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  • George Will on Primary Race (video)

    02/05/2016 5:55:09 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 4, 2016 | George Will
    George Will on Primary Race (video)
  • Knocking on doors for Ted Cruz (gotta love the first picture!)

    02/05/2016 12:37:08 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 27 replies
    twitter ^ | November 5, 2016
    Knocking on doors for Ted Cruz...
  • Dr. James Dobson for Ted Cruz for President [new ad]

    02/05/2016 12:11:39 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 5, 2016 | James Dobson
    Dr. James Dobson for Ted Cruz for President [new ad]
  • Ted Cruz For Liberty... Ted Cruz For President

    02/05/2016 10:17:48 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 41 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | February 5, 2016 | Robert Kenyon
    The liberty movement must help elect Senator Ted Cruz the next President of the United States. Many of us in the liberty movement saw the handwriting on the wall some time ago, as far as the Rand Paul campaign was concerned. He came in a distant fifth in Iowa, a state many thought he would win a year ago. His polling looked bleak in the other early states, and he was short on resources. He likely could have gone on, but instead, suspended his campaign Wednesday morning. He'll focus on securing re-election to the Senate, which he should easily accomplish....
  • Marco Rubio’s 7 Top Achievements in U.S. Senate

    02/05/2016 6:19:27 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 82 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/4/16 | j hahn
    Following Rick Santorum’s inability to name a single achievement of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% , the media sought to answer the question for themselves. Yet many reporters appear to have come up empty handed. As The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza writes, a “major part of the problem is that Rubio doesn’t have all that many accomplishments in the Senate.” “When Rubio is asked to name his single greatest achievement in the Senate, do you hear crickets?” tweeted the National Journal’s Ron Fournier. Though Rick Santorum was unable to name the accomplishments of the man he just endorsed, there are...
  • It Looks Like Ben Carson’s Campaign is Using Ted Cruz to Stay Alive

    02/05/2016 9:13:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | February 4, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    I think we now know why Ben Carson and his campaign are making such a fuss over Ted Cruz’s campaign. The Cruz camp took advantage of the Carson campaign’s misstep in Iowa. The Carson campaign generated headlines that Carson was packing it up after Iowa and heading back to Florida. It read to a lot of people, including the Cruz camp, that Carson was dropping out.No, according to Carson, he just needed clean clothes.But since then, the Carson camp has bludgeoned Ted Cruz’s campaign for daring to rapidly respond to Carson’s news far more rapidly than Carson walked it back....
  • Marco Rubio’s 7 Top Achievements In U.S. Senate

    02/05/2016 4:35:35 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 4
    Following Rick Santorum's inability to name a single achievement of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) , the media sought to answer the question for themselves. Yet many reporters appear to have come up empty handed. As The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza writes, a "major part of the problem is that Rubio doesn't have all that many accomplishments in the Senate." Though Rick Santorum was unable to name the accomplishments of the man he just endorsed, there are indeed several accomplishments that are quite noteworthy. Below are a few of Sen. Rubio's achievements that Rick Santorum could have identified on MSNBC this...
  • In Celebration Of Ted Cruz’s Tough Tactics In Iowa

    02/05/2016 8:08:22 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | February 5, 2016 | George Rasley
    he establishment media and Iowa Caucus losers Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio have been savaging Ted Cruz and his campaign team for the tactics that helped Senator Cruz win the Hawkeye State's first-in-the-nation election contest. But we think that Republicans, and especially conservatives, should celebrate the fact that they have a candidate and a campaign team in the race that are smart, technologically savvy, in the moment, right on the issues and ruthless enough to use every issue and advantage they can identify to win. First, let's knockdown the ludicrous charge by Donald Trump (repeated to our disappointment...
  • Chris Stigall: Stop Blaming Ted Cruz For Ben Carson Rumors

    02/05/2016 8:40:21 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 70 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 4, 2016 | Chris Stigall
    Philadelphia (CBS) – Chris Stigall criticized presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump for blaming Ted Cruz after rumors were spread by his supporters in the moments before the Iowa Caucus that Carson was dropping out and returning home to Florida.Stigall, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, said this entire controversy is Carson’s fault for running such a poor campaign and making mistakes that can be exploited by his opponents.“These people are in perpetual, constant dog fights. On the mic, off the mic, on the camera, off the camera, on Twitter, they’re never off, they’re never off, they never go away....
  • I Once Heard Donald Trump Speak. Here’s Why That Prompted Me To Endorse Ted Cruz.

