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I call it a victory speech because that’s the way Santorum made me feel about his speech, even though only 18 votes currently gives Santorum the lead over Romney.

Watch the whole thing as it was by far the best speech of the night, maybe even this contest:

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  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    Just the fact that Santorum hasn’t been considered much of a contender throughout the debates could surge even a hair past mittens, the one the establishment has been shoving on the people is amazing. His was a great speech and a well deserved win.

    • Anonymous

      You Go Santorum!! I’m rooting for you now!!! You went to every county and talked to everyone. A person who stays on the job, not someone who goes on vacation every other week like Mr. Impotus….

  • http://twitter.com/Rushlimbang Brian Skinner

    I was pleasantly surprised he didn’t spend 20 minutes talking about abortion like normal. I would prefer Gingrich or Romney to him.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1279474807 Hargis Pennington

      You like Romney because your bias. BYU

      • http://twitter.com/Rushlimbang Brian Skinner

        not really. I like Romney because he is competent. A candidate could promise free milk for everybody but it isn’t going to happen. Instead of worrying about whether someone is lock step on every issue I think a person’s ability should be given preference. Santorum is smart but he is very polarizing even to people like me who are in his own party. If Gingritch did not have all the personal baggage and a tendancy to shoot his mouth off I would be behind him 100%. As far as policy Huntsman is the best of the candidates but he sucks as a politician.

        • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

          Competent in what? Did you hear his speech last night? He had to have a person remove his teleprompter after “seeing” Santorum’s speech. Coming from Mass when he was gov., competency was not one of his strong suites

          • http://twitter.com/Rushlimbang Brian Skinner

            I don’t care if somebody can give a good speech. Even Barack Obama can do that.

            • Gerald Riley

              I have not heard a true word come out of Barack Obama’s mouth, He doesn’t even know how many states there are in the USA!

        • PFFV

          RomneyCare is all I need to see with Mittens. He is a Progressive though not as destructive as Obama but a Big Government RINO none the less. Santorum is exactly what the USA needs right now, a true Conservative that says what he means and means what he says. I pray he gains momentum and if he does I will vote for him without question. Santorum / Cain 2012!

    • wodiej

      I agree. His main focus seems to be about people reproducing.

      • Anonymous

        Guess you missed the part of Santorum talking about having 2 tax rates of 28 and 10%. Of cutting the corporate income tax in half. Of reforrming entitlements like medicare and social security, and getting rid the the excessive business regulations. Or cutting $5T in 5 years and passing a Balanced Budget Amendment to cap spending at 18% of GDP.

        What’s Romney’s plan? Is it buried somewhere in his 59 points of 200 plus pages? Romney is supposed to be so good on the economy, MA was 49th in job creation under him and he increased a bunch of fees.

        Look, I’m no social conservative. I even support gay marriage and I’m for Santorum!! The reason is because we need a committed conservative to get our economy back on track and to protect our national security. We can’t have someone who is weak and will waffle on core issues the way Romney has on mandates and global warming. I mean even if you’re for abortion, do you think it should be funded by taxpayers? It is under Romneycare and so is Planned Parenthood. Romney had Obama science czar as an advisor in MA to implement carbon caps. In 2010 Romney said he’d repeal the bad parts and keep the good parts of Obamacare!!!

        Romney appointed several liberal judges in MA b/c he was too weak to stand up to the Dem leglislature. Imagine what he’d do with a liberal COngress! I don’t think Romney is strong enough to fight to repeal Obamacare and make major cuts. Santorum had the courage to tell Iowa voters that he’s against ethanol subisidies (Romney and Newt are both for them). Romney wouldn’t call Obama a socialist which as a candidate you have the responsibility to inform voters of the truth, of what we’re up against and why it’s so important.

        Santorum is a good conservative and all good conservatives need to rally behind him.

        • Anonymous

          Santorum – sincere, nice guy – but is as big government as Newt. You’re going to see that this week as the knives come out. He has a Specter hanging over his shoulder.

    • http://www.facebook.com/leroyrainman Richard Rainey

      The great thing about America is everyone is entitled to an opinion even if it’s wrong.

  • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

    Rick Santorum….YOU ARE THE MAN! Congratulations on your great victory tonight….you did a fantastic job to come from far behind and showed them what true Conservatives can do……With hard work and clarity of message, you knocked RINO Romney and Ron Paul on there butts and showed them that Conservatism is a message that can win and the Liberals can just stick it….in an unmentionable place.

    GO RICK SANTORUM GO!!!!!!!!! All the way to the GOP Convention!

  • Anonymous

    Fingers crossed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    I like at the 8:00 minute mark he talks about his tax and economic plan.. GAME ON!!

    • http://twitter.com/113KriEger 13Krieger

      Absolutely! GAME ON!

    • http://twitter.com/Rushlimbang Brian Skinner

      His tax plan is crap!! It picks winners and losers.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

        like he said if it’s good enough for ronald reagan it’s good enough for me

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you. Unfortunately I’ll have to support him anyway if the better Rick gets out of the race. I don’t like it, but that’s the way it is. He’s better than Romney and Newt.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CEIVCJOJU3JJBFIWTB7EMP7ZJE FillmoreBrown

        everyone is a loser under Obama’s tax plan.

        • Anonymous

          america is at a loss by any plan by Obama. as Rush said “i hope he fails”. sadly it has not been the case. job #1 of 2012 is to remove the stain on America economic and personal freedoms. Obama Must Go!

