Skip to comments.All eyes on Ohio where Santorum leads (Romney flop in progress; Drudge-Rhoades, GOP-e saddened)
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%.
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Old Karl "Turd Blossem" Rove can pound sand. I will never vote for Romney.
The ads you describe sound like Willard's handiwork.
I’m pretty much in agreement there. Newt can’t even seem to compete in most states though, so I’m actually wondering why he’s refusing to face reality. Claiming the winning of your own state is a game changer, seems very desperate to me.
Granted, Santorum isn’t exactly burning up the primary circuit either, but he has surprised me.
I was thinking Willard or possibly even a SEIU effort here in California.
So I guess the urban areas trend to the more liberal candidate even within the more conservative party.
I guess the country was doomed when the city life became the dominant way of life.
I was hoping Newt had a chance to pick off Tennessee and Oklahoma. To just win Georgia on Super Tuesday is bad news all around.
on Fox earlier - before the polls had closed, Ed Rollins was proclaiming that Romney would win Ohio and that it would be all over.... that the others could just go home.... he made it seem like Gingrich gets GA and Romney gets the rest..... looks like these know it all pundits are wrong again!
Think Rick wins by a hair.
The urban counties that are still reporting are not blow outs for Romney like they would be for a Dem in the general. Only 1% of blacks voted in the Republican primary.
Please don’t tell me Mittens was also seen in Bruno Maglis and holding a paint ball rifle or an actual shotgun.
He won one of ten states. It was his home state. Ouch.
Sorry if you’re a Newt supporter. I’m only trying to address reality, not rub it in.
I’m not convinced there’s a real consensus to take Mitt down. We herald the dedication to the fight, and practically dismiss completely what the ramifications for a Romney nomination are.
Newt seems to have captured the essential dynamics of a Pat Buchanan campaign for the presidency.
Now don’t give up Newt. Romney is counting on you...
Pauline Kael is that you. Come out of the bubble a little.
There is some thruth to what you say.
In an urban environment, people are automatically more dependent on government.
Police & fire protection
Haha, no, but, he looked danged ridiculous in his designer blue jeans. Yep, just one of the regular folks like the rest of us - who own 5 houses and God only knows how many expensive cars. I don’t begrudge his wealth, but, for him to don blue jeans and criss cross Ohio, was just plain stupid looking to me. He looked so ill at ease in them.
In my Precinct Santorum won over Gingrich by less than five votes.
Ssntorum in Black Handm rust belt, union Steubenville and Mittens at the home of the Y bridge
I was afraid of that - its close enough for a good vote manufacturing operation to swing it Willards way.
Looks like Rove-Romney are finding the needed votes just in time for the 11pm news.
I just took a look too, and six thousand votes separate. Only one county seems to be out.
Did you happen to notice the Perry/Huntsman votes. There were about 11,000 of them, and you can’t help but think these folks wouldn’t have backed Romney.
What a bunch of absolute fools. To make a point, they may have tossed this to Romney. Well, the point confirms what I was thinking about Perry/Huntsman voters...
We have our share of fools on this board, too. I've been trying to make this point all week - we need to go for the strongest non-Mitt candidate in each state regardless of whether its Newt or Rick.
I hear ya.
It seems like folks go all-in for their candidates. You know what, if Newt had taken more states than Santorum tonight, I was ready to toss in the towel. I just don’t see that much here.
I am hoping that cooler heads will prevail in a couple of days, but I doubt they will. It will be quadruple down time on Santorum. Get ready for an avalanche.
True. There's an urban rural divide. Worse the liberals and rinos flee the urban areas to suburban areas and then proceed to screw them up. In Ohio, those counties adjacent to urban ones become more liberal.
Perhaps Spengler was right.