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A Big, Big Win for Santorum . . . Errr . . . CPAC
http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/02/08/a-big-big-win-for-santorum-errr-cpac/ ^ | 1-8-2012 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 02/08/2012 7:45:10 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather

Mitt Romney had a horrible, horrible night. Early yesterday, Mitt Romney’s campaign called Missouri a “beauty contest” and said to focus on Colorado. We did. Wow.

I’ve said since Sunday that yesterday would be the first day of voting that Mitt Romney’s “poor” comment to Soledad O’Brien would have an impact. It typically takes a week for comments like that to be digested by voters. Six days after Romney opened his mouth, Rick Santorum swept the night.

From Missouri to Minnesota to Colorado the Republican electorate sent a very clear signal — they want conviction over electability. They do not like Mitt Romney. They see Santorum as authentic. They see Mitt Romney as a fraud. Rick Santorum swept the races. Romney, the front runner, got crushed by conservatives.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aldo; big; cpac; santorum; sourcetitlenoturl; win
Congratulations Rick Santorum!
1 posted on 02/08/2012 7:45:17 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather
When and what circumstances did Aldo Santorum naturalize?
2 posted on 02/08/2012 7:48:32 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“The real winner last night is CPAC – the conservative political action conference. At the end of this week, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich will, in that order, address the crowd.”

Count on Gingrich bringing down the house!!


3 posted on 02/08/2012 7:49:49 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: ASA Vet

Aldo fought in WWII...

Didnt the US have some kind of fast track naturalization in place then ???


4 posted on 02/08/2012 7:53:07 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney a Massachusetts moderate which is a liberal by Republican standards)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I am so happy for Rick, for conservatives and for the nation. Just really great news to start the morning with.


5 posted on 02/08/2012 7:57:14 AM PST by Grunthor (Mitt Romney and anyone supporting him can go fornicate themselves with a cactus)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The richest irony was the deterioration of Romney support in these same states from 2008. He couldn’t get now what he got then. The Reprehensible Rove was on Fox last night proclaiming this was nothing more than a “Beauty Contest” in Missouri. Even if that was true, the verdict is still the same: “Mitt RomneyCare is the un-fairest of them all but for the lunacy of the senile Ron Paul” :)


6 posted on 02/08/2012 8:00:10 AM PST by antonico
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I am for Santorum or Newt. One very good thing about last night was to let conservatives realize that we are not a basket case and we can pull through. I think a lot of them were heading Romney’s way due to Ann Coulter’s influence and were clinging to the electability lie. It is a lie from Hell, let’s be honest. So glad that Rick took all 3 states, even though they were non-binding, this keeps the race open for the long run, which is excellent, and IMHO, keeps it more exciting. We all like a good fight, one that is won at the last minute by the one who finishes with the best punch. To nominate early leaves a lot of bad feelings, not to mention a bad taste in one’s mouth, going into the general election. Had Romney won all 3 last night, or any of them, I think the call for everybody else to get out and crown Romney would be deafening. A lot of conservatives would’ve stayed home for future primaries. But there is life in this thing left, and we all still have a dog in this race. So, even if you are not a Santorum winner, be glad that he won and kept the race open and interesting. This is still anybody’s race to win or lose.


7 posted on 02/08/2012 8:01:55 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: ASA Vet
When and what circumstances did Aldo Santorum naturalize?

That's the third time I've seen you post this specific question this morning. I suppose that you're trying to imply that former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is not a natural born citizen therefore ineligible for the Presidency?

My God, you're starting to sound like this guy...


8 posted on 02/08/2012 8:03:25 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: cotton1706
...Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich... had better stay on target of exposing the Obama failures in trying to Communize/Socialize America these last three years and not slandering each other. Obama is the enemy and all would be POTUS had better hit hard with correct facts....and yes, good for Santorum the most conservative out there, but can he win? He can if other conservatives help him...........
9 posted on 02/08/2012 8:03:34 AM PST by yoe
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I think people have NEWT/MITT Fatigue. Just so tired of the baggage both of them have (Mitt: Everyone knows he's a Liberal wolf in Conservative sheep's clothing. Newt: Multiple adulteries and marriages, Freddie/Fannie thing, old, tired and angry...) and the fact that they have both made the other damaged goods for Obozo in the Fall. Santorum could be the fresh, new, young face people have been waiting for.
10 posted on 02/08/2012 8:06:02 AM PST by no dems (I'm more concerned with America's future than I am Newt's past.)
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To: Shery
I think a lot of them were heading Romney’s way due to Ann Coulter’s influence

Shery you jest.