    02/05/2016 6:19:15 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 90 replies
    IJReview ^ | Markeece Young
    Markeece Young is a nationally recognized political blogger and activist. As a former Democrat he now dedicates his time to reaching minority and millennials voters to the right...
  • The fake Ben Carson controversy should end here and now

    02/04/2016 2:08:17 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 58 replies
    Steve Deace ^ | February 4, 2016 | Steve Deace
    I know there are some of you who are willing to do what it takes to win but you want to make sure you do so with character and integrity. There’s a line you don’t want to cross. You are fine going up to that line and doing whatever you can that is within bounds but you don’t want to cross that line and I am totally with you on that. I am going to walk you through this faux outrage story regarding Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. I’m going to walk you through a timeline but before I do,...
  • Santorum to ‘reassess’ presidential campaign - as any sub-Carson candidate should

    02/04/2016 4:13:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/16 | Robert Laurie
    All sub-Carson candidates, the exit is waiting for you... UPDATE: This piece originally ran with a photo that failed to place an ‘X’ over John Kasich’s face. We apologize for any trauma this may have caused. According to the Des Moines Register, Rick Santorum is doing something he should have done before announcing his candidacy. That is, rethink his candidacy. I’m honestly not sure who convinced Rick Santorum that he should mount a presidential bid in the first place but, clearly, it was not the best idea. Santorum had a disastrous showing in Iowa, receiving only about 1% of the...
  • Santorum: U.S. needs newcomers [2012]

    02/03/2016 6:56:45 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/05/12 | Kevin Cirilli
    Rick Santorum called for immigration reform on Tuesday, saying that without newcomers from abroad the United States is going to shrink. “I think the fact that we send some of those people back and don’t give them the opportunity to participate here is wrong,” Santorum told POLITICO. (SNIP) Santorum didn’t advocate for a specific immigration policy while he spoke with POLITICO following an appearance at Books-A-Million in McLean, Va., where he signed copies of his book, “American Patriots.” Santorum, sporting his signature sweater vest, was also promoting Patriot Voices, the 501(c)4 group he launched in June to support conservative candidates.
  • Cruz's Iowa Win Akin to Santorum, Huckabee

    02/03/2016 5:27:48 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 75 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 02/03/2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Ted Cruz's path to the presidency could be short lived — with statistics revealing his victory in Iowa this week is very similar to the 2008 and 2012 wins of Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, whose presidential campaigns eventually went belly up. That mirrors Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania, and Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, whose voters consisted of 76 and 83 percent evangelical Christians, respectively, according to number-crunching by The Post.
  • Rick Santorum Endorses Marco Rubio

    02/03/2016 4:40:06 PM PST · by mak5 · 291 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/3/2016 | Victor Morton
    Rick Santorum endorsed Marco Rubio for president on Wednesday evening, just hours after announcing he’d drop out of the race himself.
  • Santorum Drops Out, Teases Presidential Endorsement

    02/03/2016 11:29:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 140 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 2-3-2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Sources told CNN Wednesday that Rick Santorum is dropping out of the 2016 presidential race. "Another GOP departure: CNN has learned @RickSantorum will exit race tonight. Plans endorsement." -- John King (@JohnKingCNN) February 3, 2016 The former Pennsylvania senator's exit comes close on the heels of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul 's Wednesday announcement.
  • Rick Santorum drops out of presidential race (also Paul)

    02/03/2016 11:30:55 AM PST · by bgill · 41 replies
    yahoo ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is dropping out of the race for the White House, sources told CNN Wednesday....Earlier Wednesday, libertarian-minded Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul also announced that he was ending his presidential bid.
  • Keep in mind: Many Iowans won’t decide until today whom to vote for

