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David Limbaugh: 'I'd Vote for Santorum'
American Thinker ^ | Jan. 30, 2012 | Norah Petersen

Posted on 01/30/2012 11:34:12 AM PST by starczar66

"It's no mystery. I'd vote for Rick Santorum," David Limbaugh tweeted to his brother Rush Limbaugh on Friday...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; constitution; davidlimbaugh; election; fl2012; obama; prolife; santorum; santorum2012
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1 posted on 01/30/2012 11:34:21 AM PST by starczar66
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To: starczar66

Ah, the brother of the successful Limbaugh opines.

Sturdy coattails to ride, to be sure.


2 posted on 01/30/2012 11:37:06 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry quit for the right reasons, in the right way, at the right time. Thank you, sir.)
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To: starczar66

That’s fine David.

But, Rick ain’t taking.

He has no real record of accomplishments that distinguish him above Newt.

Great guy. I support him staying in longer but at some point he needs to recognize that America needs his support and he drop in behind Newt.


3 posted on 01/30/2012 11:40:38 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: starczar66

And he is smart enough to know at this crucial juncture, that would only separate the *Conservative* vote. What is with these people as his brother says. Sure, Santoruim has some strengths and negatives as well. We need to join forces here in Florida. Why can’t we advance conservatism at every turn against these radicals.


4 posted on 01/30/2012 11:44:42 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: starczar66
Gallup poll shows Santorum would do much better than Gingrich in swing states:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-01-27/swing-states-poll/52871890/1

Voters do not vote for “unlikable” candidates. If Newt and Callista are anything, they are “unlikable.”

5 posted on 01/30/2012 11:45:37 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: bwc2221

He is at 13%.

Not enough strength.

Sorry, reality.


6 posted on 01/30/2012 11:53:41 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Vendome

You guys are just blind. Newt has 60% unfavorables and he is very well known. People already know that they don’t like him...the more they see of him the more likely they are to remember just how much they dislike him. Newt is simply unelectable.


7 posted on 01/30/2012 11:58:55 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: bwc2221

Many women will never vote for a guy who left wife #1 for wife #2 and wife #2 for wife #3 (Callista). It affects a thing called trust. Newt’s negatives are simply way too high for him to ever win in the general election. It’s time for people to recognize this fact and get behind Rick Santorum. He is not perfect but he is head and shoulders better than the other remaining candidates on most of the issues conservatives hold dear.


8 posted on 01/30/2012 12:00:13 PM PST by FresnoRobert (When born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, it's reversed.)
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To: starczar66
There is a difference here to note:

David Limbaugh, and pretty much all Santorum supporters, have made it known that the reason they don't care if they split the Conservative vote is because in the General, they are going to vote for anyone with an “R-” in front of their name, no matter how Liberal.

For a lot of us, there is no “we” anymore if Mitt Romney is the nominee; and we are no less interested in seeing Romney lose than we are in seeing Obama lose - even in the General.

As Jim Rob says, No way! You can't treat us like an enemy who needs to be destroyed, and then start throwing the word “we” around, demanding that everyone back Jack the Ripper because he's the Republican on the ballot.

Mitt Romney means I don't vote Republican in 2012.

9 posted on 01/30/2012 12:01:30 PM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santorum is the suicide bomber of the 2012 Primary; he's going to take us all out with him.)
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To: pgkdan
With all due respect....

Santorum is toast.

So your choice is between Mitt and Newt.

Now what ya gonna do?

10 posted on 01/30/2012 12:03:19 PM PST by Osage Orange (Sure you can trust the Government. Ask an Indian.)
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To: TitansAFC

Cogent observation! The Rogue Resistance is mounting/ Per Sarah: Rage against the machine!


11 posted on 01/30/2012 12:08:06 PM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: FresnoRobert
Well as you say, could it be time for those very people to forgive and show their faith to be genuine. It is time to mature and put the country in better hands (with Newt, not another pro abortion/flip flopper, I will do anything or say anything to get a vote & who lies-my faith tells me all I need to know)
12 posted on 01/30/2012 12:08:06 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: bwc2221
If Newt and Callista are anything, they are “unlikable.”

As for me and my circle of friends and colleagues, the likability of the Commander in Chief is a zero factor in the total equation. I'm a non-drinker but, even so, the "guy you can sit down and drink a beer with" is far too overrated as a metric.

