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Santorum suspends GOP presidential campaign

By Marc Levy

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Bowing to the inevitable, Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination.

Santorum, appearing with his wife and children 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.

He pointedly made no mention or endorsement of Romney, whom Santorum had derided as an unworthy standard-bearer for the GOP. The former Pennsylvania senator stressed that he'd taken his campaign farther than anyone expected.

"We will continue to go out and fight and defeat President Barack Obama," Santorum declared.

Santorum spoke with Romney before the announcement, a Republican source close to the campaign said.

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 1,144 needed to clinch the nomination by early June. Still in the race, but not considered a factor: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

Santorum had been hoping to hold out through the primary in Pennsylvania on April 24, but decided to fold up after his severely ill 3-year-old daughter, Bella, spent the weekend in the hospital.

Santorum, a feisty campaigner who took everyone by surprise with his win in Iowa's leadoff caucuses, ran on his conservative credentials and his experience in Congress - he was a House member for four years and senator for 12 - but was hobbled by a lack of money and organization.

Santorum stressed the improbable accomplishment of the past year, saying that "against all odds, we won 11 states, millions of voters, millions of votes."

He said that while Romney was accumulating more delegates, "we were winning in a very different way. We were touching hearts" with his conservative message.

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

"He has proven himself to be an important voice in our party and in the nation," Romney said. "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."

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  1. LenaComment by Mona
    April 10, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    Finally!

    Now, Romney can attempt to repair all the damage that Santorum has done to Republicans with his over the top rhetoric about contraception.

    Santorum single handedly took a religious liberty issue that Obama would have lost and turned it against us by taking a stand against all contraception.

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    • GHUComment by GHU
      April 10, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

      Finally? What about all the “damage” Romney has done to his fellow Republicans? Santorum was the only real Conservative to fight against Obama. Sorry, but Romney is a RINO. He described himself in 2002 as a “moderate progressive” (in his own recorded words) He supported the Wall Street bailouts, supported the Cap and trade hoax, is NOT a real pro-life supporter and then there’s Romneycare! I will have a very hard time voting for Romney.

      But I’m sure the RNC establishment and other fools are very happy!

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    • ryderComment by ryder
      April 10, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

      How people like Santorum think that anyone would vote for them is a mystery. He is a whiny liberal wimp. He made vicious attacks on Romney for no reason. He never had a campaign, but with the free exposure given by the debstes he msde s big splash about being a conservative, that was about as true as Obama claiming to be a Christian. Good riddance and now on the the real game – defeat Obama in November!

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    • george0230Comment by george0230
      April 11, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

      Mona you and the other boneheads that think Romney is the salvation of the party should look at history. I’m old enough to have voted for Reagan. Back then there was “Reagan Democrats”, now the establishment thinks that the “Romney Moderates” will save the party. Ya right. I’ll vote for Romney in the fall to defeat Obama, but I won’t vote for any down ballot Republican.

      Dole, Cain & Romney the winning Trifecta. The establishment has killed the GOP and it is now time for a Conservative Party.

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    • LenaComment by Mona
      April 11, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

      George honey, not only did I vote for Reagan, I voted for Nixon and I’d do it again considering the alternative.

      Ya right. I’ll vote for Romney in the fall to defeat Obama, but I won’t vote for any down ballot Republican.

      Now George, I know you’re disappointed and upset, but you’re not dumb. You know we need a conservative Congress in order to keep a moderate president in line. So, like it or not, unless you really want Obama’s policies to continue you need to vote for the most conservative senator and representative you can.

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  2. fortyshooterComment by fortyshooter
    April 10, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    Well, it was the right thing to do. But Ron Paul is the right man to elect. I’m sitting this one out. Romney won’t repeal ObamaCare or do anything drastically differently from the socialist we have in the White House now.

    Gird your loins, America.

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      April 10, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

      If you sit it out we’ll have people like you to thank if Obama wins.

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    • Mary SComment by Mary S
      April 10, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

      Sitting it out doesn’t solve anything – that’s as good as pulling the lever for obummer. I’m not a Romney fan, and I’m annoyed that his candidacy has been assumed by most everyone. I’m tired of of being manipulated by the media, the establishment, the intelligentsia. At the very least, a Romney presidency might just put the brakes on the complete destruction of the United States of America by these crazy radicals.

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    • herman423Comment by herman423
      April 10, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

      If you sit this one out, you may as well have cast a vote for O…I do not understand that way of thinking. The main objective in this election is to get the current administration OUT. That will only happen if we band together and vote for the Republican candidate. All the things we want to accomplish may not happen all at once, but we can get on the right path….which will NOT happen at all if O is re-elected.

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    • Cleia CavalcantiComment by Cleia Cavalcanti
      April 10, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

      Get OVER with Ron Paul, Mr. SHORTSHOOTER.

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    • KAHR50Comment by KAHR50
      April 10, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

      What does sitting it out accomplish.

      The dirty O is counting on idiots like you to give up on America and not vote.

      Do I like Romney – not really – but a dead mouse would be better than the dirty O.

      Grow up amd be a man of America – vote socialism out and pray that Romney is not a total bust.

      Look at what the dirty O has done when he needed to win an election – what do you think he will do if he does not?

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    • SAnnComment by SAnn
      April 10, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

      I continue to be amazed at people who will sit things out! No wonder we are in the depths of destruction from the democrats. No one has to lose their vote even if you must vote for Romney but never complain if you do not use that vote because you would have lost a right that was granted to you when this country became a Republic.

      One thing to remember…. begin supporting conservatives for the Senate and House. There we can have the support to hopefully regain our country. Be sure it isn’t the Boehner’s, McCain’s, Graham’s that sell their soul for power that you will give your vote to.

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    • ClarkCComment by ClarkC
      April 10, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

      Romney has pledged to use the waiver power in ObamaCare to grant waivers to all 50 states as soon as he takes office. Every state that asks for a waiver will get one before Congress can even organize itself, much less vote on a repeal. What more do you want?

      Some people love to posture about how there is no difference between the parties, candidates are not good enough for them, etc. Cynicism is a great excuse for laziness and ignorance. The cynics usually cannot even cite the policy positions of the candidates.

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    • AMVoterComment by AMVoter
      April 10, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

      Sitting out the election is a vote for the socialist Obama. Is that what you want, to give that disaster four more years to run up huge deficits, ignore our laws, and continue to divide this country?

      If you truly are a Ron Paul supporter and not an Obama troll, you won’t sit out this election you will cast a vote to free this country of the scourge in the white house now.

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    • ryderComment by ryder
      April 10, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

      That silly attitude is what got Obama elected last time. If you were really a Republican you would vote for the party’s nominee. Beating Obama is the objective, not playing a popularity contest.

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  3. middlegroundComment by middleground
    April 10, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    Now maybe we can get back to the main issue — out of control spending and political payoffs to unions and “green” power companies.

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  4. Don A.Comment by Don A.
    April 10, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    I really didn’t think Santorum had a chance against Obama. I’d still like to see Newt as the nominee.

    As for Obama, I see his reign as evil destruction of our Country. But I ask you, where is the GOP? the “conservative” media? each one in Congress who has given an oath to preserve and protect the Constitution? the GOP Presidential candidates?

    All cover up the illegal Presidency of Obama (not a natural born citizen) along with the results of the 6-month investigation by law enforcement professionals exposing feloniously forged Obama documents (not to mention dozens of others suppressed). Despicable moral cowards all. If America does not return to the rule of Law, it is indeed done for!

    Additional references:
    – foundational Constitution breach – http://www.patriotsunion.org/PresidentialQualifications.htm
    – unanswered questions – http://www.westernjournalism.com/forgerygate-an-open-letter-to-my-indifferent-senator-jon-kyl-r-az/

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  5. sandy sComment by sandy s
    April 10, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    I’m so disappointed. I’m just as excited about this election as I was about the McCain/Obama race.

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    • AMVoterComment by AMVoter
      April 10, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

      sandy, this is one of the most important elections of our lifetime. It is so important to get out and vote against Obama to save this country from becoming like socialist Europe. Romney is not as conservative as I would like but we should work for his election because Obama is taking this country in the wrong direction. If that doesn’t sway you, take a long look at Europe and Greece.

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    • GHUComment by GHU
      April 10, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

      I feel the same way. McCain/ Romney= RINO Yeah!

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    • ryderComment by ryder
      April 10, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

      With our full support, Romney can defeat Obama and begin to repair all the damage this radical Muslim has done to our coutry and get our economy back on track. It is clear that this will be our last free election if Obama is reelected.

