Skip to comments.GOP's Santorum draws tea party ire in Kansas
Posted on 03/09/2012 11:00:45 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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 a nice setting where you can actually contact and really maybe sway somebody," said Craig Gabel, the president of Kansas For Liberty, which organized the Wichita event.
Gabel said Santorum skipping the gathering was a sign of tension between tea party members and Kansas GOP officials. He suggested the GOP had discouraged Santorum from attending. Santorum state coordinator Greg Cromer said it was a scheduling issue, and that tea party leaders were informed early..........................
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Be my guest!
They avoid our group like the plague these days! LOL! (I wonder why?) Facts are hard do reverse.......no matter how many times you spin them, they keep flipping “right” side up.
You GOT me there! :)
I can’t say just what our guy (affectionatly dubbed “Uncle Nutty”) Paul is, exactly.
So you just made up that part about Santorum reneging on an agreement, right?
CW, the google source for this marvelous article cuts off all the telling quotes.
There is no detail of the $25,000 expenditure and blowing off the venue for 3000 attendees.
Apparently Rickster is making both venues after all.
Just not before the “hesitation” got printed and distributed first! LOL!
BTW I'm a Newt supporter. Santorum is my second choice. I just don't think we should be tearing any one of our candidates down unnecessarily.
Lots of people want those things. Just because someone appoints themselves a "tea party leader" that doesn't give them the right to dictate to others.
Ii will vote for whoever the Republican candidate is.............
I don't think it is Santorum's responsibility to give a continuous readout on his campaign strategy. No one else is doing this and why would they? Campaigns make scores of decisions every day. That is their business.
Here are more source. That one I used has been edited. ???
A lot of UPS and DOWNS!
” Ii will vote for whoever the Republican candidate is.............”
The vote IS for the Republican candidates, dear one.
They are as follows:
Vote for Gingrich, and get with it. :)
You made me choke on my sandwich... you could have killed me!!
Look, I wish Newt were here.
Well, sure. If someone wants to give a substantive and fair-minded critique of Santorum’s policies or record then by all means go for it. I’ve seen a lot about him I disagree with and I want to learn more, even though I’ll vote for him if Newt continues to falter. But this thread is about making up excuses to trash the guy over nothing,
a die hard obama fan I know is rooting for him too.
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