Skip to comments.Santorum Wins Missouri Primary
Posted on 02/07/2012 7:27:28 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo
By MICHAEL R. CRITTENDEN And NEIL KING JR. Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum handily won Missouri's primary election Tuesday night and was showing signs of strength in Minnesota's caucuses, threatening to deal national front-runner Mitt Romney a setback in two Midwestern states.
With results from Colorado just trickling in, the returns from the other two states holding nominating contests Tuesday looked to give a jolt of momentum to Mr. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator.
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Take that, Newtbots!!
well well Mr Romney...
It shows that Mitt Romney isn’t the strong candidate that the establishment says he is.
Hopefully, he won’t just inherit the crap storm from the lamestream and gop elite. Wackamole, grand rounds.
Turnout low since no delegates at stake, but it tells you something about who’s motivated to vote across the river in MO. Except for St. Louis and KC, there’s not much affection for the Occupier of the White House.
Wait. Missouri Primary?
I thought Missouri is a Straw poll, and non-binding.?
I mean I’m glad Santorum won, but I like to be more precise in terminology.
If you think Romney should be the nominee, that’s your right.
Lost their primary status- hacked the RNC off by moving the date up w/o blessing so no delegates at stake. Gingrich didn’t even pay the $1000 to get on the ballot.
Not real important now, but MO is always important in November.
MSNBC just projected Santorum also wins MINNESOTA!
Willard going down big time tonight!
Take that ROMNEY!!!!
Then you would be a Gingrich supporter, that’s good.
This is AWESOME!!! Romney going down. The ONLY thing Romney had was a veneer of inevitability. It’s gone, daddy, gone!!!
Chas. Krauthammer and Karl Rove are drinking in a bar somewhere tonight. It would be great if Willard’s bandwagon would sputter to a stop before March 1.
Santorum is everybody's second choice and the favorite choice of 1 in 5 of us.
The Gingrich people say they will never vote for Romney. The Romney people say they will never vote for Gingrich.
The big focus should be giving Obama a pink slip. We need a candidate we can unite behind; a candidate who can make the election about Obama's sorry record and not about their personality (Newt) or lack thereof (Mitt). The GOP could do a hell of a lot worse than Rick Santorum . . . and has.
“take that Newtbots”? Dude, he wasn’t even on the ballot.. Not to mention no one gets any electors from Missouri tonight. Hardly qualifies as smack down for Newt since he wasnt even participating, but I am glad Santorum beat Mittens though, that’s for sure!
Poor Mittens, went down big tonight. I can just imagine Ann Coulter, drinking herself silly tonight
Wait, we were told we had to vote for one of the socialist candidates. We were told we had to vote for one of the media-chosen candidates.
Had Newt been on the ballot..he more than likely would have won. Recent Polls showed Missourians favoring him but he didn’t file here.
CNN projects Santroum wins Minnesota.
Santorum is a UNION LOVING PHONEY
And is beating the crap out of all the other candidates. He will now have won more states that all of them. President Rick Santorum sure does sound heavenly. Thank you God!!!!!
I meant Santorum.
I served as caucus chair for my precinct. Santorum was the big winner across our 8 precinct caucus location. Teens for Gingrich and Paul, 60+ for Santorum. Not a single vote for Romney and this is north metro Denver suburbs.
I just went to the Colorado straw poll.
It was a waste of my time. I voted for Newt, but should have voted for Santorum.
The precinct total was :
At least if I had voted for Santorum it would have meant something. Newt seems to be in pretty bad shape here.
Of course the real issue is that the straw poll is meaningless. Whoever has time to put in at all the GOP meetings is the only person who actually gets to vote. Apparently the only person who fit that bill for my precinct (I have schedule conflicts with some of the conventions) is a Romney bot.
Then there was my apparent state rep who sounded pretty good selling standard GOP fare until he slammed Newt at the end and endorsed Mittens. Before that I was thinking about sending him some money. Now he won’t get a dime. Screw him.
On the plus side Joe Coors is running against Perlmutter, so I think I will put some time in on that campaign. I hate Perlmutter. He’s pond scum.
Are you even literate? I posted “Newtbots”, not “Newt”.
Can we now drop the canard that it is futile to support Santorum, that he cant win, that a vote for anybody but Newt is a vote for Romney, etc?
What is most shocking about your pathetic comment is that you actually think you made a valid point.
So the citizens of Missouri, Colorado, and Minnesota have no right to have a say in who the Republican nominee? Why do South Carolina, New Hampsire, the media, and the establishment get all the say. Good luck winning in Missouri, Iowa, etc. when you’ve already told their citizens they don’t matter.
Finally, someone with a brain...AND chooses to use it before posting comments.
Take what? Newt wasn’t even on the ballot and no delegates were awarded. That said, Romney is still a LOSER! This will get some positive headlines for Santorum and will help his campaign. The Romney smear machine and his cheerleaders in the media will now turn their guns on Rick. Buying the nomination is going to cost Romney and his friends more than they thought.
Seriously, I give up. There was a time when Freepers were actually above average intelligence. You’ve done a good helping to prove its no longer the case.
oh man I hope so!
No. We have to vote for one of the two options the media telss us to vote for. Think for yourself is completely forbidden.
Mr. Romney’d best get to praying to Adam (the only God he has to deal with for this earth) as he needs as much Celestial Kingdom help as he can get.
I’m sick of phonies! If you are so insecure that you have to dye your hair or paste on your eyebrows you are trying to lie to your self. If you will try to lie to your self how big a lie will you will try to tell me? NEWT, he’s old and ugly but I’ll take him any day over the PHONIES!!
Thanks! You are irritated, otherwise you would not bother! Keep posting!
The media? At least 3/4 of FR, including JimRob, has been telling us Newt was the only valid alternative to Mitt.
You sure are rude. Not exactly sure why you are attacking everyone.
Rick giving his speech live now.
Low voter turnout and btw...how many delegates does Little Ricky have now? wait until he is vetted before the public and the next REAL election in MO. Debate on Feb 28th. Lots of folks I talked to said they wanted Newt on the Mo ballet...voted for Santorum to block Romney. A vote for Santorum is a vote for Romney...Little vest man ain’t going nowhere...take that to the bank
And Clint Eastwood does a spot for Chrysler so now he’s a Barry butt suckin lib lover...
It all means what you want it to mean anymore...
for me, I’m glad Santorum had a good day for a change...
So you can’t understand why “Newtbots” aren’t too upset (as in “take that”) when Santorum beats Newt in a caucus when he wasn’t even on the ballot officially?
And you denigrate the intelligence of others?
PS The owner of this site is a “Newtbot.” I’m sure he might be happy to explain it to you...
GAME ON! FEAR...the VEST!
Wow...over-reaction or what.
Simply stating the fact. What...you can’t handle fact?
Are you from Missouri? Did you see the polls last week? What part of my comment is ‘pathetic’ (to you)?
You jab at Newt supporters and call my post pathetic...wow you vote too. How depressing.
Nice broad brush you have there. Any other thoughts on “Freepers” you would like to share?
Did you tell those voters newt blew off Missouri as unimportant and didnt want to put up the simple $1000 to get on the ballot??
How many of those were decided by voter fraud, I don't know. GWB carried it both times despite Jesse Jackson's shenanigans to keep some polling places open later than they were supposed to be (I forget if that was in 2000 or 2004).
Missouri got to vote for President before it was officially admitted to the Union--it voted in the 1820 election (all of its votes went to Monroe, who won the electoral college 231 to 1), even though it wasn't officially a state until August 1821.