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Ear to the Ground

What Santorum’s Surge Means for Romney

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Posted on Feb 8, 2012
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Although an easy answer to the question posed by the headline would appear to be something along the lines of nothing good, there are more subtleties to the issue that merit exploration, and Rick Santorum’s triple win Tuesday doesn’t necessarily add up to an ultimate victory against GOP front-runner Mitt Romney. However, it does seem clear that we can look forward to some serious attack-ad action from both candidates’ camps.  —KA

The New York Times:

Rick Santorum’s sweep of Mitt Romney in Tuesday’s three Republican presidential contests sets the stage for a new and bitter round of intraparty acrimony as Mr. Romney once again faces a surging conservative challenge to his claim on the party’s nomination.

Mr. Santorum’s rebuke of Mr. Romney could scramble the dynamics of the Republican race even as many in the party’s establishment were urging its most committed activists to finally fall in line behind Mr. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor. Voters in three disparate states forcefully refused to do that on Tuesday.

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By WR Curley, February 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm Link to this comment
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So. If winning primaries makes you a frontrunner, why
isn’t Santorum the frontrunner?

The unified voice of the MSM (Main Stream Media) is
ramming Romney down your throats. Show a little life
people. Gag a little.

Once you’ve had a nice therapeutic vomit, ask
yourself, why is the unified voice of the MSM trying
to force Romney onto the GOP ticket? I’m just asking.
I don’t know. He promised the Israelis he’d bomb Iran
maybe? Maybe it’s enough that he’s the poster boy for
the one percent (who own the media), and that
Elizabeth Warren and all that consumer/taxpayer
protection horse hockey will evaporate on election

Really, I don’t know. Personally I’ve not seen a less
appealing prospect for president since George W Bush.
And we all know how well that worked out.

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By pat mcclung, February 8, 2012 at 11:55 am Link to this comment
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How can anybody possibly get involved with this nonsense?
If the American people choose to elect Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney President, God help a people like this!

Just stay out of it.  Stay completely out of it.

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