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Florida State Rep. Scott Plakon endorses Rick Santorum
The State Column ^ | 01/27/12 | Staff

Posted on 01/27/2012 1:11:22 PM PST by writer33

Florida State Representative Scott Plakon endorsed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum Thursday. Mr. Plakon’s endorsement is likely to have little impact on Mr. Santorum’s chances of winning the Florida Republican primary as the Pennsylvania Republican is on track for a third place finish in the Sunshine State.

“Rick Santorum is a man who has consistently shown that he can be trusted to stand by his deeply held conservative principles regardless of the way the political winds blow and will be a steady, even hand in leading America towards prosperity and liberty again,” Mr. Plakon said in a campaign press release.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ricksantorum; santorum
Mr. Santorum is on his way home this weekend to release his tax returns and prepare for the upcoming caucus elections.
1 posted on 01/27/2012 1:11:31 PM PST by writer33
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To: writer33

Rick may be all those ‘good things’ but he CANNOT beat Obama. Past time to move over; IMHO; and let the Santorum supporters go for the ‘next’ most conservative candidate. Which of course; he is NOT going to do.


2 posted on 01/27/2012 1:18:36 PM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: writer33
Am guessing too; and unfortunately; that Rubio and even perhaps; Allen West; are holding their power/powder for Mitt; when he needs them most?

Whose the insider? Oh, yes. . .Mitt the outsider; is keeping warm inside.

3 posted on 01/27/2012 1:23:03 PM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: cricket

It is too bad. He should take Governor Perry’s lead and put his country first. That is, unless he was lying last night and does want Romney to get the nomination.


4 posted on 01/27/2012 1:24:43 PM PST by KansasGirl (Romney to Santorum: Obamneycare "nothing to get angry about".)
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To: writer33

“Florida State Rep. Scott Plakon endorses Rick Santorum”

How utterly gutless and useless of you, Plakon.


5 posted on 01/27/2012 1:30:02 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: writer33

“Rick Santorum is a man who has consistently shown that he can be trusted to stand by his deeply held conservative principles regardless of the way the political winds blow and will be a steady, even hand in leading America towards prosperity and liberty again,”

ITA


6 posted on 01/27/2012 1:30:47 PM PST by Warthog-2 (Character Counts)
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To: KansasGirl

This attitude of defeatism is what loses elections.

It’s so refreshing that Santorum does not buy into it.


7 posted on 01/27/2012 1:32:12 PM PST by Warthog-2 (Character Counts)
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To: VanDeKoik

Why? Is there some reasoning behind your vitriol?


8 posted on 01/27/2012 1:33:13 PM PST by Warthog-2 (Character Counts)
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To: cricket

I just now heard a caller say on Hannity’s that Rick Santorum was fabulous last night. A Ron Paul supporter said how good Santorum was in the debate.

On Sunday, caller, after caller, called Bill Cunningham’s show to say how they liked Santorum, and this was before the debates.


9 posted on 01/27/2012 1:36:25 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

Watch for a BIG surprise next Tuesday. Like Iowa.


10 posted on 01/27/2012 1:37:25 PM PST by Warthog-2 (Character Counts)
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To: Warthog-2

so santorum abandoned florida with four days to go because he is advancing to fourth place?

santorum is not refreshing.

santorum is a typical useful idiot vote splitter.


11 posted on 01/27/2012 1:37:48 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Warthog-2

“Watch for a BIG surprise next Tuesday. Like Iowa.”

Looking forward to it. :)


12 posted on 01/27/2012 1:39:55 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: longtermmemmory

You will be surprised at who ends up in fourth place.


13 posted on 01/27/2012 1:41:04 PM PST by Warthog-2 (Character Counts)
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To: All

Rick Santorum will be on Hannity tv tonight.


14 posted on 01/27/2012 1:42:21 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

If polls have already “placed” candidates, why even bother to have the primary? Just give it to Romney since everyone is saying he is going to win.

Gingrich has screwed himself by acting like a petulant child because he was off his game last night and let Santorum do the heavy lifting. Instead of blaming himself, he is whining that the audience was stacked. Get over it, Newt. It’s gonna get a lot worse.

Santorum is the most conservative of the four remaining candidates. He deserves as much a shot and attention as Gingrich and Romney.


