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NFL Quarterback Phillip Rivers endorses Santorum (AL Native)
The Hill ^ | 8 March 2012 | Justin Sink

Posted on 03/08/2012 4:16:33 PM PST by parksstp

San Diego Chargers quarterback — and Alabama native — Philip Rivers announced Thursday that he would endorse Rick Santorum in the state's presidential primary, praising the former Pennsylvania senator's record on social issues.

"I am supporting Rick Santorum for President because of his stance on issues that attack vital Christian values our country was founded upon: no abortion, upholding traditional marriage, defending religious freedom, no euthanasia," Rivers said in a statement.

The quarterback went on to pledge to help Santorum as he campaigns through the Deep South.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; antiromney; blowhardnewt; crybabynewt; elections; newt4romney; philiprivers; philrivers; rivers; santorum; santorum4saint
Awesome! Now if only Timmy Tebow would join suit.
1 posted on 03/08/2012 4:16:41 PM PST by parksstp
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To: antonius; Lazlo in PA; writer33; cripplecreek; Brices Crossroads; Yaelle; napscoordinator; ...

ping


2 posted on 03/08/2012 4:17:49 PM PST by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: parksstp

Cool.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 4:19:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Very cool.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 4:21:28 PM PST by mimaw
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To: parksstp

Alabama native, maybe.....but he made his mark as QB here in NC with the NC State Wolfpack.

His dad was head football coach at the high school JUST up the street in my last neighborhood here in Raleigh (was a beautiful, brand new school). He took them to a state championship within a year or two....then moved on. His replacement was an idiot who couldn’t win a game if the competing team didn’t even bother to show.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 4:21:55 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: parksstp

Philip Rivers is Catholic and has six kids. He has been seen attending early morning mass on game days.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 4:27:57 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: parksstp

This genius is one concussion short of a lobotomy.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 4:28:17 PM PST by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: Rome2000

Go Wolfpack! I am not surprised that Rivers is backing Santorum. Philip Rivers is one class individual. Look up his story and you will understand why he is making this endorsement.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 4:30:53 PM PST by disraeligears (How was the CREAM Madison Square Garden Concert?)
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To: disraeligears
I don't understand why any sane individual would care about about who an NFL QB endorses.

Rivers is obviously suffering from the same disease as Sweater Vest, its called Megalomania.

I understand Drew Brees is endorsing Doctor John, maybe I should start a thread.

9 posted on 03/08/2012 4:36:25 PM PST by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: Rome2000

Lobotomy? That is so insulting. How could you say such a thing?

As a staunch Catholic promoting Santorum, Phil Rivers is defending his faith, family and the unborn. He is defending the highest values of civilization. He is showing intelligence, wisdom and love for his fellow man.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 4:38:18 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: parksstp
"Social issues" Santorum ...

Because that's what a presidency is about... sigh.

11 posted on 03/08/2012 4:39:59 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: heye2monn
How could you say such a thing?

The lack of a legitimate argument.
12 posted on 03/08/2012 4:49:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 21twelve; Absolutely Nobama; AFPhys; afraidfortherepublic; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

13 posted on 03/08/2012 4:51:40 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Rome2000

Does Rom2000 stand for Romney 2012?

We need all the votes for Santorum and Newt to cut Romney share to about 20% but no more because we have to deal with all liberal Eastern states such as NY, New Jersey, and so on later, and most have winner-take-all delegates.

Deny Romney Republican nomination as he is pro-gay, pro-abortion, pro federal healthcare mandate.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 4:54:26 PM PST by God-fear-republican
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To: parksstp

If the GOP race is not settled and the California GOP primary comes into play, Philip River’s endorsement could be very important in San Diego County. San Diego County is not at all like the Los Angeles or the San Francisco Gay Area. Santorum is closing the gap with Romney in the latest Public Policy Institute of California poll.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 4:58:04 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Rome2000
This genius is one concussion short of a lobotomy.

Phillip Rivers may not be supporting your chosen candidate, but he's a Christian and willing to speak up for conservative values. For that he should be applauded - especially on these pages. Not insulted.
16 posted on 03/08/2012 5:12:31 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: parksstp
God Bless you! What a patriot! Hope he has a long and prosperous career.
17 posted on 03/08/2012 5:25:35 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: parksstp
WOW, I live in San Diego and I can not believe the courage that Mr Rivers shows in his proclamation! He will be crucified in the San Diego and US msm for this stance. I pray for his strength and courage
18 posted on 03/08/2012 5:25:43 PM PST by Cyman
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To: heye2monn

>> defending the highest values of civilization... showing intelligence, wisdom and love for his fellow man.

Good endorsement for Rick. But the political destruction of our opponents is not about moral vanity. It’s about the Liberty that will permit morality to thrive. We need to take the Presidency, not only showcase the propriety that exemplifies Santorum’s campaign.

I like Rick, but I’m obviously doubtful about his ability to win the Presidency and manage the Country.

Go Newt!!!


19 posted on 03/08/2012 5:53:06 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: parksstp

That’s great! Would love to see Rick and Rivers together in San Diego!


20 posted on 03/08/2012 6:13:24 PM PST by llmc1 ( Go Chargers!!)
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To: Cyman

Santorum surging in California?

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2012/03/santorum-california-poll.html


21 posted on 03/08/2012 6:18:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Rome2000

Tell us what it’s like...


22 posted on 03/08/2012 7:07:04 PM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Rome2000

LOL

To be fair, it’s not that people are so infatuated with Rivers that they await his endorsement of their candidate. It’s just nice to see a well-known person endorse someone whom you support. This doesn’t mean you are not “sane.”


23 posted on 03/08/2012 8:08:56 PM PST by jacob k
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To: parksstp

Coolness!!


24 posted on 03/08/2012 11:16:03 PM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: parksstp

Rivers is a class act! This just makes me like him even more! I can’t see Tebow endorsing anyone publicly. In an interview he was asked about gay marriage and wasn’t permitted by his publicist to answer.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 12:33:58 AM PST by Pinkbell (Knock Romney Out - Vote for Santorum in Ohio/Oklahoma/Tennessee and Vote for Gingrich In Georgia)
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To: parksstp

“NFL Quarterback Phillip Rivers endorses Santorum”

Excellent! I have only one other things to say...

GO CHARGERS!!!


26 posted on 03/09/2012 6:36:56 AM PST by PreciousLiberty (Real Hope - Santorum '12!!!)
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To: PreciousLiberty

Er, make that “thing to say”.

(Wishing for a FR edit function once again...)


27 posted on 03/09/2012 6:39:35 AM PST by PreciousLiberty (Real Hope - Santorum '12!!!)
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To: parksstp

Send Rivers a copy of this.....http://www.newt.org/news/video-senator-santorum-in-his-own-words/


28 posted on 03/09/2012 6:39:47 AM PST by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Santorum surging in California?”

Excellent to see this as well.

Note that with Newt pulling 17%, Santorum would have an easy win if Newt were to drop out (and the primary were tomorrow).

I’m going to have to pray for Newt to get hammered next Tuesday, and finally bow to the inevitable. I think at this point Santorum should seriously consider him for the VP slot - if they can work together at all.


29 posted on 03/09/2012 6:42:55 AM PST by PreciousLiberty (Real Hope - Santorum '12!!!)
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To: PreciousLiberty
I don't personally like Newt but I think he'd be ideal as a VP choice. His strength of personality would insure that at least some of his policy ideas would impact a Santorum administration. Between them, they're the perfect good cop/bad cop team. Santorum could explain policy with a smile and Gingrich could apply the whip to congresss.

Santorum to Newsmax: I'd Consider Gingrich for VP

Saying he'd look for a "strong and principled conservative" as a running mate should he win the Republican presidential nomination, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum tells Newsmax that he certainly would consider rival Newt Gingrich for that vital role.

When asked if he would consider the former House Speaker as number two on his ticket, Santorum said Gingrich had been "tested" by the bruising GOP race and that makes him an attractive vice presidential candidate.

30 posted on 03/09/2012 6:49:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: parksstp

Good for Phillip River!


31 posted on 03/09/2012 6:51:34 AM PST by Antoninus (In states where Newt is ahead, vote Newt. In states where Rick is ahead, vote Rick. Defeat Romney.)
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To: PreciousLiberty
I’m going to have to pray for Newt to get hammered next Tuesday, and finally bow to the inevitable. I think at this point Santorum should seriously consider him for the VP slot - if they can work together at all.

I completely agree. Santorum/Gingrich is pretty close to my ideal ticket at this point.
32 posted on 03/09/2012 7:03:35 AM PST by Antoninus (Goal #1: Defeat Romney. Goal #2: Defeat Obama. If we don't achieve both goals, 2012 is a loss.)
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To: Gene Eric

I was mainly defending Phil Rivers for being a social conservative. Brave man.

But I agree with you that Santorum is not likely to win. He’s too new on the scene this time around. He needs a more focused, professional campaign focused on both economics and social issues (Jesus is not moral vanity, by the way).

But if Santorum keeps campaigning for the next four years, he has the talent to emerge as a front runner. He’ll be seen as solid, steady, reliable. Just as the now-familiar Romney is building on his first candidacy of four years ago.

As for Newt — a brilliant debater, but like bin Laden, he has too many wives.


33 posted on 03/09/2012 4:32:46 PM PST by heye2monn
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