      • Anonymous

        Guess you missed the part of Santorum talking about having 2 tax rates of 28 and 10%. Of cutting the corporate income tax in half. Of reforrming entitlements like medicare and social security, and getting rid the the excessive business regulations. Or cutting $5T in 5 years and passing a Balanced Budget Amendment to cap spending at 18% of GDP.

        What’s Romney’s plan? Is it buried somewhere in his 59 points of 200 plus pages? Romney is supposed to be so good on the economy, MA was 49th in job creation under him and he increased a bunch of fees.

        Look, I’m no social conservative. I even support gay marriage and I’m for Santorum!! The reason is because we need a committed conservative to get our economy back on track and to protect our national security. We can’t have someone who is weak and will waffle on core issues the way Romney has on mandates and global warming. I mean even if you’re for abortion, do you think it should be funded by taxpayers? It is under Romneycare and so is Planned Parenthood. Romney had Obama science czar as an advisor in MA to implement carbon caps. In 2010 Romney said he’d repeal the bad parts and keep the good parts of Obamacare!!!

        Romney appointed several liberal judges in MA b/c he was too weak to stand up to the Dem leglislature. Imagine what he’d do with a liberal COngress! I don’t think Romney is strong enough to fight to repeal Obamacare and make major cuts. Santorum had the courage to tell Iowa voters that he’s against ethanol subisidies (Romney and Newt are both for them). Romney wouldn’t call Obama a socialist which as a candidate you have the responsibility to inform voters of the truth, of what we’re up against and why it’s so important.

        Santorum is a good conservative and all good conservatives need to rally behind him.

        • http://www.facebook.com/leroyrainman Richard Rainey

          The great thing about America is everyone is entitled to an opinion even if it’s wrong.

          • Anonymous

            oh… like if you spit out the same blurb over and over again, then everyone will believe you??? not me.

          • Gerald Riley

            Your proof of that!!

        • http://twitter.com/Rushlimbang Brian Skinner

          I agree that Romney’s plan is crap too. That is why I support Huntsman’s.

    • http://www.facebook.com/leroyrainman Richard Rainey

      The great thing about America is everyone is entitled to an opinion even if it’s wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations guys on your win tonight.

    Rick is well connected to K Street and I imagine he’ll be able to gather funds pretty quick…. Not sure he’ll be able to pull off the organization in New Hampshire in the short time till then – but he didn’t have much of an organization in Iowa either – so who knows?

    I love Rick and the Christian aspect of who he is, and the beginning of this speech is really good, but I wish more than anything that he walked the talk. More than that – I wish he’d take Paul’s domestic economic policy as his own.

    He put forth a lot of policy in this speech that I never heard. Now that he’s in the spotlight – it’s his turn to get hammered. I wish him the best – cause it sucks to be receiving it.

    Paul didn’t do too bad tonight. I’m glad because he worked really hard and has come a long way since 08.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

      I hear Romney won Iowa but this is still a victory for Santorum.

      • Anonymous

        More like 8 votes.

      • Anonymous

        Make that 8 votes.

        • Anonymous

          Only 99% of the precincts have been reported. Santorum could win by 8 votes in the end, but you won’t hear about it on the news.

          “Romney is the winner”

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the Ron Paul sound bite

    • Anonymous

      Ron Paul will prove to be the suicide bomber that he has always been. He’ll go 3rd party and destroy the country. Unless people reject him out of hand. Talk about unelectable….

      • Anonymous

        blah blah blah.

  • http://www.facebook.com/diane.lenning Diane Lenning

    God bless you and your family Rick! Great job! Great Speech. Remember, it’s the vote that counts, whether you have $ or not! When you are the one against “0bam0,” the money will come in. You are your best poster and media spot! Keep up the motivational speeches, speaking about America!…Our land we love that our parents and grandparents worked so hard to preserve for US…

  • Anonymous

    I’m definately a Romney guy, but Santorum did well, he only lost 8 votes to Romney! Crazy. If Santorum became the nominee, I would support him wholeheartedly, Gringrich or Paul, not so much, but I will support the Republican nominee whoever it is.

    Hope it’s Romney. Good night folks!

    • mom29js

      Technically speaking, if only 5 of Romney’s votes had gone for Santorum instead, Santorum would have won by 1 vote.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Baba/1109317395 Matt Baba

    Lets do this Ricky

  • mike morrison

    Great speech…hope the media/Establishment don’t start bashing him as they did all the other candidates. He’s not as conservative fiscally as I’d like but MAN is he so much easier to vote for over Romney and Paul! And, no baggage like Gingrich. Hopefully, Perry drops out this week and will give Santorum another 5% bump before next week in NH.

    I’m waiting for the Ron Paul ppl to start accusing the system of being tampered with…

    • Anonymous

      We are more worried about that in NH because of all the tampering that went on last time and that they are using the Diebold voting machines. (Google that when you get a chance (seriously)). Documented video evidence that thousands and thousands of votes were just thrown out – not just in the last election but in Bush v. Gore too.

      Voting is the most important and sacred process we have in this country and we should all (absolutely everyone of us) be on the same side on this issue. Voting is a very susceptible aspect of our society because those that rise to power would never admit they got there by fraud and they are very unlikely to enforce any action that would undermine their acquired power.

      Because of this – this process has to be enforced at the citizen level.

      • Anonymous

        Sequoia voting machines too. Sequoia was bought from a Venezuelan company founded by Hugo Chavez and crew. Guess he figured he’d “spread the wealth”.

        Vote fraud and manipulation is one thing both political parties can agree on – each salivates more than the other.

        • Anonymous

          I agree voter fraud is a big problem, you do realize Iowa Caucuses do not use machines, right?

          • Anonymous

            Yes – sDee does – we’re discussing NH.

      • Anonymous

        Finally something we agree on.

        We need a voter ID ASAP.

        Also no more allowing independents to vote in GOP primaries. You should have to commit to a party to choose their nominee.

        It’s insane that you need your ID for so many daily things, but not to vote!

        • Anonymous

          I agree also with the ID thing – but parties expand their base by being inclusive.

          Here’s a constriction you and I can agree to I think:

          Except for retired military – if you get a government check of any form – you forfeit your right to vote. Those that pay the bill should call the tune!

      • Anonymous

        You are a scary dude. Or dudette. Better keep you vinegar handy….

        • Anonymous

          We live in scary times I guess. My coffee pot is very clean though – thank you.

    • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

      Agreed!!! Santorum is a much better choice than Paul or Romney

  • Anonymous

    Obviously the decision is still split and it’s anyones games. Remember, Iowa is one state and doesn’t decide the candidate for the rest of us. Not saying anything bad about Rick just that this really doesn’t mean anything in the grand scheme of things.

    • Anonymous

      but congrats to him anyways.

    • Anonymous

      First, Rick Perry dropping out is huge. MB may not be far behind.

      In that case the best conservative left to support is Santorum which means everything in the grand scheme of things.

      • Anonymous

        didn’t know he dropped out….wrote that at like 4 in the morning

  • Anonymous

    Okay. Fine, I give up. Santorum takes the Anyone-But-Romney vote. He would make a formidable challenge against Obama; is a good man; and a potentially great president. In the words of one great man: “Game on.”

    • Anonymous

      … But still … why didn’t the Iowans like Bachmann??… sucks!

      • Anonymous

        It is discouraging. I have enormous respect for her. Bachmann is one of a few – the new generation of anti-Progressive leaders in the republican party.

        She will grow stronger after this. We need her as Speaker of the People’s house.

  • wodiej

    41% couldn’t make up their mind until election night. The top spot was split almost evenly between 3 candidates. And Iowa is not mainstream America.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Andrea Mitchell.

      • Anonymous

        Don’t you know… NYC and LA are mainstream America. The rest is just fly over a la Andrea Mitchell.

      • Anonymous

        MSM has rendered itself irrelevant.

    • http://www.facebook.com/leroyrainman Richard Rainey

      The great thing about America is everyone is entitled to an opinion even if it’s wrong.

  • Anonymous

    The best part of the final results is that the guy that took 3rd, isn’t even being discussed this morning. Thank GOD!

    • Anonymous

      In light of fighting the republican establishment, Paul’s results are just as significant as Santorums surge. The media is intentionally ignoring the significance of what brought Libertarian Ron Paul to such a strong position in Iowa.

      Whether one likes Paul or not, media manipulation and control of the narrative is destructive to liberty and freedom.

      (Fox is no exception)

      • http://www.facebook.com/leroyrainman Richard Rainey

        Paul is a lucky man! The great thing about America is everyone is entitled to an opinion even if it’s wrong.

    • Anonymous

      Exacty!!! I think he’s about done.

      Time to retire from politics!!

  • kenmelton

    Finally, a GOP “conservative”…

  • Anonymous

    The heartening thing to me is that Mr. Santorum did so well in Middle America without the large sums of money that others are reported to have spent.

    GB

  • Anonymous

    Just imagine if Santorum listened to the CW. Let this be a lesson to us all, that talking heads, consultant “advice”, gobs of money are not necessary pathways to victory.

    I implore the conservative movement to divorce itself from all the noise heard on FOX news from Rove and his minions. They are not for us, but against us. This Santorum victory is proof that most of what the chattering and ruling classes say is essentially garbage.

    Now, the attack dogs and the smears are going to start. Do we have the fortitude to stick by Santorum as he gets Alinksyed? Expect it, and don’t let it get to you, b/c we know its coming, and we know the playbook. Its up to us now.

    • Anonymous

      Who is the CW? Do you mean CR? I agree.

      • Anonymous

        CW-“conventional wisdom.” How many times did we hear the guy has no chance?

        • Anonymous

          He hasn’t gotten the press coverage yet – just wait – can you hear the stone wheels on metal? They’re regrouping after they got done with Paul.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, my first post states it. Santorum is the next target.

          • Anonymous

            The newsletters and his wacky foreign policy views should disqualify Paul. He’s lucky he made it this far.

            Santorum is a real conservative who’s views are aligned with the majority of Americans.

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations Rick Santorum!!! Last week I expected you to be sharing 10% of the vote with Bachmann. Wow, how things change.

    We now have our conservative to stand behind.

    Bachmann is going to have to take Palin’s advice and drop out. Perry is lkely to drop out having only 10% of the vote, (although I think it might be too early for him to drop out yet). Santorum will pick up most of the conservative votes that were going to them. If they do drop out I also hope they will throw their support to him.

    I hope Perry’s ad people work to create ads for Santorum. Perry’s ads have been top of the line, building Reaganesque patriotism.

