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As Rick Santorum Heads Into Ohio, Poll Shows Him Maintaining Edge

However, Quinnipiac Poll shows a sizable number might still change their minds.

When former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum appears at the Lake County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, March 2, he will be doing so leading the Ohio GOP presidential field with 36 percent of likely Republican primary voters, says a new Quinnipiac University poll.

The survey shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney second with 29 points, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 17 percent and Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul with 11 percent of likely Republican primary voters. 

The poll says Santorum is enjoying strong support from men and conservatives.

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James Thomas February 27, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Isn't it great to be able to participate in something as squabbly, messy, wide open and woolly as Democracy? And guess what? It was designed to be that way. Is this a "Great Country" or WHAT?
* February 27, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Wouldn't it be great if America could keep religion and politics separate? "Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State." -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Danbury Baptist Association, CT., Jan. 1, 1802 "Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law." -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814
Jim Strang February 27, 2012 at 09:49 PM
What do I think? I think the Fosterites are about to make their move. That's what I think.
* February 27, 2012 at 10:14 PM
It is such a good book, too.
James Thomas February 27, 2012 at 10:15 PM
K.C., That's only completely possible if an individual can compartmentalize their religion, philosophy, morals, politics and actions so that none of them ever overlap. Personally I don't think that leads to an integrated personality. Jefferson was not only talking about religion affecting government, which I believe he did not think the best idea, but also government affecting religion, which he thought was intolerable.
* February 27, 2012 at 10:16 PM
U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) defined democracy as: «Government of the people, by the people, for the people» Democracy is by far the most challenging form of government - both for politicians and for the people. The term democracy comes from the Greek language and means "rule by the (simple) people". The so-called "democracies" in classical antiquity (Athens and Rome) represent precursors of modern democracies. Like modern democracy, they were created as a reaction to a concentration and abuse of power by the rulers. Yet the theory of modern democracy was not formulated until the Age of Enlightment (17th/18th centuries), when philosophers defined the essential elements of democracy: separation of powers, basic civil rights / human rights, religious liberty and separation of church and state.
* February 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Democracy Form of government, where a constitution guarantees basic personal and political rights, fair and free elections, and independent courts of law. Totalitarian regime Government by a little group of leaders on the basis of an ideology, that claims general validity for all aspects of life and usually attempts to replace religion. The regime does not tolerate any deviation from its state ideology. Regime opponents are persecuted, tortured, detained in concentration camps and members of ethnic minorities are killed in mass executions (genocide). Historic examples of totalitarian regimes include: National Socialism (Germany under Hitler, 1933-1945) and Stalinism. Authoritarian regime Government by a little group of leaders. In contrast to totalitarian regimes, authoritarian regimes have no distinct state ideology and grant some amount of freedom (e.g. economic and cultural) as long as their rule is not jeopardized. The most important goal of authoritarian regimes is the maintenance of power and the personal enrichment on cost of the country and its population. heocracy "Government by God": in reality this means government by religious leaders. Usually a certain interpretation of ancient religious laws replaces modern forms of law and is enforced with utmost severity. Example: Islamic Republic of Iran.
* February 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Democracy - Key Elements In order to deserve the label modern democracy, a country needs to fulfill some basic requirements - and they need not only be written down in it's constitution but must be kept up in everyday life by politicians and authorities: •Guarantee of basic Human Rights to every individual person vis-à-vis the state and its authorities as well as vis-à-vis any social groups (especially religious institutions) and vis-à-vis other persons. •Separation of Powers between the institutions of the state: Government [Executive Power], Parliament [Legislative Power] und Courts of Law [Judicative Power] •Freedom of opinion, speech, press and massmedia •Religious liberty •General and equal right to vote (one person, one vote) •Good Governance (focus on public interest and absence of corruption)
James Thomas February 27, 2012 at 10:38 PM
K. C. «Government of the people, by the people, for the people» . Yes!!! Not: Of Religious People, by Religious People, for Religious People. Not: Of Atheists, by Atheists, for Atheists. But: of All the People, by All the People, for All the People. We agree. It's very messy isn't it? Like I said, it was designed that way.
Chris Mallin February 28, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Hope Michael will intervene, and Jubal will guide him.
Christopher London March 01, 2012 at 08:14 PM
OHIO - THE STATE OF PLAIN DEALERS WELCOMES THE SHAPE-SHIFTING MORMON DECEIVER Bill Clinton was doing a bit of straight shooting when he said Romney's father would be rolling over in his grave listening to his son Willard Milton Romney double down on the stupid by condemning the auto industry bailout. Ohio is going to learn quickly that Romney is no 'Plain Dealer' but rather a stone cold shape-shifting, political chameleon and deceiver. Romney views the world economically from the perspective of a vulture capitalist. Like a guy who runs a body shop, Romney sees the whole is worth more sold off for parts. The King of Bain profitted off America's deindustrialization. Romney built his mcmansion(s), multiple automobiles and funds part of his campaign off of America's economic carcass and fails to take responsibility for the economic abyss that he and others like him created in America's heartland. This soul less opportunist and fraudulent con-man has no business in America's industrial heartland. If anything he ought to be coming here to apologize. China did not "steal" our jobs, folks like Romney enabled he transfer of American ingenuity out of the country. And now this SOB wants you to make him President? WTF!!
