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  • Santorum: Stand Up To The Establishment

    03/07/2012 5:57:06 PM PST · by writer33 · 6 replies
    KMBC9/Lenexa, KS ^ | 03/07/12 | Staff
    LENEXA, Kan. -- The day after rival Republican rival Mitt Romney won six of ten states in Super Tuesday primaries, presidential candidate Rick Santorum spoke to supporters in Lenexa. Santorum is making a push in Kansas ahead of the state's Republican caucuses on Saturday. He spoke to a crowd at Harvest Graphics near West 100th and Darnell streets. He said he expects to win the weekend caucuses because Kansas voters are part of the conservative "heart of America." He said that President Barack Obama is leading the nation toward an authoritarian government and wants to redistribute the nation's wealth through...
  • Santorum and Freedom

    03/07/2012 5:10:25 PM PST · by writer33 · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/07/12 | Daniel Henninger
    America's long-slog presidential campaigns are a process of discovery. Candidates, voters and the press criss-cross a complex nation trying to discover where the public mind will be the first Tuesday in November. No candidate has had a more interesting journey through 2012's campaign frontier than Rick Santorum. Few are going to forget Sen. Santorum in the early debates, stuck in the left-field bleachers, begging to be heard over such center-ring heavyweights as Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain. In August, no one thought this guy would be toe-to-toe with the Romney machine in March. What happened? I went to...
  • Santorum: Romney thinks he’s ‘ordained by God’ to win Republican nod

    03/07/2012 4:46:39 PM PST · by writer33 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/07/12 | Felicia Sonmez
    LENEXA, Kansas -- Rick Santorum is trying to turn the tables on the Romney camp’s suggestion that it would take an “act of God” for Santorum to come out ahead in the GOP delegate race, telling reporters here at his first campaign event since Super Tuesday that Mitt Romney must now believe that he’s God’s chosen candidate in the race. “What won’t they resort to try to bully their way through this race?” Santorum asked reporters after addressing more than 200 supporters at a graphics company. “If the governor thinks he’s now ordained by God to win, then let’s just...
  • Romney, Santorum camps at odds over delegate math (Mitt's Voodoo Math)

    03/07/2012 11:48:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | March 7, 2012
    In a memo to reporters, Romney Political Director Rich Beeson laid out his camp's view that neither Santorum nor any of the other candidates in the race has any chance of securing enough delegates to secure the Republican nomination...... "Super Tuesday dramatically reduced the likelihood that any of Governor Romney's opponents can obtain the Republican nomination," Beeson wrote. "As Governor Romney's opponents attempt to ignore the basic principles of math, the only person's odds of winning they are increasing are President Obama's." Beeson cited Romney's current lead in delegates and a tough upcoming primary and caucus calendar as examples of...
  • Why Liberals Should be Nervous about Santorum’s Super Tuesday

    03/07/2012 3:44:17 PM PST · by NYer · 39 replies
    Global Comment ^ | March 8, 2012 | Kristin Rawls
    When I heard yesterday that Sarah Palin was already talking about a potential presidential bid in 2016, I saw the writing on the wall: The Republican establishment isn’t even pretending to care about 2012 anymore. That an Obama win seems certain despite Obama’s middling approval ratings is an embarrassment to the Republican Party, to be sure. The people in the trenches care, certainly, but the Party bigwigs? Not so much.Even so, those who are sounding alarms about the end of the Party as we know it need to calm down and remember 2004. By the end of George W. Bush’s...
  • The freedom to do God's will, economically

    03/07/2012 3:39:06 PM PST · by gogogodzilla · 2 replies
    The Economist ^ | 28 February 2012 | W.W.
    <p>TODAY'S Wall Street Journal features an op-ed in which Rick Santorum pledges that "...in my first 100 days as president, I'll submit to Congress and work to pass a comprehensive pro-growth and pro-family Economic Freedom Agenda". No one is more receptive than I to an "economic freedom agenda", yet Mr Santorum's has my bullshit detector howling like an air-raid siren.</p>
  • Santorum hesitant on more primary debates (Rick "Courage" Santorum)

