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Rick Santorum has officially suspended his campaign for president. He gave a great speech and said he would not stop fighting to defeat Obama, to win the House and the Senate:

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  • http://twitter.com/nexxe Thomas B

    Fox News confirms Santorum suspending campaign.

    • bbitter

      well… I guess I need to figure out what to do now…

      • sara holy land

        Unbelievable – who’s gonna win -Mitt Romney Etch A Sketch Moments.

  • http://www.lds.org/ carbonfootprints

    NOOOOO! Please tell me he’s just telling us he’s won the lottery and is using it to help his campaign… I will be so disappointed if he drops out, but I will support Romney.

    • http://www.lds.org/ carbonfootprints

      Just a note to start with, I don’t proofread, I don’t have time. :)

      So, here’s the deal. I am so disappointed, I really like Santorum and thought he was the best thing we had going. I don’t like Gingrich at all. Way to progressive and Romney is progressive light. But when all is said and done, I have seven children to think about. Is their future better with Romney at the helm or Obama? Will they have a better chance to course correct with Romney or Obama?

      It is frustrating to watch the establishment thumb their collective noses at us, and that’s just what they’ve done since Reagan. (I was in the first grade when Reagan was first elected…) Bush 1, Dole, Bush2, McCain, and now this… But now is not the time to give in. Now is the time to DIG in.

      I will vote for whoever the R candidate is. I will focus my energy on making sure we keep the house and then take the senate. I will watch my local school board and vote in those elections, I will pay attention the our city council elections. I will do what I can to unite with my neighbors. I will start at a local level to fix things and then watch it “trickle up”. I will get involved with the tea party movement in my area to continue to help educate those I come in contact with.

      I make a point of letting the RNC know whenever they come asking for my money, that although I may for the time being be a registered republican, they can go elsewhere to find money, and until they start representing me, that is going to be their answer.

      Please join with me to continue fighting for this great nation. We may have temporarily lost a battle, but the war still wages on. We need to do what is necessary to give us the time to take back America. ‘Nuf said.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

        I don’t understand why you think Newt is way too progressive. Apparently, you haven’t read Newt’s plans.

        Romney is a Liberal, governed like a liberal. I’m just dumb founded.

        • http://www.lds.org/ carbonfootprints

          In the past I’ve listened to Newt. He seems to rely to much government fixes rather than getting government out of the way,

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/EPNKCLUJ4F2PBVGOB7MU7O56ZA W.

            You are confusing Newt with Romney.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

            No, that’s Romney. You are mixed up.

            • stage9

              Get a clue folks! Newt is not going to win! Nor is Paul, nor anyone else….why won’t anyone grasp what’s really going on here…Obamney is the establishment choice…and he alone will be nominated. Your voice means nothing….

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Dias/1680711668 Chris Dias

            It’s both.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/EPNKCLUJ4F2PBVGOB7MU7O56ZA W.

          Romney is a joker – and dangerously liberal. He has nothing to offer…I watched him lie over and over during the debates. He is not a conservative.

          Newt has the skills and intellect to beat Obama.

      • porightscoopfan

        Will you support the R candidate if it is Newt?

      • http://www.facebook.com/galanmarcosjr Marcos Junior Galan

        all parties are the same corrupt, B.S, and the same. the only mere difference is that they have different names and labels. Democratic and Republican outside but same in the inside

    • porightscoopfan

      Thou dost protest too much. No need to support Romney now, there’s still 2 other men in the race.

    • http://www.facebook.com/galanmarcosjr Marcos Junior Galan

      please change your mind before is too late! ahh! what the heck is already too late. but i would at least like to try to convince you and others to not support the most flip-flop, hypocritical, controversial , corrupt candidate Mitt Romney. please. of course even with so many evidence around, my words may not be enough.SO, watch this video link that will support the truth to convince you and all others who are ignorant about the surrounding poisonous corruptions!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQwrB1vu74c&feature=related

  • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie

    I hope this gives Newt the spotlight, and hopefully the conservative vote. What happens with his delegates?

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      Isn’t it usually customary for the candidate who is withdrawing to ‘grant’ them to one of the other contenders?

      • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie

        I hope that can happen.

    • JimmyBleep

      Newt is polling below RP at this point. It’s over if Rick folds.

    • CaseyGeorge

      Rallying time for Newt!!!

    • xam3991

      get real

      • http://disqus.com/joelgp/ Unicon™

        Bad day for you I’m sure… but like I tried to explain last week, it’s the best and only thing Rick could do. There will be other elections for him down the raod.

        • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

          Where we are heading there is no ROAD

          • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie

            Space program was cancelled.

          • Calvin_02

            If Obama gets it…yes. That’s why his doc is called “The Road We’ve Traveled”

            • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

              Hmmm, I think the actual choice is over the cliff at 100mph or 55mph.

        • xam3991

          Yeah very bad day, it wasn’t the only thing he could do but maybe it was the best thing.

          My point is, if Rick came to the realization that there was no way to win the nomination than my sock has just as good a chance as winning the nomination as Newt/Paul.

        • BigHurt29

          Wrong. What’s he going to run for, President again? In 2016, we have a much stronger field in terms of conservatives. Santorum would have a difficult time competing at that point.

          Santorum’s only hope now is for Romney to win election and get appointed to a cabinet-level position. His political career is likely over. But it’s nice to see someone who isn’t so desperate to become President that he places that above his family.

    • bbitter

      Unless it goes to convention, they stay with Rick. The only other option I could think of is if the individual states or the RNC allows them to be reassigned. AFAIK.

    • Kelly60

      I’m kinda like you Ozzie. I just don’t really feel that Romney is conservative, you know the forked tongue thing going on. I’d rather Newt even with all his baggage. That may be why he has been soo determined to stay in the race. He’s sure hurting for money though.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EPNKCLUJ4F2PBVGOB7MU7O56ZA W.

      Newt’s site is slammed to overflowing with donors.

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    R.I.P. Santorum campaign …

  • MiketheMarine

    Dear America,

    It was great while it lasted. Too bad we couldn’t beat the Roman’s record.

    Sincerely,

    A former citizen

    • teri_b

      Former citizen? Are you really a Marine?

