Skip to comments.Today, Santorum's next last chance, Wisconsin; But then what?
Posted on 04/03/2012 4:49:33 PM PDT by Kaslin
Today's politics schedule looks like a snoozer. But wait! There's more!
The primaries in Maryland (37) and the District of Columbia (19) look largely safely in Mitt Romney's delegate column, adding to his existing 568. Wisconsin too (42), although Rick Santorum has campaigned hard there.
Since Iowa, where Santorum campaigned for a year to win the caucuses by two dozen votes, Romney has ruled the Midwest. He plans an election night event in Wisconsin, usually a strong sign that internal polls indicate a likely win.
But even if the Pennsylvanian pulled off a Badger upset, he'd still have less than half the former governor's delegate total.
So, we enter a three-week window after today's action with the volume likely growing from those who care, asking why Ricky doesn't just give it up. It's hard, given how determined, committed and focused these candidates must be for so many long days so far from home, to give up emotionally, even though the math is as clear as a sweater vest.
Next on April 24, come five primaries -- Connecticut (28), Delaware (17), New York (95), Pennsylvania (72) and Rhode Island (19). Romney's coming on in Pennsylvania and looks good elsewhere. Santorum regards his home state as a last bastion. But the most recent time he ran there (2006), he lost by an historic 18 points. So, it could also be an Alamo.
The ex-senator says he's in the fight until Romney gets the necessary 1,144, which is what a stubborn Mike Huckabee said about John McCain's lead four years ago. And now Huck is playing bass guitar Saturdays on the Fox News Channel.
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It is amazing how one can compose a news article about a candidate, when one (the author) does not want that candidate to do well. We will see more of these out from the Establishment.
Very few States has Romney “ruled” in. Most of them have been squeakers.
I did notice the set up this time has many States they knew Romney would do well in are winner take all. States he wouldn’t fare as well are proportional. That works well for Mitt. He doesn’t have to win a State to come out with a chunk of delegates. How cozy that is.
I also noticed that in States where it may be close, other candidates were denied delegates due to not enough verified signatures. Seems in 2008, we didn’t have those problems.
Funny how that is. LOL
Kate Smith is on vacation.
“Since Iowa, where Santorum campaigned for a year to win the caucuses by two dozen votes, Romney has ruled the Midwest.”
And while Romney did win Illinois by a good margin (12%), he barely eked out narrow pluralities over Santorum in Ohio (by 3%) and in his “home state” of Michigan (by 1%).
So, after Iowa, Santorum has beat Romney in landslides in 4 Midwestern states, while Romney has won comfortably in 1 Midwetsern state and won very narrowly in two others.
Yet Romney has “ruled the Midwest”? I don’t think Mr. Malcom knows of what he speaks.
You know what that means.
I don't know how ANY conservative in good conscience could get behind this moderate liberal phony in the general election, particularly if they had a conservative choice on their ballot. Disgusting. A complete repeat of 2008. They think we are idiots. I for one hope FR takes the position of "support him if you wish, oppose him if you wish, we are agnostic", and focuses on getting good conservative GOP candidates elected to the House and Senate.
Now we are told once again, as in every four years once used up, to shut up and sit at the end of the buss. What will we get? Gee, maybe Department of Transportation, or a few conservatives to central African nations as ambassadors, and that's about it?
Romneybots and Republican Party-Firster Moderate Trolls, come out from behind the rocks and challenge my words like a man, and plant your flag for Mitt Romney clearly and openly here on FR. Let's see what happens.
In 08 Romney won Michigan by 10%
OK, I'll dip my toes in. I'm a Rick guy, then Newt, and Romney last. But if Mitt wins the nomination you bet I'll vote for him. I've said this on many other threads and I'll say it again: defeating Obama TRUMPS ALL this election. I don't buy the bunk about Mitt being unelectable, any more than I buy it about Newt being unelectable. Obama is very beatable this time, what with the horrible economy, high energy prices, weak foreign policy etc.
I will admit to being disappointed overall by our candidates. I was hoping to be excited to vote this time around, unlike '08. (In '08 I voted for Sarah, not McCain.) Still, I am determined to do my part to defeat Obama. Whether you feel that way or not is certainly up to you.
Santorum’s only chance to gain the White House is to get on the Gingrich-Santorum train, otherwise he should just quit.
Romney is going to lose to Obama like Carter lost to Reagan.
The Grand Old Plantation bluffed one too many times.
The early MO race did not count..we voted on April 24th
“The early MO race did not count”
Santorum should be the running mate of the guy who only won 2 primaries and won’t even be eligible to have his name entered in for nomination? The guy who in most states is fighting for third place with Ron Paul?
Romney, save for a convention, will win the nomination.
Which is why we have conventions, to save us from Romneys.
One last chance to shake off the shackles and be people.
They tried to bluff Ronald Reagan in 1980 too, remember?
They beat him with back-room tricks in 1976, but lost to him in 1980, and then turned around and blackmailed him, made him take Chancellor Palpatine as his VP running-mate, and give him loads of patronage (which became "pigs at the trough").
You'd better buy it, pal. It's God's own truth.
Don't believe me? Watch and learn.
But then, you probably knew that.
If Santorum joins a 3- car train “Romney-Gingrich” train, remind us who is the caboose?
If Santorum had gotten half of Gingrichs voters and half of Ron Pauls voters, he wowld have beat Romney in Wisconsin. So also remind us of why these two marginal spoilers are really staying in the race
If there is a way to make Romney even more unelectable it is to add Gingrich to the ticket, even thought the VP debates would be fun to watch
Republican Candidates could improve their Primary vote count by campaigning with the following idea:
Due to the FHA, Fannie and Freddie Bankruptcies of September, 2008, American home owners lost 30 % of the value of their homes. That is a 30 % cut in just one month. Home values are still down 30 %.
Thus, let us cut the total compensation to all elected Federal politicians, and their staffs by 30 %, and an additional 10 % cut to elected Federal politicians each year until Federal Spending is LESS THAN the average of the previous 2 years of Federal income.
BTW, since slightly less than half of the US House, and 2/3 of the US Senate are Millionaires, it will be a great opportunity for Congress to lead by example that EVERYONE should give up their fair share of the American Dream.
What better way can there be to demonstrate that Federal politicians are on the same page as the voters?