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Santorum to social conservatives: Romney's message is 'right on'
CNN ^ | June 16, 2012 | Gregory Wallace and Martina Stewart

Posted on 06/30/2012 7:40:09 PM PDT by Innovative

Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum gave a signal to social conservatives on Saturday: Mitt Romney's "message is sound. It's solid."

On Saturday, Santorum's praise was warm.

"The concern I had - I did, I was very frank about it - was that Governor Romney would track to the middle as so many Republican candidates have done, but I'm not seeing that," Santorum said. "I'm seeing him stand by those convictions that he articulated in the primaries and I'm hopeful."

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KEYWORDS: conservatives; elections; romney; santorum
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To: muawiyah; yldstrk
A win for Romney is a second term for Obama.

Still delusional, I see.
51 posted on 06/30/2012 8:48:58 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: muawiyah

I see, so you’re just working to make sure barry gets that last four years to do his ‘thing’. Appreciate you clarifying that.


52 posted on 06/30/2012 8:50:03 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: muawiyah

I am not getting your drift, perhaps because I am too dense, are you saying that if Romney wins, Obama will run the next time?


53 posted on 06/30/2012 8:50:48 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: aruanan
Aruanan, your boy is simply not the right candidate for this stage of history. Maybe in another incarnation ~ a very long time from now.

We have hundreds of Republicans who are capable of dealing with this job. Romney is not among their number.

54 posted on 06/30/2012 8:51:15 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: bill1952

Can they all be found and identified? no


55 posted on 06/30/2012 8:51:41 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Innovative

So, will Milt Rominy select Rick as his running mate and give God a chance to place Rick at the helm?


56 posted on 06/30/2012 8:51:57 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: yldstrk
There is no difference between Obama and Romney. They are identical politically and in their real attitudes towards this country.

You people are throwing away your votes with Romney.

57 posted on 06/30/2012 8:52:41 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: HiTech RedNeck

‘Now I wake up. It’s Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama.’

Yes, dreams are nice, but we live in reality. And that’s the choice we have. It is obvious that Palin may not be wildly enthusiastic about Romney, but she clearly understand the danger Obama is to our freedom.

Palin: ‘ObamaCare’ a harbinger of things to come, if Obama is re-elected...won’t recognize country

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2901460/posts


58 posted on 06/30/2012 8:52:55 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: MHGinTN

LOL ~ I can see Romney toppling forward off the speakers stand to his doom ~ having forgotten to uncross his legs.


59 posted on 06/30/2012 8:55:25 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Innovative

I dont believe your guy will win.The elites want Obumer in another 4 years.I cant believe you dont see that.Coming on FR and telling conservatives that a big gubmint republicrat is supporting romney doesnt mean a whole lot to us.I will be voting Constitution Party this election and from now on.I dont vote for liberals from either party.


60 posted on 06/30/2012 8:56:15 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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Screw mitt romney and the horse he rode in on. I don’t vote for liberals and they don’t come any more liberal than romney. He’s utterly worthless.


61 posted on 06/30/2012 8:57:25 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: muawiyah

well I agree with you

Are you an American male? Why don’t you do something to help us? It is your obligation


62 posted on 06/30/2012 9:06:25 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Diogenesis
Obama appreciates your help.
63 posted on 06/30/2012 9:08:32 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Innovative

I just wish I hadn’t woke up before seeing Boehner weeping at Sarah Palin’s inauguration. Three boxes of Kleenex!


64 posted on 06/30/2012 9:09:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: bill1952

Bingo. I’m sick of the griping about Romney. He isn’t as bad as Obama—he at least has worked in the private sector and he wasn’t nurtured by communists. Yeah, I know his part of the middle to liberal Republican party bloc. I realize that. On his worst day he is still ten times better than Obamugabe.


65 posted on 06/30/2012 9:09:31 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Candor7

You are delusional

Try to find something you are good at, politics ain’t it.


66 posted on 06/30/2012 9:10:50 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Innovative
If Romney is one thing, he IS a winner — he turned the Olympics around and turned around many failing businesses.

Well, I know lots of folks in Utah, and they've told me exactly what Romney did vis a vis the Olympics. He came in and glossed over a huge scandal. He's real good at covering up the truth, you see.

But let's look at his track record in campaigns for a minute.

