Santorum set to win big tonight/can he do anything with it?

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    He won Missouri by a 2 to 1 margin. Looks as if he could pull off similar wins in both Colorado and Minnesota. Granted Missouri doesn't give delegates till later this spring.

    Can Santorum translate these sizeable victories into a serious contender status? Hillary in 08 comes to mind when it appeared she was the defacto nominee only to have Obama storm out of nowhere and leave her behind.

    Super Tuesday has a LARGE southern state vote which could bode very well for him based on tonights results.

    Or is this all a big ole waste of time and money? I think it gives him a shot...what say you?
     
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    No.
     
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    Who knows. It might get some of these blind followers of Newt thinking clearly again. (and with that comment I am not saying all Newt followers are blind. There have just been more lately than usual).

    I can support Romney or Santorum. The others Id have problems with. But I think if we are going to look at this as a two man race, those should be the two we look at. Polls have indicated that Santorum would do better in a match up with Romney. So who knows.
     
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    God, I hope so. It would guarantee four more years of Obama.
     
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    No.

    Here is how the White House looks at it:

    Romney, ideal opponent: Out of touch, no message, tone deaf but tons of money; sounds Presidential.

    Gingrich, dream opponent: Total fiasco of a person from top to bottom, but capable of stirring already dim people into a frenzy. Could be lethal if the spin cycle is still going during the balloting on 11/6.

    Santorum, fantasy opponent: No charisma, no support outside of his family, to the right of Edi Amin. Total lightweight.
     
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    I like Santorum. He is my second preference after Ron Paul, but much better than Newt and infinitely better than Romney.

    Amd Santorum can actually win due to being able to contrast himself to Obama, unlike Romeny who depends on millions of dollars of PAC money and smearing his opposition into the dirt to win.

    Romney wont be able to do that to Obama as everything reflects back his own record in Massachusettes.
     
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    no surprise in Minnesota being it leans Democratic, Missouri isn't a major swing state, Colorado is the real test. I like both Santorum and Romney, but still have a gut feeling Romney will win in the end, and if he does, lets hope Romney puts Santorum on the cabinet, that will give him a major boost ( I want McDonnel as VP !!!}
     
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    Hmm. Obama is in favour of adult women being allowed to exercise their right as free people to use birth control.

    Santorum is against that.

    I'd love to hear how that contrast will help Santorum.
     
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    Are these three states winner take all? Anyone know?
     
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    I seriously doubt that the hot topic of this week will bare any fruit for anyone 8 months from now.
     

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