Quotes of the day

posted at 11:00 pm on February 8, 2012 by Allahpundit

“After the returns came in, I asked Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley what he thought about Rich Beeson’s message. Sure, Santorum did well on Tuesday, but doesn’t Romney have the money and infrastructure to outdistance Santorum, and everyone else, in the long run?

“‘What an inspiring message,’ Gidley said sarcastically. ‘That is really inspiring. I can’t wait to put a bumper sticker on my truck that says MONEY-INFRASTRUCTURE 2012.’

“‘No one had more money and infrastructure than Hillary Clinton, and hope and change wiped her off the map,’ Gidley continued. ‘We’ll have money, and we’ll have infrastructure, but our nominee has to have a message that people can get behind and inspires people.’”

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“The Rick Santorum boomlet presents an interesting conundrum for Mitt Romney: It neutralizes the section of the GOP establishment otherwise known as the conservative commentriat.

“While the center-right media intelligentsia were more than happy to help destroy the ‘unserious’ candidates such as Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich (and others), they generally like Santorum. There are likely many reasons for this…

“At a time when Catholics (arguably the swing vote in America) are coming under fire by the White House, Santorum’s intelligence, faith, and ability to communicate effectively seem to be especially appealing attributes. My guess is these factors have converged to make Santorum just as appealing to conservative intellectuals as he is to blue collar ‘rust belt’ workers.

“Romney must tread lightly when attacking Santorum. And he won’t be able to count on the help of his willing accomplices in the conservative media this time around.”

***

“It’s also worth thinking about the psychology behind last night’s vote. The turnout for Romney was pathetic, with particularly embarrassing results in Colorado and Minnesota, states where he prevailed over John McCain in 2008. But there’s a reason Romney would have won those states then and lost them now. In 2008, as in 2012, you had a frontrunner who, though he may face lingering opposition within the party, has achieved a strategic position of overwhelming superiority. People willing to accept Romney as the nominee didn’t have much incentive to turn out and vote on Tuesday; they understand that he’s basically a lock. The same held for McCain in 2008.

“The people with a greater incentive to vote on Tuesday were those with a high preference intensity, probably based around issues like abortion, or an extreme distaste for Romney. That vote was surely easier to capture, and Santorum did it. Sure, at some point, if a front runner looks strong enough, you’d expect holdouts to give up. But in this case, you’ve got a front runner who is an unusually bad fit for his party’s base, which keeps kicking at his shins. To put it another way: I’m not sure that Tuesday night told us anything we didn’t already know, either about Romney or the party.”

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“The most generous interpretation of Tuesday night’s results is that Mr. Romney’s campaign failed to make much of an effort in the contests. He did not make many personal appearances in the states, nor did he run a significant amount of advertising. And his campaign worked to diminish expectations in the day or two before the voting — a practice that can annoy voters who are undecided in the race if they feel like they are being told their vote doesn’t matter.

“Why Mr. Romney’s campaign made these decisions is hard to say. One of the advantages of having a resource-rich campaign, as Mr. Romney does, is precisely that you are able to leave less to chance. Mr. Romney would have had the luxury of running commercials in Colorado or Minnesota, or of establishing a set of field offices in those states. Instead, his strategy was complacent. He gambled and paid the price, as Hillary Rodham Clinton did in the caucus states in 2008.

“Fortunately for Mr. Romney, none of his rivals are in the same ballpark as Mrs. Clinton’s opponent, Barack Obama, as measured by metrics like fundraising, organizational strength, or oratorical skill. But Mr. Romney is not a strong enough candidate that he can afford more nights as bad as Tuesday.”

***

“Romney has more money, more national experience, more consultants, more staff. Heck, he even has better hair. His super PAC outspent Santorum’s by a 40-to-1 margin. Forty to one. And yet Mitt Romney lost. He lost to a guy who lost his home state by 18 points the last time he was on the ballot there. There’s a technical term in political consulting for a performance like that: it’s called sucking. If Romney can’t beat Rick Santorum, he needs to find another party to run in.”

