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Santorum's 22-Point Win Is 2nd-Biggest [Wins 50% of Women Vote]
The Weekly Standard ^ | March 25, 2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON

Posted on 03/25/2012 10:56:31 AM PDT by Steelfish

2-Point Win Is 2nd-Biggest MARH 25, 2012 • BY JEFFREY H. ANDERSON

Rick Santorum’s 22-point margin of victory in yesterday’s Louisiana primary was the 2nd-largest in any GOP primary this year — and was the largest outside of any candidate’s home state. Santorum received 49 percent of the vote in the Bayou State, equaling the combined tallies of Mitt Romney (27 percent), Newt Gingrich (16 percent), and Ron Paul (6 percent). Prior to the race, polling had shown Santorum up by 12 to 14 points.

The 22-point margin was Santorum’s biggest in any primary to date, and it surpassed Mitt Romney’s largest margin in any state except for his home state of Massachusetts. (Candidates have, however, posted larger margins in some caucus states.)

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Politics
KEYWORDS: kenyanbornmuzzie; louisiana; mittromney; newtgingrich; ricksantorum

1 posted on 03/25/2012 10:56:36 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Did he win 90% of delegates from LA? Math says he needs 90% of delegates in remaining states such as DC, MD, CT, DE, NY, RI, OR, CA, MT, NJ, NM, SD, UT etc to reach 1144.

So nobody please drop out. Newt & Paul need to keep winning delegates in remaining primaries to prevent Mitt from reaching 1144.


2 posted on 03/25/2012 11:02:55 AM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. We are worse than broke.)
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To: Steelfish
Among women, he won 50 percent of the vote.

That's where Newt is weak. He's the best Conservative choice of those remaining, but he may have a woman problem.

3 posted on 03/25/2012 11:03:15 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: entropy12

Newt and Paul received ZERO delegates in La


4 posted on 03/25/2012 11:10:16 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

but he may have a woman problem.

I have been voting since 1960 and my vote for or against someone never depended on whether they were someone I would ever want to marry. I initially planned to vote for Cain. IMO the economy, jobs, taxes and my personal freedom are way more important than whether a candidate has a past history of screwing around.


5 posted on 03/25/2012 11:16:07 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Steelfish

I can accept a Santorum or Newt for the nomination, but I cannot stomach a Romney nomination. I want to see the delegates on the floor of the convention make the call..then it is time to take down Obamunism.


6 posted on 03/25/2012 11:16:18 AM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

“Among women, he won 50 percent of the vote.
That’s where Newt is weak. He’s the best Conservative choice of those remaining, but he may have a woman problem”

IMHO to many women are voting with “feelings” instead of their brain. I have seen it with the juries I have served on.


7 posted on 03/25/2012 11:20:18 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Steelfish; Sun; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; BillyBoy; antonius; Red Steel; Salvation; ...

Rick Santorum won as many votes as Romney, Gingrich, and Paul combined last night. It’s another setback for Romney, who should at least come within 15 points of Santorum.

The key now is to keep Romney from winning enough delegates (1,144) to claim the nomination.


8 posted on 03/25/2012 11:53:04 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Steelfish

Nevertheless, Santorum sucks.


9 posted on 03/25/2012 12:21:09 PM PDT by Lucas McCain (Santorum sucks)
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To: Steelfish

Santorum should just get out. He’s not conservative enough for Republican voters. He’ll never get any votes in GOP states. He’s been dropping like a rock ever since he made that etch a sketch comment. Nobody wants a candidate that actually believes all that God stuff. Just wait, Newt is going to make a comeback. Did I miss anything?


10 posted on 03/25/2012 12:47:09 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Steelfish
He gained 5 more delegates on Romney, (10 Santo, 5 Romney)

That's reeeeallllly, realllllly hugh and series!

He's a reeeeallllly sure winner, fer sher, reeealllly, fer sher. Romney is fer sher in trubble fer sher......

11 posted on 03/25/2012 12:55:44 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Thank you loser Gingrich for this who siphons off votes and helps reduce Santorum’s margin of win and hence his delegates. Andelson’s foil is working.


12 posted on 03/25/2012 1:09:45 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Grams A
“I have been voting since 1960 and my vote for or against someone never depended on whether they were someone I would ever want to marry.”

That's all well and good, but you seem to be suggesting female voters in general do just that. No doubt it happens that way for some but I don't believe that applies to conservative women of faith at all.

For example, it could be argued that if a candidate will lie, cheat, and betray his wife (of whom he presumably is committed to and loves), why would he not do the same to people he doesn't even know if doing so would satisfy some short term objectives?

You may not agree with that kind of thinking, but it's more logical than looking at a candidate in the context of whether or not he might be 'marriage material’.

13 posted on 03/25/2012 1:15:48 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Lucas McCain

“Santorum sucks”

Very intelligent, Lucas. (What: fifth grade education?)

Now that statement will really influence the voters for sure.


14 posted on 03/25/2012 1:20:49 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Mountain Mary

It doesn’t require a 5th grade education to realized that Santorum sucks. Any idiot, even you, should be able to see that.


15 posted on 03/25/2012 1:51:06 PM PDT by Lucas McCain (Santorum sucks)
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To: Steelfish
That's a good thing, keeping Santorum from winning, but also Romney. Kill two crows with one arrow so to speak.

A Santorum nomination would be a tantamount disaster.

16 posted on 03/25/2012 1:54:32 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: MichaelCorleone

I do happen to be a “conservative woman of faith”. There are a few issues that I will not sit in judgment on, I will leave that to God. My decision on whom to vote for in the primary is based on what they have said and done in the past and what they say they will do in the future in areas of governance which are important to me. For me that leaves only Gingrich as the best overall candidate so that is who I am voting for in the primary.


17 posted on 03/25/2012 2:45:32 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

Unfortunately Romney cracked 25% so he got 5 delegates.

And it seems a large # of LA delegates are not chosen in this primary. Odd. I’m sick of this Byzantine nomination process.


18 posted on 03/25/2012 3:30:48 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Lucas McCain

There you go again, Lucas.

Name calling and lashing out.

No intelligence required.


19 posted on 03/25/2012 9:08:31 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Grams A

“There are a few issues that I will not sit in judgment on, I will leave that to God.”

I guess that depends on what is meant by ‘judgement’. Some see past behavior traits and patterns of changing one’s belief system more a matter of a trust issue rather than a Biblical type judgement or condemnation.

Don’t get me wrong, Mr. Gingrich is a fine candidate given the choices the GOPe has left us with. I would choose him also, and not because Newt’s simply ‘better than Romney’. He certainly has the wherewithall to undo some, if not most, of the damage done by the obama people if he really wants to.

I do think that Paul, Santorum, and Gingrich best come to some agreement - and soon - or Romney will be the nominee, which I believe will pave the way for an obama reelection.


20 posted on 03/26/2012 9:10:52 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Women don’t like Obama, but really like Rick!


21 posted on 03/26/2012 12:32:59 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Steelfish; Clintonfatigued; Mountain Mary; All

What I thought was really interesting was when Rick, on Face the Nation, brought out the fact that Romney does not have as many delegates as he claims.

There is an RNC rule that says a state that votes before April 1, in the primaries, canNOT be a “winner take all” state, so it appears Romney will lose some delegates in some of the states he won in (I think I am remembersing this correctly.)


22 posted on 03/26/2012 12:42:53 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Steelfish; Clintonfatigued; Mountain Mary; All

What I thought was really interesting was when Rick, on Face the Nation, brought out the fact that Romney does not have as many delegates as he claims.

There is an RNC rule that says a state that votes before April 1, in the primaries, canNOT be a “winner take all” state, so it appears Romney will lose some delegates in some of the states (I think I am remembering this correctly.)


23 posted on 03/26/2012 1:03:11 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

Excellent sleuthing, Sun.


24 posted on 03/26/2012 2:02:20 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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