Skip to comments.A Big, Big Win for Santorum . . . Errr . . . CPAC
Posted on 02/08/2012 7:45:10 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
Mitt Romney had a horrible, horrible night. Early yesterday, Mitt Romneys campaign called Missouri a beauty contest and said to focus on Colorado. We did. Wow.
Ive said since Sunday that yesterday would be the first day of voting that Mitt Romneys poor comment to Soledad OBrien would have an impact. It typically takes a week for comments like that to be digested by voters. Six days after Romney opened his mouth, Rick Santorum swept the night.
From Missouri to Minnesota to Colorado the Republican electorate sent a very clear signal they want conviction over electability. They do not like Mitt Romney. They see Santorum as authentic. They see Mitt Romney as a fraud. Rick Santorum swept the races. Romney, the front runner, got crushed by conservatives.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
“The real winner last night is CPAC the conservative political action conference. At the end of this week, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich will, in that order, address the crowd.”
Count on Gingrich bringing down the house!!
Aldo fought in WWII...
Didnt the US have some kind of fast track naturalization in place then ???
I am so happy for Rick, for conservatives and for the nation. Just really great news to start the morning with.
The richest irony was the deterioration of Romney support in these same states from 2008. He couldn’t get now what he got then. The Reprehensible Rove was on Fox last night proclaiming this was nothing more than a “Beauty Contest” in Missouri. Even if that was true, the verdict is still the same: “Mitt RomneyCare is the un-fairest of them all but for the lunacy of the senile Ron Paul” :)
I am for Santorum or Newt. One very good thing about last night was to let conservatives realize that we are not a basket case and we can pull through. I think a lot of them were heading Romney’s way due to Ann Coulter’s influence and were clinging to the electability lie. It is a lie from Hell, let’s be honest. So glad that Rick took all 3 states, even though they were non-binding, this keeps the race open for the long run, which is excellent, and IMHO, keeps it more exciting. We all like a good fight, one that is won at the last minute by the one who finishes with the best punch. To nominate early leaves a lot of bad feelings, not to mention a bad taste in one’s mouth, going into the general election. Had Romney won all 3 last night, or any of them, I think the call for everybody else to get out and crown Romney would be deafening. A lot of conservatives would’ve stayed home for future primaries. But there is life in this thing left, and we all still have a dog in this race. So, even if you are not a Santorum winner, be glad that he won and kept the race open and interesting. This is still anybody’s race to win or lose.
That's the third time I've seen you post this specific question this morning. I suppose that you're trying to imply that former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is not a natural born citizen therefore ineligible for the Presidency?
My God, you're starting to sound like this guy...
Shery you jest.
Not your point in posting, I know, but I can’t resist critiquing the media...even this brand of media.
This article does not make sense.
It calls Romney inauthentic, a fraud.
Says that’s why these particular states went for Santorum.
Says the voters wanted conviction, rather than electability.
But makes a HUGE deal out of Romney’s comment about the “very poor” causing his defeat.
That is very confusing.
Which is it, Eric of Red State??
You can slice and dice and examine Romney’s comment several ways, but one thing is CERTAIN...it made him even LESS electable than he was.
What a soundbyte, along with the one about firing people, for the Dems to run over and over and over and over and over!!
So it looks like he lost because people realized he ISN’T electable like the people in FL believed he was.
But according to Eric of Red State...
His article makes my head hurt.
Rick was born in Virginia to first generation Italian immigrants.....he is against extreme Islamist and isn’t afraid to say so....comes to mind, don’t mess with this Italian with Irish overtones, a real American...
-—They see Santorum as authentic. They see Mitt Romney as a fraud.-—
They are correct.
I should’ve entered the caveat “not at Freerepublic, of course!” Sorry. I know that we’ve all felt she has jumped the shark and left true conservatism in its wake. I truly don’t know what happened to her, but she still has some influence, especially among the younger voters, so I see that positions she takes can hurt conservatives. The younger voters are more concerned with not offending homosexuals. I don’t see, personally, that opposing homosexuality as a God-given right hurts the GOP, but apparently Ann does. She also fails to realize that this group was not originally Republican, but an infiltrator from the left who joined the party to turn it. She is enabling their agenda.
Tell that to the people who voted in Missouri. They thought enough of the importance of the contest to go out and vote.
Is Rick’s mom Irish background?
Newt’s mom was a Daugherty (The Donnybrook Clan)
His biological father a MacPherson
My nephew through marrieage says he’s from a mixed family...One side Irish Catholic, the other Italian Catholic
Great kid....Great families.
And we thought “DON’T Mess with Texas” was a strong statement.
But Catherine Santorum, the former senators mother, told WND, I was born in the country; I have my birth certificate, and I have the citizenship papers of my husband Aldo, Rick Santorums father.
She said published reports that place Aldo Santorum in U.S. military uniform from 1942 to 1946 are correct.
He was in the Army Air Corps, in India and elsewhere. And I
have records of that too, she said.
As she evidently was born in the country, and Rick Santorums father would have been granted citizenship based on his military service long before the former senators birth in 1958, the evidence strongly indicates Santorums eligibility.
I think it was sometime before Ron Paul naturalized from deep outer space.
I presume that “MacPherson” is of Scottish origin. If so, perhaps your motto should read “Gaelic” or “Scotch-Irish” Americans Unite! (Now if I could just figure out a way to get my 2 West Highland White Terriers registered to vote ...I guarantee they're smarter than Democrats!!!)
Technically that makes Newt a Gaelic Warrior
Listen for the war pipes!
“All the Blue Bonnets are Over the Border”
Maybe Ann Coulter’s head will explode once and for all, so we will never again hear her hysterical screeching.
(Oh please oh please oh please...)
“Newts mom was a Daugherty (The Donnybrook Clan)
His biological father a MacPherson”
The dad of one of my friends, now deceased, was Canadian. He became a US Citizen while serving in the US Army in WW-II. He had documentation of same and was proud to show it.
I agree, but as President Reagan said, "trust, but verify."
If Catherine has the document she should make it public.
I'm implying no such thing.
Personally I believe Dr. Aldo Santorum did naturalize during his US Army service during WW-II. Catherine claims to have the document, which she should make public.
As President Reagan said, "trust but verify."
Sarah Palin is also speaking. She will be the star of the event.
Romney will be very lonely among so many real conservatives. Msybe he can pick up some literature. If he actually read Golwater, Hayak, Locke, Schlafly, Reagan, etc, he might actually understand and be able to convincingly espouse conservatism.
Also when Aldos father became an American citizen his wife and minor children would have automatically became citizens at the same time...
I have McGinnis arriving here from Ulster about 1720..
On my mothers side from Ireland I have a mixture of Scot and Irish...McClimont, Irvine, Hunter, Campbell
My Scots are Harris and Ewart
Their three children were Barbara born in 1957, Rick born VA in 1958, and Daniel born in 1959. All three had a US Citizen mother so they'd have derived Citizenship though her even if they hadn't been born in the US.
Aldo was just a little boy when he came to the US
I meant his Dad, Pietro??? and his wife and the children including young Aldo...
When Ricks grandpa became a US citizen...
Catherine, ricks mother claims Aldo became a Citizen during and because of his US Army service in WW-II. She didn't claim it was due to Aldo's father becoming a Citizen.
Is Ms Coulter even going to show her face at CPAC this year?
Ann appears to be scheduled to talk on SATURDAY at 11:50 am —
just after Carly Fio-RINO, and just before Mittens.
That somehow seems appropriate, considering her recent actions. :(
Here is a BETTER link to the CPAC schedule: