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Santorum wins Mississippi, Alabama Republican primaries, Fox News projects
FOX News ^ | 03-13-12 | FOX News

Posted on 03/13/2012 7:55:59 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA

Rick Santorum is the winner of the Mississippi Republican presidential primary, Fox News projects.

ORIGINAL STORY ...

Rick Santorum has won the Alabama Republican presidential primary, Fox News projects, and is holding onto a narrow lead in Mississippi where the race is still too close to call.

The victory in Alabama is a major boost for Santorum, a state in which he was

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alabama; alabamaprimary; getoutnewt; gopprimary; mississippi; mississippiprimary; newtgetout; newtneedstogetout; newtsplittingthevote; primary; santorum
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GO RICK!!!
1 posted on 03/13/2012 7:56:09 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: 21twelve; Absolutely Nobama; AFPhys; afraidfortherepublic; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

2 posted on 03/13/2012 7:57:17 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Good! We voted today in Mississippi for Santorum, and we saw that all the “conventional wisdom” held that Romney won. It ain’t over till it’s over.


3 posted on 03/13/2012 8:01:45 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Congrats to you and your candidate Laz! Newt is saying this just proved Romney is not inevitable. Kick in the teeth to the establishment. LOL!!!!!


4 posted on 03/13/2012 8:02:17 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Obama Green Energy Is a Money Laundering Operation)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I’m a Newt supporter, but if this pans out, I really think Newt ought to put his support behind Santorum and we supporters can hope/expect Newt to get a good cabinet position to effect change once elected.


5 posted on 03/13/2012 8:02:36 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: Lazlo in PA

Newt looks like an dolt standing next to his wife while she talks. No WAY can he win no matter what! He should endorse Santorum.


6 posted on 03/13/2012 8:02:35 PM PDT by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: Lazlo in PA
As much as I like Newt, it is time for him to drop out and support Santorum. If he cannot dominate in the South, where can he win.
7 posted on 03/13/2012 8:03:51 PM PDT by TJA
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To: Lazlo in PA
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But I'm supposed to run against Romney.

8 posted on 03/13/2012 8:03:51 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Lazlo in PA

Winning the two states adjacent to Georgia isn’t kicking butt, it’s a frontal shot kicking stones!

GO SANTORUM!!


9 posted on 03/13/2012 8:04:51 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

How many states is that?


10 posted on 03/13/2012 8:05:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: smoothsailing

LOL


11 posted on 03/13/2012 8:07:26 PM PDT by TJA
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To: WXRGina

Conventional wisdom had Rick showing up 2nd or 3rd tonight. Not anything like this. The DC Beltway types are very unhappy tonight.


12 posted on 03/13/2012 8:07:48 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Newt REALLY needs to pick party over ego. He’s not polling well in any state thats left. I am sure he feels he can win a brokered convention, and the chance of that is unlikely. Very unlikely as the GOP supports Mittens, and writes the rules. Newt knows this...

Mittens will not beat history, moderate progressive republicans do not win in the general, McCain, Dole, Bush 1, Ford...Thats almost 40 years of history.


13 posted on 03/13/2012 8:08:15 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Santorum...the only Conservative in the race.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Congrats Rick.

Looks like the two races wasn’t quite close enough for ROVE, Boss Hogg and the GOPe to steal, like they did in Ohio.

It also appears that Newt’s Southern Strategy has failed.
Even though he had tons of money from that Casino Owner.


14 posted on 03/13/2012 8:08:35 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: risen_feenix

Rick way up, Romney way down on Intrade today.

:D

Could be the beginning of an upset.


15 posted on 03/13/2012 8:08:41 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Good News!


16 posted on 03/13/2012 8:08:55 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Congratulations to Rick Santorum.

I still want Newt to stay in to the convention. I think that he should stay in until someone has 1144 committed delegates and I don’t think anyone will before the convention. It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.


17 posted on 03/13/2012 8:09:54 PM PDT by Bizhvywt
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To: Lazlo in PA
I think it can now be said that Santorum's more vocal critics on this board, some of whom have allowed their festering dislike for the man to warp their sense of reality, will be providing aid and comfort to the other side if they continue with their ridiculous vendetta.

Santorum is apparently the only alternative to Romney.

