Skip to comments.March 13 Primary Thread -- Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii and American Samoa
Posted on 03/13/2012 4:33:06 PM PDT by j.argese
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It’s all good in the neighborhood, lol. Thanks, gcatz. :^)
I’ve had my moments, lol, but the Gingrich/Santorum divide hasn’t been one...at least yet!
Santorum is a flawed and pious little fraud.
Sorry but, uh, Specter was in a Senate primary against a Conservative, Pat Toomey. Dede was the Republican congressional candidate in an election against a Democrat. The stakes were higher. Santorum was more in the wrong.
Instead of complaining why Santorum won, why not do SOMETHING to ensure that Newt wins a third state. Seriously, go to Illinois and work on his campaign. Newt needs your help. Plus you can give us some “on the ground” information. That is more important than explaining to us why Santorum is winning his 12th state.
Yep, RS won both states! If you read my comments, I feel like dancing that Romney was shut down here in the South!
Despite all his money, his endorsements, his excellent ground game and his nasty robo-calls (my personal total came to 27 from his camp), it looks like he's coming in third in both states! WOO-HOO!
Newt Gingrich gave it his best, but he came up just shy of winning in Mississippi.
With 93% reporting 202 votes separate Santorum from Gingrich.
Congratulations To Rick Santorum.
I'd like to see Gingrich and Santorum team up. I think that would be awesome.
As far as electability goes, I honestly think any of the 4 Republican candidates could beat obama. They all make pursausive arguments, but on somewhat different points.
obama is very weak. The MSM is in full-blown propaganda mode. It will be interesting to see how many dem congress critters refuse campaign visits by obama.
Fine. Stay home, suck your thumb and pay 7 dollars a gallon for gas while Obama foils every attempt to drill and get away from being beholden to sand creatures who hate us.
And that’s just one of the problems with him.
Your problems with our candidates are petty compared to him.
So you didn’t hold your nose and vote for McCain either? How’s the Obama thing working for you?
I might add, on a national level, they cannot really pull an “Arlen Spector” move. So they will have to resort to controlled media pressure.
“Santorum is a flawed and pious little fraud.”
And then some.
I watch his speech tonight. He was horrible and used another one of Newt’s lines.
Obama would have a party with this lightweight.
I saw that in your post history. With as many “I’d rather vote for Romney/stay home, than for Santorum” comments as I have seen lately, your post actually gives me some hope. I have been in the other camp all too often, the dejection that who I considered the best man was losing. It is not easy to keep your cool.
(Yes, I know my posting history is not immaculate. Far from it.)
Right. Newt is staying in all the way to the convention and God speed.
At the moment, in Mississippi, Santorum and Gingrich both have 31% and 202 votes separate them, but the state, ( I live here ) has been called for Santorum with 93% of precincts reporting.
When I voted in suburn of Huntsville this morning, the talk in the voting line at 7:00 was people are SICK of the politicians. Don’t trust Romney at all. Hence, the Santorum win.
I agree with your every word.
I so wish I could be a delegate for Newt.
I’m afraid others won’t hold their ground.
Same here. The Romulan came in THIRD - and here people are attacking Rick Santorum because - horror of horrors! - he’s a man of Christian faith.
Only 202 votes with 93% of the votes counted? In other words, Gingrich could pull it out?
I’m thrilled that EVERYONE is staying in for now. Believe me, you do NOT want a choice between Romney and Paul, like we had here in Virginia. It was like eating cardboard.
More time for Newt and Rick to get out the goods ...
Would like to see some more spontaneous debates pop up as well.
Santorum is a big time plagiarist. Hey Gator...lol..good thing we aren’t all in the same room talking politics in person they could be some serious brawls..j.k or am I?
God save the Republic!
As per norm, Charles, your lost in the weeds. I said don't hold on because of the math, or the delegate count, hold on because you trust Newt, you trust his solutions, you trust his ability to grab DC by its backside and change it, because you trust he will do what he says he will do. And if you believe all those things about Newt, then keep believing them. no matter what the media says in the coming days, and stand with him when he says we are going to Tampa.
I am quite aware of Newt's religion, thank you, Charles. Santorum practices some kind of self-righteous, judgmental I'm-better-than-you-because-I-never-cheated-on-my-wife faith... the only problem with Sanctimonium's faith, that's not how Jesus Christ views Newt.
The reason that I want a brokered convention is too shine the light on the scum of party politics in the GOP...a play by play of soul-selling...similar to how the giant bills in Congress get passed
And you MUST know that I will vote for Newt if he is the nominee....NO QUESTION! Now the reason I want Santorum is because we have never had a candidate quite like him before. He is a social conservative who has a great fiscal record too (I didn’t say perfect). This would be the first time we get a social conservative first. Reagan was not necessarily a social conservative. I would say he was more fiscal conservative but definitely found social issues important. It would just be so interesting to see how much we could clean up the morals of the country. We are a mess. Do you think for a moment that Abortion would have been passed had Santorum been President back in the late 60’s early 70’s...No way because he would have put conservative Supreme Court members. That is why I think having Santorum would be incredible.
With Rick chewing on his left foot every other day, it is a relief to know that Newt is going nowhere, but will stay in. Santorum is fodder for implosion and now that he is winning he will finally get some vetting thrown his way for a change and it will be out loud and forceful.
