Good Monday to all you political junkies out there, here’s what we are following in ‘The War Room’, March 19th, 2012:
“Mitt Romney is headed for a blowout victory in Illinois on Tuesday.” That’s straight from the final PPP poll, and here are the numbers: Romney 45, Santorum 30, Gingrich 12, Paul 10. Santorum needs to prove that he can win voters outside than the hard-core right-wing, and so far he hasn’t done that. He won’t do it in Illinois either.
Want a second opinion? ARG comes up with the same spread: Romney 44, Santorum 30, Gingrich 13, Paul 8.
Perhaps reading the writing on the wall, Rick Santorum will spend the day Tuesday in Pennsylvania instead of rallying last minute votes in Illinois. Over the past weekend, Santorum concentrated his efforts in Louisiana, which holds its primary this coming Saturday. And once again he is trying to play the “brokered convention” card, which is starting to look a little desperate.
A back room deal kept both Santorum AND Romney on the ballot in Illinois. Rules? Republicans don’t have to play by the rules. Don’t you know that by now? Their Super PACs can take supposedly outlawed donations from federal contractors, too.
Ann Romney says that women are “upset” about the deficit. Well, if she thinks they’re mad now, just wait until they see her husband’s plan, which contains more tax cuts for the wealthy and is estimated to add up to $3 trillion to the deficit. They will be furious.
“Is Mitt Romney the Most Unpopular Likely Presidential Nominee Ever?” The Daily Beast reports, you decide.
Republicans in Puerto Rico did NOT like the swim trunks. Future candidates, take note. And congrats (so-far) to Buddy Roemer, who is currently beating both Gingrich and Paul. Votes are still being counted, but we’ve got our fingers crossed.
Meet the new Paul Ryan budget, same as the old Paul Ryan budget. You weren’t using your Medicare, were you?
Think Progress reports that a new study shows that Republicans have moved so far to the right that the House is now the most conservative it has ever been in the last 133 years. They have a chart and everything.
The Affordable Care Act is about to take center stage on the political scene again. Before you make any snap judgements, see Ryan, Paul, right above, and watch our clip from last Friday’s show below: