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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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.
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