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  • What Does John Kasich Think He’s Doing?

    04/15/2016 5:43:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | April 15, 2016 | Matthew Continetti
    Column: Blame the Ohio governor if Donald Trump is the Republican nomineeWhen John Kasich departs this earthly vale of tears, he ought to donate his brain to science. It could teach us a lot about irrational thinking.The Ohio governor has won a single state: his own. He has 143 delegates. That puts him fourth in the count behind Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio—who is no longer a candidate.To win the nomination on the first ballot of the Republican convention, Kasich would have to win 138 percent of the remaining delegates. This is impossible. Even a politician should be...
  • Santorum endorses one-time rival Romney

    05/07/2012 8:41:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 491 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum is endorsing his one-time bitter rival Mitt Romney in a late-night e-mail to his supporters. Santorum on Monday urged his supporters to join him in working with the effective Republican nominee to deny President Barack Obama a second term.
  • Santorum: I don't blame the media - but they made fundraising 'very difficult'

    04/13/2012 6:30:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 13, 2012 | Justin Sink
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he ultimately suspended his campaign because it became too difficult to raise money, especially since the media had declared the race for the Republican nomination essentially over. But the former Pennsylvania senator said he didn't want to place blame in his decision to exit the race. "After Wisconsin it was very, very difficult to raise money but one of the reasons for that was the media narrative that the race is over," said Santorum in an interview with Fox News Santorum said at a point, nearly every question he received was about the...
  • If Obama wins in November, he should thank Rick Santorum

    04/12/2012 5:47:42 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 91 replies ^ | April 12, 2012 | Tim Skubick
    If and when Barack Obama wins another four years in the White House, one of the first people he should invite over is Rick Santorum. That's because when the scholars chronicle the history of his 2012 race, it will be Mr. Santorum who will get credit for handing the victory to the Democrats. And if you don't believe it, just ask Mitt Romney. Without his buddy Santorum in the contest, Mr. Romney could have taken a more moderate path to the nomination and would not have been dragged so far to the right in order to compete for the ultra-conservatives...
  • The Fate of Rick Santorum’s Delegates

    04/10/2012 8:48:34 PM PDT · by Taiowa · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/10/2012 | Chris Good
    Now that Rick Santorum is out of the race, what happens to his delegates? Santorum has 285 delegates, according to the latest ABC News delegate estimate, second to Mitt Romney’s 661... ...But some of those delegates were never really “his.” ABC estimates that 78 Santorum delegates, from his wins in states that don’t “award” their delegates – Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, and North Dakota, would have been free to support any candidate at the Republican National Convention in Tampa... Another two of Santorum’s delegates were Republican National Committee superdelegates, who will attend the convention by virtue of their positions in the...
  • Rick Santorum Calls 2PM Press Conference Amid Speculation About His Candidacy

    04/10/2012 11:08:21 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-10-2012 | Fox News

    04/10/2012 11:10:44 AM PDT · by Spunky · 179 replies
    Fox New Radio | 4-10-12 | FOX NEW Radio
    I just heard on Fox News that Rick Santorum is suspending his race for President. He will be giving a news conference
  • Santorum Dropping Out (FOX News Radio Confirming)

    04/10/2012 11:08:54 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 119 replies
    FOX News Radio | 04-10-12 | FOX News Radio
    FOX News Radio just said that Santorum is going to announce a halt to his campaign within the hour. A rally in Gettysburg is said to have been changed to a press conference.
  • Report: Santorum to Suspend Campaign (Live FoxNews Conference just confirms supension)

    04/10/2012 11:05:34 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 60 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | 10 APR 12 | dcbryan1
    Fox Confirms: Rick Santorum to suspend Presidential Campaign. Will post link and source when it hits Fox News Website.
  • Why don’t Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum just quit?

