Skip to comments.The GOPís Panic Over Rick Santorum
Posted on 02/27/2012 12:22:17 PM PST by EveningStar
For more than six months, worried conservative chieftains talked up the need to unite behind a single rightist candidate in order to block the potential victory of the mushy moderate from Massachusetts, Mitt Romney. Now, on the eve of crucial primaries in Michigan and Arizona, and with Super Tuesday looming just one week later, some of those same leaders speak privately of the need to unite behind that same, once-dreaded Romney in order to avert an even more dire disaster: the nomination of Rick Santorum.
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I’m gonna say a little prayer that people really think and VOTE FOR NEWT.
Make it a good one. If the GOP is scared of anyone getting the nomination, it's Newt Gingrich. He'll challenge the status quo whereas Santorum will be run over by the establishment GOP in DC. IMO, Santorum is a weak version of Mike Huckabee.
Newt for VP?
The thing about Newt is that while they might be able to attack him personally, I don’t think that he drags down the rest of the ticket if he loses. Santorum, on the other hand, fills the leftist boogeyman role of religious extremist to a T, and they’ll use that to scare voters.
Im gonna say a little prayer that people really think and VOTE FOR NEWT.
I’m a Newt guy, but he and Rick keep splitting the Conservative vote and Romney keeps winning. Someone is going to have to drop out. IF I LIVED IN MICHIGAN, I’D VOTE FOR SANTORUM JUST TO GET ROMNEY OUT OF THE RACE. A VOTE FOR NEWT IN MICHIGAN TOMORROW IS A VOTE FOR ROMNEY.
VOTE NEWT, to join me.
After reading the article, it’s safe to say that Michael medved REALLY DISLIKES Rick Santorum.
Too bad, I’m still never going to vote for his boy Willard.
Yet, we have polls out today showing Santorum within two points of Obama and ahead in swing states. This after the media has gone on and on about his views on contraception.
Face it, you're fears aren't valid. You just don't like Santorum.
Newt is the only one that came out first on Drill Now. The day after Obama, came out and mocked this Drill now, with Step 1:Drill, Step 2: Drill, Step 3: Keep drilling. Damm right Zero that's what we want.
If Santorum is now talking about this, he copied from NEWT, but alas no one cares for the truth of that matter.
Put your head in gear: VOTE NEWT GINGRICH.
Michigan is NOT a winner take all so a vote for Newt is NOT a vote for Romney. You’re using fuzzy math.
I read, still VOTE NEWT.
Other than amongst political junkies like Freepers, and people in states with primaries, I don't believe Santorum's views are widely known among voters as a whole.
You just don't like Santorum.
Guilty as charged. He lost me with his statement about libertarian conservatives, how the government shouldn't leave people alone. If it came down to him or Romney, I'd write someone in, though I would vote for either of those two before Obama. Fortuantely, though, Newt is still in, and will be getting my vote on the 6th.
Fool me once, shame on you.
You are RIGHT and others need to start listening.
Take it right back at ‘em.
“Do you want to defend late-term abortion?”
“Do you want to defend infanticide?”
“Do you want to defend forcing taxpayers to pay for someone else’s birth control?”
“Do you want to tell us the societal merits of same-sex marriages?”
Very good! Plan on using this. About time the liberals had to play defense.
Yes Medved and Hugh Hewitt are big RINOs. They both were for RINOs back in 2008 supporting all the RINOs like Huckabee, McCain and Romeny, so I stopped listening to them as well. Hewitt is a huge Romeny fan.
Love that pic of NEWT.
It depends what he meant by the comment. Did he mean a larger welfare state or simply opposing the libertarian insanity on drugs and legalized prostitution?
Medved pimped McCain all during 2008. I stopped listening back then, he got so bad.
I am already united behind one man.
I don’t give a damn what the GOP-e or the rest of the sheep do or want... I will continue to support Newt until he either wins or tells me he no longer wants my support.
I will not vote for the baby butcher supporter or the preacher.
** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”
” - - - With an apparently improving economy - - - “
HEY, MICHAEL MEDVED!
The economy is improving because voters have hope that Obama is going to lose!
Good to see a Gingrich supporter that gets it.
Conversely, Santorum voters should give Gingrich the South.
Mason-Dixon Get Rid of Mittens
I am not a libertarian, and I fight very strongly against libertarian influence within the Republican Party and the conservative movement)
Just google Santorum and libertarianism, and you'll come up with him making repeated digs at that philosophy, and not wanting any of it in the GOP.
Now, contrast that with Ronald Reagan's view of libertarianism:
"I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberalsif we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is."
The full Reagan quote goes on to distinguish the Libertarian party from libertarian ideals, so Reagan certainly got that distinction. Yet Santorum, who I presume is well-read enough to know the distinction himself, never bothers to make it. And that's because he's against even libertarian influence.
People like St. Rick make my skin crawl. If we nominate this creepy man, we will lose by double digits. They say he is running neck and neck with Odumbo to keep in the race.
I never liked him when he was Senator and I sure don’t like him any more now. He is a sanctimonious jerk and sure comes across that way. YUCK!!
I found several of those quotes but none telling me what problem he has with libertarianism.
Libertarianism is great when it comes to economic issues, private property rights and the government's role in assisting the poor. It is a disaster on social issues.
The nation was founded by Christians upon Judeo-Christianity. Christianity was a basis for the law. To the extent libertarianism has undermined that foundation for law, it has contributed to the decline of the nation.
Based on everything he's said -- and I'm including the stuff he's said about talking about contraception because he doesn't like its effect on morality -- I believe he thinks government should take a more aggressive role in enforcing proper moral standards
And I don't. Also, his across the board antipathy to libertarian ideas pops up in his "0% tax for manufacturers" idea. He doesn't want neutral rules that lets individual decisions guide our future. He wants rules that he think will build a better society. And that's not what I want out of a President.
Reagan's anti-gvoernment rhetoric, right down the line, is what I support.
There’s a decided anti-Christian and anti- Catholic bigotry that promoters of morphing the constituional issue raised by the Obama decree into a “womans rights issues” are hiding behind.
Publications and MSM doing so should be protested as religious bigots and picketed.
The GOP establishment has never liked “conviction” conservatives like Ronald Reagan.
No wonder they’re panicking. They’d rather lose than put a real conservative in the White House in the fall.
What do Reagan and Santorum have in common?