Mitt Romney Wins Illinois

CNN reports Illinois Republicans have chosen Mitt Romney. CBS reports the same. Santorum is now far behind in delegates.

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    An historic quandary... (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Edger on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 09:38:25 PM EST
    NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) - With a fall presidential contest between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney seeming increasingly likely, America's bigots are finding themselves in a quandary over which candidate to support, prominent bigots confirmed today.
    In other political news, former Sen. Rick Santorum revealed that he made his first sweater vest himself when he tore off the sleeves of his straitjacket.

    Could the clown car really be out of gas? (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 11:38:42 PM EST
    What happened to right after Super Tuesday pundits saying this could go on until June?  I really had my heart set on that.

    Me too! (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Amiss on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 12:33:47 AM EST

    Looks like it is (none / 0) (#13)
    by Edger on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 10:24:29 AM EST
    But they've done their jobs well and ensured Obama's re-election?

    At least his big constituents the oil companies will be happy...


    Yup (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 07:13:55 AM EST
    They ensured that a Moderate Conservative Obama can easily get reelected.

    Yeah, it almost makes one (none / 0) (#17)
    by Edger on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 07:43:54 AM EST
    nostalgic for the good old days when that old lefty DFH dubya was showing up for work at the White House by noon, wearing tie dye, with a bong in one hand, flashing peace signs with the other, singing war is not healthy for children and other living things, and always trying to stick it to the man on wall street, doesn't it?

    Now be fair (none / 0) (#18)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 08:44:08 AM EST
    Bush and Cheney didn't do half of what they wanted because they feared us and outrage we were stirring.  It was going to put their party out of business and it did for two years.  But this is our guy now and where are we gonna go?

    Where are we gonna go? (none / 0) (#19)
    by Edger on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 04:24:42 PM EST
    The only reasonable place to go is nowhere except standing firm on principles and opposing the same things you opposed under Bush regardless of whether the president has an "R" or a "D" after his name.

    Bush accomplished everything he set out to accomplish, in spite of and even because of a Democratic Party that for the last two years of his presidency controlled a majority in both the House and the Senate for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

    If Barack Obama keeps on getting the kinds of results he keeps on getting, it's because those are the results he was aiming for.

    Everything he's 'accomplishing' he's accomplishing on purpose, because it's what he sets out to accomplish.

    The only reasonable place to go is here.


    I can't decide whether (none / 0) (#1)
    by Peter G on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 09:37:16 PM EST
    I want Santorum to be humiliated with a crushing defeat on his PA home turf, or for him to win and further drag the R's down with him.

    Anything that sends Ricky back (5.00 / 5) (#3)
    by Anne on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 10:31:36 PM EST
    to the cave from whence he emerged works for me; there is no benefit to encouraging him, especially with Obama - and his natural affinity for chasing the middle based on the most extreme of the GOP positions  - on the other side.

    It really is to weep.


    To paraphrase (5.00 / 0) (#8)
    by lentinel on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 04:51:40 AM EST
    the Bard of Avon, to weep, to drink or to pop a Maalox. That is the question.

    on the other hand (none / 0) (#9)
    by TeresaInPa on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 06:58:02 AM EST
    I know some people/not totally recovered swoonbots who really need to hear Obama and Santorum debate Abortion and birth control.

    Know whatcha mean (none / 0) (#11)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 08:26:30 AM EST
    Someone told me it would be good to visit the issue, as we hadn't.  This issue was settled amidst human suffering and death.  You can't really redebate it all without all the corpses, but you can distort the reality of what they are proposing without the corpses.

    Well put, Anne... (none / 0) (#14)
    by Edger on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 10:28:51 AM EST
    Have you forgotten about the one (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by observed on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 11:16:09 PM EST
    candidate with real stature, including national and international experience?
    Come on---don't give up on Gingrich!

    A legend (none / 0) (#12)
    by Edger on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 10:20:50 AM EST
    in his own, ummm, something....

    No quandary at all for me (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by ruffian on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 12:06:27 PM EST
    I am very happy to see my home state of Illinois solidly reject Santorum.

    An easier race in the fall is not worth the damage of elevating that man.


    PA is demographically against him... (none / 0) (#4)
    by Addison on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 11:03:48 PM EST
    ...in terms of its urbanization and placement in the northeast. And I don't feel like they have any special love for Rick in the Keystone State. Romney will win PA with 40+% I think. And it's over a month away! The race is over NOW. I don't know what the mood will be in a month, but I can't help but think it won't even be THIS Rick-positive.

    the people of Pa (none / 0) (#10)
    by TeresaInPa on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 07:11:10 AM EST
    are loyal.  Rick still has his fans here.  Romney is not going to get an easy win here if he wins at all.  They may have tossed Rick out in favor of Casey in 2010,  but Casey is also a favorite son in Pa.  
    I am going to guess that Santorum will win here unless the wheels fall completely off of his bus and he gives up.