Santorum: GOP Battle ‘Long, Long Way From Being Over’

Saturday, 04 Feb 2012 10:21 PM

By Paul Scicchitano

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
With little chance of better than a fourth-place finish in today’s Nevada caucuses, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum vowed that the GOP nomination battle is a “long, long way from being over.”

In an interview with CNN tonight from a campaign stop in Colorado, Santorum said he is focusing on upcoming races in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri rather than The Silver State.

A short time after the interview Fox News projected that Santorum would finish a distant fourth in Nevada.

“We think we can be competitive here,” he said of Colorado. “We think we can be competitive in Minnesota, Missouri, and we’re going to work those states very, very hard.”

Santorum, who ran no television ads in Nevada, predicted that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will not have the same advantage in upcoming contests that he enjoyed in the first five primaries and caucuses in terms of organization and preparation.

“I think we can do well,” said Santorum. “I’m hopeful, optimistic that we might be able to pull out one of those three and finish well in the other two.”

Santorum said he still expects to win the nomination and he pointed to a new Rasmussen poll that shows him beating President Barack Obama by 1 percent in the general election. It was the first time in any poll that Santorum has led the president.

“People are looking at this race and they are going to start to see that Mitt Romney simply, and Newt Gingrich don’t have what it takes to win the general election,” declared Santorum.

“They may be able to win a nomination but that’s not what Republican voters are looking for. They are looking for someone who has what it takes to beat Barack Obama — and we’ve got the right message and we’ve got the right background and contrast to do that.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Billionaire Steyer Writes $15M to His Super PAC

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 09:02 AM

The political parties, their campaign committees and some of their super PACs faced a Saturday deadline to disclose how  . . .

No Dem Senate Candidate on Kansas Overseas Ballots

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 22:13 PM

There's no Democratic Senate candidate listed on some 500 Kansas ballots mailed to overseas voters this weekend – a setb . . .

RNC's Priebus Slams Wis. Governor Candidate for Jobs Plan Fiasco

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 19:22 PM

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus slammed Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke on . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved