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  • Conservative Hypocrisy - Romney's candidacy could destroy Conservative movement

    04/14/2012 6:26:09 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 39 replies
    April 14, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    One by one, conservatives have endorsed Romney over Santorum and now Gingrich. This has exposed a dangerous hypocrisy. Whereas liberals thrive on hypocrisy, conservatives thrive on principle and ideas. When today's conservatives ignore principle and ideas and continue to do small talk about stay at home moms and GSA convention waste, instead of talking about Gingrich's big ideas of American Energy Independence and how to get there, they risk losing to the incumbent, Obama.
  • Santorum suspension could unite GOP at last

    04/14/2012 4:37:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Yorker UK ^ | April 14, 2012 | Benjamin Bland
    Just when everyone was settling down for another month (at least) of borderline primary season tedium, it happened. Rick Santorum announced that, after one of the most surprisingly successful primary campaigns in recent memory, he was suspending his run for the Republican nomination to be President of the United States. What was behind this sudden about turn from the conservative who was closest to pushing Mitt Romney for victory? Well it has to be said that the decision seems largely to have been made on personal grounds. With his three year old daughter, Bella, having been hospitalised last week, noted...
  • Unsolved Mysteries: Why Were Conservatives So Enamored of Rick Santorum?

    04/13/2012 10:18:18 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 105 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/12/2012 | John Tamny
    Rick Santorum dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday. Almost to a column, editorial and news account, the analysis centered on Santorum’s somewhat successful capture of conservative voters. And there lies the mystery. How could a man seemingly so opposite of conservative have entranced so many voters who label themselves just that? The easy answer is that as someone who made his religion such a prominent part of his campaign strategy... religious types who tend toward conservatism perhaps felt they’d found their man. [...] Indeed, if we ignore for a moment how very anti-conservative it...
  • Did the administration and the media shoot itself in the foot in the Trayvon Martin controversy?

    04/12/2012 10:20:11 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 32 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | April 13, 2012 | Corky Boyd
    Gateway Pundit carries an interview of Janet Murgula, President of La Raza, on Keeping it Real with Reverend Al Sharpton (guest host Andre Eggelletion). The gist of the conversation is Hispanics and blacks should join forces to address common “problems.” It is curious why such a conversation is taking place at the height of the Trayvon Martin issue. It seems the controversy is now driving a wedge between Hispanics and blacks. Janet Murgula wouldn't have made her statement otherwise. The friction has long been there. Look at the street gangs of Los Angeles, look at the prison gangs. They are...
  • If Obama wins in November, he should thank Rick Santorum

    04/12/2012 5:47:42 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 91 replies
    MLive.com ^ | April 12, 2012 | Tim Skubick
    If and when Barack Obama wins another four years in the White House, one of the first people he should invite over is Rick Santorum. That's because when the scholars chronicle the history of his 2012 race, it will be Mr. Santorum who will get credit for handing the victory to the Democrats. And if you don't believe it, just ask Mitt Romney. Without his buddy Santorum in the contest, Mr. Romney could have taken a more moderate path to the nomination and would not have been dragged so far to the right in order to compete for the ultra-conservatives...
  • Santorum Says He Dropped Out Because He Ran Out of Money

    04/12/2012 10:57:27 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 45 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 12, 2012 | Jonathan Miller
    Two days after leaving the Republican presidential-nomination race, Rick Santorum said on Thursday that the main reason he dropped out was that the campaign simply ran out of money. “We were just burning through cash at a rate we couldn't maintain,” the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania said on Tony Perkins’s Today's Issues radio show, noting that the campaign for the first time started to go into debt. “Super PAC money didn't pay the bills on the campaign.” Santorum suspended his campaign one day after his 3-year-old daughter, Bella, who suffers from a rare chromosomal disorder, was released from the...
  • What if Santorum wins PA anyway (vanity)

