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  • Fox News Sunday interview with Rick Santorum (VANITY)

    04/01/2012 11:21:38 AM PDT · by Windcatcher · 10 replies
    My brain | 04/01/2012 | Windcatcher
    (Sigh...) How else can I start? I support Rick Santorum, donated to him, but I'm losing count of the times I watch him on a live interview and feel the need for a facepalm. God love you, Rick, but you do not think well on your feet (or perhaps someone working for isn't doing his job prepping you). When Chris asked Rick about siding with "big labor", the right answer was that "there are valid reasons for labor unions and I'll support them when it's fair to do so. Unions get a bad rap when union leaders abuse their leverage...
  • Karen Santorum says husband is on his knees daily before God

    04/01/2012 11:15:05 AM PDT · by Sun · 27 replies
    The right scoop ^ | April 1st, 2012 | Staff
    Karen Santorum says it’s hard to watch the media and opponents make her husband out to be something he really isn’t, especially when she knows he’s a very compassionate, brilliant man who cares more than just about the social issues, but about the economy, jobs, national security, less government, and freedom. She also says his Christian faith is everything, that he’s a very deeply spiritual man who is on his knees daily as a servant before God. To his critics that believe he is too religious, she simply says that we all bring our own perspectives to the publics square,...
  • Rick Santorum is Right, It Takes a Family. Now, It Will Take a President

    04/01/2012 10:23:57 AM PDT · by tcg · 11 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/1/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ... I am deeply concerned... The dream called American is threatened. I share the growing sense that it is not because the American people have lost that dream, but, at least partially, because we have the wrong leaders in political office... I am disturbed to once again hear and read the mantra of the main stream media that the 2012 Presidential campaign is over. You know the drill; that Mitt Romney is the nominee to face President Obama and anyone who feels differently should stop their efforts and sing the song of the establishment... The lyrics have gone through revisions....
  • Gingrich, Paul, and Santorum Agree to Texas GOP Debate [Mitt will "weigh the invitation"]

    03/31/2012 1:51:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 30, 2012 | Brian Bolduc
    Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum have agreed to a debate in May sponsored by the Texas Republican party. “Both my staff and myself have reached out to the campaign of Governor Mitt Romney and have been told that they are considering attending the debate,” state-party chairman Steve Munisteri says in a press release. The statement notes:.....
  • Gingrich speech spectacular. Santorum, Romney so so at Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Rally

    03/31/2012 2:19:18 PM PDT · by mitchell001 · 56 replies
    http://www.cspan.org ^ | March 31, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Go to Cspan.org and watch the 3 GOP candidates speak at the Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Rally. Do you agree with me that Newt Gingrich knocked out of the park, while Santorum continues with his whining how he is better than Romney and Romney tells stories about senior citizens who cannot retire? Believe me, we may be in trouble with either Santorum or Romney. Newt would beat Obama in a landslide.
  • Gingrich Camp Talks of Shared Ticket with Santorum

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Just a few days out from the Wisconsin primary, Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, officially opened their state headquarters in Green Bay, a hotbed of Republican voters in the state. But for cynics who think the grand opening is just a shell game of keeping up appearances (recent polls show Gingrich running fourth behind Ron Paul in the state), the campaign would say they’re severely misguided: this office will be open through November, and it’s part of a grand strategy of securing the nomination in Tampa. While Wisconsin will award delegates mostly in a winner-take-all...
  • Santorum: ‘I’m Not Going to Run as a Conservative – I’m a Conservative Period’

    03/30/2012 7:41:34 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 60 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 30, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday took GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney to task for his past as a self-described “independent” who claimed he did not want to “return to the days of Reagan-Bush. Santorum, speaking to supporters at the Jelly Belly factory – which had honored President Ronald Reagan in the past for promoting the jelly bean – asked which candidate would be pull together the “Reagan coalition” and win swings states, which are “vitally important” for winning the presidential election.(Snip) “Governor Romney said that after the Etch-a-Sketch flap that he was going to run as a conservative in...
  • Rick Santorum: another slip of the tongue but was it the 'N-word'?

