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  • Conservative leaders 'all in' for Santorum (200 conservatives pledge to raise nearly $2M)

    03/11/2012 7:49:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/11/2012 | By JONATHAN MARTIN
    A group of conservative leaders pledged to raise a combined $1.78 million for Rick Santorum's campaign and SuperPAC after meeting privately in Texas this weekend with the Republican presidential hopeful, POLITICO has learned. More than 200 conservatives from all over the country convened at the Houston Omni for a Friday fundraising reception for Santorum's campaign. They then met to plot strategy with the former senator Saturday morning, discussing how to overcome Mitt Romney's growing advantage in the GOP primary and fend off Newt Gingrich. "The message was, 'we're all in,'" said South Dakota businessman and conservative organizer Bob Fischer, one...
  • How Would Santorum Do Without Gingrich? (Could he have defeated Romney in some states?)

    03/08/2012 12:40:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/08/2012 | Nate Silver
    One of the reasons to be skeptical that Rick Santorum could win the Republican nomination is that we now have a pretty good idea of how the vote will play out from state to state — and the coalition that he is building seems short of a majority. It is not that Mr. Santorum’s delegate deficit is mathematically insurmountable. But he’s behind, and he is very unlikely to win states like New Jersey and California that either have a lot of delegates or use winner-take-all rules to award them. That might not leave enough fertile opportunities for him to gain...
  • A Bid to Get Gingrich to Give Up Quest

    03/07/2012 9:22:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 7, 2012 | Trip Gabriel and Michael D. Shear
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — For weeks, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have been echoes of each other, both aiming their urgent verbal fire at Mitt Romney, the man they are desperate to stop from becoming the leader of the Republican Party. But the political and geographical imperatives of two important Southern primaries next week are forcing the two men to turn on each other as they seek to demonstrate an ability to unite the party’s fickle conservative base. It is a clash that has been building for weeks as both men circled each other warily, mindful that a shot at the...
  • Santorum Another Trifecta in OK,TN, and ND. Ohio Too Close To Call {Should Gingrich Withdraw?]

    03/06/2012 7:21:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 109 replies
    March 06, 2012
    Gingrich must steps aside. His “southern strategy” is up in flames placing distant third and fourth in key states. Working Women. This is a key demographic that Romney leads Santorum followed by a deficit of 11 points, and Gingrich is well way behind by 31 points and is one major reason why Gingrich can neither win the nomination nor the presidency. Gingrich was the big spoiler in MI where Santorum lost by just three points. Besides the notion of “permanent moon-based colonies” and pie-in-the-sky $2.50 gas/gallon regardless of world energy markets or geopolitical conditions is simply risible and won’t play...
  • Santorum Wins Tennessee (FOX News projection)

    03/06/2012 5:41:43 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 48 replies
    Self | 03-06-12 | Self
    Santorum wins TN.
  • Santorum: I'll beat Romney if Gingrich drops out

    03/04/2012 12:20:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 170 replies
    The Examiner ^ | March 4th, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Rick Santorum indicated that Newt Gingrich should drop out of the presidential race, arguing -- as Gingrich did during his surge -- that splitting the "anti-Romney" vote helped Mitt Romney win the Michigan primary and Washington caucuses and contributes to his overall success so far. "It's always harder when you've got to conservative running in the race as we have seen in Washington and we've seen in other states," Santorum said on Fox News Sunday. "We have the anti-Romney vote, if you will. Both Gingrich and I are slugging away." Santorum stopped short of calling for Gingrich to exit the...
  • Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum Tie In Michigan, Based On Delegates Awarded

    02/29/2012 7:42:08 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 38 replies · 7+ views
    ABC.com ^ | February 29, 2012 | Jonathan Karl
    Not so fast. When it comes to delegates, it turns out Mitt Romney did not win Michigan. ABC News projects that the 30 delegates awarded based on Michigan’s Tuesday primary will be evenly split – 15 delegates for Mitt Romney and 15 delegates for Rick Santorum. Mitt Romney may have won the overall vote by a margin of 3 points , but Michigan awards it’s delegates based on how the candidates did in each of the state’s 14 congressional districts, not solely on the popular vote totals. The system works like this: the winner of each Congressional district gets two...
  • Santorum Won More Michigan Delegates