11 posted on 02/08/2012 8:08:01 AM PST by Lady Lucky (Public education -- government cheese for the brain.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Not your point in posting, I know, but I can’t resist critiquing the media...even this brand of media.

This article does not make sense.

It calls Romney inauthentic, a fraud.

Says that’s why these particular states went for Santorum.

Says the voters wanted conviction, rather than electability.

But makes a HUGE deal out of Romney’s comment about the “very poor” causing his defeat.

That is very confusing.

Which is it, Eric of Red State??

You can slice and dice and examine Romney’s comment several ways, but one thing is CERTAIN...it made him even LESS electable than he was.

What a soundbyte, along with the one about firing people, for the Dems to run over and over and over and over and over!!

So it looks like he lost because people realized he ISN’T electable like the people in FL believed he was.

But according to Eric of Red State...

Never mind.

His article makes my head hurt.


12 posted on 02/08/2012 8:12:40 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: ASA Vet

Rick was born in Virginia to first generation Italian immigrants.....he is against extreme Islamist and isn’t afraid to say so....comes to mind, don’t mess with this Italian with Irish overtones, a real American...


13 posted on 02/08/2012 8:15:00 AM PST by yoe
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To: sheikdetailfeather

-—They see Santorum as authentic. They see Mitt Romney as a fraud.-—

They are correct.


14 posted on 02/08/2012 8:22:43 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Lady Lucky

I should’ve entered the caveat “not at Freerepublic, of course!” Sorry. I know that we’ve all felt she has jumped the shark and left true conservatism in its wake. I truly don’t know what happened to her, but she still has some influence, especially among the younger voters, so I see that positions she takes can hurt conservatives. The younger voters are more concerned with not offending homosexuals. I don’t see, personally, that opposing homosexuality as a God-given right hurts the GOP, but apparently Ann does. She also fails to realize that this group was not originally Republican, but an infiltrator from the left who joined the party to turn it. She is enabling their agenda.


15 posted on 02/08/2012 8:32:27 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: antonico

Tell that to the people who voted in Missouri. They thought enough of the importance of the contest to go out and vote.


16 posted on 02/08/2012 8:35:46 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: yoe

Is Rick’s mom Irish background?

Newt’s mom was a Daugherty (The Donnybrook Clan)
His biological father a MacPherson

Irish-American’s unite.

My nephew through marrieage says he’s from a mixed family...One side Irish Catholic, the other Italian Catholic
Great kid....Great families.

And we thought “DON’T Mess with Texas” was a strong statement.


17 posted on 02/08/2012 8:50:43 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: ASA Vet

But Catherine Santorum, the former senator’s mother, told WND, “I was born in the country; I have my birth certificate, and I have the citizenship papers of my husband Aldo,” Rick Santorum’s father.

She said published reports that place Aldo Santorum in U.S. military uniform from 1942 to 1946 are correct.

“He was in the Army Air Corps, in India and elsewhere. And I
have records of that too,” she said.

As she evidently was born in the country, and Rick Santorum’s father would have been granted citizenship based on his military service long before the former senator’s birth in 1958, the evidence strongly indicates Santorum’s eligibility.


18 posted on 02/08/2012 9:36:12 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("I want to totally disassociate myself from the Reagan Administration." - Ron Paul, 1988)
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To: ASA Vet

I think it was sometime before Ron Paul naturalized from deep outer space.


19 posted on 02/08/2012 9:43:54 AM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: hoosiermama
“His biological father a MacPherson”

______________

I presume that “MacPherson” is of Scottish origin. If so, perhaps your motto should read “Gaelic” or “Scotch-Irish” Americans Unite! (Now if I could just figure out a way to get my 2 West Highland White Terriers registered to vote ...I guarantee they're smarter than Democrats!!!)

20 posted on 02/08/2012 9:45:42 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Ozymandias Ghost
His adopted/step father is a career military man.

Technically that makes Newt a Gaelic Warrior

Listen for the war pipes!

21 posted on 02/08/2012 10:02:06 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I'm not old enough to have liked Ike, so...


22 posted on 02/08/2012 10:07:22 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: hoosiermama

“All the Blue Bonnets are Over the Border”


23 posted on 02/08/2012 10:17:25 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Shery

Maybe Ann Coulter’s head will explode once and for all, so we will never again hear her hysterical screeching.

(Oh please oh please oh please...)


