Could this be Santorum’s big day?

posted at 9:50 am on February 7, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Today, for the first time this cycle, multiple states hold their Republican presidential nomination contests on one day, two caucuses (Colorado and Minnesota) and one primary (Missouri).  They all have two things in common.  First, none of them are binding, so no delegates will be formally assigned from the vote.  Second, they all represent Rick Santorum’s best shot at changing the trajectory of this race and positioning himself as the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney.  One final series of snap polls from PPP shows Santorum with a double-digit lead in Missouri, and nearly as much of a lead in Minnesota:

Rick Santorum could be headed for a big day in today’s contests in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri. Missouri looks like a probable win for Santorum. He’s at 45% there to 32% for Mitt Romney and 19% for Paul. Minnesota provides an opportunity for a win as well. Currently he has a small advantage with 33% to 24% for Romney, 22% for Newt Gingrich, and 20% for Ron Paul. And Santorum should get a second place finish in Colorado, where Romney appears to be the likely winner. The standings there are Romney at 37%, Santorum at 27%, Gingrich at 21%, and Paul at 13%.

Missouri is the big test.  Gingrich chose not to make the ballot in Missouri (a more deliberate choice than the failure of Gingrich and Santorum in Virginia), so this is the dry run of Santorum vs Romney and Paul.  If he does win big in the Show Me State, it gives Santorum an argument for his strength as a conservative candidate more likely to beat Romney in future contests than Gingrich.  A win in Minnesota, where Romney won in 2008, would bolster that argument even more, but a low turnout is expected in Minnesota.  That makes predictions through polling difficult, although a nine-point lead in a widely-split field is better than no lead at all.

For Gingrich, the key is to beat Santorum in the two states in which he’s competing.  The results in Missouri are not terribly relevant to Gingrich, and expect his campaign to spin a Santorum win as an indictment of Romney rather than a boost for Santorum, and they wouldn’t be entirely wrong, either.  Falling to third in either would raise questions about his momentum; falling out of second place in both would be a huge problem for perception of the Gingrich campaign.  In Minnesota, Gingrich is in a virtual tie for second place with Romney and Ron Paul, with just four points separating the three candidates.  In Colorado, Gingrich is six points back of Santorum for second place in the PPP poll, but leads slightly as the second-place choice over Santorum, 25/23.

Gingrich could score a big PR coup by pushing Romney into third place in Minnesota, or he could end up in third or even fourth place himself.  He’s also tied for second in the second-place choice question with Romney at 20% in Minnesota, with Santorum leading with 25% and Paul far behind at 10%.  Based on those numbers, it looks like Santorum has a chance to win it, and Romney and Gingrich will be fighting it out for second place.  In that case, look for the better organization to carry the day, and that won’t be good news for Gingrich.  In Colorado, there is no chance of pushing Romney into third place, but Gingrich could beat Santorum for second.  He has a slight edge in electability over Santorum in both states (+7 in CO, +6 in MN), and in Colorado that might be enough to get last-minute deciders to break his way and push him into second.

On the other hand, last-minute deciders might base their decision on instinct rather than stats, and that would not be good news for Gingrich.  In both states, Gingrich is barely above water on favorability (+8 in CO, +7 in MN), though, while Santorum leads the field substantially (+52 in CO, +57 in MN), with Romney in second (+28 in CO, +7 in MN, tied with Gingrich).  That combined with the other disadvantages of the Gingrich campaign, plus the interesting strategic decision over the last two days to focus on Santorum, may have undercut Gingrich’s stature enough to send him into an across-the-board retreat.  If so, Gingrich had either hope for a miracle in the February 22nd debate.  If Santorum comes in third in both Minnesota and Colorado while winning Missouri, it won’t be as dire, but he would lose the argument over his ability to outperform Gingrich in the center of the country, and the Not-Romney stalemate would continue.  And you know who that helps ….


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Because I respect and admire you, and am grateful for you, and the likes of you, don’t get hurt too much.

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2012 at 12:01 PM

..what an uncommonly nice thing of you to say, sir. By that, I mean I am bowled over by your kindness. Don’t worry about me.

As before, come 7 NOV 2012, I will be joining you all at the barricades and we’ll keep this thing rolling.

The War Planner on February 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 12:08 PM

You have got to be kidding me, right?

Lubbock?

Texas Tech?

Mike Leach?

Are you really down in Lubbock Texas?

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 12:14 PM

The Super Majority legislature essentially PASSED THE LAW WITH OR WITHOUT a Governor. So your 3 outta 4 governor’s question is nothing more than the timing of the legislature action. You really need to know how Mass works as a state.

