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Santorum: Romney Is ‘The Right Guy’ To Challenge Obama (Barf Alert)
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Posted on 04/25/2012 7:11:03 AM PDT by tsowellfan

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he expects to endorse Mitt Romney.

Santorum says that he believes Romney is “the right guy” to challenge President Barack Obama. Still, he’s stopping short of an official endorsement of his former rival.

But Santorum tells CNN that he will ultimately support the GOP presidential nominee. And he says it’s clear that Romney will be that nominee.

Santorum says he plans to meet with some of Romney’s staff on Wednesday. And he hopes to meet with Romney personally in the next week or two.

Santorum once accused Romney of being the worst Republican to face Obama. He consistently questioned Romney’s conservative credentials.

But he now says the priority is to defeat Obama in November.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; anotherendorsement; endorsements; newtwillendorsemitt; romney; santorum; suckage
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1 posted on 04/25/2012 7:11:06 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

I wonder what Rick’s sale price was?


2 posted on 04/25/2012 7:12:58 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: tsowellfan

If Newt drops out, our only hope is a brokered convention. Hopefully someone will step in and get control of the GOP back from the moderates.

Just when I thought that presidential elections couldn’t get any worse .......


3 posted on 04/25/2012 7:13:14 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: tsowellfan
But he now says the priority is to defeat Obama in November.

That's the only part of this statement I can agree with.

4 posted on 04/25/2012 7:13:55 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: tsowellfan

I’m glad I voted for Newt. I wish Rick would’ve waited until after the convention, but I can’t say I’m shocked.


5 posted on 04/25/2012 7:15:06 AM PDT by old and tired (Go Newt!)
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To: tsowellfan

swish...........That’s all my respect for Santorum flying out the window.


6 posted on 04/25/2012 7:16:34 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’m wondering, too. Did you happen to catch Mark Levin last night? He was talking how weird it was that Rudi G. and Coulter were all very critical of Romney in the beginning, and then began to praise him.


7 posted on 04/25/2012 7:17:13 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: tsowellfan

He’s crazy too.


8 posted on 04/25/2012 7:17:22 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: al_c
If Newt drops out, our only hope is a brokered convention.

Newt dropped out this morning - apparently effective next Tuesday. And how exactly is there any chance of a brokered convention? Romney will easily have the required delegates as there is no longer any competition. There isn't going to be any contested/brokered convention.

9 posted on 04/25/2012 7:18:36 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: al_c

The problem is that no one will just step in and take control of the GOP back from the moderates. The GOP is a lost cause. Any conservatives who continue to support the Republican Party are masochists.

It’s time for a genuine Conservative Party.


10 posted on 04/25/2012 7:19:47 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We will not save our country by becoming like the left." - Sarah Palin)
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To: tsowellfan

I back(ed) Newt, not Rick but I believe Rick is doing what he’s doing here because he believes it’s the right thing.


11 posted on 04/25/2012 7:20:38 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: tsowellfan
Santorum: Romney Is ‘The Right Guy’ To Challenge Obama

...Maybe for the Democrat nomination...
12 posted on 04/25/2012 7:21:41 AM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: al_c
"If Newt drops out, our only hope is a brokered convention."

The only brokers at the GOP convention will be the swells from GoldmanSux who bought futures on Mittens and sold Obama short 3:1, starting late last year.

13 posted on 04/25/2012 7:22:42 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: samtheman

I hate hearing it but it’s the classy thing to do. A lot of Freepers here what Rick to blast Mitt but for what? We are late in the game and just get it over with. If it’s Mitt, just do the 2008 McCain...hold your nose and vote because the objective is to kick out p-resident Dog Eater.


14 posted on 04/25/2012 7:25:00 AM PDT by max americana
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To: Josh Painter
The problem is that no one will just step in and take control of the GOP back from the moderates. The GOP is a lost cause. Any conservatives who continue to support the Republican Party are masochists. It’s time for a genuine Conservative Party.
As of April 10 (the date Rick dropped out), the non-Romney total vote was 6 million. The Romney vote was 5 million.

