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All eyes on Ohio where Santorum leads (Romney flop in progress; Drudge-Rhoades, GOP-e saddened)
TV NZ ^ | 3/6/12 | Reuters

Posted on 03/06/2012 6:32:07 PM PST by jimbo123

Rick Santorum is just ahead of Mitt Romney in the Ohio Republican presidential primary with 25% of the vote counted.

All eyes were on Ohio, a traditional bellwether state that could play an important role in deciding the Republican nominee to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama on November 6.

Santorum is leading Romney at 39% to 36%.

(Excerpt) Read more at tvnz.co.nz ...


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This will get good after Romney loses Ohio.
1 posted on 03/06/2012 6:32:13 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Amazing race. Wide open.

I like Rick..I just think he can put off some (like me..and I’m in Pa...because he can be come off too zealous) Yes, I’m a Newt supporter..but congratulations to Rick if he wins Ohio. That is huge.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 6:35:41 PM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: jimbo123

Considering his huge budget, Romney is really a poorly performing candidate.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 6:35:44 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: All

4 posted on 03/06/2012 6:36:13 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Rick nor Mitt can beat Obama.

This is a VERY sad night fro America.

Rick copies Newt and is very boring.

Romney is a fraud.

What a hell of a mess.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 6:36:34 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: jimbo123

Rick nor Mitt can beat Obama.

This is a VERY sad night for America.

Rick copies Newt and is very boring.

Romney is a fraud.

What a hell of a mess.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 6:36:50 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: jimbo123

David Frum is also greatly saddened.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 6:37:10 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: jimbo123

However, Karl Rove, abt 15 min ago, stated that the large urban counties which favor Romney, have barely reported, only absentees so far.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 6:37:39 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Christie at the beach

Sorry for the double-one had a typo.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 6:38:15 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

“Rick nor Mitt can beat Obama.

This is a VERY sad night fro America.

Rick copies Newt and is very boring.

Romney is a fraud.

What a hell of a mess.”

100% dittos.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 6:38:15 PM PST by Pravious
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To: Pravious

Newt is the guy who can defeat Obama. Keeping my fingers crossed that he can, somehow, get back in it.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 6:39:36 PM PST by Signalman
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To: SueRae

I hope Rick pulls off the win too. Romney must be defeated, but unfortunately Santorum is a boring speaker. Newt is the superior communicator and has real leadership experience, but good on Rick if he beats Mittens.


12 posted on 03/06/2012 6:39:50 PM PST by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: jimbo123

I just do not understand where all these Romney voters are coming from. It’s so damned odd.


13 posted on 03/06/2012 6:40:53 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: jimbo123

This is great news for the Conservative movement! The dems will spin it as a floundering repub party- it is the sign that the Tea Party movement (average Joe) is not buying into the gop machine anymore.

They have to listen to us, or put their whigs on and go to their last ball.

We’ll be healthier coming out the other side of this election, come Hell or high water.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 6:41:54 PM PST by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: Christie at the beach
You expected Gingrich to win in Ohio?

No?

Then why are you sad?

15 posted on 03/06/2012 6:42:00 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Signalman

Unfortunately he can’t even beat Santorum and Mittster in places like OK and TN.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 6:42:00 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Signalman

17 posted on 03/06/2012 6:42:06 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: ReneeLynn

There’s a lot of misinformed voters. They take Willard’s lies at face value.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 6:43:28 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: One Name
We’ll be healthier coming out the other side of this election, come Hell or high water.

Amen, brother.
19 posted on 03/06/2012 6:43:40 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Congrats to Santorum and Newt. Romulus is about to hit a serious roadblock. Can U Hear us NOW, ROVE!


20 posted on 03/06/2012 6:43:50 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Pravious; Christie at the beach
What a hell of a mess.

But where to move?

21 posted on 03/06/2012 6:44:55 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
There’s a lot of misinformed voters.

There are a lot of misinformed Republicans who believe the Party line.

22 posted on 03/06/2012 6:49:18 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: jimbo123

Darn it. You can’t even buy a decent election anymore. /s

Adios Mitt.

It may not be too late to move to Europe where they may appreciate I guy like you in politics.


