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Santorum Sweep: Should Mitt quit?
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2012 | Don Surber

Posted on 02/08/2012 6:34:33 AM PST by Mustang Driver

If you cannot put away a 98-pound weakling who is clinging to the ropes, maybe you should be the one who packs it in.

Republican Rick Santorum swept the Midwest on Tuesday in 3 primaries and caucuses that covered the territory Republicans must win in order to defeat Barack Obama on November 6, 2012, and rescue this nation from socialism. Santorum’s overwhelming victories in Colorado (40%), Missouri (55%) and Minnesota (45%) were stunning victories after Mitt Romney seemed to sew up the nomination a week earlier in Florida. I have been saying that Rick Santorum is more electable than Mitt Romney having won statewide races in Pennsylvania twice. Taking on Tuesday 3 states the party needs certainly is encouraging.

However, Republicans face some problems with enthusiasm. You look at the number of people who voted and you see Rick Santorum won by default in two of the three states, not a good sign. Recent economic news has favored President Obama. While voting was up by 18% in Colorado compared to 2008, the vote was down by about that amount in Minnesota and cut in half over 2008 in Missouri.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aldo; mittshouldquit; patriotsantorum; quitmitt; romney4romney; saboteurromney; santorum4america; selfservingromney; theloserromney
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1 posted on 02/08/2012 6:34:37 AM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: Mustang Driver

Governor Romney quit pretty early last time around, so I hope that he will do so again. The sooner, the better.


2 posted on 02/08/2012 6:37:44 AM PST by snowsislander (Gingrich 2012.)
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To: Mustang Driver

Mittens should drop out and support Rick:


3 posted on 02/08/2012 6:38:53 AM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: Mustang Driver

in 2008 Willie Mitty quit 2 days after Super Tuesday


4 posted on 02/08/2012 6:39:20 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney a Massachusetts moderate which is a liberal by Republican standards)
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To: Mustang Driver

He should but he won’t. If ANYONE thinks that fellow Republicans have been dirty with their ads, just wait until the nominee is selected. And if it is Romney, the progs will paint a very nasty picture of the Mormon faith.


5 posted on 02/08/2012 6:39:32 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: Mustang Driver

I hope Romney quits (though I don’t think that’ll happen). He trails Obama in Virginia in the latest Quinnipiac poll, 47-43%.

It’s becoming quite clear Romney cannot and will not defeat Obama.


6 posted on 02/08/2012 6:39:54 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Mustang Driver

Time to take the secret service away from Romney ..I wonder if Romney is still gloating I doubt it..


7 posted on 02/08/2012 6:41:20 AM PST by PLD
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To: Mustang Driver
A warning sign:

While voting was up by 18% in Colorado compared to 2008, the vote was down by about that amount in Minnesota and cut in half over 2008 in Missouri.

8 posted on 02/08/2012 6:41:56 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Mustang Driver
As Ann Coulter said: ...."If Romney is the candidate, we'll lose."

Ann Coulter at CPAC 2011 - Question & Answer Session - 2/12/11

Approx. the 10:00 mark.

9 posted on 02/08/2012 6:42:16 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Mustang Driver

Let’s see. Mitt won one state next door to his own and where he owns a home, one state next door to a Mormon stronghold and one swing state.

Santorum has won four swing states.

And Gingrich has won one conservative stronghold.

Super Tuesday is coming, which will again re-set the table.

Mitt is as exciting as a white paper plate, the inevitablity and electability mantras are fading, and issues such as gay marriage and dictatorial health care mandates are popping up which make Mitt uncomfortable and cause him to stutter.

Conservatism may yet win the day!


10 posted on 02/08/2012 6:42:57 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Mustang Driver

Remember, VIRGINIA already belongs to Mitt. Santorum and Newt are not even qualified on their ballot.


11 posted on 02/08/2012 6:43:36 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Mustang Driver
If you cannot put away a 98-pound weakling who is clinging to the ropes, maybe you should be the one who packs it in.
After Bloody Thursday and the Florida carpet-bombing, whatever outcome is the MOST humiliating and expensive for Willard is the outcome I support. Let. Him. Bleed. Out.

Go Mitt! Go straight to hell.
12 posted on 02/08/2012 6:43:51 AM PST by Timaeus (Willard Mitt Romney Delenda Est)
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To: Mustang Driver
What totally fried my gizzard was Ann Coulter, the morning after Romney won in Iowa by 8 votes, spewing that Iowa had handed Romney a great win.

An 8 vote difference is not a win, it's at best a tie.

Only later do we learn that Santorum actually WON, if you want to get technical, in Iowa.

I emailed O’Reilly and told him to take down the “No Spin Zone” name unless he got Coulter off the air. The woman has been purchased by Romney. We will see if he puts it on the air.

13 posted on 02/08/2012 6:44:53 AM PST by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is nigh.)
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To: Mustang Driver

The pundits were just saying Santorum does not have the organization and funding to make it. Santorum will be the guy, or he’ll be the February placeholder for Newt to pick up the baton early March. But, either way, it won’t be “burning” Rome-ny.


14 posted on 02/08/2012 6:44:53 AM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: Mustang Driver

I would like to see a Gingrich-Santorum ticket.


15 posted on 02/08/2012 6:46:38 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: cotton1706

This is the oddest election in my lifetime. Unfortunately, the most important.


16 posted on 02/08/2012 6:46:38 AM PST by goseminoles
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To: Mustang Driver

He’s probably just hoping for a cabinet position now. LOL


17 posted on 02/08/2012 6:46:52 AM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: Mustang Driver

Mitt quit? Now there’s a good idea.


18 posted on 02/08/2012 6:46:52 AM PST by izzatzo (All in for Newt.)
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To: Mustang Driver

Hell yes, he should quit. At least some conservatives would vote for Santorum for president. Then Santorum and Newt can slug it out.


19 posted on 02/08/2012 6:47:39 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: Voter#537

“Mittens should drop out and support Rick:”

Mittens should drop out and go sit quietly in a corner.

I wouldn’t wish Mittens ‘support’ on anyone...


20 posted on 02/08/2012 6:47:50 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Mustang Driver

I don’t understand the assumption that every candidate should quit as soon as there’s a setback. Maybe journalists, as a self-selected group, are just quitters themselves? After all, they quit the search for an honest and worthwhile career pretty early ...


21 posted on 02/08/2012 6:47:58 AM PST by Tax-chick (Email your grandmother!)
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To: Mustang Driver

Default? Rick won the caucus I attended easily. Twice the number of votes cast for Second place Ron Paul. Newt received only 1% and Willard less than that.


22 posted on 02/08/2012 6:49:37 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Mustang Driver

23 posted on 02/08/2012 6:49:47 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Mustang Driver

Perhaps Texas can put Willard out of business before the convention. He is not entitled to be president just because his father was a GOP insider and he comes from a rich family. The faded blue jeans he affects do not make him look like a “regular guy,” but what an elitist thinks a “regular guy” looks like.


24 posted on 02/08/2012 6:50:34 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: ScottinVA
"A warning sign: While voting was up by 18% in Colorado compared to 2008, the vote was down by about that amount in Minnesota and cut in half over 2008 in Missouri."

That begs the question, does that include all primary voters or just GOP? In 2008, neither party had in incumbent candidate and both had active primaries. In 2012, only one does, so you would expect the overall voter count to drop by about 50%.

25 posted on 02/08/2012 6:53:34 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Mustang Driver

Oh to have been a fly on the wall in the Mitt camp last night....


26 posted on 02/08/2012 6:53:49 AM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Mustang Driver
Yes Mitt, quit. And you might get asked to be VP.

PS, I love my Mustangs...