    02/01/2016 6:39:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 1, 2016 | Philip Bump
    A week before Iowans met to caucus in 2012, polling suggested a slight lead for Ron Paul over Mitt Romney in the state. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, who had been all over the state talking to voters, was in the single digits.
  • Santorum shows passion, touts results in Iowa

    01/31/2016 3:51:20 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 13 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | January 31, 2016 | Eric Golub
    Rick Santorum has been saying the same things for 20 years on immigration, abortion, taxes, marriage, and every other issue; his is a record you can trust. Rick Santorum, the 2012 Iowa caucus winner, may be languishing in the polls, but he remains undaunted. While most of the GOP presidential candidates were hunkered down on Thursday doing debate preparation, the former Pennsylvania senator was still working the state hard. Santorum became a household name in Iowa in 2012 when he visited all 99 counties. He wowed social conservatives and still does with his unwavering conservative stances on social issues.(snip) He...
  • The Sorry State of Huckabee & Santorum

    01/31/2016 4:50:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 31, 2016 | Olivia Nuzzi
    They both have Iowa caucus wins, yet the only feeling voters seem to manage for these two is apathy. Rick Santorum was unhappy. While other candidates have managed to draw crowds of hundreds and even tens of thousands this cycle, Santorum arrived at Second Street Emporium, a dimly lit restaurant and bar in Webster City, Iowa, on Saturday afternoon, to find that fewer than 50 people had come to see his town hall. Making matters worse, the majority of them weren't Iowa voters, but high school students who'd been bussed in from Cincinnati. They couldn't even vote in the caucus...
  • Rick Santorum Rips Megyn Kelly, Roger Ailes, Fox News for Making Sure ‘Game Is Being Stacked’

    01/29/2016 5:17:22 AM PST · by xzins · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jan 16 | Matthew Boyle
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, the winner of the 2012 GOP caucuses, told Breitbart News in the spin room after the undercard Fox News Channel debate that he's pleased the Fox News Channel is being exposed for being biased in favor of establishment GOP candidates for president. Specifically, Santorum ripped not just Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly for refusing to put him on their shows even once since he launched his 2016 presidential campaign in May. Santorum makes the point that it's fairly outrageous Kelly, O'Reilly, and others have blacked out his candidacy, as he didn't...
  • Donald Trump: I Got To Know Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum ‘On The Trail, As They Say’

    01/28/2016 7:57:20 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 28, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Frontrunner Donald Trump invited fellow GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum to attend his fundraiser for veterans, after the two expressed interest in attending to support a good cause. Trump even brought them on stage with him to discuss issues involving veterans. Trump said he had got to know both Huckabee and Santorum "on the trail, as they say." "We have Mike Huckabee sitting right here." Trump said to the crowd asking Huckabee to stand, adding he's a "great guy." "Where's Rick?" Trump then questioned. "Come up here for a second." Trump then pointed to Mrs. Huckabee and...
  • The Latest: Huckabee, Santorum to join Trump boycott event

    01/28/2016 1:05:24 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 37 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | January 28, 2016
    Donald Trump will be joined by two of his rivals at the event he's throwing in place of attending Thursday's GOP debate. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will be joining Trump at the veterans benefit at Drake University. http://www.daytondailynews.com/ap/ap/entertainment/the-latest-iowa-workers-plan-rally-at-gop-debate-s/nqDzb/
  • Huckabee and Santorum Willing to Attend Trump's Event Tonight (Laura Ingraham)

    01/28/2016 9:53:30 AM PST · by xzins · 133 replies
    Laura Ingraham ^ | 28 Jan 16 | Staff
    On today's program, Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) confirmed they are willing to attend Trump's event tonight at Drake University. Asked if he would attend, Huckabee admitted, "we've put in a call to [Trump's] people and said that I'd be delighted to come." Though he has not heard back, Huckabee said, "if they say that they would be happy to have me, I'll be there." Santorum expressed an equal willingness to attend Trump's event tonight, revealing, "after the debate I'm not going to be doing anything, so, I guess, if it's a charitable thing for the...
  • Santorum to reconsider campaign after Iowa

