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Old 02-29-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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A very good showing for Santorum. Coming in that close in Romney's home state.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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What on earth is a Protestant Mormon?
LOL. I phrased it that way to counter the notion that Mormons are not Christians. In my book, if you are Christian and not Catholic, then you are a protestant.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:22 AM
 
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So, another pair of Romney wins with less than 50% of the vote.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Riverside
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So, another pair of Romney wins with less than 50% of the vote.
Watching the GOP selection process is like watching a bunch of old nags tripping up the ramp to the glue factory, and trying to pick the one with the most pep in it's stride. In the overall scheme of things, is coming in "first" in this group really anything to brag about?

Whoever "wins", Obama's going to stomp him in the fall, regardless. The GOP has lost independents with this horrendous spectacle.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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A very good showing for Santorum. Coming in that close in Romney's home state.
Not really, Santorum was up double digits in polls a week or so before the primary. He more or less killed himself with a poor debate performance, his comments on JFK's speech and higher education and his robo calls begging Dems for support. He basically threw away a golden opportunity.

Santorum needed the win, now he has to win in Ohio or this race is over.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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It's essentially a two-person race now between Romney and Santorum. Gingrich is clearly not going to win outside of the south, and the GOP has that locked up no matter who wins, so Newt's participation is essentially meaningless at this point, except to decide who gets his support. My guess is that he'll drop out after next Tuesday's results and endorse Santorum.

Ron Paul is pretty much out of the race as a republican. The question is, is Paul out of the race completely? Or does he run as an independent?

Romney will gradually pull away from Santorum. He might not have won pretty, but he won two big contests, and that's what counts. Romney will buy the primaries but he still may not make it to the convention with a clear majority, which would be a mess for the GOP. I suspect that next Tuesday's races will be pivotal. If Romney can beat out Santorum in Ohio and if Gingrich can outperform Santorum in the South, that would leave Rick with nothing, and even though he'd be the preferred conservative, he would end up looking really weak, which would increase pressure on the party to hold its nose and vote for Mitt. However, if Santorum wins Ohio and does reasonably well in the South, then it really will be a nightmare for the republitards.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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Romney will gradually pull away from Santorum. He might not have won pretty, but he won two big contests, and that's what counts. Romney will buy the primaries but he still may not make it to the convention with a clear majority, which would be a mess for the GOP. I suspect that next Tuesday's races will be pivotal. If Romney can beat out Santorum in Ohio and if Gingrich can outperform Santorum in the South, that would leave Rick with nothing, and even though he'd be the preferred conservative, he would end up looking really weak, which would increase pressure on the party to hold its nose and vote for Mitt. However, if Santorum wins Ohio and does reasonably well in the South, then it really will be a nightmare for the republitards.
I disagree, both contests delegate wise are small due to penalties. There are a whole lot more delegates in south then there are in these states. Georgia and Tennessee both have more delegates up for grabs then we have seen in any state that has voted thus far. Also Romney needs to get 50% of the delegates to win outright. If he fails to meet that mark then he has to work something out with one of the other candidates (likely Paul) to win. On the other hand if Santorum and Gingrich together get 50%+ it is likely they can combined and stop Romney from the nomination.

Basically he cannot just be scraping by with less then 50% wins in some states since so few are winner take all and losses in other states. If anything the states to watch on super Tuesday are going to be Tennessee, Georgia, and Oklahoma. All are delegate rich and all have the distinct possibility that Romney could place 3rd.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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The state to watch is Ohio, big swing state that the GOP needs in November. If Santorum can't win there he is done.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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The state to watch is Ohio, big swing state that the GOP needs in November. If Santorum can't win there he is done.
I disagree, primaries =/= general elections Ohio does have 66 delegates, but there are close to 200 up for grabs in Oklahoma, Georgia and Tennessee. Romney needs a majority of delegates to stave off a brokered convention. He needs to not massively fail in these states if he wants to get that.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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I disagree, primaries =/= general elections Ohio does have 66 delegates, but there are close to 200 up for grabs in Oklahoma, Georgia and Tennessee. Romney needs a majority of delegates to stave off a brokered convention. He needs to not massively fail in these states if he wants to get that.
It is all about perception and the media will hype up Ohio into another Michigan. It is the big prize on Super Tuesday. I do agree Romney needs to be competitive in TN and Ok(I expect for Newt to do really well in GA though).

Right now Santorum needs money and momentum more than delegates.
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