Sure would be nice to have a fiscal conservative instead. Sigh.
Very strong articulation of conservatism.
Sounds like he’s had his 3rd big million dollar fundraising day in a row.
Good old Rush. Running to where he can feel to be on the “winning” side like always.
Another one of those clowns that participated in the Florida smear job.
Santorum was OK, but he just does not have many specific plans to revitalize the economy he can point to. It was a good speech for CPAC, but Newt’s more comprehensive agenda is superior.
"Why would an undecided voter vote for a candidate of a party who the party is not excited about?" This is something the Republican establishment often overlooks.
Hell, no, they don't overlook it. They know damned well what will happen. But they'd rather lose the race than nominate someone who might cut government back and take away any of their beloved PORK.
Rush thinks that they've been pulling this stuff for 40 or 50 years, and they still DON'T GET IT? Don't make me laugh. They're not that dumb, they are greedy, power-drunk, and corrupt, through and through.
When it comes down to it I can support Newt or Rick in this thing.
I will not lower myself to support Mitt or Ron.
I would love to see a Newt/Rick ticket with either one being the others VP.
Please not Santorum. I can’t believe this is where we are. Rick Santorum? He lost his last election by 17 points. His social values are rock solid but his fiscal values are moderate and tend toward more government in our lives.
I watched Santorum’s whole speech. The content was good. If I had read it as an Op-Ed piece it would have been fine but no matter the message, as a speech, as communication, as sales, as inspiration or persuasion it sucked. Rick Santorum could make “you just one the lottery” boring. I genuinely like the guy and I would vote for him happily against Obama but I don’t think he can go head to head with Obama in the media today and not lose badly. Gingrich has all kinds of problems and he has the potential to implode at anytime but when he is on his game he is truly inspiring and could KO Obama. Santorum is so bad in the Charisma department that he make Mitt Romney seem like Ed McMahon.
Governor Palin supports Speaker Gingrich before S.C. and Newt takes it walking away. Rush’s giant ego gets bruised and needs a massaging. Uses his brother as his stand-in and supports Santorum. Etc., Etc. ...
With respect to needing and winning independents ... it’s a bunch of hogwash.
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: CORRECTING MYTHS ABOUT INDEPENDENT VOTERS
- the large majority of independents are independents in name only
- the large majority of self-identified independents are closet partisans
- independents with no party preference are 10% of the electorate & have a low rate of turnout
- in all three closely contested presidential elections since 1972, the candidate backed by most independent voters lost.
We don’t need independents. We need the conservative base. When we run moderates that the base opposes, we lose every time.