Santorum Loses “Very Conservative” Voters to Romney

A shout out to @RayAkron for his Tweet that I marked as a favorite at the end of tonight’s NCAA championship game:

“Kansas is refusing 2 leave the arena Screaming they’re the better team & want a convention floor fight in Tampa despite the final score.”

Nevermind that Santorum continues to lose the Catholic vote (church-goers & non), the women vote, and the educated voters (wait ’til you see a reporter ask him why he keeps losing the Catholic voter — temper-flare!). Today’s WSJ reported that Santorum’s narrow appeal among conservatives is drawn from his identity politicking.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has been selling himself to primary voters as the conservative alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney. “We have to nominate a strong conservative,” he said on Fox News Sunday yesterday. “[Mr. Romney] has not been able to close the deal with conservatives, much less anyone else in this party.” But new polling suggests that Mr. Santorum’s conservative appeal is more nuanced than he advertises.

Santorum would have the nation believe those voting for Gov. Romney are the voters with the more liberal or moderate leanings.

“Among voters who identify as very conservative but not as evangelical Christians, the story is very different,” writes Ron Brownstein of National Journal. “Romney has outpolled Santorum among them in every state with enough to measure except Iowa, Tennessee and Louisiana. Romney has carried very conservative voters who are not evangelicals in Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia, and tied [Newt] Gingrich among them in Florida.”

Though Santorum is winning the hearts of the born-again Christians for now, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention thinks they will support Romney in the general.

Richard Land -- Photo: V. Lundquist

In an interview earlier this year, Mr. Land told me: “I’ve had hundreds and hundreds of pastors say to me, ‘Look, if I have a choice between a Catholic that is viable and a Mormon, I’m going to vote for the Catholic. If I have a choice between an evangelical who’s viable and Romney, I’m going to vote for the evangelical. . . . But if it comes down to choosing between Romney and Obama, I’m voting for Romney.‘”

Mr. Santorum has suggested repeatedly that nominating a “moderate” like Mr. Romney could hurt turnout among conservatives in November. But Mr. Land disagrees. “People who think there’s going to be an enthusiasm gap fail to adequately comprehend the unique ability of Barack Obama and his policies to energize and unite people in favor of his opponents.”

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I really believe that Mr. Santorum thinks he has been called of God to be the next POTUS. His desperation in the race is so obvious as he continues to ratchet up his lies of Governor Romney and his record. He seems to be entering a transitional state — from that of desperate to delusional.

I believe Santorum will drop out of the race in April. Here is why ———> CLICK

“God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself.” ~ Herodotus

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5 Responses to Santorum Loses “Very Conservative” Voters to Romney

  1. Stan says:

    Santorum is going to whine and cry about this article too Vic. The mainstream media doesn’t seem to want to bring out the facts that the very conservatives are for Mitt. I just hope that Mr. Land is accurate on that assumption.

  2. K.G. says:

    It would be interesting to know how many voters support Santorum who are NOT evangelical Christians.

  3. jon says:

    @Stan
    Santorum prefers Obama to Romney because Obama was raised by a Catholic grandmother. Vatican Osservatore Romano editor Vian said on May 18th that Obama “is not a pro-abortion president” – proves stand to encourage Catholics to breed and to encourage non-Catholics to abort out of spite. The Vatican likes the abortion status quo in the USA for this reason. Their purpose is only conquest, not faith. Carolignian Brzezinski spawned Zia al Haq, Khomeini, and bin Laden – breaks up superpowers via Aztlan and Kosovo as per Joel Garreau’s Nine Nations. Brzezinski, Buckley and Buchanan winked anti-Semitic votes for Obama, delivered USA to Pope’s feudal basket of Bamana Republics. Michael Pfleger and Joe Biden prove Obama is the Pope’s boy. Obama is half a Kearney from County Offaly in Ireland. Talal got Pontifical medal as Fatima mandates Catholic-Muslim union against Jews (Francis Johnson, Great Sign, 1979, p. 126), Catholic Roger Taney wrote Dred Scott decision. John Wilkes Booth, Tammany Hall and Joe McCarthy were Catholics. Now Catholic majority Supreme Court. Catholics Palmisano, Grasso, Damato, Langone, Mozilo, Ranieri, Dioguardi, Palmieri destroyed American industry with their casuistrous ethics. Subprime construction mobsters had hookers deliver mortgages to banks. McCain’s Keeting started it all. Brzezinski set up Arab Spring and Zia, so why surprised bin Laden was in Sineurabia code? Pakistanis descend from weasels who sold their Hindu brothers into hundreds of years of islamic slavery. That is why FIAT supplied Iran and every Catholic is like a Manchurian Candidate programmed to kill their best friend of they felt the “Holy Father” required it. They find American cars too advanced to use or their mechanics to fix. Ellis Island Popecrawlers brought in FDR. Since Pio Nino banned voting they consider our Constitution and laws immoral and illegitimate and think nothing of violating them or passing legislation that undermine them. They believe that they can not be fully loyal to their superiors if they do not go the extra stretch and break the law intentionally. Their slovenly, anti-intellectual work ethic produces vacuous, casuistrous blather and a tangle of hypocritical, contradictory regulations. Their clubhouse purges provided praetorian training for corporate misgovernance. They sided with the enemy in both World Wars and now, too. Every American boom has been caused by an Evangelical Revival and every major Depression by the domination of new Catholic immigrants. NYC top drop outs: Hispanic 32%, Black 25%, Italian 20%. NYC top illegals: Ecuadorean, Italian, Polish. Ate glis-glis but blamed plague on others, now lettuce coli. Their bigotry most encouraged terror yet they reap most security funds. View this life as casuistry training to survive purgatory. Rabbi circumcises lower, Pope upper brain. Tort explosion by glib casuistry. Hollywood Joe Kennedy had Bing Crosby proselytize. Bazelya 1992 case proves PLO-IRA-KLA links. Our enemy is the Bru666elles Sineurabia feudal Axis and the only answer is alliance with Israel and India. They killed six million Jews, a million Serbs, half a million freemasons, a quarter million Gypsies, they guided the slaughter of Assyrians and Armenians, and promoted the art of genocide throughout the world now they are relentless in their year to canonize nazi pope. 9/11 was Yugo Crimean blowback: Napoleon started the crusade against the Photius Heresy to avenge his uncle, Clinton wanted to cover Pacelli’s war crimes. They had no qualms hijacking American policy in Vietnam or Balkans to papal ends, but when American interests opposed those of the papacy in Iraq and Iran, they showed their true fangs (Frum, Unpatriotic Conservatives).

  4. Donna Gibbons says:

    I have never taken a “drink” in my life but when this primary election is over, I’m at least going to have a Root “Beer”! I can’t believe someones ego can be so large that they refuse to see “the writing on the wall”! Rick Santorum is doing harm to his future and to the “party” by his continual whining, distorting and by staying in this race out of spite. Can we just please move on to what should be most important in all our minds and actions; beating Obama!

  5. Verla Swords says:

    I am so glad that people are starting to realize that Mitt is the most conservative of all others reunning for office. Mitt is the greatest. Go Mitt GO. I will be glued to the TV tonight.