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Rick Santorum wins Florida!
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Posted on 01/27/2012 7:04:34 AM PST by Dan.israel.2011

Rick Santorum found his FIRE. Remarkable improvement over his last debate when he let mittens slap him like a rag doll. He found his FIRE last night and destroyed mittens with facts about RomneyCare! God bless you Rick!

Florida picks Rick! Hands down.

I cant wait to see the data on the number of votes vs $$$ spent in campaign!

I believe it will be the lowest cost per vote EVER for Rick.

Who needs $$$ when you have votes!

Having said thst, please send Rick a note of congrats include a check if you can, but at least send him a note! Hand written, not an email!


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To: Rumierules

“No. A vote for Newt is a vote for Romney. Not only can Newt not beat Obama, he cannot beat Romney. Although many of his complaints about Romney are justified, he comes off as too whiny lately.

Santorum is very strong on healthcare and foreign policy.

He won Iowa and can win it all but he’ll obviously need some former Newt supporters to join on— and fast.”

HE WON IOWA BY 38 VOTES!!! Are you guys still pumping THAT?

Newt actually won SC by a wide margin against a Romney media juggernaut.

Jesus! This isnt an issue of checking off boxes on paper and going with whomever looks nice on a list. This is about who can fight and beat Romney over the long game.

Rick does NOT have that. Money votes, organization.

How is he going to stand up to Romney’s super PACs? Or his media machine?

This is not a game, nor is this Jan of 2011. It is far past time for him to deiced if it is more important to see his name in a paper or to take down Romney.


51 posted on 01/27/2012 8:02:21 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Dan.israel.2011

Rick needs to get out of the way. He has zero chance to win.


52 posted on 01/27/2012 8:06:35 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mountain Mary

Why can’t the pudgy guy with the ex-wives and mistresses take one for the team and go home?

You are playing right into the Romney rhetoric. Many many of his supporters are saying the exact same thing you are: vote for him because he is the only one who can beat Obama.

Sorry, my vote is too precious to throw away on Big Gov’t RINOs. And I don’t want to “worry” about things later when it is too late to do anything about it. That’s suicide.


53 posted on 01/27/2012 8:11:32 AM PST by AnnGora (I'm suing my tagline for sexual harrassment.)
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To: Shelayne

It is already happening. Look at the Drudge Report. The photograph of Santorum is a statement in-and-of itself. The fix is in. Looks like 4 more years for Obama.


54 posted on 01/27/2012 8:12:29 AM PST by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: Shelayne

It is already happening. Look at the Drudge Report. The photograph of Santorum is a statement in-and-of itself. The fix is in. Looks like 4 more years for Obama.


55 posted on 01/27/2012 8:13:23 AM PST by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: VanDeKoik
The econmy is the issue right now, but will it be on election day? Things change quickly and I think we need a candidate who is more than a good debater or firestarter. I still believe character matters. I do believe Newt has changed, but what if their is other things out there on Newt we don't know about? He was in Washington how many years? I am for Rick, but will vote for Newt if I must. I will not vote for Romney.
56 posted on 01/27/2012 8:20:13 AM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Dan.israel.2011

Dear Rick:

Quit while you’re ahead.
Put your POTUS run to bed.

You CAN remain a hero,
by thwarting Mitt And Zero.

Allow your hot pursuit
to merge support for NEWT.

You’ll be forever thanked
when Mitt’s steamroll has tanked.


57 posted on 01/27/2012 8:25:54 AM PST by b9 (NEWT all the way)
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To: Boardwalk

>>>All Rick will do is take votes away from Newt so that Romney wins.

I’ll tell you what, if Newt will take an Oath and keep his promises and not lie to us, I’ll vote for him. Oh, wait, he’s done that before and now they’re his Ex-Wives.

Sorry, but a man who won’t keep his Wedding Vows won’t honor the Oath of Office either. Peddle that cheating, lying whoremonger somewhere else, I didn’t vote for Clinton and I’m not voting for his Republican twin either.


58 posted on 01/27/2012 8:28:43 AM PST by Avalon Hussar
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To: AnnGora

It’s about money and organization.
Santorum has neither.
It may make you feel good to vote for him..but he has no chance to win.
So your vote is wasted on him.

I don’t know who you think I am supporting but it’s not Romney. GO NEWT!!!


59 posted on 01/27/2012 8:30:42 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: Dan.israel.2011
Your future as a political prognosticator is doubtful. :-)
60 posted on 01/27/2012 8:31:02 AM PST by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: Mountain Mary
BUMP!
61 posted on 01/27/2012 8:33:57 AM PST by b9 (NEWT all the way)
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To: Mountain Mary

I’m definitely NOT supporting Romney. And Newt is certainly a better choice than that RINO. However, Newt is a Big Gov’t progressive conservative whose hero is FDR. He has said it many times. That is not who I want to represent my conservative values.

I will continue to support the more conservative Santorum. If he loses to Newt, so be it. I will support Newt. But right now, Santorum is still in the race and will get my support.


62 posted on 01/27/2012 8:50:41 AM PST by AnnGora (I'm suing my tagline for sexual harrassment.)
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To: Avalon Hussar

“Sorry, but a man who won’t keep his Wedding Vows won’t honor the Oath of Office either. Peddle that cheating, lying whoremonger somewhere else, I didn’t vote for Clinton and I’m not voting for his Republican twin either.”

Well said. I remember a 60 Minutes interview where Bill and Hillary talked about having had “problems” in their marriage, but that was all over with. Bubba is elected and drip, drip, drip...here comes the dirt. Monica Lewinsky, anyone?

Newt says he has changed and only he knows if that is the truth. However, he is a proven liar. Just ask his ex-wives, children, and girlfriends. You don’t think he would not lie to you? Character was supposed to matter with Clinton, but all of a sudden, it doesn’t matter anymore with Newt? This issue makes all conservatives who support Newt look like hypocrites and if you don’t think the MSM and the libs will not jump on that like a duck on a junebug, you are sadly mistaken.


63 posted on 01/27/2012 8:58:02 AM PST by AnnGora (I'm suing my tagline for sexual harrassment.)
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To: moehoward

So, what has Romney suggested to get people back to work? Romneycare? ...or maybe cap and trade?


64 posted on 01/27/2012 9:04:38 AM PST by Eva
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To: Rumierules

Thank you for your honest post. Santorum is a good and decent man. I think he would be good in Newt’s administration...But I implore you to please reconsider, and vote for Newt. A vote for Santorum is two votes for Romney.

If you haven’t watched the Cocoa, FL meeting please watch it. Newt talks about the Space Program and the fire that’s in the American soul by our nature.

Lastly, I guarantee you that Tea Partiers will NOT let Newt dissapoint them. It will be a great marriage.

Also, I see Newt getting the best people involved as Reagan did.


65 posted on 01/27/2012 9:17:29 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Eva

They all say pretty much the same thing.

Better question is, of the two likely nominees, which one will Americans believe will follow through. Newt.


66 posted on 01/27/2012 9:21:44 AM PST by moehoward
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To: AnnGora
You have no argument what so ever. The simple fact is, you are helping Romney split the vote so he can win with a sad minority, like Clinton did in ‘92.

But I expect to hear you complain the loudest, when Obama takes it away from Romney in the general. And those of us who have a brain, will remember your “principled” convoluted method for political suicide. And your kind will effect us all, as well as the suffering we all face in the years ahead.

67 posted on 01/27/2012 9:37:41 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Mountain Mary
Voting for Santorum will accomplish nothing except that you are standing up for your beliefs/principles.

Wait a minute, isn't that what FR is all about? After all, we're being told that if Newt can't be the candidate to allow Obama to have it.

Some people want to control everyone else's principles.

Before anyone jumps on me being a Romney supporter, I'm done voting and frankly, don't give a darned which one of these is the nominee. I'm a sore loser.

My guy, Perry lost so to heck with everyone else.

68 posted on 01/27/2012 10:04:19 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Dan.israel.2011

Your thread has no honor.

69 posted on 01/27/2012 10:12:22 AM PST by McGruff (Rebellion is brewing!)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

The only voters who can affect the decision of who is the nominee right now are Floridians...and it may well be that whoever wins Florida will go on to be the GOP candidate and run against Hussein in the general.

I liked Cain and Perry too....


70 posted on 01/27/2012 10:21:47 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You can read any of my past posts: I have ALWAYS despised Romeny. Even 4 years ago,when a lot of you guys were really pushing him.

If you honestly think Newt is the only person who can beat Obama, you are going to be sadly disappointed. He doesn’t just have baggage, he has a ship load of steamer trunks. What is convoluted is the lack of principles from those of you who are willing to jettison conservatism for Newt Gingrich’s Big Govt policies just because he took on John King. Uh, which he later admitted part of that stance turned out not to be true.

I will support Newt if he is the nominee. Right now, I will support Santorum who is the real conservative left in this race. Sorry if you think “politics over principles” is more important.


71 posted on 01/27/2012 10:57:38 AM PST by AnnGora (I'm suing my tagline for sexual harrassment.)
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To: nikos1121

I am willing to be practical and vote for Newt if I think it will help him actually win the state. Florida is winner take all when it comes to delegates. Newt needs a real victory not a symbolic one. Santorum has no real chance for a real victory in Florida, but if he gets 18 to 20%, his campaign may survive and he may be able to raise some more money.

If Santorum surges to 18 to 20% in the polls by Tuesday, I will vote for him. I’d like to reward him for his good debate performace and see if he can pick up momentum. If not, then it will be Newt since he will likely be within striking distance of Romney.

This is not a good primary. I think most people know that. I imagine 75% of Newt supporters previously supported someone else: Palin, Bachman, Perry, and/or Cain.


72 posted on 01/27/2012 10:59:48 AM PST by Rumierules
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To: Mountain Mary

I liked Cain, too, MM.

I’m with JIm Rob about Palin, also. She was my number one pick. Dang it!


73 posted on 01/27/2012 11:01:45 AM PST by AnnGora (I'm suing my tagline for sexual harrassment.)
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To: svcw

To do his taxes.


74 posted on 01/27/2012 1:31:53 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: moehoward

I see a lot of articles today that the hall was packed with Romney supporters.


75 posted on 01/27/2012 1:35:24 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: AnnGora

I agree that you should not compromise your vote.

Voting for Romney because you think he can beat Obama is a compromise if you don’t agree with his positions which 99% of you don’t (and the vast majority of you don’t believe that he can beat him either!).

Voting for Gringrich because you think he can beat Obama is a compromise if you don’t agree with his positions (and 99% of you don’t agree with most of his positions, i.e. healthcare mandate, global warming, big government, views on FDR, etc. and problem with keeping his marriage vows (if you want out of your marriage, get separated BEFORE you start fooling around... I’m glad he is right with G—, but I can’t see in his heart like the Lord can, so I don’t know if he is being honest about repenting)

If everyone who is voting for Gingrich primarily because they think he can beat Obama would switch to Rick Santorum (whom I truly believe most of you agree with most of his positions, and he has been from all appearances, a good and faithful husband and father) then Santorum would beat Romney and then beat Obama.

I’ve been a member of this board for over a decade and don’t understand the hatred displayed by many against Santorum, who seems to be a good guy, a true conservative (not perfect, but a better record than Gingrich), and showed that he can debate well on a consistent basis.

Florida Freepers, given that Gingrich appears to be fading in Florida (behind Romney 7% RCP, and trending down while Romney is trending up), give another look at Santorum. It is not too late.


76 posted on 01/27/2012 1:37:46 PM PST by disraeligears (How was the CREAM Madison Square Garden Concert?)
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To: Earthdweller

What if Santorum takes votes away from Romney?


77 posted on 01/27/2012 1:42:17 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Mountain Mary

I like him. :-)


78 posted on 01/27/2012 1:44:26 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: disraeligears
"... then Santorum would beat Romney and then beat Obama."

Rick's biggest problem is something no one can help him with. He is not charismatic. Newt is, Mitt is so-so, but the camera likes him, and Hussein would mop the floor with Rick in that department.

79 posted on 01/27/2012 2:08:27 PM PST by moehoward
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To: moehoward

I think Santorum could beat Obama in a debate. It wouldn’t just be Santorum, or Santorum and charisma, but rather Santorum standing on constitutional conservative principles who would beat Obama. The Santorum we saw last night would beat Obama.


80 posted on 01/27/2012 2:35:02 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Dan.israel.2011; All

a delusional vanity.

Santorum has LEFT FLORIDA!

HE HAS CONCEEDED florida to the two fronrunners.

a vote for Santorum is a vote for romney.

are all these santorum deadenders really romney trolls?


81 posted on 01/27/2012 2:40:04 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Rumierules

by voting for santorum you are voting for Mitt Romney.

congrats.

Santorum abandoned you and florida.

enjoy voting for mitt in florida’s take all primary.


82 posted on 01/27/2012 2:45:49 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: LibsRJerks

at this point with Santorum abandoning FL, his supporters are putting the “stupid” in stupid party.

Santorum is a party player, he support Arlen Specter as a payoff.

Santorum is a new huckabee.