    01/24/2016 10:59:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 24, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    Rick Santorum said he will reconsider his presidential campaign if he fails to finish "ahead of the pack that's sitting in single digits right now" in the Iowa caucuses next week. "If the people of Iowa put their faith in me, we're going to continue on," Santorum told the Des Moines Register Sunday. The former Pennsylvania senator surprised pollsters with his narrow victory in Iowa in 2012. But eight days ahead of the Iowa caucuses, Santorum sits at just 1.2 percent in the Hawkeye State, according to the RealClear average of Republican polls.
  • Santorum: Cruz Has Dangerous Position on Marriage

    01/19/2016 12:29:19 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 82 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | January 19, 2016 | Craig Robinson
    Rick Santorum was a guest on KCWI's Great Day on Tuesday morning. Santorum talked about a number off issues in his 17-minute interview with the KCWI morning team, but when Meteorologist Jason Parkin asked what differentiates him from Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Santorum explained it was his view on marriage. "Marriage is probably the big thing. Ted has the position that states can do whatever they want with marriage," Santorum stated. "I don't believe that's true. Abraham Lincoln said that states don't have the right to do wrong. Santorum went on to explain his position in depth. I would offer...
  • Rick Santorum Defends Donald Trump, Knocks Ted Cruz

    01/18/2016 5:38:31 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rick Santorum defended GOP frontrunner Donald Trump's values during a radio interview on Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125. Santorum also said that with GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, "you've seen a shift" on some issues. Breitbart News asked Santorum if he believes Trump is sincere on his conservative principles following the recent criticism by Cruz about Trump's "New York values" shared in a 1999 interview between Trump and Tim Russert. "Past is prologue and if you look at someone's past, it's legit," Santorum began, but added, "people change and that's a good...
  • Rick Santorum: Ted Cruz 'Misinforming The Public' Saying 'Natural Born' Citizen Issue 'Settled Law'

    01/18/2016 9:50:00 AM PST · by Red Steel · 182 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum says that fellow GOP candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is "misinforming the public" about him being a "natural born" citizen and eligible to run for President of the United States. The Des Moines Register's politics reporter Jennifer Jacobs posted on Twitter: Ted Cruz is "misinforming the public" by saying "natural born" issue is "settled law," Rick Santorum says in Iowa. Supreme Court must rule. -Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 13, 2016
  • Iowa Caucus Goers Wasting Good Cruz Votes on Santorum/Huck are Doing Conservatism a Serious Disfavor

    01/14/2016 8:46:57 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 January 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    just sayin... What's the point of voting for some spoiler polling at 1-3% -both Santorum and the Huckster in the race for dubious reasons anyway, imho. I got to assume such Republican base voters would prefer someone other than Trump be the nominee... and sure can't see what any real conservative wouldn't want to support Cruz as the most credible alternative. Why are people even considering Santorum or Huckabee at this point... nothing special about either of these retreads, really. With Cruz and Trump polling neck-and-neck in Iowa, conservative GOP voters really ought to think about what an extra...
  • Federalism and the Need for Moral Clarity

    01/02/2016 6:03:27 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 23 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | January 2, 2016 | Adam Graham
    In the debate over Ted Cruz's stand that the issue of the sanctity of marriage should be strictly left up to the states, those who favor a Federal Marriage Amendment such as Governor Mike Huckabee and Senator Rick Santorum are accused of wanting to trample on states rights. The truth is neither of these gentlemen is opposed to federalism. Federalism is a great heritage of our nation. It allows different states to operate according to the dictates of each state's citizenry. Take the issue of gambling. My home state of Idaho forbids casinos but allows the lottery while our neighboring...
  • Glenn Beck turns on Rick Santorum: ‘You’re dead to us’

