Skip to comments.Louisiana shows Rick’s hopelessness
Posted on 03/24/2012 12:48:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Republicans hold their presidential primary in Louisiana today. Rick Santorum leads all the polls by double digits. If as expected, he wins, Santorum will need to win 39 of the 46 delegate races 85% just to offset Mitt Romneys 42-10 shellacking of Rick in the delegate count in Tuesdays primary in Illinois.
If through some miracle Rick Santorum took all 46 delegates in this proportional primary an improbability he would still not break even in the delegate race because Romney picked up 20 delegates in Sundays winner-take-all primary in Puerto Rico.
And even if he breaks even from now through the convention, Rick Santorum loses in Tampa 1,200-900 as Mitt crosses the 1,144 delegate threshold to cinch the nomination sometime in May.
I am all for conservation and improving fuel economy, as with hybrid cars, but even if everyone drove a hybrid it would just slow the rate of growth in our consumption of oil.
In reality, if Newt drops out, Romney has a slight advantage in getting over half of Newt's voters. It's a simple reality, based on real facts. Not even you understand your own math. That much is a fact that you seem to be ignoring yourself.
Rick’s also not the only candidate concerned about “reducing America’s oil apettite” (which I will say I disagree with that position)
Here’s Newt in his own words:
“Far beyond just how do I subsidize your heating oil, how do I make it unnecessary for you to buy as much heating oil?”
LOL you’re gonna love this, little fella.
Gingrich, Backed By Ethanol Lobby, Supports Subsidy
Newt Gingrich on Ethanol (Newt loves it)
Here’s the link for CNN and the Primary Election results so far:
http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/primaries/state/ia (Choose State drop-down menu)
Show me anywhere, ANYWHERE, where Newt Gingrich actually took votes away from Mitt Romney? It never happened anywhere. Not even in SC, where Romney still won Columbia, Charleston, and Beaufort (which matches his Demograpics) and GA, where Romney still won Atlanta and Savannah did Newt have much luck taking votes from Romney Voting Base.
Every Exit Poll confirms who are Newt’s supporters, Rick’s supporters, and Romney’s supporters.
“grossly inaccurate” and “grandiose”? I think not. You can throw out whatever words you want but it doesn’t change the facts.
And I never said ALL of Newt’s support would go to Santorum, but I DID show evidence that confirms a MAJORITY would go.
Brokered Convention—select someone who can really change the Nation DONALD TRUMP! for President-—Newt for VP. Romney for Sec. of the Treasury!
So, do you think the era of Reagan is over? A true leader does not imitate Ronald Reagan, he does what a true leader does: lead people by the power of moral authority. We don’t need candidates running around in Ronald Reagan Halloween costumes. We need a leader who Ronald Reagan was and Newt Gingrich is.
Newt believes that government does not need to be big to be better. He believes in good government and knows how to make government better. The others candidates have not done it in Washington DC. This is where the game is played and Newt has proved he can do it.
If I were using oil to heat my house, Newt would be the one to encourage switching to natural gas. That is what he was talking about.
The problem is, for many of us at least, Rick Santorum is just about as bad an option as Romney. Santorum is more conservative and if I was forced to appoint one of them President I'd certainly take him over Mitt, but as a general election candidate? LOL, Rick would get destroyed in an epic landslide defeat that would take our House majority down with it. Romney will likely lose narrowly, Santorum would be utterly annihilated. The guy is just not disciplined enough to avoid the media baiting him over and over on things like condoms and porn. He can't avoid talking about those things because, in his heart, it is really what he most cares about. Santorum is just not a serious general election option and pretty much the only folks that don't understand this are the same block of voters that cast ballots for silly presidential candidates like Mike Huckabee and Pat Robertson.
That is the problem in a nutshell. For many, perhaps most, of us Newt supporters, Rick Santorum is simply not a credible alternative.
I didn’t say the era of Reagan was over, Newt did.
“If I were using oil to heat my house, Newt would be the one to encourage switching to natural gas. That is what he was talking about.”
Bullcrap. I have a better idea. How about Newt let me make my own damn decisions in regards to how much heating oil I decide to use. It’s none of his or the government’s damn business to tell or “encourage” me to use a certain product. I’m smart enough to make my own decisions TYVM.
“Newt believes that government does not need to be big to be better. He believes in good government and knows how to make government better. The others candidates have not done it in Washington DC. This is where the game is played and Newt has proved he can do it.”
Good Government as you put it is an oxymoron. Beyond handling the inherent functions (defense, security, etc) there is NO such thing as Good Government. Newt’s philosophy is no different from the Rockefeller strategy that “Republicans can come up with ways to run the general welfare programs better and more efficiently”. Finding a way to keep the 300 pages of Obamacare he thinks is good will result in larger Government. Funding moon colonies will result in larger Government. Big Ideas = Bigger Government.
It does not take a rocket scientist to lead the United States. All you have to do to be successful in governement is lower taxes, cut spending, kick the a$$ of America’s enemeies when warranted, and let the private sector do it’s thing. Anything beyond this is simply asking for trouble and larger government.
Now, can I sell you on that natural gas furnace?
In Newt's book To Renew America, Newt says:
"Government today works on the same 1920s Taylorite model that has long been superseded in business. What we need now, throughout the federal government, is the same sort of strategic downsizing and overhaul of basic assumptions, base on respect for individual achievement, that has benefited business so enormously in the past decade."
"The best tribute we can give Dr. Deming is to reestablish America as a country in which every citizen has an opportunity to contribute his or her share to the fullest of his or her abilities. That will be a renewal of American values and a true fulfillment of Deming's American Dream."
You pretty much boiled it down into a thimble. Santorum just does not have the brain power to know when to shut up as well as who to shut up to. It’s really that simple.
Newt on the other hand, not only knows how to smell an MSM trap, he causes them to become a victim OF thier own trap.
This is why Newt would smoke Obama like a cheap cigar.
Another autistic daydream. Romney will win in November and it will be up to us to hold his feet to the fire, like we didn't do with domestic liberal weasel Dubya Bush.
I don’t like Santorum as much as I don’t like Romney!
IMO, Romney is to blame for all of this. Without his smearing of his number one rival, Newt Gingrich, I don't think the other candidates would have stooped to his level of dirty campaign tactics and we could have had a primary of ideas and solutions we deserved.
I trust and hope that Newt Gingrich will stay in all the way to the convention and get as many delegates as he can.
1) Rick did not “get out” after SC, why should Newt.
2) Rick & Newt held a press conference where they agreed they would both campaign until the convention. Sorry, I don’t have a link.
3) Santorum participated in the spending spree running up until the well-deserved 2006 shellacking.
4) Santorum has never led anything, unlike Newt.
5) Santorum can’t debate like Newt, and isn’t as bright.
Basically, for not divorcing his 1st wife, being pro-life, being a Catholic/Christian, never being an exec, never leading, pushing Specter and not Toomey, Santorum should be the nominee.
I’ll support Santorum as the nominee if he gets there, but Newt for now.
They agreed together to stay in. I trust they grasp what’s going on better than us, assuming they are actually on our side, and want one of each other, and not Romney.
Yes, but social conservatives don’t like the idea of a small, non-intrusive Federal government. For that would allow people to live out their own lives, unfettered by the diktats of others.
And that’s what a social conservative *IS*, once you strip out all their protestations of G-dliness. Someone who derives their political existance from forcing others to do their bidding.
In that sense, they are *EXACTLY* the same as a modern ‘liberal’. AKA... statist.
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