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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.
  • Santorum: The Republican Obama

    03/05/2012 4:51:35 PM PST · by Misterioso · 64 replies
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | March 5, 2012 | Michael J. Hurd
    Alana Goodman, at the conservative site Hot Air, is quoted as saying the following about anti-pursuit of happiness candidate Rick Santorum: “Where’s the conservative outrage? If Santorum’s comments aren’t nanny state-ism in its purest form, then what is?… If you’re a conservative and you give Santorum a pass on this, you forego any future right to complain about liberals taking away your Happy Meals and trans fats.” Goodman is referring to Santorum’s recent and past comments that freedom as specified in the U.S. Constitution is not absolute, and that government policy must take a position on birth control, abortion, and...
  • Breaking – Mitt Caught Lying about Individual Mandate: Romneyslayer Videos

    03/05/2012 11:02:42 PM PST · by unspun · 22 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | March 5, 2012 | Arlen Williams
    Aside from the overall, Cloward-Piven-style run-up of the national debt, this has only been the biggest, most inflammatory issue of the Obama regime, to date. Why should it be important now, in choosing a Republican challenger, silly? Why not nominate a GOP candidate who not only pushed the essence of Obamacare, but to whom Rep. Joe Wilson could just as loudly shout, "You lie!" about it all? On MSNBC tonight (Monday, 3/5) Lawrence O'Donnell showed two video spiels by Mitt Romney: Romney during a presidential debate, ridiculing Obama for doing the Romneycare individual mandate nationally. In it, he said he...
  • THE MURDOCH MEDIA'S JOURNALISTIC MALPRACTICE

    03/05/2012 11:03:22 PM PST · by publius321 · 1+ views
    http://youtu.be/mYTbhas31c8 ^ | 3/7/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Fox News is once again manipulating the outcome of the Republican primary giving favorable treatment to Mitt Romney by omitting ground breaking story of Mitt Romney's monumental lie about advocating an individual mandate at the Federal level and allowing slanted coverage of their preferred candidate Mitt Romney. (video)
  • Santorum hits Romney as 'weakest candidate'

    03/05/2012 9:19:29 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    cnn.com ^ | March 5, 2012 | Ashley Killough
    On the eve of Super Tuesday, Rick Santorum took one final swipe at chief rival Mitt Romney during a campaign stop Monday in the battleground state of Ohio. "He would be the weakest candidate we could possibly put forward on the most important issue of today," Santorum said, referring to health care. The Republican presidential candidate spent much of his day targeting the former Massachusetts governor over the Bay State's health care program, which critics hit as a blueprint for President Barack Obama's federal health care reform. .... The former senator argued Romney has been "misleading" in his campaign when...
  • Santorum stops by Lima on campaign trail

    03/05/2012 8:55:40 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    timesbulletin.com ^ | 3/5/2012 | Mike Ford
    LIMA - Rick Santorum delivered a stump speech to a receptive crowd at the annual Allen County Republican Party dinner held Saturday at the University of Northwestern Ohio Event Center. Santorum introduced his wife and children, saying campaigning is a family affair and noted his children were born after the wedding. He mentioned he wrote a book on the importance of family after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's book "It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us" was published in 1996. He said the elites want to make government big enough to run people's lives and this amounts...
  • Super Tuesday Vote Santorum in Ohio & Oklahoma, Gingrich in Georgia, Ron Paul in Virginia & Alaska

    03/05/2012 9:13:33 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 42 replies
    vanity | March 5, 2012 | Steelers6
    Tennessee looks like Santorum and Gingrich are fairly even with the 2 of them, Santorum has been in the lead but Newt has been coming on. Everyone in Virginia who is not a Romney supporter should vote for Ron Paul, 1st head to head matchup anyone has had with Romney.
  • Santorum in '93: More Government Needed in Health Care (mandate)

    03/05/2012 7:58:47 PM PST · by Fred · 91 replies
    mother jones ^ | 0310 | Andy Kroll and Tim Murphy
    Rick Santorum's pitch to Republican voters is simple: He is the "true" and "consistent" conservative in the GOP's presidential nomination fight. He describes himself as "a candidate who, throughout [his] career, has not only checked the box on conservative issues but has fought for conservative issues." And he slams front-runner Mitt Romney for flip-flopping on abortion and the Wall Street bailouts and, most of all, for passing government-mandated health care reform in Massachusetts. If elected president, Santorum vows, he will end the "tyranny" of President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Yet as an up-and-coming congressman in the early 1990s, Santorum took...
  • Santorum, liberty, morality, and the culture wars (Liberals : the ones imposing morality on others)

