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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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To: dforest

You mean you don’t think Santo would jump at the VP slot with Gingrich?


51 posted on 03/11/2012 9:07:43 AM PDT by ngat
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To: SatinDoll
LOL! Don't take offense in what I said, you are just naive in thinking that Obama is going to be easy to beat.

That is an absolute fantasy. I get around a lot, and see things, many here don't. The national picture is almost scary as to where the American public has gone!

52 posted on 03/11/2012 9:09:37 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
I'd rather see ayatollah santorum drop out
53 posted on 03/11/2012 9:10:50 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Lucas McCain

In case you have not noticed, people are voting what they think and you seem to be in the 14% losing category.


54 posted on 03/11/2012 9:11:09 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Yaelle

Santorum would be an even bigger disaster if he wins the nomination. If it comes down to either Romney or Santorum, I will vote “None of the above”.


55 posted on 03/11/2012 9:11:26 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I know a lot about Barry Soetoro/BHO2 the public does not.

That baggage will be devastating when delivered by the right Republican candidate.

It takes courage to go after evil.


56 posted on 03/11/2012 9:12:31 AM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Texas Eagle; PSYCHO-FREEP
My spidey senses tell me there be a little left-wing wacko media spinning of the incident going on here.

Well, for starters, Psycho-freep changed the headline by adding an exclamation mark.

Santorum did say he'd like everyone to get out (that would make him the Repub. nominee, duh), but when asked specifically about Newt, Santorum walked very softly. In fact he would not fall for the bait and said it was up to Newt to decide what he was going to do going forward. (I actually watched the exchange this morning with David Gregory.)
57 posted on 03/11/2012 9:14:32 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Victor

That is funny, but will never happen, Perry is finished on the national ticket. He went out with 4% support.


58 posted on 03/11/2012 9:15:02 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
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.


?????? and lolol.
59 posted on 03/11/2012 9:17:06 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: samtheman; Allon; Victor; hosepipe

Santorum IS the evangelical in this race.


60 posted on 03/11/2012 9:17:26 AM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat
That's just it, Newt knows better than to make a mistake like that. Hew knows Santorum all too well. He tried to mentor Santo in his political infancy, and this is how he turned out.
61 posted on 03/11/2012 9:17:41 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: ngat

No he’s not, he just plays on on TV.


62 posted on 03/11/2012 9:18:52 AM PDT by Allon
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To: Qwackertoo
I'm no Rubio fan,, and I know his eligibility is in question, but he seems the logical choice for possibly expanding the legal Hispanic vote------particularly Cuban and Puerto Rican. The Dems probably have a lock on the illegal vote for years, but I wouldn't support a party unabashedly courting them, anyway.

The only scenario under which I see myself MAYBE voting for Romney: the selection of Paul Ryan(1st choice) or Rand Paul(some doubts here)as running mate. I just don't think that will happen.

63 posted on 03/11/2012 9:19:33 AM PDT by Calliecat
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To: SatinDoll
You know as well as I do, the repeated attempts to expose Obama are quickly buried before they even make the first headline.

The MSM will cover for Obama like Pravda.

64 posted on 03/11/2012 9:20:29 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

It seems that the bulk of Rick supporters on FR are really against Mitt rather than for Rick while Newt supporters are really FOR Newt.


65 posted on 03/11/2012 9:21:43 AM PDT by Amntn
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Fine. Let the MSM cover them like turds in a sandbox.

But they can’t stop an opposing candidate from speaking out. (OK, except for McCain.)


66 posted on 03/11/2012 9:23:16 AM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Conservatives that support Newt will not go for Romney the Socialist. Independents that support Newt will probably split, but what percentages, given the economy, breakdown of the family, Barack’s oversees fiascos is anyones guess.


67 posted on 03/11/2012 9:23:50 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: Logical me; PSYCHO-FREEP
Screw this wanna be boy king.

For what? Psycho-freep changed the headline by adding the exclamation point.

I watched the exchange between Gregory and Santorum this morning on MTP.

