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Santorum Beats Romney by 22 Points in Louisiana (time for Romney to drop out of race - he can't win)
CNS ^ | March 24 | CNS news staff

Posted on 03/25/2012 7:09:16 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network

(CNSNews.com) - Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania beat former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts by a margin of 22 points in the Republican presidential primary held in Louisiana on Saturday.

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This has gone on long enough. It's now clear Romney can't win.

For the future of the Republican party, it's time for Romney to step aside, for a better candidate.

1 posted on 03/25/2012 7:09:21 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
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2 posted on 03/25/2012 7:11:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Perfect! : D


3 posted on 03/25/2012 7:13:50 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Brokered Convention, let the GOP know who is still in charge. Add a strong Tea Party contingent and you have a new direction already started.

Go NEWT/SARAH!


4 posted on 03/25/2012 7:15:02 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
it's time for Romney to step aside, for a better candidate.

Two thumbs up!

5 posted on 03/25/2012 7:16:42 AM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Bitter clingers really shouldn’t count, don’t ya think?


6 posted on 03/25/2012 7:17:06 AM PDT by TwoSwords
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To: EGPWS

Thinking about California and I think its time to remind Californians that no one has done more than Mitt Romney to unleash gay marriage on America.

Plenty of Californians aren’t real happy that they voted against gay marriage only to have the court overturn their will. They need to be reminded of what Romney has done.


7 posted on 03/25/2012 7:17:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The bad news for Romney is the makeup of Louisiana voters. Urban/rural, aggie/industrial not enough finance and insurance workers to tip the scale in his favor. If Rick gives him the beating he so soundly deserves in PA he should drop out for the good of the nation. He won’t win TX, might not win WI, will have really only Ohio, Florida and Virginia to hang his hat on, and Virginia was a set-up for him, in primary states, and no majority in any of these.
He’ll win in NY and CA, so what? He won’t in the general.


8 posted on 03/25/2012 7:20:42 AM PDT by steve8714 (Clay...Carnahan...who is the least of these?)
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To: steve8714

He’ll win in NY and CA, so what? He won’t in the general

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This is the money quote. It’s the fact that the GOP-E refuses to recognize. Either that, or they know full well what they’re doing and know damn well they’ve propped up another loser.


10 posted on 03/25/2012 7:25:21 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

Why on earth do you think Rick Santorum can win in the general election? It is mi d boggling to me that most here believe that when you are so clearly in the minority.


11 posted on 03/25/2012 7:32:47 AM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesHill not text while dri)
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To: LibsRJerks

Oh the GOP-e recognizes. They expect, however, that all the traditional Republican states in the South will fall in line will support Romney in the General over Obama, so in their opinions, Romney could get blown out 99-1% in a place like LA, and they still wouldn’t care because at the end of the day, the expect GOP voters to support Romney.

This is why voting for Romney is a dangerous proposition in the General. It will give the GOP-e only more fuel for shoving RINOs and Moderates down our throats.

The nominating contest needs to be tilted in the following ways: Make the Traditional Republican states WTA and the Moderate/Liberal states proportional based on the Statewide vote, not CD. You do that, a conservative might actually win the nominating contest.


12 posted on 03/25/2012 7:33:14 AM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: parksstp

The point is not the general election.

The point is the primaries.

Romney’s not winning enough to clinch the primary.

He should withdraw.


13 posted on 03/25/2012 7:35:52 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Romney is done. He should withdraw.


14 posted on 03/25/2012 7:38:53 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: parksstp

Its real simple. Romney is winning Obama strongholds he can’t possibly defeat Obama in during the general election. In the mean time Romney has repeatedly insulted conservative traditionally conservative areas.

Now we hear that he will “reset” and run as a moderate which means he’ll push conservatives even further away.


15 posted on 03/25/2012 7:41:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: All

So we should support choir boy who lost his home state by 18 points in 06.. What has choir boy done in the Senate that would be considered conservative??


16 posted on 03/25/2012 7:44:52 AM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: Hildy

None of the candidates left would have been in my top 10 going into this election cycle. But we’re stuck with what we got. Santorum comes closest to my conservative credentials, but Obama would slaughter him, I have no doubt on that.


17 posted on 03/25/2012 7:46:17 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Hildy

Why on earth do you think Rick Santorum can win in the general election? It is mind boggling to me that most here believe that when you are so clearly in the minority.

Hildy....please don’t tell me that you are a Romney supporter. He is winning states that Obama is guaranteed to win. It is either Santorum or Romney....pick your poison. Have a great Sunday!!!


18 posted on 03/25/2012 7:46:24 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: KevinDavis

In case I was being too subtle, my point in posting this was to stop infighting between Gingrich supporters and Santorum supporters.