    03/05/2012 6:21:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/05/2012 | Timothy Carney
    For one brief moment, Rick Santorum was the ideal Republican candidate for 2012, the perfect consonance of Don't-Tread-On-Me libertarianism and traditional cultural conservatism. When asked about contraception, which Santorum and the Catholic Church hold to be destructive of marriage and family, Santorum replied, "You know, here's the difference between me and the Left, and they don't get this. Just because I'm talking about it doesn't mean I want a government program to fix it. That's what they do. That's not what we do." This helped explain why so many liberal politicians and journalists were misunderstanding or lying about what Santorum...
  • Sizing up Santorum: What voters think

    03/05/2012 6:07:29 PM PST · by writer33 · 11 replies
    WDTN Channel 2/MIami, OH ^ | 03/05/12 | Jordan Burgess
    MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) - Snow may have covered the ground outside Rick Santorum's rally at Dayton Christian School, but it wasn't enough to chill people's enthusiasm. "I drove about 20 miles just to catch a glimpse," Judy Awabdy. But Judy, like scores of others, was actually turned away from Santorum's rally because there wasn't any room left. She got a glimpse at his motorcade, but that was it. "Pretty disappointed but I'm just glad that he's here," says Shelly King, who was also turned away. Inside the Santorum supporters stood shoulder to shoulder, but there was still some space...
  • Karen Santorum opens up about miscarriage

    03/05/2012 5:54:32 PM PST · by writer33 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/05/12 | Staff
    Mar. 5, 2012 - Karen Santorum opens up about a miscarriage she suffered, and how political rivals mocked her decision to bring the child home. She also pushes back against the notion her husband, GOP presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, is focused only on social issues.
  • Ron Paul mocks Santorum and Palin for small crowds (Huh?)

    03/05/2012 5:49:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 5, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, mocked Rick Santorum and Sarah Palin today for drawing smaller crowds than his campaign as he sprints to the Super Tuesday finish. Paul's campaign announced that 1,300 people attended his town hall in Sandpoint, Idaho, which has a population of 7,400 people. "This contrasts with less-inspiring candidates struggling with diminished interest, including small crowd sizes for Rick Santorum in [the] much larger Coeur d'Alene, which neighbors Spokane," his campaign observed. "The 'leading' competing candidate drew a paltry 600 there on February 15th, and turnout for the Pual town hall event also contrasts with turnout for a...
  • Gingrich to throw down debate gauntlet

    03/05/2012 2:36:45 PM PST · by Fred · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 030512 | Gabrielle Schwarz
    Newt Gingrich will challenge his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination to a debate next week, the former House speaker said Monday. Gingrich said he expects to extend the invitation Tuesday for a forum in Mississippi or Alabama, where voters head to the polls on March 13. "I think we owe it to the people of Mississippi and Alabama to have a debate," Gingrich said on Fox News. "I think that frankly it's to everybody's advantage to have a debate." He also used the impending invitation to single out Romney, the current Republican frontrunner. "I don't think Romney can just...
  • In Tennessee, Romney Recites 'Davy Crockett' Theme

    03/05/2012 1:48:55 PM PST · by Fred · 57 replies
    Mitt Romney, campaigning in Tennessee today, recited lyrics to "The Ballad of Davy Crockett." TN "Remember the song?" Romney said. "'Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee, greenest state in the land of the free, raised in the woods so he knew every tree, and he killed himself a bear when he was only three.'" Watch the video here. Romney might have done better to recite the lyrics to "Rocky Top," one of Tennessee's nine official state songs and always a crowd favorite.
  • Video: Santorum receives an unexpectedly unfriendly welcome from protesters in OK

    03/05/2012 1:37:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2012 | Tina Korbe
    It wasn’t exactly what you’d expect to happen in the reddest state in the country. This weekend, liberal demonstrators loudly interrupted Rick Santorum as he delivered his standard stump speech on the steps of the Oklahoma Capitol building: About 20 liberal demonstrators tried to shout down Rick Santorum while he delivered his stump speech on the steps of the state capitol building here Sunday, yelling “racist” and “fascist” at the Republican presidential candidate.The anti-Santorum faction began chanting “Get your hate out of our state” when the candidate started his address. Standing before a microphone at the top of the steps,...
  • 2012 or Never: Why 2012 is the Republicans Last Chance

