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Posted on 12/27/2011 11:33:51 AM PST by Antoninus
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It’s one thing to win. It’s another to govern.
What’s Rick got in this category?
He can actually appeal to what's left of the Reagan Democrats across the Great Lakes region.
I’d support him. And pls. add me to your Santorum ping list.
Add me, please.
Because Rick can’t win in his own state. Sorry but true. He needs to go home and win there again first. He is a very weak candidate on many levels. I am easily excitable for conservatives, but he doesn’t do anything for me. Try again.
Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Jon Huntsman are the only candidates with a decent amount of executive experience.
Perry is a populist who has been an undisciplined campaigner, in contrast to his electoral record in Texas.
Romney's record as a political executive has been the subject of some criticism.
Huntsman had a conservative record as a political executive but insists that he's a proud member of the liberal elite.
Rick Santorum is not a dream presidential candidate but all of the candidates running have their weaknesses, to put it gently.
That being said, he is probably the best conservative alternative still standing and I hope he does well in Iowa.
Santorum didn't just lose last time around, he got blown out in an epic fail landslide defeat. You can't lose your last statewide election by 18 points and then run for President and expect to do well. Santorum is a good man and right on most of the issues, but there are just too many doubts about his electability until he goes back home and wins an election or two to clear the stink away from that 2006 defeat.
Houston, we have a problem. Rick and other conservatives jumped in this race from the start. What did people do? They put their hearts into people who were never running and trashed those who were. They dismissed conservatives who were willing to put their ass on the line and actually enter the race.
Now, not a damn one of them has a chance because idiots put their money on those who were never going to put their ass on the line.
Now we are stuck.
Good job. We are fools.
I’m torn. He didn’t submit petitions for Virginia, so I can’t vote for him. Of course, Gingrich and Perry got knocked off for “bad signatures”, so if that ruling isn’t reversed I’ll have nobody to vote for.
Santorum could possibly catch fire, but I doubt it. Perry on the other hand already proved he could catch fire, and while he’s only embers now, you can re-ignite them.
My problem is that right now, Santorum’s success is going to hurt Perry. If I thought Santorum could win Iowa, I’d support him. But if he can’t, all he can do (along with Bachmann) is split the conservative vote, guaranteeing that our choice in this election is Gingrich or Romney.
It shouldn't matter at all, of course. Aside from the insane decision of supporting Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey, the man has a rock solid history and would make a first class President.
I'd like to say that I have Faith in the American people to pick the obvious candidate, yet the country is getting filled up with idiots (”I don't like the way he talks”/”Jon Stewart said he was dumb”) and non-Americans (reflexive democrats/liberals) that I wonder...
Clearly the best candidate at this juncture.
Put another way:
Santorum lost his last reelection badly:
* In a state that leans Democrat
* To a pro-life moderate (supposedly)
* To the scion and namesake of the sainted Ex-Gov Bob Casey
* In a landslide Democrat year
Casey would have beaten any Republican candidate in any political environment. The race was over the minute the Dem machine let him run. The only question was the margin, and it was a bloodbath across the country.
Add me please. He’s last on the sample ballot in NH, so he’ll be easy to find on 1/10/12.
BTW, there is a Joe Robinson on the NH ballot from Newton, MA. He has no chance at all, but he does have the Robinson name....