Skip to comments.RICK SANTORUM IS SUSPENDING RACE FOR PRESIDENT.
Posted on 04/10/2012 11:10:44 AM PDT by Spunky
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To be brutally honest, the ballot box has become a worthless lost cause regardless of party. Some form of secession is probably our only hope. No “obama alternative” is going to change anything either.
He won’t even come close in Texas. What a bunch of dreamers you FRingrichers are.
Someone on FR explained to me that “suspending” is a legal term. It give the campaign organization time to pay off its debts to creditors.
Newt finished dead last in 5 of 10 Super Tuesday states.
Newt didn’t have a chance.
Internals showed him losing PA... that would end without quesiton his political career.. he quit. He served his purpose to stop gingrich and ensure Romney..
Once a jackass always a jackass.. par for the course for Santorum. How badly does an electorate have to send a guy packing for folks who don’t live in his district to comprehend hes been rejected for good reason?
Sigh.. thanks for Romney folks.
The question now is how badly do we want to beat Obama. Don’t stay home. At the very least vote for conservatives in the House and Senate (if any are running this cycle). If we can take the Congress away and put people in who have the guts to tell Obama, NO, he can not just run roughshod over the Constitution, then we can survive another 4 years.
I have long said that the very moment that Romney becomes the nominee, Obama wins another 4 years.
Vote your conscience, I most certainly will mine.
Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again. ~ Ronald Reagan, from his first inaugural speech as governor of California, January 5, 1967
Ronald Reagans warning about losing our freedoms echoes down through a generation of lost momentum and squandered opportunity.
We now have the most ignorant electorate in the history of American elections. I believe we have the most corrupt government and media our country has ever seen.
I believe that Newt was the one leader that could have turned our country away from the abyss, intelligently and quickly.
It is abundantly clear that not enough folks shared my beliefs, instead of a leader, they wanted a preacher.... and far too many lacked the courage to forgive and look beyond the personal sins in a mans past and into the promise of a brighter future for our country. That is certainly a free choice and a personal choice.... and as it is with all choices, there will be consequences.
In any case, Americans will get the country it apparently wants and a country it so richly deserves.
That's not a prerequisite for suspending a campaign.
"The legal loophole you describe does not change the meaning of "Suspend" or "End".
Actually it does.
What Santorum just did is END his campaign"
No. Santorum will no doubt continue to have elements of his campaign at work soliciting and trying to raise funds to pay off his debts. That can only be done while he has a campaign registered with the FEC. The public aspects of his campaign, speaking appearances, campaign stops etc. will suspend, but the campaign is not over.
If he said he was terminating, or ending his campaign, that would be dishonest. You're the one who demanded he use "precision", specific honest language. He did, and you're pissed off at him because you're too obtuse to understand the meaning of the words he used.
Newton Leroy Gingrich is a dead-man walking. Has been for a month or more. He knows it. Why is it so hard for you to see?
He’s already making nice to Romney.
It’s a choice between a socialist and a Communist now. America had it within itself to make a positive change, but enough people chose the charlatan with the gold tooth. Our education system has produced dupes aplenty in both parties, and we as a people have strayed far from God and our founding. IDK, do we deserve better? I think not. Bob
Get well Bella !
2016 may well be too late for all of us. Sorry for the pessimism, but that’s my assessment. Bob
Time to hibernate. Welcome to pure socialism. Hope the starving neighbors don’t wake me up in the middle of the night. Wonder if Siberia has got the Climat Change notice yet.
You can vote for the GOP-e picks, as they count on you drones who can't vote your conscience.
So long as you vote (R), you don't care what asshole liberal the GOP-e shoves up your a$$.
Sorry....I ain't votin' for Obama, but I ain't votin' for his "half-brother-type", either.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe Herman Cain also “suspended” his campaign.
You must be right. I know a few of you likes Newt, so do I.
After SC he just could not make it. If he can't make it through the Primary, how do you expect him to get elected?
As for Santorum, at first, I knida liked him. Then he began his childish tantrums and started to play with kids toys. Serious voters were turned off.
My opinion, Santorum got out when he could see no sign of winning his home state. He was on a big ego trip and to lose his home state was too much to take. Plus, after he lost him home state, where would he go from there?
Just my opinion!!!
Same here; there's no stopping The Messiah now, as I'm looking where to hide when the looting and riots start, when the money runs out, and the inner city tribal parasites head for the suburbs to take what they were promised.
Montana and Idaho sound pretty good right now.
OK, I’ll do it:
Santorum is one cowardly bastard for calling it NOW and NOT aftat the convention.
Even if he’d have gone and won in PA and then quit, I’d have a lot more respect for him than I do now, because what he did today was more cravenly political than anything I’ve seen out of Romney so far.
Here’s why - Had Santorum stayed in and LOST PA, he’d be done politically. But, here’s what both Santorum and Romney both know - If Romney’s pink, Santorum’s just a shade lighter.
All of this is kabuki, and frankly, the only guy I have any respect for is Gingrich. Had Santorum stayed and fought, they may have had enough delegates in there to throw it to a conservative at the convention - a Hail Mary, but a fight to the last conservative too.
The smoke went up the chimney on Romney from before the primaries, and the GOP/E was pissed they had to blow the cash and political capital they did trying to defend Romney.
As we sit here today, Romney has already lost. The debate will consist of the following:
OBAMA: “First, I want to thank Governor Romney for pioneering the Affordable Care Act. His courage in Massachusetts allowed us to learn from his mistakes, and as such we produced a better bill. Governor Romney, we could not have passed the Affordable Care Act without you.”
ROMNEY: “ . . . . . but, I know business . . . .”
Now, I don’t care what anyone says, Romneycare was a FATAL DISQUALIFICATION FOR THE JOB OF THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE. He had a chance to disavow it, but that time passed. His judicial record is a mess too, so there is exactly zero reason why voting for him is going to make any positive difference at all in November. Not even the excuse of lifetime appointments to SCOTUS justifies voting for him, because there is zero evidence of him putting a conservative on the bench in MA.
Let’s say Romney somehow overcomes even this, and pulls it off. You realize he’s only slightly more conservative than Obama, but because of the R in back of his name, they’ll hand the blame for the inevitable mess on the entire party, not just him.
I was in the Wax Museum in SF, and they have a bunch of recent Presidents there. Reagan’s nameplate said “The Great Communicator”. GHW Bush’s - “Strong in international affairs”. Clinton (who’s impeached) said - “First Democrat to win a second term since FDR”. George W Bush’s nameplate? Nothing. Just his name.
Obama? “First African-American President”. That’s all they will ever know him for. He can wreck the country, but he’ll never be notorious. Ever.
Here’s what we learned with Dole, GHW Bush, and McCain - given the choice between a guy who comes out and tells you he’s a pinko, and a guy who’s a pinko, but says he’s not, people will pick the more apparently honest of the two.
For me, I’ll be voting for a Conservative. At least I can live with myself, and when Obama wins, if he finishes the job of wrecking the country, he’ll get the full credit for the task.
A pox on Santorum for not sticking it out. He knew the price his family was going to pay when they made the decision to run in the first place. He shepherded all the GOP values voters into a big bleating herd and led you away from Gingrich.
Gingrich has flaws, but he can admit when he’s made a mistake, and he delivered the Contract with America, and won an R Congress in 1994. He achieved welfare reform, and got a Democrat to sign the bill. He was the only adult running for the job at the time.
So, now here all the bleating values voters sit. Your shepherd went for the shade of ‘Senate Incumbancy Forever’ in the soft pink confines of Pennsylvania. Happy Valley indeed.
You guys all need to get dressed for dinner. The MSM will be around soon, wolves that they are, asking where your daddy went. Be a good lamb and bring along some mint jelly with you when they come around. Mint jelly goes great with barbecued sheep.
Santorum owed it to us to stay in until the convention. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out there was a deal cut.