Santorum wins big in Kansas
Rick Santorum won big in the Kansas Republican caucuses last week. He grabbed 51% of the state-wide vote … picking up 33 of the 40 G-O-P national delegates. He did even better in Sedgwick County … with 1640 of the 2978 votes.
Ron Paul finished in second place in Sedgwick County with 526 votes. Mitt Romney had 392 … and Newt Gingrich finished with 340.
Kansas has always been a Republican state. But during my career on radio, I’ve watched the Democrats lose support dramatically across the state and especially here in Sedgwick County. Santorum’s victory – to me – is indicative of the Kansas movement to the right on social issues. He has other views that are attractive to conservatives, but I think his opinions about religion and health care strike a chord with the G-O-P’s most active voters.
I don’t think he can beat President Obama if he gets the nomination. It doesn’t seem that the party faithful had that in mind when they voted last Saturday. Or maybe they are convinced Santorum can win.
Our thought for today is from Napoleon Bonaparte:
“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”