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Big Day for Santorum
Public Policy Polling ^ | 2/7/12

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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It's time for FReepers to get behind Santorum in a big way.
1 posted on 02/07/2012 4:18:46 AM PST by Huber
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To: Huber
it's time for Ricky to stop working for Ratney as the spoiler....
2 posted on 02/07/2012 4:21:13 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Huber

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.


3 posted on 02/07/2012 4:23:42 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Yeah, working for Romney.. I`m sure of it. /s


4 posted on 02/07/2012 4:24:13 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Huber

Santorum is about to get a big ol’ romney.


5 posted on 02/07/2012 4:28:10 AM PST by Lady Lucky (Public education -- government cheese for the brain.)
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To: Huber

"Santorum can't win, Sean! Romney's the most electable, the most lovable, you know that! Ask Ann! Aaaargh! Argle bargle!"


6 posted on 02/07/2012 4:31:10 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Controlling RINOs in Congress is like herding cats; should we be surprised Newt got scratched?)
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To: Apollo5600

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.


7 posted on 02/07/2012 4:35:06 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: ScottinVA

In effect.....YEEEEEEP!


8 posted on 02/07/2012 4:35:48 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Huber

Ummm - none of these caucuses matter. No delegates awarded.


9 posted on 02/07/2012 4:35:54 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Huber

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.


10 posted on 02/07/2012 4:36:19 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: rightwingextremist1776
it's time for Ricky to stop working for Ratney as the spoiler....

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.

11 posted on 02/07/2012 4:38:14 AM PST by Huber (And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:5)
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To: Apollo5600
“Cain was THE candidate, but we screwed it up.”

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.

Take care,

-Geoff

12 posted on 02/07/2012 4:38:56 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Huber
Get real. Ricky "SOPA" Santorum is nothing but a collectivist big government statist:
"This whole idea of personal autonomy, well I don’t 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 shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t 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 can’t go it alone." [source]

"What was my vision? I came to the uncomfortable realization that conservatives were not only reluctant to spend government dollars on the poor, they hadn’t 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 I’ve tried to argue isn’t conservatism at all. But I believe what I’ve 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]
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.

Also see his disturbing voting record for more doozies.
13 posted on 02/07/2012 4:40:21 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Huber; All

Lil’ Ricky gets his “Big Boy” pants today!


14 posted on 02/07/2012 4:40:52 AM PST by j.argese (Newt ... the Nixon of our time ...)
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After NV
Delegate tally approximately
Romney 51 Newt 45
when FL vote divided per RNC rules!

Pass the word!


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Encourage them to do the RIGHT thing: end the FL fiasco NOW!
Play by the rules!

15 posted on 02/07/2012 4:42:11 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Huber
Unlike Mitt and Newt, Rick was against TARP,the Obomney individual mandate, auto-bail-outs, Fannie and Freddie, Cap and Trade etc etc...

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.

16 posted on 02/07/2012 4:44:01 AM PST by Happy Rain ("If you're shiftless and in doubt-find a liberal whine and pout-pretty soon you're making out.")
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To: Happy Rain

Cool! So Newt will be the nominee?


17 posted on 02/07/2012 4:45:59 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Huber
Mitt Romney owns Ron Paul and he gets the Paulbots to smear Santorum to keep his hands “clean.”

Rush exposed the dirty relationship last Friday.

18 posted on 02/07/2012 4:46:48 AM PST by Happy Rain ("If you're shiftless and in doubt-find a liberal whine and pout-pretty soon you're making out.")
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To: Huber

I sent him some money before the SC primary ... but will he stick with it long enough for me to vote for him? *sigh*


19 posted on 02/07/2012 4:47:17 AM PST by Tax-chick (Email your grandmother!)
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To: Apollo5600

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.


20 posted on 02/07/2012 4:48:27 AM PST by PjhCPA (Game On!)
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To: Utmost Certainty; STARWISE; onyx; All

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?


21 posted on 02/07/2012 4:48:50 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Count on it!

(IhopeIhopeIhopeIhope;)


22 posted on 02/07/2012 4:50:49 AM PST by Happy Rain ("If you're shiftless and in doubt-find a liberal whine and pout-pretty soon you're making out.")
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To: hoosiermama

there....it’s am and no coffee yet.


23 posted on 02/07/2012 4:51:05 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Reagan69
Ummm - none of these caucuses matter. No delegates awarded.

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.