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“‘In this race, I’m the only guy that hasn’t spent time in Washington,’ he told reporters on an airport tarmac in Atlanta. ‘And Senator Santorum and Speaker Gingrich, they are the very Republicans who acted like Democrats. And when Republicans act like Democrats, they lose.’”

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Jawohl.

Bishop on February 8, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Go Newt!!!

…Oh wait….
That was last week…

Electrongod on February 8, 2012 at 11:03 PM

690th!

Bishop on February 8, 2012 at 11:03 PM

go Rick!

thedevilinside on February 8, 2012 at 11:03 PM

There’s a technical term in political consulting for a performance like that: it’s called sucking. If Romney can’t beat Rick Santorum, he needs to find another party to run in.”

YEAH!

ted c on February 8, 2012 at 11:04 PM

BISH—UP!!!

ted c on February 8, 2012 at 11:05 PM

We have a new frontrunner!

Igor R. on February 8, 2012 at 11:06 PM

The empty suit feeling you get from Romney is reflected in glitzy empty character assaults he levels on his opponents like Huckabee and Gingrinch, instead of substantively winning voters over on the issues.
Expect Romney et al to launch a brutal tsunami of character & distorted mudslinging attacks on Santorum. Try to keep your head about the flooding attack waters, and defend Santorum.

Because Santorum is the one that will excite base, and so raise huge $$ from everyday joes like you and me. Romney may raise $300 million. Not enough. Santorum will get a billion+ $. This will level Obama.
Santorum: “This is a govt that’s gone out of control, and it’s hurting our economy and it’s hurting our families.”… “Ladies and gentlemen, -freedom- is at stake in this election.”

anotherJoe on February 8, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Just curious … what will the Evangelical Christians do with the choice of an “idol-worshiping” Catholic and a “non-Christian” Mormon?

Stay home? Perform an exorcism on themselves?

Jaibones on February 8, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Rick is the man. Perry, that is. After a brokered convention.

And then on to victory over the jugeared idiot.

platypus on February 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM

“The Rick Santorum boomlet presents an interesting conundrum for Mitt Romney: It neutralizes the section of the GOP establishment otherwise known as the conservative commentriat.

“While the center-right media intelligentsia were more than happy to help destroy the ‘unserious’ candidates such as Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich (and others), they generally like Santorum. There are likely many reasons for this…

“At a time when Catholics (arguably the swing vote in America) are coming under fire by the White House, Santorum’s intelligence, faith, and ability to communicate effectively seem to be especially appealing attributes. My guess is these factors have converged to make Santorum just as appealing to conservative intellectuals as he is to blue collar ‘rust belt’ workers.

“Romney must tread lightly when attacking Santorum. And he won’t be able to count on the help of his willing accomplices in the conservative media this time around.”

***

This is interesting. Why would conservative intelligentsia give Santorum a pass whereas they would slaughter a Perry, Gingrich or Palin? I grant that these three have problems but they don’t outweigh any problems Santorum poses. So why do conservative intellectuals give Santorum benefit of doubt but the rest of the three are fair game?

promachus on February 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Trumps “Oooo face” is really disgusting…

/

Seven Percent Solution on February 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Perform an exorcism on themselves?

Jaibones on February 8, 2012 at 11:07 PM

They’ll perform something on themselves all right but we can’t talk about it here. This is a family site, you know.

platypus on February 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM

If Romney can’t beat Rick Santorum, he needs to find another party to run in.

And oh, gosh wouldn’t you just love to know exactly what party that would be? What would its emblem be instead of an elephant or a donkey? Hmmmmm…

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Romney will never be the nominee.

I told people for months that Romney would lose Colorado. I was told that was crazy talk, as Colorado was a “Romney State” and one of Romney top states (it was actually close to his best state in 2008).

Romney spent a lot of resources here, while Santorum spent virtually none.Yet Santorum won big.

Norwegian on February 8, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Just curious … what will the Evangelical Christians do with the choice of an “idol-worshiping” Catholic and a “non-Christian” Mormon?

Stay home? Perform an exorcism on themselves?

Jaibones on February 8, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Probably vote conservative, which excludes Romney.

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM

This is interesting. Why would conservative intelligentsia give Santorum a pass whereas they would slaughter a Perry, Gingrich or Palin? I grant that these three have problems but they don’t outweigh any problems Santorum poses. So why do conservative intellectuals give Santorum benefit of doubt but the rest of the three are fair game?

promachus on February 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Sincerity, ability to string 2+ sentences together without drooling, steadfastness of conviction, blameless personal life? Oh I don’t know!

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Probably vote conservative, which excludes Romney.

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Loretta! So what did you think of last night’s proceedings?

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Go Newt!!!

…Oh wait….
That was last week…

Electrongod on February 8, 2012 at 11:03 PM

rofl..:)

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:15 PM

ability to string 2+ sentences together without drooling,

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Almost spewed on the monitor with that one.

platypus on February 8, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Seven Percent Solution on February 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM

The Donald need to leave the stage..Doesn’t he realize we already have a “crazy uncle” in the GOP..:)

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Jaibones on February 8, 2012 at 11:07 PM

I know its been a very bad week…hell, its been a bad month and a half for The Anointed One.

eva3071 on February 8, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Loretta! So what did you think of last night’s proceedings?

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:14 PM

It was entertaining watching the Mittbots do a meltdown. I think they are coming to a dim realization that he may not be as inevitable as they imagine.

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Anybody see the end of the Duke/NC game. Man!

None of the people left in the race inspire me. That’s the problem. Looking at the low turnout in MN yesterday – I’m not alone apparently.

gophergirl on February 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

President Santorum…that has a nice ring to it. Like a Roman Emperor: Claudius Maximus Santorum!

Igor R. on February 8, 2012 at 11:19 PM

It was entertaining watching the Mittbots do a meltdown. I think they are coming to a dim realization that he may not be as inevitable as they imagine.

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Yes. Some more than others! How on earth did you ever hold yourself back? It was unbelievable.

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Rick is the man. Perry, that is. After a brokered convention.

And then on to victory over the jugeared idiot.

platypus on February 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Well he’s giving his speech at CPAC tomorrow. Here’s hoping he brings the house down.

gophergirl on February 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

gophergirl on February 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM

I agree..The low voter turnout is discouraging..:)

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I am pretty much done with Rush, Levin and Palin at this point. They have gotten behind one loser after another and I expect Santorum will be the same thing.

Rick would have no chance against the Obama/media machine. He is merely the last choice among the non-Mitt’s. Nobody wanted Santorum just a few weeks ago, now all of the sudden he is the savior? Give me a break.

echosyst on February 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

“He has better hair “???????????????????

was that Brooks??

WryTrvllr on February 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM

gophergirl on February 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Hear!..Hear!..:)

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Love this “Quotes of the Day.” Achieves almost Drudgian heights of ironic juxtapositioning of quotes and clips.

de rigueur on February 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM

The least objectionable conservative in the room!

Igor R. on February 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Just because I’m in a mood to piss off Mittbots.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

How on earth did you ever hold yourself back? It was unbelievable.

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:19 PM

They don’t make any logical sense on the best of days so its hard to make jabs at them when you can’t tell if its a different type of raving than usual. I am starting to wonder if a portion of them are actually disaffected Democrats.

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Well he’s giving his speech at CPAC tomorrow. Here’s hoping he brings the house down.

gophergirl on February 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

That’s the spirit, sugar. Just remember you heard it from me first.

platypus on February 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

And when Republicans act like Democrats, they lose.

That’s what your conservative critics have been screaming for years, Willard. And you will indeed lose because in addition to a variety of other negatives, you have a long and well-documented history of acting like a Democrat.

flyfisher on February 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Just curious … what will the Evangelical Christians do with the choice of an “idol-worshiping” Catholic and a “non-Christian” Mormon?

Stay home? Perform an exorcism on themselves?

Jaibones on February 8, 2012 at 11:07 PM

They will vote for the self deprecating candidate.

