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If Obama wins in November, he should thank Rick Santorum
MLive.com ^ | April 12, 2012 | Tim Skubick

Posted on 04/12/2012 5:47:42 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands

If and when Barack Obama wins another four years in the White House, one of the first people he should invite over is Rick Santorum.

That's because when the scholars chronicle the history of his 2012 race, it will be Mr. Santorum who will get credit for handing the victory to the Democrats. And if you don't believe it, just ask Mitt Romney.

Without his buddy Santorum in the contest, Mr. Romney could have taken a more moderate path to the nomination and would not have been dragged so far to the right in order to compete for the ultra-conservatives who didn't much cotton to Mr. Romney and were more comfy with the former Pennsylvania Senator.

The contrast between these two guys on the stump has also helped the president.

Mr. Santorum had a more down-to-earth style that his opponent desperately tried to immolate but just couldn't pull it off.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2012; blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; romney; santorum; santorum2012; santorum4obama; santorum4romney; trayvonmartin; winitrick
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In spite of the headline, Santorum compares rather favorably with Romney in the article, at least from my point of view.
1 posted on 04/12/2012 5:47:49 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
Without his buddy Santorum in the contest, Mr. Romney could have taken a more moderate path to the nomination and would not have been dragged so far to the right in order to compete for the ultra-conservatives

Ya, right. What's this dumbass been smoking?

2 posted on 04/12/2012 5:50:04 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Romney’s getting killed vs Obama in the head to head. He’s down 8 in Ohio, down 5 in North Carolina, down 12 in Colorado.

This isn’t even going to be a close election.


3 posted on 04/12/2012 5:50:31 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

obama ain’t winnin’....latest poll results....romney 45...sheriff arpaio 45...obama 10 to 20.


4 posted on 04/12/2012 5:51:58 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: JCBreckenridge

Nope. Won’t be close at all. And they haven’t even started beating on Romney yet.

I HOPE we can run the GOP elite out of town on a rail when this disaster is over.

Santorum 2012


5 posted on 04/12/2012 5:52:49 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
Mlive has gone hard left.

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6 posted on 04/12/2012 5:54:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
down-to-earth style that his opponent desperately tried to immolate

Right, Burns me up too.

7 posted on 04/12/2012 5:55:58 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

If Gov. Romney had principles, he couldn’t be dragged anywhere.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 5:56:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Obama’s best asset is the GOP nomenklatura. Every withered or pork faced dead soul one of them.

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake” – Napoleon Bonaparte


9 posted on 04/12/2012 5:56:40 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Don’t you know - social conservatives can’t win!


10 posted on 04/12/2012 5:57:27 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

Santorum always did better against Obama than Romney.

It was a clear difference that Mittens can’t provide. The fact that they had to change the delegate allocation rules after the vote was the only way they could give Romney a clear win.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 5:58:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Romney’s getting killed vs Obama in the head to head.

Rasmussen today has Romney up by two. Try to keep up there junior.

12 posted on 04/12/2012 5:58:43 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
No,I can't accept that.If Osama Obama wins it will be because of the scorched earth campaign he waged with the billion dollars of AFSME/SEIU/AFL-CIO/Planned Barrenhood cash he got...as well as an October surprise or two...think "Treyvon II" or "Reichtag" and you'll know what I mean.Maybe even Iran.

Remember,Osama Obama learned at the knee of Bill Ayers himself...Santorum,Gingrich,Cain and Bachman didn't.

13 posted on 04/12/2012 6:00:03 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Santorum always polled better against Obama than Romney did because Santorum showed a clear difference.

Changing the delegate allocation rules after the vote to give Romney a win very likely cost Romney thousands of Michigan votes.


14 posted on 04/12/2012 6:02:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
Silly me, but IF obama wins, he can thank the morons who voted for him, the people who claim revenge on the GOP because they didn't get the “perfect candidate” and of course the ubiquitous cheating that will inevitably happen.
15 posted on 04/12/2012 6:02:25 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Call me when they have a national election.


