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Santorum to stump for Romney
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Posted on 07/13/2012 12:30:18 PM PDT by tsowellfan

Rick Santorum will appear Saturday at an event for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to a Romney campaign official.

The event, a campaign office opening outside of Pittsburgh, marks the first time Santorum will officially campaign for his former Republican primary foe...

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; elections; electoralvotes; iwontvoteforromney; pa2012; romney; romneyantiteaparty; santorum; santorumromney; stenchofromney
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1 posted on 07/13/2012 12:30:26 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Here’s your VP nominee.


2 posted on 07/13/2012 12:32:23 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: tsowellfan

3 posted on 07/13/2012 12:32:23 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Here’s your VP nominee

At least that had been the goal through-out Santorum's run in the primaries. Mission Accomplished!

4 posted on 07/13/2012 12:34:33 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Here’s your VP nominee

Oh if that becomes true, I just may be able to vote for this ticket....Santorum would be an incredible VP....I would rather Santorum try to take him on at the convention and get the nomination. That would make me VERY happy!!!!


5 posted on 07/13/2012 12:35:22 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
Santorum Gave Us Romney
6 posted on 07/13/2012 12:36:47 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Two white men? I don’t think so....


7 posted on 07/13/2012 12:41:30 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Bigg Red
Two white men? I don’t think so...

It's a shame that we would have to choose who would be best for the job based on skin color or sex.

But you do have a point. Romney once ran to the left of Ted Kennedy on affirmative action.

8 posted on 07/13/2012 12:45:17 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: tsowellfan

That would be the ultimate insult, as one who supported Santorum. He’d be politically dead to me if he accepted the VP role.

But as for who gave us Romney, you might want to talk to Newt about that.


9 posted on 07/13/2012 12:48:28 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: tsowellfan

Santorum Gave Us Romney

Total BS....Santorum won more states than any other person. He should storm the convention and demand the nomination. Santorum would win the election, liberal Romney will lose it. What a failed opportunity that we put ourselves in....ROMNEY?????? Sheesh was a liberal jerk Romney is. I just can’t believe only a small number of patiots on Free Republic think Romney is a disasterous candidate while the other lap up his ever word like he is their pet or something. It is rather repulsive.


10 posted on 07/13/2012 12:49:00 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
Santorum won more states than any other person. He should storm the convention and demand the nomination.

You mean like Algore should have been President in 2000 because he won the popular vote?

11 posted on 07/13/2012 12:50:46 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: tsowellfan

I agree, Santorum gave us Romney. I stuck Santorum way down the list of viable presidential candidates right next to Huckabee. Neither one of them could win a general election, nor are they capable of fix the problems we have, IMO.


12 posted on 07/13/2012 12:52:36 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: dfwgator

Your post makes no sense....The Democrats did not demand that Gore be the nominee he was basically automatic since he was VP. Santorum is a million times better than you beloved crush Romney. You people who love Romney make me sick!!!!!


13 posted on 07/13/2012 12:59:15 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

“Total BS....Santorum won more states than any other person. He should storm the convention and demand the nomination. Santorum would win the election, liberal Romney will lose it. What a failed opportunity that we put ourselves in....ROMNEY?????? Sheesh was a liberal jerk Romney is. I just can’t believe only a small number of patiots on Free Republic think Romney is a disasterous candidate while the other lap up his ever word like he is their pet or something. It is rather repulsive.”


Santorum’s whole argument for the nomination was that God loved him more than the other candidates. Everything was about appearance, having the word “courageous” on the wall behind him as he talked, repeating stuff about family, faith, God and country, without being too specific. The first issue on his Issues page was an article about the evils of pornagraphy.

There was never any doubt that Santorum would fail to get the nomination. He was too polarizing because his record did not back up his claims of being a man of integrity. But what was guaranteed was that he would fool enough conservatives for long enough to split the conservative vote so that the libs in the party and outside the party in the Open Primary states could get Willard in.

Santorum was this election’s Huckabee.


14 posted on 07/13/2012 12:59:22 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: napscoordinator
Santorum Gave Us Romney

That NOT meant to be a compliment or a pat on the back for Rick Santorum.

liberal Romney will lose it.

Sanoturm would beg to differ with you.

Video: Rick Santorum 2008: "Romney is a REAL Conservative (compares Mittens to Reagan!)


"Mission accomplished, Governor!"

15 posted on 07/13/2012 1:00:57 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: napscoordinator

Nobody “loves” Romney, but this is the hand we’ve been dealt. Vote your conscience, I am not going to criticize anybody for that....I just want that Kenyan out of the WH, by hook or by crook, and deal with the aftermath when the time comes.


16 posted on 07/13/2012 1:05:09 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: napscoordinator
I just can’t believe only a small number of patiots on Free Republic think Romney is a disasterous candidate while the other lap up his ever word like he is their pet or something.

You're preaching to the choir. Nobody likes Romney. The reason we're rooting for him is simple. The alternative is Obama. Bottom line is that Romney won the most number of GOP primary delegates, and those delegates represent the votes of the majority of primary voters. Santorum did not lose because the GOPe voted against him - he lost because the rank and file voted against him. Like it or, we are a fringe - an influential fringe as the Harriet Miers and immigration reform revolts during GWB's terms of office made clear - but definitely a fringe, as our high-profile and ignominious losses on so many other issues have shown.

17 posted on 07/13/2012 1:19:13 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: napscoordinator
Santorum supports Romney? RINO!!!
18 posted on 07/13/2012 1:19:40 PM PDT by kegger8r (ABO since 2008)
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To: napscoordinator

Incredible?
A VP has two jobs.
Break a tie in the senate, and go to funeral ceremonies.


19 posted on 07/13/2012 1:31:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tsowellfan

I will never forgive Santorum for giving us Romney.


20 posted on 07/13/2012 1:36:31 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: tsowellfan

I know he won’t, but wish he’d come to CA so I can see him. I love Rick.

Santorum 2012


21 posted on 07/13/2012 1:39:47 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: napscoordinator
All Santorum would bring to the table is electoral votes in the general election.

But even that is a stretch, he couldn't even retain his seat in PA.
Rob Portman may be a more viable selection.
Marco Rubio, even more so.

22 posted on 07/13/2012 1:42:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Agreed.


23 posted on 07/13/2012 1:44:25 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: napscoordinator

Gingrich made Romney’s nomination far more easy by continuing to go on rather than concede and help Santorum with a clear majority keep going.

“I just can’t believe only a small number of patiots on Free Republic think Romney is a disasterous candidate while the other lap up his ever word like he is their pet or something. It is rather repulsive.”

I don’t view him as a pet, but on the other hand, I really have learned better with time not to “like” political candidates, as nice as they may seem, they all have their share of dirt on them, get them in, get them out. That’s all I can say here. Romney isn’t great, but then again, none of his contenders were all that great either. A shame Jindal or West wasn’t up there, because either of them would get a vote from me if they were an option.


24 posted on 07/13/2012 1:52:51 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: tsowellfan

Wow, so essentially Santorum did a flip-flop on what he thought of Romney, if only this article were better known...


26 posted on 07/13/2012 1:56:21 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Morpheus2009
I disagree. Rick is now dealing in reality. He like me thinks Mitt is far superior to Obama. Most of us here did not support Mitt and he was probably far down on the list of preferred candidates. Those days have come and gone and it is now down to Mitt or Obama.
27 posted on 07/13/2012 2:04:46 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: napscoordinator
He should storm the convention and demand the nomination.

Based on what, it's his birthright?

28 posted on 07/13/2012 2:13:15 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: tsowellfan
See this post I made in June 2011 in which I pointed out that Santorum had entered the race to be Romney's VP. Santorum is a socialist and the RINO establishment was going through the charades.

They had already chosen Romney as their leader. Notice that the GOP elites were hostile to anyone they perceived as a threat (e.g.: Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich and even Ron Paul) but there were no attacks on Santorum. Santorum is a Karl Rove Republican and a socialist. He is a supporter of Arlen Specter.

The GOP elites would rather have a Democrat in power than a Tea Party candidate. That is why the Republican establishment has opposed the Tea Party in elections.

29 posted on 07/13/2012 2:15:42 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: JimWayne

Those in power always results others seeking their power and party hierarchies are comprised of those in power, the power that comes from winning elections.

If the Tea Party continues as it has, it won’t be too long before the are the GOP “elites.”

This election will help continue that process.


30 posted on 07/13/2012 2:20:53 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: JimWayne
Thank you for posting the link!

(June 2011)- Santorum setting himself up as VP candidate for Mitt Romney

31 posted on 07/13/2012 2:20:54 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Morpheus2009
Gingrich made Romney’s nomination far more easy by continuing to go on rather than concede and help Santorum with a clear majority keep going.

It was Santorum's plan to split the conservative vote and then quit after South Carolina or Florida. The only reason he stayed on was that Ron Paul continued to stay on and his plans were upset.

You clearly do not understand politics if you think that Santorum is not part of the Karl Rove group. This group really panicked when it seemed that Herman Cain would win the nomination and the presidency. That is why they went after him. The Karl Rove group would rather have one of their Democrat friends as President than someone who is a fiscal conservative.

32 posted on 07/13/2012 2:25:20 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: tsowellfan
I have the perfect thing for this thread:
33 posted on 07/13/2012 2:48:06 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: D-fendr
You are so correct - and sadly, many FReepers who decry the GOP-e never get involved in their own STATE GOP activities, elections, meetings - there are a great many that 'conservatives' know absolutely nothing about.

BLUNTLY put - many 'conservatives' have never darkened the door of their own DISTRICT GOP meetings. They take place every month - votes take place - people climb the ladder within the GOP at local, district and county levels. People here that ignore that, and then decry the GOP-e, don't have a leg to stand on.

The national committee is made up of only three people from each state, the state chairman, the state committee man and the state committee woman. Who here can name them?

34 posted on 07/13/2012 2:48:38 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: JimWayne

Karl Rove group


Yes, with the help of Fox News and of course Ann Coulter and the like.
They basically did to the conservatives what the lib media does to everyone.
They did their best to smeer anyone who got in Romney’s way. When, as you said, Cain was a real threat they all had that MBNBC sick look like when Kerry lost to Bush.
As soon as Romney was in they were happy and all was right with their little world.
A couple a month a when Rubio was pandering to illegals that I belive was the signal he is the VP nom.
The Rove group is pro amnesty through and through.
2012 and beyond is not going to be the new era of conservatism.
Any simularities will be happenstance.
Welcome to squishy rino/moderate land.


35 posted on 07/13/2012 2:56:08 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: Ron C.

Thanks for your reply and excellent points.

And thanks for overlooking my typo, which of course should have read:

“Those in power always *resent* others seeking their power...

FReegards...


36 posted on 07/13/2012 3:20:22 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Leep

The natural conclusion of your position here is that conservative voters are dupes or stupid.

I disagree on both.


37 posted on 07/13/2012 3:22:20 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: napscoordinator
Santorum won more states than any other person.

I think your statement is incorrect

First place finishes by popular vote:

Romney=Orange; Santorum=Green

38 posted on 07/13/2012 3:32:39 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: napscoordinator
Also, looking at national totals, I believe Santorum lost the popular vote by more than two-to-one.


Candidate Home State Caucus Result Primary Vote Delegates
Mitt Romney Massachusetts 146,247 33.2% 9,540,863 51.89% 1,277 49.7%
Rick Santorum Virginia 130,450 29.6% 3,788,801 20.61% 255 9.9%
Newt Gingrich Virginia 51,857 11.8% 2,672,323 14.53% 148 5.8%
Ron Paul Texas 89,109 20.2% 1,963,481 10.68% 101 3.9%
Jon Huntsman, Jr. Utah 823 0.2% 83,942 0.46% 2 0.1%
Michele Bachmann Minnesota 6,090 1.4% 35,311 0.19% 2 0.1%
Uncommitted - 2,218 0.5% 179,577 0.98% 0 0.0%
Rick Perry Texas 12,646 2.9% 42,243 0.23% 0 0.0%

39 posted on 07/13/2012 3:44:52 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: tsowellfan

Wrong, no chance newtie gave us Romney.


40 posted on 07/13/2012 3:55:15 PM PDT by makomako
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To: D-fendr; napscoordinator
I think napscoordinator was referring to the state of the primary race at the time the Republican Establishment forced Santorum out for their boy, Romney.

We were told over and over that Romney was the only one that could win. OK, D-fender, now that they have forced him down our throats, he had damn well better win, or we will lose our country.

41 posted on 07/13/2012 3:59:56 PM PDT by Two Thirds Vote Aye (I was saying 'I hope he fails' before Rush was.)
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To: D-fendr

See 41 below.


42 posted on 07/13/2012 4:01:01 PM PDT by Two Thirds Vote Aye (I was saying 'I hope he fails' before Rush was.)
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To: JimWayne

Actually it was Newt who shilled for Romney. Look up the Sheldon Adelson connections to learn the truth. Newt’s campaign died in Florida but became bitter and refused to bow out when Rick picked up steam.


43 posted on 07/13/2012 4:01:27 PM PDT by makomako
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To: Two Thirds Vote Aye

It would take more research to see if that claim is correct either.

But I don’t remember having anyone forced down my throat and can’t think of any other FReepers who did.

Did you?


44 posted on 07/13/2012 4:19:26 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: makomako; JimWayne

You’re both wrong.

:)

The combination of a weak field and lack of unity in opposition to Romney resulted in Romney’s nomination.


45 posted on 07/13/2012 4:22:03 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: D-fendr

Yes, the Republican Establishment (Boehnor, Rove, or whoever) dictated that it will be Romney. Boehnor not so much but Rove, et.al., said let’s just stop this and put Romney up while Santorum and Newt were still in. You don’t need to post to me because I am voting for Romney, even if he chooses Satan as V.P. Nothing matters anymore but to get the Muslim out of there before we have Sharia Law. Whatever.


46 posted on 07/13/2012 4:34:57 PM PDT by Two Thirds Vote Aye (I was saying 'I hope he fails' before Rush was.)
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To: D-fendr
The combination of a weak field and lack of unity in opposition to Romney resulted in Romney’s nomination.

Herman Cain was strong at one point of time. Santorum deliberately contributed to the lack of unity.

47 posted on 07/13/2012 4:42:14 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: JimWayne

Even if I accept Cain as a ‘strong candidate’ that still leaves the lack of unity in opposition to Romney.

And everyone who remained in the field contributed to this lack.

Heck, FReepers were far from united on any alternative to Romney.

I think it was Thomas Sowell who, very early in the race, that unless the others drop out and unite their support behind one NotRomney candidate, Romney will win.

Nothing changed and that’s what happened. There weren’t any surprises.


48 posted on 07/13/2012 4:50:47 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: makomako

Newt shilled for Cain.


49 posted on 07/13/2012 5:07:37 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: D-fendr
And everyone who remained in the field contributed to this lack.

True, but in Santorum's case, it was intentional. Besides, he was never in it to win it. He did not even file the papers in some states. It was clear that his intent was to raise his profile and then join Romney as the VP candidate should the need arise.

50 posted on 07/13/2012 7:05:41 PM PDT by JimWayne
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