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  • James Carville: Rick Santorum is headless chicken

    04/04/2012 11:19:49 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 4 Apr 2012 | MJ Lee
    James Carville chose these colorful words to describe Rick Santorum after Mitt Romney swept three Republican primaries Tuesday: “He was like a chicken with his head chopped off. The chicken is dead. The only person that don’t know it is the chicken.” The Democratic strategist, not known to mince his words, said in a late-night interview with CNN that Santorum “can flop around all he wants to [but] they’re not going to nominate him.”
  • Santorum might drop out rather than lose Pennsylvania primary (Losing would end political career)

    04/04/2012 10:44:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/04/2012 | Cameron Joseph
    The possibility of a loss in his home state of Pennsylvania might force Rick Santorum to drop out of the Republican primary sooner than he’d planned, say GOP strategists. Santorum is notoriously strong-willed, and those close to him say that party elders will not be able to convince him to exit the race if he thinks he has a shot at the Republican nomination. But one of Santorum’s close friends told The Hill that while the former Pennsylvania senator remains confident about winning his home state and using that to build May momentum, if that confidence falters, he might exit...
  • Today, Santorum's next last chance, Wisconsin; But then what?

    04/03/2012 4:49:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 3, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Today's politics schedule looks like a snoozer. But wait! There's more! The primaries in Maryland (37) and the District of Columbia (19) look largely safely in Mitt Romney's delegate column, adding to his existing 568. Wisconsin too (42), although Rick Santorum has campaigned hard there. Since Iowa, where Santorum campaigned for a year to win the caucuses by two dozen votes, Romney has ruled the Midwest. He plans an election night event in Wisconsin, usually a strong sign that internal polls indicate a likely win. But even if the Pennsylvanian pulled off a Badger upset, he'd still have less than...
  • Live Thread: GOP Primary election results (WI, MD, DC)

    04/03/2012 5:24:56 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 317 replies
    April 3, 2012
    Fox News & CNN are projecting Romney wins MD in their banners. Santorum wasn't on the DC ballot. Wisconsin polls close at 8pm CDT/9pm EDT.
  • Romney Projected Winner in MD

    04/03/2012 5:22:46 PM PDT · by parksstp · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 04-03-2012 | CNN Live Results
    Harford County going 2-1 for Romney, means the 1st District is lost. Santorum only winning tiny Garrett at the moment in the 6th, but in all likelihood looks to be a sweep of all the delegates for Romney and possible majority win.
  • Ipsos: 85%-99% chance of Obama winning

    04/03/2012 1:43:21 PM PDT · by Fred · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 040312 | Paul Bedard
    Mitt Romney’s slow but seemingly successful trudge to the GOP nomination aside, President Obama is a virtual lock to win a second term, according to a blockbuster election analysis by Ipsos. The bottom line, said Ipsos’ polling director Clifford Young: If Obama’s weak approval rating stays at 47 percent, there is an 85 percent chance he wins reelection. Should it rise to 50 percent or better, which is the goal of the Obama-Biden campaign, he stands a 99 percent chance of winning. “The Republican primaries are nothing more than an interesting side-show to an eventual Obama victory,” said Young, managing...
  • The disenfranchised GOP voters of Wisconsin

    04/03/2012 11:57:44 AM PDT · by JudgeNap · 5 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 4.3.12 | Sean Scallon
    Don’t be surprised if the county-by-county map of today’s Republican primary for President looks exactly like the one for the GOP primary for governor two years ago. Mark Neumann, who is also running for the U.S. Senate this year, won 42 of the state’s 72 counties. Just judging by visual appearances, Neumann did quite well. But of course, those maps only mean something if deer and trees could vote. Since they don’t, the only thing that matters is votes of real people. And in the Republican Party, most of those persons live in southeastern Wisconsin, specifically the three-counties of Waukesha,...
  • Santorum Leads Romney In Pennsylvania GOP Primary (41-35%)

