Sunday Discussion: AL and MS Primaries


I wanted to share my views on who I think will win the Alabama and Mississippi primaries on Tuesday.  Three candidates has a chance to win these states on Tuesday.  Romney, Gingrich, or Santorum has a chance to win these states.  Gingrich would have the best chance to win these states because his home state of Georgia is only next door.  But what if Romney pulls out a surprising win?  Or could Santorum keep winning the south and midwest?  Right now it is exciting that Alabama and Mississippi votes will count in this primary.  And everyone in these states can not wait to vote on Tuesday.

If you have not seen this CNN story about the radio show Rick & Bubba interviewing Mitt Romney; click the link below.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/09/rick-and-bubba-press-romney-on-mormon-faith-iran/

This might have backfired on Mitt Romney.  You knew these guys would go after Romney’s faith.  And I do think Rick & Bubba won the day.  People in the south really do care about their religion.  And some people in the south do believe that the Mormon religion is just a scam.  That the Mormon’s religion only cares about America being the new promised land.  I find this as crazy and stupid thinking.  If Romney; who is 2nd in some polls in Alabama does well on Tuesday.  He will be the Republican nominee for president.  And I am afraid if it’s a Romney vs. Obama battle for the White House.  Some people will vote for a third party candidate only because of Romney’s religion.  This will ensure Obama’s reelection.

Newt Gingrich has toured many places in Alabama and Mississippi.  He has already won South Carolina and Georgia.  And he really needs to win both states on Tuesday or he is done.  Gingrich’s main selling point is about the price of gas.  And you know many people down in the south will listen when a candidate talks about gas prices.  Here is the my post about Newt Gingrich when he was in Pell City.

http://youngsblog.com/2012/03/08/newt-gingrich-in-alabama/

A very good sized crowd showed up to hear Gingrich talk about Obama and gas prices.  But for right now this is the only main things he is talking about.  And I am afraid it might cost him the primaries.  Sure drilling for oil will create new jobs what what else will you do to create jobs?  But I do think that Gingrich will do well on Tuesday.  But will it be enough?

Rick Santorum has done well in rural areas.  He is carrying rural Midwestern states and several southern states.  But Santorum has failed to carry many of the bigger population states.  Those have gone to Romney.  Santorum has been calling for Gingrich to drop out of the race so he can compete with Romney.  And Santorum has some of the same views on ways to improve the U.S. economy.  But I want you to look at this article.

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/rick-santorums-war-against-the-national-weather-service/

Rick Santorum once supported a bill that would of gutted the National Weather Service.  Now keep in mind that the NWS saved many lives when we went through the April 27th tornado outbreak.  So what would have happened if the NWS was gutted and weather warnings were issued by private firms like Accuweather?  I believe that many more people would have been killed.  Also keep in mind that many TV meteorologists and private weather companies use NWS data to make their weather forecasts.

So who will I vote for on Tuesday and who do I think will win Mississippi and Alabama.  Right now I am going to vote for Romney on Tuesday.  I hope that the Mormon issue will not effect his outcome on Tuesday.  I am thinking that Gingrich will win both states on Tuesday.  But he will only win by a slim margin.  Romney will be second and Santorum will be third.  Voter turnout is going to be big on Tuesday and there is only one thing left to do.  Go vote on Tuesday!

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