we can thank Santorum. If anybody thinks Santorum isnt working with the powers that be in the GOP their kidding themselves. Its all out to keep Newt from the nomination because they are deathly afraid of him because he owes no one.
“Ask yourself one question: Who, of the 4 candidates, do you want your sons and daughters to grow up to be like? “
I’m sorry, but are you even paying attention to what the real issues are in this election, and the stakes for all of us?
This is the LAST thing I’m thinking about.
Selfish Santorum and his voters ...alone in their “principles.”
Choices for GOP Fla. voters next Tuesday:
1.Vote for the contender who you like and who voices your values but has no chance of winning the nomination.
2.Vote for the one who might be able to take down Mittens as the frontrunner.
If I were a Fla. resident, I would opt for number two rather than number one..and worry about everything else later.
And Rick IS strident and unlikable. Ask a bunch o’folks in Pa. who know him well.
The “yorkie in the sweater vest” needs to take one for the team and go home.