Santorum Sweeps Three States As Romney Stalls

A resurgent Rick Santorum has been declared the winner in three states, raising questions about Mitt Romney's appeal with conservatives at the core of the Republican Party.

Voters in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado chose Santorum in fairly convincing fashion on Tuesday night, while Romney placed second in two of the three contests.

Texas congressman Ron Paul took second place in Minnesota but was underwhelming in the other two contests. Finally, Newt Gingrich brought up the rear, and even failed to appear on the Missouri ballot, mostly skipping Tuesday's contests to focus on Ohio, which votes next month.

Delegates were not officially awarded Tuesday night for Colorado and Minnesota. They will officially be distributed at district and state conventions in the future.

The Missouri primary was done solely for bragging rights and no delegates were awarded. With the sweep, Santorum has seems to have solidified his status as an elite-level presidential hopeful.


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  • by Jerry Location: Beaufort on Feb 15, 2012 at 03:28 PM
    Talk about a hyena, the president could sure fill the shoes. Everybody can vouch he thinks every thing is funny. Any thing one says he has to laugh and stick his nose in the air. People need to see the forest in stead of just the trees. Don't know any thing about running a country.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM
    It is getting more and more evident that desperation has hit the lefty's camp. They have resorted to one line ad hominem attacks. They post their Political View as MODERATE on their profile pages when they are as clearly left as the sky is blue, at least it is on my planet.What are they ashamed of? They can't defend the policies of their messiah, and when you present them with the facts that prove his policies are the worst in history they attack you. The loons have attacked my education, my religion and my belief the Constitution and the 1st and 2nd Amendments. They have called me everything you can imagine. They come in with comments that are off topic, deflecting and clearly made up, devoid of any facts or figures. They continue to follow their leader even with clear and present evidence of the damage he continues to do. All of the unanswered questions still remain about his past, his actions clearly fall against the norm of the main stream Americans' and his arrogance still a slap in the face to those people who voted for him to begin with. All his promises about ending the bad policies of the Bush administration have been broken and not only has he continued them, but he has expanded them. The left that protested the war Bush got us in and yet remain silent about the 2 Obama continues and the 3 more he has involved us in. The left suddenly claims Christianity and Corporate expansion are bad and the Government that they fought against and protested are good, can you say Hypocrites? Is this the libterd war?
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      by And... on Feb 10, 2012 at 02:32 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      No one even listens to you with your tinfoil hat , you are a follower A sheep that cannot even pick his own canidate . Sweater vest boy with his attempt at putting contraception back to the dark ages will never be elected by the American people , but he will be able to pass a whole lot o tinfoil hats! Mitt for pres. Free underwear for the poor!
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 10, 2012 at 03:49 PM in reply to And...
        Thanks for proving my point with you post sucker!
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          by And.... on Feb 11, 2012 at 01:40 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Thanks for posting with your tinfoil hat . I wasn't gong to vote this year in disgust with it all , but your repug Pom Pom waving Have just decided to vote for Obama just to cancel your vote for whomever your generic rich boy canidate will be as you cannot even choose your own canidate .. . I just want to Thank you for helping re elect Obama to another term . Hope he will be able to end George duBya's other war as well on his next term. Keep up the good work with your tinfoil hat. Thanks again for helping Obama getting another Term.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012 at 04:26 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          you're going to vote for obama just to cancel snakes vote ? Do you really realize how STUPID your comment is ? America means no more to you than that ?? Our way of life means nothing to you ? Idiots born everyday I guess, you just proved it.
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          by And... on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:10 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          what, that you don't think George DubYa "2 war" bush started the wars ? you are think of George 41 , you know , the Bush that didn't cause instilibility in Iraq. it might be time to take off you GOP revisionist history hat, all it does is help re elect Obama . nobody like to be associated with tinfoil hat klowns. dubYa was one of the worst presidents ever to hold office , just slightly behind your other hero, Nixon.