    03/30/2012 10:43:07 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 52 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03/30/2012 | Paul Harris
    Did Rick Santorum really just come within a few micro-seconds of calling America's first ever black president a "******"?Of course not, comes the rational response. Apart from the fact that it would instantly be a campaign-killing gaffe, it would be in direct opposition to the Santorum image we have seen now for months. This is the man who is almost two goody-two-shoes to be real. He has a large and loving family. He may be ultra-conservative, but he also appears to be the sort of suburban dad who would be more likely to say "Aw, shucks" and "Jeepers creepers" rather...
  • Romney Personally Issued Marriage Licenses to 189 Same-Sex Couples

    03/29/2012 1:33:28 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    www.romneyexposed.com ^ | October 4, 2011
    Every since Mitt Romney first tossed his hat into the presidential sweepstakes in 2007, he has repeatedly maintained that he opposes same-sex marriages and has always portrayed himself as a champion of traditional marriage. However, in an incident that has gone mostly unreported, Romney, as Governor of Massachusetts, personally issued at least 189 one-day special marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2005. He likely issued a similar number of licenses in both 2004 and 2006 but the state records for these years are not easily available. One-day marriage licenses are in effect permits issued to a couple allowing them to...
  • If only Sarah Palin had run ...

    03/29/2012 11:19:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | March 29, 2012 | Dr. Timothy Stanley, Oxford University
    The Republican presidential primary hasn't exactly overflowed with talent. In December, it was a roll call of the undesirable Right: Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, Paul, Perry, Huntsman and Bachmann -- a list so long and bizarre that Count Dracula could have slipped in on the end and no one would have noticed. Except, as the citizens of Chicago will tell you, the dead always vote Democrat. Now, we're down to a final three, discounting Ron Paul, who, I'm guessing, is only staying in the race to collect air miles. Although the talent pool has shrunk, it has gotten no deeper. As...
  • Rick Santorum invokes Ronald Reagan at Jelly Belly factory in California

    03/29/2012 11:13:33 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2012 | Seema Mehta
    FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Republican leaders and voters, frustrated by their party's prolonged presidential contest, are increasingly coalescing behind front-runner Mitt Romney. Yet Rick Santorum on Thursday urged conservatives not to forsake their principles under pressure. He did so by conjuring the memory of Ronald Reagan, still the conservative icon, at an oddly symbolic place: the jelly bean factory that created the former president's favorite treats. "Let them know, conservatives all across this country have not given up the fight, we're not going to concede to the moderate establishment who wants to convince everybody that it's over, it's time to go...
  • Pro-Romney 'super PAC' nears $40 million spent against Santorum, Newt

    03/29/2012 8:54:56 PM PDT · by Fred · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | 032912 | Kim Geiger and Maloy Moore
    If attracting the attention – and the dollars – of the "super PAC" backing Mitt Romney is any indication of clout in the 2012 presidential campaign, Rick Santorum notched a new distinction this week as he became the candidate who had suffered the largest barrage of negative spending by the PAC. As this interactive graphic shows, the pro-Romney “Restore Our Future” super PAC has been the powerhouse in the presidential race, spending more than $39 million since early December to oppose Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Gingrich had been the key target in December and January, but that trend shifted suddenly in early...
  • Gingrich sugar daddy: Romney is “like Obama”

    03/29/2012 8:52:21 PM PDT · by Fred · 11 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 032912 | Joel Connelly
    The Las Vegas casino magnate who poured $16 million into Newt Gingrich’s “SuperPAC”, and is being courted by Mitt Romney, feels that Romney is “like Obama.” Sheldon Adelson, president of the Las Vegas Sands, held forth at the Jewish Federation of America’s annual Tribefest, while wearing an “Obama oy vey” button, in remarks picked up by and reported in the Las Vegas Sun. “The problem with Romney, he’s not the bold decision maker like Newt Gingrich is,” said Adelson. “Every time I talk to him, he says, ‘Well, let me thing about it’. Everything I’ve said to Mitt, ‘Let me...
  • Santorum details new delegate math

