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Palin says Santorum is not a ‘threat’ to Romney
The Blaze ^ | 2-11-12 | Santerelli

Posted on 02/12/2012 2:35:54 PM PST by VinL

Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin stole the show at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference where she delivered the event’s keynote speech Saturday. After slamming the President, shutting up some protesters, and saying that the drawn out Republican primary promotes competition and a better nominee, the former Alaska governor took a few questions as she headed for the door following the rousing remarks. When asked by Anneke Green of the Washington Times if she thought a surging Sen. Santorum was a threat to front-runner Mitt Romney; “Palin answered that she wouldn‘t consider him a threat but was still ’a good competitor.’”

Green writes that Palin praised the remaining Republican presidential candidates’ willingness to compete and appreciated their efforts as “warriors in the arena.”

While still not offering up an endorsement, Palin has spoken fondly about former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who she said she would have voted for in the South Carolina Republican primary.

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To: VinL

I should be more accurate. There is no indication that the word “threat” was ever said by Palin. It’s not in quotes in the original article, it was in the question.

So there is no way to guess what Sarah Palin said; She could well have answered “No, I consider him a competitor”. Which would indicate she was rejecting the “threat” word, not claiming that he couldn’t beat Romney. “Good competitor” means someone who can win.

The question at this point might be, is Romney a threat to Santorum :-)

101 posted on 02/12/2012 5:41:54 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

If I’m not mistaken, Santorum is also rated higher by the NRA and GOA.

Not that I’m against Newt at all. I prefer him as our candidate but am sick of the unfair criticisms of Santorum.

102 posted on 02/12/2012 5:43:02 PM PST by WPaCon
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To: livius
I just wish she'd taken up the fight and gone for it. Seems like she had the fortitude to withstand the firestorm. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe she wasn't up to the crucible. But there's no one else who unflinchingly stands up for the America many of us believe in - apparently you undergo a withering and relentless attack if you do that.

We're back to the founding of this country where people felt they were sacrificing their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor (was "family" in that list?.) Looks like your family also has to go on the altar. Too high a price for many including apparently Palin.

103 posted on 02/12/2012 5:46:23 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Christie at the beach

Ditto to you and your family, Christie. Romney site- brave girl. -:) Newt’s his only real competitor- they know that. Meanwhile, Newt’s out trying to raise money- Ca and Texas. If he takes the South, Perry folks will open the wallets. Then, it’s a new ballgame.

We just need to catch a break-— pray harder. -:)


104 posted on 02/12/2012 5:52:32 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: mylife
Palin is from first, the Goldwater School of Western, small (l)ibertarians which also included Reagan.

There's not a lot of desire to tall other folks what to do outside the sanctity of life.

Very small Federal Government in all respects.

I am not surprised she doesn't think much of Santorum.

105 posted on 02/12/2012 5:52:41 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Funny, that’s what everyone who worked with Gingrich says.

106 posted on 02/12/2012 5:53:25 PM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: trisham

I really like that graphic.

107 posted on 02/12/2012 5:53:41 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Sarah doesn’t think Santorum is a “threat” to Romney, he’s a competitor. She rejected the word “threat”, because it denotes combat, and she’s said she doesn’t think our candidates should be tearing each other down.
Oh! Thanks for explaining that Charley. As you know, I just post, you decide. -:)

108 posted on 02/12/2012 5:56:32 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: livius

All I know is that Gingrich hasn’t won anything except SC and he’s trailing Rick in every state except GA, where he’s losing ground rapidly. In all the National polls, Newt is toast. And if you are hitting bottom as Super Tuesday, then it is probably time to go back to making global warming commercials with Nancy Pelosi.

109 posted on 02/12/2012 5:56:55 PM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Happy Rain
"Glenn Beck's online hack rag pimping for fellow Mormon Mitt again."

Oh, there's a surprise. The other day a Freeper said that, for all Beck's hyperventilating about Santorum, he barely mentioned Rick's three wins and went right back to praising Romney.

110 posted on 02/12/2012 5:57:45 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: GoCards

>>Like it or not Santorum is in this race and doing not bad...

Which is really amazing, given that he seems really short on both ideas and charisma. Oh, and a record.

111 posted on 02/12/2012 5:57:45 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: swpa_mom

I continue to be amazed at the number of good people here on FR who insist on a candidate being “endorsed” before they will agree to vote for him or her
I agree with you. However, the benefit of Sarah endorsement would be if she actively campaigned for a candidate— she’s excellent on the stump.

