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Romney opens lead in Santorum's backyard
Mitt Romney Leads In New Pennsylvania Poll ^ | 04/05/2012 | Doug Mataconis

Posted on 04/05/2012 6:49:16 AM PDT by Ocarterma

Two days after losing three more primaries, Rick Santorum appears to be in trouble in his home state:

Mitt Romney’s taken the lead in PPP’s newest poll of Rick Santorum’s home state of Pennsylvania. Romney has 42% to 37% for Santorum with Ron Paul at 9% and Newt Gingrich at 6%. The numbers represent a dramatic turnaround from when PPP polled the state a month ago. Romney’s gained 17 points, going from 25% to 42%. Meanwhile Santorum’s dropped 6 points from 43% to 37%, for an overall swing of 23 points in the last four weeks.

(Excerpt) Read more at outsidethebeltway.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012swingstates; election; pa2012; primary; romney; romneybots; santorum
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To: Mountain Mary

I can’t WAIT for the Myth WASTE of campaign funds to start here in PA. If Rick loses at least he takes a couple million of Mittens warchest down with him. And each commercial in the Bishops’s deluge of dirt is less he has for future endeavors.

Just like Obamney 1.0, 2.0 cannot run on his record so the smears must fly!


51 posted on 04/05/2012 7:52:13 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: Diogenesis

“To save America, .... Romney should pull out.”

Yeah and Harry Reid and the other 53 democrat senators should resign and Obama should resign too. And Sotomayer and Kagan should resign too.

Yeah, you tell them.


52 posted on 04/05/2012 7:52:46 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: mathluv

I think we got a pretty good window into Santorum’s thinking a few weeks ago with his supposed “gaffe” about keeping Obama over Romney. It wasn’t a gaffe. He’s a Bitterman who would prefer Obama over Romney, just to show everyone he was right about Romney not being able to beat Obama.


53 posted on 04/05/2012 7:53:13 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Mountain Mary

MM, may I add it will also be the GOPe’s fault also for “giving” Myth his “turn.”


54 posted on 04/05/2012 7:55:02 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
If Rick loses... we all lose... and that is a fact. Sad days for America and Conservatives. romney may be better than obama but he is worse than mccain and ford put together...

When given the choice between McCain and Romney, Santorum backed Romney as the clearly more conservative candidate. That's not the same as saying Santorum was a fan of Romney's, but it does suggest that claims he's more liberal than McCain aren't valid. At least, not in Santorum's eyes.

55 posted on 04/05/2012 7:55:39 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Mountain Mary
Romney is a despicable man and the worst candidate the RNC would have ever picked to defeat Hussein. You cannot!counter radical socialism with moderation. It’s never worked before and it won’t work now. And moderation is a kind word for Mittens. He’s a liberal wolf in sheep’s clothing.

I don't think we've seen a nastier candidate. Even John McCain had the sense to at least try to appease us a little. Romney has gone out of his way to insult conservatives and then the arrogance to say that we'll like him when he's all that's left.

The GOP is like an abusive husband. Telling us that things will be different next time and they keep doing it because of the idiots who buy the lie.
56 posted on 04/05/2012 7:56:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Ocarterma

“Is the fat lady clearing her throat?”

Yep. Rick is taking a four day break from the campaign trail. Likely to think things over and then announce he’s out.


57 posted on 04/05/2012 7:57:59 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Ocarterma

The fat lady sang in Wisconsin. Anyone analyzing the delegate counts can figure out it’s impossible for Santorum to catch up.

It’s time to focus on getting conservatives nominated for Congressional races. Pay attention to these:
Ted Cruz in TX, US Senate,
he’s running against a moderate, Dewhurst.

Richard Murdock in IN, US Senate, taking on RINO Lugar
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/15/indiana-board-rules-lugar-ineligible-to-vote-in-home-district/
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2857658/posts

There are many other races where conservatives can win and make a big difference.


58 posted on 04/05/2012 7:58:46 AM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: Mountain Mary
Some Rinos that I know foam and the mouth and look like they are going to kill me.

Let 'em. It's their fault for supporting a liberal like Romney instead of any other candidate in the race who by default would be more conservative.

Despite what they would have you believe, you still get to vote for whomever you want in November. I cannot in good conscience, and will not as a matter of principle, support a known liberal like Romney. I need a difference between the two major candidates or I will go third or write in a conservative. Thanks to the elites, Romney would have no chance to win my state anyway, so my much more important down-ticket vote will still go to elect conservatives.

