Skip to comments.An Open Letter to Rick Santorum (Vanity)
Posted on 02/18/2012 7:27:44 AM PST by no dems
An Open Letter to Rick Santorum:
As a strong, common-sense Conservative, I have a favor to ask of you. Could you please consider not answering, off the cuff, every question thrown at you? Would you please engage your brain before putting your mouth in gear? Im beginning to see now, how, as an incumbent, you lost your Senate seat by 18 pecentage points to the brain-dead Bob Casey. Women vote Senator; and, they vote in large numbers. Now, please consider this common-sense observation from a Conservative male:
Women have been in combat for years now. Women have used birth control for decades now. Some of your comments are so unbelievably naive. When you said that contraception was bad for America, I thought: Hey Rick, if we didnt have contraception, wed have millions more bastard kids to support through the Welfare system than we have now. People are going to have sex, Rick. Just because you believe it is primarily for procreation, some of us like a little intimacy with our spouse once in awhile without having 19 kids, like the Duggar family that has endorsed you.
Sorry, Rick, but, sometimes, you embarrass some of us who want to support you. And the comment, re: birth control, made by your biggest donor, Foster Friess, was over the top. He reminds me of Clayton Williams, the GOP candidate for Governor, who had the election in the bag against Ma Richards, until he made his stupid comment about women and rape.
Please Rick, you and Foster need to slow down, think, and then speak. Maybe a little more elucidation, before publication?
I wish you well.
I think you have the “moderate” talking points down pat.
Rick is simply stating what the Catholic Church believes. Guess that makes him unelectable.
Which is why Gingrich could never win.
As a woman I thought the Foster Freis aspirin comment was funny. People need to lighten up and recognize a joke when one is offered.
It does, even among most Catholics - a population that itself is ignorant of and in disagreement with official church doctrine.
I also want to wish you well. While no Dems has a point, I think you are for the most part answering the gotcha questions brilliantly! No one on our side has yet dared to throw Rev Wright into the media’s faces. I love it.
And keep doing that pleasant little laugh, mocking their questions. I think no Dems would agree. When they ask you a gotcha, don’t slither out with no response, point out to the American people their bias like you’ve been doing. It’s brilliant. Keep it up. “you are asking me what? [chuckle] are you also going to ask President Obama about xyz?? Or is your bias showing??”. Don’t be belligerent lime newt, just pleasantly find it all so very humorous. Alinsky the alinskyers.
You are doing very well and I’m so proud. I’ve got your bumpersticker on here in Orange County CA and I hope you come speak here. Another donation coming tonight from us.
Oh, and you may have to reframe the birth control issue. Just clearly say that this whole issue is media invented to try and get you. Keep saying that.
And take vitamin d! And get enough sleep! You have to stay healthy and mentally fit. Continued success!!
I agree that Foster’s comment was funny and that people need to lighten up. It’s the only thing I disagree with on this post.
THE PROBLEM IS — Foster supports a candidate who had a successful charisma by pass operation and is totally without humor - thus setting a non-humorous tone for all Santorum efforts. It was totally out of character. It’s the first sign of humor I’ve ever seen from Santorum or any Santorum supporter for that matter.
Yes, Santorum can’t win. He’s just too conservative. Guess we had better back Romney, a responsible, electable moderate in the tradition of Landon, Willkie, Dewey, Ford, Dole and McCain.
--every time I see one of those idiotic "birth control hurts women" statements, I'd like to scream--"so does having a litter of ten in ten years--"--just check the birth and death records of a century ago---
As my cousin, a Pastor and marriage counselor confirmed to me from his 20 some years of counseling - the folks who are most bothered by the infidelity of others are those who are stuck in miserable marriages and who feel self righteously that everyone should stick it out in a miserable marriage as well.
(I also think there is some research that those same folks tend to gravitate towards sweater vest wearing men).
Watch yourself, that's a great liberal point in favor of abortion as well. In other words, most people are no damned good anyway, so cut them off at the pass. Far, far, from seeing each child as God's special soul and of potentially great value to the rest of us.
WTF are you talking about? This is not about conservatism. I totally reject your definition of conservatism as foolishly going into areas that is none of government business. RS is NOT that conservative. His ACU ratings are between 83 and 88, depending on where you search it out. That ain't great. He is not a great pro liberty pro Constitution candidate. Not at all.
I can tell from your tagline that you are probably a devoted Christian. And, that is extremely commendable. But, even us Believers like to have sex without having to worry about another pregnancy. If that makes me a “Moderate” then I guess I’m a Ronald Reagan-loving Moderate.
“Women vote Senator; and, they vote in large numbers.”
Which is why Gingrich could never win.
You are probably right. So, as my Granny used to say: WE ARE IN ONE MELL OF A HESS.
Wow, a whole new take on argument. It needs a name—how about ad hominem?
Well, at least Romney makes attempts at humor, such as when he suggested that "spacious skies" in the song "America the Beautiful" is a reference to NASA and the US space program.