WryTrvllr on February 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Well he’s giving his speech at CPAC tomorrow. Here’s hoping he brings the house down.

gophergirl on February 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

He ain’t Kinky he’s my go…sorry -wrong guy.
Go Perry-tomorrow!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 8, 2012 at 11:24 PM

They don’t make any logical sense on the best of days so its hard to make jabs at them when you can’t tell if its a different type of raving than usual. I am starting to wonder if a portion of them are actually disaffected Democrats.

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

That made me actually laugh out loud. I think they’re very, very close to being disaffected Dems. After all, if even George Soros can’t tell the difference, what hope do regular folks have?

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:24 PM

rick can be annoying at times, but i’d get behind him. so let’s see…i’d get behind newt and rick. yeah, not romney. for the millionth time. get a clue mittbots. get-a-clue!

GhoulAid on February 8, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Santorum: not perfect by any means, but the closest thing to a conservative running for POTUS in 2012

Pattosensei on February 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Just because I’m in a mood to piss off Mittbots.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Badgers and spiders? Why, I like the cut of that man’s gib! (What’s a gib, again?)

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

“And Senator Santorum and Speaker Gingrich, they are the very Republicans who acted like Democrats. And when Republicans act like Democrats, they lose.”

2 things:

1) Mittens is right that Republicans who act like Democrats lose elections.

2) Wow! The chutzpah of that man to accuse Santorum and Newt of acting like Democrats.

Doughboy on February 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Romney is gonna start taking on water like a sinking boat. A swiftly sinking boat.

abobo on February 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Santorum: not perfect by any means, but the closest thing to a conservative running for POTUS in 2012

Pattosensei on February 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

He will finally unite the Party, imperfect as he is!

Igor R. on February 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Well he’s giving his speech at CPAC tomorrow. Here’s hoping he brings the house down.

gophergirl on February 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Here’s hoping he’ll bring a pie just for Ann Coulter.

JPeterman on February 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Santorum: not perfect by any means, but the closest thing to a conservative running for POTUS in 2012

Pattosensei on February 8, 2012 at 11:25 PM

That would make a good bumper sticker. Of course I’d have to put it on my gigantic 8-cylinder 4-wheel drive SUV, but that would be just fine with me.

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Good for Rick Santorum.

blatantblue on February 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

With Santorum, I just keep seeing GW Bush big government social compassionate conservative..

So i’m still kind of holding out for a Newt Super Tuesday surge, if not then I guess it’s Rick when and if my state of Texas even holds a primary for me to vote in.

davek70 on February 8, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Yes it would be great to see Ann scream and not worry about the downside of getting Newt!

Igor R. on February 8, 2012 at 11:28 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 8, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Here is the new Campaign theme and website for Rick Santorum..:)

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM

They don’t make any logical sense on the best of days so its hard to make jabs at them when you can’t tell if its a different type of raving than usual. I am starting to wonder if a portion of them are actually disaffected Democrats.

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

“JailBreak” pretty much outed itself last night as a liberal.

JPeterman on February 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM

And oh, gosh wouldn’t you just love to know exactly what party that would be? What would its emblem be instead of an elephant or a donkey? Hmmmmm…

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:12 PM

This.

Archivarix on February 8, 2012 at 11:30 PM

“JailBreak” pretty much outed itself last night as a liberal.

JPeterman on February 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Not surprising as he sounded like one.

What did he say?

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I am here to chew bubble gum and dump on Mitt Romney. And I’m all out of Bubble gum.

portlandon on February 8, 2012 at 11:30 PM

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM

No, you can believe all of the above in Palin, Newt can talk better than Rick, no, whatever their flaws, relatively speaking, Palin, Perry and Gingrich fall under the mantle of less government. Santorum for all his talk is a pro-life statist. that seems to be the dividing line. If somebody genuinely believes to reduce the government, the “intellectuals” on our side find excuses to run that person out of town but they will invent any kind of excuses to back people who give a nod to small government conservatism but do no do anything to advance the goal.

promachus on February 8, 2012 at 11:31 PM

davek70 on February 8, 2012 at 11:28 PM
If the primary gods deign to allow us to have a primary, I’ll vote for Santorum if he’s on the ballot-otherwise I’m concentrating on the down-ticket.
Go Cruz!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 8, 2012 at 11:31 PM

“JailBreak” pretty much outed itself last night as a liberal.