    03/01/2012 3:16:46 AM PST · by jacknhoo · 29 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | February 29th, 2012 | Tony Campbell
    According to the MSM, and most people who blindly follow their reports, Mitt Romney won the Michigan primary last night by about 3 points, 41 to 38. However, like the Electoral College, the point of the contest is not to win the popular vote (Gore – 2000) but to win more delegates per state based on the apportionment of those delegates. Michigan’s primary delegate system allows for a set number of delegates to be won by state wide popular vote and the rest to be evenly distributed by Congressional districts. When you consider the facts of the contest, and the...
  • Michigan's delegates to be split between Romney and Santorum

    02/29/2012 7:36:28 AM PST · by kidd · 41 replies · 3+ views
    various ^ | 2/29/12 | various
    From sources that can't be posted on FreeRepublic (Rhymes with Spew-Ez-Hay To-Pay). Posted about an hour ago.
  • Romney, Santorum tie for Michigan delegates

    02/29/2012 3:34:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 2/29/12 | Tom Cohen
    (CNN) -- Rick Santorum claimed a partial victory Wednesday when final results showed he and Mitt Romney evenly split Michigan' s 30 delegates, even though Romney got more overall votes in the Republican presidential primary Tuesday. The latest estimates from CNN showed both candidates with 15 Michigan delegates, while Romney was ahead in the popular vote with 41% to Santorum's 38%. Santorum sought to highlight his strong showing in the state where Romney grew up, ignoring Romney's solid victory in the other primary Tuesday in Arizona. "This is a huge win for us. Let's play it the way it is...
  • A Santorum win in Michigan could be chaos for GOP

    02/26/2012 5:50:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/26/2012 | John Whitesides
    The Republican presidential race faces a potential turning point on Tuesday in contests in Arizona and Michigan, where upstart Rick Santorum threatens to plunge an already unpredictable nominating battle into chaos. Mitt Romney, the former front-runner and presumed nominee, and Santorum are in a close race in Michigan, the state where Romney was raised and his father was an auto executive and popular governor. A Santorum win there would be a devastating blow to Romney, turning lingering doubts about his ability to win the allegiance of Republican primary voters into a deep panic in the party's senior ranks. "If Santorum...
  • Poll: Santorum opens up double-digit national lead over Romney [week-old poll]

    02/26/2012 4:00:06 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 33 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 02/20/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Rick Santorum has opened up a double-digit lead over rival Mitt Romney in Gallup's latest daily tracking poll. The survey finds Santorum with support from 36 percent of registered Republicans nationally, topping Romney at 26 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) follows at 13 percent, with Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 11 percent support.
  • Poll: Santorum closes on Romney in Arizona

    02/25/2012 5:21:34 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 28 replies · 3+ views
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Rick Santorum has wiped out Mitt Romney’s lead in Arizona, according to the latest survey from the American Research Group. Romney took 39 percent in the ARG poll, followed by Santorum at 35 percent, Newt Gingrich at 15 percent and Ron Paul at 11 percent. The poll has a four percent margin of error. If the poll is not an outlier, it’s a shocking development just three days before the Feb. 28 Arizona primary.
  • How Newt Gingrich Now Helps Mitt Romney Win

    02/25/2012 8:57:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | February 19, 2012 | Harry J Enten
    How Newt Gingrich Now Helps Mitt Romney Win The arithmetic of Super Tuesday delegate allocation means that Gingrich's presence splits off vital voters from Rick Santorum Harry J Enten guardian.co.uk, Sunday 19 February 2012 A Romney campaign negative ad ahead of January's Florida primary; Gingrich's presence in the GOP race, bankrolled by Sheldon Adelson, now helps Romney against his main challenger, Rick Santorum. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson has decided to donate an additional $10m to Newt Gingrich's Super Pac. The move is expected to boost Gingrich in the lead-up to the 6 March "Super Tuesday" primaries. Gingrich has taken a back...
  • Obama leads both Santorum and Romney, but Santorum does better (Santorum Stronger in Swing States)