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  6. lmorgan3Comment by lmorgan3
    April 10, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    I agree with everyone else, Fortyshooter, you sit this out you might as well pull the lever for Obummer. The most absolute important issue here is to unite together and beat the abysmal Obummer. Romney will repeal Obamacare. Quit listening to people who say he will not repeal. There is a difference between states rights and the federal government.

    I also like a different candidate, but ultimately anyone is better than the current resident of the White House. So wish Rick Santorum well, forget about Ron Paul and get behind the nominee. It is our only hope.

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  7. LAPhilComment by LAPhil
    April 10, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

    Now why doesn’t Newt get a clue?

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  8. vComment by v
    April 10, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    Sorry his child is sick, but glad this jerk is finally gone….look at all of the money wasted when we’ll need it to defeat Obama!
    Everyone does understand that is the Number One Priorty “DEFEAT OBAMA”!
    Now to stop the flow of Illegal Aliens, Stop Issuing Work Visas/Greencards, Pass English as Official Language, US Citizens in ALL Government Jobs and NO Foreign Nationals, No Foreign Aid, No Foreign Loans, Get out of the World Bank, Get out of the UN, Open up Drilling, Build New Refineries, CleanUp the Morgage Industry/Banks/Credit Companies/Wall Street, Stop Allowing Speculation on Energy/Oil/Gas/Water/Wind/Solar, etc., No more NAFTA, No Chain Migration, No Birthright Citienship, Seal the Border, No Immigration for at least Five Years…
    Time to do what benefits and is in the interst of Legal US Citizens and ONLY US Citizens!

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  9. Lisa CateComment by Lisa Cate
    April 10, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

    We can always write in Ron Paul. Not much difference between Romney and Obama other than Romney is richer, whiter, Mormon and Republican. We’d still be stuck with Obama’s biggest faults if Romney was President. A write in for Ron Paul beats sitting it out IMO.

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    • AMVoterComment by AMVoter
      April 10, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

      You need to go back to Huffypo, troll.

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      April 10, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

      AMVoter, I’m not sure these Paul people are trolls. They’re just stuck in their black and white way of thinking that if you’re not with them you’re against them, and if their ideal candidate doesn’t win they won’t vote for anyone else. These are the same people who have been Romney-bashing and calling him a RINO from the beginning. The RINO label may not be completely invalid, but when they go as far as to claim Romney and Obama are no different, that’s when the flags go up for me.

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    • AMVoterComment by AMVoter
      April 10, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

      Phil, you may be right but I just have a difficult time understanding anyone with a braincell who would sit out the election or waste their vote on Paul and take the chance that Obama will have another 4 years to destroy this country. All one has to do is look at the last 3 years of Obama to see what is happening under his presidency. Romney isn’t what I would consider a conservative by any means but he is still 100% better than Obama.

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    • dshevlinComment by dshevlin
      April 10, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

      Lisa – A write in for Paul equates to sitting this one out. Same result occurs, BO is one ahead because Paul is in last place. I understand how you feel, but we must be realistic. Being stubborn won’t change the outcome. Paul didn’t make it, good fiscal message behind him a constitutional guy, yes, but he did not make it. Please do the right thing on 11/6/12.

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    • ryderComment by ryder
      April 10, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

      Writeins are a nothing vote. If you want to support Obama, vote for him. Ron Paul couldn’t carry his own state, forget him and get behind Romney and let’s unseat the dictator in DC.

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  10. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    April 10, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

    Santorum was running out of money and Gingrich’s campaign is over $5M in debt. Romney would have won the nomination regardless of Santorum’s dropping out. Now there is no doubt whatsoever that Romney will be the GOP presidential candidate.

    Glad all the GOP infighting will end and hopefully the GOP can rally together to defeat Obama. Romney pledged to end Obamacare, and he has the best business mind to help the economy grow.

    Romney needs to get help from women voters and the Latinos. His wife will be a great asset in wooing women voters and his choice for VP, if it’s the Latino from Florida, could help to bring in votes from the Latinos. Obama has a war chest, but so does Romney. I expect to see a proliferation of campaign ads between now and November with more campaign false promises and lies coming from Obama.

