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Old 03-14-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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There is no reason for Gingrich to drop out of the race. Mississippi was statistically a tie, and Alabama voters were still confused. Currently at the delegate rate, it is unlikely for Romney to even get the needed delegates,Gingrich and other candidates could go to Tampa with more delegates than Romney.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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In many of the states left, people do not find going to college elitist, so Santorum is not going to fare well in such states. Many of them care far more about fiscal conservatism than social conservatism, again not an RS strong suit. So its pure fiction to assume RS and NG are drawing from the same base; they aren't. Fiscal and social conservatives are quite different, and while Newt is comfortable pretending to adhere to the former, RS cannot even act the part.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: London UK & Florida USA
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Gee and the latest polls show Obama so very popular, right? even women are not buying Obama story.
Long way until November but all of the GOP candidates are pretty pathetic.......... even the Republican party are unhappy with the quality of candidates...............
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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"Gingrich to stay on sinking ship and take Santorum with him?"

The former House Speaker has a long history of demonstrating how selfish he can be, and he's making certain we understand that now. There's no "we" when he speaks of the GOP. Only "Me" or "I." He'd rather see the party crash and burn in the general election, if he isn't the nominee.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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Gingrich is taking the whole party down with him... There might just be a brokered convention... In which case Ron Paul will have the final say...

Really? Ron Paul and his 5% are going to have the final say?

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Old 03-14-2012, 05:20 PM
 
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It's too late for anyone but Romney to actually win the nomination. Consider what happened yesterday: Santorum barely squeaks out a win in two Southern states where Romney is known to struggle. Romney picked up enough of the vote in both Mississippi and Alabama to pick up some delegates there, then won Hawaii and Samoa. End result? Romney's lead over Santorum increases by +4 delegates.

So on a day that Santorum posts an unexpected big win, he still loses ground. The only thing Gingrich and Santorum can hope to accomplish from this point going forward is to sabotage the inevitable nominee Romney. This is especially true of Gingrich. The fact that both are staying in tells you everything you need to know: They're so determined to damage Willard, they don't care one bit that it'll cost the GOP the general election this year.

Pretty pathetic. It's so liberating to be able to say, "I'm not a Republican and yes they're acting like a bunch of spoiled idiot children."
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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There is no reason for Gingrich to drop out of the race. Mississippi was statistically a tie, and Alabama voters were still confused. Currently at the delegate rate, it is unlikely for Romney to even get the needed delegates,Gingrich and other candidates could go to Tampa with more delegates than Romney.

It is not unlikely at all for Romney to get the needed delegates. It's more like very unlikely that he doesn't. He only needs 48% which means he is half way there and the calendar now favors him much more. I have added the numbers up several different ways and unless there are some huge upsets, Romney has this.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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In many of the states left, people do not find going to college elitist, so Santorum is not going to fare well in such states. Many of them care far more about fiscal conservatism than social conservatism, again not an RS strong suit. So its pure fiction to assume RS and NG are drawing from the same base; they aren't. Fiscal and social conservatives are quite different, and while Newt is comfortable pretending to adhere to the former, RS cannot even act the part.


That is exactly what I have been saying. I saw a poll today that showed that if Gingrich drops out, it helps Romney mroe than Santorum. If Gingrich voters were just like Santorum voters, many would have already jumped to Santorum since he has the momentum...not so though.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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Correct, dixiegirl7, the split between NG and RS last night shows the two mens supporters do not see them as mutually ok by them.

BTW, I also looked at whats left, outside of Pa (the state that kicked out RS by 18), April has a dreadful schedule for both RS and NG.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:39 PM
 
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That is exactly what I have been saying. I saw a poll today that showed that if Gingrich drops out, it helps Romney mroe than Santorum. If Gingrich voters were just like Santorum voters, many would have already jumped to Santorum since he has the momentum...not so though.
Exactly. I've seen enough polls to back up both claims - that Gingrich voters would go to Romney and that Gingrich voters would go to Santorum. It really depends on the individual. I don't understand why people treat Santorum and Gingrich interchangeably. They're not at all the same. I would even say Romney and Gingrich are more alike than Gingrich and Santorum. And I know many people who say "Gingrich is my top choice, but I could deal with Romney" and I hear that much more than "Gingrich is my top choice, but I could deal with Santorum. Most Gingrich supporters probably have reservations about Romney, but I would wager on them having even more reservations about Santorum.
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