And focus on the person who’s orchestrated all the infighting all through this process:

Romney.

Romney should quit, get out of the way, and let real Republicans win.

Romney is the problem.


19 posted on 03/25/2012 7:48:17 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Santorum wins a State that he was projected to win, and that means Romney is done? You’re joking, right? Do you realize the percentage of delegates left that Santorum has to win to win the nomination? If Santorum follows it up with a win in Wisconsin, followed by gaining the majority of the delegates on April 24 (NY, Penn, Del, Conn, RI). Then maybe there is a hint that the tide is turning, but that is highly unlikely.


20 posted on 03/25/2012 8:06:46 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

Romney is done.

A spoiler, who is damaging the GOP.

He should stand down.


21 posted on 03/25/2012 8:10:07 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Unfortunately, Romney IS more of what I consider a “real Republican.” Like Rush said, the Repub party is not conservative by nature——it’s a moderate party that barely tolerates its conservatives.


22 posted on 03/25/2012 8:11:45 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; All

Tell me what has Choir boy done in Senate that was consider Conservative???


23 posted on 03/25/2012 8:17:06 AM PDT by KevinDavis (I support Mitt...)
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To: KevinDavis

Mitt Romney has done nothing conservative.

Thanks for asking.


24 posted on 03/25/2012 8:18:51 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: parksstp

>>...They expect, however, that all the traditional Republican states in the South will fall in line will support Romney in the General over Obama...<<

That’s probably a safe bet. I’m no Romney supporter, but here in Dixie, I recognize that the south is (unfortunately) *NOT* full of freepers. Folks will vote for whoever is on the GOP side of the ballot. Far and away, the biggest motivator is to rid the country of Obama and they will most likely vote for anyone/anything to accomplish that goal. I guess it should not be surprising as it seems that’s how Romney is getting his votes: All I hear is folks have been fed the “most electable” line by the MSM and that’s enough to get them to pull the lever for Romney. I have yet to hear anyone supporting Romney based on his positions... Just that they are convinced he’s “most electable”.

This just reinforces the observation that the MSM wields an incredible amount of influence over the majority of the voting public. We desperately need to increase the conservative voice in the MSM somehow.


25 posted on 03/25/2012 8:33:07 AM PDT by jaydee770
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To: KevinDavis; Cringing Negativism Network
Tell me what has Choir boy done in Senate that was consider Conservative???

Tell us what Mitt Romney didn't do while Governor that wasn't Progressive Liberal.
26 posted on 03/25/2012 8:39:02 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Hildy

You likely are misinterpreting my post. I do NOT believe Santorum can win in any general election. I’m a Newt supporter.


27 posted on 03/25/2012 8:39:05 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: CAluvdubya
And being that this was a closed primary i,d say this is a better gage than any open one.

YOUR DONE MITT. TIME TO DROP!

28 posted on 03/25/2012 8:47:20 AM PDT by Palin_Rubio2012
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To: Hildy

So what you are saying is conservatives no longer can win any
election and need not try. Only mushy liberals with focus group
platitudes need apply. It sounds like we are welcome in the party
but we need not expect to have any say or input. Makes me feel
really wecome.


29 posted on 03/25/2012 8:52:58 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Does anybody from the GOP-e realize that, overall, the only states Romney wins are those that are “Safe Democrat” in November? Florida and Ohio are the only two exceptions I can think of.


30 posted on 03/25/2012 8:52:58 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: Hildy

So what you are saying is conservatives no longer can win any
election and need not try. Only mushy liberals with focus group
platitudes need apply. It sounds like we are welcome in the party
but we need not expect to have any say or input. Makes me feel
really wecome.


31 posted on 03/25/2012 8:53:35 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: Hildy

So what you are saying is conservatives no longer can win any
election and need not try. Only mushy liberals with focus group
platitudes need apply. It sounds like we are welcome in the party
but we need not expect to have any say or input. No thanks.. Makes me feel


32 posted on 03/25/2012 8:54:20 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: Hildy

So what you are saying is conservatives no longer can win any
election and need not try. Only mushy liberals with focus group
platitudes need apply. It sounds like we are welcome in the party
but we need not expect to have any say or input. No thanks.. Makes me feel


33 posted on 03/25/2012 8:54:33 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

OK, I’ll bite...WHAT BETTER CANDIDATE? They all suck.


34 posted on 03/25/2012 8:59:33 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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OK, I’ll bite...WHAT BETTER CANDIDATE? They all suck.

Yes, they do.

IMO the best solution is a dark horse at a brokered convention. And the only way to get there is for Santorum & Gingrich to deny Romney enough delegates.

Can they siphon off enough? I'm not sure.

35 posted on 03/25/2012 9:07:30 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Romneys not supposed to win. He's a DNC flop horse. Just like Mc Lame and Awful Dull.