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    • dshevlinComment by dshevlin
      April 10, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

      Thank you wdjinc. A very logical comment. I agree, now we can just rally behind one guy and get this thing going. BTW – The Latino from Florida ( my home state ) is awesome. His name is Marco Rubio. He has said several times though, that he is not interested in being VP. He is doing excellent work in his current position as Fl State Senator and I’d hate to lose him to VP tell ya the truth. He is that special. But I also think he would give Romney that extra good edge to defeat. He is a true Constitution man. Check him out on youtube. He has been giving it to congress regarding no budget etc. Some say he is still too ‘green’ being fairly new. I say that is exactly what we are looking for. Someone who is still a human being and untouched from the cancer in our government. This might end up pretty good actually!

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  11. tennesseejoeComment by tennesseejoe
    April 10, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    Well, I guess the time has come to say it. There is only one true Constitutional conservative in the race for the White House and that is Ron Paul. All of you others who dismiss him yet claim to be true Patriots are misguided!

    I grew up in a strong Democratic home and in my youth was silly enough to believe the Democrats were the best we had. I certainly was not a Republican and to this day I am not!

    I am a Libertarian and proud of it! I usually vote for the Libertarian candidate and for anyone but an incumbent because I have come to realize there is little difference between a Republicrat and a Demoplican.

    I stand with Ron Paul because he is a Libertarian at heart but knows in reality that only Republicrats or Demoplicans can get elected in America today.

    I do not like Mitt Romney because he is just another statist like Boehner, McConnell, McCain, etc. and if it were not for the fact that we HAVE to get rid of obummer I would vote Libertarian again this time.

    However, even though my conscience tells me to vote Libertarian I will for the first time in my life hold my nose and vote for a Republicrat for President even if Ron Paul is not the nominee.

    Having said that, let us all remember this. It is the House and Senate who have the power to make laws and reign in an out of control executive branch and since we have little choice when it comes to who our President will be in January it is imperative we concentrate on electing truly Constitutional conservatives to the House & Senate.

    They are running a shell game on us! Of course we would all like to have a President who believes in and supports the Constitution. But, it looks like we may fall short of that given the choices we are having shoved down our throats. So let us not be diverted from our mission of saving our Republic by spending too much time worrying about who will be President when we should be making sure that the checks and balances our Founding Fathers gave us are put back in place.

    We are not being served well by either the President and his minions or the Legislative branch of our Government. Let us take back the Legislative branch this time and make sure obummer can no longer thumb his nose at us, our Constitution or our Republic.

    Get rid of Boehner, McConnell, and all the incumbents who have not the courage to do what is right and stand up to this illegitimate President or for our Constitution or for the People of the United states of America!

    No longer can we afford the ‘my guy is OK, it’s your guy that’s bad’ syndrome. We must get rid of them ALL! Even the Tea Party darlings that were elected to have the courage to the right thing and then caved at the first opportunity. We all know who they are and they need to go!

    Forget about the President, we can make him irrelevant by electing truly Constitutional Conservatives to the House and Senate who will stand up and say, “NOT ON MY WATCH!”

    Ron Paul is my choice and I hope a miracle happens. But whether it does or not I intend to all I can to kick out all incumbents and replace them with true Constitutional Conservatives who have the b_lls to stand up and fight for our Republic and its Constitution! Won’t you join me?

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      April 10, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

      Tennesseejoe, I would agree with you about Ron Paul if it weren’t for just one thing: his foreign policy. I think his ideas on domestic policy are great, but he’s just naive when it comes to dealing with our enemies, and they do exist. He has this idea that if we’re nice to them they’ll be nice to us, and any animosity toward the United States on the part of Iran or any other internationally aggressive nation is the fault of the Unites States in some way. I could never support a candidate for President who subscribes to this isolationist and dangerously naive foreign policy.

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    • AMVoterComment by AMVoter
      April 10, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

      Phil, you are absolutely correct.

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    • tennesseejoeComment by tennesseejoe
      April 10, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

      LAPhil,

      You like most who do not understand our Constitution and what our Fore Fathers envisioned see Ron Paul as an isolationist. However, as our Founding Fathers stated we should at all costs avoid entangling alliances. Ron Paul understands that if threatened we should be prepared to defend ourselves with all the might we can muster. However, it is not our place to police the world and determine what forms of government and society others should have.

      His “so-called” isolationism is just a statement that we should not provide the security for the world by having our troops stationed in every corner of the world to defend every nation, friend or foe.

      Ron Paul knows we have enemies. Everybody has enemies! Do you think for a minute he really wants to play nice with everyone in hopes that no one will dislike us? That is obummer’s stance.

