Skip to comments.Santorum wins Alabama; Mississippi too close to call
Posted on 03/13/2012 7:19:12 PM PDT by LonelyCon
Updated 9:55 p.m. -- Rick Santorum was projected to win the Alabama Republican primary as he, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich were locked in a three-way battle to win Mississippi's primary.
Mitt Romney was left looking to Mississippi to achieve a feat he hadnt yet accomplished this cycle win in one of the Republican Partys conservative strongholds as results from the twin primaries in GOP strongholds trickled in Tuesday evening.
Almost two hours after polls closed, the race in Mississippi was too close to call.
A week after Super Tuesday, the Alabama and Mississippi primaries could determine whether Romney was able to finally win in one of the GOPs identifiably conservative corners.
Any such victory would come, in part, due to a split conservative vote between former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The two men have battled Romney and each other in a weeks worth campaigning in two states where the electorate closely mirrors some of the modern Republican Partys core constituencies.
Santorum had also looked to win at least one of the two primaries, if not deprive Gingrich from victories in either. Santorum has publicly said he hopes to wage a one-on-one campaign against Romney, and has split the conservative vote versus the former Massachusetts governor with Gingrich in several key contests.
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“Gingrich needs to wake up and smell the coffee.
A few, very vocal people think hes great...the rest of us have reviewed his record.
Bye-bye Mr. Brilliant.”
If that’s the standard, then I’m going to assume that you’re voting for none of the GOP candidates? I’ve reviewed all their records and sorry to say that ALL of them are sadly lacking.
I’m not happy about it because I just don’t see Santorum as the guy for restoring the constitutional republic but lets see how the delegate count shakes out. As long as its mathematically possible for Newt to win he should stay in. When it gets past that then Newt needs to drop out.
I agree 100%
Hey Laz. WE DID IT. GAME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was a good speech but Rick won both states.
They are either moderate republicans or are buying the, only Mitt can win, story.
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And he gets 98% of the Mormon vote, which considering they want to get the vote out for him, covers UT, Colo, ID, NV, and HI.
Great job Mary!!!!
It’s rewarding to stand up to the Santorum haters...and finding out that if we do, they fold like cheap tents.
“As long as its mathematically possible for Newt to win he should stay in. When it gets past that then Newt needs to drop out.”
Which is now because it is mathematically impossible for Newt to win.
You never know which Santorum will show up either, but you can bet he will have a sneer on his face......http://www.newt.org/news/video-senator-santorum-in-his-own-words/
Especially an older, white-haired FAT guy. Like it or not, Americans are image-conscious... and Newt doesn't exactly cut an image of fitness.
Ohhh yes. Drudge has zero credibility and his website deserves to go down. The same goes for Ann the Romney shill Coulter. Haven’t heard from her in a few days.
“Mittens must be having kittens.”
By the dear southern voters he was sMitten.
“The problem is, Santorum probably WON’T be properly vetted until after a theoretical win and nomination.
At which point, his record will be thorough exposed by the media, and he will lose to Obama in a landslide.”
If Rick has not been properly vetted, neither has Newt. If Rick would lose in a lanslide to Obama, so would Newt and damn sure Romney would.
I love newt & Rick. I think it is unrealistic to act like Newt is some purist conservative and Rick is not. Both have made mistakes but both have decades of service with overall equally conservative records.
Nobody that I know of, on here or elsewhere, claims that Newt is a "purist conservative."
He is, however, a far better articulator of conservatism, and has far more actual conservative accomplishments and credentials, than the other three candidates combined.
It's a false equivalence to blithely say that neither Rick nor Newt would win, as if both have the same problems and would face the same issues.
Newt has been vetted, over, under, ten times around. Santorum largely has not. The MSM has made sure everybody knows about "Newt's marital history" (both the true parts and the not true parts). The same hasn't been done with Santorum's big government votes and past.
Santorum can't effectively articulate conservatism to the masses because he doesn't himself really know what it is. Newt can, and has, which is why Newt went from polling around 20% in Alabama on March 1st to scoring 30%, beating Romney, and barely losing to Santorum two weeks later. He went to Alabama and articulated conservatism. Santorum, on the other hand, just rides on his reputation for being a "staunch social conservative," thus allowing him to coast to largely undeserved victories in evangelical-rich southern and midwestern states.