JPeterman on February 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM

And csdeven refused to admit that bluegill isn’t her sock puppet and that they’re both Mormons. Which is fine, but at least admit it.

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Sincerity, ability to string 2+ sentences together without drooling, steadfastness of conviction, blameless personal life? Oh I don’t know!

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Almost spewed on the monitor with that one.

platypus on February 8, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Well! There’s Ice Tea, on mine!

KOOLAID2 on February 8, 2012 at 11:32 PM

“And Senator Santorum and Speaker Gingrich, they are the very Republicans who acted like Democrats. And when Republicans act like Democrats, they lose.”

2 things:

1) Mittens is right that Republicans who act like Democrats lose elections.

2) Wow! The chutzpah of that man to accuse Santorum and Newt of acting like Democrats.

Doughboy on February 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Boundless hubris. He’s an unprincipled and shameless hack.

Other than a frightening lust for power, why is he even running? He stands for nothing except Mitt Romney.

flyfisher on February 8, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Brokered convention = Ron Paul/Charlie Crist ’12.

Lanceman on February 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

“JailBreak” pretty much outed itself last night as a liberal.

JPeterman on February 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM

There are soo many that came in..I have lost count..:)

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Here’s hoping he’ll bring a pie just for Ann Coulter.

JPeterman on February 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

I hope he leaves everybody speechless – in a good way of course.

The fact that he dropped out and we are even considering Rick Santorum is just mind boggling to me.

ACK!

gophergirl on February 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Santorum for all his talk is a pro-life statist. that seems to be the dividing line. If somebody genuinely believes to reduce the government, the “intellectuals” on our side find excuses to run that person out of town but they will invent any kind of excuses to back people who give a nod to small government conservatism but do no do anything to advance the goal.

promachus on February 8, 2012 at 11:31 PM

But don’t forget — when Santorum left office in 2006, this economy was a whole different ballgame. I’m not saying that there’s ever a good time to increase the size and scope of government, but most people didn’t see what was coming just a couple of years down the line.

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM

To quote Metallica: Sleep with one eye open…

annoyinglittletwerp on February 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Lanceman on February 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

LOL!!..:)

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM

This.

Archivarix on February 8, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Ok. It’s late here. Jellyfish right?

WryTrvllr on February 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Not surprising as he sounded like one.

What did he say?

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Was doing it’s usual ranting and raving and ended up saying “what a bunch of loons, but what do you expect from a right wing blog” or something like that.

I’m not sure if it was last night or the night before.

JPeterman on February 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Only 29% of Americans are paying attention to this election cycle at this point. Negative campaigning is taking a toll on the electorate that are paying attenion. The Republican Party and the RNC had better get their act together soon if they are serious about unseating Obama. A strong organization with a strong resonating message is the key, but only if the Party unites in that message. Civil dissent against other candidates should be tolerated, (even encouraged), but not to the extent of some of the vitriolic commentary that is seen here on a daily basis, in my opinion, handing the Obama campaign an already damaged candidate beyond repair. It’s time to refocus on the task at hand, and that is to send the current president packing in November when 100% of the electorate will be paying attention to all of us.

Rovin on February 8, 2012 at 11:35 PM

This.

Archivarix on February 8, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Finally. It wasn’t a rhetorical question, you know. So let me just see what you’ve linked to….OMG. Sharrukin, this is for you! LOL Oh, that hurts my chest!

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:35 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Good advice..You might get “Rick Rolled” if you don’t..:)

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:35 PM

LOL!!..:)

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM

What? ‘Swhat I call a balanced ticket.

Lanceman on February 8, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Was doing it’s usual ranting and raving and ended up saying “what a bunch of loons, but what do you expect from a right wing blog” or something like that.

JPeterman on February 8, 2012 at 11:34 PM

I suspect more than a few of Romney’s online friends are liberals unhappy with Obama and looking for a new BFF.

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 11:36 PM

“JailBreak” pretty much outed itself last night as a liberal.

