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Friday, September 30, 2016

Santorum Plots Gingrich Exit As Romney Looks To November

Santorum Plots Gingrich Exit As Romney Looks To November

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum met with conservative leaders determined to stop Mitt Romney’s march to the Republican presidential nomination Thursday, just as a new poll showed Romney poised to upset Santorum in his home state primary later this month.

The conservatives reportedly talked about how to persuade Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House who once seemed a real contender only to collapse after his victory in South Carolina in January, to quit the race, as Romney’s margin of victory in recent primaries has been narrow enough that a unified conservative vote might be able to stop him in the remaining contests.

But his trio of victories in Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, coupled with a steady stream of endorsements from congressional Republicans and calls from party leaders to unify for the coming struggle to unseat Obama, has made Romney the presumptive Republican nominee.

“The right thing for us, I think, is to get a nominee as soon as we can and be able to focus on Barack Obama,” the former Massachusetts governor told Fox News Tuesday.

Many establishment Republicans seem to agree with him, even as Evangelical and Tea Party leaders try to find a way to put Santorum back in the game.

“The leaders told us that they wanted to stop Romney, defeat Barack Obama and unite conservatives behind Rick,” an aide to the Santorum campaign told The New York Times.

Public Policy Polling released a survey Thursday showing Romney pulling ahead of Santorum in Pennsylvania by a margin of 42 to 37 percent.

“The momentum in Pennsylvania is moving completely against Rick Santorum,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “Mitt Romney has a great chance to deliver a final crushing blow to his campaign on April 24th. A home state loss would be incredibly embarrassing for Santorum.”

And though technically a Gingrich exit could make the math a lot easier for Santorum when it comes to racking up delegates, Newt has promised to stay in the race until the Republican convention in Tampa this August.

 

  • Christian Martin

    People seem to forget that it was extremist, evangelical,fundamentalists like Rick Satanum that forced normally sane,rational folks such as myself to vote for Obama out of pure hopeless dispair. If it were up to Satanum America would wage war on every non-Christian nation and would be arresting homosexuals and sending them to internment camps. Furthermore what do think this guys views are on women’s rights or a woman’s “place” in the world? Looks like I’m gonna have to vote for the Federal Reserve’s favorite lap dog again.

  • phantomoftheopera

    looks like women need to stand up and not “lay down” unless they can get birth control coverage!! maybe we should tie access of viagra to birth control and morning after pill. can’t get one, can’t get any. i mean, i bet lots and lots and lots of men use viagra to be able to rape and molest. and even if it’s just one, that’s one too many.

  • howa4x

    The problem has always been that the conservative vote was split between 3 canidates. If you look at the vote totals in each election they were more than Romney got. Now Mitt has built a lead and the republican establishment is coming behind him, so no more room on the platform for Ricky. Conservatives are more racist than the rest of the population, and the thought of a Black man as president really un nerves them, so they will vote against Obama if Mickey Mouse was runing. Evangelicals are another issue. Some won’t vote for a Mormon, and if Mitt tries to abandon their ideals they may sit it out. Moderate Republicans that are in hiding right now know their boy will be the Massachuttes moderate he has always been.

  • Bud

    Hello comrades! What kind of jibberish BS are you trying to spew today? phantomoftheopera a hard supporter of Ms.Fluke (pernounced fluck) jhas a ingenious idea of combing those pills. Even if we bought all 3 of them for her on adaily basis she would be hard pressed to spend the amount she claimed. You do know that she was a set up by Nancy (spend all the dumbasses money on airfare) Pelosi?
    Howa4x, racist, really come tell my family that. we don’t dislike Islamy Hussein because he is black, we dislike him because he is a liar, communist, fraud, the worst president in the history of our country. open your eyes and tell me where he has done any of his promises.
    Have you read the obamacare bill? Didn’t think so. I have, all of it.
    Christian you have never been a sane normal person.

    • rothgar

      The man’s name is President Obama. Try using it. And yes he has kept a surprisingly high percentage of his promises given the lockstep obstructionism his proposals have received.

      Does it hurt to be this mind-numbingly ignorant? Just asking.
      BTW: My last active duty rank was CWO2.

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