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Rick Santorum says he'd cast vote for Ron Paul after taking 'a lot of antacid'
thehill.com ^ | 12/28/2011 | Alicia M. Cohn

Posted on 12/28/2011 3:07:08 PM PST by TBBT

The Republican candidate said he would "absolutely" vote for Ron Paul if he were the alternative to President Obama.

Rick Santorum said Wednesday he would "absolutely" vote for rival Ron Paul if he were the GOP presidential nominee, but admitted he is "nervous" about the possibility.

"I'd have to take a lot of antacid when I go into the voting booth and vote for him," Santorum said.

The former Pennsylvania senator said ultimately he would vote for Paul in order to have anyone other than President Obama in the White House, with the hope that if Paul won the office, "enough pressure could be brought to bear on him that he won't make these horrific [decisions]."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: iowa; nazis; paul; ricksantorum; romans; santorum
Really?

Would a Paul Presidency be more dangerous that an Obama Presidency? Consider Paul's stands on national security and foreign policy...

At least Newt had the guts to say he wouldn't vote for the nut case...

1 posted on 12/28/2011 3:07:13 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

Are they sure he didn’t say ‘a lot of acid’?

That’s some bad trip, man.


2 posted on 12/28/2011 3:09:27 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: TBBT

Another note...

It appears the deserved scrutiny of Paul in the media has all but dried up. Nary a headline today about Paul.

After the token coverage, the media can claim that they covered it.

Need to keep that Paul stalking horse factor going for a Romney victory...


3 posted on 12/28/2011 3:10:18 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

newt says he’d vote for obama?

what a turd


4 posted on 12/28/2011 3:12:01 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: TBBT

If Paul was the only alternative to Obama?

A Paul vote seems the most logical.


5 posted on 12/28/2011 3:14:33 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: TBBT
The former Pennsylvania senator said ultimately he would vote for Paul in order to have anyone other than President Obama in the White House, with the hope that if Paul won the office, "enough pressure could be brought to bear on him that he won't make these horrific [decisions]."

Makes sense to me. If we win the Senate and hold the House, we can control this dottering old nitwits BS a lot more effectively than this Marxist POS we have. I think this is a better tact running for the Primaries than picking a fight with opponents supporters you are trying to get on your side in the General.

6 posted on 12/28/2011 3:15:11 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: TBBT
Need to keep that Paul stalking horse factor going for a Romney victory...

A most astute observation.

7 posted on 12/28/2011 3:16:18 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: TBBT

They need to answer by telling the questioner that voting for Paul won’t be a consideration as he intends to be the nominee, not Paul. Playing to these gotcha questions doesn’t any of them any good.

Paul won’t be the nominee IMO.


8 posted on 12/28/2011 3:16:57 PM PST by deport
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To: TBBT
"...he would "absolutely" vote for Ron Paul if he were the alternative to President Obama."

Sure - I'd vote for a Lyndon LaRouche/Rev. Jim Jones ticket as an alternative to Obama....

9 posted on 12/28/2011 3:17:08 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: TBBT
I agree with him and I'd go one farther. As much as I dislike Ron Paul, I'd vote for him before Obama or Romney.
10 posted on 12/28/2011 3:18:21 PM PST by Antoninus (Defeat Romney--Defeat Obama.)
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To: TBBT

So did Newt say that if Paul was the nominee he would vote for Obama ? Or not vote at all ?

I don’t know, I’m actually wonderin’ if any candidate would actually say they would either a) not vote at all or b) vote for Obama under any circumstance.

IMHO, it’s hard for a candidate to say they’d vote for the other party or not vote for the nominee of their own party. Seeing as how they are seeking their own party’s nomination.


11 posted on 12/28/2011 3:22:23 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: icwhatudo
If Paul was the only alternative to Obama?

A Paul vote seems the most logical.

Perhaps.

I'm loathe to give either one ANY approval, any justification or any support, no matter how faint, in their campaign to destroy all I hold dear.

I might not be able to prevent them from liquidating my country, but I will not let them, let alone HELP them.

12 posted on 12/28/2011 3:23:22 PM PST by null and void (Day 1072 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: icwhatudo; mamelukesabre

Right... because we have only two choices available on the ballot to for vote.

And where do you vote, the the ballot only has two parties’ candidates listed for the presidency?


I’ll not vote for Obama, or Romney... and neither will I vote for anyone that supports, and desires to see, the destruction of the state of Israel. So Paul is out.

Hopefully, the Republican party... meaning you, as you (as much as I) vote in the primaries, will not force the issue.

For I will vote for a Presidential candidate. It just won’t be Obama, Romney, or Paul.

So make your vote count in the primary (like I did- via absentee ballot)... so that your, AND my, vote counts in the general.


13 posted on 12/28/2011 3:27:00 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: TBBT

I am not a Ron Paul fan.

BUT, I would vote for Ron Paul before voting for Mitt Romney......


14 posted on 12/28/2011 3:32:15 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

Why don’t they just say they’d write in someone?


15 posted on 12/28/2011 3:34:56 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Obama in 2012!)
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To: JediJones

A write-in vote is a vote for Obozo.

The nation cannot stand another 4 years of him.


16 posted on 12/28/2011 3:40:30 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: proxy_user
Are they sure he didn’t say ‘a lot of acid’?

Taking acid would make more sense. You need to be high on LSD to make sense of Paul's foreign policy.

17 posted on 12/28/2011 3:40:30 PM PST by TADSLOS (Rick Perry- The Double Dipping il Duce. He'll overhaul congress and make the trains run on time.)
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To: TBBT
People who want Run Paul to be president want the US to become a target for every violent weirdo and terrorist in the world. America's enemies couldn't buy a better ally than Run Paul; he's ideologically committed to help our enemies.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2011/dec/26/former-paul-aide-offers-odd-defense-ex-boss-tolera/

18 posted on 12/28/2011 3:41:24 PM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: gogogodzilla

neither will I vote for anyone that supports, and desires to see, the destruction of the state of Israel. So Paul is out.

__________________

I have never seen or heard that Paul desires the detruction of Israel. Please give me the data where Ron Paul is saying that.

Love being informed before my meaningless vote in the Iowa caucus.


19 posted on 12/28/2011 3:42:38 PM PST by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind
See the link.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2011/dec/26/former-paul-aide-offers-odd-defense-ex-boss-tolera/

20 posted on 12/28/2011 3:47:54 PM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: elhombrelibre

I don’t know about anyone else..but I’ve had enough of bad mouthing. Palin, Cain, now Paul..I want data from Ron Paul himself on this. I’m not listening to some guy that wanted Paul’s place and got fired.

I am just looking for the truth instead of sensationalism. If you have Ron Paul saying that about Israel..please post it.


21 posted on 12/28/2011 3:55:44 PM PST by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

Here you go:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2825286/posts


22 posted on 12/28/2011 4:02:21 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: TBBT
Would a Paul Presidency be more dangerous that an Obama Presidency?

To marxists & authoritarians, yes....

23 posted on 12/28/2011 4:02:45 PM PST by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: stillafreemind
The guy saying what I sent you is Run Paul's current spokesman, not the former one. Paul's pretty clear about these things, really. You don't have to be a mind reader to figure out that Run Paul is against Israel. He has defended al Qaeda (bin Laden in particular) because he's said our policies provoked him. He defended the gay spy who sold secrets to Wikipedia as a great patriot. See this, unless you think Sean Hannity isn't a conservative:

http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2011/12/video-ron-paul-in-denial-over-iran.html

24 posted on 12/28/2011 4:07:00 PM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: gogogodzilla

Thanks but I think that’s the same thing the other Freep wanted me to read and I did. I want it from Ron Paul’s mouth.


25 posted on 12/28/2011 4:12:44 PM PST by stillafreemind
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To: icwhatudo

Never I will write myself in


26 posted on 12/28/2011 4:17:18 PM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: TBBT

It amazes me that anyone calling themselves a Conservative could ever vote for Paul under any circumstances....


27 posted on 12/28/2011 5:04:56 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: montanajoe

Yes, amazing and utterly insane.


28 posted on 12/28/2011 5:55:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TBBT

He would vote for an anti-Christian Muslim to be president?


29 posted on 12/29/2011 7:09:47 PM PST by nickcarraway
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