15 posted on 01/27/2012 1:42:40 PM PST by AnnGora (I'm suing my tagline for sexual harrassment.)
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To: writer33; All

‘“Rick Santorum is a man who has consistently shown that he can be trusted to stand by his deeply held conservative principles regardless of the way the political winds blow ..”’

Yup, and here’s an example:

“..Santorum played a key role in exposing the House Banking Scandal. That scandal cost incumbent Republicans reelection, but Santorum was rock-solid on integrity. Santorum is, in short, just what we want: a conservative who puts principles above power.”

excerpt http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/04/santorum_2012.html


16 posted on 01/27/2012 1:46:27 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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17 posted on 01/27/2012 1:48:39 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Warthog-2

I would like it to be romney.

it will probably be ron paul.

CNBC’s resident WH representative has taken to quoting intrade (well that just about confirms the stock marking is just gambling with insiders and cheats) in boosting romney.

So, with santorum going home and abandoning FL and the next primary, it is just a race between Newt and Mitt.

BTW notic how the media ALWAYS seem to say Romney’s name first which discussing the two.


18 posted on 01/27/2012 1:49:30 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: AnnGora

“Santorum is the most conservative of the four remaining candidates.”

Yes, he is and Rick has all-around outstanding conservative credentials:

“Full-spectrum conservative: While perhaps best-known as a social conservative, Santorum has bona fides in all areas of conservative philosophy — economics, foreign policy, etc. Put simply, he’s versatile. And in a field that will likely have no other senators and correspondingly limited foreign policy experience, Santorum can point to his eight years on the Senate Armed Services committee as proof that he will be prepared to handle an uncertain situation in the Middle East from day one.”

more http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-case-for-rick-santorum/2011/04/14/AFhEhpdD_blog.html


19 posted on 01/27/2012 1:51:14 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: cricket

think redistricting.

Allen west wants to be reelected. He has been redistricted. What has the gold to help him.

he with the gold makes the rules. (or is that silver)


20 posted on 01/27/2012 1:51:48 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: writer33

Thank you, thank you very much!

21 posted on 01/27/2012 1:55:04 PM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: writer33

“Rick Santorum is a man who has consistently shown that he can be trusted to stand by his deeply held conservative principles regardless of the way the political winds blow and will be a steady, even hand in leading America towards prosperity and liberty again,” Mr. Plakon said in a campaign press release.


I completely agree. I think some of you should take another look at Santorum vs newt. He could beat mitt and then the Bam.


22 posted on 01/27/2012 2:00:06 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: AnnGora
He does?

Let him win an actual primary.

23 posted on 01/27/2012 2:07:12 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Sun

Like voting against right to work laws?


24 posted on 01/27/2012 2:08:56 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: KansasGirl
Why should he? What if Santorum is more conservative than Ginrich?
25 posted on 01/27/2012 2:17:41 PM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Yaelle

perhaps but you actually need a candidate to do that.

Santorum is gone from florida.

no rallies
no commercials
no radio spots
no appearances

zip, nada, none.

there is nothing to look at regardless of his bona fides.

It is either Newt or Mitt in florida.
Tuesday is a stop romney day not the general election.

Stop the RINO save the party.


26 posted on 01/27/2012 2:27:36 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Like voting against right tto work laws?


That is what the people of his state wanted. He is suppose to represent PA. Should he do what Ben Nelson did to us in Nebraska? Over 70% of Nebraskans did not want obamacare and he went with the party rather than what people of his state wanted.

I believe Rick was the clear winner last night and I’m praying he wins the presidency. He does not have the baggage of the other candidates. Newt is my second choice.
It seems we live in a time where people are looking for extremes rather than looking for a person OURS AND DAUGHTERS CAN LOOK UP TO AND BE PROUD OF; Just watch TV for 5 minutes. Everyone is imperfect, but do we have to compromise so much because we think this is the only way to win? Don’t get me wrong I think Newt has changed, but confrontation is only a part of what we need to win and it is something that Rick exibited last night. Obama has driven us to seek out ONLY who we think can win and everything else about that person does not matter. I just hope Newts tactic doesn’t’t wear old. It’s either Rick or Newt because I will not vote for a man who’s religion slanders mine.

Ask yourself one question: Who, of the 4 candidates, do you want your sons and daughters to grow up to be like?


