Last Updated:September 3 @ 12:16 pm

Is Santorum this week's Gingrich, Cain, Perry, Bachmann?

By Bobby Eberle

In the race for the GOP presidential nomination, there is Mitt Romney, and there is the anti-Romney. The anti-Romney has changed throughout the months. First appearing as Rep. Michele Bachmann, the anti-Romney gave conservatives hope. Voters who were looking for a conservative standard bearer, certainly did not want to support Romney, and they threw their support to Bachmann. Times certainly have changed...

With Bachmann surging in the polls, Romney kept plugging away at anywhere from 20 to 25% support. When Bachmann faded, Gov. Rick Perry rose to take her place. At one point he lead all candidates in the polls, with Romney in second. But, like Bachmann before him, he faded, mainly due to his poor debate performances.

Did Romney vault back into the lead? Not quite. Instead, Herman Cain took the top spot with Romney in second. From Romney's view, he saw a familiar site, Cain crashed and burned, and conservatives turned their attention to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Gingrich surged nationally and in Iowa particularly. Romney was... in second.

Guess what? At least in Iowa -- a state which will convene its caucuses on Tuesday -- it looks like there might be yet another shift by conservatives. Former Sen. Rick Santorum has gone from last place to being a top-tier candidate. Has the bruising that Gingrich has been taking since he emerged as the frontrunner taken its toll?

As Fox News reports:

"I've always said that the people of Iowa are going to give me the spark, and that's what I believe is happening right now," Santorum told Fox News.

After a poll Wednesday showed Santorum suddenly moving into third position in Iowa, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Thursday showed the same line-up. The poll showed Mitt Romney and Ron Paul in a dead heat, with 23 and 22 percent respectively, and Santorum in third with 16 percent.

In a troubling sign for Newt Gingrich, the same survey showed the ex-House speaker tied for fourth with Rick Perry.


Can Santorum do it? Is he for real... or just the next anti-Romney? In a few days, we'll know the answers. If Santorum does pull out a victory, what will it mean for New Hampshire which votes the following week?

The problem for anti-Romney is that he/she is always changing, while the real Romney just keeps plugging along. Unless conservatives unite behind a single candidate, the nominee will certainly be Mitt Romney, and he can already start preparing his campaign to take on Barack Obama.

VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
Rate this post:
Rating: 8.9/10 (32 votes cast)
Is Santorum this week's Gingrich, Cain, Perry, Bachmann?, 8.9 out of 10 based on 32 ratings





Don't leave yet! Add a comment below or check out these other great stories:

43 Comments

  1. Ben_ColderComment by Ben_Colder
    December 30, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    Over looked an Orchid while searching for a Rose. Tired of Mitt.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.4/5 (20 votes cast)
  2. macmanComment by macman
    December 30, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    It amazes me how fickle voters, particularly Iowa voters, have become.  “Oh, I really like candidate X!.  Uh oh, he sneezed.  I’m not voting for him now!”  Ridiculous… 

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.5/5 (24 votes cast)
    • newsjunkyComment by newsjunky
      December 30, 2011 @ 10:53 am

      That’s just how I feel too!  The way they are elevating Ron Paul when he openly shows nothing but disdain and disrespect for his own country, proves that the people of Iowa are nowhere near as patriotic or conservative as we’ve been led to believe.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.3/5 (28 votes cast)
    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      December 30, 2011 @ 11:08 am

       
      Just admit it voters, Mitt Romney is that reliable friend with benefits you can depend on to be there to fill your needs while you look for that perfect mate who has all the various individual qualities that the other 8 guys you are flirting with rolled into one person. Guess what, Mr. Perfection does not exist. Since the powers to be have given us a deadline of November 2012 to pick a partner or be disinherited, it’s either hope that a dark horse Mr. Wonderful appears on the scene, or you will have to settle for Mr. Tried and true who you at least can count on to take home the person from the dance that he came with, which is YOU.
       
      As for me I’m tired of crashing weddings, over ingesting the food offered, getting drunk and temporarily hooked up with some bimbo that looks good while the intoxicating imagined beauty is in force, only to wake up the next morning with my arm around come snaggle toothed coyote that just ate my wallet while I’m grabbing the proper tool to cut off my arm in escape.
       
      Good old reliable, vow keeping Mitt is starting to look better and better as the deadline approaches.
       

