published Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Santorum beats Romney, so ...

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    Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks in this file photo.
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Well, we all know, of course, that President Barack Obama is running for a second term for the Democrats. That's alarming to many Americans.

But who's the option?

Some enthusiastically (and some with alarm) expect Mitt Romney to be the eventual Republican nominee to challenge Obama.

But last Saturday in the Republican presidential primary in Louisiana, former Gov. Romney came in second. The winner in Louisiana's Republican primary was Rick Santorum.

So do we still have a horse race to choose the eventual Republican presidential candidate? On April 3, voters in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia will vote in Republican presidential primaries.

Are you encouraged about the prospects of either Romney or Santorum for the Republicans?

Is Obama encouraged by the prospects of facing either one of them?

Our November presidential election will be very important -- and the choice of our president for the next four years surely will have tremendous effects on all Americans.

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nucanuck said...

Obama may be vulnerable, but against either Romney or Santorum it would take massive voter fraud for Obama to lose. Let's face it, Romney ran a poor second to a weak John McCain in 2008. What does that tell us?

The GOP should've had a good chance in 2012, but they just couldn't find a strong candidate.

March 27, 2012 at 1:53 a.m.
dfclapp said...

I would like a choice, and believe that Romney has both the character to be a great president and the business knowledge to make good choices for our future.

Wealth is neither evil nor good. He has a long history of public service from childhood and a reputation for working with others to find solutions. Santorum builds his support from hate and fear, and has a long and well-deserved reputation as a self-righteous bigot. Personally, I see the gridlock in Washington as two self-righteous camps who alienate the moderates in their respective parties and accomplish nothing. We don't need another one.

I'd like to think the election will come down to the two men who have earned a reputation for alienating the extremists in their respective parties through compromise in search of the best solutions.

March 27, 2012 at 6:42 a.m.
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