James Thomas March 01, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Breathe Chris, Breathe
* March 01, 2012 at 11:57 PM
I laughed when he only released one year of his tax returns rather than take his father's lead and release 12 years worth. As his father so rightly stated, "One year could be a fluke, perhaps done for show."
* March 02, 2012 at 12:03 AM
"But I do have concerns about women in front-line combat, I think that could be a very compromising situation, where people naturally may do things that may not be in the interest of the mission, because of other types of emotions that are involved," Santorum continued. "It already happens, of course, with the camaraderie of men in combat, but I think it would be even more unique if women were in combat, and I think that's probably not in the best interest of men, women or the mission."
* March 02, 2012 at 12:05 AM
During a town hall meeting, Rick Santorum apparently told Iowa voters, "I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money." He later denied that he had said "black people," telling FOX host Bill O'Reilly, "I looked at that, and I didn't say that. If you look at it, what I started to say is a word and then sort of changed and it sort of -- blah -- came out. And people said I said 'black.' I didn't."
* March 02, 2012 at 12:06 AM
“We went into a recession in 2008 because of gasoline prices. The bubble burst in housing because people couldn’t pay their mortgages because of $4 a gallon gasoline.” - Rick Santorum
* March 02, 2012 at 12:11 AM
“One of the favorite things of the left is to use your sentimentality, and your proper understanding and belief that we are stewards of this earth and we have a responsibility to hand off a beautiful earth to the next generation. 'They use that and they have used it in the past to try to scare you into supporting radical ideas on the environment. They tried it with this idea, this politicization of science called man-made global warming... I stood up and fought against those things. Why? Because they will destroy the very foundation of prosperity in our country.” - Rick Santorum ---------------- Ah yes, who doesn't want to leave the planet worse off for our children and grandchildren?
* March 02, 2012 at 12:11 AM
“President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob!” - Rick Santorum
* March 02, 2012 at 12:12 AM
“We all know that this country was founded on a Judeo-Christian ethic but the Judeo-Christian ethic was a Protestant Judeo-Christan ethic, sure the Catholics had some influence, but this was a Protestant country and the Protestant ethic, mainstream, mainline Protestantism, and of course we look at the shape of mainline Protestantism in this country and it is a shambles, it s gone from the world of Christianity as I see it. ” - Rick Santorum
* March 02, 2012 at 04:53 PM
"it is particularly recommended, as a means of uniting the inhabitants of the village into one family, that while each faithfully adheres to the principles which he most approves, at the same time all shall think charitably of their neighbours respecting their religious opinions, and not presumptuously suppose that theirs alone are right. -- Robert Owen
Christopher London March 02, 2012 at 05:08 PM
The Mormon Curtain: http://mormoncurtain.com/ Mormonism, An American Fraud: http://anamericanfraud.blogspot.com/2012/01/methodology-of-manipulation-statistics.html -Eroel 1.6 - Why Mormon Church Leaders Are Evil: Azrael Ondi-Ahman explains how leaders of the LDS church are evil because they continue to promote known lies and exploit the Mormon membership in order to maintain their positions of power, authority and wealth. Azrael is the author of the Gnostic book of scripture, the 'Song of God'. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVx8KjUoiU0
Christopher London March 02, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Why Are Mormons Performing Baptisms For Dead People? http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/why-are-mormons-performing-baptisms-for-dead-peopl Romney Baptized Dead People: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcCOoPbA2Fc
* March 02, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Some of the wars and conflicts of the past and present were fought over land and resources, but many have been over religious differences. In this past century, a global interfaith movement has been growing, helping to raise consciousness about the need for tolerance and understanding between different cultures and religions. This movement has helped highlight the common goals that most religions share, such as the Golden Rule, which is at the heart of nearly all religious traditions. At the same time, many throughout the world are discovering that 'spirituality' -- a deep connection to a greater purpose for humanity -- is an important driving force in their lives, even if they aren't religious. -- Robert Alan Silverstein
* March 02, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Every time that religion has identified itself or entangled itself with a particular political movement or a particular government, religion has been harmed by that. I see religion as a powerful positive healing force for this nation and the world. But that force is blunted, weakened, compromised inestimably, if we turn religion into a tool for advancing political strategy; if we make it a matter of how to win political office; if we treat it as anything other than a sacred part of life from which we ought to draw sustenance and values and strength for living courageously as good citizens. -- C. Welton Gaddy
Christopher London March 02, 2012 at 10:25 PM
n the end Romney will do more to delegitimize the Conservative movement than any Democrat could ever do. Romney represents Mitt Romney, Bain Capital and the LDS Mormon Cult in that order. Republicans are going to learn a very painful lesson supporting this guy. His economic values are derived from the spiritual values of leading a fraudulent cult. I would no sooner vote for Rev. Jim Jones than Mitt Romney.

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