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Rick Santorum Bows Out of 2012 Presidential Race

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Rick Santorum ended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, clearing a path for Mitt Romney to become the nominee.

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Fiona O (565)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 5:07 pm
I, for one, will miss this implosive/explosive politician. I have kept an eye on him ever since he attacked John F. Kennedy, who had been dead for 48 years.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 5:21 pm
Thank you.

Terry King (113)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 5:31 pm
Santorum couldn't face getting his ass kicked in Pennsylvania!

pam w (139)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 7:56 pm
Too bad...I was looking forward to watching him lose!

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 9:30 pm
Well I guess the GOP race is down to 3 — Rmoney; Gingrich who has been laying low but didn’t withdraw; and Ron Paul who I don’t think has a hope in hell of making a further dent in the delegate race. As wrecks go, Paul is just a fender bender!

The original Gettysburg Address some 149 years ago was made famous by the words “government of the people, by the people, for the people”, but if anything, Santorum’s withrawal from the GOP nomination race and the divided GOP, means his Gettysburg address gives more chance for the restoration of “government of the people, by the people, for the people”. He seemed to be the most strident in the war on women and the LGBT community. But let us not forget the GOP war on the Girl Scouts of America, those radical feminazis of puberty!

In his address, Santoum summed up with:

… stand for the values that make us Americans;

that make us the greatest country in the history of the world;

that shining city on the hill;

to be a beacon for everybody for freedom around the world.

It is disappointing that these Greedy Old Pharts can’t see that with the war on women, the war on the LGBT community, the war on the GSA, and their push for a Xtian theocracy (contrary to the 1st amendment of the constitution), the US is not the beacon for freedom. The US of the GOP is like ancient Rome, rotting from the inside out.

When I thought of Newty’s reaction, I could picture him rubbing his hands together in glee, adding Santorum’s delegates to his and giggling about the ‘easiest 285 delegates he ever acquired.’ If he manages to snag Santorum's delegates, he'll still only have 421 to Rmoney's 661. But there are still primaries and caucuses to go. If Rmoney gets them, he'll have 946, still short of the required 1,144 but with primaries and caucuses still to go, I think he would easily win the nomination. Here’s his statement.

Newt Gingrich weighed in during a press conference on Tuesday:

“I think it makes it clearer that there’s a conservative, named Newt Gingrich, and there’s Mitt Romney,” he said, according to Justin Sink of The Hill. “I have a great, great respect for how hard Rick worked, he was the personification of courage.”

To my knowledge, Santorum hasn’t assigned his delegates to anyone yet but is scheduled to talk to Rmoney later this week.

Oh the games that are being played out! Let’s just hope they remain fractious with eachother.

And to the electorate, make sure you have the correct documentation for voting in your state, know where you are to vote, and make sure your neighbours and friends are properly prepared. Above all, vote Democrat in 2012! Well now I am off to vote in my provincial by-election!

Susanne R (234)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 10:30 pm
I'd bow out too if I knew I wasn't going to win the nomination in my home state! He'll be back. There are a lot of women out there whose reproductive rights he's determined to gain control over.

David C (29)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 11:28 pm
Time after time he told the church people that just love him, that God told him to run and that he would win, so was him or God that lied??

Bye Bye Santoum and the next to go is...................

Robert O (12)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 12:56 am
Another one bites the dust.

Christoffer B (18)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 1:18 am
This sucks, who will now represent the crazy demographic?

Melody Long (1)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 2:12 am
Thanks, and noted.

miriam w (17)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 4:07 am
this whole thing is theater. These guys plan behind the scenes all this garbage just to jerk the American people around. They pretend to fight each other, but they have already decided who their nominee is going to be. Make no mistake. This is ALL lies.

Ellen m (215)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 4:22 am
I think he was a AH for running and missing that time with Bella.!
Everyone else already said the rest.

Cynthia C (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 4:31 am
I wonder what type of personality he would have chosen for a running mate. Kenneth from 30 Rock?

KS Goh (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 6:13 am
Thanks for the article.

Nancy L (141)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 7:33 am
God Bless him and his family. I am afraid that his daughter is more sick than we know. She has already lived longer than expected. I like Santorum, he is a man who stands by his convictions. Whether you agree with him or not he is an honest man of integrity. We need more honest people in government.

Nancy L (141)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 8:25 am
I just heard that Bella is back in the hospital. My heart breaks for their family.

Jim P (3257)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 9:25 am
Santorum already got his butt kicked in Pennsylvania when that state did not re-elect him.