    03/29/2012 6:03:37 PM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 28 Mar 12 | Byron York
    As he struggles to keep up with frontrunner Mitt Romney and parries calls for him to drop out of the Republican presidential race, Rick Santorum has said in recent weeks that he has actually won more delegates than some media counts show. Those counts, Santorum says, are not taking into account Republican party rules, as well as the state-level meetings that actually determine how many delegates go to each candidate. "Here's one of the things that I can tell you I didn't know," Santorum told a small group of reporters at a breakfast in Washington Monday. "Every single state is...
  • Rick Santorum stops young man from bowling with pink ball

    03/29/2012 9:34:28 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 125 replies
    FM 104.7 NewsTalk Radio ^ | 3-29-2012 | staff report
    Thursday, March 29, 2012 Rick Santorum stops young man from bowling with pink ball"Friends don't let friends use pink balls." (NEWSER) -- Rick Santorum bowls a good game, but gay rights groups say he talks an offensive one. "You’re not gonna' use the pink ball. We’re not gonna' let you do that, not on camera," he told a young man while bowling with college Republicans in Wisconsin yesterday, the Raw Story reports. "Friends don't let friends use pink balls," he added. Critics say Santorum's remarks are just the latest in a long line of insensitive statements. "He’s proven that he thinks LGBT...
  • In Wisconsin, Romney links Santorum to 'big labor'

    03/29/2012 5:50:33 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 23 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 3/29/12 | N/A
    Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney is attacking rival Rick Santorum as a friend of "big labor" as they campaign in Wisconsin, where a fight over labor unions is fueling a bitter recall effort aimed at Gov. Scott Walker. Santorum, in turn, is aligning himself with the embattled Republican governor, a play for a party base that he hopes will carry him to victory in the GOP presidential primary on Tuesday. "As you know the fight against big labor led by Gov. Walker isn't over, here in Wisconsin," a voice says in an automated Romney telephone call. "I was shocked to...
  • Newt Gingrich ‘Social Security’ Speech at Georgetown University – Washington, DC – March 28 2012

    03/29/2012 6:28:24 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 6 replies
    electad.com ^ | March 29, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Newt Gingrich's Georgetown University speech yesterday was rich with facts, stories and plans for the USA. See the link to video. However, I cannot name one memorable Santorum proposal or one memorable Romney proposal. The GOP has to take a another look at Newt for President at the Convention. The media and fatcats have poisoned Newt's candidacy. Keep listening to Newt and be honest. Knowing your children's future is in the balance, who do you want leading the US in the next four years?.......Gingrich, Santorum, Romney or Obama. To me and many others, the answer is obviously.....Gingrich.
  • Gingrich great Georgetown speech. On other hand, name 1 Santorum & 1 Romney memorable proposal

    Newt Gingrich's Georgetown University speech yesterday was rich with facts, stories and plans for the USA. See the link to video. However, I cannot name one memorable Santorum proposal or one memorable Romney proposal. The GOP has to take a another look at Newt for President at the Convention. The media and fatcats have poisoned Newt's candidacy. Keep listening to Newt and be honest. Knowing your children's future is in the balance, who do you want leading the US in the next four years?.......Gingrich, Santorum, Romney or Obama. To me and many others, the answer is obviously.....Gingrich.
  • Conservative Frontrunner Santorum Wins Majority against Romney (if Gingrich steps aside)!

    03/29/2012 1:19:36 AM PDT · by koinonia · 37 replies
    U.S. Politics Online ^ | March 24, 2012 | Concerned Citizen
    Conservative Frontrunner Santorum Wins Majority against Romney (if Gingrich steps aside)! Popular, young and strong on Values, dynamic Senator Rick Santorum wins, with a large, absolute Majority of Votes, against the Unpopular, old and flip-flop Millionaire Mitt Romney, if Gingrich (who has lost in too many States), at last, steps aside, recent Polls reveal : For example, the Front Runner among Conservatives, Santorum, could crush Romney, with 55 % against only 33 % respectively, if Gingrich stepped aside, i.e. with a Winning margin up to + 21%, according to the latest Luisiana Polls by Magelan Strategies BR, of the 19...
  • The Math is insurmountable but Newt's role is important

    03/28/2012 9:31:43 PM PDT · by publius321 · 7 replies
    http://youtu.be/az4R3eUOgaM ^ | 3/28/2012 | Scott Ryan
    To summarize what I verbalize in this video: I support Santorum. The media is putting out red herrings about Santorum indicating he would accept a VP slot if Romney won the nomination. Santorum supporters support him for PRESIDENT – not Vice-President. A Romney/Santorum ticket would fail worse than the McCain/Palin ticket did. We need a brokered convention. If Newt dropped out of this race, a deal could be cut for the VP slot that could end this race and allow Romney to more easily procure the needed 1144 delegates to secure the nomination. Conclusion: Support Rick Santorum with your VOTE...
  • A Gingrich Exit May Benefit Romney (Not Santorum) Brody File

    03/28/2012 7:26:59 PM PDT · by Fred · 19 replies
    The Brody File ^ | 032812 | David Brody
    We’ve heard a lot about how if Newt Gingrich gets out of the race that will benefit Rick Santorum. But a new CNN poll doesn’t suggest that at all. In fact, it suggests Mitt Romney would increase his lead. See below from the poll. "If you recalculate the GOP horse race using the Gingrich voters' second choice, Romney's lead over Santorum grows to fifteen percentage points, 45% for Romney and 30% for Santorum, compared to the ten-point margin Romney currently has in the four-man field," says Holland. "Take Paul out of the picture and reallocate his supporters to their second...
  • Gingrich 'at the end of his line,' major donor says (comments on VP slot)

    03/28/2012 7:23:31 PM PDT · by Fred · 25 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 032812 | KIM GEIGER
    excerpt... Turning to Romney, Adelson sounded frustrated by the former Massachusetts governor's unwillingness to commit to his causes. "He's not the bold decision-maker like Newt Gingrich is," Adelson said. "He doesn't want to - every time I talk to him, he says, 'Well, let me think about it.' " Adelson said he had talked to both Romney and Gingrich about agreeing to choose the other as a vice presidential nominee. Gingrich, he said, rebuffed the idea because it would make it harder to gain much-needed support from governors in other states.
  • Marco Rubio endorses Mitt Romney (RINO Spring migration continues)

    03/28/2012 6:45:52 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 191 replies
    TPM Livewire ^ | 09:33 PM EST 03/28/2012 | Sara Libby
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio endorsed Mitt Romney for president Tuesday night on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News. "I am gonna endorse Mitt Romney. He offers such a start contrast to the president's record," the senator said. "I have zero doubt in my mind: No. 1 that he will govern as a conservative, and No. 2 that he will be head and shoulders above the president in the White House right now." On rumors he's on the short list to be vice president, Rubio said,"I don't believe I'm going to be asked ... that's not what I want."
  • Breaking: Gingrich replaces campaign manager, lays off 1/3 of staff — to focus on the convention

    03/27/2012 8:15:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 143 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2012 | AllahPundit
    Clearly it's his campaign manager and the staff who are the problem.Alternate headline: “Gingrich finally approaching the fifth stage of grief.” It’s largely a strategy of necessity: The former House Speaker is a distant third in delegates, behind Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. His campaign-finance report for February, released last week, showed more debt ($1.55 million) than cash on hand ($1.54 million).DeSantis said the former Speaker will continue to visit states with primaries, but will have a less intense campaign schedule. DeSantis promised that the campaign will be “more positive and ideas-focused,” eschewing attacks on Republican rivals. The aide said...
  • Santorum speaks at Supreme Court about Obamacare