    I am also a big supporter of Sarah Palin but I think this election effectively eliminates her from entering the race.

    Ron Paul put a lot into Iowa and he got third place, he isn’t going anywhere except third party if he doesn’t win the nomination. Paulbots are like liberals; they never give up. So he could ensure an Obama win in the general.

    • Anonymous

      RuPaul better not even think about it.

      He’s so classless that he told Hannity he wouldn’t go on his radio show unless Sean didn’t ask him about running 3rd party.

      If he does it, we need to follow Levin’s advice and primary Rand Paul!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/leroyrainman Richard Rainey

        Paul is a dangerous man, and will be a spoiler. His cowardliness to defend commitments to allies and failure to meet the challenge of Iran shows the has been – keep America weak not what most Americans can cuddle up to. I have no value for weak Presidents, or I would stick with the wimp in Washington now.

  • Anonymous

    Why is theer so much emphasis on hi ‘Family Values”? When you put $85 into your gas tank, see your electric bills going up, stand in line at the unemployment center, watch as another half a billion dollars go to a Finland auto company to make elcetric cars that no one can afforsd, watch the government spend more money tahn it will ever be able to collect do you really stop and say, ” I sure am glad the president feels the way I do about falimy”? If so you are giving the government more than it is due and you agree that we need it to tell us how to live our lives.
    Affordable, abundant and reliable energy.
    Foreign policy does not depend upon who is protestinmg in what public square.
    The president NEVER bows to foreign heads of state.
    Billionaires can not write legislation for their own benefit.
    This really is not that difficult.
    America is at its best when it defends individual liberty.

    • Anonymous

      Santorum is keenly aware that the family is the essential building block of a successful and free society…couple this with the principle of subsidiarity: With strong families and local control you have more freedom, liberty and self-determination.

      When families are weakened and destroyed, people look to government for solutions rather than themselves or their families or their communities.

      Just look at the past 100 years. As the family has crumbled, people have become more and more dependent upon the government. As they become dependent, they become more willing to sacrifice their liberties and freedoms. To fund these activities, the government must take more and more of what you earn and what you have.

      The government now encourages the destruction of the family as a means of taking more power and control. Their policies actually encourage the breakup of the family.

      One only has to look at the family structure of the generationally poor or those in prison to know how costly and destructive a weakened family is…and what it does to individual liberty and freedom.

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you 100%. I will only add that part of the communist plan is to destroy family values and outlaw religion. The rise in pornography, homosexuality, and abortion is due to this concept.

        We need to build the family up to defeat socialism. Family members who depend on each other do not look for guidance and handouts from the government. It keeps the government as weak as the constitution designed it to be on social issues.

    • Anonymous

      These are all connected. The Progressives destroy family values so they can become the parents. They destroy families so they can create large voting blocks and urban areas dependent on entitlements, ensuring votes for even bigger government. As they control the next generations’ minds they grow their power.

      Families pass on tradition, principles, honesty, loyalty and self reliance. Government must attack the family.

      If each family took care of its own, the federal government would be weakened to its core.

    • http://www.facebook.com/leroyrainman Richard Rainey

      Values matter, all of them. You cannot separate life from man,nor man from caring. It’s more than money It’s principles of right and wrong and being a part of the calling to give value to who you are and claim to be. The great thing about America is everyone is entitled to an opinion even if it’s wrong.

  • Anonymous

    This was a great speech. I had not really heard any of those from Santorum. I liked it a lot. He deserves this. Persistence, faith, hard work. Love it.

    He finished in a great spot behind Romney by 8 votes. Now, the perception can be, hey, we need to support Santorum just a little bit more to take out Romney in the next race.

    Santorum was helped by many things the last few days, including having that A. Colmes flaming arrow bounce right off his chest only to hit Colmes right between the eyes. Colmes had to try and defend himself with nothing more than a hammer, a sickle, and a white flag.

    I heard that John McCain was poised to endorse Romney today. How strong is that? Fairly strong I’d say. Pungent even…a good place for a stick-up.

    It’s a shame that Perry stumbled so bad so early on. I really thought he would be in the running until he started falling precipitously because his brain failed him at critical times. I still like him but he’s probably going back to Texas. Nice consolation prize.

    So, let’s put Romney on one side of the political teeter totter, Santorum on the other, and see how that pairing balances out. Romney or Santorum? Given these two, I’ll take the guy wearing the RS monogram :-)

    • Josh

      “…a good place for a stick-up.”

      Now there’s one I haven’t heard in a while! Thanks for the memories! :)

    • Anonymous

      Agreed… I’d not really heard Santorum give such a speech… but then again given the cordon sanitaire, which the MSM and the GOP wrapped around the guy, how could we hear.

      It’s evident there is no perfect candidate. His fiscal policy does not sound stellar, but he gets America. Romney’s still flat and just a shiny pony in reality, aside from him being a Rino who would simply manage decline, in Newt’s estimation.

      Sounds like Newt is also seeing the writing on the wall and is eyeing a VPship under Santorum. I think the two would make a stellar pair. Who would Cain endorse? Newt or Santorum? I’m sure he’ll consult Newt over Newt’s chances. Although Palin has said positive things about Newt, I’m sure she will endorse Santorum. That will be the wow moment. Should that occur, after all the mud slinging and back stabbing to come against Santorum, and should he survive, a Palin endorsement would mean the WH for Rick.

