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Michelle Malkin Endorses Rick Santorum
American Spectator ^ | 1.30.12 @ 12:06PM | By W. James Antle, III

Posted on 01/30/2012 5:42:45 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

Newt Gingrich has effectively called on Rick Santorum to drop out of the presidential race, yet the former Pennsylvania senator continues to poll in the double digits and shows no sign of quitting. Why are so many conservatives dissatisfied with a choice between Gingrich and Mitt Romney? Michelle Malkin's Santorum endorsement is a good primer....

[Santorum] didn't cave when Chicken Littles in Washington invoked a manufactured crisis in 2008. He didn't follow the pro-bailout GOP crowd - including Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich - and he didn't have to obfuscate or rationalize his position then or now...

Santorum opposed individual health care mandates - clearly and forcefully - as far back as his 1994 U.S. Senate run. He has launched the most cogent, forceful fusillade against both Romney and Gingrich for their muddied, pro-individual health care mandate waters.

He voted against cap and trade in 2003, voted yes to drilling in ANWR, and unlike Romney and Gingrich, Santorum has never dabbled with eco-radicals...

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; gingrich; malkin; malkin4romney; michellemalkin; romney; santorum; santorum2012
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1 posted on 01/30/2012 5:42:55 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

He has my vote when the race comes to Michigan. Romney will probably win it but he’ll do it without me.


2 posted on 01/30/2012 5:47:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

At this point in the game MM is playing it safe...Rick is a nice guy and nice guys don’t finish near the top. Also he had one moment of glory during the last debate.

GO NEWT


3 posted on 01/30/2012 5:48:46 PM PST by tiger-one
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

That’s all well and good, but neither Rick Santorum nor Michelle Malkin can achieve victory in tomorrow’s Florida primary. The only logical decision for any Santorum supporter is to now line up behind Newt IF they truly want to stop Romney’s inexorable march to the nomination.


4 posted on 01/30/2012 5:49:01 PM PST by mkjessup (A loser to a loser who now endorses that loser is a loser. <-- iow, NO Romney, No WAY!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Newt had a great line on Hannity today, ‘The elites don’t care that this country is in decline, as long as they get to manage the decline ...’


5 posted on 01/30/2012 5:49:25 PM PST by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my light bulbs !)
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To: 11th_VA

He said “manage the decay”. A very apt description, I thought.


6 posted on 01/30/2012 5:50:46 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Malkin is wrong, but it’s her decision. I hope it isn’t covert support for the establishment, but one never knows.


7 posted on 01/30/2012 5:50:46 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: mkjessup

Problem is you can’t redirect Santorum’s supporters. NBC/Marist survey found Santorum’s supporters would scatter about equally to Romney and Gingrich if he left the race

Santorum isn’t Newt’s problem


8 posted on 01/30/2012 5:51:35 PM PST by Kenny (<p><i)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Everyone who is going to vote for Santorum because Michelle Malkin endorsed him, raise your hand...

uh...


9 posted on 01/30/2012 5:52:05 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
This is the 3rd post about this.

Does she live in Florida?

Doesn't she know this divides the votes which
helps the establishment.

Have a nice evening.

10 posted on 01/30/2012 5:54:34 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Between the Mitt-bots and the Newt-grenades.... The Republicrats...Ain't no difference folks... are simply lost.... worked up in a lather about the hotty intern (whatever shade of blond...Colinesta)....

The U.S.A. is screwed by the nitwits inside the Beltway....

11 posted on 01/30/2012 5:55:05 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; cripplecreek

He has my vote too.


12 posted on 01/30/2012 5:58:53 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: bigbob

Unlike Ann at least she picked a Conservative, although I would like to see Mitt work a deal with him for the Vice Presidency.


13 posted on 01/30/2012 6:03:12 PM PST by Venturer
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To: cripplecreek

“He has my vote when the race comes to Michigan. Romney will probably win it but he’ll do it without me.”

Ditto from Oakland County.


14 posted on 01/30/2012 6:04:15 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: cripplecreek

If he’s still in the race come June 5 he has my vote.


15 posted on 01/30/2012 6:07:18 PM PST by South40 (Mitt is full of Shtt)
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To: Kenny
Especially women. My wife is a life-long conservative, who supports Santorum. She views Newt as a “moral leper.” If it comes down to a choice between Newt and Mitt, she'll support Mitt in a heartbeat.
16 posted on 01/30/2012 6:09:04 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Today's Gallup Poll indicates Santorum will do far better than Gingrich in the swing states:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/152240/Romney-Ties-Obama-Swing-States-Gingrich-Trails.aspx

17 posted on 01/30/2012 6:11:56 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: bwc2221

Has she seen Romney’s deception in Florida and the stuff going on against Newt? She must not be taking in all the data for this decision.


