Open thread: Louisiana votes: Update: Santorum closes the deal

posted at 7:30 pm on March 24, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

So is Louisiana a comeback kid moment or another yawn festival briefly interrupting the march to Mr. Inevitable? If the former, Rick Santorum is looking pretty good.

Rick Santorum is looking to Louisiana for a much-needed rebound as Republican voters go to the polls today in the state’s GOP primary.

The former Pennsylvania senator is expected to do well in the contest, after a decisive loss to front-runner Mitt Romney in Illinois on Tuesday.

A win over the former Massachusetts governor would serve as a reminder that Romney still struggles among the GOP’s conservative faithful, especially in the South. Santorum beat Romney in primaries in Alabama and Mississippi this month.

But Romney is outpacing Santorum in the race for critical delegates to the Republican National Convention, and he’s been beating Santorum in big, industrial Midwestern states.

It’s a southern race, and Santorum should do well. If the results from the last few races are any indication, Newt is dropping off the radar and we’ll see a few tests coming up where we can finally answer the question, “Will Santorum win a one on one race against Romney?”

Santorum must feel pretty confident since he already headed to future battlegrounds.

On Saturday, Santorum and Gingrich attended the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference.

Santorum told the crowd he didn’t always understand conservatives’ frustration with Washington but said he comprehends it now. He also said his 2006 reelection loss helped him grasp that frustration.

“In a sense, I didn’t understand,” he said.

Santorum also pointed to his consistent, social conservative stances to separate himself from the GOP presidential field, saying he offers an alternative to President Barack Obama.

This isn’t a “home game” for Romney, so he can play it down. (You know… those southern voters don’t really count, right?) But does Louisiana hold some magic to stop Mitt’s March? Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Larry Sabato bravely calls it for Santorum at 8:53 PM eastern.

My prediction: LA will be called for Santo at 9:01. Wow, really out on a limb, aren’t I? :) #CrystalBall

UPDATE: Less than one minute after the polls close, CNN, NBC and Fox are calling it for Santorum by a large margin across most all demographics except those making more than $200K / yr who went for Mitt. Shocker?


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Please change the topic to “Romney loses another southern Bible belt state” Thanks

liberal4life on March 24, 2012 at 7:34 PM

On to the convention!!!!

portlandon on March 24, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Never thought I would say this before the general election but come on Mitt!

gophergirl on March 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Go Santorum!

Stoic Patriot on March 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Let’s go Etch a sketch!!!

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 24, 2012 at 7:38 PM

On to the convention!!!!

portlandon on March 24, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Wake me when it’s over.

Ugly on March 24, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Like any political junkie I am anxiously waiting the result. I need to get another hobby.

HawaiiLwyr on March 24, 2012 at 7:39 PM

gophergirl on March 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM

with ya gg

cmsinaz on March 24, 2012 at 7:39 PM

HawaiiLwyr on March 24, 2012 at 7:39 PM

no worries, you’re with friends :)

cmsinaz on March 24, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Just prolonging the inevitable.

The Notorious G.O.P on March 24, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Get lost, Rick!

John the Libertarian on March 24, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Please change the topic to “Romney loses another southern Bible belt state” Thanks

liberal4life on March 24, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Remember, lib4life cannot tell the truth to save its life. Whatever it writes is a lie.

The state of VA approves of state sanctioned rape. Please call it what is instead of this “ultrasound” crap. Around here we only deal with honesty

liberal4life on March 24, 2012 at 3:16 PM

cozmo on March 24, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Anything less than a double digit win for Santorum is a loss.
The question:

But does Louisiana hold some magic to stop Mitt’s March?

Answer: No

tbrickert on March 24, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Go away, Rick.

RedNewEnglander on March 24, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Never thought I would say this before the general election but come on Mitt!

gophergirl on March 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM

After this past week, I’m with you.

