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Santorum Now Leads Romney in Michigan [Troubling Signs for Romney: PPP Tweet]
http://www.escapetyranny.com/2012/02/11/santorum-now-leads-romney-in-michigan/ ^ | February 11, 2012 | Ben Hart

Posted on 02/11/2012 10:23:10 AM PST by Steelfish

Santorum Now Leads Romney in Michigan February 11th, 2012 | Author: Ben Hart

Rick Santorum now leads Mitt Romney in Michigan — the state where Mitt’s dad was governor, according to a tweet by Public Policy Polling. The PPP tweet says: “Santorum topping Romney on the first night of our Michigan poll. This may be the biggest surge yet.”


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KEYWORDS: michigan; polls; ppp; publicpolicypolling; romney; santorum
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1 posted on 02/11/2012 10:23:11 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
I simply don't see how Romney can win the nomination now - he cannot gain traction in any state without a large number of Mormons (Nevada) or NE Republicans (NH, FL sunbirds). It is becoming clear that Romney cannot overcome the dislike so many Republicans have for him, and for good reason.

The main question now is whether either Newt or Santorum will be able to win an outright majority or whether the delegates will be so divided up as to have a brokered convention.

2 posted on 02/11/2012 10:27:49 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: TitansAFC; onyx
Romney about to release the hounds......Hope they are the expensive ones.

Rick has a couple of million to fight off the 20,000,000/state Mitt will pay to buy this nomination.

3 posted on 02/11/2012 10:28:48 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Steelfish
The midwest is an active fault zone and very important in this year's race.

Interestingly enough, we now have a conservative UAW group growing in influence and even testified in congress the other day against union dues going to political campaigns.

Results from the 08 race show Romney beating his ideological twin by less than 10 in a far more crowded race.

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4 posted on 02/11/2012 10:30:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: hoosiermama

5 posted on 02/11/2012 10:30:38 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Steelfish

Keep ... the pressure ... on!


6 posted on 02/11/2012 10:31:42 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Steelfish

I think it’s great that the race is going on long.


7 posted on 02/11/2012 10:32:28 AM PST by Politics4US
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To: dirtboy

Titan posted the number and names of states that Santorum didn’t qualify in. His best bet is to continue to run interference for Newt and serve as his AG or VP.


8 posted on 02/11/2012 10:32:28 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: dirtboy

If Romney drops the ball, as seems possible, the GOP will field for Santorum for a time....and indeed take it to convention...there’s a buzz they have Jeb Bush waiting on the sidelines to step up if there’s a brokered convention.

Generally if a primary looks like it’s headed that direction...major wheeling and dealing goes down in order for that NOT to happen. I suspect there’s much going on behind the scenes to ward a broker convention off by some...and others who will push for it.


9 posted on 02/11/2012 10:37:42 AM PST by caww
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To: Steelfish

I still have to stick with Newt. I just can’t see Santorum beating Obama. Just can’t envision it.


10 posted on 02/11/2012 10:44:16 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Steelfish

Excellent news! I am really looking forward to the Santorum campaign solidifying these reports into campaign cash and organization so we can get rid of one more myth they try to throw at Rick.

Santorum Conservative, Consistent and WINNING!


11 posted on 02/11/2012 10:47:13 AM PST by GulfBreeze
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To: ReneeLynn

You mean with Newt’s un-favorability ratings down in the cellar (43% Un-Favorable and 44% Favorable) and trailing women voters by 20-points, and according to USA-Gallup, Obama leads Newt by 12-points, that you still see Newt beating Obama?


12 posted on 02/11/2012 10:48:01 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: ReneeLynn

Back in 2008, there were many who couldn’t envision Obama beating Hillary for the nomination, and then couldn’t envision Obama winning the election.


13 posted on 02/11/2012 10:48:51 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Steelfish

Santorum Now Leads Romney in Michigan
___________________________________________

AAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH

Theres bigots everywhere...

Whats a good liberal Mormon to do ???


14 posted on 02/11/2012 10:51:07 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: hoosiermama

Yeah...

Who let the dogs out ???

Woof Woof...


15 posted on 02/11/2012 10:52:36 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Fresh Wind
Back in 2008, there were many who couldn’t envision Obama beating Hillary for the nomination, and then couldn’t envision Obama winning the election.

You have a good memory. A very smart guy told me "there's no way Americans are going to elect a guy named Hussein as POTUS."

