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Rush, Palin, Beck, Huck Endorse Santorum?
Television campaign Ad Fox News | March 2 2012 | Santorum Ohio Campaign Ad

Posted on 03/02/2012 2:39:21 PM PST by Toespi

Santorum's new Ohio campaign ad, lists quotes, which appear to be endorsements.


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Santorum's new Ohio campaign ad, lists quotes, which appear to be endorsements. Beck, "Santorum is the next George Washington." Rush, "it would be great if he could get to the White House.". Time Magazine, "Santorum....one if the 25 most influential evangelicals in America.". Palin, "Rick Santorum has been consistent protecting the sanctity of life.". WSJ, "we score Santorum's economic agenda bolder than Romneys.". Wash Post, "Rick Santorum, a Tea Party guy before the Tea Party existed."
1 posted on 03/02/2012 2:39:24 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Toespi

I love it! Go Santorum. These naysayers are disgusting. You are the real deal. I can’t wait to call you President Santorum. We will FINALLY be back to principles in this country.


2 posted on 03/02/2012 2:43:11 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Toespi

Here’s the expanded quote from the WSJ:

‘Overall, we’d score Mr. Santorum’s economic agenda as bolder than Mr. Romney’s, if not as ambitious as those of Messrs. Huntsman and Gingrich.’

Why didn’t Rick use the entire quote?


3 posted on 03/02/2012 2:46:01 PM PST by fiftymegaton (God Bless and Protect America-- I'm voting Gingrich)
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To: napscoordinator

So you don’t find this just a little misleading?


4 posted on 03/02/2012 2:46:15 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Toespi

They aren’t endorsements but they are comments that the named people have made.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 2:46:15 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: 21twelve; Absolutely Nobama; AFPhys; afraidfortherepublic; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

6 posted on 03/02/2012 2:47:00 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Toespi

Not one of those quotes looks like an actual endorsement to me.


7 posted on 03/02/2012 2:47:53 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: cripplecreek

If you saw the entire ad, they sure are represented as endorsements, except for the last clip showing him playing with his little girl.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 2:48:35 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Toespi

last clip showing him playing with his little girl.


9 posted on 03/02/2012 2:50:23 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: 9YearLurker

The next George Washington? What would you call that if not an endorsement.


10 posted on 03/02/2012 2:50:41 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Toespi

I’d say that Beck and Rush’s quotes are pretty much endorsements. As for Palin and the WSJ, those look to be cherry-picked observations.

And I wouldn’t trust the ComPost to know it’s head from it’s @ss.


11 posted on 03/02/2012 2:53:16 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Toespi
So you don’t find this just a little misleading?

This ad ran in MI and all of the parties said nothing to distance themselves from it. As a matter of fact, they all still continue to support him to some degree. If you want to talk about misleading, lets chat about the Mittens negative Super PAC ads that he has been running against Newt and Rick.

12 posted on 03/02/2012 2:57:19 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: napscoordinator
That's a stretch, but project ahead, Super Tuesday is 4 days away and reality is about to set in.
13 posted on 03/02/2012 3:00:42 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“they all still continue to support him to some degree.”

Time and WP support Santorum? I thought Glenn Beck was in the Romney camp.


14 posted on 03/02/2012 3:03:09 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Toespi

Oh come on!! Many like Rush and Sarah has praise Santorum at times but has never officially nor semi-endorse him. Santorum team seems to be cherry-picking nice things said about Rick as though it was an endorsement. Heck, Bill Clinton has praise Sarah once as being very savvy and smart but no way was that an endorsement


15 posted on 03/02/2012 3:08:00 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Toespi
I thought Glenn Beck was in the Romney camp.

Do you even listen to him? If you did you would know he hates Newt and always slams Milt for his Progressive nature. The only candidate he has been talking up lately is Rick especially since Bachmann dropped. You seem to be incredulous that prominent people have said complementary things about Rick.

16 posted on 03/02/2012 3:11:11 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Toespi

Can somebody please post all the major cuts in spending Santorum has voted for during his 20 years in congress? All I am hearing is from opponents about his votes on spending and raising the national debt etc, so I would like to hear the other side.


17 posted on 03/02/2012 3:11:11 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: Toespi

I wonder how Rush is going to feel tomorrow about Santorum calling him “Absurd” Or and an absurd entertainer how ever he tried to rationalize it. Plus Rush probably won’t like the fact he is being use that way since he hasn’t official endorsed anyone.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 3:13:30 PM PST by timlot
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To: Toespi

Would that be Rush Limbaugh the “absurd” “entertainer” that Rick referred to this week??? ...or, Rush Limbaugh the Conservative spokesperson???


19 posted on 03/02/2012 3:15:49 PM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: entropy12

Santorum is a Rino weakling. But the one issue crowd loves him because he thumps his bible alot.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 3:16:54 PM PST by petercooper (The one difference between Obama & Romney: Obama is only half white.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

No, I dont watch Glenn Beck. Lost me a long time ago. What I find incredulous is the fact Santorum used quotes within quotes. I thought the ad was incredibly opportunistic and frankly, it sickens me. I would assume now that Santorum has jumped into the abyss against Rush, he might want to drop Rush’s quote from the ad. LOL.


21 posted on 03/02/2012 3:18:19 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Toespi

There’s nothing wrong with using quotes other conservatives had said that are positive about him. He would have to say they were endorsing him to be dishonest.


22 posted on 03/02/2012 3:22:09 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: petercooper

Time Magazine referred to him as one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America. I am just curious, can a Catholc be an evangelical? I am not being flip, I really don’t know.


23 posted on 03/02/2012 3:22:45 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Toespi

Saintorum is a disgusting liar.

This may add credence to claims made by Arlen Specter, of all people.

http://www.breitbart.tv/specter-santorum-lied/

Ricky is panicking.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


24 posted on 03/02/2012 3:35:02 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Toespi

In my book it is far more than “incredibly opportunistic”, it is deception... it is lying.


25 posted on 03/02/2012 3:39:47 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: petercooper
Santorum is a Rino weakling.

Yeah right? That is why people like Levin, Rush, Beck, Malkin et al all refer to him as a Conservative. As for the in issue crowd, there seem to be a fair amount of them considering that Rick either comes in second or bests Milt in state Primaries as of late.

26 posted on 03/02/2012 3:39:56 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: napscoordinator

Your flowers are wilting.


27 posted on 03/02/2012 3:41:16 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: entropy12

From Santorum’s 2003, to 2004 Senate record; (there are countless more like it)

[In a single session, Rick Santorum co-sponsored 51 bills to increase spending … And zero to cut spending.]


28 posted on 03/02/2012 3:50:11 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: fiftymegaton

Because Rick doesn’t mind misleading if it benefits Rick.

He learned his ethics as a lawyer representing Pro Wrestling. He only thumps his Bible to impress people who are easily impressed.


29 posted on 03/02/2012 3:53:01 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: Gator113

So you believe Spector over Santorum on this story? Very interesting. You Newt people constantly bring up Ricks support of him in ‘04 because Spector was a real shifty POS, but when it suits your needs to slam Santorum, all of a sudden Arlen is the most honest and dedicated man to trod the earth who’s statements are beyond repoach. Which is it?

BTW, can you cite this so called panic “Ricky” is having?


30 posted on 03/02/2012 3:54:24 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Polls are going in a different direction. Soon, this may not be true anymore. Hopefully his collapse is complete before Super Tuesday, or Romney takes another step towards the nomination.


32 posted on 03/02/2012 3:59:04 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Toespi

Yeah, I know Beck has endorsed Santorum.

But on its own, that statement is screaming for context. In what way is he the next George Washington? As “the father of our country”—with so many kids of his own? On his way to growing a pony tail? True to his convictions and saying directly what he believes?

Even an over-the-top compliment isn’t necessarily an endorsement.


33 posted on 03/02/2012 4:01:02 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: napscoordinator
I can’t wait to call you President Santorum

You are going to have a long, long wait.

34 posted on 03/02/2012 4:03:47 PM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Toespi
Santorum should not have pushed so hard.

He likely pushed one or more to disclaim endorsement of him...

35 posted on 03/02/2012 4:11:18 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: conservativejoy

Read what he said in a debate. But yet he wants to use a statement alluding to the Washington Post endorsing him as a tea party candidate. Which is it Rick? What a weasel.u

SANTORUM: Well first off, I didn’t say that the Washington Post said it. I simply commented on what they said. I don’t take the claim, the Tea Party
organization is flat and it should stay that way. It should support ideas not candidates. And people who stand up and say they lead it, well, I think most of the Tea Party people think their leadership is among the people not anybody is a member of congress or anywhere else.


36 posted on 03/02/2012 4:12:14 PM PST by Toespi
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To: petercooper

Who is the “one issue crowd” and what is that “one issue” that you are so clearly disgusted by, and why do you call Christians “bible thumpers” which is a term created and favored by the hard left and atheists.


37 posted on 03/02/2012 4:15:39 PM PST by ansel12 (Newt Gingrich knows how to deconstruct Obama in a head to head race, and that is what it will take.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Didn’t Rick want Specter for president? Last time he wanted Romney for President.


38 posted on 03/02/2012 4:17:57 PM PST by ansel12 (Newt Gingrich knows how to deconstruct Obama in a head to head race, and that is what it will take.)
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To: Apollo5600
Hopefully his collapse is complete before Super Tuesday,

Guess what. If this collapse you are rooting for with Santorum happens, Milt is the nominee. The meme that Romney is inevitable will take hold and all the undecideds will back the perceived winner. Gingrich is done in this thing. If you haven't noticed, he has absolutely no traction in any of the Super Tuesday states except GA. This big rally to Newt you are wishing in the polls isn't happening with 3 days left till the polls open.

39 posted on 03/02/2012 4:19:34 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ansel12
Didn’t Rick want Specter for president?

Let's see. The Junior Senator of 2 years backed the Senior Senator that helped him campaign supported him for President in a year full of loser candidates. Boy. That is outrageous.

Last time he wanted Romney for President.

Let's see. Santorum knew McLame personally and thought he was a disaster. Remember McCain Fiengold? He and Rush, Levin, DeMint and other Conservatives tried to rally the base behind the best choice available, in another year full of loser Candidates, late in the Primary to knock McLame out. Shocking.

40 posted on 03/02/2012 4:30:32 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“Guess what. If this collapse you are rooting for with Santorum happens, Milt is the nominee. The meme that Romney is inevitable will take hold and all the undecideds will back the perceived winner. Gingrich is done in this thing. If you haven’t noticed, he has absolutely no traction in any of the Super Tuesday states except GA. This big rally to Newt you are wishing in the polls isn’t happening with 3 days left till the polls open.”

You’re propaganda is transparent. Santorum dropped more than ten points in the space of a day or two in Georgia in recent polls, the majority of his support going to Newt Gingrich, and he is losing ground in the other states as well.

That’s evidence that he is starting to fade nationally, and these drops accelerate quite quickly as soon as the fair weather conservative types and regular voters start to see the shift in the wind.

It’s obvious that Santorum’s loss in Michigan and Arizona, and also his campaign tactics, has left a bad taste in the mouth of many folks. I expect the drop to continue, and it will be interesting what the mood is on Super Tuesday itself.


41 posted on 03/02/2012 4:45:50 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Lazlo in PA

“Let’s see. The Junior Senator of 2 years backed the Senior Senator that helped him campaign supported him for President in a year full of loser candidates. Boy. That is outrageous.”

Hahahahaha! You’re so easy to utterly crush.

Here is an excerpt of what Arlen Specter was running on for his platform! I’ll give you a hint. Pro-abortion, anti-religion, pro-”wall” of seperation between Church and State... All of which Santorum is running on for this election!!

“When Pat Robertson says there is no constitutional doctrine of separation between Church and State, — I say he is wrong. The First Amendment freedom of religion is as important today — as when the Bill of Rights was written.

When Pat Buchanan calls for a Holy War in our society, — I say he is wrong. We don’t need holy wars, — we need tolerance and simple humanity.

When Ralph Reed says a pro-choice Republican isn’t qualified to be our President, — I say the Republican Party will not be blackmailed. I and millions of other pro-choice Republicans — will not be disenfranchised.

