Santorum claims momentum after 3-state sweep
February 8th, 2012
07:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Santorum claims momentum after 3-state sweep

(CNN) - Rick Santorum awoke to a new reality Wednesday after sweeping all three Republican presidential contests a day earlier, reshaping the contest that will decide who runs against President Barack Obama in November.

Santorum won caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado, as well as a nonbinding primary in Missouri to energize his campaign and raise questions about front-runner Mitt Romney's ability to attract broad conservative support.

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  1. ST

    Though am not a fan of Santorum, but I was very impressed the way he has played his cards. Little money but he managed to unload on Romney. In this bad economy, why is Romney spending all that amount of money by just only attacking?

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

    It would appear that Romney's "base" is either non-existent or dwindling.

    February 8, 2012 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  3. Zach

    My issue with Santorum is that he wants to be president of American evangelical conservatives, which make up a very small portion of the population. America came into life as a land where people went to find freedom, and to live as they chose. And now, there is a movement that wants to make it so that we all live in a way that they believe is correct. Unfortunately, we are all different and top down rule making doesnt work in a culture as defiant as that in America (which is a greatest strength.) I would like a president that wants to be president of everyone. None of these candidates on either side appear to want to do that. We set up our governmental system (separation of federal, state, and local) originally so that solutions for problems would be solved at the lowest level, because what works for some will not work for others. Social issues simply do not belong at the national level, because the opinions of a texan or Iowan has no place in the life of a Floridian or Puerto Rican. These are different cultures separated by thousands of miles. And Nebraska does not have the money to solve problems the way New York does, so federally mandated fixes are not a safe option. The sooner we realize how weak the congress and president are (or are supposed to be) the quicker we can realize how dangerous these folks are!

    February 8, 2012 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  4. Larry in Houston

    nice trifecta for him – if u want a washington insider – then vote for him – if u want somebody that hasn't spent a day inside washington, then vote for romney – plain & simple. ( obama ain't gonna make it, again ) unless the dnc puts somebody else in there.

    February 8, 2012 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
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