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Rick Santorumís Lonely Path to Victory
Canada Free Press ^ | 01/25/2012 | Daren Jonescu

Posted on 01/25/2012 6:44:58 PM PST by writer33

Near the end of his January 23rd radio program, Rush Limbaugh was asked by a caller what Rick Santorum could do to turn things in his favor. Limbaugh, granting that he likes Santorum, advised only that he should stop talking about himself, and start “acting like a conservative.” His point seemed to be that Santorum ought to spend less of his precious microphone time explaining himself and his record, and instead focus on articulating conservative ideas aimed at changing America’s direction. Though reasonable enough in itself, Limbaugh’s advice seems to overlook the special problem facing Santorum’s campaign, the problem which has created his feeling of needing to speak up on his own behalf: No one wants him around anymore.

As I have previously detailed the cynical use made of Santorum during the lead-up to Iowa—propped up at the last minute as a temporary substitute for the falling Newt Gingrich, in order to squeeze out the serious constitutionalist campaign of Michele Bachmann—we need not go through all those ugly details again. We might, however, ask a few questions in the aftermath of that debacle:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: flaprimary; ricksantorum

1 posted on 01/25/2012 6:45:00 PM PST by writer33
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To: Antoninus

Ping!


2 posted on 01/25/2012 6:46:17 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33

He’s got my vote in Michigan.

Its either that or skipping the presidential slot on the ballot.


3 posted on 01/25/2012 6:46:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Same here in Pennsylvania, but with our Primary not until April 24 it isn’t as though my vote will make much difference ‘til then.


4 posted on 01/25/2012 6:52:47 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: writer33

The scenario is a possibility, but not likely to be a probability.


5 posted on 01/25/2012 6:53:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: writer33

That caller was a nut. He claimed because Newt thought that kids should learn about a work enviroment such as a janitorial job it was akin to Newt being a big government job supporter. The guy was a wacko. GO NEWT GO!


6 posted on 01/25/2012 6:57:40 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: writer33

A vote for Rick who is now down in the 8-11% polling range in Florida is simply a vote for Willard.

GO NEWT!


7 posted on 01/25/2012 6:58:12 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: lightman

Santorum was my 3rd and final choice.

BTW, have you noticed that the old mantra “Congressmen can’t win” seems to have fallen out of fashion since Gingrich is a frontrunner?


8 posted on 01/25/2012 6:59:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Because Newt wasn’t just a congressman. He was voted and served as Speaker, the constitutionally elected leader of the House of 435 representatives and 2nd in line to the presidency after the vice president. Not just a congressman.


9 posted on 01/25/2012 7:05:20 PM PST by untwist
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To: Parley Baer

I agree.

That caller was a Willardist who was using Santorum as a cover..which some do even here so they can diss Newt.

At the end Rush caught on when the caling troll said he’s NOT voting Republican if Newt’s the nominee - after Rush pressed him.

GO NEWT!


10 posted on 01/25/2012 7:05:58 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: untwist

Exactly.


11 posted on 01/25/2012 7:07:10 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

So when are they going to get this primary business settled here in Texas?


12 posted on 01/25/2012 7:11:14 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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13 posted on 01/25/2012 7:11:27 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: writer33

I don’t believe they have it settled yet since Holder and his people have usurped the process.


14 posted on 01/25/2012 7:13:29 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: writer33

By all means it is high time we begin to hear just how these candidates plan to restore America, point by point.

As an aside, it is imperative that we also vote out ALL the old timers who have brought us to this pretty pass, and elect true conservatives, then invoke term limits to Congress.


15 posted on 01/25/2012 7:13:59 PM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: writer33

By all means it is high time we begin to hear just how these candidates plan to restore America, point by point.

As an aside, it is imperative that we also vote out ALL the old timers who have brought us to this pretty pass, and elect true conservatives, then invoke term limits to Congress.


16 posted on 01/25/2012 7:14:08 PM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: writer33

I’m rootin’ for Rick. But in VA my only choices are Romney and Paul. I’ll be casting a Paul-in-protest vote.


17 posted on 01/25/2012 7:14:38 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: Paperdoll
As an aside, it is imperative that we also vote out ALL the old timers who have brought us to this pretty pass, and elect true conservatives, then invoke term limits to Congress.

Agreed. We're at the point where we need to institute term limits. There are too may career Congressmen in office that won't do what it's necessary to turn things around.

18 posted on 01/25/2012 7:16:13 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: untwist

Yeah whatever.


19 posted on 01/25/2012 7:16:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BufordP

You guys really got hosed over in Virginia. In Texas, Holder has our primary hostage right now with all this redistricting mess.


20 posted on 01/25/2012 7:17:07 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Parley Baer

The caller you’re talking about was today. And he was a Romneybot.

The article talks about Rush’s Jan 23rd show, not today’s.


