Skip to comments.Conservative Iowa leader: Bachmann, Perry should drop out, help Santorum
Posted on 01/03/2012 9:08:29 PM PST by Mozilla
Influential Iowa conservative activist Bob Vander Plaats called this evening for Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry to drop their bids for the Republican presidential nomination in order to maximize Rick Santorum's chances of defeating Mitt Romney in a one-on-one matchup.
"The last thing Mitt Romney wants is to go one-on-one with Rick Santorum," said Vander Plaats, who endorsed Santorum in December. "He wants to have a multiple-candidate field. So I think some of these candidates need to reassess where they're at tonight."
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Bachmann yes, Perry should stay in.
Totally agreed. At this point, Bachmann and Perry do nothing but siphon votes away from the anti-Romneys. A vote for Bachmann/Perry is a vote for Romney.
As should RuPaul. But he won’t.
It almost sounds like Perry just stepped out. Hope not, but he said he’s going back to TX to “reassess” or something.
I agree. It sounds like Perry at least will drop out tomorrow. He is going home to “assess”. Anytime you hear those words it means they are leaning towards dropping out. President Santorum is AWESOME.
the newties think the votes would go to them...um ya
As Bachmann will also likely be dropping out tomorrow, this is a huge boost to both Santorum and Gingrich.
To all who have posted that Iowa isn't important, the results tonight have changed the playing field and have given we Conservatives a real chance at winning the nomination.
I’m not sure about Perry’s chances one way or the other either.
What I am, relatively, sure about is that candidates need to get out sooner than they did last time or we will vote - split our way to Romney as the nominee.
Considering that Iowa, in the great scheme of things isn't that important, lets see how things play out. At this point, I'm likely to vote for Perry or Gingrich, if they get the nod.
But this crap of a vote for x is a vote for y is way beyond stupid. People should vote who they feel best represents them, and let the chips fall where they may.
Huntsman is not dropping out. He’s betting his whole enchilada on New Hampshire. Last poll I saw there had him just ahead of Newt.
This was before Iowa and before whomever is dropping out drops. Be interesting to see what the poll result is in a few days.
BVP is right as usual.
Perry and Michele should endorse a fellow conservative.
Newt or Santorum. I don’t care which one as long as it hurts Willard.
Bachmann and Perry drop out it helps Newt.
Ron Paul should have run for the libertarian party like his buddy Gary Johnson.
Mark Levin is right on this issue. It's time we stop letting the establishment and the elites pick our leaders. Iowa ain't S*** in the scheme of things and has been consistently wrong.
How old are you? 12?
It appears Bachmann got zero. If true, that’s not good for her considering she (I think) was born there.
Wow... President Santorum... That's a conservative's dream.
Nobody should consider dropping out till after New Hampshire or start hitting the big states.
I agree with Mark. I want Perry to stay in.
Bachmann should for sure drop out. I would like Perry to stay in... but I am afraid he is going to drop out after his reassessment.
Either way people dropping out is good, because that’s just fewer people dividing up the not-romney vote, making it all the easier to bury Romney in South Carolina and Florida.
Bachman will not drop out until after South Carolina, I suspect. She wants to participate in the next 2 debates that come up shortly, one next weekend. Bachman likes to debate. Her ego likes it. She will not quit until after a couple more debates that she will want to participate in. Then she will drop out. Unless she wants to end her presidential run in Florida in order to cash in on the warm weather and treat it like a winter vacation down south. Sure beats Minnesota in the winter. So maybe she will end her campaign in Florida in order to end it all in a warm clime.
Bachmann came in dead last in her home state, it’s unthinkable that she wouldn’t drop out.
If Perry has dropped out, then my respect for him increases. A man who knows when to bow out is worthy of respect
Goodness Bob buy a cup of STFU already.
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