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 2.5/5 (22 votes cast)
    • 83ragtop50Comment by 83ragtop50
      December 30, 2011 @ 11:58 am

      so, inluminato, help me get your view straight. You ae willing to hold your nose and vote for a RINO because you are willing to accept the “tried and true”. Well, the “tried and true”, including the Bush family helped get us where we are. As for me, I would like to see America led by a Conservative, not a left-of-center moderate Progressive like Romney. We have had enough of that in my opinion.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.9/5 (24 votes cast)
    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      December 30, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

      83ragtop50, I’m not willing yet, I just said he is beginning to look better.  Like Leo Durocher said ” Nice guys finish last.” People usually go for the immediate sizzle than the long term investment, even in political relationships. Santorum also takes home from the dance the one he brings and his foreign policy ideas are alot better than Ron Paul’s. I’m still hoping for a dark horse Paul Ryan. Romney appeals mostly because Christy would probably be his Veep and at least one Conservative voice of the warrior class would be heard. Unfortunately it is shaping up to ” If you can’t love the one you want, love the one you’re with.”

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 2.8/5 (16 votes cast)
    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      December 30, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

       
      Sooner or later the Tea Party Patriots will rally around one solid candidate after the others are culled out, and then you will see the others fall in comparison. Santorum, Perry, Bachman, Cain have split the warrior class of the party which once united will win the day. This time we, not the media or the establishment will choose the candidate or perish in the struggle.
       
      We Americans have been victorious in 8 bitter wars in defense of our American birthright. Let those who would destroy us from within or without, read our history well and take warning. It is written in the blood of our heroes that American freedom shall not perish from the American earth in an American landscape of equality of opportunity, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are CREATED equal, but only retain that equality subsequently with either the good or poor decisions in life we make. Our traditions are of a nation of heroes that choose to die resisting, rather than live submitting to the tyranny of those who seek to oppress us, be they the enemy without or the Socialist enemy within. Real Americans flee only from dishonor, but meet danger face to face. We the few, we the proud American warriors of the truth shall carry forth the heroic traditions of our Republican forefathers or fade into the dust of a Democracy turned to a mediocrity as we cling to the safe socialist firesides which warn the heart, but burn out our honor and dignity in the safety not of an American democracy, but that of a American dependency.
       

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.1/5 (13 votes cast)
  3. macmanComment by macman
    December 30, 2011 @ 10:32 am

    There is no such thing as a perfect candidate with the way our system has become corrupted.  Truly decent and honest people want no part of the slimy political gamesmanship that goes on in Washington.  The only people that can excel, are those that are slick “used-car-salesman” types that know how to play the game.
    Let’s face it, great conservatives are out there being productive members of society.  They are not going to get involved in the repulsive world of politics that doesn’t contribute to the betterment of our country, only impedes it.  We are the best and brightest.  What we as voters are left with is at best are second tier players. Sad…

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.7/5 (24 votes cast)
    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      December 30, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

      Macman, I think your post said it all. The best and brightest are always the ones who don’t want to run for office, and those who do are hardly ever among the best and brightest.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.1/5 (7 votes cast)
    • Mary SComment by Mary S
      January 3, 2012 @ 10:22 am

      @macman: you are absolutely on the money.  We’ve been told so long and so often that the average person, who makes this country operate on a daily basis, couldn’t possibly understand the complexities of politics.  What I want to know is why anyone would put themselves out there to be thoroughly and completely examined and then vilified?  There must be an awfully big payoff.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
  4. middlegroundComment by middleground
    December 30, 2011 @ 10:50 am

     
    The poles may not be very accurate because I suspect there are a number of voters who are like me. When I’m called to ask who I’m voting for, I tell them that is my own business. I also don’t watch game shows and when it gets closer to the time to select, I’ll read the candidate’s positions on what I consider important (e.g. non-productive spending, massive borrowing, printing ever more paper dollars and outright and open corruption) and select on that basis. Nobody who voted for Obama seemingly read his position papers, because he said what his priorities would be; he just never said how it would be paid for and no one asked. Now three years later and about 5 trillion more in national debt, everyone should have figured out that it will be paid for by making the dollar worth less and s….ing the Middle Class to make the rich richer and the poor more dependant. Charisma doesn’t put a chicken in the pot, but it certainly seems to win our teleprompter elections.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.1/5 (16 votes cast)
    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      December 30, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

      The position I look for in a candidate is the one who unites the army and attacks the enemy, not the one who divides the army by attacking itself to weaken it to it’s own destruction. He who divides us in class warfare is the REAL enemy, and he has the face of a Democrat.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (15 votes cast)
  5. 83ragtop50Comment by 83ragtop50
    December 30, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    Mitt Romney is just another wealthy Northeaastern Republican Establishment candidate. Moderate is too kind of a term for him. His values do not reflect mine. His refusal to admit that his Massachusettes socialistic health care law was a mistake shows his true colors to me. That being that he is either too proud to admit a mistake or that he really believes that the government should run my life. I am not an “Anyone But Romney” person. I am for Santorum and what he represents.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 3.7/5 (23 votes cast)
  6. texasfarmerComment by texasfarmer
    December 30, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    Rick is the first candidate I sent money to this election season.
    Mitt is a blue blood.
    Newt is a progressive.
    Cain is out.
    Perry is better as a governor.
    As commented earlier there is no perfect candidate, unless your a communist.
     

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.6/5 (18 votes cast)
    • homeriiComment by homerii
      December 30, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

      I agree that Rick is the best and I donated to him also. I am glad to see him rise in the polls. I have always wanted Rick but he was kept in the low numbers. I then went to Cain and the RPN and the democrats destroyed him. The last election proved that the Republicans would rather lose an election than support the person the people picked. They shot O’Donnell in the back and they refused to support their candidate in Alaska. They backed their girl as a write in even though she said she would support Hussein Obama. Her father was a crook and she probably is also.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.3/5 (12 votes cast)
  7. SAnnComment by SAnn
    December 30, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    I am personally sick and tired of all the candidates except for Santorum. All I want to hear from them is what they will do as president to turn around the destruction of this country that the Obama and his illegal czars and his appointees have done to this country and the Republican controlled House with the leadership of the worthless wimp Boehner who has done nothing to stop Obama’s illegal works and has only whined and then given over to the progressive/communist/one world order side.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.4/5 (15 votes cast)
  8. Texas PatriotComment by Texas Patriot
    December 30, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    I cannot support Mitt so long as I can choose anyone else other than the current Marxist fraud. Mitt has reversed his position on every issue to suit the political wind of the moment – all except for his cult religion.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.2/5 (16 votes cast)
    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      December 30, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

      At least Mitt recognizes Jesus as his Lord and savioir and does not bow down to Mecca 3 times a day like that pseudo fauz Christain taught G.D. America fool in the Whitehouse. I’m sure Mitt is no Saint, Latter Day or otherwise, but who among them or us are? Anyone other than Obama!

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.8/5 (13 votes cast)
    • Texas PatriotComment by Texas Patriot
      December 30, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

      Inluminatuo, I respect your views and always enjoy your posts. However the LDS cult does NOT recognize the divinity of Jesus in addition to several essential doctrines. Google ‘Are Mormons Christians’ and educate yourself.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.9/5 (8 votes cast)
    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      December 30, 2011 @ 1:36 pm

      Texas Patriot, if Romney’s religious beliefs are that important to you, then please, do yourself a favor and don’t vote for him. Stay home in 2012 too if he wins the nomination, and let Obama win. I’m sure a lot of Democrats will love you for it.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.8/5 (10 votes cast)
    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      December 30, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

       
      Texas Patriot, I know where you are coming from and I’ve been there.
       
      Go to the Mormon web site and I Quote “We accept Jesus Christ as our Leader, our King, our Savior…the dominant figure in the history of the world, the only perfect Man who ever walked the earth, the living Son of the living God. He is our Savior and our Redeemer through whose atoning sacrifice has come the opportunity of eternal life.
       
      The fact that they view themselves as the latter day saints is something we all should do and attempt to accomplish the work begun by Christ. The problem with the Mormons is that they did not heed the warning in the Bible.
       
      Revelation 22:18 “18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:”

      Enter Brigham Young and those Locust swatting Locusts.
       
      Those mysterious golden tablets that fell from heaven into the hand of Joseph Smith that added to the scriptures, then disappeared when asked to be produced tends to lend one to be skeptical of their Biblical relevance.  I dated a Mormon for a while and I remain skeptical of many of their beliefs. But like Christ warned us on the Sermon on the Mount to the doubters, If you cannot believe him the Political Messiah, then believe the good works that he does. Same applies to Romney.
       
      When given a choice between Christ plus or the Christ Minus we currently have for President I will go with the former every time.
       

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.6/5 (9 votes cast)
    • Texas PatriotComment by Texas Patriot
      December 30, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

      LAPhil, read the first sentence of my post again – especially the part after the word ‘Mitt’. You may think Mitt is The Answer, but you are decidedly in the minority. National polls of Republican voters consistently reveal 75-80% are NOT Mitt supporters. Want all those to stay home?

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.0/5 (5 votes cast)
    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      December 30, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

      No, what I want is for all Republicans to unite around whomever the nominee is and vote for him even if he wasn’t their first choice or even among their top three choices, because the most important thing to me is to defeat Obama in 2012. And in case you’re wondering, I wasn’t the one who gave you the one star rating.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.6/5 (9 votes cast)
    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      December 30, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

      Nor did I

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.7/5 (3 votes cast)
  9. eau55Comment by eau55
    December 30, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    Absolutely none of the candidates are or ever have been perfect. The whole exercise of electing a President has become a Marketing Campaign. That is how Obama got elected. The most money, the slickest candidate, the “tell them anything to make the sale” approach. Anyone who has been alive for any length of time and involved in living their lives has baggage of some kind. If they’ve been in public office they have a record that they have to live with and explain. They all have made good and bad choices because decisions are always made with information currently at hand. Unintended consequesnces will always occur. How one deals with them is the measure of a leader. What we need is someone that can show leadership qualities, is willing to stand up and be proud of America and what it has accomplished, be willing to sit down with all parties to discuss all ideas and arrive at solutions to our problems that do not compromise the ideals that America was founded on. There is no such thing as the perfect solution. Incremental improvement is far better than the stalemate we are presently in. Obama has proven by his actions that he does not have what it takes to lead this great nation. Time to move on.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.9/5 (10 votes cast)
  10. bobnipComment by bobnip
    December 30, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    Ladies and Gentlemen, The result of Ross Parot running as a third party candidate ensured a Clinton victory over Bush Sr. People forget that Bush Sr., at one point, had a 90% approval rating. I fear that Conservatives will be sucked in to supporting a third party candidate. If “The Donald” runs, I am sure it is because he struck a deal with our Poser-in-Chief. I will vote for Mitt Romney, despite the fact that I disagree with many of his positions and I don’t particularly trust everything he says. Why? Because the alternative is a slimeball that is attempting to destroy America and put an end to our Constitution. We do not have much of a window of opportunity to rid ourselves of the Marxist, Muslim, Community organizer Chicago thug. Let’s not, in typical Republican fashion, blow it!

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.9/5 (16 votes cast)
    • TRUTHTELLERComment by TRUTHTELLER
      December 30, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

      I agree.

      I don’t agree with much of what Romney espouses, but, when push comes to shove, if Romney gets the nomination, I will fully support him.  I won’t have to hold my nose, because I will keep thinking of the alternaive piece of human garbage that is sitting in the White house now, and how I would hate to see four more years of this Muslim piece of c***’s face staring out at me from the boob tube.

      To all posters here, the most important goal we have is to evict the current tennant in the White House. 

      Nothing more, nothing less.  Whomever gets the nomination, we all must support them, no matter what. 

      Otherwise, we all lose.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.9/5 (15 votes cast)
    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      December 31, 2011 @ 8:38 am

       
      Let the Democrats split their vote like in 1860 when they split North and South in Division and Abe Lincoln came to power with much less than a majority. It began the birth of the Republican party. Democrats were split between Steven Douglas and two other Democrat candidates who demanded the expansion of slavery into the territories.
       
      Lincoln followed the longstanding tradition of almost every presidential candidate since George Washington. During his front porch campaign, Lincoln made no new speeches and did not leave his hometown of Springfield, Illinois. Yep, Obama is no Abraham Lincoln as the professional campaigner -in-chief constantly hits the trail to spread the mantra of tax slavery in class warfare. Oh for the good old days!
       

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)
    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      December 31, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

      Inluminatuo, I really wish what you said about the Democrats splitting their votes were true, but unfortunately we have a lot more to fear from a split in the Republican Party, e.g., if Paul or Trump runs as an independent. Who are the Democrats going to vote for other than Obama?