JPeterman on March 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM

GG I’m with you too…

sandee on March 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Louisiana
Mar. 24, 2012| Polls Close: 9:00 pm ET
County Results

0of 4,267Precincts Reporting
****************************

http://www.cbsnews.com/primary-election-results-2012/state.shtml?state=LA

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Live Results: Louisiana Primary Map | Mar. 24, 2012
****************************************************

http://www.washingtontimes.com/campaign-2012/LA/live-map/

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 7:45 PM

2012 Louisiana Primary
Explore the results by county.
******************************

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012/louisiana-primary-march-24/results-by-county

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 7:46 PM

TWO QUESTIONS:

Will Santorum hit 50%?

Will Paul beat Gingrich… again?

ModerateMan on March 24, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Are Tina and Jazz the same person? Co-Presidents of the Sherriff Rick fan club?

BettyRuth on March 24, 2012 at 7:47 PM

If Romney gets over 25%, then he wins since he will get a big share of the delegates available today and minimize any gains Santorum may make. Regardless, Santorum will whine about something!

lhuffman34 on March 24, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Go Mitt.
Let’s finish this!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 24, 2012 at 7:49 PM

So is Louisiana a comeback kid moment or another yawn festival briefly interrupting the march to Mr. Inevitable?

I’m not sure how winning a primary that everyone has long expected you to win, and with the delegate numbers already factored in, could even remotely spun as a “comeback”.
So, it is “yawn fest” – at best.

whatcat on March 24, 2012 at 7:50 PM

I held my nose and voted Romney. In November, I’m bringing a clothespin to the voting booth so I can use both my hands.

Kevin M on March 24, 2012 at 7:51 PM

YAWN… Woody is gone after Wisconsin

jerk still in the race

God Bless VP Cheney…we need Darth Vader in these times NOT Woody with a big honker and a muffin top

Romney-Rubio 2012

nparga23 on March 24, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Republican Primary Projections
Updated March 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM ET
************************************

LouisianaMar. 24 Vote
Projection Chance
of Win
*******

Rick Santorum 44.0% 97%
Mitt Romney 29.6 3
Newt Gingrich 18.8 0
========================

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/24/political-geography-louisiana/

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 7:52 PM

There’s no LA magic to stop Mitt or propel Santorum no matter what happens because of the screwy way LA awards delegates. Of the 46 available, only 20 are up for grabs in this race. Those 20 are awarded proportionately to everyone who gets at least 25% of the vote (any left over go to the convention as “uncommitted”). But (and this is where it gets really screwy) even if say Santorum wins with more than 50% of the vote, he only gets 10 of the 20 with the rest going uncommitted. The other 26 delegates are going to be assigned at a caucus around the end of April. Totally screwy, but that’s how everything is run in LA.

Dark Star on March 24, 2012 at 7:52 PM

If Santorum gets 50%, then they must not have TV or Cable in LA and missed his melt-downs this week.

lhuffman34 on March 24, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Should prove interesting. Romney won the northern counties of Mississippi–those bordering on Louisiana.

writeblock on March 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Why cant Willard win the south? That should be the question of the day

liberal4life on March 24, 2012 at 7:55 PM

If Santorum gets 50%, then they must not have TV or Cable in LA and missed his melt-downs this week.

lhuffman34 on March 24, 2012 at 7:52 PM

I love the south, I love N.O., I have to guess that they’re thinking about what great thing they’re going to eat next to pay much attention to Santy’s recent freak outs. Oh well, it’ll be over soon enough.

BettyRuth on March 24, 2012 at 7:57 PM

TWO QUESTIONS:

Will Santorum hit 50%?

Will Paul beat Gingrich… again?

ModerateMan on March 24, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Are Tina and Jazz the same person? Co-Presidents of the Sherriff Rick

..and a third: can I stay awake?

The War Planner on March 24, 2012 at 7:57 PM

20 delegates at stake, yeah this is game changer alright.

lowandslow on March 24, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Rick Santorum is AWESOME!! I would totally trust him to pick our future judges. Just look who he voted for in the past:

Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge
Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture)
Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN
Voted for Margaret Morrow to be District Judge
Voted twice for Marsha Berzon to the 9thg Circuit
Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge
Voted for Tim Dyk to be District Judge
Voted for James Brady to be District Judge

dom89031 on March 24, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Why cant Willard win the south? That should be the question of the day

liberal4life on March 24, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Mittwit answer: Because they’re all anti-Mormon BIGOTS! Waaaah! Waaaah! He’s the only twuu conservative running! Waah!

Stoic Patriot on March 24, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Why cant Willard win the south? That should be the question of the day

liberal4life on March 24, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Why can you do nothing but lie? That is the question of the day here.

cozmo on March 24, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Rick Santorum is AWESOME!! I would totally trust him to pick our future judges. Just look who he voted for in the past:

Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge
Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture)
Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN
Voted for Margaret Morrow to be District Judge
Voted twice for Marsha Berzon to the 9thg Circuit
Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge
Voted for Tim Dyk to be District Judge
Voted for James Brady to be District Judge

dom89031 on March 24, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Yet despite this, Santorum still looks like a diehard conservative when you stand him up next to Romney. How pathetic is that?

Farenht451 on March 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Hilarious exit polling from Fox. Among those who say their top priority is electing a true conservative:

Santorum: 72%
Paul: 15%
Gingrich: 8%
Romney: 5%

Romney’s only doing so well among these voters because he’s severely conservative.

Stoic Patriot on March 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Standard “Drinking Game” rules apply for this evening’s event ladies and gentlemen…

… Extra shots anytime someone mentions “Southern Voters”!

Enjoy…!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on March 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Why cant Willard win the south? That should be the question of the day

liberal4life on March 24, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Why are you a bigot and troll? That should be the real question of the day.

JPeterman on March 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Or not…

NickDeringer on March 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Another vote for GG. I just wanna beat O’Bama like a red-headed stepchild!

thebrokenrattle on March 24, 2012 at 8:04 PM

This isn’t a “home game” for Romney, so he can play it down. (You know… those southern voters don’t really count, right?)

Whatever.

But does Louisiana hold some magic to stop Mitt’s March?

Not if they’re serious about defeating ObaMao in November.

cicerone on March 24, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Why cant Willard win the south? That should be the question of the day

libtard4life on March 24, 2012 at 7:55 PM

He will…in November when it counts the most.

cicerone on March 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

If Santorum did not win 75% of the votes in Louisiana, it is a fail.

galtani on March 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Tonight will do nothing to stop Romney, but it will finish Newt.

Rusty Allen on March 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Why cant Willard win the south? That should be the question of the day

liberal4life on March 24, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Why didn’t the Democrats in CA, AZ, TX, SD, TN, WV, OH, MI, NY, MA, NJ, NV, NM, OK, AR, KY, FL, IN, PA, NH, and RI make Obama their first choice in the 2008 Democrat primary? Are these Democrats simply racist bigots who can’t appreciate this beautiful and intelligent man? Hmmm???

Kataklysmic on March 24, 2012 at 8:09 PM

newt?
anyone?
bueller?

t8stlikchkn on March 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Because they’re all anti-Mormon BIGOTS!

Not all. Let’s not exaggerate.

writeblock on March 24, 2012 at 8:10 PM

To heck with this. I want to hear all about the War about Women!

I think this is Nanzi Pelosi singing back in 1975 .. zoiks

Key West Reader on March 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

… Extra shots anytime someone mentions “Southern Voters”!

Enjoy…!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on March 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM

*Clink*

Electrongod on March 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

LOUISIANA ELECTIONS RESULTS
Latest Louisiana Political, Elections, Government and Legislature News
******

MultiParish: Presidential Nominee — Republican Party
0 of 4267 precincts reporting
******************************

http://www.nola.com/politics/results/

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Why cant Willard win the south? That should be the question of the day

liberal4life on March 24, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Why didn’t the Democrats in CA, AZ, TX, SD, TN, WV, OH, MI, NY, MA, NJ, NV, NM, OK, AR, KY, FL, IN, PA, NH, and RI make Obama their first choice in the 2008 Democrat primary? Are these Democrats simply racist bigots who can’t appreciate this beautiful and intelligent man? Hmmm???

