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Santorum up in Colorado, Nevada with anti-Gingrich commercial
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Posted on 01/31/2012 3:37:09 PM PST by VinL

Fresh on the heels of announcing January fundraising numbers in excess of $4 million, Rick Santorum's presidential campaign announced a new television ad that will begin airing Tuesday in Colorado and Nevada.

The ad attacks Newt Gingrich as being too liberal for the GOP nomination by arguing that he shares many policy positions with President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

"All three supported radical cap and trade legislation that would destroy American jobs and drive up energy costs. All three supported giving illegal aliens some form of amnesty. All three sported the government health mandates which take away our freedom and is the core of ObamaCare. And all three of these politician's supported the Wall Street bailouts that was a slap in the face to the Tea Party," the narrator says.

It goes on to refer to the trio as "cap and trade loving, bailout supporting, soft on immigration, big-government mandating politicians."

The commercial is a sharp indictment of Gingrich, with whom Santorum has split more conservative voters in early primary contests. But the ad does little to attack Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican front-runner who is expected to lead in Nevada polling.

"Rick Santorum for President: he doesn't just talk a good conservative game, he lives it," the narrator says.

Nevada will caucus Feb. 4, with Colorado voters gathering 3 days later at caucus sites across that state.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: co2012; enough; followthemoney; gingrich; santoromney; santorum2012; santorum2016; santorum2020; santorum4romney; santorum4vp; santorumnever; santorumney; spoiler; unelectable
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And the hits just keep on coming. Geez. (ad at link)
1 posted on 01/31/2012 3:37:13 PM PST by VinL
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To: VinL

Why doesn’t he attack Mitt? Hummm. I wonder who is paying for the ads? Ricky ain’t got no money.


2 posted on 01/31/2012 3:38:50 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Reagan69

Santorum , Huckaby....enough trolls and tools


3 posted on 01/31/2012 3:41:50 PM PST by Ulysse
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To: VinL

Well, Santorum is not the guy I thought he was.
If leaves Romney alone and distorts Gingrich’s record.
POX o all of them.


4 posted on 01/31/2012 3:42:15 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen You up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Reagan69

Lil’Ricky is working WAY TOO HARD to be Romney’s VP.


5 posted on 01/31/2012 3:42:27 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: VinL

This a**hole must have realized going negative with TV ads is the way to win a campaign. Nevermind having your own ideas. Of course, he’s always been doing this.

I vow to fight this man with everything I got. He is a dishonorable bottom feeder.


6 posted on 01/31/2012 3:42:32 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Reagan69

Right before your eyes you are seeing how Mittens wins: The conservative vote is being split between Gingrich and Santorum.


7 posted on 01/31/2012 3:42:47 PM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: VinL

I wish he wouldn’t do this. It’s not right.


8 posted on 01/31/2012 3:43:42 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: VinL
"Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud."

Dr.Thomas Sowell

9 posted on 01/31/2012 3:43:52 PM PST by onyx
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10 posted on 01/31/2012 3:44:02 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: onyx

Excellent quote from Dr. Sowell.


11 posted on 01/31/2012 3:46:14 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: VinL

It’s been clear to me for some time that Santorum is in this thing to split the conservative vote and audition for Romney’s VP slot.


12 posted on 01/31/2012 3:47:07 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: VinL

How strange to find myself hoping (if Romney gets the nomination which he probably will) Hussein wins. I would never vote for Obama obviously but I hope he beats Romney. Just to slap the GOPE down and make a point.


13 posted on 01/31/2012 3:47:28 PM PST by toddausauras (The)
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To: VinL

Very telling. Very telling indeed.


14 posted on 01/31/2012 3:47:38 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: VinL
I hate to say it, but why am I not surprised. When he didn't at LEAST advise his supporters to vote for Newt in Florida, he lost a lot of my respect. Governor Rick Perry did the right and honorable thing, and he put the Country first by endorsing Gingrich.

Santorum, not so much. I'm not asking Santorum to drop out before Florida, but he should have asked his supporters to help prevent Romney from winning.

Same with Ron Paul. Neither of them stood a chance at winning Florida, but they both let Romney gain this momentum. Shame on them. (And don't get me started on their supporters in Florida who couldn't see this for themselves.)

15 posted on 01/31/2012 3:48:22 PM PST by BagCamAddict (THANK YOU PERRY and CAIN!! (Santorum, please do the right thing.) GO NEWT !!)
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To: Reagan69

Exactly! Extremely disappointed in Santorum.


16 posted on 01/31/2012 3:48:28 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: VinL

Rick has sold out to Romney


17 posted on 01/31/2012 3:48:31 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: musicman

Santorum won in Iowa as the beneficiary of Romney’s scorched earth attacks on Gingrich and now he’s capitalizing on it by using the same tactics.

Outrageous.

Enough unseemly politics.

The GOP can GTH and take Romney and Santorum with it.

GO TEA PARTY!

GO NEWT!!!


