Romney alone showed class

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Three contenders for the Republican nomination for president – Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney – spoke Tuesday after their primary wins.

Gingrich spoke on and on in his superior professorial style, comparing himself to a tortoise among a bunch of bunnies in the race to the nomination. No matter what your opinion of the former House speaker is, he’s not dumb. He’s staying in this race for the exposure and has zero illusions of ever occupying the White House. He’ll surely get a book or two out of the experience.

Santorum spoke in Steubenville, Ohio, even though he’d not won that state. He was quite confident he would. Much of his performance had to do with references to his family and denigrating the actions of our current president. His exit was pure theater as he guided his 93-year-old mother off the stage. However, this self-canonized candidate showed a nasty side in his inability to resist a swipe at Mitt Romney, essentially calling Romney a liar regarding Massachusetts’ health care.

Romney used the occasion, with the help of his wife, Anne, to thank his supporters. He took some critical aim at Obama, but he referred to his competition – Gingrich, Paul and Santorum – as fine and good men. Santorum might, for a least a few minutes, stop advertising his sanctity and emulate Romney’s simple courtesy.

Gene Rickaby

Martinez

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allhans
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allhans 03/08/12 - 11:48 pm
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Good for Romney. I was

Good for Romney. I was surprised to see that Romney received the Catholic vote, or the greater percentage of the vote. Maybe religion won't come into play and we can get this settled.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/09/12 - 01:25 am
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As long as there is an iota

As long as there is an iota of hope, most dyed in the wool Southern Baptists won't vote for Romney. Many won't even vote for him against Obama, they will just sit it out. Sad.

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catfish20 03/09/12 - 07:04 am
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I am a Southern Baptist Tea

I am a Southern Baptist Tea Party supporter who voted for Romney.

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Riverman1 03/09/12 - 07:49 am
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I am a Southern Baptist,

I am a Southern Baptist, fundamentalist, Consitutionalist, liquor drinking, deer killing, pick-up truck driving, barroom brawler, NPR hating, football loving, nuclear power glow in the dark advocate, distance runner fanny pack carrying hater, Tea Party supporter who will vote for Romney against Obama.

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seenitB4 03/09/12 - 07:57 am
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Bragging RM?? GOB was country

Bragging RM??

GOB was country when country wasn't cool...btw I can almost see that glowing from outside Atlanta.....too close to those lightning bugs ..maybe..

allhans
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allhans 03/09/12 - 10:13 am
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There a a lot of time left.

There a a lot of time left. Many things can happen, Rumors are that Obama has been trying or some time to find a new VP to run with him.
Until we know the GOP ticket there won't be much excitement.
My neighbors, a couple, didn't vote. The reason they gave was "several time a day we heard that Gingrich would easily take GA. Now, what was the point in my voting. Newt didn't need my vote and any other was pretty well wasted, other than some proportioned number of delegates, so we will wait until the general and vote when it counts".

The polls a bad thing?

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Jane18 03/09/12 - 12:18 pm
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I hope you're wrong on this

I hope you're wrong on this one, itsanotherday. I read the other day that someone said they would vote for a three-legged dog before they would vote for Obama. Le's hope whomever our "three-legged dog" is, your neighbors and others will vote for him(cannot be any worse than what we have now)!

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Jon Lester 03/09/12 - 01:19 pm
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Yes, but Mr. 28% Approval

Yes, but Mr. 28% Approval Rating can't help but make evidence of his economic class all too obvious. Any praise for Romney is made with very relative terms, because Gingrich and Santorum are so appalling, and the "Ron Paul Revolution" never will go mainstream.

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bjphysics 03/09/12 - 01:25 pm
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Intrade: Barack Obama to be

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allhans
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allhans 03/09/12 - 01:49 pm
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Romney got most of the

Romney got most of the Catholic vote on Super Tuesday but not the TEA Party or evangelicals...(interestibng that one of the Catholic candidate didn't get the vote).
We haven't got to the one on one part of the campaign yet.

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To make the statements some are making they would need to Google Obama and Hillary in March '08, then tell us what they think they know.

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Little Lamb 03/09/12 - 01:55 pm
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I seldom agree with Jon

I seldom agree with Jon Lester's posts, so I am pleased to say that I wholeheartedly agree with this one:

. . . because Gingrich and Santorum are so appalling. . . .

They certainly are.

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faithson 03/09/12 - 02:01 pm
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Romney on China today: "

Romney on China today: " It's pretty impressive over there how quickly they can build things, how productive they are as a society. You should see their airport compared to our airports, their highways, their train systems." in support of his deregulation philosophy. Can't drink their water or breath their air, but hey... after you wipe off the grunge on the exterior of their buildings and cars, it sure LOOKS good. Impressed with state controlled economy, go Mitt go !!!

allhans
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allhans 03/09/12 - 02:03 pm
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"Super Tues Romney continued

"Super Tues Romney continued his strong showing with college-educated, wealthier voters, and seniors. But other key trends broke in his direction as well.

Then there was the gender breakdown.men -- who made up a majority of Ohio's Republican primary voters -- favored Santorum, while women favored Romney.

Ohio exit polls

But breaking down the numbers still further: Rick Santorum had a 5-point edge among all Ohio voters combined, male and female -- except for the working women who made up around a fifth of the state's electorate today: *** Those voters gave Romney an 8-point edge. Romney continued to show strength with Catholic voters; virtually across the board, they supported him over fellow Catholic Rick Santorum. *****Even in Georgia, where home state candidate Newt Gingrich, also a Catholic, won a decisive victory, Catholics still backed Romney.

allhans
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allhans 03/09/12 - 02:06 pm
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faithson..So Romney has been

faithson..So Romney has been to China. You were impressed?

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