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Santorum Debuts as Romney Surrogate in Pa.
Real Clear Politics ^ | July 15, 2012 | Caitlin Huey-Burns

Posted on 07/15/2012 8:14:07 PM PDT by Innovative

Former Sen. Rick Santorum was back on the stump in his home territory of western Pennsylvania over the weekend, but this time in a new role: Mitt Romney's attack dog.

"The republic is at stake," Santorum told a crowd gathered in the hot and cramped Victory Center, many of them wiping their brows. "One man is who we have to put our trust in to go out and fight that battle, and win that battle. And we must rally behind and do everything we possibly can to support Gov. Mitt Romney so he's the next president of the United States."

"This is my home stomping territory around here, and we're going to be spending some time out here doing things to help candidates and certainly [doing] whatever we can to help Governor Romney." Last week, Santorum appeared at a Romney campaign office opening in Davenport, Iowa.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: benedictromney; conservatives; elections; iwontvoteforromney; romney; romney4romney; santorum; santorumromney; stenchofromney

1 posted on 07/15/2012 8:14:25 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative
Debuts?

Ha!

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


"Mission accomplished, Governor!"


Santorum gave us Romney

2 posted on 07/15/2012 8:21:06 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Innovative

Isn’t that sweet. Debut. Always auditioning for the RINO brokers, always a cooperater, there you found the climber Santorum.

Except at this point I could vote for ABR and certainly even Santorum. Heck, at this point I would vote for Uncle Nutty. I mean it. ABR.


3 posted on 07/15/2012 8:26:23 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: tsowellfan
Santorum gave us Romney,

No more and no less than Newt.

4 posted on 07/15/2012 8:28:09 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: RitaOK
Uncle Nutty

LOL! Sad to say I would too. I'm glad I don't have to make that choice though. HaHa!

I think I'd vote for Al Gore over Obama.

5 posted on 07/15/2012 8:29:13 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: lightman

newt would make a better attack dog.


6 posted on 07/15/2012 8:31:58 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: lightman
No more and no less than Newt.

It was INTENTIONAL in case of Santorum. He has been working WITH ROMNEY. Another big negative against Santorum is that he is a radical fiscal socialist. So you cannot equate him with someone who although part of the establishment has in the past has contributed to cutting down spending.

7 posted on 07/15/2012 8:32:04 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: tsowellfan

Does anyone else notice how Romney supporters here on FR attack Freepers who explain why they won’t vote for Romney, but NEVER explain how Romney intends to save the Union?

I’m still waiting for Romney to explain how he will solve this: Government cannot spend more than it taxes, and when government is in debt it must in fact spend less, since it must over time pay down that debt. (Quote from Market-ticker.org)

Raising taxes will not help as it only shuts down the economy.

In light of the above quote, I believe it is appropriate that your photo shows Romney and Santorum, the Prince of Pork, shaking hands.


8 posted on 07/15/2012 8:33:42 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: SatinDoll

Sanitarium needs a job.


9 posted on 07/15/2012 8:35:50 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: JimWayne
I agree

Newt's objective was not to split the conservative vote so that Romney would end up with the nomination. Santorum's objective clearly was to help Romney become the nominee.

10 posted on 07/15/2012 8:36:09 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: marygonzo

I, too, need a job. But I’m not going to work as a prostitute!


11 posted on 07/15/2012 8:37:41 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: SatinDoll
Does anyone else notice how Romney supporters here on FR attack Freepers who explain why they won’t vote for Romney, but NEVER explain how Romney intends to save the Union?

Big time! Instead of trying to convince the Freepers to vote for Romney (giving examples of what he has done as governor or what he has planned as President) they attack the Freepers in a pissantian way to the point of driving the Freepers into hoping Romney loses.

I hope the pro-Romney freepers are not an example of Romney's campaign staffers because if they are they need a lesson in diplomacy.

They are Romney's worst enemy. Well, maybe second worse (next to Romney's flip-flopping and liberal tendencies).

12 posted on 07/15/2012 8:43:15 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: SatinDoll

“Does anyone else notice how Romney supporters here on FR attack Freepers who explain why they won’t vote for Romney, but NEVER explain how Romney intends to save the Union?”

I’ve noticed that they only have three things to offer: mindless, abject fear; mindless, abject subordination to a vapid, dying party; and browbeating uppity conservatives. They are empty people supporting an empty candidate with empty arguments. At the end of the day they are all servile and culture of death, and I’ve no use for them.


13 posted on 07/15/2012 8:45:24 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: Innovative

14 posted on 07/15/2012 8:46:39 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: tsowellfan

Yes, Romney fans are driving FReepers away with their wild, over the top hysterics. They’re actually widening the divide, not bridging it.


