Skip to comments.In or Out? Perry Counts on Strong S.C. Vote to Stay in Race [Santorum: I can win if they drop out]
Posted on 01/15/2012 12:05:27 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
...Well make that decision on Saturday, [Perry] said on ABCs This Week. Its our intention to win SouthCarolina and go forward from there. But to try to plan out your campaign months in advance, I think is a little bit of a stretch. The governor, who trailed in the Iowa caucuses and in the NewHampshire primary, said Sunday that his service in the AirForce will play well with the Palmetto States large veterans population. He has also tried to gain votes by attacking front-runner MittRomney as a vulture capitalist, a phrase that conservative commentators say sounds like an attack on free enterprise. Mr.Perry said he disagrees.
This is not something we knew wasnt coming up, he said. Its better to be talking about it here in January in SouthCarolina than it is in October.
Also on Sunday morning, RickSantorum sought to build on some recent momentum, including new support from conservative Christian groups, saying he will beat Mr. Romney for the Republican nomination once all the other candidates drop out. Speaking on Fox News Sunday and CBSs FacetheNation, Mr.Santorum said that he wont drop out after SouthCarolina and said that race is all about whittling down the field to just him and Mr. Romney.
In a contest with just Mr. Romney, Id win, Mr. Santorum said on Fox..
Mr.Santorum declined to ask his chief rivals for the conservative vote to drop out of the race. But he said that he is better qualified and more conservative than both former Speaker Newt Gingrich and Mr. Perry. Mr. Santorum took aim at Mr. Gingrich, who is beating him in many polls. On both shows, Mr. Santorum noted that when Mr. Gingrich was speaker of the House, he faced a coup by rank-and-file Republicans who did not think that Mr.Gingrich was conservative enough....
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Let Santorum get out—he’s no conservative, anyway!!
Santorum and Gingrich agree that Perry should drop out.
FU Rick Santorum. I hope Ron Paul and Mitt Romney’s ad blitzes destroy your campaign and sends you home.
He went on to say the Washington elites want to settle on Romney to avoid a protracted primary.
Does he not see the irony; that he’s saying this today because a group in Texas “conservatives” settled on him to avoid a protracted primary?
Really? How special. LoL
For some reason Perry, a competent governor, could not connect with the voters. There should be an extensive post mortem as to why the various conservative candidates could not win or seriously challenge Romney. Is it merely a money matter?
RICK PERRY 2012
Most of the problem has been the establishment GOP sitting on their hands. The Bush-Rove machine is doing pay-back for Perry not playing party politics and vacating the Texas gov. chair for Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, as he was supposed to.
Not remembering your talking point does not help. I like the man, but he is ripe for ridicule. I also believe that the independents do not want another Texan.
Isn’t that special?
But they want a Bay Stater?
SANTORUM NEEDS TO GET OUT!
Has anybody taken a good look at his voting record?
VOTED AGAINST INCREASING THE NUMBER OF IMMIGRATION INVESTIGATORS
VOTED TO ALLOW ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO RECEIVE THE EARNED INCOME CREDIT BEFORE BECOMING CITIZENS
VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
SANTORUM: TRIM SOCIAL SECURITY NOW- EVEN IF PAINFUL.http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j7O34Bpp42k-IlMMNiOLBkYF2zNw?docId=b1cff9ecefe24ca6ae1764a09761e361
VOTED TO GIVE WELFARE BENEFITS TO NATURALIZED CITIZENS without regard to to the earnings of their sponsors
VOTED AGAINST HIRING AN ADDITIONAL 1,000 BORDER PATROL AGENTS, paid for by reductions in state grants.
VOTED AGAINST FOOD STAMP REFORM
VOTED AGAINST MEDICAID REFORM
VOTED TO INCREASE THE SOCIAL SERVICES BLOCK GRANT FROM $1 BILLION to $2 BILLION
VOTED TO RAID SOCIAL SECURITY instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.
VOTED TO IMPOSE A UNIFORM FEDERAL MANDATE ON STATES TO FORCE THEM TO ALLOW CONVICTED RAPISTS, ARSONISTS, DRUG KINGPINS AND ALL OTHER EX-CONVICTS TO VOTE IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS.
Its going to be Romney or Newt or by a slim chance, Santorum.
VOTED AGAINST INCREASING THE NUMBER OF IMMIGRATION INVESTIGATORS?
VOTED TO GIVE WELFARE BENEFITS TO NATURALIZED CITIZENS?
VOTED AGAINST HIRING AN ADDITIONAL 1,000 BORDER PATROL AGENTS?
VOTED AGAINST FOOD STAMP REFORM?
VOTED AGAINST MEDICAID REFORM?
People NEED to know this about Santorums voting record before they jump on his bandwagon!!
Ain’t it the truth. There is a Republican establishment in Texas and they did work hard to take out a conservative governor.
Persuaded poor Kaye Bailey to take a run at him... they were sure that would do the trick.
Well, he is still governor and Kaye will be out of politics next year.
“Santorum and Gingrich agree that Perry should drop out”
Newt wrote quite a lengthy and glowing foreword to Perry’s book, Fed Up. I think it’s time for Newt to drop out and endorse Perry. :)
“Mr.Santorum declined to ask his chief rivals for the conservative vote to drop out of the race. But he said that he is better qualified and more conservative than both”
What???? Forget “more” qualified. Qualified??? Wake me when this is over. How can I say this so I sound sweet and nice? Uh...when you had your biggest chance, Mr. Santorum, you chose not to endorse a Conservative against Arlen Specter. You didn’t win your own seat back, Mr. Santorum. I know Rush, Hannity and Levin are giving you a pass on those issues but since nobody else gets a pass on anything (except Romney)I thought I would just mention it. But I really like the sweater vests. :)
The Santorum bandwagon is missing a few wheels. People will make a mistake if they jump on it.
There’s a better religious conservative in the race. Santorum is not an attractive candidate and has flaws that are gradually coming out.
Ugh. Negative on the sweater vest. He’s not running to replace Mr. Rogers or for a post at a university.
He needs to put on a suit and that would at least hide some body parts that I won’t mention.
>> “Santorum is not an attractive candidate and has flaws that are gradually coming out.” <<
Santorum’s flaw is the same as Newt’s: Always been a rubberstamp for the GOP establishment.
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