Skip to comments.Santorum Wins Alabama, NBC News Projects; Mississippi too Close to Call
Posted on 03/13/2012 7:21:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Rick Santorum has won the Republican primary in Alabama, NBC News is projecting with 31 percent of the vote reported. He leads Newt Gingrich in the state by 5 percentage points and Mitt Romney by 6 points. Early returns from urban areas that typically favor Romney, and are often slower to report their results, suggest the former Massachusetts governor cannot pick up enough ground to gain the lead later in the evening.
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He’s not perfect, but at least I can vote for Santorum without holding my nose.
I couldn’t. Santorum against Obama is a disaster.
I'm sure Mitt will win HI - he always manages to take something win or "lose". But in the arena of public opinion the ramifications of this Dixie twofer will be felt in Romneyland. He placed not second but THIRD.
Given that goal, I'm not so sure I don't wish Newt would stay in the race. On the one hand it makes it easier for Romney to win with his usual 28% RINO bloc, but on the other gives us a chance for either a contested or brokered convention.
I don't really care about the candidate provided he/she is at least a vanilla conservative (which precludes Romney). I care a great deal, though, about exorcising the monster that currently holds the WH in its tentacles. Those who share that goal may want to think twice before proclaiming they "won't vote" for Santorum.
(As an aside, I'm not sure I would be able to vote for Romney, but Rick, while not perfect, has given me no rational basis for such an opinion.)
That's not my goal. My goal is to get Barack Obama out of the white house. And I don't see how a vote for Rick Santorum accomplishes that.