27 posted on 02/08/2012 6:56:50 AM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.)
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To: Mustang Driver
FOX News may have 'jumped the shark' over mittens

Fair and balanced is Juan McCain

I’ve had enough of the ‘wisdom’ of Bill Cristal, Chas. Krauthammer, Ted Baxter, Bret Beahr, Toyko Rove, Ann Colter, Chris Wallace, Sean Wannabe, Dana Parino,

Brit Hume, Shep Smith, Judge Jeanene, Alam Clomes, Bob Beckle, Juan Williams, Whoraldo, et. al. all acting the part of the Romney cheerleading squad

Name true ONE conservative on FOX

There is clearly a hunger and a market for honest news and honest conservative news

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28 posted on 02/08/2012 6:59:24 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Mustang Driver

When and under what circumstances did Aldo Santorum naturalize?


29 posted on 02/08/2012 6:59:25 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: snowsislander

Romney still has twice the delegates, he wont drop out now.
He is also a spoiled brat and after last night he will do everything in his power to destroy Santorum.
I am hoping that Santorum and Gingrich gang up on Romney.
Anyone know where Romney is getting all this money? He has spent about $50 million so far as far as I can figure, and this is only the beginning. How much does he have really?


30 posted on 02/08/2012 6:59:51 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: Bigh4u2

Romney will not support Santorum.
Not only is Santorum a conservative, he is a Catholic.


31 posted on 02/08/2012 7:02:59 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: snowsislander

Mitt Romeny is like the Euro- it should be dumped but so much is invested in it that it is going to be around a while.


32 posted on 02/08/2012 7:04:23 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Mustang Driver

Actually, Newt ought to quit.


33 posted on 02/08/2012 7:07:06 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Elle Bee; holdonnow
Sean Wannabe

Now that is the truth! I call him Sean the parrot. He thinks he is in league with Mark Levin.

34 posted on 02/08/2012 7:08:29 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Scooter100

Mitt’s biggest cheerleader next to that big fat leftist dope Governor Krispy Kreme.


35 posted on 02/08/2012 7:09:17 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Joe 6-pack

For what it’s worth:

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The turnout engine continues to rattle unnervingly.

Perhaps it’s hard to measure turnout for nonbinding contests, and turnout in Colorado was complicated by bad weather. But Tuesday offered nothing to dispel a sinking fear that this crop of candidates cannot generate widespread excitement among Republicans.

One polling place in Missouri had about 10 percent of the normal turnout for a primary in the early hours.

Turnout in 2008’s binding Republican primary in Missouri was 588,720. Turnout last night was lower than 250,000. Binding or not, if Show-Me State Republicans felt passionate about their candidates, they would have turned out in greater numbers to give their man a little boost, even if only a symbolic one. (With more than 135,000 votes in Missouri last night, Santorum can argue he’s coming closest to catching fire, at least at this moment.)

Republican turnout increased slightly in Iowa and New Hampshire over 2008, but much of that appears to have been driven by Ron Paul supporters who may or may not be inclined to support the Republican nominee in November. GOP turnout surged in South Carolina, but then slipped below 2008’s level in Florida, and then plummeted in Nevada this weekend.

The Las Vegas Sun tallied up the depressing numbers: “More than 10,000 fewer Republican voters made it to Saturday morning’s much-trumpeted caucuses than turned out for the underpublicized caucuses of 2008. To put it differently: about 8 percent of the party’s active voter base participated this time, compared with about 11 percent four years ago.”

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2843879/posts?


36 posted on 02/08/2012 7:09:54 AM PST by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: svcw
He's getting a lot of money from his Wall Street buddies like Goldman Sachs, who are hedging their bet, and his Mormon friends, plus I'll bet Trump threw in a buck or two. Mitt was hilarious last night, trying to have us believe his father was a blue collar drywall contractor who could spit nails! If he gets the nomination we are screwed between his previously racially exclusive Mormon faith and his total lack of any real heart-felt principal beliefs. He's got the Willie Horton ad promoter on his staff as well, so Santorum better be prepared. I'm betting the dirty adversarial ads will become so sickening they will just turn everyone off. Everyone these days can get to the real truth pretty easily.
37 posted on 02/08/2012 7:09:54 AM PST by binreadin
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To: 11th Commandment

How sad this this Romney character just wastes millions up on millions upon millions of dollars running for the presidency. He will always lose.

Sad — all that money could have gone to cure cancer or something. Instead it went . ...to the media.


38 posted on 02/08/2012 7:10:30 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Elle Bee

Is anyone as boring as Dana Perrino? She cannot keep up with the quick witted Greg or “SmartA” Beckle.


39 posted on 02/08/2012 7:10:30 AM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: Mustang Driver

Mitt should drop out. He is unelectable.

(He’s only won one race in his life and that was governor of ultraliberal Massachusetts)


40 posted on 02/08/2012 7:11:35 AM PST by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: goseminoles

It’s exciting to see conservatives putting wrenches in the establishment’s pre-ordained plans. They did their usual song and dance of arranging the calendar and lining up the endorsements for Romney. All the debates and the people voting have changed the game and in reality, neither they nor we know what’s going to happen next. That’s very healthy.

And it’s being shown that Romney supresses turnout.


41 posted on 02/08/2012 7:12:09 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: deport

Thanks deport!


42 posted on 02/08/2012 7:12:26 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Mustang Driver
He should quit. Then he can run on the Dem ticket in 2016, where he belongs.
43 posted on 02/08/2012 7:12:31 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Obama - The United Nation's first U.S. Presidential Candidate)
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To: Elle Bee
Bing or google FOX hires Sally Khon. How the left can say FOX is conservative just shows their ignorance. Either establishment figures or total loons front the fringe left and this Khon woman I've given up on FOX, there are no more decent shows or people left on the network
44 posted on 02/08/2012 7:12:31 AM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Mustang Driver

Mitt leads the delegate count and Newt is in second. Big government conservative Santorum wins three states and he gets delegates from two and now every pundit believes he’s unstoppable and inevitable. LOL


45 posted on 02/08/2012 7:14:17 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

—And if it is Romney, the progs will paint a very nasty picture of the Mormon faith.—

I guess every cloud has a silver lining. I’m not being “cute”. This is all bigger than right here, right now. It may be God’s plan to use this to expose Mormonism for what it is. I understand they are already in a membership crisis as people are able to gain easy access, via the internet, to information about mormonism’s history and what it teaches.

I believe it is even hitting the kids in mormon families hard.


46 posted on 02/08/2012 7:14:41 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Remember, VIRGINIA already belongs to Mitt. Santorum and Newt are not even qualified on their ballot.

Which is why I'll probably vote for Ron Paul...shudder!!!

47 posted on 02/08/2012 7:15:35 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: deport

I believe people may have lacked passion to vote because we are told Mitt has it sown up and Newt is our second choice. If you believe the spin, and you aren’t hard headed like me, you might just not care to vote thinking it won’t matter. But Rick’s supporters stayed the course and it paid off. I know a lot of people that like Rick A LOT but until now, it seems that he didn’t have a chance. Not crazy about the other choices at all. I may have to send Rick a donation today. GO RICK!


48 posted on 02/08/2012 7:16:22 AM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Having seen one of the Ron Paul PAC anti-Newt ads this morning I doubt the democrats could possibly get anymore base and personal, it was still filled with absolute distortions. RP fits the term RINO perfectly, what the hell is he doing in our primary? He is a Trojan Horse if there ever was one. Of course I will now be flamed and have his SANE ideas layed out before me again by the paulbots while they ignore the insanity. Let me hear about the dope, prostitution, anti-semitism, support from stormfront, and foreign affairs, and why he changed from open borders to closing borders.


49 posted on 02/08/2012 7:18:05 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Having seen one of the Ron Paul PAC anti-Newt ads this morning I doubt the democrats could possibly get anymore base and personal, it was still filled with absolute distortions. RP fits the term RINO perfectly, what the hell is he doing in our primary? He is a Trojan Horse if there ever was one. Of course I will now be flamed and have his SANE ideas layed out before me again by the paulbots while they ignore the insanity. Let me hear about the dope, prostitution, anti-semitism, support from stormfront, and foreign affairs, and why he changed from open borders to closing borders.


50 posted on 02/08/2012 7:18:20 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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