    03/28/2012 11:18:02 AM PDT · by Sun · 27 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | March 27, 2012 | Staff
    Santorum made a strong case yesterday at the steps of the Supreme Court that Romney cannot make the case against Obamacare in the general election since Romneycare was the blueprint for Obamacare. What a great move by Santorum on the first day that Obamacare is in the Supreme Court. I think for the first time his message that Romney is uniquely disqualified on this issue is getting heard by a much larger audience. Even with the bulls–t comment a couple of days ago, that was the argument he was making. This one issue has now become his central issue, and...
  • Indecision 2012 - Endless Suffrage 2012 - Santorum and Romney Against "Gotcha" Media (VIDEO)

    03/28/2012 8:57:30 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 1 replies
    Daily Show ^ | Tuesday March 27, 2012 | Daily Show
    Jon Stewart On Rick Santorum Cursing Out NYT Reporter: 'This Is How He Should Talk From Now On!' (VIDEO) watch...
  • Pennsylvania slipping away from Santorum? (13-point drop in one month)

    03/28/2012 7:42:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    April will be a tough month for Rick Santorum. The primary schedule has nine contests next month ... three on Tuesday, a non-binding caucus in Missouri (again!), and five primaries on the 24th. The two most likely states for a Santorum win are winner-take-all Wisconsin on the 3rd and the candidate's home state of Pennsylvania on the 24th. Santorum trails in the latest Wisconsin polling, and a new poll by Frank & Marshall College suggests that his support back home has declined significantly: Rick Santorum appeared to be the Republican presidential candidate to beat in Pennsylvania a month ago.With the...
  • The War on Wisconsin

    03/28/2012 12:14:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Now is the time for all good tea partiers to come to the aid of Wisconsin. Fiscally conservative leaders in the Badger State are under coordinated siege from Big Labor, the White House, the liberal media and the judiciary. The yearlong campaign of union thuggery, family harassment and intimidation of Republican donors and businesses is about to escalate even further. This is the price the Right pays for doing the right thing. The most visible target is Gov. Scott Walker, who faces recall on June 5 over his tough package of state budget and public employee union reforms. Three state...
  • Brit Hume v. Sarah Palin

    03/27/2012 4:24:11 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 34 replies
    COMMENTARY ^ | March 28, 2012 | Peter Wehner
    Rick Santorum’s profanity-laced outburst at Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times has elicited a fair amount of comment in the political world, as one might imagine – including among Fox News analysts. If you’d like to hear two very different interpretations of Senator Santorum’s reaction, you can watch Brit Hume here and Sarah Palin here. Hume wasn’t harsh in his critique of Santorum, saying he was probably “fatigued” and showed “some exasperation,” but added that Zeleny is a “reasonable guy” who asked a legitimate question and would have taken Santorum at his word when it came to a clarification....
  • The Santorum forum pt X: 'Rick Rocks' the 'Heights' but where's the 'Hail Mary'?

    03/27/2012 5:21:18 PM PDT · by jacknhoo · 8 replies
    RenewAmerica.com ^ | March 27th, 2012 | By Tom O'Toole
    A liberal, a moderate and a conservative walk into a bar, and the bartender says, "Hello, Mitt!" — a joke from a Santorum campaign ad Romney is running to win the White House. Rick is running to win back the country. — Foster Friess, Santorum's biggest Super Pac supporter, on why he still contributes to Rick's cause Whether it's winning big in Louisiana or losing to the GOP bigwigs in Illinois, Rick Santorum continues to grab the headlines (and sound bites) if not always for the right reasons. As Mr. Friess (himself not a stranger to a controversial headline or...
  • Richard Viguerie: Conservatives Reject Establishment GOP Pressure for Romney

