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Santorum endorses one-time rival Romney
Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2012

Posted on 05/07/2012 8:41:01 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum is endorsing his one-time bitter rival Mitt Romney in a late-night e-mail to his supporters.

Santorum on Monday urged his supporters to join him in working with the effective Republican nominee to deny President Barack Obama a second term.

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1 posted on 05/07/2012 8:41:02 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rick, you idiot.


2 posted on 05/07/2012 8:44:35 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s not the smartest move Rick has ever made.


3 posted on 05/07/2012 8:45:18 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: Free ThinkerNY
Yet Santorum says that, in his words, "above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated."

Yup, he's exactly right.

4 posted on 05/07/2012 8:45:45 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No sale.


5 posted on 05/07/2012 8:49:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is good news. We need to heal these primary wounds asap.


6 posted on 05/07/2012 8:49:36 PM PDT by aintn0way (FU0)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

7 posted on 05/07/2012 8:51:26 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: freedomfiter2

What part of ABO do you not grasp?


8 posted on 05/07/2012 8:52:23 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I feel like I’m in the movie “Invasion of the body snatchers”. Come come, go liberal, come and join us. It’s just a slight pinch. And when you awaken everything will be different. Come join Ann Coulter, Rick Santorum and Ted Nugent. They have seen the light. Their old bodies have beeen disposed of and replaced with eggplant. Come and join us!


9 posted on 05/07/2012 8:53:01 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: freedomfiter2

“This isn’t a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan... it’s “a choice between Romney and “the most radical, leftist president in American history.”

Newt Gingrich


10 posted on 05/07/2012 8:54:26 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If he thinks this’ll get him the VP nod, he’s delusional.


11 posted on 05/07/2012 8:55:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: icwhatudo
Wonder how all the santorum dead-enders will rationalize this. After all, they were the ones so enamored of their "principles" that they would "never ever" vote for Romney. Now, their Dear Leader has turned on the predictable dime. Hmm. We''ll see, won't we.
12 posted on 05/07/2012 8:58:31 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

The same way the Newt dead-enders rationalize his endorsement of Mitt.


13 posted on 05/07/2012 9:03:33 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“rationalize this.”

Obama MUST BE DEFEATED, or we won’t recognize the U.S.A. in 4 years.

It’s heart breaking that Romney is the nominee, but there are future elections, and we need to slow down the bleeding until then.


14 posted on 05/07/2012 9:05:15 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I haven’t heard much from ardent Newt supporters since Newt endorsed Romney.

BTW, I’m so glad Free Republic has given us “permission” to express ourselves in this regard.

Isn’t that special!


15 posted on 05/07/2012 9:05:27 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Wonder how all the santorum dead-enders will rationalize this. After all, they were the ones so enamored of their "principles" that they would "never ever" vote for Romney. Now, their Dear Leader has turned on the predictable dime. Hmm. We''ll see, won't we.

We will no doubt get a lot of posts from our haters on this one.

Santorum did the right thing but that won't matter to the anti Romney cult here, hang on.

16 posted on 05/07/2012 9:05:33 PM PDT by billva
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gee, unexpected...


17 posted on 05/07/2012 9:06:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh Noes!

Commence the wailing and gnashing of teeth.


18 posted on 05/07/2012 9:07:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Longbow1969

Interesting he made Romney wait rather than endorse at their meeting. I guess Romney had to get with his people and see if they’d agree to Ricks price. Looks like they did.

Ricks been back seat driving this since he dropped out. Was just a matter of time and price.


19 posted on 05/07/2012 9:07:16 PM PDT by caww
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To: icwhatudo

Bingo! and we have ourselves to blame.


20 posted on 05/07/2012 9:09:01 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rick has always been too nice for his own good, another pol down the drain.

Wimps.


21 posted on 05/07/2012 9:11:04 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

He didn’t say he released his delegates though did he?

I just posted this over on the Freep a Thon wondering why none of the Santorum supporters got Ricks message or put it up....he ‘announced his support for Romney via E-mail to his supporters.

Must be not many here got the message it would seem.


22 posted on 05/07/2012 9:12:14 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww
...I guess Romney had to get with his people and see if they’d agree to Ricks price. Looks like they did.

Totally expected.

23 posted on 05/07/2012 9:14:05 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another socialist with an R behind his name!


24 posted on 05/07/2012 9:14:05 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: caww

“..I guess Romney had to get with his people and see if they’d agree to Ricks price. Looks like they did. ..”

If Mitt did agree with Rick’s terms, it will be a much better country.


25 posted on 05/07/2012 9:16:45 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: icwhatudo

IMHO we were so Heartless that now we are gonna get “feelings” jammed up our hinders for the next 4.5 years


26 posted on 05/07/2012 9:16:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: billva

Oh just knock it off bill...you know comments like that ,calling people haters, is exactly why it’s impossible to have reasonable dialogue. Sheesh...some of you guys just don’t know when to quit.


27 posted on 05/07/2012 9:16:58 PM PDT by caww
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To: Sun

“rationalize this.”

Obama MUST BE DEFEATED, or we won’t recognize the U.S.A. in 4 years.

It’s heart breaking that Romney is the nominee, but there are future elections, and we need to slow down the bleeding until then.


Well said.


28 posted on 05/07/2012 9:20:02 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: caww
Was just a matter of time and price.

Akin to crony politics.

29 posted on 05/07/2012 9:20:12 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Very disappointing,.


30 posted on 05/07/2012 9:20:19 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (reforms.wi.gov - To find the truth of what Gov. Walker is doing for Wisconsin)
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To: Sun

It wasn’t about Ricks terms....it was about what Romney’s going to give for Ricks delegates...and why they met her in Pittsburgh. Interesting though he didn’t say he released his delegates..just gave his endorsements. As I’ve been saying Ricky’s the back seat driver in this and has been since he dropped out.

We shall see if Rick gives Romney the delegates with the endorsement....those are the bottom line.


31 posted on 05/07/2012 9:21:35 PM PDT by caww
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am a big Rick supporter and this disappoints me quite a bit. I mean, Senator, if you are just going to endorse him in an email, c’mon ... why do it at all? Why does everyone cave?

Quite frankly, our only hope for the Conservative movement is if Romney loses. If he is voted into our camp ... it is over.


32 posted on 05/07/2012 9:22:49 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

Go Obama! /s


33 posted on 05/07/2012 9:24:09 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yay Ricky! Proved I was right all along...


34 posted on 05/07/2012 9:24:50 PM PDT by bigbob
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Don't forget to visit: www.exmormon.org

Powerful.

35 posted on 05/07/2012 9:26:10 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: Red Steel

Yep....Ricks been holding out for just the right price. Am thinking Romney’s pretty much going to give him what he wants as to position, and probably money to pay his debt off. Rick had nothing to loose in this race....and much to gain in his political career. So he’ll be set. We knew he’d stop at Pa. ...there wasn’t a welcome mat for him here and he knew it and why.


36 posted on 05/07/2012 9:26:21 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

I don’t know if he has specifically directed his delegates to vote for Willard (and they’re under no obligation to do so and absolutely should not). I supported Santorum as a last-ditch effort, but I don’t follow his instructions to support someone antithetical to the Conservative cause and destructive to the GOP. Stopping Willard at the GOP convention is of paramount importance.


37 posted on 05/07/2012 9:26:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I truly don't believe Santorum even wants the VP slot, not with this guy.

Hard to say just yet who the running mate will be. Could be anyone from Bachmann to Pawlenty. In the end, I don't think it's going to matter anyway.

38 posted on 05/07/2012 9:27:16 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: caww

It’s Probably all about campaign debts.


39 posted on 05/07/2012 9:28:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Yep...like..”Toto we’re not in Kansas anymore”.


40 posted on 05/07/2012 9:29:23 PM PDT by caww
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To: unkus

You have heard from me in regards to Newt’s endorsing Romney. From the very beginning of this election..Newt stated that any candidate on the stage (in the debates) would be better than Romney. He repeated that more than once on national tv.
Where have you been? as for Santorum..this is the 2nd time he endorsed Romney for president.


41 posted on 05/07/2012 9:33:25 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
Where have you been? as for Santorum..this is the 2nd time he endorsed Romney for president.

Bingo

42 posted on 05/07/2012 9:35:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

You may as well include Jim Robinson in that list....He has posted a very lucid direction of what needs to happen


43 posted on 05/07/2012 9:37:05 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Rational Thought

Santorum isn’t going to accept a VP position even if Romney were to ask.....all we’re really seeing happening now is verbal endorsements to support Romney....no different then when the other candidates said they would from the beginning....and they’re all doing just that. It should be expected. Though Rick could barter more than others obviously.

Let’s see what he’s going to do with his delegates now.


44 posted on 05/07/2012 9:37:27 PM PDT by caww
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course he does...heck it took a lot of work for him to get Romney past Newt......Mission Accopmplished!

Now he is free to go back to his East Coast Moderate Country club, go along to get along, roots.......Rick Santorum the villian in the unfolding Republican Primary election clown charade version 2012.......


45 posted on 05/07/2012 9:41:27 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: unkus

Hey I’ve been a Newt supporter and commented on Newt’s endorsement as well. They’re just doing what they all said they would do from the beginning. It’s the arena they play in.... Though Rick has some bartering chips in his court..that’s just how Rick plays the game.


46 posted on 05/07/2012 9:41:34 PM PDT by caww
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To: unkus

Thank you.


47 posted on 05/07/2012 9:41:59 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: mylife

“Bingo! and we have ourselves to blame.”

~ ~ ~

There was hope and a chance for goodness with Santorum, now there is only evil, BHO and Romney.

I will never forget Mitt praising his own mother for her support of the greatest evil, abortion (#1 reason for God’s just judgement).

I am so sad. Pray for a “miracle.”


48 posted on 05/07/2012 9:42:59 PM PDT by stpio
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

read here

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2879805/posts?page=1


49 posted on 05/07/2012 9:43:12 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: All

Rick will be on Jay Leno’s show tomorrow.


50 posted on 05/07/2012 9:44:23 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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