FlaMurph on February 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM

And Romney’s been bragging about and defending his accomplishment ever since.

kingsjester on February 7, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Portia46 on February 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I know, I was trying to point out the obvious.

MontanaMmmm on February 7, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Idaho is not 14%. It’s 26%

angryed on February 7, 2012 at 11:59 AM

..well, scratch Wikipedia off my list as reliable sources, ed. Thanks for setting me straight.

The War Planner on February 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM

I will be joining you all at the barricades and we’ll keep this thing rolling.

The War Planner on February 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM

See you then/there :)

Keep the spirit, in the meanwhile.

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2012 at 12:17 PM

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 12:14 PM

I’m a baseball fan. Football ain’t a religion in Illinois.
I googled him.
Fine lookin’ man-who has no chance of beating Dewhurst.
Cruz on the other hand…
I wish Michael Williams were running.
Btw:Because he’s running unopposed-Husband is going to be our district’s new GOP precinct committeeman.
I am sooo not political wife material. *siiigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 12:18 PM

I am not disputing that a large number of Mormons support Romney, but I am disputing your inference that most of his support comes from Mormons. And, yes, I do post with this brain.

The War Planner on February 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Well, since you keep twisting what I post…I stated most of his LOYAL followers,
In another post I clarified again, LOYAL, not just someone who casts a vote…but a loyal fan that will telephone, canvass, a committed loyal follower.
Look at the most vocal and ardent supporters (on HA), they have all identified themselves as Mormon’s…btw, nothing wrong with that and I don’t know why that offends you. Every candidate should be able to identify their most loyal base, and it should have identifiable characteristics…one of the problem Newt had, there is no “identifiable” besides “anyone but Mitt”.
So the “idiotic” statement, all of a sudden isn’t so “idiotic” once you actually sit down and read what I posted, and not get your undies so bunched up…

right2bright on February 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM

..well, scratch Wikipedia off my list as reliable sources, ed. Thanks for setting me straight.

The War Planner on February 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Me and Spawn refer to it as ‘Lies-a-pedia’.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM

FlaMurph on February 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Review this clip about healthcare Romney had in 1994.

At 1:18 Romney uses the word “Require” for his “plan”.

mr_west on February 7, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Keep the spirit, in the meanwhile.

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Seriously, we need to do this for folks like carbon_footprint. He’s been on the bricks for a while and good guys like him don’t deserve this economy. (Who does?) When you see him around, pass along a day-brightener to him as well. For starters, he was a Giants fan..

..so then there’s that.

The War Planner on February 7, 2012 at 12:22 PM

FlaMurph on February 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM

God, you Romneycare dogs Lie. It was Romneycare, not democrats that proposed to cover practically everyone. THIS FROM THE FREAKIN WIKAPEDIA PAGE

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_health_care_reform

“In November 2004, political leaders began advocating for major reforms of the Massachusetts health care insurance system to expand coverage. First, the Senate President Robert Travaglini called for a plan to reduce the number of uninsured by half. A few days later, the Governor, Mitt Romney, announced that he would propose a plan to cover virtually all of the uninsured.”

SO IN FREAKIN 2004, THE DEM WANTED TO JUST REDUCE THE NUMBER OF UNINSURED, YET SOCIOLIST ROMNEYCARE A FEW DAYS LATER (IN 2004) SUBMITTED A PLAN TO VIRTUALLY COVER ALL UNINSURED.

STOP LIEING. ROMNEYCARE’s PLAN STARTED IN 2004!!!!!

Danielvito on February 7, 2012 at 12:23 PM

And Romney’s been bragging about and defending his accomplishment ever since.

kingsjester on February 7, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Whatever. Its what the people of that state wanted. Haven’t seen those people taking to the streets- so I assume they like it.
HC is a problem. A huge problem- It’s not going away- and will only get worse and worse. At least Romney can say ONLY he has experience of trying to do the right thing- at the state level. He CAN draw a contrast to oblamer with regard to his HC experience- and what was railroaded through in Mass while he was governor..

FlaMurph on February 7, 2012 at 12:24 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 12:18 PM

*Shakes head sadly*

Craig James is the most hated man in Lubbock.

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 12:24 PM

I am gonna say this ONE last time. And stop ignoring it. The liberal commies of the MASS legislature wanted a universal STATE HC law. They crafted a law. They Passed it- sent it to Romney to sign. He TRIED to even VETO portions of the legislation. ALL Rommney’s VETOES WERE OVER-RIDDEN by the MASS legislature. Done deal.

