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Rick Santorum predicts a 'surprise' on eve of primaries
Chicago Tribune ^ | 02/27/12 | Seema Mehta

Posted on 02/27/2012 6:31:51 PM PST by writer33

Reporting from Kalamazoo, Mich.— Rick Santorum sounded increasingly confident in his prospects in Tuesday's Michigan primary, telling hundreds here gathered on the eve of the contest that his hard work criss-crossing the state to greet voters was trumping rival Mitt Romney's financial edge.

"I think we're going to surprise a few people tomorrow night," he told supporters in the gymnasium of Heritage Christian Academy. "And the reason I believe we're going to surprise people is because we've been actually going out there and talking about a positive vision for our country, something that can make people get excited about the future."

Santorum is in a tight contest with Romney for Michigan's 30 delegates, and his supporters on the eve of the primary turned out in large numbers ot see the former Pennsylvania senator speak. Hundreds gathered in the gym, others were placed in a spare classroom where one of the candidate's daughters addressed them and many more were turned away at the door. Scores were walking away from the school when Santorum's car pulled up, and he stopped and greeted them and posed for pictures.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: santorum

1 posted on 02/27/2012 6:32:02 PM PST by writer33
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To: Clint N. Suhks; American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; Colonel_Flagg; cripplecreek; ...

For those interested.


2 posted on 02/27/2012 6:32:42 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33

Gonna say a hearty prayer tonight and another tomorrow before I walk down to vote and probably one more in the booth.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 6:36:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I already have. Prayers are welcome. Thanks for voting. If you’ve got any dead relatives, feel free to get them to the polls too. LOL!


4 posted on 02/27/2012 6:37:12 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33

My sister heard that Santorum’s campaign mgr or something like that said they’d won MI.

Internal polls?


5 posted on 02/27/2012 6:37:57 PM PST by Kenny
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To: writer33

B O’Reilly and Brit Hume were comparing notes tonight about how stupid Santorum obviously must be to be talking about social issues and conception and stuff when everyone knows the election is all about the economy. Of course they admire his principles blah blah blah, but they don’t get it.

Which tells me Santorum might just be on the right track here.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 6:39:04 PM PST by bigbob
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To: cripplecreek

Do us proud Michigan! I know you’ll be leading from the front, CC!!


7 posted on 02/27/2012 6:39:15 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Kenny
Internal polls?

Probably.

8 posted on 02/27/2012 6:44:15 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: cripplecreek

Be sure to vote early and often.

: ^ )


9 posted on 02/27/2012 6:48:01 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: writer33

BTW the santorum sponsored Tony Raines car has had a good clean race tonight and had the fastest lap just a minute ago. He hung in the back for most of the race but appears to be moving toward the front now. In 24th right now.


10 posted on 02/27/2012 6:49:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: writer33

I predict Santorum will clean Mittens clock in MI and AZ.

The GOP establishment is saddened, deeply saddened.

You know they can’t stand a conservative candidate. Heaven forbid he might actually win the nomination!


11 posted on 02/27/2012 6:50:41 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Heaven forbid he might actually win the nomination!

Well, thanks for voting Rick in Colorado, goldstategop. Didn't you used to live in California? Or am I confusing you with another FReeper?

12 posted on 02/27/2012 6:53:40 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: goldstategop

If Santorum wins Michigan, The First Words out of Toyko Rove’s mouth will be JEB BUSH.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 6:54:40 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: cripplecreek

Wow, the track is ON FIRE!


14 posted on 02/27/2012 6:56:48 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative

Montoya hit the jet dryer. That’s a new one.

Raines is in 3rd place under the red flag.


15 posted on 02/27/2012 7:01:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: writer33
Rick did it before, (in Iowa and three other states just criss crossing the heck out of it), arrayed against tons of RINO mega-cash over and above what he himself humbly has, so I don't see why not, i.e. some surprises, good surprises, for the Santorum Camp come late tomorrow night. But that is in a Higher Power's Hands at this point. Whatever happens in those two states, WE PRESS ONWARD. The best is yet to come.
16 posted on 02/27/2012 7:03:29 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Whatever happens in those two states, WE PRESS ONWARD. The best is yet to come.

Plenty of states coming up on Super Tuesday and beyond. Yes, sir. WE PRESS ONWARD.

No victory tomorrow will be so one-sided that someone will take all the delegates. Either way, it's a few delegates one way or the other. It keep the fundraising going.

17 posted on 02/27/2012 7:06:31 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: cripplecreek

lol, I just noticed that.....3rd place, red flag with 40 laps to go. Is the track okay?


18 posted on 02/27/2012 7:12:23 PM PST by Girlene
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To: writer33

Accepting democrat votes for Santorum in Michigan tomorrow!

GO Santorum!

NO ROMNEY!

NO WAY!


19 posted on 02/27/2012 7:14:25 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Girlene

This race may very well be over. That was a hot fire that even melted some of the metal on the dryer. It burned on the track for quite a while.

Now there’s rain in the area.


20 posted on 02/27/2012 7:17:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s quite a groove in the track. Will they call it?


21 posted on 02/27/2012 7:21:15 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Girlene

If they don’t call it, its going to be a while before they get back to racing. I’m guessing at least an hour.


