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After the speech the political pundits immediately began to speculate about the implications of the suspension on the 2012 Race. In addition, they began what will most certainly become a steady stream of speculation about the future of this gifted and good man.

I do not think there is much to speculate about. This is not the last political speech of Rick Santorum. With this speech he simply suspended his 2012 presidential campaign. He also began the next chapter of his life of service to God and Country.

1 posted on 04/10/2012 1:21:02 PM PDT by tcg
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To: tcg

Next chapter: TV talking head, lobbyist, political consultant


2 posted on 04/10/2012 1:24:40 PM PDT by twister881
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With the race down to Willard and Newt the best move is for Rick to call on Sarah and Perry, perhaps another to coalesce into a campaign for Newt. With the various factions of the conservatives and republicans coming together they can thwart the undercurrent of the go-pees presumption of Willard is the winner.

Picture Newt, Santorum, Palin and Perry together on a campaign stage beating up on Hussein Obama.

Willard’s mealy mouth approach will wither and fade behind the roar of the cheering crowds.

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3 posted on 04/10/2012 1:27:14 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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The US suspends it’s freedoms.

The fat lady has been paid off to sing, “MMMM-MMMMM!”


4 posted on 04/10/2012 1:28:20 PM PDT by bgill
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So, did he throw his delegates to Newt or is he simply going to let the race go to Romney? Why didn't he think about his family before entering into the race?

Also, I want all those FReepers who have trashed Palin for NOT entering the race to vent the same hatred they have displayed onto Rick for dropping out of a race he actually entered.

5 posted on 04/10/2012 1:28:59 PM PDT by calex59
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Good, now can we please get on with the election !!!

Focus on obama !!!!

Get this guy gone ... I am fresh out of hope and change.

I feel as though I’m in a continuous, perpetual nightmare,that only keeps getting worse and worse daily.


6 posted on 04/10/2012 1:31:49 PM PDT by nightmarewhileawake
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Rick Santorum and his family displayed the same grace and integrity today as they have throughout the campaign season.
I would never have been able to endure the vitriol from the Romney campaign that was heaped upon them.

The behavior of all things Mitt is an embarrassment to the GOP and to those who love our great country.
I hope the GOP-E crashes and burns after Nov, 2012.
They are unrecognizable as the Grand Old Party of Ronald Reagan.


7 posted on 04/10/2012 1:36:28 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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Help me out, please. Why is Rick’s an “Historic Presidential Campaign”? Just asking.


8 posted on 04/10/2012 1:37:02 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: tcg
"It isn't over until the fat lady sings"--George Bush, 1980.

The fat lady is singing!

10 posted on 04/10/2012 1:46:09 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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What, exactly, was “historic” about his run for the Republican nomination?


11 posted on 04/10/2012 1:48:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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I haven’t been seen here at FR in a while. There is a reason for that. After Newt’s loss in Florida and the immediate (and bewildering) stampede of the Not-Romney’s to Santorum that followed, today’s events were a forgone conclusion. Actually, the script for this outcome was written long ago, revised with the Iowa outcome, and finally punctuated with Florida. I warned Rick Rangers many times that their guy would not get-r-done when it comes to being the one viable Not-Romney.

Today’s outcome was as foreseeable as the coming of tomorrow morning. That being the case, I had to take a break from it all. It was too predictable and too discouraging. I had to find other things to occupy my mind and to drown out the noise of daily politics. I’m still in that place. My motivation and enthusiasm was zapped back in January and it still is today. The name McCain keeps popping in my head. Visions of an non-energetic/unenthusiastic base/party for November appear in the crystal ball.

My passion for politics will have to remain on the shelf for an indefinite period to come. I don’t care to watch this. Any distractions will be welcome.


13 posted on 04/10/2012 1:54:41 PM PDT by TBBT
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The RINO and fiscal socialist was in the race solely to help Romney win by splitting the anti-Romney vote. Shame on all his followers who are all so gullible that all it takes to sway them into supporting a socialist is a speech on condoms laced with enough references to the Bible or Jesus.


25 posted on 04/10/2012 2:31:56 PM PDT by JimWayne
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Rick got out to save his political capital. Typical strategy. To ask for help to pay off his campaign debts-he didn't want to spend his kids college funds and go into personal debt to fight on.

Now, he can save face in the event Romney beats him in PA.

Be truthful. Rick thought that he could be the one guy who people would follow behind since so many distrust Romney. Rick was not the conservative who could get that job done. He called Mitt first to say that he was leaving the race- what does that say!!! Mitt!! It looks like we will be stuck with no reforms since voters are following the media and giving in.

30 posted on 04/10/2012 3:42:36 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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Join Santorum Delegates for Newt Gingrich

http://www.facebook.com/groups/265624966865897/


34 posted on 04/10/2012 5:22:30 PM PDT by Fred (http://etchasketchmittromney.com/)
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