Santorum gains at least 29 delegates, Romney 31 and Gingrich 24
Just as it's been for 3 weeks, Newt and his Super Pac money remain the only
reasons Mitt is still in this race.
@williaryAnd yet, with all this turmoil in the GOP race, polls show
Romney beating Obama.
These are red states and will remain so come Nov regardless. Rick's weakness
against Obama along with his inability to win in battle states... Mitt will be
the Next President of the US of A
Unemployment is still 8.3%, Mitt's had the campaign spotlight for a year, and
still can't pull away. John Kerry had a lead about this time also.
I wouldn't expect a guy who sees higher education as some kind of liberal
conspiracy to understand the science behind climate change. It seems Santorum
also has some challenges with basic math.
Whoops. The heir apparent had the heir let out a bit.
"Unemployment is still 8.3%, Mitt's had the campaign spotlight for a year,
and still can't pull away. John Kerry had a lead about this time
also."At this point in 2004, unemployment was at 5.8%. It's all
about the economy. Barack Obama cannot run on his record. He's in trouble.
All the GOP has to do is not do anything stupid...like nominating Santorum.
Ahh, the deep south. I know that many of the mega churches are fond of doing
their once yearly anti-Mormon guest speaker. They come in posed as an expert on
Mormon theology, often claiming to once have been devout Mormon and then they
proceed to scare the daylights out of everyone about Mormons. For
ONCE I would like to see these exit polls ask, "Would you vote for a Mormon
under ANY circumstance." Lucky for Jon Huntsman that he dropped out before
the deep south. They would chew him up and spit him out. He is even more
"moderate" that Romney.
Ah, come on, you all want anyone but Obama, so what does it matter?
Romney is out of touch with the struggles of average Americans. He has
flip-flopped on numerous issues. If he wins the nomination, he will lose to
Obama in the Fall. Santorum stands a good chance of beating Obama. I hope he
ends up as the Republican nominee.
willary:if you had a car you'd understand your boy has gas prices at twice
what it was when he came into office. 8 plus percent unemployment is great. the
only ones better off today than four years ago are those on government
assistance because benefits continue to increase. $16 trillion in debt. Feels
good doesn't it. The community organizer will be going back to Chicago in 10
months, thank goodness.
Why is it that when Romney wins a state with split delegates it is not really a
win, but when Santorum wins a state with split delegates, it is a huge win and
people start calling for Romney to drop out? What a convenient double standard
set by the media (both liberal and conservative), and Santorum himself.
I don't get it. Santorum complains about negative campaigning from Romney, but
every time I hear him, it's negative against Mitt.What a shame, that
a leader can only win by lying.Ill bring the deficit and
unemployment down within three years.
@ute alumniAnd who has an actual solution to gas prices on the right?
Drill baby drill doesn't work. Oil companies will sell to the cheapest bidder
even if it's another country, will take years to set up anything substantial
enough to really move prices, and we'd be draining our resources even faster.
President Obama will win re-election. Here's why.Rick Santorum's
campaign, through cleverly placed underlings, is turning the GOP race into a
debate on religion. After all, does anyone think it was a coincidence that this
pastor down in Florida would publicly tell Mitt Romney to denounce his Mormon
religion during the same week as the Mississippi and Alabama primaries? Santorum's camp is quietly reminding voters that Romney belongs to that
"cult" religion. I was amused when I recently heard a Santorum supporter
say they wouldn't vote for a Mormon since they, "base all their decisions on
what their church leaders say," as if Santorum would never, in a million
years, make decisions like that. As a result, come November, Obama
will win since southern states with large populations of evangelical voters will
not vote for Romney, while swing states like Ohio, Wisconsin and New Mexico will
not for some as far-right as Santorum.Sorry GOP. Better luck in
What a confusing headline and subheadline - Santorum sweeps Mississippi and
Alabama, but then it says that Romney picks up more delegates than Santorum. On
page 2 of the article we finally learn that the delegate count also includes
Hawaii and American Samoa. I suggest adding this info to the subheadline.
("Including HI and Am Samoa, delegate count is...")
It is funny that no political analyst appears to consider important that without
the Democratic Party voters that have participated in the GOP primary process,
Santorum would have lost both Alabama and Mississippi. WSJ estimates 8 per cent
of voters in Alabama were democrats and 4 per cent in Mississippi. Since these
voters come as an organized group coordinated by elements of the Democratic
Party and call themselves Operation Hilarity; their sole purpose is to vote for
the candidate that poses the less risk to Obama.IN so, they have chosen
Santorum, and at exit polls, they describe themselves as strongly conservative;
everybody knows there is no truth to that. This is what made Sununu (the elder)
come out in Vermont and openly support Romney; it was the appeal, through
advertised sponsoring by the Santorum team to get and help motivate these
Democrats to disrupt the GOP primary process. So SantorumÂs every victory
only indicate that the Democrats really fear Candidate Romney and do not point
to any conservative momentum for Santorum. In fact, every Santorum victory
points to less chance of the GOP reclaiming the White House in 2012. Spread the
Good point Billy Bob, Romney won more delegates than anyone last night and all
the non-Romney media is crowing about is Santorum's big sweep of AL and MS. All
Santorum did was barely get more popular votes than Gingrich or Romney, nothing
more.As long as Gingrich and Santorum split the more conservative
vote, neither will gain ground on Romney.
Santorum may have theoretically won those two states but his delegate count is
not increasing. I believe he is coming to the desperate end as Mitt Romney
stated. Santorum may have the fervor in his voice of a tent revival but his
numbers are not increasing and his evangelical states coming up on the decline.
Newt and Santorum are both proud men and donÂt want to end the race for the
benefit of the party. Santorum may say it is helping strengthen the party but
it doesnÂt appear to really be helping him. They may not be debating but
the innuendos keep coming from Santorum and Gingrich as they try to keep above
Mitt has 2 things going for him.1- Lots and Lots and Lots of
money2- 3 candidatesIf either Gingrich or Santorum dropped
out, Romney would not fair well head to head with either.The stars
have aligned for Mitt. (until the general)
"I was amused when I recently heard a Santorum supporter say they wouldn't
vote for a Mormon since they, "base all their decisions on what their church
leaders say," as if Santorum would never, in a million years, make decisions
like that. "That's why neither can have my vote. Separation of
church and state ... these men can't do it.
After all is said and done, at the end of the day, Romney moved 4 steps
(Delegates) further forward than Santorum. (according to realclearpolitics
delegate tracker at 8am 14 Mar 2012). Thus the percentage of
remaining delegates Mitt needs keeps dropping, and raising for the others.The national polls show Mitt about 10% ahead of Santorum. The last few
rounds Mitt is 0% or below that, so at some point he hits the States where he
must be 20% head of Santorum, and many of those states have huge winner takes
all delegates. Go Mitt 2012
Santorum is far too extreme to win in November. The perceived weakness of Mitt
is what will be needed to beat Obama.