      • Jaynie59

        Boy, am I glad you asked that because I doubt it and I figured if I asked him the entire blog community would get the torches and pitchforks out.

        • teri_b

          Thanks for the warning. I don’t mean any disrespect towards him, just every once in a while he says something that gives me pause.

          I don’t want to believe that we are that far gone. Which is exactly why it is important to vote against Obama, no matter what anyone thinks of Romney.

          • CO2isGood

            Sounded to me like Mike was just comparing the decline we are now experiencing in the US, to the fall of the Roman Empire…I’ve heard many others do the same without having their patriotism questioned.

            • Jaynie59

              I don’t question Mikethemarine’s patriotism. He’s made it very clear he doesn’t think much of this country. I don’t think he was ever a Marine.

              • CO2isGood

                Seems to me if he did not care about this country he would not be posting to this forum, and he would be happy that the country has been experiencing a decline under the Democrats.

                It seems to me he is being unfairly insulted for having a fairly benign opinion.

                • Jaynie59

                  Liberals post on conservative forums all the time. There are a lot of them here.

                • MiketheMarine

                  You should know.

                • MiketheMarine

                  Correct and thank you.

              • MiketheMarine

                It isn’t my country I hate. It is stupid people who think they have it all figured out and attack anyone with an opposing view. Sound like anyone you know?

              • steprock

                Congratulations! I’m now – officially – ignoring you!

            • teri_b

              I think you are right. I was reading too quickly and missed the point. Mike, if you are there, forgive me?

              • teri_b

                Oh, and I wasn’t questioning his patriotism.

              • MiketheMarine

                Teri, you engage and comment and think. I love discussing things with folks like you. No apology necessary.

                • teri_b

                  Thanks.

                  And you, Sir, are always a gentleman.

          • MiketheMarine

            This comment I like. On occasion, I wonder what you and Jaynie are thinking but I do remind myself that I have seen things you guys can’t even imagine and if it causes you pause and then asks a question I am doing my job. We may well be too far gone. It is time people start deciding for themselves where do you draw your line in sand. If I am right you will need to move that line in your head closer to today.

            • teri_b

              Thanks, Mike. I want to be sure you know that I was not questioning your patriotism. I have three kids who are in college, and I fear for their future. It scares me to think that we might be on the brink of some kind of revolution due to race wars or class warfare; nor do I want to let the country be destroyed by a socialist dictator. I am willing to give Romney a chance because the alternative is unthinkable.

              • MiketheMarine

                That is precisely what my comments mean. I believe that Romney is an alternative. Just another suit working from the same playbook.

                • sara holy land

                  From the start was decided who will be the candidate with the ability to “represent”.
                  The main thing is not to be somebody with the image of a real religious – “radical.”

                  I’m sad. What a screw-up.

              • sDee

                Prepare you kids. We have been preparing ours. Mike is right, Romney is just an alternative leader for a death march to socialism.

                I never ever in my life though I would have seen this day come.

                • StrangernFiction

                  Call him the frog whisperer.

              • MiketheMarine

                Be careful who you allign yourself with. Jaynie is a hater. She hates anyone who disagrees with her. She is a reformed liberal. She reminds me of a reformed smoker. Nothing worse on the planet than a reformed smoker.

                I’m glad you hold your comment until you’ve thought about what I might mean. This type of exchange you and I are having is what this Great Country was built upon.

                • Jaynie59

                  I hate liberals.

                • MiketheMarine

                  You hate everyone.

              • Xman97

                ” It scares me to think that we might be on the brink of some kind of revolution due to race wars or class warfare; nor do I want to let the country be destroyed by a socialist dictator”

                If you own a gun, I would suggest stocking up on ammo. If you don’t, buy one and stock up on ammo. As we close in on the election both will begin to sky rocket. When the race war(s) happens (i’ve been saying this for decades), you can hopefully protect your family. When the government comes for you guns, then you have to make a decision about where your line in the sand is. One food for thought, they can take your guns, and home and money, and maybe even pride, but they cannot take your faith in God or your mental freedom. So even if they take your life, you’ve still won.

                • librtifirst

                  People may want to stock up on ammo due to the chaos and looting that will ensue in a financial collapse. Disarmament will come shortly after.

                • Xman97

                  That too!!

                • MiketheMarine

                  Which branch of the service did you serve in or grow up in?

                • Xman97

                  Army.. Still do.. I’ll tell you the culture here is getting as bad as the one it works for. There’s been an oddly new push to “control” what soldiers write on social media, how they participate in politics, etc. If I had the time or mistaken belief that I could “fight the system”, I’d dig into the legality/constitutionality of baring soldiers from “campaigning” on their personal time. Additionally, we’ve become very liberal in our interpretations of the bans on free speech and speech against elected leaders.

                  The conspiracy theorist in me says the Administration/Secretary are pushing these things, egged on by a leadership that has lost its spine for “supporting and defending the Constitution agains all enemies, foreign and domestic”.

                  Anyway, the short answer to your question is Army.

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

                  Thank you so much for your service xman. We are grateful.

                • MiketheMarine

                  I knew it. You sound just like a warrior. It’s hard to hide from those that have been there.

            • librtifirst

              I thought that you may have been referring to the loss of our sovereignty as a nation, and therefor would no longer be considered citizens of the US, but citizens of the world, and under global rule.

          • TPDanbo

            Keep dreaming teri _b!!! NO WAY, NO HOW, will we support RINO,FLIP-FLOPPER,Pro-Abortionist,Global Warmist,Vulture Capitalist,Progressive,Obama-lite ROMNEY! You just don’t replace one monster with a lesser monster and call it a victory! Before all the GOP Romney-bots re-start their campaign of ” If you don’t vote for Romney, you’re just electing Obama” B.S. Let me say again after Romney gets his butt kicked by Obama and you whiners want to assign blame go first to 1) The GOP Elites, who gave us NO CHOICE,2)All the MILLIONS of Americans who NEVER VOTE,40-45%,3)The DEAF,DUMB,BLIND MILLIONS who habitually vote Democrat,4) The Mainstream Media,Obama’s puppets, 5) If you still have the gaul to come to us the most innocent,get real ,take a HIKE!

        • StrangernFiction

          Biting my tongue.

          • MiketheMarine

            Biting your tongue and proving, once again, that you are the most disciplined of us all. Well done.

