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The Santorum Question: Is He Too Extreme For The Middle? [Gay Media Painting Santorum As Extreme]
LATimes ^ | February 21, 2012 | Mitchell Landsberg and Seema Mehta

Posted on 02/21/2012 7:40:57 PM PST by Steelfish

The Santorum Question: Is He Too Extreme For The Middle? On abortion, same-sex marriage and other social issues, he's the most conservative of the GOP candidates. But he'll need the swing vote to win.

By Mitchell Landsberg February 21, 2012 — Rick Santorum is winning the hearts of conservative voters with uncompromising social views that, he says, are drawn from the same well as his fiscal and environmental policies: a reading of America's founding documents that stresses their Judeo-Christian underpinnings.

In friendly settings around the country, in hotel ballrooms and public school auditoriums, Santorum has framed the 2012 election as one for the very salvation of the country and its culture.

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is about foundational things," he told a Republican gathering in Phoenix on Tuesday, one day before a debate with the remaining GOP candidates in Mesa, Ariz. "It is about whether we are going to be a free people."

By voting for him, Santorum said, Republicans can choose "someone who has a track record of standing up for the foundational pillars of our society: faith and family."

They also would be choosing the candidate with the most conservative views on social issues, which have been the signatures of Santorum's career. Those issues, and the sense that Santorum is the real deal — a leader who isn't afraid to say what might be politically unpopular — have electrified conservative audiences and helped fuel his surge into contention for the Republican presidential nomination.

The question is whether his views could prove too extreme to win a general election campaign, when the electorate is substantially more liberal, on balance, than Santorum.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gayvote; homosexualagenda; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newtgingrich; ricksantorum

1 posted on 02/21/2012 7:41:02 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

They’re so gay.


2 posted on 02/21/2012 7:42:16 PM PST by exist
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To: Steelfish
( The Santorum Question: Is He Too Extreme For The Middle? [Gay Media Painting Santorum As Extreme ) .... and middle America will look at the MSM and Obama's people trying to paint Rick Santorum as extreme and say " are you joking ? after what we have been through and seen in the last 4 years ? seriously ? " ...

Seriously ? that's what WE need to trow back at the left, the MSM.... ARE YOU JOKING MSM ? SERIOUSLY ?
3 posted on 02/21/2012 7:44:18 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Steelfish

He’s a little too much in the middle for me to get super excited about him. I guess that makes me extreme.


4 posted on 02/21/2012 7:44:29 PM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: exist

They are so below the fray.


5 posted on 02/21/2012 7:44:56 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Steelfish

Is he extreme enough for the right?


6 posted on 02/21/2012 7:45:11 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Steelfish; All

Go to Rush Limbaugh’s webpage and read the article regarding Fleischer and Gilespie who are now saying Santorum is viable as a candidate who can beat Obama.

Amazing!!!

Looks like the dump Romney is about to begin.


7 posted on 02/21/2012 7:47:38 PM PST by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: Steelfish

*** The Santorum Question: Is He Too Extreme For The Middle? [Gay Media Painting Santorum As Extreme *** HEY LEFT ? MSM ? GO LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND ASK THAT QUESTION AGAIN ! ARE YOU SERIOUS MSM ? LEFT ?


8 posted on 02/21/2012 7:47:38 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Steelfish

If he’s too extreme for the middle then we’re farther gone than I’ve estimated.


9 posted on 02/21/2012 7:51:23 PM PST by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Is he extreme enough for the right?

Only on social issues.

10 posted on 02/21/2012 7:52:24 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Steelfish

Santorum draws from the same groups that Reagan drew from.


11 posted on 02/21/2012 7:54:13 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Some in the GOP are painting him as to liberals, RINO, but yet ? at the same time paint him as to “ Extreme to the right “ ... go figure .... amazing ? isn’t it ?


12 posted on 02/21/2012 7:54:38 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Steelfish

I prefer Gingrich.


13 posted on 02/21/2012 7:57:47 PM PST by Dudoight
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To: American Constitutionalist

Likely closet Rombots here in a confused frenzy.


