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Rush: America Likes Santorum
Newsmax ^ | 02/24/12 | Michelle Lopata

Posted on 02/24/2012 6:21:48 PM PST by writer33

The fact that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is a “good family man” is why he has gained traction recently with voters, according to radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh.

“My guess [why Santorum’s popularity is rising] might have to do with the fact that it’s now widely known that Santorum is a loving, devoted father,” Rush argued.

A recent Washington Post/ABC News story stated that Santorum is winning more support from Republican women and is “less unpopular” among Democrat and independent women than his GOP rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich despite his views on abortion, contraception, and prenatal screenings as being perceived by the mainstream media as extreme.

“Santorum does not have an extreme view on contraception,” Limbaugh argued. “He’s not said a thing about it other than he wouldn’t come up with a government program to deal with whatever his view is.”

Read more on Newsmax.com: Rush: America Likes Santorum Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!

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1 posted on 02/24/2012 6:21:53 PM PST by writer33
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To: Clint N. Suhks; American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; Colonel_Flagg; cripplecreek; ...

For those interested.


2 posted on 02/24/2012 6:22:23 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33

“My guess [why Santorum’s popularity is rising] might have to do with the fact that it’s now widely known that Santorum is a loving, devoted father,” Rush argued.

So was Jimmy Carter. He even taught Sunday school.


3 posted on 02/24/2012 6:28:21 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Naionals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll

Sour grapes. Tough.


4 posted on 02/24/2012 6:29:46 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Patience, my compatriots, PATIENCE! FR will be "Santorum Country" in a very short time, IMHO.)
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To: writer33

Now if Santorum would just avoid his run-on sentence problem and stop and pause when answering questions, he’d be in business. My brain can’t process his endless chatter!


5 posted on 02/24/2012 6:30:50 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Grapes can be sour - and make a valid point - at the same time. The two notions are NOT mutually exclusive.


6 posted on 02/24/2012 6:32:12 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: writer33

America loves Rush as well !!By this rate, Rush could be elected president. Delusional.


7 posted on 02/24/2012 6:32:53 PM PST by lilyfreeper
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Neither this Republic nor the Republican Party will survive another compassionate conservative. Fiscally, Santorum is to the left of Bush.

Rather than make a principled stand he would rather look to the Federal government for "balance". Wow.

8 posted on 02/24/2012 6:35:15 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Santorum says he isn't a visionary. Sorry Rick, without a vision the people perish.)
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To: writer33

He gave a pretty good economic speech tonight. Having spent my working life in manufacturing its pretty nice to hear someone speak about the need to get rid of what is effectively a VAT tax in manufacturing.


9 posted on 02/24/2012 6:36:07 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: gov_bean_ counter

I agree. RS is Bush redux, without the Texas charm. I think Rush is missing this one worse than anything he’s ever missed. Of course, for 23 years, he’s been mostly on the money.


10 posted on 02/24/2012 6:37:46 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Hey, Rick Santorum is the one who said he was a “progressive conservative” back in 1990 while running for his first term in the Senate.

Senator Santorum’s record is as conservative as any pro-life Democrat’s record.


11 posted on 02/24/2012 6:40:01 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Naionals as our President!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I think Rush is missing this one worse than anything he’s ever missed.

I don't.
12 posted on 02/24/2012 6:41:47 PM PST by Girlene
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To: SatinDoll
Senator Santorum’s record is as conservative as any pro-life Democrat’s record.

what are you basing that on?
13 posted on 02/24/2012 6:43:11 PM PST by Girlene
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To: writer33

“Rush: America Likes Santorum”

Wrong, Americans are being TOLD they like Santorum and enough of them are lemmings to believe anything they are told.

JB


14 posted on 02/24/2012 6:43:17 PM PST by thatjoeguy (MAYDAY! MAYDAY! We are so going in ! !)
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To: Girlene

That’s a bold prediction. /s


15 posted on 02/24/2012 6:48:04 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright
“I agree. RS is Bush redux, without the Texas charm. I think Rush is missing this one worse than anything he’s ever missed. Of course, for 23 years, he’s been mostly on the money.”
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Hi CEW,

I think part of Rush's analysis is based on how well Santorum is still doing with women...despite the trumped up contraception crap.

I'm definitely a hard core Newt supporter, but could and would vote for Santorum. BTW, Newt did superb on “The Great One’s” show

I'm really hoping Newt has a strong surge in the next week.

16 posted on 02/24/2012 6:50:32 PM PST by Artcore
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I agree with you, but we’re past the point of navel-gazing and cutting-bait. Just a few more colorful metaphors and I’ll let it go.
We’re close to the short-strokes. This spring, summer conventions and we’re still saying, “On one hand, on the other ...”?
Anyone but Rombama. Open convention. Roll out a red carpet for Palin. Make Mittens think he’s got it in the bag. Hand everyone a rolled up newspaper. Battle Royale!
When the dust settles (worth repeating): Anyone but Romney.

We then proceed to recreate 1980: http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/national.php?year=1980

The country sends the boy-king Soetero packing and we begin the hard work of cleaning up his mess.


17 posted on 02/24/2012 6:52:22 PM PST by tumblindice (He walks, he talks, he crawls on his belly like a reptile--The Fake American President)
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To: Girlene

His record while serving in Congress.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 6:52:44 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Naionals as our President!)
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To: Artcore

I think you are right about part of what is fueling Rush’ analysis. What shocks me is how totally unfamiliar with Santorum’s liberal dalliances Rush is. I also think with his cochlear implant he does not hear some of the tones in Santorum’s voice that are a turn off to many folks. AND:
He is not getting the prep he used to (and I know some of the inside story on that BTW). He just isn’t.

I don’t blame him. He’s been incredible for 23 years. Invented an entire industry and is still the best at it. But there is slippage. Human nature is what it is. I sense slippage here.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 6:53:52 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: SatinDoll

Don’t you know, that’s off limits. But dude, look at that vest.


20 posted on 02/24/2012 6:56:07 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Not really. /NS


21 posted on 02/24/2012 6:56:17 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Girlene

That would make my point for me.


22 posted on 02/24/2012 6:57:05 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: SatinDoll

The Jimmy Carter disaster was exactly the parallel that was drawn on local talk radio this week. There has to be more there than just being a family man, much more. We don’t need for Rick to be our daddy, we a Statesman with Solutions to be our President. There is only one in this race and his name is Newt Gingrich.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 6:58:57 PM PST by conservativejoy
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I don’t think Rush is losing a step. He always gets a little distracted when he gets a new wife and tries to set her up in business. Remember the tie business he did with that Marta person.

I have a feeling this one is a lot better wife for him, but I digress.

I think Rush wants a Republican to win and agrees with most of us that we need to get Obama out no matter what less than perfect candidate we have to accept.

I think Rush really likes Newt but he and most other talk show hosts favor Santorum.

I think they are afraid of Newt for some reason. I don’t know why. Whether they think he will implode or has as yet unopened baggage, I don’t know.

I think they feel that Santorum is both safe and basically conservative enough.

I agree. He’s got some surface annoying characteristics but that’s not really important.


24 posted on 02/24/2012 7:01:39 PM PST by altura
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To: writer33

I’m for Newt- but have nothing against Rick-— but, Rush is for Romney.


25 posted on 02/24/2012 7:02:30 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Don’t you think all pols talk too much? I swear it’s an absolute disease with these people.


26 posted on 02/24/2012 7:02:38 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: SatinDoll

After the last debate..Santorum’s numbers are dropping. Rush is wrong on this one for sure.


27 posted on 02/24/2012 7:02:48 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Dear C. Edmund Wright,

I am NOT a dude.

Love & kisses,

Satin Doll


28 posted on 02/24/2012 7:03:23 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Naionals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll

I know you’re not, it was the “royal” dude - as in universal dude - referring to the unnamed recipient of the statement, NOT directed at you.


29 posted on 02/24/2012 7:04:15 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: altura

You may be right - but there are some changes in the prep situation since 2010 post election cycle.


30 posted on 02/24/2012 7:05:34 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: cripplecreek

One tax deduction that would be a major boost to manufacturing is the 100% tax deduction in one year for equipment for maufacturers, farmers, small businesses.

Think what a boon that would be for those who make the equipment, as well.

Think of the literally, millions of jobs that would be created if we follow Gingich’s plan for Energy Independence.
I would think that plan alone would excite anyone standing in an unemployment line.

These are the reasons I hope voters will take a serious look at Gingrich. I’m not hearing this from the others in the race.


31 posted on 02/24/2012 7:06:17 PM PST by conservativejoy
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To: SatinDoll; C. Edmund Wright
Satin Doll - "His [Santorum] record while serving in Congress."

Really? Why don't you try some facts. Let's start with this. Was Santorum a Senate Spendthrift?

..............."The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has been rating members of Congress for 20 years. NTU is an independent, non-partisan organization that — per its mission statement — “mobilizes elected officials and the general public on behalf of tax relief and reform, lower and less wasteful spending, individual liberty, and free enterprise.” Steve Forbes serves on its board of directors.

For each session of Congress, NTU scores each member on an A-to-F scale. NTU weights members’ votes based on those votes’ perceived effect on both the immediate and future size of the federal budget. Those who get A’s are among “the strongest supporters of responsible tax and spending policies”; they receive NTU’s “Taxpayers’ Friend Award.” B’s are “good” scores, C’s are “minimally acceptable” scores, D’s are “poor” scores, and F’s earn their recipients membership in the “Big Spender” category. There is no grade inflation whatsoever, as we shall see.

NTU’s scoring paints a radically different picture of Santorum’s 12-year tenure in the Senate (1995 through 2006) than one would glean from the rhetoric of the Romney campaign. Fifty senators served throughout Santorum’s two terms: 25 Republicans, 24 Democrats, and 1 Republican/Independent. On a 4-point scale (awarding 4 for an A, 3.3 for a B+, 3 for a B, 2.7 for a B-, etc.), those 50 senators’ collective grade point average (GPA) across the 12 years was 1.69 — which amounts to a C-. Meanwhile, Santorum’s GPA was 3.66 — or an A-. Santorum’s GPA placed him in the top 10 percent of senators, as he ranked 5th out of 50."..........................

........read more at the link. So, it doesn't appear you have your facts right.
32 posted on 02/24/2012 7:07:19 PM PST by Girlene
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To: SatinDoll

America needs another Jimmy Carter!

Who knew?


33 posted on 02/24/2012 7:07:33 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: altura

In the end, our goal is to pry BHO2 out of the White House. Obama is evil.

The constant sparring over who is or isn’t the best candidate are, for me, fun. I like to compare facts. But they’re also irritating when it degenerates into name calling and anger.

Whoever the candidate, I will vote for the Republican over Obama. Everyone, he is our target, savez?


34 posted on 02/24/2012 7:07:59 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Naionals as our President!)
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To: altura

My firm belief is if it takes several radio talk show hosts most of their program to explain a politician’s positions, then that politician will LOSE.

Rush tells us frequently that we are not “mind numbed robots” and don’t need to him to tell us what to think. Unfortunately, that means no matter how many times he tells us that we really like Santorum, most of us ain’t buying.


35 posted on 02/24/2012 7:08:52 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Girlene

I didn’t present any facts. And you need to chill.


36 posted on 02/24/2012 7:09:10 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Naionals as our President!)
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To: writer33

I think Rush (as usual) is right on.


37 posted on 02/24/2012 7:09:58 PM PST by mtg
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To: headsonpikes

America needs another Jimmy Carter like we need another four years of Obama in the White House! Yech.


38 posted on 02/24/2012 7:11:50 PM PST by SatinDoll (No Foreign Naionals as our President!)
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To: VinL

You need to adjust your cochlear implant. Rush is not for Romney and makes that clear every day.


39 posted on 02/24/2012 7:12:55 PM PST by altura
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To: C. Edmund Wright

What?

I haven’t made any point for you except to disagree with yours.


40 posted on 02/24/2012 7:13:02 PM PST by Girlene
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To: altura

Really? I didn’t know that. Rush specifically said that he’s not supporting Romney?


41 posted on 02/24/2012 7:15:29 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Well, you may not be buying. Most freepers may not be buying, but the public is certainly buying. Santorum is leading all the polls with Newt behind even the crazy little cretin.

I don’t like it, I like Newt and he’s right on with all his statements, but he’s not catching fire with the public.

And Rush did bring up the weird little coziness between Ron Paul and Mitt.


42 posted on 02/24/2012 7:16:13 PM PST by altura
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To: SatinDoll
I didn’t present any facts.

You pointed to his record in Congress. I presented the facts from that record which disputed your claim that he voted like a pro-life Democrat. He did not. He was a fiscal conservative.

And you need to chill.

Huh? I only pointed out facts and backed them up with a link. What is there to chill over?
43 posted on 02/24/2012 7:17:24 PM PST by Girlene
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I don’t see a prediction anywhere in Post 12.


44 posted on 02/24/2012 7:17:24 PM PST by RPTMS
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Or “take one for the team”.


45 posted on 02/24/2012 7:18:53 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: writer33

You’ve been a busy beaver!


46 posted on 02/24/2012 7:19:38 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: thatjoeguy
Americans are being TOLD they like Santorum and enough of them are lemmings to believe anything they are told.

Actually, Americans were TOLD to like Mitt Romney. He was annointed as "inevitable" and "electable" before the first vote was even cast. Why did the "lemmings" not fall in line for Mittie?

47 posted on 02/24/2012 7:19:59 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (If 98% have used birth control at some point, how is this an accessibility issue?)
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To: katiedidit1

Santorum’s numbers are dropping because the public and, sadly, a bunch of people here are believing the liberal attacks on him.

Santorum has never suggested by word or deed that he would interfere with people’s rights regarding religion, birth control or anything except abortion.

Santorum has not helped himself when he tries to explain his position.

We are fools if we fall for this. The two people benefiting are Mitt Romney and Obama.

I speak as a dispassionate observer who really likes Newt but is not going to go into total denial.


48 posted on 02/24/2012 7:21:25 PM PST by altura
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I understand what you're saying. I hadn't thought about his cochlear implant, and it possibly making it harder to hear inflections and other nuances in the human voice.

I really hope Newts conservative message, along with his strong command of history will earn him strong support across the country. I know he's on the same page as Palin when it comes to our energy independence!

Go Newt!

49 posted on 02/24/2012 7:21:37 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Clint N. Suhks
You’ve been a busy beaver!

Yes, sir. Thanks goodness for my contraceptives. :-)

Just kidding!

50 posted on 02/24/2012 7:21:54 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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