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Rick Santorum: Early Primaries, Caucuses 'a Travesty'
ABC News Radio ^ | October 6, 2011

Posted on 10/07/2011 3:20:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

(WASHINGTON) -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum called the front loading of the primary schedule a “travesty” and placed blame for it on Mitt Romney and Rick Perry in an interview with ABC News.

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Santorum suggested that the leading candidates, especially Romney, are trying to “disrupt” the process to have the primaries so early that other candidates simply won’t have the time to build enough momentum to take on the front runners.

“Well this is clearly Mitt Romney and Rick Perry [who] I am sure are very interested in running the clock out,” Santorum told ABC News. “They are in a position where they have resources and name recognition. The shorter the time frame the less opportunity for other candidates to come up and catch them from behind.” ......

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21 posted on 10/07/2011 4:57:36 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sounds like those dem crybabies to me.


22 posted on 10/07/2011 4:59:17 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He's not whining. He's stating a fact.

Stick to something you know about...your gore loving rino.

23 posted on 10/07/2011 5:02:16 AM PDT by Post5203 (Our political class have sullied a good man's name...Washington)
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To: Post5203

I guess you watched his whiny video. What a wimp.


24 posted on 10/07/2011 5:09:57 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: LibLieSlayer

The Republican party has made a shift to the RIGHT. Most of the RINOs are gone. Look at the power in the House, it clearly is more right.


25 posted on 10/07/2011 5:27:04 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Let’s not attack a good conservative because he’s not your candidate. The point is relevancy. As the states fight to be first and earliest is real harm done? I think yes.


26 posted on 10/07/2011 5:38:41 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Character matters.


27 posted on 10/07/2011 5:42:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: lentulusgracchus

The GOP needs to step in and undo a lot of this, but politics involves conniving and long term strategic planning to win. I don’t like it, as I don’t think it produces the strongest candidate. We don’t need another McCain.

It’s not like this was just invented this year. Each candidate works to attract voters and jigger the system. Obama did it to Hilary. It’s his M.O. and we wouldn’t have an Obama if the Chicago Tribune hadn’t gotten him elected.

It will be interesting to see how our fears play out. It would be funny if Cain is our nominee despite all the machinations.


28 posted on 10/07/2011 5:47:29 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
It would be funny if Cain is our nominee despite all the machinations.

I think the Wall Street Wing will have noticed by now that he's a fully-seasoned executive and former Fedhead. That will make some eyebrows go up in the RiNO camp if Romney and Perry continue to wallow.

29 posted on 10/07/2011 6:14:38 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: MEG33
Rick Santorum couldn’t catch up if the primaries were all held in April

Sure he could. Three months is half an eternity in politics. Look how the picture has changed just in the last 10 days!

30 posted on 10/07/2011 6:16:57 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Character matters.

Yes, it does. Is that your way of telling us you want to vote for Rick Santorum now?

31 posted on 10/07/2011 6:18:31 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Post5203

Lol...funny...you’re up early Rick...take some metamucil..it may help...


32 posted on 10/07/2011 6:19:32 AM PDT by magritte
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
There are some elements of Conservatism building in the House but the leadership is still leftist... just look at the CR that was passed and the way they screwed us on Cap and Balance... telling us all one thing and then making secret behind the doors deals with obama, reid and pelosi. They have a long way to go.

LLS

33 posted on 10/07/2011 6:33:19 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They are all politicians. They ALL have character flaws. Even the candidate I vote for.


34 posted on 10/07/2011 6:48:45 AM PDT by Notary Sojac ("Goldman Sachs" is to "US economy" as "lamprey" is to "lake trout")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

To keep the order of early primary/caucus states intact, as determined by the RNC, if one shifts the date than they all need to revisit the schedule.

I doubt it was Romney himself as much as his supporters or state operatives...not putting anything past the man himself, of course, But it is a good opening for Huntsman and Santorum to see the weakness in his armour and keep it up with the ethics charges.


35 posted on 10/07/2011 6:50:58 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: LibLieSlayer

Yes, we have a long way to go to perfection, but I have come to the realization we will never see perfection. We ALWAYS go the best we can get. I am grateful each one of those people are in place rather than Pelosi. The Republicans are doing a great job of hanging together—the true RINOs are gone.


36 posted on 10/07/2011 7:02:43 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Rick was an above average senator.

Which doesn't say much about the Senate.

37 posted on 10/07/2011 7:51:22 AM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: LibLieSlayer

What is with that phrase “The Era of Reagan is over,” being repeated? If it had any truth, then people wouldn’t have to keep saying it; but the fact that it keeps being regurgitated, shows the staying power of Ronald Reagan.


38 posted on 10/07/2011 9:01:21 AM PDT by 92nina
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There have been several credible media supports suggesting ROmney’s well-entrenched election campaign has influenced the dates of primaries and caucuses.

There is NO evidence that Rick Perry, who just entered the race 2 months ago, has had any influence at all on the primary schedule.

But Facts don’t seem to bother Santorum, as seen by his lumping every frontrunner together in his attack on early primaries, and also his willingness to buy into the false, baseless attack about the stupid rock.


39 posted on 10/07/2011 9:21:09 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Tribune7

Santorum never was the same after he folded for Bush and endorsed Arlen Specter.


40 posted on 10/07/2011 9:24:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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