Santorum edging Romney, Gingrich in Louisiana

posted at 11:35 am on March 13, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

With most eyes focused on Alabama and Mississippi in tonight’s contests, some may forget that another Deep South state goes to the polls next week.  Louisiana will hold a binding primary on March 24th, which will be the last contest for ten days.  Thus far, Rick Santorum has the edge in Louisiana, but the poll from WWL-TV and GCR shows Mitt Romney within the margin of error, followed closely by Newt Gingrich (via the Weekly Standard):

A new, exclusive statewide poll of likely Republican voters in Louisiana conducted for WWL-TV shows voters favoring Rick Santorum, with the primary election two weeks away.

The telephone poll of 515 likely Republican voters reveals Santorum leading the field, with just over 25 percent of the vote.

Mitt Romney places second with just under 21 percent and is in a virtual tie with Newt Gingrich, who has almost 20 percent. Ron Paul is way behind, with less than 6 percent. Undecided gets the biggest score of all — 26 percent.

WWL-TV election analyst Greg Rigamer, whose firm, GCR & Associates, conducted the survey from March 8-10, stresses this is a poll of Republicans with a very significant voting history.

“We would expect that in a low turnout election,” Rigamer said.

The internals of this poll aren’t available, but WWR reports on a few interesting points.  The percentage of undecided voters doubles from men (17%) to women (34%), which means that a gender gap may play into late-breaking decisions on voting — which would tend to favor Romney, if national trends hold.  Overall, 26% haven’t yet made a decision, which means that tonight’s contests could influence those results.  Big wins for any of the top three candidates in Alabama and/or Mississippi might generate some Southern momentum and push one into a solid lead in Louisiana.

The poll has better news for Santorum on more than just the popular vote.  Like many other states, Louisiana will award delegates based on Congressional districts.  At the moment, the poll shows Santorum leading in three districts and tying Gingrich in a fourth.  Romney leads in two districts and ties Gingrich in a third.  Gingrich leads in no districts, with only the two ties.  Romney’s support mainly comes from LA-02, which comprises New Orleans, so even an overall popular-vote win might result in a near-even split of delegates.  With Romney’s lead, however, that wouldn’t be bad news at all for his campaign, while Santorum and Gingrich both need wins.

Both of them would probably like to get Bobby Jindal’s endorsement to cinch the state, but Jindal will take a pass, according to CNN:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will not endorse a candidate ahead of the state’s March 24 primary, a source close to the governor told CNN.

Jindal, certain to be short-listed by the Republican nominee as a potential running mate, endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry last fall and campaigned aggressively on his behalf before Perry ended his campaign in January.

Jindal would make an attractive running mate for any of the three top candidates, but especially for Mitt Romney.  I’d guess that after Perry’s exit, Jindal has wisely decided to keep his options open.


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Louisiana has a very large Catholic population.

huckleberryfriend on March 13, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Louisiana has a very large Catholic population.

huckleberryfriend on March 13, 2012 at 11:39 AM

But, were told that they’re Romney voters.

RBMN on March 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Jindal will stay out of it.

Romney will lose all southern states.

VA is a write-off

liberal4life on March 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM

But, were told that they’re Romney voters.

RBMN on March 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Yes, we’re told over and over again.

KickandSwimMom on March 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Jindal’s got a local fight on his hands right now that will keep him busy for a while.

The legislature just opened their session and the big item on the agenda is changing the state employee retirement system, which looks like it will be a major battle.

teke184 on March 13, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Jindal will stay out of it.

Romney will lose all southern states.

VA is a write-off

liberal4life on March 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Jindal supported Perry, and Perry supports Gingrich, so, I mark Jindal as a Gingrich supporter until he says different.

RBMN on March 13, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Jindal will stay out of it.

Romney will lose all southern states.

VA is a write-off

liberal4life on March 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM

You’re actually correct about something for the first time in your pathetic, little racist, loser life.
Jindal endorsed Perry.
Jindal will sit on his hands for this.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 13, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Jindal’s a handsome guy-but from that photo you’d never know it.
I’m not talkin’ bias or anything-just about changing the pix.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 13, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Both of them would probably like to get Bobby Jindal’s endorsement to cinch the state, but Jindal will take a pass, according to CNN

Meh. Jindal endorsed Pawlenty (remember him?) – AP called it the “trump card”, heh.

The interesting thing is that, going by the polling data, Romney looks to be coming in at least 2nd in the southern states, if not winning at least one. Not too shabby, considering many said they were his Achille’s Heel.

whatcat on March 13, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Jindal endorsed Pawlenty (remember him?)

Oops, meant “Perry”. Doh.

whatcat on March 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Jindal will stay out of it.

Romney will lose all southern states.

VA is a write-off

liberal4life on March 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM

…keep drooling…something right might drip out!

KOOLAID2 on March 13, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Louisiana has a very large Catholic population.

huckleberryfriend on March 13, 2012 at 11:39 AM

.
Santy is not a lock with Catholics. Louisiana also has a strong French heritage.

Parlez vous inevitable ?

FlaMurph on March 13, 2012 at 11:56 AM

I’ve called an ambulance and notified the E R…QUICK!…where does Bluegill work?

KOOLAID2 on March 13, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Storm’n/Santorum Surge aCometh!!

canopfor on March 13, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Jindal endorsed Pawlenty, then Perry. He might be a rising conservative star and a nice guy overall but endorsement-wise, he’s bad news.

Archivarix on March 13, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Thus far, Rick Santorum has the edge in Louisiana, but the poll from WWL-TV and GCR shows Mitt Romney within the margin of error, followed closely by Newt Gingrich (via the Weekly Standard)

Remember when Santorum had a big lead in Ohio? lol

cicerone on March 13, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Santorum ahead by 4 in Louisiana? WWL-TV (whatever that is) poll of 500 + Likely Republicans that answer their phones?
Really? Really?

This is proof positive to me that Romney is looking good for todays Primaries in all three states and Ed has to go out to next week to this in order to find some good news.

Natebo on March 13, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Please someone save us from the time-share salesman, the mitt.

jsunrise on March 13, 2012 at 12:02 PM

WWL-TV (whatever that is)

That’s the main TV station in New Orleans, which is a CBS affiliate.

teke184 on March 13, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Parlez vous inevitable ?

FlaMurph on March 13, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Oui, c’est inevitable. Romney a la victoire.

cicerone on March 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Storm’n/Santorum Surge aCometh!!

canopfor on March 13, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Using “storm” in a post about Louisiana? How insensitive!!!
/snark ;-)

ShainS on March 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM

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canopfor on March 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Louisiana:Demographics Thingy!

Current religious affiliations of the people of Louisiana:
**********************************************************

Christian: 90%
Protestant: 60%
Evangelical Protestant 31%[69]
Historically black Protestant: 20%[69]
Mainline Protestant 9%[69]
Roman Catholic: 28%[69]
Other Christian: 2%
Jehovah’s Witnesses: 1%[69]
Other Religions: 2%
Islam: 1%[69]
Buddhism: 1%[69]
Judaism: less than 0.5%[69]
Non-religious (unaffiliated): 8%
(more……)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana

canopfor on March 13, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Dropping my early ballot in Ascension Parish this afternoon… it will be for Santorum.

CantCureStupid on March 13, 2012 at 12:10 PM

canopfor on March 13, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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Using “storm” in a post about Louisiana? How insensitive!!!
/snark ;-)

ShainS on March 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM

ShainS:Hehe!!

canopfor on March 13, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Yes, we’re told over and over again.

KickandSwimMom on March 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM

And my Catholic brothers and sisters have a lousy track record backing bad candidates. Hey, they backed Obama the last time. There’s still time for Louisiana to wake up. Rick Santorum is doing pretty well with no money – his message is breaking through and I hope the South will help us stop the Romney train wreck before it’s too late.

mozalf on March 13, 2012 at 12:10 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 13, 2012 at 11:57 AM

.
Hold the wee-wee…… Just a lunch time teaser from the cheer team.
515 ppl polled ?

Was this a High School ?

FlaMurph on March 13, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Jindal would make an attractive running mate for any of the three top candidates, but especially for Mitt Romney. I’d guess that after Perry’s exit, Jindal has wisely decided to keep his options open.

Jindal would be a great choice. And I’m sure he’ll be happy to join up with the eventual winner of the Louisiana primary: Mitt Romney.

cicerone on March 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

WWL-TV (whatever that is)
That’s the main TV station in New Orleans, which is a CBS affiliate.

teke184 on March 13, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Thanks. I think I will wait for more familiar and experienced pollsters… Rasmussen, PPP,etc.

Natebo on March 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Jindal is smarter than Nikki Haley.

This election cycle is the third rail for anybody who endorses any of these losers.

portlandon on March 13, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Jindal would make an attractive running mate for any of the three top candidates, but especially for Mitt Romney. I’d guess that after Perry’s exit, Jindal has wisely decided to keep his options open.

Jindal would be a great choice. And I’m sure he’ll be happy to join up with the eventual winner of the Louisiana primary: Mitt Romney.

cicerone on March 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Jindal would add a ton of conservative gravitas, experience, and ‘youth’ to a Mitt ticket.
I told the Mister that Jindal is probably near the top of Mitt’s ‘short list’ of veep choices.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Looking at the polls from the southern states tonight I am frankly shocked Romney is doing as well as he is in those states. It is not looking good for Santorum. the RCP polls are showing Santorum in 3rd. My prediction. I think tonight Mitt wins Alabama and HI, Newt gets Miss. And Rick gets Ms. Congeniality in all 3.

Minnfidel on March 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Jindal will stay out of it.

Romney will lose all southern states.

VA is a write-off

liberal4life on March 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Quick geography lesson – Florida is in the south.

milcus on March 13, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Gingrich will win Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

alwaysfiredup on March 13, 2012 at 12:31 PM

I told the Mister that Jindal is probably near the top of Mitt’s ‘short list’ of veep choices.
annoyinglittletwerp on March 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM

He hasn’t been much front and center nationally after that 2009 SOTU response. But I suppose it is a possibility he could make a VP list.

whatcat on March 13, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Other polls Ed refuses to publish:

Alabama Republican Presidential Primary AEA/CSRC Gingrich 33, Romney 34, Santorum 28, Paul 5 Romney +1

Texas Republican Presidential Primary Rasmussen Reports Romney 32, Santorum 30, Gingrich 19, Paul 9 Romney +2

California Republican Presidential Primary Rasmussen Reports Romney 43, Santorum 23, Gingrich 15, Paul 8 Romney +20

2012 Republican Presidential Nomination Bloomberg Romney 37, Santorum 27, Gingrich 13, Paul 11 Romney +10

Let it go Ed.

rubberneck on March 13, 2012 at 12:33 PM

whatcat on March 13, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Had a HUGE column in the WSJ yesterday-and he was pretty ‘upfront’ during the Gulf spill.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 13, 2012 at 12:37 PM

whatcat on March 13, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Had a HUGE column in the WSJ yesterday-and he was pretty ‘upfront’ during the Gulf spill.
annoyinglittletwerp on March 13, 2012 at 12:37 PM

I meant the party isn’t putting him front and center much after that SOTU response.

whatcat on March 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Hang in there Newt…!!!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on March 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Had a HUGE column in the WSJ yesterday-and he was pretty ‘upfront’ during the Gulf spill.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 13, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Thank God Barack Obama the greatest President ever, that he took swift action, headed down right away. Took command and got the government involved so efficiently as usual. He then shook his mighty fist at the eeevil oil companies and made them change their ways, he then healed the land by merely touching it. Thank You Sincerely, The MSM your trusted source for Obama relection news!

Minnfidel on March 13, 2012 at 12:45 PM

whatcat on March 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

He gave a poor speech. BEGONE WITH HIM! *channeling RNC*
Perry and/or Jindal would have been the best choices.
*sigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on March 13, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Jindal endorsed Pawlenty, then Perry. He might be a rising conservative star and a nice guy overall but endorsement-wise, he’s bad news.

Archivarix on March 13, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I don’t recall Jindal ever endorsing Pawlenty. And yeah, we all know Jindal’s endorsement was what sunk Perry…

GOPRanknFile on March 13, 2012 at 12:55 PM

I meant the party isn’t putting him front and center much after that SOTU response.

whatcat on March 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

What exactly can the party do to put him front and center besides allowing him to deliver responses? He’s already done that, so what else can it do? Pols like Christie put themselves out there more than the party does and that’s just not Jindal’s personality.

GOPRanknFile on March 13, 2012 at 12:59 PM

The poll has better news for Santorum on more than just the popular vote. Like many other states, Louisiana will award delegates based on Congressional districts. At the moment, the poll shows Santorum leading in three districts and tying Gingrich in a fourth. Romney leads in two districts and ties Gingrich in a third. Gingrich leads in no districts, with only the two ties. Romney’s support mainly comes from LA-02, which comprises New Orleans, so even an overall popular-vote win might result in a near-even split of delegates. With Romney’s lead, however, that wouldn’t be bad news at all for his campaign, while Santorum and Gingrich both need wins.

You lost me. How is it that good news for Santorum is not bad news for Romney? Truth is, ties are bad news for Santorum. Keep in mind the math we learned the other day. Santorum needs to win 65% of the remaining delegates to overtake Romney. A tie will not do. And Santorum deludes himself to think that he can win fewer popular votes and fewer delegates and win in a contested convention. Won’t happen.

rogaineguy on March 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Jindal would make an attractive running mate for any of the three top candidates, but especially for Mitt Romney. I’d guess that after Perry’s exit, Jindal has wisely decided to keep his options open.

He’s also the front runner if Mitt only gets to 900 or so.

cpaulus on March 13, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Other polls Ed refuses to publish:

Alabama Republican Presidential Primary AEA/CSRC Gingrich 33, Romney 34, Santorum 28, Paul 5 Romney +1

I think this one was posted a few days ago, but I could be wrong.

Texas Republican Presidential Primary Rasmussen Reports Romney 32, Santorum 30, Gingrich 19, Paul 9 Romney +2

The Texas Primary isn’t until May 29th.

California Republican Presidential Primary Rasmussen Reports Romney 43, Santorum 23, Gingrich 15, Paul 8 Romney +20

The California Primary isn’t until June 5th.

2012 Republican Presidential Nomination Bloomberg Romney 37, Santorum 27, Gingrich 13, Paul 11 Romney +10

Let it go Ed.

rubberneck on March 13, 2012 at 12:33 PM

This one is already posted.

GOPRanknFile on March 13, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Jindal would add a ton of conservative gravitas, experience, and ‘youth’ to a Mitt ticket.
I told the Mister that Jindal is probably near the top of Mitt’s ‘short list’ of veep choices.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I don’t like Romney, but if he picks Jindal for VP, he will rise several notches in my estimation. I also like Martinez a lot.

Still, it would be fantastic to have Jindal at HHS – he’s the only one who can clean up that place.

Just Sayin on March 13, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Still, it would be fantastic to have Jindal at HHS – he’s the only one who can clean up that place.

Just Sayin on March 13, 2012 at 1:23 PM

I agree. Jindal would kick tail @ HHS.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I don’t like Romney, but if he picks Jindal for VP, he will rise several notches in my estimation. I also like Martinez a lot.

Still, it would be fantastic to have Jindal at HHS – he’s the only one who can clean up that place.

Just Sayin on March 13, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Jindal and Ryan are the only two pick Mitt could make that could give him a conservative spark besides taking a risk and going for Luis Fortuno.

cpaulus on March 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I don’t like Romney, but if he picks Jindal for VP, he will rise several notches in my estimation. I also like Martinez a lot.

Still, it would be fantastic to have Jindal at HHS – he’s the only one who can clean up that place.

Just Sayin on March 13, 2012 at 1:23 PM

If it makes you feel any better, Romney is a Jindal fan. When asked, a few years back, if he doesn’t run again, who would be a good Republican candidate, Jindal was the first one he named.

GOPRanknFile on March 13, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Rural Louisiana Republicans are solid conservative, but the state Republican Party is surprisingly “establishment” by nature … Mitt has strong party support here and dominates the “likelys” in NOLA and B.R.

Brother Bobby has been on a tweeting frenzy lately on national issues … would not surprise the locals if he turns up as the VP nominee

BatonRogue on March 13, 2012 at 1:33 PM

A tie will not do. And Santorum deludes himself to think that he can win fewer popular votes and fewer delegates and win in a contested convention. Won’t happen.

rogaineguy on March 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

He’s really stretching looking for some silver lining for Santorum. I am surprised that the brokered convention strategy from Santorum didn’t garner more discussion. Obviously if they are thinking that’s the only way Rick gets the nod speaks volumes. Delusional is putting it mildly. Putting the party through that would not only be a sure defeat for Rick, but the party and nation as well, as there’s no way Obama loses if we go to a brokered convention. In the last 100 years there’s been a brokered converntion. Neither time has that party won. Santorum’s window is closing rapidly.

Minnfidel on March 13, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Big decision for me to make here … early voting has started in Louisiana and so, I could go vote today on this.

However, I think maybe I’ll wait until a bit closer to the election in order to gage who is more likely to whip Willard … Newt or Rick.

Whatever guy is the MOST ahead in the polls and has the most chance of beating RomneyCare, is the guy I’ll vote for.

You sheeple schlub slaves to the Establishment GOP Ayatollahs will prolly nominate RomneyCare anyway – but you won’t have me to blame for it when Obama gives him a public bikini waxing in November.

HondaV65 on March 13, 2012 at 1:41 PM

A tie will not do. And Santorum deludes himself to think that he can win fewer popular votes and fewer delegates and win in a contested convention. Won’t happen.

rogaineguy on March 13, 2012 at 1:07 PM

How could you know this? It would depend on how many other candidates were considered. If it came down to just RomnmeyCare and Santorum – then the guys on the floor could easily go for Santorum.

I’m kind of one of those guys – I don’t care who gets the nomination at this point as long as it’s not RomneyCare or Ron Paul.

HondaV65 on March 13, 2012 at 1:42 PM

If it makes you feel any better, Romney is a Jindal fan. When asked, a few years back, if he doesn’t run again, who would be a good Republican candidate, Jindal was the first one he named.

GOPRanknFile on March 13, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Actually, that does make me feel better!

Jindal and Ryan are the only two pick Mitt could make that could give him a conservative spark besides taking a risk and going for Luis Fortuno.

cpaulus on March 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I really like Ryan and I think he would be an interesting pick. But I don’t know much about where he stands on the issues aside from entitlements and spending generally (not that these aren’t critical, mind you.) We also need him to stay in the House! :-)

I agree. Jindal would kick tail @ HHS.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM

:-)

Just Sayin on March 13, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I don’t see Jindal accepting a VP offer this time. Too much downside, he’s got plenty of room to grow as governor, and there’s no point jeopardizing his political future. He’s a rising star and will probably play it smart by declining, if asked.

Christien on March 13, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Jindal supported Perry, and Perry supports Gingrich, so, I mark Jindal as a Gingrich supporter until he says different.

RBMN on March 13, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Lots of us supported Perry until we actually heard him debate.
Few of Perry’s former supporters migrated to self-proclaimed “Rockefeller Republican” Newt.

Jindal has been friends with Perry for a long time. There’s no such relationship with him & Newt.

itsnotaboutme on March 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I don’t see Jindal accepting a VP offer this time. Too much downside, he’s got plenty of room to grow as governor, and there’s no point jeopardizing his political future. He’s a rising star and will probably play it smart by declining, if asked.

Christien on March 13, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Very possible. He declined McCain’s request to vet him.

GOPRanknFile on March 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM

If it makes you feel any better, Romney is a Jindal fan. When asked, a few years back, if he doesn’t run again, who would be a good Republican candidate, Jindal was the first one he named.

GOPRanknFile on March 13, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Interesting.
It would be great to have someone who’s not an old White guy on the ticket.
Romney/Jindal!

itsnotaboutme on March 13, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Interesting.
It would be great to have someone who’s not an old White guy on the ticket.
Romney/Jindal!

itsnotaboutme on March 13, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Romney/Jindal or Romney/Rubio would be extremely strong tickets. The strongest the Republicans have had since Reagan/Bush, IMO.

GOPRanknFile on March 13, 2012 at 2:14 PM

It would be great to have someone who’s not an old White guy on the ticket.
Romney/Jindal!

itsnotaboutme on March 13, 2012 at 2:12 PM

I’m sick of people saying “old white guy” like it’s a bad thing to be white. Honestly, I feel like it’s racist.

Just a little pet peeve of mine.

Anyway, I don’t care who Romney’s running mate is, as long as the choice helps Romney beat Obama.

bluegill on March 13, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Would love to see Jindal dismantle Biden in the debates, but face it, Joe gets away scot-free with caricaturing Indians. The media will just portray him as Apu and worse and will spin it as Romney “outsourcing” to gain conservative cred.

Jindal sits out 2012. Too little upside this time.

Christien on March 13, 2012 at 2:21 PM

VIDEO: Liberal Democrats for Rick Santorum

Considering the fact that liberal democrats, labor unions, and the Obama-loving news media are cheering on the unelectable Rick Santorum and attacking Mitt Romney (because they know Rick Santorum would be VERY easy for Obama to beat), an appropriate slogan for the rest of the primary season should be:

Annoy a Liberal, Vote for ANYONE BUT Rick Santorum!

bluegill on March 13, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Quick geography lesson – Florida is in the south.

milcus on March 13, 2012 at 12:29 P

Thanks for your correction. Maybe I should have said the southern Bible belt

liberal4life on March 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Thanks for your correction. Maybe I should have said the southern Bible belt

liberal4life on March 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Quick question. If you don’t think Romney can win in the South, then why does every single poll show him beating Obama rather easily in those Bible belt states?

GOPRanknFile on March 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Since so many women are undecided we need shirtless photos of Santorum and Newt. Here’s Mitt. Alas, some of you seem to want that guy on the left to win with this zany idea we should take it to Tampa or bust.

Buy Danish on March 13, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Since so many women are undecided we need shirtless photos of Santorum and Newt. Here’s Mitt. Alas, some of you seem to want that guy on the left to win with this zany idea we should take it to Tampa or bust.

Buy Danish on March 13, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Mitt “Man Mountain” Romney. Hehe.

I’m probably going to be mocked for saying this, but I think Romney will be our most telegenic president ever. He looks amazing for his age (65), and could very easily have been a model. I guess there is something to be said for clean living and avoiding alcohol? The camera loves his face. I’m sorry, but it’s true.

For many people who don’t follow politics too closely, simply seeing the candidates’ appearances more often on tv as they are introduced to people will sometimes make as big an impact as anything. I know it’s not right, but looks matter a great deal.

bluegill on March 13, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Since so many women are undecided we need shirtless photos of Santorum and Newt. Here’s Mitt. Alas, some of you seem to want that guy on the left to win with this zany idea we should take it to Tampa or bust.

Buy Danish on March 13, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I, frankly, am glad you did not have links to Gingrich or Paul…haha Didn’t want to see what is under that shirt… :o)

g2825m on March 13, 2012 at 3:32 PM

g2825m on March 13, 2012 at 3:32 PM

No kidding!:) Have a good night, stay safe!

Buy Danish on March 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Jindal would add a ton of conservative gravitas, experience, and ‘youth’ to a Mitt ticket.
I told the Mister that Jindal is probably near the top of Mitt’s ‘short list’ of veep choices.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM

And if Jindal has any brains, he’ll run away screaming from that scenario unless he wants a nice set of cutlery embedded in his back by Romney’s staff.

ebrown2 on March 13, 2012 at 7:59 PM

I would vote for Newt but I am not allowed to help choose the Republican nominee because I am registered Independent. It is illegal for me to vote in the Louisiana presidential primary, though I am a citizen. I abandoned the Republican party after Bush changed his first name to “Jorge” and tried to shove amnesty down my throat and turned in an atrocious second term, and so my opinion is not wanted or allowed in my state.

I don’t get any say whatsoever who takes on 0bama, while a political duopoly destroys the nation.

cane_loader on March 14, 2012 at 12:58 AM

I told the Mister that Jindal is probably near the top of Mitt’s ‘short list’ of veep choices.
annoyinglittletwerp on March 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM
He hasn’t been much front and center nationally after that 2009 SOTU response. But I suppose it is a possibility he could make a VP list.

whatcat on March 13, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Gov. Jindal did have a prominent role in the response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, actively seeking practical responses such as sending out oil skimmers and building a sand bar between barrier islands to protect the marshlands, and was repeatedly rejected by Obama’s EPA and Coast Guard. Jindal was very popular in LA at the time (74% job approval), and if he were the VP nominee, he could make a strong case for domestic drilling, the Keystone pipeline, and a self-reliant American energy policy–he is very knowledgeable on the subject.

Steve Z on March 14, 2012 at 9:09 AM