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Santorum Admits to Pondering Run for Republican Presidential Nomination - Asks for Prayers
Life Site News ^ | September 12, 2009 | John-Henry Westen

Posted on 09/13/2009 2:33:46 PM PDT by NYer

ORLANDO, FL, September 12, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Speaking to a room full of prominent US Catholic leaders Friday night, Senator Rick Santorum was challenged to run for the Republican Presidential nominaion.  Responding to a room already thick with applause, Santorum revealed that he was indeed "thinking about it" but asked for prayers and detailed his thinking on the matter.

His remarks came after his address to the closing dinner of the 12th annual Catholic Leadership Conference - an invite-only gathering of Catholic leaders from academia, law, media, medicine, and politics, as well as leaders of movements within the Church such as pro-life, pro-family and evangelization.  Posing the challenge was long-time legal, political, and media activist Keith Fournier.

Santorum is not only a Catholic in name but a faithful one who is noted for his strong pro-life activism and work to bring decency back to America.  He revealed that he has seven children, with one in college.  The reason why the sixth is not college-bound is the fact that his 16-month-old 'Bella' was born with Trisomy 18, a genetic disorder which is fatal before birth in 90 per cent of cases.

Santorum referred to Bella as "our angel" marveling at how she changed his life, and that of his family for the better. Speaking of children like Bella, he said, "They teach you things you can't even imagine." 

Here Santorum turned to abortion describing his reason for fighting against it politically saying, "I think of we treat these people in society and how we destroy them.  86% of Down syndrome children are aborted - killed.  And Down syndrome is 5 times better than what Bella has."

Considering how his children may themselves be the targets of nasty politics, as has happened in the recent past, gives Santorum pause.  "That weighs on me," he said. "When you stand up for the things I do and say the things I say, they brutalize you and they won't stop at you."

Those are the things, he explained that "as a father I've got to think about."

"On the other side," he added, "as a father, I've got to think about whether they are going to have a country to live in … Are they going to be able to practice their faith in a way that's consistent with what the Church teaches."

The last consideration in favor of his run was on the practical level.  He said: "Six months ago I would not have spent ten seconds on your question, but it's not six months ago. I see that, I hate to be calculating, but I see that 2012 is not just throwing somebody out to be eaten, but it's a real opportunity for success."

In closing he said that while he was "thinking about it", it is the first time his ambition which is, as he said, "in his DNA" was checked by a resistance saying, "no, I'm not sure."

Ending the session, Catholic political powerhouse Deal Hudson (President George W. Bush's Catholic advisor for a period of time) cited Plato's famous saying that the best governors are those who do not wish to govern.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; catholic; catholicpoliticians; santorum; santorum2012
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1 posted on 09/13/2009 2:33:47 PM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 09/13/2009 2:34:38 PM PDT by NYer ( "One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
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To: NYer

What are most of your feelings on this man? Does he measure up to a Sarah Palin, Mike Pence, Fred Thompson?


3 posted on 09/13/2009 2:35:42 PM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
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To: NYer

He would make a fantastic President, but I think he made too many mistakes that would haunt him in another run for office.


4 posted on 09/13/2009 2:35:45 PM PDT by Longhair_and_Leather (Don't send a boy to do a man's job, send a woman--Sarah 2012!)
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To: NYer

I’ll pray for you Rick. FOr good health, happiness, etc. BUT STAY THE HELL OFF THE PRESIDENTIAL trail.


5 posted on 09/13/2009 2:35:48 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: ohiogrammy

He is wonderful, but seriously, his kids and wife don’t need to go through this.


6 posted on 09/13/2009 2:38:54 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: NYer

Non-starter...please don’t do it.


7 posted on 09/13/2009 2:39:13 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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To: NYer

Do it.


8 posted on 09/13/2009 2:42:10 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: NYer

I’d take Santorum over Palin. It would be better for him if he could have served as governor in PA. Governorships are a good ‘spring board’ to the presidency.

