Skip to comments.Santorum wins Straw Poll in Advance of Georgia Rally (Santorum 40% Gingrich 27% Romney 5%)
Posted on 02/19/2012 2:50:49 PM PST by parksstp
A day before a campaign rally in Georgia, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum won a suburban Atlanta straw poll with 40-percent of the vote. The straw poll was conducted Saturday, Feb. 18 by the Coweta County GOP.
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Noot has surrendered the field to Obummer before the battle begins...Will he beat O-Jackass on ANY issue?
Free Speech? Abortion? Defense of Marriage (DOMA)? Economy, Tarp, & Bailouts? Gorebull Warming & Energy? Healthcare? Education? Illegal Immigration? Corruption, Ethics & Vaulues? National Security?
Nope...Newt surrendered each and every issue that matters in this election. His record on each issue more resembles Obama’s 1st term than anything “conservative”.
Breaking News for a 100-vote straw poll? Are you kidding me?
That’s just ridiculous. You should be ashamed.
Four weeks ago I thought Newt would be our only chance against Romney. I came out in support of NEWT.....after that great Tuesday and a good dose of prayer , I realize no amount of money or polls will win this one. THIS is being won on our knees!!
I’ve come back into the Santorum camp! and PRAYING!!
Well the fact that it occurred in GA outside Atlanta, which is considered heavy Newt territory, and also the fact that the Paultards ended up not manipulating the results, I thought it was important. Especially since no new polls have come out of GA since the Rosetta Stone/Savannah one from over a week ago.
I didn’t think it would be in Breaking News this long though. I thought stories were there for no more than a few hours and bumped down after that.
but but but God told him to run, he Santorum said so.
We are so frigging screwed only the GOP could screw this up, they spent millions attacking Newt and they went all out for heir man Romney .
So long as they keep Newt out of the race then they get their pork spending yes whiny pansy candidate and get to keep their power and keep spending.
Santorum has no charisma and I don’t have a problem with someone who is socially conservative, but this guy is a loser big time. Never has had a real job and I just don’t like him—never did even when he was PA senator. He is a DC insider and a big spender not to mention he comes across as sanctimonious.
George W Bush was also strong on the social issues and look where that got us. I am looking for a strong fiscal conservative who has a clue about the private sector. Santorum doe not. Get that first and the social issues will take care of themselves.
But you’d be cool with it if it was supportive of Newt’s “momentum”???
All you “divisism” comment shows is that some folks are far too easily willing to compromise their positions for their need to “win”....blurring the differences between the GOP and the JACKASS party. For all the Santorum detractors....I’d rather have the guy who made a few bad plays on our team than the guy who ran the ball for the OTHER team whenever he got the chance.
Just wait till Santorum picks Mittens as his VP or Vice Versa. Then we will see.
This country has many problems Santorum position on Abortion and DOMA doesnt make qualified to tackle the rest.
You’re kidding right? You are saying Santorum folks are phoney? Seriously....who are real supporters;the current Gingrich/PALIN ONLY supporters;that despised Gingrich 3-4 months ago calling him RINO when I posted the thread that Gingrich was running- Gingrich supporters?
This is ridiculous.Whose side are you on?
FINAL POSTING BY NIKOS1121 UNTIL SANITY RETURNS
Everyone knows that I’m for Newt. I attended the PTC rally adjacent to Coweta County last week where the crowd was enthusiastic on a rainy night.
I’ve also posted that I turned off all TV and Radio coverage on the elections, along with not reading anything on NRO. Of course, I’ve long ago stopped reading anything by the bolemic Ann Coulter and more recently of late by the impressively naive Michelle Malcolm. Rush was turned off long ago, and the last person Levin turned off last week.
Up until today, I was getting almost 100% of my news from FR. Fellow freepers have kept me sane and stable despite the media, Romney & Santorum blitkriegs against Newt.
I vowed that I would not return to listening to the media until Newt was treated fairly again. Seems like that won’t happen, until Santorum is vetter soundly, which needs to be done.
Now we get this rediculous post, and the poster doesn’t have the 2-cents worth of common decency to add that only 100 people were polled. We have to figure that ourselves.