Kataklysmic on March 24, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Actually, people like liberal4life were calling the Dem. voters in those states racist who couldn’t appreciate the beautiful & intelligent Obama, so you’re taking the wrong tack here.

But for those of us who aren’t just trying to cause chaos/create demoralization among the GOP so that we just hand the GE to Obama (the only way he can win re-election, btw), your point is well taken.

Dark Star on March 24, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Yet despite this, Santorum still looks like a diehard conservative when you stand him up next to Romney. How pathetic is that?

Farenht451 on March 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Pretty pathetic. Can’t see how people are not willing to look past Ron Paul’s foreign policy, which is more misunderstood than anything, but these so-called “Conservatives” are willing to look past RomneyCare to support Romney (everything we’ve been fighting against since the birth of the Tea Party) and Rick “Team Player” Santorum (the exact reason we are in this mess)! Also, Santorum might not look like such a die hard conservative with all this too:

★Labor

Voted against National Right to Work Act
Voted against Real of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages
Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor
Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding
Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Voted for Job Corps funding
Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization
Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.
Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here
Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.
Voted to exempt IRS union representative from criminal ethics laws.
Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses.

★Guns

Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun.
Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device
Voted for a Federal ban on possession of “assault weapons” by those under 18.
Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.
Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill.

★Reform

Voted for funding for the legal services corporation.
Voted twice for a Congressional payraise.
Voted to impose a uniform Federal mandate on states to force them to allow convicted rapits, arsonists, drug kingpins, and all other ex-convicts to vote in Federal elections.
Voted for the Specter “backup plan” to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional.
Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians.
Voted for a McCain amendment to require State and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election.

★Immigration

Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators
Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens
Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.
Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to to the earnings of their sponsors.
Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.

★Taxes

Voted against a flat tax.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child healh insurance.
Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding.
Voted twice for internet taxes.
Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.
Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.
Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.
Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.
Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.
Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.
Voted to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.

★Welfare

Voted against food stamp reform
Voted against Medicaid reform
Voted against TANF reform
Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion
Voted to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000. Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12.
Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.

★Waste

Sponsored An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million
Voted to use HUD funds for the Joslyn Art Museum (NE), the Stand Up for Animals project (RI) and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Project (WA)
Voted to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion
Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.
Voted to increase NIHnding by $700 million
Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL)
Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry
Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation
Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.
Voted to allow OPIC to increase its administrative costs by 50%
Voted against transferring $20 million from Americorps to veterans.
Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.
Voted against requiring a uniform medical criteria to ensure asbestos claims were legitimate.
Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion.

★Spending and Entitlements

Voted to make Medicare part B premium subsidies an new entitlement.
Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.
Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.
Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.

★Health Care

**Santorum’s top two campaign contributors: Blue Cross Blue Shield & High Mark. I couldn’t make this up.

Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.
Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.
Voted against a allow consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.

★Education

Voted to increase Federal funding for teacher testing
Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.
Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district.

★Energy

Voted to allow the President to designate certain sites as interim nuclear waste storage sites in the event that he determines that Yucca Mountain is not a suitable site for a permanent waste repository. Those sites are as follows: the nuclear waste site in Hanford, Washington; the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; Barnwell County, South Carolina; and the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.

★NEA
Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.

★Bankruptcy
Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

★Defense and Foreign Policy

Voted for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
Voted against requiring the President to certify that the CWC is effectively verifiable.
Voted against requiring the President to certify that that Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, China, and all other countries determined to be state sponsors of terror have joined CWC prior to submitting the instrument of ratification.
Voted for the START II Treaty
Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to China.
Voted to ban antipersonnel landmines
Voted against increasing defense spending offset by equivalent cuts in non-defense spending.
Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same payraises as uniformed military.
Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyranical regimes such as Libya and Cuba.
Voted to limit the President’s authority to impose sanctions on nations for reasons of national security unless the sanctions were approved by a multilateral regime.
Voted against requiring Congressional authorization for military action in Bosnia.
Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea
Voted to weaken alien terrorist deportation provisions. If the Court determines that the evidence must be withheld for national security reasons, the Justice Department must still provide a summary of the evidence sufficient for the alien terrorist to mount a defense against deportation.
Voted against delaying the India Nuclear until the President certified that India had agreed to suspend military-to-military exchanges with Iran.
Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program

dom89031 on March 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

liberal4life on March 24, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Stoic Patriot on March 24, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Even a person isn’t a Mitt supporter, you still gotta appreciate how he drives such HA leftie trolls & Mobys totally frothing-at-the-mouth berserk.
:D

whatcat on March 24, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Yawn. Wake me up if something likely to change who the GOP nominee winds up being actually happens..

eyedoc on March 24, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Buddy Romer rulz Louisiana. This is where he makes his move. Its not too late.

Mover over Romney.

SparkPlug on March 24, 2012 at 8:18 PM

dom89031 on March 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

A link would have been nice instead of all of that copy and paste crap that won’t change one mind here.

JPeterman on March 24, 2012 at 8:19 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 24, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Sorry. Is buddy on the ballot? If not many could write him in and turn this whole race upside down. You ain’t seen nothin yet.

SparkPlug on March 24, 2012 at 8:20 PM

If the race is not called within 2 mins of the poll closing in LA for Santorum, it is a fail.

galtani on March 24, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Raw Video: Santorum Fires Gun at Shooting Range
Published on Mar 23, 2012
*************************

During a campaign stop in Monroe, Louisiana, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum fired a gun at a shooting range. (March 23)
==================

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B3s-ku4A0o

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Santorum wins the states he will take from Obama in the general. Romney wins the states he has no chance to win against Obama in the general.

Conservative4Ever on March 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

HawaiiLwyr on March 24, 2012 at 7:39 PM

no worries, you’re with friends :)

cmsinaz on March 24, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Election results, anywhere in the country, always hold my undivided attention. Most of my family and friends think it’s a bit odd. It’s good political nerds can gather here among friends. :)

acasilaco on March 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Santorum told the crowd he didn’t always understand conservatives’ frustration with Washington but said he comprehends it now. He also said his 2006 reelection loss helped him grasp that frustration.
“In a sense, I didn’t understand,” he said.

How dense is Santorum? Dense “in a sense”?

onlineanalyst on March 24, 2012 at 8:22 PM

it will finish Newt.

Rusty Allen on March 24, 2012 at 8:08 PM

One can only hope…

MGardner on March 24, 2012 at 8:23 PM

A link would have been nice instead of all of that copy and paste crap that won’t change one mind here.

JPeterman on March 24, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Most people will not open up links for fear of computer viruses and it needed to be put out there because you aren’t going to get it from talk radio or Fox News. If you are a Santorum supporter, I suggest you go back and re-read that “crap”…if that doesn’t change your mind then I’m sorry but you are just part of the problem and are fooling yourself if you believe this man will change a thing.

dom89031 on March 24, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Why cant Willard win the south? That should be the question of the day

liberal4life on March 24, 2012 at 7:55 PM

My guess would be, because he is as liberal as your screen name. By the way, why aren’t you supporting him?

DDay on March 24, 2012 at 8:24 PM

The Derrick Zoolander center for kids who can’t read good and wanna learn to do other stuff good too is now offering free tuition for santorum voters.

Rusty Allen on March 24, 2012 at 8:25 PM

… Extra shots anytime someone mentions “Southern Voters”!

Enjoy…!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on March 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM
*Clink*

Electrongod on March 24, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Electrongod:With teacup in hand…*clinks*,to both of ya!:)

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 8:25 PM

JPeterman on March 24, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Dom’s a Paulistinian.
Ignore.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Never thought I would say this before the general election but come on Mitt!

gophergirl on March 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM

After this past week, I’m with you.

JPeterman on March 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM

can not believe I am saying this …. but ditto ….

conservative tarheel on March 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Why settle for less when you can get the results first hand from SoS?

http://electionresults.sos.la.gov/graphical/
or
http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/03242012/Default.html

BTW, turnout is exceptionally low. Maybe 10%

Kermit on March 24, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Dom’s a Paulistinian.
Ignore.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I see that now. It’s username is linked to the Daily Paul. That copy and paste job makes me miss Spathi!

