Skip to comments.POLL: Paul surges, Santorum Plunges in South Carolina (Drudge Headline)
Posted on 01/13/2012 11:40:02 AM PST by traviskicks
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As I mentioned in an earlier post. I’m not a fan of RP, but I’ll pick him over Romney. Your post makes good points and, coupled with what I said above, gives you a sense of where I am regarding Romney.
CNN will host.
Maybe Newt has changed and maybe not, he is my second after Paul, but clearly Paul has been a constitution conservative his entire time in D.C. Consistency over the long haul, even when unpopular, means something.
Not sure when this comment was made, but Bachman responded to it. It may be a dated comment, but nonetheless, STUPID comment.
True....a Catholic Yankee is a hard sell down here.
A few years back was smack dab in the middle of his 15 years of living off his connections as a govt establishment insider.
It is impossible, IMO, for a lover of American history and our constitution to sit back and watch America be destroyed.
I respect your opinion, but imo Newt has been doing exactly that ever since he left office (when not promoting global warming & health care entitlements) and ran for president to help his book sales and feed his ego.
What a great speech, I can see Paul making such a speech and yes heads would explode. Wouldn’t it be great to have a free country again?
Why would GOP women be voting for Romney?
Oh Ok, thanks, not sure if that is any better then Fox at this point.
We need a fighter to go up against Obama.
Newt has proven in the debates and in the campaign against Romney that he is willing to take the gloves off.
The time has come to rally behind Newt Gingrich!
“Gingrich leads among men with 29%, followed by Paul with 23%, Romney at 18%, and Santorum with 14%. Among women, Romney leads with 38%, followed Gingrich with 22%, and Paul with 18%.”
Except, of course, for our intelligent FReeperettes, can’t we just have the women folk sit this one out?
He shot up in Iowa for no apparent reason.
He is simply a diversion from the only threat to Romney, Newt.
Note that Washington's discussion involves an analysis of the psychological issues involved, and actually nails the emotions behind much of the contemporary rhetoric, including the smears directed against Dr. Paul.
I think it is high time that we dispassionately discussed the actual issues, and remembered Reagan's 11th Commandment, by not engaging in smear tactics against any of the Republican candidates.
In a few months, we are going to have to desperately try to come together.
Rick may be a fine conservative, but after watching him, it is apparent that he does not have the "it" needed to inspire people. Rick has zero charisma. Sad, he is only going downhill after Iowa.
Speaker Gingrich-led Republicans .the result:
* Four consecutive balanced budgets
* Over $500 billion of debt paid off
* Major welfare reform accomplished
* 11 million new jobs for America
* Unemployment falling to under 4%.
Governor Willard-led.....the result:
Strike one = Romneycare with public option, intrusive mandates, death panel exchanges, and massive federal subsidies including subsidized $50 abortions through Planned Parenthood
Strike two = Flagrantly appointing tons of ulta-liberal judges
Strike three = A pathetic 47th in job creation as a massive business tax increasing governor after first, shipping American jobs to China for many years as a Bain executive
If we could only find a way to distract them. (~8
You want to discuss issues? I'll give you issues:
Ron Paul praises traitors. That is an issue.
Ron Paul published vile newsletters for decades and then lied about them. That is an issue.
Ron Paul wants to close ALL US foreign military bases. That is an issue.
Ron Paul does not have a problem with terrorist nations getting nukes. That is an issue.
Ron Paul is supported by and sympathizes with the Occupy parasites. That is an issue.
Ron Paul appears on kook fringe conspiracy shows and panders to those nuts. That is an issue.
Ron Paul has partnered with Soros and Barney Frank. That is an issue.
Ron Paul has recently gained the support of Stormfront, Code Pinko, and the KKK. That is an issue.
Ron Paul wants to gut the US military. That is an issue.
Ron Paul blamed the US for 9/11. That is an issue.
Ron Paul panders to the Truther whackos.
Is that a good start for “issues”?
I have to admit that I've been toying with that sentiment, too. The race has devolved into craziness. That said, Paul won't win, but he should have enough delegates to demand something -- Fed Chairmanship or Sec'y of Treasury might not be bad spots for him.
Yes. Santorum is slipping because he is being ignored by the media. The word is that he won the Iowa primary. they are doing a recount. All we hear is Romney won both and is now the assumed nominee. Any way Santorum did better than Newt in both contests.
That’s what the poll is showing. Paul is rising, Romney is rising (to 49 percent in SC!).
Newt can’t win if it’s 49 percent between Paul and Romney.
I’m not sure why the Newt fans are so happy about this poll, this is bad news for him.
Yeah, I’m totally thrilled with Mitt/Paul/Newt finish in SC.
Looks like that’s what is going to happen. Enjoy the fruits.
I watched the knives come out against Cain. I’ll be damned if those same knives come out against Santorum.
Yeah, Newt is just ‘inspiring’ people to victory. He’s yet to beat Paul here.
What are you going to say when Paul passes him in SC? ;) I bet THAT will be a shock.
Why would they be afraid of a Newt victory? It means the gravy train keeps on rolling.
Also - the man simply can’t beat Romney. If they can push out the only conservative who can beat him then they can set up the 3 card monte that they’ve been trying to do from the beginning.
Obama - Romney as the nominee. Obama - Romney - Newt after SC is their wet dream. Then nobody has to care about the conservatives and Obama wins.
The splat heard 'round the world.
Paul is good at drawing out his devout followers...but he is no good at converts.
Yes he is going to have to show he can break his ceiling of 20%ish, very true
Well, it’s not so much about anti-government (they care less about that- these are the same folks who voted for Obama) but his isolationist and peacenik policies.
Maybe if you spent your time actually supporting a candidate, you wouldn’t have this problem.
Let me rephrase: It can’t hurt worse than Obama.
I confess I was being a bit tongue in cheek with my comment. I see Paul as the Republican equivalent of Obama in some ways. Obviously he has more track record and experience, but that track record is exactly why he can’t win. I do agree on legalizing drugs, even though I have not touched the stuff (and then only marijuana) since 1977. And I’d love to see it taxed like alcohol. Mind you, I’m talking about thins that can be grown easily in the US.
I’m in Kentucky now. Did you know that we were the main supplier of hemp to the military during WWII? But it’s illegal because hemp is a cousin of Marijuana and has the same heat signature under infrared sighting, which would make it difficult for the DEA choppers around here to spot “real” marijuana from the air. But they are trying to make it legal here because it would be a great cash crop replacing Tobacco.
Meanwhile they are trying to force people to get a prescription to get Pseudophed because of the meth lab problem. I really hate it when the acts of a few cause the government to hinder the day-to-day activities of the rest of us.
But I digress. No, I am not really a fan of Paul, though he does have the unique opportunity to at least cause some people to think about what they believe about government and why they believe it.
I think we’re headed for a world of hurt no matter who becomes our president in 2012, so I watch the election in the same spirit many will be watching the superbowl. I bought my farm in Kentucky two weeks before Obama was elected and moved here in August from my four decade home of Seattle. A major part of my reasoning was caused by my being what is now called a “prepper”.
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