Skip to comments.Rick the Spoiler
Posted on 01/31/2012 4:20:32 AM PST by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart
Is there anyway to make Rick Santorum see that he is toast? He is ruining the chance to beat back the elites, as least for this cycle. Hey Rick, how concerned are you really about the judges Romney will nominate? How concerned are you about your kids and the debt load Washington is about to unload on them? Look buddy, you're done. It's been nice seeing you, and we give thanks for hammering Romney in the last debate, but if you don't drop out now, you will have the Ross Perot spoiler label forever cemented in history. Be a man.
He’s the last chance the GOP has of getting my vote in this election. If your candidate doesn’t have what it takes to win, that’s his problem.
Santorum knows what he’s doing. Getting Romney nominated.
Wasted voted for you? Go ahead and let the problems in Washington get bigger and bigger....thanks for coming out.
Brace yourself, and don your asbestos. The NewtBots around here are notoriously thin skinned.
Florida is an important swing State yet Santorum snubs the whole State by taking off early for Nevada.
You’ve been around long enough to know how little concern I have for flames.
At the end of the process...do an assessment of what could have been.
If your candidate is Rick Santorum, your candidate doesn’t have what it takes to win either, and that’s his problem.
I’m man enough to admit that I’ll vote for Mitt Romney when the time comes too. No problemo.
Michele Malkin endorsed Rick Santorum yesterday. She knows the baggage Newt carries.
Santorum’s three year old daughter Bella almost died of pneumonia over the week and is still in the hospital, yet Rick is in Las Vegas doing Romney’s dirty work.
He should be with his daughter in the hospital at her bedside.
Shame on him.
He would be much better served if he dropped out now, helped us defeat Mitt, then rsan for office at a later time.
Looks like Rick’s ego is bigger than the problems the country faces.
Santorum is NOT dropping out. Calling for it only wastes oxygen and PO’s his supporters.
He believes in his own candidacy and will continue his campaign until his finances are depleted. Rick’s priority is himself and his wedge issues; he is not concerned about the concept of Conservatism other than how it impacts his specific issues. Seen it too many times; but, it is what it is and it will hurt Gingrich; but, sasdly, that’s politics.
Exactly. Santorum’s been a go-along pol for a long time and this race doesn’t seem to be an exception for him.
#19; “sasdly” = sadly ...no caffeine; shoulda hit the spellcheck button!
If my daughter had a genetic condition such as Santorum’s daughter, I would spend as much of the rest of her expected short life with her as possible. Shame on him. He can run for president again later.
Polling this week in Florida shows if Santorum was not in the race his support would be divided evenly between Newt and Mitt.
Maybe its Newts criticism of Mittens as being too tough on illegals that his hurting Newts poll numbers.
I find it amazing the same issue that many used to lambast Perry is now so easily overlooked.
RE: Hes the last chance the GOP has of getting my vote in this election.
I’ll gladly trade your vote for Santorum not handing the nomination to Romney. Santorum needs to get out and endorse Newt.
On a side note that may have been discussed last night, what do FReepers think Trump is going to do by way of an endorsement? I know some don't like Trump, but he is a talker that the media can't shut down. I have gotten the impression Trump does not like Mitt, so I don't see him endorsing Mitt. Do you think he will endorse Newt? will it help in terms of one more person getting the word out?
Have to run to take my kid to school so, I will catch you later.
FReepers have a great day and push for a Newt win here in Florida.
I haven’t forgotten. While Santorum is flawed, I don’t have to sell out every principle I hold to vote for him.
Personally I’m disgusted with the hypocrisy of those who were crying that only a couple of states are choosing our candidate are now demanding exactly that.
As far as I’m concerned, if a candidate is to be chosen after only a couple of states, the states should call off their primaries. They could save some money and force a harsh look at reality.
RE: The NewtBots around here are notoriously thin skinned.
Wow, if I’m a NewtBot I guess that means I have some pretty good company. Jim Rob must be the NewtBot-in-Chief!!
Santorum needs to get out and endorse Newt, or he causes Romney to be nominated.
I think it is great to give voters a choice in the primary, which is what primaries are for.
Funny how so many who accuse Rick of being a big government, bedroom cop are perfectly comfortable declaring they know what's best for him and his family.
Mitt cannot win under any circumstances.
Newt has to show that he can win, if he cannot persuade Sanorum voters to come over, then maybe we need new candidates?
Yeah, you’re right - we need a candidate who believes the whole global warming hoax, and who has been a proponent of single payer health care for years. We need a candidate who will sit on the couch with rats and lend credibility to any stupid shit they say. (We “all need to get along”, you know!)
Santorum should think about the implications of Romneycare’s death panels on young children and rethink his spoiler campaign.
I won't vote for him later, either.
Santorum clearly understands politics, the game, the math, the compromises, the moves. (For example, the Specter gambit.)
Therefore he knows that staying on until the money runs out is hurting the conservative cause by helping Mitt Romney. There is no way Santorum is doing this innocently, naively, blindly.
Something is more important to Rick Santorum than principle. Whether it's his own self-importance, enrichment, advancement, some quid pro quo with Romney -- it's more to him than the cause of conservatism.
Santorum is a sell-out. He was a sell-out before, and he will be a sell-out in the future.
(Hes the last chance the GOP has of getting my vote in this election. If your candidate doesnt have what it takes to win, thats his problem.)
I am very close to this......
Absolutely will not vote for Mitt (Obama Lite) Romney or Ron (Sometimes you feel Like a Nut) Paul.
I would much prefer Santorum over Gingrich.......
Obama can not win under any circumstances. Hopefully Newt wins it. I want him to. If he doesn’t...
I’m sure he has. That’s why he didn’t find 300 or so pages in Obamacare that he thinks are worth keeping...
I agree. I really thinks this puts him is a bad light....politics ahead of family. His daughter’s ondition is rare and serious right now. Why he would even want to be away from her at this time is beyond my understanding.
His work is done in FL. According to polls, Romney is a cinch to win. Mission accomplished.
Florida is an important swing State yet Santorum snubs the whole State by taking off early for Nevada
Nice try. He could not effectively campaign in FL because his young daughter was very ill. A little honesty and decency never hurts you know...........
You guys act like you’re rooting for your favorite football team.
Santorum has showed his true character. Politics and power before family and child.
Yes. And his daughter will not be cured. She will be fragile as long as she lives.
I can't imagine what possessed him to run for President now, with long grueling hours and days away from home and family, when any day can bring another medical emergency for his daughter.
Santorum has snubbed Florida and snubbed his family by going to Las Vegas. Shame on him.
RIck Santorum needs to stay in the race to go after Romney for Romneycare. Gingrich sure can’t seem to do it. He stands there mouth wide open while Romney shocks him time after time. Gingrich then says that he can’t debate someone who lies to him......like Obama won’t. Wake up Gingrich. If you can’t win on your own merits than perhaps you should pack it up and endorse Rick. Yep I am for Newt but after his last debate I just am not 100 percent sure he could debate Obama unless it is totally a Gingrich audience. If there is more Obama audience there, it will startle Gingrich. We will see. Santorum is campaigning in Nevada while Gingrich has not started yet. This race will go into the Summer.
Santorum needs to get out and endorse Newt, or he causes Romney to be nominated
Wouldn’t it be the VOTERS who cause Romney to be nominated?
I know, I know, splitting the vote and all that mess. But this is the primaries, after 4 today out of how many do we really need this to be a 2 way race? I don’t even know why we have primaries anymore. Why don’t we just have 1 state vote and then that’s it... winner take all. Because that sure does seem to be the way it is. I’m in NC and our primary is in May... do you think I even have a choice at all?
As far as I’m concerned, we got McPain shoved down our throats last time around, I’m still wondering how that mess happened... and now here it goes again. Are you really so sure that if Santorum is out, that means more for Newt? Are you really so sure in a 2-man race that Newt will be the one on top? Wish I could be as confident as you, but I’m not. I think just the opposite... with Santorum out, the race goes to Mitt.
Rick lost his “paragon of virtue” chit when he sold out for Specter.
If I’m going to have to choose a candidate with questionable principles, I’m going to choose one who has proven to be good at beating my enemies.
Santorum needs to get out and endorse Newt, or he causes Romney to be nominated.
That has been touted for awhile now, but did Santorum take votes from Newt in Iowa (which Rick won)....no. Did Santorum take votes away from Newt in NH (which Rick beat him)....no. Did Santorum take votes away from Newt in SC? No....Newt won it significantly. So now we are in Florida and the results are not known and people are trying to use their crystal ball again. 4 states are not enough to worry about at this point. What if Rick starts winning the caucus’? Perhaps he might get the nomination. This thing will not be over until the Summer.
First of all, every person could lose their child in a minute. We just had a car accident here in Annapolis MD that took the life of a 5, 8, and 12 year old. I guess those parents should not have worked and spent every minute with them until they died. Secondly, he has her on the campaign trail so it seems like he is spending time with her. Nobody got on Sarah when she was away from her child who has Downs and they don't live forever either. Hypocrisy here is nauseating.