This had nothing to do with all the boogie men in your dreams and everything to do with we conservatives not being able to stick together.

If we can't stick together in the R party, how are we going to stick together in the C party? What's the difference?

Go back and read FR between Sep'11 and Feb'12 and tell me that ultra extreme sentiments expressed for and against various conservatives (Perry, Gingrich, Bachmann, Paul, Santorum, Cain... all conservative to one degree or another) wouldn't have been expressed had they all been running for the nomination in another party.

The problem isn't in our stars, it's in ourselves.

15 posted on 04/25/2012 7:28:04 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: samtheman

All of the candidates sucked, Newt just sucked the least. How can anyone reach consensus with so much suckage.


16 posted on 04/25/2012 7:29:53 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: tsowellfan

*heavy sigh*

I guess all of ‘em tow the line. While Rick was my man throughout, and I’d still love to see him as POTUS, I wish he had the b***s to stand up to the Elite on this one.


17 posted on 04/25/2012 7:29:58 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Longbow1969
And how exactly is there any chance of a brokered convention? Romney will easily have the required delegates as there is no longer any competition. There isn't going to be any contested/brokered convention.
Some of the Ron Paul websites explain that most of the delegates are actually going to vote for Ron Paul at the convention.

I wonder if the Obama administration is secretly dusting the population with LSD.

18 posted on 04/25/2012 7:31:14 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: Josh Painter; samtheman

Not enough votes to get an actual Conservative nominated within the Republican party - and you think you have enough votes to win a national election with a third candidate running against both a moderate and a leftist?

I would say “Good luck” but I wouldn’t mean it.


19 posted on 04/25/2012 7:31:59 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

That’s funny, Levin supports Romney too.

Only difference, he will criticize him while supporting.


20 posted on 04/25/2012 7:32:23 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: dfwgator

I disagree with you about Newt. I believe Newt would have been a great president. I am very disappointed that there will be no President Gingrich.

I also believe that Perry would have been a great president (though I don’t believe he ever had a path to the presidency, given the demands of modern media). I am very sad that there can never be a President Perry.


21 posted on 04/25/2012 7:33:28 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: StAnDeliver

If the “true believers” vote third party or don’t vote for the president at all, you will personally be responsible for more oppression by the Black Panthers, more oppressive rules by the EPA, more ridiculous rules by the NLRB, more Kagan like Supreme Court judges, and more treasonous acts like giving information to Russia - “wait until after I am elected again and I will have more flexibility”. In addition, it will be the end of our constitutional form of government.

You will not only be biting off your nose to spite your face, you will be eating your whole head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 04/25/2012 7:34:27 AM PDT by TiCobra
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To: allmendream

But my point is there were enough votes to nominate a conservative, if we had coalesced early and all stuck together.


23 posted on 04/25/2012 7:34:35 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: tsowellfan

No Romney. No how. See tag.


24 posted on 04/25/2012 7:34:56 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: TiCobra

No sale, I’ve heard enough from the GOP-e scaremongers, I’m not buying their swill anymore.


25 posted on 04/25/2012 7:35:19 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: max americana

I too hold my nose and vote GOP. We have had weak candidates before, Dole & McPain, but one votes against the Democrat when presented with reality.

Forming a conservative party is hard as we conservatives are like herding cats, we march to our own tune, just like the Libertarians. We will do better at infiltrating the GOP at the local levels and create a strong base, state by state, and then capture the national GOP. Go to your local county and state GOP, become a member and work to get officers that think conservative as you do. Plus, unlock those wallets and give to GOP candidates at local and state levels who are conservatives and will stay conservative once elected. I’m as frustrated as most on FR, but we must think long, think of our children’s futures and believe in America.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 7:35:48 AM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: tsowellfan

Of course, conservatives have been sold out again. Completely expected, of course.

