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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I agree, but Obama will beat Romney.
Santorum was in the state more than anyone other than
Huntsman. Romney never went after Rickie with negative ads.
It’s a terrible showing for Rickie the Sweater.
Gingrich, Santorum and Perry need to go to a pub for a few beers and sort this out before SC. If all three stay in, Romney will win SC by default and his momentum will then be unstoppable. I don’t think they can wait until FL to see who is going to be the conservative standard bearer for the remainder of the primaries.
The GOP seems to be headed for another pick based on the “it’s his turn” theory of mediocrity. This is the mentality which saw Dole get the nod in 1996 and McCain in 2008. The number 2 from the previous primary gets the brass ring, because they have the money, name recognition and establishment support which is very difficult to overcome by any newcomer. A very poor way to select a candidate, because you’re counting on someone who was rejected by your own party 4 years previously to now be acceptable to the entire electorate. There’s something to be said for a fresh face (Reagan, Bush Jr).
NH said that Newt was fourth. The Boston Globe has an incomplete count. Check the state web site!
You betcha! Once again Romney wins weakly. In The Socialist Republic of NH he should have been well 0ver 60% but got only 40%. Not only that, but the Pubbie Jester Paul was not far behind.
It’s realy past time for Romney, Gingrich, Perry, Paul and Huntsman “To Say Goodbye”.
The message is obvious if one opens one’s eyes. Conservatives, many independents and even some ordinary Pubbies want a clear choice this presidential election cycle—not some warmed over RINO—or worse.
If these five men could get over their egos and line up behind Santorum they could walk away from their presidential aspirations as statesmen. I guess we’ll soon find out which they value more.
As I’ve already said, Santorum can help himself immensely by ignoring the now irrelevant RINO field by going after Onada. It’s what we’re all wanting at least one of these primary candidates to do. Certainly there’s no shortage of material. If Santorum is afraid to go after The Usurping Marxist it can only be because he’s afraid of being called a racist. If he’s not prepared to slay the race-based politics beast he’s not ready to be president. Simple as that.
Aren’t we all sick and tired of the pussy footing and tortured political speak seeking to avoid the race issue? Aren’t all conservatives fed up with political correctness and the faux Holy Grail of diversity. You know what the root word is of diversity? It is “divide”. And that is exactly what diversity does. It inherently divides.
When college admissions, hiring and promoting policies are based on anything but ability thosed policies are biased. I thought the object of the Civil Rights movement was to eliminate race—by extention age and gender—distinctions. Instead the Marxists have create3d a whole system based on exactly on that.
You and the other liberals would not vote for Santorum....not surprising. You are quite a liberal.
I generally like Gingrich and trust him to keep his word on the issues he is discussing now. That said, I think there would be a number of occasions when he agrees with the left on issues we’re not discussing now.
The last few days have shown us that Newt will act like a liberal if he feels threatened. Santorum won’t.
I’m tired of this story line indicating Onada will be hard to beat. That is only true if one is cowed by his race into not attacking him. I believe almost any of the conservative/Pubbie candidates could beat the Usurping Marxcist in the White House—if they attacked him on his political philospy, policies and disdasin for the Constitution. There are tons of material to work with.
What this election is really about is wresting the RINO-led GOP from demrat control. The GOP ceased being a true oppostion party to the Demrat Party decades ago. Electing a RINO will only perpetuate this reality. This is the moment to destroy RINO control of the GOP and the Marxist Onada.
That’s the goal. Sign on to it or witness the onging destruction of our country.
Using past elections as example, we win BIG when the candidate adopts conservative ideals and lose BIG when the candidate adopts “moderate” or LIEberals positions.
Rick was pissed all over in OH and the MSM have done their best to not give him coverage.
Right now Perry stands no chance.
Newt and Rick need to come to an understanding and stop Romney as our votes are being split thus letting in the RINO.
Maybe Ric or the other way around say I’ll drop out but you will be my VP.
If they continue like this Romney will take SC and my state and if that happens RINO wins the election and we as conservatives lose .
Perry needs to drop out surely he can see the writing on the wall.
Newt and Rick need to talk to each other and say one will drop out and become the VP.
If we stay this course then the liberal snake will win the nomination and that means we will stay on a left wing course socially for sure and fiscally a little better maybe than bozo.
Either way we lose and not much will change .
Santorum is Jewish? Geez. Thanks for the tip.
same as me
I wanted Newt but lately I’ve gone to Rick.
Perry needs to step out surely.
Rick or Newt need to talk and promise the other they can be VP but they need to do this to stop Romney.
HE HAS TO BE STOPPED AND PUT EGO’S ASIDE DROP OUT and stop splitting the conservative vote
Neoconservative does not mean Jewish. That is a racist thing to say.
been saying the same thing.
Perry needs to drop out, Newt can say he will hurt Romney and drop out and help Rick thus the conservative vote is not split and Romney is screwed.
Ego’s should not get in the way as we have far too much to lose
“Perry needs to drop out surely he can see the writing on the wall.”
I think Wifey Perry wants to be First Lady too much. I’ve never felt his heart was in it, but that he was being pressured to continue.
“Newt and Rick need to talk to each other and say one will drop out and become the VP.”
I can’t imagine Santorum wanting to be connected with Newt as Newt’s VP, having to defend his temper tantrums, rages, etc. And Newt is too narcissistic to agree to that arrangement with himself as VP. Remember his snarky statement referring to Santorum as “Junion Partner”? Newt’s basically pissed off everyone with his tendency to mouth off before running the words/thoughts through is brain. Even having him count to 10 before speaking, the way little kids are told to do, might work for him.
You’re right about the bottom line: “Either way we lose and not much will change.” I’m afraid we’re going to be stuck with Obama Light, i.e., Romney.
Not true. The first open Neo Cons were Irving Kristol and Norm Podhoretz. It was a group that was predominantly Jewish and felt there was a need for social spending but also felt a strong defense for the country was very important. When Reagan ran in ‘80, they moved out of the Rat party to support him.
Today Neo Con is a slur used by the left to slam Jewish Conservatives like Paul Wolfowitz and Bill Kristol.