22 posted on 02/27/2012 7:27:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: writer33

“Noting that his grandfather and father immigrated to the U.S....”

Uh-oh....that’s not going to sit well with the “birther” crowd.


23 posted on 02/27/2012 7:29:45 PM PST by jocon307
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To: writer33

New PPP polls out. All good for Rick


24 posted on 02/27/2012 7:32:32 PM PST by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: writer33
ACTS 5:39 ....

Can't oppose God and expect to win.... and now the Newt supports oppose it in their help and supporting Mitt Romney.

25 posted on 02/27/2012 7:37:05 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: writer33

It’s time for the Newt Gingrich supporters with their “ Anyone but Romney we will rally around rhetoric “ to either put up or shut up, or put actual actions behind their words.. other wise it’s all empty rhetoric...


26 posted on 02/27/2012 7:41:26 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: cripplecreek

At least.


27 posted on 02/27/2012 7:44:03 PM PST by Girlene
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To: parksstp
: ) Woo hoo!

PublicPolicyPolling ‏ @ppppolls Reply Retweet Favorite · Open

Our Monday only numbers of people who didn't already vote in Michigan: Santorum 41, Romney 31, Paul 16, Gingrich 9

13m PublicPolicyPolling ‏ @ppppolls Reply Retweet Favorite · Open

Our Monday only numbers in Michigan: Santorum 39, Romney 34, Paul 15, Gingrich 10

13m PublicPolicyPolling ‏ @ppppolls Reply Retweet Favorite · Open

Our combined 2 night tracking numbers in Michigan: Santorum 38, Romney 37, Paul 14, Gingrich 9


28 posted on 02/27/2012 7:44:12 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: writer33

“Scores were walking away from the school when Santorum’s car pulled up, and he stopped and greeted them and posed for pictures.”

Shows what a nice guy Rick Santorum is.


29 posted on 02/27/2012 7:50:09 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: bigbob

Sean smacked down Morris tonight, who dissed Santorum on his social issues again.

Santorum was pigeon holed by the press on the social issue stuff. All of the pundits who are waxing on about that are behind and ignorant. He’s moved on and so should they.

I broke my Faux fast and watched it tonight.

Mittens talked about how he was down by 15 and is recovered from a HUGE deficit and is now neck with Rick. Is this his explanation/prep for the upcoming epic fail tomorrow night?

Rick seemed really upbeat. Loved the ad about asking Dems to cross over and his response to Romney’s feigned offense.
Beautiful!


30 posted on 02/27/2012 7:50:18 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: cripplecreek

I swore I saw a depression in that track, but I’m not seeing one now. Asphalt looking okay now. Tide getting lots of PR. Crowd doing the wave. What a crazy race.


31 posted on 02/27/2012 7:50:18 PM PST by Girlene
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To: onyx

THANK YOU ONYXIE! MM


32 posted on 02/27/2012 7:53:00 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Girlene

Not many sports where you see this much age range. Some of these guys are 18 years old and some of them are in their 50s and everything in between.


33 posted on 02/27/2012 7:56:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: CainConservative

Going to be absolutely essential to get a high voter turnout tomorrow to counter the 3 to 1 absentees for Mittens...


34 posted on 02/27/2012 7:56:28 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: tennmountainman

According to RINO Romney fan Michael Medved, the party may have to draft a third candidate. Mittens is not exactly firing up the base!


35 posted on 02/27/2012 7:58:28 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Kenny

That is SUCH good news, Kenny. But I doubt the campaign would release such info, which could serve to depress vote from those who think they don’t need to bother voting if Santorum has already won.


36 posted on 02/27/2012 7:59:30 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: cripplecreek
Gonna say a hearty prayer tonight and another tomorrow before I walk down to vote and probably one more in the booth.


Heavenly Father,

We thank you for the privilege to vote. It seems we are in a battle of good and evil. We have a man who has worked his entire career fighting against the evils of abortion, gay marriage and other things that go against Your will. Give him the wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and discernment to stand against those who oppose Your will..

Lord, we humbly ask that you overwhelm Michigan with people voting for Rick. Let your people in Michigan rise up and bring their conservative family and friends to vote, so that the turn out for Rick is overwhelming. May even unbelievers see that Rick is a good man, a man of his word and a man who stands up for what is right and will fight for the little guy. We pray for a solid win for Rick in Michigan and favor for Ricks in Arizona.

Help Rick take time to spend with You, his shelter in this storm. You said the world would hate us because they hated You first, and we find that to be true. Give him Your words to speak against those who wish to harm him politically.

May we, your children, pray and fast, for the coming election. It seems so much is at stake, but we know You are in control. We also know the plans You have for us are plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future. Thank you for that promise.

In Your Sons’ Name we pray.

Amen

37 posted on 02/27/2012 8:04:22 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Linda Frances

“Democrats vote for Santorum, Paul; but Romney still wins Michigan”

- Detroit Free Press

You fools on this thread have lots of company on the left!


38 posted on 02/28/2012 7:39:11 PM PST by balls (0 lies like a Muslim (Google "taqiyya"))
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