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Santorum: 'I'm open' to 2016 bid
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Posted on 11/26/2012 9:03:04 PM PST by Arthurio

(CNN) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hinted Monday he may see another presidential run in his future.

"I'm open to that possibility," the Republican said when asked on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" about a 2016 White House bid.

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"But we're a long way..." he added, pausing, then continuing, "I'm focused right now on trying to stay involved in the fray and make sure that we do the right thing up on Capitol Hill right now."

Santorum proved a tough opponent to Mitt Romney during the Republican presidential primary, ultimately forcing the contest to run as late as April when Santorum dropped his bid and paved the way for Romney to clinch the nomination.

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1 posted on 11/26/2012 9:03:11 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Yes but what about Palin?

:D


2 posted on 11/26/2012 9:04:05 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: All

Well, Santorum did a nice spoiler job on Romney, making sure he was broke throughout the summer and softened up for Obama.


3 posted on 11/26/2012 9:04:39 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

I’m in. Where do I send the first donation?


4 posted on 11/26/2012 9:05:18 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Arthurio

Romney spoiled himself.


5 posted on 11/26/2012 9:06:39 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; All
Yes .Now if SOMEONE could talk her into running :

She could increase voter turnout and she breaks the liberal media matrix that says Republicans are all white men:

We have the lowest voter turnout of any nation in the U.S.A . A leader like Palin could turn out us Americans as we did in Louisiana at 70% in 2012. I haven't researched why U.S. voter turnout is so low but I ‘m guessing it's the media suppressing voter turnout especially conservative voter turnout by bashing our GOP candidates from the right ( yes the leftist media bashes us from the right to divide us and we let that happen). The media tried to destroy her and the liberals fear her but she is great and could turn out and unite real Americans.

6 posted on 11/26/2012 9:06:54 PM PST by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: Arthurio

He was my guy last time. I could be in for it again.


7 posted on 11/26/2012 9:08:39 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Arthurio

An ex-senator, yep that’s the answer. /s

And one that couldn’t even win his home state.


8 posted on 11/26/2012 9:08:53 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Arthurio

No. No more losers, please. Why do the “second runner-ups” think they’re entitled to wait in the wings for their turn next time. Can we get a clean slate of candidates this time around?


9 posted on 11/26/2012 9:09:10 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Arthurio
I like his positions but

No charisma.

Sorry, but in the age of mass media you must have charisma.

10 posted on 11/26/2012 9:09:54 PM PST by Calpublican
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To: Arthurio

No more RINOs.. NO more UNION backers.. period.


11 posted on 11/26/2012 9:10:17 PM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: Arthurio

Right. Santorum lost the election. Go make mud pies genius.


12 posted on 11/26/2012 9:10:53 PM PST by DManA
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To: rurgan

Dude, you really need to find a better picture of Palin to photoshop. That’s just awful.


13 posted on 11/26/2012 9:11:15 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Arthurio

No more Bushes, No More RINO’s, No more has-beens, No more “It’s My Turn”s....

I sure hope someone like Palin will get in to shake things up


14 posted on 11/26/2012 9:12:07 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Arthurio

I was for him, too, when things were looking favorably in the primaries, but he couldn’t go up against Letterman when he was on his show. His presentation was awkward and unflattering. The guy has no presence, no charisma. He would be awful, I’m sorry to say.

I’m ready to push for Sara again, too.


15 posted on 11/26/2012 9:12:34 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Arthurio

“Santorum proved a tough opponent to Mitt Romney during the Republican presidential primary, ultimately forcing the contest to run as late as April”

Say WHAT?


16 posted on 11/26/2012 9:12:44 PM PST by Darth Reardon
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To: Drew68

I like it a lot. :D


17 posted on 11/26/2012 9:13:24 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Drew68

What if Reagan had given up in ‘76?


18 posted on 11/26/2012 9:14:38 PM PST by IDFbunny
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To: Arthurio

I have no problem with Santorum appearing in the 2016 field, although he will have to make the case that he’s a fiscal conservative, and learn how to answer the inevitable abortion/gay marriage/you-want-to-ban-contraception questions.

We know Marco Rubio will run. Jeb Bush might just run for practice. Who else is likely to be in the field? I think it might be a little early for Martinez (she only became a governor in 2011). ‘Probably a pipe dream, but I would love to see Allen West in a primary debate.

We know the opposing field will be: Fauxcahontis, Biden, Castro, Cuomo, O’Mally, and possibly the Mooch. Very weak.


19 posted on 11/26/2012 9:15:48 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Drew68

20 posted on 11/26/2012 9:15:48 PM PST by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: GeronL

No more Bushs? You mean we shouldn’t get behind another NWO globalist, muslim and illegals lovin’ member of the Bush family!!???


21 posted on 11/26/2012 9:17:20 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: IDFbunny

allen west/mia love.....


22 posted on 11/26/2012 9:17:29 PM PST by nevermorelenore
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To: Drew68
I would not be a bit suprised if Mitt made another run at it.

Stop spitting and throwing stuff, OK? ROFL

23 posted on 11/26/2012 9:17:35 PM PST by annieokie
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To: bobby.223

no No No no noze !!!


24 posted on 11/26/2012 9:18:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: IDFbunny
What if Reagan had given up in ‘76?

Santorum is no Reagan. Not by a long shot.

25 posted on 11/26/2012 9:20:50 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68
Can we get a clean slate of candidates this time around?

