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  • Santorum: 'We Keep Coming Back'

    03/06/2012 7:28:35 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | March 6, 2012 | Matt Vasilogambros
    After impressive Super Tuesday victories in Tennessee and Oklahoma, Rick Santorum said he's regained his momentum and declared, “We keep coming back!” Santorum earned some bragging rights and was able to secure his status as the alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney. His rival for that distinction, Newt Gingrich, won only his home state of Georgia and was disappointed by losses to Santorum in conservative-tilting Tennessee and Oklahoma. “We’re going to win a few, we’re going to lose a few,” Santorum said to a crowd in Steubenville, Ohio. “But, as it looks right now, we're going to get at least a...
  • Santorum Another Trifecta in OK,TN, and ND. Ohio Too Close To Call {Should Gingrich Withdraw?]

    03/06/2012 7:21:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 109 replies
    March 06, 2012
    Gingrich must steps aside. His “southern strategy” is up in flames placing distant third and fourth in key states. Working Women. This is a key demographic that Romney leads Santorum followed by a deficit of 11 points, and Gingrich is well way behind by 31 points and is one major reason why Gingrich can neither win the nomination nor the presidency. Gingrich was the big spoiler in MI where Santorum lost by just three points. Besides the notion of “permanent moon-based colonies” and pie-in-the-sky $2.50 gas/gallon regardless of world energy markets or geopolitical conditions is simply risible and won’t play...
  • Poll: Super Tuesday Republicans would rather buy a used car from Rick Santorum than Mitt Romney

    03/06/2012 7:46:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/06/2012 | Tina Korbe
    In the 1960 U.S. presidential election, an unaffiliated poster that featured a shifty-looking Richard Nixon snidely asked, “Would you buy a used car from this man?” U.S. voters suggested by their election of John F. Kennedy that they wouldn’t. Since then, the casual use of the question in discussions of political candidates has become standard, a rather fun and punchy way to measure whether voters trust pols.For what it’s worth, Republicans in the 10 Super Tuesday states said they would rather buy a used car from Rick Santorum than from Mitt Romney. According to an IBOPE/Zogby poll commissioned by craigslist,...
  • Santorum wins North Dakota caucuses

    03/06/2012 7:28:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/06/2012 | Daniel Strauss
    Rick Santorum won the North Dakota caucuses on Super Tuesday. CNN projected Santorum as the winner shortly after 10 p.m. ET, an hour after the caucuses ended. North Dakota didn't receive as much attention as other nine Super Tuesday states. Mitt Romney and Santorum visited the state once, according to the Associated Press. Ron Paul, on the other hand, visited multiple time and seemed like a good fit for the libertarian Republican: the state leans heavily toward independents. Paul, who drew large crowds of Tea Partiers there, decided to spend the evening of Super Tuesday in North Dakota. The state...
  • Gingrich must endorse Santorum

    03/06/2012 6:59:02 PM PST · by impimp · 253 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 6 March 2012 | impimp
    I have advocated Gingrich staying in until sometime in March. I felt the vote splitting would help prevent Romney from locking up a sufficient number of bound delegates to take the nomination. The plan did a good job so far, but not a great job. I think now the mathematics is shifting such that Gingrich needs to bow out. The reasons for the shift are: 1. winner-take-alls coming up soon - vote splitting begins to really hurt us in these primaries 2. we need money consolidating behind Santorum. 3. Santorum made the Indiana ballot after all But now Gingrich needs...
  • Santorum wins in Tennessee

    03/06/2012 5:49:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 03/06/2012
    Rick Santorum won the primary in Tennessee while Mitt Romney rolled to primary victories in Virginia, Vermont and home-state Massachusetts on Super Tuesday, reaching for a decisive advantage over his persistent rivals in the most turbulent race for the Republican presidential nomination in a generation. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich countered with a home-field win in Georgia as the GOP contenders vied for the chance to take on Democratic President Barack Obama in November.
  • Santorum wins TN; Romney wins 3 states

    03/06/2012 5:47:37 PM PST · by Qbert · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 3/6/2012 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rick Santorum has won the Republican presidential primary in Tennessee. Mitt Romney earlier won primaries in Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia. Newt Gingrich has won in his home state of Georgia.
  • Santorum Wins Tennessee (FOX News projection)

    03/06/2012 5:41:43 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 48 replies
    Self | 03-06-12 | Self
    Santorum wins TN.
  • Santorum wins Oklahoma Republican primary: Fox projects

    03/06/2012 5:32:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/06/2012
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum won the Republican presidential primary in Oklahoma on Tuesday, Fox News projected shortly after polls closed. It was the first victory of the night for Santorum, a staunch conservative who has been trying to establish himself as the conservative alternative to the more moderate front-runner Mitt Romney. Ten states are voting in nominating contests on Super Tuesday
  • Newt Gingrich touts surge in Tennessee polls, predicts Georgia win

    03/06/2012 10:50:09 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 68 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2-6-2012 | Amy Gardner
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Republican Newt Gingrich launched a final, two-day swing across the South on Monday in advance of the biggest voting day so far of the year. Gingrich planned to campaign on Monday and Super Tuesday in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia -- and vowed to exceed expectations in all the Southern states voting this week and next. Gingrich touted new polls showing that he is closing the gap in Tennessee, and he predicted again that he will win his home state of Georgia with ease. In a morning interview on CNN, Gingrich admitted that losing Georgia could end his...
  • Santorum's private side, through wife's eyes

