Newt Gingrich says there’s no reason to drop out of the race for the GOP nomination to challenge President Barack Obama, even though he’s trailing in the polls and delegate tally.
Chris talks to John Cicala of the Fraternal Order of Transit Police about the SEPTA Police Strike, Pennsylvania State Senator Larry Farnese about his proposed legislation in response to the Republican Ultrasound bill and to Buzz Bissinger about the Penalties handed out to the New Orleans Saints for trying to knock players out of games.
Time is now a critical factor in Campaign 2012.
The Chicago area vote will determine tonight’s election, and experts will be looking at tonight’s outcome to try and figure out what happens in Pennsylvania five weeks from today.
Chris talks to Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup about President Obama’s accomplishment in his first term and to Todd Zolecki about his book, The Rotation, about the Phillies pitching staff from last season. He also debates the merits of corporal punishment in schools and the reception Vice President Joe Biden received at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pittsburgh.
3/15/12 – by Rick Grimaldi – So it appears that we are about to discover the true effects of Newt Gingrich’s famed “Southern Strategy” to rise from the dead once again and reclaim his former place on the anti-Romney throne. Unfortunately for the former Speaker, and coincidentally for the current anti-Romney King, Senator Rick Santorum, the strategy looks as though it will continue to hold both men down rather than crown a new king.
There is more good news for Rick Santorum after his primary wins in the South on Tuesday. A new poll shows the former Pennsylvania senator is in good shape in his home state.
Chris reviews all the political doings of the weekend and previews this week’s primaries with Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein. He also discusses the premeire of the HBO film, Game Change, and the argument between New Jersey Governor Chris Chris and a law student who opposes the merger between Rutgers-Camden and Rowan.
Super Tuesday is now “hopeful Wednesday” for the four Republicans who want to be President.
Franklin and Marshall College pollster Terry Madonna believes Romney is likely to win at least five of the ten Super Tuesday primaries. And Madonna believes that to remain a viable candidate, Rick Santorum must run close in Ohio and win one or two other states.
The idea, says St. Joseph’s University political science professor Randall Miller, would be to coalesce the conservatives behind Santorum.
Governor Chris Christie continues to fare well in the latest New Jersey poll of voters, but Republicans looking for him to join Mitt Romney on a potential presidential ticket might not be pleased with the results of a new Quinnipiac survey.
As voters head to the polls in Michigan, today, there are two mainly overlooked factors that could make this a night of upheaval.
Chris talks about the 2008 speech from Rick Santorum about Satan, the GOP debate that will be held tonight in Arizona and Gov. Chris Christie’s budget speech yesterday in New Jersey. Chris also chats with Dr. Dan Cook from Rutgers-Camden about the possible merger of two universities in New Jersey and Tom McGrath, editor of Philadelphia Magazine about the potential sale of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
After a squeaker over Ron Paul in Maine, Mitt Romney’s team is ready to set off an ad barrage in Michigan and Arizona.
Why? Rick Santorum is raising more than $1-million a day, and is ahead of Romney in several national polls after his triple victory last week.