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Santorum wins Straw Poll in Advance of Georgia Rally (Santorum 40% Gingrich 27% Romney 5%)
Examiner ^ | 02-19-2012 | Mike Delrio

Posted on 02/19/2012 2:50:49 PM PST by parksstp

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To: montag813

Thank God, even the people of GA are getting Wise to the disaster that a Newt candidacy would be.


51 posted on 02/19/2012 4:22:43 PM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: parksstp

WE, ARE, SO, SCREWED.....SANTO, man, I am not kidding, I went to HS with this guy. /s He has done zip, he is a talking point only.

Just wait until Obama get’s his teeth into him. We are done if this nut get’s the nod.


52 posted on 02/19/2012 4:24:30 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: parksstp
Fresh from a Rickbot supporter.

Depress the vote-move voters to little Ricky since all he has is the non Romney vote and the extreme wing of the party who want to be in our lives with a fatherly reach of big Saint Rick..

So little union loving Ricky can get BEAT in the general. NO Thanks!

53 posted on 02/19/2012 4:24:41 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Kenny
If you go look on the thread of the article from Kevin McCullough of Town Hall and how the Newt supporters are responding to it, some are calling for Rick Santroum to drop out of the race.

54 posted on 02/19/2012 4:25:00 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: mmanager
That is the same very thing my hubby said along with our son in Virginia, called to say, mom, is Rick really ahead? Are the people really falling for him?!
55 posted on 02/19/2012 4:28:47 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: NavVet
" Thank God, even the people of GA are getting Wise to the disaster that a Newt candidacy would be. "

AMEN !

But we got some Newt supporters calling on Rick Santorum to drop out of the race at this point.
And denial is not just a river in Egypt.
56 posted on 02/19/2012 4:28:52 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: lone star annie

“Santorum is a major turn off. He reminds me of the busy body neighbor who wants to stick his nose in your business. YUCK.”

As opposed to Newt who we cant even say what/who he wants to stick, or even where he wants to stick it? Yuck, indeed.


57 posted on 02/19/2012 4:34:47 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: American Constitutionalist
Call the Newt supporters all you like, Ricky Santo will lose to Obama and it will be YOUR hands. Stupid voters are going to give us Obama AGAIN. All your prayers will not help him to beat Obama. Today, Santo even backed off of Obama. We are so screwed as the other member posted unless people wake up.
58 posted on 02/19/2012 4:39:09 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: CainConservative

If Okies are for St. Rick, he might even win Texas in May.


59 posted on 02/19/2012 5:01:45 PM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, less baggage, articulate, passionate)
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To: Gator113

This is symptomatic of their problem. Saint Rick’s support is entirely based on illusion.


60 posted on 02/19/2012 5:08:12 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: sheikdetailfeather

In many states, anti-Romney voters would be smart enough to coalesce behind Paul for strategic reasons, but not the Virginians.


61 posted on 02/19/2012 5:09:32 PM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, less baggage, articulate, passionate)
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To: parksstp
Obama will NOT carry NC again!! He barely won in 2008 due to the huge African American turnout. Even though he still has that advantage, he is very unpopular here in NC - except with the "yellow dog" democrats who won't admit what a disaster he is - and what some of them will do in the privacy of the voting booth is even in doubt.
62 posted on 02/19/2012 5:11:10 PM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: varmintman

Yes, Jesse Helms had to work really hard to defeat Jim Hunt in 1984 for his third term and managed to do so by not backing down on his conservative principles. There’s even a book about that race. Thus far, has anyone written about Santorum-Casey; I understand Santorum tried to downplay his conservatism in that 2006 race. But I’m still for Saint Rick. I think he would be excellent in the office but don’t think he will ever get close to winning.


63 posted on 02/19/2012 5:14:13 PM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, less baggage, articulate, passionate)
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To: parksstp

AKRON — Speaking to his largest crowd yet in his two-day swing through Ohio, presidential candidate Rick Santorum captured 74 percent of the vote at the annual Lincoln Day dinner of the Summit County Republican Party — and that was before people heard what he had to say.

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/19/santorum-wins-straw-poll-at-akron-gop-dinner/


64 posted on 02/19/2012 5:17:10 PM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: CainConservative

These prayer photos are absolutely disgusting. The vapidity of it all is soul crushing. None of those people even understand the pitiful character of Saint Rick, and none of them are interested in his lack of a platform.

It’s all image. Persona. Feelings. None of it based on anything substantial. It’s disgusting. We got Obama based on the same sort of campaigning, and now we think that just because he can spout conservative platitudes to scratch their itching ears, that he’s going to be some Messiah?

This is a disgrace. A Saint Santorum nomination would be a terrible choice for Americans.


65 posted on 02/19/2012 5:18:22 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: MayflowerMadam

Santorum probably couldn’t win by himself. But Santorum/Rubio can! Bob


66 posted on 02/19/2012 5:30:41 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: Christie at the beach

Hate to tell you, but Newt is done. If it isn’t Rick, it will be Milt. I’d rather have someone who will be unafraid eviscerating Obama daily, and that’s Rick. Bob


67 posted on 02/19/2012 5:35:48 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: Christie at the beach

And he did not “back off” Obama, nothing of the sort. That’s what the propagandists are saying, and it isn’t true.


68 posted on 02/19/2012 5:38:28 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: Apollo5600

“These prayer photos are absolutely disgusting.”

I don’t think they’re necessarily disgusting, but they are off-putting. I tend to go with Matthew 6:6, where Christians are told to pray in secret and not make a spectacle — show off their (supposed) spirituality. Making a big production of praying in public is what the Pharisees did, and we’re told not to do that. It’s tacky, and done to get attention... IMHO.

My dad (the preacher) wasn’t thrilled with my opinion, but... oh, well.


69 posted on 02/19/2012 5:42:20 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: mmanager

Give us an example of what you are saying. Santorum spoke to us near Scranton in October, and without a single note, spoke for half an hour, and was spellbinding. There is a lot to Rick Santorum, and 99% of it will be good for America. Bob


70 posted on 02/19/2012 5:43:01 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: MayflowerMadam

So, what was Rick to tell the pastors? “No”? That would be crude and ungrateful.


71 posted on 02/19/2012 5:44:59 PM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: parksstp

“This was in Coweta County. Apparentally this is a suburb of Atlanta”

That’s only because the Paul supporters were all at the GOP function in Gwinnett County Sat where Paul won by a landslide and Newt came in second.


72 posted on 02/19/2012 5:46:52 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Interesting response! I was also remembering that scripture, though I did not know chapter and verse.


73 posted on 02/19/2012 5:58:50 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: lone star annie

“Santorum is a major turn off. He reminds me of the busy body neighbor who wants to stick his nose in your business. YUCK.”

I’m with you on your busy-body neighbor, but I don’t think Santorum is a clone. I hope that as he grows into the Presidency, he’ll adopt a more tolerant attitude. ;-)

That said, I also hope he’s able to convince people to live more responsibly and more productively.


74 posted on 02/19/2012 6:09:00 PM PST by PreciousLiberty (Real Hope - Santorum '12!!!)
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75 posted on 02/19/2012 6:34:48 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: varmintman

>>My understanding is that a two-term US senator has to really work at getting blown out of his third election, i.e. it isn’t basically easy to do.<<

You’re right. It was really tough. By November 2006 the vast majority of the voters, liberal and conservative both, were against pursuing the Iraq war. Only President Bush and a few supporters held strong, with Bush finally approving the surge, against nearly all advice, but that finally settled the fighting in our favor.

And one of his supporters at the time, Rick Santorum, who stood by both his principles and his President, paid for it dearly, losing by double digits as even Republicans deserted him.

