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Interview with Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum (Asked about his hospitalized daughter Bella)
Real Clear Politics ^ | 1/30/12 | John King

Posted on 01/31/2012 1:19:56 PM PST by jimbo123

KING: Senator Santorum, thanks for being with us today.

Let me start by asking you how your daughter is doing. You had a bit of a scare this weekend. Your 3-year-old was in intensive care.

She's doing better?

RICK SANTORUM (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: She's doing much better, thank you so much. In fact, she had a -- a very tough Friday and Saturday, but I feel very, very blessed. You know, I -- I haven't been home, John, since Christmas -- Christmas Day.

And the one day I was home, actually, to get my taxes so we could turn those in, turned out to be a day I needed to be home. And she -- she went through a very, very tough time. But yesterday afternoon, she really -- she really rallied. And she's doing -- she's doing much better and we feel -- we feel things are good and that I can get back out on the road and that Karen and the kids can now take it from here.

But it was, it was hairy. I just want to thank you and everybody else for their prayers during this time. And it meant the world to us. And I know it helped Bella a lot.

KING: Well, we'll continue to pray for Bella. Now that you are back on the trail, you mentioned you went home to get your taxes. And that question has come up.

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Rick should be with his daughter in the hospital, not in Las Vegas campaigning.
1 posted on 01/31/2012 1:19:58 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

You hate Mormons, so you want Gingrich to defeat Mitt. You don’t care about Rick’s family.


2 posted on 01/31/2012 1:25:44 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: Politics4US

Grow up.

If any candidate had a 3 year old daughter in the hospital who almost died from pneumonia and is still in intensive care, I would be saying the same thing to any of them.


3 posted on 01/31/2012 1:29:35 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Politics4US

He has no chance of winning, his daughter is sick and he is out on the trail trying to get votes.

I don’;t know about him but as a father of 3 young ones then I’d be with my kids no matter what


4 posted on 01/31/2012 1:32:09 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: jimbo123

I believe it was he and his wife that said Sarah should be home with her children. Hyprocite! He says he didn’t finish his taxes as he was with his daughter, and yet now taxes aren’t done but he’s in Missouri. If Newt said these things, we would hear it non stop! He’s a lackey for Mitt, IMO there is no doubt about it.


5 posted on 01/31/2012 1:33:57 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: jimbo123
I SO agree. He should be there, wearing a hospital gown and eating hospital food, so he'll be able to empathize better.

In fact, he should quit the race, and have the whole family on welfare, just so they can all be there, ALL the time! From now on!

6 posted on 01/31/2012 1:34:11 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: jimbo123

You posted two threads already. It’s because Mitt is a Mormon that you’re bringing this up. You don’t want Rick hurting Newt’s chances of winning to keep a Mormon out.


7 posted on 01/31/2012 1:34:36 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: manc

He may have no chance of winning Fl, but that doesn’t mean he has no chance of winning other states.


8 posted on 01/31/2012 1:35:59 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: presently no screen name

You believe, but you’re not sure. Link?


9 posted on 01/31/2012 1:36:07 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: manc

He’s a family man only when it doesn’t cost ‘him’ anything! When it does we see where his values really are.


10 posted on 01/31/2012 1:36:23 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: jimbo123
Rick should be with his daughter in the hospital, not in Las Vegas campaigning.

Congratulations, you're now a Democrat.

The democrats did the same to Calvin Coolidge when his young son died during the campaign. The democrats attacked my current congressman for not being home with his family when his granddaughter died during a campaign.

When Obama is reelected in November, be sure to remember this kind of crap when you go looking for someone to blame.
11 posted on 01/31/2012 1:38:18 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: Politics4US

and you actually think Rick S can get the nomination and then go on to beat obama

tell you are being sarc please


12 posted on 01/31/2012 1:39:24 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Politics4US

he can’;t even win his own area for senator and yet you think he can beat obama

LOL


13 posted on 01/31/2012 1:40:33 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: jimbo123
You are blinded by hate, Santorum was in Colorado, today, http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/santorum-raises-42-million-in-january-has-11-million-banked-for-gop-presidential-bid/2012/01/31/gIQA53mXfQ_story.html
14 posted on 01/31/2012 1:42:04 PM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: manc

His area is liberal, and he was defeated due to Bush’s policies.


15 posted on 01/31/2012 1:42:32 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: Politics4US

That was a bad year for the GOP. My congressman was voted out that year too. Fortunately we sent him back in 2010.


17 posted on 01/31/2012 1:45:35 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: Politics4US

liberal enough to vote for him in the first place but not again and here we go blame Bush again.

Listen you live in la la land if you like and you can think Rick S can go all the way, that is your doing.
I’ll sit here watching you get all giddy.

Oh and I’m supporting a guy who cheated on his wife who had cancer.

Tell that to Jim and most on here then .


18 posted on 01/31/2012 1:47:23 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Politics4US

He was defeated because he supported Specter.


19 posted on 01/31/2012 1:48:05 PM PST by statered ("And you know what I mean.")
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To: Politics4US

And you’re a liar.


20 posted on 01/31/2012 1:49:15 PM PST by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: manc

Oh and I’m supporting a guy who cheated on his wife who had cancer.

Tell that to Jim and most on here then .”

Jim didn’t start a post about how Rick should be with his daughter.


21 posted on 01/31/2012 1:51:19 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: manc

he can’;t even win his own area for senator and yet you think he can beat obama

Are you on drugs? He has won statewide election twice. Romney has only done this once and Newt never has. Oh Paul hasn’t either. Santorum also won his House seat from a long running Democrat. He has only lost one race in his entire life.


