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Responding to a question with a question? :confused:

 

I suppose you would have to provide your definition of what "in the mix" is then.

 

As far as I'm concerned, he hasn't dropped out, so he is very much still in the mix.

 

Given that, how is Santorum "the most conservative" over Ron Paul?

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Nice showing by Santorum,

the only real conservative left in the mix.

 

Define again, what your interpretation of a "real conservative" means. I'm just not sure which side of your fence(s) the mockery is coming from, this time.

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Responding to a question with a question? confused.gif

 

I suppose you would have to provide your definition of what "in the mix" is then.

 

As far as I'm concerned, he hasn't dropped out, so he is very much still in the mix.

 

Given that, how is Santorum "the most conservative" over Ron Paul?

 

ok,

 

by my definition of "in the mix" Ron Paul isn't.

 

if you think that by simply having his name on a ballot, he's still viable,

 

then fine.

 

He was barely in the mix when the first ballot of the first primary was cast.

 

and he's long gone.

 

 

 

 

 

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In Missouri's primary, Mr. Santorum won 55% of the vote, while Mr. Romney followed with 25%. Texas Rep. Ron Paul was trailing with 12%. Mr. Gingrich wasn't on the Missouri ballot.

 

The above excerpt puts Dr. Paul's position where it's at. No state wins at all and trailing Santorum from way back in the pack. It might be time for some of us to go to Santorums blog and read up on his record in the US Senate. Most of us, including me are ignorant on his voting record, the committees he served on in his 16 years as a US Senator, etc. (Obomba spent a record 140 days in the US Senate, if I recall correctly. ;))

 

 

 

Wall Street Journal

FEBRUARY 8, 2012

 

Santorum Delivers a GOP Stunner

 

Former Senator Sweeps Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado

By NEIL KING JR. And DANNY YADRON

 

DENVER—Rick Santorum jolted the Republican presidential race Tuesday with a three-state sweep of nominating contests in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota, puncturing Mitt Romney's claim to be the unstoppable front-runner.

 

Mr. Santorum's three victories—one in the Mountain West and two in the Midwest—give his campaign a much-needed burst of momentum while stirring doubt about Mr. Romney's abilities to woo conservatives to his side in important electoral swing states such as Missouri and Colorado. So far, Mr. Romney has won in states where he has devoted significant campaign time and advertising dollars.

 

In two of the states, Colorado and Minnesota, Mr. Romney had won by large margins in 2008. He was hugely favored in Colorado in the days leading up to the Tuesday caucus. Two of his top aides have deep experience in the state, and his campaign has been busy organizing there for months.

 

Of the eight nominating contests so far, Mr. Santorum has now won four, while Mr. Romney has won three and Newt Gingrich one—a tally that seemed unlikely on a few days ago. Until Tuesday, Mr. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, had won only a single contest, a narrow victory in Iowa's Jan. 3 caucuses.

 

In Missouri's primary, Mr. Santorum won 55% of the vote, while Mr. Romney followed with 25%. Texas Rep. Ron Paul was trailing with 12%. Mr. Gingrich wasn't on the Missouri ballot.

 

Mr. Santorum's Missouri victory margin was substantial: He won 75,000 more votes than Mr. Romney and 29,000 more than Mr. Romney's combined Iowa and Nevada totals.

 

 

Time for a little homework, kiddies. We are all assuming a lot about Santorum, time to check him out more closly. He doesn't have Romney's Romney Care Baggage,

and he comes across as geniune when he is speaking to his audiences.

 

And the Republican Primary keeps on rolling along. Until a single candidate is selected, all of the angst and fury building up in the democrat factions will continue to boil and bubble. None of it to be blasted thru the MSM organs this early in the Presidential year. Could those sneaky Republicans be drawing this process out to thwart a long, viscious period of personal attacks on whomever the Republican finally chose?

 

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looks like more toruble for the GOP.

 

no way no how I would supoprt Sanatorum.......the guy is a religious kook. IT was that reason he was clobbered in record fashion in 2006. Go read about his Terry Shivao posiiton. That will more or less sum his outlook.

 

 

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Nice showing by Santorum,

the only real conservative left in the mix.

 

I'd argue that it will get interesting if Romney launches his attack machine against Santorum.

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looks like more toruble for the GOP.

no way no how I would supoprt Sanatorum.......the guy is a religious kook. IT was that reason he was clobbered in record fashion in 2006. Go read about his Terry Shivao posiiton. That will more or less sum his outlook.

 

So JohnM,

 

If Santorum is the only choice, you are going to vote for Obama or just stay home?

 

I'd invest a little more research time on the subject, if I were you. Throwing yourself under the bus for a single item in the guys back ground might be a bit premature.

 

Here's what I picked off the Santorum for President site a few minutes ago. I is just a quick peek, but it covers the broad view. A closer look needs to be made by me before I commit or discard any candidate.

 

Learn more about Rick, his history as a legislator and his stance on critical issues by downloading our PDF "Rick Santorum: A Champion of Traditional American Values."

 

Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990 at the age of 32, and from 1995 to 2007, served in the US Senate. In 2000, he was elected by his peers to the position of Senate Republican Conference Chairman.

 

Senator Santorum became one of the most successful government reformers in our history, taking on Washington's powerful special interests from the moment he arrived in our nation's Capitol. Along with John Boehner and Jim Nussle, Senator Santorum was a member of the famous "Gang of Seven" that exposed the Congressional Banking and Congressional Post Office scandals. It was this record of reform that prompted a Washington Post reporter to write in a recent article that "Santorum was a tea party kind of guy before there was a tea party."

 

He was also an author and floor manager of the landmark Welfare Reform Act which passed in 1996 that has empowered millions of Americans to leave the welfare rolls and enter the workforce.

 

Senator Santorum wrote and championed legislation that outlawed the heinous procedure known as Partial Birth Abortion as well as the "Born Alive Infants Protection Act," the "Unborn Victims of Violence Act," and the "Combating Autism Act" because he believes each and every individual has value and the most vulnerable in our society need to be protected.

 

Senator Santorum fought to maintain fiscal sanity in Washington before it was in fashion, fighting for a balanced budget and a line item veto. He bravely proposed reforming entitlements, cutting spending and even developed a "spendometer" that added up the cost of Democrat amendments to spending bills. This record made him one of the most conservative senators in Pennsylvania's history.

 

He served eight years on the Senate Armed Services Committee where he led the fight before the attacks of September 11th, 2001 to transform our military from a Cold War force to meet today's threats. He was a leader on US-Israeli relations, authoring both the "Syria Accountability Act" and the "Iran Freedom and Support Act" which he successfully fought to pass in spite of initial opposition by President Bush.

 

An accomplished author, Senator Santorum penned the 2005 New York Times Best Seller It Takes a Family.

 

But of all his accomplishments, Rick is most proud of his role as a husband and father. Rick and his wife of 21 years, Karen, are the parents of seven wonderful children: Elizabeth, John, Daniel, Sarah Maria, Peter, Patrick and Isabella

 

 

It is a start.

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RJ I wont vote any of the reps anyway. Ive not voted for a rep in a pres election since bush in 88.

 

If Santaorum is the nominee people think I am critical of Obama and liberals and dont attack reps? oh well thier opinion will change quickly. I will do all I can short of voting for obama en enruere santorum loses. the guy was my senator for 12 yrs and ive not forgotten him and I doubt PA will either.

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