"Santorum won evangelical support by 17 points."

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"Santorum won evangelical support by 17 points."

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After Super Tuesday, Romney leads by 100 delegates or more. But Santorum remains the favorite among evangelical voters.

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Amen! Only a Christian

Amen! Only a Christian Catholic (boobie prize for desparate Evangelicals) can lead our constitutional republic. After all, no one in history who has professed the name of our Lord has ruled ineptly. It's an automatic guarantee they ate the best candidate. UGH.

Go Romney!

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Hear, hear, Mr.

Hear, hear, Mr. Guggenheim.

Glad I voted in Ohio yesterday. I actually feel like my vote counted.

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oh

And it's almost certain they ate the best candidate, because he sure wasn't on the ballot.

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Alex, Couldn't it be that

Alex,

Couldn't it be that Santorum better represents the views of evangelicals than Romney?

At least, that was my reason for voting for him the AZ primary.

Why is it that my voice always seems to be loudest when I am saying the dumbest things?

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Sigh

I just want the (endless) primaries to be over so that we can get onto the real business of defeating Obama.

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Chip Van Emmerik

Chip Van Emmerik wrote:
Alex,

Couldn't it be that Santorum better represents the views of evangelicals than Romney?

At least, that was my reason for voting for him the AZ primary.

It stands to reason that the person for whom one votes is the person the voter believes best represents their interests/views. My concern is with the criteria being used.

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The delegate race

http://nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/06/10595751-analysis-romn...

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The upshot is that even though Gingrich won Georgia, according to NBC News' projection Tuesday night, he could end up with fewer than half its delegates. Romney, meanwhile — despite finishing second or third — could come away with a quarter of them or more.

Math like that made it possible for Romney to hit 323 total delegates, according to NBC News' projections through 12:35 a.m. ET — more than triple the number won by Gingrich (105) and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania (101) and 13½ times those won by Rep. Ron Paul of Texas (24).

And it's the kind of math that makes it harder for a non-front-running candidate to make a big leap in delegates, which he could do by winning an upset in a big winner-take-all state.

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Besides having won six contests going in to Tuesday, Romney had also finished second in four of the five others, winning a significant number of delegates in many of them. Besides adding three more wins by mid-evening, he was also running second or was in a virtual tie for the lead in most of the rest of Tuesday's contests that had reported returns.

Certainly, an unexpected development, like a candidate's withdrawal or a major mistake in a debate, could change the calculus, but as it stands now, the problem for Gingrich and Santorum is that, no matter how good they look in national polls compared to Romney, they're finishing third or fourth too often.

Republicans would be wise to unfund Gingrich and get this down to a 3 man race.

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Jim Peet wrote: Republicans

Jim Peet wrote:
Republicans would be wise to unfund Gingrich and get this down to a 3 man race.

Why keep Paul in it? He can't win the primary or (probably) the general.

Whose votes does he poach?

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But he lost the Catholic vote in Ohio

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/07/loudly-catholic-santorum-loses-...

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Rick Santorum, a conservative Catholic who is outspoken about faith-based issues, lost Catholic voters by a wide margin in Ohio on Tuesday, potentially a key factor that allowed Mitt Romney to squeak out the narrowest of victories overall in the state.

According to CNN’s exit polls, Romney took 43% of Ohio Catholics on Super Tuesday, compared to 31% for Rick Santorum, and Romney beat Santorum overall by 38% to 37%.

Catholic voters accounted for a third of Ohio’s Republican electorate, the largest share of Catholics in any Super Tuesday state.

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DavidO wrote: Jim Peet

DavidO wrote:
Jim Peet wrote:
Republicans would be wise to unfund Gingrich and get this down to a 3 man race.

Why keep Paul in it? He can't win the primary or (probably) the general.

Whose votes does he poach?

Most likely Romney. Gingrich and Santorum are big spenders when they held federal offices. That is Paul's biggest gripe.

The reason Santorum is popular among "evangelicals" is because the number of "evangelicals" who think Catholics are Christian also.

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Ron Paul's in it for "the message"

DavidO wrote:
Why keep Paul in it? He can't win the primary or (probably) the general.

Whose votes does he poach?

Ron Paul's message is helpful to the process. You don't see him bashing the three others. He keeps on message and his message is an important one.

He is "the prophet" of fiscal conservatism.

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Ah. Interesting.

Ah. Interesting.