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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
  • Loudly Catholic Santorum loses Ohio Catholics

    03/07/2012 2:15:52 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | March 7, 2012 | Dan Gilgoff
    CNN) - Rick Santorum, a conservative Catholic who is outspoken about faith-based issues, lost Catholic voters by a wide margin in Ohio on Tuesday, potentially a key factor that allowed Mitt Romney to squeak out the narrowest of victories overall in the state. According to CNN’s exit polls, Romney took 43% of Ohio Catholics on Super Tuesday, compared to 31% for Rick Santorum, and Romney beat Santorum overall by 38% to 37%. Catholic voters accounted for a third of Ohio’s Republican electorate, the largest share of Catholics in any Super Tuesday state. “The margin of Romney's win among Ohio Catholics...
  • It’s “Super Tuesday,” only Romney and Gingrich can emerge to challenge Obama

    03/07/2012 12:39:18 AM PST · by Brown Deer · 21 replies
    worldviewtonight ^ | 6 Mach 2012 | worldviewtonight
    It is “Super Tuesday” in the GOP race to select the Republican nominee for November’s general election against incumbent President Barack Obama. “Super Tuesday” represents the biggest polling day so far in what has been an intense and sometimes bitter GOP race and will see contests in Ohio, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Oklahoma, Idaho, North Dakota and Alaska. There are 419 of the 1,144 delegates needed to win the party’s nomination up for grabs. The biggest fight of the day will see current front-runner Mitt Romney, and unexpected rival Rick Santorum battle it out in the State of Ohio....
  • Romney wins Ohio but fails to shake off rivals

    03/06/2012 10:39:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 7, 2012 | Steve Holland
    Mitt Romney secured a close victory in Ohio but failed to land a knockout blow against rival Rick Santorum on "Super Tuesday," raising the odds of a drawn-out battle for the Republican presidential nomination between the party's establishment and its grassroots conservatives. Romney won five of the 10 state contests on Tuesday but his margin of victory was uncomfortably slim in Ohio, the night's biggest prize. Ohio is a politically divided state sure to be hotly contested in the November 6 election between the eventual Republican nominee and President Barack Obama. Romney moved closer to the 1,144 delegates needed to...
  • Santorum wins in Tennessee

    03/06/2012 10:01:03 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 19 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | March 7, 2012 | Kate Harrison
    Rick Santorum may not have the endorsement of politicians like Gov. Bill Haslam or U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, but his conservative credentials spoke loudly to average voters in Tennessee, who gave him the win in the presidential primary Tuesday. With 90 percent of precincts reporting, Santorum had 37 percent to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s 28 percent, despite endorsements from a number of key state leaders. In Hamilton County, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, Santorum took 31 percent of the vote while Romney took 29 percent. “Tennessee voters are traditional conservatives who support constitutional, limited government, fiscal conservatism and...
  • Santorum Struggles With Female Voters In Ohio Primary, Exit Polls Show

    03/06/2012 8:44:32 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 06, 2012 | Gary Langer
    Santorum Struggles With Female Voters In Ohio Primary, Exit Polls Show By Gary Langer | ABC News A diverse mix of voters in Ohio helped shape today's headline Super Tuesday contest, with results that highlighted tensions evident in the Republican race all year: Mitt Romney leaning on his standing as the most electable candidate, Rick Santorum honing his appeal to conservatives and more religious voters, and leading Romney as the candidate of the common man and woman. In other states, where the electorate was more homogenous - either much more conservative, as in Oklahoma, or much less so, as in...
  • Santorum camp asking conservatives to pressure Gingrich to drop out

    03/06/2012 9:18:04 PM PST · by LonelyCon · 254 replies · 6+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 6, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty
    Rick Santorum's campaign is calling on conservatives to pressure Newt Gingrich to abandon his bid for the White House, a senior adviser told reporters tonight. Senior campaign strategist John Brabender said the key for the campaign going forward will be creating an opportunity to challenge Mitt Romney one-on-one, though Brabender maintained the Santorum campaign would not directly call on Gingrich to drop out of the race. "We're never going to call on anybody to get out, but what we are calling is on Tea Party supporters and conservatives is to rally behind the only candidate that has demonstrated over and...
  • 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...