PPP. “Rick Santorum is the strongest Presidential candidate in Nebraska- for both the primary and general elections.”
Politico. “Newt Gingrich is cutting back his campaign schedule, will lay off about a third of his cash-strapped campaign’s full-time staff, and has replaced his manager”.
Washington Post. Is that significant? or not so much?
Caffeinated Thoughts. Romney’s “record shows that he is a political chameleon.”
Creators.com. “During the primary season, people should vote for whomever they prefer, on their own merits, not because pundits have pronounced them inevitable.”
WND. Paul’s tricksy attempt at gaining delegates may have been illegally blocked.
Tree of Mamre. Romney’s poor showing with conservatives make it unlikely he could win against Obama.
Tree of Mamre. Scotus opines that evangelicals are not primarily bothered by Romney’s Mormonism; they dislike Romney’s social liberalism. Same for the Paul’s.
IBTimes. “Getting the government out of education has become a recurring theme during this Republican presidential primary.”
Daily Caller. Bachmann’s home is now in the 4th District, but she run in 6th, again.
Chicago Tribune. Maine Republican party “made clerical errors during vote tabulation Saturday…some E-mailed results filtered into a spam folder.”
MSNBC. ”Regrettably, there was an error in the memo drafted and sent to the respective campaigns.”
MSNBC. Santorum says Obama’s ”gut reaction is always to blame us, to blame our men and women in uniform. Stop it, Mr. President. Stand up for our troops. Stand up for this country.”
Caffeinated Thoughts. Santorum is doing well in some critical polls; but tonight’s primaries will set the tone for the rest of the campaign.
PPP. Obama vs. Santorum 52-40, O vs. Paul 51-38, O vs. Romney 53-38.
WND. “How can Ron Paul be so right about domestic economic issues and so wrong about … well, just about everything else?”
WND. Popular support of commonsense decency helps Santorum.
Christian Newswire. ”Mitt Romney says he’s pro-life, but actions speak louder than words.”
Reuters. Santorum’s common touch has helped him top opinion polls in the industrial states of MI and OH.
Washington Post. Obama campaign sees Santorum’s ability to connect with the population that is most disillusioned with Obama: white, blue-collar voters.
Christian Post. Santorum “is winning presidential primaries and caucuses because of Mitt Romney’s Rockefeller problem.”
Bleeding Heartland. “Mitt Romney basically thinks conservatism is like a ‘disease.’”
Cincinnati. Wins a straw poll in Akron; picks up endorsement of Summit County chairman, Alex Arshinkoff; gets favorable introduction from OH Speaker, William Batchelder.
Des Moines Register. Paul, Santorum, and Romney all beat Obama in hypothetical match-up.
Politico. “Santorum has, in the days since his triple wins, contrasted with Mitt Romney in the extent to which his campaign has been not about tactics, but a message.”
Polling Report. Santorum 32, Romney 31 nationally.
ABC News. This donation “would raise the Adelson family’s contribution to $21 million.”
National Review. “The Tea Party isn’t dead. It’s just looking down ballot.”
Godfather Politics. About one out of every eight voter registrations are either no longer valid or are inaccurate.
Reuters. “Romney was counting on Arizona to be his safety net as he fell behind Santorum in polls nationally and in his native state of Michigan”
Reuters. The top two candidates are both contending for Michigan.
Reuters. Likened to self-destructive, vengeful Captain Ahab.
Newsmax. Palin “believes Romney is still ‘evolving’ as a conservative after five years…and millions of dollars”.
National Review. Analysis of Santorum’s campaign; Gingrich should take his own advice and quit; and advice to Romney on how he can still win his nomination.
Gallup. Nationally, Romney and Santorum in a statistical tie for the lead. See graph.
News Busters. Vanity Fair pundit Carl Bernstein takes a jab at Rick Santorum.
CNS News. Romney suggests Massachusetts Constitution permits the mandate.