In fact, Santorum would NOT call for Newt to leave the race. When asked, he said sure he'd like everyone to get out(duh), but he specifically said Newt got himself into this race and he (Santorum) certainly wasn't going to tell him leave it.
68 posted on 03/11/2012 9:25:25 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“Santorum would be an even bigger disaster if he wins the nomination. If it comes down to either Romney or Santorum, I will vote “None of the above”.”

This is a very interesting post.

Here’s a hypothetical for you to consider: Suppose, contrary to Santorum’s wishes that everybody (else) get out, everybody stays in. Then, at the convention, all four candidates actually get a committment (committment being the traditional agreement to appointment of certain people to high political position) based on the issues they care about most and that define them, in exchange for their delegates, and all four wings then come together and endorse the ticket.

Would you then vote “ none of the above “ ?


69 posted on 03/11/2012 9:25:57 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Amntn

I think that’s a true statement of the electorate as well.


70 posted on 03/11/2012 9:26:39 AM PDT by Allon
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To: Allon

That’s right, Santo is a fundaMENTALIST Catholic, who is playing better among Evangelicals than he is with Catholics.

In fact, among his fellow Catholics, he is quite dismal. (below 50% approval)


71 posted on 03/11/2012 9:26:46 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Gingrich should have dropped out after Santorum’s Trifecta wins and before the MI primary. Had he done so, Romney would have lost MI and he would have been toast. Gingrich is now on an ego trip.


72 posted on 03/11/2012 9:27:20 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
If it comes down to either Romney or Santorum, I will vote “None of the above”.

Allrighty.....
73 posted on 03/11/2012 9:27:54 AM PDT by Girlene (as he stamps his foot and walks away)
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To: SatinDoll

We both know why we like Newt, because Newt would be able to make that plan work to his advantage. But the rest are complete failures in that regard. They would be disasters waiting to happen.


74 posted on 03/11/2012 9:29:39 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I know, I was surprised to learn that Mitt is getting more Catholic votes than Santorum is.

http://www.uscatholic.org/blog/2012/03/why-mitt-romney-winning-catholic-vote


75 posted on 03/11/2012 9:29:50 AM PDT by Allon
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Only Newt could unnerve Obama to the point Obama would babble incoherently about algae!


76 posted on 03/11/2012 9:31:11 AM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

It was at the top of the Drudge page all day, yesterday. Romney beats Obama and so does Santorum.


77 posted on 03/11/2012 9:32:45 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Girlene
To quote Sarah Palin in regards to the Santorum supporters; “OH, BOO-HOO!” (Exclamation point noted)
78 posted on 03/11/2012 9:33:22 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Allon

There is a reason for that. Some Catholics - not all but some - tend to be primarily conservative on social issues while fiscally liberal, which Romney is in spades.


79 posted on 03/11/2012 9:33:22 AM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll

I think there are a lot of conservatives, Catholic and otherwise, that see mitt as just the opposite, liberal on social views but fiscally conservative. Did you mean to swap those?


80 posted on 03/11/2012 9:36:03 AM PDT by Allon
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To: SatinDoll

What you say is true. Sadly, there are not enough in this party anymore who have the ability to see the whole picture, or the long term outcomes.


81 posted on 03/11/2012 9:37:28 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: ngat
Of course not. If this thing goes to a convention, Newt has a very real chance of winning. Especially if he teams up with Sarah Palin.
82 posted on 03/11/2012 9:38:57 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Sidestepper.


83 posted on 03/11/2012 9:40:29 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Eva

WOW! You really made it all the way over to “Drudge” the other day?

How about these places?http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/president_obama_vs_republican_candidates.html


84 posted on 03/11/2012 9:41:08 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Allon

No, I did not. Mitt Romney at present is campaigning as a conservative, pure and simple. In actuality, when Governor of Massachusetts, he was anything and everything BUT conservative.

The big myth is that he is a good businessman. Sure - like operating a wreaking yard for large corporations is good business. He was no entrepreneur, but rather quite good at stripping the value from a company and laying off workers, thus leaving nothing for the shareholders of said companies.


85 posted on 03/11/2012 9:41:22 AM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

No one will be a bigger disaster than Obama, a sworn enemy of the USA. Let’s not get bogged down.