The first time out he lost to Teddy Kennedy, attempting to run against that old socialist warhorse from the Left.

Then he ran for Governor, and won, by being more liberal than the liberal Democrats.

After running the Commonwealth, and his party, into the ground, with gay marriage, and homosexuality in the schools, and liberals on the courts, and banned guns, and socialized medicine, complete with $50 co-pay taxpayer-funded abortions, and higher taxes, he bugged out and started running for President.

*shake the etch-a-sketch*

He lost in his 2008 run for the presidency to that old liberal dinosaur, John Judas McCain, even after expending huge mountains of his own and other people's money.

This time out he bought everybody in the GOP who could be bought. He bludgeoned the competition into the dust using oceans of money from the super pacs. With the help of the GOP-e, he won the primaries, even though vast swaths of the base of the party refused to vote for him.

And now? Even his own supporters can't stand him. They can't defend him, or his record.

I've never seen anything like it, in more than twenty years of activism and campaign work. While I don't make predictions, I find it hard to believe that a candidate could ever expend enough money to buy a general election like this. Without voter intensity, there's no way to get across the finish line. Abject fear can only take them so far.

He is by far the worst candidate the GOP has run for president in my lifetime. The only reason he has any chance whatsoever, no matter how unlikely, is because the Democrats are running the worst incumbent since Jimmy Carter.

The most likely outcome, though? Millions of conservatives leave their principles by the door for Romney, and still lose to Obama, as bad as he is.

67 posted on 06/30/2012 9:15:37 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (A Choice, not an Etch-A-Sketch. TomHoefling.com)
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To: muawiyah
Prove to us that you are not for Obama, then, would you?

It would be the opinion of ANY political observer that you are doing everything in your power to get Obama re-elected.

Fighting words?

So what? Your actions speak very loudly that you like and want Obama for another 4 years.

68 posted on 06/30/2012 9:16:24 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: muawiyah
Prove to us that you are not for Obama, then, would you?

It would be the opinion of ANY political observer that you are doing everything in your power to get Obama reelected.

Fighting words?

So what? Your actions speak very loudly that you like and want Obama for another 4 years.

69 posted on 06/30/2012 9:16:40 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Innovative

RINO!


70 posted on 06/30/2012 9:18:25 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Loathing is more like the general mood towards Obama. Most Americans see little to loathe in Mitt Romney and it’s going to stay that way because what, is Barack Obama ever, ever going to pan Mitt for being “too liberal”?!?


71 posted on 06/30/2012 9:20:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: Gator113
Are you payiing attention?

Bachman has endorsed Romney
Cain has endorsed Romney
Gingrich has endorsed Romney
Santorum has endorsed Romney

In fact, the only person who ran in the Primary who has not yet endorsed Romney is that whack job Ron Paul.

And I have to say, most of the Freepers who keep promoting Obama (By bashing Romney) don't even look as smart as the Paul-bots!

72 posted on 06/30/2012 9:21:02 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Innovative

Dang we are running out of heroes!

Sarah Palin

Dick Cheney

Rick Perry

George W

Herman Cain

RUSH

Now -

Rick Santorum


73 posted on 06/30/2012 9:22:18 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: Innovative

Really?

I realise that this is the mostest importantest election evah and all that, but do you folks really expect us all to just ignore Romney record from the last two decades, on the basis of Romney’s “message” now that he knows he has to mouth platitudes to prevent a full-out conservative revolt?

Seriously?


74 posted on 06/30/2012 9:23:10 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: muawiyah
What else do you do besides post political strategy here?

It is sincerely hoped that you have some talent, at something.

You demonstrate none on this thread.

Romney will be the nominee, there is no doubt that Romney will be the nominee.

There is also no doubt that you are helping Obama.

75 posted on 06/30/2012 9:26:09 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: NoLibZone

To be frank, Barack Obama is the best publicist for Mitt Romney that Mitt could ever get. Barack looks at that waffle house and thinks EGAD! A CONSERVATIVE THAT’LL KILL EVERYTHING I WORKED FOR! and addresses his audiences that way, all full of himself of course. Mitt just stands there grinning, please please Barack do throw me in that briar patch!!


76 posted on 06/30/2012 9:26:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Ah. The “who do we loath the least” election. How inspiring.


77 posted on 06/30/2012 9:26:35 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (A Choice, not an Etch-A-Sketch. TomHoefling.com)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

There’s not going to be much of a “full-out conservative revolt.” Who’s going to lead it? Who’s going to fund it? In the meanwhile Barack is pointing at Mitt and screaming, to the tune of his billion dollar Democrat campaign budget, LOOK! HORRIBLE TERRIBLE CONSERVATIVE, WILL DESTROY MY WHOLE LEGACY!

That’s what’s going to carry America for Mitt.


78 posted on 06/30/2012 9:28:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin
"The overwhelming majority of conservatives will vote for Romney because they believe the alternative is worse." Listen to Bruce Campbells chin, you Romney loving/hating ... primates! He's giving it to you straight. Stop writing `I Heart Romney' love letters and `I-Hate-Mitt' posts and start telling him what we have to have from him if he wants our support. If he doesn't promise to try, don't vote for him. If he doesn't deliver, we have four years to find a conservative replacement and Obama is safely relegated the first week in November to writing more books about himself and a three-way race with Carter and Clinton for `Worst President Ever.' The alternative to Gromit is Zero, and that's not acceptable; the result of giving Milton a blank check is that he thinks we want another "compassionate conservative" president. Snap out of you morons! There's no whinging in politics. At least not here, not on FR.
79 posted on 06/30/2012 9:29:09 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: muawiyah
Grow up.
It is not your decision.
It is not your call.

Your only choice is:

Vote against Obama or do things (like you are doing here) that help Obama.

Only a vote for Romney will count as a vote against Obama.

80 posted on 06/30/2012 9:30:26 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Morpheus2009

So we can look forward to Romney appointing someone like Roberts?

Doesn’t really get me all that excited, to be honest.

Although, even another Roberts would be preferable to another Kagan or Sotomayor. At least Roberts does the right thing 90%+ of the time instead of 0% of the time.


81 posted on 06/30/2012 9:31:50 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
Not enough people think like you to even fill a baseball stadium.

You are delusional.

The choice is Romney, or you are helping Obama.

82 posted on 06/30/2012 9:33:14 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: jeltz25

Well Reagan appointed Sandra Day OConnor.

Lawyers lie.


83 posted on 06/30/2012 9:34:11 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: Kansas58
And I have to say, most of the Freepers who keep promoting Obama (By bashing Romney) don't even look as smart as the Paul-bots!

And Romney Republicans can't figure out why conservative folks don't like them very much.

84 posted on 06/30/2012 9:34:36 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (A Choice, not an Etch-A-Sketch. TomHoefling.com)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

If the elites have decided then how will a unnamed Constitution party member win?


85 posted on 06/30/2012 9:35:54 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: Innovative
And “pretend-conservatives” are viciously critical of the GOP nominee, while never having a bad word to say about Obama.

One big problem in America is that some people define "conservative" in terms of positive support for a absurdly, outrageously, appallingly liberal nominee. The truth speaks for itself. It does not need our votes.

86 posted on 06/30/2012 9:37:52 PM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: muawiyah
To: yldstrk

There is no difference between Obama and Romney. They are identical politically and in their real attitudes towards this country.

You people are throwing away your votes with Romney.

57 posted on Saturday, June 30, 2012 8:52:41 PM by muawiyah

Rotten stiff bodies loaded up like chord wood into the chopper to be delivered to the landfill would turn my stomach for a while.

This crap? Not so much, not any more.

87 posted on 06/30/2012 9:38:54 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: EternalVigilance

As a true conservative™ do you share the political philosophy of any of these folks:

Sarah Palin
Michelle Bachman
Herman Caine
RUSH
Newt
Dick Cheney
Rick Santorum
Rick Perry
Geroge W Bush


88 posted on 06/30/2012 9:40:31 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: EternalVigilance
Obama might get us into a nuclear war, the guy is in way over his head.

Obama will definitely crash this country, financially.

We can not survive 4 more years of Obama.

You have been a 3rd Party type for years, do you really WANT to have “Mad Max and Thunder-dome” -— an Apocalypse, in our lifetimes?

It is irresponsible for any true Conservative to be taking shots at Romney, at this time.

