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Santorum kicking tail in Kansas Caucus (March 10)
Google Election Map - 3-10-12 | 3-10-12 | Antoninus

Posted on 03/10/2012 12:39:12 PM PST by Antoninus

With 65% of the vote counted, here are the breakdowns:

Santorum 53.2% (8,163)

Romney 17.1% (2,626)

Gingrich 15.5% (2,386)

Paul 13.2% (2,031)

See the Google map here for updates:

Kansas Primary Results

Fox has called it for Santorum: Santorum projected winner of Kansas GOP caucuses





TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Kansas
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Say what you will, this is a big win for Santorum and lays bare the weakness of liberal Mitt in middle America.
1 posted on 03/10/2012 12:39:13 PM PST by Antoninus
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To: 21twelve; Absolutely Nobama; AFPhys; afraidfortherepublic; AmericanInTokyo; ...


Santorum for President ping. Let me know if you want on or off the list.

Top 10 Reasons why Conservatives should support Santorum

16 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Would Be a Really, Really Bad President
2 posted on 03/10/2012 12:40:18 PM PST by Antoninus (Goal #1: Defeat Romney. Goal #2: Defeat Obama. If we don't achieve both goals, 2012 is a loss.)
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To: Antoninus

That’s my kind of diversity.


3 posted on 03/10/2012 12:40:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Antoninus

And how many hard delegates does Santorum get out of Kansas?


4 posted on 03/10/2012 12:46:17 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Antoninus; publius321

Let’s hope the voters in MS and AL get the message and especially Gingrich. He needs to quit, he’s now the “spoiler” in the race. On Super Tuesday Night Carl Cameron on FoxNews reported that the Romney camp is “happy” to see Gingrich still in the race. This is now all about his inflated ego that is giving us Romney.


5 posted on 03/10/2012 12:46:54 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: SatinDoll

Never mind. Santorum got 52% of the vote. Gingrich in his own home state of GA with massive campaign ad buys got 48% of the vote. He’s now the official “spoiler” in the race.


6 posted on 03/10/2012 12:48:59 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: SatinDoll

All 40 are HARD delegates tied to the Caucus results, if Romney stays < 20%.

Which means I expect you to post a thread that now shows Santorum leading Gingrich in BOTH the HARD and SOFT delegates. And I doubt Gingrich makes up 28 Hard Delegates in AL/MS on Tuesday, which means Santorum will STILL be leading after Tuesday.


7 posted on 03/10/2012 12:58:20 PM PST by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: Steelfish

You are a silly one! Hard delegates do count and you’re sounding more and more like a Romney supporter.


8 posted on 03/10/2012 12:58:44 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Steelfish

Gingrich didn’t campaign in Kansas in case you didn’t notice. He let Rick have that one. Not sure if it was planned, but this is the way to set up a contested convention they can win. Let each other have certain states. It looks like Newt gets it and is ceding some to Santorum, but Santorum doesn’t get it, and has been wasting his time in Newt states, swiping votes from Newt, when he should have gone “all in” in states like Ohio.


9 posted on 03/10/2012 12:59:55 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: SatinDoll

Most likely 40. All KS’s delegates are committed delegates determined by the caucus results.


10 posted on 03/10/2012 1:01:23 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Steelfish

Are your Rabies shots up to date?


11 posted on 03/10/2012 1:02:23 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: JediJones
Gingrich didn’t campaign in Kansas in case you didn’t notice. He let Rick have that one. Not sure if it was planned, but this is the way to set up a contested convention they can win. Let each other have certain states. It looks like Newt gets it and is ceding some to Santorum, but Santorum doesn’t get it, and has been wasting his time in Newt states, swiping votes from Newt, when he should have gone “all in” in states like Ohio.

Newt didn't campaign in Kansas because it was pointless. Santorum is projected to win by +25%.

12 posted on 03/10/2012 1:02:39 PM PST by Antoninus (Goal #1: Defeat Romney. Goal #2: Defeat Obama. If we don't achieve both goals, 2012 is a loss.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Psycho, the mental wards are looking for an escapee that fits your description.


13 posted on 03/10/2012 1:07:51 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

I’m going to love watching you cry like a baby in about 3 weeks.


14 posted on 03/10/2012 1:10:34 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You should be crying now!


15 posted on 03/10/2012 1:13:15 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: KansasGirl; parksstp; Steelfish

What you are all forgetting is that Gingrich taught strategy at Military Colleges. He is assessing the overall primary contest like a military campaign; planning where it is best to do battle and not just lurching from one to state to the other.

As of 3/10/2012
http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/

Soft Delegates

Romney 421
Santorum 164
Gingrich 128
Paul 73

Hard Delegates

Romney 340
Santorum 95
Gingrich 107
Paul 22


16 posted on 03/10/2012 1:17:48 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll
"What you are all forgetting is that Gingrich taught strategy at Military Colleges. He is assessing the overall primary contest like a military campaign..."

Dunkirk, from the looks of things.

