Skip to comments.SANTORUM WINS KANSAS, SHOWING HE IS THE ONE TO FACE-OFF AGAINST OBAMA IN NOVEMBER
Posted on 03/10/2012 4:06:18 PM PST by geraldmcg
Now that Rick Santorum has won the Kansas caucus with a whopping 51% of the vote, he is very much in the running to be President of The United States. Being outspent by Romney more than ten to one, and still winning primaries and caucuses in numerous states, it is clear that Rick Santorum is far more popular with the heartland masses than the Mitt, who is attempting to buy the Presidency.
So just what is Mitts biggest selling point? His campaign keeps playing their trump card mantra over and over: Mitt Romney is the only Republican candidate who can beat Barack Obama in November.
Where exactly do they get that? And what did they put in the Kool-aid that has been force fed to voters by the mass media? Its got to be one of the most bizarre lies ever hatched in politics. They are totally ignoring the fact that the latest Rasmussen Poll shows Santorum AHEAD of Obama in a one to one match-up!
So instead of reporting real news like this, the major media is temporarily propping up their man Mitt, but just as soon as he clinches the GOP slugfest, the network news and newspapers will be carving him up, making a mince meat feast: Roast Romney.
Some reporters are already prepping their soon-to-be headline stories about Morons posthumously baptizing Adolf Hitler and a 9-11 terrorist hijacker! And this is just the entre. The main course includes Mitts brutal Bain Capital corporate raids responsible for putting thousands of people out of jobs. Oh, and the just deserts? We shudder to think of what they might be.
In contrast, there is not much the media can do to carve up a relatively boring squeaky clean Boy Scout like Rick.
Truth be told, the major media is afraid of a one to one match-up in November of a corrupt community organizer who may not even be a U.S. citizen vs. an all American crusader fighting Washington corruption. Bottom line: Santorum wins! But that is IF he can beat Mitt and Mitts fair weather media friends and the GOP good ol boy establishment who keeps ponying up the likes of Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney.
Count me in that group as a sinner.
And Santorum can't hold a candle to Newt!
Santorum is not meek at all. If you’d bother to listen to any of his campaign speeches in recent days, you’d know that.
Welcome to the Club!;-)
I’ve listened to Santorum’s campaign speeches, and watched his mettle tested during the debates. My conclusion? Santorum is meek. Now what?
Wrong delegates are bound.
And Newt's support doesn't contain a lot of that, as well?
Newt and Santorum people need to keep in mind that the enemies are Romney and Obama. Keep Romney from the securing the nomination, open the convention, and let Rick and Newt battle it out then. Or open the door for Sarah Palin. The chances of getting someone worse than Romney from an open convention are basically nil. Don't destroy each other but double-team Romney and Obama.
But it is too late for that. More than half of the people who will vote are on the government teat, are related to someone on the government teat or view politics with less intellectual acumen than an American Idol voter.
Obama will win via Alinskiite tactics, Obama will succeed in his goal of destroying America via the Cloward-Piven methodology and most American won't know what hit them until the checks stop coming.
At that time, Obama will assume complete control and disband rather than just ignore Congress. The name Obama will replace Caesar in the lexicon.
Please, prepare yourself!
I've lived in the LA area longer than that. Durocher served as a coach with the LA Dodgers when they beat the Yanks four staight in the 1963 World Series. Sure, the quote, as well as the "nice guys" statement is probably out of context, but I still like it.
Santorum has won more states and delegates.
The only face off Santorum will have with Obama is when he and the MSM rips off his conservative mask.
Gosh,If only Newt would get on the ballot and get everyone else to quit,I know he could win,,,
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Yep geraldmcg, the liberal media will throw everything at rino (serpent?)Mitt.
Go Santorum / or / Go Newt, but not the rino Mitt
Outspent yes but even more of an uphill climb, three, yes count them, three other candidates are running non-stop hit ads on Santorum. Romney, Paul, and Gingrich are running the ads and they’re relentless. The fact that Santorum can even place is amazing.
“Now that Rick Santorum has won the Kansas caucus with a whopping 51% of the vote, he is very much in the running to be President of The United States. Being outspent by Romney more than ten to one, and still winning primaries and caucuses in numerous states, it is clear that Rick Santorum is far more popular with the heartland masses than the Mitt, who is attempting to buy the Presidency.”
Was just listening to an old song:
“From all I’ve seen of politics
It’s just a greasy money stick
Geared to run on tongues so slick
To make you think this is all there is...
You’ve got Romney”
“How they con the little middle man
Into thinking he has got a hand
To play in the future of the promised land
He owes himself to the destiny of man
Written by Jerry Jeff Walker (”The Ballad of the Hulk”) in 1968.
I substituted only one word.
Santorum would be a fabulous President. And he’s already shown he can survive Obama’s attacks by winning after being outspent 20 to 1.
True enough. Romney has had an easier ride than Santorum. One of the superPacs is still running anti Santorum ads here in Michigam.
Did Romney ever had a pray in Kansas? That he was #2 there tells us something, but I’m afraid it’s not ‘...the race becomes one between Santorum and Newt.’
Santorum is a nice guy...but he is a piker...a neophyte.
The Left (an evil which operates in unison) would pick him apart limb from limb.