    02/25/2012 4:04:30 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 25 replies
    Purple Strategies ^ | 2/2012 | Doug Usher
    In 2012, a dozen states will decide whether President Obama is elected to a second term. The PurplePoll focuses exclusively on the Purple Electorate - likely voters only in these swing states. Updated regularly throughout the 2012 election cycle, the PurplePoll will follow leading political indicators and track new issues as they emerge. President Obama currently holds leads against the two top candidates in the GOP field. He leads Mitt Romney by 4 points (47% to 43%) and leads Rick Santorum by 2 points (46% to 44%). President Obama’s performance against Romney has been consistent since December, with leads ranging...
  • 2012 Arizona Republican Presidential Primary (Santorum surges to within 4; Romney lead cut to 39-35)

    02/25/2012 12:56:44 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 28 replies
    Mitt Romney leads in the Arizona Republican presidential primary with 39%. Romney is followed by Rick Santorum with 35%, Newt Gingrich with 11%, and Ron Paul with 9%. In a similar survey conducted February 13-14, 2012, Romney was leading with 38%, followed by Santorum with 31%, Gingrich with 15%, and Paul with 11%. Support for Santorum has increased 4 percentage points since the last survey and support for Romney has increased 1 percentage point. Romney leads Santorum 50% to 29% among likely Republican primary voters saying they have already voted through early voting. Santorum leads Romney 41% to 29% among...
  • Santorum Faring 8 Points Better Than Romney Among Independents In 'Core Four States'

    02/25/2012 12:00:33 AM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 24, 2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Santorum Faring 8 Points Better Than Romney Among Independents In 'Core Four States' FEB 24, 2012 • BY JEFFREY H. ANDERSON A Rasmussen poll of likely voters in the “four key states” of Ohio, Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina, shows Rick Santorum leading President Obama by 5 percentage points among independents, while Obama leads Mitt Romney by 3 percentage points among that crucial group of voters. The Rasmussen poll (taken from February 17-22) takes these four states as a group and shows independents favoring Santorum over Obama by the tally of 47 to 42 percent, while they favor Obama over...
  • Rick Santorum surging in new Alabama poll

    02/24/2012 5:27:30 PM PST · by writer33 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Al.com ^ | 02/12/24 | George Talbot
    Rick Santorum is surging with Republican voters in Alabama’s March 13 presidential primary, according to statewide polling results released Friday by Alabama State University. Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, is riding a national wave that has catapulted him from the back of the field to front-runner. In Alabama, Santorum has seen a significant increase in support over the past four weeks — much of it coming at the expense of GOP rival Newt Gingrich, according to ASU’s poll. The telephone poll of 470 likely Republican voters showed 18. 9 percent would vote for Gingrich, 18.3 percent for Santorum...
  • Santorum? Really? He's atop the GOP heap. Are they nuts?

    02/21/2012 7:12:42 AM PST · by Marguerite · 100 replies
    philly.com ^ | February 20, 2012 | John Baer
    HERE'S A THOUGHT for Presidents Day: President Santorum. Did you just shiver? How in the name of all that's holy is Rick Santorum atop national polls for the Republican nomination? Get it? All that's holy? Maybe that's the answer. You know, the Tebow factor; the Jeremy Lin effect? Well, I have another theory. I wrote Rick off after his strong showing in Iowa, a state that - in an example of what a wacky year this is - he officially won weeks later by one-tenth of 1 percent. I predicted that after Iowa, members of the national media would find...
  • Both Establishments in Santorum Panic