    04/06/2012 1:30:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 6, 2012 | Jonathan Renshon, Jennifer Lerner and Philip Tetlock,
    [SNIP] ...For candidates such as Santorum and Gingrich, a loss would be highly public. When you’re the exciting new candidate, you’re likely to focus on the endless possibilities, and optimism rules the day. But when the polls turn against you, the fear of failure starts to weigh more heavily. Despite whatever they go on to do, the stigma of losing can be nearly impossible to shake. For example, a Los Angeles Times headline last summer read “Failed presidential candidate Al Gore attacks winning candidate Obama over his environment policies.” The story had nothing to do with campaigning, yet Gore was...
  • The Culture Warrior (Santorum hurts social conservatives)

    04/02/2012 7:58:29 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | Ramesh Ponurru
    But the likely effects of Santorum’s current campaign are being misjudged. It is social conservatives, above all, who have the most to fear from his campaign, because it has done serious, if inadvertent, damage to their, and his, causes. It could yet do more.
  • Rick Santorum’s nice-guy persona is turning a bit testy lately

    03/27/2012 9:07:22 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 26The Washington Post | Sandhya Somashekhar
    For a while, it had seemed that Rick Santorum’s crabby days were behind him. Gone were the sarcastic potshots at reporters and peevish outbursts aimed at his political opponents. He had transformed into the Mr. Rogers of the presidential race: good-natured, self-deprecating and downright likable. But that nice-guy image has gone down the drain lately, with a series of provocative remarks and testy exchanges that have coincided with his slipping presidential fortunes. He may have hit a low point Sunday, when he uttered an expletive in response to a question from a New York Times reporter. Asked what he meant...
  • Pennsylvania conservatives reluctant to forgive political transgressions

    03/25/2012 3:11:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Penn Live ^ | March 25, 2012 | ROBERT J. VICKERS, The Patriot-News
    Talk among conservative activists gathered in East Pennsboro Twp. for the past two days might have started out local, but it turned national pretty quickly. Speaker after speaker at the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference that convened Friday and ended Saturday hammered home their common-held desire to oust President Barack Obama from the White House in November. And while many attendees reserved judgment on their choice for the April 24 Pennsylvania Republican primary, their reactions to the presidential candidates and surrogates in attendance spoke volumes. The gathering of Pennsylvania conservative activists warmly greeted native sons Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum but...
  • Live Election Results: Louisiana

    03/24/2012 6:01:54 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 183 replies · 7+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/24/2012
    When To Start Watching: Polls will close for the Louisiana Republican primary at 8 p.m. CDT (9 p.m. EDT). Results will begin to come in around 8:30 p.m. CDT. What's At Stake: Twenty of the state's 46 delegates are up for grabs Saturday, divided proportionately among all candidates who receive more than 25 percent of the vote in the state. Louisiana hosts a closed primary, meaning only registered Republicans may vote for the four candidates in the GOP contest.
  • Rick Santorum’s camp hits Mitt Romney on Bain tenure

    03/19/2012 10:32:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 118 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 19, 2012 | By Felicia Sonmez
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s campaign is taking aim at rival Mitt Romney’s tenure at the helm of Bain Capital..... [SNIP] Back in January, when Perry and Gingrich were hitting the former Massachusetts governor hard on his Bain tenure, Santorum had told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, “I hate to sit here and be a defender of Mitt Romney, but to me this is federal capitalism, and I have to say that this is an attack probably not warranted.” “Bain Capital, at least from the record I looked at, had a lot of success,” Santorum said at the time. “I mean they...
  • Santorum Says He Would Enforce US Obscenity Laws That Obama Ignores

    03/16/2012 10:56:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 10+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 16, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty and Alex Moe
    Santorum Says He Would Enforce US Obscenity Laws That Obama Ignores By NBC's Andrew Rafferty ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL -- Rick Santorum accused President Barack Obama of not enforcing the country's obscenity laws and said Friday that as chief executive he would crack down on illegal pornography. Santorum found himself answering pornography questions during a stop at an Italian restaurant here after the discovery of a statement posted in his campaign website in which he asserts that "America is suffering a pandemic of harm from pornography." Recent reporting has shed light on the letter in which the former Pennsylvania senator vowed...
  • Romney, Santorum Tie as Gingrich Voters' Second Choice

    03/16/2012 11:28:59 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 17 replies
    Gallup ^ | March 16, 2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Some conservative Republicans have called for Gingrich to drop out of the race on the assumption that conservative primary voters would then unite behind Santorum as the conservative alternative to the more moderate Romney. But Gallup data indicate that Gingrich voters would not be likely to coalesce behind Santorum, suggesting that factors other than candidate ideology may be attracting voters to Gingrich, Santorum, and Romney. Gallup can simulate Republican preferences without Gingrich in the race by removing Gingrich votes and reassigning them to his voters' second-choice candidate. The results of this procedure suggest that national GOP preferences would change little...
  • Texas may be presidential player after all

    03/16/2012 6:18:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    News-Journal ^ | March 16, 2012 | Jason Embry
    AUSTIN — Mitt Romney missed another chance Tuesday to diminish the importance of the May 29 presidential primary in Texas. Romney could have taken a big step toward the GOP nomination with victories in Mississippi and Alabama, but he finished third in each state behind Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Those losses renewed questions about Romney’s support among the Republican base. Set aside for a moment the fact Romney has a solid delegate lead, stands to do better in non-Southern states and, thanks to voters in Hawaii and American Samoa, actually captured the most delegates Tuesday. Santorum’s victories solidified him...
  • Gingrich says he's staying in the race 'til the end' (Video- Spanks Biden and Bam)

    03/16/2012 4:41:51 PM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    WashPo ^ | 3-16-12 | Staff
    Presidential candidate New Gingrich joins CBS "This Morning" host Charlie Rose to talk about the war in Afghanistan, his path to the presidential race and tangling President Obama with gas prices. (CBS News) (6 minute video at link.)
  • Is Newt Gingrich helping or hurting Mitt Romney?

    03/15/2012 7:40:58 PM PDT · by Keyes2000mt · 108 replies
    Renew America ^ | 03/15/2012 | Adam Graham
    Newt Gingrich in the wake of two losses in deep South States is seeking a justification for remaining in the race. When challenged by Brett Baier, Gingrich was unable to name a single state that he could win. Indeed, after playing hard as a "Southern Candidate" Gingrich has lost three straight Southern States including two deep South States near his home state of Georgia, so it's hard to imagine Gingrich winning elsewhere. Still Gingrich claimed a role in the race. His argument for continuing is that he and Senator Rick Santorum are playing a "tag team" that is denying Romney...
  • Live coverage from Alabama GOP Presidential Forum [Doors opening 3:30]

    03/12/2012 1:25:11 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies · 1+ views
    WBRC ^ | March 12, 2012
    The Alabama GOP will host the first-ever presidential forum in the state tonight in the Alabama Theatre. Republican candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have confirmed they will attend. Doors to the Alabama Theatre will open at 3:30 p.m. and the forum will begin at 5:30 p.m. The forum is open to the public and free. There are 2,000 seats in the historic Alabama Theatre and they will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition to live streaming this event, FOX6 News and staff will live tweet from the Alabama Theatre. You may follow us from this story...
  • Santorum gambles on shifting away from economy amid signs of recovery

    03/11/2012 10:56:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    One day after a new jobs report suggested that the country’s sluggish recovery may at last be getting off the ground, former senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) on Saturday gave his strongest indication yet that he is pivoting away from economic issues and seeking to make inroads among voters on foreign policy and the issue of health care. ...“You hear now the media starting to say, oh well, looks like the economy is getting better,” Santorum told supporters Saturday night in Springfield, Mo., shortly after the Associated Press declared him the winner of the Kansas caucuses. “You know, the economy may...
  • GOP's Santorum draws tea party ire in Kansas

    03/09/2012 11:00:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Google ^ | JOHN HANNA,
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum hoped to lock down a victory in Kansas' GOP caucuses with two rallies Friday but faced grumbling from tea party activists for skipping their big rally in the state's largest city................. Some tea party members were frustrated that Santorum wouldn't attend their rally. They spent $25,000 to rent the Century II arena in downtown Topeka and expected 1,000 to 3,000 people to attend. "It seems like it is counterproductive to show up for an event that is going to have 300 people in an airplane hangar instead (of) 3,000 people in...
  • Santorum renews attack on JFK's speech on church and state (asks prayers for clear articulation)