    04/11/2012 7:15:38 AM PDT · by Kenny · 29 replies
    4/11/12 | self
    Just a thought, what if we were able to coordinate a massive protest vote against Romney. We could find a group to run an ad of our own saying we're tired of Romney's relentless negatives, tired of his lack of a real platform, and tired of having him shoved down our throats. Can it be done? Sure, through Facebook and Twitter we can get the word out in days. Should it be done? Absolutely, it's our only chance to fight back and let them know we’re not their puppets. I know the usual beaten down "it can't be done" meme...
  • Obama or Romney: The republic fails either way (Santorum is out)

    04/11/2012 5:21:42 PM PDT · by koinonia · 42 replies
    WND Commentary ^ | March 29, 2012 | Alan Keyes
    Alan Keyes wrote: As I anticipated, “the elitist machinations of the sham party system are predictably moving America toward another false choice between an avowed socialist Democrat and a prevaricating socialist Republican.” Marco Rubio’s endorsement of Mitt Romney kicks off an orchestrated wavelet of “influential” endorsements, signaling an end to the sham competition that culminated in a not very credible “dramatic face-off” between Romney and one of his 2008 cheerleaders, Rick Santorum... The “lesser evil” approach guarantees the triumph of wrong. So in choosing between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama we are like the cornered target of the hit man...
  • The unMitigated Hubris of putting Personal Legacy before Country

    04/11/2012 1:36:08 PM PDT · by publius321 · 1 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 4/11/2012 | Scott Ryan
    It is NOT over for conservatives if we have the will and the fortitude to use our God given brains instead of capitulating to the easy, thoughtless choice. This is just like watching the film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" when by the end of the film, the people of the resistance give in to their urge to go to sleep. Are we those people - or do we have the courage to see this through to the end? Is America worth the fight? Those pseudo-journalists at Fox who MANUFACTURED and defrauded their viewers by sitting on facts about Mitt...
  • Santorum’s out. It’s going to be Mitt McCain!

    04/11/2012 11:32:58 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 15 replies
    It looks as if the Republican nomination has been decided. Rick Santorum decided it yesterday when he dropped out (officially “suspended”) his campaign. That means Republicans will have succeeded in nominating Mitt McCann twice in a row. That is to say, the mushy middle, Rhino in Republican clothing, Mitt Romney is virtually indistinguishable from 2008′s nominee, John McCain. All that is left is to see how rapidly Romney dashes to the middle, as if that positioning will work. He ought to check the record. It failed miserably for McCann. . .
  • Newt Gingrich welcomes Rick Santorum backers

    04/11/2012 2:14:04 AM PDT · by iowamark · 90 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/10/12 | GINGER GIBSON
    Newt Gingrich pledged to stay in the race for the Republican presidential nod, even as Rick Santorum suspended his campaign on Tuesday. “I am committed to staying in this race all the way to Tampa so that the conservative movement has a real choice,” Gingrich said in a statement released after Santorum’s announcement in Gettysburg, Pa. Gingrich, whose campaign is carrying roughly $4.5 million in debt, immediately began trying to use Santorum’s exit as a fundraising vehicle, adding a banner to the front of his website declaring him the “last conservative standing.” “I humbly ask Senator Santorum’s supporters to visit...
  • Can conservatives, the media expand debate about Gingrich's Energy & Social Security Ideas?

    04/11/2012 6:15:33 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 4 replies
    April 11, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    We conservatives should be discussing and debating Newt Gingrich's ideas about US Energy Independence via Oil and Gas drilling and about Newt's Personal Social Security ideas. Personally, I would like the news media to talk about Newt's energy and social security ideas for the GOP Platform more than talking about the VP chances for Nikki Haley, governor of SC. Newt's continued candidacy allows we conservatives to continue talking about new ideas and plans instead of talking about superficial, "student council" concepts. Idea do matter.
  • Can conservatives, the media expand debate about Gingrich's Energy & Social Security Ideas?

