Resurgent Santorum takes two states

Resurgent Santorum takes two states

There are 15 comments on the IcScotland story from Feb 8, 2012, titled Resurgent Santorum takes two states. In it, IcScotland reports that:

A resurgent Rick Santorum has won the Republican presidential caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado, a stunning sweep that raised fresh questions about front-runner Mitt Romney's ability to appeal to the conservative core of the party's political base.

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Since: Jul 09

Indy/Philly/Toronto

#1 Feb 8, 2012
A perfect match.
Santorum and the good 'ol USA.
Can't wait!
Conservative Crossdresser

Santa Monica, CA

#2 Feb 8, 2012
Hey Mo, how does it feel to be left with a Santorum. LOFL.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#4 Feb 8, 2012
Conservative Crossdresser wrote:
Hey Mo, how does it feel to be left with a Santorum. LOFL.
I am guessing you mean "Missouri", or rather more pointedly, Missourians. It doesn't mean a thing. There were 258,000 Missuri Republicans who voted in a non-binding "primary". The 2010 Census estimates roughly 6,000,000 population in Missouri. Of that 4,371,491 people are of voting age. Turnout in a national election is about 44.5%. That means of the 1,945,313 votes that will be cast in November, only 13% voted in the Republican "Primary". Of that 55% percent of the vote for roughly 141,900 votes. That is about 3% of the general election in November. Thats a little thin for Santorum to hang his hat on. Besides, if Santorum wins the nomination, I will bet heavily on Obama to win the Presidency. And I do mean real money.
John E

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#5 Feb 8, 2012
Resurging santorum? Ewww, that's disgusting.
Tucksun Jack

Tucson, AZ

#6 Feb 8, 2012
I don't believe he won a single delegate, so this means nothing.

And people won't vote for a Rman Catholic for POTUS in the general election anyway.
Sgt Common Sense

Denver, CO

#7 Feb 8, 2012
Hopfully those states will be able to flush the santorum away.

Since: Jan 08

Thailand

#8 Feb 8, 2012
What is really sad is how many people went along with santorum's bigotry. We have a long way to go...
hoodathunkit

Caledonia, OH

#9 Feb 8, 2012
Tucksun Jack wrote:
I don't believe he won a single delegate, so this means nothing.
And people won't vote for a Rman Catholic for POTUS in the general election anyway.
Yes, if there is one thing that history has taught us, Americans would never vote for a Roman Catholic for POTUS. Just look at all of the Roman Catholics who ran for office and not one...well, only one...was ever elected president because the American people would never...well, almost never...vote for a Roman Catholic for president.

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#10 Feb 8, 2012
So far, if it's Santorum, Romney, Gingrich or Paul, it's a win-win situation for Obama.

The Republicans might as well stay home in November.
Tucksun Jack

Tucson, AZ

#11 Feb 8, 2012
hoodathunkit wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, if there is one thing that history has taught us, Americans would never vote for a Roman Catholic for POTUS. Just look at all of the Roman Catholics who ran for office and not one...well, only one...was ever elected president because the American people would never...well, almost never...vote for a Roman Catholic for president.
Only 2 Roman Catholics have ever run for POTUS. Both only in the 20th century. And while JFK won a majority of the electoral votes (the ONLY thing that counts to be elected POTUS), a MAJORITY OF AMERICAN VOTERS VOTED AGAINST JFK.
I disapper

United States

#12 Feb 8, 2012
Tucksun Jack wrote:
<quoted text>
Only 2 Roman Catholics have ever run for POTUS. Both only in the 20th century. And while JFK won a majority of the electoral votes (the ONLY thing that counts to be elected POTUS), a MAJORITY OF AMERICAN VOTERS VOTED AGAINST JFK.
Santorum is no JFK.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#13 Feb 8, 2012
RalphB wrote:
<quoted text>
I am guessing you mean "Missouri", or rather more pointedly, Missourians. It doesn't mean a thing. There were 258,000 Missuri Republicans who voted in a non-binding "primary". The 2010 Census estimates roughly 6,000,000 population in Missouri. Of that 4,371,491 people are of voting age. Turnout in a national election is about 44.5%. That means of the 1,945,313 votes that will be cast in November, only 13% voted in the Republican "Primary". Of that 55% percent of the vote for roughly 141,900 votes. That is about 3% of the general election in November. Thats a little thin for Santorum to hang his hat on. Besides, if Santorum wins the nomination, I will bet heavily on Obama to win the Presidency. And I do mean real money.
Ya, that non-bonding "primary" cost the Republican party $7 million. Business as usuall.
hoodathunkit

Caledonia, OH

#14 Feb 8, 2012
Tucksun Jack wrote:
<quoted text>
Only 2 Roman Catholics have ever run for POTUS. Both only in the 20th century. And while JFK won a majority of the electoral votes (the ONLY thing that counts to be elected POTUS), a MAJORITY OF AMERICAN VOTERS VOTED AGAINST JFK.
JFK got 49.7% of the vote and Nixon got 49.5% of the vote. While you can quibble about the .7% that neither JFK or Nixon got, they really don't matter in the long run. JFK received the popular vote, Nixon came in slightly second, and the other candidates didn't stand a chance. However, you just made your comment about a Catholic not standing a chance with the American voters moot since the American voter doesn't actually elect the president.
Tucksun Jack

Tucson, AZ

#15 Feb 8, 2012
I disapper wrote:
<quoted text> Santorum is no JFK.
You're right. He's not a stmblebum like Kennedy who sank his own PT boat and nearly stumbled us into war with a nuclear power. And to the best of my knowledge, he's not a serial liar and serial adulterer like JFK either.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#16 Feb 9, 2012
Imprtnrd wrote:
<quoted text>Ya, that non-bonding "primary" cost the Republican party $7 million. Business as usuall.
NO. It cost the State of Missouri $7,000,000. That's us, the taxpayers.

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