Skip to comments.There is a 'Ronald Reagan' Candidate in the Republican Primary, Rick Santorum
Posted on 12/28/2011 4:41:58 PM PST by tcg
There is a "Ronald Reagan" candidate in the Republican primary.He "squares the circle". He is morally consistent and politically courageous. His name is Rick Santorum. I have written extensively about his positions. I know him, his wife and their family - personally. I have followed him throughout this campaign. He is exactly what many people - just like me - have been hoping for. He is the "Reagan candidate" for the 2012 campaign - and much more. This man is the "real deal", in every way....
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I have followed Rick Santorum throughout this campaign. He is exactly what many people - just like me - have been hoping for. He is the "Reagan candidate" for the 2012 campaign - and much more. This man is the real deal, in every way. He is from a blue collar family and has won elections in a heavily Democratic area of the country. That is because his positions reflect the real America and will ensure her continued future in a world which needs her leadership and example .
There are growing indications that the people of Iowa are beginning to finally pay attention to Rick Santorum and his campaign.They are finally hearing his positions and focusing on his multiple gifts and proven record. In the most important election of my lifetime, I hope those indications are accurate.Check out his positions and read about his family and campaign at his website
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According to CNN this noon Rick is now in third place, ahead of Newt!!!
RICK SANTORUM FOR PRESIDENT 2012
He is THE BEST!
A four year lease on the White House has gone up to ONE BILLION dollars. I don’t think Santorum has that kind of money. If fact, the only people with that kind of money in Barry’s Amerika are commie ‘RATS.
Name one “big government” initiative Santorum opposed and voted against.
“He is the “Reagan candidate”..... “
IMHO, her name is Michele Bachmann. I could support Santorum, though.
grief... the best thing that could happen for Romney is for someone like Santorum to surge and take Iowa.. then split the conservative vote in the south with Gingrich (and possibly Perry) and thus hand Romney the nomination.
I like Santorum, but he just never gained traction. Brace yourselves, its either Romney or Gingrich. Pick your poison.
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He is gaining it now. If there is a time to peak, this is it. Santorum doing well in IA and then going on to being competitive in SC, which is very possible, would really knock the wind out of Mittens.
Bump! Santorum’s gotten a lot of news the past few days. The way things are breaking, I think he is the perfect candidate for conservatives to coalesce around. The true anti-Romney.
I'm voting R
>>> Name one big government initiative Santorum opposed and voted against. <<<
(48 - 51) NAY July 18, 2006 HR 810 Stem Cell Research Bill of 2005
(52 - 46) NAY June 15, 2006 HR 4939 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006
(62 - 36) NAY May 24, 2006 S AMDT 4095 H-2C Visa Program
(53 - 46) NAY May 2, 2006 S AMDT 3617 Sugarcane Growers Funding
(51 - 49) NAY March 16, 2006 S AMDT 3071 Education Funding
(49 - 51) NAY March 16, 2006 S AMDT 3103 Natural Resources and Environment Funding
(43 - 55) NAY Nov. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2612 Price-Gouging During Emergencies
(40 - 59) NAY Nov. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2602 Hurricane Victims Tax Benefit
(44 - 55) NAY Nov. 17, 2005 S AMDT 2601 Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
(50 - 48) NAY Nov. 16, 2005 HR 2862 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, FY 2006
(43 - 55) NAY Nov. 3, 2005 S 1932 Budget Reconciliation Bill
(43 - 56) NAY Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2357 Medicare Premiums
(48 - 51) NAY Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2365 Medical Assistance and Prescription Drug
(49 - 50) NAY Nov. 3, 2005 HR 2744 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Act
(51 - 48) NAY Nov. 3, 2005 S AMDT 2356 Hurricane Health Care for Survivors
(48 - 51) NAY Oct. 27, 2005 S AMDT 2259 AIDS Drug Assistance Program
(46 - 50) NAY Oct. 27, 2005 S AMDT 2287 After School Funding
(41 - 56) NAY Oct. 27, 2005 HR 3010 Labor, HHS and Education FY 2006 Appropriations Bill
(44 - 51) NAY Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2194 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
(46 - 53) NAY Oct. 26, 2005 S AMDT 2253 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Funding
(48 - 51) NAY Oct. 20, 2005 HR 3058 Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation
(43 - 52) NAY Sept. 14, 2005 S AMDT 1660 Congressional Commission on Hurricane Katrina
(44 - 53) NAY Sept. 13, 2005 S J Res 20 EPA’s Clean Air Mercury Rule
(47 - 51) NAY July 29, 2005 HR 6 Energy Policy Act of 2005 Conference Report
(44 - 53) NAY July 14, 2005 S Amdt 1189 Air Cargo Security Programs Implementation
(45 - 53) NAY July 1, 2005 HR 2419 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill FY 2006
(47 - 53) NAY June 16, 2005 S AMDT 791 Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)
(52 - 48) NAY June 14, 2005 S Amdt 781 Environmental Effects Caused by Ethanol
(61 - 31) NAY March 17, 2005 S Amdt 214 Prescription Drugs
(49 - 50) NAY March 17, 2005 S AMDT 177 Education
(47 - 53) NAY March 17, 2005 S Amdt 210 Tax Subsidy for Domestic Companies
(40 - 59) NAY March 17, 2005 S AMDT 229 Medicaid
(63 - 37) NAY March 17, 2005 S Con Res 18 Budget FY2006 Appropriations Resolution
(46 - 53) NAY March 7, 2005 S AMDT 128 Minimum Wage
(46 - 49) NAY Feb. 10, 2005 S 5 Class Action Fairness Act of 2005
And that’s just his record in 2006 and 2005. Need I go on?
