Is it time for a Santorum resurgence?

Polls are showing Senator Rick Santorum doing well in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado. In fact, he is leading in Minnesota and Missouri and in second place in Colorado.

I’ll be thrilled if someone other than Romney wins a couple races this month. It will slow Romney’s momentum and allow the race to refocus.

If Santorum can win a few here or there and maybe some in the midwest, and Gingrich can win states in the South in March, a brokered convention becomes more likely.

13 Replies to “Is it time for a Santorum resurgence?”

  1. Anonymous

    If we have a brokered convention I would support a Christie/Thune ticket or a Thune/Rubio ticket.

  2. The Watcher

    It ain’t over until it is over! While I hang out in the “anybody but Romney” category most of the time—I love to see Santorum, who on a gut level puts family first and love his country in a way that I find refreshing, have some victories. I would welcome a brokered convention.

  3. TruthSpeaks

    Well, after this evening’s affairs, the race for the GOP nomination is officially a joke. Santorum/Romney/Paul/Newt can’t beat Obama, and continually attack each other. This weakens their chances even further. Somewhere in Chicago they are drinking champagne and toasting a re-election.

    1. Name

      Oh, really??? The Dems are losing the Catholic vote. And the rest of the country is seeing what the Obama administration is truly about – govt overreach, ignore the constitution, “to heck with the people, I’m governing socialist and you can just go to heck” attitude. People are awake now!

    2. insomniac

      As someone who isn’t a Santorum fan. I was impressed with his speech last night. Let’s face it I’m not a Romney fan and Gingrich for all of his upside has bagage.

      Santorum won three states last night but very few people caucused in MN and CO only the passionate and the smaller the turnout the better he seems to do.

      Romney is in trouble but I don’t think it’s that Santorum or Gingrich are exciting people.

      It’s hardly a joke primary. People are fighting for the kind of nominee they want. Good for them for not eating the media line.

  4. Troy Jones

    If we have a brokered convention, it will be phyrric as it will insure Obama’s re-election.

    I dont care if the primary goes to the end but when the voting ends, someone needs to have the votes so the can use the summer to raise bucks and unify the party.

  5. Anonymous

    Anon please do that, you have no one who can beat Obama,Your party canidates would do well on the old Gong show though.

  6. Anonymous

    I can’t wait to see some national polls following the recent elections. Very few people voted in these nonbinding caucuses but the media is going crazy over it so Santorum might get a bounce.

  7. William

    I think it’s obvious Santorum WILL get a “bounce”, how much that translates into money and organization is the question.

    Given the fact there are no debates until “Super Tuesday”, its possible he’ll outperform. Depending on how much that is (if it is) it not a complete impossibility that he can raise enough money and credibility to become the “last man standing” of the “anti-Romney’s”.

    I’m almost afraid to say this, as it would have been ridiculous to say just a couple of weeks ago, but with momentum and money Santorum could be the most formidable challenge to Romney that he’ll face.

    It will really depend on just how ardent the “Anti-Romney” faction is. If it’s truly that strong, and not just willing to reluctantly “go along”, then it’s better to find out now and if Santorum is the one to become the “Anti-Romney”, for better or worse.

    At some point, there will be a GOP challenger to Obama.

    It’s not necessarily going to be easy to defeat him (Obama).

    I don’t really care if the nomination process goes to the Convention, or not, but people will either coalesce behind the challenger, or not.

    If they really want to prevent Obama’s re-election, its probably better sooner, rather than later.

    1. Les

      If history is any indicator William, Santorum with the least experience may be best able to defeat Obama.

      He carries the fewest skeletons and similar experience to our no experience POTUS.