Romney up 16 in Gallup national poll

posted at 11:40 am on March 6, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Pundits have talked for weeks about the possibilities for a brokered convention after having seen one of the more volatile nominating contests in memory.  Neither party has had a brokered convention for 50 years, however, and it’s not because we haven’t had competitive primaries in that time.  Usually, voters tend to hit a tipping point and start getting behind a leading candidate, which effectively ends the competitive phase of a nomination fight and puts the party on a glide path to a unifying convention in the late summer.  That point gets reached when one candidate simply starts winning often enough to make the outcome clear.

That may be starting to happen now, if Gallup’s latest poll is an indication.  Mitt Romney has jumped to his largest national lead in weeks as Super Tuesday arrives:

Mitt Romney leads Rick Santorum by 16 percentage points in Feb. 29-March 4 Gallup Daily tracking of national Republican registered voters’ preferences for their party’s nomination. Romney is at 38%, Santorum 22%, Newt Gingrich 15%, and Ron Paul 12%. Santorum led Romney by 10 points as recently as Feb. 20.

Romney’s current 38% of the vote is the highest percentage any candidate has obtained since Gallup Daily tracking of the race began on Dec. 1, and comes in the wake of Romney’s wins in the Feb. 28 Michigan and Arizona primaries. Romney won the Washington state GOP nonbinding caucuses on Saturday, but that victory would have had only a limited impact on the latest five-day rolling national average, which extends back through last Wednesday.

The March 6 slate of 10 primaries and caucuses in the so-called Super Tuesday states has the potential to once more alter the national standings of the candidates. Romney is widely expected to lose in Gingrich’s home state of Georgia, and faces a tough challenge in Tennessee and Oklahoma. Romney is likely to win in his home state of Massachusetts and the contiguous state of Vermont. The critical state will be Ohio, partly because pre-election polling shows the race there to be very close and partly because it is considered to be a bellwether state that will be important in this fall’s election.

Romney’s strong momentum nationally in recent days suggests that he may do better than expected in the 10 Super Tuesday states.

In my column for The Week, I warn that both Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have narrow windows of opportunity to prevent that tipping point from being reached today:

The Super Tuesday schedule also favors Romney. He should get an overwhelming victory in Massachusetts, his home state, where no other candidate has seriously competed for the 41 delegates. The same is true with Vermont and its 17 delegates. Virginia should have been competitive, but neither Newt Gingrich nor Santorum qualified for the ballot in the Old Dominion, and a majority-vote win over Ron Paul would allow Romney to claim all 49 delegates. That gives Romney a big springboard toward winning a majority of the delegates at stake today. …

Santorum has a better opportunity to slow Romney down and extend the race. Oklahoma has 43 delegates up for grabs, and Santorum has a big lead in the polls — although no surveys have been conducted since the Arizona debate. If Santorum can maintain that big lead in Oklahoma, he can get a significant haul of delegates. But if Romney can ride the Sunday endorsement of Sen. Tom Coburn to a boost in the state, that delegate allocation could become a wash. In Tennessee, Santorum still has a small edge and could get a majority of the state’s 58 delegates.Of course, Oklahoma isn’t really the critical state for Santorum. He needs to win Ohio, a middle-America, Rust Belt state where Santorum’s emphasis on blue-collar economics should find the most resonance. Like Michigan, Santorum ran up big polling leads in Ohio in mid-February, only to lose them as the actual primary contest approached. Polling in the last 48 hours shows Ohio as a toss-up. A narrow win won’t help Santorum outside of the psychological edge, either, as his organizational difficulties last year left him unable to compete for as many as 18 of the state’s 66 delegates. Depending on which congressional districts he wins and loses, a small popular-vote win statewide for Santorum might still result in Romney winning a significantly larger number of delegates.

Most eyes will stay on the results in Ohio and Tennessee tonight. If Santorum can hang on and win both those states, he will still trail Romney in delegates (and possibly Gingrich as well), but will convince donors to keep funding his campaign as the best alternative to Romney. If Romney edges Santorum in either state — but especially Ohio — Santorum has a difficult sale to make on his continued presence in the race. Primary campaigns usually hit a tipping point where Republican voters and donors begin to flock to an undisputed leader in order to bring the fight to a quick conclusion. If Santorum can’t keep Romney from claiming to be that undisputed leader on Super Tuesday, he may exhaust the patience of both groups.

I’m on assignment today and tomorrow and won’t do much blogging in my normal slots.  However, I will be on the Hugh Hewitt show tonight as returns come in, and I will be blogging tonight as well to help Allahpundit on analyzing the results.


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Leaving now to vote for Mitt in the primary. :)

Paul-Cincy on March 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Bob Dole hardest hit.

lostmotherland on March 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Santorum is a much better choice.

Pork-Chop on March 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Euthenamentum.

HitNRun on March 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Romney’s current 38% of the vote is the highest percentage any candidate has obtained since Gallup Daily tracking of the race began

people are done shopping. nomination is in the bag.

hanzblinx on March 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

I will be blogging tonight as well to help Allahpundit on analyzing the results.

Tag Team in Da House!

ted c on March 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Vote for Willard
It’s His Turn

ted c on March 6, 2012 at 11:43 AM

O.K. Mittbots. It looks like we might try one more moderate as a presidential candidate. Let’s hope 3rd time is a charm.

If this doesn’t work, please be thinking about who’s next in line for 2016.

dirtseller on March 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM

If you’re having trouble motivating yourself to support Mittens as the nominee, be sure to tune into Obama’s press conference today as a reminder why we all need to get behind him(assuming Romney seals the deal today).

Doughboy on March 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM

If this doesn’t work, please be thinking about who’s next in line for 2016.

dirtseller on March 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Jeb Bush 2016!

strictnein on March 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM

O.K. Mittbots. It looks like we might try one more moderate as a presidential candidate. Let’s hope 3rd time is a charm.

If this doesn’t work, please be thinking about who’s next in line for 2016.

dirtseller on March 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Just remember folks, Romney the squish will be plastered by Obama if he gets the nomination.

Obama vs. Romney = a man who thinks he is a god vs. a man who thinks he will become a god.

Mormonism is a cult with some beliefs that make Rev. Wright almost seem normal. No matter how a Mormon may put it, Obama will make this the issue of the campaign.

There will be no talk of Robamacare or individual mandates. It will be about the “looney” beliefs of a man with the R behind his name. Obama already has put the dem leadership under-the-bus so don’t think he will not go after the most glaring of weakness in Mitt.

PuritanD71 on March 6, 2012 at 11:45 AM

If this doesn’t work, please be thinking about who’s next in line for 2016.

dirtseller on March 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Tape a few pages from the phone book to a dartboard, first hit is the POTUS slot, second hit is the VP slot. That’s how much it’ll matter in 2016.

MelonCollie on March 6, 2012 at 11:45 AM

If this doesn’t work, please be thinking about who’s next in line for 2016.

dirtseller on March 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM

It would be Mitch McConnell’s turn wouldn’t it?

PuritanD71 on March 6, 2012 at 11:46 AM

“I hear my Republican Party masters. I shall obey my Republican Party masters. I am a good conservative, just like INSERT NAME HERE. I will distrust the Tea Party. Go Mitt!! Barack Obama is a good nice man–just a little misguided. Go Mitt!!”

RBMN on March 6, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Vote for McLaimney: He’s our guy because he won’t piss off the left.

bgibbs1000 on March 6, 2012 at 11:47 AM

It’s time to get this disgusting charade over with. Every day they delay it only bolsters Obama. Enough of this childish infighting, pick somebody and let’s get on to the real fight.

rplat on March 6, 2012 at 11:47 AM

O.K. Mittbots. It looks like we might try one more moderate as a presidential candidate. Let’s hope 3rd time is a charm.

If this doesn’t work, please be thinking about who’s next in line for 2016.

dirtseller on March 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM

I hate to be the one to break this to you, but if Mitt loses, most of the people currently supporting him are simply going to line up behind another milquetoast moderate in ’16. Don’t hold your breath for some kind of epiphany. The truth is that many of these types would rather have a liberal than a conservative if they can’t have a moderate.

Kataklysmic on March 6, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Fore gone conclusion! 2012

Bmore on March 6, 2012 at 11:49 AM

If this doesn’t work, please be thinking about who’s next in line for 2016.

dirtseller on March 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM

lol. It will be Romney from 2012 to 2020. Until 2020 there is nothing to think about but house/senate. Then I suppose we will get another psycho bus tour from Palin to collect money from gullible citizens then announce she is not running. Can’t wait.

hanzblinx on March 6, 2012 at 11:49 AM

So Republican voters didn’t learn their lesson with Dole and McCain, huh? Ok, I guess another ass-whipping is in store come November.

gumbyandpokey on March 6, 2012 at 11:49 AM

“I hear my Republican Party masters. I shall obey my Republican Party masters. I am a good conservative, just like INSERT NAME HERE. I will distrust the Tea Party. Go Mitt!! Barack Obama is a good nice man–just a little misguided. Go Mitt!!”

RBMN on March 6, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Triumph of the Mittfilth. Republican Stockholm Syndrome sets in as the compromising hell-filth pulls the football of limited government and basic human decency in governance away from the Charlie Browns of this country, yet again, only this time it means the economic destruction of America.

ebrown2 on March 6, 2012 at 11:50 AM

With Johnny Scarborough calling Mittens a liar, maybe the moderates should rethink this!

PuritanD71 on March 6, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Bluegill etc…..wetting themselves!

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2012 at 11:51 AM

It’s time to get this disgusting charade over with. Every day they delay it only bolsters Obama. Enough of this childish infighting, pick somebody and let’s get on to the real fight.

rplat on March 6, 2012 at 11:47 AM

And when was the dem’s primary race was over with in 2008….

PuritanD71 on March 6, 2012 at 11:52 AM

However, I will be on the Hugh Hewitt show tonight as returns come in

You know who this helps?

Emperor Norton on March 6, 2012 at 11:52 AM

This is Ed Morrissey … Reporting from the Mitt-Tank.

MarkCasper on March 6, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I might have to eat my peas, but I don’t have to like it.
Oh, well…at least we’re being spared the so-con halfwit who would ensure we keep talking about contraceptives, abortions, and gay marriage from now until November, when the Dems would retake Congress and the WH. At least with the squish, we’ll keep the House, gain seats in the Senate, and have a fighting chance at the WH.

DRayRaven on March 6, 2012 at 11:53 AM

This is Ed Morrissey … Reporting from the Mitt-Tank.

You’re kidding, right? Ed Morrissey, who has been as open about his preference for Rick Santorum (including slanting stories here on Hot Air to suppress bad news for him up until the point recently where it couldn’t be denied)? In the tank for Romney?

Dear lord.

Esoteric on March 6, 2012 at 11:54 AM

You know who this helps?

Emperor Norton on March 6, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Obama, even if he loses this election his policies are now sealed in amber because of the moral cowardice of Willard and his Mitt-filth followers.

ebrown2 on March 6, 2012 at 11:54 AM

O.K. Mittbots. It looks like we might try one more moderate as a presidential candidate. Let’s hope 3rd time is a charm.

If this doesn’t work, please be thinking about who’s next in line for 2016.

dirtseller on March 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM

I hate to be the one to break this to you, but if Mitt loses, most of the people currently supporting him are simply going to line up behind another milquetoast moderate in ’16. Don’t hold your breath for some kind of epiphany. The truth is that many of these types would rather have a liberal than a conservative if they can’t have a moderate.

Kataklysmic on March 6, 2012 at 11:49 AM

He’s tanned, he’s rested, he hates and loathes the Republican Base…

Huntsman 2016!

ebrown2 on March 6, 2012 at 11:55 AM

With Johnny Scarborough calling Mittens a liar, maybe the moderates should rethink this!

PuritanD71 on March 6, 2012 at 11:51 AM

MSDNC finally telling the truth about a liberal politician?

Oh, that’s right, he’s fraudulently running as a conservative Republican, figures…

ebrown2 on March 6, 2012 at 11:56 AM

DRayRaven on March 6, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Yes, would be much better talking about a man who believes that Joseph Smith and Bringham Young are prophets. Jesus and Satan are brothers. One day, Mitt will have his own plant to be god of soon.

That is much better than talking about conservative issues.

PuritanD71 on March 6, 2012 at 11:58 AM

At least with Newt, I can be sure that Obama has an opponent. With Mitt, I can only be sure that Obama will have a co-conspirator.

BuckeyeSam on March 6, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Folks, I’ll repeat again until the message sinks. Mitt Romney is neither a conservative nor a moderate or liberal. He is an opportunist. All business-minded people are. Having no strong moral convictions of his own, he will act in whatever manner he believes will yield a higher achievement. That’s why his policies as President will reflect those of the Congress. Hold onto the House and get the Senate, and Romney will shift so far to the right, he’ll make St. Ronald proud. Lose the House, and Romney will do his Massachusetts act – playing along with an occasional veto for particularly egregious stuff. So shrug off your sit-out urge and let Romney win – for himself, if not for the cause – but the Congress is the key.

Archivarix on March 6, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Even if Romney is able to reach the tipping point tonight and you are one of the Santorum or Gingrich supporters disillusioned that yet another candidate of questionable conservative credentials has managed to slither to the top of the pile- PLEASE REMEMBER THIS:

The Presidency is important because the Executive Branch is at stake but there are plenty of other races out there that need your support. All of Congress, one-third of the Senate and countless state and local races that do matter. In other words- If your guy drops out after tonight, please don’t take your ball and go home to pout. Even if you can’t support Romney for whatever reason, there are other Candidates that need your support too. The goal should be to crush the Democrats and liberals in every race possible from local dogcatcher up to the Presidency.

Happy Nomad on March 6, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Folks, I’ll repeat again until the message sinks. Mitt Romney is neither a conservative nor a moderate or liberal. He is an opportunist. All business-minded people are. Having no strong moral convictions of his own, he will act in whatever manner he believes will yield a higher achievement. That’s why his policies as President will reflect those of the Congress. Hold onto the House and get the Senate, and Romney will shift so far to the right, he’ll make St. Ronald proud. Lose the House, and Romney will do his Massachusetts act – playing along with an occasional veto for particularly egregious stuff. So shrug off your sit-out urge and let Romney win – for himself, if not for the cause – but the Congress is the key.

Archivarix on March 6, 2012 at 12:00 PM

If that were true, he wouldn’t have run in MA as a liberal repeatedly.

His father was a Rockefeller Republican, he was raised a Rockefeller Republican, he left the party in the 80′s and proudly and forcefully denounced Reagan in 1994 and 2002.

The only “opportunism” that he’s shown is his lying pseudo-conversion to conservatism in 2006. Good luck with being the Cindy Sheehan of the Right, those of us who’ve investigated Mitt know what he really is.

ebrown2 on March 6, 2012 at 12:03 PM

You know who this helps?

Emperor Norton on March 6, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Obama, even if he loses this election his policies are now sealed in amber because of the moral cowardice of Willard and his Mitt-filth followers.

+10000000000

PuritanD71 on March 6, 2012 at 12:04 PM

I wonder how much the recent Fulke contraception driven kerfuffle will negatively impact Santorum, if at all. Perception.

a capella on March 6, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Well said Doughboy

cmsinaz on March 6, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Romney’s current 38% of the vote is the highest percentage any candidate has obtained since Gallup Daily tracking of the race began

38% For Mitt Romney.

62% For NOT Mitt Romney.

It’s a Juggernaut.

BTW Newt hit 37 – 4 times. He will surpass that by 3-28-2012.

MarkCasper on March 6, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Don’t upset the RNC, don’t upset Washington, don’t upset the lobbyists, don’t upset the Wall Street bailout recipients…vote for Romney.
We can’t afford change, can’t afford our congress to actually go to work and change their ways…keep things as they are and vote for Romney.

right2bright on March 6, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Esoteric on March 6, 2012 at 11:54 AM

No, not kidding at all. Rooting for Newt … I saw the it when Rick wasn’t in the race … when he came into the race … and as he is leaving it again … I would agree he would be in the Rick tank if Mitt left the race … but otherwise, he will hang with Mitt.