    01/06/2016 9:37:38 PM PST · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    Global Dispatch ^ | January 6, 2016
    Santorum, who has running for President for years now, ticked off Beck et al with a video political advertisement that went after Beck show darling, Texas Senator Ted Cruz. In the video ad, entitled "Fairy Tales", which contrasts and compares the Senate history's of the two Republican candidates, mocking Cruz for reading "Green Eggs and Ham" during a filibuster a couple of years ago. Not a really good argument, but an ad just the same. This and other attacks on Sen Cruz drew comments from the Beck crew including today when the host himself said of Santorum, "Rick, you're dead...
  • Rick Santorum Says Ted Cruz Does Not Have A ‘Social Conservative Track Record’ [VIDEO]

    01/06/2016 9:18:00 PM PST · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2016; 7:18 pm | Steve Guest
    Rick Santorum slammed Sen. Ted Cruz insisting, "I've got the social conservative track record, he doesn't." Wednesday on MSNBC's "MTP Daily" with Chuck Todd, Santorum also complemented Donald Trump claiming, "I'm actually flattered" that Trump is "using this kind of populist themes that I talked about, talking about manufacturing, talking about immigration, talking about trade, talking about the things that I think are very important for the republican party to begin to emphasize." However, Santorum's praise for Trump stopped when he said, "I just believe that we're a more credible messenger when it comes to that message having won Pennsylvania,...
  • Santorum Desperately Launches Anti-Cruz Ad, No One Has Told Him He’s Polling at .8%

    01/04/2016 1:05:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 4, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    According to the newest polling date made available to us by Real Clear Politics, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is faring badly. Very badly. In fact, at 0.8%, Rick Santorum is polling slightly better than myself into the race for the Republican nomination, and I'm proud to say I have not spent a dime on my campaign. So what does a hapless former state Senator with a major Google problem do when he sits currently in eleventh place and has yet to make it to the main debate stage? Waste his money attacking the second-place candidate: Texas Senator Ted Cruz....
  • Santorum Desperately Launches Anti-Cruz Ad, No One Has Told Him He’s Polling at .8%

    01/04/2016 1:05:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 4, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    According to the newest polling date made available to us by Real Clear Politics, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is faring badly. Very badly. In fact, at 0.8%, Rick Santorum is polling slightly better than myself into the race for the Republican nomination, and I'm proud to say I have not spent a dime on my campaign. So what does a hapless former state Senator with a major Google problem do when he sits currently in eleventh place and has yet to make it to the main debate stage? Waste his money attacking the second-place candidate: Texas Senator Ted Cruz....
  • Bernstein: Will anti-Cruz movement rally behind Rubio?

    01/01/2016 4:06:41 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 18 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 1/1/2016 | Jonathan Bernstein
    National Review's Tim Alberta and Eliana Johnson report a potentially important development: The emergence of an Anybody-But-Cruz-(Except-Trump) movement from the soon-to-be ashes of the Iowa campaigns of Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. It would seem that some social conservatives, including a few currently supporting the last two Iowa winners, consider Sen. Ted Cruz a "phony opportunist" -- and would rather see Sen. Marco Rubio do well if their own candidates don't have an unexpected late surge. This suggests that reporting indicating that Cruz has wrapped up the support of Iowa Christian conservative leaders may have overstated the strength of his...
  • Santorum Claims Ted Cruz isn't a Conservative. Um, What?

    12/31/2015 11:28:34 AM PST · by Isara · 103 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | December 31, 2015 | Rob Knowles
    “If you analyze it, I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism…The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom, and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.” – Ronald Reagan We’re entering an unusual time in politics. It used to be conservatism versus liberalism; that was the standard by which everything was judged. There was little to no nuance within the two groups. I’m not saying that was incorrect. For the time, it was perfectly appropriate. Now, however, we’ve become a less...
  • Iowa Intrigue: Huckabee and Santorum Backers Reportedly Plotting to Help Rubio Against Cruz

    12/30/2015 9:28:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | December 30, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    Do supporters of the Christian right candidates Ted Cruz has eclipsed hate him so much they'd sabotage their own heroes? The late stages of the invisible primary would not be complete without reports of intrigue and skullduggery in Iowa, with campaigns forming tactical alliances against common enemies. We have one today from National Review's Tim Alberta and Eliana Johnson, who report that supporters of the last two caucus winners, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, are so bitter at being eclipsed by Ted Cruz that they are conspiring to block the Texan and instead elevate Marco Rubio. There's only one problem...
  • Is an anti-Cruz, pro-Rubio alliance forming in Iowa among Huckabee and Santorum fans?

