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Santorum (Finally) Endorses Romney

Santorum (Finally) Endorses Romney

It’s the moment everyone has been waiting for — bells ring out and heavenly choirs sing as social conservatives and moderate Republicans unite behind one candidate, with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum endorsing former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

Or, maybe not.

Santorum had been holding out on his endorsement of Romney, the inevitable nominee, either unwilling to completely give up his power in the race, or simply not that excited about Romney as a candidate.† Whichever issue was keeping his endorsement at bay, it appears somewhat resolved, as Santorum has finally given his coveted nod.

In the middle of the night.† Via email.

Roll Call writes, “It happened while many on the East Coast slept ó and you had look hard to find the key passage ó but late Monday evening Rick Santorum formally endorsed Mitt Romney for president…[L]ike one of Santorumís trademark long, meandering campaign stump speeches, the Senatorís email took awhile before finally getting to the punchline, expending 879 words before finally writing [he endorses Romney].”

The endorsement itself is a little tepid, too.† It appears to have come only after a lot of effort from Romney, as Santorum forces the likely nominee into a meeting first, where he was asked to prove himself as a true conservative.† “The primary campaign certainly made it clear that Governor Romney and I have some differences… while I had concerns about Governor Romney making a case as a candidate about fighting against Obamacare, I have no doubt if elected he will work with a Republican Congress to repeal it and replace it with a bottom up, patient, not government, driven system. Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated….My conversation with Governor Romney was very productive, but I intend to keep lines of communication open with him and his campaign.”

Still, with conditions or not, that leaves Congressman Ron Paul as the last candidate to not endorse the former Governor.† And that may not officially happen until he takes the podium at the Republican National Convention.

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2:31PM PDT on May 9, 2012

I also endorse the Mittster.
I have toppled Baron Von Munchausen from his pedestal at the top of the "World,s Greatest Liars list." That surely belongs to the totally amoral ,rich man,who topped them all by telling that HE indeed SAVED the AUTO Industry..Is he for real???This is BEYOND mere Flip/Flopping!!!
VOTE OBAMA!!!

11:48AM PDT on May 9, 2012

How sweet. Now, it'll be a matter of seeing to it that Romney crawls back under his golden nugget and gets the hell out of politics.

9:22AM PDT on May 9, 2012

However between the statements he made about Romney, and the things Newt said about Romney, all the democrats have to do is play those videos over and over. They really, really, don't like him, but know it's politically expeident to endorse him.

9:13AM PDT on May 9, 2012

THATS WHY IT DIRTY POLITICS!

9:10AM PDT on May 9, 2012

The election is 6 months away, hence what's with the "Finally"?

8:21AM PDT on May 9, 2012

My lord this dumfounds me. I know this is the way politics work (and it shouldnt) but Sanitorium was just bashing the heck out of Ol moneybags just 4 months ago and now he's endorsing him? I smell desperation. And I wonder what kind of "deal" these two made when they met in private. I'm sure Romney promised to ban all forms of porn and birth control.

5:34AM PDT on May 9, 2012

That's like saying Hitler endorses romney. More negative than positive. That reminds me, what ever happened to Hitler, he was such a likeable guy and everybody kinda was forced to like him.

11:29AM PDT on May 8, 2012

I will not vote for Romney period. Him and his wife should have been charged with misdemenor animal cruelty for the way they transported their family pet years ago. Here is a link describing animal cruelty and transporting animals in a cruel manner is a misdemenor offense. Regular citizens would be fined but nothing for people in higher places. Here is the link to support my claim
What defines animal cruelty?


Animal cruelty is prosecuted under state law.

It’s a felony if a person intentionally or knowingly:

•tortures an animal;

•kills, seriously injures, or administers poison to an animal
•causes one animal to fight with another;

Conducting a cockfight, in which roosters are pitted against each other while spectators gamble on the outcome, would be covered in the state law, punishable by time in prison.

A number of other offenses under the law are Class A misdemeanors.

Among the misdemeanor offenses is failure to provide food, care or shelter necessary to maintain an animal in a state of good health.

A severe example of that would be when an individual owns a large number of dogs, horses or cattle, and stops providing for them. Someone complains that the animals are malnourished and near starvation, and the animals are rescued and the owner prosecuted.

Transporting or confining an animal in a cruel manner also is a misdemeanor. An example would be leaving a pet in a locked car with windows up in summertime.

To abandon is

11:15AM PDT on May 8, 2012

Well, Mitt old boy, I think you just got nailed...and not in a good way. Seriously, please do remember something..WOMEN VOTE!!!!!!!

10:48AM PDT on May 8, 2012

thx for the info!

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