FlaMurph on February 7, 2012 at 12:07 PM

And I will say this again…he has defended his RomneyCare, he thinks it was just swell, so stop with this “he had no choice”, it didn’t matter what choice, he chose and still chooses the one you say he was forced to choose.
Along with that, he is the one who appointed a pro-abortion advocate, and not counter with a pro-life appointment, that was his choice…he pushed for state paid abortions.
So for whatever reason, you are arguing that he had to pass a bill he wanted to pass…just be honest.
He wanted the bill, some of his items were vetoed, about 20 out of thousands of items, and most of very minor significant…I think one item was significant to him.
It is his, he has taken ownership, and he is proud of it…so get off your faux indignation, this is what Mitt wanted.

right2bright on February 7, 2012 at 12:25 PM

I wish Michael Williams were running.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Michael Williams is running. Just not for senate.

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Anyone but Rombama.

Farenht451 on February 7, 2012 at 12:27 PM

The word is getting out there about Romney’s cult beliefs (Mormonism). More and more people are becoming alarmed that someone with such weird, cult-beliefs (Mormonism) would seek the nation’s highest office. As people are becoming more familiarized with what Mormons actually believe, the cloak of deceit about the so-called “normalcy” about the cult are being exposed.

jfs756 on February 7, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Whatever. Its what the people of that state wanted. Haven’t seen those people taking to the streets- so I assume they like it.
HC is a problem. A huge problem- It’s not going away- and will only get worse and worse. At least Romney can say ONLY he has experience of trying to do the right thing- at the state level. He CAN draw a contrast to oblamer with regard to his HC experience- and what was railroaded through in Mass while he was governor..

FlaMurph on February 7, 2012 at 12:24 PM

When Peter robs Paul…Peter never complains…

right2bright on February 7, 2012 at 12:27 PM

The word is getting out there about Romney’s cult beliefs (Mormonism). More and more people are becoming alarmed that someone with such weird, cult-beliefs (Mormonism) would seek the nation’s highest office. As people are becoming more familiarized with what Mormons actually believe, the cloak of deceit about the so-called “normalcy” about the cult are being exposed.

jfs756 on February 7, 2012 at 12:27 PM

As opposed to say spending 20 years listening to the rantings of Rev. Wright? A Country hating Black Supremacist?No “Cult” there…

sandee on February 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM

When Peter robs Paul…Peter never complains…

right2bright on February 7, 2012 at 12:27 PM

.
Excellent solution. And with a biblical twist. Kudos.

FlaMurph on February 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Michael Williams is running. Just not for senate.

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Hey, CS Mittunia: You knew what I meant-so don’t be a narfing smart-azz.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM

sandee on February 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Let it go. Some people are touched, let them rant in peace. Its the christian thing to do.

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Danielvito on February 7, 2012 at 12:23 PM

.
And you say Mittens doesn’t care about the poor………

FlaMurph on February 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Review this clip about healthcare Romney had in 1994.

At 1:18 Romney uses the word “Require” for his “plan”.

mr_west on February 7, 2012 at 12:20 PM

He simply lacks conservative philosophical moorings. He was sunk on this issue the moment he decided to adopt the progressive goal of universal health insurance. Plans with requirements and mandates were the certain response from his fascist brain.

flyfisher on February 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Hey, CS Mittunia: You knew what I meant-so don’t be a narfing smart-azz.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Well little one, since you didn’t know who Craig James was, I wasn’t sure you knew that both the Williams brothers were still running.

*pats ALT on head*

Here, have a cookie.

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Heh, only if primaries continue?

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2012 at 12:37 PM

And you say Mittens doesn’t care about the poor………

FlaMurph on February 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

NO, he cares, he just cares that someone is forced to take care of them…
Just because a “majority” wants something, doesn’t mean it’s “right”…we are a representative government.
The inmates don’t run the asylum, even though they are the majority.
A host of laws supported by the “majority” have proven to be detrimental, and unconstitutional, that is why we elect representatives so the majority doesn’t always rule.
Mitt has shown that he goes along with the majority, not the sign of a good or strong leader…most of the comments of “he had to” falls on deaf ears of a true leader.

right2bright on February 7, 2012 at 12:40 PM

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 12:34 PM

*Grabs Cozmo’s hand and bites it.*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Excellent solution. And with a biblical twist. Kudos.

FlaMurph on February 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Which was Mitt’s solution, to support Peter…

right2bright on February 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM

The War Planner on February 7, 2012 at 12:22 PM

I read your nice tit/tat, then make-up the other day, or night.

He is one of the best around, a real good and talented individual, very much on our side, hurt by the times, badly, still believing and hanging on. They don’t make them much better any more. It was good that you two ‘shook hands’.

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Heh, only if primaries continue?

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2012 at 12:37 PM

LOL Maybe he shouldn’t have spent $17,000,000.00 just to make someone else look bad, in one state.