    04/03/2012 11:21:31 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 103 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | 04-03-12 | Quinnipiac University
    Favorite Son Rick Santorum leads former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 41 - 35 percent among likely voters in Pennsylvania's Republican presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has 10 percent, with 7 percent for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. With three weeks before the primary, 6 percent of likely voters remain undecided and 37 percent of those who name a candidate say they still could change their mind, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This is the first look at likely voters and cannot be compared with earlier surveys of registered...
  • GOTV Primaries in Wisconsin and Maryland Poll Hours:7:00 AM-8:00 PM Vote for Rick Santorum

    04/03/2012 5:49:15 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 35 replies
    My Time To Vote. Com ^ | April 3, 2012 | steelers6
    Poll hours are the same in each place for their time zones. In 2008 Wisconsin had turnout of 402,000 (McCain 54 Huckabee 36 and Paul 5, Romney 2, others 3 (McCain won 34 of 40 Delegates and Maryland 320,000 (McCain 55, Huckabee 29, Paul 6, Romney 7) McCain won all 37 delegates
  • Rick Santorum Lies About Multiple Documented ProChoice Statements

    04/02/2012 6:49:52 PM PDT · by rightjb · 20 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 4/2/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Rick Santorum: Consistently Pro-Lie ~ Part 2 In Rick's own words: "I was prochoice all my life" PolitiJim's Rants for Reasonable People http://bit.ly/HaVlBG
  • Bush Sr. Endorsed Romney. But Where Is George W. Bush? Romney Needs His Endorsement Quickly, Right?

    04/02/2012 4:08:21 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    4/2/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    So many (Ryan, Rubio, GHWB, etc) have come forward recently to endorse Romney to be the standard-bearer for the GOP. But curiously missing is GWB... Secondly, Bill Clinton has said very recently that he will soon hold fund-raisers and even stump? for Obama. So where is 43 at - and very recently at that? Pro-Romney forces have said that it is time to quickly rally around the front-runner (Romney). If so, then what better way than for perhaps Romney, Ryan, Rubio, etc, to get or seek Bush 43 to quickly endorse Romney, stump for him and hold fund-raisers for Romney?...
  • ‘Liberated’ from the Tea Party?

    04/02/2012 1:33:26 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4/2/2012 | Stephen F. Hayes
    In many ways, the story of the 2012 Republican primary has been the inability of Mitt Romney to win over more than a third of self-identified “strong Tea Party supporters” or “very conservative” voters. If he had received the support of those voters, even a slim majority of them, the race would almost certainly have been over weeks ago. Where Romney hasn’t yet succeeded with most grassroots conservatives and Tea Partiers, he’s had remarkable success in the past two weeks gaining the support of their leaders... It would seem, then, that everyone associated with Romney’s campaign would avoid saying anything...
  • As Romney nears nod, GOP base nods off; Enthusiasm saved for Obama ouster

    04/02/2012 1:11:18 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/1/2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    Pledges of support from powerful Republicans last week may have edged Mitt Romney closer to the GOP presidential nomination, but the former Massachusetts governor still struggles to fire the imaginations of most in his party — even the coveted endorsements from former President George H.W. Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida seemed underwhelming in tone. Mr. Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who also endorsed Mr. Romney last week, focused less on his qualifications for the presidency than on the vulnerabilities of President Obama. “[Mr. Romney‘s] challenge, assuming he gets the nomination, is to create more enthusiasm among...
  • Rick Santorum: I may 'sneak' Wisconsin win

    04/02/2012 8:54:38 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/2/12 10:02 AM EDT | MJ LEE
    Rick Santorum predicted Monday on the eve of the Wisconsin primary that he may “sneak in and have an upset.” “We feel good that we’re going to have a good result here in Wisconsin — we’re going to have a strong showing, maybe even sneak in and have an upset,” Santorum said from Green Bay, Wis., in an interview with Fox News. “But either way, we’ll have a strong showing in the face of obviously overwhelming money and overwhelming establishment support [for Romney].” The former Pennsylvania senator, who is trailing Romney in the delegate race, was dismissive of the increasing...
  • Gingrich: I Can Support Santorum, Talk of Shared Ticket to Stop Romney

