February 8th, 2012
01:45 AM ET

Santorum sweeps Tuesday's three GOP contests

Rick Santorum swept the three Republican presidential contests Tuesday in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado, reshaping the race and raising questions about frontrunner Mitt Romney's ability to attract broad conservative support.

Santorum's trifecta halts front-runner Mitt Romney's momentum after the former Massachusetts governor had won the previous two contests and three of the first five prior to Tuesday.

Santorum claims momentum after 3-state sweep

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  1. pmk1953

    Let's see now. First, we had the "perfect candidate", a religious nut job. Then we had mister 999. Then we had the religious idiot from Texas. Then we had the ethically challenged blow hard. The we had the spoiled rich boy nobody wants. Then we had the ethically challenged blowhard again. Then we had the spoiled rich boy nobody wants again. Now we get the guy who wants to start the Inquisition and crusades again. Don't the repubs want to elect anyone?

    February 8, 2012 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      They are making this waaaaaay too easy for Obama to be re-elected.

      Where's JIF?

      February 8, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
    • dank

      the republicans are engaged in a compartmentalized game of who can stay afloat longest–nothing more. it lost its appeal soon after it started. i have never been so disappointed in my government as i am in this race. the debates were nothing but buffoon against buffoon and now i can't even tell what the race is about. there is a steady stream of nonsense coming from these guys mouths...i'm ready for a new set of hopefuls.

      February 8, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • RK

      a bunch of crazy idiots (not gays, they are DEFINITELY not welcome) in sweater vests, charging into the middle east to make them christian.... doesn't Santorum know that they hate gays in the middle east too? common ground

      February 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ***dude***

    Wow, slightly biased are ya?

    February 8, 2012 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Nah, he's just trying to keep the score.

      February 8, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. Portland tony

    The well oiled, fast moving, Romney nomination train just ran out of track.

    February 8, 2012 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. fernace

    Word, banasy, Lol!!

    February 8, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bill

    This is incredible...how these teavangelical-type folks are so scared of a Mormon (Read: Cult worshiper or whatever) that they will literally give the eventual election election to this smart, black man in the whitehouse who they are determined to unseat! They better get their colective act together or it will be a walkover in November! If nothing else these results show some serious regional (as well as intellectual) differences in our nation. At first they figured that the Newt would be their savior but he got too crazy on them so they now move to "Father Rick" ....could ol' Uncle Ron be next?

    February 8, 2012 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (w/o a hat) ©

    This is just way too funny. They still haven't coalesced behind a single candidate. They're to busy fighting amongst themselves too realize the support President Obama is getting.
    Who is it on here that keeps saying Obama is "leading from behind" ? Well, it looks like your party has taken the lead in this category.

    February 8, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      His name starts with a 'h", and ends with a 'sta."
      Writing his name may make him appear.

      February 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (w/o a hat) ©

      banasy©
      Yeah, that's the one. He whose name shall not be spoken. Seems like we had another of those.

      February 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Yep, they devolve regularly.
      Where is your hat?!?

      February 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Supporter

    I vote for the peoples party the party of equality for all where no ones rich or poor. Where the people are all middle class ,instead of every one looking down there nose at you. Where people get along and there is no back stabing like there is now

    February 8, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  8. Supporter

    Oh im sorry it doesnt exist does it ? Well i guess id better wake up and do something

    February 8, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. Hellion

    Why does the last name SANTORUM sound like a dirty name ,or a internal organ of some kind? Dam it just does not sound like a household name sorry.

    February 8, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. BobNAlabama

    Now...let's all take a giant step backward.

    February 8, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  11. kayscullion

    lmao, hopefully SANTORUM wont be a household name! Then we wouldn't have to worry

    February 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    I have a friend whose last name is Santorum.
    He recently peti tioned the court to change his name legally to Santo.
    Golly gee, I wonder why?

    February 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    The low turn out in the caucuses and complaints relating to participants turned away, like in NV, does not augur well well for Repubs.
    The mind set reflected in the stances of the three front runners is the last thing this country needs.

    February 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      @saywhat:
      Word.

      February 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jimbo

    I'm ashamed of my state, Colorado, today. A sad day for all out here. If we allowed mail in ballots this knumbskull wouldn't have stood a chance. All the people 65+ without jobs or children are the only ones deciding who gets the nomination in our state, that is pathetic.

    February 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat (w/o a hat) ©

    I think the republicans themselves are starting to realize how bad their choices are. Other than, the vote republican till I die regardless group, I believe our president is going to pick up some support from the other side as well.

    February 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimbo

      I will not vote for these poops. I've voted republican my whole life, this time I will be foreced to vote 3rd party.

      February 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
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