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Conference call with Rick Santorum
Vanity | Aprill 16, 2012 | Engraved-on-His-hands

Posted on 04/16/2012 5:55:29 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands

I (plus about 4000 others) just got off of a conference call with Rick Santorum. Perhaps a more detailed report will be forthcoming, but here are some quick notes that I took:

"I had a chance to talk to Newt. I haven't had a chance to talk with Governor Romney."

He spoke about working hard to make sure that the Republican Party had a "conservative platform" and a "conservative message" and that they "follow through with that conservative message after the election".

"I haven't supported any candidate at this point."

He said that they are working with states to "make sure our delegates are seated" so that their "conservative voice (will) be heard at the convention".

With regard to his message, "We're not backing away one bit."

His advice to his followers, "The best things that they can do is stay tuned." As far as carrying the conservative message forward, he said that "in the next week or two" they will develop plans as to "how to structure things going forward".

The tone of the conference call in general was one of thanks to his supporters, and a commitment to insuring that a conservative message is articulated by the Republican Party. There was no endorsement of Romney. Although nothing specific was said, there seemed to be a frequent mention of "conservative" with implied contrast to Romney. He did say that he thought that the November election was the most important in our country's history, that he was "all in", and that he hoped to work things so that those who are currently disheartened by developments would be willing to work hard in November.

That was about it. There was an emphasis on faith, thankfulness to his supporters, and trying to make sure that a conservative message is central to the Republican Party.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; election2012; newtgingrich; ricksantorum; santorum

1 posted on 04/16/2012 5:55:36 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

“He spoke about working hard to make sure that the Republican Party had a “conservative platform” and a “conservative message” and that they “follow through with that conservative message after the election”.”

EXCELLENT!

Rick Santorum is still looking out for us, and will continue to do so.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 6:00:13 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Sounds like a good conference call. Glad to hear that he supports his followers and gives solid advice.

That said, I doubt any conservatives will find a position in an administration headed by Mitt.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 6:04:16 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Sounds like a good conference call. Glad to hear that he supports his followers and gives solid advice.

That said, I doubt any conservatives will find a position in an administration headed by Mitt. The key is to deny Mitt Romney the nomination, as he in no way exemplifies our Conservative Republican values.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 6:05:04 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll
That said, I doubt any conservatives will find a position in an administration headed by Mitt.

Heck no! A Romney Administration would be populated by the same professional political hacks (such as Nicolle Wallace and Steve Schmidt) who have been backstabbing Conservatives non-stop ever since 2007.

Someone posted a list of Romney's current campaign advisors either this morning or yesterday, and almost every single one of them are Bush re-treads. Expect them to get the top jobs if Romney somehow manages to out-cheat Obama in November.

5 posted on 04/16/2012 6:10:05 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
Santorum remains “suspended.” No endorsement. No instructions to get behind any other candidate. (He stated that one reason he had found the path becoming difficult was that he had solicited Newt & RP to coalesce, but that neither showed any interest - THAT was the contact he had with Newt.) Supporters are to Stay Tuned. With Rick on the ballot and his delegates in place, although he is not currently campaigning, his grassroots base is coming alive and taking on the initiative. To Conservatives across the states, it's Game On! (I think this is what the Tea Party meant by We Will Elect Our Own President, despite the media, despite the Establishment.)
6 posted on 04/16/2012 6:25:00 PM PDT by taraytarah
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

If he really wants to shake it up, he’d endorse Newt Gingrich.


7 posted on 04/16/2012 6:25:31 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SatinDoll; All
Mitt Romney’s Leftist, Globalist Advisor Team
8 posted on 04/16/2012 6:31:52 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: All
Here's a better source:

Mitt Romney’s Foreign Policy Team Includes Former Nat'l Security Figures, Conservative Scholars

9 posted on 04/16/2012 6:34:19 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Sun; Engraved-on-His-hands

Santorum understands that choosing the “lesser of evils” is choosing evil nonetheless.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 6:40:25 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: SatinDoll
Former RNC chair Ed Gillespie heading running-mate search for Romney?

Karl Rove, Republican Party plot vast network to reclaim power

How to Beat Obama by Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie

Gillespie to join Team Romney as adviser

GOP Rainmaker Rides High

11 posted on 04/16/2012 6:46:55 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: lightman

Well meaning “principled” people don’t understand the concept of limiting evil.


12 posted on 04/16/2012 7:06:01 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
Then in a nutshell, it was "I tried, RINO Corporate won, and the political and cultural 'hostile workplace environment' isn't going to get one bit better."

Lovely.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


13 posted on 04/16/2012 7:06:30 PM PDT by Viking2002 ( "Give me a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it quick, I'm in a gaddamn hurry.")
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Thanks for posting. I submitted some questions for him, but couldn’t listen to the call.


14 posted on 04/16/2012 7:09:18 PM PDT by llmc1
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To: Sun

I’ve voted for the “lesser of evils” many times.

Far too many times, in fact; and inevitably I have regretted it on multiple occasions as that person’s term unfolded.


15 posted on 04/16/2012 7:10:16 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: taraytarah; All

“He stated that one reason he had found the path becoming difficult was that he had solicited Newt & RP to coalesce, but that neither showed any interest - THAT was the contact he had with Newt.”

I’m a SOCON, so of course I like Rick. However, why would a SOCON want to coalesce with the Libertarian Ron Paul? Also, I find it hard to believe that Newt wasn’t interested in joining forces. What exactly does Rick mean by “coalesce?”


