Santorum Drops out!! There is a God

  • swimmerdude52...

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    Apr 10, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    I am so freaking happy

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/10/rick-santorum-drops-out-2012-race_n_1415372.html?1334080993%20%20&ref=politics
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    Apr 10, 2012 6:33 PM GMT
    The lord betrayed him
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    Apr 10, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    Ahh, cue the waterworks...

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    Apr 10, 2012 7:02 PM GMT
    I disagree with Rick's views, but I like him because he is authentic. Unlike Mitt Romneycare, the Etch-A-Sketch candidate who cannot be trusted to hold the same political position from breakfast until dinner.
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    Apr 10, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    Santorum in the race was a good thing:
    - Exposed the crazies in the GOP
    - Kept the GOP divided
    - Extending the GOP nomination race bled money from donors on that fight, which can now be solicited for the electoral race
    - Gives Romney a firmer control on the agenda and message

    Really guys, you need to take a more cynical and politically ruthless eye to such developments.

    Well, you can still hope for back-seat bickering and Republican members who can't accept Romney for various reasons whining and acting out...
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    Apr 10, 2012 7:15 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidI disagree with Rick's views, but I like him because he is authentic. Unlike Mitt Romneycare, the Etch-A-Sketch candidate who cannot be trusted to hold the same political position from breakfast until dinner.


    An authentic evil
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    Apr 10, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    intensity69 saidSantorum in the race was a good thing:
    - Exposed the crazies in the GOP
    - Kept the GOP divided
    - Extending the GOP nomination race bled money from donors on that fight, which can now be solicited for the electoral race
    - Gives Romney a firmer control on the agenda and message

    Really guys, you need to take a more cynical and politically ruthless eye to such developments.


    So cynical, haha.

    Look, you don't have to be a cynic to dislike Mitt Romneycare, who is disliked left, right, and center. Poor guy.
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    Apr 10, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidThe lord betrayed him





    LOL !!! and a 'godsent' betrayal it was !!!
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    Apr 10, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidI disagree with Rick's views, but I like him because he is authentic. Unlike Mitt Romneycare, the Etch-A-Sketch candidate who cannot be trusted to hold the same political position from breakfast until dinner.


    I mostly agree with this. However, there was quite a bit that I did agree with, and he is/was authentic ... something that I'm not sure I can say about Romney.
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    Apr 10, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    It was inevitable.
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    Apr 10, 2012 7:47 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    TroyAthlete saidI disagree with Rick's views, but I like him because he is authentic. Unlike Mitt Romneycare, the Etch-A-Sketch candidate who cannot be trusted to hold the same political position from breakfast until dinner.


    An authentic evil


    Yup, authentic is over-rated. Making the right decisions and policies while in office is the only thing that *really* matters. Some politicians that are less than "authentic" at least will be consensus builders.

    Not that I think any of the GOP yokels would be a good choice.
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    Apr 10, 2012 8:02 PM GMT
    http://video.nytimes.com/video/2012/04/10/us/politics/100000001481150/rick-santorum-suspends-his-campaign.html
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    Apr 10, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
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    Apr 10, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    From the 'righties' site NEWSMAX.COM :



    Breaking from Newsmax.com

    Schoen: Santorum ‘Bowing to Reality’

    Democratic pollster Doug Schoen tells Newsmax that former Sen. Rick Santorum suspended his campaign today because he would have lost all “political credibility” for a 2016 run at the Republican presidential nomination had he tasted defeat next week in his home state of Pennsylvania.

    “He dropped out because if he loses Pennsylvania, he loses whatever political credibility he has,” declared Schoen in an exclusive interview on Tuesday, as Santorum confirmed that he was suspending his campaign in an afternoon address from



    Does this mean Santorum will be a perpetual candidate for years to come

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    Apr 10, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    realifedad said

    Does this mean Santorum will be a perpetual candidate for years to come



    Not if Romney happens to beat Obama --- which isn't likely at the moment, but certainly within the realm of possibility. I hope now that Santorum is gone that he just stays gone...and that Fox News doesn't give him his own show like they did Huckabee
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    Apr 10, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    realifedad said

    Does this mean Santorum will be a perpetual candidate for years to come



    Not if Romney happens to beat Obama --- which isn't likely at the moment, but certainly within the realm of possibility. I hope now that Santorum is gone that he just stays gone...and that Fox News doesn't give him his own show like they did Huckabee


    You have a problem with Huck?
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    Apr 10, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    I think the likes of Rick Santorum have been very bad for American politics as a whole: he has criminally neglected the important issues of the day, i.e. unemployment, in favor of a populist social agenda that is in sharp conflict with American values of Liberty.

    I don't care for Romney's politics, but I respect that he is an intelligent man and a successful businessman. It is to be hoped that with two moderates as Presidential nominees, that a more nuanced and respectful debate can take place.

    It's unlikely, of course, but it would be nice!
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    Apr 10, 2012 9:05 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said

    You have a problem with Huck?



    Yeah, actually I do. Wanna make something of it punk LOL icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 10, 2012 9:10 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    freedomisntfree said

    You have a problem with Huck?



    Yeah, actually I do. Wanna make something of it punk LOL icon_wink.gif


    Right !!!

    Like what with Huck? Never read you saying that before. I know he's a bit on the liberal side, but he adds to the 'fair and balanced' mantra of Fox




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    Apr 10, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
    Rick Santorum reminded me of that long, dry booger you finally get hold of and extract from your nose. It feels so good to breathe again.
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    Apr 10, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
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    Apr 10, 2012 11:54 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    realifedad said

    Does this mean Santorum will be a perpetual candidate for years to come



    Not if Romney happens to beat Obama --- which isn't likely at the moment, but certainly within the realm of possibility. I hope now that Santorum is gone that he just stays gone...and that Fox News doesn't give him his own show like they did Huckabee





    Huckabee is nothing but a smoother talking Christian Fundi than Santorum has been and for christs sake what in hell would FOX think they'd be improving by giving Santorum a program ? Well !!! On second thought, they could give him Glen Becks chalk board and and a pulpit to preach his christian fundi doctrins to bring our nation back to god again. LOL
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    Apr 11, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
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    mocktwinkie said
    TroyAthlete saidI disagree with Rick's views, but I like him because he is authentic. Unlike Mitt Romneycare, the Etch-A-Sketch candidate who cannot be trusted to hold the same political position from breakfast until dinner.


    An authentic evil


    Yup, authentic is over-rated. Making the right decisions and policies while in office is the only thing that *really* matters.


    Dishonest, inauthentic, liars typically are not good decision makers. Not to mention dangerous to democracy, whose success is dependent on an informed public, i.e., a public not constantly and cravenly lied to by its chief executive.

    Authenticity (honesty) is a public official is vital. I'd rather be stabbed in the front with a chance to defend myself, than lied to and then stabbed in the back.