    03/07/2012 3:03:08 PM PST · by red flanker · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2012 | Daniel Strauss
    Rick Santorum’s campaign said it’s not planning for any more GOP primary debates, while Newt Gingrich is calling for one to happen before next Tuesday’s contests. Gingrich said on Monday he planned to attend an upcoming debate in Portland, Ore., hosted by PBS. He also said he wanted there to be more debates, possibly in Mississippi and Alabama, states with upcoming primaries in which the former House Speaker is hoping to do well. Mitt Romney’s campaign wouldn’t say if the former Massachusetts governor will attend the Portland debate, and the Santorum campaign wouldn’t commit either.
  • Sarah Palin Initiates Rush Limbaugh’s “Operation Chaos” Campaign? (Poll to FReep, too)

    03/07/2012 1:28:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Shark Tank ^ | March 7, 2012 | Javier Manjarres
    While Governor Mitt Romney garnered the most delegates coming out of Super Tuesday, the possibility of a brokered Republican convention is beginning to take a life of its own as Romney’s victories and defeats on Tuesday continue to send the signal that the former Governor of Massachusetts is still considered by many Republicans to be their “default” candidate. Romney will need to amass 729 more delegates from the remaining 1145 still up for grabs- about 50% of the remaining delegates. Rick Santorum needs to grab 968 of the remaining delegates, while Gingrich needs 1037 more. With Senator Rick Santorum’s strong...
  • Gingrich takes aim at Santorum, betting candidacy on must-win Southern primaries on March 13

    03/07/2012 1:38:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 59 replies
    WaPo ^ | Wednesday, March 7, 2:13 PM
    PELL CITY, Ala. — Newt Gingrich says he isn’t dropping out of the Republican presidential race. Gingrich said during an Alabama campaign swing Wednesday that he’s staying in because it’s impossible for a moderate Republican to be elected president in November. He was referring to front-runner Mitt Romney. Gingrich also said rival Rick Santorum, whom Gingrich is battling to be the preferred conservative, is a creature of the establishment. Top allies of Santorum have said Gingrich should drop out.
  • If Mittens wins the GOP-E "Nomination" I WILL BLAME...

    03/07/2012 11:54:19 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 65 replies
    7 March 2012 | US Navy Vet
    Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.
  • Richard Viguerie suggests Newt Gingrich drop out

    03/07/2012 11:38:00 AM PST · by parksstp · 60 replies
    NewsOK (Oklahoma) ^ | 03-07-2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Long-time conservative activist Richard Viguerie suggested today that Newt Gingrich suspend his campaign and endorse Rick Santorum in order to unite conservatives against Mitt Romney. "Looking at last night’s numbers, it has become increasing clear that the former Speaker can either be a kingmaker or a spoiler," Viguerie said in a statement today, "because, to unite conservatives, Gingrich would have to suspend his campaign and endorse Rick Santorum for the Republican nomination for President." Viguerie argued that Romney must lose the nomination in order to prevent "the debacle of four more years of an Obama presidency." Read more: http://newsok.com/richard-viguerie-suggests-newt-gingrich-drop-out/article/feed/356737#ixzz1oSe1bS1N
  • Will that Romney lead shrink after the 9 contests?

    03/07/2012 11:37:16 AM PST · by landsbaum · 32 replies · 1+ views
    This campaign ain’t over by a long shot. Mitt Romney’s delegate total for the Republican race to choose President Barack Obama’s opponent in November stands at 404, according to Real Clear Politics, compared to runnerup Rick Santorum’s 161, with 1,144 needed to win. Even though Romney won six of Super Tuesday’s 10 contests, news reports fall something short of coronation. One reason may be the next nine primaries between now and April. With the exception of Illinois, none of the states in the coming month look particularly Romney-ish. . . It’s not a stretch to think Santorum could sweep that...
  • The lie of momentum politics and the false horse race narrative

    03/07/2012 10:53:45 AM PST · by JudgeNap · 2 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 03.7.12 | Shaun Booth
    "The Republican primary has become the hand crafted anointing of the political and financial establishment favorite, Mitt Romney. And the broadcast media is compliant in the carrying out of this strategy..." "Debates, which have the hope of being a refuge for actual substance, have become opportunities to successfully spin away unwanted portions of a candidates record through skilled political performance. In the primary game of momentum something like RomneyCare loses its weight as it grows stale later in the primary calendar and ultimately fails to disqualify Romney from the Republican primary."
  • Romney leads Alaska presidential preference poll (Wins by 420 votes)

    03/07/2012 8:58:12 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 36 replies
    FAIRBANKS - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney maintained a strong lead with most of the results counted in the Alaska Republican presidential preference poll held today. With 4,225 votes, the former Massachusetts Governor took 32.6 percent of the statewide vote. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum took 29 percent, Texas congressman Ron Paul took about 24 percent and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took 14 percent. At 10:30 p.m., 95 percent of the vote had been counted. Alaska was one of 10 states to participate in the Republican nomination process today and will divvy up 24 of its delegates according to...
  • Election Research Request

    03/07/2012 9:18:26 AM PST · by pgyanke · 12 replies
    Vanity | 3/7/2012 | pgyanke
    I got to thinking about some of the primary results. Romney's been narrowly winning some states and Santorum has done the same in other states. Both have appealed to cross-over Dems. Gingrich has won convincingly when he's won. Paul has his zombie followers. Does anyone have a county breakdown (visual would be great but not the most important) of the wins by candidate? I'm wondering how closely the wins for Romney and Santorum would follow traditional Dem winning counties. Getting the big cities can get you states, but that doesn't mean we're getting a winning candidate... This map shows the...
  • Santorum, Gingrich Two Man Debates

    03/07/2012 9:06:52 AM PST · by GulfBreeze · 71 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Nevuary 33, 2084 | Gulfbreeze
    Newt was on Bill Bennett’s show this morning. He sounded very tired (to be expected) but encouraged that he had done well and picked up his home state. He sounded committed to the idea of promoting his values and agenda. Neither of these two, Santorum and Gingrich, really want to get out but they are both realizing that America's third choice is careening towards a delegate victory. If neither of them is going to get out, Gingrich and Santorum need to have some Lincoln Douglas modified debates that exclude the two liberal candidates. I think they would begin to siphon...
  • A weak win for Romney in key Ohio race (With massive money advantage, a squeaker shows his weakness)

    03/07/2012 8:36:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/07/2012 | Byron York
    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- When Rick Santorum's top aides began to gather here at Steubenville High School for election night, they assumed Santorum would finish second -- a close second, they hoped -- to Mitt Romney in the Ohio Republican primary. "If we can show here that we are very close in a state where we got outspent six to one, I think people have to ask the question, 'What the heck is wrong with Mitt Romney?'" said top strategist John Brabender before Santorum's supporters began to fill the room. How close would be very close? "Five points," Brabender answered. Then...
  • Santorum super PAC calls for Gingrich to drop out

    03/07/2012 8:21:10 AM PST · by SmithL · 41 replies
    AP via KnoxNews ^ | 3/7/12 | JACK GILLUM - Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A super political action committee supporting Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race says it's time for Newt Gingrich to drop out. Stuart Roy, an adviser for the Red, White and Blue Fund, told The Associated Press Wednesday that the former House speaker is splitting conservative voter and making it difficult for them to settle on a conservative alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney.
  • Tennessee conservatives carry heavily-outspent Santorum

    03/07/2012 8:18:00 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/7/12 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Rick Santorum rode a wave of social-conservative support to victory in Tennessee's Super Tuesday Republican presidential primary, overcoming the solid support for Mitt Romney from many state GOP leaders. The Tennessee results were a disappointment for Newt Gingrich, the former U.S. House speaker, who finished third in a state he had hoped would help his campaign rebound. The results also marked a rare win for a candidate who was hugely outspent in Tennessee. Pro-Romney forces, including a "super PAC," spent about $1.6 million advertising in the state — much of the money going to TV ads that attacked...
  • Super Split - Santorum's strong showing likely to prolong GOP contest

    03/07/2012 8:11:57 AM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies
    Nashville Tennessean | 3/7/12 | Michael Cass and Chas Sisk
    Gannett Newspaper - Link Only: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120307/NEWS02/303070104/Santorum-s-strong-showing-likely-prolong-GOP-contest?odyssey=mod|defcon|text|FRONTPAGE