Of course, 0bama seriously lowered the bar for what is needed to be considered. Hell, he may not even be Constitutionally eligible....


9 posted on 09/13/2009 2:42:21 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: NYer

He would make a hella good Veep! Very good man...


10 posted on 09/13/2009 2:45:57 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: All

DeMint/Pence 2012

Both were at the tea party!


11 posted on 09/13/2009 2:46:35 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: NYer

Nice guy

Too nice.


12 posted on 09/13/2009 2:48:29 PM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: NYer

A good man, but without executive experience in government a long shot, and also probably more controversial in his quote trail than Palin would be.

The last thing we need is too many conservatives (especially social conservatives—that means you, too, Huck) in splitting the primary vote. Our country I’m afraid might not survive the outcome of another McCain-type candidate as the only opposition to the Marxist.


13 posted on 09/13/2009 2:49:13 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: jessduntno

I agree - I am not impressed by him as a leader and I lived in PA during several years of his senate tenure.


14 posted on 09/13/2009 2:51:51 PM PDT by Tweeker
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To: KoRn

“I’d take Santorum over Palin.”

I think the Dems would take ANYONE over Sarah Palin. They keep attacking her harshly because they know that she is the only one who can beat Obama. They saw it in her as soon as she was announced as McCain’s running mate.

We can’t believe the lies of the liberals. They will try to pick our candidate for us AGAIN! Well, this time they will fail!

We need two people whose veins are flowing with fiery testosterone and who won’t put up with the liberals garbage! Those two people are:

SARAH PALIN & MICHELE BACHMANN!!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 09/13/2009 2:52:14 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012!!!!!)
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

16 posted on 09/13/2009 2:54:00 PM PDT by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: NYer

From what I know of the guy, I think of him as a good and honorable man.

However, I WILL be voting for Sarah Palin.

I have many requirements for my vote and support, especially for 2012.

I have one bottom line requirement that I am yet to be convinced that anyone will rise to..... Palin might.

I WANT a candidate that’s flat not going to screw around...

One that convinces me that he/she is going to go through DC like a crazy butcher with a meat clever. I want the corrupt hunted down like the rabid dogs they are, and quickly brought to justice.

These corrupt traitors are FAR more dangerous to our Republic than the terrorists will ever be... they need to be taken out of power and sent to prison, at the very least.

The conservative that convinces me that they are going to destroy the corruption within our political system will win my vote. Right now, I think Palin may very well do the job.


17 posted on 09/13/2009 2:54:50 PM PDT by Gator113 (YES WE CAN.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMxJBenigY&feature=related)
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To: ohiogrammy
I could answer that comparison until you added Fred to the mix. I like Rick and his politics, but I feel he's a supporting player who could not generate the enthusiasm needed.

Pence was awesome at the rally Saturday. Best speech of the event.

18 posted on 09/13/2009 2:55:05 PM PDT by Recon Dad
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To: wk4bush2004

“SARAH PALIN & MICHELE BACHMANN!!!!!!!!!!”

YES, YES, YES!!


19 posted on 09/13/2009 2:56:12 PM PDT by Gator113 (YES WE CAN.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMxJBenigY&feature=related)
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To: NYer
Sarah.

Period.

20 posted on 09/13/2009 2:57:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: wk4bush2004
"SARAH PALIN & MICHELE BACHMANN!!!!!!!!!!"

Now that would be an awesome ticket! Liberal heads would explode!!

21 posted on 09/13/2009 2:58:02 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: wk4bush2004
I really like that ticket. Or Palin/Pence, it has a nice ring to it.
22 posted on 09/13/2009 2:58:25 PM PDT by Recon Dad
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

This is one to watch.


23 posted on 09/13/2009 2:59:28 PM PDT by lonevoice (This tagline is identical to the one you are reading)
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To: NYer

I’m going with Sarah and whoever she picks for VP running mate.

I think Santorum should go for the Governorship.


