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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: 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: 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: SunkenCiv
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: SunkenCiv

Santorum got a raw deal with Iowa, and I don’t think it was an accident. The GOP leadership wanted to mess with the results to help ROmney look better than he is. We need more decent people like Palin, Santorum, and the other “good guys” leading what used to be our party, instead of the leaders who act like Democrats. Romney disgusts me, both for his leftist values and for the tactics being used on his behalf and presumably with his tacit approval.

I don’t think Santorum should withdraw now, not even to endorse Newt, even though Newt is my favorite of those still standing. We should find out if Santorum’s campaigning skills have grown and see how he does in Florida. If he doesn’t move up substantially, then he should withdraw, and we’ll learn a lot about him by how he bows out. If he endorses Romney for a slot in the “Romney Administration”, then I will never support Santorum again. If he simply withdraws or endorses “conservatism” or Newt, then I’ll be impressed.


21 posted on 01/21/2012 8:25:43 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: SunkenCiv
. "If we had had it two weeks ago, it might be a very different situation. It might have been a very different race."

Would you like cheese with that whine, ex-Senator?

24 posted on 01/21/2012 8:35:03 PM PST by newzjunkey (Next up "winner-take-all" FL ... we must derail Romney's inevitability.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Bravo to Rick for his high teens %age! He beat crazy Paul too. I think he did well tonight.

He should definitely stay in the race. Romney will be trying to bring Gingrich done now, with over and underhanded throws. We need to see how Gingrich weathers this, and in a state that might be more favorable to Mitt than SC. We may really be glad we have an heir and a spare, as they say.

I loved 3 of the 4 speeches tonight, and Paul’s wasn’t that bad, though it went on forever. Santorum’s speech was so natural and great. It is very wrong to think he is hurting anyone. Votes for Santorum are votes for Santorum. Period. It’s an open race. Go, conservatives, go!


25 posted on 01/21/2012 8:37:47 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: SunkenCiv

He’s pathetic and stupid.


26 posted on 01/21/2012 8:53:40 PM PST by lilyfreeper
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To: SunkenCiv
Rick Santorum 2020!!!!!!
35 posted on 01/21/2012 9:45:27 PM PST by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: SunkenCiv

If Newt can turn the tables on Mitt, then so can Rick.


38 posted on 01/21/2012 9:55:10 PM PST by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Rick, don’t pull a Fred Thompson and help split the conservative vote (or like Van Hilleary over Ed Bryant in 2006 which gave us lib Bob Corker in TN - TN guys keep screwing up) that gave McCain the nomination.


43 posted on 01/21/2012 10:27:05 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Each of these 3 guys are 1 for 3. Expecting or asking any of them to drop out before FL is unreasonable. They have all been the flavor of the day. If this thing continues to sway back and forth no one will have a lock on the convention, and then anything can happen.


44 posted on 01/21/2012 11:24:31 PM PST by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: SunkenCiv

I’ll stick with Rick. I’m not quite ready to hold my nose and support Newt just yet. There is something to be said for decency.


45 posted on 01/22/2012 12:20:06 AM PST by Eagles6
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To: SunkenCiv
In last Monday night's post-debate interview with Hannity in Myrtle Beach, Santorum called Newt's Social Security privatization plan an "entitlement program" because it entitles people to keep money they would otherwise pay to the government.

I went immediately from someone who would have been very happy to see Santorum get the nomination (due to his *correct* stance on the social issues) to someone opposed.

Doesn't he get it -- that it contributes to the break-up of the family when the government takes away the money that taxpayers would otherwise spend taking care of their families?

51 posted on 01/22/2012 1:12:44 PM PST by aposiopetic
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