      Ron Paul would gladly punish severely any nation or group who threatened our self interest and do so with gusto. He will not however, provide the security and defense for a world who would use us for their own purposes and discard us at the drop of a hat if they felt they could get a better deal somewhere else.

      Just as we in America are supposed to take personal responsibility for ourselves it is time the world took responsibility for itself. If need be as in World War I and World War II our assistance is required Ron Paul would step up to the plate and do what is right.

      It just does not make sense to squander money and personnel to protect a world that does not want and/or need our protection.

      If you would listen to Ron Paul instead of going off when you think you hear him saying he is an isolationist you would understand that he is coming from a Constitutional point of view and that our Founding Fathers would almost assuredly agree with him; then you would understand that Ron Paul is NOT an isolationist.

      Even I don’t always agree with Ron Paul, but I do believe that I would rather have my freedom and face the threat that poses than have what has in the most recent past up until today been shoved at me in the name of security.

      Ron Paul is the only Politician who has stood by his word and understands that we are supposed to be free of government involvement and manipulation. He is the only politician who has remained true to the Constitution our Founding Fathers gave so much to provide us with and he is the only politician who can truly start to reverse the move towards destruction that was begun so many years ago by so-called “Progressives”.

      Having said that, I will not set out this election. I will vote for a Republicrat for President if I have to and do all I can to restore the backbone to Congress so that even if obummer is re-elected we can reign him in and make him irrelevant.

      I stand with you LAPhil and I stand with America even if we don’t agree 100%. I want my children and grandchildren to have their freedom and the same opportunity I have had to make my way.

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      April 10, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

      Well, tennesseejoe, I have to admit you make quite a case for Mr. Paul. You may know more about him than I do, but I have to stand by my comments because all I can do is judge him by the things I’ve heard him say. I’m just not that convinced that he would be willing to take an appropriate response to a threat from outside or within this country. I could go on, but this is really a subject for another discussion.

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    • dshevlinComment by dshevlin
      April 10, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

      tennesseejoe – I think your passion for our country and a candidate is admirable and very sensible. I totally agree that we need to clean house once again in all offices. Those who let us down must get the message by pink slip. We must show them we mean business. No more of this long term employment on our dime if they do not follow our instructions. That is the attitude I like to see! We have the power people, let’s use it. Do not be a brat on 11/6/12. Stand united with your fellow Americans and help us get rid of these problems! Letting him divide us is NOT in the plan. Giving Bo four more years is NOT in the plan. Ron Paul would want you to vote for Romney knowing he was the only way to get rid of BO. He will vote for him, he will. They all will because they do not want Obama either. Come on let’s get this done please! I can’t stand living like this anymore. It *****. I want my life back!

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  12. godivaComment by godiva
    April 10, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    I have not had any “Worthy” Republican Presidential Candidate during this entire campaign.

    If Ron Paul would take off his “blinders” regarding the environmental issues affecting the nation’s (and world’s) health, in addition to his foreign policies approaching isolationism in a world that is at greater risk than ever from “isolationism,” I might be able to support him as “Worthy” to be the Republican Presidential Candidate.

    As things stand now, my only viable Republican Candidate is Maria Shriver, since Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana refused to run. And believe me, Maria Shriver will be the best Statesman we have seen on this planet since Margaret Thatcher! (And likely with a lot more savvy, popularity, and pull.)

    We need someone who will restore Ethics, Integrity, Humanity, and Common Sense to the White House.

    Only Maria Shriver today can do that! (And don’t quibble about party affiliation—Shriver knows more than most how many times Winston Churchill jumped parties for political expediency.)

    Guess I will be “writing in” Maria Shriver for Republican Presidential Candidate—assuming the new “write-in” rules do not prohibit me from having my “vote” counted!

    I remain, sincerely yours,
    Godiva

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    • ryderComment by ryder
      April 10, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

      You have that man in Romney, but all you nay sayers would rather crticize him for being succesful, experienced, intelligent, religious, honest, good family man, and of high moral character. He can restore our economy and repair our broken government.

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  13. pier0Comment by pier0
    April 10, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    godiva,

    A vote is too precious to waste. Your heart may tell you to write in a name or not vote at all, but, hopefully, your mind will prevail. This is an election like none we have ever known. I am afraid this election will determine whether we will remain a democracy or give in to a tyrant who has no respect for the rule of law.

