Can Rick Santorum Win This Horse Race?

Posted: January 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

by Ernest O’Dell

For that matter, can ANY Republican win this race?  Yes, I do believe both questions can be answered in the affirmative.

Forget Mitt Romney’s whisper-close eight-vote margin of victory over Rick Santorum in Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses. The real tally stands at Romney 25 %…

…not Romney 75 %.

That’s not good news for Mr. Romney… nor is it good news for Odumbutt.

With Bachmann out of the race — and with a few more candidates likely to follow after next week’s New Hampshire primary — the chances of a “credible” alternative to Mr. Romney as the “inevitable” may come as a surprise to many… including the MSM, who — by the way — has been trying to set you up to lose all along.

Let’s face it: the MSM has been in the tank with the Communists since about… oh, LBJ, and perhaps, Carter…

But, I digress.

Romney’s campaign staff just can’t put enough lipstick on this pig. He’s never been able to get over the 25% hump and get his afterburners on. He’s been running for the nomination for almost six years, ever since he scratched McLame’s back, and feigned indifference to the Iowa result, as if it really didn’t matter to him.

While the Iowa Caucus doesn’t determine the winner here, and never really has, one still has to ask the begging question: why didn’t he win by a much bigger margin than 8 votes.

I know, I know… the Iowa Caucus doesn’t determine the winner.  (Didn’t I just say that in the previous paragraph?)

Sigh…

Still… Mitt spent MILLIONS in Iowa, mostly on negative ads against Newt Gingrich, whom he saw as his most potent rival.  While Monsieur Romney was unleashing his Super-PAC attack dogs on Newt, guess who slipped into the proverbial “dog-pile”?

You got it!  The guy from those pesky Midwest swing states: Rick Santorum.

Not only does he have an appeal to white working-class voters, but he’s also “electable” — contrary to the popular mantra of the Left Wing.

“Surprise!  Surprise!”, said Gomer Pyle.

When Rick Santorum saw things break his way at the last minute, he took advantage of the situation and never had to flip-flop on any issues to do it.  All he had to do is stay true to himself and what he has always believed.

After Bachmann dropped out, and the inevitable implosion of many others, it has come to the surprise of the mouth breathing “hand-wringers” on the D.C. talk show circuit that Santorum has come out of nowhere and pulled a rope-a-dope.

Who’s the dope?

Time will tell.

My dear governor, Rick Perry, doesn’t seem to stand a chance in the eyes of the media.  They say he’s too stupid.  I have to ask the same question he asked: “Who said that?”

Can’t name the person who said that?  Then it’s just a journalistic ploy to “bait” you into saying something stupid… or doing something stupid to “appear” stupid.

As Forrest Gump (and his mama) would say, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

Rick Perry is not a stupid man.  Texans don’t elect — and re-elect — stupid people to office for 5 consecutive terms.

Sorry… but Texans, and Rick Perry just don’t fit the mold of MSM Stupidity.

Herman Cain was assassinated by the Left, and it worked.  I feel sorry for him, because I do believe he was a good man.  But as they say, “Good deeds (and intentions) never go unpunished.”  When Gloria Alred showed up on the scene, coaching her lackeys on camera, I knew it was all over except the crying.

Newt Gingrich?

Well, he could, possibly implode, given the right circumstances.  But he could also come back with a few surprises of his own…

…like a few attack ads of his own against Mitt Romney.

He might figure if he can’t win this, then he’ll do everything in his power to destroy Mr. Romney.

Hey… he’s got experience with these dirty creeps in D.C.  Don’t count him out just yet, and don’t think he won’t play dirty.  He’s pissed now, and when Newt gets pissed, he makes Karl Rove blush like a choir boy who just pee’d in his pants.

And let’s not forget Jon Huntsman: he never even showed up.  So, he’s a non-issue.  He never was a candidate, and never will be.

Ron Paul?

Did I hear 5th Place?