He stuck by his principles and lost. Romney changes his principles regularly to avoid the same fate. I’ll take Santorum’s approach any day. And he’ll make a far better President because of it.


76 posted on 02/19/2012 6:55:04 PM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: parksstp

God bless Akron!


77 posted on 02/19/2012 7:07:23 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: keats5
Good article. Thanks for the link.

Attorney General Mike DeWine has been at every stop with Santorum over the past two days in Ohio after announcing his switch of allegiance from Romney on Friday.

This is a remarkable side story.

78 posted on 02/19/2012 7:41:40 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: parksstp

Losing GA would be a bad sign for Newt, However 100 seems like a pretty small sample size to represent the whole state.


79 posted on 02/19/2012 8:15:47 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: parksstp

Coweta is very south of Atlanta and pretty rural. If you want to see how Ga looks, take a look at big close in counties to Atlanta - like Dekalb and Gwinett

Dekalb County:
Paul 105 63%
Sanctorum 13 8%
Romney 25 15%
Gingrich 25 15%

Gwinnett County
Ron Paul 115 42.12%
Newt Gingrich 73 26.74%
Rick Santorum 60 21.98%
Mitt Romney 25 9.16%

Most county mass meetings didn’t do a straw poll, but Dekalb, Gwinnett, and Coweta did - interesting this is reporting the only one that Gingrich did decent in. Also note, Gingrich even spoke at Gwintet meeting and still lost by a wide margin.


80 posted on 02/19/2012 8:59:12 PM PST by garepub
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81 posted on 02/19/2012 9:11:06 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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82 posted on 02/19/2012 9:13:03 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: lone star annie

That’s a very shallow and stupid reason to not support Rick Santorum. Do you know anything at all about him? Sounds like not so much.


83 posted on 02/19/2012 9:58:31 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Freedom is at stake in this election. Rick Santorum)
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To: parksstp

Tulsa World: Poll shows state Republicans favor Santorum
February 19, 2012 by admin · Leave a Comment
BY RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer
Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum has surged to the front among Oklahoma’s Republican voters, according to a SoonerPoll.com survey released Sunday.
Santorum was the first choice of 39 percent of the 278 likely voters who said they planned to participate in the March 6 state GOP primary.
Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, first in a survey conducted last fall, dropped to third, behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who remained second.


84 posted on 02/19/2012 10:03:25 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Freedom is at stake in this election. Rick Santorum)
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To: Gator113

Gator: Did you forget to take your meds this morning?


85 posted on 02/19/2012 10:05:31 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Freedom is at stake in this election. Rick Santorum)
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To: lone star annie

Santorum is a major turn off. He reminds me of the busy body neighbor who wants to stick his nose in your business. YUCK.

Sorry you love abortions so much and that gay marriage. You must be so sad that you can’t have another abortion and get married to your girlfriend.....not sure how that works but you get the gist. lol.


86 posted on 02/19/2012 10:18:35 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Mountain Mary

Yes, but after burying a couple more bodies under my house, the voices quit..... so I didn’t need to take them anymore.


87 posted on 02/19/2012 10:54:33 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: Allon
Newt is nearing the end. One must start to see the handwriting on the wall. It is nationwide, and in these key states, (sans a miracle), basically a SANTORUM vs. ROMNEY race. I know what I am going to do.

I am giong to work non stop to STOP ROMNEY (and also support the Conservative in the lead at this point.) I am also requesting that, if Lord Willing, Rick in the GOP 2012 nominee, he will selected Allen West as his VP running mate, and jettison Col. West up and out of problematic Florida and straight into the Vice President's mansion in Northwest DC. with specific oversight and assistance with the Pentagon, NSC and military issues on behalf of President Santorum.

88 posted on 02/19/2012 11:17:23 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Patience, my compatriots, PATIENCE! FR will be "Santorum Country" in a very short time, IMHO.)
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To: varmintman
it isn’t basically easy to do.