This is BullFreep.
If you’re so worried about the conservative vote splitting, then you and the other Newtbots need to get your a$$es in line and support the conservative at the top. That apparentally is Rick Santorum since your guy has been tanking fas.
The way I see it, if Romney gets the nod, it’s because people like YOU were the ones who helped split the vote by holding onto your flawed candidate.
A lot of people that like Bachmann like Santorum and if they see one of the two surging prior to caucus/primary time, many will jump behind the other without any problems.
The love affair with Newt is coming to a glorious end (thank God). Nice to see the people in IA might get their heads together and help a true conservative like Santorum or Bachmann win. The Conservative winner in IA will get the advantage in SC. You don’t want to hear that because you know your flawed candidate is doomed if he lays an egg in IA, but it was the Newtbots who were just saying the same thing when Newt was at the top in IA.
Neither Santorum nor Bachmann has the potential to go anywhere further even if they would win Iowa. Mr. Fournier does not even address this fact.
Lets hope! And pray!
Wow, I cant find a single big gov initiative he has fought. In fact, if you google “santorum budget cut” from 2001 -2005, you will see that every time Bush tried to cut the budget, Santorum led the opposition! This includes Amtrak, alternative energy, and nanny state child nutrition initiatives. This guy is a carbon copy of Huckabee!
The conservative winner in Iowa will get the SC advantage? Oh really? You mean like Huckabee did?
The winner of the Iowa Caucuses will get maybe 30 thousand votes. That is a tiny county in SC and a rounding error in Florida. LIke always, the Iowa winner will mean nothing.
If RS does well in Iowa - we’ll see how well he does in the top tier. He may surprise me, but I suppose not so well.
I like Rick Santorum a lot, but I doubt I’ll see another Ronald Reagan in my lifetime. He is easily the best President of the 20th century.
RE: There is a ‘Ronald Reagan’ Candidate in the Republican Primary, Rick Santorum ...
...and unfortunately he is running for vice president.
Newt Gingrich is the “Ronald Reagan” conservative of this campaign. Like Reagan, he is a true conservative thinker who developed conservative philosophy and produced a body of work to back it up.
Yeah, I’m working on the same model for the 46 counties in SC that I used for the 99 Counties in IA.
Huckabee/Thompson dominated NW South Carolina and the Bible Belt, with McCain running respectable, and Romney tanking in that area. McCain and Romney ran better along the I-95 corridor and in and around Columbia, although Romney never performed well in any area, including the more “moderate” areas.
What put McCain over the top though was the military veterans, particularly in Horry County (Myrtle Beach) and Charleston and along the eastern coast. For Romney to have a prayer in SC, he’ll have to win at least 40% in Charleston and 35% in Myrtle Beach AND get at least 20% in every NW County in SC. He might acheive one of those goals, but all three is heavily unlikely even if the conservative base is fractured. These folks may support Perry before they support Romney even in these more “moderate” areas.
The winner of the IA Caucus of the Conservative candidates WILL get a bounce in NW SC just like Huckabee did. And that will be enough to win that state this time around.
Are you saying the folks in SC care at all what Iowa does? Iowa is even more spastic this time around because of the oddity of all the campaigns attacking a single person.