I went from hoping for Palin to Cain, Bachmann and finally Santorum in this race. I’m off the Grand Old Plantation.


27 posted on 04/25/2012 7:38:18 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: samtheman
Some of the Ron Paul websites explain that most of the delegates are actually going to vote for Ron Paul at the convention.

Ron Paul is a kook and his hard core supporters are more like cultists than anything else. I give them credit for trying to start a movement, but the delegate nonsense they are trying to pull is just irritating not serious. Paul will not have enough delegates at the convention to even matter (no one will be paying attention to the paulbots). The odds of some brokered/contested convention were always slim to none, now they are just none (and have been for weeks or months).

I wonder if the Obama administration is secretly dusting the population with LSD

LOL, most paulbots are drug addled college mushheads anyway.

28 posted on 04/25/2012 7:39:30 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: RicocheT

“Plus, unlock those wallets and give to GOP candidates at local and state levels who are conservatives and will stay conservative once elected”
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Conservatives give to individual PAC’s first for specific patriots before the GOP-e but I agree with your thinking.


29 posted on 04/25/2012 7:40:12 AM PDT by max americana
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To: dfwgator

True, but then, that’s always true. You’re never going to find a candidate who exactly mirrors your own views on what a conservative politico should be (unless you stand for election yourself).


30 posted on 04/25/2012 7:41:23 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: TiCobra
If the “true believers” vote third party or don’t vote for the president at all

Meh, we go through this pretty much every 4 years. By the Fall most everyone will have found a reason that defeating Hussein is just too important not to vote for the only candidate that can beat him. Some will feel that they can't hold their nose and cast that vote, but they will likely be replaced by the folks who felt that way last time, see the destruction Obama has caused our nation, and regret their decision.

31 posted on 04/25/2012 7:44:14 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: max americana
"If it’s Mitt, just do the 2008 McCain...hold your nose and vote because the objective is to kick out p-resident Dog Eater."

Forgive me, Max but I've been told to "eat my peas" once too often. We've been spoon fed by the MSM and Establishment Repbubs since Round 1. The fix is in: The Harder They Fall
32 posted on 04/25/2012 7:48:02 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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Been trying to tell folks for weeks, when the chips are down, you can count on Santorum to go RINO and into political-preservation mode.
I still think the guy would be a good cabinet level appointment, but not much past that.
33 posted on 04/25/2012 7:49:51 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: tsowellfan

He is no longer running and they still have to twist his statements to make him look bad.


34 posted on 04/25/2012 7:50:57 AM PDT by Ingtar (When I donate to FR, it does not take the money and run as every politician I donate to does)
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To: All

All of these guys knew from day one who the nominee would be. The bottom line is there are way more Rockefeller republicans than there are Goldwater/Reagan republicans. And they decided on Nixon, both Bushes, Dole, mcCain and now Romney.


35 posted on 04/25/2012 7:52:22 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: max americana
I hate hearing it but it’s the classy thing to do. A lot of Freepers here what Rick to blast Mitt but for what? We are late in the game and just get it over with. If it’s Mitt, just do the 2008 McCain...hold your nose and vote because the objective is to kick out p-resident Dog Eater.

There was nothing classy in that statement.

It was pure capitulation and compromise with a man whose record makes him a lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal.
36 posted on 04/25/2012 7:52:46 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: allmendream

We appear to be running against two leftists. That might make a difference, though I expect it will not.


37 posted on 04/25/2012 7:54:34 AM PDT by Ingtar (When I donate to FR, it does not take the money and run as every politician I donate to does)
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To: jagusafr
No Romney. No how. See tag. ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")

Yep, that's my plan exactly.

38 posted on 04/25/2012 8:00:06 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dfwgator

“No sale, I’ve heard enough from the GOP-e scaremongers, I’m not buying their swill anymore.”

Ditto, Gator - I’m fed up with that crappy line of reasoning.


