Skip to comments.Rick Santorum: If I Win The Illinois Primary, I Win The Nomination
Posted on 03/17/2012 7:04:37 PM PDT by Steelfish
Rick Santorum: If I Win The Illinois Primary, I Win The Nomination
By Andrew Rafferty EFFINGHAM, Ill. -- Rick Santorum on Saturday guaranteed that a win in the Illinois primary will result in his nomination as the Republican presidential nominee.
"This is a primary, and turnout is everything. You do your job, you do your job, then this is the pledge," Santorum said. "If we're able to come out of Illinois with a huge or surprise win, I guarantee you, I guarantee you that we will win this nomination."
Illinois has largely been predicted to favor Mitt Romney for Tuesday's primary. The vote is expected to be driven by Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, pegged as unfavorable territory for the former Pennsylvania senator's brand of conservatism. But in areas like Effingham, hours south of the Windy City, Santorum hopes to fire up a Republican base that is often overshadowed by its Democratic counterparts to the north.
"You know you don't get a chance to out-vote your friends up in the Chicago-land area very often, but this is a primary and turnout is everything," he said, standing in a warehouse of a local business specializing in kitchen equipment. While stumping in the Land of Lincoln, Santorum said he feels like he's already running in the general election.
People ask me why Im the best candidate to run against Barack Obama," said Santorum. "Its because I feel like, in many respects, I am running against Barack Obama here in this primary because Mitt Romney has the same positions as Barack Obama in this primary.
The health care bill that Romney signed as governor of Massachusetts is the issue Santorum has been hammering him on most frequently. Santorum says the legislation laid the groundwork for the health care bill Obama signed in 2010....
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If Rick Santorum wins the nomination, the GOP is insane.
Probably true but Illinois is a tall order.
Too bad he faced stumbling blocks in Michigan and Ohio.
I’d think the GOP is insane if he doesn’t get the nomination and especially those who seek to split the anti-Romney vote.
Your boy is beginning to babble. (He does that when he is desperate for attention.)
Romney Camp in response:
“Senator Santorum is an economic lightweight who has precisely zero job creating experience. He ought to scare every conservative when it comes to his economic record. We won’t get the economy going again by replacing one senator with no job creating experience with another with no job creating experience.”
Romney is just so dang arrogant it ain’t even funny. And Romneycare and turning around the Olympics with a big handout from Uncle Sam is supposed to impress me with his “job-creating record”?
Santorum’s right: If he can win in IL, I see no reason he can’t take NY or CA either, which are the big contests, at least one has to go to Not-Romney to take this to the convention.
I don’t think he’ll get to the point of promising “permanent lunar-based colonies within eight years.”
This ain't the Bible Belt no mo’ Toto! Santo is too weak a candidate to hang our future on. Obama will eat him alive.
One can only conclude from your own logic that you, PSYCHO, are always so desperate, as you never stop babbling.
The Beltway Bunch and general sons of famous fools has gutted the party. GOP probably stands for
....In other words, someone else makes the decisions.
For decades, I have voted along the line...holding my nose... well... Dole, Bush 1 &2, McNasty....
Looks like you are beginning to babble a lot yourself.......(same reason)
Sort of like what is going on here at Free Republic.
Go line up to join the lunar colonies where all intelligent discussion comes across as “babbling” to their enfeebled minds.
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Rick will get pounded in California and New York. He has no organization in either state and as far as California, is a non-entity. Newt has more visibility in California.
I have no illusions about the odds against Santorum in this upcoming Illinois primary fight. I just said “if.” Unless I’m mistaken, Santorum has proven three (four?) times this primary season to not count him out yet.
Do we now need an English class here as well?
California is not for another two-and-a-half months. That’s a political lifetime.