The Office of the President isn't to for the winner of the Mr. Congeniality Award. A get-tough, no-nonsense, take-no-prisoners, look-you-in-the-eye man like Newt Gingrich is exactly what our country needs to restore American Exceptionalism. Moreover, the other nations of the world need not like us. Our allies must respect us and our enemies must fear us.

13 posted on 01/30/2012 12:11:15 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: FresnoRobert

Women voters in SC favored Gingrich over Romney by around 10%. Santorum got only half as many female votes as Mitt.


14 posted on 01/30/2012 12:15:03 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: starczar66

It may be time to unfollow brother Limbaugh.

BECAUSE Santorum MUST get out of Newt’s way NOW!!!


15 posted on 01/30/2012 12:18:54 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Huck 2012 with Cain, Palin, Santorum, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: TitansAFC

So, as far as you’re concerned it’s Newt or Obama?


16 posted on 01/30/2012 12:20:40 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: bwc2221

Newt is able to articulate the Conservative vision, people will like him for that, not his personal life.


17 posted on 01/30/2012 12:21:19 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: re_nortex
The Office of the President isn't to for the winner of the Mr. Congeniality Award.

Perhaps you missed the last several elections...

18 posted on 01/30/2012 12:22:19 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Osage Orange

Santorum voters will stay in denial until Romney is nominated.


19 posted on 01/30/2012 12:23:32 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: bwc2221

Is this the same “likable” Rick Santorum who lost his Senate seat in the swing state of Pennsylvania?


20 posted on 01/30/2012 12:33:04 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: starczar66

So would I. (vote for Santorum)


21 posted on 01/30/2012 12:37:41 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: fortheDeclaration

If he was able to articulate the conservative vision, and people would like him for that, why hasn’t he already gotten the voters who currently are supporting Santorum.

After all, they must see the polls, they know Santorum is out of Florida. They read that only Newt can win. And yet for some reason these conservatives aren’t giving up on Santorum and supporting Newt, no matter how many of them are banned or threads pulled.

If Gingrich can’t persuade these conservatives with his ability to articulate the conservative vision, why do you think he’ll be more successful articulating the conservative vision in the general election with people who currently are predesposed to dislike him?

I do want an answer — Newt is likely going to be our only choice, and he’s going to need all of us selling him, so how are we going to do it?


22 posted on 01/30/2012 12:40:56 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: pgkdan

K?

Make the case for your guy.


23 posted on 01/30/2012 12:41:39 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: FresnoRobert

Like women never leave their husbands. Give me a break. Besides there have been polls that prove this is BS.


24 posted on 01/30/2012 12:42:34 PM PST by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: starczar66

His brother agrees...

I am pretty sure Rush is voting for Santorum tomorrow.

Right near the end of his show is when he likes to hide his personal stuff. Around 50 mins into his 3rd hour he dropped it in. He carefully repeated in that emphatic soft voice he gets, “Every one of them supported health care mandates... Every one of them...” (Paraphrasing - I don’t have the transcript yet) “EXCEPT SANTORUM.” Then he went IMMEDIATELY into his commercial, like a cat covering up his little turd... ;)

I am convinced he wanted to stick his vote into today’s show, and when he wants to do such a thing, he does it the way Alfred Hitchcock placing himself into his oeuvres as an extra.

And I’m convinced Rush’s voting for Santorum.


25 posted on 01/30/2012 12:43:36 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: FresnoRobert
It’s time for people to recognize this fact and get behind Rick Santorum.

He has no money, no momentum and no chance of defeating Romney.

26 posted on 01/30/2012 12:44:03 PM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Obama cannot open his mouth without spewing lies. All Newt has to do is call him on them every time and keep doing it. That goes for all the candidates.
27 posted on 01/30/2012 12:45:40 PM PST by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: Christie at the beach

He is at 13%.


and he was at 11% the night before SC. He ended up at 17%. and it didn’t hurt gingrich one bit.


28 posted on 01/30/2012 12:46:18 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: pgkdan

Yeah, you’re so right... and I guess why not throw in that Palin’s negatives are even higher that Newt’s.

Hey, Folks. I think it’s clear that this forum has at least 40% who are either flat out voting for Romney or Santorum.

I’m wondering if people like Michelle Malkin ever sit and listen to Newt’s speeches, and if they do what they’re thinking.

I listen to Romney or Santorum and two minutes later I can’t recite one single thing they’ve said. The only person worse is Obama.