Santorum is NOT an honest man of integrity especially after what he did to the veterans for the
catholic church.

Good riddance that he is gone and we no longer have to have him around to listen to his
rant views on anti-women, anti-gay, ant-girls scouts and other anti-isms...

Ty, Cal.

William K (308)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 10:35 am
Santorum embraces his destiny as Rick the Irrelevant II.

There is no way that he could have maintained a primary campaign, and assuming he won (long shot), a presidential campaign, with a family member who is deathly ill. He probably should not have run in the first place. Of course, I do not think that he even expected to get as far as he did.

I do tend to agree that the RNC already knew who their candidate was going to be, and all the rest has been social engineering to achieve that end. They'll want to end the contentious primary now, and fire up the ol' etch-a-sketch before it gets too close to the presidential campaign season.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 1:20 pm
Best news I've gotten all day.

pam w (139)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 1:37 pm
Do yourselves a favor now.....go back & read Lynn Squance's (Tuesday April 10, 2012, 9:30 pm) comments!

David Menard (43)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 1:55 pm
One theo fascist bites the dust. I would rather have liked to watch him go down in ignominious defeat in his home state though poetic irony.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 2:15 pm
Anyone here got a problem with this?

No, didn't think so.

Jose Ramon Fisher Rodriguez (13)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 2:59 pm
I just hope he never gets named Ambassador to anywhere.

Mike m (9)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 5:22 pm
Well, from here in PA, I had no belief that Santorum would lose. For one thing, after the debacle of 2010, I don't trust the voters any further than I can throw them. I still don't. A lot of people don't know the demographics of PA. Once you are outside of the Philly/Bucks/Allentown area and Pittsburgh, the rest of the state is known as the "T", or as I like to call it, "Pennsyltucky." Lots of small towns loaded with small town values (and prejudices). This would not have been a cakewalk for Romney. What concerns me more is that he might be on the short list for VP (balancing the ticket), or some other appointed position where he can do his damage to free America without any say-so from the voters.

Barbara T (431)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 6:27 pm
Rick Santorum is/was the STEALTH Candidate for Opus Dei -- yes, THAT Opus Dei, featured in the novel The Da Vinci Code -- a work of fiction, true, but BASED on REAL RESEARCH into Opus Dei, an organization of Catholic wealth and power that is certainly NOT fiction.

So, Santorum {and his sponsor, Opus Dei}, will be BACK in 2016, or 2020...... This was possibly an Opus Dei decision that he couldn't win this time, so to "preserve" him for future attempts at takeover.

Opus Dei really DOES think it has the "God-given" RIGHT TO RULE -- everywhere, everybody, and everything. After all, ya can't argue with GOD, now can you? Opus Dei is notorious for its close ties with Fascist Dictators everywhere, starting in the 1930's with Franco in Spain, and later including much of Latin America.

For Rick Santorum's close ties with Opus Dei, you can research his trip to Rome while Santorum was a Senator, PAID FOR by Opus Dei, accompanied on his trip by an Opus Dei priest -- the occasion, the Raising to Sainthood of the FOUNDER of Opus Dei, Father Josemaria Escriva.
Rick Santorum on that occasion {which he said was part of his "official duties" -- as U.S. Senator???}, gave a speech in which he stated that, quote, "blessed Josemaria" was his total guide in life.

Escriva's strictures to Catholics are much more stringent than even ordinary Catholicism, involving huge sellf-denial and in some cases, self-torture {to get rid of "bad temptations"}. People join the order at various levels of practice.
Rick Santorum is supposedly not a member as such -- just a "good friend" to the order of Opus Dei.
{Opus Dei is VERY totalitarian, and misogynistic, it is needless to say. And very rich, and very powerful. The Da Vinci Code got a lot of it right.}

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Wednesday April 11, 2012, 6:34 pm
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Barbara T (431)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 6:39 pm
Bee Hive:
John F. Kennedy,altho dead for 48 years, was STILL A DANGER to the likes of Rick Santorum, and of Opus Dei. {Maybe even MORE of a danger, like Jesus was in his time, AFTER being dead! Not that I am equating the two.... other than in that respect!}

michael hall (42)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 6:42 pm
a tear...i heard he's going to see his mentor;sarah p.

JL A (281)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 8:03 pm
I'll miss the ironic humor in some of his apparently sincere beliefs...any one else predicting now it's going to become the ugliest campaign in history given the new PAC Rove and Koch Bros. just created?
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