Skip to comments.Santorum Giving Up on Florida?
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 states 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, hell head home to Virginia for fundraisers and to prepare his tax records which he plans to soon make public.
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Okay, I’ll bite: who do YOU think should be VP?
He never had a chance, and with Gingrich garnering momentum he can’t even play spoiler and try to leverage that into a VP nod from Romney.
He needs to exit, he has no chance of being above single digits from this point forward.
Only other calculus is Gingrich falters badly, and the non romney folks move over to Santorum.. but I don’t see that happening. Gingrich is capitalizing on the grss root anger about the systematic destruction of our nation by the political class that refuses to respect the founding pricniples of this nation... Santorum is just a milk toast, who finds a backbone on some social conservative issues occassionally.
The same reason he got crushed in his last election.
Santorum is not a great politician or a particularly amiacable fellow. He’s a conservative milk toast, he says things that are good, but his record doesn’t match his rhetoric far more often than most realize. He’s got a backbone on social conservative issues, but honestly lacks the intellect to articulate them effectively, and has ZERO backbone or ability to articulate the simple fundamental conservative philosophy, that being one of the government should for the most part “STAY OUT OF PEOPLE’S WALLETS AND OFF THEIR BACKS”.. because honestly, he DOESN’T BELIEVE THAT.
Santorum is an average to below average politician at best, and on his greatest day, he’s at best VP material, no way is he capable of running the show.. he just doesn’t have it.
Couldn’t say it any better, It is like a festering sore, it takes a while for it to come to a head. The problem happened when the infection started at the first moment.
But Santorum adds nothing to the ticket.
Santorum will deliver Pennsylvania, supposedly. We’re obviously not going to have Gingrich/Romney, or Gingrich/Paul, but Newt and Rick are pretty close, ideologically. Gingrich/West looks like tokenism, and Gingrich/Palin is like a giant ‘kick me’ sign.
Maybe there is some rising GOP star in CA, FL, or NY...
I was unaware that the doctrine of the Catholic church was a Santorum interpreted Theocracy. In that case, yep, sure do! Oh wait, you’re just trolling. I see. Got it.
This country was founded upon religious freedom. Not atheism, and certainly not Santorum’s wahabist false view of Catholicism. I’m seen over zealous blowhards in every church. Thankfully, none of them have ever won our presidency. I realize you turning this into a Catholic/Non-Catholic argument is the best you’ve got. I don’t care what religion a person is, as long as I’m free to not worship or live as they see fit, and they’re free to do the same. How and where, and as they please. It doesn’t matter, Santorum’s gone within maybe a week. He’s spoiling for Romney, so maybe a tad longer. But out all the same.
Frankly, I don’t think Santorum would deliver Penn.
LOL, certain ones around here seem to think so. And anyone who doesn't get behind Newt RIGHT NOW just HAS to be in the bag for Willard!
Gotta like your tagline, BTW.
Judging by tonight’s debate, Rick is not dropping out of anything except maybe the scurrilous backbiting which he denounced publicly from the stage.
Rick Santorum is a very moral man. He’s doing great this evening. he has sewn up quite a few of the constituencies: the old folks (introducing his 93 years young mother, who is a Florida resident.)
The prolife people: he has had them ever since he went down there to try to save Terri Schiavo’s life.
The family people, by his good example.
The Hispanics, by ripping Obama for being on the side of Castro and Chavez.
Watch Rick jump 10 points this week. Points will be taken away from Newt and Paul.
He did pretty well in the debate. I thought CNN was deliberately teeing up some of those early questions for his benefit since some of them were in areas where I’d heard him speak knowledgeably before like Central America. I would think pounding Caribbean dictators would appeal to Cubans. He’s going to get a thumping on FR today, because I’m sure he pulled some votes from Newt last night. He nailed Romney on Romney care. Even the Newt supporters had to like that. Still, they’ll be out here calling him everything in the book.
I believe Santorum will do well next Tuesday. He was smart to make his pitch not just to the Cubans but to the thousands of Floridians with heritage from Puerto Rico, Central America, and South America.
My Hispanic friends hate to be “bundled” as if they were all Mexicans.
Whoever is running Rick’s campaign deserves the highest kudos for last night.
I agree that it was smart that the comments weren’t targeted at a specific community. I’m just saying the biggest population with the most immediate dislike for dictators in Florida are probably Cuban.
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