24 posted on 09/13/2009 3:00:42 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black.)
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To: Gator113
to go through DC like a crazy butcher with a meat clever.

I want to see whole departments eliminated! Energy and Education to name tow.

25 posted on 09/13/2009 3:00:46 PM PDT by Recon Dad
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To: NYer

Gonna take a lot more than prayers, Rick. No thanks.


26 posted on 09/13/2009 3:01:35 PM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: ohiogrammy

Rick is a good man, but he (and other Republicans) suffered under the weight of Bush’s disastrous management of the Iraq war, when in 2006 he lost his PA incumbent Senate seat by 59% to 41% to RAT Bob Casey (who we’ve never heard from since then). Sarah will far out-draw Rick at any event, even in his own PA.


27 posted on 09/13/2009 3:01:45 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: ohiogrammy

Rick Santorum lost reelection in his home state. Next.
It doesn’t matter if he “measures up” to the people you mentioned, because none of them measure up, either.

Sarah Palin already lost to 0bama, Fred Thompson can’t even get a campaign rolling, and Mike Pence is not high profile enough yet.

Mike Pence’s destiny, at least for now, is as Speaker of the House.
Right now he is the conservative leader of the House, but he is not the Republican leader. That can only send one message: House Republicans are not conservative.

What we should be concentrating on right now is giving them the message that this is unacceptable. The only way the GOP is going to change its image in the public eye back to that of a conservative party is if they get new, conservative leadership. And that means Mike Pence as House Republican Leader.


28 posted on 09/13/2009 3:02:28 PM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: 9YearLurker

A good man, but without executive experience in government a long shot, and also probably more controversial in his quote trail than Palin would be.


Executive experience counts no doubt but over the years Senators have been elected to the Presidency.

16 presidents were senators at one time. They were: James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Benjamin Harrison, Warren G. Harding, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon and Barack Obama.


29 posted on 09/13/2009 3:04:06 PM PDT by deport
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To: ReneeLynn

Rick should really have considered going after his Senate seat again this year. We sure need someone like Rick in the Senate.


30 posted on 09/13/2009 3:04:21 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: counterpunch

“Sarah Palin already lost to 0bama”

Oh, really? Haven’t you read her latest Facebook notes? She’s been CREAMING him, BIG TIME! She has single-handedly nearly destroyed the health care bill!

When she posts a Facebook note, the entire MSM notices and then goes all over it!

Now, tell me that she can’t win the Presidency! She has the support of MILLIONS and the GOP leadership is being extremely STUPID for ignoring her.

Don’t believe the lies that are foaming out of the MSM/RINOs/GOP’s mouths; YES, SHE CAN AND YES, SHE WILL!!!!!!!


31 posted on 09/13/2009 3:07:13 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012!!!!!)
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To: NYer

I think Rick Santorum is a good man, but I can’t see him as a leader in the conservative movement. His support of Specter in the PA senate primary in 2004 was the turning point for a lot of conservatives. He could have made no endorsement in the primary, but instead he chose to endorse Specter. Two years later, he lost his own senate seat in part because PA conservatives refused to support him after the Specter primary.


32 posted on 09/13/2009 3:07:20 PM PDT by jz638
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To: counterpunch
-"Sarah Palin already lost to 0bama"

I believe that last election was run by (and called) the "McCain" Campaign, if I wasn't mistaken.

33 posted on 09/13/2009 3:07:27 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: lonevoice

My money is still on a Palin/Liz Cheney ticket.


34 posted on 09/13/2009 3:07:32 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: NYer

He was, unfortunately, blown away by Bob Casey in his last senate race — not a good sign.


35 posted on 09/13/2009 3:11:00 PM PDT by buridan
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To: NYer

Prayers up. Palin-Santorum anyone?