59 posted on 04/05/2012 7:58:56 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: John D
I would have happily voted for Santorum when I was a union member, just like I would have voted for Reagan.

from wiki

The work of Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg is a classic study of Reagan Democrats. Greenberg analyzed white ethnic voters (largely unionized auto workers) in Macomb County, Michigan, just north of Detroit. The county voted 63 percent for John F. Kennedy in 1960, but 66 percent for Reagan in 1980. He concluded that "Reagan Democrats" no longer saw Democrats as champions of their working class aspirations, but instead saw them as working primarily for the benefit of others: the very poor, feminists, the unemployed, African Americans, Latinos, and other groups. In addition, Reagan Democrats enjoyed gains during the period of economic prosperity that coincided with the Reagan administration following the "malaise" of the Carter administration. They also supported Reagan's strong stance on national security and opposed the 1980s Democratic Party on such issues as pornography, crime, and high taxes.
60 posted on 04/05/2012 7:59:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: John D

The UNIONISTAS would have had to have had the “Santorum” plan in effect back in March as ONLY registered party members can vote in that parties primary. Party affiliation changes must be made 30 days prior to the Primary, and I have seen no news accounts of massive party swings in registrants.


61 posted on 04/05/2012 8:00:29 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: throwback
I hope people actually view your link, because Romney flatly stated that Obama was far too state-oriented, and was taking us towards a European-type system that doesn't work. He didn't use the word "socialist" because he thinks it is loaded politically, and might lose him some votes in the middle to people who think it is extremist language. But overall, all his criticisms of Obama in that clip were dead-on conservative criticisms.

Romney's problem hasn't been liberal rhetoric. He's been great rhetorically on the free market system throughout the campaign. His problem is his record as Governor. But if I knew that I'd get campaign-rhetoric Romney, including this clip, I'd be thrilled. It's just that we can't be sure that's the guy we'd actually get.

62 posted on 04/05/2012 8:01:44 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

63 posted on 04/05/2012 8:04:46 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

It is also the Easter weekend. A devout Catholic family would NOT be out campaigning Holy Thursday evening, Good Friday or Easter Sunday.


64 posted on 04/05/2012 8:04:46 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
"Yep. Rick is taking a four day break from the campaign trail"

Saw him bowling last night just down the street.
First time I have ever seen so many suits and ties in a bowling alley.

65 posted on 04/05/2012 8:05:05 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

“That would leave Newt, for whom one might have a glimmer of hope”

Newt’s been vying with Ron Paul for last place. oh and those cash infusions? Gone. Newt’s only hope was to play power broker in the case where neither Santorum nor Romney got a majority of delegates, but Newt himself doesnt have that many delegates.

Santorum was the only one in the past month who could catch Romney, but with wisconsin ... he can’t. Santorum’s wins in the south gave him life, but Wisconsin pretty much ended that glimmer. Now he’s making a stand in his home state.

So my prediction: I dont think Santorum will withdraw pre-PA nor should he. Keep fighting. But .. If Romney wins PA, Santorum will ‘do the right thing’ and withdraw, clearing the field for Romney and ensuring no convention fight.


66 posted on 04/05/2012 8:06:41 AM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: Longbow1969; All

“This is especially true when one considers that there is no point to it anymore, Santorum has no chance of being the nominee even if he ends up eeking out a win at home anyway.”

The “point” of Santorum and Gingrich staying in is to keep Romney from having enough votes on the first ballot to win the nomination in convention. IF he doesn’t, it becomes open and another candidate “may” be picked. Probable not a conservative like Gingrich or Santorum, but something better than Romney. In that case either Rick or Newt may have the shot at VP.

Personally, I hope that both Rick and Newt stay in the whole way (at least until Romney has the “magic” number). Even a “remote” chance of being able to pick another candidate in convention is better than the “no hope” situation of Romney being the nominee.

Personally, I will NOT vote for Romney in a general election. I don’t see him as any better than Obama...in my world view. Thus, I will leave that portion of a ballot blank and only vote on the congress and senate. Many, many other normally dependable GOP voters feel just like I do. IF Romney is the nominee, he has already lost before the general election campaign begins. I can only hope the RNC gets that message....but fools seldom listen.


67 posted on 04/05/2012 8:10:39 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

I am not convinced that mitt is a huge mistake.


