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    Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Saw this question asked on TV today, and it got me thinking. There are a number of ways that a Santorum campaign would have significantly differed from a Romney campaign, and would have been the "true conservative" the far right was clammoring for. How likely do you think a Santorum win would have been if he had gotten the nomination?
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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Not a chance, the gap would have been even larger. The only republican that was in the primaries that could've beaten Obama was Herman Cain.
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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    He'd have lost by a larger margin. I'd give Obama North Carolina, and he'd hold Georgia to within low single-digits.

    Santorum's only very conservative socially. He's an economic protectionist and probably to W. Bush's left on economics.
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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    I think you can pretty much count on the 47% comment to have been the least damaging comment possible between those two.
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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    Not a chance, the gap would have been even larger. The only republican that was in the primaries that could've beaten Obama was Herman Cain.
    That political outsider stuff only works to a point.
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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Saw this question asked on TV today, and it got me thinking. There are a number of ways that a Santorum campaign would have significantly differed from a Romney campaign, and would have been the "true conservative" the far right was clammoring for. How likely do you think a Santorum win would have been if he had gotten the nomination?
    Extremely small. Unless Santorum somehow got Obama to make a major gaffe in the debates or something, Santorum would have probably lost be a larger margin than Romney. I don't think the differences would have been so great it would've tipped any state except North Carolina, or perhaps the more libertarian Montana. Obama would've probably won liberal-libertarian states like Colorado and New Hampshire by double digits.
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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    That political outsider stuff only works to a point.
    Yes, but he had good policies and was ahead of most others and in the running with the rest until the "affair accusations."
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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Santorum's views were only appealing to the more conservative voters within the RNC. I have a hard time thinking he'd win any moderate Republicans or Independents.

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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Herman Cain would've gotten smoked. This is my map (the colours are flipped to match their historical and foreign connotations on Dave Leip's Atlas):

    Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?-obamacain-jpg
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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    Herman Cain would've gotten smoked. This is my map (the colours are flipped to match their historical and foreign connotations on Dave Leip's Atlas):

    Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?-obamacain-jpg
    You obviously don't know much about the South East, Herman Cain would have carried the south east just because he was a republican. Your map is asinine.

    Hell, he won the Alabama straw poll with 51% and he was FROM Ga so you can give him that one.
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