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        by Eyes Wide Open on Feb 10, 2012 at 06:07 PM in reply to And...
        What attempt has Santorum made to send birth control "back to the dark ages"? And when did a person's belief in, or against, birth control become a major national topic of discussion?
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          by And... on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:18 AM in reply to Eyes Wide Open
          GOP holds a meeting to discuss women's right to birth control but do not allow any women to speak. let the klown show continue!
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          by p on Feb 17, 2012 at 07:07 PM in reply to Eyes Wide Open
          Since rich man Bill Gates said the world is overpopulated.
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      by W hat ? on Feb 10, 2012 at 04:13 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Something is seriously wrong with you. Why don't you get a pet to talk to? A fish should do nicely.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2012 at 08:04 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      I'd take Republican far more seriously is they didn't want to run a candidate that would push women's rights back to the 19th century.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 13, 2012 at 05:38 AM in reply to
        I'd take democrats more seriously if they wouldn't violate the First Amendment of the Constitution...its so communist of them. You mean womens right to murder the unborn? I have heard of that but get a little upset about having to help pay for it with my tax money.
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          by And... on Feb 13, 2012 at 09:51 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          You would repeal women's right to vote as well if you could get away with it . That's why Obama will be your pres. For the next four years . think of the bright side , you can use your Wolfgank , snake boy names for a good while longer.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 13, 2012 at 10:44 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          And, weighs in with nothing as usual. He has identity confusion, went off track with his statment about womans rights and posts his feel good grandeur of opening the 2012 Obama Koolaid stand. Good luck with that terd, they tell me its going down in 2012.
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          by And... on Feb 13, 2012 at 01:14 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          You soros ,commie, glen beck cut and paste from his fan club news letter just pushes people to go Obama . Thank you for your part in re electing Obama.
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      by jc on Feb 13, 2012 at 12:31 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      As a moderate swing voter, the GOP is not doing any fovors to get my vote by letting that ignoramus Sarah Palin speak at your events.
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        by Tim (33yr republican) on Feb 15, 2012 at 09:17 AM in reply to jc
        Amen to that
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      by and.. on Feb 13, 2012 at 01:28 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      all your tinfoil babble does not change the fact that Obama took out the bin and we are still fighting the last of George duBYa's two wars. America cannot afford another gop warlord. RoN PAUL for pres!
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      by And... on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:03 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      George duBYa isn't running for pres. Snake boy , Take the bumper sticker off your moped. sweater vest boy is gaining traction with the tinfoil hat crowd , time to stock up on birth control before he tries to get it outlawed. Newt and white owl for pres. and 3rd lady!
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      by And... on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:13 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      It's not about you , it's about your revisionist history tinfoil hat , you know the one that makes you think George duBYa 2 war bush was a good pres. if he was so good why don't they invite him to the GOP big top klown show this year? Another day in the life of a sheep that has to wait to know who to vote for ., soon you will know soon....
  • by Puppetmaster on Feb 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM
    Yes, I am your master. I control the money and the power in this world and my minions like Snake Oil and Tim help to shape my message. "No tax hikes for the rich like me, put the burden on yourselves!" "You don't need a social safety net, that's for Socialists" "Healthcare for those who can't afford it? No way, let them die!" "Social security is a ponzi scheme, you need to invest in the stock market and become rich. You can all be rich some day so don't raise our taxes. But no tax breaks for you though, you are my puppets and you will pay your share.
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      by Tim on Feb 15, 2012 at 09:21 AM in reply to Puppetmaster
      I never said no tax hikes for the rich you moron. Im sick of the dregs of society pilfering the system for all its worth and your messiah lets it happen, in fact promotes it. And at least i use my real name and don't hide because I am a coward. You vote for Obama...I will not he is a dismal failure and has to go, I don't agree with much of what Bush did either, and im not crazy about what the GOP is doing now. But, I do know Obama has to go!!!
