Skip to comments.Rick Santorum takes fourth place in New Hampshire
Posted on 01/11/2012 10:29:36 PM PST by Lazlo in PA
The final tally in the New Hampshire primary showed Rick Santorum clinched fourth place and Newt Gingrich took fifth, according to the New Hampshire secretary of state.
Throughout late Tuesday night and early yesterday morning when the votes were tallied, Gingrich had been fourth, but Santorum overtook him, beating him by just 138 votes, with 23,174 votes for Gingrich and 23,312 for Santorum.
It was the second close race for Santorum, who lost to Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses by eight votes.
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“It was the second close race for Santorum, who lost to Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucuses by eight votes.”
Are we sure about that? The 20-vote discrepancy has been reported more than once, and the results haven’t been certified yet...
Actually Santorum won Iowa — not willard.
2nd in Carolinas
The votes in IA haven’t been certified yet. I will be ecstatic if the establishment hacks there allow the truth to come out about the 20 votes and Rick is given the win. He earned it.
New Hampshire Primary
January 10, 2012
100% reporting (301/301)
Gingrich 9.4% 23,411
Santorum 9.4% 23,362
Something is amiss....
It's the Boston Globe playing divide and conquer.
Votes don’t count in a state till the Sec of State certifies. That is where discrepancies are cleared up and the real numbers are tallied. The Google numbers you cite are what the media gets their hands on and rush out to the public.
So does Santorum get anymore delegates than Gingrich for New Hampshire?
I think it is a one delegate difference from a thread last night I can’t find now. As it stands, this is the delegate count.
This race is far from over no matter how hard the MSM tries to saddle us with Milt.
2:25 PM ET | 100% reporting Candidate Votes Percent Delegates
Mitt Romney 97,532 39.3% 7
Ron Paul 56,848 22.9 3
Jon Huntsman 41,945 16.9 2
Newt Gingrich 23,411 9.4
Rick Santorum 23,362 9.4
Rick Perry 1,766 0.7
Others Show all 3,621 1.5
If both Newt and Santorum stay in, Romney will win. This is unavoidable. I think both have their pros and cons. If their commitment to conservatism is greater than their egos, perhaps they could settle who will drop out and endorse with rock paper scissors? Haha
Greta confirmed this 4th place tonight for Santorum in an interview with him. I believe that the official numbers were not released by the Sec of State till tonight.
A Quinniapac poll shows Santorum and Obama in a statisical tie in Florida, and as we all know FL is a swing state. By the time the General Election comes around, and Santorum gets even more name recognition, I believe Santorum would win against Obama by a landslide.
All GOP presidential candidates have their pros and cons, whether it's a legendary conservative like Ronald Reagan or an uber-RINO like Nelson Rockefeller. IMO, with Cain and Bachmann gone, Santorum is the last decent conservative standing. Newt's has far more negatives than Rick Santorum.
- Endorsed Arlen Specter after being heavily pressured to do so by Karl Rove & GWB
- Defeated for re-election and lost home state by a 20-point margin in a bad year for the GOP.
- Happily endorsed the even more liberal Dede Scozzafava as a private citizen
- Happily endorsed establishment Republican Sen. Robert Bennett over tea party challenger (and now Senator) Mike Lee
- Aggressively supported and campaigned for liberal Congressman Wayne Gilchrist (R-MD) when he faced a conservative challenge from now-Congressman Andy Harris.
- Aggressively supported and campaigned for liberal Congressman Joe Schwarz (R-MI) when he was challenged by later Congressman Tim Walberg.
- Stepped down as Speaker in disgrace when GOP lost 5 seats on his watch
- Did "Global warming awareness" ad with Nancy Pelosi
- Had Global warming "debate" with John Kerry where he spent most of the "debate" agreeing with Kerry's points that human activity is what causes global warming and it's a drastic problem the government must "address immediately"
- Embarked on bi-partisan "educational reform" tour with Al Sharpton - "Reluntantly" supported the Wall Street bailouts (Santorum opposed TARP)
- Advocated for an individual health care mandate
- Called Paul Ryan's plan "Right-wing social engineering"
- Caved to Clinton after the government shutdown was blamed on Republicans
- Got slapped down by Clinton repeatedly during his Speakership and let Clinton take credit for the GOP's accomplishments.
- Thrice married, cheated on both his first two wives that latter became his new wife.
- Was boinking current wife when she was a staffer of his during the Clinton impeachment (thankfully, the media never found that out in 1998 or they would have had a field day with "Republican hypocrisy")
- Unfavorable ratings are in the toilet, public can't stand him
And we're supposed to ignore all that because Newt was a great leader for the conservative cause during the "Contract for America" days 18 years ago, and turns in solid debate performances now?
No, thanks. I'm not sipping that kool-aid. Between Newt and Rick Santorum, I know which one I'd rather have as the nominee and it's not the "gentleman from Georgia" who now claims to be a Catholic from Virginia.
fine - but what about Newt vs Romney?
Dont you think from a conservative pov it ranks:
Santorum > Newt > Romney > Paul
And if you had to pit Santourm vs Newt in terms of DC experience and political skills its Newt > Santorum.?
in a perfect world dontcha think:
1. Paul needs to be defeated.
2. Romney needs to be exposed.
3. Have it out between Santorum and Newt, best man wins?
Thats my best case scenario.
Yessss! go, Rick!
We cannot trust a president Gingrich. He is a needy, insecure man and will do what he feels will serve his hungry ego the best. Santorum is stable and can be entrusted with the country’s leadership. We don’t need a sparkly, hot tempered debater. We need a strong, steady conservative. Santorum will rise to the occasion and will Serve us. Newt serves newt.
Bonus: when an intern sashays into the oval office waving her thong around, Santorum will have her fired and investigated for a possible honey trap from enemies foreign and domestic. We don’t need to spell out what Gingrich would do.
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