Well isn’t this interesting – Santorum in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri

Rick Santorum had a very good night in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri. As a matter fact, I don’t think the result could have been better. Will there be momentum?

From the Washington Times, with my emphasis in bold.

Rick Santorum clobbered Mitt Romney in a head-to-head match-up in Missouri’s non-binding primary, easily won Minnesota’s caucuses and snagged a close victory in Colorado’s caucuses in a clean sweep Tuesday that once again rewrote the story of the Republican presidential nomination battle.

None of the three contests leads immediately to any delegates being awarded toward the nominating convention in Tampa, Fla., this summer, but Tuesday’s results suggest a strong pool of support for Mr. Santorum and highlight dangers going forward for Mr. Romney, who had by far his worst showing of the campaign.

Mr. Santorum said he was able to win on Tuesday because Mr. Romney didn’t commit millions of dollars to negative attack ads in these three states. Mr. Santorum said that leveled the playing field.

28 replies
  1. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    WOW, a glimmer of HOPE. I am committed to Newt right now, but am open to ABO. Maybe I don’t have to vote for a cranky, white, paunchy white man. Maybe I can vote for a cute, young, non-mudslinging, conservative. To rework a tired phrase, “If you lead, they will follow”.

  2. SeeingRed
    SeeingRed says:

    Ya know, I don’t beleive in coincidence.? Too much Catholic talk lately….? While I’m not a conspiracy theorist by trade, something keeps itching my ear on all of the Catholic this n’ that talk, and then Senator Santorum has a very big night last night (congratuations Rick – GO!).

    OhZer0 and Ms. Sebelius seemingly spit in?the face of all Catholics (whether they choose to use? birth control products behind the scenes or not) with the OhZer0Care BC coverage mandate to Catholic Hospitals, etc..? Since I’m a Catholic, this piques my interest even more than it normally would have.??The Catholics then are up in arms and arguably Rick Santorum is THE guy in the race for a true Conservative AND a Catholic.? With me so far?? Catholics broke for Barry of Kenya by a 54-45% over McCain in ’08.

    What if the brains at the White House (a loose term) have acknowledged a Catholic voter backlash for November for?Secy Sebelius’ edict?but think they can temper any loss as the election is still 9 months away?? Meaning – they want to run against anyone but Mitt of the folks left in the field.? Why?? Mitt as money; the others do not.? They will also bank on Sen. Santorum’s relative lack of executive leadership being an issue and make…

    • Freath3
      Freath3 says:

      o…..as opposed to Bearick Soetoro’s complete lack of anything remotely resembling experience, never mind spending millions to block any revelation as goes any of his records!?
      Executive Order 13489 To Block His Records was his first act as POTUS.

    • Lynn
      Lynn says:

      Oh Thank you. Do any of you see? We in the GOP can be “green” like the Libs. We can be Teddy Roosevelt Republicans and “recycle” old ads. With just a few tweaks this is a great ad for NOW. We need to stop wasting money on ads and spinners for Elections.

    • NH-Jim
      NH-Jim says:

      Santorum took Colorado 2-to-1 over Romney in the state that Romney easily took in ’08.? Momentum is the key.? Just like a a football game, a team down 10 points in the 4th quarter but not worried because one play has put the momentum in that teams favor.? CO, MN, & MO are the play that may have changed the momentum.? “It ain’t over till it’s over”
      ?
      And, there is always low voter turnout in primaries.

  3. Plainvillian
    Plainvillian says:

    In his best showing yesterday, Willard found 65% of voters preferred candidates/positions more conservative than his.? When will all those beltway geniuses notice?

  4. johnboy111
    johnboy111 says:

    obama may roll back his demand on catholics for now..but if he wins don’t you think he will revisit this?who cares what you think when?he will not be running for re-election..we need a win..can you see the court apts he would make..we’d be doooooomed?

  5. crystal4
    crystal4 says:

    Bad news for the GOP.
    Of course you know, Romney has been deigned the nominee by the powers that be. Seems like the voters are not happy.
    Doesn’t bode well for R turnout in Nov.

    • NH-Jim
      NH-Jim says:

      Bad news?? It depends on what side you’re looking at it?
      As some people indicate that these primaries/caucuses (Feb. 7) are no more than glorified polls, they do indicate the feelings in the breadbasket of the country.? Symbolic or not, Santorum has taken 4 of the 8 states so far.? Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota,? & Missouri.? This is significant as Super Tuesday approaches.? If the GOP powers-that-be are not listening, there is a large groundswell of folks that will create a powerful 3rd party.
      ?

    • Lynn
      Lynn says:

      The Main Stream Media and the Obama Campaign committee have deigned Romney the nominee. The Republicans and like minded conservatives have not selected a nominee yet.

    • Steve M
      Steve M says:

      Yeah right. And how long did that 2008 slug-fest between Obama and Clinton go? It was JUNE. What that has to do with turnout in November is beyond me.

    • GdavidH
      GdavidH says:

      I am wishing for a 3rd party candidate. I am hoping someone runs to counter Obama on the loony left. Rosanne Barr? Ralph Nader again? Hillary? Please, please, please someone run to give the lefties disappointed with the “won” a choice.

  6. ricbee
    ricbee says:

    We shouldn’t trust “Open Caucuses” but he won handily in Colorado too. He’ll go all the way now,but he’s the best of the bunch & will slaughter Obama.

  7. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    The solution to the anger and animosity between Democrats and Republicans that increases to hateful levels during election periods is simple: do away with all political parties.? Let candidates stand on their own merits as themselves.? That will at least remove the party-line divisions that cause so much baloney and nastiness.

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