83 posted on 01/27/2012 2:52:50 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: DarthVader
He will end up in 4th place.

The surrender monkey will take 4th. There are not enough anti-American dopers in Florida to help Cut and Run.
84 posted on 01/27/2012 2:56:39 PM PST by John D
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To: silverleaf
Maybe Rick and Newt need to team up

That would work if they could take the social positions of Santorum and the fiscal positions of Newt. It would be a disaster if they took Santorum's fiscal positions.
85 posted on 01/27/2012 3:00:58 PM PST by John D
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86 posted on 01/27/2012 3:04:58 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Lauren BaRecall
"The Santorum we saw last night would beat Obama."

Man I wish that were true....

87 posted on 01/27/2012 4:11:06 PM PST by moehoward
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To: longtermmemmory

No, he’s COMING BACK to FL! LOL! As soon as he finishes his taxes!


88 posted on 01/27/2012 4:41:13 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: longtermmemmory
Santorum is a party player, he support Arlen Specter as a payoff.

He paid forward on Specter's promise of support in the Senate Judiciary Committee for pro-life SCOTUS judges. Specter was due to move up to the Chairmanship, so the promise, which Specter kept, had a tremendous impact upon the makeup of today's Court.

90 posted on 01/27/2012 5:56:18 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: longtermmemmory
are all these santorum deadenders really romney trolls?

I vouch for myself: I'm neither a deadender nor a Romney troll. I'm a constitutional conservative who supports Rick Santorum. :-)

91 posted on 01/27/2012 6:35:11 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: longtermmemmory
Santorum abandoned you and florida.

He's going back as soon as he's done with his taxes. He has not abandoned us, and he has not abandoned Florida. lol

92 posted on 01/27/2012 6:44:36 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: moehoward

It’s true. He really really would.

Say a prayer. :-)


93 posted on 01/27/2012 6:51:20 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: Dan.israel.2011
Okay, let's put this in perspective. Rick had a few good zingers in the debate, which, I maintain, is easy to do when you're off to the side of the fray. He did an especially good job nailing Romney on Romeny-Obamacare.

But let's be real, the minute he is really taken seriously he will be attacked in spades, and frankly, he's just not thick-skinned enough to stand up to it.

I like Rick. I think he has done some great things in the pro-life cause and on the importance of maintaining a strong military (which, to his credit, puts him miles above Ron Paul). Today, he would do well to step out of the way, but I just saw him on Hannity and that is not going to happen.

At the end of the day he finishes third or fourth in Florida. If he thought otherwise, he would have cleared the schedule and stayed right there. He didn't. Tonight, if you look around, you will see that Rick has left the building.

94 posted on 01/27/2012 6:58:09 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Lauren BaRecall
No, he’s COMING BACK to FL! LOL!

Not sure where you're getting your information. He was just on Hannity saying that he was heading to Missouri and then on to Nevada. Maybe my sense of direction is screwed up, but it appears he's headed in exactly the OPPOSITE direction of Florida.

95 posted on 01/27/2012 7:02:12 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: The Citizen Soldier

I remember hearing it from two different sources. One of them may have been Hannity’s radio show. Somebody obviously passed along bad intel.

At any rate, nobody’s been abandoned. :-D

Thanks for the correct info.


96 posted on 01/27/2012 7:38:05 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: The Citizen Soldier
But let's be real, the minute he is really taken seriously he will be attacked in spades, and frankly, he's just not thick-skinned enough to stand up to it.

Please, he's gotten beaten up for years on pro-life alone. He knows what he's in for.

This sounds like a "knock some sense into those Santorum folks" post. A few zingers, huh? He won the debate.

97 posted on 01/27/2012 7:51:23 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: TSgt

Mm-kay?


98 posted on 01/27/2012 7:53:04 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: CatherineofAragon
Sorry, can’t do that. I like Santorum, I truly appreciate his stance on social issues, but he needs to drop out.

How is Newt or anybody going to sew anything up? Florida only has the half the delegate count it normally does - not to mention there's 47 other states that would like a say in the election. No one needs to drop out yet. Period.

99 posted on 01/27/2012 10:53:42 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Sorry, can’t do that. I like Santorum, I truly appreciate his stance on social issues, but he needs to drop out.

How is Newt or anybody going to sew anything up? Florida only has the half the delegate count it normally does - not to mention there's 47 other states that would like a say in the election. No one needs to drop out yet. Period.

100 posted on 01/27/2012 10:53:42 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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