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        by Lavon on Feb 15, 2012 at 01:00 PM in reply to Tim
        Man don't nobody care who you vote for. How many times do I have to tell you that your vote doesn't matter. Didn't you see that in 2008
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM
    Well, just released; Obama backs down for madates on Catholics healthcare laws.....Somebody needs to know what those teachings are before the quote a libterd statement.
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      by And... on Feb 12, 2012 at 06:19 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      This just in , the repugs have decided they would be happy to destroy America in the attempt to gain a foot inn the door at the oval office. very similar to to tea party downgrade of America's Credit rating.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 at 06:06 AM
    Catholic backed by evangelicals ? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm ! Looks like the evangelicals are tearing their churches apart to make a political statement. Somebody needs to get back to thier own teachings before they straighten the rest of the world .
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 at 05:48 AM
    I have just finished readig most of the comments on this article. It's apparent that some guy called OSOC and this EWO are the same individual.It's also apparent this individual is sick and tormented and mentally unstable. Please people don't waste you time reading those comment.
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      by Creeps on the site on Feb 10, 2012 at 04:16 PM in reply to
      Been noticing that for months...just curious, do Washington have a Bell Tower? If so...stay away from it.
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        by And... on Feb 13, 2012 at 01:15 PM in reply to Creeps on the site
        Watch your back if you see a repug guy wearing a tinfoil hat.
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      by And... on Feb 12, 2012 at 06:51 AM in reply to
      He posts by many names ; snake boy, Wolfgank , ewo , you can tell it is him from his tinfoil hat ....And ...his George duBYa "TWO WAR"bush bumper sticker On the back of his moped.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 14, 2012 at 07:48 AM in reply to
      You poor missguided libterds. I understand the identity crisis and confusion in your small world. I read the posts you place out there from mediamatters and think, if only people could think for themselves instead as a collective of libterds living amongst us American, the world would be a much better place. But, you cannot think out of your libterdialologic box. So you hurl on this web site, who exibit more intelligence than you then resort to name calling and implications. Why? We know why, no matter what you do to try to defend the worst president in history, Obama, you have no info to defend him with, its all you got. I know how desperate that must be for you in fact...I am choking up a tear....its just so, so sad...now go return to you villages....
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        by And... on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:22 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        We just wonder when you are going to take off the George DuBYa "2 war" bush bumper sticker off your moped. Do you miss the " miss me yet ? Billboards? . Wonder why they are gone.. sad they invite miss Alaska but ol duBYa won't be seen athe the GOP big top klown show, must bring more tears to your eyes.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Feb 10, 2012 at 05:41 AM
    Every time there's a new Republican front runner he ends up polling worse against Obama than the last one. LOL!! You guys are a joke. Who's going to be your next front runner? Might as well march Joe The Plumber back up there and put him in the Clown Circus
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      by Eyes Wide Open on Feb 10, 2012 at 06:12 PM in reply to Lavon
      A 3 year old could beat Obama. All they would need to do is keep repeating the words, "Five Trillion Dollars" thoughout the campaign.
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        by Lavon on Feb 11, 2012 at 02:05 PM in reply to Eyes Wide Open
        Sorry but making claims that a 3 year old could beat Obama just ain't gonna get it. I suspect Obama will beat whichever clown candidate the GOP nominates worse than he did MCcain
  • by Tim Location: Vanceboro on Feb 9, 2012 at 12:16 PM
    Lemme see....im gonna scroll and see how many times I can find Lavmoron and Bar-low IQ spouting off ignorant jibberish.
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      by Ha Ha Ha on Feb 9, 2012 at 04:43 PM in reply to Tim
      Not as many times as osoc does, he just uses different handles, thinking people are gullible and will believe some else is agreeing with him. How sad. This guy really must be suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome.
