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Romney and Santorum Aim for Early May Meeting
CNN Political Ticker ^ | 4/24/2012 | Gloria Borger and Kevin Bohn

Posted on 04/24/2012 5:05:33 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto

Washington (CNN) - Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are likely to meet in early May to discuss a Santorum endorsement, his role as a Romney surrogate and conservative policy issues, CNN has learned.

John Brabender, a senior strategist for the Santorum campaign, told CNN that Santorum's goal is to have a policy-oriented session in which he tries to find a "comfort level" about the role "social conservatives, tea party activists and blue collar Republicans will play in the campaign and in the Romney administration." Even so, he said, "we are not walking in there with a litmus test. This is meant to be a candid conversation."

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1 posted on 04/24/2012 5:05:38 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

I never had much use for Santorum, This makes me thing I was right.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 5:09:18 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

“about the role “social conservatives, tea party activists and blue collar Republicans will play in the campaign and in the Romney administration.”

TEA Party doesn’t have a leader. Rick speaks for himself. Especially if he’s plotting at a table with Mittens.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 5:09:46 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

H.Ross Santorum


4 posted on 04/24/2012 5:11:00 PM PDT by tomkat ( let US NEWT the 'rat bastards !)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

I’m guessing it won’t be newsworthy when Gingrich endorses Mittens.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 5:11:06 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: cripplecreek

Newt already stated at several of the earlier debates that any candidate on the stage would be better than Obama. The ONE thing I disagree with Newt on.
They have already called Conneticut for Romney!
http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/primaries/dates/20120424


6 posted on 04/24/2012 5:22:25 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

Political gamesmanship.

Hate the game, not the player.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 5:32:24 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
"I’m guessing it won’t be newsworthy when Gingrich endorses Mittens."

If Romney is the nominee, they'll all do it, including Sarah Palin, Rick Perry (Lord help me), Mark Levin, etc.

8 posted on 04/24/2012 5:34:59 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: cripplecreek

No, when Newt finally endorses Romney, the FRingrichers will crawl all over each other to explain why it’s just the most wonderful thing in the world, how it represents true conservative principles, how Newt has Mitt wrapped around his little finger, how it’s really a Great Victory for the Great Battle-Warrior of Conservativism.

You ain’t got no idea how elastic principles can become when wielded by the Newtster and his peeps.


9 posted on 04/24/2012 5:36:12 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Houghton M.

No, we understand it is the “Give us Barabbas” vote.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 5:42:06 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

I was hopeful on Rick at one time. But after looking at his voting record then it became clear that he is another one who is not what he says he is. He would actually fit in quite well with Romney in many ways.

It is time for someone one really good to jump on the 3rd party bandwagon. But they better do it in a hurry.


11 posted on 04/24/2012 6:14:19 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

For any major player within the Republican Party, it would be political suicide not to endorse the nominee. Romney will be endorsed not only by Santorum, but by Newt, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, etc., etc.

Right now Santorum is the only conservative holding any major cards left to play, weak as his hand is. I think that it is also worth noting that, even though Rick suspended his campaign two weeks ago, that he still has not endorsed Romney. There is a signal being sent.

Like it or not, Rick will be our negotiator for conservatism with Romney. Personally, I will be voting third party, but I think that we should be supportive of Rick in trying to extract a pound of flesh from Romney.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 6:25:43 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
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To: Houghton M.
Your post made me think of this:


13 posted on 04/24/2012 6:37:27 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

14 posted on 04/24/2012 7:05:44 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Both Rick and Newt will end up endorsing Mitt to stop Obama, and I don’t blame them for that.

Too bad we don’t have a conservative nominee, though, and it’s as frustrating as heck that we don’t.


15 posted on 04/24/2012 7:31:48 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: cripplecreek

Don’t bring Newt in to cover your POS candidate! He duped you all and you wouldn’t listen!


16 posted on 04/24/2012 8:26:13 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Venturer

He’s all geared up to dupe some more people - he’s still in mitt’s back pocket as he’s a useful maggot.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 8:29:27 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Sun
we don’t have a conservative nominee,

Shut up! Don't you use 'WE' you mittbot! That is the only thing you have been saying from thread to thread you maggotbot! - carrying the maggots water is NOT what this site is about. Get lost!!!

18 posted on 04/24/2012 8:35:21 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

please make sense


19 posted on 04/24/2012 8:38:51 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
please make sense

EVIL is unable to understand TRUTH! Evil only can make sense of evil. So go to your own kind - don't taint this place.

20 posted on 04/24/2012 9:09:45 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

You got mail.


21 posted on 04/24/2012 9:17:16 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are likely to meet in early May to discuss a Santorum endorsement

Oh as if this surprises anyone! Smooth rollin Rick...trying to "look" significant as usual. Just playing his usual GOP roll they give him to play. It's all good for Ricky now...the heats off and he comes out smelling like a new born baby.

The GOP makes me sick! and Santorum's one of them of course...and known as this to the informed.

22 posted on 04/24/2012 9:20:23 PM PDT by caww
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To: CatherineofAragon
If Romney is the nominee, they'll all do it, including Sarah Palin, Rick Perry (Lord help me), Mark Levin, etc.

And the band plays on, does it not? Trouble is they all get Paid when all is said and done, and it comes out of our pockets for the most part.

