Skip to comments.Big Day for Santorum
Posted on 02/07/2012 4:18:31 AM PST by Huber
Rick Santorum could be headed for a big day in today's contests in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri. Missouri looks like a probable win for Santorum. He's at 45% there to 32% for Mitt Romney and 19% for Paul. Minnesota provides an opportunity for a win as well. Currently he has a small advantage with 33% to 24% for Romney, 22% for Newt Gingrich, and 20% for Ron Paul. And Santorum should get a second place finish in Colorado, where Romney appears to be the likely winner. The standings there are Romney at 37%, Santorum at 27%, Gingrich at 21%, and Paul at 13%.
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I would, if Santorum had any substance worth getting behind. Conservatives have been totally clueless this election cycle. They keep going to whatever loser they can find.
Cain was THE candidate, but we screwed it up. Newt is THE candidate, and people are going to Romney, a lying empty suit, or Santorum, another lying empty suit.
It’s totally sickening.
Yeah, working for Romney.. I`m sure of it. /s
Santorum is about to get a big ol’ romney.
RE: Santorum, another lying empty suit.
Since we’re talking about lying, empty suits, Who is the bigger lying empty suit, Mitt, Herman, Newt or Rick?
Maybe someone ought to compare what they said and what they did side by side. Just one off handed statement won’t justify it.
Needless to say, Obama is the biggest lying, empty suit out there but that goes without saying.
Ummm - none of these caucuses matter. No delegates awarded.
You’re all missing the point. All of the GOP candidates are working secretly for Obama, divide and conquer, and they all should quit. Then we won’t have any flawed candidates who can’t win.
Seriously? Whose spoiling it for whom. Now I like Newt, but he's hardly our most consistent or reliable conservative. Also, we conservatives to like to say that character counts, and that you can't segregate how we live our personal lives from our ability to lead with credibility. Now I believe Newt when he says that his past was in the past, but we need to give Rick credit for actually having lived his values. Also, although I am very pleased that Newt has converted to Catholicism, and appears to be embracing it, I have read his utterances on theology and faith - they are not strictly orthodox or consistent - and so far I'm not totally convinced that he gets it.
I was a strong Cain supporter, like many here; however, I think Cain has to bear the responsibility for dropping out of the campaign. A person who quits under the circumstances he did is either guilty of the charges or lacks sufficient strength of character to be leader of the free world.
"This whole idea of personal autonomy, well I dont think most conservatives hold that point of view. Some do. They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations low, that we shouldnt get involved in the bedroom, we shouldnt get involved in cultural issues. You know, people should do whatever they want. Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world and I think most conservatives understand that individuals cant go it alone." [source]Check out his brochure, 50 Things You Didn't Know About Rick Santorum, where he proudly defends food stamps, increasing minimum wage, stem cell harvesting, college tuition subsidies, bloated school funding, working with Bono to fight world poverty, etc.
"What was my vision? I came to the uncomfortable realization that conservatives were not only reluctant to spend government dollars on the poor, they hadnt even thought much about what might work better. I often describe my conservative colleagues during this time as simply cheap liberals. My own economically modest personal background and my faith had taught me to care for those who are less fortunate, but I too had not yet given much thought to the proper role of government in this mission." Rick Santorum, p. IX It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good (2005)
"I suspect some will dismiss my ideas as just an extended version of compassionate conservatism. Some will reject what I have said as a kind of Big Government Conservatism. Some will say that what Ive tried to argue isnt conservatism at all. But I believe what Ive been presenting is the genuine conservatism our Founders envisioned. One that fosters the opportunity for all Americans to live as we are called to live, in selfless families that contribute to the general welfare, the common good." Rick Santorum, p. 421 It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good (2005)
"If you're a conservative, there really is only one place to go right now. I would even argue farther than that. If you're a Republican, if you're a Republican in the broadest sense, there is only one place to go right now and that's Mitt Romney." Rick Santorum, 02/1/2008 [source]
Lil’ Ricky gets his “Big Boy” pants today!
Sure he, like most all the Republican lawmakers, let Bush43 push him around on some Big Government issues but he never compromised his conservative principles by schmoozing on a love seat with Nancy Pelosi or by promoting underage girls get abortions WITHOUT the parents’ permission.
I voted Rick here in South Carolina and we ALWAYS pick the winner of the GOP nomination.
Cool! So Newt will be the nominee?
Rush exposed the dirty relationship last Friday.
I sent him some money before the SC primary ... but will he stick with it long enough for me to vote for him? *sigh*
I just shake my head at those still supporting Newt, the Brett Favre of the GOP. Newt’s been throwing interceptions for weeks now. It’s time for HIM to drop out.
Do you know who the Thompson character, friend of Romney, that is funding Santorum? It’s been posted on a couple of threads.
