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Santorum Says He Will Remain in Race Through Florida
NY Times 'blogs ^ | Saturday, January 21, 2012 | Richard A. Oppel, Jr.

Posted on 01/21/2012 7:42:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv

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Rick Santorum visiting Amicks Ferry Fire Station in Chapin, S.C., on voting day. [Kirsten Luce for The New York Times]

Santorum Says He Will Remain in Race Through Florida

1 posted on 01/21/2012 7:42:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

One and done?


2 posted on 01/21/2012 7:43:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv

“We finally were given the victory in Iowa,” Mr. Santorum said. “If we had had it two weeks ago, it might be a very different situation. It might have been a very different race.”

Too bad you still looked more like 1 guy lost in a field of 8 instead of looking like a winner.


3 posted on 01/21/2012 7:44:54 PM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Rick did get a raw deal in Iowa. I think his chance is gone now, but I do understand why he is reluctant to fold up quite yet.


4 posted on 01/21/2012 7:45:21 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Rick I love you, but this is bigger than you. America is at a crossroads and Romney or Obama sinks this nation. We need to defeat Romney and your candidacy at this point can only benefit Romney.

Get out.


5 posted on 01/21/2012 7:45:47 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: SunkenCiv

I wholly agree with his views on family and he’s a great man...but I do think for the better of conservatism he should endorse Newt and quit.


6 posted on 01/21/2012 7:45:55 PM PST by Rick_Michael ( 'REAL' Conservatives who witch hunt their own, are no better than Obama.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Drop out please.


7 posted on 01/21/2012 7:46:49 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: SunkenCiv

LOL

That’s cruel dude


8 posted on 01/21/2012 7:47:27 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: SunkenCiv

I prefer Rick, but even if I didn’t I think that this is a reasonable decision. It’s still early. Only a very small percentage of the delegates have been selected. If it looks like his remaining in the race will throw it to Romney, I would assume that Rick will exit. But Newt is somewhat of a loose cannon, and he has some baggage—both personally and ideologically. If he proves unpopular with the general public, it would be good to have a fallback position in Rick.


9 posted on 01/21/2012 7:47:27 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: SunkenCiv

it’s reasonable that RICk wants to stay in. He ought to go somewhere that NEWT is not mounting a challenge and start fresh taking on MITT. Not sure where that would be. MINN? MICH?

Florida makes no sense.


10 posted on 01/21/2012 7:50:29 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Wholeheartedly agree.


11 posted on 01/21/2012 7:53:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Rick_Michael; big'ol_freeper; ari-freedom

I think he’ll endorse Newt, depending of course on the deal he’s offered from Romney — and he will be offered some kind of a deal. Newt won’t offer him anything, not least because Santorum vomited up some crap about how the ex-wife’s allegations about Newt spoke to issues of ethics or character or whatever it was.

If he drops out, Rick Santorum *should* endorse Newt Gingrich. If he’s not able to raise money (and it’s likely that he’ll have some trouble now), he won’t be competitive. Hence, I’d prefer that he drop out now, ahead of Florida, endorse Newt, condemn Mitt, and get a nice talking head job on one of the networks for the duration of the campaign.


12 posted on 01/21/2012 7:58:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv

The point of a primary is to give the voters of the party a choice, some people seem bound and determined to deny us that.


13 posted on 01/21/2012 8:02:03 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Rome2000

That pic? Yeah, that was what they had though. :’D


14 posted on 01/21/2012 8:09:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

It’s reasonable to conclude that Newt’s roller-coaster ride will continue until either the convention, or until he calls it quits because of the math.


15 posted on 01/21/2012 8:10:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Hey, you’re the only one who knew I was a candidate. Oh, you mean Rick. ;’)


16 posted on 01/21/2012 8:10:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

That’s for sure. Oh, you mean the election thing... ;’)


17 posted on 01/21/2012 8:10:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: GeronL

People can still vote for any name on the ballot, plus any they can write in. When “some people” become “most people”, it’s called democracy.


18 posted on 01/21/2012 8:13:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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Even with the supposed Evangelical leaders voting to support you, You came in THIRD with the evangelical voters. Even Romney got more evangelicals than you did!

Time to get out. Way past time to get out. Do it now. Don't embarrass yourself in Florida.

You didn't come in third, you came in second last. One from the bottom.

19 posted on 01/21/2012 8:13:24 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Can’t improve on what you said.

Santorum is a good man, and good men are motivated by higher goals than ego and vanity. I think this will be reconciled with his graceful departure sometime in the next week.

He could hang in with what little money he has, but I think he will realize that he should not.


20 posted on 01/21/2012 8:22:18 PM PST by bigbob
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