68 posted on 04/05/2012 8:11:22 AM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

He won’t use the word for fear he’ll lose votes. That tells me he’ll get rolled if he were to be elected. He claims to be different than the D.C. politicians. Actually his mindset is already there. He’ll be just like the crowd there now that puts their finger into the wind on every issue. He’ll be unable to change anything. It’s McCain II.


69 posted on 04/05/2012 8:12:38 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: ScottfromNJ
RAS says Santorum up 42-38 %

Santorum was up by two digits a couple of weeks ago. His lead over Romney is evaporating.

70 posted on 04/05/2012 8:12:38 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: ScottinVA

“Romney all but locked down as the GOP nominee and on schedule to graciously — but convincingly — lose to Obama in November”

BS on that... check the polls... Obama has not, even in the biased media polls, cracked 50%. he is really about 5-10% behind what the salted polls say.

Obama has had the worst jobs record and the worst economic growth record in our lifetimes.

Obama is weak, desperate, and the thrill is gone.

Heck, we could even run a Mormon from Massachussetts with a Swiss bank account and he’d still win! (oh .... wait a sec)

Our President next January will be named Obama or Romney.

if you want to advance conservatives, get behind conservative candidates for Congress and Senate, by having them win key GOP primaries, there are MANY opptys. That’s where the action is.


71 posted on 04/05/2012 8:13:25 AM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
"Face it, folks Mitt Romney is the GOP candidate for POTUS, and...while I am not crazy about Mr. Romney, he will get my undying support and total campaign effort because for me, it is simply just ABO, Anybody But Obama!!!"

If you can cast a vote for that abortion-lover and sodomite-panderer, then I suppose you will do it. But please don't tell me I must also sell my soul. I've been praying about this decision, and I believe I've had confirmation that supporting Romney would be a sin for which God would hold me responsible. After all, in the end, my responsibility is to Him before anything or anyone else.

72 posted on 04/05/2012 8:14:46 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Mountain Mary

I, too, refuse to vote for Romney. It only encourages the liberal wing of the Party to nominate someone even more liberal next time.

Social conservatives are left with no option this election cycle. Let the chips fall where they may.


73 posted on 04/05/2012 8:16:50 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
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To: jveritas

#40 is good advice and I will be definitely voting Republican down-ticket.

My state is most likely solid Obama, though I suppose that could change.

With that in mind, I would like to give a “popularity boost” to a non-Romney Obama alternative (though not Ron Paul if he runs).


74 posted on 04/05/2012 8:17:18 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
That trend will continue from here on out, since Santorum is so deep in the denial that he has no chance, it is starting to annoy most normal people.

Of course, you were annoyed long before the "normal people". But you tapered off to posting only fifteen articles during the month of March showing Santorum in a bad light, while posting a grand total of ZERO anti-Romney articles. Happy now?
75 posted on 04/05/2012 8:20:07 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
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To: WOSG
The emerging picture of the Republican campaign is a depressing one. Once he was "selected" by the GOP-e, Romney was going to win (barring the entrance of a charismatic, articulate and devoted conservative into the race, and that did not happen).

A couple of things might help - the selection of a conservative and telegenic VP candidate from a swing state, for one. The other might be a plan for vocal and visual demonstrations by conservatives at the convention itself to insist upon a conservative platform and to hold Romney's feet to the fire.

Beyond that, everyone on the Right is going to have to make up their own minds as to whether they can once again hold their noses and vote for RINOmney, or, alternatively decide that they've been "had" by the GOP for the last time. Personally, I've not made up my mind yet, even though I know in my heart that four more years of the Kenyan Kommie would be far worse than Mitt ever could be.

76 posted on 04/05/2012 8:20:52 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Strategerist
"The Quinnipiac poll started a week before the PPP one; I think a few % of the difference are just change over time and the effect of the Tuesday primaries."

A 'few %' but does that account for a full reversal in 3 days? Not likely.

I disrespect each polling org equally, but PPP is a straight-up Dem affiliate and Debnam is quite capable of douchebaggery. This sort of childish thing aligns Dean with Zogby:

“The momentum in Pennsylvania is moving completely against Rick Santorum. Mitt Romney has a great chance to deliver a final crushing blow to his campaign on April 24th. A home state loss would be incredibly embarrassing for Santorum.”

