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March 13 Primary Thread -- Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii and American Samoa
Vanity | 3-13-2012 | j.argese

Posted on 03/13/2012 4:33:06 PM PDT by j.argese

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama; US: Hawaii; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 2012primary; alabama; americansamoa; getoutnewt; gopprimary; hawaii; kenyanbornmuzzie; mississippi; mittromney; newtgetout; newtgingrich; newtsplittingthevote; primary; republicanprimary; ricksantorum; santorum
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To: CharlesWayneCT

That’s just crazy. I’d vote for Romney if he was the nominee. 0bama needs to be out of there.

Cindie


601 posted on 03/13/2012 8:13:33 PM PDT by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: altura

Mega-Bump!...for common sense. I don’t particularly like any of the 3 but will definitely be voting for one of them.


602 posted on 03/13/2012 8:13:33 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: ohiobuckeye1997
No, they're just upset and emotionally invested in their candidate. I can't blame them because I've felt the same things and posted some pretty foolish words in the heat of passion.

Let them have some time to think it over and let's not cause any long-term rifts because we all share common adversaries in Romney and Obama.

603 posted on 03/13/2012 8:14:16 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: ohiobuckeye1997
The anti-Santo folks can sure dish it out but boy, they can’t take it!

What did I dish out against Santorum? You, however called Newt a "Newt-tard." No need to make a further ass of yourself; just acknowledge your comment was in poor taste.

604 posted on 03/13/2012 8:14:19 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: RitaOK
Santorum went through how many states before he faced any real attacks or vetting? noone went after him in Iowa, NH, Vermont, SC, Fla (when he ran home to do his taxes and visit his daughter Bella) from day ONE it was Newt that tooks the slams from all sides...WHY? because the establishment, democrats fear him.

Also note that Obama is always answering Newt's comments on everything from gas prices to Rush and the Fluke incident.

605 posted on 03/13/2012 8:14:32 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: tjd1454

Newt persists because he has a clue.

Rick will never be the nominee and only the delegates of the two of them TOGETHER are all that stands between Romney and the magic number of 1144.

Newt supporters will go in some numbers and delegates to Romney. Newt is staving that off.

Get the picture?


606 posted on 03/13/2012 8:14:40 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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And now a word from the romney camp:


607 posted on 03/13/2012 8:14:40 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: napscoordinator

I have never believed that a ham sandwich could beat Obama. We have an electorate that is not paying attention, we have a complicit media that will do everything and anything to get him reelected and we have the father of lies covering the truth in this world. On one hand, we have Newt that has been fully vetted, everybody knows everything that there is to know about him, no surprises. And none of his baggage can be used against him by the Democrats. Then we have Santorum. He hasn’t even begun to be vetted by the media. I’m sorry, but that is the truth.

At the risk of offending you, I will say that I believe that people are projecting onto Rick what they WANT him to be, not what he has been in the past and what he is now. They see a godly man and they WANT to believe that he is the whole package. There are actually a couple of other very personal things that make me hesitate on him but I am not willing to share those.

HOWEVER, I will vote for him if he ends up our candidate. I will work for him and do all that I can to get out the vote. That is more than I can say if it turns out to be Mitt.


608 posted on 03/13/2012 8:15:54 PM PDT by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (gives you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: gardencatz

I could live with that ...as long as they kept Newt around for advice in a very high level position.

It’s not the BEST, but it’s better than the worst scenario.

I think while tonight doesn’t change much, I’m glad Newt is staying in. Newt has a plan — a very cerebral, well thoughout plan. He’s got more to come in terms of influencing the debate as he’s done all week. In time, people will get it ...

As Newt says, illinois (or was it Louisiana) is “half time” in this entire thing.

Newt has the proper experience and dilgence to wait this thing out. Absolutely the MOST experienced person now in this entire arena.


609 posted on 03/13/2012 8:16:04 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Marcella

If you think that position is sane, you need the white coat squad.

However, I am gonna assume you’re just blowing off steam out of disappointment.


610 posted on 03/13/2012 8:16:24 PM PDT by altura
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To: gardencatz

Santorum/Palin presses a lot of buttons but Santorum/West with Gingrich in a cabinet position of his choosing would work for me.

Newt sees the big picture; put him where he can reconstruct from the ground up.


611 posted on 03/13/2012 8:16:47 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (This tagline space for rent.)
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To: Taxachusan; katiedidit1

LOL!!!!

Promise you will NEVER go away! Hilarious!!!


612 posted on 03/13/2012 8:17:11 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: KJC1

I half expected to see name calling in your history as well. May I commend you on not resorting to that? It is refreshing in the on-going Gingrich/Santorum split.


613 posted on 03/13/2012 8:17:11 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: katiedidit1

Third party would be the worst of worlds...you are playing into Obama’s hands. We are going through an election process...let’s let it play out...and whoever the person is opposite Obama we should all get behind. I will hold my nose and vote for anyone other than Obama...and you should too.


614 posted on 03/13/2012 8:17:16 PM PDT by BamaBlue
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To: georgiagirl_pam
At the risk of offending you, I will say that I believe that people are projecting onto Rick what they WANT him to be

Uhm, not mitt and not obama? Works for me.

615 posted on 03/13/2012 8:17:44 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: LibsRJerks

Chief of Staff! Allen West, VP!

Cindie


616 posted on 03/13/2012 8:17:57 PM PDT by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: deport

I thought I bookmarked when you posted from it the second time during the summer or fall.

I might have on my old computer, but I bookmarked tonight! Thanks very much again, deport. It’s a stellar site.


617 posted on 03/13/2012 8:18:17 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
Obama’s headed for a landslide.

I see things quite differently. Here's why.

Those who voted for Obama out of white guilt have already paid their dues. What happened in 2008 won't occur again. That debt has been cleared.

The economy is Obama's albatross. The Republicans need only pound home just how bad Thanksgiving and Christmas 2011 were. All across America, stores were empty (or shuttered). Holiday meals were meager and children didn't get the Christmas gifts they wanted. Massive unemployment scars the landscape from coast to coast.

That dreary picture is now compounded by soaring gasoline prices with no turnaround in sight. Job growth is non-existent because of Obama's campaign against the well-to-do who create the employment opportunities.

Furthermore, the gloves will be off in the 2012 election. Unlike 2008, the Republicans can and will (thanks to Citizens United) bombard the airwaves with advertising showing Obama's links to black radicals and to domestic terrorists.

While I won't engage in hyperbole stating that Mickey Mouse can easily defeat Obama, this election offers a tremendous opportunity for our most Conservative candidate to eject the current corrupt regime.

618 posted on 03/13/2012 8:18:57 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: onyx

your area, :) otherwise, :(


619 posted on 03/13/2012 8:18:57 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: BamaBlue; Marcella

We are not the only conservatives that will take this position.

Now, you can certainly continue to support your little bunny rabbit, but he will not get my vote..... But heck, it probably doesn’t matter, because Obama will eat Santorum alive.


620 posted on 03/13/2012 8:19:17 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

It’s hard to argue your point, but Newt certainly isn’t showing any sign that he can win anywhere, with or without Santorum.


621 posted on 03/13/2012 8:19:40 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Ingtar; KJC1

I’ve known KJ for a long time, she’s so far above that kind of thing. You have no idea what you’re talking about.

Cindie


622 posted on 03/13/2012 8:19:52 PM PDT by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: altura
Would I vote for Newt Gingrich over Obama in the General??

Heck, does sawdust taste terrible? Is Anarctica cold in the winter? Is the earth round?I just cannot see the reasoning of some people here with this "I won't vote for Santorum if he is the nominee and Newt is beaten by him." Just crazy. Damned crazy to be exact. Gotta get over losses. I got over Herman Cain being savaged unfairly and 24/7 by some on here and many in the US media. Do these people really want an ad infinitum US Supreme Court from 2013 onward that will be akin in all aspects to the Supreme Soviet Presidum and would probably order the US Constitution be removed from public display and destroyed, ruling The White House as the sole Federal executive and legislative power in the land?

623 posted on 03/13/2012 8:20:07 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Same MSM pimping Mitt as "top electable" to naive GOP voters will be the one to DISMANTLE him later)
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To: Caipirabob

What’s that? Mormon Hell?


