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Rick Santorum Reaches Out for Sarah Palin Endorsement
ABC News ^ | October 7, 2011 | Sherisse Pham

Posted on 10/07/2011 2:19:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Rick Santorum‘s bid for the Republican presidential nomination is not going well. While rivals such as Rep. Michele Bachmann, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and now businessman Herman Cain enjoy bursts of popularity, the former Pennsylvania senator can’t seem to get his campaign out of the gate.

Endorsements from leading Republicans – say, Sarah Palin - would certainly help. “Her being out of the race and potentially getting involved in a campaign with somebody else could be a big lift,” Santorum said on ABC’s ‘Top Line.”

“We’d like your endorsement by the way,” he joked, staring straight to the camera.

Palin labeled Santorum a “knuckle-dragging Neanderthal” in February. Santorum called it a misunderstanding and said there is no problem between he and the former Alaskan governor. Santorum is not running in place like Jon Huntsman, but it’s unclear when his moment will come? His national poll numbers remain low, although the candidate says he does not pay any attention to the dismal numbers....

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TOPICS: Pennsylvania; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; palin; santorum
Didn't some here say her endorsement wouldn't be worth anything? There will be a long line to talk with her soon, IMO.
1 posted on 10/07/2011 2:19:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rick, it’s a smart move but Sarah don’t seem to make a habit of backing losers.


2 posted on 10/07/2011 2:21:12 PM PDT by Grunthor (Heartless Bigot for Cain.)
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To: Grunthor

The desperate at work...begging for an injection to their wasted campaign => Santorum. The non-desperate will simply phone her up and lend her their perfunctory acknowledgement to her embarrassing flailing for relevance, so as not to irritate her cult whom she unceremoniously dumped over FINALLY. What baby kissing and other irrelevancies politicians must be seen doing to smooth their path and not rock the boat of voters. Ick.

>> “ Rick, it’s a smart move but Sarah don’t seem to make a habit of backing losers.” <<<

Sarah will be witholding her “endorsement” until the winner is set in order to ensure her brand and be seen as mattering.


3 posted on 10/07/2011 2:49:02 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Reuters 11/1/11. In a startling and unprecedented show of solidarity, second-tier GOP candidates, along with Tea Party powerhouse Sarah Palin, held a special news conference at the Herman Cain national campaign headquarters in Atlanta, announcing their unified support for Cain, and a joint plea for nation-wide support for Cain's bid for the White House.

We stand unified in our belief that Herman Cain offers our best hope to gain the presidency...


Might we hope this comes to pass?
4 posted on 10/07/2011 2:49:15 PM PDT by jobim
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw and listened to Sen. Santorum at the Values Voters Summit today. He’s a good man. I wish he could get traction.


5 posted on 10/07/2011 2:51:16 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: behzinlea

Do you think it is just anti-PA feeling regarding Santorum? PA hasn’t had a president since James Buchanan. I don’t see how his backing for now Democrat Specter in 2004 is the cause, because most voters don’t know about “inside baseball,” as they call political details. Obviously Specter is not among his endorsers.


6 posted on 10/07/2011 2:54:45 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: behzinlea

Ditto. I would vote for him if he gained more traction. Would you believe that this guy went to the same H.S. as I did. Carmel Catholic H.S. in Mundelein, IL. That is just one of the reasons I would like to see him gain traction, but if it isn’t there, it isn’t there.


7 posted on 10/07/2011 2:59:38 PM PDT by GunPkrBkr (I'd rather be judged by twelve, than carried by six.)
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To: behzinlea

From what I’ve seen so far, Santorum doesn’t have a clue what these ‘Occupy’ protests are about. That says a lot right there.


8 posted on 10/07/2011 3:00:20 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (http://www.honorflight.org/)
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To: Spirit of Liberty
Went by McPherson Square later to laugh at the ragged-ass scraggle of disorganized and hopeless insects at the Occupy DC protest, too.

NYC might have something serious going on. DC doesn't. What a freaking joke the whole lot of them are.

9 posted on 10/07/2011 3:05:53 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: Theodore R.

I haven’t a clue why he can’t get traction. He looks great, he speaks well, he’s scary smart, and he comes across genuinely and deeply conservative. Has a great family (I sat near his daughter Elizabeth out in the foyer at one point). What’s the problem? I just don’t know.


10 posted on 10/07/2011 3:10:04 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: behzinlea

I think he is a good man too. I’m considering Cain, Newt, and Santorum - no one else (since Sarah is out).


11 posted on 10/07/2011 3:36:53 PM PDT by GlockLady ( If you're going to make change, you're going to piss people off. And, Sarah doesn't care. - Todd)
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To: behzinlea
I saw and listened to Sen. Santorum at the Values Voters Summit today. He’s a good man. I wish he could get traction.

Santorum would make a better president than Mitt and Perry.

12 posted on 10/07/2011 4:22:27 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: RitaOK
Sarah will be witholding her “endorsement” until the winner is set in order to ensure her brand and be seen as mattering.

This is my theory, as well, but I may be wrong. If she backs the winner, she may get a position in an administration.

13 posted on 10/07/2011 4:28:27 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: american_ranger

If I believed a word you just typed, I would tell you to seek help because you’re nuts.

Gov. Palin didn’t betray you or us and to say she can rot in hell just makes you appear immature and hateful.


17 posted on 10/07/2011 4:57:13 PM PDT by beandog (I am saddened by what I see)
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To: american_ranger
Ever hear of 'the story behind the story'?

Let time and His plan for Governor Palin unfold, patriot.

Keep your powder dry.

18 posted on 10/07/2011 9:00:19 PM PDT by Robert Drobot (Quaeras de dubiis, legem bene discere si vis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does Santorum need traction? Yep.
A modest suggestion: at the next GOP debate, he should “call out” the Liberal media. They’ll cover him then—if only to denounce him. And he’ll give conservatives a chance to notice him.


20 posted on 10/08/2011 9:52:21 AM PDT by CivilWarguy
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To: jobim

Probably. Good leaders know when to lead, and when to follow.

After Palin announced she wasn’t running, there seemed to be a definite uptick in Cain’s support. I’m pretty sure most of them were Palin supporters.

I thought Palin had a small, but vocal amount of support. It looks like I was wrong. If the increase in Cain’s numbers are any indication, she had a pretty significant pool of supporters waiting for her to jump in.


21 posted on 10/11/2011 12:45:30 PM PDT by Brookhaven (999 Tax Calculator: http://goo.gl/AHsjH)
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To: behzinlea
I haven’t a clue why he can’t get traction. He looks great, he speaks well, he’s scary smart, and he comes across genuinely and deeply conservative. Has a great family (I sat near his daughter Elizabeth out in the foyer at one p

He comes across as smarmy a little ricky if you will at times, and talk to some PA Freepers here who can't stand him. Nevermind Cain or Palin not winning or quiting. Endorsing Spectre and then loosing his re-up in the Senate is like an anchor around his ankle.

Begging for Sarah's endorsement looks pitiful, better to go out like a man and endorse a real conservative.....

22 posted on 10/11/2011 12:58:37 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Brookhaven
"If the increase in Cain’s numbers are any indication, she had a pretty significant pool of supporters waiting for her to jump in."

And you're just discovering this fact now that many of us have known early on?

23 posted on 10/11/2011 1:08:33 PM PDT by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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