February 8th, 2012
08:04 AM ET
2 years ago

Santorum: GOP race now in 'no man's land'

St. Charles, Missouri (CNN) - As he was handily winning three Republican contests and stalling frontrunner Mitt Romney's clear path to the Republican presidential nomination, Rick Santorum proclaimed to CNN that the 2012 GOP race was now "in a little bit of no man's land."

The former Pennsylvania senator's campaign got a massive dose of momentum after stunning frontrunner Mitt Romney with a clean sweep on Tuesday night, beating him by double digits in Minnesota, a state Romney won in 2008, stunning him in Colorado, another state in Romney's column in 2008, and trouncing him in Missouri, one of the country's biggest battleground states.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Frank

    Yahooooo! Go Rick, Go! I will be voting for you in Ohio.

    February 8, 2012 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  2. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    So Santorum wins one primary that has no meaning because the state holds a later Caucus to determine who gets delegates, and he wins two Caucuses that do not assign delegates until a "convention" is held later on. And these are considered "wins"? No wonder turnout has been so low. There is nothing to excite anyone but the most fervent supporters of any of the candidates.

    February 8, 2012 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  3. diridi

    just because uneducated farmers in farming belt elected, do not be assured of New England nor Southerners nor west in LA, etc, will elect this Iran-Bomber, nation looter....ha..ha..ha...ha...
    PS: America needs Education, totally uneducated-America, god bless. GOP made you uneducated to send you to War for free money. true,

    February 8, 2012 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  4. lupe

    Nice for santorum good Job keep going that way the president easey will get reelected.

    February 8, 2012 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  5. chuck weidemann

    Anybody but Romney continues. The thing is less and less people are participating .... Only the extremists remain or so it appears!! Is this the "Silent Majority"???

    February 8, 2012 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  6. sonnie2

    Mittens will start a dirt cloud with his mega millions and decend on Rick Santorum. Well I will vote for Rick and not the ultra rich morman. He is just on an ego trip and we already have on in the white house who is also on an ego trip

    February 8, 2012 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    "No man's land" GOP Trek – To Boldly Go Where No GOP Has Gone Before

    The Republican Party is uncharted territory and rolling close to the edge of the cliff.

    February 8, 2012 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  8. Larry in Houston

    It's still anybody's race – or game . with that tri-fecta, he's gonna have momentum allright. But the question is : Can he "hold" it ? or will the people in other states want a D.C. insider – or somebody that's never been in there, (like Romney) ( to actually change things)

    February 8, 2012 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  9. maf

    Swept 3 states with under 200,000 total votes. Hard to read anything into this other than the GOP are not excited about their own choice. Can't wait for November when the Democrats will be out en masse to sweep this weird version of the Republican party out of government.
    Hope you have your resumes updated. You are going to need them in this tough job market. Oops, should have thought about that while you were creating it!!!

    February 8, 2012 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  10. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    Headline is a little off. It should read..."Santorum and entire GOP is a NO Woman's Land"! Much more factual headline, don't ya think?

    February 8, 2012 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  11. rs

    In (GOP) man's land indeed. With an ultra-radical like Santorum gaining traction, the election goes to Obama by 25%. This is the result of the GOP unleashing its astro turf TEA Party. Game over.

    February 8, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  12. Ed Fl

    This Loser that could not even get re elected in his home state thinks that he has a chance to get elected President. After two terms as the Senator of PA his own party kicked him out of office for a Democrat. He is one of those hanger on [politicians that believe once on the Government Dole you are entitled to stay on it . Heaven forbid he may have to pay for his health insurance like the rest of the real world.

    February 8, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  13. Stop the Charade

    "Rick Santorum proclaimed to CNN that the 2012 GOP race was now "in a little bit of no man's land."

    Meaning no man in the land realy wants any man in this race.

    February 8, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |