Yesterday was Super Tuesday. It came and it went. The Earth did not stop turning and it was not the end of the world, as we know it for anyone.
But Super Tuesday did show us some things.
What are they?
For starters, Romney remains unelectable.
There were three big prizes in Super Tuesday. They were Ohio, Georgia and Tennessee. While it was no great shocker that Gingrich won Georgia, his former home state, he did so convincingly, despite some effort from Romney. Romney barely won Ohio despite massive effort and money spent there.
The real story is Tennessee.
Tennessee was the third largest prize in Super Tuesday. Romney spent money in Tennessee and made at least one appearance. He had the support of the RINO establishment in Tennessee, including Tennessee’s Governor. Santorum made a couple of appearances in Tennessee spent almost no money on advertising in Tennessee and he carried 91 of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Three others went to Romney and one to Gingrich.
What catapulted Santorum in Tennessee and other places?
The Evangelical vote.
The Evangelical vote could be called the stealth vote. Evangelicals organize through churches and are not nearly as flashy as other voter blocks. They are also very motivated. They see Santorum, a devout Catholic, as one of their own.
While the left has mocked some of Santorum’s religious comments, his statements are in line with what many Evangelicals hear every Sunday.
Romney won Massachusetts and Virginia where he only faced Ron Paul. Had Romney had convincing wins in Ohio and Tennessee, the race really would have been over.
Right now Romney has an estimate 404 delegates in his corner. Santorum has 165 and Gingrich has 106.
For Gingrich, last night was a disappointment and there is no other way to put it. He won Georgia, which he had to win and he did that convincingly. Gingrich had also spent a lot of time in the last week in Tennessee. Despite time and money spent in Tennessee, Gingrich came away with a disappointing third place finish. Had he won Tennessee or even done a strong second, his argument of a comeback would have much more credence.
For those of us who support Newt, we realize he is the best candidate out there. He is the man who has the vision to change the direction of America, not just manage its decline as Romney would.
However, for those of us who are Newt supporters, we must also face the realization that the chances of him securing the nomination are becoming more remote. He needed a strong showing last night to push him. No candidate can lose his way to victory.
Newt has said he will remain in the race and he should.
If Newt cannot win outright, he can do us a great service by helping to deny Romney the nomination. Santorum’s chances of winning are still not much better than Newt’s. His organization is minimal and it has problems.
Santorum’s greatest weakness is a focus on social issues. While those are important to many conservatives, most voters are focused on the fiscal issues. Gingrich still remains the master who can put the media in its place and when he is on message, he is unstoppable.
Conservatives still do not support Romney. A Romney nomination is 2008: The Sequel. We saw how well that worked out for the Republican Party.
Super Tuesday is over and now for conservatives, the focus must be on a conservative nominee to defeat Barack Obama this fall.
I’ve known conservatives. I am a conservative. Mitt Romney, you are no conservative.
I am happy that you know all things about all candidates, Connie, as you continue to inform us.
Sure takes a load off of my mind to realize that you are all knowing!
VERN: HERE'S SOME THOUGHT PROVOKING INFO TO GET YOU STARTED:
Those who are determined to overlook Romney's liberal connections are doing so because the media already brainwashed them to believe that no matter what he stands for, he is the only electable candidate.
When George "evil eye" Soros responded that Romney is Obama-lite, he was accurate and knew what he was talking about. Yet, he stated that he was still voting for BHO. I saw the interview.
Obama wants one of the two front runners to become the nominee because he knows from his internal polls that he has a good chance of beating them.
When was the last time he spoke about Newt? He is in media blackout. He figures if he is not mentioned, Newt will go away, why because he knows that his debating skills and shrewdness cannot compete with the anointed one. All anyone needs to do is connect the dots.
On the other hand, I don't think if a candidate appears at a meeting like Bilderberg that it is necessarily a heinous act. Just look at what the people did to poor Rick Perry because he dared to attend one meeting. We lost a good conservative because of it.
I believe the media sends out lots of subliminal messages so people could get on the smear bandwagon.
However, any connections to Soros and Alinsky leads to no good.
Romey is a good fit for the slumbering masses, God knows he is boring
It's not just about worldwide conspiracies. To this day, Perry and Romney still don't understand the mandate controversy, and many conservatives miss the point, too.
It is not just the federal government that should not be mandating medical care, but neither should the states be doing so. Even if the legislative branch approves of what the executive branch is mandating, the concept runs against the founders' intent of government duty. The individual should be making decisions, and finding the means to access what they need. If they need help, the doctors and hospitals find a way to get it done if the individual can prove an honest inability to obtain the need on their own.
The vaccines that prevent pandemics are legitimate to protect the public, but not vaccines for other purposes, such as HPV or hepatitis B.
Romney's argument that it's a "state's right issue" is an attempt to muddy the water about the role of government.
Exactly so, Agi.
Those who vehemently and repeatedly deny Romney's liberal connections lack credibility, do no research and are Type 4 at best.
And you are quite correct: Bilderberger can be be a good thing: see Support Rick Perry...because he's a Bilderberger!
And, finally, absolute denial of a Soros tie suggests either a type 13, or Alinsky.
Okay Vern ...hit it.
Start posting your proof..in any form...any sort of relationship between Romney and Soros.
I will be watching for the blog/post.
Referring to people as trolls..or people in denial...is the EASY way out.,
You make the charge...now prove that YOU ARE RIGHT.
I think a nice blog from you on all the proofs and truths, would be very informative.
It WAS a states right issue Agi.
I do understand that many on here are disheartened (I am not being sarcastic) but it is never a good thing to make accusations in any form..that can not be backed up.
Who knows...if you can show what you say is true (and others on here) you may just convince me that I do not see things clearly.
These forums are to 'learn' from one another. So put out what you or anyone else on here happens to know as a truth.....and then there can some real intellectual discussions.
I think it would be great!
Connie the troll
You are correct Agi, no one should overlook Romney's liberal connections because the media is trying to brainwash for sure.
Attending one bilderberger meeting isn't heinous it is very suspicious. Only someone with a progressive streak would consider attending. Rick Perry is a good conservative to a certain extent but not everyone in Texas is thrilled wih his interest in Agenda 21.
Romney connected with the NWO and was raised by a father with who connected with Saul Alinsky. That's enough for me to say Romeny is Obama light and possibly another dangerous individual.
Thanks for putting these videos up, Vern. I hope Connie watches them.