624 posted on 03/13/2012 8:21:09 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Marcella

No, young lady, you are emotioanlly invested in Newt. That’s fine and I understand it. But if he loses, by the popular vote of many conservatives across the country then you should get behind the candidate opposing Obama. Anything other than that is a vote for a communist pig...


625 posted on 03/13/2012 8:21:13 PM PDT by BamaBlue
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To: LibsRJerks

I really, really like Newt. And he didn’t do badly tonight but he didn’t help himself either.

We need to stop bringing up crap about either or both of these candidates.

They would each be a thousand times better than Obama.

I wish they would make a deal soon and defeat Romney but I don’t think either of them is prepared to cede as yet.

But, maybe, a promise here, an appointment there ... didn’t Obama promise Hillary Secretary of State (and a fine one she has been).


626 posted on 03/13/2012 8:22:01 PM PDT by altura
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To: re_nortex

>> Furthermore, the gloves will be off in the 2012 election.

I’m not so sure about that part; I *hope* you’re right, though. There is plenty of material to work with if someone has the will to do it.


627 posted on 03/13/2012 8:22:44 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: impimp

He is right on social issues. Does not have a clue about anything else and does not argue social issues well. Anyway, he’s better than Mittens.

I support Newt because he actually advanced the conservative agenda and power structure when he was Speaker of the HOuse. Rick...supported the most stinkin Rino in the Congress! Spector. He was a Rino all the way. :(


628 posted on 03/13/2012 8:22:54 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Nervous Tick
I am a Newt fan but am ready to vote for anyone but Romney or Obama. I just hope that Rick and Newt can hold off from attacking each other and just stick to attacking moderates and Obama. Rick is a decent man and I would vote for him if he gets the nod. Romney? no way. I would rather eat raw sewage as to cast a vote for that RINO. I will leave that part of the ballot blank or stay home if its Rino-boy.
629 posted on 03/13/2012 8:23:30 PM PDT by BOBWADE (RINOs suck)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Whatever. Voting for Santorum has been helping Obama win a second term.


630 posted on 03/13/2012 8:23:51 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: true believer forever
don't give up, and don't give in. It has nothing to do with math, with delegate count. It has to do with principles. Santorum is corrupt, and his self-righteousness, and gospel of good works abrogates the saving work of Jesus Christ.

At least someone is now admitting that the whole "delegate math" business was just another ruse.

You do understand that Newt Gingrich is a converted Catholic, and holds to the same religious beliefs and practices as Rick Santorum, right?

631 posted on 03/13/2012 8:23:51 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: onyx
Thankfully and mercifully, it looks like Romney will come in third, but the fact remains, Romney can't win in the South! Brokered convention?

I am so happy about that I feel like dancing!!!


Ditto.
632 posted on 03/13/2012 8:24:00 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Frank Sheed
Secretary of Education Newt Gingrich

(Now there's an opportunity for ground-up reconstruction...)

633 posted on 03/13/2012 8:24:21 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: katiedidit1

Same reason Newt endorsed Diddly Scuzzyflava in NY congressional elections.


634 posted on 03/13/2012 8:24:35 PM PDT by impimp
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To: RitaOK

Aw Rita, I’d love to but... .

I have been mostly a lurker for years but finally decided to start posting regularly, we’ll see how it goes, I may be too blunt to last very long LOL.


635 posted on 03/13/2012 8:24:52 PM PDT by Taxachusan ("Let me be clear...and cheerful." #withNEWT)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

: )


636 posted on 03/13/2012 8:25:28 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
Believe it or not, the vast majority of voting Americans see Santorum as a religious zealot with nothing else to offer. Obama’s headed for a landslide. Nothing personal. Just the truth. But enjoy your night.

You've expressed my own sentiments perfectly in those lines. Out of respect for the Ricksters here I will not go into the specifics of his shortcomings, but he is a fatally flawed candidate.

