Skip to comments.Rick Santorum predicts a convention fight with Ron Paul delegates over party platform
Posted on 06/08/2012 1:21:30 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
ROSEMONT, Ill.Rick Santorum and Ron Paul have never gotten along, and while the primaries are effectively over, their intraparty rivalry could stretch on through the summer.
With 267 delegates pledged to him so far, Santorum is planning to flex his muscle at the Republican National Convention in August, where he predicted Friday there could be a showdown over the party platform between the social conservative delegates who pledged support for him and Ron Paul's libertarian supporters. Paul's campaign predicts that about 200 delegates will attend the convention on his behalf.
Both want a piece of the party platform, but the candidates agree on very little politically. Speaking to reporters here Friday at a conservative conference, Santorum said his supporters are ready for a "fight" in Tampa.
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“Reagan Conservatism is deeply rooted in the civil-libertarian Goldwater wing”
Reagan never entertained the legalization of drugs, prostitution, or the promotion of any form of homosexuality.
He was furthermore a hawk on defense.
Like all conservatives, he was at one with the Libertarians on most fiscal issues.
That is all.
I have been looking for some coverage on this topic.
oh I agree with you...
the libertarians are STRICT constitutionalists..
The republicans are socialist lite...
if forced to choose, I choose the strict constitutionalists..
socialism is the enemy of the republic..
they may claim to be pro life, and we will have to see..
but romney is the father of the 50 dollar abortion, and forcing the state to pay for abortions..
now, with that being said, which side of the argument are you on?
They are trying to take over the GOP as they are not big enough to win a Presidential election as a Libertian Party. I do NOT like RonBots!
There were a couple that were shown the door at the Missouri State Convention! Gooooooooooo Missouri.
I really don't care about this kind of dog and pony stuff. I just wish they would stick to the Constitution.
Ron Paul scared hell out of me with his foreign policy ideas.
But otherwise, he sounded like a pretty solid Constitutionalist, most of the time. He often strays to the libertarian (e.g. anarchy) side of the ledger, but I’m not sure that’s such a bad thing. Are we FREE or not?
Remember, “liberty” means being freedom to do any damn thing you want, without government intervention. As in, LEAVE ME THE HELL ALONE. Many things we take for granted as federally “controlled” and “illegal” should in fact be untouched by any federal oversight. (State oversight is another issue.) Limited government, anyone?
I’ll reserve judgement until I see the Ron Paul platform planks.
Reagan was a conservative that didn’t care for the libertarian party and their anti social conservatism and weak defense positions.
Libertarians are soldiers of the left.
Now you can post that single lame quote from the Nixon/Ford era from candidate Reagan in 1975 when he was being interviewed by a libertarian magazine for a libertarian audience.
No they aren't, creating abortion and homosexual marriage and homosexual adoption is not constitutional, it is just the wildly left weirdos coming at conservative America with a new vocabulary.
Important enough to Santorum that in 1996 he was endorsing the removal of the pro-life plank and ending the GOP as the pro-life party.
Tell that to the unborn kids, or those enjoying being raised by two fags.
Well, you know what they say; never get between a libertarian and his hookers and blow. Do you know how to create a libertarian? Just take a conservative and remove all common sense.
Libertarians know as much about the constitution as Fred Phelps knows about the Bible.
Good analysis and I agree, but I don’t think we’re going to see any “balloting” or the possibility of another nominee. The cards at the Presidential level have been dealt. We get a fresh deck for Congress.
the lack of intellegence toward libertarians on this site is just amazing..
I am a small l libertarian, which means i lean farther to the right than conservative..
not all libertarians are nut jobs, just like all republicans are not conservatives...
I do not buy into abortion ( that is why i will not vote for romney )..
I beleive there should be no restrictions on possession of firearms ( that is why i will not vote for romney )....
I beleive in smaller government and less governmental interference in my life ( that is why i will not vote for romney )....
I beleive in lower taxes and less spending ( that is why i will not vote for romney )...
this site has been infiltrated, not by libs, but by republicans..
we here are hard core conservatives, aome of us with libertarian leanings..
the only person I know of that created homo adoptions and abortion on demand is.... romney..
who are the real conservatives here?
not anyone that backs romney..
If I am forced to choose between a baby killing, gay marriage advocate, gun grabbing, big government tax and spend socialist, or a constitutionalist that promotes isolationism, I can deal with 4 years of isolationism.
I cannot deal with 4 years of watching the conservative movement die, and die it will, if romney gets into the white house..
I am the 15%
don’t ask me... ask your buddy romney... he is the father of the 50 dollar on demand abortion, and signed into law gay marriage and gay adoption rights..
Is this who you champion to run this country?
If you condemn and recoil at the Libertarian Party platform then you aren’t a libertarian.