      Now having said that… how much you wanna bet that the first two questions Santorum gets from the MSM with each interview in the coming weeks would include the words “gays” and “abortion”.

      • Anonymous

        Santorum knows the Senate and Newt knows the House. To also have them in the White House and The Naval Observatory, woud be cavity-inducing sweet.
        Rick as President and Newt as President of the Senate. I just lost a tooth, dagnabbit. Now I know what I want for Christmas 2012.

        I wouldn’t place a bet against the MSM asking Rick about gays and abortion. They’ll want to record him at every angle, in every mood and with “controversial” musings shooting out of every side of his mouf.

        He’s going to be portrayed as a gay basher and anti-woman…not to mention a far right-wing extremist. Yep, these words and phrases will once again be released from the old word home where they are enjoying a brief respite from democrat demagoguery. We’ll see them trotted out at every convenience and inconvenience, weilding walkers, crutches and a power chair or two.

        Just like ole’ times. Everything old is new again :-)

        • Anonymous

          Damn! Your word pictures crack me up. Snicker…

          “gay basher and anti-woman…not to mention a far right-wing extremist… phrases… released from the old word home”

          I’ve almost come to see these epithets as dear and old friends. Sigh ! Where have they been the last four or five months? Oh… I know… playing second fiddle to the epithets thrown at Cain.. you know…”uncontrollable skirt chaser, adulterer, Uncle Tom, Black porch conservative”. It’s almost comforting, nostalgic even, to anticipate seeing these tried and true words come back into use.

          I don’t know… but I see something shaping up that just may be the ticket real conservatives are pining for. It’s not perfect, but a Santorum/Newt locomotive would be pretty sweet. Santorum, the fairly clean soc/con and Newt, the already vetted dirt-under-the-fingernails street fighter… sounds good to me.

          P.S. Rshill you didn’t respond to my New Years missive!!!!
          I’ll post it here for a look see fer ya.

          Sorry for the Length
          _________________________________________________________

          Rshill… my wonderful buddy… you reminded me of something I was talking to my wife about today.

          Ephesians 4:8
          “Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men” He didn’t give them to man… he didn’t give them to me. He gave them to men. He gave freedom to men. He gave freedom to men in the Spirit and he gave freedom to men in the natural realm. And nowhere else is that freedom He gave in the natural more apparent than in the Declaration of Independence.

          This scripture encapsulates the spirit and meaning of the Declaration. “All “men” are created equal and endowed…”

          America’s founding embodies the very essence of America’s Founders’ understanding of the rights of men. America is not a collective. Other democracies tout the collective “rights of man”. Libertarians tout the “rights of me”. But America… conservative America, alone among nations, understood Ephesians 4:8 where God gave gifts to men… the gifts of life, liberty and property, the means to the pursuit of happiness.

          Is it any wonder that the followers in this world… those steeped in group think.. would claim the bogus sanctimony of looking after the rights of “man” through the collective negation of individuality, while doing hell’s work to undermine the “rights of men”… the very gift God himself gave and so presciently codified in the Declaration for future generations as a light for the real freedoms of men, the Shining Light on a Hill.

          Anyway… simple thoughts for the beginning of 2012… Fight, my friend… fight to negate the collectivists banging at America’s gates and fight their vanguards streaming out of the Obama White House.

          The best to you in 2012… regards, Las

          • Anonymous

            :-)

            Yes, I read it that same evening and “liked” it. Lots of others must have liked it too and buried my likage. Yep, you are correct about those other words. They crossed the perjorative picket line, and were thus granted overtime pay for performing double-duty as cliche’ Cain assasins.

            Thank you kind sir! On to New Hampshuh!

  • Anonymous

    It was a great speech.

  • Eve

    8 Votes, incredible! An amazing speech. He has been in my top three since the beginning and I am so glad he is getting the attention, I also thought he would not do so well (especially with all the polling numbers). This sends a message to Romney and the GOP, Mitt is not the Conservative choice. Woohoo Congrats Rick Santorum! I hope his drive and determination continues to rise, with more support and endorsements.

    I don’t think Romney is even trying to get the Conservative vote and his main concern is to not let others get the vote, by his process of elimination theory of negative ads. He is going to have to find a new strategy now. South Carolina will give him a run, New Hampshire hopefully wakes up.

    (Psst…Ron Paul, stop sending me your donate money ads, not gonna happen. Remember if you leave me alone, I will leave you alone)/

    • Anonymous

      I’m in NH and I’ve been wide awake for a long time.. … I despise Mittens and have been fighting for a real conservative.

      I’m all in for Santorum and many in the local 912 groups are as well!

      • Eve

        Excellent to hear and great to know! We are close neighbors, I am in CT, have many family members in MA and all circles are saying Romney. We are few in the Northeast, it would be really nice to see more and a Santorum win in NH. I probably can predict what my state will do. Maybe I can borrow one of your Senators for awhile (please…). I also recently read her name has been mentioned for VP. Good Luck NH!

  • mjdudeck

    How about that? You don’t need truckloads of money or a fake, plastic smile to get some attention. Yes, sir. Game ON!

    • Anonymous

      I think I heard last night that Santorum spent like $1.25 per vote vs over $100 per vote by Romney.

      • Anonymous

        Fox just reported that according to the Iowa Caucus officials, Perry spent $364.00 per vote, Romney, $49.00 per vote, and Santorum, 73 cents per vote. :-)

  • Anonymous

    At least the Paulinistas will have something to cry about today!