18 posted on 01/30/2012 6:13:33 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
It's come down to Newt vs. Mitt, as evidence by the entire GOP establishment attacking Newt and praising Romney at every opportunity. Michelle Malkin, pictured below, pretends this isn't the case.


19 posted on 01/30/2012 6:19:39 PM PST by death2tyrants
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To: tiger-one
Another one playing games?

She's for Romney but it wouldn't fly well with her anti-establishment "conservative" persona and doesn't what Drudge-style backlash against her cash cow?

20 posted on 01/30/2012 6:25:10 PM PST by newzjunkey (Media will say a FL win returns Romney to the "inevitability" path. Fight back.)
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To: xzins
Malkin is wrong, but it’s her decision. I hope it isn’t covert support for the establishment, but one never knows.

Good point. How much weight does a Malkin or a Coulter endorsement have anyway?

Not much is my guess.



Where there's a shell, there's a way.

25 years ago, we had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash, and Bob Hope.
Today we have Obama, no cash, and no hope!

If you can't appreciate the pure beauty of the violin after hearing this, something's wrong with your ears.

Or you can get raw with these strings.

How about this gamechanger from America's Got Talent (which they SHOULD have won).

And finally, this, dedicated to the one and only rdb2, whose eyes are growing dim.

Either way, the violin is sweet yet LETHAL.

Do it!

21 posted on 01/30/2012 6:25:47 PM PST by rdb3 (><>The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart. <><)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Newsmax is reporting Santorum has exausted campaign funds.


22 posted on 01/30/2012 6:26:22 PM PST by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I have nothing against Santorum.

But I doubt he can win against nobama.

I continue to believe that Newt is the only one to beat nobama.


23 posted on 01/30/2012 6:29:59 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: upchuck

I suspect that on the evening of Jan. 31, we will find there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between primary voters in FL and those in AZ to come! They sincerely believe it is “Mitt’s turn.”


24 posted on 01/30/2012 6:48:57 PM PST by Theodore R. (I'll still vote for Santorum in the unlikely event he is still on the April 3 ballot.)
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To: upchuck

Wish it were true....but Obama will limit Newt to two debates. This will give him plenty of time to dig through Newts freight, and then you have to ask your self. How much more dirt does Faux Conservative Newt have? Newt will lose women who really don’t care for guys who are serial cheaters, people who really know that Newt is just a BIG Government guy with big government solutions. Just what a bankrupt nation needs.


25 posted on 01/30/2012 6:54:26 PM PST by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: upchuck

Wish it were true....but Obama will limit Newt to two debates. This will give him plenty of time to dig through Newts freight, and then you have to ask your self. How much more dirt does Faux Conservative Newt have? Newt will lose women who really don’t care for guys who are serial cheaters, people who really know that Newt is just a BIG Government guy with big government solutions. Just what a bankrupt nation needs.


26 posted on 01/30/2012 6:54:43 PM PST by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
[Santorum] didn't cave when Chicken Littles in Washington invoked a manufactured crisis in 2008...

Huh? Santorum was defeated in Nov. 2006, so he was a private citizen in 2008.

27 posted on 01/30/2012 7:00:30 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: bwc2221

I feel a bit alienated by both Santorum and Romney. I am a devout Catholic and in my younger former life, I made some bad choices, including becoming pregnant with my first son at 19 and having a quick wedding to the father of my son. I came from an Irish Catholic family, so, it was kind of not optional shall we say. Needless to say, the marriage lasted less than 2 years.

At that point, a little older and wiser, I married my current husband, and we have been married for over 20 years and have 2 sons together, along with my son from our first marriage whom my husband raised as his own since he was 2.

I am pretty sick of hearing about Newts marriages. His first was to a teacher if I understand correctly, and that can be a heady time for a very young person. We all say a couple of things- too soon old and too late smart, as well as - man, if I could get a do over I would change __________________.

This much I can say- I believe him when he says he is a changed man in this regard. In my younger years, I left the Catholic church and became a Baptist for several years. I studied my way back into the Catholic Church after 8 years of hard study, prayer and discussion. I can tell you this, without a shadow of a doubt: 1. NO ONE converts to the Catholic Church for political expediency! We are pretty much lepers as far as presidential candidate go. and #2- You don’t convert to the Catholic Church at 65 years old because its easier. There are a lot of scrutinies and a year of preparation to do so. It would have been both more politically practical and plain easier to remain an evangelical and have a Jim Baker moment.

