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Rick Santorum

on January 6, 2012

I’ve always been a fan, but never thought he had a chance, however after his Iowa showing, I am going to look more closely at Mr. Santorum.  I wish the moderates would get a clue that true conservatives don’t want them.

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36 responses to “Rick Santorum

  1. He sure had a SUPER night in Iowa. I expect that Jon Huntsman will do much better than expected in New Hampshire next week also. I am eyeing both of them right now as both would be great choices to fix at least a lot of what NObama destroyed in the last 3 years. Check out my newest post about the National debt. I found a fantastic clip on you-tube that compares it to individual debt. A must read for all Republicans and Independants.

  2. soapster says:

    I could not be more opposed to Rick Santorum. His own words say everything I need to know.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gwwmm-cQxU&feature=player_embedded#!

  3. Z-man says:

    I'm not afraid to say I'd probably vote for Newt. Read a column by Rich Lowry the other day about Santorum's personal life and his loss of a newborn, very compelling.

  4. Dave Miller says:

    The question will be whether his views on the social issues are going to be too extreme for the general electorate.I think so.

  5. soapster says:

    Newt is too much of a globalist for my tastes and has taken both sides of too mention issues not to mention a warhawk who himself never served.

  6. The race is indeed getting a bit interesting now.I'm not sure that Santorum can win on the national level, though.In order to defeat BHO, some center votes will be needed.

  7. BB-Idaho says:

    He definitely has his followers.Not as much baggage as Newt, buthe has some

  8. Matt says:

    You have to look at what Santorum voted for when he was in Congress. It isn't pretty.

  9. Doug says:

    @ Average American – Wow, another Huntsman supporter. And I thought I was the only one 😉

  10. Dave Miller says:

    Doug, while I do not agree with all of his ideas, I'd be okay with Huntsman… he seems rational, sane, smart, and well versed in foreign policy for the region we will be confronting in the next few years…All qualities the others seem to lack…

  11. Doug says:

    And . . . he did not sign that treasonous pledge!"I don't sign pledges — other than the Pledge of Allegiance and a pledge to my wife." Huntsman

  12. Dave Miller says:

    Doug… "We don't need no stinking pledges…"Jon Huntsman… circa 2011

  13. Beth says:

    OK, what's wrong with pledges? Aren't they just promises that we can hold them accountable to?Matt – I do need to look at his voting record, I admit, I have not done so yet, just looked around his website.

  14. Dave Miller says:

    Circumstances that exist when a pledge is signed, might not exist forever, requiring a change in strategy to get the desired result. I for one want leaders who are not hamstring by pledges and ideology so strict that changing direction when needed is seen as weakness or lack of principle. Pledges make that difficult if not impossible.

  15. soapster says:

    You don't need a pledge if as a politician you simply uphold your oath to the Constitution.I don't do pledges either.

  16. Beth says:

    Well Soapie, it depends on the pledge now, doesn't it? Perhaps the pledge that they are asked to sign does mirror their Constitutional oath? Then it would be OK to sign, right?Dave – if a person has principles, the situation changing doesn't matter, so signing a pledge within a set of principles shouldn't matter, either.

  17. soapster says:

    "Well Soapie, it depends on the pledge now, doesn't it? Perhaps the pledge that they are asked to sign does mirror their Constitutional oath? Then it would be OK to sign, right?"Then it would be completely duplicitous and rather unnecessary.

  18. Z-man says:

    (such a stickler)

  19. soapster says:

    Yeah well, the devil's in the details.

  20. Beth says:

    Um, Soapster, you work in a law office, and you don't see the benefit of having something in WRITING?!?

  21. soapster says:

    When someone testifies before a jury of their peers they can make an affirmation of truth or place their hand on the bible. It isn't necessart to have them sign a pledge promising not to perjur themselves or to give testimony that is as accurate as they can recall.

  22. Beth says:

    Yes, but if you want a contract to be legally binding, you sure as hell want that promise in writing and signed!

  23. soapster says:

    Yeah but we weren't talking about contracts and the legality therein Beth. We were talking about politicians and whether or not they sign pledges to which I said it was unecessary. The pledges they sign are not legally binding Beth.

  24. Beth says:

    No, I didn't mean to imply that, just that it's always better to have things in writing, right? 😉

  25. soapster says:

    I think I've stated my position on the matter.

  26. Beth says:

    So….the defense rests?

  27. Beth says:

    That clip explains why people vote for Obama, mindless robots!

  28. soapster says:

    Lack of independent thought knows no party.

  29. BB-Idaho says:

    Signing some sort of pledge to some minority is akin to runningon the party platform, no?

  30. soapster says:

    Even the party platform has become something of a joke. It is nothing more than a distraction to take away from the real business at hand. The amount of garbage which makes its way into it is astounding coming from a party that pays lip service to all things limited. Besides, hardly anyone follows it.

  31. soapster says:

    The MN GOP platform is 14 pages printed. It is an abomination. At least half a dozen motions were made from the floor last year at the State Convention to strike the entire thing and replace it with about a dozen brief bullet points. At every attempt we couldn't garner the 2/3rds from the delegation to do so. Unfortunately 2/3rds of them aren't very intelligent. Case in point is this lovely morsel which actually was approved by the platform committee."We support stopping all stimulus spending, ending the TARP program and applying all unspent funds to reducing the national debt."http://www.mngop.com/pdfs/platform.pdf

  32. soapster says:

    Huntsman bows out, supports Romney.I had a good suspicion this guy was nothing more than a futile attempt to try and peel votes away from Paul.

  33. BB-Idaho says:

    Odd, last week Huntsman reallly lit into Romney in the debates.On the other hand they are BOTH mormons….

  34. soapster says:

    Since the Pro-Life issue is of such importance to you Beth I thought I'd pass this along…http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/10549-santorum-voted-to-subsidize-abortion-planned-parenthood

  35. Beth says:

    Thanks for the link, Soapie, this sheds light on something very important to me.

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