    03/05/2012 12:55:08 PM PST · by darrellmaurina · 36 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/26/2012 | Jonathan Chait
    Of the various expressions of right-wing hysteria that have flowered over the past three years—goldbuggery, birtherism, death panels at home and imaginary apology tours by President Obama abroad—perhaps the strain that has taken deepest root within mainstream Republican circles is the terror that the achievements of the Obama administration may be irreversible, and that the time remaining to stop permanent nightfall is dwindling away. “America is approaching a ‘tipping point’ beyond which the Nation will be unable to change course,” announces the dark, old-timey preamble to Paul Ryan’s “The Roadmap Plan,” a statement of fiscal principles that shaped the budget...
  • State-by-State Analysis: Romney Could Win Majority of Super Tuesday Delegates

    03/05/2012 12:39:53 PM PST · by darrellmaurina · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/4/2012 | Nate Silver
    Although the Super Tuesday states are a mix of favorable and unfavorable terrain for Mitt Romney, his situation has improved enough that he could be on track to win an outright majority of the delegates on the night. Indeed, Mr. Romney could secure the delegate majority even if he wins as few as 4 or 5 states, based on an analysis of the current polling in each state and the complex series of rules that are used to govern delegate allocation. This path involves Mr. Romney winning all or nearly all of the delegates in his strongest states, while getting...
  • Santorum: I'll beat Romney if Gingrich drops out

    03/05/2012 11:27:54 AM PST · by onyx · 79 replies
    THE EXAMINER ^ | MARCH 4, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    ~snips~ Rick Santorum indicated that Newt Gingrich should drop out of the presidential race, arguing -- as Gingrich did during his surge -- that splitting the "anti-Romney" vote helped Mitt Romney win the Michigan primary and Washington caucuses and contributes to his overall success so far. Gingrich said after his South Carolina victory that Santorum should drop out before the Florida primary, but Santorum refused and now Gingrich is returning the favor. "I'm taking Rick Santorum's advice," Gingrich told CNN's Candy Crowley this morning. "He stayed in, he was running fourth in every single primary, suddenly he very cleverly went...
  • SANTORUM: Romney’s record of judicial capitulation

    03/05/2012 11:02:36 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 19, 2012 | Rick Santorum
    . . . . . What sort of justice to the Supreme Court will Mitt Romney nominate - a Souter or a Thomas? A Miers or an Alito? A Kennedy or a Scalia? His record as governor of Massachusetts gives no cause for optimism. Mr. Romney nominated 36 judges while governor, just nine of whom were Republicans. What he says of this record today is that the Massachusetts Governor's Council had to confirm the nominees, and the members of the council were all Democrats. So his answer was to nominate persons palatable to Democrats. But this all-Democratic Governor's Council is...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters attempt to shut down Santorum rally in Oklahoma

    03/05/2012 10:29:29 AM PST · by massmike · 6 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 03/05/2012 | Joe Newby
    This is the left's idea of free speech. On Sunday, about 20 Occupy Wall Street protesters disrupted a speech given by former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum as he spoke on the steps of the Oklahoma state Capitol. Showing the liberal idea of tolerance, the protesters began to disrupt the event as soon as Santorum began to speak. Acting like fascists, they yelled "racist" and "fascist" and chanted "Get your hate out of our state." Supporters responded by shouting back "We pick Rick!" while holding signs in front of the demonstrators who escalated the situation by ripping the signs out of...
  • March 6 VA Republican Presidential Primary, your 4 voting options

    02/27/2012 12:41:30 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 22 replies
    Me
    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 might consider it a "protest vote" or a "blank" vote,...
  • Train Wreck: Amtrak Is a Case Study in Government Waste

    03/05/2012 9:13:40 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/5/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    At a campaign stop on Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that if he is elected he will stop federal funding for passenger rail, including Amtrak. “I like those things, I just think they have to be paid for by private funds, not by funds from China,” he said. The Michigan news website Mlive.con highlighted the story and quoted a response from Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman about similar statements in the past that would cut funding to the service: “Congress has given Amtrak a critical national mission to provide intercity passenger rail service, and with an appropriate...
  • Rasmussen: Santorum up 4 in Tennessee

    03/05/2012 8:54:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday morning, I discovered that few pollsters have bothered with the Tennessee primary. Real Clear Politics only lists five polls taken this year, despite Tennessee having 58 delegates at stake in a proportional primary for tomorrow’s Super Tuesday contest. Not too long after I checked, Rasmussen published its survey for Tennessee, showing Rick Santorum with a narrow four-point lead over Mitt Romney: Just two days before Super Tuesday, the Republican primary race in Tennessee has become a two-man competition between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.The first Rasmussen Reports survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters in Tennessee shows Santorum attracting 34%...
  • Volunteer Surge? (Another Poll Says Gingrich Tied For Lead In Tennessee)