I am pretty sure JFK was the first and last Catholic president so that wasn’t his motive, and since a huge chunk of Catholics are pretty liberal, that wasn’t the reason either, so I have a tendency to believe his conversion of heart is true.

All that being said, over 50% of married couples have a divorce in their lives. That means a great deal of people either have experienced divorce or are married to someone who has. As messy as it is, for this conservative woman, I understand how ignorance and youth cause poor choices in life and sometimes those things lead to divorce. While I do NOT condone divorce in any way, I do understand, along with a large majority of the population, that they happen. Telling me that is a reason not to vote for someone and that it is truly their only determining factor as to whom could make a good president has lost my vote.

I am as conservative as they come-but I have made some regrettable decisions in my past that I am not proud of. I feel like every time I hear them bash Newt for this, they are bashing me, even though I married because I was pregnant and tried to do the right thing after a poor decision. I am sure there are many more like me out there, so keep reminding us.

I was actually for Cain first, then it was a hard prayerful decision to back either Newt or Rick. I chose Newt because I believe he has the vision, ideas, and ability to implement them based on his record. I appreciate Santorums stance on abortion, family values and so forth, but I do not believe he has the tools to get the job done in Washington.

As I have read comment after comment regarding Newt vs Rick, the most common one by far was not policy or conservative vs lib, it was he was married once versus Newts 3. I just felt it was time to say, this is not a valid argument except from those who would cast a first stone against not only Newt, but me, and thousands like me out there, that had the unfortunate misfortune to possess bad judgement, lack of wisdom and commit a sin, and repent. I have asked for Gods forgiveness, amended my ways, and done my best since then to live as a Christian example. I am thankful that God is my judge, because if it were left to some others I have seen on here, my fate would be sealed.

This rant was not against you doll, just wanted to get it out there, and your post was as good as any to put it :)


28 posted on 01/30/2012 7:15:27 PM PST by wombtotomb
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To: rfp1234
>> Huh? Santorum was defeated in Nov. 2006, so he was a private citizen in 2008. <<

So what? Santorum, as a private citizen in 2008, vocally opposed TARP and the wall street bailouts. Newt Gingrich, also a private citizen, vocally lent his support to TARP and the wall street bailouts in 2008.

29 posted on 01/30/2012 7:21:59 PM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: JohnD9207

Newt has to be more than debates because they’ve already figured out how to stack the debate deck against him.


30 posted on 01/30/2012 7:26:42 PM PST by ari-freedom (If SOPA/PIPA passes, we will lose our Free Republic.)
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To: wombtotomb
I just felt it was time to say, this is not a valid argument except from those who would cast a first stone against not only Newt, but me, and thousands like me out there, that had the unfortunate misfortune to possess bad judgement, lack of wisdom and commit a sin, and repent. I have asked for Gods forgiveness, amended my ways, and done my best since then to live as a Christian example. I am thankful that God is my judge, because if it were left to some others I have seen on here, my fate would be sealed.

Indeed. And I'm in that same boat with you, wombtotomb.



Where there's a shell, there's a way.

25 years ago, we had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash, and Bob Hope.
Today we have Obama, no cash, and no hope!

If you can't appreciate the pure beauty of the violin after hearing this, something's wrong with your ears.

Or you can get raw with these strings.

How about this gamechanger from America's Got Talent (which they SHOULD have won).

And finally, this, dedicated to the one and only rdb2, whose eyes are growing dim.

Either way, the violin is sweet yet LETHAL.

Do it!

31 posted on 01/30/2012 7:35:00 PM PST by rdb3 (><>The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart. <><)
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To: tiger-one

It’s not that she’s playing it safe. Michelle Malkin has had a hate on for Newt for quite a while now. That kinda explains why Hot Air is so anti-Newt. Rven though she sold HA to Townhall.com, they still call her “The Boss” there.


32 posted on 01/30/2012 7:39:25 PM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: newzjunkey

Or, maybe like me and many others, she just thinks Santorum is a better candidate. It IS possible, you know.


33 posted on 01/30/2012 7:56:17 PM PST by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I met Michelle in Seattle in the early days.

That's when she wanted to advance the conservative cause.

Apparently, no more.

34 posted on 01/30/2012 7:59:34 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Didn’t take long for Michelle to change her mind. Thursday night on Hannity she said she wasn’t endorsing anyone real soon.


35 posted on 01/30/2012 8:29:51 PM PST by taxesareforever (Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich no jail time. Yeah!!!!!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Didn’t take long for Michelle to change her mind. Thursday night on Hannity she said she wasn’t endorsing anyone real soon.


36 posted on 01/30/2012 8:30:10 PM PST by taxesareforever (Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich no jail time. Yeah!!!!!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Didn’t take long for Michelle to change her mind. Thursday night on Hannity she said she wasn’t endorsing anyone real soon.