21 posted on 01/25/2012 7:17:37 PM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: writer33

El Rushbo clearly has a soft spot for Santorum, as does Mark Levin. I wonder what they would say if they saw the “50 Things You Don’t’ Know About Rick Santorum” brochure the Santorum campaign came up with in 2006 to appeal to Pennsylvania libs and moderates.

LOL


22 posted on 01/25/2012 7:17:54 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Yankee

That caller today was a Romneybot, and a real dumb arse too. He totally missed the point of Newt’s exchange with Juan. TOTALLY MISSED IT.


23 posted on 01/25/2012 7:19:13 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I’m sure they know about it, but it really doesn’t matter what they say. They only get to vote when it’s their turn to vote.


24 posted on 01/25/2012 7:20:04 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33
Santorum is the man who makes the leftists whine like mortally wounded swine.

That's how you tell who's conservative and who isn't.

25 posted on 01/25/2012 7:31:18 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty.)
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To: Yankee

You are right. I stand corrected it was today’s show I was talking about.


26 posted on 01/25/2012 7:33:37 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: the invisib1e hand

:-)


27 posted on 01/25/2012 7:37:21 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: jwalsh07

Ping!


28 posted on 01/25/2012 7:38:02 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33
Rick is my first choice. Had it not been for theft of his Iowa win and the precious momentum that comes with it, as well as the money, we probably wouldn't have the Romney problem.

It seems we live in a time where people are looking for extremes rather than what we want our sons to grow up to be. Just watch TV for 5 minutes. Don't get me wrong, i think Newt has changed, but confrontation is what many people think they must have to beat Obama. I just hope Newts tactic doesn't wear old. It's either Rick or Newt because I will not vote for a man who's religion slanders mine.

29 posted on 01/25/2012 7:56:42 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: writer33

Nobody wants Mitt Romney as the ConservTive candidate because he isn’t
one. People don’t want Newt because of all of his baggage and they just
don’t like him. Why can’t anyone see that Rick Santorum is the perfect
candidate, a conservative with passion, willing to fight Obama and willing to make the necessary changes to
Get our house in order. He is intelligent and unlike most in Washington is willing
To stand by his very strong values and convictions.


30 posted on 01/25/2012 8:24:35 PM PST by kentramsay
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To: writer33

Nobody wants Mitt Romney as the ConservTive candidate because he isn’t
one. People don’t want Newt because of all of his baggage and they just
don’t like him. Why can’t anyone see that Rick Santorum is the perfect
candidate, a conservative with passion, willing to fight Obama and willing to make the necessary changes to
Get our house in order. He is intelligent and unlike most in Washington is willing
To stand by his very strong values and convictions.


31 posted on 01/25/2012 8:24:35 PM PST by kentramsay
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To: kentramsay

Why can’t anyone see that Rick Santorum is the perfect
candidate, a conservative with passion, willing to fight Obama and willing to make the necessary changes to


It seems we live in a time where people are looking for extremes rather than what we want our sons to grow up to be. Just watch TV for 5 minutes. Don’t get me wrong, i think Newt has changed, but confrontation is what many people think they must have to beat Obama. I just hope Newts tactic doesn’t wear old. It’s either Rick or Newt because I will not vote for a man who’s religion slanders mine.


32 posted on 01/25/2012 8:33:41 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: kentramsay

The only candidate who can honestly say the era of Reagan is alive and well, gets my vote. Not Romney, not Newt, not Paul.


33 posted on 01/25/2012 8:59:52 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
When and where was Aldo Santorum naturalized?
34 posted on 01/25/2012 9:25:18 PM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: writer33

It only took 1 primary and 1 week to knock the air out of Mitt’s invincibility balloon. Rick has enough time to differentiate himself.


35 posted on 01/25/2012 9:32:49 PM PST by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

So does Glen Beck. He said Santorum was the only candidate a conservative could support.


36 posted on 01/25/2012 9:57:16 PM PST by far sider
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To: kentramsay
Nobody wants Mitt Romney as the ConservTive candidate because he isn’t one. People don’t want Newt because of all of his baggage and they just don’t like him. Why can’t anyone see that Rick Santorum is the perfect candidate....

Hoo boy.... You'd better be glad you posted that whining, juvenile, crying jag this late on a work night. Had you posted that just three hours earlier, you would have become instantly famous here.

I suggest lots of water and B complex for your hangover.

37 posted on 01/25/2012 10:05:53 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: writer33

Brilliant article. Long, but worth the read.

Santorum deserves a long, deep look. I think he’s the best we’ve got, the most conservative positives and the least negatives / baggage.

Best line :

“What is needed now is character, of the sort that bespeaks consistency of principle in the face of fire or changing cultural tides, along with steadfastness in the face of audience disapproval—precisely what one cannot expect from a man who desires to be feted as superior more than he desires actually to be right.”


38 posted on 01/25/2012 10:18:06 PM PST by Yaelle
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