    12/30/2015 12:15:27 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | December 30, 2015 | Allahpundit
    If there is, is there any way to explain it apart from pure spite? Huckabee and Santorum combined are averaging less than three percent in Iowa. Rubio is nearly 20 points behind Cruz in the state. Denying Cruz some extra social-con votes won’t do much to help Rubio but it might be enough to help Donald Trump, the least socially conservative candidate in the race, top Cruz if the caucuses are close. That’s a natural thing to do if you’re angry at Cruz for dislodging your hero as the GOP’s premier evangelical and want to punish him, but as a...
  • In Iowa, Whispers of An Anti-Cruz (And Pro-Rubio) Alliance

    12/30/2015 9:41:44 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | December 30, 2015 | Tim Alberta & Eliana Johnson
    Some who mistrust the Texas senator may tactically support Rubio over their first-choice candidates. To a concerned and angry bunch of Iowa Republicans, their mission heading into next month’s caucuses is as simple as ABC: Anybody But Cruz. As the Texas senator solidifies his front-runner status with just over a month to go before the February 1 caucuses, a loose network of social-conservative activists has undertaken a quiet effort to defeat him by any means necessary — even if that means rallying together behind a more electable rival to their own preferred candidates. Many supporters of Mike Huckabee and Rick...
  • Ted Cruz Is Not the Social Conservative Rick Santorum Is Looking For

    12/29/2015 7:12:16 PM PST · by Isara · 64 replies
    Red State ^ | December 29th, 2015 | streiff
    Rick Santorum is in what will hopefully be his last run for the White House. I’ve long felt sorry for him for a couple of reasons. First, he’s fated to ever be a Jeremiah or Cassandra. He’s been right a lot but no one really cares. And why does no one care? Because Santorum doesn’t inspire, he hectors and nags and sounds generally unpleasant. I like his view point but I have to fight the urge to stick myself in the eye with something sharp whenever he starts to speak. These are not good traits to have in a politician....
  • Rick Santorum: C’mon, Ted Cruz isn’t a particularly strong social conservative

    12/29/2015 6:16:14 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 89 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/29/2015
    Via BuzzFeed, here's Santorum springboarding off of Craig Robinson's post yesterday dismissing Cruz as a "false prophet of social conservatism." Apparently you can't be a truly strong social conservative if you're a federalist on "values" issues. "Donald Trump has never been a social conservative up until the last few months, and Ted Cruz takes the position, very much a 10th Amendment, states rights, which is, you know, very much Rand Paul, Ron Paul position," Santorum said... "If people want to do drugs in Colorado, it's fine with him," said Santorum. "If people want have different kind of marriages, it's fine...
  • Santorum Could Trample Trump: Put the Pennsylvanian on the main stage

    12/29/2015 1:57:28 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 52 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 29, 2015 | Quin Hillyer
    With just two major Republican debates remaining before the Iowa presidential caucuses, Donald Trump has been remarkably lucky. The only major candidate who could actually inflict lasting harm on the vulgar poster child for inherited wealth, and the only one who could readily attract and hold some of Trump's blue collar constituency, is the only one banished - by the idiotic, poll-driven debate rules to which the feckless Republican National Committee acquiesced - from sharing a single stage with The Donald. For reasons both stylistic and substantive, Pennsylvania's former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum could eviscerate Trump in a direct encounter....
  • Low-polling GOP candidates insist there’s time for a turn-around