15 posted on 07/15/2012 8:50:06 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: SatinDoll

The reasons they fail to mention how Romney would save the Union are twofold:

1) Conservatives are regarded as a bunch of simple-minded, religious kooks who unfortunately get to vote. They wouldn’t understand it anyway so why waste time trying to explain why Mitt is da man, and

2) To say any more than ‘just pull the lever and shut up’ would invite scrutiny, and that would expose Romney (and the GOPe) for what they are.


16 posted on 07/15/2012 8:59:59 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: lightman
No more and no less than Newt

Much much less than Noot. Santorum actually could have won if he had gone head-to-head against Romney.

The icing on the cake for me was when Adelson openly stated that he would be happy if Romney was the nominee, and then proceeded to cut Gingrich a check for $10 million.

17 posted on 07/15/2012 9:02:59 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat
Santorum actually could have won if he had gone head-to-head against Romney.

Personally, Santorum blew his shot for my vote in 2004 when he endorsed Specter in the primaries. He had a chance to show character then and he failed, especially when his campaign centered on his being a fighter who made tough choices.

18 posted on 07/15/2012 9:21:19 PM PDT by jz638
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To: SatinDoll
Does anyone else notice how Romney supporters here on FR attack Freepers who explain why they won’t vote for Romney, but NEVER explain how Romney intends to save the Union?

By getting rid of Obama.

Obama and his sycophants are the problem. Getting rid of them solves the problem.

This is an exceptional country and it will bounce right back once we get rid of the marxist ineptocracy Obama has created.

19 posted on 07/15/2012 9:38:28 PM PDT by oldbrowser (As long as Obama's records are sealed, any discussion of Romney's past is off limits.)
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To: tsowellfan

I wonder what Paul’s delegates will do, actually? (Both the known and the unknown delegates.)

They don’t strike me as the do-as-you’re-told crowd, even now.

I would love to see them bring hellfire to the coronation.

If our guys hadn’t caved and the conservative supporters along with them, the convention could be different, but we got traded off. Romney will replace us with the 3-4% of the disenchanted socialist/Marxist electorate who need a job.


20 posted on 07/15/2012 9:38:48 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: Innovative

I guess Santorum will get his good buddy Specter to join him stumping for Mitt.


21 posted on 07/15/2012 9:53:01 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: oldbrowser

You are dead wrong. Romney is a self-avowed Progressive. He is a socialist.

There will be no substantive changes to prevent this nation’s on rushing economic crash into the abyss, because Romney is a statist left-winger every bit as much as Obama.

So, unless you can provide something more substantive that the crap you just offered, “...it will bounce right back once we get rid of the marxist ineptocracy Obama has created...”, you basically have nothing to offer.

I will make this very clear to you: this nation is heading for a major economic crash because our government spends more than it takes in tax revenue. There exists massive redundacy between Federal programs (unconstitutional programs) and State programs (constitutional). The solution is obvious but very unpopular.

Can Romney deliver smaller, more efficient government? Do you even know if his team intends to go in that direction?

His record in Massachusetts indicates that he will not do so.

What say you?


22 posted on 07/15/2012 9:56:38 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: SatinDoll

I say that either Obama or Romney are going to be President, you think 4 more years of Obama is alright, then vote for him.


23 posted on 07/15/2012 10:28:28 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: jz638
Santo messed up with me with his disingenuous rewriting of Newt's tenure as Speaker. Then went on to brag about being part of the cabal who drove him out. Hell, at least Lindsey “Light Shoes” Graham admitted it was a mistake. Scary to think Graham may be more of a man than Santorum...
24 posted on 07/15/2012 10:29:04 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: SUSSA

I wouldn’t care if he brought SATAN himself to help him stump for Romney. If it gets rid of Obama then go for it.


25 posted on 07/15/2012 10:48:15 PM PDT by dupree
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To: fortheDeclaration

What is wrong with asking specifics of Romney, what he intends to do?

How does that translate into voting for Obama??


26 posted on 07/16/2012 1:35:05 AM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: Innovative

Too little Too late. We need to get somebody else as nominee. Virgil Goode is my only answer now as to whom to vote for in November. write him in if he isn’t on the ballot.


27 posted on 07/16/2012 3:42:40 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: fortheDeclaration

The ineligible, backstabber Milt:
”My goal is to run and make money; not to win.
Now, on your knees and then defend ME and Obama.'“

28 posted on 07/16/2012 4:14:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: South Hawthorne; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ..

PA Ping!

If you want on/off the PA Ping List, please freepmail me. Thanks!


29 posted on 07/16/2012 4:58:18 AM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
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To: lightman; tsowellfan; AmericanInTokyo; napscoordinator; writer33; cripplecreek; Lazlo in PA; ...
Tsowellfan wrote: “Santorum gave us Romney.”

Lightman wrote: “No more and no less than Newt.”

Guys, please! The Gingrich-Santorum battle is over. We're stuck with Romney now as the Republican nominee, which means our choices are Obama, Romney, or one of several different third-party candidates who have virtually no chance. We can keep blaming each side but it's not going to help anyone now.

