I tried to warn you people what would happen if Santorum started falling, but nobody believed me. Rick was the absolute last hope for many people who had moved from Bachmann, Cain, and Perry. Their tired of having their candidate shot down not just by the MSM but by their own conservative people. It’s turning them off and there beginning to capitulate.
What I posted to Mariner the other day in the Rasmussen Poll thread (Romney 40% Santorum 34%).
“Mariner, you asked the question what would happen to the Santorum supporters and that you were concerned, and this is my answer. A good chunk may not even vote or if they do, they might just vote Romney. A small percentage may go back to Newt, but not anywhere near the numbers Newt needs to win outside the South. This poll confirms that trend. Notice Newt didnt gain, but what Santorum lost, almost all went to Romney. These people are NOT Romney supporters, theyre just tired, theyve had enough, and just want to be done with the whole thing. Theyve been through 4-5 candidates and everytime, EVERYTIME, the candidate gets hammered not only by the MSM, but even in the so-called conservative forums. This poll shows they are capitulating. If this was your goal, then congratulations.
You kept saying Santorum supporters like to positively spin. Well Im a supporter, but as you can tell, Im not spinning. This whole process has made me bitter, angry, and turned me off to the Election. After I felt like the voters spit on me (military) in 2008, I thought there was no doubt that we would be able to correct that great injustice. Now, I just dont even give a d@mn anymore. Why bother?”
I think it works the other way, too. I supported Perry first and Gingrich second. I have never cared for Santorum and as time has gone on—I like him even less.
At one time I had thought I could vote for Santorum in the primary, if Gingrich dropped. No longer, if Gingrich drops—I am done with the primary—no Romney, no Santorum.
I can care less who is the nominee once Gingrich is gone. I will however vote against Obama when the time comes. After that—I am done with the GOP.
It makes little sense to believe that in all the world...metaphorically speaking of course...only Rick Santorum can beat Romney and Obama.
That isn’t true.
Re, your tagline, Rush and Levin are wrong.
Michael Reagan and Ollie North and the fine people who have endorsed Newt are right.
Sarah Palin has all but done so, and her hubby has done so.
No, Newt was and still is their best hope.
Their tired of having their candidate shot down not just by the MSM but by their own conservative people. Its turning them off and there beginning to capitulate.
Now you know how Newt supporters feel. No one was more hammered by the so-called conservative media and establishment more than him.
We Newt supporters tried to tell everybody that if they backed off of Newt and went to Rick instead after Florida, they would hand the election to Romney. We pointed to what happened with Huckabee in 2008 splitting the conservative vote. The conservative vote can not afford to be divided against Romney in this primary if we are to win. We tried to tell everyone that Santorum only looked like a better alternative to some because he hadn't been vetted and tested under fire like Newt had. We said that the best thing that could happen for conservatives was for Rick to drop out of the race and let the votes coalesce around Newt. People didn't listen. They let a month's worth of media, money and momentum go to Rick instead of Newt, just setting him up for a big fall once Romney unleashed his attack machine.
It is the Rick supporters (in addition to the Romney supporters of course) who will be responsible for handing this election to Romney if that's what happens. The Newt supporters have been right on track and on the path to victory all along. They are backing the candidate who has been battle-tested and proven his resiliency and ability to succeed on a large scale on the national level throughout his career. There's precious little time for support to come back to Newt now, but that HAS to happen for Romney to be defeated. Newt has been showing again in the debate and in an ongoing string of fantastic speeches and policy proposals that he is still the heavyweight in the room and I hope it starts resonating with people.
You kept saying Santorum supporters like to positively spin. Well Im a supporter, but as you can tell, Im not spinning. This whole process has made me bitter, angry, and turned me off to the Election. After I felt like the voters spit on me (military) in 2008, I thought there was no doubt that we would be able to correct that great injustice. Now, I just dont even give a d@mn anymore. Why bother?
I was a Perry guy. He and his supporters were lied about, name-called, and made fun of by a group of anti-Perry trolls up to the point where he dropped out. After that, it was all grace and “Thanks Governor Perry” from those hypocrites.
Guess who those guys mostly support now?
I’ll vote 3rd party or not at all. Why bother.