Skip to comments.Santorum wins Kansas GOP caucuses, gains blunted by Romney's island victories
Posted on 03/10/2012 1:25:53 PM PST by Mr. KEdited on 03/10/2012 3:58:29 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Rick Santorum swept to victory in the Kansas Republican presidential caucuses Saturday, marking his strongest caucus finish yet but still struggling to make a dent in Mitt Romney's delegate lead.
Kansas offers a total haul of 40 delegates, and Santorum is expected to take at least 30 of them. If Santorum can keep Romney from crossing a certain threshold, he could conceivably take them all.
With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Santorum was well ahead with 51 percent. Romney trailed with 21 percent, followed by Gingrich with 14 percent. Ron Paul was in last place with 13 percent.
However, Santorum still trails Romney by more than 200 delegates. Romney frustrated the Santorum campaign's gains on Saturday with a series of smaller victories in far-flung locales like Guam. Romney picked up at least 23 delegates over the weekend.
The candidates head next into Mississippi and Alabama for primaries on Tuesday, as well as caucuses in Hawaii.
Winner take all?
Good, now can he learn a conservative solution to the income tax? His progressive plan of 10% and 28% tax brackets is only to the right of Democrats.
That speech was really quite inspiring - until Greg Jarret or whatever his name is - INTERRUPTED IT!
He must have gotten a call from Romney in his IFB ordering him to cut Santorum off. It was right at the pinnacle of his speech, I was PISSED.
Looks like if you get 50%..they’re all yours.
Having been beaten into third place by Romney, will Gingrich get the message that his southern strategy is now in flames and withdraw?
If Congress gives him something better, I don’t thin he’s veto it.
Proud Allen West voter (primary and general election)
Oh Dear Lord my Dyslexia is getting worse. “I don’t THINK HE’d veto it.”
Whatever policy stances and ideas Santorum might actually have are probably irrelevant to his average voter. He projects an image of being a good little Christian family man, which makes them feel good inside and that’s enough.
This keeps up, it looks like a Santorum/Gingrich ticket. I can’t complain too much about getting that as the presidential team in 2013, though Santorum may have a campaign optics problem that the liberals will make out to look as though he wants to make the Fedguv an arm of the Roman Catholic Church. I don’t believe Santorum would actually govern that way, but you’re talking about liberals who monopolize the news media. This is an issue that Gingrich does not have.
Watch the libs heads explode...
Click the following for the formular. There is a 20% threshold to share in the delegates.
Is Kansas a caucus state?
No, Romney will pick up 6 if he stays just above 20% as he is now.
[ Is Kansas a caucus state? ]
Yes. We used to be a primary state and changed it in 2008.
Just out of curiosity how many people voted?
Pavlovian idiots for Santorum.
Is that what you are saying?
Old guys as VP, led to the mess we are in now, with a big fight for who is the rightful heir.