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Santorum camp asking conservatives to pressure Gingrich to drop out
MSNBC ^ | March 6, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty

Posted on 03/06/2012 9:18:04 PM PST by LonelyCon

Rick Santorum's campaign is calling on conservatives to pressure Newt Gingrich to abandon his bid for the White House, a senior adviser told reporters tonight.

Senior campaign strategist John Brabender said the key for the campaign going forward will be creating an opportunity to challenge Mitt Romney one-on-one, though Brabender maintained the Santorum campaign would not directly call on Gingrich to drop out of the race.

"We're never going to call on anybody to get out, but what we are calling is on Tea Party supporters and conservatives is to rally behind the only candidate that has demonstrated over and over again that he's the one who can compete against Mitt Romney," Brabender said.

"The real key right now is, can we get an opportunity to get a one-on-one shot with Mitt Romney," he said.

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To: trisham

Sick of what? And allow Romney to go unchallenged all the way to the convention? Romney’s judges have been liberals, his record has been liberal to socialist, and he is a rotten liar. We need someone fearless to carry the fight against both Romney and Obama. Buck up. We all have a tough fight ahead.


201 posted on 03/07/2012 9:59:53 AM PST by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: alstewartfan

I support Newt.


202 posted on 03/07/2012 10:10:35 AM 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: LeopoldvonRanke; RIghtwardHo; txrangerette; Bobbisox; Gator113; trappedincanuckistan; mylife; ...

203 posted on 03/07/2012 10:13:58 AM 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: trisham

I assumed that, but he’s done. His numbers in most states have been awful. I’d say the same if Rick had Newt’s numbers now. I’d want him to leave and support Gingrich at this stage of the race. Cordially, Bob


204 posted on 03/07/2012 10:21:48 AM PST by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: onyx

I love Sarah, but she should have joined the race herself. She’d have creamed the competition. But now, all she got for Newt was LAST place in her home state. Bob


205 posted on 03/07/2012 10:23:45 AM PST by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: onyx; trisham; xzins; P-Marlowe; Jim Robinson
I think at this point that the only viable solution is for Sarah to get in and have the full backing of Newt and Santorum.
206 posted on 03/07/2012 10:28:55 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

“If you’re going to make derisive statements like that...”

Get used to them or ignore my posts.

I did not draw first blood and I did not set this table. Newt has been under attack by Saintorum and his followers for a good long time.

Your Saint isn’t beating Romney and even if he did, he damn sure couldn’t win against Obama.

I do not see Santorum as a conservative, I don’t like his politics, I see him as a two-faced buffoon and I will never support him.

I don’t want a preacher, I want a leader that will right this country, quickly and intelligently.... that person is certainly not Santorum.

GO NEWT GO......

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


207 posted on 03/07/2012 10:37:15 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

All the way to the convention. We would have a better chance at keeping Santorum AND Romney out of the White House.


208 posted on 03/07/2012 10:40:44 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

Seems to me in the Old Testament the problems came in when Israel chose not to let the LORD decide, which is probably why the LORD never wanted them to have a king and why He gave the priests the urim and thummin.

Sure, there are a lot of things that we’re supposed to use our intellect on; that’s why we were given it in the first place, but in this particular instance the 2 candidates are very similar and it’s pretty much a crapshoot anyway as to which is more electable, which seems to be what each man’s supporters are arguing. If either one really cares about the country as a whole they’ll stop their bickering between each other to do what is best for the nation. Pride is getting in the way, and pride is something Scripture warns against a LOT.

Both these guys are professing Christians, and maybe it’s time for them to check on what the Lord’s will is for them. As a team they would be FANTASTIC - especially if they realized that they and all the rest of us are fighting for the very survival of this country and only a team effort accompanied by divine intervention is going to save this country.

When my husband received a call to come here to Nebraska from Minnesota where we were, we struggled to come up with pro and con reasons for one decision over the other, but nothing really clinched it for us. We ended up drawing slips from a hat, after praying that the Lord would make every one of us draw the same answer if He was choosing to direct us in that way. Every person drew that we were to come to Nebraska. So we did.

Good friends of ours did the same thing. They were in a really bad situation there - so bad, in fact, that the wife was having panic attacks, fearful that somebody in the church would actually kill her husband. They got a call elsewhere and she wanted him to take it right away. Her husband didn’t think it was a good idea. To keep peace in the home, they decided to draw from a hat after praying. They all drew that they were to stay put. My friend said it could have just been coincidence so they drew again; same result. They obeyed the Lord’s direction and stayed put. A short time later something happened at the congregation where they had been called which made it abundantly clear to my friend that the Lord had protected them by giving them that sign to stay where they were.

Scripture is full of similar instances. The husband of Jesus’ mother twice took radical action based on a dream he had, and both instances were critical to Jesus being kept alive and safe.

It may sound like a “fringe” Christian thing, but the same thing is employed for every football game in this country, when the team who gets to choose whether to receive or punt the football is decided by a coin toss. It sort of takes the politics and ego right out of that determination, and right now it seems to me that politics and ego are screwing this country. If Newt and Santorum love this country they need to find a way to get past the politics and ego that are literally killing us.


209 posted on 03/07/2012 10:42:05 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: LonelyCon
This is what has to happen if either of them has a real chance to stop Mitt Romney. Rightnow, winning only 40% of the vote, Romney is taking 53% of the delegates. This will lead him to the nomination if undeterred.

Here's my analysis from my latest update to my GOP Primary Tracker Site:


Well, Super Tuesday is now over. 10 States held primaries or caucuses. Mitt Romney won 6 of the 10. Rick Santorum won 3 of the 10, and Newt Gingrich one 1 of 10, his home state of Georgia.. A amajority was one by a single candidate in only tree of the states. All by Mitt Romney with MAss at 72%, Idaho at 62% and Virginia at 60%. Of the total of 23 contests held to date, Romney has won an absolute majority 4 times, adding Nevada to the above at just over 50%. The only other majority win was Santorum in Missouri with 57%. To date, Romney ahs one 14 contests, Santorum has one 7 contests, and Newt Gingrich has one 2 contests. Ron Paul has not one any.

