Skip to comments.It is time for Sen. Rick Santorum to drop out
Posted on 01/25/2012 5:10:13 PM PST by TitansAFC
Sen. Rick Santorum has no viable path to victory and brings no new issues or ideas to the table. He no longer serves a purpose, or has a justification to remain in the race.
Santorum has no viable claim that he is more conservative or more electable than Gingrich. He has no viable claim that he will be better in raising money, in organization, or would do a better job as president. There is simply no path for him. Further despite winning Iowa, Santorum lost badly in NH and SC, and has no means to complete in FL. It is time for him to leave.
The Santorum campaign probably thought, prior to SC, that it had a chance to win values voters. SC results show that those voters went to Gingrich over Santorum, despite an all-out values attack against Gingrich. SC should have put an end to that thinking. There simply is no path for Santorum.
It is time for him to drop out. Hopefully to support Gingrich. It is best for Santorum to quit while he is in a respectable position. Now is that time.
You mean he hasn’t? Who knew?
I think he will be out after Florida - perhaps even sooner since it doesn’t appear he can even compete in the sunshine state. His win in Iowa sort of entitles him to at least try for a bit longer I suppose, but everyone knows Santorum is not going to be the nominee.
I hope he goes back to PA and runs and wins an election or two and gives it another shot on a national level in some future presidential cycle. It was just too soon for him after losing by 18 in 2006.
I am sure that Santorum doesn’t need your advice. He is smart enough to do what he wants. He is 35 and American citizen and that is about what it takes to run for President. So Rick you decide what to do. It is TOTALLY up to you. I like having the insurance of him in the race as a “just in case”.
Erick Erickson needs to STFU. He’s run his mouth enough already and done serious damage to the Conservative cause, beginning with his attacks last year on Sarah Palin. Screw him!
There have been three primaries.
I thought there was little chance of stopping Romney; it’s still an uphill battle.
Perry’s withdrawal and support of Newt was very helpful and honorable. Santorum is a very good man, I hope he does the same, and the notMitt vote can be united.
How sad. rick Santorum is a good man, very presidential. Once again we will be left with the dregs. It shouldn’t be much longer before Jeb bush jumps in. In that case I won’t bother to vote.
I hope he stays in. the PEOPLE OF Florida have NOT voted yet.
Rick had a golden opportunity to stand above the rest in the last debate and did not take advantage. Then you take a look at Newt’s speech today about the space program and it is clear why I am supporting Newt. Rick is not offering up anything. Just that he is Conservative. Well that alone will not get it done. GO NEWT GO!
He probably will if he doesn’t get traction soon. My q is, whom will he endorse, if anyone?
He ain’t taking and it doesn’t matter how much I like him.
He should stay in so we can have a protest vote against the two ughs.
despite an all-out values attack against Gingrich.
***It didn’t strike me as all-out.
Past time. He is just cluttering up the race, no chance to win, and nothing new to offer. Get going Rick.
If Romney wins Florida no other candidate can catch him.
The kook Ron Paul needs to drop out
No but the loudmouth Ericson can kiss my arse.
If we are stuck with Romney, Santorum is going to be a very disliked man by many conservatives.
And Rick won one of those 3. The author should be focusing on getting Ron Paul to drop out.