    03/09/2012 6:20:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 8, 2012 | Michael Finnegan
    Reporting from Mobile, Ala.— Rick Santorum renewed his criticism of John F. Kennedy on Thursday night for saying during his 1960 campaign for the presidency that he believed “in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute.” “That’s not America,” the Republican presidential hopeful told a crowd at an Alabama dinner banquet. “That’s France. That’s a naked public square where people of faith are out of bounds.” [SNIP] ......Santorum said he would continue to speak out on the importance of religion in public life. “Please pray for me that I do so more articulately in the future,”...
  • Rick Santorum’s Virginia Church and Opus Dei

    03/08/2012 3:53:19 PM PST · by HokieMom · 32 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 6, 2012 | Molly Redden
    Rick Santorum’s Catholic faith is an obvious centerpiece of his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, and it is rare for him to speak without referencing his religious beliefs. It is also rare, however, to hear him speak about his particular church, St. Catherine of Siena, which he and his family have belonged to for at least a decade. Even his 2005 manifesto on his personal faith and politics, It Takes a Family, did not mention the church. I was curious to learn more about it, so last Friday morning, I attended a 9 a.m. Mass there. St. Catherine is...
  • New poll shows Rick Santorum leading in Alabama GOP primary

    03/08/2012 7:54:01 AM PST · by pgkdan · 340 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03/07/12 | George Talbot
    A new poll released on the eve of Rick Santorum’s first campaign visit to Alabama shows the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania leading in the state Republican Party presidential primary. The statewide poll conducted by Alabama State University’s Center for Leadership and Public Policy showed 22.7 percent of likely Republican voters supported Santorum, who is scheduled to make campaign appearances Thursday in Huntsville and Mobile. Former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney trailed Santorum with 18.7 percent, followed by Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House from neighboring Georgia, with 13.8 percent. The telephone poll of 470 likely GOP voters showed...
  • Rick's Missing Message

    03/08/2012 4:45:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 8, 2012 | Ross Kaminsky
    ....SenatorSantorum's other reference [to jobs] hits a level of self-absorption that even the patrician Mitt "I'm not worried about the very poor" Romney has not, at least when taken in context, come close to reaching: "Karen and I have seven children, ages 20 to three, not exactly the best time to be out running for president of the UnitedStates. We've given up our -- our jobs. We're living off our savings. Yeah, we're making a little sacrifice for a very, very big goal…" Yes, during his Tuesday evening speech, RickSantorum's only mention of someone losing a job was about him...
  • OHIO: Valley splits support on GOP presidential candidates [number crunchers give your opinion]

    03/07/2012 7:21:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Vindy ^ | March 7, 2012 | David Skolnick
    YOUNGSTOWN, OH - In an extremely tight race, Mitt Romney edged Rick Santorum in the Ohio Republican primary. With 96 percent of the vote counted, Romney was about 12,000 votes ahead of Santorum. Romney won Mahoning and Trumbull counties in close races and was blown out by the former Pennsylvania senator in Columbiana County. Regardless of the official outcome, Romney almost definitely will receive a majority of the state’s 66 delegates, in part, because of a failure by the Santorum campaign. Republican candidates are on the ballot twice in Ohio — once for 15 at-large delegates divided among the candidates...
  • CNN calls North Dakota for Santorum

    03/06/2012 7:18:27 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies ^ | 3/6/12
    Santorum 40% Paul 27% Romney 25% Gingrich 8% 78% of Precincts Reporting
  • GOP Needs Brokered Primary Now! Rick as temp Placekeeper Nominee; Decide Final Nominee @ Convention

    03/05/2012 7:11:41 AM PST · by Golden Gate · 74 replies
    March 5, 2012 | FR Golden Gate
    This is NOT intended to be only a Rick Santorum thread. GOP conservatives need to work together to prevail over Mitt Romney, who is the lame GOP-e candidate. Conservatives need to cinch / clinch the GOP nomination ASAP! For the final decision of who should be the actual 2012 GOP nominee, this should be an end-of-August national convention decision, and NOT a Spring primary decision. Conservatives and the GOP as a whole need the extra time to make the best final decision about the nominee. Several weeks before the Iowa caucus, there was all of this discussion of having one...
  • The Romney Machine moves on

