Skip to comments.Voters Back Away From Santorum In Ohio
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)
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That was a cheap shot.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Did you hear what Bar said about the primary? What a hypocrite! Her candidate has run the dirtiest campaign I’ve ever seen!
I would have voted for Newt as well. No games for me.
God bless you and your eldest!
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.
A very cheap shot.
I’m now on the Rush twitter and there is like 80 tweets per second!!!
I eat cheap shots for lunch! LOL!
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!!!!
Those remarks are offensive.
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.
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.
". . . 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.
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.
WOO HOO! GO NEWT!
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.
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!
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.
Never knew you were a Romney supporter......ROTFL.
Wonderful! I’m so happy to hear that!
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.
Keep it nice and civil, and especially classy.......Just like our NEWT!
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!
At least 5 in my family voted today for Newt.
Steelfish talks about PSYCHO-FREEP without pinging him.
That’s called rude and cowardly.
Steelfish lies about Newt Gingrich.
Call that whatever you wish.
Thank you, FRiend.
God bless you and your family!!!
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.
It’s all right. Hang in there, FRiend.
Oh, for Pete’s sake.
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.
“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!
Newt got our votes here in Ohio!!
Take Heart! All will be well, but I understand your frustration. Here’s hoping tomorrow we’ll be “Cheerful”!