24 posted on 02/07/2012 4:54:03 AM PST by Huber (And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:5)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Ack, I forgot Newt won!

nevermind my last post—it never happened—forget I even showed up!

;(


25 posted on 02/07/2012 4:54:03 AM PST by Happy Rain ("If you're shiftless and in doubt-find a liberal whine and pout-pretty soon you're making out.")
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To: Happy Rain

Thanks for the smile this morning-—have a great day and good luck to your candidate (since it’s not Romney!)


26 posted on 02/07/2012 4:57:21 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Happy Rain
If Romney is completely vetted he will be.

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.

27 posted on 02/07/2012 4:58:30 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Huber

Nope!


28 posted on 02/07/2012 4:59:36 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

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.


29 posted on 02/07/2012 5:00:47 AM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Reagan69

Only if they follow the rules....Uulike We-don’t-need-no-stinkin-rules Florida.


30 posted on 02/07/2012 5:01:07 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Utmost Certainty
I see that the Paulian trolls are out today.

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.

31 posted on 02/07/2012 5:07:01 AM PST by Huber (And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:5)
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To: Apollo5600

“Cain was THE candidate, but we screwed it up. Newt is THE candidate, and people are going to Romney, a lying empty suit...

It’s 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.


32 posted on 02/07/2012 5:10:32 AM PST by lquist1
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To: Huber

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.


33 posted on 02/07/2012 5:16:55 AM PST by georgiagirl_pam (Step One: SECURE YOUR DOOR! (it will give you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

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!


34 posted on 02/07/2012 5:42:52 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: j.argese

Hey Paul bot !
How is the Jew hating 9/11 truther been doing lately ??


35 posted on 02/07/2012 5:47:50 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

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 !


36 posted on 02/07/2012 5:51:49 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Lady Lucky
Well then, bring it on.

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.

37 posted on 02/07/2012 5:53:49 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Happy Rain
OK, I am a little confused. Rick wasn't in any position to VOTE for TARP or the auto bailouts. He had been voted OUT OF THE SENATE. Don't you think it is a little “convenient” to say that he was against it now when he wasn't even around to “prove” it with a vote?

And I thought that South Carolina voted overwhelmingly for Newt?

38 posted on 02/07/2012 6:00:14 AM PST by georgiagirl_pam (Step One: SECURE YOUR DOOR! (it will give you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: Apollo5600
You have to look at the details. Romney won in Florida ~ but if you simply deduct the Cuban-American vote from his total, he didn't

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.

39 posted on 02/07/2012 6:21:35 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: ncalburt

Nice one, right on targ ... ummm ... nope ... I’m a proud member of the FR Newt-ist Colony ...


40 posted on 02/07/2012 6:33:35 AM PST by j.argese (Newt ... the Nixon of our time ...)
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To: Rational Thought
Thus far, credibility is the problem for Gingrich

Gingrich's problem so far has been the millions of dollars of false negative ads run by Romney in Iowa and Florida!

41 posted on 02/07/2012 6:38:28 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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To: Huber

Amen! Today’s the day that Rick breaks out and proves that he’s the best alternative to Romney!


42 posted on 02/07/2012 6:41:43 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Rational Thought

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.


43 posted on 02/07/2012 6:42:42 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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To: Happy Rain

Go Rick! Today’s the day!


44 posted on 02/07/2012 6:45:44 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Apollo5600

I believe, to be accurate, Cain screwed it up. I refuse to take the blame.

He was a ridiculous candidate anyway.


45 posted on 02/07/2012 6:49:01 AM PST by altura
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To: Tax-chick
Yes he will. Santorum will win MO today...proving he can beat Romney head to head. He may also win MN...proving he can beat Romney and Gingrich head to head to head and he's likely to lose to Romney in CO but come in ahead of Gingrich, proving that if Gingrich would get out of the race Santorum would clean Romney's clock.

All in all today could be a VERY good day for Santorum!

46 posted on 02/07/2012 6:49:16 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

I wish someone could explain to me why a large segment of Free Republic went gaga over Cain.


47 posted on 02/07/2012 6:51:13 AM PST by altura
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To: PjhCPA

Today will prove that! Go Rick!


48 posted on 02/07/2012 6:51:53 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: altura

Happy warrior; innovative tax plan ..of course we assumed he was being honest w/us. Now; not so much.


49 posted on 02/07/2012 6:56:43 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: hoosiermama
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?

Did you watch the last debate? There's no alliance between Mitt and Santorum.

50 posted on 02/07/2012 6:57:20 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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