FReepers have pretty much convinced me that Baraq (via the Chicago political mob) had a tactical nuke they threatened the Clintons with. So that the Clintons couldn't use their vaunted privated detective force to dig up the sordid background of Obama.

Every election Baraq has won has been against a flawed opponent. If we nominate Romney, I think Obama will win again. He'll be like an undefeated heavyweight boxing champ who never fought any opponent with a winning record.

16 posted on 02/11/2012 10:54:21 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Steelfish

Do I need to post Santorum’s women vote number in PA?

Wait till they hear something about Rick besides the sum of what they know: Rick had a big day on Tuesday.

The barefoot and pregnant meme is coming, you wait. And Rick will own it.


17 posted on 02/11/2012 10:56:16 AM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santorum is the suicide bomber of the 2012 Primary; he's going to take us all out with him.)
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To: Steelfish

Never fear. Mitt’s slime machine will appear. Rick is going to feel Newt’s pain in the next few days. I heard they already trotted Ann Coulterberger out today on CNN to start smearing Santorum.


18 posted on 02/11/2012 10:57:09 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Steelfish

I’m still leaning towards Newt who, BTW, gave an excellent speech at CPAC yesterday. My concern over Santorum is that the leftist media is going to be portray him as a religious extremist and a “bible thumper” which may scare, or alienate, many independents.

Other than that, I’ll give Santorum my full support should he be the nominee.


19 posted on 02/11/2012 10:58:49 AM PST by Signalman
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To: ReneeLynn

I am with Newt.

But every state Romney loses is good for America.


20 posted on 02/11/2012 10:58:49 AM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santorum is the suicide bomber of the 2012 Primary; he's going to take us all out with him.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

True, but people are getting tired of this. And unlike Newt, Santorum projects the general image of a decent guy.


21 posted on 02/11/2012 11:00:21 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: dirtboy
I simply don't see how Romney can win the nomination now - he cannot gain traction in any state without a large number of Mormons (Nevada) or NE Republicans (NH, FL sunbirds). It is becoming clear that Romney cannot overcome the dislike so many Republicans have for him, and for good reason.

Romney's only strength was the myth of inevitability the Party elites built up around him; the meme that GOP voters have no choice but to support him. Victor Davis Hanson described him perfectly as the castor oil that GOP voters would have to take. The problem, of course, is that those voters have been looking for a viable alternative to the man.

Now, much to the dismay of the Party elites and Romney, voters are starting to realize that it's Rick Santorum whom they've been looking for throughout the whole process. They've found their anti-Romney.

22 posted on 02/11/2012 11:00:41 AM PST by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: Steelfish
Santorum Now Leads Romney in Michigan

Nice!

Pretty good for someone who should drop out because he is polling at less than one percent, who can't win Iowa, who doesn't have any money, who doesn't have any ground game past Iowa, who doesn't have a viable path to the nomination.

Nice!!
23 posted on 02/11/2012 11:03:53 AM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: GulfBreeze

I have the sense that Santorum could start crying in a debate with Obama.


24 posted on 02/11/2012 11:04:38 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Signalman
My concern over Santorum is that the leftist media is going to be portray him as a religious extremist and a “bible thumper” which may scare, or alienate, many independents.

Yeah, but mostly in states that the Republicans would lose anyway. Except for the underticket candidates, what difference does it make if the Republicans lose Massachusetts 55-45 or 75-25.

Also, the overheated Meghan McCain type reaction will SUPER-ENERGIZE the base.
25 posted on 02/11/2012 11:10:01 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

My view is that only three states count for November:

Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania.

The rest are either decided already or too small to count for much.

Win those 3 and you’re in.

God help the poor residents there, by Sept 15th they’ll be going stark raving mad at the avalanche of advertising.


26 posted on 02/11/2012 11:14:32 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Toespi

I have the sense you have a weak intellect and an inability to articulate the positives of the candidate of your choice.


27 posted on 02/11/2012 11:16:02 AM PST by GulfBreeze
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To: nascarnation

I have thought about that billion bucks that Obama is going to wash the nation in this year. It could easily backfire on him as every other commercial is either Obama or Allstate.


28 posted on 02/11/2012 11:17:42 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Steelfish

I live in Michigan and plan to vote for Gingrich. Romney is almost a favorite son...his father was Governor and is mostly well-remembered because he presided during some very fat years.