Am so glad I determined this is my last year doing this crap. I won't be supporting any from here on in. They'll all be taking our money and riding high regardless. It's really a no win battle from her on in.

23 posted on 04/24/2012 9:24:56 PM PDT by caww
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To: Houghton M.
No....I won't be supporting Newt's support of Romney. He has already said he wouldn't 'serve' with Romney when he suggested such. But I expected him to get behind Romney in the end...that's what politicians do.

But I do not give Santorum sway at all...the guy was GOP?Romney player from the get go and still is. His deception is equal to Romney's.

I'm not..and won't support either Romney nor Obama or their agendas....they all got it this far and they can take it now without me. I'll not sign on for the road they'll be taking this nation.....my conscious will not allow for that.

Fools will though...

24 posted on 04/24/2012 9:35:45 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

“Oh as if this surprises anyone! Smooth rollin Rick...trying to “look” significant as usual. Just playing his usual GOP roll they give him to play. It’s all good for Ricky now...the heats off and he comes out smelling like a new born baby.

The GOP makes me sick! and Santorum’s one of them of course...and known as this to the informed.”

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Why do you turn on Santorum, mock him? He ran out of money.
That’s it.

Romney will never run out of money.

How can God bless this country if it’s President doesn’t believe in Him?


25 posted on 04/25/2012 12:16:45 AM PDT by stpio
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To: presently no screen name

Gee with Santorum out, that must mean Newt won it all last night huh. LOL

Yeah, lets talk about dupes moron.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 3:03:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: presently no screen name

I think your description is very apropo.

Just as he was in Spectre’s pocket.

A political whore.


27 posted on 04/25/2012 3:27:10 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: stpio
Why do you turn on Santorum, mock him? He ran out of money....

Baloney, Santorum threw in the towel because he wasn't about to take another defeat in PA. which would hurt his career choices with Romney and his administration..or any other choice in his political career path...that is how he plays.

Santorum was the GOP diversion away from Gingrich...even the media said had it not been for them promoting and lifting up Santorum he'd never have gone further...the idea was to keep Newt down at all costs.

Further Santorum held his delegates waiting til Newt would look to be out of the picture so he could offer Romney his delegates without looking as guilty as he is for playing for the GOP. HE could have easily given those delegates to Newt, the fact he didn't further revealed his playing for the GOP

28 posted on 04/25/2012 8:50:41 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww
"And the band plays on, does it not? Trouble is they all get Paid when all is said and done, and it comes out of our pockets for the most part.

Am so glad I determined this is my last year doing this crap. I won't be supporting any from here on in. They'll all be taking our money and riding high regardless. It's really a no win battle from her on in."

My husband is right there with you. He's so disgusted that he's done. This was all fixed and decided back in 2008.

29 posted on 04/25/2012 9:03:00 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon
My husband is right there with you. He's so disgusted that he's done. This was all fixed and decided back in 2008.

Yep, Romney backed off from the race, with the Promise he'd be "next in line", to give it to McCain.. who in turn handed it to Obama.

In this Primary Paul covered Romney's flank for a long time in every state...then when Newt surged the GOP, along with the Romney media, pushed Santorum forward to divert the social conservatives who generally are easily led.

Santorum then played his GOP role very well in helping them to squash Newts surge at all costs. Until PA. where Santorum would not carry another loss on his record for Pa...that and with Promise he'd serve with the Romney administration, and so with the Newt media blackout he could bow out gracefully and protect his political career.

His refusal to release his delegates to Newt spoke volumes...obvious waiting til Newt appeared all but out of the race he could then appear to be up for negotiating with Romney, though that fix was in long ago, and release his delegates to secure Romneys election.

Sadly many conservatives once again took the bait of Santorum and had no understanding of the game-board.

True to form Santorum has secured his role for playing his GOP role exatly as they hoped ...and is his history in congress when they need him for his baffonery.

30 posted on 04/25/2012 9:28:56 AM PDT by caww
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To: Venturer
Just as Santorum was in Spectre’s pocket. A political whore.

Wow! I never really looked at it that way but your right....when you follow his career path and how he got to the next level. Always riding on someone else wave.

31 posted on 04/25/2012 9:35:06 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

“Baloney, Santorum threw in the towel because he wasn’t about to take another defeat in PA. which would hurt his career choices with Romney and his administration..or any other choice in his political career path...that is how he plays.

Santorum was the GOP diversion away from Gingrich...even the media said had it not been for them promoting and lifting up Santorum he’d never have gone further...the idea was to keep Newt down at all costs.

Further Santorum held his delegates waiting til Newt would look to be out of the picture so he could offer Romney his delegates without looking as guilty as he is for playing for the GOP. HE could have easily given those delegates to Newt, the fact he didn’t further revealed his playing for the GOP”

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I see, you are a Newt supporter. I hope not Romney.

You can only paint Santorum in a negative light, all your comments. What is your bias? Santorum was being vilified in every state by Romney and his money and so it went in Pennsylvania.

It played out, Santorum fought the “good” fight for months against Romney and his negativism. Santorum ran out of money to carry on just like Newt, who is bowing out, no more funds.

How does a “good” come from a primary campaign run as Romney
ran his campaign?

It shows Mitt’s character and virtue, yes?

No hard feelings, God bless you caww,


32 posted on 04/25/2012 3:00:43 PM PDT by stpio
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