Skip to comments.Santorum Sweep: Should Mitt quit?
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. Santorums 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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Maybe Romney is going for the “my dad was blue color” because he came from Mexico vote.
If Romney gets the nomination the choice will be between a guy who wants to be god and a guy who thinks he already is.
Romney is a phoney, a shyster, a fraud.
I am completely baffled how anyone who calls themselves a conservative can support this guy.
I wish Gingrich and Santorum would gang up on Romney.
Romney is going to be out to destroy Santorum and continue his bogus attacks on Gingrich.
I loath Romney.
If Mittens drops out, he will throw his support to Obama.
Not so fast there ..... I don't know a single person who is voting for Mitt. Everyone I know is going to vote for the NOT-Romney candidate on the ballot (Ron Paul). The 'NOT-Romney movement' is picking up steam. It should be interesting to see what happens.
Did he work in a mill too? And moonlighted in the coal mines? Gee, he's as phony and transparent as John Edwards.
Four states to two...yep, that about wraps it up./sarc.
Mitt’s camp had the campaign over after Iowa...then the votes were counted and he lost. Then after NH, yep, Mitt has this sewn up, everyone else quit...then he lost BIG in SC. Then he wins Florida...and the ‘throw in the towel’ cries chant yet again. And now this... HAHAHAHA...
The tin ear campaign people and the media had better take another look...it ain’t Mitt...
Mitt will go broke trying to beat 0bama if his spending habits continue without results...dullard Willard.
agreed, dana perino is always a drag to listen to. slow, self conscious.....annoying
agreed, dana perino is always a drag to listen to. slow, self conscious.....annoying
“There is clearly a hunger and a market for honest news and honest conservative news.”
I agree. We need a news service that is unashamedly conservative. You can be fair and balanced without giving in on basic principles while still defending freedom and the constitution. It could be done.
I’ve stopped watching Fox completely.
Santorum has the same problem Willard the liberal has. He can’t win in the South. This was proven in SC where Gingrich crushed him and Romney. All the negative ads were from Romney against Newt and he still crushed him. No negative ads were ran against Santorum and he was beaten badly, even by Romney.
Right now Newt is the only candidate that can win in the South. Santorum can’t, but can if Newt gets out and endorses him and campaigns with him. Willard the liberal can forget about winning any Southern state. Aint gonna happen. And don’t tell me Florida is a Southern state. Only part of Florida that is Southern is north Florida and Gingrich won that part of the state.
That doesn't surprise me after the VA GOP elites got a little too “cute” in gerrymandering their primary so that only Romney and Dr. Paul are on the ballot and no write-ins are allowed.
The people of the “Old Dominion,” “The Birthplace of Presidents,” do not take kindly to tyranny; no matter whom the source may be; thus, “Sic Semper Tyrannis;” the Commonwealth's state motto.
PROTEST VOTE RON PAUL IN THE VIRGINIA GOP PRIMARY!!!
Unless everybody votes for Paul and denies Mitt the delegates!
I’ll take that or the other way around. Just not Mitt!!!
I use to have respect for Ron Paul. In his earlier campaigns for president he stayed above negative and vicious attacks on other candidates. He wanted his message to get out and that was it. But he has changed. Now he attacks Newt and Santorum viciously and never says a word about Willard the liberal. Remember the debate when he started off by calling Newt Gingrich a draft-dodger and went on and on about how he had served a got drafted (which is a lie), and never said a word about Romney dodging the draft. I knew then that Paul had abandoned all his principles and was in the race to help out Romney. Look for more negative ads now from Paul slamming Santorum for as a big spending republican. If Newt wins another state, he’ll do the same thing to him. Paul has became just a big pain in the ass.
Gretta's show is about all that is worthy of watching on FOX these days.
While I hate to admit it, I watch CNN more and more; as their coverage during the current primary season has been more objective and accurate than any of the other cable news channels. Of course, I am sure that will change once the Republican nominee is chosen.
Turnabout is fair play.
Mitt should drop out. He doesn’t have a chance. The voters have spoken. It’s all over.