Night Owl on February 7, 2012 at 12:45 PM

In another post I clarified again, LOYAL, not just someone who casts a vote…but a loyal fan that will telephone, canvass, a committed loyal follower.

Look at the most vocal and ardent supporters (on HA), they have all identified themselves as Mormon’s…btw, nothing wrong with that and I don’t know why that offends you.

So the “idiotic” statement, all of a sudden isn’t so “idiotic” once you actually sit down and read what I posted, and not get your undies so bunched up…

right2bright on February 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM

..All right; your language was imperfect and your statement needed clarification. I am willing to donate time, money, and effort to his campaign so therefore I am loyal but I am not Mormon. I realize that is anecdotal but i bet if we sat down with a calculator and some poll results we could demonstrate that he receives “loyal” support from far more than just Mormons.

Look at the most vocal and ardent supporters (on HA), they have all identified themselves as Mormon’s…btw, nothing wrong with that and I don’t know why that offends you.

I remain unconvinced. If you dredge up the links, quotes, or other evidence to this effect, I will concede. But it is another imprecise statement. I was not offended by your assertion, just the potential inaccuracy of it. Again, your language inferred this all-powerful conspiracy of LDS sweeping over us form the bowels of the Mormon Tabernacle causing us to become zombie-like automatons, huckstering Romney’s candidacy.

If one expects a candidate to be precise in his language (“I am not worried about poor people”, “I like to fire people”) then one would hope his critics to be equally precise.

..one would hope.

Back up the road, I asked what could Romney could say to ameliorate his RomneyCare “accomplishments” and health care positions and several answers were, in effect, “nothing”. That’s fine and it’s a done deal. One could no more convince anyone to vote for Romney if they felt that way than to convince them to vote for Obama because they liked the crease in his pants.

I withdraw the adjective “idiotic”; it was too harsh. And I concede that the roads would be far safer than I originally thought if you engage your brain while you drive.

Friends?

The War Planner on February 7, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Enough about Romney’s healthcare thing already. Everybody already knows he passed it, and eveybody already knows he’s going to repeal Obamacare. Get over it.

Swerve22 on February 7, 2012 at 12:46 PM

FlaMurph on February 7, 2012 at 12:33 PM

I want every poor person to be a millionaire. But idiot it’s not possible. When Romneycare covers every person in Ma. to mandatorally buy HC or go to prison or be fined, someone has to pay for it. We taxpayers do. Further, their is only so many doctors, hospital rooms, etc. so quality will suffer. That means if 80 year old granny or a 40 year old need the exact same medical procedure, the government will pick the 40 year old because he will be more productive to the proloteriate. tough luck granny. Do you even understand what Romneycare has don! How much freedom he took away from you. Geez!

Are you this brainwashed you don’t understand sociolism/capitalism principles.

Danielvito on February 7, 2012 at 12:49 PM

*Grabs Cozmo’s hand and bites it.*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 12:40 PM

That’s annoying-U-little twerp.

Don’t you that democrats bite the hand that feeds them?

annoyinglittledemocrattwerp?

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 12:49 PM

They don’t make them much better any more. It was good that you two ‘shook hands’.

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM

..he certainly does. I tell you though, Schade, from now on, my first vitriolic, reactionary post of the day gets written and then gets thrown in the dumper. I did that with R2B and regret it. I keep railing about the sour discourse here but do nothing to brighten it up.

Herewith expect a change. If I can’t say anything nice or constructive here, I don’t say it.

(Cue the sound of many keyboards across the HG blogosphere gong ‘ctrl-C’. betcha that one comes back to haunt me.)

The War Planner on February 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM

right2bright on February 7, 2012 at 12:40 PM

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and your position would be very valid one- if 1. you had an alternative to Romney, at this point in time, that could have a chance to beat Oblamer- 2. The HC issue would just go away so we can ignore it and pretend it isn’t a major concern of Americans.

FlaMurph on February 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Enough about Romney’s healthcare thing already. Everybody already knows he passed it, and eveybody already knows he’s NEVER going to repeal Obamacare. Get over it.

Swerve22 on February 7, 2012 at 12:46 PM

FIFY

Norwegian on February 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM

The War Planner on February 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Nah, you just be yourself.

It’s often merited, no matter who is the recipient, including us. I like a spirited exchange.

Plus, we must remain true to our noms :)

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Enough about Romney’s healthcare thing already. Everybody already knows he passed it, and eveybody already knows he’s going to repeal Obamacare. Get over it.

Swerve22 on February 7, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Yep. Just like everybody knows he would never “waver” on abortion being “safe and legal”, even though he says he didn’t believe in it personally.