In the Kentucky Derby, he wouldn’t have even qualified “by a nose” — and in horse races, the “dark horse” is mostly a loser.

Did I just call Ron Paul a loser?

Yep.  Sure did.  Always was: always will be.

Now, let’s look at Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney…

Rick spent about 73 cents per vote in the Iowa Caucus and tied the Romney Machinery, while Mitt spent — on average — about $100 per vote… and handily handed the wacky Ron Paul his ass on a silver platter.

Santorum’s surge shows that — once more — Romney is finding it frustrating to break the 25 percent barrier, whether in public opinion polls or in voting.

By now one would think the message should be crystal clear to poor Mitt: The GOP’s conservative base doesn’t like him, don’t trust him and — unless they have no other choice — they probably won’t vote for him, no matter how much he panders to them.

Myself, methinks he would be the lesser of two evils, but there are a lot of staunch conservatives who won’t go with the lesser of two evils.  They won’t hold their nose this time, and they won’t eat a bottle of TUMS.  They will probably sit home and bitch and moan when Barack Obama steals the election — because he damn sure won’t win it by any measurable means.

My take on those who “sit this one out” is: you deserve what you get.  Don’t bitch if you get it “put to you” again in November.  If we don’t rally behind the Republican nominee and take this election in an undeniable landslide, we WILL see fighting in the streets.

Now, this shouldn’t come as a big shock: Romney’s refusal to disown RomneyCare is a huge strike against him.  We all have heard the arguments that what he signed off on was not his original proposal, but still… he signed off on it nonetheless.

And we’ve also heard that “a lot of people ‘just love’ RomneyCare” in Massachusetts.  At the same time, there are also a lot of people on the other side of the coin who DO NOT like RomneyCare, much less ‘love’ it.  I’m not going to bore you by belabouring the statistics, but suffice it to say that one will never win a 100% majority on anything proposed by the government.

Can the states do such a thing?  Sure!  That’s why we have the 10th Amendment and that’s why the states can be the laboratories and test (or ‘incubate’) such theories and notions.  And if they don’t work, then they can modify them or repeal them.  But, when done at the Federal level, it’s pretty much engraved in stone, unless you reduce the stone monument before it becomes your headstone.

Another thing that does not bode well with Mr. Romney is his plutocratic background in tailor-made made suits, which sets him up for demonization by the Democrats and their Occupy Wall Street miscreants.  They will make hay out of him, and you know it.

Pundits are quick to opine that Santorum has no real shot at the nomination.

Oh, really?

Their mantra is, “His campaign is too underfunded”, he’s “outside the mainstream” on such social issues as gay rights and abortion, he lacks the organization to dent Romney in New Hampshire, etc.

Then I have to go back to my previous question to the MSM: just how did you not see this coming?  Was Bob Schieffer and David Gregory asleep at the switch?

They may be proven right, but Santorum still snuck up on them and surprised them last week.

Could it just be that Rick Santorum is “for real”?  Can you pick up the “vibes” that he is just genuine and not an opportunist that goes along with the political flatulance?

What you see is what you get.  And a man that sticks to his principles — instead of sticking his finger in the air — just might be one to pull this off… no matter why or how he lost his seat in the Senate.

His working-class background has a lot of appeal to — not only Midwestern Americans — but by all of us who who still love the story about the Good Guy winning.

Santorum doesn’t have to win in New Hampshire next week to “win.”

All he has to do is bloody Romney’s nose again in the percentile margins.  If Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and (God forbid) Ron Paul can hold Romney to below the 40 percent hurdle in his own backyard, then Mitt Romney is in really big trouble heading into South Carolina… and maybe, Florida.

Why do I say he is in big trouble heading into South Carolina (and Florida)?

Well… for one, his northeastern-moderate brand just doesn’t play very well in South Carolina.  Ask any South Carolinian: they will be more than happy to give you an “earful” as to why they don’t want, or like, him.