    03/05/2012 2:47:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 5, 2012 | James Lucier
    .....Everywhere Romney goes, he gets the strong support of the manipulators of the political apparatus--the elected politicians, the party committee officials, the staffers who hope their bosses will stay in office, the pollsters, the paid political consultants and Republican-leaning pundits who want to keep their sources. Like Obama, these Republican politicos look down on Santorum as the embarrassing, ne'er-do-well sibling who doesn't know when it's time to leave. They find his surge of support by the dumb party faithful as an annoyance. In the same way, the party operatives see Newt Gingrich, the one-time Speaker of the U.S. House of...
  • Rick Santorum acknowledges he may have misstated Barack Obama’s position on education and training

    03/04/2012 8:18:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 4, 2012 | Shira Schoenberg
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum acknowledged today that he may have misstated President Obama’s position on education when he called Obama a snob for saying he “wants everyone in America to go to college.” In fact, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace pointed out that Obama actually asked every American to commit to a year of higher education – which could include community college, vocational training, or an apprenticeship. That is similar to what Santorum has said he supports. Santorum, on Fox News, said he “read some columns where at least it was characterized that the president said we should...
  • Santorum Could Be Ineligible For 18 Ohio District Delegates -- Report

    03/03/2012 4:09:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 114 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 2, 2012 | Journal Staff with Sarah B. Boxer and Rebecca Kaplan
    In a potentially ominous Super Tuesday setback for Rick Santorum, a campaign filing mishap in Ohio could leave him ineligible to be awarded 18 Buckeye State district delegates -- more than a quarter of the total at stake there, ABC News reported Friday. Ohio has 66 delegates total, with 63 at stake on Tuesday. Santorum failed to qualify for any district delegates in three Ohio congressional districts representing nine delegates because he didn't turn in names there. ABC News reported that in six other congressional districts, the former Pennsylvania senator's campaign submitted fewer names than required to be eligible for...
  • Santorum campaign hoping for help from Gingrich

    03/01/2012 1:35:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies · 1+ views
    St. Louis Today ^ | March 1, 2012 | AP
    Short on money and staff, Rick Santorum needs help to remain a viable threat to front-runner Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. One strategist hopes it will come from another rival, Newt Gingrich. Top adviser John Brabender says Santorum's future may depend upon Gingrich leaving the race. The former House speaker is showing no signs of bowing out, certainly not before next week's Super Tuesday voting.
  • Santorum's College Lesson

    02/29/2012 4:47:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 29. 2012 | Andrew Cline
    Rick Santorum is stretching his criticism of President Obama's advocacy of universal college attendance into a broader attack on college itself. Santorum has three college degrees, which provides a good indication of how seriously one should take his assault on what he is labeling as Obama's elitism. As with so many of Santorum's statements, this criticism contains a grain of perception smothered in reactionary dogma. [BIG SNIP] In a nation in which almost everyone aspires to upward mobility, how is this a winning political argument? Sure, colleges are hothouses of liberalism. They have been for generations. And yet Americans of...
  • Santorum Takes 18-Point Lead Over Romney in Tennessee

    02/27/2012 12:26:53 PM PST · by DannyTN · 22 replies ^ | Monday, 27 Feb 2012 01:40 PM | Henry J. Reske
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has moved into an 18-point lead over rival Mitt Romney in Tennessee. Registered likely and early voters favored the former Pennsylvania senator over the former Massachusetts governor 38 to 20 percent, a poll by Vanderbilt University’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions found. Read more on
  • Despite Attacks, Conservative Support For Santorum Will Grow

    02/27/2012 5:01:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 27, 2012 | Star Parker
    New Gallup polling shows the clearest picture yet of the great divide in the Republican Party that has been pushing Rick Santorum to the head of the class. Behind Santorum’s eight point national lead over Romney is a yawing gap in ideological support for the two candidates. Conservative support for Santorum stands at 42 percent, compared to 24 percent for Romney. Among those who attend church frequently, support for Santorum is at 44 percent and for Romney 22 percent. In the nation’s heartland in the Midwest and South, Santorum leads by 19 and 8 points respectively. It is only on...
  • Don't Pick Rick

