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Voters Back Away From Santorum In Ohio
TRIB Live News ^ | Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | Salena Zito,

Posted on 03/06/2012 1:59:32 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP

In the days leading to Super Tuesday contests, Rick Santorum stepped away from social issues and bombastic speeches while barnstorming Ohio to recast himself as the underdog whose blue-collar roots would stay true to American values.

Yet the former senator from Pennsylvania lost ground, slipping to a near dead heat with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Ohio, the key state among 10 in which voters will cast ballots today, pollsters said.

"I thought his message has become so unclear on who he is or what he stands for that I am losing confidence on his ability to win the election in November," Dana Kasel, 43, of Perrysburg, Ohio, a Czechoslovakia native who became a U.S. citizen, said of Santorum. "It was his talk about how his grandfather realized the American dream that attracted me."

In a weekend poll of 753 likely GOP primary voters, Romney pulled ahead of Santorum, 34 percent to 31 percent -- a 10-point shift in one week, said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. The survey's 3.6-percentage-point margin of error "makes the Ohio race too close to call, but Romney is the one with the wind at his back," Brown said. (Snip)

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


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To: Antoninus

That was a cheap shot.


51 posted on 03/06/2012 2:37:17 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Clearly you are supporting Newt by attacking Santorum.

I won't get drawn into a fan club for any politician. I will 'stupidly' vote in a way that maximizes the chances that we'll get rid of both Romney and then Obama.

52 posted on 03/06/2012 2:37:26 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Yaelle
Stick around after tonight, you might be surprised to find Newt close to the front. And remember, this forum sure ain't exactly “Free Santorum” either.
53 posted on 03/06/2012 2:37:45 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: onyx

Holy crap. FR has lost it. You guys really believe Gingrich can beat Romney, with all evidence to the contrary, and now all the OH FReepers are out there voting newt, who has zero chance, and pushing Romney to the top.

If I were voting today, and Gingrich was closer to Romney in my state polls, I’d think it wise and sane to vote for newt. You all are on romney’s side.


54 posted on 03/06/2012 2:38:23 PM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: Yaelle

“If he does, your vote helped him.”

No, it’s those that found Santorum to be lacking. Romney spammed us big time, but the Romney criticism of Santorum was devastating. And it was simply Santorum not so clearly stating his own case, or lack thereof.

I suspect that Santorum is a politician because he’d be a lousy lawyer.

BTW, my mind was made up a long time ago that Gingrich was the best choice available.


55 posted on 03/06/2012 2:38:38 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

That’s what happens when you try to tailor your message for the audience. He needs to keep making the point that economic and social conservatism are inseparable.


56 posted on 03/06/2012 2:39:00 PM PST by Daveinyork
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To: simplesimon

Good on you!

God bless you and all of Newt Gingrich’s steadfast supporters.

We need him for our Commander in Chief.

His remarks to AIPAC this morning were straight from his heart without notes. I’m certain Prime Minister Netanyahu would vote for Newtif he could.

The world is too dangerous to put anyone else in the seat of US power.


57 posted on 03/06/2012 2:39:10 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: onyx

Did you hear what Bar said about the primary? What a hypocrite! Her candidate has run the dirtiest campaign I’ve ever seen!


58 posted on 03/06/2012 2:39:15 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: onyx

I would have voted for Newt as well. No games for me.


59 posted on 03/06/2012 2:39:49 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Typelouder

Wonderful!

God bless you and your eldest!


60 posted on 03/06/2012 2:41:20 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: trappedincanuckistan

In OH Santorum was slated to win and it was a crucial state for Romney to lose. You all are crazy to vote or support newt in oh. You have HURT the cause,

Who cares about who you like at this poin! Vote the non Romney leader. The experts are especially wTching OH. FR has f’ed us in this fight. The RINO talking heads win if mitt wins oh. Sorry you don’t seem to share my goals.


61 posted on 03/06/2012 2:41:28 PM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: trisham

A very cheap shot.


