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Santorum Organizing; Warren Buffet Supporting Hillary in 2016
Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2012 | Paul Stanley

Posted on 11/15/2012 2:47:08 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Inside sources close to Rick Santorum are saying the former Pennsylvania senator and 2012 GOP contender is already organizing for a run in 2016. On the other side of the aisle, investor Warren Buffett is already touting his choice to succeed President Obama in the White House.

A leading evangelical leader who is close to Santorum and asked not to be identified, told The Christian Post on Wednesday that Santorum is "organizing and making all the necessary preparations" for another run in the 2016 Republican primary.

"Rick's getting ready organized and is not going to be behind the eight-ball when it comes to fundraising and building a grassroots organization," the anonymous source said. "I think you'll see and hear a lot from Rick in the next 12 months."

Santorum fought off a number of fellow conservatives that included Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and restaurant executive Herman Cain to be one of the last standing against Mitt Romney. Only Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) stayed in the race longer but he was never considered a major contender to win the nomination.

Soon after the election was over, Santorum and his team sent out an email to supporters hinting of another run and indicated that he and his wife Karen would be working to rebuild a party splintered by ideology and infighting about why minorities and young women are peeling away from the GOP platform.

"As a result of this election," Santorum wrote, "we now need to engage with even more energy and commitment not just in politics, but in our daily lives, to ensure that the values upon which our country has prospered will continue." And here is the kicker: "Karen and I look forward to working side by side with you to make that happen."

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) – considered one of the GOP's rising stars – wasted little time signaling his possible interest by making a trip to Iowa even before all the votes in Florida were counted. Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan would certainly be mentioned as another possible contender for the White House.

But don't think it's only the GOP who spend time looking into a four-year crystal ball.

Mega Billionaire-investor Warren Buffett has already indicated the person he hopes replaces Obama at 1600 Pennsylvania and an easy hint is they have lived there before.

"I hope it's Hillary Clinton," Buffett, the fourth richest man in the world, told CNN on Wednesday. "I like what she believes in. I think she's extraordinarily able and energetic for that matter in pushing those beliefs. I don't see how you could have anybody better qualified." Speculation in Washington is that Clinton will soon vacate her position as Secretary of State, giving her more time to reacquaint herself with major Democratic donors and state party officials.

Clinton came in second to Obama in a rough-and-tumble primary in 2008.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; akin4president; election; embarrassment; evangelical4amnesty; evangelicals; hillary; hucktorum2016; notagain; notamanager; notavisionary; notmanager; notvisionary; ohnonotagain; onceisnotenough; santorum; whatanidiot
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I can already anticipate one of the early questions they will pose to Santorum:

"Sen. Santorum, are you opposed to women having abortions even in the case of rape or incest?"

BANK ON IT. THAT QUESTION *WILL* BE ASKED IF SANTORUM DECIDES TO RAN AGAIN.

1 posted on 11/15/2012 2:47:16 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Not to worry...there’ll be no Nation left by 2016!


2 posted on 11/15/2012 2:49:02 PM PST by Portcall24
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To: SeekAndFind

Santorum is a loser.


3 posted on 11/15/2012 2:49:25 PM PST by polkajello
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To: SeekAndFind
"Santorum"

Someone who is not going to be my Conservative/Constitutional POTUS.

4 posted on 11/15/2012 2:49:42 PM PST by Paladin2 (FR is STILL way too slow.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Genius. We just ran a guy who couldn’t win in the previous primaries. That worked out great, didn’t it?


5 posted on 11/15/2012 2:49:42 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: SeekAndFind
Enough of Santorum.

I will definitely be gone if this is what happens..

6 posted on 11/15/2012 2:50:20 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. As another FR member says..Obamas are living in gangster paradise.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nobody gives a crape about Buffet. He was merely a useful idiot who gifted libs the ability to fool common sense into thinking rich people don’t pay nearly all taxes.


7 posted on 11/15/2012 2:50:53 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: SeekAndFind
Can someone take the picture of "Oh Geez, not this $H!+ again" and super-impose Little Rickie's face in it?

We are so over him, get a talk show or something, he is truly delusional...

8 posted on 11/15/2012 2:50:55 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll vote for him. I learned to like him this time around.


9 posted on 11/15/2012 2:52:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Geez, Santorum vs Hillary. What a horror show. At least we can hope that the bloated lackey of the fascist croney-capitalist credit-mongers will be room temperature by then.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 2:52:10 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind

Stuff it, Buffet...