MarkCasper on March 6, 2012 at 12:07 PM

LOL @ Romney the rino!

looks like we are going to have the Mandator N Chief another four years…..

JihadKiller1s1k on March 6, 2012 at 12:09 PM

I’m rooting for Obama!

If voters are that gullible, ignorant and outright stupid enough to elect Romney, the weakest candidate possible to tackle Obama, then the pain and fear inflicted by the Obama regime, has not been devastating enough.

The GOP needs 4 more years of Obama.

And, we the people need NEWT, NOW!

Sparky5253 on March 6, 2012 at 12:10 PM

like drudge, can hot air be any more in the tank for romneycare. really, this gallup survey is news. any different from their tracking the end of last week. Further, you have, stories today from virginia, that romneycare stooges prevented Santorium 7 gingrich from getting on ballot but nothing from hot air.

http://www.redstate.com/moe_lane/2011/12/26/did-the-va-gop-change-the-rules-on-primary-ballot-access-in-november-2011/

Danielvito on March 6, 2012 at 12:11 PM

If that were true, he wouldn’t have run in MA as a liberal repeatedly.

His father was a Rockefeller Republican, he was raised a Rockefeller Republican, he left the party in the 80′s and proudly and forcefully denounced Reagan in 1994 and 2002.

The only “opportunism” that he’s shown is his lying pseudo-conversion to conservatism in 2006. Good luck with being the Cindy Sheehan of the Right, those of us who’ve investigated Mitt know what he really is.

ebrown2 on March 6, 2012 at 12:03 PM

That’s precisely the reason why he ran in MA as a liberal. Were he to run in Kentucky, Oklahoma, or Utah (LOL, especially Utah), you’d see an entirely different political platform.

Archivarix on March 6, 2012 at 12:11 PM

It’s time to get this disgusting charade over with. Every day they delay it only bolsters Obama. Enough of this childish infighting, pick somebody and let’s get on to the real fight.

rplat on March 6, 2012 at 11:47 AM

EXACTLY! Look, I’d love to have a true blue Tea Party candidate, but the Tea Party just hasn’t been around long enough to field asomeone who is seasoned enough to be a credible POTUS candidate who doesn’t have several things in his past record that would make Tea Partiers cringe. And because a lot of people are frustrated over that fact, they’re saying things about Romney that are completely off the wall. We’re getting to be like Occupy Wall St. where people have endless “consensus meetings” full of up and down twinkles that go on for hours and nobody can agree on anything.

ardenenoch on March 6, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Basically, the facts are this: if Santorum and Newt do not get over 50% of the vote in the states of Oklahoma and Georgia they cannot receive enough delegates to ever get enough delegates to ‘win’ the nomination.

The Ohio vote is a tie and the delegate count will be split. Tennessee will be split. Virginia all delegates will go to Romney unless (and that is a big unless) Paul can get enough to keep Romney from the Magical over 50% of votes.

Newt and Santorum cannot get enough delegates today or going forward to get to the magical number of delegates to win, but Romney can even if this neck and neck race continues.

Yes, it is in the bag. Delegate count is the ‘get’ not the popularity vote. All of this other baloney has been hyped to drag this out as long as possible. Not sure why, the why is what has not been fully defined for me. Why drag this out, and don’t give me that BS line from Palin. I am not buying that. I doubt we will ever really know the why….

uhangtight on March 6, 2012 at 12:14 PM

like drudge, can hot air be any more in the tank for romneycare. really, this gallup survey is news. any different from their tracking the end of last week. Further, you have, stories today from virginia, that romneycare stooges prevented Santorium 7 gingrich from getting on ballot but nothing from hot air.

Um…Santorum, by his own admission, didn’t even TRY to get on the Virginia ballot. Didn’t even submit signatures. So I have to wonder what you’re smoking.

Esoteric on March 6, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Esoteric on March 6, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Exactly, Santorum’s native and home state of Virginia will not have their Native Son on the ballet.

