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Rick Santorum fails to win endorsement from Iowa conservative
bostonherald.com ^ | 12/27/2011 | Robin Abcarian

Posted on 12/27/2011 10:15:01 AM PST by massmike

It was a ringing non-endorsement on a surprisingly slow day Monday, considering that Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses are barely more than a week away.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who was the only candidate in the state Monday, went pheasant hunting with Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, an evangelical conservative. The former senator from Pennsylvania killed some black pheasant and quail, but failed to bag the endorsement of the influential Republican leader.

Although Santorum is one of the most conservative candidates in the race, King said he had not yet made up his mind about whom to support.

Of all the candidates seeking the nomination, Santorum has spent the most time in Iowa, visiting all 99 counties and meeting with groups as sparse as two or three people. Yet he continues to lag in the polls and fundraising, and he has been unable to win the broad support of the considerable evangelical Christian base in the state.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: santorum; steveking

1 posted on 12/27/2011 10:15:14 AM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

Consider the source... Boston Herald. It’s not like they’d be likely to say anything nice about Santorum, or Steve King.


2 posted on 12/27/2011 10:18:07 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: massmike

Holy Slow News Day, Batman!


3 posted on 12/27/2011 10:18:15 AM PST by Crichton
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To: massmike
He said his view of the contest in Iowa is that there are three primary races. “There’s the libertarian primary, which Ron Paul’s going to win. Then you got the moderate primary, which [Newt] Gingrich and [Mitt] Romney are scrumming for. And you got three folks who are running as strong conservatives,” he said, referring to himself, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Texas Gov. Rick Perry. “I think if we win that primary we are in very good shape.”*****

I'd say that's a pretty accurate assessment.

4 posted on 12/27/2011 10:20:12 AM PST by bereanway
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To: massmike

Iowa — shmiowa! Who cares. Iowa should not be the end all of who is the candidate.


5 posted on 12/27/2011 10:25:24 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: massmike

I don’t know why there is all this yakty yak about Santorum. He is going NOWHERE. Ron Paul (not that I support him-—I don’t) is the one who has been rising in Iowa lately.

Santorum was absolutely annhilated when he ran for re-election to the US Senate in PA in 2006 losing by nearly 20 points-—what a shellacking. He has since abandoned PA altogether and now lives in the Washington beltway, not far from Newt.


6 posted on 12/27/2011 10:25:28 AM PST by Cousin It
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To: massmike
>> he has been unable to win the broad support of the considerable evangelical Christian base in the state. <<

Mainstream media portrayal of Iowa's demographics:

"The Evangelicals" (will determine election) - 99%
Everyone else (who cares who they are?) - 1%

Actual makeup of Iowa's demographics:

Mainline protesants - 27%
Evangelical protestants - 25%
Catholics - 23%
Other (Mormon/Jewish/Agnostic/Atheist, etc.) - 25%

7 posted on 12/27/2011 10:26:56 AM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: isthisnickcool
Iowa should not be the end all of who is the candidate.

And it isn't. But it is part of the winnowing process.

Great selection of chaff this year.

8 posted on 12/27/2011 10:27:30 AM PST by Crichton
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To: Cousin It

Ron Paul is being supported in Iowa by non-Republicans. And/or dope smokers. He is a joke and the notion that he is supported by conservatives is a bigger joke.

Iowa does not matter because it can be easily gamed.


9 posted on 12/27/2011 10:28:14 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: bereanway

And that statement is reflective of why I won’t vote for him next week. Quit attacking your rivals and tell me what you want to do. The attack dog stuff is what has sunk both him and Bachmann.


10 posted on 12/27/2011 10:29:22 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - No Prisoners. No Mercy.)
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To: isthisnickcool
Ron Paul has accelerated Iowa's march toward irrelevance.
11 posted on 12/27/2011 10:30:01 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: isthisnickcool
“Iowa should not be the end all of who is the candidate.”

It is not of course. Why would you think it is?

12 posted on 12/27/2011 10:30:43 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: massmike

Listening to Santorum, you’d never know that the people of his (supposedly) swing state handed him an electoral beatdown and ran him out of town in the last election he ran.


13 posted on 12/27/2011 10:31:27 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: massmike

why is Iowa important again?.. nobody lives there but a few white farmers and it almost never picks the winner of an election.. but hey let’s all go to a pot luck supper and pretend that Iowa is important to the national political process


14 posted on 12/27/2011 10:32:01 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: massmike
The Top Ten Best (and Worst) Communicators of 2011 (Perry and Obama are ranked)

BUT actions speak louder than words.


15 posted on 12/27/2011 10:32:25 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: HereInTheHeartland
It is not of course. Why would you think it is?

Sorry. I had my MSM hat on. It's the beanie with the propellor on it:)

The MSM acts as if it is a big deal. That it is THE deal. As we all know they are very wrong. That was my point. Which I made badly. And you pointed that out. Which I appreciate:)

16 posted on 12/27/2011 10:39:07 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
It is not of course. Why would you think it is?

Sorry. I had my MSM hat on. It's the beanie with the propellor on it:)

The MSM acts as if it is a big deal. That it is THE deal. As we all know they are very wrong. That was my point. Which I made badly. And you pointed that out. Which I appreciate:)

17 posted on 12/27/2011 10:39:24 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: isthisnickcool

But that’s what’s great about the Iowa caucus. There’s an extreme vetting in all directions. It exposes wannabes, special interest heros, and cult followings, and sometimes the winner is actually the loser. Huckabee is a good example.


18 posted on 12/27/2011 10:41:20 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - No Prisoners. No Mercy.)
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To: massmike

It’s so simple! Just draft Cain!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/oXvJ8UquYoo


19 posted on 12/27/2011 10:54:48 AM PST by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge)
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To: isthisnickcool

There are several factors which favor Paul in Iowa:

1) RP traditionally does very well in caucus and straw poll settings where the most intense and loyal activists dominate a relatively small universe.

2) Democrat mischief makers can change registration on the same day and participate in GOP caucuses. OWS supposedly intends on sabotaging the caucuses, and of course BHO supporters regard Paul as the easiest GOP candidate to beat.

3) Iowa has no military bases, and is traditionally one of the most dovish and isolationist states in the union, therefore receptive to Paul’s philosophy on foreign policy and ther military.

4) In a caucus state, groundgame is EVERYTHING, and supposedly Paul has the best groundgame and army of volunteers in Iowa.


20 posted on 12/27/2011 10:55:11 AM PST by Cousin It
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To: Lib-Lickers 2
why is Iowa important again?

Any state this joker came from is not to be trusted:

21 posted on 12/27/2011 11:02:57 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes, actions do speak louder than words....and Gov. Rick Perry has ‘walked the walk’ not just ‘talked the talk’ in Texas!

I support Perry because of his consistent conservative values and his executive experience and record in Texas!

And I agree with Ben Franklin who said “Well done is better than well said.”


22 posted on 12/27/2011 11:05:50 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: isthisnickcool
Correct.
We are just the first shot in things, the media makes it a bigger deal than it really should.
We do not select a nominee at all. Weaknesses and strengths are exposed however.
McCain didn't campaign here very much in 2008; and got a lot of votes anyway. That showed he had a lot more support than people though he might in my opinion; (like him as a candidate or not).
We have hundreds of Occupy types coming from out of state here because they know they can get publicity. None of us want them here; they are attention whores.

Iowa simply gives candidates a format to get out in front of people. It is a state that can't just be won by a media blitz and lots of money; although that of course will make a difference.

23 posted on 12/27/2011 11:06:22 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Keith in Iowa

The Boston Herald is a conservative paper. The Boston Globe is a commie rag.


24 posted on 12/27/2011 11:06:39 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: JulieRNR21

Perry is the complete conservative package for what ails the country — cut regulations, cut litigation, cut taxes, shrink government, support life and 2nd and 10th Amendments, seal the border and stand with our allies.


25 posted on 12/27/2011 11:09:21 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: andy58-in-nh

>>>The Boston Herald is a conservative paper.

In Massachusetts they’re probably conservative... but anywhere else?? Just as liberal as the rest of the freaking media.