18 posted on 01/31/2012 3:48:37 PM PST by onyx
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To: VinL

Santorum should save his money and use it on something he has a chance of winning, like a House seat.


19 posted on 01/31/2012 3:48:45 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: VinL

Mark Levin is bashing Romney big time for his character assassination of Newt in Fla. and the percentage of negative ads, not to mention the chiding laughter mocking Gingrich after feeling he trounced him. Levin said Reagan never would have acted that way. Mark is also talking about how they made fun of Newts moon idea but Romneycare is even more of a loon idea.


20 posted on 01/31/2012 3:49:27 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Click "UNDO" on OBAMA! VOTE NEWT!)
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To: VinL

Rick has become part of the problem. Mr. Rogers with a mean streak.


21 posted on 01/31/2012 3:50:31 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: VinL

That self-righteous piece of s#it.

I don’t know whom I can’t stand more. Mitt at least is openly a bastard with a purpose. Santorum is just blowing money and being one with no point.


22 posted on 01/31/2012 3:51:12 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Reagan69
Why doesn’t he attack Mitt?

It's not a conspiracy. Santorum is not vying for Romney's moderate/RINO voting block. Rick and Newt are fighting for the same set of voters, so naturally Santorum is going to spend more time attacking Gingrich. We've seen this all election cycle and for every primary cycle previous. That's just how campaigns work.

23 posted on 01/31/2012 3:51:11 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: VinL

One would think a sainted man like Rick Santorum, whose daughter just had a “miraculous recovery” would have a character strong enough not to make a deal with the devil Mitt.

I swear, a pox on this republican party!


24 posted on 01/31/2012 3:51:29 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: big'ol_freeper

Apparently, Romney’s money can buynjust about everyone!

So after Romney loses next November will he finally go away or will he buy the nomination again in 2016?


25 posted on 01/31/2012 3:52:06 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Reagan69

Mitt and the Establishment could fun him indirectly.


26 posted on 01/31/2012 3:52:59 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Just as long as Sanctimonium washes his hands thoroughly, he will be able to keep the mantle of the holiier-than-thou...


27 posted on 01/31/2012 3:55:29 PM PST by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: Longbow1969

Oh right !!??

Then Santorum is not running to win but running to defeat N.Gingrich ? Thanks for admiting it and making our point....

I know it’s hard to recognize the sad truth and one’s own failure


28 posted on 01/31/2012 3:56:10 PM PST by Ulysse
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To: Longbow1969

Your logic makes sense.


29 posted on 01/31/2012 3:56:31 PM PST by entropy12 (Socialism has failed everywhere tried. It breeds mediocrity, corruption, nepotism & poverty for all)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

A slight variation on your comment: for all of Newt’s past indiscretions, I find Newt’s character and his embracing of the catholic faith much more credible then Santorum’s and his unchristian actions.


30 posted on 01/31/2012 3:56:46 PM PST by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Holy carp, this is unbelievable. Until this moment I had believed Santorum to be a decent honorable man. I had assumed that, should Newt’s campaign come flying off the rails in some unexpected way, I could support Santorum if he was the only one standing against Romney. Not now. He’s not who I thought he was, and he’s not worthy.


31 posted on 01/31/2012 3:57:15 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: VinL

Something tells me Santorum is gonna turn out to be a big time, hard core establishment RINO who doesn’t really believe in conservative principles.


32 posted on 01/31/2012 3:58:22 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: VinL; xzins

Well, I guess Santorum has made his bed with Mittens. Gingrich now has to fight a war on two fronts.

It was bad enough that Mittens went 99% negative on Gingrich but I thought Santorum was a better man than Mittens.

Santorum is trying to skim off enough conservative votes from Gingrich to hand the nomination to Mittens. I had considered Santorum as plan “B” but now there is no plan “B”.

At this point it is NEWT or BUST.


33 posted on 01/31/2012 3:58:40 PM PST by P-Marlowe (NEWT!!! The Anti-EstablishMITTarian Candidate)
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To: VinL
Santorum just laying the ground work for Mittens, his true colors exposed.

Pathetic little sweater wearing dweeb.
My view of Santorum today.......Will probably get worse.

34 posted on 01/31/2012 4:00:08 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: VinL

Santorum is Romney’s stalking horse.


35 posted on 01/31/2012 4:00:13 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: BagCamAddict

Santorum indorsed rapid PRO-ABORT Arlen Splincter over conservative Pat Toomey, now this fraud is saying someone else is liberal? How does a supposedly pro-life Catholic support a politician that believes it’s OK to murder unborn children. And I could care less what reason he gives. There can never be a reason to aid and abett in murder. The Catholic Church teaches that ALL ABORTION is wrong and you CAN NOT SUPPORT pro-abortion candidates.


36 posted on 01/31/2012 4:00:45 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Longbow1969

Rick and Newt are fighting for the same set of voters, so naturally Santorum is going to spend more time attacking Gingrich. We’ve seen this all election cycle and for every primary cycle previous. That’s just how campaigns work.

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Respectfully, Longbow, point me to 1 negative ad run by Newt against any conservative.


