Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Santorum now second place in delegate count

Well, well, well. It's not a two-way race after all. Santorum's stunning win of 3 states last night sets him up in second place in the delegate count. Romney has 107, Santorum has 45, Gingrich has 32 and Ron Paul has 9. It takes 1,144 delegates to win the GOP nomination. Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri all decided to put Santorum in the lead. Negative campaigning by the other candidates may have had something to do with that. What do you want to bet the attack dogs are out biting Santorum in 3, 2, 1....

13 comments:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I'm sure he'll have his turn in the bubble.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

Hey Opie,

I am reading; Romney 115, Newt 38 and Santorum 34 on CNN via Drudge.

I am pleased with yesterdays outcomes but as you elude to this will be a bumpy ride.

Opus #6 said...

Thank you, Christopher. I have added the link to my source, a Fox News front page story.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

Opie, This is getting to "Who do we believe"?

WSJ;
Romney-107
Santorum-69
Newt-32

http://projects.wsj.com/campaign2012/delegates/

Quite Rightly said...

There are plenty of people out there for whom Santorum is their actual first choice, but who so far have figured his candidacy is too weak. Now they'll be doing some rethinking. At least that's my "hope" for "change."

Kid said...

I think Santorum has a chance. He isn't well known and doesn't have a lot of history for the democrat media to milk like Romney and Newt.

I believe it's going to take a solid showing by non-democrat voters to get oblabber out of there and I don't think Romney will get enough people off the couch - Or Newt.

At this point, I am now in the anybody but oblabber camp. You knew I'd come along didn't you. :)

Just a conservative girl said...

I don't know how these numbers are possible. Last night was a beauty pagent. No delegates were actually won last night, with the possible exception of Colorado. MO has a caucus in two weeks or something that will decide the delegates.

It would be nice if some news outlet could give us the correct number.

Dixon Webb said...

If Santorum gets the nod I will be happy. He can win if Conservatives get out the vote. Bump

Teresa said...

I wonder, what is the correct number of delegates? Santorum has gained steam again. I think it is because he is doing positive campaigning. I am really hoping he keeps on rising in the polls and continues his winning streak.

I thought that one of the states had delegates but Boston.com is reporting no delegates.

WoFat said...

Again: No matter which Republican wins, he'll be better than obama.

Trestin said...

This is good news. I would rather have a long primary where we vet the nominee.

Amusing Bunni said...

I like Rick S. too. He at least is a true conservative.
At this point, we'd all vote for a ham sandwich over the pig in the poke that stupid ppl voted for last time around. Maybe this BC thing will wake up the undecided's who gave the freak a chance.

I can't wait until Breitbart's vetting video's come out, the latest news he said at CPAC is he has a ton of video from back in the day, uh oh. ;-)

fuzzys dad said...

The establishment Republicans will bring out the long knives for Rick