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    • dshevlinComment by dshevlin
      April 10, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

      pier0 – You are correct about this election being the turning point for America. It is exactly that. An election to determine whether America remains a Constituional Republic a.k.a. democracy, or do we become a socialist/communist nation. That is what this is. So all you guys who want to stay home on 11/6/12 better think it over real hard. Have a cold one and reconsider. Your life depends on it.

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  14. Jeff OComment by Jeff O'Neal
    April 10, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    Jesus is my King and His Word is even more important to me than the Constitution. I stand with Him and am now only left with a write-in as my vote.

    I refuse to make an idol out of beating BO. None of the RINO jackals that say Romney is at least better than BO seem to be able to get their heads far enough out of their rectum to realize it was that kind of perverted thinking that brought BO to the armpit of our nation.

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  15. pier0Comment by pier0
    April 10, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

    Jeff O’Neal,

    Your ideas call to mind the Parable of the Talents in the New Testament.

    Like I said before, a vote is too precious to waste.

    Only you can decide whether your indignation will have you cast a vote which might possibly help our nation OR cast a vote which will certainly help the enemy to destroy our nation.

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  16. Don A.Comment by Don A.
    April 10, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

    I really didn’t think Santorum had a chance against Obama. I’d still like to see Newt as the nominee.

    As for Obama, I see his reign as evil destruction of our Country. But I ask you, where is the GOP? the “conservative” media? each one in Congress who has given an oath to preserve and protect the Constitution? the GOP Presidential candidates?

    All cover up the illegal Presidency of Obama (not a natural born citizen) along with the results of the 6-month investigation by law enforcement professionals exposing forged Obama documents (not to mention dozens of others suppressed). Moral cowards all. If America does not return to the rule of Law, it is indeed done for!

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  17. Don A.Comment by Don A.
    April 10, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

    I really didn’t think Santorum had a chance against Obama. I’d still like to see Newt as the nominee.

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      April 11, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

      And you thought Santorum didn’t have a chance against Obama?

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  18. Jeff OComment by Jeff O'Neal
    April 11, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    pier0,

    The Parable of the Talents calls to mind the One Who taught it — the One True Living Word of God Made Flesh. NOT the created spirit brother of Lucifer.

    My vote and my talents of any kind will not be squandered on someone or something antithetical to the One True Living God.

    How many are going to pray the prayer or at least forward the email about 2 Chron 7:14 then vote for a pagan cult member?

    Maybe I need to stop calling Romney a RINO if so many who call themselves Republicans are going to vote for him. Apparently, people who are committed to the One True Living Lord and His Word are no longer considered Republicans. It appears that Christian morals are no longer an important part of either party’s platform. That is good to know. I wasted two days this year is a sham caucus system that could have been better used to serve the Lord in a meaningful way.

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  19. gtmerkleyComment by gtmerkley
    April 11, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    We lost a great man and the election, it looks like four more years of Obama

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  20. pier0Comment by pier0
    April 11, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    Jeff O’Neal,

    I hardly ever see anyone on this forum who knows so much that isn’t true (to paraphrase RR).

    Our president is educated, but ignorant about what makes a great country where the citizens are happy and free. I personally believe God gave us this land in which to be free and it is our duty to fight to keep that freedoms. Obama has chosen a differnt path and intends to force all of us down that path. If you think the Lord would like for you to vote for Obama by throwing your vote away with a write-in, wrap yourself up in your religiosity and do it. Just remember you won’t be the only one who pays for your decision.

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  21. Jeff OComment by Jeff O'Neal
    April 11, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    pier0,

    You have an interesting basis for what you call truth. You must think God gave us this land then went to sleep and it is up to us to replace one deceitful liberal tyrant with another and “hope” things will “change”.

    The Lord calls us to look to Him above all things. Look at what happened when Sarai and Abram decided they would accomplish God’s Purposes according to their own human design (Gen 16). Can you say Muslim hoards?

    So go ahead and replace BO with your own liberal tyrant that bears your same elephant label. See how well that goes over with swing voters. The pendulum will swing, as usual. But if Romney is as conservative as it gets and BO becomes a moderate, you don’t want to see what replaces Romney on the next swing of the pendulum.

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    • Don A.Comment by Don A.
      April 11, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

      Jeff O’Neal- You had some good insights in your comment. That is, until you said if “BO becomes a moderate”. There is absolutely no chance of that ever happening.

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