Skip to comments.The InSantorum Illusion
Posted on 02/09/2012 5:28:45 PM PST by bksanders
Apart from not having the first delegate commitment, exactly what have victories in Iowa, Missouri, Colorado and Minnesota acknowledged?
First, that participants in caucuses are underwhelmed to voice their solidarity with their higher ground constituents. This group think forum is void, by necessity, of critical thought. This is not to say that the caucus forum is the antithesis of the primary process. It is always much easier when espousing your heartfelt commitment to an issue to take the high road when exposed to the crowd in a non-binding farcical display. These same voters will doubtlessly rethink that stance when confronted with the isolation of a voting booth. Its easy to sound righteous in a public forum. Even easier when that cry is meaningless. Its an entirely different matter when the fate of ones country hangs in the balance.
(Excerpt) Read more at wisdomdepot.wordpress.com ...
Somebody got a thesaurus for Christmas.
BTW I support Santorum and will continue to do so.
Writer shuts eyes and plugs ears while muttering to self “It didn’t matter, it didn’t matter, it didn’t matter”
Santorum has won 4 states.
That is not an illusion. That is reality.
Who cares if caucuses are useful or not. The primary contests on Tuesday were a game changer. Rick is raising cash and making news and Mittens is wandering around whining that Newt and Rick are closet Libs. It also showed that Mittens is incredibly weak and doesn’t really deserve front runner status.
I don’t support Santorum, and I have found that now, on FR, it has become a dangerous thing to admit to.
So, let the nastiness and name-calling begin.
You have got to be kidding. This was Newt Land. They even had a slogan... Newt: Join or Die.
They meant it. I wonder how many Santorum supporters were zotted?
You’ve been here long enough to know better.
"The primary contests on Tuesday were a game changer. Rick is raising cash and making news and Mittens is wandering around whining "Agreed, but I can't attach any significance to it apart from the money Rick will raise and the insatiable appetite of the legacy media being fed.
“I dont support Santorum, and I have found that now, on FR, it has become a dangerous thing to admit to.”
as long as you don’t support Romney or Obama you’ll do just fine.
Fortunately I can see further than March 1st
The whole MINN/MO/CO event made such a ripple.
BTW, when does MO delegate?
Reality is spelled:
D E L E G A T E S
I support whoever has the better chance of beating Romney on a given day, but am not thrilled about either. I actually support Paul in a way since he is the only person on my ballot aside from Romney.
I, for one, wish you no ill will for your choice of candidate, or disdain for another candidate.
“BTW, when does MO delegate?”
It starts March 17th, and I think it concludes in June. Its a 3 step process I think, county first , then congressional district and then state convention.
I have never participated in a caucus before, but I will this year and it will be for Santorum.
The problem with Romney...and something the RNC is seeing now..is Mitt can’t win in the Midwest. I know. I grew up there. Typical scene from a few years back in the Midwest:
Boys (knock-knock): “Well hello maam, can we have a few minutes of your time to talk to you?”
Maam: “Well sure young fellas..you look nice..it must be hot out there on those bicycles..let me see if I have any lemonade in the ice box....what do you want to talk about anyway?”
Boys: “Well maam, we’re from the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saint’s..the Mormons” (smiling)
....Forget the Midwest Mitt...ain’t gonna happen.
I came very close...twice.
At the end of Mar.
I can’t believe that creep Romney has 92 delegates. Hopefully after Super Tuesday, Santorum will be in first place. He might even get Texas as he is there today and had a packed group listening to him.
At this point we aren’t sure if Texas will even have a primary!
As mnehring pointed out on the local board:
One of the concerning issues is that Texas will send delegates to the convention, they will just be chosen by party heads in each precinct, not by the votes. Those electors will not be obligated to any candidate so it is open for manipulation. I am already seeing Paultards cheering this move and working to get their people seated as delegates throughout the state. The best thing we can do at this point is to get involved with your local precinct and become a delegate or make sure those who are delegates are chosen based on the values you want represented, not some occupy types
I know that is a shame. The thing is I am surprised that Paul wouldn't take Texas since he lives there and everyone else had to at least have their home state. I definitely think that Santorum will take Pennsylvania, Newt will take Georgia.
Actually, Romney won those states, b/c he exceeded expectations. Experts thought that Romney’s fake smile would fade if he got smoked, but the plastic surgeons worked miracles and the sucker kept smiling. BIG Santorum loss!
Thanks for that. Actually, there is only one on the R side I actually have disdain for and I think we all know who that might be.
As for the other candidates, it's a matter of emphasis, and it's not all in one direction.
As for the name calling, I have to admit that there has been a good share of that, but it seems like the supporters of some candidates are more prone to it than others. Santorum seems now to have attracted the intolerant.
What set me off was that (on another thread) I bemoaned the range of choices if we were to be left with Romney, Santorum or Paul, and out came the knives.
The truth is that I was already concerned with the limited range of the remaining four.
You know, I follow these threads pretty closely, and I have never seen these words before.
I wonder how many Santorum supporters were zotted?
Do you really think ANY were? Personally I doubt it, unless it was for an unrelated offense.
The last thing I heard on the Texas primary was maybe mid-April or first of May sometime.
Somebody got a thesaurus for Christmas.
lol...that is axiomatic
I was playing a stooge spin doctor, too well I guess. So many are trying to portray Rick’s stunning victories as inconsequential, so I guess I got a little too snarky here. I think the wins may turn out to be monumental. I agree with YOU completely. Have you seen Rick’s crowds? Impressive, to say the least. Bob
LOL I thought Jesse Jackson had joined FR.
Whatever. It was a complete Newt love-fest around here a couple weeks ago. Mere mention of another candidate brought condemnation and ire. Now that the newt isn’t looking too hot it’s become a little nicer around here again
Really, why does Santorum only win in caucuses or primary that does not award delegates?
If it is non-binding I will vote for whomever is closest to my belief/principles. But if it is do-or-die (like we must defeat obozo), I will vote for the one I think can pulverize obozo.
Example - if by the time I vote and the ‘nominee’ is all but certain, I will vote for my real choice - the one who challenges obozo’s eligibility even though he does not stand a chance. If it looks like my vote still counts, I will vote for the one I deem most likely to defeat obozo.
Good one! That Botox® in a box is tuff stuff, huh?
Look for it in warezites internationally.
Mama said it's not a skoolnite, I can stay up and post
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.