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Rick Santorum Still Won’t Endorse Mitt Romney
ABCNews ^ | 4/24/2012 | Shushana Walshe

Posted on 04/24/2012 9:15:04 PM PDT by South40

Rick Santorum went up to the edge of endorsing Mitt Romney this evening, but failed to pull the trigger despite many attempts by CNN’s Piers Morgan to get him to say the word. Clearly frustrated by Santorum not dancing around the endorsement of Romney, Morgan at one point said, “Spit it out.”

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: endorsements; evangelicals4romney; santorum; santorum4himself

1 posted on 04/24/2012 9:15:10 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

He would be a fool to. Romney can keep playing that audio from 4 years ago.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 9:17:06 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: South40

Piers Morgan is retarded

Sweater Vest wrestling lawyer is still ambulance chasing and looking to maximize his payback for taking out Gingrich.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 9:18:34 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: Eye of Newt

So’s Obama. I’m not sure why ‘articulate’ is high on the list of ‘leadership qualities’

Personally I prefer ‘not wanting to force people to pay to kill babies’, but then I don’t know about you.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 9:20:51 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: South40

Michelle Bachmann wouldn’t either this evening.....but....so what?


6 posted on 04/24/2012 9:22:00 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: South40

I didn’t see this segment, but I’ve noticed of late how many talking heads are suggesting that Santorum “must” endorse Romney as if he is somehow obligated. I hope he doesn’t.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 9:23:21 PM PDT by KJC1 (Go Newt!)
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To: South40

I sure hope he doesn’t.

Santorum 2012


8 posted on 04/24/2012 9:26:38 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: KJC1

Why bother?

They want him to endorse so they can backstab him later on. Ain’t gonna happen.


9 posted on 04/24/2012 9:27:19 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: KJC1

I think anyone who endorses Willard is going to pay a price for such crass capitulation. Each of them will look like Neville Chamberlain in the long run.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 9:32:00 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: South40

He basically did. He’s a “team player” in the end after all.

Silly me. I believe in standing tall on my principles. Romney makes no effort to reach out to cultural conservatives or even pretend we exist. Sad.


11 posted on 04/24/2012 9:33:49 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: South40

MSM journalists are just scum.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 9:36:31 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: South40
   Morgan pointed out that was Romney. Santorum answered, “Well that’s what it looks like, yeah.”

  What's wrong with an outright repudiation? It has to start somewhere. Why is there no fight left? Why does no one make things interesting? I think Romney has a glass jaw. I'd like to see Santorum or Gingrich slam his fist on the table and say "NO - I will not endorse. I repudiate Mitt Romney and all of his lies."

  That would be a start.
13 posted on 04/24/2012 9:41:54 PM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: South40

Looks like Piers Morgan is trying to play King maker.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 9:43:31 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: Maurice Tift

They are not afraid of Willard. They are afraid of Willards loyal swarm of rodents in and out of the GOP.


15 posted on 04/24/2012 9:45:05 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: Maurice Tift

What’s wrong with an outright repudiation? It has to start somewhere. Why is there no fight left? Why does no one make things interesting? I think Romney has a glass jaw. I’d like to see Santorum or Gingrich slam his fist on the table and say “NO - I will not endorse. I repudiate Mitt Romney and all of his lies.”

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Always wondered the same thing! Where is the fight? Both of them could have used this tactic, and it would have gotten voters more fired up.

But they prefer to look and act like milquetoastikins.

Afriad of Romney’s money, I guess.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 9:45:22 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Rome2000

If you think Santorum took out Al Gore, I’m sure you think that Gore took out Nader and Bush 1. took out Perot.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 9:48:22 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Rome2000

LOL. Even after Newts performance tonight, with Rick fully out of the race, you are blaming others for his shortcomings.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 9:56:56 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

During the past three days I’ve counted four instances where the MSM lied about Newt Gingrich or his daughter saying they were quitting the race. All those articles were false.

Romney is known to pull that king of crap, and the news media is willing to be paid to lie about conservatives.

It is very, very difficult to work against lies and corruption. All one can do is keep campaigning.

Note: Republican voter turn out is very, very low. The effort at demoralizing conservatives nationwide is succeeding.


19 posted on 04/24/2012 10:13:11 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: South40

So What?


20 posted on 04/24/2012 10:14:17 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Maurice Tift
"NO - I will not endorse. I repudiate Mitt Romney and all of his lies."

You must be from the Logical Planet.

We're all out here in the Twilight Zone.

21 posted on 04/24/2012 10:24:58 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: Lazlo in PA
(Now living in a newly minted Red State.)

You live in a communist state?

22 posted on 04/24/2012 10:29:18 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: SatinDoll
All one can do is keep campaigning.

Campaigning and promoting is one thing, but continually slamming a guy that ran in this race, came up short and exited is getting tired. I don't see constant slamming of any of the other ex candidates the like of what I responded to.