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  11. billwvComment by billwv
    December 30, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    Since Iowa is only the first of many primary elections; I am willing to see how the process plays out.  Rick Santorum is very likeable, yet I still want to see more of what the process brings to the table.  I like Newt Gingrich and he [to me] makes serious sense in what he says.  I like Governor Perry [but as has already been stated in the comments; he's a better governor.  I like Michelle Bachman, BUT she comes off a little shrill.  I can only see Mr. Romney as a last choice, BECAUSE he is the typical 'weather vane' candidate; he turns whichever way the wind is blowing. 
    Just to be honest:  we need to rally around 'our candidate' WHOEVER and beat Mr. Barzack [Bow toward Mecca] [Anti-Israel] Obamnia in November 2012.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.8/5 (9 votes cast)
  12. runt913Comment by runt913
    December 30, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    I will be voting Jan 3 in the Iowa Caucuses, as will, for the first time, my 18 year old son.  And I take serious offense to those who claim Iowans are fickle, non-patriot, non-conservative and whatever adjectives people throw our way. Yes, there are in Iowa, as in all states, those wishy-washy fair-weather folks who blow with the wind. 
     
    Here is the story for Iowa and the other early-primary states.
     
    There is the Romney Camp, made up of dyed-in-the-wool establishment Republicans who feel it is Romney’s turn.
     
    There is the Paul Camp, made up of devout, loyal, almost cultist followers who feel it is Paul’s time.
     
    There is the anti-Romney/anti-Paul camp made up of grass-root, dyed-in-the-wool Patriots, loyal only to the Constitution, who feel it is America’s turn and time.
     
    To date, the anti-Romney/anti-Paul camp has had an ever-changing field of numerous candidates from which to choose. It’s no wonder that minds have changed as there have been drop-outs and a late add-on. This has not been easy.  But Iowans in this camp are thoughtful, deliberative folks who don’t generally make rash decisions.  Hopefully by time the primary hits your state, the field will have become smaller, making your decision-making much less complicated.
     
    I have watched all but one of the debates, I have read up on all the candidates, and by Tuesday, I will have heard, in person, two of them speak during their bus tours.  I have seen, ad nauseum, all the negative adds inundating the airwaves.

    Whether or not the candidate I vote for on Tuesday can orate, is Christian, or has baggage, my choice will be based on which one can effect the quickest return to living under the Constitution.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.7/5 (14 votes cast)
    • cagirlComment by cagirl
      December 30, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

      I’m in Iowa and will be voting in the caucus for the first time also!  I also take offense to the remarks made by others in regards to Iowans, however, this is a very liberal democrat state, the conservative is truly the minority!  I also take offiense to Jon Huntsman’s remarks about how we pick corn rather then presidents, what a mistake!
       The way I look at it, if a person is for abortion then that person is morally corrupt and can’t be trusted.  I’m a little leary of voting for a senator or congressman unless they have actually had experience leading something.  So I’m looking at the governors.  I’m still up in the air and I only have a few days left.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.3/5 (6 votes cast)
  13. donevansonComment by Don Evanson
    December 30, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    I’ll keep this short and sweet.

    Michele Bachmann is the Real Deal for 2012.

    Here are her first 100 days!
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/29/little-time-to-save-america/

    Liberty Belle 2012!

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.1/5 (9 votes cast)
    • deltagirl0713Comment by deltagirl0713
      December 31, 2011 @ 11:26 am

      Bachmann is the only choice for me as well.  She is the TRUE conservative of all the candidates.  Anyone can look at her votes in congress (against Obamacare, TARP, debt celing increase to name a few) and realize she is the ONE conservative that won’t GO ALONG just to GET ALONG….she will actually make the changes that need to be made to bring our economy back from the abyss and create jobs.  BACHMANN 2012!

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.0/5 (4 votes cast)
  14. macmanComment by macman
    December 30, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

    Obviously nobody on this forum wants to see Obama elected for a second term.  The vigorous debate over which candidate should receive the republican nomination is natural and healthy.  What I hate to see are those who are willing to settle for Romney because he’s the “safest” bet at least according to the main stream media.  That’s how we ended up with McCain for God’s sake!
     

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (9 votes cast)
    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      December 30, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

      If by “the safest bet” you mean the most likely to beat Obama, then I say GO ROMNEY! And even if he turns to be like McCain as you say, wouldn’t we still be better off? I certainly don’t think McCain would have been worse than Obama.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 2.6/5 (5 votes cast)
    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      December 30, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

