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Santorum: "I'd Like Everybody To Get Out"
YAHOO NEWS ^ | 5 hrs ago.. | Ben Terris

Posted on 03/11/2012 8:16:46 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP

Rick Santorum needs about 60 percent of the remaining delegates to claim the Republican nomination. It would be an easier task, he admits, if former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich would drop out, but Santorum would not call explicitly for him to do so.

“The Speaker can stay as long as he wants,” Santorum said on NBC’s Meet the Press this morning. Instead, a Super PAC supporting Santorum has run ads calling for Gingrich to drop out of the race. (snip for excerpt purp.)

“We’re in a great position now as we go forward,” he said.

Of course, there would be an easy way for Santorum to really make up ground: “I’d like everybody to get out,” he said.

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1 posted on 03/11/2012 8:16:48 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“We’re in a great position now as we go forward,” said Santorum.

Yeah, to capture the nomination for Vice-President.


2 posted on 03/11/2012 8:18:55 AM PDT by ngat
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
There is a very strong argument that if Newt drops out, most of his votes will go to Romney instead and backfire on Santorum and his supporters. Since Romney has actual executive experience and Santorum has zero.

It may be that the rest of Newt supporters will go Romney even though they may likely not like it, but they have no other choice left.

3 posted on 03/11/2012 8:20:21 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

http://gulagbound.com/27257/the-phony-right-wing-part-9-rick-santorum/


4 posted on 03/11/2012 8:20:47 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

His 60 % is a lot more doable than newts 70%. LOL


5 posted on 03/11/2012 8:22:32 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: ngat

That is an admission that you know that the way things stand, Romney is going to win it.

And he probably will to our dismay. We are chopping off our noses despite our face.


6 posted on 03/11/2012 8:23:02 AM PDT by dforest
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To: ngat
Right, he is in a “great position”! (60% capture)

And Romney will win most of the large West Coast delegates, New York, PA, NJ, etc.

Santorum is toast, and we are stuck with Romney. But you are correct, Santorum will jump at teaming up with his fellow RINO Romney and gladly accept a VP spot.

7 posted on 03/11/2012 8:23:46 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I am sure that all three would like all the others to drop out. lol.


8 posted on 03/11/2012 8:24:06 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
“I’d like everybody to get out,” he said.


Well Rick could be a leader make the first move thus showing the way.

9 posted on 03/11/2012 8:25:05 AM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

A Romney/Santorum ticket would be a sure loser.


10 posted on 03/11/2012 8:25:46 AM PDT by GnL
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“Santorum will jump at teaming up with his fellow RINO Romney and gladly accept a VP spot”

Yes but won’t happen because this would result in a purely northeastern ticket.


11 posted on 03/11/2012 8:28:02 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: GnL

And a “Santorum/anybody” ticket would be a guaranteed loser.


12 posted on 03/11/2012 8:28:02 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I don’t think so. Santorum is not really liked, he’s just an acceptable alternative to Romney for some at the moment.

If Romney does get the nod, I expect him to pick someone who would help energize a divided base, probably an evangelical.


13 posted on 03/11/2012 8:29:00 AM PDT by Allon
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To: deport
"Well Rick could be a leader make the first move thus showing the way."

Exactly. Poltics is a team sport. Take one for the team, Rick.
14 posted on 03/11/2012 8:29:48 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I think Romney would pick someone NOT for the Northeast. He’ll probably pick someone from the South or Southwest.

But I hope he doesn’t get to pick anyone, especially Santorum.

Go NEWT!


15 posted on 03/11/2012 8:29:50 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: org.whodat
Don't look at me, I didn't create that dilemma. The Santorum fanatics made this happen.
16 posted on 03/11/2012 8:29:55 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
My spidey senses tell me there be a little left-wing wacko media spinning of the incident going on here.

I am willing to bet that Santorum was simply responding to a question the talking sh*t-for-brains of a host asked him. Probably after he was aksed about Newt Gingrich's calls for him to get out of the race. Something along those lines.

And even if he did offer it up unsolicited, I doubt he yelled as the exclamation point leads us to believe.

17 posted on 03/11/2012 8:29:59 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: deport
"Well Rick could be a leader make the first move thus showing the way."

Exactly. Politics is a team sport. Take one for the team, Rick.
18 posted on 03/11/2012 8:29:59 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
The Santorum fanatics made this happen.

Made what happen?

