Rick Santorum won all three primaries last night, what does this mean for Mitt Romney and the GOP?

There are bad nights, then there are REALLY bad nights, and then there are nights like the one Mitt Romney had last night. Three states held caucuses and primaries Tuesday night to pick a Republican nominee for President – including Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota – and it was a clean sweep for Rick Santorum.

In Missouri – Santorum got 55% of the vote with Romney coming in second at 25% - oddly though there were no delegates at stake. In Minnesota – Santorum cleaned up with 45% of the vote – while Romney came in third behind Ron Paul with 17%. And later in the night – in Colorado – a state Romney expected to win and DID win in 2008 – Santorum came out on top – beating Romney 40 to 35%.

So what does this mean? It means Conservatives can still play around with the idea of nominating someone who isn’t named Mitt Romney for at least a few more weeks. But the millionaires and billionaires have decided Mitt Romney is their guy – and thanks to Citizens United – they can speak louder than anyone else in the country so it would be shocking if Mitt weren’t the guy on stage accepting the nomination later in the year down in Tampa.

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mathboy's picture
mathboy 8 years 2 weeks ago
#1

I really wondered how the Republicans here in Colorado would vote last night. I'm glad Gingrich came in a distant third, since he seems the least acceptable of the three (Paul is even less acceptable). Santorum has actually behaved the most Presidential, but he's still a moron on the issues. And I'm glad the delegates are being divided up so evenly.

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Tumulo Jack 8 years 2 weeks ago
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Tumulo Jack's picture
Tumulo Jack 8 years 2 weeks ago
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blank page by mistake. sorry

leighmf's picture
leighmf 8 years 2 weeks ago
#4

Down in Tampa by leighmf, on Down in Tampa as a good place for the upcoming Republican Convention

Oh Port of Tampa, Prince of routes,
pirates, mobsters, concrete boots-
wilt thou now raise a President
a man of millions, on himself spent?

Down in Tampa
were Tampa cigars,
whiskey barges, and a lot of train cars;
Port Commissioners and legislators,
each shoe and belt, skinned alligators.

"Dear sugar and tobacco slaves,
we at Colonial really miss you.
So with Cuban bankers we have made
gold bonds of special issue.
From our Port we will export
all the railroad rails you need
for transporting rum and cigars
like a country up to speed.
To you our rolling stock we lease
as guarantee we'll have a piece
of every leaf and cane you raise."
(Then we'll under-price you anyways).

And thus Fidel the Castro came, and Cuba never was the same.

shick's picture
shick 8 years 2 weeks ago
#5

I don't know who's going to be the nominee, but if Romney wins the presidency, my wife and I are moving to Canada, and if Santorum wins, we have both agreed to jump in the "Mon." (The Monongahela river here in Pittsburgh)

George Reiter's picture
George Reiter 8 years 2 weeks ago
#6

It looks like the Republican electorate spoke in spite of the Super PACs, but they still don’t know what they are talking about…

Bideford2007's picture
Bideford2007 8 years 2 weeks ago
#7

Wouldn't you know it though. No sooner do we get better jobs and employment numbers than the fight turns to stupid social issues that mean nothing. Here we go again on birth control and abortion. Never mind that the Vatican has a huge portfolio of investments in the very companies that produce contraceptives. I long ago considered the Catholic Church a business. Maybe a not for profit business but there are plenty of ways to dispose of profits. What they do not want to do is carry the cost of the more expensive insurance that covers birth control too. An institution that is run by men and for their benefit it seems. What a checkered past they have to be preaching morals.

cwcrosby42's picture
cwcrosby42 8 years 2 weeks ago
#8

My prediction: a brokered Repuglican convention. They nominate Jeb Bush, hijack the voting machines in FL, OH, IL, and a few other states, steal the election and eliminate all taxes on incomes over $500,000 so that those people will be able to create jobs, which they do in various off shore banks. Also, they will establish a gold standard for US currency.

Then they will shut down Medicaid, followed in short order by Medicare. And they will 'privatize' Social Security, dumping all of the US bonds and purchasing stocks. Which drives up the stock market so they can sell their shares at a handsome profit and purchase distressed real estate, just before the ultimate market crash.

By which time the only thing of value any worker in America will have left will be his children, and so the Administration (also controlling Congress and SCOTUS) will pass a bill allowing the sale of children...

Viola! Erased: everything since just before A.Lincoln took office.

Will it all happen? I don't know. I am just an optimist!