    12/28/2015 8:50:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 28, 2015 | Joseph Weber
    The GOP presidential field that rolled into the 2016 election cycle like a crowded bus already has dropped a few passengers, but the remaining 13 appear committed to staying on board at least through the next debates and the first two contests. Just three of them have double-digit numbers in an average of national polls, with front-runner Donald Trump gobbling up more than a third of primary support. On the other end, candidates such as Rick Santorum and George Pataki have failed to garner even 1 percent. Though Santorum has never been among the 2016 front-runners and did not compete...
  • Mike Huckabee Takes Aim At Ted Cruz In Iowa

    12/25/2015 11:23:54 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 29 replies
    Redstate ^ | December 25, 2015 | Streiff
    I’ve never quite understood either the appeal of Mike Huckabee as a national candidate or why Mike Huckabee thinks of himself as a national candidate but, for the second time Governor Huckabee has made a bid to become the GOP’s nominee for president. In 2008, he made a creditable run in the early states but dropped out in March when it became apparent that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 48% would win Texas and the nomination. Huckabee had hoped to reprise his 2008 campaign this year but has been frustrated by one man: Ted Cruz. Cruz won the endorsement of Iowa...
  • Rants: Iowa will get what it deserves on caucus night

    12/19/2015 7:45:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Des Moines Register | December 18, 2015 | Christopher Rants, Fiorina Iowa State Chairman
    Link only: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/caucus/2015/12/18/rants-iowa-get-what-deserves-caucus-night/77564982/
  • Santorum: 'Islam Is Different,' 'Political Structure' Isn't Protected *

    12/16/2015 8:53:36 AM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 19 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 15, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum argued that "Islam is different" and the idea that its political structure is "protected under the First Amendment is wrong," a point former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee agreed with. Santorum said, "The fact of the matter is, Islam is different. I know this is going to come as a shock to a lot of people, and I mean that sincerely. Islam is not just a religion. it is also a political governing structure. The fact of the matter is, Islam is a religion, but it is also Sharia law. It is also...
  • EXCLUSIVE — Rick Santorum on Omnibus: Defund Syrian Refugee Program ...

    12/15/2015 8:40:41 AM PST · by Rockitz · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Dec 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada — GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum talked to Breitbart News exclusively before the fifth GOP primary debate. The former Pennsylvania weighed in on the “Omnibus bill,” which provides the government spending through the next year, saying, defunding the Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States “is absolutely essential.” “Here’s the reality, not all Muslims are jihadists, but all jihadists are Muslims,” Santorum stated. “We can’t be politically correct to the point where we ignore that reality.” “I’m hopeful that they will include some things in there that push the President a little bit on some of these...
  • Big Endorsements Equal Great Expectations for Cruz in Iowa

    12/11/2015 10:55:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Iowa Republican ^ | December 11, 2015 | Craig Robinson
    Since the day he announced his candidacy, Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been making the case that he's the conservative candidate who can win the Republican nomination. It doesn't matter if he is speaking to a group of homeschool kids and their parents, Cruz closes by telling his audience about how much money his campaign has raised and that he is positioned to win. Now as we enter the final phase of the 2016 caucus campaign, Cruz has a handful of prominent Iowa endorsements to go along with all of his campaign cash. The big three statewide Republican elected officials,...
  • Rick Santorum: World War III Has Started

    12/08/2015 6:42:21 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 8, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    "We will not start World War III by taking out (Iran's) nuclear capability. We will stop WWIII. WWIII is underway in the world today. Everybody needs to understand that. WWIII has started and unless we short circuit it, it's going to explode into a real global conflict," Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum warns on Breitbart News Daily.
  • Iowa GOP seeks to prevent repeat of botched 2012 caucus

    12/06/2015 4:46:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Republicans in Iowa are working overtime to prevent a repeat of the botched 2012 caucuses when scores of unaccounted ballots caused Mitt Romney to be wrongly declared the winner over Rick Santorum. State party officials say they've moved aggressively to address the problems that plagued the ballot count in January 2012, and believe the new technologies they've adopted, as well as having more workers on staff and enhanced training programs, will pave the way for a smooth and accurate reckoning at the Feb. 1. caucuses. "We're extremely confident that we've addressed all of the issues," said Iowa Republican Party spokesman...