(LIN) – In a big Super Tuesday night, former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., won six states, former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., took three, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., won one.
"I’m prepared to fight all the way to become the nominee." --Romney, on Wednesday morning.
"We have won in the West, the Midwest and the South, and we're ready to win across this country." --Santorum, after Super Tuesday news.
"If I thought he was a slam dunk to beat Romney and to beat Obama, I would really consider getting out. I don't." --Gingrich, on fellow candidate Santorum.
"While other candidates are focused solely on the beauty contests to get the headlines, we’re undertaking a comprehensive strategy that I am confident can lead to the nomination." --GOP presidential hopefuland Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, in a statement Monday.
"It's been I think the worst campaign I've ever seen in my life. I just hate it." --Former first lady Barbara Bush.
"Those folks don't have a lot of responsibilities. They're not commander in chief." --President Barack Obama, on the 2012 Republican candidates for president.
"If it comes down to it, I'd vote for Mickey Mouse before I'd vote for Obama." --John Legg, an Ohio primary voter. Legg voted for Gingrich.
"If it plays here, it'll play in Texas. We're kind of like spring training for Texas." --Keith Gaddie, a political science professor, on Santorum’s win in Oklahoma.
"This week in Ohio, Romney has tried to present himself as a blue collar candidate…trying to connect with regular folk...it doesn’t help that his opening line is ‘hello my fellow peasants.’" --Conan O’Brien, in his opening monologue on Tuesday night.
"But moving forward, look, many of you in this room have known me for years, and you know that I have lost campaigns before. And there's always tomorrow." --Former presidential candidate and Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, after losing his seat in a primary election. Kucinich lost to Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio.
"Real bottom line, I won't run any character assassination-type campaign. As an American, I'm tired and disgusted of seeing those kinds of ads going on the radio or TV and I won't practice in it. If anyone comes out on my side and tries to practice I'll denounce it. I want to run on facts." --Samuel Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber,” after winning an Ohio Republican congressional primary. Wurzelbacher will face Kaptur.
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