Santorum, Gingrich vie for Southern supremacy
March 11th, 2012
05:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum, Gingrich vie for Southern supremacy

Washington (CNN) - Coming off another victory in conservative territory, Rick Santorum on Sunday rejected arguments that frontrunner Mitt Romney's lead in the delegate count for the Republican presidential nomination was virtually insurmountable.

"This isn't a mathematical formula - this race has a tremendous amount of dynamics," Santorum told the NBC program "Meet the Press" the day after winning the Kansas caucuses to bolster his second-place standing behind Romney.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
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  1. Name Gayle

    Sure he wins one state not enough delegates no matter how u add them up. Santorum lose no matter what. Besides that he will not be president so why waste ur time. MITT IS ARE MAN.

    March 11, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  2. Thomas

    Original Recipe or Extra Crispy ?

    March 11, 2012 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  3. GI Joe.

    If you've never lived in the south, I'll translate that for you.

    Southern-Supremacy means how to best use dog whistles, you know - words that only the bigots and hypocrits learn in their churches every Sunday. It fool the yankees every time.

    March 11, 2012 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  4. sbssue1

    If you can't vote for Romney, vote for Ginrich. Ginrich will have to get behind Romney and fight for the GOP party and what is supposed to stand for. Santorum speaks out both sides of his mouth and cannot be trusted. I don't think he can do much for our country.

    March 11, 2012 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  5. Gfoos

    The South – there's a prize! Backwards, racist, and worst region in the nation in education and healthcare. If it wasn't for obesity, they'd be last in everything!

    March 11, 2012 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  6. yonas

    I think Rick is the best alternative for conservative and value voters like me. Romney will never be trusted with conservative agenda. what is the difference between Romney and Obama? I don't think he will wooing us to victory given his past history and disconnectedness with real people

    March 11, 2012 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  7. Switters

    The fact that "Mittens" is missing-in-action in the heartland of the New-republican party speaks volumes to me (anyway)

    March 11, 2012 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  8. knowndoyen

    I sure hope the voters are smarter than the candidates and the Obama backing media. Neither Santorum nor Gingrich have the delegate count to win. Santorum now says it not about the math (because in Michigan when it was a tie in delegates that's all he said it was about is the number of delegates) someone better educate him on the fact that it is about the math. Also no one is talking about the fact that Santorum was all by himself campaigning in Kansas where it was just a one man race (yes I know Paul was there but that is a whole different story) and he only got half the votes. Yes just half the votes and the media just overlooking that fact. Romney trumped Santorum and Gingrich in the number of delegates but that was a side note. The media has always gone after Romney and said if he does not win big then he is done. Well Romney has beaten them all. The only reason to keep Santorum in the headlines is because the media is backing Obama and this way the media will continue to tell the Republicans how to vote. It also will keep the focus off the real problem of Obama and his record of no real job growth, debt and weak leadership.

    March 11, 2012 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  9. Art Penrose

    Is it really necessary to use the word "supremacy" in the title of this article? The campaign hasn't even started and here comes CNN playing the race card already.

    March 11, 2012 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  10. Jo

    Mr Santorum is an embarrassment for me, a Catholic. He needs to get down from the pulpit and stop lecturing people on religion and sex issues....It is upsetting to me that he throws around the Judgmental "Liar" label on Romney – with bitter tone and focuses on insulting others at every turn instead of focusing on issues that we need to address as concerned citizens. His pandering to the extreme right and to unions is also disgusting and beneath the dignity of a serious candidate hoping to represent the good people of the Republican party.

    March 11, 2012 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  11. The-Least-Unelectable

    If Rmoney is struggling when nobody is talking about his HIDDEN tax records, what will happen when Dems start exposing him in the general election?

    March 12, 2012 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  12. Erick_z

    Santorum.. What has he ever really done except occupy a seat in Congress? In regards to the debates Santorum has been mediocre at best. I just do not see him doing well against Obama if he is the nominee. I know Gingrich will win the debates. He has complete understanding and command of the issues.
    Gingrich as Speaker of the House: Federal balanced budgets with surpluses.. Welfare reform.. Millions of new jobs.. That sounds like progress to me and that is what this country needs right now! Newt Gingrich has been fighting for conservative values for years and winning! Vote Gingrich!

    March 12, 2012 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
  13. Donnie

    Wasted energy rick and newt. rove strapped willard onto the banged-up gop car's rooftop and the kochs are paying for the gasoline.

    March 12, 2012 05:50 am at 5:50 am |