I believe there is an important place in public life — for people with deep religious and moral convictions. I am one of them. When I look at teenage pregnancies, — the high crime rate, — the fact that many high school graduates cannot read their own diplomas, — there is no doubt that people with deep religious and moral convictions must be active in the political process. But it is not Christian, — or religious, — or Judeo-Christian to bring God into politics; — or to advocate the intolerance and exclusion.

I think Jack Kemp put it best — when he said when it comes to moral values — we must seek to persuade rather than impose. I want to take abortion out of politics. I want to keep the Republican Party focused on the vital economic and foreign policy issues — and leave moral issues such as abortion to the conscience of the individual. I believe abortion is an issue to be decided by women — not by big government.”

http://www.4president.org/speeches/1996/arlenspecter1996announcement.htm


42 posted on 03/02/2012 4:51:45 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Lazlo in PA

Santorum wanted Arlen Specter to be President, and then he wanted Mitt Romney to be President.

Now Santorum wants himself to be president, is this attorney claiming to be a lifelong conservative or did he come into this late in life?


43 posted on 03/02/2012 4:56:02 PM PST by ansel12 (Newt Gingrich knows how to deconstruct Obama in a head to head race, and that is what it will take.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Hey if you supported Romney in 2008 like Santorum did, then that explains a lot, I never supported Romney myself.


44 posted on 03/02/2012 5:07:02 PM PST by ansel12 (Newt Gingrich knows how to deconstruct Obama in a head to head race, and that is what it will take.)
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To: Apollo5600

So where is your guy?

You love running around here starting flame wars, which I thought you were supposed to stop as part of your Probation, tearing down Rick. Where is Newt in this. So what if Newt wins GA by 100%. Is that the only thing he is going to bring to the table on Tuesday? Where is he in swing states. Rick is still up in OH, a state we need in the General. Where is Newt in any other ST state?

That is why I see you Newt people spinning off the rails tearing down Rick much like Romney does. You know Newt is done in this race as evidenced by the fact that no one what’s to vote for him.

Why don’t you knock of the Rick bashing and try explaining to people why a man with 67% negatives should be our nominee. I am guessing that is becoming close to impossible these days.


45 posted on 03/02/2012 5:08:17 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ansel12

Ah. You love McCain. Good to know.


46 posted on 03/02/2012 5:09:22 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Newt will win President of Georgia. That is if Mitt doesn’t rip him to shreads before Tuesday.


47 posted on 03/02/2012 5:13:20 PM PST by dforest
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To: Lazlo in PA

What I said was Saintorum’s BS is adding credence to what Spector has said.

Spector is a piece of scum, but is Ricky is knitting himself his very own liar jacket...er.. I mean sweater.

Oh as for panic... I’d say that being deceptive as to who all has actually endorsed him..... just might be a sign of panic. But then that’s just me.

Here is the good news. The truth will come out about these alleged endorsements in the coming days.

Have an enjoyable evening....


48 posted on 03/02/2012 5:13:36 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“So where is your guy?

You love running around here starting flame wars, which I thought you were supposed to stop as part of your Probation, tearing down Rick. Where is Newt in this. So what if Newt wins GA by 100%. Is that the only thing he is going to bring to the table on Tuesday? Where is he in swing states. Rick is still up in OH, a state we need in the General. Where is Newt in any other ST state?

That is why I see you Newt people spinning off the rails tearing down Rick much like Romney does. You know Newt is done in this race as evidenced by the fact that no one what’s to vote for him.

Why don’t you knock of the Rick bashing and try explaining to people why a man with 67% negatives should be our nominee. I am guessing that is becoming close to impossible these days.”

I have been given no directions to lay off Rick, and the things I have written are utterly valid. I responded to your post dismissing Santorum’s endorsement of Specter in 1995, despite Specter’s presidential platform being based on pro-abortion and “changing Republican” culture.

You don’t have a response, so you start to bash me right away.


49 posted on 03/02/2012 5:21:22 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: Toespi

Santorum is starting to sound like he used to be a lawyer for professional wrestlers.


50 posted on 03/02/2012 5:22:52 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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