16 posted on 04/12/2012 6:03:21 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: cripplecreek

“Santorum always did better against Obama than Romney.

It was a clear difference that Mittens can’t provide. The fact that they had to change the delegate allocation rules after the vote was the only way they could give Romney a clear win.”

You know that. I know that, but apparently the GOP hasn’t got the message yet.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 6:04:44 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Remember what Rummy said. You go to war with the army you have, not the one you wish you had.

In this case, we go after the Presidency with the candidate we have, no matter what.

18 posted on 04/12/2012 6:06:34 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Virtually everyone in the race was imperfect.

Romney is like a diaper they all wore till dropping out and he’s all that’s left. A steaming pile of oozing lose.


19 posted on 04/12/2012 6:08:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Parmy

Didn’t they dump Rummy for Petraeus? Sounds like a plan to me.


20 posted on 04/12/2012 6:12:30 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge
You know that. I know that, but apparently the GOP hasn’t got the message yet.

All the Grand Old Plantation masters hear are the kneepad wearers who fling themselves at the master's feet promising to do as their told.
21 posted on 04/12/2012 6:12:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Santorum clique just hangs on and hangs on...sort of like C. diff.

But hey, they have a rather unorthodox transplant now that seems to help with such problems.

22 posted on 04/12/2012 6:17:33 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

I never see any articles about Barry and the ‘RATS being so far left of Stalin that it’s going to be their fault if Americans throw the ‘RATS out in November. Being a liberal “extremist” is good. Being a conservative “extremist” is bad. Something is really #@!$% up here!


23 posted on 04/12/2012 6:19:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is like a stool sample. You have to pass it to find out what's in it.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

If he works real hard I bet he can deliver TX to the GOP.


24 posted on 04/12/2012 6:20:14 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

I realize that, but what I am saying is that if Romney is the nominee, then that is who we must go with. Besides, I have a pet cat that knows more than Obama and is infinitely more qualified to be President.


25 posted on 04/12/2012 6:20:21 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: cripplecreek; McGruff
Sorry Mr. Skubick, if/when Obama wins again, it will be laid at the feet of the GOP-e. They treated the base of the party like the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and the expect us to say thank you and follow in lockstep?
26 posted on 04/12/2012 6:22:03 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123, Bahbah, and Just Lori.)
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To: Parmy

Romney should hire your cat.


27 posted on 04/12/2012 6:24:02 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Springman

Hey according to Mr. Buzzard, we are an infection of the GOP just like C. Difficile.

Man, ever get the sense that the GOP just isn’t that into us?


28 posted on 04/12/2012 6:25:51 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Santorum quit when he did to preserve his spot as “first loser” so the next contested nomination can be his “turn,” another coronation just as it was for McCain after 2000 and Romney now.


29 posted on 04/12/2012 6:26:42 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Springman

They can’t even come up with a real reason to support Romney without invoking the name of Obama.

How pathetic is that? Just like the democrats to use fear. I’m not afraid anymore.


30 posted on 04/12/2012 6:27:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Romney should hire your cat.

He would make it ride on top of the car.
31 posted on 04/12/2012 6:29:05 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

What this dumbass writer does not realize is that is Santorum and
New’ts poplar vote outnumbered Romney’s.

They will figure it out come election time.


32 posted on 04/12/2012 6:34:38 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Parmy
Remember what Rummy said. You go to war with the army you have, not the one you wish you had.

Yes, and Rummy was right. But very few defended him on the merits of his argument because of all the emotionalism on the other side.

And that's kinda the problem with Romney vs. Obama. Romney doesn't inspire. If he loses a close race we'll all be wondering what might have been with another of the candidates.

33 posted on 04/12/2012 6:36:11 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: Parmy; cripplecreek
I'm just sayin, if obama wins this "election", it's not the fault of Santorum, the blame falls on the ones who elect him.

Remember what Rummy said. You go to war with the army you have, not the one you wish you had.

Indeed, yes indeed.

34 posted on 04/12/2012 6:37:18 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Then the war is lost because Romney isn’t going to win. The best we’ll get out of Romney is a negotiated surrender.

