Skip to comments.RICK SANTORUM IS SUSPENDING RACE FOR PRESIDENT.
Posted on 04/10/2012 11:10:44 AM PDT by Spunky
I just heard on Fox News that Rick Santorum is suspending his race for President. He will be giving a news conference
I don’t blame Santorum, I blame the people who foolishly supported him instead of Newt. honestly though, I’m laughing out loud at them now. but don’t worry, I’m sure sweater vest is on the short list for VP.
That was my last republican primary.
Hold your nose one more time, folks, as you pull the lever.
Hold your nose any longer and you’ll need “RINO-plasty” :)
I hope everyone that supported Santorum is happy with the result!
If you had just gotten behind Gingrich, we could of had a REAL conservative as our nominee.
Ouch, unfair. And today? Of all days? You could exactly reverse the two names, you know. If everyone could have supported either one of these two we could have had a conservative nominee.
Four more years of Obama will mean game, set, and match for the USA. His Marxist policies implemented by his Czars will transform America forever.
This is the most important election of our lifetimes. We are at the crossroads between the welfare state and liberty. The welfare state will collapse eventually and bring the nation down with it.
If Obama wins, America loses.
BOY is THAT the truth. Wake up folks - this IS the most important election of OUR ENTIRE lifetime so far. Get off that couch and DO SOMETHING for cryin out loud. Those of us in Wisconsin are trying to save our Gov. Walker from this nasty recall. Working our buns off here.
Call radio shows, write letters to the editor - short, sweet, polite and to the point. Let’s do it.
Don’t give up on Newt just yet. He’s got 9 lives. Plan on tossin him another donation, what the heck if Newt doesn’t get it, the money won’t be worth doodly anyway.
Personal thanks to Lazlo in Pa, Antoninus, Steelfish, Mountain Mary, cripplecreek, American in Tokyo, Yaelle, and all the other Santorum supporters. Thanks.
That will be a vote for Obama-
This means either:
1) Obama wins. Or,
2) The onerous Romney wins, fouls up horribly, cements the liberal socialist agenda in Washington, captains the economy as it collapses, guaranteeing that the Democrats will rule for another 50 years, assuming the United States itself does not collapse from its top-heavy, inefficient and totalitarian government.
In both cases, the conservative Supreme Court is lost, America’s status as an economic and military superpower is over, internationalism will cause massive deprivation and suffering, our Bill of Rights will be forgotten and we will be subjected to East Germany quality nanny-statism.
The parts of our economy that could succeed will be suppressed, we will have massive and unpopular social change foisted on us, ignorant and fatalistic pseudo-scientists will finally get a ruinous chance to lord it over us with fantasies like population control and MMGW, and Agenda 21 will try to force all Americans into giant metropolises on the coasts, so that the heartland will be depopulated.
The very young will either be aborted or raised in government controlled stalls like farm animals, and anyone over the age of 60 will be put down as “obsolete”. Death will be king.
Our allies will fall like dominoes before assorted tyrants, and millions of innocent people will be enslaved or die.
Congratulations, Republican leaders. This is what you wanted. This is what you craved. This is what you paid for and forced. And this is why you struggled so hard against the conservatives that wanted to stop this.
You won. America lost. Hopefully America will be remembered as a place that was once great, like Atlantis, a wonderful place full of dynamic people that the oppressed people of the world could have looked at with hope, that they might someday live like that, in freedom and liberty.
And hopefully, people like you will be remembered for ruining it, both directly and in complicity with the forces of evil and despair. That your names be cursed until they are forgotten, and your offspring live as castrated chattel.
Oh, fer cryin' out loud, why don't you direct your ire at thosee who are actually responsible?
Do you not realize that the House alone is powerless to repeal any law? It takes a Senate and a President to repeal Obamacare. Which will not happen with this Senate and this President.
You know better than that.
And do you not realize that House committees can investigate...but cannot prosecute? That takes a special prosecutor -- who must be appointed by the Attorney General, with the President's approval. And, with this Attorney General and this President, that ain't gonna happen.
You know better than that, too.
Now, if you <really want these things to happen, there's only one way to make them happen: DEFEAT THE DEMOCRATS AT THE POLLS IN NOVEMBER! SQUASH THEM LIKE A BUG!!!
Yeah, even if it means voting for Mitt Romney...
How sad that you have rolled over and given up. That’s just what the libs want us to do. If people don’t get out and vote this marxist out of office - then those who bitch about the destruction of our freedoms, have no one to blame but themselves, because they gave it to obama.
You're right. Words mean things. That's why Rick is suspending his campaign. It's a word with a very specific legal definition and status that means he's allowed to continue to accrue funds to retire his campaign debt. If he ended his campaign, he would not be permitted to do so.
It’ll be fun to watch everyone who has excoriated social conservatives and Santorum supporters on this site for the last three months now try to convince us to support Newt.
One and the same practically speaking. The only difference is in the FEC laws over the disposition of the remaining campaign funds.
Technically, Herman Cain only suspended his campaign, too.
Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!
You are quite the dreamer if you think that the GOP will get the message. Since when? Dole? McCain? Ain’t going to happen, so we might as well vote for the obama alternative.
First, I know you are a stalwart Santorum supporter, and I want you to know that I can imagine how I would feel if it was Newt making that speech. I’m sorry.
Second, are you watching Megan what’s her name on Fox? She’s saying that Santorum is endorsing Romney and the general campaign is starting. Do you think that’s true or just wishful thinking?
[God keep Bella and help the Santorum family.]
I second that and admire Santorum for his choice.
