Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Santorum: Very disappointing news

Bowing to the inevitable, Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination.

Santorum, with his wife and family in his home state of Pennsylvania, told supporters the race for him was over, but the fight to defeat President Barack Obama would go on.

Santorum made no mention of Romney, and stressed that he'd gone farther than anyone expected, competing "against all odds."

The delegate totals told the tale of Santorum's demise. Romney has more than twice as many delegates as Santorum and is on pace to reach the number needed to clinch the nomination -- 1,144 -- by early June. Still in the race, but not considered a factor: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

In a statement, Romney has congratulated Santorum on his campaign, calling him an "able and worthy competitor."

"He has proven himself to be an important voice in our party and in the nation," the statement continued. "We both recognize that what is most important is putting the failures of the last three years behind us and setting America back on the path to prosperity."

Newt Gingrich, who trails both Santorum and Romney in the delegate count, states that the former Pennsylvania senator "has waged a remarkable campaign. His success is a testament to his tenacity and the power of conservative principles."

Gingrich adds that he remains committed to staying in the race all the way to the GOP Convention in Tampa "so that the conservative movement has a real choice." He encourages Santorum's supporters to consider backing his campaign. "We know well that only a conservative can protect life, defend the Constitution, restore jobs and growth, and return to a balanced budget."

Well, DARN!  I am sad to see him go, but it looks like his little girl needs her daddy more than us constituents and that's the way it should be. Little Bella is out of the hospital, thank God and I hope she  is recovering nicely.

I am also sure that his leaving the campaign was due to finances, he just didn't have the money to help him compete against Romney who seems to have a bottomless pit of cash.

I guess Gingrich is now my choice for president.

28 comments:

Right Wing Theocrat said...

I'm starting to think that a bottomless pit of cash is needed to match that of obama, which is the real battle.Uniont coustinn.

As for Santorum, it's won't be the last election, after all it's Romney's second shot at this.

Always On Watch said...

IMO, it is inevitable that Romney will be the GOP candidate in 2012.

Santorum, regardless of all the politics at stake, should be putting family first right now. He has done so.

Silverfiddle said...

The Romney Deathstar sails on...

I just hope his team digs dirt and blasts Obama as hard as they did against fellow republicans.

Ducky's here said...

Romney vs. Obama

Either way, the winner is Kapital.

"And it's not going to change,
It's not going to change,
It's not going to change,
Till you wise up."

Don't worry, Leticia, Allen West is still shuffling for the minstrel show. He claims there are 80 members of the Communist party in the House of Representatives.

There is no shortage of absolutely bug eyed loons for you fringe righties.

cube said...

Whatever his reasons, I'm glad Santorum dropped out of the running because Republicans shouldn't be wasting ammunition on other Republicans. Beating BO is the true goal and the GOP should be fighting against his terrible record.

Z said...

Voter Fraud and media obfuscation will put Obama in again, no worries.
And the lefties will be SO proud.

Leticia said...

MK, yeah, Santorum can run again if he chooses. But I really hate it's about how much money you can fork out.

AOW, Gingrich is said he is staying in the race so, I am hoping he will. Otherwise it's Paul or Romney.

Silver, one can only hope, I hate to think that Romney is going to be our only choice, but I will vote for him, just get Obama out.

Ducky, "fringe righties" Yeah, I don't think so. I believe you have that all reversed. Nice try, but no dice.

Cube, the GOP and all conservatives must not not allow Obama to gain another term.

One of the callers on AFR said he would not vote if Romney won the primaries. And with that kind of complacent thinking, Obama is sure to win. We have to vote to make it count. Vote for the lesser of two evils.

dmarks said...

Ducky said: "Either way, the winner is Kapital."

The word is spelled with a C. And it has little to do with government (except, of course, situations like when Obama, opposed by Republicans, hands out hundreds of billions in bailout money to corporations).

"Don't worry, Leticia, Allen West is still shuffling for the minstrel show."

This is yet another strongly racist comment from Ducky bashing black people. It's a wonder you can see out of the eyeholes in your white hood today, Ducky.

You are as bad as that guy who went on about watermelon and Al Sharpton.

"There is no shortage of absolutely bug eyed loons for you fringe righties."

There aren't any fringe righties who even comment here, except probably for that watermelon guy.

Jersey McJones said...

Leticia, if you're worried about children, you probably want to vote Democratic. It's not that they're all that great, but they're better for the kids than the Republicans - nationally. Nationally. As for your local elections, you should, as I do, study and make good choices. Partisanship means less and less the more local the election. Unfortunately, ethics mean less and less as well. The smaller the corruption, the less likely we are to see it. The downside to Devolution is the devolution of corruption. ;)

JMJ

Leticia said...

Jersey, I am a conservative Republican and I will never vote Democrat, due to the fact that are pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, etc.

Magpie said...

“I just hope his team digs dirt and blasts Obama as hard as they did against fellow republicans.”

Oh I’m sure they’ll make something up.

“I am a conservative Republican and I will never vote Democrat, due to the fact that are pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, etc.”

My own marriage would have been illegal in some parts of the United States all the way up to 1967. I will support anyone’s freedom to marry whom they wish as consenting adults who are not relatives.

As I have indicated elsewhere, conservatives will never deliver on abortion, it will never go away, and people will never cease to be manipulated on that issue.

“There aren't any fringe righties who even comment here”

Yeah I’d agree with that in so much as there aren’t any rabid anti-Semites, White Supremacists or people who think Obama is a Martian.
Some fringe right ideas do percolate however.

Jersey McJones said...

Leticia, what does any of that have anything to do with you?

JMJ

Leticia said...

Jersey, it has every thing to do with my faith and belief in the Word of God, I will not go against my conscience or everything that I believe in.

I vote by morals, ethics and voting records.

That's my stance.

Liberalmann said...

Another extremist evangelical hypocrite bites the dust. Good riddance!

Teresa said...

The news of Santorum dropping out is disappointing. But he is right to choose his family first. Little Bella needs her daddy right now more than we do. My second choice is Newt too. There is still a possibility that this GOP fight will go all the way to the convention.

Jersey is okay with homosexual marriage and abortion because he is simpatico with immorality. He has no regard for the natural law. From his words he believes in see no evil, hear no evil, except when he fabricates the GOP's "evil". How he can possibly assert that the Democratic Party cares about children more than Republicans is absurd. Dems don't give a crap about children, especially with regards to the Little Ones in the womb.

Malcolm Bondon said...

Santorum made a wise choice by bowing out of the race. If President Obama wins a 2nd term (are you righties quivering with fear yet? :-)), Santorum will be in a great position. For the next four years he'll be able to say "I told you so" and that the GOP should nominate a true conservative like himself.

Leticia said...

Malcolm, Santorum quit for one reason, he chose his family over politics, his little girl is ill and that's where he felt he belonged.

Newt will be the one I am supporting.

Ducky's here said...

Teresa, why are you right wing freaks so intent on controlling other people's sexuality.

dmarks said...

Liberalmann said: "Another extremist evangelical hypocrite bites the dust. Good riddance!"

We know he is no extremist, so you are quite incorrect about that.

But do you have any evidence of hypocrisy?

Liberalmann said...

Ah.....any one of his campaign speeches? The time he took a dead fetus him to show is young children their dead brother and perhpas scarred them for life? His 'man on dog' comments? His 'snob' comments after Obama encouraged kids to go to college? Stopping shot of calling Obama a 'N' word at a sppech? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeaA8nkiWdk)

Most Outrageous Rick Santorum Quotes
http://www.ranker.com/list/most-outrageous-rick-santorum-quotes/pilgrimsprogressive

dmarks said...

Liberalmann. None of those who hypocrisy, so you did not answer my question.

And the N-word did not make sense in Santorum's speech, so it seems very unlikely he'd use it. Also, he's never used it before. Why would he start then? Fail on your part.

Anonymous said...

I admired Santorum for sticking to his philosophy, which included his family values.

Having said that Santorum was not the right choice to be President as he did not reflect or represent the mass of Americans.

A US President needs not only to respresent and reflect the majority view of his/her own party but must also show that he/she can represent "the other side" to a certain degree. That is rreflected by the fact that it is the swinging middle-American vote that choses the President. Santorum represents the more conservative actively Christian element and is committed to battle those who do not agree - that will simply not work at election time.

Equally so, Gingrich, represents a confrontational fringe and thus would not be able to win an election. His presence, in fact, only tears at the fabric of the party that he represents.

Romney is the only candidate that even remotely represents the moderate-centrist side of politics that could potentially get middle-American votes.

Obama is simply going to win, you may as well start working on unity and a candidate that all Conservatives want and get rid of the cancerous spoiler extremes that would rather have the GOP sink than accept democracy within their ranks.

Damien Charles

Malcolm Bondon said...

Leticia: I don't think Santorum dropped out of the race solely because of his family. Although that's part of it, I think he also quit because he realized the odds were against him. If he had lost the upcoming PA primary, it would have been embarrassing for him. Had he won, people would have said, "Big deal, he won his home state."

Answer these two questions:

1. If the only reason Santorum quit was because of his family, why didn't he drop out of the race when his daughter was near death back in January?

2. If Santorum was in Romney's position (being the presumptive nominee), would he have still quit?

As for Newt, he's done. He's so done that if you stuck a fork in him, it would come out clean!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXdPS7IcSVw

Liberalmann said...

Liberalmann. "And the N-word did not make sense in Santorum's speech, so it seems very unlikely he'd use it. Also, he's never used it before. Why would he start then? Fail on your part."

Head in the sand on 'your part.' As usual.

Leticia said...

Malcolm, Santorum had his reasons, and partly was his beautiful little girl and maybe it was the money situation, he ran out. His wife I kept on encouraging him to keep campaigning. Whatever the reason I am sad to see him go.

I am still holding out for Newt.

dmarks said...

Malcolm said: "As for Newt, he's done. He's so done that if you stuck a fork in him, it would come out clean! "

I wonder if I said that on your blog earlier?

Leticia said...

dmarks, interesting. I have seen my comments copied on other blogs as well, just take it as a compliment.

Malcolm Bondon said...

dmarks: I don't know if you did or not. At any rate, I didn't copy your comments as Leticia suggested. I've been using the "He's so done that if you stuck a fork in him, it would come out clean" line about various people since the 1990s.