With Newt, I’ll listen and then call a friend or relative saying, “You should have heard Newt in Coco Beach or the Villages etc.”

We’re seeing a very special American here. I’ve not felt this way about a candidate in a loooooooooong time.


29 posted on 01/30/2012 12:55:39 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: Americanexpat

Sure they do but that does not mean that your logic will impact their vote.

We’ll get some good numbers tomorrow and see if there is a gender gap.


30 posted on 01/30/2012 12:57:34 PM PST by sick1 (Don't fear the freeper)
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To: FresnoRobert

Paleeeze. Let’s assume what you say is true, and Santorum pulls once again 3rd or 4th place numbers, meaning that he cannot possible win. Why should he stay in the race?

Please answer.


31 posted on 01/30/2012 12:58:41 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: fortheDeclaration

“Newt is able to articulate the Conservative vision, people will like him for that, not his personal life”

I know Speaker Gingrich says he’s conservative, but it was really me that orchestrated the conservative revolution in the 90s. It was me that others came to with problems. It was me that got everything going. While the speaker said he did all the things, it was really me, me, me, me. Why doesn’t anyone believe me. It was me, me, me.
~Rick Sanitariam


32 posted on 01/30/2012 12:59:00 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: brytlea

“So, as far as you’re concerned it’s Newt or Obama?”

For all practical purposes, I suppose.

Better to cut our losses and get an accepatble nominee in 2016 if Mitt is the nominee. We’ll be able to maximize our House and Senate majorities as the Party out of the White House. Good things will come of it; plus, we can then stall for four years.

It’ll work much better than Romney with a Democrat Senate and House in 2014. “Ah jeez, guys, it was Massachusettes for Pete’s sake.......er........I mean a Democrat Senate for Pete’s sake......what’d you expect?”

No thanks.

I’d rather have an option in 2016 than no option until 2020. I’ll be joining “Project 17” if Romney wins the nod.


33 posted on 01/30/2012 1:01:37 PM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santorum is the suicide bomber of the 2012 Primary; he's going to take us all out with him.)
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To: starczar66

Santorum is a nice beard for the politically savvy Limbaugh brothers, who know very well that he is no threat to Romney.


34 posted on 01/30/2012 1:08:45 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Yaelle

I’m convinced Rush is voting for Newt Gingrich.

Rush does NOT want Romney AND he will want his vote to count!


35 posted on 01/30/2012 1:10:48 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Rush does NOT want Romney AND he will want his vote to count!

agreed. but he wants to see gingrich AND santorum do well tomorrow. i know he wants this race to continue and hewants the two coservatives to wesr romney down.

sorry all he typos one handedwith bouncy baby


36 posted on 01/30/2012 1:25:06 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: nikos1121

It’s simple. Newt will self destruct. It’s in his DNA to step in it big time. He has an over-sized ego and cannot control his own mouth. It’s just a matter of time. I’m hoping sooner rather than later for everyone’s sake. That and the fact that his negatives are so high that he can never be elected in the general election. People already know who he is. They already have formed opinions of him. Many women don’t like him. We need some of the women & independents in the general election to win. Independents don’t like him. Conservatives alone won’t carry the day. I wish that wasn’t so but it is. Many people wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, hoping he has matured, however he continues to prove he has not and his support will continue to erode.


37 posted on 01/30/2012 1:26:01 PM PST by FresnoRobert (When born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, it's reversed.)
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To: nikos1121

Because his poll #s were 11% in SC and he got nearly 18%. his debates then were ok.

Since then, in FL he is polling up to 16% AND HE HAD 2 GREAT DEBATES! He could come in 2nd.

Later in this race, something could happen to romney or gingrich’s support. Santorum is a great conservative and has the fight in him. His greatest days are ahead of him.


38 posted on 01/30/2012 1:32:05 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: pgkdan

“People already know that they don’t like him...the more they see of him the more likely they are to remember just how much they dislike him.” SANTORUM is simply unelectable.

GO NEWT GO......this is not just about picking a president, it’s about the very survival of our country!!


39 posted on 01/30/2012 1:39:33 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--it’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: FresnoRobert

GO NEWT GO......this is not just about picking a president, it’s about the very survival of our country!!


40 posted on 01/30/2012 1:42:39 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--it’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: TitansAFC

I bet when you were a kid, when you lost you grabbed the ball and ran home with it. Cut our losses, if you get your way we will have a lot a losses to cut. I suggest you grow up and do the right thing. This is no time for immaturity.