      • MiketheMarine

        Do you know what a Marine does when they know they are fighting a lost cause? They kill everyone on the other side of the fight until they are killed themselves. Do you really want me to do that?

        • Jaynie59

          I’ve known a lot of veterans in my time, from my own father to men from every war and conflict I met during my bar days.

          None of them talked like you do. And if you had ever walked into the bar and said what you say here they’d kick your ass out before you finished a sentence.

          • MiketheMarine

            They weren’t Marines were they? We tell it like it is and take on all comers, you included. Want me gone, or dead? Good luck trying. I will gladly give you and your vets my address. I think that if you discussed me with any of them they would say, “He’s right. I wish I had the balls to say that!”

            • Jaynie59

              OK, this is all I’m going to say and then you can have the last word.

              You do not come across as someone who served in the military. You come across as someone who’s seen too many movies and thinks that’s how they talk.

              Just my opinion. I KNEW questioning you would cause the commenters here to go ballistic so I didn’t until someone else did. I should have known better. As I’ve said many times, conservatives are very naive.

              • MiketheMarine

                How is it that you came to know more than anyone else? You said you lived in Massachusettes for 7 years. That explains a lot. There are no actual conservatives in Massachusettes. Never have been.

              • GreenBeretWay

                Where in the hell do you get off questioning anyone? Look here lady I think YOU have seen too many movies. Dumb and Dumber.
                What is “The talk” you are comparing his comments too? How do people who have served come across in your opinion?Maybe the folks you are listening to are feeding you a line of sh*t.Do you question their service? You need to stand down, you don’t have a clue. probably another favorite movie Clueless.

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

            I’ve known quite a few Veterans as well, and many of them DO have the same thoughts that Mike does. You don’t know what’s in his heart Jaynie and have no right to judge. I may only be another one of millions of other immigrants, so my opinion matters very little- but I happen to agree with him. People, so many people have no idea what they have had in being born and raised and living their whole lives in America. So many- too many have taken everything for granted and now expect everything they want to be given to them. Much of it is because of the government, always spreading out into doing things the government had no business getting into. Others have taken the freedoms that Mike, and so many others have fought, been injured or killed for. Well, the people deserve the leaders they get, and judging by the attitudes of so many in the last election, and this one and all the past three years, it doesn’t surprise me that the choices we have left are two peas in a pod, separated only by a hair style.
            I guess maybe you and others are glad I’m not a citizen, because I sure would not be voting for rombama. I’d have to write in my choice- because somehow, in a nation which had always been the most free, I can not imagine having someone else tell me who I must vote for. And that’s all the elites on both sides have done in the past 6 years. Rick Perry? NO! you are not allowed to vote for him. Sarah Palin? Heck NO you’re not allowed to vote for her. Cain? Santorum? Bachmann? No- you must vote for the one you’re told, herded like sheep into a pen, to vote for. Sorry, that doesn’t fly with me or a lot of other folks.

            Like I said though, my opinion doesn’t really matter when it comes down to things, but knowing historically the way Rome collapsed, we are nearing the end of the same road they were on. I agree with Mike, and that’s My Marine you’re messing with, and I’m asking you to knock it off.

            • Jaynie59

              No offense but, you’re Canadian.

              • MiketheMarine

                And you are a small minded, mean spirited piss ant. I love Canadians.

                • Cindy09

                  Mike, thank you so much for service!!!

                  You laid down your life for your country when your country most needed you! I love your comments and I love your values!! You are a true man of valor!! No-one should judge you unless that person has walked in your shoes. And nobody that has walked in your shoes could judge you because of the sacrifices you shared. Godspeed Mike!! We, true TRScoopers, appreciate your service and love you!!

                • MiketheMarine

                  Cindy, you ever find yourself in Maryland you let me know about it, you hear?

                • Cindy09

                  I will! I promise!

                • MiketheMarine

                  Good. Have a 3 acre, working alpaca farm and an insurance business. You’re welcome anytime.

                • teri_b

                  Hey Mike, what town do you live in? I grew up living on military bases all over the world, but settled down inside the beltway before I moved to MN.

                • MiketheMarine

                  I went to high school in Montgomery County. I work in Burtonsville, right on RT29 and 198 and live up in Carroll County.

                • Linky1

                  I’m gonna give you a big Canadian hug, Mike…….

                • MiketheMarine

                  If you ever find yourself in Maryland, any of you, I will take you up on that. I am single, after all and LOVE conservative women.

                • Linky1

                  OK, you’re melting my heart there, Mike.

                • MiketheMarine

                  You all started it. I am used to the type of support and love one warrior shares with another but the vocal support I have witnessed in the past 24 hours leaves me shaking my head and smiling. you guys may never know how bad I needed it right now. Our politics may be going to hell in a handbasket but life is sweet. Thanks

                • Is_Sense_Common

                  Mike, I think I love you…

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

                  He has that effect doesn’t he. I love him too.

                • MiketheMarine

                  The only flaw I see in you all is there is no accounting for taste but I’ll take the affection. You all are the cause of one spectacular day. I’ve actually gotten misty a couple times today reviewing this thread and I am not usually prone to emotion like this. It is amazing.

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

                  I may not display it much, but I happen to have excellent taste! :-D Don’t ever change Marine. You are a blessing to many.

                • MiketheMarine

                  Wouldn’t know how to change if I wanted too. I’ve come to far to start doing it differently now. You guys are the best. I mean it.

                • teri_b

                  Mike, I am glad that my imprudent comment beginning with my failure to carefully read what you actually wrote (I read Romney instead of Romans. Yeah, I know. It makes no sense that way) resulted in you having a spectacular day. I wish you many more great days and a life filled with conservative women!

                  Thanks again for cutting me some slack.

                • MiketheMarine

                  No thanks are necessary. This is a good spot for a learning opportunity about Marines for the uninitiated. A lot of people have the misconception that Marines are borderline psychotic killer robots. Fact is, before they teach us any useful martial arts they pound into our heads how and why it MUST be controlled and only used when required. Cops call it escalation of force. It means to use the very minimum amount of force required to any situation. You and I were simply attempting to convey differing opinions on a common subject. Misunderstands require no more force than another try at an explanation. Critical thinking is becoming a lost art and kids today can’t communicate anymore. Since I work with the public I have learned to reword thoughts until I’ve made myself understood. comes in handy in life and saves a lot of unnecessary stress.