Indeed, no more "It's my turn now!" lifer politicians.

Give it a rest, Rick!

26 posted on 11/26/2012 9:22:03 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Arthurio

RINO File.


27 posted on 11/26/2012 9:22:23 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Arthurio

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 11/26/2012 9:24:04 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Arthurio

Sorry, but the establishment has already chosen Jebbie; it was done no later than Nov. 6, 2012.


29 posted on 11/26/2012 9:24:21 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, they must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Theodore R.

No more Bushes.


30 posted on 11/26/2012 9:25:33 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Arthurio

Rick, I’m not open to your bid in 2016.


31 posted on 11/26/2012 9:30:18 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Viennacon

I wouldn’t be surprised if Sam Brownback ran again. Don’t remember him? He ran in 2008...miserably. Well he’s governor of Kansas now, and he has quietly (and successfully) restricted the power of public employee unions, reduced taxes, and made it clear that we are ‘open for business’. He is currently entering phase 2 of his tax cut plan - a reduction in the size of government. He really lacks in the personality department, and will be painted as a religious nut....he’s exactly like Santorum, except he has some executive accomplishments under his belt.


32 posted on 11/26/2012 9:30:18 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Viennacon

We might add Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and maybe Scott Walker? I’d love for Sarah to run, but not sure she wants the headaches any more.


33 posted on 11/26/2012 9:31:09 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: Arthurio

No. Just...NO.


34 posted on 11/26/2012 9:33:35 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Drew68

It’s just ego on his part. Why does he think he has something to offer to the nation?


35 posted on 11/26/2012 9:38:33 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Arthurio

The definition of insanity.


36 posted on 11/26/2012 9:42:20 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: rurgan

She doesn’t look like post 20 anymore . She’s had face work, it’s over ...


37 posted on 11/26/2012 9:50:56 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist ( Focus 2014 - Hold the House - Retake the Senate !)
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To: rurgan
A leader like Palin could turn out us Americans as we did in Louisiana at 70% in 2012

Definitely - turning out people to vote against her.

Out here in the real word living in a swing state, and actually talking to independents, and a lot of people that mostly vote Republican - people literally burst out laughing at the idea of her running for President. There is such general contempt for her that is infinitely beyond that felt for Romney that it is inconceivable it could ever be overcome.

She'd probably be running against Hilary and would do worse with women than Romney.

38 posted on 11/26/2012 9:52:14 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

Disagree (strongly) with your view.


39 posted on 11/26/2012 9:54:32 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I just ignore the haters :p


40 posted on 11/26/2012 10:02:02 PM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: Strategerist
Here in a Liberal poll Palin is within 5 points of Obama and this is without declaring she is running, without 3 debates to show the people she is NOT the dummy the media made her out to be without her ads etc. Of course a liberal poll will not want Palin to run so they faked that poll so Palin was almost surely REALLY ahead of Obama:

Palin would have destroyed Obama in the debates and shown everyone the media was lying about her being dumb:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/poll-palin-gaining-on-obama-56156/

41 posted on 11/26/2012 10:03:59 PM PST by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: Strategerist

You are correct


42 posted on 11/26/2012 10:05:41 PM PST by Neu Pragmatist ( Focus 2014 - Hold the House - Retake the Senate !)
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To: Viennacon
I have no problem with Santorum appearing in the 2016 field

That's strange, considering he's a wrestling lawyer sweater vest wearing union supporting degenerate loser who couldn't even get reelected in his home state but took MYTH ROMNEY backer Foster Friess money to stay in the race just long enough to take out Gingrich.

P.T. Barnum was definitely NOT wrong about suckers being born every minute, astounding that anyone on this forum would voice support for this on the take chump

Santorum sucks, and CNN and that limey POS Piers Morgan are just pouring salt on an open wound.

43 posted on 11/26/2012 10:08:03 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Arthurio

“Santorum did a nice spoiler job on Romney, ..”

The truth isn’t always pretty, and Romney was a spoiled candidate. Romney even lied, and said Santorum was not pro-life. Now compare flip-flopping Romney to Santorum.


44 posted on 11/26/2012 10:08:28 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Arthurio

It’s Rick’s turn.


45 posted on 11/26/2012 10:08:47 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: Arthurio
Great, another slack jawed wimp to run for the GOPee.


I don't think he's ""next in line"", and hasn't spent enough time in the GOPee barrel.

46 posted on 11/26/2012 10:12:12 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: rurgan

Palin would be great, but so would Santorum. Santorum connected with the people, unlike Romney.

Now I hope people don’t beat up true conservatives again, because their first choice doesn’t turn out to be the front runner. Otherwise, we will end up with another RINO, like Romney.


47 posted on 11/26/2012 10:13:19 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: rurgan

Voting is mandatory by law in Australia, Belgium, Greece, Italy, and was in the Netherlands until recently.


48 posted on 11/26/2012 10:16:27 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Arthurio

He’s not a Conservative, other than on abortion, and needs to go away.

I would never vote for him.


49 posted on 11/26/2012 10:17:53 PM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: Arthurio
"I'm focused right now on trying to stay involved in the fray and make sure that we do the right thing up on Capitol Hill right now."

Good, you do that Rick, make a torch out of your sweater vest, grab a pitchfork, and run the monsters out of town.

50 posted on 11/26/2012 10:19:24 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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