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Santorum Says 'Romney's Delegate lead Will Fade As The Contest Continues'

Santorum Says 'Romney's Delegate lead Will Fade As The Contest Continues'

9:29 p.m. | Updated

WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum’s campaign has begun to argue forcefully that Mitt Romney will fail to win the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, leaving the decision to a wide-open national convention in Tampa, Fla., this summer.

The argument suggests that Mr. Santorum’s strategists have all but given up on the idea that their own candidate can reach that magic number himself. A count by The Associated Press found that Mr. Romney has already collected 454 delegates, more than twice the 217 that have pledged to support Mr. Santorum.

But Mr. Santorum and his advisers believe that he — along with Newt Gingrich and Representative Ron Paul— can effectively block Mr. Romney’s march to the nomination over the next three months. If that happens, they argue, Republicans will gather for their convention with no certain winner — and with Mr. Romney at a disadvantage.

Aides to Mr. Santorum predicted that convention delegates — including a majority of the “superdelegates” — would throw their weight behind Mr. Santorum once Mr. Romney failed to lock up the nomination.

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Ricky should be an expert on fading

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OMG, did you hear?

Michael Jackson died! Better check the news...

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Who's that?

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WRONG

Oromney has only 419 delegates.
Ron trails by 120 delegates
newt and santorum combined only have 147 delegates.

NO ONE IS THE NOMINEE!

Keepin' it real.

The Campaign Has Been Very Quiet "Rope A Doping Them'

Like Uncle Ronnie says, 'we're nipping at their heel!'

why on earth

would this be down voted????????

you can say that again.

clue: look at the date

why on earth

would this be down voted????????

Not sure how....

this messes with Paul? it's very strange that he is bringing this up even though he gave a luke warm endorsement. Remember, 1.Santorum onlu ' suspended his campaign so it can be reactivated at any time. 2. he is a media hound and would LOVE to be able to throw his hat back into the ring in Tampa because , aw we all know, Santorum does not like Romney. Maybe he just said what we have been saying for months - that Romney does not have the ability to win on the first round of voting!!1 I think this is a big plus

Interesting!

What happened to Santorum's tepid e-mail endorsement. The Unity Slate may be becoming unglued. This is all good for Paul

Good observation

In total agreement

In other news...

...Santorum is a media whore and a distraction. Do not be duped by this loser. Santorum's role is straight from the Lee Atwater/Carl Rove playbook, except that Santorum has too much ego to just tow the line completely. He is there to mess with Paul supporters so Romney can look good at the coronation. Romney needs to remain free of dirt and Santorum will do the dirty work of attacking Paul and anyone who tries to challenge Romney. He may spout of things at Romney now, but his ultimate role is to protect the estbalishment.

He will not have the plurality of five states to be nominated. Why? We took them away from him.

in other news

hitler has invaded poland!

northstar's picture

Interesting!

We'll just have to wait and see.

Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

Every year is a year for Ron Paul!

Kathleen Gee's picture

This story was published in mid-March.

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"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." - Ronald Reagan

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Yes, this is true, but did you notice there was an update

Appreciate the fact that you knew it was published kathleen, however, some of us missed this story so i reintroduced it with An UPDATE..