11 posted on 11/15/2012 2:52:33 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Portcall24

2012 was the last Presidential Election , why have anymore ,you can’t any better then The One LOL


12 posted on 11/15/2012 2:52:33 PM PST by molson209
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To: Boogieman

Well Romney couldn’t beat McCain in the previous primaries and he wound up the nominee the next time. The GOP isn’t called the stupid party for nothing.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 2:52:40 PM PST by bushinohio
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Great, can’t wait to start hearing the Clinton’s rail non-stop about the Bush recession in 4 years.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 2:53:25 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Rick’s getting ready organized and is not going to be behind the eight-ball when it comes to fundraising and building a grassroots organization,” the anonymous source said. “I think you’ll see and hear a lot from Rick in the next 12 months.”

Democrats all over America are cheering.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 2:55:51 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: SeekAndFind

No retreads.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 2:56:25 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

You got to be kidding me. I guess since the GOP Shepple always nominate the loser “next in line” Santorum must think it is him. This is we need in 2016. Some loser telling women they should not be using birth control.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 2:56:31 PM PST by C19fan
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To: SeekAndFind

“I hope it’s Hillary Clinton,” Buffett, the fourth richest man in the world, told CNN on Wednesday.”

Satan.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 2:57:24 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: cripplecreek

Me too. Hopefully he can sew up the blue-collar and Catholic vote and has a good working class story to sell and as fovorite son will bring back PA into the red fold.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 2:57:34 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: dfwgator

Agree.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 3:01:01 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Steelfish

Most of my neighbors in Michigan certainly preferred him over Romney. He’s simply better at talking in a language the man on the factory floor understands.

In 08 Romney flogged McCain by 10 points in the Michigan primary. In 2012 Romney and Santorum tied.


21 posted on 11/15/2012 3:01:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: C19fan
To be fair to Santorum, HE never told women they couldn't use birth control. That was the MSM that started that...unfortunately people bought it.
22 posted on 11/15/2012 3:02:45 PM PST by bushinohio
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To: SeekAndFind

Well I view santorum as one that got in the way of newt taking out romney. Not sure if newt would have beaten obama but one thing is clear - newt would not have held back and would have really taken it to obama. Also newt would explained and taught conservatism. Not sure it would have mattered but I would have loved to see those debates.

Personally I’d prefer some new blood to any of the 2012 candidates. But if we are going to recycle I prefer newt to santorum.


23 posted on 11/15/2012 3:06:07 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Irenic
He and Bachmann proved to be nothing more than self absorbed backstabbing weasles. If either of them had any real accomplishments they could have run on them instead of rewiting the history of Newt's accomplishments as Speaker.

Mr. Sweater Vest even bragged about being part of the coup to oust him. Hey Rick, do us all a favor. Stay home and take care of your family. They need you, we don't.

24 posted on 11/15/2012 3:06:48 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee, I hope they start publishing daily polls about this matchup.


25 posted on 11/15/2012 3:08:27 PM PST by fhayek (Yeah, of course I am being sarcastic.)
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To: bushinohio
Well Romney couldn’t beat McCain in the previous primaries and he wound up the nominee the next time. The GOP isn’t called the stupid party for nothing.

Like that "stupid" Ronald Reagan who lost the primary in 1976 before winning in 1980?

The GOP was stupid to nominate Mitt Romney. It had nothing to do with how he did in the previous primary. It had everything to do with him neither being able to connect to the party's base nor to independents who look for "likability." The GOP sheeple listened to the party bosses and their media propaganda arms Drudge and FOX and nominated a big blue blood beltway bomb of a candidate.

Santorum probably would've won, especially since he could've made Obamacare an issue instead of mainly talking about how he was going to "keep the good parts" of it.

Santorum's biggest problem is him not having a great speaking ability, stuttering a bit. I hope he can work on that. He truly can connect to voters emotionally and as we saw this election, that is just about ALL that matters to the swing voters that decide these things.

26 posted on 11/15/2012 3:10:26 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“He and Bachmann proved to be nothing more than self absorbed backstabbing weasels.”

I couldn’t have said it better.


27 posted on 11/15/2012 3:10:39 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Steelfish
->Me too. Hopefully he can sew up the blue-collar and Catholic vote and has a good working class story to sell and as fovorite son will bring back PA into the red fold.

Are you kidding me..he dropped out of the race before Pennsylvanians had a chance to even vote. Not even funny shameful.

28 posted on 11/15/2012 3:10:39 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. As another FR member says..Obamas are living in gangster paradise.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just what we don’t need—conservatives who can’t win splitting the field four years early!


29 posted on 11/15/2012 3:12:38 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: gov_bean_ counter

There was too much bad blood after the last primary. We need fresh candidates for 2016. And not Jeb Bush!!!!


30 posted on 11/15/2012 3:13:47 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: JediJones

Santorum’s real problem is that like many social conservatives. He doesn’t want a smaller, less intrusive government, he just wants one that will advocate on behalf of the things he wants.


31 posted on 11/15/2012 3:15:30 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Irenic

Agree.


