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Santorum: ‘We’re Going To Win This Race’
CBS News/DC ^ | 01/31/2012 | Staff

Posted on 01/31/2012 6:45:53 PM PST by writer33

LUVERNE, Minn. (AP) — As political watchers fixated on Florida, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum delivered a message to Minnesotans: The race is still on, no matter the outcome of Tuesday’s primary.

Santorum, speaking Monday to a crowd of about 300 people at the Palace Theatre in the southwest town of Luverne, seemed determined to regain the Midwest momentum he’d enjoyed in Iowa — even on the eve of Florida’s primary, in which the senator hasn’t polled well.

“I believe we’re going to be in it until the end, and I believe we’re going to win this race,” Santorum told an enthusiastic crowd.

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: gameon; mn2012; santorum; spoiler; stepasidegingrich
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1 posted on 01/31/2012 6:45:55 PM PST by writer33
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To: Clint N. Suhks; Colonel_Flagg; cripplecreek; darrellmaurina; fieldmarshaldj; icwhatudo; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 01/31/2012 6:46:21 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33

I guess that depends on how he defines a win. Romney winning would not be a win for conservatives.

But Santorum, because he did this favour for Romney, getting a seat back in Congress would be a win for Santorum.


3 posted on 01/31/2012 6:49:43 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

99% of Mitt’s ad budget was spent attacking Newt. 68% of ALL ads in Florida attacked Newt.

Let’s see, Santorum got 12% and had no attacks on him. Hmm. Wonder how long Santorum would last under the assault Newt is under .

Answer: not very long.


4 posted on 01/31/2012 6:52:39 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: writer33

Ugh.


5 posted on 01/31/2012 6:52:38 PM PST by TheZMan (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2794639/posts)
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To: writer33

Lots of people I talk to here in Michigan seem to like him a lot. Romney’s “native” spiel is wearing pretty thin having not lived here for decades.


6 posted on 01/31/2012 6:53:35 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: Jonty30

Obviously Santorum and Romney made a deal. Why else would he continue to waste the money and time. Especially with a daughter still in the hospital.


7 posted on 01/31/2012 6:53:36 PM PST by tsowellfan (If its between Obama and Romney, there isnt all that much difference - George Soros)
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To: writer33

Who’s the ‘we’. Romney/Santorum?


8 posted on 01/31/2012 6:53:59 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: TheZMan

I’m going to extend my “Ugh” by saying that this guy would get his ass beat into the ground in a debate with Obama, and the American electorate on average are so below average that they’d re-elect the socialist because of it.

What a fantastic idea. Keep splitting the vote and boring us to tears.


9 posted on 01/31/2012 6:54:37 PM PST by TheZMan (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2794639/posts)
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To: tsowellfan
Especially with a daughter still in the hospital.

More bottom feeding. No better than the scum who attacked Sarah Palin.
10 posted on 01/31/2012 6:56:35 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: ReneeLynn
Who’s the ‘we’. Romney/Santorum?

It's very obvious now. Until now I gave him the benefit of the doubt and figured he would step aside after Florida.

11 posted on 01/31/2012 6:56:35 PM PST by tsowellfan (If its between Obama and Romney, there isnt all that much difference - George Soros)
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To: cripplecreek

Santorum is the kind of a candidate that can do well amongst Republicans in Michigan. He is a direct contrast to Obama.


12 posted on 01/31/2012 6:57:52 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33

Let’s see. No attack ads against Santorum by Romney. He was only attacking Newt. And most of Santorum’s attacks were against Newt.

yup, they made a deal. No doubt about it.

Santorum = Romney


13 posted on 01/31/2012 6:58:53 PM PST by tsowellfan (If its between Obama and Romney, there isnt all that much difference - George Soros)
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To: writer33

If any of you Santorum supporters think for one minute that Mitt and the GOP-E’s wont’ chew him up, worse than they did Palin and Newt, you really are stupid. If he ever gets even close to Mitt, 16 mill dollars of attack ads will surface... mostly lies, but it won’t matter.

We (conservatives) needed to stand together in FL. Some TPer’s left the harbor - they went with the enemy.


14 posted on 01/31/2012 6:59:07 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: writer33

The problem is that ther are so many places in this world where people want to vote for whoever looks like they are going to win. I think its some kind of third world thing, but it has taken root in this country apparently.


15 posted on 01/31/2012 6:59:20 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: writer33

Analyzing Fl, it appears that Gingrich has won the majority of counties.

The larger counties, where the Mormon Bishop spent most of his 15 million, have put him over the top.

Santorum, another degenerate lawyer megalomaniac, the sweater vest wearing schmuck who couldn’t win reelection to the Senate in his own state, has over 200,000 votes, obviously staying in this to sabotage Gingrich.

MYTH ROMNEY is sadly mistaken if he thinks he can buy the WH.

He can’t.

And Santorum needs to start chasing ambulances again and put down the crack pipe, he will never be POTUS.


16 posted on 01/31/2012 6:59:50 PM PST by Rome2000 (MYTH ROMNEY IS A MORMON MELCHIDEZEK HIGH PRIEST)
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To: TheZMan
Keep splitting the vote and boring us to tears

Sandozzz-zzz-zzz.

17 posted on 01/31/2012 7:00:17 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: cripplecreek

This is why I’m getting over run by people that are tired of these endless attacks on Santorum. It is making it difficult for Santorum supporters to get behind Gingrich if that eventuality prevails.

Otherwise, focus your energies on Romney and stay positive.


18 posted on 01/31/2012 7:00:48 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: tsowellfan

Even aside from that, I think there’s a deal.

If you’re going into nomination process with the intent of just increasing your name recognition, and such, which is all that you do if you have a negligible chance of winning the nomination, you try and go out on a high, like winning Iowa. It increases your chance of an electoral win wherever it is you do plan on running.

To win Iowa and then keep going and use up the gains from Iowa doesn’t make much sense, unless there is another reason afoot or that Santorum is egotistical enough to think that an Iowan win makes it conceivable that he’ll also get the presidency.


19 posted on 01/31/2012 7:01:06 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: cripplecreek

Rick Santorum is NO Sarah Palin


20 posted on 01/31/2012 7:01:46 PM PST by tsowellfan (If its between Obama and Romney, there isnt all that much difference - George Soros)
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Knock ‘em out, Ross Santorum!!!


21 posted on 01/31/2012 7:02:00 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: GeronL

I know. You’re on the Santorum ping list by the way. Welcome home to conservatism, Geron.


22 posted on 01/31/2012 7:02:23 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Rome2000

The same post on every thread doesn’t make it any more valid. You were real assuring about Romney not winning Florida. Your credibility is kinda shaky right now.


23 posted on 01/31/2012 7:06:02 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: writer33

Go Santorum


24 posted on 01/31/2012 7:07:53 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: Jonty30

he may win a seat in Congress from Virginia but he WILL NOT win a seat from the state of Pennsylvania..He does not live in the state and has not for a number of years...

He is a FORMER SENATOR from the state of Pennsylvania.Nice guy, nice family..but NICE GUYS don’t win...


25 posted on 01/31/2012 7:08:25 PM PST by haircutter
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Romney helped by those who voted for Rick and for crying out loud he goes on to say he will win this race.

obamacare goes on and on , cheers Rick, you played this great , Perry Michelle etc all stepped down to help the base but hey you got there , got a few thousand

ARF


26 posted on 01/31/2012 7:08:41 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Jonty30

Rick Santorum is no idiot. He knows he has no chance winning the nomination. If he thinks that then he is an idiot at this point. Nobody with half a brain thinks Rick Santorum has a chance to win the nomination now. He knows it.

I gave him the benefit of the doubt up to now. He’s in it for another reason. He wants to be the conservative on Romney’s ticket. That’s clear.

Just like McCain needed a conservative on his ticket to win the Tea Partier conservatives so does Romney. Romney has had NOTHING to do with the Tea Party people and conservatives. He knows his VP choice will solve that problem.

Santorum’s job is to split the conservative ticket so that a liberal republican who made a deal with him can win. Otherwise he’s have stepped aside for the good of the movement.

Romney knows he cannot win the general without the conservative support. Santorum, he believes, is the way to gain it.


27 posted on 01/31/2012 7:09:19 PM PST by tsowellfan (If its between Obama and Romney, there isnt all that much difference - George Soros)
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To: writer33

I never left Conservatism


28 posted on 01/31/2012 7:09:43 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: writer33
It is making it difficult for Santorum supporters to get behind Gingrich if that eventuality prevails.

That ship has long since sailed. I live in a town full of old timers. The other day one of the old girls at the township office told me "Never trust and angry man unless he's your father".
29 posted on 01/31/2012 7:09:57 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: tsowellfan

Santorum is doing for Romney what Huckabee did for McCain.

it is a little ironic, but not at all funny.


30 posted on 01/31/2012 7:10:20 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: writer33
Rick Santorum is the closest thing to a conservative in this race.
31 posted on 01/31/2012 7:13:20 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: GeronL
I never left Conservatism

Don't deny your inner Romney leanings. I saw you on those threads back in May. LOL!

Just kidding, Geron.

32 posted on 01/31/2012 7:13:48 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

How about you lend a deer a one of your rifles and you two have a fair fight.


33 posted on 01/31/2012 7:15:03 PM PST by Rome2000 (MYTH ROMNEY IS A MORMON MELCHIDEZEK HIGH PRIEST)
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I support Gingrich and Santorum. I know I’ve waffled on Gingrich and Santorum because I was really for Bachmann and Cain and wanted DeMint and Palin running so not my first choices. But at this point I am for anybody but Romney.


34 posted on 01/31/2012 7:15:11 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: bwc2221

And the good news is that the race isn’t over.


35 posted on 01/31/2012 7:15:11 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks writer33.


36 posted on 01/31/2012 7:15:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Mozilla

I agree. I was a Bachmann/Cain supporter as well. In the end, I’ll vote against Romney. The good news is the race is not wrapped up tonight. I don’t care what polls say. It’s not over for anyone yet.