    03/06/2012 10:44:59 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03-06-12 | Jan Crawford
    In her first network television interview, Karen Santorum offered a revealing look at her husband. Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, is a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. Karen Santorum is very much her husband's partner and equal. A lawyer and nurse, she says they talk about policy and strategy, and that she tells him when he slips up. But she has stayed behind the scenes, rarely talking to the media. In our wide-ranging conversation, Karen Santorum was warm and genuine, and talked openly about their lives, their marriage, and the challenges they've endured. "When he walks through the...
  • Romney, Santorum all tied up in latest poll (Poll also finds voters want clear GOP winner)

    03/05/2012 2:38:54 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 17 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | March 4, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    After a good February for each of them, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum head into Super Tuesday essentially tied in The Washington Times/JZ Analytics’ poll of Republican primary voters nationwide, which also found little appetite for the GOP to wait until a convention to settle matters. Only slightly more than a quarter of voters said they want to see a brokered convention, while nearly twice that many said they are satisfied with the choices presented to them this year.
  • MittvMitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (DNC attack on UNELECTABLE Mitt is Devastating)

    03/06/2012 8:24:17 AM PST · by xzins · 91 replies
    http://www.mittvmitt.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K9njHHyRI7g (half a million hits and climbing)
  • Romney up 16 in Gallup national poll (Can Santorum or Gingrich prevent a tipping point?)

    03/06/2012 8:54:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/06/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Pundits have talked for weeks about the possibilities for a brokered convention after having seen one of the more volatile nominating contests in memory. Neither party has had a brokered convention for 50 years, however, and it’s not because we haven’t had competitive primaries in that time. Usually, voters tend to hit a tipping point and start getting behind a leading candidate, which effectively ends the competitive phase of a nomination fight and puts the party on a glide path to a unifying convention in the late summer. That point gets reached when one candidate simply starts winning often enough...
  • Santorum Can't Get to 1144 (... And neither can Gingrich)

    03/06/2012 8:52:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FHQ ^ | 03/06/2012 | JOSH PUTNAM
    ...and neither can Gingrich. FHQ has been saying since our Very Rough Estimate of the delegate counts a couple of weeks ago that Romney is the only candidate who has a chance to get there. But, of course, I have not yet shown my work. No, it isn't mathematically impossible, but it would take either Gingrich or Santorum over-performing their established level of support in the contests already in the history books to such an extent that it is all but mathematically impossible. Santorum, for instance, has averaged 24.2% of the vote in all the contests. Since (and including) his...
  • Ohio victory could seal the deal for Romney

    03/06/2012 8:49:58 AM PST · by Qbert · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/06/12 | Cameron Joseph
    Mitt Romney could all but guarantee he’ll be the GOP presidential nominee by winning Ohio on Super Tuesday. A win there will hand Romney a chunk of delegates as well as a shot of momentum, making it hard for his opponents to catch him and bolstering the former Massachusetts governor’s argument that he’s the best choice to beat President Obama in the fall. “Ohio is a state that [Rick] Santorum cannot afford to lose,” said GOP strategist Alex Castellanos, who worked for Romney in 2008 but is neutral in this race. “If Santorum loses Ohio, it’ll be practically impossible to...
  • March 6 VA Republican Presidential Primary, your 4 voting options (Repost)

    03/06/2012 8:16:17 AM PST · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    FreeRepublic.com (repost) ^ | February 27, 2012 | Gopher Broke
    March 6 VA Republican Presidential Primary, your 4 voting options On March 6th, the Republican Party of Virginia will be holding its Presidential Primary at your local polling precincts. Polls open just like regular voting times, 6am to 7pm. You have 4 choices: Vote for Romney, vote for Paul, stay home/don’t vote or show up and do an “undervote”. Please do go to the polls and vote, if possible. More votes at the poll show more Republican strength. An undervote allows you to vote (in person or absentee) by showing up, pressing the VOTE button without choosing either candidate. Some...
  • Virginia Board of Elections: NO WRITE-INS!

    03/06/2012 12:29:29 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 19 replies
    campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | March 5, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Virginia Board of Elections: No write-ins! By Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer Republican presidential candidates former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Are you a Santorum or Gingrich fan? The Virginia ballot tomorrow does not permit write-in votes for a candidate of your choice. In fact, you will only have two choices for president tomorrow. Ron Paul or Mitt Romney. Here is the statement from the Virginia Board of Elections: ATTENTION: PERSONS VOTING IN THE 2012 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY Virginia election law (§ 24.2-529) does not permit write-in votes...
  • Ugly error

    03/06/2012 6:00:37 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 1 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | March 6, 2012 | Don Surber
    I hemmed and hawed over this error in the Charleston Gazette’s editorial on Monday, because we all make mistakes. Besides, I am not the Gazette editorial reviewer. I write editorials for the Charleston Daily Mail, which obviously shows I have a prejudice. Still the mistake in the editorial bothered me. Maybe if the editorial board of the Charleston Gazette were not so vicious, mean-spirited and perhaps even anti-Catholic in its editorial against Rick Santorum, I might have overlooked it. Here is the error: "When Santorum’s wife miscarried, he and she brought the dead fetus home “to cuddle and sing to...
  • Rick Santorum has woman problems

    03/06/2012 5:12:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 6, 2012 | Margery Eagan
    Here’s hoping Rick Santorum does well enough today to keep alive the GOP’s “Vagina Monologues,” as The Washington Post has nicknamed Campaign 2012. Who’d have imagined that in the worst economy since The Great Depression, Republicans would spend so much time enmeshed in the nether regions of American voters? Thanks to Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” attack, we’re back there again. It all leaves us wondering why Rush never called Viagra’s first pitch man, Bob Dole, a “slut.” After all, Bob was after more fun, not babies. What a sly old dog.