86 posted on 03/11/2012 9:42:38 AM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: SatinDoll

I think most conservative voters swap the two.


87 posted on 03/11/2012 9:42:50 AM PDT by Allon
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To: SatinDoll

Jimmy Carter was a successful business owner. Ronald Reagan was not.


88 posted on 03/11/2012 9:43:15 AM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: ngat

You got a straight answer n00b. If you are trying to pick a fight, go for it. I’m ready.


89 posted on 03/11/2012 9:43:36 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
The MSM view of things:

"All you who aren't Conservative, get out now!"

90 posted on 03/11/2012 9:46:14 AM PDT by mikrofon (NObama '12 -- No way, No how)
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To: Yaelle

[No one will be a bigger disaster than Obama, a sworn enemy of the USA. Let’s not get bogged down.]

EXACTLY, which is why nominating Santorum will guarantee it.

Why go out of your way to make it happen?


91 posted on 03/11/2012 9:47:09 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Amntn

I voted for Santorum last week.

None of the four remaining candidates are perfect but some have more to be against than others. Ron Paul has been good on economics but his defense and foreign policy positions are terrible. Romney is just the latest moderate Republican that realizes that he can’t win without Conservatives. Newt can talk a great game but in practice he allows his ego to run his positions. Newt also has a ton of baggage. Santorum had a fairly good voting record in Congress but he goes off message when campaigning. All in all I thought he was the lesser of four (not evil) but uninspiring candidates.

At the end of the day I’ll vote for any of them over Obama.


92 posted on 03/11/2012 9:47:15 AM PDT by Oklahoma
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

That explains the screen name.


93 posted on 03/11/2012 9:47:30 AM PDT by ngat
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Proof Beck was in the tank for Romney the whole time.

Glenn Beck Sounds Off On Endless GOP Race

Responding to Bill O'Reilly's charge that the race "never seems to end", Beck said, "I think it's time that it ends." Though Beck supports Rick Santorum, he admitted, "I think we're at the end here, or very near the end. If you do the math, it's darn near mathematically impossible ... for anybody but Romney to take it."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/11/glenn-beck-gop-candidates-2012_n_1337452.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

94 posted on 03/11/2012 9:47:32 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Girlene

Psycho-Freep distorts everything. Newt is not well-served by the people who claim to support him but spend 98% of their time tearing down others with half-truths (the worst form of lying is half-truths).


95 posted on 03/11/2012 9:48:33 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: gitmo

LOLOLOLOL!

Jimmy Carter was a government subsidized peanut farmer.

Ronald Reagan had been President of the Screen Actors Guild, a labor union, and definitely NOT government subsidized.


96 posted on 03/11/2012 9:49:28 AM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Allon

>> Santorum is not really liked

Can’t say I dislike him; I just don’t think he can either beat Barky or govern the US.

No brains, no guts, no vision. Believes strongly in the efficacy and supremacy of Big Government over the wisdom and initiative of the individual.

Not what we need just now.


97 posted on 03/11/2012 9:50:07 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Look, the birth control pill and the Catholic Church was a fake issue, designed to take out Santorum. Obama wants to run against Romney because once the federal individual mandate is thrown out or abandoned, Obama is going to call for states to enact their own individual mandate.

Romney is on record stating that its ok on the state level. Obama wins.


98 posted on 03/11/2012 9:51:11 AM PDT by Eva
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Nice answer, psycho-freep. /s

This is just another one of your many Santorum bashing threads.

BTW, not that you take the time to realize who has or who has not claimed to be a Santorum voter......but I have not “endorsed” any candidate. I simply find it unhelpful for conservatives to be bashing conservative candidates (Newt or Rick).... but that’s just MO .... so keep doing what you’re doing.


99 posted on 03/11/2012 9:53:55 AM PDT by Girlene (BOO!)
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To: Victor

Short list for VP, regardless of who is at the top is Rubio, Perry, and Chris Christie. Florida is essential, Perry is an actual full-blooded conservative and not a wannabe, and Christie is the wild-card choice for a “game change”...


100 posted on 03/11/2012 9:54:24 AM PDT by magritte (Gladys Knight: Mormon Siren?)
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