Tagged with Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum Concedes to Mitt Romney, Allows Party to Unite

Rick Santorum, largely for family reasons, has suspended his campaign. It comes just at the moment when it became clear that continuing on would be fruitless. Romney has the money, organization, and delegates to make a Santorum comeback unrealistic. Kudos to Santorum for fighting so valiantly for so long despite being outgunned by candidates with more money and … Continue reading

Santorum Sweeps Three States, Reframes Race

Last night (Tuesday, Feb 7th) was another game changer in a wild race for the GOP nomination. Newt Gingrich had his big night back in South Carolina, then lost momentum as Romney won Florida and Nevada back-to-back. Santorum though, never really had his time. His win in Iowa wasn’t known until after the votes were … Continue reading

Newt Gingrich Earns First GOP Primary Victory

As I’m sure you know by now, Newt Gingrich has won the South Carolina GOP primary, and did so decisively. Now, Santorum, Romney, and Gingrich all may claim victory in one state. While the winner of South Carolina has gone on to win the nomination in every GOP primary since 1980, each of those winners also … Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Mitt Romney Becoming the GOP Nominee

Today’s New Hampshire primary is historic. Mitt Romney’s win makes him the first non-incumbent Republican to win both Iowa and New Hampshire since Iowa became the kick-off state in the election cycle. (Update: Recount has shown that Rick Santorum actually edged Mitt Romney in Iowa) While that doesn’t mean he’s the nominee–Rick “Sweater Vest” Santorum, Ron … Continue reading

#NHDebate Recap Jan 7, 2012

Less than 72 hours until the New Hampshire primary, the six remaining major candidates for GOP nomination gathered in Manchester, New Hampshire for a nationally broadcast debate. Here were the key points and most interesting tidbits. When asked if he would stand behind his negative ads against Rick Santorum, Ron Paul didn’t back down. The ad accuses Rick … Continue reading

Santorum Surges In Iowa As Caucuses Approach

As the Iowa caucuses approach, it appears there was time for one more candidate to surge to the forefront. Conservative Republicans–likely feeling disillusioned with a field that doesn’t include Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, or Bobby Jindal–may have finally found a consistent conservative in Rick Santorum, who after hovering below 5% for much of … Continue reading