Yep, and "negative" ads are apt to be distortions and outright lies (as Romney did to Newt), but with Santorum, anyone who'd attack him could use plain straightforward data, which confirms that Santorum is the only real "compassionate" conservative in the race. He's like Dubya without the charisma. His voting record pretty much confirms that he's a big government kinda guy, "conservative" in that he's anti-abortion, but who voted consistently to RAISE the national minimum wage and who fought against cuts in the foodstamp program, among other things.
Godspeed Newt Gingrich.
Doesn't matter. Nobody cares.
Yea, I think this gets interesting when southern states vote, those likely to go to Newt.
Beginning to wonder where Mitt's strength is going to come from. Sure, he gets the Northeast states including Massachusetts and surrounding, but I don't see him doing that great anywhere else. Oh, and he'll get Idaho and Utah because Mormons HAVE to vote for their Bishop.
I think Santorum will have trouble winning any where if he becomes the perceived leader and is subjected to the onslaught of negative ads from Paul and Romney, not to mention the attacks from the media and pundits, including fox news.
I believe that Newt is in a better position to withstand this kind of campaign than the others, not that he will be able to survive it from the Republican side but I believe he could survive it from the democrats. I believe without Newt we are probably lost.
Ron Paul knows he will not be the nominee. He says he wants to get his message in front of the convention. Then why spend his and the PAC money attacking anyone? Much less a candidate that is not in the lead? Note that he has NEVER attacked Romney. I think the’ve made a deal, in exchange for the attacks on Newt and whomever else may be the not Romney, I think Ron Raul has agreed to NOT run as a 3rd party candidate if Romney gets the nomination and also that Rand Paul would be Romney’s VEEP. This would make sense in the traditional method of VEEP selection as Rand Paul is from Kentucky, far enough South and is perceived to have Conservative and Tea Party support. Rand has also shown that he is un-principled enough by his personal attacks on Gingrich and his BIG LIE re: breaking news to get on Hannity’s radio show to read a derogatory letter he had written about Newt to an Iowa newspaper. Of course Romney may renege on the deal when it’s too late for Ron Paul to run as 3rd party candidate.
I see the solution in beating Romney and Paul so bad that neither one is viable. Of course if I were in Virginia I’d load up with clothes pins and GERM-X and vote, I’m really having great difficulty in typing this, mark paul on the ballot.
I do believe that Greta and Hannity have been fair and balanced. That’s about all we watch on fox anymore, she still tries but gets ticked and changes stations, I just spend more time lurking on FR.
GO NEWT GO!!!!
“far far away and take pelosi and the couch with you”
I agree about Greta. She has an authenticity about her that most other TV hosts are missing. I can watch her. She’s a great interviewer.
I don’t think that Rand Paul has been in politics longer enough to seriously considered for anyone’e VP pick. Three years ago he was a practicing medical doctor. His foreign policy views, which he is very vague about, are in reality almost identical to the old man. He’s on the campaign trail with the old man and has consistently trashed Gingrich on talk shows, hardly ever mentioning Romney.
The “bottom line” is I believe she has great personal integrity and is honest. Those are two profoundly important qualities often discovered to be lacking in political analysts.
I didn’t say it would really make sense if romney picked rand, I said the geographic and conservative balance would appear to be there. I haven’t really seen much in this election that has made sense. I do believe it feasible that ron paul and romney have a deal, ialso believe that romney is un-principled enough to have made the deal and also to renege on the deal.
Get to Kobol, Jack
And don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more
Get to Kobol, Jack
And don't you come back no more.
Didja know Glen Larson, who created BG, was mormon? Lots of LDS sources in the creation of that show ;^)
I was glad to see Santorum win last night though. Romney always comes across as so frantic. Its mind boggling that he is such a successful business man.
IMO, the reason voting turn out is down is because the MSM keeps telling people that Mitt is the inevitable nominee. Now that that has been proved to be a frickin’ lie, maybe voter turn out will get better. After all, why go to the polls if you think you know who is going to win, so goes the thinking of many people, a trait the MSM uses in elections frequently when they make early forecasts of winners.