    03/05/2012 7:50:45 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 130 replies
    We Ask America ^ | 3-5-12 | Staff
    Gingrich 29% Romney 30% Santorum 29% Paul 12%
  • Occupy OKC 'mic checks' Santorum; melee ensues

    03/04/2012 6:25:16 PM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 30 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | March 4, 2012 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – It was right after the words “mic check” were uttered by Occupy OKC ringleader Jay Fox, that things got really interesting in the crowd listening to a campaign speech by Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. “Racist, sexist, anti-gay, zealot, fascist, go away!” “Get your hate, out of my state!” “Pro-life, pro-war, what are you fighting for?” This and other chants aimed at Santorum were yelled at the candidate as he tried to speak over the din. It didn’t take long for both male and female Santorum supporters to get in the faces of Fox and other Occupiers...
  • GOP Needs Brokered Primary Now! Rick as temp Placekeeper Nominee; Decide Final Nominee @ Convention

    03/05/2012 7:11:41 AM PST · by Golden Gate · 74 replies
    March 5, 2012 | FR Golden Gate
    This is NOT intended to be only a Rick Santorum thread. GOP conservatives need to work together to prevail over Mitt Romney, who is the lame GOP-e candidate. Conservatives need to cinch / clinch the GOP nomination ASAP! For the final decision of who should be the actual 2012 GOP nominee, this should be an end-of-August national convention decision, and NOT a Spring primary decision. Conservatives and the GOP as a whole need the extra time to make the best final decision about the nominee. Several weeks before the Iowa caucus, there was all of this discussion of having one...
  • Romney Has Momentum In Ohio GOP Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds (Romney 34, Santorum 31)

    03/05/2012 6:59:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Ohio Republican presidential primary remains too close to call, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has the momentum, and 34 percent of likely Republican primary voters, to former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's 31 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This is a 10-point shift from a February 27 Ohio survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University showing Santorum with a 36 - 29 percent lead. In this latest survey, men split with 33 percent for Santorum and 31 percent for Romney. Women back Romney 38 - 29 percent. Self-described conservatives, a strong base of Santorum support...
  • Santorum is a “Wafer” Madness Believer!

    03/05/2012 6:31:33 AM PST · by marshmallow · 60 replies
    Get Religion.org ^ | 3/4/12 | Terry Mattingly
    There is much to discuss in the feature story on Rick Santorum’s faith that has been served up by The New York Times. There is lots of interesting information, some questionable information and then a pretty large chunk of missing information. However, I think many traditional Catholic believers will start reading this piece — after all, it’s the story of how one normal American Catholic turned into a traditional Roman Catholic — and then find themselves stuck right about here. As members of St. Catherine of Siena, a parish here in the wealthy Northern Virginia suburb of Great Falls, the...
  • A History Lesson: Guess Who Wins?

    03/05/2012 6:11:27 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 2 replies
    CatholicVote ^ | 03-02-2012 | Patrick Thornton
    In the last few weeks of HHS influenced dead-horse beating and extended discussions on Women’s Health™, I consistently find myself coming back to the idea that President Obama and his administration really think they can take on the Catholics and win. They are obviously trying to win at all costs. After all, at Notre Dame the President of the United States LIED about respecting conscience. Then he LIED about accommodating us Catholics (last time I had an accommodation like that was when I had my prostate checked). The Church has a pretty good track record of outlasting other empires. So,...
  • Santorum’s Political Martyrdom

    03/05/2012 5:51:29 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 5, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Rick Santorum was defending himself when he responded to George Stephonopoulus on ABC’s This Week: “To say that people of faith have no role in the public square? You bet that makes (me) throw up.”Stephonopoulus had given Santorum an opportunity to renounce an old statement about Kennedy; instead Santorum doubled down. It was the culmination of a week of media scrutiny of religious statements made throughout his political career.On election night, tongue-wagging pundits suggested that Santorum’s attack on Kennedy caused him to lose the Catholic vote to Mitt Romney in Michigan.“Rick Santorum has to be wondering where he would be...
  • Santorum Backs Nullifying Existing Gay Marriages

    03/04/2012 10:39:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    SFChronicle ^ | March 03, 2012 | Bob Egelko
    Santorum Backs Nullifying Existing Gay Marriages Bob Egelko Saturday, March 3, 2012 There are 18,000 married gay and lesbian couples in California and at least 131,000 nationwide according to the 2010 census, conducted before New York state legalized same-sex marriage in July. Rick Santorum says he'll try to unmarry all of them if he's elected president. Once the U.S. Constitution is amended to prohibit same-gender marriages, "their marriage would be invalid," the former Pennsylvania senator said Dec. 30 in an NBC News interview. "We can't have 50 different marriage laws in this country," he said. "You have to have one...