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GOP's Santorum draws tea party ire in Kansas
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Posted on 03/09/2012 11:00:45 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum hoped to lock down a victory in Kansas' GOP caucuses with two rallies Friday but faced grumbling from tea party activists for skipping their big rally in the state's largest city.................

Some tea party members were frustrated that Santorum wouldn't attend their rally. They spent $25,000 to rent the Century II arena in downtown Topeka and expected 1,000 to 3,000 people to attend.

"It seems like it is counterproductive to show up for an event that is going to have 300 people in an airplane hangar instead (of) 3,000 people in a nice setting where you can actually contact and really maybe sway somebody," said Craig Gabel, the president of Kansas For Liberty, which organized the Wichita event.

Gabel said Santorum skipping the gathering was a sign of tension between tea party members and Kansas GOP officials. He suggested the GOP had discouraged Santorum from attending. Santorum state coordinator Greg Cromer said it was a scheduling issue, and that tea party leaders were informed early..........................

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To: Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy

I’ve been critical of Santorum in the past too. It’s not like there’s another choice.

121 posted on 03/09/2012 6:29:29 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: lacrew
"If the media gets it wrong on the small details, think about all the big stuff that they miss. Every time I have seen a news article, where I was involved, or had immediate knowledge of the story, the media has screwed up something - names, titles, places. Every single time."


Amazing. I've said this EXACT thing, using almost these exact words, for years.

Most of us - really probably all of us - have no personal knowledge of the veracity of much of what we read in the paper. I'm certainly no exception.

But in the late 80's I was involved in the very very early days of the cellular business. I KNEW for a fact what the market share of the various handset manufacturers was. Had the hard data that had been obtained from people maintaining the infrastructure.

But I would read articles in both the general press and even in the trade press, showing market share numbers for various manufacturers....and they didn't even APPROACH reality. Not even close.

That left a profound impression on me. Because if I knew them to be so dreadfully wrong about this, why should I assume them to be any more accurate about other subjects where I didn't have personal knowledge?

It also made me permanently skeptical of pontificating "experts." There was one guy - I remember his name, but no point in repeating it here - who made a huge name for himself as the market seer and guru for the nascent cellular business. I'd read his stuff and laugh. He hadn't a CLUE what he was talking about! But he consulted and wrote newsletters for which people paid a pretty penny!

Throw in the political bias of which we're all well aware, and you're really as likely to get reliable information from your parking attendant as your local newspaper.


122 posted on 03/09/2012 8:23:04 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: Gator113

“...I will not vote for that loon, Santorum.”

All of our candidates have flaws. But when push comes to shove, I’ll vote for the GOP nominee in November - no matter who it is.

123 posted on 03/09/2012 9:10:44 PM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s Kansas. ...enough said.

124 posted on 03/09/2012 10:39:46 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Another factor is the utter stupidity of most reporters. The local reporters, who are just starting out, have no idea how anything in the real world works...I mean I’d bet most of them couldn’t tell you what bread is made out of...seriously, they are that clueless.

125 posted on 03/10/2012 6:24:41 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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