He's gonna take a dive so fast after the nom it's gonna make heads spin!

C'mon Mitt, Tell us AGAIN how much you hate poor people, unless you're firing them.


Mitts connection to the R party in his own words.

.25 sec youtube

36 posted on 03/25/2012 9:11:34 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little girls murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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"Romney is winning Obama strongholds he can’t possibly defeat Obama in during the general election"

Romney-the-RINO doesn't get 1/2 of Republican voters, ANYWHERE. When he gets 40% or more, it's Cross-over Democrats who vote for him in the Primaries, and will vote for Obama in the General.

GOPe don't give a shit about the Country, they care about the Lobbyists, Special Interests, and the Power to control.....using the fools who vote for whomever they are GIVEN as a Candidate.

When a Conservative shows strength, the Smear Machine goes into overdrive, and the gullible BELIEVE what they're told by "anonymous sources", or agenda-driven/paid for stooges who embelish non-stories that can be used to drive the Conservative out.

37 posted on 03/25/2012 9:28:48 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: KevinDavis

At this point in the game. The so called “choir boy” is helping us defeat the RINO from getting the needed delegates. Rick and Newt cannot win individually anymore. Their goal and our goal should be to defeat the RINO.


38 posted on 03/25/2012 9:32:08 AM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Santorum sure isn't that better candidate so I hope that isn't what you're trying to peddle.

Romney continues to lead the delegate count by far and may still outright win the nomination. However, as Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama."

That's a real concern for Romney but also Santorum where his "big win" in Louisiana had light turn out. Louisiana Secretary of State stats put it around 24% of eligible registered Republicans.

39 posted on 03/25/2012 10:27:23 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Hildy

Because R. Santorum is at least somewhat conservative-unlike Romney and certainly much better than Obama. That’s why.

If Santorum runs a conservative general election, he can win.

We know Romney won’t.


40 posted on 03/25/2012 12:18:26 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Hildy
Why on earth do you think Rick Santorum can win in the general election?

Why do you ask? Who's your candidate Hildy? Still rooting for the ever-electable Bachmann?

41 posted on 03/25/2012 12:24:49 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Whiter shade of FAIL.” I like it.


42 posted on 03/25/2012 12:37:19 PM PDT by Antoninus (Romney Inc. -- Now attempting a hostile takeover of the Republican Party.)
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To: LibsRJerks
This is the money quote. It’s the fact that the GOP-E refuses to recognize. Either that, or they know full well what they’re doing and know damn well they’ve propped up another loser.

I believe that many in the Republican establishment would prefer to have Obama in there than a conservative like Rick Santorum. Of course, they won't say this publicly.

Contrast this with Santorum's comment that if Romney is the nominee, we may has well just re-elect Obama. At least Santorum actually thinks a conservative would be better for America.

Romney is no conservative and needs to be defeated.
43 posted on 03/25/2012 12:40:21 PM PDT by Antoninus (Romney Inc. -- Now attempting a hostile takeover of the Republican Party.)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s good!


44 posted on 03/25/2012 1:02:02 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Love it! But how about Sarah / Newt?? be vocal... anything can happen if it get’s to a brokered convention...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Palin-Our-Brokered-Convention-Selection/219407098154932?ref=tn_tnmn


45 posted on 03/25/2012 1:33:20 PM PDT by snyderart
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To: Chunga

My candidate now is the one who can beat Obama. And that is Romney. He is going to be e nominee, not Santorum. Am I happy about Romney? Not particularly. I can’t stand Santorum. I am not alone in this. He is not the one. He cannot win. I supported Bachmann in the beginning, but she was unelectable as well. We have what we have. Romney is going to get the nomination and he will beat Obama.


46 posted on 03/25/2012 2:41:26 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesHill not text while dri)
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To: newzjunkey

I’m “trying to peddle” stopping this moronic sibling rivalry between the two actual Republicans, and turning all that opposition energy toward Romney.

How about it. You in?


47 posted on 03/25/2012 2:45:13 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

That “big win” turned out to be a difference of 5 delegates. What happens when Santorum loses Pennsylvania?


48 posted on 03/25/2012 7:01:10 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Neither has Santorum, who spent 16 years in the Senate as a back bencher. He was never a leader, he was always following the lead.


49 posted on 03/25/2012 7:11:15 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Hildy
I supported Bachmann in the beginning

Everyone who's ever read your posts knows this is BS. You pretended to support Bachmann because she was an unelectable female conservative alternative to Sarah Palin, whom you despise. You've been in the tank for Romney all along. Every show of support you've made for anyone else has been a ruse. You and I both know it, and you and I both know you'll never admit it.

50 posted on 03/25/2012 10:48:16 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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