Skip to comments.Santorum and Gingrich Scramble for the Conservative Vote
Posted on 01/15/2012 11:59:29 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
WASHINGTON Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich both pleaded with conservatives on Sunday to unite behind their candidacies in a last-ditch effort to stop Mitt Romneys march to the Republican presidential nomination.
Mr. Santorum said the Republican contest needed to quickly narrow to a two-person race between Mr. Romney and someone else, but he declined to explicitly call on the other candidates to drop out.
Im not going to tell anybody to get in or out of a race; I think thats their decision to make, Mr. Santorum said on Fox News Sunday. But he added, We need to get this eventually down to a conservative alternative to Mitt Romney.
Mr. Santorum said the vote of support for his candidacy by Christian conservative leaders on Saturday in Texas should persuade Republicans in South Carolina that he deserves to be that alternative.
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I don’t agree with you on anything, but I’m too tired to fight tonight.
PNE OF THEM NEEDS TO GET OUT AND STOP SPLITTING THE CONSERVATIVE VOTE
Perry is done and needs to drop out tomorrow and we then can stop the establishment from getting their guy.
Rick Perry talks way too fast and and appears to be extremely bright.
And what a stellar memory!
Seriously, Folks in SC...if you’re thinking about voting for Perry or Santorum you might as well save some time and vote directly for Willard.
Oh it's a bit more than AGW, consider (hat tip to AuntB):
If the United States challenged Europe and Japan to join it in financing a world biodiversity refuge system and tied foreign aid into the process of maintaining biodiversity, we could probably save a very high percentage of the earths biological richness Newt Gingrich, Winning The Future, Pages 170-171
As a young professor at West Georgia College, I taught in the second Earth Day in 1971 and coordinated an interdisciplinary environmental studies program. Newt Gingrich, Real Change, Page 196
That is why I worked so diligently as Speaker of the House to protect the Endangered Species Act, historic legislation that has been mired in controversy The Endangered Species Act is an excellent example of the value of civility, consultation and collaboration. Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Pages XII & 51
For that reason, we have supported its (the Endangered Species Acts) continuation against all challenges by private citizens, interest groups, and congressional opponents. Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Page 53
The U.S. government operates endowments for the humanities and the arts Perhaps, it is time we consider a new endowment for conservation and the environment. Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Pages 115-116 [NOTE: As Speaker, Gingrich told conservatives he wanted to eliminate the wasteful National Endowment for the Arts. Now he cites it as an example of a government spending spree that needs to be duplicated.]
Significant resources should be set aside to protect hallowed sites such as the Galapagos Islands, the Virguna Volcanoes in Central Africa, and Georgias Okenfenokee Swamp, to name a few. Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Page 117
Where does that end?
John Muir, for most of his adult life, experienced nature in spiritual overtones He even favored using the armed forces to enforce environmental law However, with the inexorable advance of the urban realm, the defense of forested land assumes a greater urgency as we strive to sustain the highest-quality standards for our nations air, water, and land. Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Page 127
Our national parks and wildlife reserves require more vigorous protection. With an eye toward strengthening his environmental legacy in the 2007 federal budget, President Bush requested the largest increase for national park funding in our nations history. We should expect nothing less than excellence from our national park system. Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Pages 130-131
Far from becoming a new source of global discord, environmentalism, which binds nations to a common concern, will be the best thing thats ever happened to international relations. Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Pages 149-150
We will need to organize a series of high-level global conferences that focus on specific [environmental] problems Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Page 158
the type of arduous research that produces real breakthroughs can only be funded by astute governments. Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Page 167
America used to be that kind of government [that spent millions of tax dollars on energy research welfare programs,] but our commitments have wavered in recent years so government incentives for energy research will be issues in future political campaigns. Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Page 1 +667
Mobilizing other countries to join us will not be as easy as it may appear. Many of the countries that signed and ratified the Kyoto Protocol are lagging behind on their commitments. Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Page 168
The act [Endangered Species Act] has been, by any measure, a very successful guardian of wildlife and habitat and any attempt to weaken it should be resisted. Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Page 170
our children, according to Louv, run the risk of acquiring nature deficit disorder, a malady that he describes as a contributing factor to a recognized mental health construct, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Nature deficit disorder, not yet acknowledged by scientists or clinicians, is a working hypothesis that Louv believes helps to explain the onset of ADHD, and he proposes that exposure to nature should be offered as a therapy for children who have difficulty attending to stimuli and learning in conventional classrooms. His call for research in this domain is compelling. Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Page 182
Local governments operate much closer to the origin of environmental problems, and they have begun to provide tax incentives and large cash rewards for environmental compliance While the motivation is driven by the application of tax dollars, the effect is rewarding rather than punitive Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Page 194
our government, at all levels, must be modernized to successfully partner, let alone compete, with the private sector. Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Page 196
In spite of the demonstrated liberal leanings in academia, we have nothing but respect for the nations scientists. They represent Americas best hope to protect the environment. We support a dramatic increase in science and technology research and development because we desperately need to understand global climate change and other environmental phenomena. Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Page 201
Needless to say, an appropriate and significant investment of public and private funding to renew the earth will pay dividends. Newt Gingrich, A Contract With The Earth, Page 202
I regard the environmental philosophy of "preserving nature," in other words, NO PEOPLE, as espoused by our universities and adopted by Mr. Gingrich, is perhaps the most destructive idea in human history. What was once a continent managed intensively by people for thousands of years is to be abandoned to "nature" out of the wishful thinking that so many exotic introductions won't destroy native biodiversity, all evidence to the contrary.
Which is why I've written two books on the topic.
So, if you think for one minute I'll accept a lame hand-wave like that from you, well, you can forget that idea.
We know Newt can lead; and that he can debate; and hold his own with world Leadership. We know his vision for America.
No we don't know his vision, because he is an opportunist who will turn on a dime. Oh but he'll have a great explanation!
Good Grief; Reagan was not perfect; nor a saint; nor Bush, for that matter; why does any Repub imagine we must have a Saint? Certainly, NONE exists per running for 'this' job. Nor, should we want one, for that matter.
Oh, so it's "character doesn't count"? Where did I hear that before... I think it was 1992...
Blah blah blah Iowa blah blah blah
Same Iowa sh*t, different election. Presidents Robertson, Huckabee, and Gramm will see you now.
Iowa is a JOKE and ALWAYS is. Only suckers try to turn an Iowa bump into a nomination. It’s the Fool’s Gold of the GOP Primary season, and has been for a long time.
Every freaking election, same sh*t.
"This way please Mr. Gingrich" The other folks at the home miss you."
I hope you are correct in your beliefs
IIRC Huntsman got out this morning...tossing his support to Romney.
Super PAC War: FEC Data Indicates Only Gingrich Can Afford to Keep Up With Romney
Well, then. The choice is clear.
If you want a small-government conservative that isn’t a loon...
...you have to throw out Romney, Paul, and Santorum.
Leaving Newt and Perry.
And if you don’t trust Newt... then your choice has been made for you with Perry being the only one of the candidates thatfits the bill.
One may not like his ‘heartless’ comment... but there are no other choices left.
Alas, if only Santorum had the wisdom and love of country to GTFO of the running.
I agree but in Fla. a campaign needs bucks and the only candidate with bucks-Perry is down in the polls.Yet many will scream for all but Newt to get out.The super Pacs are confusing.
Santorum is no conservative. Just examine his voting record.
No one still in the race is any more conservative.
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