14 posted on 02/21/2012 7:58:34 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Steelfish
This will be old news has been when they try to paint him as a extremist this fall if he get's the nomination.
All Rick has to do is say to them " ARE YOUR SERIOUS ? " that's old has been news, let's get onto the real issues that concern Americans, the left, the MSM is living in yesterday.
15 posted on 02/21/2012 7:59:46 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: CainConservative
" Likely closet Rombots here in a confused frenzy. "

Panic desperation mode.
16 posted on 02/21/2012 8:01:37 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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17 posted on 02/21/2012 8:02:24 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: All
Santorum extreme?... I think he is NORMAL, Fags are not!... Oh, and he is also courageous and has convictions... imagine that!!! lol


18 posted on 02/21/2012 8:03:42 PM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: American Constitutionalist

The MSM knows full well that is the independents who will call the presidential election. Unfortunately, although many don’t trust the media, much like negative advertising, the media is successful in molding and shaping public opinion. The way to tackle this is to have a “Rapid Response” Team just like Carville-Stephanapolous did for Clinton. But sadly, at this point Santorum doesn’t have either the cash or organization to do this. So the media gets to define our candidate.


19 posted on 02/21/2012 8:05:40 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Obama president and they’re asking this question? They can’t be series.....


20 posted on 02/21/2012 8:06:19 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Steelfish
If you want to see “extreme” I suggest looking to the left and the a$$hat clown we have in the WH telling Congress every day what it better and better not do or he is going to do it on his own!!! I call that the example of “extreme”.
21 posted on 02/21/2012 8:10:13 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Faggies don’t like Santorum? He’s in, he’s IN!!


22 posted on 02/21/2012 8:15:25 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Steelfish

Santorum beats the HOMOPOTUS any day.


23 posted on 02/21/2012 8:20:21 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Steelfish

“Middle” as in Independent?

I’m not a registered Republican/democrat voter, but, I am quite conservative.


24 posted on 02/21/2012 8:20:37 PM PST by Puckster
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To: elcid1970; All

Actually, I know a few gays.

They would like a strong economy.
They would like more employment opportunities.
They would like cheaper gas.
They support Israel.
They support a strong military.
They are just a bit worried about RADICAL ISLAM!

Rick can probably get better than 20% of the “gay” vote.


25 posted on 02/21/2012 8:22:04 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: exist
"We could never vote for Santorum...

...He's too extreme!"

26 posted on 02/21/2012 8:28:00 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Steelfish

His enemies are the extremists. They would never vote republican anyways.


27 posted on 02/21/2012 9:22:39 PM PST by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

One look at social issues, the other at economic issues. Some people can be considered ‘extreme conservatives’ in one but not in the other.


28 posted on 02/21/2012 9:48:46 PM PST by paudio (Newt pissed on conservative principles, but we need him to beat 0bama so we look the other way...)
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To: Steelfish
From 1960 to today -- black family destroyed by liberalism; 50% of child-births to women under 30 are illegitimate; rampant pornography; homo "marriage" being passed daily in states; almost 50 million babies slaughtered in the womb; half of our working age people are looters, not producers; out of control drugs; one-third of the nation addicted to government "benefits"; drug cartels threatening our southern border; an ignorant usurper in the White House; government riddled with communists; people willing to cede their God-given liberties to an oppressive monstrous federal government.

And the nation is actually debating whether Santorum is too "extreme"? What a topsy turvy world we live in. The very world we live in is "extreme" far beyond anything we could have imagined 40 years ago.

29 posted on 02/21/2012 10:13:29 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Steelfish

No he is not. For one thing, I have seen Satan myself many times. He keeps popping up on my TV screen either at some fundraiser, golf course, or some vacation hideaway.


30 posted on 02/21/2012 10:49:26 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Steelfish

Question shouldn’t be is Santorum too extreme.
Statement should be, “obammy is a marxist extremist who hates america”.


31 posted on 02/22/2012 4:19:21 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Steelfish
Men who think stabbing each other in their diseased rectums with other body parts is normal think WE are extreme.

Riiiiight!

32 posted on 02/22/2012 4:57:31 AM PST by fwdude
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Steelfish. We're Being Managed ping.
33 posted on 02/25/2012 10:23:38 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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