Skip to comments.Santorum Wins Tennessee (FOX News projection)
Posted on 03/06/2012 5:41:43 PM PST by Lazlo in PA
Santorum wins TN.
Oklahoma and Tennessee
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Good. If he wins Ohio Romney can be derailed.
Santorum?? Polls closed on 46 minutes ago.
Face it. Both Romney and Santorum will get creamed by Obama. Gingrich and Paul are the only ones with ideas to counter Obama. Yet we get will get stuck with Obamacare Romney and BigLabor Santorum.
We continue our fast train to radial Marxism and no freedom with Barry X.
Great I’m for Newt but as long as Romney loses I’m a happy camper..
It’s all about Ohio.
Oh, I hope so. Sometimes their projections turn out wrong, but it looks like he has a good lead as of now. Go Rick!
If he wins OH Romney can be stopped. Matt Drudge will be so disappointed.
Great double for Santorum. Hope he wins OH and make it yet another trifecta.
Despite winning GA, a third-comeback for Gingrich is highly unlikely. You cannot have a southern strategy by just winning your home state. Gingrich divided the conservative vote and helped Romney win a squeaker in what was a do-or-die state for him, and may have cost Santorum (who won IA and the trifecta and now has won OK and TN) a narrow loss in OH.
In short, Gingrich has been a major spoiler enabling Romney to capture the nomination. Gingrich is a good man, he needs to bow out in dignity and do so immediately. This is the reality that many dont want to or refuse to face.
The split vote could cost him unfortunately.
Santorum appears on the primary ballot, but he does not have any delegates in Tennessee. He can win the popular vote, but he has no delegates.
i had a dream that that Newt was prez and Rick was vp. and then I woke up.
What would we do without the 'glass is half full' types like you?
Now - Stop the media from picking our candidate to stop Obama.
Because the media doesn't want us to stop Obama.
Any southern strategy went out the winder with Romney’s Florida win.
I'm starting to wonder what his goals are in this thing. The dream of political power becomes everything at some point, very hard to let go.
I think any of our candidates could beat Obama. People may be too “skeert” to walk around an speak out against Obama, but they will go to the polls to rid themselves of the scourge of Obama.
Obama may have lied his way in, but it is going to be much harder to lie his way to a second term.
The only persons who’d get creamed by Obama are Romney and Gingrich. Gingrich trails Obama by 15 points whereas Santorum is behind by just two points in USA-Gallup.
Gingrich bemoans negative ads, calls Romney’s ads lies, and yet becomes the spoiler by dividing the conservative vote and handing Romney two major and decisive wins in MI and possibly in OK. Gingrich’s negatives are sky-high and is running third or dead last in the other contests.
East of Crossville yes at 8:00pm EST. West of Crossville still open I think till 8:00 PM CST. I live north of Knoxville. The only yard signs I've seen were for Santorum and just a couple for Paul. Glad to see Gov Haslam's political machine didn't influence this one. Haslam endorsed Romney.
“Permanent moon-based colonies within eight years” and pie-in-the-sky $2.50 gas/gallon regardless of world energy markets is neither a credible nor a winning formula. Santorum connects with the rust-belt states and can haul in the critical Reagan Democrats.
Napoleanic complex- illusions of grandeur.
I just now saw that he and Mittens are TIED in Ohio. They’ll have to do some fast cheating of vote counting to make sure MR wins that state, right? Would LOVE to see Santorum defeat him there.
Florida is different than the rest of the South. We have a ton of Northeast transplants, and many members of the Free Shit Army.
Hope it holds.
I disagree. Both Gingrich and Santorum have been trying to keep a moderate from getting the nomination, thwarting him and tying him up where possible.
It is Paul who has been the spoiler.
Working Women. This is a key demographic that Romney leads Santorum followed by a deficit of 11 points, and Gingrich is well way behind by 31 points and is one major reason why Gingrich can neither win the nomination nor the presidency.
Gingrich was the big spoiler in MI where Santorum lost by just three points. Besides the notion of “permanent moon-based colonies” and pie-in-the-sky $2.50 gas/gallon regardless of world energy markets or geopolitical conditions is simply risible and won’t play well with voters. Note, that Gingrich couldn’t even get the 50% threshold in home-state GA.
If Santorum loses OH, we can attribute this to a divided conservative vote. The big city areas in OH have not yet been counted. Karl Rove thinks that when these county results come in, Romney will have won OH. He (unfortunately) may just be right.
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Working women 13 9 44 33 21
All others 14 10 36 39 79
“Santorum appears on the primary ballot, but he does not have any delegates in Tennessee. He can win the popular vote, but he has no delegates.”
OK. Tell me more. How are delegates selected in TN? Do you know who does have delegates in TN? Surely TN’s delegates will go to Tampa commited to vote for SOMEBODY on at least the first ballot? Who will they vote for? Noene of them will vote for Santorum on the first ballot even though a majority of TN voters expressed preference for Santorum?
Newt wins GA... and??
Does he even make a close 2nd in any state??
Santorum should offer Newt Secretary of State
He did step aside in Michigan, but Santorum couldn't close the deal. Unfortunately, Mitt's money and the combined MSM and conservative media is too much for either of these guys to get around. It stinks to high heaven, but after Florida and then Michigan, Romney wins by overwhelming force.
Sounds like the fix is definitely in, doesn’t it?
That makes no difference, it would only mean something if there was a floor fight and that is not going to happen.
Romney won’t. Romney is a liberal.
He’ll probably spend time in every speech talking about good a guy Barack Obama is.
You are so correct. Romney needs to thank Gingrich more than anyone or anything else if he clinches the nomination. He could have been finished off in MI but Gingrich pulled a paltry 7% in MI and tipped this over to Romney. Unfortunately, the same may occur in OH where Gingrich is pulling a small 15% in a close race that is currently with a 3 point-4 point spread.
Gingrich is guided by sheer Napoleonic oversize ego and isn’t willing to see the writing on the wall. He loses the female vote by a humongous margin and trails working women by 31 points against Romney.
“It is Paul who has been the spoiler.”
Most definitely - and he’s doing it on purpose, both for his own amusement AND to help his good friend Mittens which shows what a hypocrite he is. It’s all a game to him - he’s having laughs at our country’s expense.
And he has no shame about that OR the brainwashed, nasty fanatics who hang on “Dr. Paul’s” every word.
If newts expected win in GA is breaking news...then this should be as well.
Romney ain't gonna clinch anything. I predict the party will realize they are backing a dud and quietly withdraw their support.
Question is, will they back one of the other two or try to shove Jeb at us?
No worries. Newt is smart and great in strategy. You’ll see that he planned all of this, and before you know it he has his third surge and capture the nomination.
Rick Santorum, the leader in most recent Tennessee polls, has no delegate candidates on the ballot. Assuming he wins delegates in the voting, however, the state party will appoint delegates to represent him after consulting with the campaign and gaining Santorum’s approval of the delegates.
What an exciting evening!
” Gingrich is a good man, he needs to bow out in dignity and do so immediately. This is the reality that many dont want to or refuse to face.”
“Santorum should offer Newt Secretary of State”
or Secretary of Education.
Just because he was an early proponent of federalizing schools is a good reason NOT to give him that department which should be abolished.