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Romney: ‘I Congratulate Senator Santorum’
TPM ^ | April 10, 2012 | Mitt Romney

Posted on 04/10/2012 11:50:06 AM PDT by Brown Deer

Mitt Romney’s campaign issued the following statement congratulating Rick Santorum:

“Senator Santorum is an able and worthy competitor, and I congratulate him on the campaign he ran. He has proven himself to be an important voice in our party and in the nation. We both recognize that what is most important is putting the failures of the last three years behind us and setting America back on the path to prosperity.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney; santorum4romney; santorumoutofrace; toast
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1 posted on 04/10/2012 11:50:09 AM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: Brown Deer
FUMR!! (.....but I'll be forced to vote for anyone but Obama)
2 posted on 04/10/2012 11:52:45 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
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To: Brown Deer

LOL! Oh the love that some people just failed to see.


3 posted on 04/10/2012 11:52:57 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Brown Deer

FUMR


4 posted on 04/10/2012 11:53:04 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Brown Deer

Bull****.


5 posted on 04/10/2012 11:53:40 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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6 posted on 04/10/2012 11:53:40 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DCBryan1

That kind of sounds like Santorum’s “Mitt Romney’s a real conservative” speech except without the endorsement.


7 posted on 04/10/2012 11:54:53 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Brown Deer
Don't worry Myth.

State-controlled media is about to lynch you the way you lynched Cain and Gingrich.

They've just been holding their fire because you are a sitting duck.

8 posted on 04/10/2012 11:55:48 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: Brown Deer

Now Santorum will endorse the liberal Romney, the man who has been lying about his record for the last 6 months. The man Sanatorum said could not beat Barry Soreto because of RomneyCare being the blueprint for ObamaCare. If Santorum had gotten out 4 months ago, Newt Gingrich, A REAL CONSERVATIVE would have won the nomination. Now the liberal Willard Romney becomes the GOPs sacrificial lamb in Nov. So yes Virginia, money can buy the GOP nomination, but not the presidency. Karl Rove will find that out in November. Once again the average republican is being forced fed a liberal to against another liberal for president. I am sick and tired of it. Time for a third party. Your country is calling you Governor Palin.


9 posted on 04/10/2012 11:56:15 AM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Brown Deer

I don’t care to hear a word that that hyprocritical used car salesman Etch A Sketch candidate has to say. And if I never see Karl Rove on TV ever again, it will be too soon.


10 posted on 04/10/2012 11:58:33 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Brown Deer
GO TO HELL, ROMNEY!!!

I saw your disgusting ads against Rick. And against Newt.

I'M not voting for you, Romney.

I'll write in Sarah Palin.

11 posted on 04/10/2012 11:59:48 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: Brown Deer

ah,go slip in your own spittle..Rino turd! You won’t get my vote.


12 posted on 04/10/2012 12:00:25 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Fresh Wind

Congratulating Rick? Oh, the irony of it all - he destroyed every conservative candidate we had - with his huge coffer and negative ads. I have to blame the American people for lapping up the negativity like a cat does cream. I’ll probably vote for the creep, but, only as a vote against zero. I loathe him more than I do Romney.


13 posted on 04/10/2012 12:01:30 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Brown Deer

I despise Romney. He is a lying, anti-life, anti-family , pro big government liberal. I will never support him. Ever.


14 posted on 04/10/2012 12:01:40 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Brown Deer

Yes, congratulations, Senator.

Mission accomplished.

You blocked the true conservative in the race—you know—the one that had the vision that made the GOP take over the House in 1994 and become a player in politics again after 40 years in the wilderness. You know, the one you of which you said you were proud to have led the charge to oust him in 1999.

You did your job well, Senator. We’ll see soon which Cracker Jack prize Willard will bestow upon you for dropping out now.

BTW all—Newt is still in the race. A leader. A visonary. The only Republican who will take on Obama and beat him like a drum.

But, rather than support him, let’s all cry in our beer that it is all over.


15 posted on 04/10/2012 12:01:54 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Brown Deer

hmmm, so is Gingrich going to suspend his campaign too?

Romney should be congratulating Ron Paul. Last man standing, scooping up votes and heading for the convention.

I will vote for the repub candidate that is running against Romney in my state’s primary.

Congratulations indeed!!


16 posted on 04/10/2012 12:02:52 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (BOYCOTT NEVADA...!!!!)
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To: Brown Deer

He may as well congratulate Obama on his reelection while he’s at it.


17 posted on 04/10/2012 12:03:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: xzins
What you said...


Looks like its about time to form the strategy on how to get MORE TEA Party members in the house and take back the Senate.
We should work our asses off strengthening the house and senate with CONSERVATIVES so the Executive branch has no say in individual American citizen's lives.

18 posted on 04/10/2012 12:07:22 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: eCSMaster
I'll write in Sarah Palin.

Might be kinda awkward considering Palin will end up supporting and campaigning for Willard. She doesn't want your vote.

19 posted on 04/10/2012 12:09:18 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Brown Deer

FUMR!!! and FU establishment.I’m voting for the constitution party nominee or for a 3rd party candidate.


20 posted on 04/10/2012 12:09:24 PM PDT by Mozilla (GOP is going the way of the Whigs)
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To: NKP_Vet
If Santorum had gotten out 4 months ago, Newt Gingrich, A REAL CONSERVATIVE would have won the nomination.

Let us know when the crack wears off. Newt was/is/will always be un/nominatable/electable.

21 posted on 04/10/2012 12:09:37 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Brown Deer

SO FAKE all this “congratulations” sh*t, after months and months of tearing him and Gingrich down to now say nice things about Senator Santorum. I really don’t believe it, nor do I respect this!

J.S.


22 posted on 04/10/2012 12:10:12 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Brown Deer

Guess all that negative campaigning really paid off didn’t it Mitt.


23 posted on 04/10/2012 12:14:08 PM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now Newt. You're our only hope.)
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To: Brown Deer

Long Live King Willard the Dull


24 posted on 04/10/2012 12:15:22 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: Brown Deer

Given their similarities on so many issues, we don’t know yet whether Mitt will be better, different or the same.[than Obama]

Personally, if Romney is the nominee, I will *again* be skipping the POTUS box and playing the down ticket.

America chose this path we’re on and now they’re gonna have to eat it.


25 posted on 04/10/2012 12:16:37 PM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: NKP_Vet

Shut your trap.


26 posted on 04/10/2012 12:17:43 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Brown Deer

IMPLORE RICK TO THROW HIS SUPPORT BEHIND NEWT:

http://www.ricksantorum.com/contact


27 posted on 04/10/2012 12:17:51 PM PDT by HKMk23 ("Listen to me very carefully, do not put the candle back.")
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To: Brown Deer

I gave money to both Newt and Rick.

However, it appears that I will be voting for Mitt in November.


28 posted on 04/10/2012 12:18:27 PM PDT by Skeez (O)
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To: Longbow1969

Sarah Palin WILL NEVER run around the country supporting Willard the liberal. She’ll take a low profile during the campaign. She despises the man. Willard talked about her like she was a dog in 2008. Saran Palin IS NOT A HYPOCRITE.


29 posted on 04/10/2012 12:19:42 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: eCSMaster
I'll write in Sarah Palin.

Go ahead and write in Sarah Palin or anyone else. A write-in won't get Obama out of the White House, all it will do is keep him in there. If that's okay with you then you may as well put an "Obama 2012" bumper sticker on your car. If your reply is "there's no difference between Obama and Romney" then stay home and we'll see how America fares with Obama's second term.

30 posted on 04/10/2012 12:19:50 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Michael Barnes

Agree

There is not enough time to launch a Tea Party candidate. I will hold my nose again and vote for MR and really hate it. But then again I would vote for a lump of dried dog crap over BHO. It is time to start laying the ground work and foundation for a legitimate alternative conservative party. I will be done with the GOP after the Nov election.


31 posted on 04/10/2012 12:20:19 PM PDT by cork
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To: Brown Deer

If Mitt Romney would but pick up PART of the mantle that Santorum has been forced to lay aside, it would do much to boost his own campaign, which by now has pretty much shifted to running against whatever record the Current Occupant in the White Hut has managed to compile.

Romneycare versus Obamacare has taken on a whole new dimension. One thing that Romney COULD do, that would provide a broad differentiation, is to emphasize that the Massachuetts plan was confined to only one state, and those who did not wish to participate could move to a neighboring state, or across the country, for that matter. No such option is available to the nation-wide, one-sized-fits-all, and badly misnamed “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”. That version is a revenue collection scheme, and assures nobody of either any protection from abuses within the system, nor is it affordable in terms of what the unfunded demands will make on the country as a whole in coming years.

When the “safety net” becomes a hammock for the unwilling and unambitious, then it, too, shall fail.

Taking care of one’s health never was, is not, and can never be the duty of any government, or for that matter, any third party anywhere. YOUR health, and seeking the means to maintain it, remain entirely a personal responsibility.


32 posted on 04/10/2012 12:20:28 PM PDT by alloysteel (It is hard to get a man to understand, when his pay depends upon his not understanding something.)
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To: exit82

Bitching does not become you. Newt has been out of the race for 6 weeks. He’s been making nice to ROmney now for at least a week.

You live inside your own head, totally disconnected from reality.

Enjoy your Romney-shit-sandwich. Because you bought and paid for it.


33 posted on 04/10/2012 12:20:54 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Skeez

You can’t vote for Romney, he is a pro-abort!!! You will
have cooperated with his evil.

Something could happen, we have to trust in God.


34 posted on 04/10/2012 12:24:35 PM PDT by stpio
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To: From The Deer Stand
"If your reply is "there's no difference between Obama and Romney" then stay home and we'll see how America fares with Obama's second term. "

Why do you think that voting for RINOmney will get Obama out of the White House? They haven't even begun to unload on him yet.

35 posted on 04/10/2012 12:24:38 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldnÂ’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: Brown Deer

Mitt Romney proving once again that he is completely capable of talking outside of both sides of his mouth. I'm not swayed one iota. Taking Santorum out of the equation does not make Romney a shred more "conservative" nor worthy of a conservative's vote. Time to watch Gingrich for a bit to see if anything happens there, and perhaps to make a write-in decision.


36 posted on 04/10/2012 12:24:50 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Catsrus

Noe Romney will face the “huge coffer and negative ads” of Obama’s minions which includes the MSM. It ain’t gonna be pretty and we’ll likely end up with Obama and a Democrat congress. In short, the end of America. Even saying that, I doubt I’ll do anything to help Romney, even having a great deal of mental anguish about possibly voting for him. The way I feel now, voting for Romney will be a hopeless gesture.


37 posted on 04/10/2012 12:27:47 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: NKP_Vet
Now the liberal Willard Romney becomes the GOPs sacrificial lamb in Nov.

Text from my son 45 minutes ago: "Wow what a surprise. The fix has been in for MONTHS. Romney is nothing more than a fall guy. He should change his name to Colt Seevers 'the unknown stuntman'."

38 posted on 04/10/2012 12:30:11 PM PDT by houeto
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To: Brown Deer

Congratulations to the Whig RINO Establishment party for proving how obsolete it has become. Well Done!

All the checkered pants schmucks can go straight to hell.


39 posted on 04/10/2012 12:31:15 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: NKP_Vet
Sarah Palin WILL NEVER run around the country supporting Willard the liberal. She’ll take a low profile during the campaign. She despises the man. Willard talked about her like she was a dog in 2008. Saran Palin IS NOT A HYPOCRITE.

Are you seriously this naive? Seriously? Palin is a major player in the Republican party. It is a PARTY with agreed upon goals - defeating Democrats chief among them. Aside from people who don't really belong in the party in the first place, such as Ron Paul (Libertarian), they are pretty much ALL going to rally around Willard. Yes, Palin WILL run around the country campaigning for Mitt. She will likely also have a choice convention spot in which she will sing his praises as well.

40 posted on 04/10/2012 12:32:42 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Houghton M.
Bitching does not become you. Newt has been out of the race for 6 weeks. He’s been making nice to Romney now for at least a week. You live inside your own head, totally disconnected from reality. Enjoy your Romney-shit-sandwich. Because you bought and paid for it.

Wow--that's pretty delusional. Newt said last night--he's going to Tampa. He is not dropping out.

And you are really cracked if you think I had ANYTHING to do with Romney becoming the supposed nominee.

I was for Sarah, then Cain, then Newt. How does that equal Romney?

No, the only Freepers who are going to buy the Sh#t sandwich you talk about are the ones who won't right now, donate to Newt's campaign to stop Romney.

You know, like you.

So, chew well.

41 posted on 04/10/2012 12:50:01 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Brown Deer

FUMR !!!!

I’m in KowLeeFawnEeYuh so my vote is of little consequence.

I will write in my candidate.

You pompous ass ....


42 posted on 04/10/2012 1:17:47 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Brown Deer

FUMR !!!!

I’m in KowLeeFawnEeYuh so my vote is of little consequence.

I will write in my candidate.

You pompous ass ....


43 posted on 04/10/2012 1:18:13 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Brown Deer
I wonder when Santorum's supporters will realize they've been had. (crickets)

I believe it was on Fox last week they were discussing whether Santorum would drop out ahead of the PA primary to protect his future viability as a presidential candidate. I hope family, not political viability, was his prime motivator here.

The latest PPP and Rasmussen polling had Romney within the margin of error in PA.

44 posted on 04/10/2012 1:23:26 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Brown Deer
Gingrich-Santorum
 

45 posted on 04/10/2012 1:27:29 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Brown Deer

The snake hisses......


46 posted on 04/10/2012 1:28:47 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Those who side with the devil will eventually get burned.)
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To: HKMk23
IMPLORE RICK TO THROW HIS SUPPORT BEHIND NEWT:

LOL, dude, you know Santorum's not going to do that, he's in it for himself, just like they all are. He only stopped his campaign now because he was going to lose his home state and his career in all aspects would have been over. There is no way in HELL he is going to endorse or help Newt, Romney's going to win and he wants an invite to the party, plus, he's already begging Romney to help pay off some of his campaign debt.

It's so sad to see people believe that our system has a shred of character left in it.
47 posted on 04/10/2012 1:32:20 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

Ron Paul hasn’t had his turn on top of the polls yet, woldn’t that be something :)


48 posted on 04/10/2012 1:32:46 PM PDT by Technocrat (Newt-Santorum 2012)
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To: dragonblustar

Have any of you listened to Romney? None of the candidates can eloquate capitalism better than he. He’ll be fine against Obama - so long as he doesn’t listen to y’all.


49 posted on 04/10/2012 1:34:15 PM PDT by hallbrain
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To: hallbrain

Listening to all the Romney bashing here, I see the negative campaigning (both ways) has had its effect.


50 posted on 04/10/2012 1:36:09 PM PDT by hallbrain
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