Is he funding Rick because he knows Mitt, and doesn’t want him to win. Or is he funding Rick because their is an alliance between the two: Rick and Mitt?
Count on it!
there....it’s am and no coffee yet.
Of course they matter. Santorum was the least well known of the GOP candidates (well perhaps with the exception of Huntsman) and his showing well in these states will translate into dollars and media coverage. Those things matter a lot.
Ack, I forgot Newt won!
nevermind my last post—it never happened—forget I even showed up!
Thanks for the smile this morning-—have a great day and good luck to your candidate (since it’s not Romney!)
A freeper last night mentioned Trish Erickson was on local radio promoting her book: CAN MITT ROMNEY SERVE TWO MASTERS? Trish “escaped” Her father had been a Bishop at the same time as Romney. She apparently goes into depth from first hand experience.
Gonna order the book, read and then donate it to the school library.
Bah, I remember the climate back then. When you even have ALLEN WEST on the radio saying that Cain should drop out, there isn’t much you can do. Conservatives turned their backs on him. That’s all.
Only if they follow the rules....Uulike We-don’t-need-no-stinkin-rules Florida.
Let's not forget that in the 2008 election, the choice was Romney vs. McCain and Huckabee. Huckabee, as nice a fellow as he is, was hardly an economic conservative. The fact that McCain s*cked requires no further explanation here. At that time, given the choices, Mitt seemed the better choice. We all know Mitt better now, and he's had ample opportunities to come clean on his past mistakes, and he hasn't. If we want to ask ourselves which of the candidates is the closest to our ideal, who is most Reaganesque, the answer is clearly Santorum. He was an effective legislator, understands how to build coalitions, has a coherent guiding conservative philosophy, is strong on defense, families and life, recognizes that government must both shrink and prioritize and lives his values. Furthermore, Santorum understands what was wrong with Bush's "compassionate conservatism" and makes a point of showing how his strategy is very different. If you believe that he is Bush redux on this point, you're not listening to him very carefully.
“Cain was THE candidate, but we screwed it up. Newt is THE candidate, and people are going to Romney, a lying empty suit...
Its totally sickening.”
Cain and Newt are fine, but I though Rick Perry was the best candidate we had, but apparently a solid, successful and mostly conservative 11 year governing record of the world’s 13th largest economy wasn’t good enough to be forgiven a few debate stumbles. You’re right, I’ve had a sickened feeling about this process for several weeks now.
Sorry, you do understand that no delegates are awarded today right? MN and CO are non-binding delegates which won’t be awarded until late March, early April. MO will not be awarding any delegates at all. We still have a LONG way to go.
Please spare us that Bold faces LIE!
Rick has made the most powerful and direct attack
On mittens over his baby called ROmneycare .
So let’s stop lies now!
Hey Paul bot !
How is the Jew hating 9/11 truther been doing lately ??
Another Paul bot !
How is the new bashing / 9/11 truther crazy been !
We have not seen much of your crazy leader since the closed primaries have kept the Dems from voting !
I saw Palin (last night on Fox) almost threatening that Santorum is going to get his from Romney, just like Gingrich. That's the very nature of our political system, for better or for worse.
I still believe that if a candidate can articulate the right message and be credible in the process, he or she can deflect such attacks with little or no damage.
Both Gingrich and Santorum can articulate Conservative ideology. Thus far, credibility is the problem for Gingrich (with the electorate) while Santorum has yet to be tested.
I'm inclined to believe that Santorum’s credibility will be far more difficult to challenge. Time will tell.
And I thought that South Carolina voted overwhelmingly for Newt?
He also won in Nevada ~ but if you simply deduct the Mormon vote from his total, he didn't.
How many Cuban-American and Mormon voters are there in Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota?
He's gonna' need them bad to win ~ or even come in second.
Nice one, right on targ ... ummm ... nope ... I’m a proud member of the FR Newt-ist Colony ...
Gingrich's problem so far has been the millions of dollars of false negative ads run by Romney in Iowa and Florida!
Amen! Today’s the day that Rick breaks out and proves that he’s the best alternative to Romney!
Oops. Sorry about that Freepmail. I am using an old laptop with no mouse (while doing diagnostics on my trusty desktop). Thought I was simply making a post to the thread.
Go Rick! Today’s the day!
I believe, to be accurate, Cain screwed it up. I refuse to take the blame.
He was a ridiculous candidate anyway.
All in all today could be a VERY good day for Santorum!
I wish someone could explain to me why a large segment of Free Republic went gaga over Cain.
Today will prove that! Go Rick!
Happy warrior; innovative tax plan ..of course we assumed he was being honest w/us. Now; not so much.
Did you watch the last debate? There's no alliance between Mitt and Santorum.