“I believe that abortion should be safe and legal,” he said. He staked his credentials on his mother, Lenore. He said she ran for the Senate in 1970 on an abortion-rights platform, inspired by the death of her son-in-law’s teenage sister from an illegal abortion. “My mother and my family have been committed to the belief that we can believe as we want, but we will not force our beliefs on others on that matter. And you will not see me wavering on that,” he said. Source

Flora Duh on February 7, 2012 at 1:03 PM

. Get over it.

Swerve22 on February 7, 2012 at 12:46 PM

“It’s nothing to get angry about- Mitt Romney”

MontanaMmmm on February 7, 2012 at 1:03 PM

annoyinglittledemocrattwerp?

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 12:49 PM

DEMOCRAT?!!!
Well bless your heart.
Tell everyone about the Laup Nor shrine you have in your frontroom.
If you don’t, you’re nothing but a Neo-con, Build-a-bear, Joooo-loving….whatever.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Are you this brainwashed you don’t understand sociolism/capitalism principles.

Danielvito on February 7, 2012 at 12:49 PM

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I don’t mean to be insensitive- but if you live in the peoples republic of Massachusetts- too bad for you. If you don’t think medicare/medicaid- chipp – Kidcare etc. etc. is socialism out of control- that I don’t know what to say. The entire system will be in free fall very shortly if something isn’t done to reform a system that is badly broken.

FlaMurph on February 7, 2012 at 1:05 PM

I look forward to St Palin the Victimized asking the folks of MN, CO, and MO to vote for Santorum to “keep the process going”.

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Well bless your heart.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Why thank you

And I have loved my share of Jewish girls. There was this one girl from New York whose accent…

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Danielvito on February 7, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Move.

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM

I look forward to St Palin the Victimized asking the folks of MN, CO, and MO to vote for Santorum to “keep the process going”.

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 1:09 PM

I figured you would.

Why do you hate Romney so much?

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 1:11 PM

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 1:11 PM

The smallest iota of the tiniest subset of the most miniscule minority regurgitates again!

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM

I look forward to St Palin the Victimized asking the folks of MN, CO, and MO to vote for Santorum to “keep the process going”.

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 1:09 PM

To quote idesign(second time in less than 24 hours, y’all):
Rent free.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Move. to Cuba.

FIFY

MontanaMmmm on February 7, 2012 at 1:16 PM

I

wanted Jindal, Pence, or Perry.
Not happenin’.
I loathe Newt and Mitt.
That leaves Santorum.
Got it?
Good.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 10:07 AM

with ya there ….

conservative tarheel on February 7, 2012 at 1:16 PM

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Denigrating minorities? You are a racist as well as a Romney hater.

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 1:17 PM

I’ll bite. Who is Craig James…or don’t I want to know.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Craig James is an ESPN announcer who destroyed two major college football programs – Southern Methodist in the 1980s and Texas Tech a few years ago.

This whiner was contemplating seeking the GOP Senate nomination from Texas, but had second thoughts when he discovered most of the state hates his guts.

bw222 on February 7, 2012 at 1:18 PM

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 1:11 PM

The smallest iota of the tiniest subset of the most miniscule minority regurgitates again!

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Hey, the LSDeven fluffin’ nutter is on the lose again. Somebody give it the crust from its Grammy’s bread so it can crawl for it like a maggot.

SparkPlug on February 7, 2012 at 1:18 PM

loose

SparkPlug on February 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM

This whiner was contemplating seeking the GOP Senate nomination from Texas, but had second thoughts when he discovered most of the state hates his guts.

bw222 on February 7, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Um, no. He has entered the race as the alternative to Leppert. He is doing better than I thought.

It must be the Romney supporters in Texas giving him some love.

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM

You say move! Spoken like a true coward. Simliar to romneycare, who after passing his sociolism moved out of state.

I choose to fight socialism, unlike you who licks romneycare’s azz, I don’t accept it.

I have to say, you have posted over 10,000 support romneycare musings at this site. Are you working for the fraud or do you have a man crush on him.

if you do have a man crush for romneycare, he is hiring, he needs someone to wash his balls three times a day. You would be perfect for that.

Danielvito on February 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM

loose

SparkPlug on February 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM

I think you had it right the first time.

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Minimum wage fiasco

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Reagan was also a Dem at one time.

Voter from WA State on February 7, 2012 at 1:21 PM

He saw the light and got religion.

Schadenfreude on February 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM

…he is hiring…

Danielvito on February 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM

But, she is already a fluffer, for free.

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 1:22 PM

If someone sees idesign, could y’all let her know that I’ve been using her ‘Rent Free’ line on those like cs that are obsessed w/Sarah Palin.
After she gets over the shock she’ll probably start laughing.
Lion/Lamb you know…LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 1:28 PM

That really isnt very nice. Why are people here so personal. Just because you disagree with someone doesnt mean the person has a brain defect. Typical right wing blog hate-fest.