19 posted on 03/11/2012 8:31:59 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Wrong, supporting someone with no national ability to get over 14% is what put willard in the cat bird seat.
20 posted on 03/11/2012 8:32:14 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

—agree—if this yo-yo Santorum doesn’t disappear from the race, we are likely to see a loss that will make the Goldwater wipeout look good-—


21 posted on 03/11/2012 8:33:10 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: conservative98

Politics may be a team sport (some of us call it “reaching across the aisle”), but this is an Election, and elections most definitely are NOT.

Speculation is fun, but no one is getting out of this race until they either run out of money or a candidate gets sufficient votes to become the nominee.

That’s bankable.


22 posted on 03/11/2012 8:34:35 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Allon
Santorum is probably the most divisive candidate we have had since Barry Goldwater. Probably even more so, considering Santorum’s radical religious agenda.

Nominating him, will rile up the entire Leftist World and it will be a landslide for Obama.

23 posted on 03/11/2012 8:34:46 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: org.whodat

But Wittle Wicky Santorum is a sissified weasel putz, and Newt is not.


24 posted on 03/11/2012 8:36:25 AM PDT by Lucas McCain (Heaven protect us from what evil men do in the name of good.)
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To: rellimpank

Drudge says that polls show that Santorum would beat Obama.


25 posted on 03/11/2012 8:36:36 AM PDT by Eva
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Yet he’s doing better than Newt. Both had their pluses and minuses. Frankly, whomever gets the nod, I don’t think any of the current contenders will be on a VP list. They will all be too damaged and this long drawn out campaign will destroy them all for the VP slot.

Look for a fresh and motivating VP candidate that will fire up the base.


26 posted on 03/11/2012 8:38:51 AM PDT by Allon
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To: Texas Eagle

Just the other day Santorum said that Newt would be at the top of his short list for VP choices. Called him the only other “true conservative” in the race. There was a story in Newsmax about it. Personally I think it would be a perfect match. A president who explains policy with a smile while Newt holds a whip over congress.

I agree that the media is trying to instigate fights so they can report on them. That said, if you ask any of the candidates I’m sure they all want everyone else to get out.


27 posted on 03/11/2012 8:39:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: org.whodat

You love it when you think you are in control. But what you say seldom becomes a reality, which is a good thing.


28 posted on 03/11/2012 8:39:34 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

There is strong evidence that Obama wants to run against Romney because Obama is going to be forced to back off the federal individual mandate and call for states to enact their own individual mandate. WA State is aleready making preparations for this and is even taking steps to take over the insurance for the teachers’ union and form a self funded state insurance program, which could act as a pilot program.


29 posted on 03/11/2012 8:40:44 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

Eva, anybody can beat Obama. His baggage is huge!


30 posted on 03/11/2012 8:40:47 AM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Texas Eagle

“My spidey senses tell me there be a little left-wing wacko media spinning of the incident going on here.”

You’re probably right. The media loves to bait conservatives, who usually fall for the ploy. I just wish all of the Republican candidates would drop the senseless bickering and posturing and stay on message to defeat Obama. Simply refuse to allow the media to define the narrative.


31 posted on 03/11/2012 8:41:06 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
I think everyone knows I am a Newt guy; however, I heard Rick say something like this the other day (not sure if it was the same interview) and he clearly said it in jest ...more like: Sure it would be nice if everyone else dropped out. He clearly wasn't being serious ...or “series,” either!

I have maintained the only viable strategy is two-on-one. We need both Rick and Newt staying in to continue to force Romney to split his funds and forces against both Rick and Newt.

Neither Rick nor Newt can win right now if this becomes a one-on-one battle w/Romney. Romney must first be further weakened and his “inevitability” challenged and disproved; then his support will diminish and he becomes assailable. The rest can be sorted out on down the road.

32 posted on 03/11/2012 8:43:48 AM PDT by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Allon
"...If Romney does get the nod, I expect him to pick someone who would help energize a divided base, probably an evangelical......"

Copy that. Also, probably someone from the South or Midwest to shore up the different cultures. Maybe even a stronger conservative than Mitt himself, just to make the sale.

Romney/Perry..?

33 posted on 03/11/2012 8:46:51 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: Eva

LOL! You had better get you sneakers on and get out more often. That is not at all true, according to MOST of the national polls.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/president_obama_vs_republican_candidates.html


34 posted on 03/11/2012 8:47:46 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Eva
[There is strong evidence that Obama wants to run against Romney]

I'm going to have to ask you to prove that claim. Show is a survey or some strong agrument that supports it. Otherwise I will have to assume you are pulling this off the top of your emotional wish list.