Still, I sense no movement for Mitt. Folks hereabout think of him as a Massachusetts liberal. His connection is with the DeVos and Van Andel familes, founders of Amway, and other very rich Michiganders.

What is “conservative” about him? Name one conservative action he took in Massachusetts. Romneycare??? Support for 12 year old girls to go to a judge for an abortion?

Truth is...he’s part of a dying species...a Rockefeller Republican. Goldwater stamped out this brand once...but like a bad penny, they keep turning up...in disguise.

Mitt is no conservative.


29 posted on 02/11/2012 11:17:52 AM PST by kjo
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To: Steelfish

Great! If Santorum beats Romney in every state then Newt can be President.


30 posted on 02/11/2012 11:23:59 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Toespi
Just like he cried in the last debate with Romney, huh? All of your posts show your prejudice against Santorum. None of them are worthwhile in an intellectual sense.
31 posted on 02/11/2012 11:24:46 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: jwalsh07

And then have Newt lose to Obama?


32 posted on 02/11/2012 11:25:43 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Toespi
I have the sense that Santorum could start crying in a debate with Obama.

I have the sense that you are freeping from your Mom's basement with sh7t in your pants. I could be wrong though.

33 posted on 02/11/2012 11:27:00 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: TitansAFC

I think we will have a better time selling Rick’s personal narrative than you guy’s. I’m just saying.


34 posted on 02/11/2012 11:28:47 AM PST by GulfBreeze
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To: Steelfish

Look up facetious.


35 posted on 02/11/2012 11:29:07 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

lol


36 posted on 02/11/2012 11:31:37 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: jwalsh07

OK- understood.


37 posted on 02/11/2012 11:31:37 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: All

this whole primary reminds me of Christine ODonnell..


38 posted on 02/11/2012 11:31:37 AM PST by newnhdad (Soylent green is people..)
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To: Steelfish

Wait, isnt PPP the never reliable, highly liberal biased polling outfit that we dont take seriously?


39 posted on 02/11/2012 11:32:12 AM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: newnhdad

How so?


40 posted on 02/11/2012 11:33:27 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: jwalsh07

I see you are an intellectual.


41 posted on 02/11/2012 11:39:03 AM PST by Toespi
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To: Raider Sam

Although PPP is highly liberal, it seems to be decent with these primaries.


42 posted on 02/11/2012 11:41:08 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: jwalsh07

Obviously this fellow didn’t see how Santorum beat the living crap out of Romney at the Final FL debate about Romney’s healthcare law in MA. Just cornered him and wouldn’t stop punching.

I think he can handle O (without a teleprompter)


43 posted on 02/11/2012 11:43:48 AM PST by Elpasser
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To: Lauren BaRecall

we have a lot of “flavor of the week” candidates and she was a flavor of the week with no experience that caught fire and rode the wave. First it was Bachman, then Perry, Cain, Newt and now Santorum.


44 posted on 02/11/2012 11:45:02 AM PST by newnhdad (Soylent green is people..)
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To: Toespi; jwalsh07

Just give it up. you’ve authored plenty of emotionally based posts, all against Santorum. Try posting about the positives of your candidate for a change.


45 posted on 02/11/2012 11:48:47 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Toespi
I see you are an intellectual.

Just average blue collar guy but I could be two sigmas to the left of that on the Bell Curve and handle your best pitch.

46 posted on 02/11/2012 11:51:11 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: newnhdad
Ah, all I knew was Mike Castle. I wondered if you meant the “electability” issue, and the fact that she was not Establishment.

Well, now it looks like she is, with her endorsement of Romney. I read that she's mounting a campaign for Congress. I won't be making a contribution to her campaign this time around, however, for obvious reasons.

47 posted on 02/11/2012 12:04:48 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Steelfish

Yes, easily. Obama is a socialist idiot who needs a teleprompter to pee. Newt would shut his sorry behind down in the snap of a finger. I’m positive that Santorum cannot do that.


48 posted on 02/11/2012 12:10:52 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: TitansAFC

True. It’s down to beating Mitt and beating Obama. The nom has got to do both of those things.


49 posted on 02/11/2012 12:12:49 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Steelfish

Will either Romney or Santorum win Michigan in the general? NO! So who gives a (democ)rats ass.


50 posted on 02/11/2012 12:14:40 PM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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