Romney was not my least favorite candidate. Ron Paul was my least favorite candidate. Romney came in second for that honor.

However? The responsible and mature thing to do, now, is to support Romney.

None of the other issues matter if Obama destroys our country.

89 posted on 06/30/2012 9:44:12 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Innovative
Thank you for posting this thread and for doing battle with the FR He-Man Mitt Haters Club.

I am grateful whenever anyone posts sane political analysis here these days because I know that during major elections many new people wind up surfing Free Republic for the first time.

It would be a shame if this year they were all dissuaded from sticking around by the ugly, dishonest antics of the extreme anti-Romney fringe.

90 posted on 06/30/2012 9:44:46 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: EternalVigilance

It helps that when Barack goes into one of his “LOOK! VICIOUS CONSERVATIVE!” attacks on Mitt, inevitably Barack dips about a light year into the hyperbole if not getting basic facts wrong, and has to eat his excessive words later. Mitt comes out of such an episode looking not only reasonable but quasi-conservative; Barack looks like an extreme-left nut.


91 posted on 06/30/2012 9:44:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: donna
“Look, I just can’t vote for a man who would say this. You and the GOP-e should have picked a better man...”
____________________________________________

Excuse me? “You and the GOP-e”? Donna, have you ever heard of a primary? This is where individual states (read: voters) select the presidential nominee. While you may think this flawed logic helps make your argument, it really doesn't. GOP voters selected Romney whether you and i like it or not.

Like many here, Romney was not my first choice; Palin, Cain, and Newt were at the top of my list. One decided not to run, and the other two dropped out. This meant that Romney was the GOP nominee. You are acting like a spoiled little brat who didn't get their way; now you want to take your marbles and go home. Considering the damage wrought on our nation by this Marxist, you are making a supremely selfish decision.

Those of us whom you ridicule are doing are dealing with reality. As Rush likes to say, we live in "Realville." Sorry, but you folks who foolishly equate Romney to Obama sound like unhinged DUmmies. You've seen what Obama's done, and yet you have more contempt and outrage for Romney. This is beyond nutty! Consider the following and ask yourself if Obama believes the same, and would help in bringing them to fruition: 1) Restoring our relationships with our greatest Allies: Israel & Great Britain 2) Allow oil exploration and drilling (namely the Keystone Pipeline) 3) Cut taxes (Personal & capital Gains) 4) Hold our military men and women in high regard Obama is against all of these. Romney is for all of these. I could go on, but you get the point.

92 posted on 06/30/2012 9:50:15 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Kansas58

Blow it out your backside pal.


93 posted on 06/30/2012 9:52:33 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Gator113
We had several conservative candidates during the primary, Saintorum wasn’t one of them.

You know, I liked Cain and then Gingrich during the primaries, but I think they both turned out to be terrible candidates.

Which two candidates (that actually declared and campaigned this cycle) do you now think are genuine conservatives and would be good solid candidates to have going forward right now?

I can't name one.

94 posted on 06/30/2012 9:52:52 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Innovative
The choice is Romney or Obama.

No. Romney is on the side of Obama. His plan is to lie during campaigning and if he becomes the president to increase the debt by $3T and appoint radical leftists as SC judges. He also plans to lie that he will repeal Obamacare and if he becomes POTUS, he plans to renege on that promise and give excuses. Sorry, I cannot support the crook.

95 posted on 06/30/2012 9:53:23 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: Artcore

Is Sarah Plain GOPe ?

Michelle Bachman?

Herman Cain?

DIck Cheney?


96 posted on 06/30/2012 9:53:23 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: Artcore

You can make up any fantasy you want about why I have to vote for Mitt. It doesn’t matter, I’m not going to do it.

I will never vote for the man who said (and you shouldn’t either):

“...gay couples raising kids. That’s the American way...”


97 posted on 06/30/2012 9:55:23 PM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way...)
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To: JimWayne

Which past GOP nominee for president have you supported?


98 posted on 06/30/2012 9:55:29 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: NoLibZone

I posted before that I dont vote for liberals of either party and I find it amusing that you actually believe romnuts(the father of obumerscare) will work to repeal the damage done.


99 posted on 06/30/2012 9:56:52 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Innovative

And, politicians never lie! Right, Rick?


100 posted on 06/30/2012 9:57:03 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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