He said “conservatism is alive and well” in Missouri and Minnesota.  Below is Rick Santorum’s victory speech after his victory in the Minnesota Caucus and Missouri Primary before news that he also won the Colorado Caucus in a three state sweep.  He went after President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

“I don’t stand here to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, I stand here to be the conservative alternative to Barack Obama.”


 

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  1. From another board, Romney’s top 10 excuses for last night’s wipeout:  🙂

    10 – “Most of my supporters thought I had already won the nomination, so they didn’t bother to show up.”

    9 – “I don’t care about the voters in Missouri, Minnesota or Colorado, but rather about the 95% of Americans who haven’t voted yet. That’s what I’m focused on”

    8 – “Things would have turned out much differently if we had been able to get the Republican National Convention moved forward to late January.”

    7 – “This was all part of the plan … in order to show America that I’m the true turn-around specialist, I needed to lose a few contests so that I’ll have something to turn around.”

    6 – “This was just a fluke which occurred because of backlash against the Donald Trump Celebrity Apprentice SuperBowl ad.”

    5 – “My true goal was to make sure I outperformed Ron Paul and kept him from getting a victory. Mission Accomplished!”

    4 – “I would have won Colorado if it hadn’t been for all of those attacks on my faith.”

    3 – “I knew I should have bought some houses in Colorado, Minnesota and Michigan. That would have helped me relate to the common voter a bit more.”

    2 – “I should have asked Tim Pawlenty to endorse one of the other guys.”

    1 – “The Republican establishment has been working pretty hard to promote Rick Santorum.”

  2. From a blog at American Spectator:
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    President Santorum

    By QUIN HILLYER on 2.8.12

    As I wrote 18 months ago, back in 2010:

    It is folly, if not sheer madness, to think that a former U.S. senator who lost his last re-election campaign in a home-state landslide could possibly turn around and be elected president.

    Or at least that’s what conventional wisdom would say. It’s a good thing for Rick Santorum that conventional wisdom, especially in politics, is usually preternaturally stupid. It’s also a good thing for Rick Santorum that he has a history of making absolute fools of the Washington chattering classes. Santorum, the courageously conservative former two-term U.S. House member and two-term senator from Pennsylvania, is openly considering a run for the White House. Conservative leaders and voters are preternaturally stupid if they don’t at least give him a serious hearing…

    I wake up this morning to hear pundits and DC activists still discounting Santorum’s chances. Again, they are wrong. The shape of the nomination fight to come is now clear: With Ron Paul continuing to take his minority share of the votes, other conservatives will rally around Santorum rather than Gingrich. Eventually, a weak Romney, without a personal “connection” to voters and without any strongly philosophically committed base, will succumb. Santorum will be the nominee. Obama will overplay his hand attacking Santorum’s allegedly awful remarks about homosexuals. He’ll try to slime Santorum in other ways, too. But Santorum isn’t really vulnerable to sliming the way other candidates are. He’ll win swing states in the heartland and will make a good enough VP choice to shore up weaknesses elsewhere. I haven’t done the state-by-state math, but he’ll end up with about 300 electoral votes to Obama’s 238 or so. Santorum will be the next president. And he’ll govern very, very well.

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