16 posted on 04/16/2012 7:11:18 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: lightman

Perhaps you would have regretted it MORE if the GREATER of the evils won.


17 posted on 04/16/2012 7:14:43 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: GeronL

Yep. If he really wanted a conservative, he would endorse Newt. Romney is going to ignore him.


18 posted on 04/16/2012 7:15:09 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Sola Veritas

“He stated that one reason he had found the path becoming difficult was that he had solicited Newt & RP to coalesce, but that neither showed any interest - THAT was the contact he had with Newt.”

I don’t believe he will endorse Newt. Sounds like he is still mad at Newt for not quiting and endorsing him. Rather than endorse a conservative, he will say that Romney has pledged to govern as a conservative and will endorse Romney to get back at Newt.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 7:21:12 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Sola Veritas
“He stated that one reason he had found the path becoming difficult was that he had solicited Newt & RP to coalesce, but that neither showed any interest - THAT was the contact he had with Newt.”

I’m a SOCON, so of course I like Rick. However, why would a SOCON want to coalesce with the Libertarian Ron Paul? Also, I find it hard to believe that Newt wasn’t interested in joining forces. What exactly does Rick mean by “coalesce?”

He wanted Paul and Newt to drop out, direct their supporters to support him. I know that for sure, but what he offered them - maybe Newt VP - and Paul something with economic reform - not sure about that...

There was a reason he didn't go into detail, I guess... He could have more honestly said I asked the others to drop and join me in fighting Romney, but he didn't do that... and he makes Newt look the bad guy, which he often did throughout the campaign.

20 posted on 04/16/2012 7:22:11 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: Sola Veritas
I’m a SOCON, so of course I like Rick. However, why would a SOCON want to coalesce with the Libertarian Ron Paul? Also, I find it hard to believe that Newt wasn’t interested in joining forces. What exactly does Rick mean by “coalesce?”

I don't recall him using the word "coalesce" in the call. I think that he said that he was unsuccessful in attempting to form a coalition of the other conservatives in the race. The implication that I drew from that was a coalition of Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul against Romney. One more thing: News reports are giving contradictory information about his contact or lack thereof with Gingrich. Some are saying that he spoke with Newt; others are saying that he hasn't had the chance to do so. I heard him say, "I had a chance to talk to Newt." Rick said, however, "I haven't had a chance to talk to Governor Romney." That would seem to include Newt in the "coalition of conservatives" but exclude Romney.
21 posted on 04/16/2012 7:27:25 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
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To: taraytarah

Check this out
http://www.theusmat.com/


22 posted on 04/16/2012 7:39:43 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: lightman
choosing the “lesser of evils” is choosing evil nonetheless

Actually no. We are all sinners in a broken world, so any choice will include evil. Choosing "the lesser of evils," in the real world, is also "Choosing the best option available."

23 posted on 04/16/2012 7:51:34 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: true believer forever
You can spend all the time you like pawing through the political corpse of the Santorum campaign, but don't expect to find rational answers there.
24 posted on 04/16/2012 7:56:03 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: taraytarah
Lord, what a post-please come back to realville.
The man is not worthy of any rewards after he could not complete the test/race in PA. He should endorse Newt Gingrich vs kissing Romney's ring for money. Rick ran up the debt/no need to sell his soul.
25 posted on 04/16/2012 7:56:54 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Aye, the Niebuhrian “Moral Man in Immoral Society” dilemma.


26 posted on 04/16/2012 8:33:34 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: FR_addict

“Rather than endorse a conservative, he will say that Romney has pledged to govern as a conservative and will endorse Romney to get back at Newt.”

Not wise IF he wants to run for POTUS in 2016 when Obama finishes his second term. Endorsing Romney, especially the way Romney trashed him, would cause him to lose credibility.

IF he cannot endorse Newt, it would be wisest for him to not endorse at all.


27 posted on 04/16/2012 8:39:02 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: FR_addict
Maybe you should read it again.

It's obvious HE is ignoring Romney.

28 posted on 04/16/2012 8:52:02 PM PDT by Guenevere (....God Bless Rick Santorum.....Press on toward the goal, it's not over!)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Thanks for that inside report. I guess I was a bigger supporter of Santorum than anybody else since I sent him money (not much!)

I’m glad he is still focused and taking things seriously.

I know one thing for sure, Santorum isn’t doing anything out of ego or grandiosity, he is striving to help our country.


29 posted on 04/16/2012 9:05:03 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Check private mail


30 posted on 04/16/2012 9:17:37 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: jocon307
You are so right!--It's wonderfully refreshing to read a post like yours..

..We continue to send money, I haven't given up on him......I don't believe this is over.

31 posted on 04/17/2012 5:39:31 AM PDT by Guenevere (....God Bless Rick Santorum.....Press on toward the goal, it's not over!)
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To: Guenevere

“I don’t believe this is over.”

Guenevere, I hate to say this, but we have to start thinking like the Left a little bit more. (We have to start thinking like them, not acting like them.)

To the Left it is NEVER over. They’ve been fighting every day, not for decades, but for centuries.

If you go back to the French Revolution you see the fight against religion and the family and everything that holds society together and give the INDIVIDUAL dignity is far older than we realize.

So, we’ve got to be prepared to keep battling them for a long hard slog. Maybe pretty much forever.


32 posted on 04/17/2012 6:47:02 PM PDT by jocon307
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