                  No worries, Teri, we are good.

                • MiketheMarine

                  I know I love you guys.

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

                No offense taken against me. I am a Canadian because I was born there. I have not had a chance to make it official, but the moment I stepped foot in the US nearly 20 years ago, I have considered myself an American.

                • Cindy09

                  I love you, honey!!! You stick to your guns and make this naturalized American proud!!

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

                  ((((()))))s Thank you Cindy! You’re so sweet!

              • Linky1

                No offense, you’re small minded.

            • steprock

              Huzza! I got your back too, ducky. And Mike’s.
              Jaynie is a braying mule, who is now on my crap list.

              In contrast with you, I will likely choose that I loathe Obama even more than Romney and vote AGAINST Obama, but that doesn’t mean Romney gets my support.

              One good outcome of a crushing Romney defeat is that we may have a chance to reform the GOP back to representing Conservatives and have a chance for a real Conservative next go-around. Losing to the worst President in recent memory? Surely, that will leave a mark. If history is a teacher, the GOP will stubbornly refuse to learn from its mistakes, even if/when Mitt loses…again.

              West, 2016

              • Linky1

                Braying mule? Try horse’s a$$.

            • MiketheMarine

              Dang skippy. Do you think we could trade her for you?

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

                LOL, only if you don’t call me skippy anymore ;-) ((()))s myMarine.

                • MiketheMarine

                  Never happen again, My Lady.

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

                  Aw, I’m just messing with you. You’re sweet.

                • MiketheMarine

                  I know it and am loving every single second of it. :)

            • Linky1

              ABC, don’t let these small minded people ever let you thing your opinion doesn’t matter. It does, just like everyone else’s opinion here, yes, even Jaynie’s – small minded and in-your-face as it is.

              You know (as do others on this board) that I am also Canadian, damned proud of it as well. I’m also very knowledgeable about US politics – why? Because they’re my closet neighbor and having grown up along the US/Canadian border, I have shopped in the US, travelled to many states, have many US friends, have been to countless Legion posts, as my parents served their countries during the war. I grew up on US TV and news. I have a lot of respect and love for Americans and when I see someone say to another that it doesn’t matter, because they are Canadian, that incenses me.

              If I were to live in the US at the moment, I would be facing a very hard choice-vote to defeat Obama or vote my conscience and according to my principles. Personally, I don’t think Romney (if he becomes nominee, the fat lady has not sung yet) will beat Obama, as he is, again, IMHO, the RINO version of Obama. I’ve stated my reasons in the past and won’t go into them again.

              No one here on this board can tell anyone what to do or how to vote-kinda reminds you of someone, the current Occupier-in-Chief. Think Obamacare, think individual mandate, think how the IRS will be in charge of tax collecting for that one.

              But, whoever wins in November does affect Canada. Either or, we lose-Prime Minsiter Harper has already stood up to Obama and from what I have seen of Romney, he’s no better than another Soros lapdog, sprouting false patriotism, while shredding his opponents with negative advertising. Yup, reminds me of someone else again-the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Heck, even George Soros and I agree on something-no difference between the two.

              After reading what I have written, I think my (theoretical) choice became much clearer-vote my conscience, stick to my principles and values and not sell my soul to the RINO machine.

              • Cindy09

                Well said, my Canadian friend!!!

                • MiketheMarine

                  Cindy, please read my reply to Linky about 4 comments up from this one because you too are counted in that statement.

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

                Ditto on what Cindy said. Well said Linky. I’m proud of you my sister and friend.

                • MiketheMarine

                  Read my post to Linky right above your comment that I’m responding to here. You are among those I speak of in that statement.

              • MiketheMarine

                Absolutely correct. If we will compromise on the little things how in the name of God can we expect to stand strong for the big things? It takes some life experience to figure it out but I draw that line right around my heart and soul and will not be cowed.

                Thank the Good Lord many of you have chosen to toe the line with me. We can not fail if we stand together.

        • teri_b

          No. I would miss you. :)

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

            so would i!

      • JimmyBleep

        Jesse Ventura is a Navy Seal and he feels the same way. It is particularly more difficult for someone who has put their life on the line for this country to look back and say that this is not the country I fought for. It is noble to fight for freedom. But what happens when the country is not what it once was? Asking if he is really a Marine is about the most insulting thing you can say to a Marine. Shame on you.

        • Jaynie59

          Shame on you for defending the likes of Jesse Ventura and MiketheMarine.

          • JimmyBleep

            LOL… I think I’m gonna get a Mexican villa with Mike and Jesse and be done with it all!!! ;P

            • MiketheMarine

              I’ll mix the marguarita’s. Jaynie, you are not invited.

            • IwjwI

              I like my place by the Sea Of Cortez.

              • MiketheMarine

                Very well. Your place it is. ;)

          • CO2isGood

            Saying you have known a lot of veterans in your life makes it apparent that you yourself are not a veteran…yet you have the temerity to insult veterans that have actually put their lives on the line for this country and your right to spout insults…..they have earned their opinions, whether they are shared by you or not.

            • Jaynie59

              They may have earned their opinions but I earned my right to oppose them.

              Just like the SEAL who decked Jess Ventura in that bar and like the men I knew back in my bar days. Any one of whom would deck anyone who spouted the crap they do.

              • CO2isGood

                Well after you go to your local bar, and tell some Marine, that you don’t like his opinion, and that therefore he must not be a Marine, you come back and let us know how it turned out.

                • Jaynie59

                  Why on Earth would I do that? Unless the idiot happened to be the bartender someone else would throw him out before I opened my mouth.

                • MiketheMarine

                  If you figure that a Marine by himself is outnumbered, you figure wrong.

                • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                  I’ll have your back

                • CO2isGood

                  My point exactly you talk the talk, but you can’t walk the walk.

                • MiketheMarine

                  It is hard to speak with a broken jaw. LOL

          • MiketheMarine

            Jaynie, the vets you know are the same ones that supported Maobama and Clinton and hated Reagan. Plus, ALL veterans wrote a check to the United States of America for an amount of up to and including my life. I would gladly die for you. What would you do?

            • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

              ALL veterans wrote a check to the United States of America for an amount of up to and including my life. I would gladly die for you. What would you do?

              AMEN, brother!!!

            • WordsFailMe

              Where was that clause where you also promised to cash the other guy’s check?

              • steprock

                “I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.”

                G. Patton

              • MiketheMarine

                How about a quote: “A dead enemy is a peaceful enemy. God Bless the peacemakers.”

            • JimmyBleep

              Mike, you have bigger balls than me and that’s why I always thank the vets for keeping our asses safe back home. THANK YOU!

            • GreenBeretWay

              Jaynie writes checks she can’t cash.

        • teri_b

          Sorry, Jimmy, I meant no offense to Mike. I have no lack of respect for people who serve our country honorably.

          I will say, however, that Jesse Ventura has done nothing to earn my respect except for his military service. And I don’t put MiketheMarine in that category.

          • CO2isGood

            Some of the posters to this forum seem to think that all veterans are Conservatives and share their conservative views, and that if they do not share their views that they somehow deserve less respect.

            I can understand not agreeing with others viewpoints, but I served with too many good men that were political adversaries that I had/have the highest respect for.

            I personally disagreed with Venturas stance, and can understand people getting upset…but remember it was another Seal that decided to set him straight.

          • JimmyBleep

            If you were a SEAL in the days of ‘nam and later witnessed your own country admit that the Gulf of Tonkin incident was fabricated by the US government and LBJ to spark the Vietnam war… you would feel betrayed as well. They lied and misled a generation and I can’t blame Jesse for his outrage and revolutionist sentiment.

            • teri_b

              That is only part of it. He was governor of my state, and a lot of my disgust with him was based on how he comported himself in office.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Hang in there friend!

    • WordsFailMe

      Rules for Veterans:

      Rule #1: Tell it to the Marines. Nobody else gets it.

    • steprock

      Hang in there, Marine. Things look bleak, but you must remember that it is WE, the citizens of America, who make her great. Not our worthless politicians.

      I am America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donald-Arey-III/100001713622116 Donald Arey III

    Damn. Looks like it might be Romney after all.

    • M_J_S

      WOOOOW! The GOP follows protocol and picks another loser.

    • sara holy land

      All options open for those who have the means – rich !!!

  • Jaynie59

    Rush just announced they he was suspending the campaign.

    Is the press conference over? The feed is still live and looks like they’re still waiting for him.

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

      No it hasn’t begun yet.

  • http://www.solitudeholdings.com/blog1/ Dan C

    I am not voting for Romney. You don’t earn my vote by being a liberal statist who smears conservatives.

    • gothicreader

      I know how you feel. I felt the same with the carpet bombing of Newt. I’ve always maintained my support for Newt. However, I would rather vote for Romney than Obama – who scares the hell out of me!

      I wouldn’t make rash decision, but wait. Come November you might have changed your mind.

    • teri_b

      There are four Supreme Court justices that are getting up there in years. We can not afford any more Obama appointees who ask questions and base decisions on “empathy”.

      I will buy you some nose plugs.

      • http://www.lds.org/ carbonfootprints

        Amen. Can you buy them in bulk and then share?

        • teri_b

          Sure. If that is what it takes to defeat Obama. Four more years is NOT an option.

          • http://www.lds.org/ carbonfootprints

            Agreed!

          • steprock

            Yuck. If I may say so, I think I just threw up a little at the thought of another 4 for Obummer.

            As I stated elsewhere, the only good thing of that outcome is the chance to reform the GOP into being Conservative again and elect someone like Allen West, who will be free to run next go around.

            In another four…long…years.

      • M_J_S

        That’s not happening again. I did that for McCain. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER again.

        • MiketheMarine

          Which is the thing that people like Jaynie don’t get. You know the definition of insanity?

          • Jaynie59

            The definition of insanity is doing everything you can do to ensure Obama gets another term.

            • hrh40

              Clearly you haven’t researched Mitt Romney very much.

              He represents me as much as Obama does.

              Research.

              • Jaynie59

                Thanks. I lived in Massachusetts for 7 years.

                Romney is all we got. If you don’t vote for him you’re voting for Obama.

                Vote for whoever you want in the primaries if you haven’t voted yet. But when it comes time for the general if you don’t vote for the Republican nominee, or vote 3rd party, you are actually voting for Obama.

            • http://www.lds.org/ carbonfootprints

              Very well said. I don’t like the situation, but I will do what I can to slow down the tide rather than be washed out to sea by the likes of obama. Those who don’t vote are as much a problem as those who vote for obama…

            • Linky1

              With Romney, that’s a given.

            • MiketheMarine

              Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. You voted for Mccain? And now you will vote for Romney. Two RINO’s in a row. I think you should see a shrink.

          • steprock

            I feel ya.

            I’ll tell you what the GOP doesn’t get: They don’t have to become more Moderate to attract Independents. They just have to get the Conservatives to give a rat’s rear about the candidate and they’ll come out in DROVES.

            You don’t have to beat all the Dems, you just have to beat the ones who care enough to come out and vote.

            • Is_Sense_Common

              They don’t think we exist. They haven’t gotten out of DC for so long, they think everyone in the nation is moderate. Term Limits are a good thing!

              • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                Wish we had term limits on all the elected officials.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

        So we elect someone like the blue-blood Bush who chose Scooter for the SCOTUS?

      • hrh40

        And yet have you researched Romney’s court nominees in MA?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

        How do you know Romney will be any different in who he appoints (thinking record, not rhethoric)

        http://www.massresistance.org/romney/prolife.html

        excerpts:

        “Governor Romney appointed 36 judges but a check of their political affiliation confirms that only 9 of them are Republicans. Two are radical gay activists and 14 are registered Democrats. The remainder are unenrolled. Since Massachusetts Democrats are among the most pro-abortion Democrats in America…”

        “Take for example, Steve Abany, a hard left Democrat and a prominent gay activist involved with the effort to legalized homosexual marriage in Massachusetts. Romney appointed him to the bench in May of 2005, which was, again, well after his pro-life “conversion.” Any bets that he’s pro-life?”