37 posted on 01/31/2012 7:16:55 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33; cripplecreek
This is why I’m getting over run by people that are tired of these endless attacks on Santorum. It is making it difficult for Santorum supporters to get behind Gingrich if that eventuality prevails. Otherwise, focus your energies on Romney and stay positive.

Rush told us today that most Santorum voters, support Romney as their second choice.

38 posted on 01/31/2012 7:17:47 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: tsowellfan
Obviously Santorum and Romney made a deal. Why else would he continue to waste the money and time. Especially with a daughter still in the hospital.

Yeah right.

Just like we heard around here Cain and Romney made a deal. And Perry and Romney made a deal. Both those guys have endorsed Newt and basically trash Romney. Just like Santorum did in the last debate - he shredded Romney on healthcare. Which Newt should have done but he was too busy staring down at the ground and getting into catfights.
39 posted on 01/31/2012 7:17:58 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: Mozilla

:-)


40 posted on 01/31/2012 7:18:06 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: tsowellfan
You're delusional. Santorum is the closest thing to a conservative.

Name a major conservative initiative Gingrich supported from the time he resigned from Congress until he decided to run for President. Hint: supporting the global warming scam and cap and trade, Medicare D, individual mandates, RomneyCare and comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty) aren't conservative activities.

41 posted on 01/31/2012 7:19:57 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: over3Owithabrain
Which Newt should have done but he was too busy staring down at the ground and getting into catfights.

He can't do that.

42 posted on 01/31/2012 7:20:13 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
He should go home and spend time with his little girl. I think less of him than ever over his continuing to campaign right now.

When my daughter was 5, she was hospitalized with pneumonia in both lungs. I can't imagine not having my husband by my side. My daughter didn't have a short life expectency, either.

You can't get back the time you waste....

43 posted on 01/31/2012 7:22:02 PM PST by CAluvdubya (My preferred taglines are not in the running...)
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To: Jane Long
Keep splitting the vote and boring us to tears
Sandozzz-zzz-zzz.

Even with Santorums points, Newt would not have won. Don't take your anger and hatred of Romney on Santorum and his supporters. I think all of us can't stand him either. We have time.

Delegate Math: Don’t Anoint Romney Just Yet

Mitt Romney may have won Iowa and New Hampshire, but even if he wins in South Carolina and Florida, he will technically still have a long way to go before winning the GOP nomination.
Mathematically, no candidate can seal the nomination until late April, which leaves a lot of campaigning yet to be done.

Don't be like the establishment who say we shouldn't vote like we want, but have to vote for their candidate. Most are willing to vote for Newt if we can't get Santorum. Are Newt's backers saying no to Santorum if he starts to win? Is it never Santorum like its never romney?

44 posted on 01/31/2012 7:26:48 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: Jane Long
Keep splitting the vote and boring us to tears
Sandozzz-zzz-zzz.

Even with Santorums points, Newt would not have won. Don't take your anger and hatred of Romney on Santorum and his supporters. I think all of us can't stand him either. We have time.

Delegate Math: Don’t Anoint Romney Just Yet

Mitt Romney may have won Iowa and New Hampshire, but even if he wins in South Carolina and Florida, he will technically still have a long way to go before winning the GOP nomination.
Mathematically, no candidate can seal the nomination until late April, which leaves a lot of campaigning yet to be done.

Don't be like the establishment who say we shouldn't vote like we want, but have to vote for their candidate. Most are willing to vote for Newt if we can't get Santorum. Are Newt's backers saying no to Santorum if he starts to win? Is it never Santorum like its never romney?

45 posted on 01/31/2012 7:26:54 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: tsowellfan
One could as easily (and lamely) say NEWT is the one with a secret deal w Romney.

He duped a large share of the conservative anyone-but-Romney base into following him (despite tearing them down right before his candidacy) and thus cleared the field for everyone but he and Romney. Newt's ascension took out any hope for the other MORE CONSERVATIVE candidates in the race. And when it looks when he might actually overtake Romney, he inevitably says or does something stupid to make sure Romney stays ahead.

See my conspiracy secret-deal theory is as good as any other lol
46 posted on 01/31/2012 7:26:59 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: writer33

I don’t remember May actually.

You may have confused me announcing my love for Maca-RONI though and mistook it for Romney.

heh


47 posted on 01/31/2012 7:27:08 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Reagan69

Well I thought that Newt would do well with debating Obama, but Newt could not hold up to Romney’s lies so he will fold during a debate with Obama. I don’t think Newt could handle the onslaught that will come his way from Obama. He went insane with all the Romney criticism. After the debate, I seriously think Newt would lose to Obama because he cannot take any criticism. He only does well if he is winning.


48 posted on 01/31/2012 7:27:08 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum!)
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To: bwc2221

“Rick Santorum is the closest thing to a conservative in this race.:

Bahahahahahaha....stop...really....bahahahahahah


49 posted on 01/31/2012 7:28:03 PM PST by MissouriConservative (Voting "None of the Above" in 2012.)
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To: tsowellfan

“He’s in it for another reason. He wants to be the conservative on Romney’s ticket.”

+1


50 posted on 01/31/2012 7:28:10 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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