37 posted on 01/31/2012 4:00:50 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL
Santorum is a little weasel. He will never get enough votes for anything and to trash Newt means a vote for Romney. What a fool.
38 posted on 01/31/2012 4:01:12 PM PST by Logical me
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To: true believer forever

Shaking my head ... not knowing whether to laugh or cry.

Sandtorum’s being kept alive by Rush and Mark.

Pity. I’m starting to think both are useless since they’ve already said they’d vote for Mitt.


39 posted on 01/31/2012 4:01:50 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: VinL

Rick doesn’t attack on personal issues, like Romney does, but be prepared - he WILL attack on ISSUES.


40 posted on 01/31/2012 4:03:04 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Reagan69
Why doesn’t he attack Mitt?

Because of one and only one reason -- to be Mitt's VP choice.

Rick is a low as Mitt. Rick knows he has ZERO chance of getting the nomination. He knows his only chance is Mitt's VP.

Rick is a total fraud. Anyone who has an honest bone in their body knows that Mitt would be a total disaster as President. He would just be a placeholder until the next Marxist takes power.

Rick clear knows that is the truth. Yet, this fraud still with a clear conscience will try and take out Newt, thereby dooming our Republic.

Rick is showing his true character -- he is as much of a power-lusting pig as Mitt.

41 posted on 01/31/2012 4:03:43 PM PST by sand88 (Hey Rove et al, I will, with great pleasure, NOT cast a vote for the Statist Mitt.)
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To: Longbow1969

Nothing like putting personal ambition before your country. He should take a lesson from Governor Perry!


42 posted on 01/31/2012 4:04:05 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: NKP_Vet
The Catholic Church teaches that ALL ABORTION is wrong and you CAN NOT SUPPORT pro-abortion candidates.

I always wonder why so many Catholic's are Democrats.....

I have some family that are Catholic...and hard left liberals.

How can that be?

43 posted on 01/31/2012 4:04:41 PM PST by Osage Orange ("The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.")
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To: NKP_Vet

At the time, I sent Santorum an email about being disappointed that he didn’t endorse Toomey.

BUT when I found out it was because he thought that Specter would have a better chance of winning than Toomey, and he wanted the Republicans to have the majority so they would have control of the Judicial Committee, I understood Santorum’s logic.

Controlling the Judicial Committee is HUGE, because activist judges can destroy our Constitution and have already harmed it tremendously.

When the Dems have control of the Judicial Committee, they wouldn’t allow many of Bush’s conservative judicial picks to go to the floor for an up, or down, vote. And libDems especially do this if it is a conservative minority, like Estrada.

Pat Toomney later endorsed Santorum, because he knows Santorum is a good man.


44 posted on 01/31/2012 4:07:37 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

Well, we’ll see how Newt responds. He might just find a way to smack him right back down.

Santorum the Spoiler ... what a disappointment this man is.


45 posted on 01/31/2012 4:07:49 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: VinL

Romney-Huckabee 2012 - It just makes sense when you look at in a diabolical way. How else could such a loud mouth be so quiet for so long. Santorum is just an underling for them. He’ll never get on the ticket because he brings nothing to the ticket.


46 posted on 01/31/2012 4:10:36 PM PST by azcap (Who is John Galt ? www.conservativeshirts.com)
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To: Josh Painter

You are exactly right. Santorum talks the talk, but he has sold out his principles to back Romney for a VP slot. I can smell that rotten stench. He should be ashamed to spout all his “faith” rhetoric and then sell his soul for someone who supports abortion and denies the deity of Jesus Christ.

We will continue to support Newt with our prayers and our giving. He is the only one in this race who can defeat Obama. Lets Roll!


47 posted on 01/31/2012 4:10:57 PM PST by conservativejoy
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To: Osage Orange
I have some family that are Catholic...and hard left liberals. How can that be?

They're Democrats before they're Catholic. They're cultural Catholics. Most Catholics since the early '70s have been poorly catechized.

48 posted on 01/31/2012 4:13:39 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: VinL
Should be pretty clear that Santorum is Mitt's spoiler. Wonder what he was promised? For sure RS doesn't give a darn about the social policies he champions.

There is only one way to stop this coup against the voters and that is to make sure Newt and Paul go all the way to the convention. Should Mitt still go forward, I am all for ‘he is on his own’ and concentrate on house and senate. If Mitt loses in general, GOP will be gone. Save the we have to get Obama out stuff. Mitt won't be any different and what we need to do is send a clear message to GOP we are in charge. If we don't send that message, doesn't matter who gets elected to house, senate or president. If what the GOP is doing is not clear to everyone, there is no hope, only the delusion that Rep are better than Dems.

49 posted on 01/31/2012 4:13:47 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: Reagan69
I'm beginning to really, really not like this guy!

If he was so good, why didn't he stay and fight in FL? Oh that's right......it's because he stands no chance there!

50 posted on 01/31/2012 4:14:02 PM PST by CAluvdubya (My preferred taglines are not in the running...)
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