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cwcrosby42 8 years 2 weeks ago
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You do not understand. They want the children, since it is the children who are susceptible to adult propaganda from their parents and become "good little Catholics," just like you and me. That is why they oppose birth control.

I can understand how a Catholic or Evangelical Christian could be opposed to abortion. I do not understand their opposition to choice, since their God allows choice. Do they think they are better than God? And if they do not believe in abortion, no one forces them to have one. Just as no one forces them to engage in birth control, or to marry a gay person if they are straight. They are really confused, so show some compasion, okay?

And, as far as insurance is concerned, they know that reproductive care is low cost for insurance... in fact it may cost less since it results in fewer pregnancy claims.

The idea that churches are exempt from taxes is stupid to start with. The power to tax may be the power to destroy, but if they are simply taxed as a business, and no special taxes are imposed, that is a spurious argument. So I say, that is a good way to balance the budget... tax the Churches!

historywriter's picture
historywriter 8 years 2 weeks ago
#10

Evangelicals and Catholic "gods" do not allow choice. Choice is heresy, in many minds of many church leaders and radical evangelicals.

The "attack on religion" is nothing of the kind. The provision simply makes sure that all employees of a Catholic (or other church) institution (except the churches themselves) have access to birth control. Denying it to any employee, no matter what their religion, is an attack on religion and on choice.

This is a drummed-up mantra that is clearly an attempt to label Obama unChristian. People like Boehner, who I seriously doubt is very religious, think it's a gift to their party and the ignorant people within it.

George Reiter's picture
George Reiter 8 years 2 weeks ago
#11

The Super PACs like GE can speak with billions of dollars now with the Citizens United and recycle their money through their news media like NBC with a message. General Electric now owns 49% of NBC Universal. Wow, a Win, Win situation...

Janet Cruz 8 years 2 weeks ago
#12

Any of the Republican candidates would roll back progressive gains and be a disaster for the country, but the win of Santorum has at least one positive aspect. It shows that people are not always swayed by relentless TV coverage. Maybe a blanket of TV ads will not guarantee election of whoever has the most money. Maybe there is a limit on what money can do. Let's certainly hope so. Otherwise we are at the mercy of corporations.

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Mickey Kossack 8 years 2 weeks ago
#13

" Anyone who has had an abortion, participated in an abortion, supports an abortion, he or she is automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church." CCC#2273

At the World Youth Day Celebrations in Madrid, Spain; the Vatican offered women who had been excommunicated because of having an abortion, forgiveness and the return to the Church for the six days that the celebrations were held. Normally, only certain priest are given the power to forgive such sins; however the Vatican gave all priests the right to hear confessions in the 200 confessional booths and to lift the punishment of excommunication. While listening to a discussion on Chris Matthews MSNBC program with a panel of Catholic faithful; it was obvious that they had no knowledge of the Vatican's six day allowance for forgiveness.

The Spanish government, while dealing with financial crisis, participated by covering a portion of the $72 million cost. Information from Reuters and Huffington Post...August 17, 2011

Recovering conservative2's picture
Recovering cons... 8 years 2 weeks ago
#14

Yep, that is the republican plan BUSHH III

Clarissa Smith's picture
Clarissa Smith 8 years 2 weeks ago
#15

HA! Maybe this is my great chance to finally find my own opinion. Maybe the power of money isn't so piercing as pessimistic liberals tend to say. Maybe all his goddamn money won't help Romney and the majority of the GOP will get their favorite idiot, instead of the richest idiot........

Last summer and fall all the liberal radio hosts said: "No, Romney won't be the candidate, the Republicans hate him too much." Now they're like: "Romney has too much money, the Republicans can't get another candidate, because money has too much power."

My answer: All you liberal radio hosts have much more political experience than I have. I learned a lot from you all and I love you. But after all, as I experienced over the last months.....

It often comes different. ;)

bewildered1's picture
bewildered1 8 years 2 weeks ago
#16

I'm not sure saying the millionaires and billionaires want Mitt is really good. Just think, Joe bought the office for JFK, and he is one of our heros.

Clarissa Smith's picture
Clarissa Smith 8 years 3 days ago
#17

Congratulate you on that charming candidate, dear bewildered!

Quote Mitt probably:I like this forum...... I like the white..... but I like the blue on the sidebar too. Oh, I also like the script......the black script, the blue scrip and the white too. Oh, I like the header too........

Happy Presidents' Day!

Clarissa Smith's picture
Clarissa Smith 7 years 52 weeks ago
#18
Quote Clarissa Smith:Oh, I like the header too........
It has the right hight--LOL!

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