Not so hard when you have Karl Rove and GW helping by losing the house and Senate in one fell swoop, and ushered in the won. Throw the bums out is easier when you have a disaster in the making.

89 posted on 02/19/2012 11:28:34 PM PST by itsahoot (I will Vote for Palin, even if I have to write her in.(Brokered Convention Ya betcha))
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To: mmanager
WE, ARE, SO, SCREWED.....SANTO, man, I am not kidding, I went to HS with this guy. /s He has done zip, he is a talking point only.

Any idea what he might think of you, or would he even remember you?

90 posted on 02/19/2012 11:34:10 PM PST by itsahoot (I will Vote for Palin, even if I have to write her in.(Brokered Convention Ya betcha))
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To: alstewartfan; All
"If it isn’t Rick, it will be Milt."

Well, according to Rick himself, you appear to be EXACTLY correct on that point:



91 posted on 02/19/2012 11:35:03 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Apollo5600
he’s going to be some Messiah?

Nope, he is already in office, or haven't you heard?

We gain nothing from this circular firing squad, lay off and concentrate on taking Mittens out, the rest will work itself out. Having said that if you think one vote has been change with all this vile cr@p, then you haven't been around long enough.

I will vote for Newt or Santorum, I will never vote for Romney, Paul, or Obama. If your objective is not to help one of those you gain noting with the hate filled rhetoric.

92 posted on 02/19/2012 11:47:53 PM PST by itsahoot (I will Vote for Palin, even if I have to write her in.(Brokered Convention Ya betcha))
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To: itsahoot

“We gain nothing from this circular firing squad,”

So your solution is to basically ignore everything that is bad about Santorum, just because you want us to avoid the perception of “hate filed rhetoric”? I call it as I see it. I will not censor myself to appease someone’s faulty feelings.


93 posted on 02/20/2012 12:03:06 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: varmintman

The last time I checked Pennsylvania was a BLUE state when Rick won both of his Senate elections, which was and is not an easy thing to do. Can you name any social conservative that has done that in the past 20 years? With the exception of Fitzgerald in Illinois and Smith in Oregon I can’t think of any others. And I’m sure that both of them would have lost too if they had chosen to run for re-election. And don’t mention Snowe and Collins in Maine—they are not social conservatives. I guess you think it takes hard work for a conservative to run in Oklahoma and Mississippi and get re-elected every time just like it took Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts. Or better yet, why don’t YOU run for Senate in Pennsylvania and see how all of your hard work pays off!


94 posted on 02/20/2012 1:42:28 AM PST by dupree
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To: NavVet

Dream on! ROFLMAO!!!!

FR is sure evidence of how divisive Santorum is. If he can’t bring conservatives together, how on earth would he beat Obama? Santorum’s no better than Romney.


95 posted on 02/20/2012 7:23:48 AM PST by Proudcongal (NEWT 2012!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Newt is nearing the end. One must start to see the handwriting on the wall.

Don't count on it. Isn't that what everyone was saying about Santorum at one time? Fortunately, things will turn around and Newt will pull it out. Santorum and Romney can run by refusing to debate, but they can't hide.

96 posted on 02/20/2012 7:28:56 AM PST by Proudcongal (NEWT 2012!)
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To: musicman

I have no problem with Rick supporting Milt over Juan in 2008. Bob


97 posted on 02/20/2012 8:44:39 AM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: Apollo5600

The fact is that there is very little wrong with Santorum. I agree with his positions right down the line. Bob


98 posted on 02/20/2012 8:47:23 AM PST by alstewartfan (27 of 36 of Romney's judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: lone star annie

Did you see the way he slapped down Charlie Rose? He treats the MSM reporters like the dogs they are. Santorum really inspires me by attacking the root of the problem in this country. I’d give him another look.


99 posted on 02/20/2012 9:36:05 AM PST by Crucial
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To: varmintman

He has a better chance than Gingrich.


100 posted on 02/20/2012 9:49:00 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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