24 posted on 02/08/2012 10:38:46 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Ann Coulter is a joke.)
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To: hoosiermama

“Newt’s mom was a Daugherty (The Donnybrook Clan)
His biological father a MacPherson”

So?


25 posted on 02/08/2012 10:41:39 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Ann Coulter is a joke.)
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

You betcha!


26 posted on 02/08/2012 10:54:40 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Didnt the US have some kind of fast track naturalization in place then ???

The dad of one of my friends, now deceased, was Canadian. He became a US Citizen while serving in the US Army in WW-II. He had documentation of same and was proud to show it.

27 posted on 02/08/2012 11:56:28 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
the evidence strongly indicates Santorum’s eligibility

I agree, but as President Reagan said, "trust, but verify."

If Catherine has the document she should make it public.

28 posted on 02/08/2012 12:01:49 PM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Timber Rattler
I suppose that you're trying to imply that former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is not a natural born citizen therefore ineligible for the Presidency?

I'm implying no such thing.

Personally I believe Dr. Aldo Santorum did naturalize during his US Army service during WW-II. Catherine claims to have the document, which she should make public.

As President Reagan said, "trust but verify."

29 posted on 02/08/2012 12:11:13 PM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: cotton1706

Sarah Palin is also speaking. She will be the star of the event.


30 posted on 02/08/2012 12:15:18 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

Romney will be very lonely among so many real conservatives. Msybe he can pick up some literature. If he actually read Golwater, Hayak, Locke, Schlafly, Reagan, etc, he might actually understand and be able to convincingly espouse conservatism.


31 posted on 02/08/2012 12:20:53 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: ASA Vet
I joined the army in 1959. The citizenship thing was still in effect them. 3 people in my outfit in Germany joined to get USA citizenship, two Mexicans and one Swede. They all stayed the course and received their citizenship papers upon discharge.
32 posted on 02/08/2012 1:15:05 PM PST by calex59
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To: ASA Vet

Also when Aldos father became an American citizen his wife and minor children would have automatically became citizens at the same time...


33 posted on 02/08/2012 2:04:08 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (How does Romney avoid vertigo while executing so many pirouettes)
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To: hoosiermama

I have McGinnis arriving here from Ulster about 1720..

On my mothers side from Ireland I have a mixture of Scot and Irish...McClimont, Irvine, Hunter, Campbell

My Scots are Harris and Ewart


34 posted on 02/08/2012 2:18:23 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney has no Irish blood to be proud of)
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Bob+hope+and+zombies&mid=D74D090087A3BC03B51BD74D090087A3BC03B51B&view=detail&FORM=VIRE1


35 posted on 02/08/2012 2:27:20 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney has no Irish blood to be proud of)
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To: Tennessee Nana
The wife of Aldo was Catherine E Dughi born 1918 in PA. She was a US Citizen at birth before Aldo was born in 1923.

Their three children were Barbara born in 1957, Rick born VA in 1958, and Daniel born in 1959. All three had a US Citizen mother so they'd have derived Citizenship though her even if they hadn't been born in the US.

37 posted on 02/08/2012 3:31:27 PM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: ASA Vet

Aldo was just a little boy when he came to the US

I meant his Dad, Pietro??? and his wife and the children including young Aldo...

When Ricks grandpa became a US citizen...


38 posted on 02/08/2012 3:43:07 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney a Massachusetts moderate which is a liberal by Republican standards)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Pietro Santorum born 4 Jan 1887 was listed as an Alien in the 1930 census of Somerset County, PA. He completed a WW-II draft form in 1942. No citizenship is on that form.

Catherine, ricks mother claims Aldo became a Citizen during and because of his US Army service in WW-II. She didn't claim it was due to Aldo's father becoming a Citizen.

39 posted on 02/08/2012 4:44:27 PM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Lady Lucky

Is Ms Coulter even going to show her face at CPAC this year?


40 posted on 02/09/2012 12:58:25 PM PST by Huber (And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. - John 1:5)
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To: Huber

Ann appears to be scheduled to talk on SATURDAY at 11:50 am —
just after Carly Fio-RINO, and just before Mittens.

That somehow seems appropriate, considering her recent actions. :(

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://cpac2012.conservative.org/2012-agenda


41 posted on 02/09/2012 8:59:50 PM PST by RonDog
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Here is a BETTER link to the CPAC schedule:

http://cpac2012.conservative.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Schedule-Of-Events_Latest.pdf


42 posted on 02/09/2012 9:02:32 PM PST by RonDog
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