        • teri_b

          Even if Romney has no “core” as people have stated, it means that he will play the part he ran on. He has told us he is severely conservative. It is up to him to prove it, and up to us to hold him to it.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

            But that does not mean I must violate my conscience and vote for him, if he becomes the nominee and does not have someone with a proven record on right to life and the true definition of marriage as his running mate.

      • sjmom

        Do you really think Romney will choose any differently for the Supreme Court than Obama? I think not; they are both liberals and so their choices will be similar. They may be Republican but they will be as liberal as the day is long.

        • teri_b

          Yes, I do actually. Robert Bork is one of his advisors. And he has the Republican party to answer to.

          Bush had to withdraw Harriet Miers (Myers?) when his base became outraged.

          • sjmom

            I don’t trust Romney at all in any way, for anything, at any time. He is tooooooooo much like Obama. I didn’t trust Obama 4 years ago and as it turned out I was right.

          • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

            The problem teri_b with this line of thought is that he has advisers who want to raise our taxes on fuel, advisers who blatantly stated that they have no desire to rid us of Obamacare just tweak it, and other advisers who are pro-cap&trade.

            Are we to believe that he will only listen to Bork or to all of them? Is his number of advisers more left and will move him towards that direction? Or, does one think that Bork will really have the man’s ear.

            With Miers, Bush cared about his base, but I have doubts Romney cares as much.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

            Mitt has proven in this campaign he could care less about the base.

      • sDee

        Bush nominated Harriet Meyers, a judge well to the Consitutional left of Kennedy. Romeny will try and do the same. HE IS A PROGRESSIVE.

        THe conservatives had to fight Bush. Please do not be fooled by this man.

        • teri_b

          And we ended up with Alito instead, because we held Bush’s feet to the fire.

          We just need to always be vigilant.

          • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

            This though assumes that Romney is willing to listen to his base. So far, there is very little evidence that proves this out.

            • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

              Wow! I said this:
              ‘Mitt has proven in this campaign he could care less about the base.’
              Then scrolled down and found your comment!

              • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                I am wondering if I should be concerned LOL!!!!!

                Two for two!

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                  Think this may have been a response that did not get connected by the system? Please explain?

                • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                  TJ,

                  I was just commenting w/humor on your post about our similar remarks regarding Mitt’s unwillingness to to listen to the base. It was the second time that it had happen that you and I both stated a similar idea, responding to similar questions.

                  Hope that clarifies for you.

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                  Oh. :0) We must have some similar thinking on certain things!

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

        Can we be garanteed that mittens would chose wisely? No.

        • teri_b

          I can guarantee you that Obama will choose justices that will rival Ruth Bader Ginsburg in their liberalness. They will consider laws of other countries rather than our own if it suits their liberal agendas.

      • Is_Sense_Common

        I’ve been buying up stock in nose plug companies – get in now – the price per share is about to skyrocket!

  • demsaresatanic

    Maybe the geek-oid will go back to running a campaign in Iowa for the next four years in preparation for 2016! BwahHahHahHah!
    BTW, where did all the money come from to support Rick and his family during the past two years he has been running?

    • http://www.lds.org/ carbonfootprints

      Are you this rude in real life or only online?

      • Rob_Bryant

        I tend to find that people that are rude online are only that way because they know if they were that way face-to-face with someone, they would get mashed in the mouth.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

      Grassroots idiot

      • Linky1

        Forget the grassroots….just plain “idiot.”

    • K-Bob

      Did the dog finally eat the pork chop your Mom tied around your neck?

    • Jaynie59

      Fool. You idiots think a username can hide your liberal bile.

      Rick Santorum is a very successful guy and his tax return is available online to anyone who cares. He made almost a million dollars last year the hard way. He earned it.

    • JimmyBleep

      no class

    • Linky1

      Where did the money come from? Like all good free market conservatives, he earned it. Enough said.

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      Awwwww. Did your mom leave alone with the PC again?

  • http://disqus.com/joelgp/ Unicon™

    ABO

    • teri_b

      Amen.

      • Conservative_Hippie

        Ditto!

  • K-Bob

    Lock arms, everyone. It’s gonna get rough.

    • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie

      It’s gonna get rough-

      If you’re a conservative in the Republican party, I’m sure by now we all feel like battered housewives sticking with an undeserving party.

      • Gtrjag

        I think I’m suffering from Battered Conservative Syndrome. Better watch out I could go off at any moment.

      • klaffner

        No. I am very conservative. I have supported Romney from pretty early on. I promise I am not unbalanced. I have just been willing to listen hard to him at his speeches and at the debates. He really is OK if you can get past the standard narratives and conventional wisdom.

        • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie

          I was willing to listen as well, but the more he talks, the more I know he is as phoney as flea market jewelry.

        • teri_b

          I find it odd that Romney was considered the conservative in the race in ’08, and now everyone thinks he is no better than Obama.

          • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

            Who was more conservative than Romney after Thompson dropped out?

            • teri_b

              NOT McCain!

      • K-Bob

        We need a shelter to take us in! Excellent metaphor.

        Actually, I’ve been pretty vocal about not being “a conservative,” but I caucus with them because they are (were?) more focused on restoring the republic than Libertarians and some others.

        But they’ve let me down. Not the true, Sarah Palin and Allen West conservative types, but I mean all of the smarmy, beltway/NRO type conservatives. I think it’s time to drop the focus on being conservative and get more on the Constitution as out last hope for restoration.

        As I wrote at Stacy McCain’s blog last week, “conservative” is starting to mean about as much to me as the word “continental.” Something is wrong with the movement if they end up ramming Romney down our throats.

        • c4pfan

          There isn’t a conservative movement anymore.

        • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo Ozzie

          I’ve noticed that you’ve made that distinction a few times, so I have to ask, what do you consider yourself? You might have a really good point there….conservative is now somewhat toxic as it is too tied to Republican- most people think those two words mean the same thing.

        • teri_b

          I don’t get it, Bob. Who is ramming Romney down our throats? This has been a long, drawn out election process. Many more states have gotten a chance to have their say than ever before.

          Romney just plain got more votes. Santorum had the backing of the entire Evangelical community, who endorsed him.

          I don’t think Romney was the best candidate, but I doubt that someone as conservative as I would like (Jim DeMint) would stand a chance.