22 posted on 01/31/2012 1:51:58 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Newt! Go Patriots (America's Team)! America's is going the right direction in 2012!!!)
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To: statered

He was defeated because he supported Specter.”

Along with going with the Bush Admin. on many issues.


23 posted on 01/31/2012 1:52:20 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: beandog

the only reason Rick S got where he is now is because no one has attacked him and brought up his pork spending, his lack of attack, his support for Spector etc.

If he ever got front runner which he will not then you can guarantee all of his past will be brought up too.


24 posted on 01/31/2012 1:53:00 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: beandog

And you’re a liar.”

About them bringing this up, because they hate Mormons?


25 posted on 01/31/2012 1:53:34 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: manc

No doubt.


26 posted on 01/31/2012 1:55:54 PM PST by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: statered
He was defeated because he supported Specter.

That is a rather odd analysis, considering that Specter himself won the race 2 years before - the same voters were going to vote against Santorum for having supported the same person they elected 2 years before?

Santorum was defeated because he was running in a state with a Dem tilt in a landslide year for the Democrats and against the son of a very popular former governor on top of all of that. Santorum got the base conservative vote - and those are the only people who voted for him...he lost everyone else.

28 posted on 01/31/2012 1:57:06 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: napscoordinator

are you friggin nuts too then.
He lost and that was it but you expect him to win big for president.

All this week you have had Newt but you seem to attack quite quick
Yea wasn;t going to say anything to you but seeing as you want to jump in


29 posted on 01/31/2012 1:57:27 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Politics4US

neither did I


30 posted on 01/31/2012 1:59:02 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Politics4US

No, Newt did not divorce a wife who has cancer. Maybe you should quit repeating liberal talking points and do some research.

Maybe they don’t like Romney because his a liberal, not because he’s a Mormon.

As far as Santorum, I have not problem with him continuing to campaign with his daughter sick. I’m sure she’s being very well taken care of by her mother. It’s up to him and his wife.


31 posted on 01/31/2012 1:59:23 PM PST by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: jimbo123
Rick should be with his daughter in the hospital, not in Las Vegas campaigning.

He did in fact leave the campaign trail until she became stable. You sit here and post as though he just stayed out there campaigning the whole time.

32 posted on 01/31/2012 1:59:48 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

I like Rick and if he was in front and Newt behind by a lot then I’d have voted for Rick but right now surely Rick knew he screwed up in FL.


33 posted on 01/31/2012 2:02:23 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: jazusamo

What does zot mean?


35 posted on 01/31/2012 2:06:24 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: Republican Wildcat

Did you read the interview?

In this interview, Santorum said he left the Florida campaign trail to review his taxes, not to be with his daughter.


36 posted on 01/31/2012 2:06:57 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Politics4US

Please explain yourself before I zot you. Are you really playing the “hate him because he’s Mormon” card and are you going to continue pulling the GOP-e baggage cart?

Trash Newt on this site you get the zot.


37 posted on 01/31/2012 2:07:57 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: Politics4US

Zot means banned but you were unzotted, that doesn’t happen often. I asked for my post to be removed. :-)


38 posted on 01/31/2012 2:08:24 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Jim Robinson

I was only talking to Jimbo who I know dislikes Mormons. I haven’t been criticizing Newt on this board in the past. I won’t criticize him anymore.


39 posted on 01/31/2012 2:12:49 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: manc

God. Your grammar sucks. I tried really hard to read your post but it is unreadable. Try again. Are you an adult?


40 posted on 01/31/2012 2:14:58 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Newt! Go Patriots (America's Team)! America's is going the right direction in 2012!!!)
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To: Politics4US

Liar. Where in my posting history where I say anything about disliking Mormons?


41 posted on 01/31/2012 2:18:34 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Glad to hear his daughter is doing better. Hope he continues to pound Romney on health care, so that other children with the same problems won’t be denied care in the future because they appear to serve no utilitarian purpose to society according to the bureaucrats.


42 posted on 01/31/2012 2:22:18 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: jimbo123

You admitted it to me. A few months ago.


43 posted on 01/31/2012 2:23:29 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: Politics4US
You admitted it to me. A few months ago.

Show me the post or email, liar.
44 posted on 01/31/2012 2:28:06 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: napscoordinator

Hope you can read this then.

Are you nuts?


45 posted on 01/31/2012 2:30:25 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: jimbo123

I don’t have time to do it, but I remember you telling me how you didn’t want a Mormon to be president.


46 posted on 01/31/2012 2:30:25 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: Politics4US
I don’t have time to do it, but I remember you telling me how you didn’t want a Mormon to be president.

Again, show me the post or email, liar.
47 posted on 01/31/2012 2:35:01 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Politics4US

usually on here when one makes an accusation then they need to back it up.

ZOT means you are close to be banned , maybe you did not know this but this site has endorsed Newt and is trying to help him.

If I have it wrong Jim will be putting me right.


48 posted on 01/31/2012 2:37:48 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: napscoordinator; manc

Manc is a good friend of mine, a staunch, principled, intelligent and gutsy conservative.


49 posted on 01/31/2012 2:50:20 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: little jeremiah

thank you very much though I do get lazy in my writing LOL

BTW We were out today voting, not that many voters there really, most I know had voted right after SC through early or absentee.

How are you ?


50 posted on 01/31/2012 2:55:10 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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