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Rick Santorum Tells Newsmax: I May Run for President in 2016
Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 03 Apr 2013 07:27 PM | Bill Hoffmann

Posted on 04/03/2013 11:38:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Rick Santorum appears to be eyeing the White House again, with the former Pennsylvania senator telling Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg that he may run for president in 2016.

“I’m certainly leaving the door open for that,” Santorum revealed on “The Steve Malzberg Show” Wednesday afternoon. …

“The same advisors who botched these last two campaigns are now saying, ‘Well, you know, since we can’t win with moderate Republicans, we have to now try to be liberal Republicans to win instead of standing up for the values that made our country great,’” he said. …

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2016elections; 2016gopprimary; anotherdisaster; anotherfiasco; disaster; gopestablishment; notarino; ricksantorum; rino; santorum; santorum2016; socialconservative; unelectable
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1 posted on 04/03/2013 11:38:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Please don’t....


2 posted on 04/03/2013 11:55:53 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Olog-hai

lol


3 posted on 04/03/2013 11:56:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Olog-hai

Great news, and here’s one of many reasons why:

Santorum received an A+ rating from NRA, better than Ron Paul, or Newt, who got A(s), also good, but not as good as Rick’s A+.

Not only did NRA A+ rating Rick Santorum vote for our 2nd Amendment rights, but he fought to keep gun companies in the U.S.A.! Santorum gets things done, because he is a figher!

Just ask the NRA CEO:

‘“He [Rick Santorum] was the most effective advocate of bringing it [legislation to protect gun companies from frivolous lawsuits] to the floor and getting a vote scheduled. He used his influence to get it to the floor. Without that, we would have lost every American gun company.”

– Wayne LaPierre, CEO – National Rifle Association, October 25, 2006’

excerpt http://www.ricksantorum.com/defending-2nd-amendment-rights

Rick Santorum fights for pro-life, pro-2nd amendment and many other Constitutional issues. We need a FIGHTER, not just a voter.

There are a few others I love, too!

Just hope we don’t get another Romney/McCain/Dole because some people don’t do enough research.


4 posted on 04/04/2013 12:08:52 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Olog-hai

For 2016 conservatives need to have the two options.

A conservative in the GOP primaries and a third option if the GOP shoves a RINO in our faces.

I will not vote for a RINO for anything again.

The RINO’s will run a third party if a real conservative wins the GOP primaries.

Talk of a Bloomberg run in 2012 was probably part of such a scheme that wasn’t needed when Romney won the contest.

Santorum is a tool of the RINO’s to keep us on the GOP Plantation.


5 posted on 04/04/2013 12:10:00 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE MY DREAMS)
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To: Olog-hai

6 posted on 04/04/2013 12:13:17 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Olog-hai

no


7 posted on 04/04/2013 12:22:36 AM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: Olog-hai

Rick Santorum is not likable—in a public, media sense. And I say that as someone who agrees with everything he says—except some of his New Deal economic notions.


8 posted on 04/04/2013 12:22:54 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Olog-hai

No, Mr. Sweater-vest, as much as I appreciate his pro-life stances, can’t even win his home state.

He has zero ability to control the narrative.

He can more often than not come across as whiney. (NOTE: there were some times during the debates when this was NOT the case.)

In the end he got used in the primaries to split the conservative base, and that seemed to be OK with him. Sorry Rick, sometimes you have to play for the team, not for the individual stats, when it’s clear you’re not going to be Team Captain.


9 posted on 04/04/2013 12:29:03 AM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Sun

You clearly haven’t done your own research, this anti-Reagan guy is desperate for work after being totally rejected and kicked out of his Senate seat with a larger than 18 point loss, he made the history books and lost by a bigger margin as a sitting Senator than the novice Christine O’Donnell.

His love for Romney in 2008 and his devotion to Arlen Specter even in the 2010 election, showed who he is.


10 posted on 04/04/2013 1:04:37 AM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: ansel12

Is he next in line for the GOP? You know - they always put up the loser of the primaries as the next candidate. The GOP is a very creative, imaginative group./s


11 posted on 04/04/2013 1:09:17 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus; Nextrush; Yossarian

Not even close, I agree with Yossarian and nextrush, Santorum is there to serve the establishment, but not to be the actual nominee, he doesn’t really have the chops for that large of a role or the ability, he is a survivor type career politician looking for an income, he isn’t a leading man.


12 posted on 04/04/2013 1:20:02 AM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: ansel12

ansel12, you make this forum worthwhile.


13 posted on 04/04/2013 1:27:27 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Olog-hai

Run Ricki, run. Bring all the ding dongs, with ya. This collapsed system needs every last one of you. The saving of Our Country will come from a total collapse of the current liars and their progeny. No other way is possible. May God harden us to truth by action.