          • K-Bob

            Did you just start watching this process today? If you’ve been paying attention, you’d have seen how the Karl Rove wing of the Republican party has steamrolled this entire process. The party insiders brought us to this ridiculous point, and they are going to take the blame for the loss in November.

            • teri_b

              No, I have been paying attention. Karl Rove didn’t stop anyone from voting for Santorum or anyone else. Those of us who post on these websites are probably more conservative than the average republican voter, and we reinforce each other like an echo chamber. But there are a whole lot of people out there who like Romney better than Santorum or Gingrich.

              And as far as insiders, the huge number of endorsements for Romney came today, after Santorum dropped out.

              • K-Bob

                That’s a dodge, teri. Obviously no one “stopped” any voters. But what they did do was band together to trash and ignore all the other candidates. Especially those with media positions. If, as you say, you have been paying attention, then you’ve seen this pointed out many, many times.

      • steprock

        ROFL!!!! EXACTLY what I feel like!!!

        I am thinking I may play ball one more time, though it may well be the last time. I didn’t feel well and truly screwed enough last time when McCain got trounced by Obama.

  • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

    If true, this is a sad day in politics.

  • M_J_S

    Obama has just been re-elected.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Not yet, but I feel your pain.

    • MiketheMarine

      I think so too. This election is already over.

      • JimmyBleep

        I think the real question is whether or not the election matters at this point?

        • MiketheMarine

          I think that it may only be a staged routine to keep us thinking we are part of the system.

          • JimmyBleep

            lol… how often I have thought the same

          • Is_Sense_Common

            This entire Primary Process has been a staged routine. The elites felt like they had to let us little people think we had a voice and when it started looking bad for Mittens, they pulled out all the stops & threw grenades at all the wrong people.

            Just like Barry, the GOP cannot seem to identify the true enemies of the state. They consider anyone who opposes their power as the enemy. They either have forgotten or never knew what they were supposed to be fighting for.

        • K-Bob

          Barely. Like the score in some championship game. One side gets a trophy, the other side goes home. That’s about it.

      • AZ_Author

        I don’t want to give up. If we can get Newt some momentum before the convention, we might have a chance.

    • teri_b

      Only because you won’t support the nominee.

      • hrh40

        To repeat: Romney represents me as much as Obama does.

      • Gtrjag

        MJS is right. I’ll vote for Romney just because I can’t in good conscious be complicit in Obama’s reelection. I won’t like it one bit and I won’t blame others who choose to withhold their vote.

        • teri_b

          Obama is giving a speech right now. I truly cannot stand the sound of his voice. So thank you for at least agreeing to vote against him.

  • http://twitter.com/PJRodman Paula J Rodman

    Damn.

  • Rshill7

    Newt would have to get a big bump from this, right? New hope for him? Back in the running?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

      doesn’t have a prayer….. but i’ll vote for him over Romney….

      • Rshill7

        Exactly, regarding that last part. (but I’d pray for him, as would many others) Would Rick’s voters settle for Romney? You wouldn’t. Seems like Newt could glean most of those, and he did say he was going all the way. At this point, “the only thing constant is change”. I’m ready for that. The rest of today will be interesting. I want to hear what Newt has to say now.

        • Conservative_Hippie

          “the only thing constant is change”

          -Well said!

        • JoeMontana16

          Me too. I have no idea if Newt can pull anything off and I’m sad that he was broadsided in this campaign. Conservatives really missed the boat on that one, once again. This crap is getting old.

          • WordsFailMe

            Joe–If I said, “Republicans are conservatives,” you’d probably disagree.

            If I said, “Conservatives are Republicans, I would have defined the problem perfectly.

            • CO2isGood

              Here in NY, one can actually register as a Conservative…and I often tell Republicans that I am not one of them, will not donate to them, and may, or may not, vote for their candidates.

              But your point is well-taken, it all too often comes down to just voting for the least liberal candidate….especially here in NY, where we are vastly outnumbered.

        • hrh40

          1. Santorum endorsed Mitt in 08.

          2. Santorum is young and wants a future career.

          3. Santorum will probably endorse Mitt again – once the bruises go away.

          • sara holy land

            Invalid arguments:
            Santorum stated explicitly – he was wrong and wanted to believe that R ‘is indeed a conservative, as promised.
            Repeating the same arguments again and again, do not do them as true and valid.

            • sara holy land

              What is true to say, “Once a liar always a liar.”

        • Rshill7

          Newt is respectfully asking Santorum supporters to visit Newt.org and consider giving him their support. Go check out his Facebook post. He has an interesting post there right now regarding this situation.

    • klaffner

      Newt is out of money and out of touch with the voters. He was coming in fourth at most of the recent contests. Voters are not going to do anything except vote for Romney at this point.

      • Rshill7

        Hmmm. How long does it take to wire 50 million dollars? It can be done instantaneously. How long does it take for 10 million people to give 5 bucks each?

        It ain’t over till it’s over brudder. Not every silver lining comes with a cloud, and some things that glitter are actually gold :-)

        Daddy believes in miracles!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

    Now, I have to learn how to hold my nose and pull the lever for “R”

    • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

      Or just vote for conservative candidates. Once you hold your nose, you soon find out that you will continue to hold it again, again, and again……

      • Conservative_Hippie

        That’s a sad commentary.

        • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

          It is CH. One begins to wonder if GWB was just “conservative” enough to win it and be reelected just to be “free” to do what he wanted to.

          How long are we suppose to hold our noses? McCain, Dole, Bush I, etc….and now?

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

            We can try in 2016 again

            • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

              Overhearing the news feed prior to Santorum coming on, one reporter informed his audience that “insiders” were telling Santorum that he can wait it out. I honestly do not know.

              If Romney does happen to win the presidency, the Party already told Santorum that he will have to wait until 2020. These guy don’t get it at all. Then again, if you are so willing to hold your nose to vote for Romney this time, why would it stop you from voting for him again if there is a next time. I mean, he does have an R behind his name, right?

              This is one problem with the “hold the nose” theory. Those who do it this time and push Romney across, why not do it in another four years? So then, you will have hold your nose for three straight elections and forever make the establishment believe that you will always vote for the R no matter what.

              • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

                I hear you!

