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Aide: Santorum Endorsement Could Come In 'Next Week Or So'
KCRA ^ | May 4, 2012 | CNN Political Unit

Posted on 05/04/2012 8:38:03 PM PDT by Innovative

John Brabender, a senior strategist to former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, said Friday if the ex-GOP candidate endorses his former top rival Mitt Romney it will be "in the next week or so."

Brabender's comments came after a meeting between the one-time opponents, which he characterized as a productive, issues-driven conversation. Nonetheless, the session did not produce an immediate endorsement from Santorum. Asked by CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley what "sooner" meant, Brabender said "probably in the next week or so, not in the next two months."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; endorsements; getoffthepot; haggling4money; haggling4vp; meaningless; ricksantorum; romney; santorum
Any bets?
1 posted on 05/04/2012 8:38:14 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

The suspense is killing me. LOL!

2 posted on 05/04/2012 8:39:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Innovative

That ol’ VP slot is just beckoning him.

3 posted on 05/04/2012 8:43:55 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Innovative
Yeah well, big deal. Don't break a sweat or anything. Who basically gives a sh*t.
4 posted on 05/04/2012 8:45:51 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Innovative

Romney has a July Surprise coming for him, but in the meantime to keep the Democrat Media Complex from kneepadding him, all his opposing candidates have to keep quiet.

5 posted on 05/04/2012 8:51:23 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Innovative

Looks like an endorsement would wind up with 2 possible scenarios:

1) mittens wins, Rick winds up well-liked by the gop-e and given the nod for some future election. The gamble, however, would be on the magnitude of the downside in this scenario, that is, losing his cred amongst staunch conservatives. what percentage of them would support him in a future primary after he endorsed mittens - 20% ? 80% ? The only way he’d have a real future shot at the Presidential nomination was if he was given the vp slot; he could be the presumptive nominee for president in 2020 if mittens wins and he’s the vp. This might convince staunch conservs to vote for the ticket now, knowing that they should get more conservatism after Romney. However, if mittens time as President were a resounding failure - Rick would be toast for the future for anything, he’d just be an ex-vp of a failed Presidency.

2) mittens loses the election after Rick endorses him. Rick then loses a big healthy does of his conservative cred.

There has got to be some big fat political pressure put on every GOPer to sign on to mitsey.

Can’t they just say they oppose nobama and leave it go at that ? ( wishful dreaming :)...

6 posted on 05/04/2012 9:17:30 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: doc1019
"That ol’ VP slot is just beckoning him."

He's been gunning for it from the very beginning. He had that warm fuzzy feeling that he would never get the TOP spot.

I think he's in for a big rude awakening because it's not going to happen.

7 posted on 05/04/2012 9:50:51 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Innovative

OMG, which way will he go, which way will he go???

Will he take one for the team and save the country, maybe even the entire world?

The suspense is killing me.

8 posted on 05/04/2012 9:52:43 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Innovative

I feel confident that the GOPe will find yet another way to punish us. Will the madness ever end.

9 posted on 05/04/2012 10:46:45 PM PDT by UncleSam (Why must someone else always make the final decisions?)
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“He’s been gunning for it from the very beginning.”


10 posted on 05/05/2012 6:22:57 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (One Nation Under God..."There I said it" ... Great One...)
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To: Innovative

gee a string of endorsements..... from losers, gets my heart pumping....

11 posted on 05/05/2012 7:23:12 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: Mountain Mary
He won't do it

He won't endorse Romney.

12 posted on 05/05/2012 10:06:17 AM PDT by Guenevere (....God Bless Rick Santorum.....Press on toward the goal, it's not over!)
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To: Guenevere

I’m pretty sure he will endorse Mittens. After all, Santorum was a Republican statist just like Romney.

13 posted on 05/07/2012 7:32:52 AM PDT by libdestroyer
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