35 posted on 03/11/2012 8:51:38 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I’m sure Newt is grateful to Ricky for letting him stay in the race. Especially since Newt has more delegates.


36 posted on 03/11/2012 8:51:46 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cripplecreek; Starboard
I would take it a step further. I'd like to see our candidates forget about going on these shows altogether.

I know that will never happen but it must be obvious for all to see that what we call "the mainstream media", "the lamestream media" or whatever name they go by, they are nothing more than operatives of The DemocRAT Party.

It's not just sour grapes on our part or an ad hominem anymore.

I'd like to see our guys focus on getting their message out strictly on talk radio shows and certain Fox News shows.

But, again, I know it will never happen. Hey, a guy can dream can't he?

37 posted on 03/11/2012 8:52:08 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Victor

Hah! I was thinking exactly the same thing. On the surface, the two don’t get along at all, but think of what it would mean if Perry did become the VP pick.


38 posted on 03/11/2012 8:52:29 AM PDT by Allon
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Santo is owned by the Unions..
Hard to get elected in Penn.. unless that is so...
Same with Romney in Mass...

Newt is such a whore and a slut... the perfect candidate for new Sodom..
I’d vote for him... America is too Doped Up to care really..
I’d pay him a coupla BILLION to fix America..


39 posted on 03/11/2012 8:53:31 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: SatinDoll
[Eva, anybody can beat Obama. His baggage is huge!]

LOL! That is a good example of why you support Santorum.

Pollyanna, meets Rebbecca from Sunny Brook Farm!

40 posted on 03/11/2012 8:54:54 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Victor

Plus, if a deal was made with Perry before Texas votes, it would be game over.

Newt needs Texas, but if Perry (who now supports Newt) realizes Newt can’t get the delegate count, he might do it.

A lot is riding on Tuesday.


41 posted on 03/11/2012 8:55:35 AM PDT by Allon
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To: hosepipe
That's true, But I personally think that Romney will take PA. Santorum really ticked off the masses there. Especially being a carpetbagger from Virginia, and lying about his “roots” in PA.
42 posted on 03/11/2012 8:57:58 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I don’t think “Santorum fanatics” is an apt description of what happened. I think it’s more accurate to say that the conservative electorate has a Huckabee Problem and that Santorum is just this cycle’s manifestation of that.


43 posted on 03/11/2012 8:58:41 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I don’t know how to take that, Freepy.

I’m definitely a Newt girl.


44 posted on 03/11/2012 9:00:02 AM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Reading the headline, I figured he was throwing a party that went bad and..........well, never mind.


45 posted on 03/11/2012 9:00:42 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
But you are correct, Santorum will jump at teaming up with his fellow RINO Romney and gladly accept a VP spot.

This was the original plan anyway which is why Santorum joined the race. He would have quit after SC or FL if things had gone according to plan and Newt had dropped out and Ron Paul had not gained any traction.

Santorum, like Romney, is part of the Karl Rove group.

46 posted on 03/11/2012 9:03:10 AM PDT by JimWayne
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Of course each would like all the others to get out. You, psycho-Freep, want Santorum to drop out. Yahoo is part of the enemy, but as long as they are trying to rip Santorum, they are good enough for you to post.

It’s crunch time. Newt and Santorum supporters have the choice: vote for your favorite and let the chips lie where they may. Or, vote in your state for the one most likely to crush Romney. Period.

I am fatigued of the infight on FR between Rick and newt. They are both conservatives. They are both flawed. So vote against mitt or vote your fave, but lay off the supporters of the other here.

Totally repeatedly rearranging like a flaming designer the deck chairs on the Romney titanic.


47 posted on 03/11/2012 9:03:37 AM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: samtheman

You just hit on it exactly, to what I meant. (fanatics)

Santuckabee.......fer sher!


48 posted on 03/11/2012 9:05:03 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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"A Romney/Santorum ticket would be a sure loser."

Romney will never be President, and a Romney/__________ anyone would be a sure loser. Of course.

49 posted on 03/11/2012 9:06:49 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Screw this wanna be boy king.
50 posted on 03/11/2012 9:07:20 AM PDT by Logical me
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