14 posted on 04/04/2013 1:35:29 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Arthur McGowan

Amen.....Love him but don’t want him to run again.


15 posted on 04/04/2013 1:56:49 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Olog-hai

I like Rick but I won’t vote for him for Republican nominee for president. He is still the perfect example of a Bush Era big spending social conservative who loves to expand government for “conservative” causes.


16 posted on 04/04/2013 3:06:04 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Ann Archy

I agree. I like Rick, but he would get smoked in a Goldwater styled defeat if he was the nominee.


17 posted on 04/04/2013 3:28:15 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Olog-hai

This guy is creepy, not too bright, & sadly resembles Howdy Doody..................DON’T!


18 posted on 04/04/2013 3:29:31 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Would take Santorum over Rubio, Ryan, RaPaul, and the other RINO Flavors of the Month

Santorum can motivate the Evangelicals and the Social Conservatives. A better strategy than Illegal Alien Amnesty to get Hispanics


19 posted on 04/04/2013 3:34:03 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Olog-hai

Some good news for a change. Lord is hearing our prayers. We need a conservative and a guy who has morals. What a refreshing thought for a President. The names that have been floating around have been in the vain of Romney and McCain too of the most liberal people ever in the Republican Party.


20 posted on 04/04/2013 3:35:34 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Sun

This is excellent news. I hope he does run.


21 posted on 04/04/2013 3:36:14 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: leaning conservative

Seems like we need a good looking nominee. How’d that Romney fella work out.


22 posted on 04/04/2013 3:36:58 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Oh noes! He’s an evil socon.

Apt username.


23 posted on 04/04/2013 3:37:37 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: ansel12

Sez Newtbot12.


24 posted on 04/04/2013 3:38:31 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Olog-hai

I can proudly stand behind his public positions, but there’s no way in hell this guy should ever be the GOP nominee. He’s symptomatic of everything that is wrong with the American political scene these days. He’s a lifetime political hack who has spent his entire career at the public trough and in Beltway “think tanks,” and doesn’t have a clue about what it means to work for an honest living.


25 posted on 04/04/2013 3:40:13 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Yossarian

Right, he split the conservative base by earning the most states and votes among conservatives.

I see how that works.

Actually it would be Sir Newt who split the conservative base from Santorum costing him three crucial states in our war against Romney and thus ensuring Obama’s re-election.

As some Freepers warned more than a year ago.


26 posted on 04/04/2013 3:40:15 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Olog-hai

Rick, can’t you take a hint? go out and get a real job.


27 posted on 04/04/2013 4:34:04 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Sun

I agree with you.


28 posted on 04/04/2013 4:44:56 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Olog-hai; Impy; SeekAndFind; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Mozilla; AuH2ORepublican; ...
Great idea Rick, lets reproduce the 2012 formula.

Two ‘candidates’ who were just play running to get TV time

A little known house member with zero chance of being noticed

Rick, a Senator who lost his re-election (last elected job), then ran in 2012 primary and lost again

Another play act candidate with zero experience and a closet full of angry wimmin from his past waiting to come out who have copies of checks he wrote to them (thanks Herman)

A ex-House Speaker who resigned in disgrace (too many problems to list) > 10 years ago and whose career is opinion TV since then, whose positions have been all over the map

And of course the winner Mr super billionaire 47% Mormon who was a single term gov of the most libs state who flipped every position to win the primary then avoided all those issues in the general (best he could).

29 posted on 04/04/2013 4:47:59 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: leaning conservative
...not too bright...

This is exactly how Santorum strikes me, too. I don't think he's capable of playing in the big leagues.

30 posted on 04/04/2013 4:48:41 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Olog-hai

Among the issues brought up by candidates in the 2012 race

Santorum is the only candidate who raised the issue of the high cost and the value of a college degree for jobs that don’t really require such...got shot down..by RINOS, GOPES, and Demo-coms..and of course the “Education Industry”

Santorum was the only candidate whon raised the issue of population control ...got shot down...While everybody worries the our population is not reproducing and has to depend on Mexico for a cheap labor source...That issue every RINO..GOPE...and pundit including many FR’s too stupid bought into nor looked beyond what the socialist front for the regime MSM was selling .

If he does decide to run he better have a better organization than what he had last time

AND HERE IS THE THEME I URGE HIM TAKE AND USE IN HIS EFFORT

IT’S TIME TO GET THIS GOVERNMENT
OUT OF OUR FACES AND OUR POCKETBOOKS

Want to make a difference ? You won’t do it preaching here Start your own vocal group Be your own precinct captain The piece below is designed to be printed up and passed around your precinct and your friends and neighbors as a (index sized) palmcard. On the face (REVERSE SIDE)or below the slogan you can put the name of the candidate you favor and the election dates...EXCELLENT FOR SLIPPING UNDER WINDSHIELD WIPERS ON CARS PARKED IN KEY PARKING LOTS CHURCHES, RALLY SITES....

DEMO-COMS AND RINO CRYERS
GOD DENIERS AND PREDACIOUS LIARS
ARE REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH INCITERS/
FIRST YOUR MONEY THEN YOUR GUNS
ISSUING DECREES OF MANY COME
DEMAND SURRENDERING CHOICES ONE BY ONE
INTO REGIMENTATION YOU MUST RUN
AS THEIR ROBOT YOU’VE BECOME

It’s time to get government out of Our faces
Our religions and and Our pocketbooks


31 posted on 04/04/2013 4:50:57 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (A voice crying in the wilderness make straight for the way of the Lord..)
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To: ansel12

Yes. Looking for money. With the right accountants and some well-placed “looking away” in the RNC, one could steal a buttload from their campaign.


32 posted on 04/04/2013 5:01:53 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai

I have to agree that there’s something about Santorum that comes across as unlikeable & whiny, even “weaselly”. Sad, because I do agree with him on quite a few points, but he just reads as weak & untrustworthy.


33 posted on 04/04/2013 5:34:26 AM PDT by twyn1
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To: Olog-hai

NO !!!!

Let’s break the failed strategy of recycling losers from the last election.

Get a job doing something constructive and stay away from politics.


34 posted on 04/04/2013 5:44:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Alberta's Child
+1, bro. I'm all in for Dr. Ben Carson. Santorum's a big government Republican.

Memo to DC Pubbies: how about focusing on stopping Obama and his minions, and less talk about the next election?

35 posted on 04/04/2013 5:50:40 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The Bible-Thumpers don’t seem to realize that Rick Santorum is a creature of the Establishment through and through. His actions in support of Arlen Specter over Toomey should clue them in, but there are none so blind...

Santorum is merely a vote-bleeder, someone who has no chance whatsoever of winning the nomination, but who will split the socon vote enough that the preferred RINO candidate will win. And, after the damage is done, Rick will have all his debts paid off (like last time) and get a nice check for his troubles (like last time).

Some people never learn...


36 posted on 04/04/2013 5:54:56 AM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: Olog-hai

Where’s my sweater vest ?


37 posted on 04/04/2013 5:58:14 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: BrewingFrog

-——Santorum is merely a vote-bleeder——

Also, he is a damn fool loser with a Napoleon complex


38 posted on 04/04/2013 5:59:12 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: Olog-hai

Noooooo. Not again.

Santorum couldn’t beat the guy who couldn’t beat the guy who couldn’t beat Obama.


39 posted on 04/04/2013 6:08:03 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Alberta's Child
He owes to many people and is a hack who will say anything. He was pegged to be a
go-along to get-along candidate. While maybe a really nicey nice guy, he would be
no better than McCain and sell out to the RATs at the first bad report on MSNBC.
40 posted on 04/04/2013 7:25:08 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: JCBreckenridge

A personal insult, but no challenge of the facts, that is revealing.


41 posted on 04/04/2013 10:08:21 AM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: RedHeeler
ansel12, you make this forum worthwhile.

Thanks.

42 posted on 04/04/2013 10:21:08 AM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: Olog-hai

Go away Rick. Just go away.


43 posted on 04/04/2013 10:23:44 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: Olog-hai

NO RETREADS!


44 posted on 04/04/2013 10:24:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ansel12

What facts are there to challenge?


45 posted on 04/04/2013 11:24:12 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: JCBreckenridge

I don’t find any fault with it either, but that is two posts you have made that have nothing to say.


46 posted on 04/04/2013 11:36:40 AM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

I had to put that in there, BUT you are correct. No way should we vote based on looks, but that Howdy Doody thing haunts me.

He just doesn’t have it in any category.


47 posted on 04/04/2013 11:36:55 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ansel12

Well there’s nothing to defend. So I can understand that.

Hating on Santorum for Santorum’s sake is understandable.


48 posted on 04/04/2013 11:39:37 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: leaning conservative

Yeah, except for being a social conservative. Gosh, imagine a nominee who believes that abortion and gay marriage is wrong.

Surely we can’t have that!


49 posted on 04/04/2013 11:40:31 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Do you ever post anything of substance or do you just post insults and useless attacks, insults and strange claims of “hate”?

Surely you read post 10, or other posts on this thread about Santorum, didn’t you?


50 posted on 04/04/2013 11:44:17 AM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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