Skip to comments.Santorum Strong in Kansas (Caucuses TODAY!!)
Posted on 03/10/2012 6:08:10 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
Santorum Strong in Kansas
Rick Santorum looks set for a comfortable lead in the state of Kansas, which holds its caucuses Saturday with 40 delegates up for grabs. "We chased all the candidates out of Kansas!" Santorum said Friday. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have skipped the state to focus on Alabama and Mississippi, with their primaries on Tuesday. Santorum is expected to win the state even though Bob Dole, the former GOP presidential candidate from Kansas, endorsed Romney earlier this week.
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Im voting for Newt in KS today, but expect Rick will win handily. The key is keeping Romney below 20% so he doesnt get a proportional share of the 25 at large delegates. The other 15 are awarded to the winner in each of the 5 congressional districts.
Huckabee carried KS in 2008 with 60%. Romney got 3%.
Have you seen any polling data on how the candidates stack up against each other? I’ve not seen a thing from KS.
Joy, another caucus. More uncommitted delegates!
Too bad for Rick, a general election doesn’t consists of people bunching up and voting in people’s living rooms.
Thank you for your input!
KANSAS FOR SANTORUM.
No. I have not seen any polling and I’ve looked for it.
[ Joy, another caucus. More uncommitted delegates! ]
Wrong. KS caucus elects BOUND delegates!
3 at large to popular vote winner.
3 to each of the 5 congressional district winners.
22 distributed proportionally to candidates getting 20% state wide. All votes for candidates under the 20% threshold are thrown out for purposes of allocating delegates
Thanks, I have looked also but there appears to be no polling done in KS. I did see a blip where Santorum was at 97% in the Intrade market. It seems the money is on him.
Also voting for Newt.
It seems to be a dead heat in each of those states, at least in terms of dead heat, maybe more so in Alabama that Mississippi where Romney is making some waves. Romney is running the usual nasty, scorched earth, anti-11th commandment, anti-Santorum stuff, he is still scared and still an absolute scoundrel. I pray the people see through it. So we will see that the people do in those states and today. Further, the anecdotals which I have come to understand on Kansas would reflect a good situation for Santorum, as it is a very conservative state, particularly social conservative values, but we will not know until later today, until the people of Kansas (those involved enough to turn out) have their say. May they choose wisely. I suspect the top leader will be Santorum from CNN’s reporting and also Australian news reports, and I do know that Santorum is in the race to stop Romney in Mississippi and Alabama and will of course continue from that point onward as well. Not giving up.
Joy, another caucus. More uncommitted delegates!
You may want to expand your knowledge........
Here is the projection I saw.
SANTORUM: 28 delegates ROMNEY: 12 delegates PAUL: 0 delegates GINGRICH: 0 delegates
"By John Hoeffel --March 10, 2012, 7:00 a.m. Reporting from Wichita, Kan. Republicans in this red state will decide Saturday whether to hand Rick Santorum another presidential campaign victory and bolster his argument that he is the most viable conservative alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney, not Newt Gingrich. The former Pennsylvania senator dropped into Topeka and Wichita on Friday, his second trip to Kansas since he won three states on Super Tuesday. "We need Kansas," he told about 250 supporters at a rally at the Great Overland Station, an historic 1927 railroad depot, in Topeka. As he was working his way along a line of supporters, signing his name on placards and books, Santorum said, "People are recognizing that we've got a chance to break this establishment gridlock." His low-budget campaign has survived despite overwhelming spending by Romney and a Super PAC trying to get the former Massachusetts governor elected. Santorum and Gingrich, the former House speaker, are fighting over the most conservative Republican voters and Kansas was expected to be their next battleground. But Gingrich backed out of about a half dozen events on Friday and Saturday to spend time in Alabama and Mississippi, which vote on Tuesday. Gingrich has won only two states, both in the South: Georgia, which he represented in Congress for two decades, and neighboring South Carolina."
