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Taco John
02-10-2012, 05:04 PM
Billionaire Gingrich Contributor To Cut Support
Jaywon Choe

While billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson may have rescued Newt Gingrich’s campaign in its early days, today, he may have just buried it.
Bloomberg News reports that Adelson, who has donated $11 million to Gingrich’s Super PAC, does not plan to send any more money Gingrich’s way. Bloomberg is citing an anonymous source “familiar with their deliberations,” though an Adelson spokesman declined to comment.
The move seems to be weeks in the making. After poor showings by Gingrich in the last several races and the re-resurgence of Rick Santorum, the former House speaker has once again been pushed to the back of the Republican field. And Adelson may be shifting his focus. According to CNN, Adelson met with Mitt Romney in Nevada last week and “assured Romney that he will be behind him 100 percent should he become the nominee.”


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/billionaire-gingrich-contributor-to-cut-support-2012-2#ixzz1m1jdhRJ8

Cave Johnson
02-10-2012, 05:10 PM
Santorum is frothing over this news.

Pioli Zombie
02-10-2012, 06:40 PM
Santorum was awesome at CPAC today. He's going to win the nomination.

alnorth
02-10-2012, 07:20 PM
PPP is twittering a huge frothy Santorum surge.

@ppppolls PublicPolicyPolling
Only around 20% of Michigan voters consider Romney to be a Michigander...limited home court advantage?

@ppppolls PublicPolicyPolling
Santorum topping Romney on the first night of our Michigan poll. This may be the biggest surge yet

@ppppolls PublicPolicyPolling
We're going to have our new national GOP poll, showing a pretty healthy Santorum lead, out tomorrow morning

BucEyedPea
02-10-2012, 11:36 PM
I'd love to see a Santorum versus Paul debate. If Paul doesn't stammer he could take him down on economics.

Direckshun
02-10-2012, 11:43 PM
Romney vs. Santorum.

Who would have thought. Christ.

alnorth
02-11-2012, 12:26 AM
more from the twitterverse

@ppppolls PublicPolicyPolling
Newt's favorability with Republican primary voters nationally has gone under water at 42/44

@ppppolls PublicPolicyPolling
Gingrich's supporters if he dropped out: 58% Santorum, 22% Romney, 17% Paul

RaiderH8r
02-11-2012, 11:08 AM
Everybody else has had their peak and drop in this primary so it finally gets around to Santorum.

La literatura
02-11-2012, 11:53 AM
Romney vs. Santorum.

Who would have thought. Christ.

No kidding. It's absolutely crazy. Santorum would be completely smashed in a general election, I think.

Direckshun
02-11-2012, 12:30 PM
No kidding. It's absolutely crazy. Santorum would be completely smashed in a general election, I think.

And Romney wouldn't?

Even if Romney secures the nomination, which I'm 90% certain he will, he won't be able to land a quality VP to save his life. Nobody worth attaching will want to be part of that sinking ship and risk their 2016 chances spiral down into the world of Jon Edwards/Sarah Palin.

I was genuinely worried this time last year that the President might now win re-election. At this point, it's almost a certainty.

Chocolate Hog
02-11-2012, 12:35 PM
And Romney wouldn't?

Even if Romney secures the nomination, which I'm 90% certain he will, he won't be able to land a quality VP to save his life. Nobody worth attaching will want to be part of that sinking ship and risk their 2016 chances spiral down into the world of Jon Edwards/Sarah Palin.

I was genuinely worried this time last year that the President might now win re-election. At this point, it's almost a certainty.

Rand Paul.

Direckshun
02-11-2012, 12:39 PM
Rand Paul.

Again, no way. For two reasons:

1. Rand's a potential contender in 2016 and 2020. He's not going to risk flushing it down by attaching himself to Romney.

2. His father had criticized Romney heavily for the past six months. And Romney is already having to constantly duck questions about how he differs from his father. Rand would, no doubt, have to face the same questions now that he's supporting a candidate that his father heavily criticized for half a year.

Romney will have to settle on a back-bencher in the GOP. I was thinking Chris Christie would make a fascinating choice, but given the inevitable ass-kicking Romney is going to get in November, and Christie's own decision to publicly criticize Romney on an issue or two, convinces me Christie will stay above the fray and keep his eyes on 2016.

Chocolate Hog
02-11-2012, 12:46 PM
Again, no way. For two reasons:

1. Rand's a potential contender in 2016 and 2020. He's not going to risk flushing it down by attaching himself to Romney.

2. His father had criticized Romney heavily for the past six months. And Romney is already having to constantly duck questions about how he differs from his father. Rand would, no doubt, have to face the same questions now that he's supporting a candidate that his father heavily criticized for half a year.

Romney will have to settle on a back-bencher in the GOP. I was thinking Chris Christie would make a fascinating choice, but given the inevitable ass-kicking Romney is going to get in November, and Christie's own decision to publicly criticize Romney on an issue or two, convinces me Christie will stay above the fray and keep his eyes on 2016.

If Rand wants to be president then the VP spot would be ideal because when the GOP loses he could be the next in line guy.

That would work out great! If Rand wants to ever have a chance at winning he's going to have to be different than his father. This will allow him to draw a contrast between the two.

Romney + Paul = The Reagan Coalition back together.

SNR
02-11-2012, 12:55 PM
It's really cute how Santorum thinks he will beat Obama.

People are sick of Obama. They're even more sick of Ned Flanders politicians.

Hell, Ned Flanders would be an UPGRADE from Santorum.

Republicans who voted for this asshole should kill themselves. They're a drain on society.

alnorth
02-11-2012, 01:37 PM
I agree that Rand should not and will not receive or accept an offer to be VP, but this part is not correct at all.

2. His father had criticized Romney heavily for the past six months. And Romney is already having to constantly duck questions about how he differs from his father. Rand would, no doubt, have to face the same questions now that he's supporting a candidate that his father heavily criticized for half a year.

I don't see how you could have missed this.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=255783

For Romney and Paul, a strategic alliance between establishment and outsider (http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/for-paul-and-romney-a-strategic-alliance-between-outsider-and-establishment/2012/01/20/gIQAf8foiQ_story.html?hpid=z1)

RENO, NEV. — The remaining candidates in the winnowed Republican presidential field are attacking one another with abandon, each day bringing fresh headlines of accusations and outrage.

But Mitt Romney and Ron Paul haven’t laid a hand on each other.

They never do.

Despite deep differences on a range of issues, Romney and Paul became friends in 2008, the last time both ran for president. So did their wives, Ann Romney and Carol Paul. The former Massachusetts governor compliments the Texas congressman during debates, praising Paul’s religious faith during the last one, in Jacksonville, Fla. Immediately afterward, as is often the case, the Pauls and the Romneys gravitated toward one another to say hello.

alnorth
02-11-2012, 01:40 PM
Santorum has a big national lead over Romney in one new poll.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_US_0211.pdf

@ppppolls PublicPolicyPolling
If Gingrich dropped out Santorum would hit 50% with Romney at 28% and Paul at 15%

alnorth
02-11-2012, 02:50 PM
Gallup came out with Romney +10 today, but they were polling for a full week. PPP polled only after Santorum won his 3 three states.