    04/11/2012 6:15:19 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 3 replies
    April 11, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    We conservatives should be discussing and debating Newt Gingrich's ideas about US Energy Independence via Oil and Gas drilling and about Newt's Personal Social Security ideas. Personally, I would like the news media to talk about Newt's energy and social security ideas for the GOP Platform more than talking about the VP chances for Nikki Haley, governor of SC. Newt's continued candidacy allows we conservatives to continue talking about new ideas and plans instead of talking about superficial, "student council" concepts. Idea do matter.
  • A Warning to the Republican Establishment

    04/10/2012 2:24:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: To the phones we go, Livonia, Michigan. This is Ken. Glad you waited, sir. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi. CALLER: Yeah, thanks for taking my call, Rush. RUSH: Yeah. CALLER: I just wanted to comment that the suspension of the campaign by Rick Santorum is really a sad day for America. It's a sad day for those of us that believe in America, believe in the Constitution, and want to get back to the way our country is supposed to be run. What concerns me, Rush... Now, when we look at our economy...
  • Gingrich Seeks to Absorb Santorum Backers

    04/10/2012 4:45:45 PM PDT · by Fred · 136 replies
    wsj ^ | 041012
    That didn’t take long: Newt Gingrich has “humbly” asked Rick Santorum supporters to channel their support (read: money) to his campaign. The Gingrich camp, deeply in debt after dismal performances in recent primary races, released a statement minutes after Mr. Santorum’s exit from the Republican primary this afternoon, saying, “Rick has waged a remarkable campaign. His success is a testament to his tenacity and the power of conservative principles.” “I humbly ask Senator Santorum’s supporters to visit Newt.org to review my conservative record and join us as we bring these values to Tampa,” Mr. Gingrich’s statement continued. The former House...
  • Romney is lucky his rival was Santorum, not Palin

    04/10/2012 11:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2012 | Philip Klein, Senior Editorial Writer
    As he approaches the task of uniting the Republican party ahead of his all but official general election campaign, Mitt Romney will benefit from the same reality that's worked to his favor the entire race -- the composition of the Republican field. Specifically, Romney is fortunate that he had to beat out Rick Santorum to claim the nomination rather than Sarah Palin. When Romney decided to seek the presidency for the second time, his moderate to liberal record in Massachusetts was bound to trigger a challenge from the right and set up a showdown, framed in shorthand, as the establishment...
  • The Fate of Rick Santorum’s Delegates

    04/10/2012 8:48:34 PM PDT · by Taiowa · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/10/2012 | Chris Good
    Now that Rick Santorum is out of the race, what happens to his delegates? Santorum has 285 delegates, according to the latest ABC News delegate estimate, second to Mitt Romney’s 661... ...But some of those delegates were never really “his.” ABC estimates that 78 Santorum delegates, from his wins in states that don’t “award” their delegates – Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, and North Dakota, would have been free to support any candidate at the Republican National Convention in Tampa... Another two of Santorum’s delegates were Republican National Committee superdelegates, who will attend the convention by virtue of their positions in the...
  • Rick Santorum Was The Most Conservative, Authentic and Resilient Candidate of 2012

    04/10/2012 5:26:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | April 10, 2012
    Rick Santorum Was The Most Conservative, Authentic and Resilient Candidate of 2012. Tim Stanley April 10th Rick Santorum's struggle touched a chord with many working-class Americans Rick Santorum said goodbye on Tuesday afternoon. It was a classic performance from the Rickster – heartfelt, overlong, a little bitter. He pledged to go on fighting for the little people but acknowledged that the race was over, brought to a close by his daughter’s illness and poor polling. To most people this means that it’s now between Romney and Obama. The only minority report on that will come from Newt Gingrich. You can...
  • This Primary is NOT Over! We have the ANTI-ROMNEY vote NARROWED to ONE!

    04/10/2012 5:10:34 PM PDT · by publius321 · 27 replies
    http://youtu.be/YdcuHmYmw9I ^ | 4/10/2012 | Scott Ryan
    REMEMBER: JUST WEEKS AGO - TALK OF A STRATEGIC ALLIANCE BETWEEN RICK & NEWT WAS CIRCULATING. Nobody knows the details of that alliance. It's interesting that Rick didn't endorse... Conservatives may be in a BETTER position now than ever since there will not be a diluting of the conservative vote. Carl Cameron of FOX practically declared this over. This is about DENYING ROMNEY THE 1144. We are entering the 4th quarter. We have WINNER TAKE ALL COMING UP. It is time to show these RINO establishment what we are made of. Suck it up, send Newt some cash so he...
  • Foster Friess, Santorum’s millionaire backer, swings to Romney

    04/10/2012 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Fred · 35 replies
    politico ^ | 4/1012 | H P. VOGEL and DAVE LEVINTHAL
    Foster Friess, the retired investor who spent nearly $1.7 million boosting Rick Santorum’s presidential run, is ready to help Mitt Romney. “I’m obviously going to be of help in whatever way I can,” Friess told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon, hours after Santorum suspended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, cementing Romney’s status as the party’s presumptive nominee. Friess, who was in Washington to accept an award from the Horatio Alger Association, said he had yet to discuss his planned shift in allegiance with Romney’s campaign campaign or the Washington-based super PAC supporting it.
  • Rick Santorum Suspends His Historic Presidential Campaign, Begins Next Chapter

    04/10/2012 1:20:50 PM PDT · by tcg · 38 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/10/12 | keith A Fournier
    ...At 2:22 p.m. the candidate stepped up to the microphone at the platform in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and announced that he was suspending his 2012 presidential campaign. To his right stood his loving and dedicated wife Karen - and her expression said it all. She is an extraordinary woman, a lawyer, NICU Nurse, author, mother and Rick's best friend. However, she is also a woman who shows her heart. Surrounding them both were several of their beautiful children. Rick Santorum recounted the story of Good Friday in the Santorum home. He called it a "Passion Play of sorts". Their little three...
  • Speaker Gingrich Comment on Sen. Santorum Suspending Campaign

    New Bern, NC - Newt Gingrich released the following statement reacting to Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum suspending his campaign: “Rick has waged a remarkable campaign. His success is a testament to his tenacity and the power of conservative principles.
  • RICK SANTORUM IS SUSPENDING RACE FOR PRESIDENT.

    04/10/2012 11:10:44 AM PDT · by Spunky · 179 replies
    Fox New Radio | 4-10-12 | FOX NEW Radio
    I just heard on Fox News that Rick Santorum is suspending his race for President. He will be giving a news conference
  • Santorum suspends campaign, but “we are not done fighting” to defeat Obama

    04/10/2012 12:13:31 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 40 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 4/10/12 | Michelle Malkin
    Rick Santorum fought hard, he fought well, and he gave voice to a large contingent of grass-roots conservative activists across the country who wanted a candidate who lived the values he preached. He held Mitt Romney’s feet to the fire on health care, challenged Newt Gingrich’s green flirtations and past support for the individual mandate, and took on Ron Paul’s foreign policy extremism. His presence improved everyone else’s game — and that will serve the GOP ticket well this fall, whoever ends up on it.
  • Santorum Withdrawing - Fox News Radio

    04/10/2012 11:04:26 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 103 replies
    Just heard.
  • Report: Santorum to Suspend Campaign (Live FoxNews Conference just confirms supension)

    04/10/2012 11:05:34 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 60 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | 10 APR 12 | dcbryan1
    Fox Confirms: Rick Santorum to suspend Presidential Campaign. Will post link and source when it hits Fox News Website.
  • Santorum Dropping Out (FOX News Radio Confirming)

    04/10/2012 11:08:54 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 119 replies
    FOX News Radio | 04-10-12 | FOX News Radio
    FOX News Radio just said that Santorum is going to announce a halt to his campaign within the hour. A rally in Gettysburg is said to have been changed to a press conference.
  • Rick Santorum Calls 2PM Press Conference Amid Speculation About His Candidacy

    04/10/2012 11:08:21 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-10-2012 | Fox News
    Awaiting press conference. "FOX NEWS CONFIRMS RICK SANTORUM TO SUSPEND CAMPAIGN"
  • Push to Get Santorum Out Shows Romney’s Weakness

    04/10/2012 8:26:22 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 21 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 04-05-12 | CHQ Staff
    The Romney campaign’s phony delegate counts and establishment Republican calls for Rick Santorum to end his campaign, and allow Mitt Romney to claim the Republican presidential nomination without a majority of the delegates, expose the fatal weakness of the case for the Romney nomination. Romney is far from having a commanding lead in delegates, and Romney is not “over half way there” as his camp and their establishment GOP allies claim. If the Republican National Committee rules are correctly applied, and the delegates elected by local caucuses in states the mainstream media has stopped following are allocated, Romney has more...
  • SPIN METER: Santorum looks moderate in 2006 flier

