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Rick Santorum Boosted by Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck
Hispanic Business ^ | December 5, 2011 | Salena Zito

Posted on 12/05/2011 5:43:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania Senator, is getting some love from conservative luminaries Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck as he struggles to win the hearts of voters in Iowa weeks before the presidential caucuses there.

"If voters start shifting gears and deciding they want ideological consistency, then they're going to start paying attention to say, Rick Santorum," the former Alaska governor said as a guest on Fox News Thursday evening. Palin continued with praise for his "hard-line" positions on cutting taxes, dealing with Iran and abortion.

Santorum, understanding the implications of her remarks, immediately tweeted his appreciation. "Thank you @SarahPalinUSA for the kind words ..." he wrote.

"Palin's statement certainly helps with giving Santorum the conservative street credentials he needs with evangelicals in Iowa," said Catherine Wilson, an expert on religious voters impact on politics at Villanova University.

Palin's near endorsement follows a boost last week from conservative firebrand Glenn Beck, who was included in a Santorum fundraising e-mail plea for donations.

Beck said that he does not endorse candidates or get involved with politics, but when people ask him who to support he said, "If there is one guy out there that is the next George Washington, the only guy that I could think of is Rick Santorum. I would ask that you would take a look at him."

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TOPICS: Pennsylvania; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: glennbeck; palin; pennsylvania; santorum; stealthmitt

1 posted on 12/05/2011 5:43:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn’t get that she was giving a near endorsement of Santorum.


2 posted on 12/05/2011 5:46:41 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Santorum is my acceptable alternative to Cain and Bachmann.Beck has given all 3 about the closest thing he gives to endorsements.


3 posted on 12/05/2011 5:49:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Other than his support of Arlen Specter, Santorum seems to be a good guy. He’s a lot better than Romney or Gingrich as a conservative activist.


4 posted on 12/05/2011 5:50:02 PM PST by pulaskibush (Thou shalt tax/steal from Peter to help Paul/Pablo is not in the Bible!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I really like Santorum, but I think I have figured out why he has not been able to gain traction. The guy has no charisma. He comes across as earnest and deadly serious. For those of us who are conservative and pay attention to the issues, a lack of charisma can be overlooked, but, for the majority of the electorate, likability is a big factor in winning their vote. Also, he needs to show some passion.


5 posted on 12/05/2011 5:53:32 PM PST by Bigg Red (...heartbroken again....)
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To: pulaskibush

He sticks to his guns and does not cheat on his wife.


6 posted on 12/05/2011 5:53:34 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin? Sarah Plain, right? Oh, that’s that pretty girl that kept leading me on while I fell in love with her just to dump me flat? I heard she does that with all the guys. Well, I’m still feeling the pain.


7 posted on 12/05/2011 5:54:15 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Santorum is for ethanol subsidies, Amtrak pork, funding community development programs and triangulated his position on abortion in 1990. He also supported Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey and voted to raise the debt ceiling. No RINOs, please.


8 posted on 12/05/2011 5:56:06 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: PapaNew
You need some help from mental hygiene, unless Gov. Sarah Palin personally came to your home and promised you she'd run for president. In that case, call the National Enquirer.
9 posted on 12/05/2011 5:57:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I kind of like that Gingrich isn’t getting the support of any of the power brokers. None from the left (of course), none from the right, none from the middle (they’re going with Romney).

It’s just between Gingrich and the voters, now. No help from any of The Big Names. None from radio. None from politics. None from Fox TV.

I kind of like it that way.

Go, Newt!


10 posted on 12/05/2011 5:57:43 PM PST by samtheman
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To: ReneeLynn
She wasn't. during that interview she praised all the candidates, although a certain one with faint praise.
11 posted on 12/05/2011 6:02:03 PM PST by Sea Parrot (%)
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To: bmwcyle

Yet, let him get to the top and the dem LSM accusations will be rampant.


12 posted on 12/05/2011 6:03:40 PM PST by Sea Parrot (%)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tongue-in-cheek FRiend, but I don't doubt a lot of her supporters feel that way.
13 posted on 12/05/2011 6:04:28 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Sea Parrot

Lies do have a limit and the left is about played out.


14 posted on 12/05/2011 6:07:45 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Sea Parrot
Don't forget letting his home district pay the charter school tuition for his NON-RESIDENT children.
15 posted on 12/05/2011 6:15:54 PM PST by Abby4116
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mark Levin said if he had to pull the lever today he would vote for either Bachmann or Santorum.


16 posted on 12/05/2011 6:26:42 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; PapaNew

Seriously?

You don’t get his point?

Seriously?!


17 posted on 12/05/2011 6:28:56 PM PST by Chasaway ( Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin praised ALL the candidates that night.


18 posted on 12/05/2011 6:34:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Santorum was my Senator when I lived in PA. I liked him, but he is more a Social Conservative then fiscal one. Don’t get me wrong, he is no RINO , but he does like those Pittsburgh blue collar initiatives.

As for President? Not my candidate. He endorsed Spector over Toomey. He is also missing the leadership qualities I think you need in a President. He doesn’t generate any enthusiasm.


19 posted on 12/05/2011 6:47:47 PM PST by EagleInGA
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To: cripplecreek
Santorum was originally my second pick behind Mike Pence. Mike decided not to run so I think Santorum or Bachmann would be my choice but I will vote ABB(anybody but Barack)
20 posted on 12/05/2011 6:54:18 PM PST by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: grame

Bachmann picked up an endorsement from Phyllis Schlafly today.

http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/12/04/conservative-activist-phyllis-schlafly-endorses-michele-bachmann/


21 posted on 12/05/2011 6:58:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: EagleInGA

I really want someone with executive experience who has accomplished something, especially against crony capitalism, fraud and corruption and for entrepreneurship, job creation, shrinking government and a strong defense.


22 posted on 12/05/2011 7:00:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Bigg Red

Correct. Santorum needs to set out his life story to connect with ordinary voters.


23 posted on 12/05/2011 7:31:44 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: cripplecreek

Personally,
I am leaning towards Michelle now. I think she has most of the qualities we need in a leader.

Is she perfect? Of course not. But she is the most conservative candidate we have right now.


24 posted on 12/05/2011 7:47:51 PM PST by CSI007
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To: cripplecreek

That should give her a boost. I’m frustrated we seem to expect every candidate to have all the knowledge and answers before they even get elected. She believes as I do, she loves our country, and she has willingly volunteered to serve. I was sort of relieved when Pence bowed out. I hated to see his family subjected to the whole circus that comes along with running. I think Michelle seems to be holding up well, and addressing things I want to hear about. I’m not following intensely close yet for fear of overdosing, but I’m listening.


25 posted on 12/05/2011 8:59:33 PM PST by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: Chasaway

Lighten up. You’re too serious.


26 posted on 12/06/2011 6:47:45 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: Steelfish

Correct. Santorum needs to set out his life story to connect with ordinary voters.

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Yes, but he also needs to lighten up a little and show his sense of humor. It’s a delicate balance, I know, for a politician to come across as serious and sober but also amiable.

It is obvious that he is a hard-working guy, who will do his utmost in whatever job he has, but he also has to come across as a man people would enjoy sitting down with for a beer or a cup of coffee. With a houseful of kids as he has, he’s got to have a great sense of humor.


27 posted on 12/06/2011 8:11:35 AM PST by Bigg Red (In this Advent season: Prepare ye the way of the Lord.)
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To: PapaNew

Okay.


28 posted on 12/06/2011 8:33:52 AM PST by Chasaway ( Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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