77 posted on 04/05/2012 8:21:00 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: katiedidit1

“and Hussein has a trillion dollar campaign war chest”

No, he’s had a bit of trouble raising money.

“..not to mention the left wing media on his side.”

True dat. That’s worth 10% points.
But OTOH Obama deserves to lose by 20 points so we are still ahead.

” Brace yourself for one of the dirtiest elections ever.”

BHO has already reached for the “GOP wants dirty air” and GOP wants kids with down syndrome to be ‘on their own’ (because our budget spends like $3.6 trillion instead of $3.9 trillion next year or something). Race care pulled in Treyvon Martin.

They will call Romney an evil robot for the 1%. It will be disgusting to see how many Alinsky tricks they will play on whoever their enemy du jour is.

The good news? IT MOSTLY WONT WORK.
Why? 8% UNEMPLOYMENT.

As Reagan put it, Facts are stubborn things.
Obama’s economic policies have failed. Our economy is weak and wimpy and failed to perform. Obama needs to be fired.


78 posted on 04/05/2012 8:21:59 AM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: throwback
"Obama is not a socialist. The new head of the party says so:

Mitt Romney: Obama Is Not A Socialist"

I swear, I'm so furious that Romney will be the nominee against Hussein that I don't know what to do with myself. THAT IDIOT is the last person who should be going up against the Communist-in-Chief. And remember, Willard said that if people are waiting for him to attack Obama, they'll be waiting a long time!

79 posted on 04/05/2012 8:22:38 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: samtheman

“The question is, what do we as conservatives do next. I’m inclined to 3rd party.”

Yeah, because that vote for Perot in 1992 worked out SO WELL.


80 posted on 04/05/2012 8:24:47 AM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: Ocarterma

I don’t know who will win PA.

But here’s why it’s not a given that Rick wins it.

Rick lost his PA senate seat by 18 pts.

Libs weren’t for him...they tend to vote Dem...Conservatives were mad at him and many of the PA ones still are because of backing Specter over Toomey and several other things...moderates most likely didn’t care one way or the other.

In contrast, Newt and Romney retained popularity in their respective home states.


81 posted on 04/05/2012 8:27:21 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: WOSG
It's obvious that PA is Santorum’s doom if he still hopes to stay in politics.

There are now several internal polls and indications, that if Santorum stays in until PA is over, he risks losing his political career permanently if he loses PA again. If he drops out before PA, he can salvage his future in politics.

The inside pressure mounting against Santorum to drop out, is becoming very intense. Santorum himself, scoffed at the magnitude of the pressure and vowed that it was nothing and would not stop him.

This is typical for Santorum, who has a long history and reputation for being obsessively stubborn, arrogant and unreasonable. So, it looks like Santorum has decided to self destruct once again. Only this time, it will be permanent.

82 posted on 04/05/2012 8:28:01 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: ScottfromNJ

“If Obama wins, Scalia and Kennedy aren’t going anywhere.”

And your sure knowledge of their future health is based on what ???

And what if its Ruth Bader ginsburg? She wants to retire. health issues. We could flip her to a conservative, but if Obama wins, she gets replaced by a hardcore leftist.

We will have a new supreme court justice by 2016 almost surely. Do you want another Scalia or another Ginsburg?

Maybe these points are raised again and again because they are valid.


83 posted on 04/05/2012 8:29:55 AM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
Like I said. I am considered “normal”. Since Romney is the obvious nominee, I will not go out of my way to side with the Democrats or help them tear down our last hope of beating Obama.

I supported Newt for that reason alone, but since the Base is too brain dead to understand what is at stake and blindly kept enabling Santorum, I did what I has to do.

And destroying our obvious nominee, only to have to later support him, is not only stupid, it is rather irrational.

84 posted on 04/05/2012 8:33:48 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Your faux concern over Santorum’s political future is odd in light of your SDS (Santorum Derangement Syndrome). I think we get it...Obamney is the one! (Either 1.0 or 2.0).


85 posted on 04/05/2012 8:36:33 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

“That’s not the same as saying Santorum was a fan of Romney’s, but it does suggest that claims he’s more liberal than McCain aren’t valid. At least, not in Santorum’s eyes. “

Santorum had first-hand knowledge of McCain.
It’s funny how Romney is getting the 3rd degree for being a RINO when in fact, McCain was an uberRINO far beyond what Romney is. Romney 2012 is a better candidate than McCain 2008; it’s a low bar, I know, but it says something, and that something is that all this bluster about how bad Romney is, well, its hyperbole. we really are forgetting about how RINO-ish and doltish Ford, Dole and McCain were.


