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Mark Levin Announces Support for Bachmann or Santorum (not an endorsement)
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 2nd | Mark Levin

Posted on 12/03/2011 5:34:25 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing

Here is audio of conservative writer and radio host Mark Levin announcing who he supports for the 2012 GOP Presidential Nomination. Levin said, for him, he supports Michele Bachmann or Rick Santorum. However, Levin said he would support whoever becomes the GOP Nominee.


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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I really trust, enjoy and depend on Mark Levin’s opinion, but sadly I do not trust either Michele or Rick (me, me, me,I, I, I)

While Newt isn’t as conervative as I would like, he is still a gazillion times better then oblahblah and I can actually see the chance of him winning. There is just no way enough people will vote for either Michele or Rick.


51 posted on 12/03/2011 8:54:57 PM PST by RobinWWJD
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I really trust, enjoy and depend on Mark Levin’s opinion, but sadly I do not trust either Michele or Rick (me, me, me,I, I, I)

While Newt isn’t as conervative as I would like, he is still a gazillion times better then oblahblah and I can actually see the chance of him winning. There is just no way enough people will vote for either Michele or Rick.


52 posted on 12/03/2011 8:55:11 PM PST by RobinWWJD
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I was, am, and remain a Rick Santorum supporter.

If Cain's people would move over to Rick, the man's got a fighting chance to really make some waves.

Well? Are we serious about change? Or are we willing to settle for Newt?
53 posted on 12/03/2011 8:59:06 PM PST by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: cripplecreek
spell check don’t catch stupid.

Tagline!

54 posted on 12/03/2011 9:54:19 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: BillyBoy; South40; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; justiceseeker93; sickoflibs; ...

I’m surprised he’s not for Newt or something.

I’d go Bachmann #1, Santorum #2, and jeez I guess his eternal Rickitude goes to a distant #3 though I wouldn’t be happy with him.

If Bachmann wins Iowa we have a ballgame. Hopefully Cain support will migrate to her. Campaignpete is right she could be hurt in Iowa by none other than Ron Paul, ugh.

Santorum has never gained traction, let’s see if that changes now.


55 posted on 12/04/2011 4:15:01 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: South40

Well, ok, in Kalifornia you are probably right - sadly.


56 posted on 12/04/2011 4:33:20 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; randita; EternalVigilance; ...

Rick Santorum has never gained traction, but Michele Bachmann did gain traction and very quickly proved that she couldn’t stay in the top tier of candidates. I can see conservatives coalescing around Santorum and having him become the anti-Romney in time for Iowa and then South Carolina and Florida, but Bachmann already fizzled under the lights and won’t get a second chance.

Santorum is more conservative and trustworthybthan Romney, Newt or Perry, and more knowledgable, polished and eloquent than Bachmann or Cain (and I’d say is just as conservative as even those two). Sure, he lost reelection in PA in 2006 against the son of the universally beloved late Governor Bob Casey, but it’s not like electoral acumen are strong points for Bachmann (who routinely runs a few points behind the GOP presidential candidate and nearly lost the most Republican district in MN in 2008) or Cain (whose only previous electoral experience was his second-place finish in the 2004 GOP Senate primary in GA). And, lest we forget, prior to running into that liar Bob Casey, Jr. in ridiculously anti-Republican 2006, Santorum had been remarkably successful at being elected in Democrat turf despite (or, I would say, because of) his social and economic conservatism (with a bit of blue-collar protectionism sprinkled in). Santorum was first elected in a blue-collar Dem district near Pittsburgh in 1990, in an upset that no one predicted. He was redistricted in 1992 into an even more heavily Democrat CD (58% for Dukakis in 1988, and carried by Clinton by 22% in 1992), and he somehow won again. In 1994, Santorum was elected to the Senate over Harris Wofford, who just two years earlier had defeated the strongest candidate the GOP could throw at him, former PA Governor and U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh. And in 2000, in the face of a presidential election in which George W. Bush got only 46% in PA, Santorum defeated a pro-life, pro-gun Democrat Congressman from the Pittsburgh area by a larger margin than Gore’s PA margin over Bush. So Rick Santorum knows how to win elections.

I think that the GOP nominee will be either Romney, Newt or Santorum, but that if Santorum does poorly in Iowa it will become a two-man race between Romney and Newt. If you don’t want Newt or Romney to get the nomination, I don’t see any other option than to support Santorum right now.


57 posted on 12/04/2011 5:08:27 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Santorum and Bachmann are the only conservatives in the field, so it makes sense.

I had medium hopes for Pawlenty, and was willing to live with Perry's populism, but the rest of the field is pathetic.

58 posted on 12/04/2011 6:00:57 AM PST by Crichton
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To: cripplecreek

Yup. its time for the tea partiers to put up or shut up.
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Exactly! I’m so disappointed that Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint nor Paul Ryan ran for the 2012 GOP nomination. And, RINO, Fat Boy, Chris Christie can run his mouth, but he didn’t have the ba**s to run; neither did Donald Trump. So, since none of the aforementioned had the ba**s to run..... STFU!!!


59 posted on 12/04/2011 7:57:41 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
She (Michele Bachmann) shone tonight in the one on one venue that Huckabee provided tonight with the AGs.
Did anyone else notice that at that Forum, Rick Perry was the only person in the studio who, incorrectly, referred to the Attorneys General as the "Attorney Generals"? Guv-dude is so friggin' dumb. Last week he didn't know that the voting age was 18, not 21. Just sayin' .
60 posted on 12/04/2011 8:03:45 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: RobinWWJD; All

There is just no way enough people will vote for either Michele or Rick.
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I agree with that where Michele is concerned but let a handsome, young, fresh Conservative face with intelligence (Rick Santorum) show up out of the blue, America will be “wowed”; closely to the way they were by John Kennedy.


61 posted on 12/04/2011 8:13:45 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: Antoninus

It would be great if Cain would endorse Rick and ask his supporters to support him. But, I’m 95 percent sure he will endorse Newt.


62 posted on 12/04/2011 8:15:46 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: Antoninus

It would be great if Cain would endorse Rick and ask his supporters to support him. But, I’m 95 percent sure he will endorse Newt.


63 posted on 12/04/2011 8:16:02 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: Impy

Hopefully Cain support will migrate to her
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I guarantee you that Cain will endorse Newt and ask his supporters to go with Newt. Michele was quick to “indirectly” condemn Herman when the first allegations against him were made public. She also helped take-out Pawlenty, dissed Perry and Newt wasn’t off the platform at the last Debate when her staff was texting, Tweeting and sending Facebook messages saying Newt favored Amnesty. She is NOT well liked by her colleagues. She has the chance of that proverbial snowball in hell of getting Herman’s supporters.

I’d love to see Herman’s supporters get behind Rick Santorum.


64 posted on 12/04/2011 8:23:25 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

I think Santorum will be the “big surprise” coming out of Iowa this year. He might not win, but he’ll be in the top 3.


65 posted on 12/04/2011 8:25:41 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Here’s another poll on the GOP race that just got started, so the numbers are very skewed right now. Everyone can forward it around to anyone planning on voting in the Republican GOP primary or caucus, in an attempt to get a larger and more representative voting base:

http://micropoll.com/t/LEzBOZFlnc


66 posted on 12/04/2011 11:05:40 PM PST by BagCamAddict (If we let them run Cain out of town, they will do it to EVERY GOP candidate from now on.)
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To: Impy

“...his eternal Rickitude”

What could have been...


67 posted on 12/05/2011 7:13:55 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
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To: Sonny M
2008 all over again, this time Romney has taken the place of McCain. I LOATHE McCain but I ended up voting for him in November because to not vote would have been a vote for Obama. Haven't we learned anything in four years?

Vote for your favorite in the primaries and then vote for what is left in November. We cannot afford to have millions of people sitting on the sidelines this time. Don't think that you can drop out of the game because you can't. There is no way to drop out of living in the USA. If Obama is reelected he will bring even more pain to the American people.

68 posted on 12/05/2011 3:45:09 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: South40

No you would be writing in *Obama*. Please, let’s get real. Every write in vote or skipped vote is a vote for Obama.


69 posted on 12/05/2011 3:52:06 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: South40; cripplecreek

Good to see many here have the same common sense as Levin!


70 posted on 12/05/2011 3:53:23 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: rintense

Bachmann picked up a pretty hefty endorsement from Phyllis Schlafly today.

http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/12/04/conservative-activist-phyllis-schlafly-endorses-michele-bachmann/


71 posted on 12/05/2011 3:58:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: South40

Did I hear once that California was going away from the winner take all delegate system to representational delegates? If they go the representational way, you might have a voice.


72 posted on 12/05/2011 4:04:37 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cripplecreek
Can't say as I care for Schlafly's opinion of Palin, but her endorsement should help Michele.

Isn't funny how a core group of freepers is staying with the principled conservatives, while others are floating toward the middle-left? Hmmm...

73 posted on 12/05/2011 4:04:43 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: no dems

Cain hates Rick. Never gonna happen.


74 posted on 12/05/2011 4:09:47 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: rintense
Isn't funny how a core group of freepers is staying with the principled conservatives, while others are floating toward the middle-left? Hmmm...

When I aligned myself with the tea party I did so because I saw it as a means of bringing about true pro constitutional change.

Those who hold allegiance to the party, remind me of the Tories of the American revolution. My allegiance is to my God and to my country and I can't save America by voting for the lesser of two evils.
75 posted on 12/05/2011 4:18:56 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Bachmann got a big boost after the Iowa straw poll but then Perry soon came on the scene and stepped on her toes. People went for Perry because he was believed to be the conservative savior who had that in charge presidential quality and was a governor of a major state. Naturally people would go for a governor rather than a representative but Perry then shot himself in the foot. He spoiled it for Bachmann and then he spoiled it for himself. It was too bad for Bachmann because she is much more conservative than Perry.


76 posted on 12/05/2011 4:30:20 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

Sadly Ron Paul is the one who hurts Bachmann the most and helps the front running RINOs the most but the Paul supporters refuse to see it.

I’m just not sure he isn’t quietly supported by the party for that reason alone.


77 posted on 12/05/2011 4:39:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek

Freeing my mind from the shackles of the GOP and big (R) in 2006 is one of the best things I’ve ever done.


78 posted on 12/05/2011 4:42:07 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: rintense

Agreed. The candidates I support are exclusively republican but that doesn’t equal support of the Grand Old Plantation.


79 posted on 12/05/2011 4:49:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cradle of freedom
2008 all over again, this time Romney has taken the place of McCain. I LOATHE McCain but I ended up voting for him in November because to not vote would have been a vote for Obama. Haven't we learned anything in four years? Vote for your favorite in the primaries and then vote for what is left in November. We cannot afford to have millions of people sitting on the sidelines this time. Don't think that you can drop out of the game because you can't. There is no way to drop out of living in the USA. If Obama is reelected he will bring even more pain to the American people.

This is where it gets a little bit tricky. The biggest difference between Romney (at least according to Romney) between himself and Obama, is competence.

The question, do you want a competant socialist or an incompetant one ?

Then, to top it off, what happens to the GOP if Romney wins ? He could wind up dismantling conservatism, something that Obama can not do, by virtue of not being the leader of the GOP. Romney will appoint his own guy as head of the RNC. He can get the legislation he wants passed, passed by the GOP. If Obama wants tax hikes, the GOP will stop him, or try to stop him, if Romney wants tax hikes, he's going to get them, by getting most of the GOP to support them (or they risk losing party funding and support).

If the country is going to go down the tubes, do you want a republican leading the way, or a democrat ? I'm not so sure, a President Romney is the best option in that type of situation. Keep in mind, its not like at least we would get conservative judges, Romney has a record of also appointing liberal judges too, and with Romneys record as a party leader being what it is, you could see the GOP be harmed more by Romney as president, then with Obama as President........Its not that cut and dry.

80 posted on 12/05/2011 11:12:05 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: rintense

Amidst all the claims that Cain supporters are turning to Newt is the reality that some of the Cain endorsers are turning to Bachmann.

http://www.michelebachmann.com/2011/12/former-cain-supporter-s-c-representative-ralph-norman-leads-growing-list-joining-team-bachmann/

Representative Ralph Norman
Erin Ashley, Former Cain Pee Dee and Lowcountry Regional Field Director
Matt Gottlieb, Former Cain Richland County Chairman
Ken Uthe, Former Dorchester County Chairman
Benjamin Boado
George Burbach
Sue Burbach
Jay Kilmartin
Elizabeth Kilmartin
Ed Hartley
Bernard Domblesky
Chris Parker
Laura Sterling
Quinci Martel
John Goerlitz
Tyler Woods
Madeline Buchta
Scott McGee
Shela Morgan


81 posted on 12/06/2011 8:38:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Sonny M

Don’t forget that there is the Tea Party as a counter balance to the Republican establishment. This is not like 2000 or 2004 when we were all under the spell of George W. because he used the magic word *conservative*. Republicans cannot just use the word conservative as a magic incantation any more, now people are in rebellion and this is a rebellion that is not going to die down because we are realizing that we have been sold out by people we thought were our own, now we know that it is not just the big bad Democrats that we have to watch out for. Before we were just like trusting children, we are not like that anymore and we will not go back to that anymore.


82 posted on 12/06/2011 4:10:46 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cripplecreek

I have also wondered if this libertarian movement is not just a way to dump the social conservatives. Remember that Grover Norquist invited libertarians to the CPAC convention.


83 posted on 12/06/2011 4:15:49 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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