23 posted on 03/06/2012 6:50:11 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: Christie at the beach

But on the positive side, a Santorum win (even though he is no different than Romney) throws a major wrench into the media narrative. It is the media narrative that is winning the nomination, not the actual candidates. The key, therefore, is to beat the media narrative.

With Romney out of the way and no longer seen as “inevitable,” we can finally focus on Newt vs Santorum and destroy Santorum’s conservative myth.

A Santorum or a Romney victory in this nomination is a defeat for the country. Both candidates ridicule “Libertarianism”, which is actually their way of ridiculing small-government conservatism. Romney is a simple opportonunist with no core beliefs. Santorum is confused on his core beliefs, and seems to think it is the government’s role to benefit the Family or the “community” over the rights of the individual. He also had no problem smiling and clapping on stage with Specter as he was running for President on a platform that is the exact opposite of everything Santorum supposedly stands for. Santorum ain’t no leader, and I have never seen any big campaign being launched by him for any topic of importance. Not even on abortion.

Santorum has to go. Romney has to go. Only Newt must prevail, or the country is literally lost, and the Tea Party movement that inspired new interest in serious tax and governmental reform will be dead and buried, and in its place we’ll be debating gay marriage as the major issue of the day.


24 posted on 03/06/2012 6:51:06 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: DoughtyOne

I watched an interview on our local tv news station last night with Romeny in Zanesville, OH. He looked danged stupid in his blue jeans. We all know he’s a suit and tie kind of guy. He isn’t one of us, and Ohioans know it.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 6:52:58 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: jimbo123

It’s still pretty close. I think Newt made a serious mistake attacking Santorum in Ohio. He’d be better off if Romney loses. And it’s still pretty close.

As I noted on another thread, earlier when Romney was ahead, Drudge had a big headline at the top saying that Romney was winning Ohio.

Now that Rick is ahead, the headline says:

OHIO SHOWDOWN:
SANTORUM 38.8%
ROMNEY 35.8%

You can bet it wouldn’t say that if Romney was still ahead. I’m very disappointed in Drudge.


26 posted on 03/06/2012 6:53:12 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jimbo123

Wait until the big counties start reporting to see how it will go.


27 posted on 03/06/2012 6:53:43 PM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: Signalman
"However, Karl Rove, abt 15 min ago, stated that the large urban counties which favor Romney, have barely reported, only absentees so far."

Waiting to see how many they need to come up with to win.

28 posted on 03/06/2012 6:54:15 PM PST by Spunky
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To: ReneeLynn

“I just do not understand where all these Romney voters are coming from. It’s so damned odd.”

It’s the fembots.


29 posted on 03/06/2012 6:54:15 PM PST by ngat
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To: jimbo123

So Newt isn’t throwing Ohio to Mittens?? Great!!


30 posted on 03/06/2012 6:55:21 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Apollo5600
(even though he is no different than Romney)

Peddle that crap elsewhere. Santorum has a 82% ACU rating. Newt has a 86% ACU rating.

Romney doesn't have one, but if he did he'd be somewhere in the Olympia Snowe range.

Plug Newt all you want. I like him too. But don't lie.

31 posted on 03/06/2012 6:55:43 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Christie at the beach
Rick copies Newt and is very boring.

How is Rick copying Newt? Rick is actually winning states and seriously contesting the Romney inevitability. Newt on the other hand has SC and his home state under his belt. Not much of a copying job, thankfully. As for boring, did you see Newts speech tonight? ZZZZZZZZZ. The only thing alive on that stage was Calistas jacket color.

32 posted on 03/06/2012 6:55:43 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: jimbo123

I’m for Newt but I so want to see Rick kick Romney’s butt in Ohio. Sweet!


33 posted on 03/06/2012 6:56:24 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: Signalman

“However, Karl Rove, abt 15 min ago, stated that the large urban counties which favor Romney, have barely reported, only absentees so far.”

Is that really true? Where I come from, the urban areas report results first, he the outlying areas trickle in later.


34 posted on 03/06/2012 6:57:08 PM PST by ngat
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To: unixfox

“But where to move?”


Japan! A political party over there has embraced Cain’s 999 plan, though they are doing 10 10 10 instead. They also might still be somewhat manly over there, and the ladies are great! Once we convert them to Christianity and full-conservatism, they’ll be a great country!


