Skip to comments.Rick Santorum: I may 'sneak' Wisconsin win
Posted on 04/02/2012 8:54:38 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
Rick Santorum predicted Monday on the eve of the Wisconsin primary that he may sneak in and have an upset.
We feel good that were going to have a good result here in Wisconsin were going to have a strong showing, maybe even sneak in and have an upset, Santorum said from Green Bay, Wis., in an interview with Fox News. But either way, well have a strong showing in the face of obviously overwhelming money and overwhelming establishment support [for Romney].
The former Pennsylvania senator, who is trailing Romney in the delegate race, was dismissive of the increasing GOP establishment support for his rival.
I think hes been saying that for a long, long time, Santorum said of Romneys most recent predictions that he will be the eventual Republican nominee. And were still here. We just won the last state by 23 points. For someone whos the eventual nominee thats and by the way, being outspent, and being outspent pretty everywhere we go and yet were still hanging in there.
He added, The establishment is trying to shove Mitt Romney down the throats of conservatives and tea party folks and hopefully theyll stand up and say, Nope, the message of 2010 is just as viable now and we need a strong conviction principled conservative.
The most recent poll shows Romney leading Santorum in Wisconsin by 7 percentage points, while another survey last week showed the same gap between the two. (Snip)
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Well, absolutely, Santorum said when asked if he will win that race. No question about it.
LOL! The fantasy just gets deeper with every passing day.
I thought you wanted to stop Romney so that we would have a brokered convention? If you want that to happen somebody has to win some of these states other than Romney.
So why pick on the guy?
He is deluded.
The mass fantasy is that Romney is a conservative.
I think you are Ann Coulter. This piece you posted is what a normal person campaigning would say.
They rarely go out and say, “hey, I am not delusional, we ain’t gonna win and we ain’t gonna try”. yee hah
That said, you didn’t answer my question on this thread or the other thread by the way.
That could very well happen. Voter apathy on the Romney side because of “inevitably” might result in a lower turnout and a Santorum victory. It’s not “delusional” to say that could happen. Of course, there are at least equal odds that the reverse will happen. I’m still hoping to stop Mittens. Call me “delusional” all you want, but I’m not quite ready to give up all hope.
I think there are a bunch of freepers here who suddenly are hidden Mittbots, either that or they secretly wish for him to win.
Romney is in this for his own self gratification. I merely report the fact. All four left have big egos.
Doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of Santorum. Fact is, if you want to get to a brokered convention, you have to stop Romney.
If you indeed do want to stop Romney, tearing down the opposition is not exactly in your best interest or the best interest of conservatives.
FReepmail Antoninus to be added or removed.
“I think there are a bunch of freepers here who suddenly are hidden Mittbots, either that or they secretly wish for him to win.”
I wonder how many are in common with the “Zimmerman is GUILTY!” bots...
The is primary season proves the exact reason it is difficult to beat back socialism. Becoming very difficult for the “tea party” types to unite behind a guy to defeat the establishment’s guy. Now some are convinced otherwise that Romney is high and mighty.
Don't worry about “voter apathy”. There is a low turn out for every Primary on all sides. And you might want to reframe your definition of “hope”.
You had better “hope” that Santorum does not win, and does the right thing and drops out so we can build a strong offense around a solid candidate to go against Obama.
If this struggle continues much longer, Obama will walk away with it again, because our side of incurably weak and chaotic. That impression alone, will have a major effect on how the ignorant American public votes for a candidate.
And who do you envision that being, if there is not a brokered convention?
Oh...no...I’m so scared. Obama might win a second term! Guess what? The odds of that are just as high if we nominate the GOP’s version of John Kerry as if we fight it to the convention. If you want to back the liberal flip-flopper from Mass., go ahead, but don’t expect me to hop on your bandwagon out of fear of Obama.
We do not have to stop Romney. In doing so now, we stop ourselves in the process. NO, our main and only need at the moment, is to stop OBAMA.
Of course Romney is not the greatest candidate we have had, but we can deal with him. His promises to us are too deeply committed for him to betray what he says he will do. There are too many people like us who will hold him to it.
And the first thing we need to do to stop this, is remove Obama from office, not guarantee his second term with a candidate who will lose. If we drag this out any further, that alone will be a threat to us winning.
Like Ryan and company now say, a brokered convention would be a disaster, which leads me to reframe my former thinking. I can plainly see where they are coming from and have to admit, they are right. And since Newt is no longer even a remote possibility, either now or if a brokered convention is forced, we have run out of logical options.