Unless of course Newt freezes up like he did when Romney actually went after him. In fact, I haven't seen Newt "eviscerate" anyone who actually challenged him in a debate. I think his great debate ability rests on being able to hit back at the press (which he also failed to do in that debate) and articulate his positions better than most.
But the deer-in-the-headlights moment still scares me. One debate like that with Obama and the MSM will obliterate him.
Hell, they're running attack ads on Santorum in Pennsylvania, just in case I guess.
We’re not really talking about Mr. Obama, we’re talking about who will face him in November on the Republican ticket. Focus, please. Do you really see winning 50% of 1% of a small state’s GOP voters as an indicator that former Senator Santorum can beat Mr. Obama in 50 states? That’s almost as bad as predicting the race based on the Ames straw poll!!
As a Kansas resident, I can tell you that one of the positive aspects of living in this state, is that the other residents, save for Topeka and Lawrence are very conservative.
So Santorum’s victory, in my opinion, was a forgone conclusion, and not an example of Santorum’s ability to beat Obama in the fall.
“.... as slick a talker as the O...”
Slick? He stumbles to complete a simple thought and speaks in empty, puerile platitudes.
Mythology on the level of the oily Clintons’ intelligence.
Section 8 housing was invented to import Democrat voters into conservative states.
Imagine what Team Obama and the Democrats will do with that information in the Fall...
“As a Kansas resident, I can tell you that one of the positive aspects of living in this state, is that the other residents, save for Topeka and Lawrence are very conservative”.......you ever spent anytime in KCK?
What Santorum will have accomplished, should he be elected president, is fooling a great many Americans into voting for a lightweight putz. Same thing Obama accomplished.
Kenny, settle down. Only 30 thousand total votes in all of Kansas’ caucus. It’s a rounding error. SC had 20 times as many voters. Florida had 60 times as many voters. Georgia about 30 times as many voters. Tiny little caucus. Meaningless.
Yep, and let’s put Kansas and Alabama in perspective. The total votes today in Kansas would fill one third of the Alabama football stadium. Whoopee.
A win is a win,,Bet Newt wishes he had more of em.
Being the master strategist he is Newt is focused on winning bound delegates.
I can’t wait to see the look on Rick’s face at the convention when the establishment starts pressuring him for his unbound delegates. “All of your delegates are belonging to us!”
I live in Kansas, too. Kansas is generally conservative but has a serious divide between the economic and social conservatives. While I'm not surprised that Santorum won, I am very surprised by the margin. I would have thought that the country-club Republicans (who comprise the bulk of the economic conservatives) would have more strongly supported Romney and that Gingrich would have drawn more support across the conservative board. I don't think that this win should be quickly dismissed.
No, a win is not a win and only a moron would state that; A caucus is not a primary and a tiny state is not a big state and a small turn out is not a big turn out. We’re trying to find out who can mobilize masses here, not play some little game of “sweater vest BS poker.”
Get back to me when you’ve grown up.
Lol yeah thats realling working well for him lol
And Pennsylvania will have 30 times more when Rick takes his home state.
But dont lose heart lol,When Newt gets to California hes really really,finaly gonna show em,really.
” - - - Mitt Romney is the only Republican candidate who can beat Barack Obama in November.
Romney can also beat an egg. Before or after beating the egg, it is still an egg.
Romney”care” and Obama”care” are still Nationalized, Mandatory Medical Domination. It doesn’t matter who beats who, our loss is their gain.
Yet, Kansas has 80% of the delegates that Alabama has and the same number as Mississippi. Seems like this would be a great opening for Newt and his oratory skills since persuading just a few minds could have a disproportionately positive effect on the delegates earned. Newt's got a lot of ground to make up in delegates.
I've never seen Newt "freeze up". Got a link?
From a strategy standpoint, you make a good point and FTR, I have never defended Newt’s “strategy” in this regard.
I simply have a hard time letting folks pretend that 15 thousand votes is some kind of national tidal wave.
30 times more what?
Kenny, settle down. Only 30 thousand total votes in all of Kansas caucus. Its a rounding error. SC had 20 times as many voters. Florida had 60 times as many voters. Georgia about 30 times as many voters. Tiny little caucus. Meaningless
And Pennsylvania will have 30 times more when Rick takes his home state.
30 times what SPECIFICALLY? Kansas? SC? Florida? Try and follow along the entire thread and not just play a game with isolated quotes.
You said Georgia had 30 times as many voters as Kansas. Implication being Rick only carries the “tiny” and “meaningless” states.
I merely pointed out that Rick will carry PA which is also 30 times the voters of Kansas when we get there.
I don’t think it is right to ask a person to back out of a race. I ask the candidates to search their heart and decide if they have even the most remote chance of winning.
I have resigned myself to the fact that Romney will win. That would be because conservatives are splitting the vote.
If this goes to convention, Romney will still get the nod.
Then “Kansas” was the simple answer to my question. I get the whole scenario. I started this particular conversation, remember?
But until he does that in PA, it is hypothetical. As a hypothetical, it is NOT a proper response to the charge that Rick only wins tiny populations that will not in any way, shape or form translate into victory in November.
The one proper response to that is Tennessee, to some extent. Besides that Rick’s victories have been tiny voter populations. Now it’s been a great strategy because its fooled a lot of people - and Faux News is pretending to be fooled because they’d rather their boy Mitt deal with Santorum than Newt - but putting the strategy aside, I will continue to point it out.