And here’s another reason why Santorum’s rise is not good news for the Obama Regime: The Democrats have been prepping you for Romney like they hoodwinked you with McCain.  Yep: they’ve been playing you like a Georgia fiddle.  While you haven’t been “drinking their Kool-Aid” — you have managed to let them spill a little on you.

Romney is their poster boy for Wall Street “greed” — and they’ve been singing that tired song for months.

It’s a mantra now.  Sort of like that mantra about Newt Gingrich having “too much baggage.”

Sort of like the old television jingle for Alka-Seltzer: “plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is”…

…(you remember the tune, don’t you?)

Hear it often enough and you’ll start “parroting” it like a bird with a brain about the size of a peanut… just like those mouth breathers in Des Moines.

You don’t have to believe the rhetoric and the lies… just “sing” it.  That’s all the Left wants to hear from you: and they’ve done a masterful job in getting you to hum and croon from their playbook.

Listen up, America: none of the Republicans are a bunch of “bird brains”.

Not Mitt Romney, not Rick Santorum, not Newt Gingrich.  None of them.  Except… maybe, Ron Paul.  Yeah… he looks like a bird-brain… and sounds like one.  You know the old adage: “If it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck…”

Well… there you have it — in my not so humble opinion — about Ron Paul.

Any of them, including Bachmann, Cain and Perry, could defeat Barack Obama with half their brains disabled and one hand tied behind their backs.  They can also deliver a speech without teleprompters.

But here’s where Santorum hits the rest of them them where they’re weakest: on life, on guns, on religion. He has a natural appeal to legions of Reagan Democrats — the “bitter clinger” white working-class types whose votes are up for grabs, now that Democrats (pursuing a rich liberals-poor minorities strategy) can offer only a show of Wall Street-bashing and hordes of Occupier Miscreants.

Frankly, the Reagan Democrats are getting “fed up” with having this stuff crammed down their throats, too.

Santorum’s western Pennsylvania, conservative roots, just across the border from Ohio, gives him a natural appeal to a lot of Midwesterners — and it is in these midwestern battleground “swing states” such as Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin where the November general election will be won or lost… not necessarily Iowa.

Santorum could go after Obama on Obama’s own turf in Illinois, and is likely to have a far broader and deeper appeal to ordinary folks than the arugula-eating, usurping lounge lizard from Southside Chicago.

Speaking near Cleveland, Ohio yesterday, Obama cast himself as the “defender of the middle class” — again.  We all know he’s lying his ass off, and most of his base has come to figure that out, too.  But his message turned nasty on Washington-insider stuff — his (unconstitutional) “recess” appointment of Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (even though the Senate is not officially in recess). People want jobs and they want the government to get the hell out of the way…

…the only thing Obama can offer you is more “hope and change” and another speech full of empty words.  (Did I just employ an oxymoron?)

Go figure…

Talk about hope and change: Santorum’s minor triumph in Iowa will bring him much-needed money and support, and if he survives New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida this month, he’ll do even better.  But, he’s got to remain tough on the opposition.  He can’t waiver in his stance.  He’s already committed himself and he needs to stick to his principles.  If he flip-flops, or worse, has a picture taken of himself sitting next to the Piglosi, he’s toast.

The Obamabots are just itching for the first opportunity to blindside Rick because he has so deftly made fools of them.  They’re seething at the bottom of the billabong, and they’re foaming at the mouth for the first chance to bite back.

The Obama Regime knows they are toast, as well as Debbie Wasserman Shultz… and they know they must now regroup.  They’ve got to figure out how to trash a devout Roman Catholic former senator.

Thanks to the president’s sorry record, winning ugly is just about the only hope they have.

But, hey!  We can do ugly.  We’ve been doing Moochelle, DWS, Piglosi and the Hildebeast for so long, it’s time to stop the MSM and the Liberals in their tracks and stop them from playing you like a Georgia fiddle.
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