      People are attracted to Romney, Particularly independent businessmen who CREATE wealth instead of redistributing it, Because they hope he will do the same thing turning around government as he did professionally turning around businesses,,,,which is cutting out the dead wood non-productive political paperpushers and force the organizations to live withing their budgets. He is also against accumulating debt to finance more dependency, rather than investing in the AMerican future. He appears Lib lite in orfer to get elected in a Lib state like Massachusetts, but when push comes to shove his conservative “Live within your own means of self-sufficency” mormon upbringing core values usually win out. We could do worse until best reveals him/herself.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.4/5 (7 votes cast)
  15. ConnyComment by Conny
    December 30, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    I have my favorite.  However, if he’s not chosen by the rest of the country to be BO’s opponent I will vote party rather than person.  EXCEPT: If Ron Paul wins the nomination, I’ll just stay home and let the Socialist be re-elected.  As the congress-person-turned-harpy says, ‘he’s dangerous.’  I wish I could get inside the minds of his supporters to see what’s there.  I think there would be a vacuum between their ears.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (7 votes cast)
    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      December 30, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

      I agree with you, Conny. I don’t think I could vote for Ron Paul under any circumstances just because his foreign policy is so naive and misguided. I don’t know that there’s a vacuum between the ears of his supporters, because they seem to have a lot of facts at their disposal, but I believe their conclusions are erroneous. It’s also very hard to argue with them because they’re so fanatical and totally convinced that he can do no wrong. I may be starting a war with this post, however I hope not because I got into it big time about Ron Paul yesterday on another forum.

      BTW, who’s the congress-person-turned-harpy? Gingrich?

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)
  16. awkingsleyComment by awkingsley
    December 30, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    You forgot to mention Ron Paul’s surge to the top Mr. Eberle. Santorum’s surge is over. It was, after all, caused by a confused Tea Party endorsement. The Tea Party forgets sometimes that they represent a lot of Conservatives who do not vote for RINOs, and this time they made the mistake of endorsing Santorum to try to garner a RINO Romney-Santorum ticket – a very hypocritical move.  We understand. Romney does not know what he stands for or who he is, and neither does the Tea Party. Ron Paul was the Conservative front runner in the race, and the Tea Party forgot who they were and endorsed Romney who does not know who he is. They say birds of a feather flock together. I guess the Tea Party is now just a RINO organization of establishment Republicans. And, we Conservatives are just going to be so-called Paulites to the end.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 1.0/5 (5 votes cast)
  17. freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
    December 30, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    I fear no matter the final choice of the one who will run against Obummer, the Political heat will be scorching that candidate just as they did Herman Cain. They will find past, which they will level against that Candidate, and push it until he or she looks too ridiculous to have a chance of winning the Presidency. Whomever wins the Republican choice has to fight like a bulldog, using the same biting comments to smear Obama. There are many within his Presidency which were down right illegal, and un Constitutional. These things need to be pounced upon, and turn the tables on the smear campaign to show that Obummer has more than many faults, and NO real attributes to be the President of the United States.
    He came from nowhere, with no credentials, no records at all of running anything, little to no documents of, or about him, and he is likely a illegal alien himself. They Will have to use the same or more heat as the Dems to make it happen, IMVHO. When my vote is cast, it will be for whomever is running against the current person sitting in the President’s chair. We must take America back before there is not one to take back. Four more years of this egotist, marxist in the Presidential seat will just about, if not, finish us off as a Nation. He wins, and we all Loose.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (8 votes cast)
    • TRUTHTELLERComment by TRUTHTELLER
      December 30, 2011 @ 11:41 pm

      Amen to that, brother, amen.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (8 votes cast)
  18. beargfrComment by beargfr
    January 2, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    OK, so I’m a newcomer to the discussion. I’m also not the most well-versed, well-informed, well-studied guy you’ll ever run across.  I”m no political expert.   From just standing on the sidelines and watching, so to speak, what alarms me more than anything is the focus on “who’s the best to beat Obama?” “who can win?” etc…. instead of “who’s the best person to 1) restore real leadership and a sense of responsibility and 2) restore the Constitution in its entirety as the rule of law in this country?”  
     
    I’m sick to death of all the vague, wishy-washy, say anything as long as it can be spun/adapted/shaped to mesh with whatever the polls say is the majority opinion-du-jour candidates who can’t even decide what color of socks to put on in the morning until they check the polls. 

    I want a leader with the ***** to tell me in no uncertain terms what he stands for and what he will do, has a verifiable record of doing that, who will allow me the option of deciding on that basis whether or not I think he should lead the nation.

    I want what’s right, not just what’s right now.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Leave a Comment





The Loft Archives

  • September 2014
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • Reference Pages

  • About
  • Network-wide options by YD - Freelance Wordpress Developer