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Santorum Giving Up on Florida?
The Corner ^ | 1/25/2012 | Katrina Trinko

Posted on 01/25/2012 1:30:33 PM PST by TBBT

From NBC News:

Failing to show early signs of momentum in the Sunshine State, presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Wednesday signaled he may be cutting out of Florida before the state’s Jan. 31 primary.

Speaking to reporters here, the former Pennsylvania senator said was unsure if he would be in Florida the night of the primary, committing only to campaigning in the state over the next two days. On Saturday, he’ll head home to Virginia for fundraisers and to prepare his tax records which he plans to soon make public.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: santorum; santoruminittowinit; santorumsout
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To: LUV W
Just don’t threaten me.

You need to knock that off. I never threatened you.

121 posted on 01/25/2012 6:57:18 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: edge10; 50mm; darkwing104; Arrowhead1952; Darksheare; onyx; TheOldLady; Lady Jag; Allegra; Chode; ..

You Have Failed Free Republic For The Last Time!!

122 posted on 01/25/2012 6:58:24 PM PST by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: DarthVader

Ruh-roh...do I see it comin’??


123 posted on 01/25/2012 7:00:50 PM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: JDW11235

That’s true. The Myth Machine would be running day and night trying to make the records vanish.


124 posted on 01/25/2012 7:08:35 PM PST by livius
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To: Jedidah
how soon Gingrich next implodes.

When did that happen? How does one know when it happens. Tell us about it.

125 posted on 01/25/2012 7:11:40 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Finny

Back in the Palin days I thought West would make a great VP for her - the next day he comes out with a derogatory remark about the TP. After that, I don’t even consider him anymore. I know Newt did mentioned him as a possible VP. I hope not. I don’t decide a candidate on looks - that’s liberal - like they did swarming after clinton and the dope we have now.


126 posted on 01/25/2012 7:27:32 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: beandog

Not a problem, have done it myself


127 posted on 01/25/2012 7:34:56 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Windflier

Ron Paul was right when he said Santorum fooled a lot of people into believing he’s a conservative. Thanks for the link.


128 posted on 01/25/2012 7:49:58 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
I don’t decide a candidate on looks ...

I hope you know that I don't, either! {^) No, be assured that my tongue was planted firmly in-cheek when I wrote the post. Certainly West is handsome -- but that should have no bearing on one's decision whether to support him. I was just making a joke.

129 posted on 01/25/2012 7:53:09 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Friendofgeorge
That's his mo from what I'm seeing - to cut down the other person. I think he's stalking for Mitt because he deliberately lied about Newt. Trashing Sarah back then immediately after she stepped down as AK Governor he already was on the mitt team, IMO. What business is it of his that she was only interested in speaking fees (I paraphrase ) how she runs her life or makes her money. She's in demand, he or Mitt wasn't. Trying to paint a derogatory picture for Mitt's sake. Mr goody two shoes has serious character flaws. Anything he's done was to look good, not that he is good, IMO.
130 posted on 01/25/2012 8:14:47 PM PST by presently no screen name
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Santorum heading home to VIRGINIA

and that ladies and gentlemen is one reason he lost his position as SENATOR OF PENNSYLVANIA..

He was living in Virginia at his last election also and we voters knew he had moved from his rented home here and was schooling his kids in Virginia..

SERVE THE STATE IN WHICH YOU LIVE...LIVE IN THE STATE YOU SERVE..

Same for Gabby Giffords, she served ARIZONA and lived with her husband in TEXAS...

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS???

131 posted on 01/25/2012 8:17:56 PM PST by haircutter
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To: presently no screen name
Ron Paul was right when he said Santorum fooled a lot of people into believing he’s a conservative.

I didn't catch it when Ron Paul said that, but he's right. Rick Santorum is a big government 'conservative'. He's convinced a lot of conservatives that he's got the right Tea Party credentials to be our standard bearer, but those people haven't taken a close look at his actual record.

There's no way you can square that record with the Framers' principles of a small, limited, constitutional government.

132 posted on 01/25/2012 8:18:01 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: JDW11235

santorum’s votes go to newt!!!


133 posted on 01/25/2012 8:24:50 PM PST by tpuskett
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To: presently no screen name

My popcorn is ready. All we can do is watch the show and see what happens.


134 posted on 01/25/2012 8:26:13 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: reasonisfaith
That's Sarah - she doesn't speak badly of those who trashed her.

I believe she trusts in "Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. Romans 12:19

"It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them." Deut 32:35

135 posted on 01/25/2012 8:35:03 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Jedidah

You said explode next - that means there already was one. I asked what was it - what did it look like.


136 posted on 01/25/2012 8:37:46 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Windflier

Paul said it two? debates ago. I thought Paul was acting political at the time but he was right - I found out tonight through a link posted that listed how he voted - NO way is he conservative. Newt’s record is more conservative. The last of the conservative candidates, my ***!


137 posted on 01/25/2012 8:45:42 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Windflier
"Rick Santorum is a big government 'conservative'.

Santorum is a social conservative and he was one of the steadiest social conservative in the Senate. Social conservatives tend to be big government people. They are more interested in promoting what they (correctly) think is our traditional cultural values than they are in saving tax payers money or limiting the growth of government. I think all conservatives need a little bit of social conservative in them, certainly enough to be strongly pro life, but to much social con is not a good thing and leads to socialism, for all the right reasons of course. Santorum was close to being a good all around conservative, it is to bad he was so poorly lead by the spend spend spend GOP of the Bush era. He had great potential.

138 posted on 01/25/2012 8:49:32 PM PST by jpsb
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To: Windflier

DUH! It was the link you posted! I think I’ll take that as a sign I’m done for the night. It was good info though. Thanks!


139 posted on 01/25/2012 8:53:11 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: jpsb
Santorum is a social conservative and he was one of the steadiest social conservative in the Senate. Social conservatives tend to be big government people. They are more interested in promoting what they (correctly) think is our traditional cultural values than they are in saving tax payers money or limiting the growth of government.

Unfortunately for Rick Santorum, he couldn't have picked a worse time in our history to be a big government guy - even if his motivations for being so are somewhat noble.

Rick should have spent more time with the Tea Party rebellion, to get a sense of what it is the people are demanding at this time. It sure isn't bigger, more intrusive, more expensive government, that's for damn sure.

No, the people have more and more adopted the mindset of the Framers on social issues. Those problems are best left up to the people, or the states. The federal government needs to be stripped back to its original constitutional constraints, and be re-oriented to its original duties and purposes.

140 posted on 01/25/2012 9:00:55 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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