39 posted on 04/25/2012 8:21:36 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: tsowellfan
If any of you naysayers & Rick haters had bothered to watch Santorum last night on Piers Morgan....

..instead of blindly running with what cbs or whoever....says....

..You would not have heard him endorse Romney.....

..and you would have heard him try 6 ways to sundown not fall into Morgan's trap of saying he would endorse Romney.

But hey.....why accept the facts and truth when you all can invent something more to your liking.

40 posted on 04/25/2012 8:58:40 AM PDT by Guenevere (....God Bless Rick Santorum.....Press on toward the goal, it's not over!)
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To: Longbow1969
Newt dropped out this morning - apparently effective next Tuesday.

Nice. Well, I guess it's all over before the rest of America gets to vote. Maybe I'll just vote in the Dem primary and right in someone's name.

41 posted on 04/25/2012 8:58:40 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

“right” = “write”


42 posted on 04/25/2012 8:59:08 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Josh Painter
It’s time for a genuine Conservative Party.

Yep. I had hopes after the 2008 election when Ron Paul launched his Campaign for Libery web site. I hoped that it would take off and become a true conservative party. Didn't happen.

43 posted on 04/25/2012 9:07:28 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; All

I don’t think Rick was bought off. I think he was simply being a team player, something that has often gotten him in trouble in the past. Rick ran a good campaign and I’m glad he put up a strong fight for conservative values. But after his primary endorsement of Specter over Toomey several years ago, I’m not surprised to see him endorse Romney in the general election. (Not that there’s anything right with that.)


44 posted on 04/25/2012 9:27:00 AM PDT by NorthernCrunchyCon
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To: samtheman
As of April 10 (the date Rick dropped out), the non-Romney total vote was 6 million. The Romney vote was 5 million. This had nothing to do with all the boogie men in your dreams and everything to do with we conservatives not being able to stick together. If we can't stick together in the R party, how are we going to stick together in the C party? What's the difference? Go back and read FR between Sep'11 and Feb'12 and tell me that ultra extreme sentiments expressed for and against various conservatives (Perry, Gingrich, Bachmann, Paul, Santorum, Cain... all conservative to one degree or another) wouldn't have been expressed had they all been running for the nomination in another party.

The problem isn't in our stars, it's in ourselves.

Bears repeating.

45 posted on 04/25/2012 9:43:21 AM PDT by quesera ("the darkside is upon us")
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To: tsowellfan

I guess Santorum’s a RINO now. Between him and Newt’s dropping out can we assume FR will be a pro-Ron Paul site for the next few months?


46 posted on 04/25/2012 9:44:57 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: dfwgator
How can anyone reach consensus with so much suckage.

ROTFLMAO!!!!

I agree. However, I contend that the leftist media HATED both Rick & Newt for what they represent and the principles they promote and maintain that some of the suckage was but illusion created by the leftist media and the GOPe -illusion that many here on FR bought and or carried water promoting.

IF Romney gets the nod we will see the true suckage that was hiding behind the curtain

47 posted on 04/25/2012 11:02:03 AM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: tsowellfan

Has Rick Sold His Soul For RINO Mole?

Well, he has not endorsed RINO yet. I will hold my verdict until and if I hear him endorse AND I will base any conclusions upon what Rick actually says versus how it is 'reported'.

48 posted on 04/25/2012 11:09:52 AM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: svcw

“swish...........That’s all my respect for Santorum flying out the window.”

Are you also going to say that when Newt endorses Romney?


49 posted on 04/25/2012 1:28:47 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun

I am going to have to take a break from FR. I am getting sick and tired of the sour grapes. In four years, maybe we conservatives should get one candidate in the primary and not split the vote. I doubt it as egos will win again. I hope the “no voters” will take that as a useful task as opposed to the whinning here.


50 posted on 04/25/2012 1:33:14 PM PDT by rlbedfor
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