    03/27/2012 4:56:38 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    sacbee ^ | 3-27-12 | ConservativeHQ.com
    MANASSAS, Va., March 27, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rick Santorum's big win in Louisiana, where he crushed Mitt Romney almost 2 to 1, was powered by grassroots conservatives, not big name Republican Party endorsements, said Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. "In Louisiana, grassroots movement conservative voters rejected the pressure from establishment Republican insiders and big name Washington operators who want to end the contest for the Republican presidential nomination before the Tampa GOP Convention," said Viguerie. "Principled conservatives at the national, state, and local levels, as well as Tea Party activists, are ignoring the calls by GOP politicians to...
  • New Poll Finds Romney With Comfortable Lead in Wisconsin

    03/27/2012 2:12:43 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    Mitt Romney has erased Rick Santorum’s lead in Wisconsin a week before the state’s Republican presidential primary, surging to a comfortable margin, according to a new poll from Marquette Law School. The poll shows Romney with 39 percent and Santorum at 31 percent. Ron Paul was at 11 percent in the state, and Newt Gingrich at 5 percent. In late February, the previous poll by the school found Santorum with a huge advantage in the state: 34 percent to Romney’s 18 percent. Romney’s boost has likely been helped by a huge influx of cash from his campaign and his super...
  • Gingrich exposes Obama Russian Nuke Surrender(Newt.Org) while Santorum preaches & Romney pep talks

    03/27/2012 12:33:27 PM PDT · by mitchell001 · 40 replies
    March 27, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    I finally get it! I finally understand how we Americans elected Barack Obama to be President in 2008. We voted for someone who was radical, inexperienced and incompetent Now the GOP citizens are ignoring the substantive propossals from Gingrich on energy, debt, education, and now national security, in favor of Santorum's pious preaching and in favor of Romney's incoherent pep talks. Go to Newt.Org and see Gingrich's assessment of Obama's open mike security giveaway to the Russians. I choose Substance over Form. Vote Newt.
  • Santorum always was setting himself up to be Romney's VP candidate (vanity)

    03/27/2012 7:40:18 AM PDT · by JimWayne · 42 replies
    See my old post that I made back in June 2011 before Santorum gained traction and back when Herman Cain and others were still in the race. Now Santorum has himself admitted that he is willing to be Romney's VP candidate. Those who disagreed with me do not understand politics. Rhetoric about homosexuality and abortion is for garnering votes and meant to divert attention from fiscal issues. The TEA Party was about fiscal issues. If it was about all other issues, the 2010 election would have been no different from previous elections. Santorum and Romney are both part of the...
  • Santorum plans to block Romney, then woo delegates

    03/27/2012 6:58:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/27/2012 | Byron York
    What is Rick Santorum thinking? The path for him to win the 1,144 delegates required to clinch the Republican nomination by the end of the primary season looks impossibly difficult. So how does he see himself winning the nomination, and then becoming president? The answer: “a two-month campaign.” Arguing that neither he nor Mitt Romney will be able to sew things up by the last GOP primary in June, Santorum envisions spending July and August trying to persuade individual delegates to support him and “put together the coalition that’s necessary for you to get the 1,144.” He and his delegates...
  • Sarah Palin: Santorum’s (bleeping) comment reveals good, strong character

    03/27/2012 5:26:03 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | March 26, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    Sarah Palin says when she heard about Rick’s comment, she said ‘good on ya’ and was glad he called out the liberal leftist media. She also says it reveals good, strong character in Santorum:
  • Santorum Campaign Opens State Headquarters (WISCONSIN)

    03/27/2012 2:52:08 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 14 replies
    Menominee Falls Patch, (Wisconsin) ^ | 26 March 2012 | Rory Linnane
    As Rick Santorum prepared to address supporters in Milwaukee last weekend, his Wisconsin campaign team was setting up camp at their new state headquarters in Brookfield.“This area of the state is an important area for volunteers in the Republican nomination,” said Benjamin Hack, deputy director for Santorum’s Wisconsin campaign. In the back of an office building at 405 N. Calhoun Dr. adorned with several Santorum yard signs, the campaign’s headquarters is spacious and so far sparse, with boxes, telephones and chairs waiting on the floor. The back area is “off limits,” Hack said, but the front area has three...
  • Could Pennsylvania End Santorum's Political Career Twice? (A Romney upset in PA could be the closer)

    03/26/2012 8:20:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 50+ views
    National Journal ^ | 03/26/2012 | By Alex Roarty
    In 2006, Pennsylvania voters ended Rick Santorum’s Senate career. Six years later, could the Keystone State shut down his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination? Home states have posed critical tests for GOP candidates this year, from Mitt Romney in his birth state of Michigan to Newt Gingrich in Georgia, the state he represented in Congress. Next month’s Pennsylvania primary is a must-win battle for Santorum in the state he served as a congressman and senator for 16 years. If Santorum fails to win Pennsylvania’s April 24 primary – and there are signs he’s vulnerable here despite his longstanding ties...
  • Sarah Palin: The Audacity of Obama’s Intentions Revealed

    03/26/2012 6:24:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies · 88+ views
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Notes ^ | March 26, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Whoever chooses to merely dismiss the significance of today’s exchange between our President and Russia’s President should have their intelligence and patriotism questioned. Let this exchange be a warning to voters: President Obama will have “more flexibility” to weaken us if he’s re-elected in November. He was caught speaking candidly to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev before a “hot mic” today (and surely one must believe he didn’t know the mics were still on; surely he’s not so audacious as to purposefully broadcast his intentions), as reported by ABC’s Jake Tapper. Here’s the exchange: President Obama: On all these issues, but...
  • WHY GOP ELITES FEAR A BROKERED CONVENTION.

    03/26/2012 7:21:13 PM PDT · by Bobbisox · 17 replies · 52+ views
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | March 26, 2012 | Mr. Curmudgeon
    Armies of GOP establishment-friendly commentators tell us the Republican primary process is ugly and self-destructive. Further, they insist should Romney prove incapable of gathering the necessary delegates to secure a first-ballot nomination, horror of horrors, it will result in a tumultuous brokered convention.“The big change in American politics over the past two decades has been the decline of followership,” writes David Frum, the voice of the Republican establishment at CNN.com. “Party members expect the party to serve them – one major reason that both parties have drifted to the ideological extremes since the 1970s. “That expectation would only be intensified...
  • Rick Santorum explodes on reporter for “bull—” and “lying”

    03/26/2012 6:32:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 35+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 3/26/12 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writer
    Nothing beats video of a presidential candidate saying “Stop lying!” “You don’t care at all about the truth” and “It’s bull—-” to a reporter. So we offer this video of GOP prez candidate Rick Santorum going red-faced on New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny not purely as SEO chum, but for what it shows. First, this is a no-lose for Santorum. His prime audience of GOP primary voters eats up media-bashing…especially when the media-bashed is The New York Times. . . .
  • Santorum Open to VP Slot, Says He'll Do 'Whatever Necessary' to Help Country

    03/26/2012 4:05:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies · 48+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | March 26, 2012 | Paul Stanley
    Rick Santorum has shown he is a tireless campaigner and is the number one choice of evangelical voters. Now the former Pennsylvania senator is saying he is open to the idea of filling the nation's number two slot if his fellow GOP front-runner secures the party's nomination. In a Monday interview with CBN's David Brody, when Santorum was asked if he would consider running alongside Mitt Romney as the vice presidential nominee, he gave an affirmative reply. "Of course," Santorum told Brody. "I mean, look. I would do in this race as I always say, this is the most important...
  • Rick Santorum Angry Response to Reporter

    03/26/2012 2:26:03 PM PDT · by parksstp · 72 replies · 63+ views
    Youtube ^ | 03-26-2012 | Rick Santorum
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5U7fTPb8U4 Rick Santorum's got a message for Reporters that like to Distort the Truth. I think this message can also be for those FReepers that like to bash Rick whenever and whereever.
  • Santorum open to being Romney's running mate

    03/26/2012 12:54:43 PM PDT · by Ocarterma · 62 replies · 24+ views
    CNN ^ | 03/26/2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) - If Mitt Romney becomes the Republican presidential nominee, rival Rick Santorum would not rule out the idea of becoming his running mate, the former Pennsylvania senator said in an interview on Monday. Asked by the Christian Broadcasting Network if he would consider a vice presidential offer, Santorum said he would do everything he could to help the country. "Of course. I mean, look. I would do in this race as I always say, this is the most important race in our country's history. I'm going to do everything I can. I'm doing everything I can."
  • Karen Finney and MSNBC Slander Conservatives with Martin Killing

    03/26/2012 10:02:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 18+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | March 25, 2012 | John Sexton
    Former DNC spokesperson Karen Finney has been leading the effort at MSNBC to turn the Trayvon Martin shooting into a political story implicating conservatives. It began with her smear of Rush Limbaugh and GOP presidential candidates while filling in as host of the Martin Bashir show: "So, when Newt Gingrich, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that, quote, "really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works. They have no habit of I do this and you give me cash, unless it's illegal," or Rick Santorum says, "I don't want to...
  • Rick Santorum, cafeteria Catholic?

    03/26/2012 10:00:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies · 5+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 03/25/2012 | Lisa Miller
    He has seven children, attends a Latin Mass and has driven issues of reproductive rights back into the center of American politics. In 2002, he traveled to Rome to express his support for the founder of the ultra-conservative Catholic lay movement called Opus Dei. With these boxes on his religious resume checked, Rick Santorum has convinced Americans, even those who disagree with him, that he’s the Republican candidate who most stands for orthodox religious faith. He has been called “devout,” “traditionalist,” and even — by the Catholic historian Garry Wills — “a papist.” So it is worth pointing out here...
  • Video: Obama Argues Against Obamacare

    03/26/2012 9:25:48 AM PDT · by Fred · 19 replies · 21+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 032612 | Guy Benson
    President Obama's prodigious flip-flop on the efficacy his signature health care law's individual mandate sits atop the list of his numerous "Etch-a-Sketch"-style political gyrations. During the 2008 campaign, he vehemently opposed Hillary Clinton's reform plan because of its inclusion of mandate. Four years later, his administration is in court defending the precise policy he opposed. This was not a minor or superficial distinction between Obama and his former Democratic rival; it was one of the brightest lines Obama drew to separate the two campaigns' (relatively similar) approaches to government expansionism. As this Buzzfeed video demonstrates, this was a point candidate...
  • Reagan's Angry Nashua Moment

    03/26/2012 8:53:59 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 9 replies · 10+ views
    YouTube ^ | March 26, 2012 | God'sgrrl
    February 23, 1980. Nashua debate, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Reagan expressed anger toward the debate moderator. VIDEO
  • Freep this poll (Should Santorum Concede Romney is Inevitable...Yet?)

    03/26/2012 7:32:37 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 35 replies · 41+ views
    West Des Monies Patch ^ | 3/26/12 | Scott Raynor
    Vote no! Should Santorum Concede Romney is Inevitable...Yet? Vote no!
  • Santorum calls Romney 'uniquely disqualified' to run against Obama (Is he becoming unhinged?)

    03/26/2012 6:19:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 50+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03/26/2012 | Rick Moran
    And then he spent the entire post-speech press conference walking back from that statement. CBS: ____________________________ After a rally at the South Hills Country Club here, Santorum asked Republicans to "pick any other Republican in the country" than GOP presidential front-runner Romney, based on issues that make the former Massachusetts governor "uniquely disqualified" to run against Obama. Reporters swarmed him for clarification, only to have Santorum testily reply that it was unreasonable to take his comment outside the context of health care. "I would say, as for, on the issue of health care, yes, that's what I was talking about...