Jailbreak on February 6, 2012 at 11:22 PM

You are not very nice.

Thanks for outing yourself as libtard. That explains everything.

JPeterman on February 6, 2012 at 11:26 PM

csdeven the water is warm…

MontanaMmmm on February 7, 2012 at 1:30 PM

And Reagan authorized abortion legislation as Governor of CA. People do change. Reagan was also a Dem at one time.

Voter from WA State on February 7, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Except Romney turned on a dime on all issues when it was time to begin building his presidential campaign. He also began donating to conservative causes.

Please stop using Reagan to justify Romney’s actions.

Reagan became a Republican in 1962, long before running for President.

On Reagan & abortion:

Fred Barnes: Choosing Life How pro-lifers become pro-lifers.

In his first year as California governor in 1967, the legislature passed a bill to legalize “therapeutic” abortions…

His instinct was to veto the bill and the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles urged him to follow that course. But he signed it into law. Reagan was disturbed by his decision, however, and continued to think long and hard about abortion. The bill, according to Lou Cannon in Governor Reagan, “permitted more legal abortions in California than occurred in any other state before the advent of Roe v. Wade.” Reagan’s worst fear was realized.

Lou Cannon in his book Governor Reagan His Rise to Power mentions on page 213, that in 1970 Reagan successfully opposed legislative attempts to further liberalize abortion law.

TIME Magazine, Uproar over Abortion, February 16, 1976, discussing Carter, Reagan and Ford on abortion:

Ronald Reagan has come out flatly against abortion on demand and in favor of the constitutional amendment outlawing abortion except in rare cases posing a clear risk to the woman’s life.

INC on February 7, 2012 at 1:31 PM

It might be the only presidential vote I cast this year. If Romney is the nominee, I am staying home.

Norwegian on February 7, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Please don’t stay home …. leave POTUS blank if you have to … but there are down ticket races and state races that will need your vote …

conservative tarheel on February 7, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Santorum is the only one running right now that I will not vote for in November. If the republican party is stupid enough to nominate that idiot, good riddance.

The fact that Ed is supporting this idiot confirms my suspicions about him.

thphilli on February 7, 2012 at 1:45 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM

You’re losing it ALT. St Palin the Victimized injected herself into the campaign under the guise of continuing the primary process. With Gingrich fading fast, Santorum is the only one left to challenge Romney to “keep the process going”. If Romney wins today, he takes a huge step toward winning the nomination.

So, where is she asking the voters of CO, MN, and MO to vote for Santorum?

The only person living in heads is me. I live in the Romney haters heads and apparently am living in your head now. That saddens me because I don’t want to live in your head 24/7/365.

Please kick me out of your head. Please.

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 1:49 PM

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 1:17 PM

The spokesperson for the most insignificant smidgen of the GOP opens it’s mouth again. Maybe if you keep talking, the pollsters will decide to add your .000001 % to their reports. Hey, it could happen!

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Danielvito on February 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM

You whine like a little girl. If you don’t like it in MA, then move. No one is stopping you.

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 1:55 PM

The word is getting out there about Romney’s cult beliefs (Mormonism). More and more people are becoming alarmed that someone with such weird, cult-beliefs (Mormonism) would seek the nation’s highest office. As people are becoming more familiarized with what Mormons actually believe, the cloak of deceit about the so-called “normalcy” about the cult are being exposed.

jfs756 on February 7, 2012 at 12:27 PM

As opposed to say spending 20 years listening to the rantings of Rev. Wright? A Country hating Black Supremacist?No “Cult” there…

sandee on February 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM

They’re both wrong. They’re both just as pathetic as the other.

jfs756 on February 7, 2012 at 1:55 PM

You’re losing it ALT. St Palin the Victimized injected herself into the campaign under the guise of continuing the primary process.

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Yeah, how dare she fulfill the terms of her contract with FOX by, you know, actually doing what they hired her to do!

Flora Duh on February 7, 2012 at 1:57 PM

jfs756 on February 7, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Did you religious bigots ever figure out where spirit God does with his Jesus skin suit when he wants to be ghost God? Does he fold it and put it in a drawer or does he hang it on a hanger?

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Yeah, how dare she fulfill the terms of her contract with FOX by, you know, actually doing what they hired her to do!

Flora Duh on February 7, 2012 at 1:57 PM

So she doesn’t have to do her job when Santorum is the last one left to keep the process going.

Thanks for clearing that up.

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 2:01 PM

jfs756 on February 7, 2012 at 1:55 PM
Did you religious bigots ever figure out where spirit God does with his Jesus skin suit when he wants to be ghost God? Does he fold it and put it in a drawer or does he hang it on a hanger?

