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.