    02/20/2012 2:14:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l. How about this, ladies and gentlemen? It looks like the establishment Republicans are very worried that Romney cannot win, even if he is nominated. They're very, very worried that, even if Romney is nominated, he can't win, yet they continue to push him. There are a bunch of pieces. By the way, greetings. Great to have you here on Presidents Day. Yes, I know it's a holiday. I did not get deceived by the staff, as I announced on Friday. I was given the option, I was told that today was gonna be Presidents Day and...
  • UT/TT Poll: Santorum Crushing GOP Hopefuls in Texas (Santorum 45%, Romney 16%)

    02/20/2012 5:27:44 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 194 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 2/20/12 | Ross Ramsey
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania has a commanding lead among Republican presidential candidates in Texas, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. Santorum would get the votes of 45 percent of the respondents if the election were held today, according to the survey. The other three candidates in the GOP race — former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas — are clustered well behind. Gingrich got 18 percent, Romney received 16 percent and Paul garnered 14 percent.
  • Santorum wins Straw Poll in Advance of Georgia Rally (Santorum 40% Gingrich 27% Romney 5%)

    02/19/2012 2:50:49 PM PST · by parksstp · 171 replies
    Examiner ^ | 02-19-2012 | Mike Delrio
    A day before a campaign rally in Georgia, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum won a suburban Atlanta straw poll with 40-percent of the vote. The straw poll was conducted Saturday, Feb. 18 by the Coweta County GOP. Continue reading on Examiner.com Santorum wins straw poll in advance of Georgia rally - Atlanta Political Buzz | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-in-atlanta/santorum-wins-straw-poll-advance-of-georgia-rally#ixzz1mrzjmeiA
  • PPP: Santorum +10 Washington, Tied in AZ, Leads in MI but less than 15%

    02/18/2012 1:35:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 30 replies
    PPP Twitter Feed ^ | 02-18-2012 | Public Policy Polling Twitter Feed
    http://twitter.com/#!/ppppolls Latest Tweets Santorum still up about 10 points on Romney in Washington state through 2 days of our polling there The first night of our polling in Arizona was pretty much a tie between Romney and Santorum Santorum leading on the first night of our new Michigan poll, but much closer than we found there a week ago
  • 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination Real Clear Politics (Santoum +6.4% Nationally)

    02/18/2012 8:30:41 AM PST · by illiac · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/18/12 | Real Clear Politics
    Complete breakdown at link....
  • Georgia Turns Into Shaky Ground for Gingrich ["Evangelicals and Tea Party Breaking for Santorum"]

    02/17/2012 11:53:47 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 18, 2012 | TRIP GABRIEL
    Georgia Turns Into Shaky Ground for Gingrich By TRIP GABRIEL February 18, 2012 ATLANTA — If Newt Gingrich has any hope of a comeback, it must begin here, in the state he represented for 20 years as a congressman and where the haul of delegates to the Republican National Convention is the biggest prize of the Super Tuesday contests next month. Yet when asked about the once-unthinkable possibility that he might lose the primary in Georgia, where Rick Santorum is surging just as he is nationally, Mr. Gingrich offered a shrug. “Given this kind of a year, who knows?” he...
  • Poll: Santorum Crushing Romney In Michigan [Up by 15 Points: But Detroit News Santorum Leads By 4]

    02/17/2012 7:19:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    ChicagoTribuneNews ^ | February 17, 2012
    Poll: Santorum Crushing Romney In Michigan: New PPP Poll Shows Santorum up 15 percent in Romney's home state The wave of momentum Rick Santorum is riding after his victories in Colorado, Minnesotta, and Missouri last week is carrying him into Michigan. Public Policy Polling released a poll Monday showing Santorum is leading in the Great Lakes State, which is set to hold its primary on Feb. 28. In the new poll, Santorum is up 15 points on Mitt Romney, with 39 percent of those polled saying they would vote for the former Pennsylvania Senator while 24 percent support Romney. Ron...
  • Santorum’s Surge Holds Steady So Far [Gingrich Supporters "Winding Up" With Santorum]