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Deven, you’ve simply got to work on that vocabulary over there! I mean, c’mon, don’t you see that using the terms “bigot,” and “racist,” and “homophobe,” et al., gets a little old with us folks on here?

Hmmmmm, maybe we could all pitch in to buy you a little dictionary where you could look up words to expand that vocabulary just a tad. Who knows, it might expand your horizons? :)

jfs756 on February 7, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Yeah, how dare she fulfill the terms of her contract oath withto FOX Alaska by, you know, actually doing what they hired her to do!

Flora Duh on February 7, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Truth is the path to heaven…

Bradky on February 7, 2012 at 2:13 PM

So she doesn’t have to do her job when Santorum is the last one left to keep the process going.

Thanks for clearing that up.

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Ok, you know that I rarely say anything about Palin, pro or con, but have you listened to any of her interviews? And I’m not talking about just the snippets that Ed, Tina and AP post here to get clicks, the whole interviews?

She has said numerous times that her #1 goal is to get rid of Obama, as it is with most people on the right who have children and grandchildren. She’s also said that if Romney is the nominee she will support him wholeheartedly.

Now, please answer this question, truthfully, if she had given a non-endorsement endorsement to Romney, would you be snarking on every interview she does? In which btw, she’s answering questions that are asked of her.

Flora Duh on February 7, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Bradky on February 7, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I tell you what. You don’t put lies in my mouth by changing my comments to suit your narrative, I won’t put lies in yours, ok?

Flora Duh on February 7, 2012 at 2:16 PM

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Aw, kissie kissie.

One of these days they will find a cure for “brain dead supporter disease” and you won’t have an excuse for being the way you are.

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 2:36 PM

One of the better arguments for Romney is spending five minutes on a thread infested with Romney haters.

claudius on February 7, 2012 at 2:43 PM

claudius on February 7, 2012 at 2:43 PM

To be topped by the converse from his nutball hatin’ supporters.

Can you name a Romney hater that can compete with the likes of csdeven, buymoredanishstuff, bluegills, petunia, sheryl et al?

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 2:48 PM

You have blood on your hands. Sleep well tool. You’re a dishonest puke of the higher order. You might as well be guiding those drones yourself. Good job sick fu*k.
What a tool.

CW on February 6, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Because the utter reality of it all says so. After 10 plus f-ucking years it should have sunk in by now.

VorDaj on February 6, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Sultan as you know libfree lies and distorts. That is all. Oh and as Obama will toss him a bone(along with being black) then the stupid phuck will put up with Obama killing innocent Afghan, Pakistanis, you name it he will live with it. Just keep that check coming.

CW on February 6, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Libfree you are complicit in the murder of so many people and will vote for more of it …yeh sleep well. What an idiotic dupe….sell your soul dumbass.

CW on February 6, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Do you know how to read?
Try again dumbass.

CW on February 6, 2012 at 11:19 PM

You’re tiresome dipshit.

CW on February 6, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Evidence? Dipshit do you even have a clue? Apparently not. See that is the point you dummy. Sheesh you are as stupid as they get you pompous jerk. Do you know what the word misinformation means?

CW on February 6, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Ed, will you please do something about the constant torrent of profanity here, and the continual use of the “F-word?”

I have taken a 2-week, open-ended break from reading and posting at Hot Air because I’m tired of all the profanity and abusive posting and intentional printing of the “F-word” in defiance of the filters.

The threads here have become almost unreadable and this site is sinking into a profane hatefest, since certain people got in on the last two open registrations. Hot Air has become an unpleasant read.

CW, you need to dial it back. I checked in a couple nights ago, and you were using the same abusive profanity on another poster.

Make your arguments, but your constant abuse makes reading Hot Air for content an unpleasant chore these days. You’re not the only one – VorDaj is doing it too, and others.

Ed recently banned haner for profanity, and you should have the respect for him and his site to take the hint.

Until this place is cleaned up some more, I am not motivated to post amid all the poo-slinging.

All of the above is from the “Lieutenant Colonel breaks ranks” thread.

cane_loader on February 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM

The War Planner on February 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM

You need to stay who you are and keep posting..I and many, many others think you are an excellent poster..Plus you are a Patriot also..Carry on..:)

Dire Straits on February 7, 2012 at 3:33 PM

cane_loader on February 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM

+100

WisRich on February 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM

cane_loader on February 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM

+100

WisRich on February 7, 2012 at 3:37 PM

3rd on that emotion.

MontanaMmmm on February 7, 2012 at 3:44 PM

jfs756 on February 7, 2012 at 2:12 PM

So, you still don’t know what God does with his Jesus skin suit?