JPeterman on March 24, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Never thought I would say this before the general election but come on Mitt!

gophergirl on March 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM

That’s pretty much the way I feel now.

midgeorgian on March 24, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Never thought I would say this before the general election but come on Mitt!

gophergirl on March 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM

After this past week, I’m with you.

JPeterman on March 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM

can not believe I am saying this …. but ditto ….

conservative tarheel on March 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

X’s 4.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 24, 2012 at 8:31 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Yes, Ignore me and continue to support the “Team Player” or Mr. RomneyCare or Mr. Pelosi…take your pick, no difference.

dom89031 on March 24, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Please change the topic to “Romney loses another southern Bible belt state” Thanks

liberal4life on March 24, 2012 at 7:34 PM

…had its bib…

Why cant Willard win the south? That should be the question of the day

liberal4life on March 24, 2012 at 7:55 PM

…and its diaper changed…

But…nothing else is fresh!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 8:31 PM

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Rick Santorum loves to fire guns.
Mitt loves to fire people. (:

I should be a campaign manager. hehe.

SparkPlug on March 24, 2012 at 8:31 PM

The only candidate who has been airing TV ads this week in Baton Rouge (which I noticed) was Santorum.

Romney had some last week and Newt before that for a couple of months.

There was only ONE yard sign which I observed on the way to the polls this morning, Newt’s.

This year the number of Ron Paul signs is WAYYYYYY down from 2008. Doesn’t really matter as they were all replaced by Obama signs for the General Election. Hookers and Hookahs coalition.

Kermit on March 24, 2012 at 8:32 PM

X’s 4.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 24, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Oh, I see you made your choice. You are now supporting the master mind behind ObamaCare. How conservative of you!

dom89031 on March 24, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Never thought I would say this before the general election but come on Mitt!

gophergirl on March 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM

yes!

cheetah2 on March 24, 2012 at 8:34 PM

I don’t believe anyone expects Santorum to lose Louisiana so nobody would see that as a “rebound”. It would only raise eyebrows if he lost. This is not a political vote, this is an anti-Mormon vote in Louisiana and I think everyone knows that even if they are too polite to say it.

Santorum winning Louisiana wouldn’t be any sort of “comeback” since he has been winning the polling in this state since forever. If he wins by less than 10 points, though, that will raise eyebrows.

crosspatch on March 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM

dom89031 on March 24, 2012 at 8:31 PM
Better than supporting a guy who attracts 9/11 truthers, Holocaust revisionists, Jew-haters, racists, and conspiracy loons.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Santorum Tells Pennsylvanians His Crushing 2006 Loss was a ‘Great Gift’

Updated: March 24, 2012 | 2:15 p.m.
March 24, 2012 | 11:52 a.m.
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For Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, Saturday marked a bittersweet homecoming to Pennsylvania, the state he once represented in the House and Senate

http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/santorum-tells-pennsylvanians-his-crushing-2006-loss-was-a-great-gift–20120324

canopfor on March 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM

dom89031 on March 24, 2012 at 8:14 PM

…can you do one of those in the next 5 minutes for me…for Doctor Eyebrows?…Thanks!

KOOLAID2 on March 24, 2012 at 8:36 PM

dom89031 on March 24, 2012 at 8:34 PM

The Cubbies will sweep the WS in 4 before this little patriot former Jew-girl supports Don Black’s buddy!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 24, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I don’t believe anyone expects Santorum to lose Louisiana so nobody would see that as a “rebound”. It would only raise eyebrows if he lost. This is not a political vote, this is an anti-Mormon vote in Louisiana and I think everyone knows that even if they are too polite to say it.

crosspatch on March 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Ahem. Called it:

Mittwit answer: Because they’re all anti-Mormon BIGOTS! Waaaah! Waaaah! He’s the only twuu conservative running! Waah!

Stoic Patriot on March 24, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Stoic Patriot on March 24, 2012 at 8:38 PM

He will…in November when it counts the most.

cicerone on March 24, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Exactly!

gophergirl on March 24, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Why cant Willard win the south?

