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Santorum wins Mississippi and Alabama GOP primaries

Santorum wins Mississippi and Alabama GOP primaries

Proud to be from MississippiRick Santorum prevailed in the Republican presidential primaries held in the deep south today by coming in first place in both Mississippi and Alabama.  The Christian evangelical vote is a driving political force in both states.

According to tallies being reported by Politico, Newt Gingrich came in second in both states, and Mitt Romney, who did not think he would do well, came in third.  Ron Paul trailed far behind in fourth place.  The Paul campaign did not focus on the two southern states, pinning more hope on Hawaii.

Voting results have not yet come in for Hawaii.

"We did it again," Santorum told cheering fans, noting that his campaign has not had anywhere near the near the money that the Romney campaign has spent on advertising.  Santorum said that conservatives need to unite together so that they can beat President Obama.


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According to a poll by Public Policy Polling, 52 percent of likely Republican voters in Mississippi think that President Obama is a Muslim, and 45 percent thought the same thing in Alabama.

Mississippi is the poorest state in the United States … and also the most conservative, as documented in a video clip that was aired on Bill Maher's program on HBO:


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About D. Beeksma

One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
  • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

    HALF-BREED?!  That's insulting!

    I get so sick of such words, but I never get tired of that song.The Hillbillies of "Missoura" sound just as stupid and it ain't the accent that makes them sound stupid.  It's what they say, starting with their "Adam and Eve" statements. I really have to get out of the Bile Belt.

    Deborah, if Santorum wins, you may have hold my hand as I cry with fear through this election.  :lol:  The last one was bad enough and trust me, I was crying because I was afraid the other side would win and impose archaic barbarism with their religious dogma on everyone.  This one seems like it is going to be an even worse ride than that last one.  sigh.

    • Deborah_B

      If Santorum wins the GOP nomination, I suspect that we will see a lot of women coming forward to vote for Obama, and we may see some very pubic attacks about his "creationism is science" types of remarks from freethinking voters. 

      Romney, on the other hand, may have a better chance with mainstream people, but he has also said that he favors personhood and reversing gay rights. 

      The only way that the GOP is going to win this election, no matter who the candidate, is if the economy is really, really bad come November. 

      • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

        I do hope you are right.  Last election was the first and only time I ever campaigned for anyone.  The only reason I did, is because Obama struck a humanistic cord with me with some of things he said, which made me feel compelled to help him win.  The religious BS, hatred, and racism with each phone call and each door we knocked on was so bad, that I literally came home can cried.  I almost didn't go back to help after one weekend, because I was threatened bodily harmed, not once, but twice, but two different men.  Of course, the guy leading the Obama/Biden campaign in this area did report it, but it was all very disturbing to me.  Oddly enough, what made me go back was sitting here thinking, "If you could talk to MLK Jr right now, what do you think he'd say?"  The answer was, "Don't quit."  However, I'm afraid the sexism would make it even worse and it was bad enough as was.  I don't know if I'll do it again this time or not, but they keep calling wanting me come back again, insisting I was one of their best.  I'm afraid it will be much worse this time around and I don't think I can do it again.

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