86 posted on 04/05/2012 8:36:54 AM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: txrangerette
9% of Santorum’s votes in Michigan were Obama Democrats, pranking our primary, trying to defeat Romney, whom they see as the only GOP candidate who can beat Obama.

Without them, the MI race would have not even been close. 4% of the same tried to upset Wisconsin for Santorum, but they are losing interest, now that Romney is obviously going to win, and that Obama now has a slight lead over Romney in the polls. (Which we can thank Santorum in part, for his ridiculous belief that he is winning.)

87 posted on 04/05/2012 8:41:58 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: StAnDeliver
So being non-binding, does that help Santorum or Romney?

It helps Romney. His and Ron Paul's campaign were the only ones who recruited candidates to run for delegate. Romney got a lot current and former elected officials to run as delegates. These people have high name ID so they will do very well. So even if Santorum wins PA (which I believe that he will) Romeny will still win most of the delegates for the state.

88 posted on 04/05/2012 8:42:09 AM PDT by Kevin C
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

I think you need to consider your RDS stigma first, don’t you?


89 posted on 04/05/2012 8:44:36 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: andy58-in-nh

A faithful Catholic taking a break from campaigning during the Easter Triduum, just means he is being a faithful Catholic; that’s all it means.


90 posted on 04/05/2012 8:49:58 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Rino Derangement Syndrome? As the former Alaskan governor would say “you betcha!”


91 posted on 04/05/2012 8:51:42 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

The people who select the Republican nominee are the primary voters, nobody else.

The fact is, had Texas Gov Rick Perry not flubbed his debates, he would be mopping up right about now. Voters dictated that by deciding they wouldnt support a guy who didnt seem ‘ready’, nobody else.

These whines about GOP-e ‘picking’ people are pointless and wrong. Time and again we have seen the ‘annointed candidate’ losing - like Crist to Rubio, like ?? to Rand Paul, like when Senator Bennett lost to Mike Lee. In texas, Perry beat KBH by a move to out-conservative her. Elites were stunned, it worked.

So what if some people like Romney and were inside the beltway? They didnt have the votes.

Santorum and Newt were good candidates but had flaws, and Romney won because we didnt have a strong, clear, consensus conservative candidate, whose strengths outweighed the negatives. If we had such a candidate, it would be clear. I got flak for pointing out that Santorum was a good conservative, from others who insisted he wasnt. well ... did we get a more conservative result from all those complaining about how non-conservative Santorum was? Huh?!? so we are where we are now.

We are TOO MUCH focussed on the negatives of our guys than the positives, treating something they did or said a long time ago as “proof” they can never ever ever be of any good. Too much negatives against all of them, from Newt, Santorum, Cain, and Romney. Too many circular firing squads, while the real battle is between us and the leftists like Obama who hate us all. Obama side loves our intraparty fights, they feed it. For all the attacks on Romney being a RINO, looking at what he is saying and listening as he tries to channel Reagan, supports conservative budgets (Ryan), support prolife positions, calls to repeal obamacare, etc. Romney has a more conservative agenda than McCain did in 2008, than GWB did in 2000. Acting like it will be the end of the world if Romney gets in there and ends up being a smarter and a more fiscally conservative version of GWB is .. well, nuts.

So ALL of us know this “ I know in my heart that four more years of the Kenyan Kommie would be far worse than Mitt ever could be.”

.. and for every extremist picking 3rd party, there are thankfully many more level-headed folks who decide its better for the country not to let Obama get another 4 years.

I’ve had hard vote before, but a vote to fire Obama by voting for whoever the Republican is will be a joyful gleeful, ‘hope he gets his butt kicked’ vote.

So, instead of whining about the GOP-e folks, realize that they are not omnipotent, that primaries matter and to get your way we have to win them, so .... Find good conservatives for whatever office and support them in primaries.

Ted Cruz for US Senate. :-)


92 posted on 04/05/2012 9:03:51 AM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: CatherineofAragon

“I believe I’ve had confirmation that supporting Romney would be a sin for which God would hold me responsible.”

So your God wants Obama to win re-election?
Wow.


