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Santorum leads in two southern states
Fox on-line, NYTimes on line ^ | 13 Mar 2012

Posted on 03/13/2012 6:58:41 PM PDT by docbnj

With polls now closed in Mississippi and Alabama, exit polls show Romney with a slight lead in Mississippi and Santorum with a slight lead in Alabama as the race in both states remains too close to call.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: election; primary; republican
In spite of the above excerpt, the actual numbers at the website show that In both MS and AL, Santorum holds a narrow leads, followed by Gingrich, and then Romney 3rd. That is the order reported by both Fox and the NYTimes on-line. Partial results. Almost a three-way tie.
1 posted on 03/13/2012 6:58:44 PM PDT by docbnj
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To: docbnj

Mittens in third in both states would be great.

The MSM wanted to make it sound like they could be renamed Mittenstan


2 posted on 03/13/2012 7:00:34 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: docbnj

I was looking at some of the votes the dims did for Obama in Alabama. In a lot of counties, UNCOMMITTED outvoted Obama on the dim ticket. Only Jefferson Co, Birmingham which is heavy black, voted solid for him. Many counties did not. He lost his luster with some dims here it appears. Must not have got that gov’mint check yet this week.


3 posted on 03/13/2012 7:00:54 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (God is watching America. He is judging America. He does not like what He is seeing.)
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To: docbnj

Results as they come in:

http://www.cbsnews.com/primary-election-results-2012/state.shtml?state=MS&tag=contentMain;contentBody

http://www.cbsnews.com/primary-election-results-2012/state.shtml?state=AL&tag=contentMain;contentBody


4 posted on 03/13/2012 7:01:58 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: docbnj

Drudge looks a little foolish, eh?

He all but declared Romney the winner in MS. Now it looks like Mitt could finish third, in both states.


5 posted on 03/13/2012 7:02:19 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: GeronL

Mittens 0 for 2 would be great.


6 posted on 03/13/2012 7:02:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Its beginning to look that way - huh? Yay!!1


7 posted on 03/13/2012 7:04:07 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: docbnj

Are the delegates winner-take all?


8 posted on 03/13/2012 7:04:44 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: docbnj

This is shaping up to be a Santorum night. He’s headed for a win AL and its a ding-dong three way race for MS.

Once again we have Gingrich splitting the tea party and male vote. had he withdrawn before WA, MI, OH, Santorum would have won these votes and Santorum would have been coasting for the nomination. The ego of one man Gingrich, described as a “Hindenberg waiting to explode” has thwarted this scenario. Romney needs to send bouquets of roses and more to Gingrich.


9 posted on 03/13/2012 7:04:52 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

As much as I like either Santorum or Gingrich, Newt’s ego is killing this primary. He is giving up Romney as the nominee, and I’d like to slap him for that. (verbally, of course)


10 posted on 03/13/2012 7:06:22 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Steelfish

As much as I like either Santorum or Gingrich, Newt’s ego is killing this primary. He is giving us Romney as the nominee, and I’d like to slap him for that. (verbally, of course)


11 posted on 03/13/2012 7:06:50 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: docbnj; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; GeronL; BillyBoy

In both Alabama and Mississippi, it’s a cliffhanger, with Mittens Romney running in third place.


12 posted on 03/13/2012 7:08:26 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: 21twelve; Absolutely Nobama; AFPhys; afraidfortherepublic; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

13 posted on 03/13/2012 7:09:11 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Steelfish

I’ve been a Newt supporter, but I could easily support easily Santorum. If Santorum wins these Southern states, maybe the time has come for a mano-a-mano between Santorum and Romney. At this point, that may be the only way to stop Romney.

Let’s see what happens.


14 posted on 03/13/2012 7:09:34 PM PDT by Tau Food
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To: Catsrus

As of now, why has Romney been given a delegate when he is coming in 3rd in Mississippi? The GOP-E has done everything in its power to shove this man down our throats.

Candidates Vote % Votes Delegates

Rick
Santorum
33% 55,274 0

Newt
Gingrich
32% 53,387 0

Mitt
Romney
30% 50,427 1

Ron
Paul
4% 7,444 0

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/primary-election-results-2012/state.shtml?state=MS&tag=contentMain;contentBody#ixzz1p3LiI8Um


15 posted on 03/13/2012 7:10:56 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

That is a great question


16 posted on 03/13/2012 7:12:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Santorum now has a commanding lead in Alabama, with 922 precincts now reporting.