18 posted on 03/13/2012 8:10:25 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Lazlo in PA

Carpetbaggers have done well in the South.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 8:10:36 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I am so loving this! And yes, Rick CAN beat Obama!


20 posted on 03/13/2012 8:10:54 PM PDT by myrabach
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To: Lazlo in PA

Well that’s going to make some heads explode around here...


21 posted on 03/13/2012 8:11:07 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Sweet! On to victory!


22 posted on 03/13/2012 8:11:40 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Great news!


23 posted on 03/13/2012 8:11:40 PM PDT by Obadiah (We are all Brietbarts now.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Big Newt fan here. Time to bow out. I thought Newt was needed to keep Romney from amassing enough delegates. Not anymore. It’s over Johnny.


24 posted on 03/13/2012 8:11:56 PM PDT by MattinNJ
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To: GeronL

“Huge Win” “Big Win” say commentators all around on CNN, Fox, and MSNC.
The question needs to be asked: Does Adelson Help Gingrich To Defeat Santorum?


25 posted on 03/13/2012 8:12:05 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Lazlo in PA

WE PICK RICK!


26 posted on 03/13/2012 8:13:38 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Fine by me, even though Newt is my guy. Rick is my backup plan.


27 posted on 03/13/2012 8:13:57 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Bizhvywt

>>I still want Newt to stay in to the convention.<<

If Gingrich’s voters would essentially split between Santorum and Romney if he dropped out, then you’re right. Tonight was a good example. Gingrich took some of Santorum’s delegates, but he also took some of Romney’s. Splitting the pie in thirds gives Romney less delegates than if it’s split into halves.

However, we’re going to hit some winner take all states, and I honestly think a healthy majority of Gingrich’s votes will go to Santorum, enabling him to win those states, whereas Romney might walk away with the entire delegation if Gingrich stays in.

Interesting situation, but I think Gingrich is about to rapidly run out of campaign funding, and that will be what does him in, and probably soon, given the results tonight.


28 posted on 03/13/2012 8:15:22 PM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Drudge must be verklempt.


29 posted on 03/13/2012 8:16:12 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: JohnD9207

Newt needs to stay....the name of the game is keeping romney out....Romney would love nothing more than to stand head to head with Santorum....and so would the establishment...the media etc. No Newt needs to stay just like when Newt was in the lead Santorum stayed....we’re only half way there....still time to unite when the time comes...


30 posted on 03/13/2012 8:17:41 PM PDT by caww
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... How sweet it is. Santorum, the "conviction politician" has done it again... I am betting on Newt and on Little Ricky as well... and I WON!... Enjoying it tremendously... just thinking how disgusted his HATERS must be... Many out there with very little grace nor manners... and we suppose to be in the same team?...huh?...


31 posted on 03/13/2012 8:19:24 PM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: Steelfish

If he does he would be helping Romney to become a nominee we don’t want.


32 posted on 03/13/2012 8:19:34 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Lazlo in PA

In related news, members of the GOP-e are stuned and cannot find their beebers.


33 posted on 03/13/2012 8:19:40 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Bizhvywt

“I still want Newt to stay in to the convention.”

Very dangerous. Realize that the majority of delegates remaining are in “winner take all” states, and that further splitting of the conservative base can only help Romney seal the deal.

I wanted Newt to garner more support and be the guy to go on, but we simply can’t have Romney. If we do, then we’re looking at Obama winning in November.


34 posted on 03/13/2012 8:19:52 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: Bizhvywt

“I still want Newt to stay in to the convention.”

Very dangerous. Realize that the majority of delegates remaining are in “winner take all” states, and that further splitting of the conservative base can only help Romney seal the deal.

I wanted Newt to garner more support and be the guy to go on, but we simply can’t have Romney. If we do, then we’re looking at Obama winning in November.


35 posted on 03/13/2012 8:20:07 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: Lazlo in PA

This was truly a pleasant surprise! What a night! We Pick Rick!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeTgx_pj6m8


36 posted on 03/13/2012 8:20:49 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President)
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To: caww

Newt needs to bow out before the late winner take all primaries. If not, he will hand the election to Romney. Newt bet it all on the south and it did not work. It is time to give up and support Santorum.


37 posted on 03/13/2012 8:25:12 PM PDT by TJA
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To: skeeter

Well I’ve been very vocal since Santorum is from my state and not in support of him. And no I don’t need aas you say aid and comfort by any means.