In the popular vote, to date Romney leads with over 3.2 million votes which is right at 40%. Santorum is second with 2 million votes or 26% , Gingrich is third with 1.8 million votes or 22% and Ron Paul is fourth with 900 thousand votes or 11%.

The effectiveness of Romney's campaign however, can be measured in his delegate count. Although he has only one 40% of the popular vot, this has translated to date into 431 delgates or 54% of the total delegates awarded to dat. Santorum follows with 176 delegates or 21%, Gingrich with 126 or 15% and Paul with 79 delegates or 10%. At this rate, Romney has a good chance of winning the delegates needed to clinch the nomination before the convention, but it will go on until late in the season. .

So, after Santorum's three win in February, Romney bounced back with five straight wins. On March 6th, Super Tuesday, Romney added six more wins, Santorum three more, and Gingrich one more. Romney is estatic about coming from behind and winning Ohio, though it was a near thing. Because of the closeness of the Ohio votes, and his other three wins, Santorum vows to stay in. Gingrich because of his strong win in his home state of Georgia also vows to stay in, and there was never any question, even with no wins, that Ron Paul will stay in on principle.

In my opinion, the tough primary season, despite punduts prognostications, continues to strengthen the candidates, keeping the GOP message at the top of the news cycle, and preparing the nominee to fight Obama. Any of the four would be orders of magnitude better than Barack Obama and his dismal failures. Here's the GOPTracking results now after Super Tuesday.


2012 GOP Presidential Primary Season Tracker (including caucuses) - LAST UPDATE: March 7, 2012

2012 GOP Primaries Date Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich Rick Santorum Ron Paul Ron Huntsman Rick Perry Michele Bachman Herman Cain Totals
Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes Del's
Iowa 1/3/2012 29,805 24.58% 7 - 16,163 13.33% 2 - 29,839 24.61% 7 1 26,036 21.47% 7 - 739 0.61% 0 12,557 10.36% 0 6,046 4.99% 0 58 0.05% 0 121,243 23
New Hamp 1/10/2012 97,601 39.81% 7 1 23,291 9.50% 0 - 23,362 9.53% 0 - 56,872 23.20% 3 - 41,783 17.04% 2 1,764 0.72% 0 350 0.14% 0 160 0.07% 0 245,183 12
South Caro 1/21/2012 168,152 27.86% 2 - 244,133 40.44% 23 1 102,492 16.98% 0 - 78,362 12.98% 0 - 1,173 0.19% 0 2,534 0.42% 0 491 0.08% 0 6,326 1.05% 0 603,663 25
Florida 1/31/2012 776,059 46.44% 50 2 534,040 31.96% 0 - 223,208 13.36% 0 - 117,410 7.03% 0 - 6,199 0.37% 0 6,773 0.41% 0 3,967 0.24% 0 3,492 0.21% 0 1,671,148 50
Nevada 2/4/2012 16,486 50.12% 14 3 6,956 21.15% 6 - 3,277 9.96% 3 - 6,175 18.77% 5 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 32,894 28
Main   2,190 39.65% 9 4 349 6.32% 0 - 989 17.90% 3 - 1,996 36.13% 7 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 5,524 19
Colorado 2/7/2012 22,875 35.00% 13 - 8,394 12.84% 1 - 26,372 40.35% 17 2 7,713 11.80% 1 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 65,354 32
Minnesota   8,096 16.97% 2 - 5,134 10.76% 1 - 21,436 44.94% 25 3 13,030 27.32% 9 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 47,696 14
Missouri   63,826 26.24% 0 - 9,859 4.05% 0 - 138,957 57.12% 0 4 30,641 12.59% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 243,283 0
Arizona 2/28/2012 216,805 47.99% 29 5 74,110 16.40% 0 - 122,088 27.03% 0 - 38,753 8.58% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 451,756 29
Michigan   409,899 42.34% 16 6 65,016 6.72% 0 - 377,521 38.99% 14 - 115,712 11.95% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 968,148 30
Washington 3/3/2012 19,111 37.65% 30 7 5,221 10.28% 0 - 12,089 23.81% 5 - 12,594 24.81% 5 - 924 1.82% 0 437 0.86% 0 198 0.39% 0 190 0.37% 0 50,764 40
Wyoming   822 38.99% 10 8 165 7.83% 1 - 673 31.93% 9 - 439 20.83% 6 - 3 0.14% 0 2 0.09% 0 2 0.09% 0 2 0.09% 0 2,108 26
Alaska 3/6/2012 4,285 32.52% 8 9 1,856 14.09% 3 - 3,860 29.30% 7 - 3,175 24.10% 6 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 13,176 24
Georgia S 225,926 25.18% 15 - 417,364 47.81% 47 2 172,473 19.76% 10 - 57,125 6.54% 4 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 872,888 76
Idaho u 27,514 61.61% 32 10 940 2.11% 0 - 8,115 18.17% 0 - 8,086 18.11% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 44,655 32
Massachusetts p 260,509 73.29% 41 11 16,756 4.71% 0 - 43,6114 12.27% 0 - 34,575 9.735 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 355,455 41
N. Dakota  e 2,691 23.71% 7 - 961 8.48% 2 - 4,510 39.74% 11 5 3,186 28.07% 8 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 11,349 28
Ohio r 453,927 38.93% 32 12 174,606 14.78% 10 - 441,908 37.42% 20 - 110,633 9.37% 4 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 1,181,074 66
Oklahoma   80,291 28.34% 13 - 78,686 27.77% 13 - 96,759 34.15% 14 6 27,572 9.73% 13 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 283,208 43
Tennessee T 153,889 28.46% 18 - 132,142 24.43% 12 - 204,978 37.90% 26 7 49,782 9.21% 2 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 540,791 58
Vermont u 22,533 41.01% 9 13 4,606 8.39% 0 - 13,401 24.39% 4 - 14,407 26.22% 4 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 54,949 17
Virginia e 158,050 59.52% 44 14 0 0.00% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 - 107,470 40.48% 5 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 265,520 49
Kansas 3/10/2012                                                           40
Guam                                                             9
Virgin Islands                                                             9
Alabama 3/13/2012                                                           50
Am Somoa                                                             9
Hawaii                                                             20
Mississippi                                                             40
Missouri 3/17/2012                                                           52
Puerto Rico 3/18/2024                                                           23
Illinois 3/20/2012                                                           69
Louisiana 3/24/2012                                                           46
DC 4/3/2012                                                           19
Maryland                                                             37
Wisconsin                                                             42
Texas                                                             155
                                                               
