Skip to comments.'We Did it Again!' Santorum Takes the South. Blue Collar Beats Blue Blood
Posted on 03/14/2012 6:10:12 AM PDT by tcg
...This was blue collar vs blue blood. The pundits tried all evening to sound intelligent as they attempted to explain the vote. They failed miserably. In his victory speech, Rick Santorum nailed it, "This campaign is about ordinary folks doing extraordinary things, just like America."
As he ended his speech he told his supporters the campaign was about "Free people, a free economy, the integrity of the family and the centrality of faith in our lives". Just as he finished that line, a campaign worker informed the candidate that he had also won Mississippi. The entire room broke into an uproar. FOX news had just called Mississippi for Santorum.
Earlier in the day, Mitt Romney told CNN's Wolf Blitzer "Senator Santorum is at the desperate end of his campaign." Last week, he boasted that it would "take an act of God" for Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich to derail his nomination. Well, it appears that God had a southern strategy this evening. The Rick Santorum for President campaign is anything but desperate.
As the evening began, the pundit class gave the former Senator from Pennsylvania little chance of winning either State. Even Matt Drudge had a headline banner on his aggregator site, "Romney Set for Mississippi Win". It was quickly changed as the evening progressed.
The pundits dissected what they thought were the demographics. They used exit polls in an attempt to call the event. They also provided fodder for their chatter. What became clear as the evening progressed was just how clueless they are about the real America - and how little they understand about the appeal of this candidate. Rick Santorum is the Real Deal. He has taken the South. Blue Collar beat Blue Blood. The Republican Primary Race is on...
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It’s absolutely amazing what Santorum has pulled off with realtively little money. I have been involved in the grassroots campaign. It’s because real hard-working people are spreading the word person-to-person. The pundits can’t predict it, because they don’t understand the heartland of America.
Time for Mitt to drop out. He cannot win the base.
I respect Newt's intellect and what he did, but it is time for him to leave as well.
“The pundits can’t predict it, because they don’t understand the heartland of America.”
One day, hopefully, the brains of leftists pundits will have to be used for productive pursuits rather than playing the role of brilliant Progressive geniuses calling the occupants of flyover country “knuckle-dragging, gun-loving, bible-thumping morons”.
There is no such thing as “blue blood” in the United States. Allowing people whose grandparents snarfled some money to put on aristocratic pretensions is silly.
Somebody please remind me what the polls were saying prior. Try though they may, this Santorum guy just won’t stay dead. Somebody’s been praying.
Way to go Rick! Game On!
I suppose the leftist pundits could be put to good use...
splitting firewood, holding up fences (saving on posts), etc.
I know what you're saying but someone really needs to inform the Kennedy's.
Its still all about Obamacare.
Saint Rick is the only one with credibility on this as Newt and Myth were both for mandates.
Ricky..wash the dye out of your hair and cut your phoney purity act and maybe we can start talking!
I’d like to think that this is more evidence of a fourth turning that isn’t being picked up by the MSM, GOP-E and others in the chattering class.
More folks are coming to understand that this is a battle of the elitists vs US,
and yet more folks NEED to understand this.
I'd be happy to.
He’s better then Mitt and the ‘One’ but I’d rather have a team LEADER rather than just a team PLAYER.
Judging by the GOP nominees we've been dealt since 1988 I'm happy with Santorum, as flawed as he may be.
He’s a union guy.
Saint Rick wouldn’t stand a chance against O. O will win by a landslide.
Yes it is. And it’s the height of chutzpah for a gingrich backer to be criticizing anyone as a big government anything! Sheer hypocrisy.
If you don't have anything more intelligent or substantial than that to contribute to the conversation then perhaps you should just not bother at all.
Typical pagan reaction when confronted by common decency and genuine a Christian life.
Absolutely correct. The only thing that has kept Romney in this race is his money. In a battle of ideas and charisma, Romney would finish below Ron Paul.
Imagine if Santorum or Newt had Romney's campaign cash, plus a four year head start (Romney has been running since 2008).
The GOP establishment must face reality... the base just doesn't like their annointed one.
Mitt Romney, the worst candidate money can buy.
Sadly it is too late due to people like post 3 that think newt or sarah are going to win. they make this site look like DU.
Yes, but just the mention of ‘blue blood’ brings out the class envy - even here on FR.
“snarfled some money”
I am still hoping that a scientist will invent a cure for leftism and we can secretly add it to the water instead of flouride.
Calling Santorum Saint Nick is what DUers do.
I hereby vote your post as quote of the year.Very well spoken TRUTH.
My point is that there is no blue blood or aristocrat class. People become rich, fine. Those people’s grandchildren think they’re genetically superior, not fine.
This grandson of a coalminer, from a working class family from the coal and steel country of Pennsylvania.....
Santorum’s father ran medical facilitys for the VA. He was raised primarily in West Virginia and graduated high school in Illinois. He is a millionaire lawyer who lives on a multimillion dollar estate in Virginia. Where is the blue collar?
Let’s all pray for Rick and his family.
(The liberals will be worse than ever now.)
It is. Santorum is FAR more conservative than Romney. He has 88% lifetime rating from the ACU, led the charge on welfare reform in the 1990s and has voted for balanced budget amendment.
I'm so sick of those seeking the perfect candidate that they are willing to make conservatives out to be RINOs.
The American culture & society are so far gone that the people will not go for a guy that dictates morality esp from the oval office. They are also are tired of neverending wars that are never won.
Watch and see, that’s all I can say.
Vote Ron Paul.
Santorum will be the nominee if he stays free of any stumbles. Romney has peaked and Newt is history. Can’t wait for the Tampa convention. The momentum coming out of there will be the real “Gamechanger”
There’s definitely a mass movement going on.
It's clear that this is the case. Fox News is of course aomng the elitists.
Romney is the Republican Walter Mondale—that’s the way I saw it described somehwere.
That’s another big story here: Santorum has a large number of small donors, as opposed to Mr. Romney with a small number of large donors. It’s difficult to find actual humans who support Romney, though they must be out there somewhere. My daughter and I chuckled while in line at the Santorum rally in Kalamazoo in front of an “undecided” couple. The man complained about all of Romney’s negative ads. Then he proceeded to list all of the “concerns” he had about Santorum, which were all manufactured hype straight out of those ads that he hated so much. My daughter wouldn’t let me talk to them! We saw them later during the rally looking bewildered when the crowd started reciting the Declaration of Independence by memory.
Just tweakin’ ya.
BTW was that you in Costco yesterday with an ‘Obama Bin Lyin” message on your shopping bag??
Nope, but I was in Walmart this morning in my Free Republic t-shirt with my name on it.
“I am still hoping that a scientist will invent a cure for leftism and we can secretly add it to the water instead of flouride.”
How about if leftism is added to the list of sicknesses maintained by the American Psychological Association.
(It is, after all, a form of psychosis.)
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