You see Rick is the establishments guy to keep Newt in check....unfortunately people can’t see that. The media wants Romney or Santorum to go against Obam because they know they will loose against the Obama machine. The media is pushing Santorum or for that matter any but Newt for they know full well he can take out Obama...and what Newt would do to their comfy positions once in Washington.

Rick will play in Washingtons sandbox just as he has in his history......and will continue to do the big government things he’s done in the past...regardless of the tune he’s singing now. But he’ll never get the opportunity. Obma will have the election if Santorum gets this.


38 posted on 03/13/2012 8:25:50 PM PDT by caww
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To: Lazlo in PA

Yeah, the conventional wisdom...I can’t get over this! Wow, the voters came through despite what they were told.

I’m in shock. Good shock lol! I’m stunned!


39 posted on 03/13/2012 8:26:46 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I think Rick would sweep the South against Romney, and would do the same against Obama in November. He is a Christian gentleman of principles. He was firmly pro-life throughout his time in the Senate—one of the strongest voices in that body.

I would have preferred Sarah Palin, but in her absence, Santorum has been my first choice.

Now, I am wondering. It seems to me that I remember conventions in the past where a candidate has resigned his delegates and turned them over specifically to another candidate. I don’t think they are legally held to accept that, but it was the usual practice, with no more than a couple of defectors, as I recall.

If so, maybe Rick and Newt could quietly agree that the one who gets fewer votes than the other will instruct them to vote for the other—thus keeping Romney out and avoiding a “brokered” convention. Or, I suppose, it would be brokered, but between the two conservative candidates.

I don’t know if that is still possible, or if the GOP Establishment will intervene and give it to Romney—or Jeb Bush.


40 posted on 03/13/2012 8:27:54 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: caww

>>Obama will have the election if Santorum gets this.<<

Obama really can be beat by Elmer Fudd right now you know. Relax.


41 posted on 03/13/2012 8:28:01 PM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I was at the rally in Lafayette, LA tonight. I got to shake hands with the next President of the US.


42 posted on 03/13/2012 8:28:19 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: caww
Obma will have the election if Santorum gets this.

I know you will join me in praying that doesn't happen.

43 posted on 03/13/2012 8:28:31 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: TJA; katiedidit1

Nope...Newts staying in til convention regardless if the GOP thinks they have a hold on it...and I will continue to support him all the way.

It sure is funny that when Newt was in the lead and people were asking Santorum to stand down his supporters wouldnt think of it....understood. Well, it’s equally understandable that I will continue to support Newt thru to the end as well.


44 posted on 03/13/2012 8:29:10 PM PDT by caww
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To: Joe 6-pack

Hey. That’s cool.


45 posted on 03/13/2012 8:30:47 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Norseman

Santorum has proved that he can get votes, despite fierce attacks from all directions.

Yes, I think Elmer Fudd could probably beat Obama at this point. But Romney? I think not.

I’d vote for Elmer Fudd any day over Romney. I WILL NOT VOTE FOR HIM.


46 posted on 03/13/2012 8:31:09 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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..Take it you ESTABLISHMENT SOBs...


47 posted on 03/13/2012 8:33:27 PM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: Joe 6-pack

And I was right by your side on your cell phone, LOL! I’m so happy for you, Sweetheart, and thrilled for Rick!


48 posted on 03/13/2012 8:34:45 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: JohnD9207

Newt needs to do a “Rick Perry” and bow out with honor. Perry did himself proud with his exit and subsequent support of Newt. I admire him for that.


49 posted on 03/13/2012 8:36:48 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: skeeter
Look, There's nothing convincing to me that Santorum has a chance against the Obama machine. .....just like with Romney they haven't said a peep about Santorum but they sure have been fighting to keep Newt out of the loop.

For sure I will not be voting for Romney under any circumstances and I'm almost there concerning Santorum. IMO Newt is the only one that stands a chance of defeating Obam....I don't want another President who has to learn his role and bit off more than he can chew....the nation is too far off the cliff for an amateur to take the wheel. Had enough of Senator's trying to be “King” and Sanatorium has the same ego obama does....he's just been hiding it for the most part.

50 posted on 03/13/2012 8:37:31 PM PDT by caww
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