I do not think Iowa will impact SC that much. Huck had decent SC support before Iowa, which I don’t think Santorum does. An Arkansas preacher does better than a slick Pennsylvania politician type in SC.
I think Newt will get a lot of the McCain vote because they are older and they will well remember what Newt did in congress. And he’s polling well there now. Mitt will do what he did in 08 there.
But I don’t see Iowa meaning that much, nor NH, for SC.
Oh please. That is quite a stretch.
If you’re going to pull the Reagan card, Newt was actually part of the Reagan revolution.
Anyone know what happens if no one gets a majority of the delegates by the time the convention rolls around? Can the 2nd and 3rd place candidates pool their delegates in order to overtake the 1st place candidate?
I think Santorum was part of the Dan Quayle revolution. Good hair, looks younger than his age, and has trouble stringing a sentence together without tripping all over himself.
I agree. Iowa has a history of very little relevance for choosing the nominee.
Isn’t there some buzz that Santorum is yet another “native born” citizen, something about his parents not being citizens until after his birth??? Don’t want to go thru’ all that anchor baby-native born business again with candidates. Rubio and Jindahl are in the same position I hear. Too bad, because I like all three of them. That issue is going to have to be settled once and for all before any Presidential candidacy is accepted. Let’s start by deciding if Obummer, with a British Daddy supposedly, can hold the title three years and counting after his election.
( Pssst....Guess what, he is toast....can't win, waste of time. Obama will make Corned Beef out of him.)
But let's all kneejerk ourselves into convulsions and pray for a miracle! Because stupidity seems like it does not matter here anymore.
Probably right. Folks who have no chance, money nor organization camp out in Iowa for the last six weeks and pray for an Iowa miracle. Even if it works for Iowa it doesn't work over all.
Yes, indeed, Rick Santorum is our next Ronald Reagan!
It’s about time people caught on!
“he just never gained traction..”
He’s gaining traction NOW!
4 years ago McCain was 23 points behind Huckabee in Iowa, and ended up being the nominee. Santorum is doing BETTER than McCain in Iowa. Hang on to your hat!
Shooting for VP since day one?
I donated proudly to Rick earlier today. I truly believe he is the man for the job.
His father was not a natural born US citizen. Not a problem?
His father was not a natural born US citizen. Not a problem?
Michele Bachmann is no Ronald Reagan. It was Reagan who came up with the 11th Commandment: “Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican”. Michele has always been the first candidate to try and finish off her opponents when they are down. She did it with Perry, with Cain, with Newt.... everybody except Mitt. That’s b/c she wants to be his VP. As one lady commentator on FOX News said: “She always appears so desperate”. Republicans are the only soldiers who shoot their own wounded. And Michele is always the first to fire the “friendly fire”. No Reagan; she.
Yea..... You go Billy Boy; thanks for the Post #15.
Are you saying the folks in SC care at all what Iowa does? Iowa is even more spastic this time
It’s time for Iowa to lose their “First in the Nation” status. Especially if Ron Paul wins Iowa. That makes Iowa irrelevant. The Iowa Caucus has become the Hawkeye Caca.
Forget get Amdt 214, Santorum voted YES on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit.
Freepers were ignoring that commandment long before Bachmann came along.
Michele has always been the first candidate to try and finish off her opponents when they are down. She did it with Perry, with Cain, with Newt....
Perry did himself in with his own flubs, although I'll grant he's come back strongly. Calling out Obama for failing to destroy the drone lost in Iran scored a 10 with me. Cain, either though his inability to control himself or his poor handling of the allegations, also did himself in.
In all cases, what Bachmann has said is nothing compared to what the MSM is going to throw at the republican nominee, so we all better toughen up and vet our candidates now.
everybody except Mitt. Thats b/c she wants to be his VP.
I'm going to wait and see on that one.
As one lady commentator on FOX News said: She always appears so desperate.
Uh, yes, she pushes a point way more than she has to, often to her own detriment.
Republicans are the only soldiers who shoot their own wounded.
The Hillary 2008 supporters may say the same thing about their side.
And Michele is always the first to fire the friendly fire.
I'm not so sure about that. Santorum is quite ready to unleash friendly fire, as others have been.
No Reagan; she.
In 1979 and 1980, Reagan was no Reagan either. In fact, the Dems were licking their chops over how easy it would be for Carter to beat him in the general elections. I would enjoy a replay of that with Bachmann, or whoever our nominee is.
I really, really enjoyed your Post #46 in reply to me. You made some very valid points.
Glad I could contribute, thanks.