THEREFORE, NIKOS1121 IS PULLING OUT HIS OLD FENDER TELE AND MARTIN GUITARS AND WILL EMERSE HIMSELF INTO HIS WORK AND MUSIC UNTIL THE NONSENSE STOPS.
I’M ALSO GIVING UP MEAT AND ALCOHOL FOR LENT, (WHICH I CAN ASSURE YOU WILL NOT BE EASY).
We have really no control over anyone else except ourselves. I’m resolved to whatever this country cares to do. If they wish to vote in Romney and Santorum, and Obama ends up winning, SO BE IT. Nothing I can do. lIFE GOES ON. As a salaried MD working for a hospital, I will probably be BETTER OFF than everyone else, but I will be dying from within every day for the next four years, and then some.
Instead of moping around, I’m going to spend the next 6 weeks, being the guitar player I should have been, instead reading and commenting on stupid posts like this one.
Sayonara, adios asta lumbago, arrividerci roma, chou and good-bye to all of you!
ONE LAST POST
One more thing to get off my chest. I posted a LIVE of the Peachtree City Rally which didn’t make it to the Side Bar.
And then the moderator puts this dribble of a 100 count straw poll.
YOU PEOPLE ARE COMPLETELY WACKED OUT!!!!!
Santorum's servants are working hard to craft a new inevitability myth.
If I wanted compromise, I'd go with Romney or even Santorum. I'm sticking with Newt because I want a proven Reagan conservative who is also brilliant, knows the facts, can articulate them, and will stand up to the rest. I've said all along Santorum would suffice as a vp or a cabinet member, but he is not ready for prime time. He can't beat Obama, he's too weak, and everybody knows it.
Please tell me why Santorum can't pick up on the conservative margins that McCain lost in OH?
I agree with your entire post but particulrly about OH and VA. Santorum will win VA with room to spare. Not only that but a Catholic of Italian heritage will have an excellent shot in MD, DE, PA (esp), NJ, CT and RI. States where in most years the GOP hasn't got a prayer.
Nominated for stupidest comment of the day.
Newt will win Georgia, but it won’t be the proportions people here think....I think Santorum is doing damage.
That, coupled with the media’s lack of good coverage for Newt (i.e., portraying him as losing and fighting to get back). Newt is getting good crowds here, at least in the three places he was recently at, but the news isn’t telling it. The loss of a debate venue here certainly isn’t helping him, also.
Honestly? I think the amount of win is going to boil down to the latest and greatest TV commercials and phone calls, myself...if Newt has the bucks and he wants it bad enough he could up his numbers. If he wins by a nose, he’s done.
Do I really need to read 100+ posts to see if posting a county straw poll result in Breaking News is just plain dumb?
Personally I dont think Santorum can win the GE. Just because he has less baggage does not make him electable.
His boring personality not much of a help either.
Newt is the only candidate who seems aware of how bad things are, and how much has to change to fix it. I think it’s too late, but I’d like to give Newt a chance. Newt Gingrich is a knowledgeable leader.
The rest of the pack are naive about the condition of the country and magnitude of the solution. They are merely political appeasers.
Obama, Santorum, Paul, Romney — certain doom.
Gingrich — some hope.
My vote is guns, food, gold and silver.
Still cannot figure what Newt plans to run on since he’s already surrendered each and every issue that would draw stark contrasts between himself and Obamba.
If what you are looking for is nothing more than a BIG TENT (moderate)republican, Newt’s your guy. McLame’s 2008 defeat proved that it’s not a winning position.
That’s what I’m doing. VA may be the only state Paul wins.
Newt’s flat tax proposal is revolutionary. It would dramatically simplify the federal tax code for a lot of people. Santorum’s proposal pales in comparison.
I trust this poll as far as I could throw the bay area bridge.
Nope, I’m not kidding.
I am for the only one capable of getting the job done of turning this country around, quickly and intelligently.
Perhaps you think that the owner of this forum is also “ridiculous”.... he likes both of them.
I am for stopping Romney in any way possible.