That’s easy. Because he’s a total stiff.

When the principal problem with the President is that he supported socialized medicine, you can’t nominate a “me too” moderate whose plan for socialized medicine on the state level was used as a model for the Federal program. Duh!

And then there’s the lying. Or maybe it’s more accurately called Yuppie-style careerism. Willard needed a governorship on his resume, so he presented himself as a liberal for Massachusetts. Either this was a cynical ploy, or he really was a liberal. He lived in Massachusetts, so at the very least it was more convenient than moving to say, Missouri. But I think he really was a liberal, based on Romneycare and his lack of correct conservative responses to everyday questions.

We are getting very close to the time for a decision: Do you want to think about the nominee further, or do you want a certain loser in Willard?

Emperor Norton on March 24, 2012 at 8:38 PM

So when Mitt wins the primary, what are the pundits going to push? Our RINO is better than your Liberal. I’m definitely ABO, but Mitt is going to have to have the greatest sell on earth to win.

DDay on March 24, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Most of my family and friends think it’s a bit odd. It’s good political nerds can gather here among friends. :)

acasilaco on March 24, 2012 at 8:21 PM

A lot of my family pays pretty close attention to this stuff. I even have several relatives that earn their living working for the conservative cause. I figure it’s some sort of dominant gene. :)

lynncgb on March 24, 2012 at 8:39 PM

The Cubbies will sweep the WS in 4 before this little patriot former Jew-girl supports Don Black’s buddy!
annoyinglittletwerp on March 24, 2012 at 8:37 PM

You’re a former Jew, ALT? Or did I read that wrong?

whatcat on March 24, 2012 at 8:40 PM

George Washington Santorum is marching in to sweep out sin, depravity, and heathenish Cajun cooking from the wicked state of LouisiSATAN. I bet James Carville’s head is a spinning seeing that sweater vest of righteousness — mounted on a white steed, no less! — barnstorm New Orleans with his Etch a Sketch gospel! Hallelujah!

Santorum 2012

Punchenko on March 24, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Never thought I would say this before the general election but come on Mitt!

gophergirl on March 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM

After this past week, I’m with you.

JPeterman on March 24, 2012 at 7:43 PM

can not believe I am saying this …. but ditto ….

conservative tarheel on March 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

X’s 4.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 24, 2012 at 8:31 PM

I think all of us were original Perry supporters. Sandee too.

It’s funny how we all are agreeing yet again.

gophergirl on March 24, 2012 at 8:40 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM

…couldn’t ignore me could you! Funny, how you use the same Alinsky styled name calling tactics as the left to demonize a true conservative…it’s fitting you would support the mastermind of ObamaCare.

dom89031 on March 24, 2012 at 8:41 PM

If Romney does well in parishes like Jefferson and St Tammany (and arguably Ascension), this will be a good night for him in Louisiana (“good” meaning he may go past 25-30%)

This should be Santorum’s night in Louisiana, but Romney wll have some strength, like in the urban cores of EBR and Orleans.

Kermit on March 24, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Please change the topic to “Romney loses another southern Bible belt state” Thanks

liberal4life on March 24, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Why? Are you deluded enough to think that Obama stands a snowball’s chance in hell of beating Romney in the South?

LMFAO!

You forget: Many in the South believe that Obama is a Muslim Marxist from Kenya. Mormon beats that all day long.

So, what’s the next dumb trick you are going to do for us?

Resist We Much on March 24, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I think all of us were original Perry supporters. Sandee too.

It’s funny how we all are agreeing yet again.

gophergirl on March 24, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Oh and cmsinaz too :)

gophergirl on March 24, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Mittwit answer: Because they’re all anti-Mormon BIGOTS! Waaaah! Waaaah! He’s the only twuu conservative running! Waah!

Stoic Patriot on March 24, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Well…it is the truth is it not? After reading some comments from some of the voters down there, Mitt’s religion was a deciding factor.

CABE on March 24, 2012 at 8:43 PM

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