    02/17/2012 9:01:11 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 17, 2012 | Nate Silver
    February 17, 2012 Santorum’s Surge Holds Steady So Far By NATE SILVER Ten days after Rick Santorum’s surprisingly strong wins in the Minnesota and Colorado caucuses, there is no sign yet that his surge in the polls is abating. In the Gallup national tracking poll, for instance, Mr. Santorum’s position has continued to improve slightly, while other national polls suggest that Mr. Santorum’s position is holding steady at worst. Interpretation is rendered more difficult, however, by the fact that methodological differences among the polls seem to be producing different results. Traditional telephone polls using live interviewers have tended to show...
  • ARG Poll Michigan (Santorum 37%, Romney 32%)

    02/17/2012 10:35:13 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 40 replies
    American Research Group ^ | 2/17/12 | staff
    Rick Santorum continues to lead the Michigan Republican presidential primary. Santorum leads with 37% and is followed by Mitt Romney with 32%, Ron Paul with 15%, and Newt Gingrich with 10%. Santorum has gained 4 percentage points since a similar survey conducted February 11-12, 2012, Romney has gained 5 percentage points, and Gingrich has lost 11 percentage points since the last survey. Santorum and Romney are tied with 35% each among self-identified Republicans, followed by Paul with 15% and Gingrich with 13%. Among self-identified independents and Democrats, Santorum leads with 40%, followed by Romney with 27%, Paul with 15%, and...
  • Numbers Suggest Santorum Could Be Romney's Worst Nightmare

    02/17/2012 5:48:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 143 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2012 | Scott Rassmussen
    In a campaign defined by Republican reluctance to embrace Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum has emerged as the latest not-Romney candidate to surge ahead. While it's impossible to predict what will happen in this volatile election season, the data suggests that Santorum might be more of a challenge for Romney than earlier flavors of the month. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll of the GOP race shows that Rick Santorum leads Mitt Romney by 12 points, 39 percent to 27 percent. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are far behind. In and of itself, that's nothing new. The man from Massachusetts has at...
  • Poll Shows Rick Santorum Leading GOP Race In Tennessee [Santorum=27%;Romney=27%;Gingrich=16%]

    02/16/2012 9:59:13 PM PST · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    TimesFreePress ^ | February 16, 2012
    February 14th, 2012 Poll Shows Rick Santorum Leading GOP Race In Tennessee Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has scheduled a trip to Tennessee next week while a poll indicates Rick Santorum is now leading in the state despite his lack of a campaign organization within the state. The American Research Group Inc. poll, involving 600 "likely" Republican voters contacted by telephone Feb. 8-9, found Santorum favored by 34 percent, followed by Mitt Romney (27 percent), Gingrich (16 percent) and Ron Paul (13 percent).
  • Three new MI polls show Santorum with lead

    02/16/2012 7:17:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 16, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    National pollsters have already released surveys showing Rick Santorum taking a lead over Mitt Romney in Romney’s native state of Michigan. Today, three state-based polls concur, showing leads from just under four points to ten points in the key battleground state. The Detroit News poll shows the tightest margin (via Politico’s Morning Blast e-mail):
  • Rasmussen Poll Ohio (Santorum 42%, Romney 24%)

    02/16/2012 9:36:15 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 128 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/16/12 | staff
    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum continues to ride his polling momentum into Ohio where he leads Mitt Romney by nearly two-to-one in the first Rasmussen Reports survey of Republicans in the state. The new statewide telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary voters shows Santorum picking up 42% of the vote to Romney’s 24%. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich draws 13% support, while Texas Congressman Ron Paul picks up 10%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • Santorum Surges: Now 18 Points Ahead Of Romney

    02/16/2012 2:29:38 PM PST · by ElIguana · 13 replies
    The DC ^ | 02/16/2012 | America's Conservative News
    (TheDailyCaller.com) Rick Santorum is smoking Mitt Romney in a Rasmussen poll of Ohio Republican voters released on Thursday. Santorum gets 42 percent in the swing state, a crucial one in the general election, while Romney sits 18 points behind at 24 percent. Newt Gingrich is in third at 13 percent and Ron Paul is at 10 percent.
  • Immigration Report Card: Obama, F-; Paul, D-; Gingrich, D; Romney, C+, Santorum, A-.