At large Del's       23       4       1       0       0     0     0         28
TOTALS   3,221,342 39.61% 431 14 1,820,751 22.39% 39 2 2,071,921 25.48% 85 7 921,744 11.33% 79 0 50,821 1.13% 2 24,067 0.53% 0 11,054 0.25% 0 10,228 0.23% 0 8,131,928 814
To Date % of Delegates Romney 53% Gingrich 15% Santorum 21% Paul 10% Huntsman <1% Perry 0% Bachman 0% Cain 0%

In my estimation, Super Tuesday though certainly not a "knock out" by any means, represented a moderatley strong showing and victory for Romney. He took the lion's share of delegates and is on a path to outright win the nomination. Santorum had a decent night, but it had to be disappointing. If he had one Ohio and his margins had been better in Okalahoma and Tennessee, he would have had an outstanding night. Newt Gingrich has to be strongly disappointed. He won his home state by 20 ponits (but to be fair, Romney won his true home state by 60 points), but then Newt finished 3rd or fourth in all other octests and had a much smaller delegate count to show for it. For Paul, it was to be a huge disappointment. Though finishing second in a couple of races, his overall delegate count, even in the caucus states was meager at best. He was hoping to win North Dakota and gain more delegates overall, but none of that happened.

Romney will most probably at this point begin to pivot and focus more and more on going head to head with Obama and consentrating on finding a VP pick that will solidify as much of the party and base as he can for the general election.

Only by uniting, can Santorum and Gingrich now prevent Romney from having a real strong chance of winning the nomination outright. At this point I think the best they can hope for is a brokered convention...otherwise, mathematically, I believe Romney will ultimately eak out a win...probably at the 50-55% range of delegates needed. It seems at this point, for whatever reason, that Gingrich and Santorum are unwilling to unite, so they will continue to split the more conservative vote and allow Romney to win more contests and win a larger proportion of delegates in so doing. In the end, I will support any of the GOP candidates, whichever wins the nomination against the abject marxist ideolog, Obama, as any one of them will be far better than Barack Obama. Four more years of his leadership and fundamental change could easily put this nation in a economic, debt, foreign policy, and energy hole we will have a very difficult and very painful chance of digging our way out of...and at the const of decades of burden placed on our children and grandchildren.

If you have a mind, please ping others to this GOP Primary Tracker page.

America is at the crossroads of history and we must choose aright
(http://www.jeffhead.com/crossroads.htm)

Jeff Head
March 7, 2012Well, here's my analysis from my latest update to my GOP Primary Tracker Site:


Well, Super Tuesday is now over. 10 States held primaries or caucuses. Mitt Romney won 6 of the 10. Rick Santorum won 3 of the 10, and Newt Gingrich one 1 of 10, his home state of Georgia.. A amajority was one by a single candidate in only tree of the states. All by Mitt Romney with MAss at 72%, Idaho at 62% and Virginia at 60%. Of the total of 23 contests held to date, Romney has won an absolute majority 4 times, adding Nevada to the above at just over 50%. The only other majority win was Santorum in Missouri with 57%. To date, Romney ahs one 14 contests, Santorum has one 7 contests, and Newt Gingrich has one 2 contests. Ron Paul has not one any.

In the popular vote, to date Romney leads with over 3.2 million votes which is right at 40%. Santorum is second with 2 million votes or 26% , Gingrich is third with 1.8 million votes or 22% and Ron Paul is fourth with 900 thousand votes or 11%.

The effectiveness of Romney's campaign however, can be measured in his delegate count. Although he has only one 40% of the popular vot, this has translated to date into 431 delgates or 54% of the total delegates awarded to dat. Santorum follows with 176 delegates or 21%, Gingrich with 126 or 15% and Paul with 79 delegates or 10%. At this rate, Romney has a good chance of winning the delegates needed to clinch the nomination before the convention, but it will go on until late in the season. .

So, after Santorum's three win in February, Romney bounced back with five straight wins. On March 6th, Super Tuesday, Romney added six more wins, Santorum three more, and Gingrich one more. Romney is estatic about coming from behind and winning Ohio, though it was a near thing. Because of the closeness of the Ohio votes, and his other three wins, Santorum vows to stay in. Gingrich because of his strong win in his home state of Georgia also vows to stay in, and there was never any question, even with no wins, that Ron Paul will stay in on principle.

In my opinion, the tough primary season, despite punduts prognostications, continues to strengthen the candidates, keeping the GOP message at the top of the news cycle, and preparing the nominee to fight Obama. Any of the four would be orders of magnitude better than Barack Obama and his dismal failures. Here's the GOPTracking results now after Super Tuesday.


2012 GOP Presidential Primary Season Tracker (including caucuses) - LAST UPDATE: March 7, 2012

2012 GOP Primaries Date Mitt Romney Newt Gingrich Rick Santorum Ron Paul Ron Huntsman Rick Perry Michele Bachman Herman Cain Totals
Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Win Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes % Del's Votes Del's
Iowa 1/3/2012 29,805 24.58% 7 - 16,163 13.33% 2 - 29,839 24.61% 7 1 26,036 21.47% 7 - 739 0.61% 0 12,557 10.36% 0 6,046 4.99% 0 58 0.05% 0 121,243 23
New Hamp 1/10/2012 97,601 39.81% 7 1 23,291 9.50% 0 - 23,362 9.53% 0 - 56,872 23.20% 3 - 41,783 17.04% 2 1,764 0.72% 0 350 0.14% 0 160 0.07% 0 245,183 12
South Caro 1/21/2012 168,152 27.86% 2 - 244,133 40.44% 23 1 102,492 16.98% 0 - 78,362 12.98% 0 - 1,173 0.19% 0 2,534 0.42% 0 491 0.08% 0 6,326 1.05% 0 603,663 25
Florida 1/31/2012 776,059 46.44% 50 2 534,040 31.96% 0 - 223,208 13.36% 0 - 117,410 7.03% 0 - 6,199 0.37% 0 6,773 0.41% 0 3,967 0.24% 0 3,492 0.21% 0 1,671,148 50
Nevada 2/4/2012 16,486 50.12% 14 3 6,956 21.15% 6 - 3,277 9.96% 3 - 6,175 18.77% 5 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 32,894 28
Main   2,190 39.65% 9 4 349 6.32% 0 - 989 17.90% 3 - 1,996 36.13% 7 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 5,524 19
Colorado 2/7/2012 22,875 35.00% 13 - 8,394 12.84% 1 - 26,372 40.35% 17 2 7,713 11.80% 1 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 65,354 32
Minnesota   8,096 16.97% 2 - 5,134 10.76% 1 - 21,436 44.94% 25 3 13,030 27.32% 9 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 47,696 14
Missouri   63,826 26.24% 0 - 9,859 4.05% 0 - 138,957 57.12% 0 4 30,641 12.59% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 243,283 0
Arizona 2/28/2012 216,805 47.99% 29 5 74,110 16.40% 0 - 122,088 27.03% 0 - 38,753 8.58% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 451,756 29
Michigan   409,899 42.34% 16 6 65,016 6.72% 0 - 377,521 38.99% 14 - 115,712 11.95% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 968,148 30
Washington 3/3/2012 19,111 37.65% 30 7 5,221 10.28% 0 - 12,089 23.81% 5 - 12,594 24.81% 5 - 924 1.82% 0 437 0.86% 0 198 0.39% 0 190 0.37% 0 50,764 40
Wyoming   822 38.99% 10 8 165 7.83% 1 - 673 31.93% 9 - 439 20.83% 6 - 3 0.14% 0 2 0.09% 0 2 0.09% 0 2 0.09% 0 2,108 26
Alaska 3/6/2012 4,285 32.52% 8 9 1,856 14.09% 3 - 3,860 29.30% 7 - 3,175 24.10% 6 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 13,176 24
Georgia S 225,926 25.18% 15 - 417,364 47.81% 47 2 172,473 19.76% 10 - 57,125 6.54% 4 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 872,888 76
Idaho u 27,514 61.61% 32 10 940 2.11% 0 - 8,115 18.17% 0 - 8,086 18.11% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 44,655 32
Massachusetts p 260,509 73.29% 41 11 16,756 4.71% 0 - 43,6114 12.27% 0 - 34,575 9.735 0 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 355,455 41
N. Dakota  e 2,691 23.71% 7 - 961 8.48% 2 - 4,510 39.74% 11 5 3,186 28.07% 8 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 11,349 28
Ohio r 453,927 38.93% 32 12 174,606 14.78% 10 - 441,908 37.42% 20 - 110,633 9.37% 4 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 1,181,074 66
Oklahoma   80,291 28.34% 13 - 78,686 27.77% 13 - 96,759 34.15% 14 6 27,572 9.73% 13 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 283,208 43
Tennessee T 153,889 28.46% 18 - 132,142 24.43% 12 - 204,978 37.90% 26 7 49,782 9.21% 2 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 540,791 58
Vermont u 22,533 41.01% 9 13 4,606 8.39% 0 - 13,401 24.39% 4 - 14,407 26.22% 4 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 54,949 17
Virginia e 158,050 59.52% 44 14 0 0.00% 0 - 0 0.00% 0 - 107,470 40.48% 5 - 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 0 0.00% 0 265,520 49
Kansas 3/10/2012                                                           40
Guam                                                             9
Virgin Islands                                                             9
Alabama 3/13/2012                                                           50
Am Somoa                                                             9
Hawaii                                                             20
Mississippi                                                             40
Missouri 3/17/2012                                                           52
Puerto Rico 3/18/2024                                                           23
Illinois 3/20/2012                                                           69
Louisiana 3/24/2012                                                           46
DC 4/3/2012                                                           19
Maryland                                                             37
Wisconsin                                                             42
Texas                                                             155
                                                               
At large Del's       23       4       1       0       0     0     0         28
TOTALS   3,221,342 39.61% 431 14 1,820,751 22.39% 39 2 2,071,921 25.48% 85 7 921,744 11.33% 79 0 50,821 1.13% 2 24,067 0.53% 0 11,054 0.25% 0 10,228 0.23% 0 8,131,928 814
To Date % of Delegates Romney 53% Gingrich 15% Santorum 21% Paul 10% Huntsman <1% Perry 0% Bachman 0% Cain 0%

In my estimation, Super Tuesday though certainly not a "knock out" by any means, represented a moderatley strong showing and victory for Romney. He took the lion's share of delegates and is on a path to outright win the nomination. Santorum had a decent night, but it had to be disappointing. If he had one Ohio and his margins had been better in Okalahoma and Tennessee, he would have had an outstanding night. Newt Gingrich has to be strongly disappointed. He won his home state by 20 ponits (but to be fair, Romney won his true home state by 60 points), but then Newt finished 3rd or fourth in all other octests and had a much smaller delegate count to show for it. For Paul, it was to be a huge disappointment. Though finishing second in a couple of races, his overall delegate count, even in the caucus states was meager at best. He was hoping to win North Dakota and gain more delegates overall, but none of that happened.

Romney will most probably at this point begin to pivot and focus more and more on going head to head with Obama and consentrating on finding a VP pick that will solidify as much of the party and base as he can for the general election.

Only by uniting, can Santorum and Gingrich now prevent Romney from having a real strong chance of winning the nomination outright. At this point I think the best they can hope for is a brokered convention...otherwise, mathematically, I believe Romney will ultimately eak out a win...probably at the 50-55% range of delegates needed. It seems at this point, for whatever reason, that Gingrich and Santorum are unwilling to unite, so they will continue to split the more conservative vote and allow Romney to win more contests and win a larger proportion of delegates in so doing. In the end, I will support any of the GOP candidates, whichever wins the nomination against the abject marxist ideolog, Obama, as any one of them will be far better than Barack Obama. Four more years of his leadership and fundamental change could easily put this nation in a economic, debt, foreign policy, and energy hole we will have a very difficult and very painful chance of digging our way out of...and at the const of decades of burden placed on our children and grandchildren.

If you have a mind, please ping others to this GOP Primary Tracker page.

America is at the crossroads of history and we must choose aright
(http://www.jeffhead.com/crossroads.htm)

Jeff Head
March 7, 2012

210 posted on 03/07/2012 10:42:38 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: reasonisfaith

I sure wouldn’t.


211 posted on 03/07/2012 10:47:52 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke; Lazlo in PA; Kenny; Elvina; napscoordinator; CainConservative; ...

Carl Cameron said on FoxNews last night that the Romney camp is very happy to know that Gingrich is still in the race.

At this stage of the game, Gingrich is unquestionably splitting the conservative vote, his “southern strategies” is in tatters having placed third and fourth in OK and TN, he continues to undermine Le Resistance by allowing Romney to squeak through in WA, AZ, MI, and now by a mere 1% in bellweather OH that would leave inevitably to Romney clinching of the nomination.

Santorum has won in several key states across a geographical spectrum, he’s winning blue-collar “Rust-Belt” voters that went for Obama in 2008, and still we have FReepers here who have their heads buried in the sand.

Having campaigned vigorously and spent a bundle of his own and super-pac money in GA, Gingrich could not get to a 50% threshold in his home state of GA. He either appears to have some kind of grandiose Napoleonic complex or its his sheer ego.

But there is one and only person who is to blame if Romney clinches the nomination, and this is spoiler Gngrich. With his broad gender gap, especially among working women and his sky-high unfavorability ratings, moreso with independents, he’s electorally utterly and totally unelectable. This is the view of a broad swath of conservative analysts as well. Weeks ago before MI, we wish he had taken the advice of columnists at the American Spectator, National Review, and Weekly Standard that he bow out with grace. What a difference it would have made in states like WA, MI, and OH. Le Resistance would have triumphed and Romney would have been out.

It’s not to late to take this advice. He must go and go now!


212 posted on 03/07/2012 10:51:05 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: SatinDoll

This is stuff straight out of anti-Santorum websites. Time for Gingrich to go. He’s splitting the conservative vote and causing a major catastrophe. Time to put country first before ego and candidate.


213 posted on 03/07/2012 10:53:32 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

“He must go and go now” LMAO

“Oh, boo-hoo”

“I’m glad he’s staying in it,” Palin said of Gingrich on Fox News this evening. Asked about Rick Santorum’s contention that Gingrich is dividing the conservative, anti-Romney vote, Palin dismissed the complaint. “Oh, boo-hoo,” she said.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2855658/posts

GO NEWT GO-— GO ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


214 posted on 03/07/2012 10:58:31 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: wagglebee; onyx; xzins

I would love that.


215 posted on 03/07/2012 11:00:49 AM 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: Gator113

Others agree;
From Red State.com (Daniel Horowitz)

“Newt put almost all of his time and treasure into winning his home state. He won it. Yay! But he came in third place even in other southern states like Oklahoma and Tennessee. He has been coming in dead last in almost every primary. If he really wants to see Romney defeated, he is clearly not the one with the credible plan to do so. Santorum definitely has a more legitimate narrative”


216 posted on 03/07/2012 11:04:29 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: LonelyCon

Urgent reply to LonelyCon.............NUTS!


217 posted on 03/07/2012 11:08:10 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Steelfish
Sarah Palin to Steelfish;..........”OH, BOO-HOO! Quit whining!”

Newt can stay in if he wants to, it won't really matter at this point.

218 posted on 03/07/2012 11:13:44 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Gator113

Gator113 wrote:
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I did not draw first blood and I did not set this table. Newt has been under attack by Saintorum and his followers for a good long time.
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Let’s not act like your a bunch of hapless innocent victims here. For every negative post a Santorum supporter has made about Gingrich, I can easily cite an equally vitrolic post by a Gingrich supporter against Santorum. Frankly, I’m getting fed up with the caustic bickering from both sides. I may prefer Santorum personally, but I’d gladly back Gingrich if he were to emerge as the frontrunner.

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Your Saint isn’t beating Romney and even if he did, he damn sure couldn’t win against Obama.
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And you base this on what evidence exactly??? Looking at the daily Rasmussen tracking polls and Real Clear Politics polling averages, Santorum currently fares statistically NO WORSE against Obama than Romney and FAR BETTER than Gingrich. But let’s not act like Obama is some formidable and hugely popular candidate here that a majority of the American electorate is just chomping at the bit to re-elect. I believe ANY of the Republican candidates, warts and all, can ultimately beat Obama if we focus on tearing him down instead of our own guys!

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I do not see Santorum as a conservative, I don’t like his politics, I see him as a two-faced buffoon and I will never support him.
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You’re certainly entitled to your opinion and I can appreciate your passion, but I don’t see how leveling incendiary insults against Santorum and his supporters are going to win any new converts over to your side. Just sayin’.


219 posted on 03/07/2012 11:22:26 AM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Steelfish

Look, I want to see Romney blocked as much as anybody, but that is NOT the main goal of this election. Tossing that muslim bastard out of our White House is the primary goal.... THAT, and electing someone that can right/save this country.

I recognize that Santorum supporters find him lovable, but he can not win against Obama. Romney is an a$$ in every way and I refuse to vote for the baby killing—fag supporting scum, but he stands a better chance than Santorum. Neither of these two could right this country.

You may not like Newt, you might even hate him, and I can already see the math issues, BUT, Newt remains the only one that could actually beat Obama and the damn media.

I will continue to support Newt until he wins or tells me he no longer wants my support.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


220 posted on 03/07/2012 11:29:52 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Steelfish

THE TRUTH ABOUT SAnTORUM HURTS, DOESN’T IT?

He is dishonest, a liar and a corrupt politician.

He must drop out and let the adults slug it out.


221 posted on 03/07/2012 11:30:54 AM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Girlene

Never shoot the messenger just because you don’t like the truth in the message or its source.

Numerous times I’ve been first with breaking news only to have admin mods pull it - then two days later, when it is posted by someone else, the information is acceptable.

Fact is, Santorum is a liar, dishonest, and a corrupt politician.


222 posted on 03/07/2012 11:36:48 AM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

“You’re certainly entitled to your opinion and I can appreciate your passion, but I don’t see how leveling incendiary insults against Santorum and his supporters are going to win any new converts over to your side. Just sayin’.”

I learned a long time ago that with some folks, you just can’t fix stupid, so I quit trying. If my posts bother you, ignore them. You will not quiet me.

No sale....

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


223 posted on 03/07/2012 11:38:34 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

And you base this on what evidence exactly??? Looking at the daily Rasmussen tracking polls and Real Clear Politics polling averages, Santorum currently fares statistically NO WORSE against Obama than Romney and FAR BETTER than Gingrich.

Polls, polls, polls. Polls are glimpses into that particular moment. If you think Rick has any shot at beating Obama + the Obama media you are crazy. Rick had a lead in Michigan. He had a poor debate, but what really really hurt was the Obama media pile on about “Satan”, “birth control”, “separation of church and state” etc.

Don’t say “Yeah but they misrepresented his views” or something to that effect. Of course they did to an extent! Exactly what they’ll do if he faces Obama. They’ll take his words out of context, brand him an extremist, completely control the narrative (forget about the economy etc. let’s talk about contraception!), and Rick will go down hard.


224 posted on 03/07/2012 11:40:02 AM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: SatinDoll

Hear, hear....


225 posted on 03/07/2012 11:42:29 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Steelfish
But there is one and only person who is to blame if Romney clinches the nomination, and this is spoiler Gngrich.

And, those "conservatives" (actually libertarians that have disdain for social conservatism and Christianity) that either openly or secretly would prefer Romney over Santorum.

226 posted on 03/07/2012 11:53:45 AM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Gator113

I’m not trying to silence you, so let’s stop trying to invent straw men, ok? If you want to keep wasting your time and energy continuing to post inflammatory and charmless rants about Rick Santorum that will change nobody’s mind, then by all means knock yourself out.


227 posted on 03/07/2012 11:55:49 AM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Kazan

And, those “conservatives” (actually libertarians that have disdain for social conservatism and Christianity) that either openly or secretly would prefer Romney over Santorum.

Thanks, but I prefer none of the above. I’ll stand by what I believe rather than vote for either big government candidate. Big government is big government. It matters little who is in charge.


228 posted on 03/07/2012 11:59:12 AM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Steelfish

Santorum has clearly got the geography covered and the broadbased support. His percentages were in the double-digits everywhere yesterday—Newt’s were not. Newt has a lot of positive aspects, but he is not winning the broad support that Santorum has. Romney must be stopped. We must unite.


229 posted on 03/07/2012 12:07:50 PM PST by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

LOL@you.


230 posted on 03/07/2012 12:15:01 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

“How sad is it that your candidate is getting beat bad by Rick.”

Wake up and get a grip.

That’s nothing compared to how bad Rick will get beat by 0, if he should make it that far.

There is only one person of the four that can tear 0 a new one, mano-a-mano, and walk away fairly unscathed.

Hint... hint... his name has four letters, begins with an N, and it ain’t NOOB.


231 posted on 03/07/2012 12:46:38 PM PST by A Voice (Tar and Feathers come to mind......)
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To: A Voice

NBC News has O + 17 vs Newt, in their recent polls.

http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Sections/A_Politics/_Today_Stories_Teases/12202_March_NBC_WSJ.pdf

He’s done, Jim.


232 posted on 03/07/2012 12:56:13 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: Steelfish

“But there is one and only person who is to blame if Romney clinches the nomination, and this is spoiler Gngrich. With his broad gender gap, especially among working women and his sky-high unfavorability ratings, moreso with independents, he’s electorally utterly and totally unelectable. This is the view of a broad swath of conservative analysts as well. Weeks ago before MI, we wish he had taken the advice of columnists at the American Spectator, National Review, and Weekly Standard that he bow out with grace. What a difference it would have made in states like WA, MI, and OH. Le Resistance would have triumphed and Romney would have been out.”

Blah, blah, blah. Yep... blame it all on Newt. In all honesty, has there been any major outlets supporting this man since day one? Nope... don’t think so. But practically “everyone who is anyone” have done nothing but castigate him since the beginning of this debacle of a primary.

It’s been one damn thing after another. From lies and innuendo to the outright theft of delegates. Frankly, I’m surprised he is still standing. This “piling on” from all sides reminds me of another prominent individual that was and still is in some respects shamelessly treated more or less the same way. It’s painfully obvious that “the powers that be” want to impose on the populace 0-Lite. Barring that then I’m afraid “they” would be perfectly happy for the populace to suffer another four of 0.

“It’s not to late to take this advice. He must go and go now!”

The “he” you are referring to must surely be Lil Ricky as “he” does not stand a snowballs’ chance in hell in beating 0 in not only a debate or two but in the general. As plain as the nose on your face, Lil Ricky simply does not possess the moxie to pull it off. Only one of the four can go mano-a-mano against 0 and come out relatively unscathed. So.... Santorum should give it up and throw his full support behind Newt if we are going to stand a chance of turning this country around and getting it back on track.
Considering the flak Newt is taking from all sides, this does nothing more than reinforce my belief that he is not only over the target but that the establishment is crapping their pants over little ole Newt. Wonder why is that?


233 posted on 03/07/2012 2:04:11 PM PST by A Voice (Newt/West 2012 or bust.....)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

“NBC News has O + 17 vs Newt, in their recent polls.”

Mainstream... what do you expect?

