February 29, 2012

Santorum gets as many Michigan delegates as Romney.

"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."

23 comments:

Andy R. said...

Go frothy! This is almost unbelievable.

The rubes really really dislike Romney. The establishment is going to have a tough time making sure he is the nominee considering how much he is disliked.

MadisonMan said...

If only more Democrats had voted for Santorum.

chickenlittle said...

This sounds like something the folks at TMP could work up into a nice constitutional lather.

And wipe that froth-eating grin off your face, Andy R--it's disgusting!

pm317 said...

Yeah, how many of them are from his begging for Democrats' votes? It would have been OK if the Dems did their thing on their own. It was his stupid mistake of a robocall that will get him.

edutcher said...

Oh, Christ!

He hasn't lived there since he left for undergrad school, but it's his "home state".

My God, what drivel - surprised Hatman isn't making a big deal out of it.

In any case, Mishugah one of the proportional states and measures the delegates by counties won, so, since the vote was 41 - 38, Santorum gets about half.

Problem is, it doesn't do Santorum much good. He needed a big win and not only didn't Republicans support him, the KosKidz fiasco (Kos made a big deal of getting Demos to vote for him) didn't work, either.

He's had his 15 minutes.

Andy R. said...

Go frothy! This is almost unbelievable.

The rubes really really dislike Romney. The establishment is going to have a tough time making sure he is the nominee considering how much he is disliked.


Actually, they don't, moron. Milton outpolled Santorum 48 - 37 among Republicans

Andy R. said...

Milton outpolled Santorum 48 - 37 among Republicans

That means a majority of them don't want him as their nominee. Mittens can't break 50% against Ron, Newt, and Rick. It's humiliating.

edutcher said...

All the candidates were on the ballot, so the field was divided 8 ways, Shirley.

shiloh said...

Santo once trailed mittens by 38 pts. in MI.

The good news for mittens is he won. The bad news is it cost him and his Super PAC $4.3 million in television and radio advertising to split the delegates w/Santo.

chickenlittle said...

Andy R said: That means a majority of them don't want him as their nominee. Mittens can't break 50% against Ron, Newt, and Rick. It's humiliating.

Obama wasn't on that ballot so please feel free to still feel politically threatened this fall. Republicans are just showing that they are nuanced. They remain united against your hero.

shiloh said...

"They remain united against your hero."

Republican 2012 voter turnout has been down compared w/'08 in every caucus/primary, except SC.

ok, ok, we'll let Reps win South Carolina. :)

:zzzz: re: Rep wannabes ...

rhhardin said...

How did mittens do in the mitten.

Andy R. said...

All the candidates were on the ballot, so the field was divided 8 ways, Shirley.

That's your defense? Romney was losing votes to Perry and Cain and Bachmann? That just makes it even more humiliating.

Republicans are just showing that they are nuanced. They remain united against your hero.

Don't expect the Paul supporters to show up for Mittens. And don't expect the bigoted anti-Mormon evangelical voters.

chickenlittle said...

And don't expect the bigoted anti-Mormon evangelical voters.

Why not? Do expect them to just roll over on their knees and offer themselves up for four more years?
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chickenlittle said...

...from your guy?

America's Politico said...

I have lost interest and so do not care. I would not vote for Santorum for all the money in the world. I would not vote for Obama of course.

Thus, in Nov., I am just not voting. It will not matter. The GOP will lose badly, very badly, very very badly.

The GOP is the Party of the Living Dead. So long as it allows people like Rick and Newt to be part of it, they will always be like dinosaurs.

chickenlittle said...

@AP: Shucks! You've done it AP! You've convinced me to stay home and not vote!

Was that too easy?

John Lynch said...

So, Santorum didn't gain on Romney at all. Win for Romney.

Revenant said...

"Milton outpolled Santorum 48 - 37 among Republicans"

That means a majority of them don't want him as their nominee.

No... it means he isn't the first choice of 52% of Republicans, not that 52% of Republicans don't want him.

Heck, Clinton never got a majority of the popular vote in either '92 or '96. Does that mean most Americans didn't want him? Of course not.

traditionalguy said...

Newt's last hurrah has only helped The Mighty Romnoid, so I suggest we lay off hating him for using ideas instead of false posturing.

Santorum is not ready to be President, although I understand and admire his world view.

So let's put the Mighty Romnoid in office. He can't do any worse that McCain would have done.

chickenlittle said...

No... it means he isn't the first choice of 52% of Republicans, not that 52% of Republicans don't want him.

Despite his politics, I don't think that Andy R is very left-brained. I haven't seen it.

crosspatch said...

We are getting pretty close to the end of "proportional allocation" season. I think from here on out nearly all of the primaries are "winner take all".

KenK said...

Principle has its price in politics. Romney's popularity in his "home" state was quite seriously diminished by his 2008 NYT op-ed advocating for letting Detroit (the auto industry not the city) go bankrupt. Mitt seems to think he can condemn our principle industry and then turn around and ask us for political support for higher office. Should Mitt get the nomination he will not carry Michigan "native son" or not.

machine said...

Ouch:

"When you have a candidate few people really like, whose support is a mile wide and an inch deep, whose raison d’etre (a 4am fancy word) is fixing an economy that is fixing itself without him, and who only wins his actual, factual home state by three percentage points against a guy no one took seriously only two months ago, there really is little reason for independent voters in the general election to choose him if the economy keeps improving.

Seriously, putting it bluntly, conservatives may not like Barack Obama, but most other people do. And when faced with a guy you like and a guy you don’t like who says he can fix an economy that no longer needs fixing, you’re going to go with the guy you like," - Erick Erickson, RedState.