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Flora Duh on February 7, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Yes, I would be snarking her. And I would do so because her stated values are way different than Romney’s.

And yes she is being asked questions, but her specific mention of Gingrich is the problem. If Ron Paul won a state, I guarantee that the process would be thrown into a tailspin.

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 4:37 PM

jfs756 on February 7, 2012 at 2:12 PM
So, you still don’t know what God does with his Jesus skin suit?

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Devin, just curious, did you ever get your little dictionary? You know Devin, they’ve got all kinds of words in there, did you know that? Tell you what, work at it, and maybe…just maybe…you might be able to expand that vocabulary of yours! Just think of the possibilities! :)

jfs756 on February 7, 2012 at 4:53 PM

jfs756 on February 7, 2012 at 4:53 PM

She’ll get back to you once she gets her human suit on.

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 4:57 PM

jfs756 on February 7, 2012 at 4:53 PM
She’ll get back to you once she gets her human suit on.

cozmo on February 7, 2012 at 4:57 PM

LOL!!!

jfs756 on February 7, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Hi

Just signed for my neighbor who’s gonna run for Senate. I told her, “If you have a problem with my signature, come and get me!” Mr. PPF offered “me” to help her out…I said, “I am still learning the process!” but of course I didn’t turn her down per se…

I asked her about Santorum and if she’s seen any polls; she doesn’t think he’ll win big tonight, I told her he’s gonna win two out of the three (crossing fingers here). If he wants to start gaining ground in his home state he better get his act together STAT. If Rick Perry placed ads in NW PA and he was in the race, I’d like to see the candidate for this state win this state.

Disclaimer: I moved here 10 years ago.

ProudPalinFan on February 7, 2012 at 5:59 PM

BTW this nice simple Catholic is making a chaplet right now; the saint’s name is St. Dymphna. Patroness of nervous and mental diseases, victims of domestic abuse, young victims of perverts. Died at 17, beheaded by her father.

There’s a shrine in OH I wish I could go someday.

ProudPalinFan on February 7, 2012 at 6:01 PM

cane_loader on February 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM

If you’re on Twitter, his name is @EdMorrissey. Allahpundit is @allahpundit. If you don’t have an account I can help, or someone else here with a Twitter account can help.

I guess Ed is setting up for CPAC (remember he can’t vote) so fetch the ban hammer with Allahpundit.

ProudPalinFan on February 7, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Pick Rick, not the hick.

ray on February 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

So, you still don’t know what God does with his Jesus skin suit?

csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Just as I suspected. U.R.A bigot.

SparkPlug on February 7, 2012 at 6:38 PM

So, you still don’t know what God does with his Jesus skin suit?
csdeven on February 7, 2012 at 4:33 PM

It’s in the “Third Heaven”, right now [2Corinthians 12: 2].

He’ll be back, with it [Acts 1:11].

Why do you ask?

listens2glenn on February 7, 2012 at 7:43 PM

For those Catholics that may have family and friends with mental conditions, gone through hard times and tragedies (please read her story), this is the chaplet I made with similar colors and I attached a lobster clasp and a hook to wear it as a bracelet.

If Dr. Tesla is around, you are gonna be interested in this; dunno if you’re a Catholic or not.

-PPF

ProudPalinFan on February 7, 2012 at 8:59 PM

cane_loader on February 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM

If you’re on Twitter, his name is @EdMorrissey. Allahpundit is @allahpundit. If you don’t have an account I can help, or someone else here with a Twitter account can help.

I guess Ed is setting up for CPAC (remember he can’t vote) so fetch the ban hammer with Allahpundit.

ProudPalinFan on February 7, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Thanks – I am not on Twitter. I sent an e-mail to Ed at “ed at hot air dot com”

CW hasn’t gotten a lot of attention, but has been pretty consistently profane, and I am sick and tired of it.

VorDaj has been just as bad.

As far as I’m concerned, I would like to see these two banned immediately, just for the ugly conversation on the Afghanistan thread, and the intentional and egregious flouting of the filter, just so they could vandalize the site with their profane comments.

That kind of stuff is UNACCEPTABLE on Hot Air, if Hot Air is to survive as an influential blog.

If Ed is serious about people not just throwing the “F” word around here, then he’s got to draw a line.

I’ve walked away from Hot Air the last two weeks because this place has because a slimefest. I am so disappointed in the decision to throw the open reg so wide open. The second one was the one that did the damage, because it was announced in advance, and we got a huge influx of people here to do damage to what was a site with mostly good discussion.

cane_loader on February 7, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Ed, allah,

BANHAMMER, PLEASE!

cane_loader on February 7, 2012 at 10:40 PM

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