“Total BS....Santorum won more states than any other person. He should storm the convention and demand the nomination. Santorum would win the election, liberal Romney will lose it. What a failed opportunity that we put ourselves in....ROMNEY?????? Sheesh was a liberal jerk Romney is. I just cant believe only a small number of patiots on Free Republic think Romney is a disasterous candidate while the other lap up his ever word like he is their pet or something. It is rather repulsive.”
Santorum’s whole argument for the nomination was that God loved him more than the other candidates. Everything was about appearance, having the word “courageous” on the wall behind him as he talked, repeating stuff about family, faith, God and country, without being too specific. The first issue on his Issues page was an article about the evils of pornagraphy.
There was never any doubt that Santorum would fail to get the nomination. He was too polarizing because his record did not back up his claims of being a man of integrity. But what was guaranteed was that he would fool enough conservatives for long enough to split the conservative vote so that the libs in the party and outside the party in the Open Primary states could get Willard in.
Santorum was this election’s Huckabee.
I understand cognitive dissonance very well.
I did not vote for Mitt in Florida, but you know what?
Mitt WON. - In case this missed anyone, Romney did win the primary election.
Voters were not dragged, kicking and screaming, to the ballot box and ordered to vote for him, but he did win this go around.
I really don't see anyone at all here “lapping up his every word.” - I do see most patriots say that they will do anything to be rid of Obama because they believe that this is what is best for the country.
And they are right. - As I have been saying since Florida, I believe that its going to be Romney/Santorum.
Anyone who believes that Santorum was somehow propped up by someone somewhere somehow as a stalking horse to ensure that Romney won the primary, probably believes in the smoking man on the grassy knoll - and I don't mean that meanly, I mean that people need to put aside personal feelings and do what is best for America.
Santorum is an adult who understands that he did not get the required primary votes and will do what he believes is the right thing - which, in this case, does not include “storming conventions” but does include a responsible effort to defeat Obama and send him packing!
Thank you for your posts.