26 posted on 12/27/2011 11:10:16 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: massmike

The MSM has a rule that every article about a conservative or conservatives MUST have at least one negative word in the headline. In this case the negative word is fail. Steve King did not endorse anyone yesterday. But the headline must be twisted into a negative.


27 posted on 12/27/2011 11:14:54 AM PST by detective
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To: Keith in Iowa

He probably didn’t get his mother’s or sister’s endorsement. The local drain commisioner will get more votes than this guy.


28 posted on 12/27/2011 11:16:35 AM PST by Oystir
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To: andy58-in-nh

“The Boston Herald is a conservative paper. The Boston Globe is a commie rag.”

The Globe (owned by the NY Times) is a commie rag, but the Boston Herald is hardly conservative. It is SLIGHTLY less liberal than the Globe.


29 posted on 12/27/2011 11:21:09 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: bwc2221
The Herald's editorial page is generally center-right. Unlike the Globe, they actually allow conservative voices on the op-ed page and do not bury stories unfavorable to Obama and to Democrats generally. Also, the Herald is home to the great Howie Carr. But yes, some of their regular columnists would fit right in at the Gay Globe.
30 posted on 12/27/2011 11:26:39 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry is the complete conservative package for what ails the country — cut regulations, cut litigation, cut taxes, shrink government, support life and 2nd and 10th Amendments, seal the border and stand with our allies.

*************************************************

I liked your great summary of why conservatives should give Rick Perry a second look!

I would add....Perry supports our Military and will repeal ObamaCare!


31 posted on 12/27/2011 2:28:16 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry is the complete conservative package for what ails the country — cut regulations, cut litigation, cut taxes, shrink government, support life and 2nd and 10th Amendments, seal the border and stand with our allies


HUH?


32 posted on 12/27/2011 4:38:50 PM PST by RealImmigrant (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I just returned from a Perry event in Creston, IA. The place was packed and Perry did GREAT!! The highlight was when a woman who identified herself as a pastor, thought she had him cornered on the waterboarding issue.

He told her if it would save an American life, he was all for it and the place erupted in applause.

I think that was not the answer the good pastor was seeking.

33 posted on 12/27/2011 4:39:17 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: JulieRNR21

Perry was very impressive today. He’s in his groove and people were impressed.


34 posted on 12/27/2011 4:42:12 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I heard from someone in Iowa that Perry is getting such big crowds that the Des Moines Register’s lead caucus columnist has switched from following the Bachmann campaign to Rick Perry’s today!

Standing Room Only and he is working the crowd hard.


35 posted on 12/27/2011 7:17:34 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: mkjessup

Gary Burgoff lives less then 20 miles from me, in Paradise California, and he is a staunch conservative that I would be proud to stand by in any fight.

So please do NOT diss my man Radar.


36 posted on 12/27/2011 10:30:24 PM PST by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

LOL, where does Gary end, and Radar begin?


37 posted on 12/27/2011 10:44:29 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: mkjessup

They bare a lot alike in their personality. Really...LOL.

He is involved with the Theater on the Ridge enterprise. he helps locals who want to break into acting. He attends most of the conservative gatherings and even supports local conservatives.

He was basically kept from succeeding in Hollywood after Mash, and ended up here.

Nice guy. I met him a few times and I really like him


38 posted on 12/27/2011 10:57:02 PM PST by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: mkjessup

They bare a lot alike in their personality. Really...LOL.

He is involved with the Theater on the Ridge enterprise. he helps locals who want to break into acting. He attends most of the conservative gatherings and even supports local conservatives.

He was basically kept from succeeding in Hollywood after Mash, and ended up here.

Nice guy. I met him a few times and I really like him


39 posted on 12/27/2011 10:57:27 PM PST by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

That is remarkable, and a pleasure to hear about, thanks for sharing that. Next time you see him, wish him a Happy 2012 from yours truly, and to you and yours as well!


40 posted on 12/28/2011 1:55:10 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma; JulieRNR21

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2825774/posts

Perry’s picking up steam!


41 posted on 12/28/2011 2:01:06 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: mkjessup

I will remember that, and I pray for your 2012 to be full of blessings and happiness my FRiend.

OV


42 posted on 12/28/2011 8:46:49 AM PST by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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