637 posted on 03/13/2012 8:25:34 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (Gingrich 2012: Open Throttle for America)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Very true..Romney couldn’t close the deal, with all the money he threw into AL and MS he still couldn’t win..because people see him as a slick oil salesman. It would be great if Santorum and Gingrich could team up and knock Romney out..Romney should drop out, then at least I would have happy with the choices we have left, but you know the establishment will never allow that


638 posted on 03/13/2012 8:26:55 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: gardencatz; KJC1

I meant that as a sincere compliment. My comment about name calling was a reference to the atmosphere on here lately. It is truly refreshing to see someone principled enough to remain above that. It is getting difficult to even say nice things so others without being misread lately.

My apologies if it came across as sarcastic or mean.


639 posted on 03/13/2012 8:27:01 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: SaraJohnson

I see your Specter and raise you a Diddly Scuzzyflava (Newt endorsed her) in NY congressional elections.


640 posted on 03/13/2012 8:27:08 PM PDT by impimp
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To: true believer forever

These on the religious right IMHO, are right out of the Bush camp. When they see him falter much further they will on que draft Jeb Bush.

The RINOS gave us Myth Romney and then there’s RINO Number Two, Rick Santorum, who is no threat to anything, or anybody. Never has been, never will be.

The RINOS are thrilled tonight so long as Newt stays dead.

Tragedy has struck, UNLESS, we make it to convention with the delegates from all three.


641 posted on 03/13/2012 8:27:16 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: Ingtar

Thank you for your comment. Ironically, I was a donor to Santorum’s campaign, and then decided that Newt was the better man for the job. I’m in Newt’s camp 100% now, but there is no question that I’d rather see Santorum than Romney as the nominee.


642 posted on 03/13/2012 8:27:16 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: Gator113

I’m with you Gator. Though I would guarantee you RS won’t get the gop nomination.


643 posted on 03/13/2012 8:27:21 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: gardencatz

Well, that would be nice, but it’s going to be hard to convince the guy with the most delegates, the most votes, and the “best” organization that he should quit so that the 2nd and 3rd place finishers can have the field.

If conservatives want to win this election, they are going to have to take it. That means selling a conservative message, which whichever candidate can catch on, but with all conservatives selling a positive message and converting the GOP rank and file that either conservative would be better than Romney.

The more we play this like some game, or make excuses while candidates skip states and then fail to win their “must-win” states, the more we play into the end game that gives us Romney.


644 posted on 03/13/2012 8:28:23 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: onyx

Mercifully, my work didn’t go for naught: Newt won my precinct.

Congrats! I thought of you all day. I seriously thought Newt would take Mississippi. I thought that Santorum would take Alabama after I saw that Huckabee took it in 2008. Anyway, have a great night!!!!


645 posted on 03/13/2012 8:28:29 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Lady Lucky
Remember, the goal is not to get Rick or Newt in as the nominee per se but to stop Mitt Romney.

The contention is whether that is best accomplished with a two- or three man race.

646 posted on 03/13/2012 8:28:48 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Gator113

How does Santorum DEFEATING Romney help Obama?


647 posted on 03/13/2012 8:29:10 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: Gator113

Gator - I voted for Santorum today. If Newt is the nominee I will vote for him. If Romney is the nominee I will vote for him. If a little bunny rabbit is our nominee I will vote for him. If Obama eats my bunny rabbit I will vote for the carcass of the bunny rabbit. But unlike you I WILL vote. Good luck getting what you want with your strategy.


648 posted on 03/13/2012 8:29:46 PM PDT by BamaBlue
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To: PA Engineer

Some of you people are dancing at the idea of a brokered convention.

Not sure what you think would happen there that you would like.

A brokered convention scares me. Too much wheeling and dealing and the people’s choice gets lost.

I hope either Santorum or Gingrich gets it and right now it’s looking like Santorum.


649 posted on 03/13/2012 8:29:46 PM PDT by altura
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To: katiedidit1

It’s disappointing that people are so clueless to vote for Santorum. What is with the morons in this nation? Obama, Romney, Santorum? The race will be between Obama and Romney. I wouldn’t vote for either or Santorum. I’d rather write in a worthy candidate. We had a chance to elect somebody who could help fix this mess. What a waste. Oh well, I guess they never learn.


650 posted on 03/13/2012 8:30:06 PM PDT by Proudcongal (NEWT 2012!)
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