    04/10/2012 7:51:57 AM PDT · by iowamark · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 10 2012 | ANDREW MIGA,
    Rick Santorum boasts that his deep conservative values make him a stronger challenger against President Barack Obama this fall than likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney. It's an argument he is making in his home state of Pennsylvania, where a primary victory in two weeks is critical to a campaign already seen by many as all but hopeless. Yet Santorum showed a considerably more moderate face in a campaign brochure from his failed 2006 Senate race in Pennsylvania. It highlighted how he steered big federal dollars to the state and teamed with rock star Bono to fight AIDS and global poverty....
  • Romney the Centrist Peeks Out (Romney trying to become more of a RINO)

    04/10/2012 6:18:50 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4/8/2012 | Thomas B. Edsall
    It was just one line slipped into the middle of a paragraph of Mitt Romeny's speech on April 3 celebrating his primary victories in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia: “And the most vulnerable have been hurt the most — over 30 percent of single moms are struggling in poverty.” Seemingly unremarkable, these 19 words represent one of the many steps Romney will be taking as he treks back to the center in the aftermath of a primary campaign dominated by the hard right... Without drawing attention to his rhetorical shift, Romney, in a speech on March 30 at...
  • Jerusalem is the capital of Israel

    04/09/2012 8:57:09 AM PDT · by DBeers · 5 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, April 9, 2012 | Rick Santorum
    Jerusalem is the capital of Israel Obama and Romney won't state this basic fact There is, sadly, a huge divide between the Obama administration’s position and that of the government of Israel with regard to Jerusalem. For thousands of years, at the end of the Passover Seder as well as at the end of Yom Kippur, Jews around the world conclude their holiday by reciting, “Next Year in Jerusalem.” To Jews, Jerusalem is the holiest city, and has the holiest site, the Temple Mount, which includes the Western Wall. Jews praying outside of Jerusalem face toward Jerusalem. When Israel became...
  • Would a Romney-Gingrich ticket be acceptable to Jim Robinson & other conservative Freepers? [NO!! ]

    04/09/2012 8:06:05 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 236 replies
    [Not only no, but HELL NO!! NEVER AGAIN!! - Jim] | April 9, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Since Newt Gingrich is talking teamwork and cooperation with Romney & Santorum to defeat Obama, would Jim Robinson and conservative Free Republic people join me in accepting and pushing a Romney-Gingrich ticket. Frankly, I bristle at the mention of Romney-Nicki Halley or other RINO tickets. Personally, Romney would be very smart to put conservatives at the table of his campaign and administration team. Newt is so passionate about Big Ideas, reform and he knows how to push the levers of Congress. Mitt Romney can be a good president, however, with Newt on his team, Mitt Romney could be a great...
  • Rick Santorum offers a winning message

    04/09/2012 7:29:32 AM PDT · by DBeers · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, April 8, 2012 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Culture Challenge of the Week: The Truth About Rick Santorum The challenge for any presidential candidate is to get his message out. For Rick Santorum, that has been an extra-tough challenge. As the conservative standard-bearer, Rick has faced more than his share of antagonism and message-distortion from the liberal press. His response? To stand his ground and proclaim a bold message that resonates in the hearts of all Americans who actually get to hear it. Rick is the “real deal” - a man open about his beliefs, authentic in living those convictions and compassionate to the plight of American families....
  • Christians bringing Prestige to Pagan Religion of Mormonism

    04/08/2012 7:24:47 PM PDT · by publius321 · 102 replies
    Christians who support Romney in Primary are responsible for advancing a polytheistic pagan doctrine and leading potentially millions of souls to state of deception. The God of Israel said He is the Alpha & the Omega, the beginning and the end. He said there is only ONE God. Mormonism says there are infinite numbers of gods throughout the universe and THEY can be gods themselves, just like God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. This is heresy. Mitt Romney is a heretic just as Barack Obama is a heretic Here's WHY (just scratching the surface).
  • Gingrich All But Concedes Race to Romney