Santorum was born in VA and has a home in VA now, truly an inside the beltway guy from birth to…

uhangtight on March 6, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Santorum never had a serious shot nor did Gingrich. When Perry flamed out I knew the nominee would be Romney and I have no problem with that. He is a million times better than Obama and is the only candidate with an organization that can beat him. No worries.

echosyst on March 6, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Santorum and Gingrich are terrible candidates who have no chance of beating Obama.

The sooner their 15 minutes are over, the sooner we can get to the task of getting rid of the worst president in American history.

NoDonkey on March 6, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Esoteric on March 6, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Do you deny, Gingrich and perry both last November had more than the 10,000 signatures to get on the ballot, which in the past was the threshold and further signatures weren’t checked, then the romneycare establishment supporters changed the rule to 15,000 signatures. Romneycare curiously had 15,000 signatures. What did he know when did he know it.

Your right about Santorium contesting. That said Gingrich/Paul/Romneycare in virginia today Gingrich would have won.

Chalk up another state the establishment greased for romneycare!

Danielvito on March 6, 2012 at 12:22 PM

my wife and i voted Mitt this morning

gerrym51 on March 6, 2012 at 12:23 PM

At least with the squish, we’ll keep the House, gain seats in the Senate, and have a fighting chance at the WH.

DRayRaven on March 6, 2012 at 11:53 AM

This.

GadsdenRattlers on March 6, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Foxnews, you can have Newt and Rick back now, we are done with them.

hanzblinx on March 6, 2012 at 12:26 PM

My Dog > Romney > Obama.

Since my Dog has no chance of winning, my course is clear…

GadsdenRattlers on March 6, 2012 at 12:28 PM

He is a million times better than Obama and is the only candidate with an organization that can beat him. No worries.

echosyst on March 6, 2012 at 12:17 PM

I agree with the first part of the statement but not the second. Ron Paul can beat Obama, too. His organization is only second to Romney’s, he has formidable fund-raising skills, his supporters will crawl through fire and broken glass to vote for him, he instantly pulls in 3-5% college votes nationwide that no other GOP candidate can hope to enlist (and who will otherwise sit out or vote for Obama), and he could deflect both the “racist” and “anti-defense” PR by taking Col. West for VP. That said, Romney is still head and shoulders better than Santorum and more electable than Gingrich…

Archivarix on March 6, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Hopefully, this is the last day of the GOP circular firing squad.

lexhamfox on March 6, 2012 at 12:28 PM

The truth is that many of these types would rather have a liberal than a conservative if they can’t have a moderate.

Kataklysmic on March 6, 2012 at 11:49 AM

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Its not 1980 anymore.

FlaMurph on March 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Hopefully, this is the last day of the GOP circular firing squad.

lexhamfox on March 6, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Yeah, now they’ll go back to shooting themselves in the foot.

MelonCollie on March 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM

like drudge, can hot air be any more in the tank for romneycare. really, this gallup survey is news. any different from their tracking the end of last week. Further, you have, stories today from virginia, that romneycare stooges prevented Santorium 7 gingrich from getting on ballot but nothing from hot air.

http://www.redstate.com/moe_lane/2011/12/26/did-the-va-gop-change-the-rules-on-primary-ballot-access-in-november-2011/

Danielvito on March 6, 2012 at 12:11 PM

That story was from December 26th and was discussed at Hotair here and here and here

JPeterman on March 6, 2012 at 12:30 PM

lexhamfox on March 6, 2012 at 12:28 PM

It won’t be, no way in hell will I vote for a socialist like romneycare. No difference between Obamacare & romneycare, both signature lesiglations of both. Further, both appointed liberal judges, both raised taxes, both had more democrats than republicans in office.

Not a chance, Romneycare will get my vote. This conservative and family stays ay home! by the way, living in Ma., that means Scott brown doesn’t get our votes either!

Screw the GOp establishment for giving us romneycare!

Danielvito on March 6, 2012 at 12:30 PM

You know who this helps?

