February 7, 2012

Santorum Crushes Opposition in MN and MO; Colorado Early, Close (Updates: Santorum Pulling Away, Wins Colorado)

Filed under: Taxes & Government — Tom @ 11:10 pm

I think jaws are dropping throughout the land.

I also think I’m correct in saying that Rick Santorum is the first candidate to win a majority in a primary — and don’t bring that garbage about the Show Me State only being a “beauty contest” in here.

Those who want to check for the rest of the night can go to these links:

As of just after 11 p.m.:

  • Missouri (97% reporting) — Santorum, 55% (declared winner); Romney, 25%; Paul, 12%
  • Minnesota caucuses (44% reporting) — Santorum, 45% (declared winner); Paul, 27%; Romney, 17%; Gingrich 11%
  • Colorado caucuses (11% reporting) — Romney, 37%; Santorum, 37%; Gingrich 17%; Paul, 9%

As I asked this morning: Has the establishment GOP’s favorite ever been so despised by the rank and file?

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UPDATE: With 29% counted in Colorado, Santorum has opened up a 10-point lead on Romney (41%-31%). Holy cow.

UPDATE 2, Feb. 8, 8 a.m.: Santorum wins Colorado with 40% (Romney 35%, Gingrich 13%, Paul 12%. This was supposed to be a Romney lock.

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4 Comments

  1. Wow.

    Comment by Rose — February 8, 2012 @ 8:12 am

  2. As a Missouri voter, I am gratified to see the landslide defeat of Mittens. Hopefully, Santorum’s campaign will gain momentum and high profile support. Cash is important in politics but it can’t defeat solid, principled leadership.

    Comment by Michael — February 8, 2012 @ 8:29 am

  3. Now a word from us calculating pragmatists:

    Romney’s carpet bombing coming home to roost

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/02/romneys-carpet-bombing-coming-home-to-roost/

    While Santorum deserves to bask in last night’s glow and the media will give him plenty to glow about for a day or two, Santorum cannot be considered the designated not-Romney until he proves he can win or at least do very well in big states with binding primaries where everyone competes.

    In other words, let’s see how Santorum does on Super Tuesday. Then we can talk.

    Comment by dscott — February 8, 2012 @ 9:23 am

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