93 posted on 04/05/2012 9:10:02 AM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

What will you say when Sarah gets behind our nominee? (Who will be Romney of course)

“You betcha!”?


94 posted on 04/05/2012 9:10:17 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You’re the loser because you are so hated here.


95 posted on 04/05/2012 9:12:55 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Mountain Mary

I saw you condemn the “haters” on this forum and took the moral high ground as usual. So if you think I am hated here, then I will take that as a compliment and wear it with pride. It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to take a stand and show the courage to do what is sometimes necessary.


96 posted on 04/05/2012 9:17:34 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: WOSG

“And your sure knowledge of their future health is based on what ???”

Supreme Court Justices get the best healthcare, so I’m not that concerned about health. Both will be 80, old but not exactly in their death beds. I hear that both have indicated a desire to say on should Obama win. And with Romney’s history of nominating liberals, does it really matter?

Romney would be a disaster for the Republican party, you basically have a Socialist running against a Marxist. I will vote for neither, either way it’s a recipe for disaster for this country, so at least I can say I didn’t take part in it. And a GOP Congress will just be a rubber stamp for Romney’s big government agenda. “See George W Bush”. Within 90 days of a Romney win you’ll be at your FAX machine fighting amnesty, count on it.

And a Romney win would just lead to another hard core leftist winning in 2016 when the economy tanks and is blamed on conservatism. Imagine how the court will look then? I would rather we take our lumps now and regroup for 2016.

Of course, Myth could do the right thing, acknowledge he’s the beneficiary of a fragmented conservative vote and drop out for the good of the party, but obviously that’s not going to happen.


97 posted on 04/05/2012 9:20:01 AM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Oh, I’ve said many time, Penn Mom, that the GOP-E is the prime perp here.

I am so angry with Paul Ryan and Ron Johnson, sell out Rinos both, endorsed Myth before our Tuesday primary.

All of the hard work of the volunteers(we even had Hillsdale college students come up to phone) cancelled out in one fell swoop of the arrogant party elites.
I feel demeaned like when an adult tried to squash my spirit when I was young by telling me that what I thought didn’t matter. Conservatives will “come around”? I don’t think so.

No more media for me. Faux News just someone that I used to know. Rip roaring Romney cheerleading to the point of nausea. Our local talk show hosts too: Slobbering Rombots. It’s amazing the vitriol and hatred they spew for a Conservative candidate who is principled. What are they afraid of?

If anyone has any ideas of how to let these turncoats, Ryan, Sensenbrenner and Johnson, know how we(I) feel about their betrayal, please let me know.

I’ve tried calling their offices to no avail.(”We don’t take political comments here”)..Writing to them through their websites? Sure. I want to be heard, da**it.


98 posted on 04/05/2012 9:21:16 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: throwback
He won’t use the word for fear he’ll lose votes. That tells me he’ll get rolled if he were to be elected.

I don't follow that logic at all. You can certainly oppose socialistic policies without publicaly calling Obama a "socialist".

Here's what Romney actually said in a debate about it. I can't really fathom what in his rhetoric a conservative could find so objectionable. From National Review:

The question of whether President Obama is, or should be called, a socialist came up in last night’s debate. The consensus seems to be that Romney played it smart by side-stepping the use of the “s” word. That’s too simple a take, I think.

This is what Romney actually said: “What President Obama is, is a big-spending liberal. And he takes his political inspiration from Europe, and from the socialist-democrats in Europe. Guess what? Europe isn’t working in Europe. It’s not going to work here. I believe in America. I believe in the opportunity and in the freedom that is in America, opportunity and freedom. I believe in free enterprise and capitalism.”

Saying that Obama is a big-spending liberal who takes his political inspiration from European socialists strikes me as not at all far from calling Obama a socialist. And in the context of his answer, Romney’s emphasizing his own belief in free enterprise and capitalism clearly implies that Obama’s faith in those entities is somewhat less than complete. It’s a mark of where Obama has put us that the socialism question has not only been asked, but that claiming a president of the United States takes his inspiration from European socialists is now considered mild.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/278158/romney-obama-and-socialism-stanley-kurtz

99 posted on 04/05/2012 9:21:28 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: andy58-in-nh

“Santorum may yet win in PA, but it must be noted that he and his staff found it advisable to announce just this morning that the candidate will be taking a four-day break in his campaign.”


Well, it *is* Holy Thursday . . . .


100 posted on 04/05/2012 9:21:49 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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