23 posted on 04/24/2012 10:30:57 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: South40

In the real world; when one of them do endorse (Palin, Newt, Rick) there will be a huge let down for a number of committed conservatives (there will go some votes for the fall). It would had been nice to see someone outsmart the media (like Newt was for awhile- until the media saw what he was capable of) It is very difficult to get the truth out when so many people believe almost everything they hear on TV !! Those kind of voters are giving us these moderates and career job seekers. These voters fall into this belief that only moderates(political correct politicians can win) Some voters are becoming too tired so they give up (by doing so, we get a moderate, a liberal who has no core beliefs to conservatism(unless he has a written speech)Rick dropped out knowing he would not win PA and he had talk radio helping him (and they keep on making fun of Newt while their guy slips by into helping Romney. Rick and Newt by principle should not go along with Romney. That is insane to do! We are watching these people (hello)


24 posted on 04/24/2012 10:36:33 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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To: Christie at the beach
In the real world; when one of them do endorse (Palin, Newt, Rick) there will be a huge let down for a number of committed conservatives

Their endorsements will mean nothing to me. I have my principles and no politician can make me abandon them.

For the naive who fall for the ABO line, they will be in for a cruel awakening.

If Mitt does win, by his third year, nothing much will have improved. I looked at Mitt's platform and there is nothing bold enough to turn things around.

Mitt is not a trail blazing leader that has the will or intelligence to face the reality of our Republic's demise. It seems Mitt's only goal is to "be" President.

He will lie and smear to attain that goal.

So, after a few years of Mitt aligning with the RINOS and RATs in Congress, the government will be much bigger, much more intrusive (especially with AGW solutions embedded all over).

So, the misery will remain and the MSM will be ranting 24/7, "See Conservatives are screwing up everything, nothing is improving." They will be partly right because Mitt can only win if enough Conservatives fall for the ABO line.

To the fools that will vote for Mitt, I want them to realize that not only will Mitt help finish off our Republic, but the Conservatives will be solely blamed.

So please, I wish all the ABO fools could tell me how Mitt will be a good choice for our Republic.

25 posted on 04/24/2012 11:05:55 PM PDT by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: Rome2000

Your an odd duck. Of course I don’t. The ‘10 election destroyed the Rat party on all levels and branches of Govt’ here. All we have left to remove is Sen Boob Casey Jr.


26 posted on 04/24/2012 11:07:13 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: sand88

And notice how all the Mitt-Mandate fans here, rarely (I’ve never seen one), SPECIFICALLY state what his plans are.

Bill, Hill, Joe (notice how he won’t endorse the Undocumented Coffee Server), and the Controlling Federal-Gov. Bloc, are all celebrating the soon appointment of Mandate-Mitt over the Undocumented Coffee Server.


27 posted on 04/24/2012 11:27:51 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Phony-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: South40

**Rick Santorum Still Won’t Endorse Mitt Romney((

Good. No Catholic should endorse a Mormon.


28 posted on 04/24/2012 11:42:01 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: South40

The headline implies that he should. ABC must not understand that conservatives aren’t given to group think.


29 posted on 04/24/2012 11:47:58 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: Salvation

Amen!

Santorum, don’t do it!!~~@@!

I heard earlier this evening after the Primary results,
a new line. “Romney is for religious freedom.”

He sure is, believe whatever you want but Mitt will never speak about the core belief of Mormonism.


30 posted on 04/25/2012 1:27:15 AM PDT by stpio
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To: Lazlo in PA

Laz, Laz, Laz,...I see slamming of Newt Gingrich all the time, and most of it is really old stuff, like Democratic talking points from the 1990s. I can’t let that get me down, and you shouldn’t let the Santorum version of it get you down either. We both know there are some very nasty people on FR.


31 posted on 04/25/2012 1:37:12 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Salvation

“Good. No Catholic should endorse a Mormon.”

But there was a bunch that endorsed Obama. Obama or a Mormon? Hmmmmm.


32 posted on 04/25/2012 2:55:36 AM PDT by mmanager
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To: Eye of Newt

Glory be to Santorum for not buckling under the pressure. I am so proud of Santorum. He is so outstanding. Thank God he is only 54. He is our President in 2016 after Romney loses his butt in November. Hopefully Goode can win, but if not Santroum is NEXT IN LINE!!!! YES!!!! We are so lucky to have him ready to go in four years. For now vote for Newt in the rest of the states. I know some here don’t like Newt, but he is 100 percent better than Romney. Newt just does not have the necessary tools that Santorum has to be President.


33 posted on 04/25/2012 3:26:53 AM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: Rome2000

The only person that took out Gingrich was Gingrich.


34 posted on 04/25/2012 4:51:32 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: napscoordinator

Why vote for Newt in the rest of the states?


35 posted on 04/25/2012 6:19:13 AM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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