Positive news... sheesh

Good thing I don’t live my life based on a poll, else I’d a been done a long time ago, Jim.


234 posted on 03/07/2012 2:17:53 PM PST by A Voice (Newt/West 2012 or bust.....)
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To: Girlene; SatinDoll; Marguerite
174 posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 8:03:50 AM by Girlene: “darrell, the thread that SatinDoll was referencing in post 83 was pulled on Feb. 11 by Jim Robinson - Reason? - Trash”

Thank you...

235 posted on 03/07/2012 2:40:31 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: A Voice

But you haven’t offered a single credible and realistic reason on how Gingrich could possible win the nomination. He’s now a destructive force because he is an enabler- allowing Romney to clinch the nomination.


236 posted on 03/07/2012 2:40:31 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
I’ll stand by what I believe rather than vote for either big government candidate

What sort of consequences would that decision have if Santorum were the nominee and lost to Obama? Will the second amendment be limited to militia groups with a couple more Obama Supreme Court nominees? Will gay marriage be forced on all 50 states?

237 posted on 03/07/2012 2:49:34 PM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: darrellmaurina

Santorum is a dishonest man. My file on him is now 27 pages long and most of it derived from newspapers in Pennsylvania.

Trash? I think not. Embrassing for Santoristas? You betcha’.


238 posted on 03/07/2012 2:53:08 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Steelfish

I can’t figure it out unless Newt is going for scorched earth. Pretty sad if that’s his goal.

Even Sarah couldn’t revive the corpse this time.


239 posted on 03/07/2012 3:03:05 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Kazan

I was speaking to the matter at hand. I prefer Gingrich to Santorum or Romney. Of course I would get behind Rick over Obama. That won’t happen though.


240 posted on 03/07/2012 3:03:47 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: SatinDoll

Newspapers? Wow! Most of ours around here are nothing but liberal rags. .

Having said that, what we have to choose from this go around is sort of disappointing. Having said that, I will crawl over broken glass to vote for ANYONE BUY OBAMA. In my opinion, he lies when it would be easier to tell the truth, rat-a-tat-tat, machine gun style. “Keep ‘em off balance” seems to be his motto.

I’m not excited about Romney, not excited about the serial adulterer Newt, not ecstatic about Santorum, but Obama puts them all in the shade.


241 posted on 03/07/2012 3:05:55 PM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: meadsjn; napscoordinator; Antoninus; CharlesWayneCT; writer33; Lazlo in PA; cripplecreek; All
176 posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 8:17:33 AM by meadsjn: “Maybe Santorum is smart enough to know this, and maybe this is what he is working toward. Santorum’s voters are not smart enough to even fathom this electoral game; and that's why Santorum is tailoring his message for this bloc of voters. Same as Huckabee in 2008.”

Interesting insult there.

Perhaps you agree with the Washington Post's offensive comment from 1993 that conservative Christians are "largely poor, uneducated and easily led"?

Painting voters for a candidate with a broad brush of “not smart enough” does not seem like a tremendously intelligent thing to do for a conservative Republican.

For those who want a historical background to understand a bit about why evangelicals often get angry at comments like this, read this article analyzing Sarah Palin's anger at those who mocked her faith: http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20110411/column11_st.art.htm

You'll get no disagreement from me that the near-miss losses of Santorum in Michigan and now Ohio are extremely unfortunate. A Michigan win by Santorum could potentially have knocked Romney out of the race. An Ohio loss would have done serious damage to Romney and given Santorum tremendous help. I'm no more happy than you that he lost both states by narrow margins.

But to argue that Santorum may have deliberately lost those states seems very unlikely.

242 posted on 03/07/2012 3:08:46 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: Twinkie; darrellmaurina

I want to encourage everyone to research the candidates. We shouldn’t vote for someone just because they aren’t Obama. Many people voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976 because he wasn’t Gerald Ford!

I despise Romney!

Exit polls in Ohio indicated that Romney is getting moderates and dissatisfied Democrats, liberals who will not vote for a do-over by BHO2.

I suspect that is why the GOPe have been promoting Romney. As he was a liberal-governing Massachusetts, he can attract liberal Democrats away from BHO2.

For Romney, and Wall Street in particular, are Globalists who care not a wit for conservative values. First and foremost, they see themselves as world citizens, responsible for maintaining peace and security world-wide through commerce. And of course, getting rich is important, too, as it keeps the military ‘machine’ primed and ready to maintain the all important security overseas.

Unfortunately, that military is paid for by tax revenue and staffed by the sons and daughters of people who no longer have jobs, as those have all been moved offshore by the above mentioned “world citizens”.

For those who do not know what I’m talking about, here’s a quick primer.

This election in 2012 is all about money, power, and who will eventually wield both here at home and internationally.

Gov.Mitt Romney is the candidate for the elitist Republicans who are, in essense, supporters of Globalism.

Wall Street’s business model is international in scope and must have security overseas in order for commerce to thrive. In an attempt to dominate international commerce AND the monetary structure, the U.S.A. must project military strength world wide. This is neither conservative nor liberal in orientation and both Democrats and Republicans have been involved over the decades.

Until Obama arrived on the scene. He’s all about Global Social Justice (communism) which means redistributing wealth.

The only thing that matters to Republican Globalists is making money for themselves. They don’t give a damn about the rights of individuals. The common man or woman on the street is just a “unit” to be taxed or obliterated, it matters not to them.

The last thing they want is for conservatives with Bibles and guns asserting their God-given rights and demanding that Washington, D.C., changes how it does business.

Senator Rick Santorum made big bucks selling his ability to get legislation passed for the Globalists above. For the past month I’ve been researching this man and he is not the staunch conservative he wants all of us to believe.

Ron Paul is a shill for Romney. Many Texans are embarrassed now, as they believed Paul’s lies.

Newt Gingrich has promised to change how Washington, D.C., does business.

The U.S. is $16 TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT. The five major banks in this nation are holding European debt instruments valued at $250 TRILLION DOLLARS. When, not if, those debt instruments default, those five U.S. banks will collapse. Neither Romney nor Santorum have a plan on how to get us out of debt.

Newt Gingrich does, and it involves this nation becoming energy independent. He laid it all out in a speech to Republicans in San Francisco, February 26, 2012.

I strongly suggest that people backing Santorum here on Free Republic deeply research Rick Santorum. When he first ran for Congress he claimed to be pro-abortion and posed as the anti-Reagan. People do change, I know that. But character rarely does, if ever.


243 posted on 03/07/2012 3:38:49 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Steelfish

Well the hell should the republican party bother to have a primary at all? Should we just trust the Washington Republican establishment types, the elite media, the rich and powerful to get together and choose who we sheeple should just blindly get behind? Is that what you are saying? We are all stupid out here and can’t weed through the research and make a better choice?

There are still +=25 states that have not voted yet. They don’t count? All we want is the opportunity to make our choices? Our voices don’t matter? Let the liberal east coast and west coast stomp out our right to choose? Let’s face it, before even one vote was counted...Romney was declared the inevitable nominee! How is that fair? How is that American?

Why are the voices of the independents and democrats coming into our primary process more important than those of us that are true Republicans. Look at the numbers in the most liberal states, even in Florida. Romney won because of them, not because Republicans chose him.

How about this...next time around, we start by making all the Republican primaries, for Republicans only? How about we begin in Kansas and go throughout the “fly-over states” and those states they never get to choose and announce that the race over before any of the east or west coast liberals have their say? Would that be fair? Does a candidate have to start 4 years in advance, and have 200+ million dollars before they can even enter the race? The entire process is pure crap and we all know it.

How can the Tea Party back Romney or Santorum with their voting records? The media is making a joke out of the word Conservative. How can Santorum bail in 2008, endorse Romney over McCain, then be given the opportunity to run against him all by himself against Romney? Everyone has given Santorum a pass for his poor judgment, and now conveniently not allow Mr. Newt the opportunity to fight back with his incredible record of achievement and his incredible plans for this country. I bet you won’t see Newt backing Romney just to hurt Santorum. However, when things get tight, Santorum will again roll over for the first job offer that Romney offers him. There is no proof that Mr. Newt is unelectable. Yet, there is a great deal of proof that Santorum will cave and go whimpering home. He did it before.

Romney and the establishment started the bombardment of negative ads against Newt with over $35 million. Yet, he came in 2ne in Nevada, and has placed in many of the contests. Why don’t you demand Paul get out? Last night proved Mr. Newt is beginning to dig himself out of the canyon those negative ads put him in. Santorum was up 18 in Ohio and lost it. That makes him more electable than Mr. Newt? Barbara Bush said this campaign was getting so nasty, and it was her candidate Romney who started all that nasty advertising. When Mr. Newt merely tried to defend himself, he was the one blamed for getting nasty. Should he not have even tried to defend his record against the lies and misinformation? When Romney fights back he is courageous. HELLO! WE ARE NOT STUPID! Mr. Newt should have the opportunity to overcome it, and should stay in as long as he wants. Romney will be crushed by Obama and everyone is now trying to clear the path for him so they can begin to make him something he is not. He will take on Mr. Newt’s ideas and call them his own. His tax plan is pure crap, as is Santorum’s.

Santorum does not have a chance of beating Romney, nor Obama. There is just enormous evidence out there to prove that, his voting record is clearly not conservative, is everyone blind? Both Romney and Santorum are Obama light. They have voted similarly on many of the same liberal programs. Republicans in the Senate and House are cowards. Not all, but the majority are happy to just be in control of their committee chairmanships. Romney chose to not only get Newt out of the race, but to destroy him forever. Mr. Newt is a fighter with great solutions and a real economic plan. Cantor gets on Meet the Press Sunday and says Romney is the only one that has a plan.

Mr. Newt should stay in this and fight it out all the way to the convention. I did not agree with Newt in South Carolina when he asked Santorum to get out, and I certainly do not agree that Santorum has the right to ask Newt to get out. Between the two of them, they have more support that Romney. Why doesn’t anyone ask Romney to get out and let Mr. Newt and Santorum fight on an even scale?

EAGLES UP MR. NEWT! STAND AND FIGHT FOR WE THE PEOPLE!


244 posted on 03/07/2012 4:24:07 PM PST by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Mama Grizzly (MR. NEWT - 2012)(MS. SARAH - 2020))
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To: trappedincanuckistan
I prefer Gingrich to Santorum or Romney

And, if it is Santorum and Romney left in the race?

245 posted on 03/07/2012 4:37:08 PM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Bobbisox

Praying for Santorum to win.


246 posted on 03/07/2012 4:51:44 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: jacknhoo

Me, too.


247 posted on 03/07/2012 7:47:52 PM PST by GracieOMalley
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To: LonelyCon

I thought it would be better for Santorum to step out with low support from public in the earlier months, but with more delegates in his hands, and Gingrich is behind, I now believe it will be more realistic for Gingrich to step out and unite with Santorum. It is time for either to step down, and the candidate that will have more chance to win against Romney is Santorum which has prove his strength with more delegates. Gingrich will be a good Vice President to pull the string, while Santorum as President will lay out the strategic policies based on conservative values.

By the way, in the earlier days, Freepers were crying the candidates are not conservative enough, and when the most conservative figure Santorum gains an advantage, some people registered on Free Republic began to claim family and religious values should be personal. This is double standard, and I blame there are psyops being played here to kick out conservative candidates from the race.


248 posted on 03/07/2012 9:50:24 PM PST by Wiz
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To: mylife

It will be decided long before the convention because it always is. Neither Santorum nor Gingrich can win at this point. The die is cast.


249 posted on 03/08/2012 3:38:55 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: Bobbisox
Well the hell should the republican party bother to have a primary at all? Should we just trust the Washington Republican establishment types, the elite media, the rich and powerful to get together and choose who we sheeple should just blindly get behind?

Isn't that exactly what is happening? With Santorum shut out in GA, the division will continue.

250 posted on 03/08/2012 3:42:05 AM PST by Theodore R.
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