    02/14/2012 9:51:26 AM PST · by dangus · 39 replies
    NumberUSA ^ | NumbersUSA
    Barrack Obama: F- Ron Paul : D- Newt Gingrich: D Mitt Romney: C+ Rick Santorum: A-Excerpts about Rick's grades STOPPING AMNESTIES Sen. Santorum earned an A+ on stopping amnesties while in Congress. And he has challenged his own Catholic Church leaders as well as other candidates for supporting the legalization of millions of people who have broken immigration laws. MANDATE E-VERIFY. In 1996, Sen. Santorum voted against creating the program that became E-Verify. But on the campaign trail 15 years later, he has promised to push mandatory verification. He misses an EXCELLENT rating because he continues to talk about there...
  • Poll shows Santorum leading GOP race in Tennessee

    02/14/2012 9:55:08 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 38 replies
    KnoxvilleNewsSentinel ^ | February 14, 2012 | Staff
    NASHVILLE — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has scheduled a trip to Tennessee next week while a poll indicates Rick Santorum is now leading in the state despite his lack of a campaign organization within the state. The American Research Group Inc. poll, involving 600 "likely" Republican voters contacted by telephone Feb. 8-9, found Santorum favored by 34 percent, followed by Mitt Romney (27 percent), Gingrich (16 percent) and Ron Paul (13 percent). The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania recruited no committed delegates to appear on the Tennessee's March 6 ballot, though if he wins the state primary, he will...
  • Romney's electability argument weakening? (PPP Poll shows Santorum does better against Obama)

    02/14/2012 10:06:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 02/14/2012 | Tom Jensen
    One thing that has remained constant in the ever changing GOP Presidential race is that Mitt Romney is the strongest candidate against Barack Obama...at least until now.  PPP's newest national poll finds Romney trailing Obama by 7 points at 49-42, while Santorum trails by only 5 points at 49-44.This is a new development in the flavor of the month game. Over the previous 6 months when Romney first trailed Michele Bachmann, then Rick Perry, then Herman Cain, then Newt Gingrich in our national polling he still did on average 6 points better than them in our general election tests....
  • (Rasmussen Poll) Michigan GOP Primary: Santorum 35%, Romney 32%

    02/14/2012 11:31:26 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 110 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/14/12 | staff
    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, following his wins last week in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, has now jumped ahead of Mitt Romney in Michigan's Republican Primary race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Michigan shows Santorum with 35% of the vote to Romney’s 32%. Well behind are Texas Congressman Ron Paul with 13% and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 11%. Only one percent (1%) prefers some other candidate in the race, while eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • Time for Newt to Do the Honorable Thing [First NRO, now American Spectator Calls Him To Withdraw]

    02/14/2012 6:00:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 58 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 14, 2012 | DAVID CATRON
    Time for Newt to Do the Honorable Thing By DAVID CATRON on 2.14.12 Gingrich can perform one last service for the GOP, drop out and endorse Santorum. About a week after his surprising victory in the South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich did an interview with ABC News, most of which he devoted to complaints about the tactics Mitt Romney was using against him in Florida: "We have not been as effective in telling the truth as he has been in running ads… which have had to be pulled because they were so inaccurate." His most notable remark, however, was a...
  • National Review to Newt Gingrich: Drop out (NR- Drop Dead!)

    02/13/2012 8:26:17 AM PST · by VinL · 55 replies
    WashPo ^ | 12--13-12 | Weiner
    The National Review wants former House speaker Newt Gingrich to call it quits. The GOP presidential candidate has long had an uneasy relationship with the mainstream conservative press in general and National Review in particular, and he will likely dismiss the editorial as “establishment” meddling. The paper’s harsh assessment is likely the tip of the iceberg, however, and Gingrich will be forced to defend his own relevance going forward in the campaign — never a good place for a candidate to be. “[Former Pennsylvania senator Rick] Santorum has won more contests than Gingrich (who has won only one), has more...