JPeterman on February 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM

There are soo many that came in..I have lost count..:)

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Cappychudibara called me an illiterate imbecile on the Santorum raised lots of dough since yesterday thread.
I took it as a compliment.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 8, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Why can’t the media just be honest. Romneycare is a sociolist that principled conservatives hate. Stop with the excuses, the only way he gets votes is with millions in negative TV ads that destroy his opponents. But by doing this he is destroying turnout.

What the GOP establishment is textbook on how to screw up a guarenteed win.

1)after the 2010 midterms where republicans won a landslide on the back of obamacare they back a sociolist romneycare who was the father of that monstrocity. You can’t make that up.

2)They move all the primaries up to help romneycare because they figured he had the most money, best organization friendliest states frontloaded.

3)they delayed the Iowa Santorium caucus win 3 weeks so it wouldn’t effect Romneycare’s NH vote

4)They strategically had bluebloods back romneycare before key states; McCain NH, Nikki Haley SC, All florida officals – Florida, Trump- Minn/Mo/Colo

5)All the whale donors backed romneycare. Other presidential aspiranents, palin etc. had this source of money closed off

6) Romneycare had the national review, Fox news, Hot Air, weekly standard etc. running interference for romneycare. Also, promoting 24/7 his daily message

So after romneycare & the establishment have planned this for 3 years what do we have. Incredible low turnout, disgust by the rank & file and a weak, weak candidate in romneycare.

This is why we need a new conservative party.

Danielvito on February 8, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Finally. It wasn’t a rhetorical question, you know. So let me just see what you’ve linked to….OMG. Sharrukin, this is for you! LOL Oh, that hurts my chest!

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:35 PM

I tried to get you to understand and you got all bent out of shape about a few child sacrifices. Some people are so judgmental. /

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Brokered convention = Ron Paul/Charlie Crist ’12.

Lanceman on February 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Biff Huntsman/Ann Coulter

annoyinglittletwerp on February 8, 2012 at 11:39 PM

The establishment will still win. Romney will be the nominee and be hammered by Obama in the General.

Intrade has the emperor at 60%

liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Go Team Santorum!!!

multiuseless on February 8, 2012 at 11:39 PM

What? ‘Swhat I call a balanced ticket.

Lanceman on February 8, 2012 at 11:36 PM

LoLz..Maybe in Guam!!..They could use it to keep the Island from tipping over..:)

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:40 PM

I tried to get you to understand and you got all bent out of shape about a few child sacrifices. Some people are so judgmental. /

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 11:38 PM

I’m starting to come around. So these virgins, there’s an age limit, right? If it comes down to a choice between the Chthtulthulgh (sic) or that Sweet Meteor of Death fellow, I really don’t know what I’ll do, but I think I like my odds better with the slimy one.

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:40 PM

But by doing this he is destroying turnout.

Danielvito on February 8, 2012 at 11:37 PM

I dunno. I find that I could vote for him without Palin, unlike McCain. But abstaining from this election is absolutely unthinkable.

Lanceman on February 8, 2012 at 11:41 PM

So why do conservative intellectuals give Santorum benefit of doubt but the rest of the three are fair game?

promachus on February 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM

They don’t/won’t. That analysis is complete horsesh!t. Lots to be had in this election season.

There’s nothing inherently better or even different about Santorum compared to Bachmann and Pawlenty compares very favorably. Santorum just hung around longer and no one thought he was worth the effort of dragging through the dirt. I envision Romney going nuclear on Santorum’s women/gay/experience issues (“He’s not really a conservative” seems to be Romney’s most effective line of attack on every other candidate, despite Romney’s own lack of conservative bona fides. We should all be smarter than that.) I also expect that to rebound to Gingrich’s benefit, but we’ll see.

alwaysfiredup on February 8, 2012 at 11:41 PM

The fact that he dropped out and we are even considering Rick Santorum is just mind boggling to me.

ACK!

gophergirl on February 8, 2012 at 11:33 PM

It’s mind boggling to me too. When Perry got out I went to Santorum because he’s the only one left with any integrity and didn’t get into the OWS’s weeds with Newt and Mitt.

I’m still thinking we’re going to end up with someone else who’s not running via brokered convention.

JPeterman on February 8, 2012 at 11:41 PM

2 things:
1) Mittens is right that Republicans who act like Democrats lose elections.
2) Wow! The chutzpah of that man to accuse Santorum and Newt of acting like Democrats.
Doughboy on February 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

My thoughts exactly when I read that quote.

Cleombrotus on February 8, 2012 at 11:42 PM

The establishment will still win. Romney will be the nominee and be hammered by Obama in the General.

Intrade has the emperor at 60%

liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 11:39 PM

And the dow is near 13,000. Go for broke.

WryTrvllr on February 8, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Intrade has the emperor at 60%

liberal4life on February 8, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Intrade hasn’t predicted squat so far in this election.

alwaysfiredup on February 8, 2012 at 11:42 PM

LoLz..Maybe in Guam!!..They could use it to keep the Island from tipping over..:)

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:40 PM

:D

annoyinglittletwerp on February 8, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Eating herring & watching Pet Sematary.

Lanceman on February 8, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Rovin on February 8, 2012 at 11:35 PM

I hope we can pull the GOP back together..It is going to be a tough task..:)

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I’m starting to come around. So these virgins, there’s an age limit, right? If it comes down to a choice between the Chthtulthulgh (sic) or that Sweet Meteor of Death fellow, I really don’t know what I’ll do, but I think I like my odds better with the slimy one.

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Do you remember when we were all saying we had too many choices and all the talk about how Obama was doomed? The GOP is just breathtaking in how fast they can turn things around.

sharrukin on February 8, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Intrade hasn’t predicted squat so far in this election.

alwaysfiredup on February 8, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Newt went from 37 to 2 and then back up and then down. If that’s predictive, than tossing a coin is like the oracle of Delphi.

Igor R. on February 8, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Eating herring & watching Pet Sematary.

Lanceman on February 8, 2012 at 11:42 PM

What is the national pastime of Iceland, Alex? Ha ha. They’re so stupid. But seriously, you are going to have some freaky deaky dreams tonight, Lancer.

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Newt went from 37 to 2 and then back up and then down. If that’s predictive, than tossing a coin is like the oracle of Delphi.

Igor R. on February 8, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Tossing a coin is just like the Oracle of Delphi. Completely random. Is this a trick?

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:45 PM

I’m still thinking we’re going to end up with someone else who’s not running via brokered convention.

JPeterman on February 8, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I hope we do NOT have a brokered convention..That would be a nightmare and the worst thing that could happen..:)

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Newt went from 37 to 2 and then back up and then down. If that’s predictive, than tossing a coin is like the oracle of Delphi.

Igor R. on February 8, 2012 at 11:44 PM

It would seem InTrade is a lagging indicator, not a leading one.

alwaysfiredup on February 8, 2012 at 11:46 PM

By the way, I am so sick and tired of the establishment media telling me romneycare would run better than other candidates in the general against obamasatan. First, it can’t be proven until a general race happens, polls now are meaningless, second, romneycare HAS NEVER recieved more than 50% of the vote in any race, third, he is getting substantially less votes than he did in 2008 in the states cpmpleted even with spending much more money, fourth, the field is weak and Obama has a billion warchest, fifth conservatives dispise him, etc.

If fox says this about romneycare one more time I’ll shoot my TV.

Danielvito on February 8, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Eating herring & watching Pet Sematary.

Lanceman on February 8, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Herring is kinda “fish sematary”

Igor R. on February 8, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Rovin on February 8, 2012 at 11:35 PM

I hope we can pull the GOP back together..It is going to be a tough task..:)

Dire Straits on February 8, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Oh that note: I HATE this song…because of the ‘CIA’ verse. Just. Listen.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 8, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Tossing a coin is just like the Oracle of Delphi. Completely random. Is this a trick?

cynccook on February 8, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Well the Oracle whispered some clever nothings, the coin (or Intrade) not so much.

Igor R. on February 8, 2012 at 11:48 PM

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