Let's just hope we can do a better job in 2016 of coming up with a conservative candidate.

30 posted on 07/16/2012 7:43:28 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: darrellmaurina

Romney can kiss my ass.

PERIOD.


31 posted on 07/16/2012 7:48:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Cripplecreek, just to clarify, you won't hear me objecting on how bad of a Republican nominee Mitt Romney is. I'm not going to defend Romney (especially on Free Republic), and I'm still not sure what I'm going to do this fall.

My concern is with a few Gingrich people who seem to think Santorum’s campaign gave us Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee. The same argument could be made against Gingrich. Both have endorsed Romney, and shouldn't be a surprise to anyone — Romney also would have endorsed the eventual nominee if he'd lost.

To my knowledge the only Republican candidates who haven't endorsed Mitt Romney are Ron Paul, who is still trying to have his delegates cause trouble at the convention (which is his right, though I can't see what he hopes to accomplish) and Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor who is now running as a Libertarian.

I'm not a Libertarian with either a capital “L” or a small “l,” and I'm not voting for Ron Paul or Gary Johnson.

32 posted on 07/16/2012 8:40:20 AM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: SatinDoll
If Romney swore he was going to cut the Gov't in half, you wouldn't believe him!

We know what he did in Mass., but the fact is it is either him or Obama-make your pick.

33 posted on 07/16/2012 11:32:38 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Diogenesis
Frankly, that doesn't even make sense.

It is either Obama or Romney, clearly you are for Obama.

34 posted on 07/16/2012 11:39:08 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

It will be Obama ... or the conservative candidate.
Backstabber Mr. RomneyCARE took out the conservatives.

So, Mr. RomneyCARE is the chosen loser.
It will be Obama.

Got that?

Mr. RomneyCARE, of Wall St., and of gay marriage,
and of RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE, and of no transparency,
and endless pussiness, IS THE CHOSEN LOSER.

And has Mr. RomneyCARE not fit the role while on vacation?


35 posted on 07/16/2012 12:10:48 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis
Ok you hate Romney, we get it.

And Obama is such a better choice!

36 posted on 07/16/2012 1:39:29 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Diogenesis

And which conservative were you supporting in the primaries?


37 posted on 07/16/2012 1:40:28 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: RitaOK
I wonder what Paul’s delegates will do, actually? (Both the known and the unknown delegates.)

Here is a link to an article where Sarah Palin says she
agrees with Ron paul on his budget cuts etc...
(she doesn’t agree with the military part)
maybe she can pull something off behind the scenes....
I know it’s a longshot but that would be so sweet to vote for Sarah Palin come November......

http://thyblackman.com/2012/01/28/sarah-palin-talks-about-ron-paul/

38 posted on 07/16/2012 2:20:17 PM PDT by freedommom
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To: freedommom

Thank you very much for the link.

I believe Ron Paul rocks on getting the USA to fiscally sound policy, and he possesses a grown up, deadly serious interpretation of the plain English of our Constitution. And, you know what else, I am sick of the use of our young being used for target practice around the world by butchers, to prove some poor pol’s bluster and macho! This goes for girl pole too, who can’t wait to prove their not.

I want a mighty armed forces and state of the art defense program and a tight friendship with Israel.

Between Palin & Paul checking each other, this fantasy could make sense. I am pretty desperate today, huh? :)


39 posted on 07/16/2012 3:06:09 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: RitaOK

We’re all desperate!


40 posted on 07/16/2012 3:08:53 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: editor-surveyor

You mean I’m not alone? That is comforting. Thank you. Things have been going a little surreal around here lately, amongst all the cooperatin’ and complyin’, going on and I’m having a little trouble adjusting.

I’ve decided not to adjust. :/ Best, Rita


41 posted on 07/16/2012 3:57:18 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: fortheDeclaration; Jim Robinson

“If Romney swore he was going to cut the Gov’t in half, you wouldn’t believe him!”

You know nothing of the sort!

“We know what he did in Mass., but the fact is it is either him or Obama-make your pick.”

Politics in this nation works thusly: Mitt Romney asks for my vote and convinces me he is the man I should want for President.

There is nothing wrong with asking him questions about what exactly he intends to do to solve the nation’s problems BEFORE we vote. Generalities won’t cut it, either. This nation is in deep trouble socially and economically and voters want specifics.

We don’t vote THEN find out what he intends to do. That is the communist way, as demonstrated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the House of Reps with the vote on Obamacare.

And your bullying me into voting for a candidate, claiming I’m otherwise supporting Obama, is unAmerican.


42 posted on 07/16/2012 3:57:36 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: SatinDoll
I do know that for a fact!

You can ask him anything you like but the fact is it is either Obama or him.

He went through an entire primary where questions were being asked of him!

So save the nonense, you don't want to vote for him, fine, but don't give me the nonense you need to find out more about him.

43 posted on 07/17/2012 4:55:32 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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