    • Anonymous

      What’s to cry about? He more than doubled his results from 2008 and came in a close second behind a corporate RINO and a big government ex-Senator with no discernible national campaign organization. See you in New Hampshire!

  • Anonymous

    What a beautiful story about his grandfather. It was a really heartfelt speech.

    I don’t understand the mind set of people who would vote for Romney. Did he promise them corn subsidies?

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful, Rick! Just Beautiful! We are SO PROUD of you!! I met you at the South Lake, TX Town Hall meeting and so proud to say I was on board with you after you shared with us. Your spirit was one of trust and honesty!! God Bless You & your Family as you continue this campaign journey and move on to be our next President!

  • Maxsteele

    Santorum is the man. He has been my first pick from the gate and was hoping him or Bachmann would win the nomination and go up against, then beat, Obama. I believe he is the best candidate to win because he is honest and has experience working in Washington.
    The little bit of criticism that has already been drummed up about him is laughable :
    “He seems to only talk about abortion.” Oh please. The problem is that the liberal media keep asking him about his stance on abortion and gay rights, he is not the one initiating the conversation. He speaks about the rights of all human beings from conception to death and only mentions it in the context of the importance of traditional american family values.
    “Santorum had billions in earmarks”. Duh. This is what politicians are supposed to do. There is not a politician in american history that has not amassed earmarks. That is their job, to represent their constituents. So if there is a bill in congress to spend 10 billion on job creation why wouldn’t he fight for some of that money going to the people he represents. This is a non-issue.
    “Santorum is too right wing and unelectable.” Really? An honest, straight forward, politician who says what he means and does what he says is unelectable? So a slick snake like Romney is electable but we then complain about the corruption of politicians? Why do we keep saying that someone who represents 90% of our values is unelectable but we want to support someone who represents 40% of our values and think he is electable because he will gain support from democrats and the undecided.
    I think that Santorum is an honorable man, a great family man, and as honest a politician you will meet. You will never find someone you will agree with 100% but the fact he is an honorable person and is trying to get his message out to the american people rather then the MSM and GOP establishment gets my support.

  • Anonymous

    Romney won by 8 votes. I smell an automatic recount, so nothings official. Interesting start……

    • Anonymous

      The media is pumping the script that Romney won by 8 votes, but what they aren’t pointing out is that only 99% of the precincts have reported. When ALL of the votes are counted, Santorum could very well be the winner by 8 votes (or 80 votes). You’ll have to check the Wikipedia page a few months from now to find that out though.

      I’m a Ron Paul guy, but I’m sorry…8 votes of 60,000 is not a win. That is a statistical tie. Santorum is the “co-winner” along with Romney.

      • Anonymous

        I can live with that. I can’t stand the odor of Romney. So, a tie between establishment and outsider. Perfect for a TEA Party supporter. Color me thrilled

        • Anonymous

          How do you figure Rick Santorum to be an “outsider”?

      • Anonymous

        Whatever.

  • Josh

    The question now is who will the Perry and Bachmann supporters flock to? I think most will choose Santorum. They (Perry and Bachmann) should endorse him now so we can put this in a box and ship it. Wouldn’t it be great to have all of the bottom 4 support Santorum? Landslide.

    • Anonymous

      Landslide… if you put it like that… you just could be right. Man! How things can move and flux suddenly.

  • Anonymous

    He should have given God the first thanks, but I digress. Well fought fight Team Santorum!

  • Anonymous

    A taste of reality. Santorum won because he was the last anti-Romney left who had yet to be attacked, and because he spent the entire last year in Iowa. The knives will be out for him now and all his flaws will be exposed. Just a few weeks back people were commenting how whiney and angry he sounded in the debates. He has no money and no organization. He didn’t even attempt to get on the ballot in Virginia and how many other ballots is he on? He may be one of only two band-wagons left in town (Gingrich and him) that are not Romney, but don’t give him a pass. If it is down to Gingrich or Santorum then look very ,very carefully before dumping one or the other. I marginally like Santorum over Gingrich at the moment, but if it comes down to electability (which of the two is actually on the ballot?) then I will vote strategically to stop Romney. Both candidates need to unleash hell on Romney beginning today.

    • Anonymous

      Absent Perry, I am where you are.

      The speech was very good and very impressive given he had no teleprompter and use notes only in the beginning.

      My reservation about Santorum is the belief he will be another politician who believes the federal government can be a force for good rather than making it as inconsequential in our lives as possible. In other words, a Boromir. This is what his congressional record says to me so far.

      I hope Santorum enjoyed the night’s festivities because the anal exam starts today.

      • Anonymous

        All the more reason to pray for Santorum and this entire battle against our country.

    • Anonymous

      Funny, he always has sounded this good to me. I’ve never hear the angry whinyness you speak of. But that’s just me. He is a man of SOLID core principles, and a better candidate we probably do not have.

      Build it and they will come.

    • Anonymous

      another touch of Reality about Rick – He was the only one in Iowa working to get rid of the judges that decided to make law from the bench about Gay Marriage. he has been the one fighting the fight of the Tea Party and has been out there with us the people – he has worked phone banks from Pennsylvania to Michigan, to the southern states. He was campaigning when the others were saying I support it. Romney hasn’t been attacked by anyone in the media at all. Not once. they are giving him a pass. I think everyone needs to take a look at Rick and so what if he backed Romney in 2008, who did we have running, can’t be held against him, Can’t be held against him for Ear Marks either, Pork is something they all love. Perry has had no issues taking everyone’s tax dollars and using them in his state, and also Ron Paul has asked for them and received them and also Romney loved our Dollars in his state of Mass with his Romneycare. Bachmann took subsidies, Newt had his share also. I like Newt, and Santorum. But Santorum has been my top pick since the Beginning, and he is a good man. Many want to put Spector around his neck, okay hang it there, I am sure he wouldn’t have supported knowing he was going liberal. But what flips or flops has Santorum made? he is Sarah Palin, there is nothing really there to hang around his neck. What are they going to do attack his disabled daughter, or his deceased son Gabriel like Alan colmes did? Rick is the man, and many can get behind him.

  • Anonymous

    TOTUS will have to file for unemployment!

    He connects to the voters like Reagan did…like he’s one of us, who is stepping forward to repair the damage and put our nation back on the right path.

    • Anonymous

      I think he can do it. No more need to complain about not getting equal airtime at debates etc. Now he needs some cash. He may wake up tomorrow morning under a mountain of it and in need of digging out…like we here in North Michigan have had to dig out these last couple of days :-)

      • Anonymous

        Cash. Yes. Done! It’s the least we can do.

        Oh, so that’s where all the snow is. Conspicuously absent from the Oregon outback.

        • Anonymous

          If everyone gave 35.00 or 50.00 – it would add up to thousands.

      • Anonymous

        Rshill7 – Where in Northern Michigan? I used to live in the Northern Lower in a town called Mio. I now live in the suburbs of Detroit back on the east side. I can See Northern Michigan, lower and upper going for Santorum. There is lots of work that needs to be done in the lower half by Detroit to get them off the Romney train. The Moderation to Liberal stance down here is killing our state. I don’t get these people anymore. Michigan is hurting so badly and we have this RHINO for a governor who I spend most of my time screaming I TOLD YOU SO. Anyways good to meet another Michigander.

        • Anonymous

          Near the index finger tip :-)

          Don’t forget, in 2010 Michigan, we took the house, the senate, the governorship, the secretary of state and two supreme court justices.

          You are living in an alternate universe there by Detroit. Head north young man, head north! I see little hope for Detroit. I avoid it like the plague.

          Ann Arbor is pretty cool though. Our son lives there. The downtown area in that town is fun, especially on U of M game days.

          If you stay down there, wear kevlar and don’t look at anybody.

    • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

      TOTUS still has hope in Romney. I found it funny that it was reported that Romney had his teleprompter removed just prior to giving his speech when seeing that Santorum did not have one. OUCH!!

      • Anonymous

        Hope not. TOTUS deserves a good retirement, for all the abuse it has suffered.

      • Anonymous

        RFLOL

  • Anonymous

    Damn! Your word pictures crack me up. Snicker…

    “gay basher and anti-woman…not to mention a far right-wing extremist… phrases… released from the old word home”

    I’ve almost come to see these epithets as dear and old friends. Sigh ! Where have they been the last four or five months? Oh… I know… playing second fiddle to the epithets thrown at Cain.. you know…”uncontrollable skirt chaser, adulterer, Uncle Tom, Black porch conservative”. It’s almost comforting, nostalgic even, to anticipate seeing these tried and true words come back into use.

    I don’t know… but I see something shaping up that just may be the ticket real conservatives are pining for. It’s not perfect, but a Santorum/Newt locomotive would be pretty sweet. Santorum, the fairly clean soc/con and Newt, the already vetted dirt-under-the-fingernails street fighter… sounds good to me.

    P.S. Rshill you didn’t respond to my New Years missive!!!!
    I’ll post it here for a look see fer ya.

    Sorry for the Length
    _________________________________________________________

    Rshill… my wonderful buddy… you reminded me of something I was talking to my wife about today.

    Ephesians 4:8
    “Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men” He didn’t give them to man… he didn’t give them to me. He gave them to men. He gave freedom to men. He gave freedom to men in the Spirit and he gave freedom to men in the natural realm. And nowhere else is that freedom He gave in the natural more apparent than in the Declaration of Independence.

    This scripture encapsulates the spirit and meaning of the Declaration. “All “men” are created equal and endowed…”

    America’s founding embodies the very essence of America’s Founders’ understanding of the rights of men. America is not a collective. Other democracies tout the collective “rights of man”. Libertarians tout the “rights of me”. But America… conservative America, alone among nations, understood Ephesians 4:8 where God gave gifts to men… the gifts of life, liberty and property, the means to the pursuit of happiness.

    Is it any wonder that the followers in this world… those steeped in group think.. would claim the bogus sanctimony of looking after the rights of “man” through the collective negation of individuality, while doing hell’s work to undermine the “rights of men”… the very gift God himself gave and so presciently codified in the Declaration for future generations as a light for the real freedoms of men, the Shining Light on a Hill.

    Anyway… simple thoughts for the beginning of 2012… Fight, my friend… fight to negate the collectivists banging at America’s gates and fight their vanguards streaming out of the Obama White House.

    The best to you in 2012… regards, Las

    • Anonymous

      Mine too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/leroyrainman Richard Rainey

    God knows us, He knows our ways, & He knows our efforts! May we pause to give thanks to Our Lord and Savior for His working through us. May Rick Santorum draw his strength from the Lord. May we reflect Christ’s Love to others at this pivotal point for our country. May we lead this cause with this in mind and remain positive in our representation of Him as we engage the media.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with you! Let’s all keep Santorum in prayer. And the other candidates as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/leroyrainman Richard Rainey

    In a world of image and Rik being a man of substance, rest assured He will need our prayers and support, This is a marathon not a sprint. When it’s all done in November, the start line will be. Fortitude and perseverance will be needed. God Bless America, God Bless Rick and everyone pledged to make a difference.

  • http://saberpoint.blogspot.com Stogie Chomper

    I am very pleased with Santorum’s showing. He has been one of my favorites, second only to Bachmann, after Cain dropped out. His strong showing gives him credibility and the rest of us hope.

  • Anonymous

    You Go Santorum!! I’m rooting for you now!!! You went to every county and talked to everyone. A person who stays on the job, not someone who goes on vacation every other week like Mr. Impotus….

  • Anonymous

    It is uncertain how future cash flows will help Rick Santorum compete the rest of the way, but make no mistake of the phenomenal and stunning accomplishment his hard work (and Chuck’s truck) has generated.

    We have less than a full year before the general election, but with resonating trade winds reciprocating a similar output in South Carolina and Florida, perhaps the “game” is on and a new dynamic shift in the GOP primaries will yield a winner not necessarily reflective of the media and political establishment.

    One thing’s for sure, in addition to restoring family values, we must also focus our energies and attention on reducing the tax and regulatory burden on our manufacturing base, which is unquestionably the strength and backbone of our nation’s economy.

  • Anonymous

    This has been my Main Pick since the Beginning. This was so uplifting, so inspiring, the mentioning of his Grandfather, the workers, his daughter Bella being represented with a button. This is conservatism. This is what we need, this is who we need, this is a non flip flopper, and no notes, none except at the beginning. he is not angry, he is passionate and loves this country dearly. There won’t be amnesty, there will be a corporate tax cut, there will be cuts in spending, but we will be strong as a nation. There won’t be the Usurping of the Constitution. Rick Santorum is a conservative, who believes in God, Family and this country. Him and his family puts God first, and this man is who and what we need to get this country back on track.

  • Anonymous

    Go to Blacklistednews DOT com and read “17 reasons why a vote for Mitt Romney is a Vote for the New World Order”

    We need a STRONG CONSERVATIVE. Rick speaks from his heart, WITHOUT A TELEPROMPTER (did you hear Romney pulled his teleprompter when he learned Rick didn’t use one? As a Christian, I can not vote for a Mormon as they don’t believe in the Trinity, believe Jesus and satan are brothers, etc. Go to: 4Witness DOT org to learn more about Romney’s religious beliefs. He is also a Mason and is a part of who the New World Order wants in charge (or Obama – as they are part of the same “team”. Obama will just get their agenda through a bit faster. See how many things were rammed through in only 3 years!)

  • Anonymous

    My greatest fear is that a ‘President Santorum’ will lead to ‘Middle East Wars’ which will then lead to ‘Another Vietnam’ and possibly ‘World War III’

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=761545009 Paul Wheaton

    So…Enact the FairTax. Stop picking winners and losers…

  • Anonymous

    nkjv Psalm 84:11 The Lord God is a sun and shield;
    the Lord will give grace and glory.
    God Bless Rick Santorum .

  • Anonymous

    WOW. I see that my comments on family values raised quite a response. There must be a side to this that I am not seeing. It sounds as though at least some of you feel that it is the family that is the essemtial foundation of a free society. I veiw it as the law and, in the US, the constitution in particular. Buy maybe I do not understand just what you mean by family values. My experience is that these values vary depending on culture, religion, ethnicity, between families and even among members of the same family. And I wonder just how one defines a family. A single parent? A husband and wife without children? Do non adopted stepchildren count? A man and wife and their fosterchildren? A single man and an adopted child?

    There are families who preach dependence on the government and individuals who preach the opposite.

    If Santorum can reduce the encroachment of government on our freedom, provide some leveling of the ‘playing field’, defend the interests of the US, well, then he has my vote. I can watch over my family on my own but I can not if my mortgage goes underwater, my energy costs skyrocket, my health care costs spiral upwards, my retirement is in jeapordy and my future taxes and those of my children are spent on another ideologically driven program that benefits the special interest group of the day.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000364792093 Marlene Klein

      I agree with you, I don’t want anyone to dictate the values my family or I should have, either, although I can only hope that self-sufficiency and independence is something of value to almost everyone. I seriously doubt this is Santorum’s intention. It doesn’t hurt anyone or anything to have a president with high personal standards, however. It speaks well of his character and gives some indication of what we can expect from him. You’re point is well taken though. We all need to think of what tangible, measurable things our next president will accomplish. I hope Santorum’s bid for the presidency doesn’t focus too much on social issues.

      While I am fiscally conservative, I am also socially moderate. Even as a social moderate I must say that his view on the definition of marriage will most likely appeal to much of the country. The people have been at odds with the judges and those in Washington over this issue for years. I think this specific social issue will play out to his benefit, not his disadvantage.

  • trinaandco

    praying for the most Godly man to win this election, its the only answer for our country, we need to turn back to God so He will heal our country and bless us again

  • Anonymous

    This man has all the charisma of a potatoe.