27 posted on 01/27/2012 2:32:49 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Warthog-2

“Why? Is there some reasoning behind your vitriol?”

The fact that he isnt going to win?

He isn’t even competing on the airwaves, and drawing fewer people that Romney to his rallies!

It is a USELESS endorsement characteristic of the delusional nature of Santorum supporters that honestly think this guy is going to win in Florida, beat Romney, and then beat Obama!

Other than a pound of weed and some heavy vodka, there is no reality behind this charade of support, and it is doing nothing more than siphoning votes from Newt that needs all that he can get to stop Mitt cold.

So yes, it is vitriol, and it isn’t misplaced.


28 posted on 01/27/2012 2:39:50 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Linda Frances
He should vote the way he explained the Declaration of Independence, that rights are given by our Creator, life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

Denying a man an opportunity for job because he refuses to join a Union, is an attack on all three.

29 posted on 01/27/2012 2:47:14 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Sam Gamgee

Why should he? What if Santorum is more conservative than Ginrich? “

This is just absurd.

I’m glad Perry did what he did before the SC primary. He actually showed some real selflessness that lead to beating Romney there, and frankly all of the assumptions of him being stupid were misplaced.

He actually gave a damn about stopping Romney, while Santorum is just going to keep on hanging around until he blows through all of his supporters cash.


30 posted on 01/27/2012 2:47:20 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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31 posted on 01/27/2012 2:56:33 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Denying a man an opportunity for job because he refuses to join a Union, is an attack on all three.

And a man's life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is also attacked by the very same concept of Global Warming.

32 posted on 01/27/2012 5:32:32 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Sun

No question; that it is to Romney’s benefit that Santorum stay in. And no question; we are being played for fools. And the MO is working.


33 posted on 01/27/2012 7:10:06 PM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: writer33
And Newt didn't vote on that and has since changed his mind.

Santorum voted to deny individuals their right to work.

34 posted on 01/27/2012 7:51:14 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: fortheDeclaration

O.K. Then.


35 posted on 01/27/2012 8:31:05 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: fortheDeclaration

None of them are perfect. But for every mistake Santorum has made, I can give you five mistakes the other candidates have made.

Even Reagan admitted that he made mistakes. Funny how some folks put blinders on when it comes to THEIR candidate.


36 posted on 01/27/2012 10:14:26 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
It is the Santorum supporters putting him up as the paradigm of virtue.

The only question now is who can stop Romney, and it isn't Santorum, who isn't even in double digits.

If your guy was competitive it would be a different story, but all he is doing is bleeding votes from Newt.

I liked Perry also, but I was glad he dropped out.

37 posted on 01/27/2012 10:27:24 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: fortheDeclaration

It’s a 3-man race; they each won a caucus/primary.

Not surprising that Romney won liberal NH.

And after Newt received standing ovations in his last two debate performances, it’s not surprising that he won the next contest.

Florida is a snow bird state with many liberals, so Romney, will have a good chance there, too.

If Newt doesn’t have another great debate, he might not do so well again. Santorum is a fantastic debater.

It’s really too soon for anyone to be dropping out, because we can’t judge the feeling of the entire country yet. We still have 47 states to go.


38 posted on 01/27/2012 10:42:44 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
If Newt doesn’t have another great debate, he might not do so well again.

He probably won't. There's one debate in the entire month of February for now. The further from debates we get, the better for Santorum. His skills have been shown on the campaign trail. He was long overdue for a break.

39 posted on 01/27/2012 10:48:34 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: longtermmemmory
he with the gold makes the rules. (or is that silver)

Gold, silver. . .bank accounts in Switzerland, Cayman Islands. ..

40 posted on 01/28/2012 1:16:13 AM PST by cricket (America restored;. . .Newt CAN make it happen.)
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To: Sun
Santorum won a caucus, and he barely won that.

He is in single digits in Fl.

Santorum is not going to be the nominee, but if he continues, he will ensure that Romney is.

41 posted on 01/28/2012 4:33:06 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Of course, you realize that it’s not a big deal if the most CONSERVATIVE candidate doesn’t take LIBERAL Florida.


42 posted on 01/28/2012 10:16:30 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

I don’t even know what that means.


43 posted on 01/29/2012 12:49:38 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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