35 posted on 03/06/2012 6:57:34 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Signalman

Several areas around Cleveland are very good at holding back results to see how many are needed to ensure a satisfactory outcome.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 6:58:29 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Spunky

Yep, they always wait to see how much they need to cheat by


37 posted on 03/06/2012 6:59:22 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Apollo5600

“Only Newt must prevail, or the country is literally lost, and the Tea Party movement that inspired new interest in serious tax and governmental reform will be dead and buried, and in its place we’ll be debating gay marriage as the major issue of the day.”

Yep sure You Betcha.

Face-palm....


38 posted on 03/06/2012 7:00:36 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Apollo5600

Once they outlaw kiddie porn posession and U-15 mags, then I might agree.


39 posted on 03/06/2012 7:00:53 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Agree!

And I thought Rick gave a wonderful!!!! speech with some humor and passsion and great word pictures@

Loved seeing the whole family....mother, inlaws, sisters, brothers, etc.

40 posted on 03/06/2012 7:01:13 PM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: Apollo5600

I agree with everything you say, but I have to give Santorum major snaps for how well he’s doing. This guy has the absolute best timing I’ve ever seen! Here he is, on a downward trajectory, yet Super Tuesday happens at wxactly the right time for him. Congratulations to Rick and his supporters on Free Republic.


41 posted on 03/06/2012 7:01:28 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Christie at the beach
Rick copies Newt and is very boring.

I noticed this too. During one of the debates whenever Gingrich was answering a question, both Santorum and Romney had that "I sure wish I'd said that" look on their faces.

42 posted on 03/06/2012 7:01:34 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: ngat

Looking at the SOS site, it’s true. Very low returns from the three biggies.


43 posted on 03/06/2012 7:01:41 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Catsrus

Yes, I caught a glimpse of him in that get-up too. He looked stiff as could be.

Decades ago, I realized that when I wore a suit, it made it very hard to do physical work. You don’t want to screw up your suits, so you don’t do some of the things you used to.

My take on it is that Romney hasn’t done much physical work in forty years. That’s not going to be conducive to him being seen as ‘one of the boys’ just because he goes casual.

Good call...


44 posted on 03/06/2012 7:03:03 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: jimbo123

I live in Ohio. I agonized over this all day, I finally went to vote. Was surprised that there were two different things, didn’t understand - but - I voted Newt for both of them. Another surprising thing is that Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman were still on the ballot in Ohio. If I had known this, I might have voted for Perry. But I guess it wouldn’t have made any difference.

When I arrived, I was automatically asked for my ID. WELL, yeah, of course, any normal person would have no problem with that. (Don’t forget this!!!)


45 posted on 03/06/2012 7:03:39 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: ReneeLynn

“I just do not understand where all these Romney voters are coming from. It’s so damned odd.”

This is what the whispering campaign was for, to pound it into people’s minds that only Romney can beat Obama, and that only Romney is electable. That’s been the drumbeat. And Romney’s minions reinforced it with the ads. I heard it all day today on the radio, “I’m for Newt but I want to beat Obama, I’m for Santorum but I want to beat Obama.”

Fortunately, in conservativeland and perhaps in OH, the people are paying no attention. They’re clinging to their conservatism. They’re choosing Taft over Dewey, Goldwater over Rockefeller, Reagan over Ford, etc.


46 posted on 03/06/2012 7:04:48 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: Cicero
I’m very disappointed in Drudge.

Drudge has been a douchebag since around 1999 - which was about the year I quit visiting his site.

47 posted on 03/06/2012 7:05:33 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: jimbo123

“...but Santorum’s lead is actually a mandate for Romney!”

Quick, is that something that would likely be said by Olberman or Rove?


48 posted on 03/06/2012 7:06:29 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: ngat

I’ve got Romney up 30K after factoring in the 3 big counties. Santorum needs to make up that in the rural counties.


49 posted on 03/06/2012 7:06:29 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Cicero

We’re three months from our primary in California, and someone has been dumping a lot of anti-Santorum spots on local television.

He has someone scared to death.

One problem I have with the spots, they don’t make it crystal clear who is running them. They place this long credit on the screen that it’s difficult to read before it goes off.


50 posted on 03/06/2012 7:06:37 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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