So I suspect that after Kansas today, all the Santorum supporters should play the numbers game Newt’s supporters did this week by pointing to the fact that Rick will be leading both the HARD delegate count in addition to the SOFT.
Amazing picture!——he is literally standing in a sea of micropones & cameras.
LOL I could never be a politician on the national stage. I’d be ready to give someone a lower GI with those cameras.
I do think Gingerich’s debate in Alabama Monday night will boost his chances a great deal in that state and Mississippi.
Thank you for you comments. And also not being low class and petty by thread pouncing and naysaying Santorum and just disrupting as with some kind of sick obsession on this thread. Thank you for keeping it positive. This is in fact a thread written with the intent of not only purveying the news (per FR custom), but also in support of Rick Santorum’s candidacy and his effort in Kansas today, and your good manners and those of others, are highly appreciated. The Golden Rule. Works every time.
The trick to winning the general election is that the candidate will have to be able to win in all areas of the country.
Winning the south means little if you are not favored in the north, east, west, and middle America.
Santorum has shown that he can be liked in most regions, except the northeast. Romneyland.
I hope this gives Santorum some momentum in Alabama and Mississippi this coming Tuesday. If Romney finishes in third place in both of those states, it’ll be a very good night.
Lol. Just got back from the Sedgwick county caucus. They said about 2,000 people showed up.
Romney’s support there was so lousy they didn’t even have a representative available to make a speech for him. So one of the officials there read a boilerplate letter written by Romney boasting about what a great businessman he is and how he saved the Olympics or something.
Newt’s guy (apparently a HS debate coach, hah) made an eloquent and impassioned speech on his behalf. Spoke of how Newt inspired him into conservatism, the menace of socialism that’s storming the country, the historic imperative to defeat Obama, and that Newt is the right man at the right time to do this and advance a vision of liberty. Very substantive on ideas IMO, but unfortunately I wondered if it was ‘too smart’ for people.
Ron Paul’s representative made an alright speech, but there wasn’t much oratory prowess to it. Paul supporters were out in force, and vocal of course.
Karen Santorum showed up, mostly talking about what a good and principled guy her husband is, etc. I wasn’t thrilled by it, since personally I’d rather hear more about the kind of stuff Newt’s guy talked about. But I can see she probably warmed a lot of hearts. I didn’t stop to shake her hand afterwards, but she seemed like a nice person when I walked by.
At my caucus today, there was a speaker for each of the candidates. I don’t remember much about the guy who spoke for Paul other than that he accused all the other candidates of supporting Planned Parenthood. I wanted to boo. Santorum and Newt’s speakers both made good case in support of their candidate but I was irritated that the Santorum guy attacked Newt saying, “We don’t need another philanderer in DC!”. Newt’s speaker, in true Newt style, made a strong case to support his candidate based on Newt’s record and ideas to bring fiscal discipline to Washinton. Some GOP party insider out of Topeka was there to speak on Romney’s behalf and repeated the same BS and lies we’ve been hearing from the Romney campaign make for years. There were Santorum signs everywhere, a couple of Paul signs, but zero Newt or Romney signs. I regretted not ordering a couple dozen to line the sidewalk outside like the Santorum folks had done.
Here’s the results so far. It looks like Santoum is going to take all 40 delegates.
WOW. Rick is over 50% there with 90% of the vote in. 32 delegate win too which ain’t shabby.
And it sure was a substantial win — ANYTHING better than Romulus winning!
Congrats to Santorum.
(from a Newt supporter).
B U M P
I agree with you. I support Santorum, but I do not attack Newt in any circles. I agree that it might be time for Newt to throw his support to Santorum, but not because Newt doesn’t have some good ideas, rather because he doesn’t have enough support. Santorum is conservatives’ best chance for the White House.
Thank-you for your gracious post.
Yep. You catch more with honey than vinegar
Anyone, who can afford it, might want to help Rick gain further momentum:
Rick Santorum for President
P.O. Box 37
Verona, PA 15147
Santorum now has 131 hard delegates to Newt’s 107, for your information.