As for president, I am for Newt Gingrich...Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.
“Santorum has an excellent shot at 0 if hes the nominee. :-)”
You are right PreciousLiberty. I voted for Gingrich here in Florida but I am certainly thrilled that Santorum is doing well.
Santorum is poliing better than all candidates against Obama (not that I put my faith in polls). Santorum or Gingrich as the nominee will be a victory for conservatives.
As I wrote at my blog http://www.TableOfWisdom.com “I believe Rick Santorum stands a reasonable chance win this. As a bystander I noticed that Rick is not overly dynamic when hes just going out to make a political stump speech. HOWEVER, he was very impressive the way he undressed Romney over his Romneycare excuses in the recent debate in Jacksonville.
Like an adroit prosecutor, Santorum methodically tied Romney in knots with the very prosaic excuses Romney offered during that debate. It was so embarrassing to Romney that all he could offer was a smirk that was a poor attempt to veil his consternation.
Then as Santorum repeatedly blasted him with those upper-cuts - Blitzer was panic stricken and interrupted weve got to move on... weve got to move on
It was quite an impressive thing to behold and it shed a fresh perspective on what Rick is capable of doing in a debate. Watch the expressions of Romney as Santorum lands his upper-cuts. You can see glass-jaw Mitt smirking as he doesn’t know what to do. Then notice that despite the fact that this type of moment is exactly what a network hosting a debate would be expected to encourage if they wanted a great debate with a noteworthy moment of impact if only for the sake of ratings, despite that fact - notice how Wolf Blitzer jumps in saying “let’s move on... we’ve got to move on”. They clearly wanted to fix this fight and protect thier paper champion because they know who they want their ultimate paper champion Obama to face in this race come November. This is a classic and telling moment of what an Obama v. Romney “debate” would look like. Take a good look at what the Romney camp does NOT want you to see...”
This was the Jacksonville debate where Newt seemed to mortally wound himself by being worn out or just unprepaired. Look at Newt shaking his head in the backgroud as Santorum DISMANTLES the RINO.
Then watch with pleasure once again as Rick adroitly castigates Charlie Rose.
Again, I voted for Newt and still love old Newt. That being said, Santorum is proving to be everything I wanted Newt to be.
Rick isn’t going to make a shallow speech full of theatrics with Greek Temple stage. He’s just going to kicj Barack Obama’s ass like a skilled prosecutor.
Seems fair, since you are asking us to ignore all the baaaad you overlook in whomever your candidate is.
No, no I wouldn’t.
No 100-vote straw poll belongs in Breaking News, ever. I don’t care if it is for the second coming of Ronald Reagan.
This stupidity goes so far over the top, and Santorum is that bad of a candidate and will make an even worse President, that I will go 3rd party and vote for Newt and Sarah Palin, after they form the Tea Party.
Because hopefully a Brokered Convention, or a legitimate rise of the Tea Party with Newt and Sarah at the head, takes charge and puts a stop to this insanity.
Santorum will not win Georgia anymore than he won SC.
do you think Santorum is going to be able to out debate BO in the general election; particularly, when the MSM will be hosting these events, asking the questions, and pronouncing the winner? i wish i had your faith. i feel with Newt our chances are better in controlling the MSM propaganda organ.
“If youre talking about this weekend, Santorum wasnt even talking about Obamas Christianity; only that Obama is suppressing religious liberties w/ his secular theology.
i wish that Santorum would have said that BO’s worshiping at Rev Wright’s hate America first altar was what he was talking about. people need to be reminded of our prez’s religious affiliations. it took 20 years and a presidential primary for BO to realize what the Rev Wright was talking about?
Why not? In the Virginia primary, there are two choices on the ballot: Romney or Paul. And no write-in option. It's either stay home, or vote for the lunatic and try to deny Romney our delegates.
Succinctly, bullshit! The conservatives didn’t vote for Santorum because he endorsed Toomey. FR is not the place for revisionist history.
