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Santorum: I'll beat Romney if Gingrich drops out
The Examiner ^ | March 4th, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 03/04/2012 12:20:40 PM PST by Mariner

Rick Santorum indicated that Newt Gingrich should drop out of the presidential race, arguing -- as Gingrich did during his surge -- that splitting the "anti-Romney" vote helped Mitt Romney win the Michigan primary and Washington caucuses and contributes to his overall success so far.

"It's always harder when you've got to conservative running in the race as we have seen in Washington and we've seen in other states," Santorum said on Fox News Sunday. "We have the anti-Romney vote, if you will. Both Gingrich and I are slugging away."

Santorum stopped short of calling for Gingrich to exit the race, but he noted that their combined support would defeat Romney. "In Michigan, we would have won easily if those two votes had been combined," he told Chris Wallace.

He also made clear that he believes Gingrich will have to drop out, eventually. "And, you know, eventually hopefully the race will settle out and we'll go one on one," Santorum said. "And once that happens, we feel very comfortable we're going to win this thing."

(Excerpt) Read more at campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com ...


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To: LADY J

Newt/West would be awesome, having an actual man with Millitary Experiance in for Vice Pres would be very nice.


151 posted on 03/05/2012 2:42:05 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Mariner

Why don’t Santorum drop out and let Newt win?


152 posted on 03/05/2012 2:51:55 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Gator113

Let’s see what little ricky says tomorrow when Willard the liberals wins Ohio going away, the state where little ricky
had an 18 pt lead about two weeks ago.


153 posted on 03/05/2012 2:54:50 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: CainConservative

And there is a word for those who ignore the Constitution. They are called ‘Liberals’.

I’d rather be a RINO anyday... over being a Liberal.


154 posted on 03/05/2012 3:29:13 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Mariner

And if Santorum dropped out, Gingrich could win.


155 posted on 03/05/2012 3:39:58 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Mariner

I’m for Gingrich, and my mind is made up. If Newt were to drop out, I’d pass on the primary. If I absolutely had to vote in the primary and Gingrich wasn’t a choice, I’d have to go for (YEEEEECH!) loony Paul - he’s nuts, but at least he isn’t a baby butcher or a union cuddler.


156 posted on 03/05/2012 4:04:25 PM PST by order66.exe
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

What this means is, Santorum has come to the conclusion that Romney is going to be the nominee, and he’s not interested in the second spot on the ticket.

Thanks Mariner.


157 posted on 03/05/2012 5:52:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv; Mariner
Santorum: I'll beat Romney if Gingrich drops out

Hell, he can beat Ronmey NOW. I'll provide the stick.

158 posted on 03/05/2012 6:00:32 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred; onyx; TitansAFC; maggief; STARWISE; b9; RedMDer

Does anyone know how much money Santorum has left?


159 posted on 03/06/2012 6:39:14 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: throwback
It's probably too late. Santorum has now assumed the same unelectable status as Gingrich. Gingrich will probably get a minor bump on Tuesday, and they'll both fade after that. The Romney channel and the R's have done their work.
Oh, come on, throwback. Let's not forget the work done by CONSERVATIVES who failed Gingrich back pre-Florida and now are dumping all kinds of calumny and lies on the head of Rick Santorum (who is not my favorite but who is a conservative).

CONSERVATIVES. DO. NOT. KNOW. HOW. TO. UNITE. PERIOD.

160 posted on 03/06/2012 7:19:01 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Mariner

And you'll lose to Obama, and that's the problem, pure and simple Rick


161 posted on 03/06/2012 7:21:52 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: redangus

Chris Wallace was the arrogant nasty one on Fox News Sunday and I wrote him and told him so. He had no right to keep attacking Santorum over and over again about his PRIVATE views on contraception. Santorum has never ever said he would tamper with a person’s right to use contraception or not. Wallace knew that he just wanted to push the envelope and confuse those who don’t understand what is going on. Seems like you are one of those people. Whenever Santorum has had the opportunity to talk about real issues he has done very well. He would have no problems handling BO; whereas, Mittens will have his hands full trying to justify Romneycare and a host of other revelant flip flops.


162 posted on 03/06/2012 7:46:07 AM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Gator113

Santorum and Romney are equally odious. We don’t need another 8 years of George W Santorum.


163 posted on 03/06/2012 10:37:17 AM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Brown Deer; Slings and Arrows; TheBattman; LeopoldvonRanke; RIghtwardHo; fieldmarshaldj; Piranha; ..

So, Brown Deer, since you have delivered crickets on whether you have a problem with my conservative credentials... are you going to try to have all these other Freepers to be kicked out of Free Republic as well?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2855647/posts

I know, I know, the standard answer is ... yet again... crickets.


164 posted on 03/06/2012 10:00:29 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: Kevmo; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; ...


So, Brown Deer, since you have delivered crickets on whether you have a problem with my conservative credentials... are you going to try to have all these other Freepers to be kicked out of Free Republic as well?

We all know your true colors, troll!
165 posted on 03/06/2012 11:14:16 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

I see you have no substance to your accusation.


166 posted on 03/06/2012 11:16:36 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: hoosiermama

$22, a Powerball ticket and some coupons for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.


167 posted on 03/06/2012 11:19:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: GraceG

I’d be a billionaire if Bill Gates left me some money in his will.


168 posted on 03/06/2012 11:20:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Kevmo

It’s “Super Tuesday,” only Romney and Gingrich can emerge to challenge Obama


169 posted on 03/07/2012 1:34:29 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Mariner
If either Rick or Newt, throw support to one or the other against Hillary, watch how quickly O-Undocumented is “finally” found to be in office illegally, or forced out of office.
170 posted on 03/07/2012 1:53:57 AM PST by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: jacknhoo

One or the other should drop out, endorse the other, and pledge their delegates to the other’s campaign. Preferably, Rick Santorum should bow out, and endorse Newt and pledge his delegates to Newt. That puts the race back in play because then there’s only a seventy delegate gap between Romney and Newt under such a scenario, because there are plenty of states to go before someone gets to 1100 delegates. Most of Santorum’s support would then shift to Newt because they’re only inclined to vote for Romney last ditch to deny Obama re-election, because they are closer to each other on policy than Santorum would be to Romney. So take it as a hint Rick, drop out so Newt can win this, he might make you veep..


171 posted on 03/07/2012 9:15:31 PM PST by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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