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Santorum Wins Missouri Primary
Wall Street Journal ^ | 7 Feb. 2012 | Michael Crittendom, Neil King Jr.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: aldo; missouri; mo2012; ricksantorum; romney; romneypunched; santorum; santorum4romney
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So much for "inevitability", US Mass Media and White House.
1 posted on 02/07/2012 7:27:38 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Take that, Newtbots!!


2 posted on 02/07/2012 7:31:55 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: AmericanInTokyo

well well Mr Romney...


3 posted on 02/07/2012 7:32:13 PM PST by oust the louse (The presstitutes think after a few primaries it's over ...Santorum says: GAME ON)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Santorum is a UNION LOVING PHONEY
4 posted on 02/07/2012 7:32:50 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

It shows that Mitt Romney isn’t the strong candidate that the establishment says he is.


5 posted on 02/07/2012 7:32:51 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; Pete-R-Bilt; writer33

Hopefully, he won’t just inherit the crap storm from the lamestream and gop elite. Wackamole, grand rounds.


6 posted on 02/07/2012 7:33:05 PM PST by glock rocks (I didn't leave the Republican party, it left me.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


7 posted on 02/07/2012 7:33:05 PM PST by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


8 posted on 02/07/2012 7:33:05 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks AmericanInTokyo.


9 posted on 02/07/2012 7:33:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: WellyP

If you think Romney should be the nominee, that’s your right.


10 posted on 02/07/2012 7:34:26 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: LegendHasIt

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.


11 posted on 02/07/2012 7:36:17 PM PST by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Everbody knows this means nothing toward the nomination...

Right?

12 posted on 02/07/2012 7:37:03 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: mamelukesabre
It' s almost embarrassing to watch you infants get so orgasmic over a nonevent (no delegates, no nothing, just a bunch of wasted money). I would feel sorry for you because I know you will soon have your tender faces smeared in the dirt by the Romney money machine, the very machine that gave you life in Iowa. And you don't even see it coming. Pathetic actually.
13 posted on 02/07/2012 7:37:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

MSNBC just projected Santorum also wins MINNESOTA!

Willard going down big time tonight!


14 posted on 02/07/2012 7:39:17 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Take that ROMNEY!!!!


15 posted on 02/07/2012 7:39:30 PM PST by toddausauras (The)
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To: WellyP

Then you would be a Gingrich supporter, that’s good.


16 posted on 02/07/2012 7:40:24 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

This is AWESOME!!! Romney going down. The ONLY thing Romney had was a veneer of inevitability. It’s gone, daddy, gone!!!


17 posted on 02/07/2012 7:40:33 PM PST by toddausauras (The)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


18 posted on 02/07/2012 7:40:33 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Totally useless for acquiring delegates. Potentially very useful for acquiring momentum.

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.

19 posted on 02/07/2012 7:40:53 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: mamelukesabre

“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 wasn’t even participating, but I am glad Santorum beat Mittens though, that’s for sure!


20 posted on 02/07/2012 7:41:45 PM PST by Craigon
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To: toddausauras

Poor Mittens, went down big tonight. I can just imagine Ann Coulter, drinking herself silly tonight


21 posted on 02/07/2012 7:42:47 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


22 posted on 02/07/2012 7:43:08 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: mamelukesabre

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.


23 posted on 02/07/2012 7:46:09 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (The 2nd Amendment IS my concealed carry permit)
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To: All

CNN projects Santroum wins Minnesota.


24 posted on 02/07/2012 7:46:17 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: WellyP

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!!!!!


25 posted on 02/07/2012 7:46:50 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum! Go Patriots! America's poses)
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To: rdl6989

I meant Santorum.


26 posted on 02/07/2012 7:47:38 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


27 posted on 02/07/2012 7:47:58 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: NKP_Vet

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 :

Mittens 14
Santorum 12
Paul 7
Newt 4

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.


28 posted on 02/07/2012 7:47:58 PM PST by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: Craigon

Are you even literate? I posted “Newtbots”, not “Newt”.


29 posted on 02/07/2012 7:49:59 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre; AmericanInTokyo

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?


30 posted on 02/07/2012 7:51:02 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Outlaw Woman

What is most shocking about your pathetic comment is that you actually think you made a valid point.


31 posted on 02/07/2012 7:51:30 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Mariner; hinckley buzzard

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.


32 posted on 02/07/2012 7:51:46 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Finally, someone with a brain...AND chooses to use it before posting comments.


33 posted on 02/07/2012 7:53:12 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

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.


34 posted on 02/07/2012 7:53:22 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

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.


35 posted on 02/07/2012 7:55:58 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

oh man I hope so!


36 posted on 02/07/2012 7:56:25 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Santorum is worth a good second look, my friends. Why is it the media and White House hate him so?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

No. We have to vote for one of the two options the media telss us to vote for. Think for yourself is completely forbidden.


37 posted on 02/07/2012 7:57:26 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: AmericanInTokyo

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.


38 posted on 02/07/2012 7:57:31 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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!!


39 posted on 02/07/2012 7:57:59 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Thanks! You are irritated, otherwise you would not bother! Keep posting!


40 posted on 02/07/2012 8:01:46 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Santorum is worth a good second look, my friends. Why is it the media and White House hate him so?)
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To: nickcarraway

The media? At least 3/4 of FR, including JimRob, has been telling us Newt was the only valid alternative to Mitt.


41 posted on 02/07/2012 8:02:24 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: mamelukesabre

You sure are rude. Not exactly sure why you are attacking everyone.

Rick giving his speech live now.


42 posted on 02/07/2012 8:02:47 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: mamelukesabre

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


43 posted on 02/07/2012 8:03:31 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Mariner

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...


44 posted on 02/07/2012 8:03:40 PM PST by Pete-R-Bilt (I love guns... and coffee!)
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To: mamelukesabre; jimrob

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...


45 posted on 02/07/2012 8:05:34 PM PST by piytar (Rebellion is here! Free Republic is on the front line! NEVER SURRENDER!)
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To: NKP_Vet

GAME ON! FEAR...the VEST!


46 posted on 02/07/2012 8:06:20 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Santorum is worth a good second look, my friends. Why is it the media and White House hate him so?)
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To: mamelukesabre

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.


47 posted on 02/07/2012 8:07:01 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (The 2nd Amendment IS my concealed carry permit)
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To: mamelukesabre

Nice broad brush you have there. Any other thoughts on “Freepers” you would like to share?


48 posted on 02/07/2012 8:07:05 PM PST by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: katiedidit1

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??


49 posted on 02/07/2012 8:09:50 PM PST by magritte (Nevermind)
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To: One Name
Missouri is sometimes extremely close in November. Stevenson carried it by less than 4,000 votes in 1956 and Kennedy by less than 10,000 in 1960. Nixon took it in 1968 by the relatively wide margin of 20,000 votes. McCain edged out Obama there in 2008 by just under 4,000 votes.

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.

50 posted on 02/07/2012 8:10:56 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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