62 posted on 03/06/2012 2:43:19 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: onyx

63 posted on 03/06/2012 2:43:26 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: onyx

I’m now on the Rush twitter and there is like 80 tweets per second!!!


64 posted on 03/06/2012 2:43:42 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: onyx

I eat cheap shots for lunch! LOL!


65 posted on 03/06/2012 2:45:23 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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" I want to say to the elite of this country—the elite news media, the liberal academic elite, the liberal political elite:

I accuse you in Littleton and I accuse you in Kosovo of being afraid to talk about the mess you have made, and being afraid to take responsibility for things you have done, and instead foisting upon the rest of us pathetic banalities because you don't have the courage to look at the world you have created. "

~Newt Gingrich


66 posted on 03/06/2012 2:47:14 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Yaelle
Dearest you, Yaelle,

Do you not realize that Santorum is not eleigle for several of the districts, including Dayton and Columbus? He didn't sign-up for those districts and there's more than I named.

Newt Gingrich is eligible for delegates in ALL Ohio districts!

Newt has ccampaigned in Ohio and has spent more money there than his rivals. What's with this two man race stuff?

The media has made it that way!

Yes, Newt is campaigning in other states right now, but he's sure entitled to try for as many votes as he can get!!!!

67 posted on 03/06/2012 2:48:45 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: NoGrayZone

68 posted on 03/06/2012 2:49:11 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Yaelle

Those remarks are offensive.


69 posted on 03/06/2012 2:49:45 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Yaelle

Oh I share your goals. I just don’t agree on how to achieve them. Your candidate has been slipping for weeks, and you have nobody to blame but yourself. Rick was never going to win Ohio. Wake up. He isn’t even on the ballot places in Ohio, and doesn’t even have a full slate of delegates.


70 posted on 03/06/2012 2:49:54 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Exactly right! Vote what’s in your heart. The reason we are not solidly defeating Romney right now is because Newt supporters went wobbly and jumped on the Santorum train to nowhere.

My family just got back from voting for Newt here in Tennessee. Took the inlaws with us for 6 votes.

It was an honor and a priviledge to vote for Newt Gingrich.


71 posted on 03/06/2012 2:52:06 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: skeeter
". . . but the capacity of some to delude themselves about who they see as a political opponent is seemingly bottomless."

I'm glad you're looking in the mirror and seeing the cause of your infatuation. Santorium has a voting record that varies very little from Barry and Romney has RomneyCare. Newt, on the other hand, has a balanced budgets, the first Republican majority in forty years, as well as a long, long, record of voting on the Conservative side of issues.

I realize you and others will dream on, though, it's how we got the piece of dung we now have as President in the first place. People "felt" good about someone rather than looking at their record.

72 posted on 03/06/2012 2:52:38 PM PST by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Yes, I heard! I’m so sick of the Bush’s I could scream. They are so out of touch.....! They’re old, God bless them, but RLY.

Romney is the worst.

He’s ruined this entire primary for all of the candidates with his lowlife dirty politics.


73 posted on 03/06/2012 2:52:43 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: conservativejoy

Nice!


74 posted on 03/06/2012 2:53:02 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: conservativejoy

WOO HOO! GO NEWT!


75 posted on 03/06/2012 2:55:17 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: NoGrayZone

LOL. Well, Rush let Gingrich down in Florida. I have quit listening to him for the better part. I’m all for him against the cowardly sponsors of course.


76 posted on 03/06/2012 2:56:13 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: Yaelle

77 posted on 03/06/2012 2:56:13 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: onyx

Sorry onyx I have to leave this thread I’m so mad. We’ve been warning Santorum supporters for weeks he wasn’t viable. He flops. They call us names. Pathetic!


78 posted on 03/06/2012 2:56:15 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Even with the entire media world shilling for Romney, and all three of the other candidates attacking Santorum, Newt still doesn’t have a chance.

He’s just handing it to Romney, if Santorum doesn’t make it.