Santorum, from the Latin: disaster in the wings, catastrophe.
according to certain insider, the rise and fall of the GOP candidates is manipulated by you-know-who and gang. It is ‘pump and dump’ and we are falling for it. We are fighting amongst ourselves, making them very happy, making ourselves the laughing stock, depressing voter turn-out,
de-agitating people against obozo - turn people back to obozo!
2 months ago, out of nowhere, Stephenapolis grilled Santorum about ‘contraception’ in a debate, then obozo brought this up and lures Santorum into this dialogue and ‘pumps’ him up. Like all the others before him, he will be dumped.
Wonder if Rush knows something about this - he just said when Santorum fades, Gingrich will rise again...
But then maybe Romney will be the last one to rise just in time to be the nominee? (i.e. if they want Romney )....
Don’t shoot me I am just reporting what I read.
I do think we must vote against obozo, because if he stays there, he will place 2 more Supreme court judges and then it does not matter if we have majority in the House and Senate! Plus all his czars and ‘agencies’ and acorn and union thugs.............
Problem you have is that isn’t what Rush said. He said there is still a chance for Newt, it isn’t over.
He did not say Santorum would tank and Newt would rise.
You seem to forget that RINOS and dhimmyrats could prefer to have Romney or Santorum rather than Gingrich.
The MSM , the rats and RINOS certainly wanted Romney...I think that they don’t fear Santorum
I know they don’t fear Romney ot Newt, Their biggest fear is Santorum.
Why do you think Chris Matthews would be sticking up for Newt?
He does because they would like him as an opponent.
You know this how? Based on what?
Why do you think Chris Matthews would be sticking up for Newt?
He does because they would like him as an opponent.
As they were pushing Romney???
Newt said any candidate that loses his home state should quit. (Newt isn't going to lose GA).
Will Romney quit if he loses MI as the polls show he likely will lose? He can't get over 30% in any state outside his home states, despite spending over $100 million already.
In 2006, Santorum lost re-election in his home-state of PA by 18% in one of the biggest loses ever by an incumbent since the birth of the Republic.
Al Gore lost the Presidency with his defeat in his home state of TN in 2000.
I agree with Newt that any candidate that can't win his own state should drop out.
I didn’t say Rush thinks Santorum will tank. I just said I wonder if Rush knows something about this ‘pump and dump’ tactic, because he just said Gingrich might rise again. I was just reporting that a certain insider said this is all ‘pump and dump’ by obozo and gang.
Anything could happen yet. What Rush said today is that he intends to support whoever the nominee is.
It all sounds good untill you dig a little deeper than Newt's talking points pushed from his campaign.
He certainly has accomplished alot...moving the ball for the progressive agenda. He co-sponsored the Global Warming Prevention Act of 1989, supported Cap and Trade, lobbied for ethanol subsidies, and wants to expand and rebrand the EPA. He supported NAFTA, GATT, the IMF, foreign aid, TARP, voted for increasing the debt ceiling many times, and earmarks SPIKED under his leadership.
Hes a BIG GOVERNMENT guy...not a fiscal conservative. Newt calls the Paul Ryan budget plan "right wing social engineering". He supported spending $30B for the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 that shackled gun owners with new restrictions, federalized a number of crimes, and handed the feds police powers that the Constitution reserves to the states.
Newt cosponsored the 1987 Fairness Doctrine (anti 1st Amendment legislation) and voted for the anti-gun Brady Campaigns Lautenberg Gun Ban. He want amnesty for illegals, props up Al Sharpton and Hitlery Clinton and sings the praises of his mentor, Slick Willie.
He has cozied up with the leftist agenda far too many times to be considered having the conservative record he claims. What's "conservative" about that?
I find it hilarious that it appears the majority of straw polls and debate polls, etc, that Romney is always being beat out by someone else.
NO ONE WANTS ROMNEY!!! No True Conservative that is. And I take it as a good sign, that someone else is beating him in all the polls (and most debates). It’s about damn time WE pick our candidate and not the “establishment”.
I for one, like Santorum and feel most comfortable with him, out of the candidates. I may not agree with him on every issue, but I feel like he’s someone we can trust, more so than the others, and I don’t feel like I’ll have to hold my nose to vote for him.