“He’s suspending the campaign, not the presidential race. His daughter Bella checked out of a Pittsburgh hospital this morning and they want to be with her at home.”
~ ~ ~
Please let this be true. Otherwise our country is spiraling downward. Where will faithful people go?
Something could happen, oh please God.
if its down to a write in candidate, its already cooked.
real conservative/tea partier segment of the electorate is miniscule, and thats the reality. no write-in will make a
jot/tittle of difference.
Indeed, Yaelle. Santorum is a great American and a great man. We really need a man like him as our leader. Too many government-educated chumps were convinced that Rick is a liberal and Romney a conservative. Stupid, eh? Bob
Man, that has such a ring of truth to it. I’m an elections inspector, and I’m not even voting for a presidential candidate this election. Sad, sad day.
Not me. I'm will be looking to a third party or no vote in that slot. I will NOT support that GOP establishment liberal from Massachusetts nor any RINO EVER AGAIN at any level of government. PERIOD. The establishment GOP has to rot before the Rats can be defeated. Yes, this nation is screwed with either candidate.
Slight edit above that reflects how this attitude worked out last time. And that is exactly what the establishment is counting on...
Four points isn't much. I was listening to some talk radio (can't remember which one) early this morning and he was saying if Rick were to lose his home state of Pennsylvania it would ruin his political career. He also said that in 8 yrs. Rick would still be 3 years younger than Romney is now. He still has time and this race has really put him out there in the public eye.
You spoiled baby. Hope you enjoy 4 more years of Obama! People like you make me want to puke. If we had your types several hundred years ago we’d all be subjects now.
Quite frankly, and this might get me banned but here goes. Most all FREEPER’s I’ve met are lazy and cheapskate bigmouth cybercowbabies. I’ve tried thru the local boards to recruit FREEPER’s for serious candidates to help doorbell, work phone banks, go to political meetings or any other activity related to winning an election.
Know what happens 99% of the time when asking a Freeper to get involved, Hector? They act just like you. They think that by sitting behind a monitor under some nom de plume pecking out some pithy political remark here or at some other forum is a worthy contribution to the war against liberty.
So, Hector buddy, you stay home and play with yourself, but don’t you dare bitch come next November when Obama sails into the Oval Office for a second term. You will be partially responsible. Thanks.
So Saintorum “takes one for the team”. The question remains, for which team?
Fox-Romney News is already talking about how he will soon get behind Romney.
Will he now support RINO Romney, as he has done in the past? OR, at this 11th hour, will he support the real conservative, Newt Gingrich?
If you are laughing now, you are a total jerk. Our nation is dying, and fools are out there laughing as the ship sinks. Bob
Please, please, please don't sleep in. I absolutely despise Romney and will not vote for that big government liberal, but I will be voting. Especially if we are stuck with as unpalatable a pair as Obama v. Romney, we need as conservative a Congress as possible to minimize the damage done by either big government liberal. Note: I will be writing in an acceptable pair rather than voting for either a socialist who hates America or a Massachusetts liberal who wants America to be far more "progressive".
if the gop doesn’t stand behind Romney, we will have Obama for 4 more years -— which means our country (already on her knees) will fall. A write in is a vote for Obama.
WE the people, have a right, to support the candidate of OUR choice, not yours or anyone elses.
Yeah...and you didn’t vote for somebody who had a chance of beating obama helped obama to ruin our country.
Money not wasted. Rick is a truly outstanding leader. Bob
I completely agree with you. I knew this years ago, but everyone thought I was over simplifying the two party cartel. Romney was anointed at the same meeting when they anointed that old gas bag traitor McCain. They both were picked to throw the fight. Face it people, we are now officially being run by the Chicago mob. The mob war has been over since the Dixie mafia lost to the Chicago. All Clinton and Obama represent are basically figurehead mob bosses.
Time to circle the wagons.
You didn't hear her correctly. She said Santorum DIDN'T mention Romney. All the rest of the people on Fox are saying the same thing. HE NEVER ENDORSED ROMNEY.
Ok,so when will he be getting back in the race? Under what conditions will he "reinstate" his campaign?
Obviously, he won't be getting back in and under no circumstance will he "reinstate" his campaign. Once again it's over. He has ended his campaign.
The legal loophole you describe does not change the meaning of "Suspend" or "End". What Santorum just did is END his campaign.
If Rick were in a court room you might have a point but that's not the case.
We have to keep praying, God wouldn’t leave us with these
two awful choices. They aren’t choices at all!
something could happen, yes?
GOod. Now people can vote for Gingrich instead. Beat the tar out of Mitt The White Obama.
Newt Gingrich is still in the race.
He has not suspended his campaign.
Shouldn’t Ricky have dropped out before he creamed Gingrich’s chances?
He is. I expect him back in 4 years after Romney loses. He’ll be stronger next time, and we’ll see him early next time.
Legally I believe he has to say “suspending” rather than “ending” his campaign or else he loses his delegates. And while Romney now will be the nominee, conservative delegates can at least push for a better conservative GOP party plank. Not much, but better than nothing.
IMPLORE RICK TO THROW HIS SUPPORT BEHIND NEWT:
Holy crap man.. you write extremely well! Wow, that was amazing, just how good your post was. You’re about ninety five percent correct I think in your predictions. Nice job putting down the words!
Step away from the crack pipe. Newt is/was/will always be unelectable. Do you seriously believe that a dude who got 6% and got half the vote of Ron Paul in Wisconsin would have somehow magically defeated Mittens if only Santorum had dropped out? Seriously?