79 posted on 03/06/2012 2:56:43 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

LOL.. Good!
Never knew you were a Romney supporter......ROTFL.


80 posted on 03/06/2012 2:57:28 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: conservativejoy

Wonderful! I’m so happy to hear that!


81 posted on 03/06/2012 2:58:50 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: skeeter

Psycho-Freep is a Santorum basher and is preparing to habit one of Gingrich’s permanent moon-based colonies within eight years and plans on $2.50 rocket fuel to get him there. If we get Romney, it’s because of Gingrich. Romney for sure knows this and I suspect as does Gingrich but not his followers.


82 posted on 03/06/2012 2:59:02 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
Stay where your true friends are! Help us have some fun with the Santorum crowd, try to win some of them back!

Keep it nice and civil, and especially classy.......Just like our NEWT!

83 posted on 03/06/2012 2:59:35 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: conservativejoy
It was an honor and a priviledge to vote for Newt Gingrich.

Well said!!

84 posted on 03/06/2012 3:00:23 PM PST by al44
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Go in peace. Not worth getting mad over or getting mad about.

We’re not democrats, so we each only have one vote.

I get to vote for Newt next Tuesday!


85 posted on 03/06/2012 3:01:33 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: onyx

At least 5 in my family voted today for Newt.

GO NEWT!


86 posted on 03/06/2012 3:01:48 PM PST by bonfire
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To: Steelfish; PSYCHO-FREEP

Steelfish talks about PSYCHO-FREEP without pinging him.

That’s called rude and cowardly.

Steelfish lies about Newt Gingrich.

Call that whatever you wish.


87 posted on 03/06/2012 3:04:29 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: onyx
LOL! That's right, I have secret pictures of Romney in my closet, which I take out every night to worship. And the whole world is falling for my evil plot to get him elected, by voting for Newt Gingrich.........

AAH HAAAaaaa..........

88 posted on 03/06/2012 3:05:15 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: conservativejoy

Thank you, FRiend.


89 posted on 03/06/2012 3:05:30 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: bonfire

Hiya bonfire!

God bless you and your family!!!

GO NEWT!!!!!!


90 posted on 03/06/2012 3:05:45 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: madprof98

Just keep prepping. Even though we may lose the top spot, we may still win Congress, essentially make El Stupido a lame duck for 4 years.


91 posted on 03/06/2012 3:06:09 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

It’s all right. Hang in there, FRiend.


92 posted on 03/06/2012 3:07:17 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Steelfish

93 posted on 03/06/2012 3:07:55 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Steelfish

Oh, for Pete’s sake.


94 posted on 03/06/2012 3:08:47 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
GO Ohio
FOR NEWT!


The Place for Conservatives
WooHoo!!



95 posted on 03/06/2012 3:09:06 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: onyx

It’s Psycho-Freep’s thread: he gets it automatically. No rudeness there. He did send me a dead-man walking pic of a lunar Gingrich.


96 posted on 03/06/2012 3:11:17 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“try to win some of them back!”

I would try to do that, but they’ve been warned for weeks.

Rick’s support was an ABR bubble that built up after Florida. Rick won some non binding caucuses that appeared to give him momentum. He started saying dumb things and backtracking. He completely blew the Michigan debate. He continued saying dumb things. He blew a 9 point lead in Michigan, and couldn’t pull it out even with liberal Democrat support! He’s been bleeding support ever since. He had a big lead in Ohio, and now it appears Romney will win that! He doesn’t even have delegates in place where he is winning votes! This is a debacle that could have been prevented. Then they have the nerve to call names, and blame it on Newt and his supporters? Cmon!


97 posted on 03/06/2012 3:12:52 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: onyx

98 posted on 03/06/2012 3:12:54 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Newt got our votes here in Ohio!!


99 posted on 03/06/2012 3:13:02 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Take Heart! All will be well, but I understand your frustration. Here’s hoping tomorrow we’ll be “Cheerful”!


100 posted on 03/06/2012 3:14:23 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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