17 posted on 03/10/2012 1:22:03 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SatinDoll

that’s old info you got there. Santorum’s got at least 28 more hard delegates coming his way for 123, and probably as many as 135. Newt’s not going to make that margin up in AL/MS regardless of the primary results there. Santorum has the mo.


18 posted on 03/10/2012 1:25:19 PM PST by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: KansasGirl

The article says a candidate must get over 20% to get any delegates, and it looks like Santorum stopped them from doing that. Any loss for Romney at this point is a great thing, and this would be his biggest loss to date. This is the first state Romney got NO delegates from.

The only path to defeat for Romney is for the conservatives to outnumber him in delegates at a contested convention. It looks like it’s too far gone for them to win the nomination outright. So this is a great step forward toward victory under that strategy. Of course, it looks like Romney will get 36 delegates from Northern Marianas, Guam, Virgin Islands and American Samao, so we’re not gaining on him, just slowing him down.


19 posted on 03/10/2012 1:27:33 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: KansasGirl

Question on Green Papers on the wording of this rule:

“25 delegates (10 base at-large delegates and 15 bonus delegates) to the Republican National Convention are proportionally allocated to presidential contenders based on the statewide vote. A 20% threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates. However, if only one candidate or no candidate receives the 20%, there is no threshold.”

When it says “there is no threshhold” does that mean that proportional allocation will happen anyway or does Santorum get all 40? The last part of this rule seems fishy and doesn’t make sense since it seems to penalize someone for getting 50% of the vote. Santorum’s got at least 28, but does Romney/Newt/Paul get 5,4, and 3 respectively?


20 posted on 03/10/2012 1:29:24 PM PST by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: Antoninus
Newt didn't campaign in Kansas because it was pointless. Santorum is projected to win by +25%.

Which is my point. If one of them is stronger in a state, they should focus on that state and cede their weaker states to the other guy. That's the way to maximize their delegates and beat Romney at the convention.

21 posted on 03/10/2012 1:29:39 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: parksstp

You left out Texas, no doubt deliberately. Gov.Perry has been pulling out all the stops to benefit Gingrich.

Add those delegates, then redo your math.


22 posted on 03/10/2012 1:31:36 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll

Huh? Texas?

Did they vote already?
Do they vote this Tuesday with AL and MS?

Last I saw, they don’t vote to May 29th.

Why would I include numbers for a primary that doesn’t happen for another 2 months? And you’re the person that was shoving HARD and SOFT delegates down everyone’s throat? WTF?


23 posted on 03/10/2012 1:34:09 PM PST by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

These are kina tough, but boil them into stew, they are edible.

24 posted on 03/10/2012 1:34:54 PM PST by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth, as are my comments.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Brilliant retort.
25 posted on 03/10/2012 1:42:36 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: Steelfish

Gingrich + Santorum together is enough to overcome Mitt. One will doubtless throw his support to the other before the convention. Gingrich is persistent but he is not asinine.


26 posted on 03/10/2012 1:44:12 PM PST by raccoonnookkeeper
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To: parksstp

I don’t know. That confused me too, but looks like Romney is above 20 now. Barely. If this holds, Romney will pick up 6 delegates. I think he was expecting 12.


27 posted on 03/10/2012 1:49:02 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Antoninus

I will bet Santorum takes Missouri!


28 posted on 03/10/2012 1:49:55 PM PST by elephant
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To: Doe Eyes
I keep hearing all about how Newt taught military history and strategy to senior officers. One would think that such a brilliant lecturer would have retired general officers coming out of the woodwork, tripping over themselves to endorse him...

...and yet (while I could be wrong), to my knowledge, the most senior retired officer to have endorsed in this election cycle is a man's man and soldier's soldier, Jerry Boykin...who endorsed Santorum.

29 posted on 03/10/2012 1:52:02 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: KansasGirl

Yeah, so the question is what happens to the remaining 9?

We got Santorum winning all 4 CD’s for 12 Delegates, and 52% of the vote for 13 of the 25 at large delegates. He also gets the 3 bound Super delegates. So he’s got 28 at the moment.

Looks like Romney is going to get 6 after all, damn.

But what about the remaining 6? KS GOP should give them all to Santorum just like the MI GOP did in MI.


30 posted on 03/10/2012 1:55:17 PM PST by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: Antoninus
RICK SANTORUM FOR PRESIDENT!
31 posted on 03/10/2012 1:59:19 PM PST by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: Antoninus

But, but, but, but, but, but, but Newt warn’t even really trying very hard. He’d a won big had he really tried. Just you wait, Newt’s going to surge the living daylights out of that stoooooooppppppppppiiiiiiiddddddddd Santorum. Won’t be long now. Newt’s gonna surge. Really surge.

Some day.

Maybe.

If he really puts his mind to it.

Perhaps.


32 posted on 03/10/2012 2:06:55 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: Antoninus

Great win for Santorum.


33 posted on 03/10/2012 3:35:55 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: parksstp

It’s called strategy.


34 posted on 03/10/2012 3:57:23 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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