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#1 Posted on 10.4.12 1312.05
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Not that this was in much doubt, but we can officially move on to the general election now, as Rick Santorum has called Mitt Romney to concede. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/rick-santorum-calls-mitt-romney-concede-180027008.html
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#2 Posted on 10.4.12 1524.21
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I am a little surprised by this. Pa would be a giant win that give Santorum some momentum, but the reality is Rick doesn't have the votes. Even the votes he has are not loyal to him which never truly makes sense on both sides of the aisle. I think we all knew Mitt was going to be the front runner after Perry nuked himself in the debates. I do wonder how much of this has to do with Santorum's daughter being in the hospital. If he is going to shut it down for her then he is a far better father than a politician.

Now, it becomes Mitt changing sides to get the female vote he has lost to Obama. New polls showing Obama is at 48 % to 44% and in the battleground states higher. In some states, Obama has the female vote in double digits. Real Clear politics has the race at 271 to 181 with Ohio and Pa going over to Obama and not even counting Florida or Virgina. Its still a long road, but I get the feeling that even though Mitt has won the Battle for the GOP, he and the rest of his GOP candidates salted the Earth so much that will take 8.5% Unemployment and gas is $5 a gallon to make a bid enough dent.

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#3 Posted on 10.4.12 1738.50
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    Originally posted by lotjx
    I am a little surprised by this. Pa would be a giant win that give Santorum some momentum, but the reality is Rick doesn't have the votes.


He's from PA. If he wins, the win doesn't really mean that much. And if he contested there and lost, any chance of him running in the future would be gone.
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