36 posted on 09/13/2009 3:13:03 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find! - I am Joe Wilson.)
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To: deport

Yes, but it’s rare and a number of those Presidents you list had other experience. Nixon, for example, had been vice president. Andrew Johnson and were LBJ elevated from the vice presidency after assassinations. JQ Adams had been Secretary of State. Andrew Jackson had been a military governor and commander and Benjamin Harrison and Franklin Pierce had been generals. James Monroe had been a governor, cabinet secretary and dipomat. Etc.


37 posted on 09/13/2009 3:16:10 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: jimfree

“Palin-Santorum anyone?”

I really don’t think that would be a good idea. Santorum may be a good guy, but he just doesn’t have the “fire” (aka guns to take on the liberals) like Sarah Palin does.

She needs a running mate who is like her and who has the ability to draw enthusiastic crowds and stands up for what is right! That person is Michele Bachmann!

PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012!!!!!


38 posted on 09/13/2009 3:16:31 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012!!!!!)
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To: NYer
It will take a VERY holy man (or woman) to defeat the evil administration that is in power right now. When I asked my husband how in the world Barack Obama was able to defeat Hillary Clinton, he said, "If he's the Antichrist, he wouldn't have to beat her. He'd just win."

So whether or not B.O. is the A.C. or not (and we'll all find out eventually), we still need the best Christian possible to run for POTUS, or we're sunk. You can't fight evil with lukewarm. Rick Santorum sounds like an extraordinary Christian man. So is Bobby Jindal. And Sarah Palin seems to fit the bill as well.

Thanks for the post ...
39 posted on 09/13/2009 3:20:31 PM PDT by mlizzy (Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapels Everywhere spells P.E.A.C.E.)
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To: KoRn
I’d take Santorum over Palin.
Me too...big time. She still has a long way to go before she is ready for the White House; Santorum has a ways to go, but not nearly as far as Sarah.

Then again, Sarah has been out front on the issues and Rick Santorum has been pretty much MIA. If he wishes to be taken seriously, he needs to get in and mix it up. He needs to be in front of the cameras now taking on the big issues..."health care reform" (the governmental rape of our medical system) and "cap and tax" (the governmental rape of our energy sector).

It bothers me that the only two members of congress present yesterday (AFAIK) were DeMint and Pence...are they the only two in Congress with the guts to tell it like it is?

Where was any Republican leadership??? Where was any of the "Blue Dog Democrats??? Where were any of the leading candidates for the REpublican nomination to run against Obama?

Washington is rife with self-seeking, self-serving, cowards...throw them all out!!!!
40 posted on 09/13/2009 3:20:54 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Slow to anger but terrible in vengence...such is the character of the American people.)
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To: NYer
When Rick acquiesced to W's plan to help Arlen Specter he kissed the conservative vote away forever. 59 - 41 loss to Casey proves the point.

I see him as a pure political animal who has mined the Pro-life movement - which I believe he firmly supports - for every bit of support he can get. After that he'll do anything to get and hold on to political power.

What's he doing now? Get a real job Rick! See what you and your cronies in the Senate have foisted on us.

If you want to lead show me what you're going to do to defeat Specter in 2010 by working FOR Pat Toomey. Prove it's not 'just about you' - cuz it's not.

Regards,

TS

41 posted on 09/13/2009 3:28:08 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Sudetenland

“She still has a long way to go before she is ready for the White House.”

FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, WILL PEOPLE STOP REPEATING THAT LIBERAL LIE AND QUIT DRINKING THE KOOL-AID?????!!!!!

SARAH accomplished more in her 2 years as Governor than most Governors accomplish in 2 TERMS or Senators/Congressmen accomplish in their entire CAREERS!!!!

Need I list her accomplishments as Governor?

