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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Your calculus is depressing but accurate.
Perry will go back to Texas and serve again or he will retire having served well.
He won’t hang his head, he has done America proud and has been true to himself.
Perhaps 2010 was both an Obama backlash and a conservative resurgence—I would like to think so and see more of it this November.
But as far as proving the original assumption we certainly won't if we nominate Mitt and that's a for sure.
Well, you’ve proved my original post’s aside.
Well this is far from an ideal situation, but I have the impression that Santorum is honest.
If he starts wearing a bow tie with his sweater vest, I’ll vote for him.
A beautiful summary of an ugly picture.
Thanks for posting that. Conservatives -must- understand those facts, or we are back to pre-Goldwater days for at least as long.
Some of the stuff being dredged up about Santorum is highly suspect too.
1. trying to take him down because he voted for things that were riders on comprehensive bills, as if he only voted for the problematic issue standing alone
2. trying to take him down with sites clearly coming from a leftist vent, when you look they’ve trashed Republicans to the almost total exclusion of Democrats (senate and governors)
That’s sad but the way things are shaping up.Gingrich blew it by his no show. Neither he nor Santorum have the GOP mega bucks like a hole Romney.And Paul is the spoiler the Obama machine was hoping for.
Once upon a debate
LOL that is funny
Oh stop with this BS already. Stop lying. How is Santorum going to make sure that Romney gets the nomination? How?
He seems to want to handle it by taking benefits away from the already retired
You mean hes in favor of Social Security reform? Earned my vote!
This may win your vote, but this will lose the election to Obama for sure.
Well said. Add Paul the spoiler that has boots on the ground like Obama and a GOP funding of a used car salesman flip flop Romney and we have one huge mess that the REAL ENEMIES: the MSM,the Obama Machine progressives are LOLing at..
A M E N! but....either one would do better with Martinez as VP,Palin as energy sec.,and each other serving in the others cabinets.
Last I checked, my generation is taking it in the shorts right now.
But hey, who cares? Let’s put the debt up to 150 percent of GDP. Sky’s the limit.
Show us, South Carolina; that you are better, smarter than this!
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