32 posted on 11/15/2012 3:16:44 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: JediJones
I agree. I was very much for Santorum over Romney, but next time around Santorum will be seen as far too conservative. We know he'd be fine, but the GOP elite will want to go with another squishy moderate. Hopefully more people have wised up to this failed tactic.
33 posted on 11/15/2012 3:17:05 PM PST by bushinohio
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To: SeekAndFind

Santorum is NOT THE GUY !!!

I wish that these also rans LIKE ROMNEY would just sit down and STFU.

We get Bush 41, Dole, McCain, And now Romeny. Santorum thinks he has a snowball’s chance in hell?

We are doomed if we keep getting these guys who but for their own ego do nothing but clutter up the primary races...

God love Sarah Palin, she knew when to back off. She knows that until her image has been rehabilitated she will never get any widespread support...at least not enough to win a general election.


34 posted on 11/15/2012 3:22:27 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: SeekAndFind

Santorum loved Romney in 2008, and Specter before that.

Santorum was a sitting Senator and lost by a bigger margin than Christine O’ Donnell when his state booted him out of office, in a history making landslide.

Santorum is very much a mushy fake and his career in politics is very similar to Mitt Romney’s, including the parts about being against Reagan, and switching to pro-life to run for office.

Santorum even endorsed removing abortion from the republican platform in 1996.


35 posted on 11/15/2012 3:29:25 PM PST by ansel12 (Todd Akin was NOT the tea party candidate, Sarah Steelman was, Brunner had tea party support also.)
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To: polkajello
Santorum is a loser.

If Santorum is a loser, then Romney is the Anti-Christ.

36 posted on 11/15/2012 3:29:56 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Right now, Scott Walker appears to be the only one worthy.


37 posted on 11/15/2012 3:30:49 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Where the hell was Santorum when Romney was running?

Sounds to me like the selfish little prig wanted Romney to lose.
St. Ricky doesn’t play well with others, he took his ball and went home.
Besides, lille Ricky LOVES Big Government.

Newt was everwhere stumping for Romney.


38 posted on 11/15/2012 3:31:59 PM PST by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: SeekAndFind

Hilary will be a shriveled prune in 4 more years. And you know how much people just LOOOOVE prunes.


39 posted on 11/15/2012 3:32:02 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Where the hell was Santorum when Romney was running?

Sounds to me like the selfish little prig wanted Romney to lose.
St. Ricky doesn’t play well with others, he took his ball and went home.
Besides, lille Ricky LOVES Big Government.

Newt was everwhere stumping for Romney.


40 posted on 11/15/2012 3:32:12 PM PST by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: SeekAndFind

Where the hell was Santorum when Romney was running?

Sounds to me like the selfish little prig wanted Romney to lose.
St. Ricky doesn’t play well with others, he took his ball and went home.
Besides, lille Ricky LOVES Big Government.

Newt was everwhere stumping for Romney.


41 posted on 11/15/2012 3:32:12 PM PST by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: dfwgator

Republican governing as a conservative in a blue state. Doesn’t get much better than that...


42 posted on 11/15/2012 3:32:40 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: molson209

Actually I have a way to save $100s of millions for both parties...just have a group of reporters from the liberal networks and newspapers pick the next president. Just cutout middle man/woman...the citizen.


43 posted on 11/15/2012 3:33:34 PM PST by Portcall24
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To: fhayek

Polls, but ther real news is that EARLY VOTING will begin FEB 1, 2013.


44 posted on 11/15/2012 3:33:41 PM PST by annieokie
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s the point of saving a nation that can’t even tolerate one person who thinks abortion is wrong?


45 posted on 11/15/2012 3:34:54 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Santorum can’t be elected dog catcher.


46 posted on 11/15/2012 3:35:37 PM PST by Bridesheadfan
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To: billys kid

Oops! Sorry for the triple post!


47 posted on 11/15/2012 3:36:08 PM PST by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: polkajello
Santorum is a loser.

Hey, maybe he can fire up the war on porn. That's what we need!

48 posted on 11/15/2012 3:40:02 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Santorum’s real problem is that like many social conservatives. He doesn’t want a smaller, less intrusive government, he just wants one that will advocate on behalf of the things he wants.

What are your specifics on that? Only thing I remember not agreeing with him on as far as government intervention was him wanting to give a special tax credit to the manufacturing sector. That was hokey.

Like many social conservatives I believe he'd faithfully enforce the rights enshrined in our founding documents by doing everything he could to overturn Roe vs. Wade and allow school prayer. And, although I favored Newt overall, Santorum had a better record on opposing all the facets of Obamacare.

49 posted on 11/15/2012 3:44:21 PM PST by JediJones (Newt Gingrich warned us that the "King of Bain" was unelectable. Did you listen?)
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To: fhayek

When will they start with the daily Jeb v Hillary horserace polls? I can hardly wait! /projectile sarc


50 posted on 11/15/2012 3:48:20 PM PST by rhinohunter
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