Rick supporters will find no sympathy from me, and I very much appreciate your astute observation that Newt knows this game like the back of his hand. I just DO NOT and CAN NOT believe he won’t make a huge difference during this primary.
Great post, and thanks.
I didn’t say I’d stay home. I’ll write in a worthy candidate because I’m an American. Santorum CAN’T win. Like I said, we had a chance and the idiots of this nation care more about hair than they do the damn country. If you really cared about the price of gas you’d want Newt to win. Even if Santorum managed to win against Obama (lol) he would be completely ineffective. But hey, keep dreaming.
Having said that, I smell no shortage of “sour grapes” on this thread, and some of the most ridiculous, mentally-kamikaze type desperate comments I’ve heard on FR in a long time. Really, time for some people to just step back and handle their losses, process them a little more circumspectly.
watching CSPAN online
Major Garrett called in and talked about Romney...
Romney is in NY raising money..
he said he was so surprized that Romney didnt win Tennessee...
after all TN was an old Confederate state and Romney should have done well in the old Confederate states
Im going WHAT ???
Major is as ignorant as his hero Romney...
TN wasnt an Old Confederate state
TN was part Union ..
The Union army was in Nashville early in the war and never left
My county was Union and so were a few others...
I wonder if Major eats grits and can say y’all ...
Though the old slave state going for Romney would fit for obvious reasons if David Duke types run them all..
AHHHHH! So THAT'S why people are so angry toward Rick! The truth is coming out...
Let me ask you something - and I'm dead serious: Should infidelity be a prerequisite for elected office?
Think about it.
I agree with you, and will offer that the mindset somewhat reminds me of the story in Luke about the Pharisee and the Prostitute, your thoughts?
It doesn’t, but if Santorum or Romney becomes the nominee, Obama wins that very day.
I want ALL to stay in as well. Any departures strengthen the “front runner” ( the one who cannot close the deal with millions of dollars of ads).
Right Santorum (and Newt) stand between Obamney or yet a other Bush. They are BOTH better than those two and light years ahead of Dear Reader.
If RICK SANTORUM is the eventual nominee of this Party, you can take it to the bank that not only the editorial policy but the vast majority of FREE REPUBLIC is going to be SOLIDLY FOR SANTORUM AS THE NOMINEE and work their heart8s) out for him to derail Obama in November, as one united team.
You can either be a part of that great, historic movement, or otherwise, you are going to feel very lonely around this place, it will have left you, not vice-versa.
You’re wrong about that, too. If I say something, I mean it.
We’ll see what happens at the national convention if it takes that long.
Good luck getting what you want with your strategy.
** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”
This is not a night for crying, ma'am.
And before the delegate/math wonks chime in, winning does matter because it shapes the public perception moving forward.
Big win for Santorum!
I haven’t been wildly enthusiastic for a candidate since Rick Perry left the race.
It’s been a roller coaster here. I’ll NEVER forget the thread on the night Herman Cain bowed out. My gosh, it was like a revival meeting, people praying he would stay in.
And he was totally unqualified. And Santorum was an afterthought.
I have no idea what happened. I do know a lot of people will be disappointed. Me, too. We could have done better.
But the time for rending one’s garments and gnashing of teeth will be past soon and we need to unite.
Of course I voted for McCain and all I got was Obama because the best repub wasn’t chosen. How’s the obama thing working out for you? Never again. I’m done going with the winning loser. Maybe we need another 4 years of Obama to get people to be serious. No Santorum . No Romney. No Obama. Not ever.
You are absolutely right. I keep telling people more emotional than me about Newt - some of us will have the honor of fighting against Barack Obama behind a candidate we love, and others will just the honor of fighting against Obama. Either way, it will be honor to do our duty.
HOWEVER, THE NOMINEE HAS NOT YET BEEN CHOSEN, SHARPIE :)
Katie, your a tad over wrought. But the trolls who visit FR from Kos and the DUmp will LOVE that comment.
Just beautiful :-)
And with that, I bid you good night (and also to the other Newt supporters!).
And if Newt isn’t the nominee for whom are you going to vote? Anyone other than the R is a vote for Obama...
For the record, I'm happy with either man and do not wish to make enemies when we have a real enemy before us.
Newt Gingrich gave it his best, but he came up just shy of winning in Mississippi.
He sure did and wow what a nice guy he is. He really gave a wonderful congrats to Santorum and then went for the jugular on Romney. It was a great speech. This thing is long from over and Even if Romney wins every state that he believes he will, he will not have enough delegates. Newt will be in a great position at the convention. I was relieved when Santorum’s team said they will NOT ask Newt to leave. Early they said that Santorum asked that Newt leave but that was a nasty rumor (apparently). Bottom line is that both of them are in it to “smack” Romney back to Boston. Good Night and God Bless!
do you remember which line? I am keeping a list. God bless you for watching that speech, I couldn't bring myself to.
“No, young lady, you are emotioanlly invested in Newt. Thats 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...”
Well, gee, thanks for the “young lady”, but I’m 78. You have no idea where my emotions are so you are wrong about that, too. You vote for who you want,and I’ll vote for who I want - that’s the American way.