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        by tIM on Feb 10, 2012 at 04:35 AM in reply to Ha Ha Ha
        YEAH...that may be truc but Lavan and Barlow are in competition to see who can give Obama the free colonoscopy when he comes to a sudden stop. The man (and i use the term loosely)could kill dey mama, and they both would think it was the right thing to do. I don't use anonymous, or other handles, i AM Tim..I do not support Obama, he is a dismal failure as POTUS and am concerned that he will be reelected simply because his competition is basically as idiotic as he is.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 at 05:51 AM in reply to tIM
          potus are not elected...Obama is the President of the US. Simply elected . Good going Obama , I will be voting on your ticket. The GOP had NOTHING to offer this country or it's people.
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          by Lavon on Feb 10, 2012 at 06:09 AM in reply to tIM
          Tim, your getting up here talking about you do not support obama, like that's suppose to mean something. Trust and believe when I say don't nobody care what you think and who you support. You would hard pressed to find 2 people on this whole planet that probably gives a hoot about you and what you think.
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          by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2012 at 08:06 PM in reply to tIM
          I wouldn't call Obama a man either, more like a deity really. Comparing Obama to normal men like Republicans isn't fair. He's so far above them in stature and intelligence that he should be considered a different species.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 10, 2012 at 05:13 AM in reply to Ha Ha Ha
        This comment has been deleted.
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          by And... on Feb 10, 2012 at 02:36 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          You got Mitty , thinks 375,000 is chump change, newt with moon plan that will save America, and sweater vest boy wanting to ban birth control. Let the clown show continue!
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          by Ha Ha Ha on Feb 10, 2012 at 04:24 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          You post on this site 75-80 times a day, and you call me misguided and delusional? PS...Learn to spell!!!!
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        by And.... on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:21 AM in reply to Ha Ha Ha
        He goes by many names , all you have to do is look for the tinfoil hat or someone wanting a generic canidate , sheep wait in the herd and have their canidate chosen for them.
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      by Lavon on Feb 10, 2012 at 05:39 AM in reply to Tim
      Tim- If you want to hear and see jibberish just look at the Republican candidates
  • by To: Middle Class Location: enc on Feb 9, 2012 at 09:52 AM
    How many of you have relatives who have lost jobs? Well, the GOP wants YOU to support them. How many of you have relatives who have lost their homes? Well, the GOP wants them to live with you! How many of you have relatives with health problems? Well, the GOP wants you to pay their medical bills, or let them die. How many of have parents who may not have enough retirement money? Well, the GOP thinks you should support them and pay their medical bills. How many of you have children ready for college? Well, the GOP thinks you should pay for all their tuition. How many of you pay 25-30% in taxes? Well, the GOP thinks that is just fine and sees nothing wrong with those making over 1 Million paying less than 15%. How many of you have daughters? Well, the GOP would like to her to have to pay more for her health insurance, pay out of pocket for birth control, or not use it (of course, they are willing to pay for Viagra!) How many of you know rape victims? Well, the GOP thinks they should have the baby-regardless, but it will be up to you and her to support that baby for life. All these ills might not affect you now, but think about those family members you love and care about, because the GOP holds you and only you accountable!
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      by Anonymous on Feb 9, 2012 at 09:06 PM in reply to To: Middle Class
      more lies from ignorant obama supporting no bodies. Face it, obama and his policies are failures. It's plain and simple.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 at 12:07 AM in reply to
        Those great policies of the republicans are the ones thar got the country in this mess from the beginning, but I guess you think we are stupid enough to have forgotten all about that little detail.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2012 at 08:07 PM in reply to
        Facts say otherwise, but since when have Republicans been concerned with facts?
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 10, 2012 at 03:52 PM in reply to To: Middle Class
      Did you by any chance vote D in 08 during a koolaid run?
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        by And... on Feb 11, 2012 at 06:18 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Snake / Wolfgank do you still have your George duBya two war bush bumper sticker on the back of your moped? Can you explain why he won't be invited to the GOP big top klown show this year? You can do a lot of things with you tinfoil hat but changing how America feels about duBYa isn't one of the.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 9, 2012 at 12:35 AM
    Has anyone noticed how fast these Clowns fall once people actually listen to them? The media is not the blame for their rhetoric, it only exposes it.
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