Emperor Norton on March 6, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Obama, even if he loses this election his policies are now sealed in amber because of the moral cowardice of Willard and his Mitt-filth followers.
+10000000000

PuritanD71 on March 6, 2012 at 12:04 PM

The horror the horror of the incivility…
Where are Cindy Noonan, Hawkstalker and Kingslamest to bemoan the lack of etiquette? /sarc

Bradky on March 6, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Hang in there Newt…!!!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on March 6, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Sad thing is Mitt will lose in November, and these MittBotts will self-destruct and then return 24 hrs. later as Jeb!ites.

shannon76 on March 6, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Its not 1980 anymore.

FlaMurph on March 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Meaning?

Kataklysmic on March 6, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Not a chance, Romneycare will get my vote. This conservative and family stays ay home! by the way, living in Ma., that means Scott brown doesn’t get our votes either!

Screw the GOp establishment for giving us romneycare!

Danielvito on March 6, 2012 at 12:30 PM

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Breitbart must have been thinking of you at his last CPAC…….
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They try to portray you in the worse possible light and when I walk through CPAC or I travel the United States to meet people in the Tea Party who care, black, white, gay and straight, anyone that’s willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive left I will be in that bunker. And if you’re not in that bunker because you’re not satisfied with this candidate, more than shame on you. You’re on the other side.
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Who’s the real Massachusetts liberal here?

FlaMurph on March 6, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Sad thing is Mitt will lose in November, and these MittBotts will self-destruct and then return 24 hrs. later as Jeb!ites.

shannon76 on March 6, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I’m not exactly a Romneybot, just see him as the lesser evil, but there’s no effin’ way I’ll ever vote for another Bush.

Archivarix on March 6, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Who’s the real Massachusetts liberal here?

FlaMurph on March 6, 2012 at 12:41 PM

I’m not surprised that even Breitbart succumbed to the cowardly bullshit line of “if you’re not for me you’re for the enemy.” It’s an easy-out when people protest that the Republican candidate is in fact a socialist, and wants to drive them over the cliff at 40 MPH instead of 120 MPH.

It’s like telling someone to pick between being shot by a rifle and shot by a pellet gun, then berating them for saying “I don’t wanna be shot at all!”

MelonCollie on March 6, 2012 at 12:46 PM

My, the socons are a bitter lot.

You threw socon candidates at Romney and they have all fell on their face. Deal with reality already.

Moesart on March 6, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Santorum was born in VA and has a home in VA now, truly an inside the beltway guy from birth to…

uhangtight on March 6, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Santorum was born in Winchester (before moving to WV) and currently lives in Leesburg. You really need to understand the geography of the Old Dominion a lot better before you declare Santorum an inside the beltway guy from birth.

Happy Nomad on March 6, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Meaning?

Kataklysmic on March 6, 2012 at 12:40 PM

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I agree. The Reagan democrats are gone. Liberalism has spent the last 30 years taking this country hard off off the rails. The Fourth Esatate has supplanted a free thinking society, in general. The left and right are firmly entrenched, and offer hard line choices for the “squishy” moderate.

Its “ask not what you can do for your country- better what can your country do for you”- and the liberals offer the best benefits package. Only until we crash and burn can a conservative candidate offer what the moderate voter will need.

FlaMurph on March 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Yes, would be much better talking about a man who believes that Joseph Smith and Bringham Young are prophets. Jesus and Satan are brothers. One day, Mitt will have his own plant to be god of soon.

That is much better than talking about conservative issues.

PuritanD71 on March 6, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Shut up, bigot. I saw your cult remark.

DRayRaven on March 6, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Romney’s lead is down to 10 today.
http://www.gallup.com/poll/election.aspx

midgeorgian on March 6, 2012 at 1:08 PM

haha look at all the Mitt haters finally taking off their masks and going into full retard bigotry mode. This was never about Santorum being a better candidate for them, it was always about religion.

1984 in real life on March 6, 2012 at 1:10 PM

haha look at all the Mitt haters supporters finally taking off their masks and going into full retard bigotry mode. This was never about Santorum being a better worse candidate for them, it was always about religion gutless unconditional surrender to the Left’s big government agenda.

1984 in real life on March 6, 2012 at 1:10 PM

FIFY

I don’t care if Mitt is a Christadelphian or Zoroastrian. I do care that he’s a compromising life-long leftist sympathizing weasel who’ll abrogate his anti-Obama promises in a nanosecond should the unlikely even of his successful election occur. It’s his nature.

ebrown2 on March 6, 2012 at 1:20 PM

“even”=”event”

ebrown2 on March 6, 2012 at 1:21 PM


Shut up, bigot. I saw your cult remark.

DRayRaven on March 6, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Right, you attacking Santorum on his beliefs and I am the bigot.

Get a grip what is said is truth. It is not my fault you are clueless in regards to what Mormonism is. Maybe you should spend more time doing research than bashing soc-cins.

If you think that Obama is not going to touch Mormonism, you are part of the problem not the solution

PuritanD71 on March 6, 2012 at 1:40 PM

soc-cins = soc-cons

PuritanD71 on March 6, 2012 at 1:43 PM

FlaMurph on March 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Thanks for clarifying. I agree.

Kataklysmic on March 6, 2012 at 1:44 PM

It would be Mitch McConnell’s turn wouldn’t it?

PuritanD71 on March 6, 2012 at 11:46 AM

He woould seem to fit the mould.

dirtseller on March 6, 2012 at 1:50 PM

That was Yesterday’s Gallup. Today, Mitt down 4, Santorum up 2 and only a 10 point gap at 34-24.

adamsweb on March 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM

My, the socons are a bitter lot.

You threw socon candidates at Romney and they have all fell on their face. Deal with reality already.

Moesart on March 6, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Reality = we change rules to our liking so establishment candidate is the winner no matter what – MI, ME, IA, etc. Establishment = Romneycare -is a conservative program. Nothing to see here.

I think I will take a pass on your “reality”

PuritanD71 on March 6, 2012 at 2:03 PM

1984 in real life on March 6, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Is your vocabulary really so limited you have to use offensive words like “retard” to make your point?

Happy Nomad on March 6, 2012 at 2:23 PM

I’m not surprised that even Breitbart succumbed to the cowardly bullshit line of “if you’re not for me you’re for the enemy.” It’s an easy-out when people protest that the Republican candidate is in fact a socialist, and wants to drive them over the cliff at 40 MPH instead of 120 MPH.

It’s like telling someone to pick between being shot by a rifle and shot by a pellet gun, then berating them for saying “I don’t wanna be shot at all!”

MelonCollie on March 6, 2012 at 12:46 PM

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Thats a load of liberal crap- “Easy out” ? No – its the opposite – it forces you to choose and fight- GWB was totally right and liberal MSM was FOS- As he said- “if you aren’t with us in fighting terrorism , you’re against us and allowing it.” Yeah the Frenchies didn’t like that because they were too cowardly to take a stand. If ABRs are too cowardly to take a stand against Omarxist, and find reasons not to do everything they can to remove him with anyone else- than you’re really OK if he stays in. Thats the “easy out”
AB could never tolerate the latter.

FlaMurph on March 6, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Thats a load of liberal crap- “Easy out” ? No – its the opposite – it forces you to choose and fight- GWB was totally right and liberal MSM was FOS- As he said- “if you aren’t with us in fighting terrorism , you’re against us and allowing it.” Yeah the Frenchies didn’t like that because they were too cowardly to take a stand. If ABRs are too cowardly to take a stand against Omarxist, and find reasons not to do everything they can to remove him with anyone else- than you’re really OK if he stays in. Thats the “easy out”
AB could never tolerate the latter.

FlaMurph on March 6, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Only problem with this logic is that with GWB it was black or white. With Obama and Romney, we are now talking shades of gray.

PuritanD71 on March 6, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Santorum is a much better choice for the religious right.

Pork-Chop on March 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Fixed.

rubberneck on March 6, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Rick Santorum was born in PENNSYLVANIA, not Virginia, and he didn’t get enough names to be on the ballot. Neither did Figgy. Mitt had nothing to do with that. All these comments are so off the wall…coming from people who just need an audience but appear to have nothing to base their assumptions on. Such drivel.

AReadyRepub on March 7, 2012 at 12:20 AM