41 posted on 01/30/2012 1:50:29 PM PST by gusty
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To: bwc2221

Voters do not vote for “unlikable” candidates. If Newt and Callista are anything, they are “unlikable.”

*********************

So you find Obama likeable? Someone voted for him. George Herbert Walker Bush, James Earl Carter and Richard Milhouse Nixon before. These are all ‘likeable’?


42 posted on 01/30/2012 1:54:55 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry quit for the right reasons, in the right way, at the right time. Thank you, sir.)
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To: gusty
How can people think that any of the candidates would be worse than four more years of Obama. It's just mind boggling to me. It's really petulant. Four more years of Administratively bypassing congress and instituting crippling regulations? Four more years of appointing judges for life to the Supreme Court? REALLY????
43 posted on 01/30/2012 1:58:03 PM PST by FresnoRobert (When born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, it's reversed.)
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To: Charles Martel

“Santorum got only half as many female votes as Mitt.”

Some women just -cannot- resist that Ted Bundy style charm which exudes from Willard Romney.


44 posted on 01/30/2012 2:00:25 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry quit for the right reasons, in the right way, at the right time. Thank you, sir.)
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To: FresnoRobert

“REALLY????”

Really. A vote for Barillard Robama is a vote for Warack Obamney. You party first vassals and igors will find the results of 2012 worse than 2006 with a Barillard Robama and (fill in fake conservative here) ticket. At least it will make McCain look good in retrospect.


45 posted on 01/30/2012 2:05:56 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Gov. Perry quit for the right reasons, in the right way, at the right time. Thank you, sir.)
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To: Osage Orange
Vote for Santorum. Newt is unelectable and I will not support putting forward a very flawed, unelectable candidate to go against obama.
46 posted on 01/30/2012 2:34:42 PM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Psalm 144
First of all, I am no ones vassal and I have no idea what kind of an insult you are trying to foist by calling me an igor? Name calling is what happens when people can't win an argument with reason or logic. I have pointed out why I think Santorum is the best. I have not heard any defense of Newt that makes sense other than Santorum cannot win. He is certainly not more conservative than Rick. In my opinion, Newt cannot win the general election. The more Newt people see the less they like him. The more of Santorum they see, the more they do like him. Also, this thinking (or lack of) that four more years of Obama is preferable to anyone but my guy is just beyond logic. ANY of the candidates is preferable to Obama. And finally, the notion that Santorum is a beard for Romney is ridiculous. He wants to win just like the other guys. No one would subject their family to that for the fun of it because it is a meat grinder campaigning every day. Santorum is staying in because he believes as do I that Newt will self destruct.
47 posted on 01/30/2012 2:37:32 PM PST by FresnoRobert (When born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, it's reversed.)
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To: FresnoRobert

Only problem with that is that when he didn’t think a lot of people were looking, Sanctimonium voiced his “real concerns” about the Tea Party, and how he planned to set them straight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLQnoVpkyqc&feature=player_embedded


48 posted on 01/30/2012 2:53:02 PM PST by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: pgkdan

You better consider something, I know people, really just acquaintances, who are part of the establishment republicans here in FL, pretty high up, I guess, whatever that means. they are already talking about the fact they are happy they didn’t have to use their Santorum stuff in Florida - and the GOP can save it for the later states: that stuff includes 3 ex-girlfriends lined up who say he slapped them around, and that he was emotionally and physically abusive. And they also said that Willard calling Santorum out as “angry” at the last debate, wasn’t spontaneous, they have been looking and waiting for the opportunity to start planting the seeds, that Santorum is abusive, and has anger management problems. And with a very sick child, a wife who permanently disabled with some back injury or something, can he really bring his full attention to the WH? Similar to some of the snark out there for Sarah previously.

They see it as: A conservative leader who is too unstable, erratic to lead. And a social conservative, who beats up women. They want the TParty choices - social or ideological conservative - to be between an abuser and an adulterer. Do you really really think Santorum will be able to handle this... and there is probably other stuff, too. It doesn’t even matter whether it’s true or not... it doesn’t even matter.


49 posted on 01/30/2012 3:08:36 PM PST by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: starczar66
David Limbaugh: 'I'd Vote for Santorum'

I would, too, if it were between Santorum and Newt or between Santorum and Obama, but we've got to get rid of Romney first.
50 posted on 01/30/2012 3:13:27 PM PST by aruanan
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