You want to win the war then you better find a means of getting rid of Romney.


35 posted on 04/12/2012 6:40:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

One can blame the Repugnant Party elitists!!


36 posted on 04/12/2012 6:42:56 PM PDT by lu shissler
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
No, if zero infests the White House for another four years it will only be history repeating itself, and the sad fact that the most conservative of us can get it up, but we can't keep it up.

I remember my nearly uncontrolled elation in 1994 when we took Congress, and let the bent one know that he was next. But all that strength wilted away, and in 1996 we had a really weak field of candidates, and four more years of clintoon.

Sound familiar?

37 posted on 04/12/2012 6:43:53 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name (e)
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To: VeniVidiVici

The dumbass (Skubic) is a local Michigan lightweight political analyst who leans Democratic.


38 posted on 04/12/2012 6:43:53 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Romney will win.

Unlike Bush, the Romney people will fight back — witness Anne Romney pitted against Rosen right now. Unlike McCain, Romney won’t leave some Rev. Wright or Bill Ayers story untold.

Romney will win.


39 posted on 04/12/2012 6:44:47 PM PDT by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

” . . . run the GOP elite out of town on a rail when this disaster is over.”

If Obama wins this election I would not expect there to be any more American presidential elections. Four more years of his one-man socialist autocratic rule by executive edict will put “finis” to the American constitutional federated republic.


40 posted on 04/12/2012 6:48:25 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: cripplecreek
Then the war is lost because Romney isn’t going to win

I agree.

The best we’ll get out of Romney is a negotiated surrender.

Agree with that too....

You want to win the war then you better find a means of getting rid of Romney.

Wish we could, but it looks like we're f**ked.

2013 = obama or Romney.......What sucks the less, a commie or a RINO?

As much as I'll vomit, I gotta suck down a RINO again.

Let's work on Congress....FWIW.

41 posted on 04/12/2012 6:51:11 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
I find it ironic that the GOP elite throws conservatives under the bus and then someone dutifully comes along to blame us for being the bump in the road that sent the bus in the ditch.

If Romney loses it will be for the same reason Dole and McCain lost - the GOP'S penchant for nominating crappy candidates.

42 posted on 04/12/2012 7:02:12 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Not to worry, Newt is in it to the convention, and he assures us he’s going to get the nomination.


43 posted on 04/12/2012 7:03:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (I believe in Cap and Trade. I know, I know... Cap spending and trade Obama!)
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To: Parmy

No, sorry.

Here on FR we will ride our ideological purity train straight into four more years of Obama.

The charred remains of the United States will greet you in 2016.


44 posted on 04/12/2012 7:03:24 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: cripplecreek
Santorum always did better against Obama than Romney.

Always? The only time Santorum was consistently beating Romney against Obama was during his two week surge in mid February.

45 posted on 04/12/2012 7:09:30 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: flintsilver7

I don’t demand ideological purity, but I would like a Republican candidate who isn’t a flaming liberal.


46 posted on 04/12/2012 7:11:23 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: Drew68

Honestly I really have so little respect for you kneepad wearers that I feel like I should give you a napkin and walk away.


47 posted on 04/12/2012 7:13:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Romney Needs to Quit

The Primary was a trial,
One that has revealed,
Romney lacks the Fire in the Belly,
That thrills the crowds so frail.

On and on the Chuckle-Meister,
Repeats his scripted lines.
No soaring rhetoric, inspiring words
There is no sand for the line.

Enter Left, the Marxist orator,
With basketball in hand,
Romney dribbles as he walks,
To bow and shake his better’s hand - - - .


48 posted on 04/12/2012 7:18:12 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

What stupid analysis.


49 posted on 04/12/2012 7:30:28 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: cripplecreek
Honestly I really have so little respect for you kneepad wearers that I feel like I should give you a napkin and walk away.

That doesn't negate that what you posted was flat-out wrong.

50 posted on 04/12/2012 7:31:09 PM PDT by Drew68
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