Skip to comments.Why Rick Santorum's once-generous lead in Wisconsin is eroding
Posted on 03/31/2012 12:43:50 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
By the time Mitt Romney arrives in Wisconsin Friday his first campaign stop in the state before its GOP primary on Tuesday his challenger Rick Santorum will have already become a familiar face. Mr. Santorum has been in Wisconsin since last weekend and has dined, bowled, and played shuffleboard with residents in every pocket of the state. Hes even tossed a football at Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers.
Santorums once-generous lead in Wisconsin is eroding. In February, the former US senator polled at 34 percent among the states likely Republican voters, while Mr. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, trailed far back at 18 percent, according to a Marquette University Law School poll.
Current Wisconsin polling shows Romney leading, 39 percent to Santorums 31 percent.
What happened? The easy answer is money. The Romney campaign is armed with seemingly unlimited campaign resources to flood local airwaves and phone banks, resulting in the candidate not necessarily having to step foot in the state until just before its voters head to the booths.
By early this week in Wisconsin, combined spending by the Romney campaign and Restore Our Future, a pro-Romney super political-action committee, totaled about $2 million in television advertising, much of it negative. By contrast, Santorums campaign had spent under $100,000 by last Sunday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the Red White and Blue Fund, a super PAC backing Santorum, had spent about $300,000.
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yeah and yet Mitt Romney is Ronald Reagan in comparison, right. (Can you hear my sarcasm/)!
If there was a final straw, you had no convictions in the first place.
I said that it would guarantee a Romney win. And all you could do, was throw insults and innuendo at us for doing so.
Now, we all have to live with the result of your ignorance. (That goes for all the Santorum ignoramuses)
I wonder if it sucks to look in the mirror and know that you are a liar. If Rick is a “union goon” (a term that actually made me laugh), why are none of the REAL union goons in Wisconsin supporting him? Do we really need patent silliness on this site? Bob
How is Newt working to for guys? All that bandwidth just wasted. Unless of course that was your plan all along.
Rick Perry us the original 10th amendment guy!
Re sesult is, WE ALL LOSE.
We are in a battle with SCOTUS ruling at this very moment over obama care.
How did we get there?
Rick Perry and Greg Abbott were the first to challenge the feds.
Now we have 26 states challenging.
God Bless them!
I don’t see how. I’m guessing that other states will follow suit.
We were told at the caucus that the delegates could vote for their own candidate at the state convention, and that is what they are doing, just combining the Santorum and Paul delegates.
He is a Union goon.
I grew up in his neck of the woods.
He is everything that is wrong with the place.
I was like 17 when I realized “right to work” should be the law of the land.
Well good luck getting you hero Romney elected. Leave me out. I could tell from the beginning you wanted Romney. Next time be more transparent.
I guess that you consider the late Henry Hyde as “PRO-CHOICE” as well. He voted for PP in a mega-bill as well. ROMNEY wrote real checks out to PP, if you wish to speak about real phonies. Where is your criticism of HIM? Speaking of phonies.....
You know and I know, that the big labor unions destroyed the rust belt.
The place is still swimming with them and santorum panders to them.
Rick Sux Vote For Romney
It's a campaign thread for Willard.
I doubt winning the house and Senate will stop this tyrant. He seems he** bent on ruling by fiat - bypassing Congress with Executive Orders to get his own way. He said as much.
We are screwed - so screwed. We need the WH - and even though I find him the most distasteful, slimy, sleazy of all the candidates - I will probably vote for Romney if he gets the nomination. Not enthusiastically, of course. obama and his crooked, corrupt administration need to exit our capital.
Name ONE “union goon” who supports Santorum. A 13% pro-union voting record is insufficiently thuggish, IMO.
We need the house and senate.
The executive office would be great.
I am stunned that we are having effect on Obama despite his executive orders and czars
But here we are, chipping away.
All he had to do to get on my blacklist is vote against “Right to work”
And he can take his pious BS and stuff it, I aint electing a Pope.
If Obama is allowed a second term, the America all of grew up in will be no more. This is deadly serious stuff here. This is no longer just an election that we can afford to lose or change it later after Obama is gone.
Can you even fathom how serious this actually is?
Do you feel my heart?
I am a Perry backer.
I believe in freedom and Gov getting the F out of our way