37 posted on 01/30/2012 8:30:19 PM PST by taxesareforever (Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich no jail time. Yeah!!!!!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Didn’t take long for Michelle to change her mind. Thursday night on Hannity she said she wasn’t endorsing anyone real soon.


38 posted on 01/30/2012 8:30:28 PM PST by taxesareforever (Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich no jail time. Yeah!!!!!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Didn’t take long for Michelle to change her mind. Thursday night on Hannity she said she wasn’t endorsing anyone real soon.


39 posted on 01/30/2012 8:30:32 PM PST by taxesareforever (Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich no jail time. Yeah!!!!!)
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To: Kenny

You could be right. I don’t think so, I think most would go to Newt, but reluctantly.


40 posted on 01/30/2012 9:06:07 PM PST by altura
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To: xzins
I hope it isn’t covert support for the establishment, but one never knows.
I know that Newt is the chosen candidate about whom nothing ill must be said or thought. But let's hope the koolaid does not induce permanent paranoia.
41 posted on 01/30/2012 9:29:52 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Come on Michelle! Santorum is just about done for. It’s a battle between Newt and Willard. Are you the right (Newt) or the left (Willard).


42 posted on 01/30/2012 9:32:58 PM PST by GR_Jr. (ABR / AB0 (Anybody but Romney, and then Anybody but 0bama))
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To: ari-freedom

another reason to back Santorium. Some say he isn’t ready for prime time, well gee if both the left media, and right (fox) media keep the focus on Mitt for Brains, and Newt while saying Santorium has no chance when they mention him every other day, I wonder why he gains no traction. Santorium owned the debate the other night.
But when I come to Free Republic a Conservative site and see some caught up in the Newtmania running wild, because he attacked the media...wow! Heck we all hate the media, however Newt might win the nomination, mitt might, neither are Conservative. Stop wondering why Santorium isn’t gaining traction, its simple. Newt is a ticking time bomb with a record 4 good years in the house, before it collapsed, with him resigning his job. Let me close with this, if its Obama vs a shoe I vote for shoe everytime. However I really have a tough time voting for someone who criticizes Mitt for owning Fanny and Freddy stock (not against the law) and hiding the fact that he owns the same stock. I really find it troubling that Freddy hired Newt to be a historian, rather than a lobbyist (not against the law). Think Newt came in and read war and peace too them? Somewhere someone in the Obama campaign they are laughing their butts off over Newt because he comes complete with ammo. Thanks for your comments.


43 posted on 01/30/2012 9:34:43 PM PST by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: wombtotomb

You sound like a great woman...the men(and boys) in your life are lucky to have you

I salute you!

Angus does too!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shcI6vE-PlE&feature=related


44 posted on 01/30/2012 9:42:48 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I officially endorse Ronald Reagan. If we’re just trying to be fashionable and coy, rather than actually accomplish something, I can play that game. Heck, I think I’d even give Reagan odds over Rick.


45 posted on 01/30/2012 9:51:01 PM PST by bramps (Hypocrites in High Places)
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To: wombtotomb
Just curious, but you said you became a Baptist and then reverted to Catholic. So you gave yourself up to Christ, were baptized in his name, and then reneged on the deal and reverted to Catholicism? Not sure what to make of that but I think I'll go elsewhere for my advice.
46 posted on 01/30/2012 10:02:32 PM PST by bramps (Hypocrites in High Places)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I'm sorry, but I think Santorum voters are being played.

Santorum is a spoiler for Romney.

Santorum is not in Florida because Romney doesn't need him anymore and Rick is poised for a #2 slot on a Romney ticket.

The sweater-vest choir boy did his work well in both Iowa and Florida giving the GOP base a solid symbol of acceptability against Gingrich.

With his work done, he can leave Florida and Romney can say he beat Gingrich without Santorum even being there.

I think Romney is going to enjoy the groundwork Obama has laid for him -- should Romney get elected. And that makes Mitt Romney one diabolical son-of-a-b*tch.

47 posted on 01/30/2012 10:03:33 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

And Santorum is a crushing bore with no ideas — when he’s not being surly.


48 posted on 01/30/2012 10:15:03 PM PST by Kellis91789 (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.)
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To: tiger-one

“Rick is a nice guy”

True, but Rick has a reputation of being scrappy, when he has to be!


49 posted on 01/30/2012 10:21:30 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Kenny

“Santorum isn’t Newt’s problem”

This is true. According to a poll that took Rick out of the equation, Mitt still wins. The majority of Florida voters are liberal.


50 posted on 01/30/2012 10:25:10 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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