112 posted on 02/12/2012 6:03:04 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Darren McCarty
Newt's been on a few positions.

Please don't mention Newt and positions in the same sentence. I just finished eating and that's not the mental picture I want right now!

113 posted on 02/12/2012 6:03:04 PM PST by jellybean (Bookmark for when FR is down)
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To: dforest
"He is no star. Sorry. Fonz, was cool, Newt is another pudgy gray haired old man like McCain. He won’t fly."

Well, Santorum sure isn't what anyone would call cool. Who in the world are we supposed to nominate----the next American Idol winner? Newt is tough and he's a pit bull. He takes control instead of waiting like a polite little boy for someone to hand it to him. That's cool enough for me.

114 posted on 02/12/2012 6:03:04 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Arkady Orinko

The conservative women I know like Newt.

115 posted on 02/12/2012 6:05:39 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: SatinDoll
Most of all, Santorum voted against NAFTA

Since Santorum voted against NAFTA then Now I will be glad if he wins. Go Santorum!

You cannot seroiusly be for NAFTA can you?

Most of our high tech and manufacturing jobs have been offshored.

Already the U.S. cannot even manufacture thousands of Products that China can. Pretty soon the U.S.A won’t be able to manufacture any product. Don’t believe me then read this article from Forbes which I excerpted at the bottom of this post.

The U.S.A is in serious trouble. We need to do something and limiting the number of China products being imported is the key solution. Do any of you believe the U.S. won’t collapse under this mountain of Obama debt? Can any one answer?

Look 20 years ago, 99% of China people were living as they did 1000 years ago and the U.S. was far above any country in technology and manufacturing. Now China has left the U.S. in the dust in technology and manufacturing. This is what “free” trade with China has done: here is a short example that shows the problem:

Amazon couldn’t’t make a Kindle here if it wanted to

Decades of outsourcing manufacturing have left U.S. industry without the means to invent the next generation of high-tech products that are key to rebuilding its economy, as noted by Gary Pisano and Willy Shih in a classic article, “Restoring American Competitiveness” (Harvard Business Review, July-August 2009)

The U.S. has lost or is on the verge of losing its ability to develop and manufacture a slew of high-tech products. Amazon’s Kindle 2 couldn’t be made in the U.S., even if Amazon wanted to:

* The flex circuit connectors are made in China because the US supplier base migrated to Asia.
* The electrophoretic display is made in Taiwan because the expertise developed from producting flat-panel LCDs migrated to Asia with semiconductor manufacturing.
* The highly polished injection-molded case is made in China because the U.S. supplier base eroded as the manufacture of toys, consumer electronics and computers migrated to China.
* The wireless card is made in South Korea because that country became a center for making mobile phone components and handsets.
* The controller board is made in China because U.S. companies long ago transferred manufacture of printed circuit boards to Asia.
* The Lithium polymer battery is made in China because battery development and manufacturing migrated to China along with the development and manufacture of consumer electronics and notebook computers.

How will the U.S.A defend itself if we don't have the ability to manufacture anything but are dependent on evil communist China who has already destroyed us economically with their economic war against the U.S? We need to be for America first. Say not to trade with other countries and say no to illegals.

116 posted on 02/12/2012 6:06:39 PM PST by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: montag813
I don't know what Sarah sees that I do not.

You know what she wants.

117 posted on 02/12/2012 6:06:47 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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Newt once sat on Nancy's couch?

Rick's still in Mitt's bed.

118 posted on 02/12/2012 6:06:56 PM PST by anglian
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To: CatherineofAragon

I love Newt and would go out in a blizzard to vote for him. Knowing his great accomplishments as Speaker of the House has me 100% in his corner. Not ONE candidate running has accomplished as much for this country as Newt.
And yes, I am a very conservative woman.

119 posted on 02/12/2012 6:10:55 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Democrat_media
The last thing we need is a trade war. But Rick has a solution. Import more workers.

January 24, 2011 interview, Sen. Santorum said the United States is in need of more foreign workers. “I do think we need more people coming to this nation who want to be Americans to grow this economy. You want to fix the Social Security problem? Let’s have more workers producing and helping out the situation. For me, I’m willing to allow increased immigration to this country...”

Just what we need. more immigrants. (’open the spigot’- in his words) is what is needed to fix our problems, including our low birthrates. This is what he said. And that they ‘learn English’- and just a guess I but I think I know where these ‘new’ immigrants will be comming from don't you?.

120 posted on 02/12/2012 6:12:36 PM PST by anglian
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