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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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To: 92nina
Because even Reagan's memory is a threat to communism... it is just that simple.

LLS

41 posted on 10/07/2011 9:45:19 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
He’s right. It’s absurd we’re running elections a year ahead of time just for a primary (and at this rate, we could hold the national conventions in February). They ALL need to be pushed forward back to where they used to be in the late Spring or Summer.

I agree with you on this one.

But I don't agree with Santorum in that it was Romney and Perry doing that. It seemed like it was the State of Florida wanting to have more of a say in this process. I didn't like the move at all, and I think it was a poor call by the state.

42 posted on 10/07/2011 11:16:09 AM PDT by casinva (The stock in McDonalds has just gone down because Obama has been serving so many whoppers.)
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