    04/02/2012 9:21:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04/02/2012
    There is growing talk that if former House Speaker Newt Gingrich drops out of the race and "suspends" his campaign, he may throw his support behind Rick Santorum in an effort to deny Mitt Romney the GOP nomination. And, for the moment, Gingrich is not yielding to the slew of establishment endorsements for Mitt Romney. Gingrich told CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that Romney has no lock on the nomination and the math doesn't show him getting the 1,144 delegates easily to clinch the nomination. A leading Gingrich campaign official also suggested this weekend that their camp may work...
  • VIDEO BOMBSHELL OF Rick Santorum Applauding Attacks on the ProLife Movement

    04/01/2012 8:56:07 PM PDT · by rightjb · 30 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 4/1/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    ASTONISHING VIDEO: Santorum Applauds Attacks on Christian Values and the ProLife Movement ~ PolitiJim's Rants | http://bit.ly/H6b9rF
  • Gingrich: I Can Support Santorum, Talk of Shared Ticket to Stop Romney

    04/01/2012 8:57:49 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 69 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Sunday, 01 Apr 2012 06:49 PM | Staff
    There is growing talk that if former House Speaker Newt Gingrich drops out of the race and "suspends" his campaign, he may throw his support behind Rick Santorum in an effort to deny Mitt Romney the GOP nomination. And, for the moment, Gingrich is not yielding to the slew of establishment endorsements for Mitt Romney. Gingrich told CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that Romney has no lock on the nomination and the math doesn't show him getting the 1,144 delegates easily to clinch the nomination. A leading Gingrich campaign official also suggested this weekend that their camp may work...
  • Mark Levin: Paul Ryan says to rally around Romney, but why should I? Just because he said so?

    04/01/2012 2:03:46 PM PDT · by Sun · 106 replies
    the Right Scoop ^ | March 31st, 2012 | Staff
    It’s very painful to watch all these politicians – even some who are conservatives, don’t get me wrong, but they’re politicians nonetheless – that we all have to rally around, rally around… Let me tell you something. We have to rally around the Constitution. We have to rally around our children and grandchildren. We have to rally around principles, tried and true principles based on human experience. This isn’t about rallying around some politician. It’s about fighting for our country, taking our country back. This is the process. But to hear some of these numbskulls who think they’re so smart...
  • Santorum Downplays Romney's Endorsement Haul, Compares Rival To McCain

    04/01/2012 11:20:22 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 01,2012
    Santorum Downplays Romney's Endorsement Haul, Compares Rival To McCain April 01, 2012 Rick Santorum fought Sunday to downplay Mitt Romney's growing list of endorsements from Republican Party figures, dismissing the support as the work of an "establishment" pushing the party to nominate another "moderate" just like John McCain in 2008. The former Pennsylvania senator, who bills himself as the true conservative in the race, urged the party to draw lessons from the 2008 race. He said the protracted primary between then-Sen. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton resulted in the "best candidate" for the Democrats, while Republicans decided, "We've got to...
  • Fox News Sunday interview with Rick Santorum (VANITY)

    04/01/2012 11:21:38 AM PDT · by Windcatcher · 10 replies
    My brain | 04/01/2012 | Windcatcher
    (Sigh...) How else can I start? I support Rick Santorum, donated to him, but I'm losing count of the times I watch him on a live interview and feel the need for a facepalm. God love you, Rick, but you do not think well on your feet (or perhaps someone working for isn't doing his job prepping you). When Chris asked Rick about siding with "big labor", the right answer was that "there are valid reasons for labor unions and I'll support them when it's fair to do so. Unions get a bad rap when union leaders abuse their leverage...