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Rick Santorum wins Alabama and Mississippi

March 14, 2012

  Rick Santorum pulled out two big victories last night in Alabama and Mississippi and once again the inevitable nominee–Mitt Romney–was unable to seal the deal, calling into question if conservatives will ever gain enough trust in the Republican establishment’s choice to pull the lever for him–now or in November.

  The south was considered to be less fertile ground for a liberal candidate such as Mitt Romney, but his showing in these contests still has to be a disappointment to him because he was hoping at best to win Mississippi to stem the bleeding of an Alabama loss, or in a worse case scenario he was hoping Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich would split the two states to there would be no clear conservative alternative to Mitt Romney.

  By winning both Alabama and Mississippi Rick Santorum may have solidified his position as the non-Romney candidate, at least perception-wise in the eyes of the voters even if he is only awarded slightly more delegates than Newt Gingrich. This could help Rick Santorum moving forward if he is able to gain momentum based on these wins. So far Rick Santorum has failed gain any real momentum from his victories, but maybe that is about to change if voters start to look at him as THE non-Romney candidate because it is starting to get late in the process and if there ever was a time for the voters to coalesce around a single non-Romney candidate it would appear as if the time is now.

  With the three races ending up so close the candidates will take home roughly the same amount of delegates so Romney’s lead will remain virtually unchanged, but Romney still must be wondering what he must do to connect with the voters he is going to need in November if he does end up winning the nomination.

  With these three candidates polling so close together, and with there being no sign that New Gingrich is going to drop out, the prospects of a brokered convention appear more and more likely every day.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Can you say IMPEACH? permalink
    March 14, 2012 7:49 am

    Obama illegal? CBS reports… finally some ‘true’ media for Americans

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/stunner-balanced-tv-report-on-arpaio-probe/

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  2. Romney the Flip-Flopper permalink
    March 14, 2012 7:51 am

    Romney: The story of two men trapped in one body

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  3. March 14, 2012 9:32 am

    Since now it looks like its either going to be Romney or a brokered convention I am rooting for there to be a brokered convention. I think that a brokered convention will be a good shake up for the GOP, especially the establishment, and will favor Santorum.

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    • March 14, 2012 9:11 pm

      I agree Teresa, I would rather see a brokered convention than Mitt Romeny. Romney is unelectable in my opinion and a brokered convention might finally send a signal to the establishment that we are done screwing around.

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  4. Deb permalink
    March 14, 2012 10:08 pm

    Whoop whoop!! Go Rick! Why, Steve, WHY is everyone and their grandma still, to this very minute, insisting that Mitt is inevitable? I’m thisclose to having a Howard Beal moment ;O

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    • March 15, 2012 6:23 am

      It turns out that with his victory in Samoa that Romney ended up getting more delegates than Santorum, at this rate we can only hope for a brokered convention. The media and the establishment want Romney and that is why we keep hearing he is inevitable and the most electable, but it certainly looks like there are 2/3 of the people out there voting who do not believe either is the case.

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