    02/25/2012 1:20:13 PM PST · by WPaCon · 104 replies
    NRO ^ | 2/24/2012 | Mona Charen
    Wish I had a nickel for every conservative who confidently predicted that the Arizona debate would, of course, feature obnoxious questions about birth control and the devil aimed at Rick Santorum. As it turned out, CNN’s John King did not ask “gotcha” questions and, for the most part, conducted a fair and informative debate. The debate moderated by King, along with other events of the past week, has resolved a question that has been swirling since the Missouri, Colorado, and Minnesota primaries: Why not Santorum? There is much to like and admire about Rick Santorum. He did fine work enacting...
  • 5 Reasons to Support Rick Santorum

    02/24/2012 5:28:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 81 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 24, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Even though I do like and respect Rick Santorum, I've already endorsed Newt Gingrich and don’t plan on changing over to Team Santorum. Still, Santorum is tops in the national polls, has a chance to pull off some big pre-Super Tuesday wins, and he could end up as the nominee. If that does happen, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. In fact, I have no qualms about saying that if it comes down to it, Rick Santorum would be a much preferable nominee to Mitt Romney. Why?1) Santorum is the most prominent socially conservative politician in America....
  • Rick Santorum says Barack Obama is 'a rock star' ruling America like King George III

    02/22/2012 2:35:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 22, 2012
    Leading in the national polls and within striking distance of scoring big victories in Michigan and Arizona next Tuesday, Rick Santorum is portraying himself as the little 'guy from a steel town' who will stop Barack Obama from accumulating regal powers. 'Back in 2008, the American public at a time of crisis went for a rock star that they believed could solve their problems, someone that they believed in to make a difference in their lives,' he said at the Maricopa County Lincoln Day lunch in Phoenix, Arizona. 'This election, Americans are going to go back to what we've done...
  • The Left Fuels Santorum Surge

    02/20/2012 3:46:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | February 20, 2012 | Star Parker
    A succession of high profile left wing decisions and initiatives of recent weeks drive home the extent to which the left is changing the face of America. Notable among these are the decision of a federal appeals court in California to uphold a prior court decision finding California’s Proposition 8, defining marriage as between a man and a woman, unconstitutional; the reversal of a decision, due to a tsunami of left wing pressure, of the Susan G. Komen Foundation to withdraw its funding to Planned Parenthood; and the Obama administration rulemaking refusing to grant a religious exemption from the new...
  • Santorum wins Straw Poll in Advance of Georgia Rally (Santorum 40% Gingrich 27% Romney 5%)

    02/19/2012 2:50:49 PM PST · by parksstp · 171 replies
    Examiner ^ | 02-19-2012 | Mike Delrio
    A day before a campaign rally in Georgia, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum won a suburban Atlanta straw poll with 40-percent of the vote. The straw poll was conducted Saturday, Feb. 18 by the Coweta County GOP. Continue reading on Santorum wins straw poll in advance of Georgia rally - Atlanta Political Buzz |
  • Why Is Newt’s Biggest Donor So Opposed to Santorum? (Santorum's views on gambling)

    02/16/2012 7:51:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 16, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    ....Asked about the legalization of online gambling, Santorum responds: "I’m someone who takes the opinion that gaming is not something that is beneficial, particularly having that access on the Internet. Just as we’ve seen from a lot of other things that are vices on the Internet, they end to grow exponentially as a result of that. It’s one thing to come to Las Vegas and do gaming and participate in the shows and that kind of thing as entertainment, it’s another thing to sit in your home and have access to that it. I think it would be dangerous to...
  • Megadeth frontman backs Rick Santorum