Candidates Vote % Votes Delegates

Rick
Santorum
35% 77,016 1

Newt
Gingrich
30% 66,228 0

Mitt
Romney
28% 61,567 0

Ron
Paul
5% 11,074 0


17 posted on 03/13/2012 7:14:45 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

Unfortunately, it may a bit too late for Santorum even if Gingrich quits now. Time after time tea-party voters and males are split between Gingrich and Santorum. Gingrich has undermined us all and taken us for a long and unhappy ride where we end up with Romney. He’ll make Rand Paul his VP and that will be the Republican Ticket for 2012. I hope I’m wrong but you heard it here first.


18 posted on 03/13/2012 7:16:03 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Catsrus

Mississippi with 1,331 of 1,889 Precincts Reporting

Candidates Vote % Votes Delegates

Rick
Santorum
33% 61,333 0

Newt
Gingrich
31% 59,114 0

Mitt
Romney
30% 56,972 1

Ron
Paul
4% 8,312 0


19 posted on 03/13/2012 7:16:54 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: RetiredArmy
In a lot of counties, UNCOMMITTED outvoted Obama on the dim ticket. Only Jefferson Co, Birmingham which is heavy black, voted solid for

And when the REAL birth certificate stating "Caucasian" comes out....

20 posted on 03/13/2012 7:16:54 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: docbnj

Brett Baer on FOX just declared Alabama for Santorum.


21 posted on 03/13/2012 7:17:34 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Steelfish

I hope you are wrong. However, I don’t disagree with the fact that Newt has been a spoiler and has ruined this race by giving us Romney. I hate big egos. Not saying I hate Newt - I hate his oversized ego.


22 posted on 03/13/2012 7:19:03 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: docbnj

Let the calls for Santorum to drop out begin!


23 posted on 03/13/2012 7:19:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Steelfish
Once again we have Gingrich splitting the tea party and male vote. had he withdrawn before WA, MI, OH, Santorum would have won these votes and Santorum would have been coasting for the nomination. The ego of one man Gingrich, described as a “Hindenberg waiting to explode” has thwarted this scenario. Romney needs to send bouquets of roses and more to Gingrich.

Aye, Gingrich will be owed the VP spot for having "given" Mittens the nomination. Suxx big time.

24 posted on 03/13/2012 7:19:38 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Enterprise
As did the CBS poll I'm watching. Candidates Vote % Votes Delegates Rick Santorum 35% 92,049 1 ★ Newt Gingrich 30% 79,638 0 Mitt Romney 28% 74,857 0 Ron Paul 5% 13,472 0
25 posted on 03/13/2012 7:20:51 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

With 79% if the vote counted for Mississippi, I think Mittens can pack it in and call it a night.


26 posted on 03/13/2012 7:20:59 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: lightman

I wonder how many Dems crossed over to vote Romney?


27 posted on 03/13/2012 7:21:07 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Tau Food
I’ve been a Newt supporter, but I could easily support easily Santorum

I wish I could say the same. But if Santorum is the GOP's nominee, I'll write in my choice in November.

28 posted on 03/13/2012 7:22:45 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Enterprise

did he look saddened?


29 posted on 03/13/2012 7:24:18 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Way to waste your vote and re-elect Obama. As much as I dislike Mitt - and even said I wouldn’t vote for him if he is the nominee - I will. I want the evil one out of the WH.


30 posted on 03/13/2012 7:25:04 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Tau Food

“I’ve been a Newt supporter, but I could easily support easily Santorum.”

I am underwhelmed by Santorum, but I would certainly vote for him in the general. That said, I am not going to help him get there. As it stands I feel like we are having to pick a ‘champion’ for a pit fight. I like the old bulldog, but he should have run eight years ago. Of the other choices, I am looking at a Lhasa Apso in a cute little sweater, a squirrel, and a hissing cockroach. I’ve decided I will support any of the candidates which is a mammal, and has an internal skeleton.


31 posted on 03/13/2012 7:25:38 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: Steelfish

Well now. The same could be said about Gingrich. If Santorum would have bowed out, Gingrich would have swept.


32 posted on 03/13/2012 7:28:33 PM PDT by folkquest (Nothing is fool-proof because fools are so ingenious!)
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To: nickcarraway

Let the calls for Romney to drop out begin!! Woo Hoo!


33 posted on 03/13/2012 7:32:58 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: folkquest

Some people don’t get it. Newt fared very poorly with women voters. I’m not sure he could’ve swept - as you say. Both Rick and Mitt have been married to the same woman all their lives. Regardless, of how people aren’t supposed to judge - this has hurt him big time - as well as his little sit down with Nancy Pelosi and his favoring cap and trace for 20 years.


34 posted on 03/13/2012 7:33:01 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: GeronL

“I wonder how many Dems crossed over to vote Romney?”

In my precinct there was 1 (one) black person voting in the Democrat primary. She was the only person I saw voting in the Democrat primary at all. Several black males were voting in the Republican primary. Speculate as you wish as to their motives and candidates, but statistically that was very odd, albeit a miniscule sample. I did what I could to provide a free abortion to Bishop Willard’s Whitewashed Jackass candidacy.


35 posted on 03/13/2012 7:34:15 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: GeronL

He didn’t appear to be particularly sad. Let’s see how he looks when he has to call Mississippi for Santorum (or Gingrich).


36 posted on 03/13/2012 7:36:43 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Catsrus

Well, I swore I could never vote for Newt because of his personal life but I changed my mind when I realized that he is the only one running who can handle the press and Obama. I think Obama will win if Romney is the GOP candidate. I will NEVER vote for him. The GOP powers that be need to be taught a lesson. Yes, yes I know..we need to get rid of Obama....well Romney would be NO different than Obama.


37 posted on 03/13/2012 7:37:10 PM PDT by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: Psalm 144

odd.

I wonder if Obama only wins 2 counties? lol.


38 posted on 03/13/2012 7:37:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

I wonder how many Dems crossed over to vote Romney?

Not enough.


39 posted on 03/13/2012 7:38:27 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Cricket24

Granted, Romney will be an obama-lite, but, I’m not convinced that Mittens is a marxist - like zero. Nor, has he spent his life with radicals - like the current occupier has.

There is a difference in their love for this country. One loves it - the other doesn’t. It isn’t hard to choose who is who in this scenario.


40 posted on 03/13/2012 7:40:38 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

Mississippi - still too close to call? Wonder if Drudge wants mustard on his crow?

Candidates Vote % Votes Delegates

Rick
Santorum
33% 78,090 0

Newt
Gingrich
31% 74,428 0

Mitt
Romney
30% 71,313 1

Ron
Paul
4% 10,466 0


41 posted on 03/13/2012 7:43:41 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: GeronL

Mississippi has just been called for Santorum by Brett Baer.


42 posted on 03/13/2012 7:45:19 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Catsrus
Delegate count for Alabama: Candidates Vote % Votes Delegates Rick Santorum 35% 139,490 9 ★ Newt Gingrich 30% 117,946 6 Mitt Romney 28% 113,058 5 Ron Paul 5% 19,971 0
43 posted on 03/13/2012 7:45:28 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Steelfish

If Newt would drop out and go back to Freddie Mac their are plenty of states left. And deligates are generally not bound.


44 posted on 03/13/2012 7:50:29 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Santorum...the only Conservative in the race.)
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To: Catsrus

Hey cats... they all have negatives. Of course I will support ANYONE who runs against this current debacle. I really can’t get excited about any of our top three. I wish I could. Mitt is mediocre at best. Little Ricky doesn’t excited me. Gingrich is interesting, but has a TON of baggage. I am just saying that Sanorum has no more right to stay in the race than Gingrich.


45 posted on 03/13/2012 7:52:23 PM PDT by folkquest (Nothing is fool-proof because fools are so ingenious!)
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To: Psalm 144
I like the old bulldog, but he should have run eight years ago. Of the other choices, I am looking at a Lhasa Apso in a cute little sweater, a squirrel, and a hissing cockroach. I’ve decided I will support any of the candidates which is a mammal, and has an internal skeleton

' The only use I have for squirrels is pot pie.

46 posted on 03/13/2012 7:53:08 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: folkquest

Correct but Rick is actually beating Newt why would he drop out? Newt is a man of big idea’s but he is letting his ego cloud the goal. Unless he is pocketing the casino cash, why on earh would he stay? I am not calling him a thief, but what is his motive? He has won 2 states. He polls around 14% in most of the other states. Right now he needs to make a choice for party over ego...or we will watch another republican moderate progressive lose in November.


47 posted on 03/13/2012 7:59:36 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Santorum...the only Conservative in the race.)
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To: folkquest

Yes, they all have negatives. We aren’t voting for Jesus - the only One who was and s perfect and sinless. Santorum has a delegate lead over Newt, and Newt is splitting the conservative vote by staying in. That’s evident. I doubt that those who vote for Santorum, would vote for Newt if Rick wasn’t in the race. Newt’s baggage is a lot heavier than Ricks. God knows Mittens has a lot of it too - he is a 100% RINO. I pray for this country - we don’t need obama-lite in the WH to ruin things for the next election cycle.


48 posted on 03/13/2012 8:00:39 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: GeronL

It was very odd. Perhaps I stumbled in on the local Thomas Sowell Club.


49 posted on 03/13/2012 8:07:32 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: Psalm 144

lol.

Both of them?


50 posted on 03/13/2012 8:20:42 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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