1. Created a petroleum integrity office to oversee safe development.
2. AGIA—gasoline project-—succeeded ($40 billion Natural gas pipeline)
3. ACES-—breaks monopoly of North Slope oil production
4. Cleaned up previously accepted unethical actions
5. Ushered in bipartisan ethics reform
6. Slowed the rate of government growth
7. Worked with the legislature to save billions of dollars for the future
8. Made no lobbyist friends
9. Took government out of the dairy business and put it back into the private sector
10. Did education initiatives
11. Filled long-vacant public safety positions
12. Created a sub-cabinet on Climate Change (NOTICE: CLIMATE CHANGE-—DID NOT ACKNOWLEDGE GLOBAL WARMING, BUT INSTEAD SAID THAT THE PLANET IS IN A NATURAL CLIMATE CYCLE!)
13. Broke ground on a new prison
14. Eliminate personal luxuries like the jet, the chef, and the junkets
15. Governor & Lt. Governor both said “No” to pay raises

And you say that she’s not ready for the White House???? If those accomplishments don’t help qualify someone for the White House, then I don’t know what does!

What qualified Obama to get into the White House, huh? He had/has ZERO accomplishments. HE DOES NOT BELONG THERE; SARAH PALIN DOES!!!!!!!

I AM SUPPORTING SARAH PALIN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012, 100%, AND I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO JOIN ME!!!!!!!


42 posted on 09/13/2009 3:29:57 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012!!!!!)
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To: ohiogrammy

I dont know much about DeMint but he seems a better option


43 posted on 09/13/2009 3:31:21 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Angry about where our country is going with the current regime at the helm.)
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To: netmilsmom
He is wonderful, but seriously, his kids and wife don’t need to go through this.

Granted anyone running for president will be dissected in the public forum, along with his family, are you suggesting that only thieves, scoundrels and vultures should run for office? Have you lost all hope of returning our country to decency?

44 posted on 09/13/2009 3:32:48 PM PDT by NYer ( "One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
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To: wk4bush2004

What about someone directly from the business world. Someone smart and who knows how to manage well.

Sort of a Ross Perot without the flakiness?


45 posted on 09/13/2009 3:34:18 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Angry about where our country is going with the current regime at the helm.)
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To: Gator113
However, I WILL be voting for Sarah Palin.

Perhaps I missed the announcement. Is she running?

46 posted on 09/13/2009 3:35:31 PM PDT by NYer ( "One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone"- Benedict XVI)
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To: wk4bush2004

She needs a running mate who is like her and who has the ability to draw enthusiastic crowds and stands up for what is right! That person is Michele Bachmann!


Naw..... Palin will draw her crowds but what she needs is someone to balance the ticket for her and draw from the middle/left, independents, disaffected democrats, etc. Just like she helped McCain she needs someone to pull those she don’t reach/register with.


47 posted on 09/13/2009 3:37:59 PM PDT by deport
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To: NYer

“Is she running?”

Oh, it hasn’t been OFFICIALLY announced yet, of course, but it will happen. She WILL run! She really doesn’t have a choice in the matter, LOL!

She’ll likely run because of the legions of support she has and because she knows she is needed. If she doesn’t, she will be DRAFTED!!!

Bottom line: We need Sarah in the White House!


48 posted on 09/13/2009 3:38:55 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012!!!!!)
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To: The Shrew
I see him as a pure political animal who has mined the Pro-life movement - which I believe he firmly supports - for every bit of support he can get.

You believe he supports it?

He and his wife eschewed the easy way out abortion and carried to term a severely disabled son who lived for mere hours, dying in his loving parents' arms.

So, yeah, he does more than just mine the pro-life movement.

Unfortunately, Santorum is damaged goods for any national run, just like Sarah. The media and the liberals have ripped them apart and they can not be rehabbed.

I hope all those conservative purists are enjoying Sen. Casey. Especially when he votes for Obama's health care plan.

The perfect should not be the enemy of the good.

49 posted on 09/13/2009 3:40:10 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: deport

“Just like she helped McCain she needs someone to pull those she don’t reach/register with.”

I hope you’re not suggesting that we do the RINO kowtowing again! That has been tried before and it doesn’t work.

We need to go right and stay there. The LAST thing Sarah needs to do is to put an Olympia Snowe on the ticket.


50 posted on 09/13/2009 3:41:17 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN-BACHMANN, 2012!!!!!)
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