    02/15/2012 12:17:32 PM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    Politico click ^ | 2/15/12 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Weighing in on the rest of the field, Mustaine called Newt Gingrich an “angry little man” and said Ron Paul will “make total sense for a while, and then he'll say something so way out that it negates everything else.” As for Mitt Romney, the rocker said, “I've got to tell you, I was floored the other day to see that Mitt Romney's five boys have a $100 million trust fund. Where does a guy make that much money? So there's some questions there.” Still, Mustaine would pick any of the GOP candidates over President Barack Obama. "I'm just hoping...
  • Hot Mic: Duggar fam: Santorum has ‘backbone of steel,’ ‘a heart of gold'

    02/13/2012 5:58:09 PM PST · by writer33 · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/13/12 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of the hit TLC reality television series “19 Kids and Counting” told The Daily Caller why they are supporting former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum for president. “Most definitely Rick Santorum has a proven track record for family values and definitely for life,” Mrs. Duggar told TheDC at CPAC. “We feel like he has consistently stood for life.” “He authored the bill to ban partial birth abortion, whereas Romney in Massachusetts with Romneycare, there actually is allowable in the state — still today — $50 abortions for any pregnant woman and that was under the care...
  • Which Republican Presidential Candidate Supported Sotomayor?

    02/11/2012 1:50:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    ABC The Note ^ | February 11, 2012 | Jonathan Karl
    <p>Mod update: SANTORUM VOTES IN SENATE FOR Sotomayor WHILE NOT A SENATOR!!!</p> <p>Santorum joined every Democrat in the Senate and 24 other Republicans in voting yes. Sotomayor was confirmed by a vote of 67 to 29. It does not appear that Santorum talked publicly about his decision to vote in favor of Sotomayor’s confirmation. As many conservatives predicted, she was eventually nominated to the Supreme Court — but not until a decade later.</p>
  • Santorum surges into the lead (National poll Santorum 38%, Romney 23%)

    02/11/2012 6:19:11 AM PST · by Rational Thought · 462 replies · 1+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 02/11/2012 | Public Policy Polling
    Riding a wave of momentum from his trio of victories on Tuesday Rick Santorum has opened up a wide lead in PPP's newest national poll. He's at 38% to 23% for Mitt Romney, 17% for Newt Gingrich, and 13% for Ron Paul. Part of the reason for Santorum's surge is his own high level of popularity. 64% of voters see him favorably to only 22% with a negative one. But the other, and maybe more important, reason is that Republicans are significantly souring on both Romney and Gingrich. Romney's favorability is barely above water at 44/43, representing a 23 point...
  • Is there a libertarian case for Rick Santorum?

    02/09/2012 9:52:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/09/2012 | John Samples
    Rick Santorum had a somewhat super Tuesday on February 7th. He won all three Republican presidential primaries, thereby reviving a campaign that had failed to follow up on his victory in Iowa. Santorum could become the sole alternative to Romney for the Republican nomination. If that happens, he could become the GOP nominee in 2012. Should libertarians vote for him? Here’s my (broad) definition of a libertarian. A libertarian cares about individual liberty and thus limited government. Those concerns lead to further commitments to free markets in economics, moral pluralism in culture, and realism and restraint in foreign policy. Government...
  • Rick Santorum’s Sweep Changes Republican Race

    02/09/2012 7:50:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Michael Fell
    (YBH) – As the final Colorado vote counts were coming in late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, confirming that Rick Santorum scored a hat trick against his Republican competitors, it was becoming clear that a sea change is occurring within the GOP race. More than before, it’s now arguable that the inevitability of Mitt Romney’s candidacy is a fallacy. This opinion has been long espoused by Republican grassroots activists across the country. Now there are numbers to back it up. Santorum has now won four out of the eight contests. He has victories in four contests compared to three for Romney....
  • Establishment Shocked by Santorum Sweep

    02/08/2012 11:21:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies ^ | February 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Rick Santorum, one night, three victories. CBS has the story: "Santorum Stunner: Sweeps 3 GOP Contests." I've taken a gander throughout the Republican media, conservative media, and all over the place, and they are shocked. They're literally shocked. The Republican establishment had no idea this was percolating out there. I can't believe how insulated they are. I mean I know they're insulated. I know they're inside the Beltway. I know they have their own world in which they live, but to look at the reaction they're having today, to see how shocked they are that Rick Santorum...