Santorum just dropped out!
Post Reply
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
10-04-2012, 05:00 PM
RE: Santorum just dropped out!
(10-04-2012 01:24 PM)germanyt Wrote:  This will be interesting. Now Romney doesn't have to pander to the right wing base to get the nomination.
Which means his opposition against Obama (in the absence of a real alternative) will be stronger... Confused

Anyway, is Santorum now really finished or does he still have a shot at the GOP Veep seat?
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
10-04-2012, 05:21 PM
RE: Santorum just dropped out!
(10-04-2012 05:00 PM)Scarlet Pimpernel Wrote:  
(10-04-2012 01:24 PM)germanyt Wrote:  This will be interesting. Now Romney doesn't have to pander to the right wing base to get the nomination.
Which means his opposition against Obama (in the absence of a real alternative) will be stronger... Confused

Anyway, is Santorum now really finished or does he still have a shot at the GOP Veep seat?

He commented that he'd gladly accept it. And will commit to helping the GOP no matter what. I don't think it would look good though. Romney has been spending millions in 30 states bashing Santorum so I can't see picking him as VP without it looking like a pander pick. I still think a Paul/Romney or Romney/Paul ticket would be unbeatable.

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.”

-Mark Twain
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
10-04-2012, 06:02 PM
RE: Santorum just dropped out!
I thought he was only in it to make Magic Underpants seem sane so this move was probably planned years ago.

Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 1 user Likes DLJ's post
11-04-2012, 01:30 PM (This post was last modified: 11-04-2012 01:36 PM by germanyt.)
RE: Santorum just dropped out!
From Yahoo!


Although he had vowed to stay in the race through the Pennsylvania primary, Rick Santorum dropped out of the Republican nominating contest Tuesday, effectively clearing the way for Mitt Romney to secure the nod.

While Santorum was still running, there was a lot of speculation as
to whether Newt Gingrich's supporters would go to the former
Pennsylvania senator if Gingrich dropped out, forming a more united
anti-Romney front. (Polling suggests
they were about evenly split on their second choice.) The opposite,
apparently, is not true. Santorum's exit has provided no benefit to his
two remaining challengers when it comes to winning the nomination, and
just little when it comes to carrying a primary. Even when Santorum
remained in the race, we had Romney with a large lead
in Pennsylvania, with about an 88 percent likelihood of victory. That
has since gone to nearly 100 percent likelihood, according to the
political markets.

Gingrich is excited to be the last legitimate challenger to Romney,
at least in his own mind, having told Justin Sink of the Hill that "there's a conservative, named Newt Gingrich, and there's Mitt Romney." But with Santorum out, Gingrich's likelihood in any given primary contest remains negligible.

In fact, it's Ron Paul who has an increased likelihood of carrying a
state with Santorum out of the way. The market on Paul winning any
primary (other than the disputed Maine)
jumped to a 7 percent likelihood Wednesday. He has small but
non-negligible chances in a few states, including Kentucky, home of his
son, Sen. Rand Paul. Santorum dropping out will allow Romney to focus
fewer resources on some small states with late primaries, giving Paul
and his massive national organization the opportunity for a surprise
win.

If this still makes it to Tampa undecided there is no way Santorum delegates are voting Romney. It would be great to see most of them vote Paul and any number of unbound Romney delegates also go to Paul. Should make for quite the swing come convention.

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.”

-Mark Twain
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
11-04-2012, 05:38 PM
RE: Santorum just dropped out!
Did Santorum run out of lube?

Under Repair.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
11-04-2012, 06:54 PM
RE: Santorum just dropped out!
I didn't think Santorum believed in 'pulling out'
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 2 users Like Napoleon's post
11-04-2012, 07:18 PM
RE: Santorum just dropped out!
(11-04-2012 06:54 PM)Napoleon Wrote:  I didn't think Santorum believed in 'pulling out'
He sure does have enough kids...

Under Repair.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply
Forum Jump: