Skip to comments.Santorum takes 15 per cent lead – but watch out for a furious Romney negative ad campaign
Posted on 02/11/2012 11:40:23 AM PST by jimbo123
There is a new national poll of Republican primary voters just out from Public Policy Polling which has some good news for Rick Santorum the ex-Pennsylvania senator who on Tuesday beat Mitt Romney in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado.
The immediate worry for the Santorum campaign is that they are likely to be on the end of a furious negative advertising campaign ahead of the Arizona and Michigan primaries at the end of the month. That is how the Romney team dealt with others who threatened their position and what is likely to happen now.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...
Romeny, the conservative, is playing Whack-a-mole. Whack Newt, Santorum surges. Whack Rick, Gingrich surges. Romeny stays severely where he is...
The real question is whether Romney has the honor to refrain from unleashing the hounds on Karen Santorum. If he goes there, we will know exactly what kind of hypocritical opportunist we are dealing with.
Countdown to the Drudge-Rhoades scorched-earth carpetbomb campaign targeting Santorum...
Big difference though. Santorum has already been through the paces and has heard every nasty thing thrown at him. He will not allow this to even stop him for a minute. See when you have to run for state election, you already have heard all the garbage that is why Santorum won’t even blink an eye with all the commercials. He is so principled. It is so refreshing.
and newt is gonna be sweet to the guy?
newt has to get him out of the way before he can go after mitt..or just sit and let mitt hack away but i doubt he has time to do that plus it would make him kind of a hypocrite but hey it is politics we are talking bout..if not for hypocrites there would be none
Karen? Hell she’s already in Willards crosshairs. The real question is whether he will go after Bella...
(yes I’m being sarcastic..but not much)
At this point it seems like every Republican candidate has experienced a surge which lasts for a month or so - Perry, Cain, Gingrich, Romney and now Santorum. The surges don’t last - GOP primary voters don’t seem to like any of these guys that much. This should be a no-brainer march to the White House against an unpopular president whose economic polices are destroying the US and so far the GOP hasn’t even been able to excite it’s base with it’s candidates, let alone the general electorate.
I would guess no, Romney has to go with what he knows. Most people have already figured out who/whet Romney is.
Has any candidate actually surpassed Romney nationally yet? I dont remember Cain, or Newt or Perry ever going ahead of him just a close second.... 15 points. Holy cow!
Currently in Ignoring-Anything-Romney-has-to-say mode
What goes around comes around.
Keep up the dirty campaigning, Mittens.
The voters will see you for what you are: a dirty fighter with no moral compass to guide you.
This is why he won’t win if he becomes the nominee. I have been totally turned off by his filthy tactics.
“Has any candidate actually surpassed Romney nationally yet? I dont remember Cain, or Newt or Perry ever going ahead of him just a close second.... 15 points. Holy cow!”
I think they all did...for a short time. But I agree, 15 points is on the high side, and I don’t ever remember Romney being in 3rd place.
Mitt Romney hates puppy dogs.
Shame on Mitt Romney.
“This is why he wont win if he becomes the nominee. I have been totally turned off by his filth”
Someone had a brilliant line on Rush’s show yesterday. He asked “Why would independents get excited about a RINO when conservatives don’s even get excited?” Pretty much explains 2008, and will again explain 2012, unless Romney is stopped.
“Mitt Romney hates puppy dogs. Shame on Mitt Romney.”
Give me 10 million and I could have the entire state of Michigan convinced that was the case. And what can Romney do, show a picture of a puppy licking him - that would be pandering.
If only I had the money...Romney would be toast, just on this issue.
I will not vote for Romney or Obama under any circumstances.
Romney and his Gay Brigades are responsible for Obama winning in 2008. For that alone, Romney needs to be reduced to dumpster-diving and sleeping under a bridge.
I believe Santorum is going to do just fine in the Mitt onslaught. Santorum is steady and consistent and will shrug this all off water from a duck.
15% ! Go Rick Go!
The heads at the RNC and Romney’s campaign are already scheming up nonstop attacks on Santorum.
The problem isn’t the candidates. It’s the conservative electorate and the moderates registered as Republicans. They aren’t analyzing the candidates in any way at all, which is why their convictions change with each passing wind, and they fall for whoever happens to be getting the most positive news, and dissipate when the weather turns bad.
Ask a conservative the difference between Santorum and Newt, and not very many are going to mention their actual platforms. Don’t blame the candidates for the weakness of the voters to look deeply into anything.
Maybe I'll send some money to Myth and Ubama.
Santorum/Gingrich sounds pretty good about now.
Perry self destructed.
Cain self destructed.
Gingrich and Santorum are being buried under an avalance of Mitt-money.
Santorum was written off too early by many (including me). IMO, Santorum has less baggage and may begin to unite the conservatives.
The Willard slime machine is going to start spewing by Monday and in a week or so you will see Santorum’s numbers slip just like Newt.