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Wed Feb 22, 2012, 01:38 PM

Santorum appears to be following the pattern of the other "NotRomneys"

One at a time, Trump, Cain, Perry, and Gingrich zoomed to near front runner status as Republican primary voters desperately sought an alternative to Romney. Then just as quickly as they rose each of them flamed out with gaffes and over the top statements which needed to be "explained" by staffers. Now it is Santorum's turn, and in the space of a few days he has managed to offend just about everyone. My prediction is that Mitt will be back in front after the Super Tuesday primaries - not comfortably, because there is still a lot of anti-Mitt sentiment still, but in front.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 01:47 PM

1. I'm throwing my support behing Santorum. I might even send him a donation.

Cause there's no way in hell (short of outright fraud) that he could beat Obama.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 01:48 PM

2. you mean one by one, rmoney's superpac spends rmillions getting the rmedia to bash rmoney's opponent

these gaffes and over the top statements don't just become the outrage/shock du jour organically.

such statements happen all the time and usually get ignored, until someone puts some p.r. money behind turning it into a big story. and that appears to be rmoney's strategy.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 02:07 PM

3. Luckily for him he has the Debate today to attempt to regain the momentum.

He might screw it up (like Gingrich blew the debates in Florida) but if he doesn't he will probably regain his lost momentum.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 02:21 PM

4. Not so fast--Santorum is leading polls in several states still...

and in Michigan it was inevitable that it would get closer but Santorum has managed to put in some money to really counter Mitt (unlike Newt in FL) and the race is still close with the majority of polls still showing Ricky up by a few.

Plus, I'm not so sure that his stands on the cultural issues will really hurt him in many of these races.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 02:24 PM

5. Mitt is destroying Santorum with his Super PAC money.

Mitt is slowly taking Rick S. down with his negative ad attacks.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 02:26 PM

6. Honestly I think Romney's new momentum has less to do with his negative ads.

And more to do with Santorum giving himself day after day of bad newscycles.

The ads compound on that.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 02:28 PM

7. This Michigan primary could determine the general election.

Obama can beat Santorum but I don't think he will beat Romney.



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Response to mr_liberal (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 02:31 PM

8. Really? Romney is running just as badly as Santorum in pretty much every poll.

Romney is a VERY weak candidate.

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Response to mr_liberal (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:44 PM

10. You made me............

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Response to mr_liberal (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 04:27 PM

12. In Michigan? Don't make me laugh.

Romney's stubborn opposition to the auto bailout will--and in some ways it already has--sink him in Michigan. He's running 10 points or more behind Obama in almost every poll.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 02:41 PM

9. You forgot the 'perfect candidate', Bachmann!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 04:12 PM

11. Yep, America's Iron Lady.

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