    04/08/2012 3:59:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 79 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | April 08, 2012 | Nathan Hodge
    April 8, 2012 Gingrich All But Concedes Race to Romney By Nathan Hodge Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who once led the polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, all but conceded the race Sunday to his rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Mr. Gingrich called Mr. Romney “far and away the most likely Republican nominee,” adding that he would throw his support behind the front-runner if Mr. Romney secured the required delegates for the nomination. “If I end up not being the nominee, I have already talked to Chairman Reince...
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Republican Primary Pennsylvania GOP: Santorum 42%, Romney 38%

    04/07/2012 10:58:41 AM PDT · by Sun · 25 replies
    Rasmussen reports ^ | April 05, 2012 | Staff
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum holds a four-point lead in his home state in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the upcoming Pennsylvania Republican Primary. A new statewide telephone survey finds that 42% of Likely GOP Primary Voters support Santorum, while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney picks up 38% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron Paul earns seven percent (7%), and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at six percent (6%). Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • Rick Santorum’s daughter Bella in the hospital again

    04/06/2012 7:56:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/06/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Some news just snaps all other news into perspective. The Santorum campaign sent out a statement today requesting prayers and privacy for their family, as their youngest daughter, Bella, is in the hospital. Hogan Gidley, National Communications Director, said: “Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital. The family requests prayers and privacy as Bella works her way to recovery.” Rick Santorum had already announced a brief hiatus in campaigning. This is the second time this year that Bella, who suffers from a chromosomal condition called Trisomy 18, has had to be hospitalized. In January,...
  • How Santorum Has Helped Romney Beat Obama! Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!(video)

    04/06/2012 6:54:30 PM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 4/6/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Santorum has made it possible for Romney to do well among independent voters in the fall elections. Find out how!
  • Santorum favors female members of Augusta golf club

    (CNN) – Rick Santorum went to the tee Thursday evening, weighing in on a golf controversy that earlier attracted the attention of the White House and other GOP presidential hopefuls.
  • Conservatives ally for a reset of election expectations (RINOs: we shouldn't seek conservatives)

    04/06/2012 11:21:33 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 98 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/4/2012 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Some influential conservative thinkers have concluded that Mitt Romney’s struggle to ignite voter enthusiasm reflects a more serious problem for Republicans in setting unrealistic expectations for their presidential nominee. Calling their alliance Project Liberty, the newly formed group says the former Massachusetts governor cannot beat President Obama unless tea party members and the GOP’s activists — including conservatives on the Republican National Committee — adjust their mindset about insisting on a fully formed, ideologically reliable candidate as their standard-bearer.... Project Liberty backers have concluded that Mr. Romney will not win the White House on the basis of something he is...
  • Bella Santorum in hospital again.

    04/06/2012 9:06:14 AM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 54 replies
    Santorum campaign
    April 6, 2012 For Immediate Release Contact: Matt Beynon - 703.307.8633 SANTORUM CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON BELLA SANTORUM Verona, PA - The Rick Santorum for President campaign has issued the following statement on the health of Isabella Santorum. Hogan Gidley, National Communications Director, said: "Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital. The family requests prayers and privacy as Bella works her way to recovery."
  • Effort underway to turn Texas into winner-take-all state

    04/06/2012 10:24:08 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 6, 2012 | Caroline May
    An effort to shake up the GOP primary race is underway in the Longhorn State. The outcome could set the course for a brokered convention by keeping front-runner Mitt Romney from securing enough delegates to win the presidential nomination outright. David Bellow, a member of the State Republican Executive Committee, told The Daily Caller that he believes there is enough support among committee members to call an emergency SREC meeting to vote to change Texas’ primary from a proportional system to winner-take-all delegate state. According to Bellow, the effort has support from the necessary 15 SREC members to petition and...
  • Rick Santorum's daughter Bella has been hospitalized again

    04/06/2012 10:09:26 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 6, 2012 | Rebecca Kaplan
    (CBS News) -- Rick Santorum and his wife Karen's three-year-old daughter Bella is back in the hospital, according to a Friday email from his campaign. The release did not detail how serious Bella's condition was, but the child had a rare genetic disorder called Trisomy 18 that claims the lives of most children within a year of birth. "Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital. The family requests prayers and privacy as Bella works her way to recovery," said a statement from communications director Hogan Gidley. Bella Santorum was last hospitalized in January with...
  • Santorum’s campaign releases their delegate count: Romney 571, Santorum 342

    04/06/2012 7:41:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 5th, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    This is interesting. There’s a lot of issues as to how this will be handled at the convention by the RNC as they explain below, but their numbers certainly look better than the media’s counts. I’m sure they will be analyzed quite at bit in the coming days: The Media’s Delegate Math is Wrong There are a couple of fundamental flaws with the delegate counts that the media keeps that reveals that this race is much closer than they report: 1)      Florida, Arizona, and quite possibly Puerto Rico will be proportional rather than Winner Take All.  They broke RNC rules...
  • "Santorum to 'Reengineer' Campaign"

    04/05/2012 8:46:36 PM PDT · by taraytarah · 54 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4-5-12 | Robert Costa
    Richard Viguerie, a veteran conservative activist and top Santorum supporter, tells National Review Online that Santorum is “reengineering” his presidential campaign. “You can’t repeat the same behavior and expect different results,” he says. “We’ve got to do things different. We’ve got to reengineer the campaign. We’ve got to add things, take things out, and make changes. Everyone recognizes that, from the candidate on down.” Earlier today, Viguerie, along with a group of movement leaders, met with Santorum at an office in northern Virginia. For over an hour, they discussed ways to revive his bid. “We came up with a number...
  • Santorum's private meetings focused on his way forward

    04/05/2012 8:14:24 PM PDT · by gogogodzilla · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 05 April 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) – Rick Santorum participated in two meetings with conservative leaders on Thursday which focused on his candidacy, but not on whether rival Newt Gingrich should end his, sources with knowledge of the meetings told CNN. "There was some frustration about the fact that Gingrich wasn't in Wisconsin, and if his vote had gone to Santorum then Santorum would have won, but I would not in any way say that meeting focused on getting Gingrich out," one participant said. This source and others spoke to CNN on the condition of anonymity because of the non-public nature of the meeting.
  • Rubio to Santorum, Gingrich, Paul: 'It's Time Now to Concede'

    04/05/2012 6:38:31 PM PDT · by VinL · 75 replies
    Tonwhall ^ | 4-5-12 | Kate Hicks
    Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney's highest-profile endorsement, has a message for other GOP presidential (less)hopefuls: pack it in, boys. The primary's over. Ouch. As Tina Korbe reported over on Hot Air, the Florida Senator came out strongly for Romney's chances against Barack Obama, illustrating the kind of tenacity desired of a vice presidential nominee. “I actually think we’re going to have a very good nominee. I think Mitt Romney’s going to be the next president of the United States. And by their own admission, the folks running against Mitt Romney have admitted that they cannot win the primary, that the only...
  • Santorum Backers Look to Change Texas Primary Rules

    04/05/2012 6:40:06 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 40 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | April 5, 2012 | Jay Root
    Rick Santorum, trying to keep his presidential hopes alive despite increasingly long odds, is looking for the political equivalent of a Hail Mary pass from Texas Republicans. Santorum has noted in recent days that some Texas party activists are waging an uphill battle to change the rules of the May 29 primary so that whoever wins would get all 152 delegates up for grabs in the contest. The activists, led by Santorum supporters, say they have enough support to force an emergency meeting of the State Republican Executive Committee, though major hurdles loom beyond that. The Republican National Committee would...
  • Texas GOP to call an Emergency SREC Meeting to go back to Winner Take All. Texas has 155 Delegates

    04/05/2012 2:08:19 PM PDT · by TexasConservativeRepublican · 48 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/5/2012 | David Bellow
    Texas Republicans are calling for an Emergency Texas GOP meeting to go to winner take all. Texas is tired of being overlooked and not having a voice in Presidential Races. This might keep Romney from getting 1144 delegates and force a Brokered Convention!