              • teri_b

                I think if Romney doesn’t reduce the deficit and get our fiscal house in order, he will be primaried. We will be so close to bankruptcy that the climate will be ripe to replace him. If Romney does a good job, then great. I have actually heard from a Senator he spoke to that Romney only expected one term because he was going to do the really hard budgetary things to get our fiscal house in order.

                The Democrats can only buy votes with goodies for so long until it all comes crashing down.

                • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                  Though I do hold out hope that you may be right, history does not seem to side well with challenging the incumbent from within. Carter was primaried by Kennedy and it failed miserably and this was with the worst record before Obama. It will probably be the same this time around as well no matter what Romney does.

                  I hope the senator is right, however we have seen time and time again Romney flipping-then-flopping. Power is a strong force and I am very unsure Romney can handle it like a statesman.

          • K-Bob

            We’ll have to hold our noses firmly, to equalize the pressure of going over the falls and plunging deep, deep into the doom.

      • teri_b

        But if we want conservatives, the conservatives need to win the primaries. We just didn’t have the right candidate. I thought Perry would be it, but he bombed. Once we fail in the primary, it doesn’t seem to make sense to allow the worst possible president in the history of this country to win another term just because Romney isn’t perfect.

        If there wasn’t so much at stake, it might make sense to teach the country a lesson. But four SC justices, imminent bankruptcy of the nation, national security, and our energy problems are too serious to mess around with.

        We have some great conservatives waiting in the wings. If we are not careful we will pass that tipping point where no Repub can get elected because more than half the country will depend on the government dole.

        • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

          It isn’t that Romney is not perfect. I could be easily persuaded to vote for the man if he denounced Romneycare. He has not which demonstrates to me that at best he truly believes in government top-down solutions than the people.

          He was not even willing to sign the Susan B Anthony petition because as he states it was too harsh for him to operate as president. WHAT!!!

          He, his campaign, and his supports continue to thumb their noses at conservatives. I will continue to fight and vote for the best conservatives and pray that a strong House and Senate will keep the president (whomever that may be) on the straight and narrow.

          • teri_b

            My recollection was that Herman Cain wouldn’t sign it either, because it required that no pro-choice person be appointed for any position no matter the relevance.

            In other words, if you wanted to put Rudy Giuliani in a position where he dealt with fighting terrorism, the SBA list wouldn’t allow it.

            I could be wrong about this, but that is my recollection. I am sure someone will correct me if I am mistaken.

            • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

              Granted, but even then Cain was always clear on his stance for life. Then again, is the pro-life movement so inept that it does not have the people in it that can do what Giuliani can.

              However, I think that it was only in positions where being pro-Life would be an issue like State, or HHS, etc.

  • marketcomp

    What? Say it ain’t so! Well, I guess the establishment has shown how to win a primary. Now lets see if they can win the election.

    • hrh40

      History would indicate not.

      Dewey

      Ford

      Dole

      McCain

      • marketcomp

        But now we are at a point of no return. Neither Carter, or Clinton were Marxist, very liberal but not Marxist. So now we are left to choose between a liberal Republican and a true Marxist and I choose the liberal republican.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

          It depends on the meaning of “Marxist.”

      • klaffner

        Also Eisenhower, Nixon, and both Bushes

  • http://www.facebook.com/kingofthehokies Jim Land

    Well thatll about do it. I’m guessing this has a lot to do with his daughter’s health as well as the campaign. God Bless Mr. Santorum.

    • MiketheMarine

      That is what I figure too and no one can blame the man for putting his family first.

      • teri_b

        Absolutely right. Given that his daughter’s life was not supposed to last more than a year, every minute he can spend with her is precious. Very hard to do on a campaign trail.

      • WordsFailMe

        My first thought was, “What would an ex-Marine have done, out-voted, out maneuvered, out numbered, out-flanked, far from home, loved ones suffering?”

        • MiketheMarine

          You already know what a FORMER Marine would do. (we are picky about former vs. ex.) We would stay while loved ones suffer because we don’t get that choice. Neither do soldiers. I think that is why we have no sympathy for soft civilians and their supposed hardships.

          • teri_b

            I thought once a Marine, always a Marine. Is that incorrect?

            • MiketheMarine

              Nope, Teri, that is correct. The only ex Marines are dishonorable discharge recipients and John Murtha.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    Does this help Newt at all? Not sure.

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

      Newt will probably suspend his campaign also.

      • teri_b

        I think Newt will see this as an opening.

        • E. Lee Zimmerman

          Doubtful. Newt’s already held one private meeting with Romney, and the scuttlebutt is that he’s worked out a possible position in a Romney cabinet.

          • teri_b

            Press Secretary?

        • JimmyBleep

          Newt is beyond broke at this point. He is polling below Ron Paul. He’s done. It is over.

  • timeout31

    This man has class, dignity, and he is going to be fine. We are more blessed to have had him in our primaries. God bless him and his family…

  • Linky1

    Damnit. There goes the hope of the Republican party.

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

      Well said. Thank you Linky.

  • JoeMontana16

    I feel sorry for the people who have been donating money to him lately when he’s been saying he isn’t dropping out. I don’t think that was fair too them.

    Even though I’m not high on Romney, he will stand a better chance. Myself, I think he is a much better candidate than quack McCain. You can’t get worse than that. It isn’t possible.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

      Don’t feel sorry, Santorum fought a great fight. We should thank him for that!

    • sara holy land

      Candidate – default?
      No personality – see the history.

  • drphibes

    Time to make our peace with Romney. He has won.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713128173 Willem Boom

      No endorsement from Rick…interesting….

      • marketcomp

        Why should Santorum endorse Romney? Romney tried to destroy him. Those wounds are not easily healed just ask Rudy Guiliani and Fred Thompson.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713128173 Willem Boom

          agreed 100%

        • klaffner

          Come on now. Santorum gave as good as he got. It was a tough campaign.

      • salg01

        but if you listened to the question after the speech his staff said he would for romney

      • JimmyBleep

        Rick can’t endorse him till Newt quits.

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

        Hillary Clinton didn’t endorse Barack Obama in her concession speech…..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

        I’m thankful for that and hope he does not endorse- I would be very disappointed in him if he did.

      • klaffner

        Rick is entitled to his moment alone. He will come to an endorsement soon enough.

    • hrh40

      Third time: Romney represents me as much as Obama does.

      • drphibes

        Nice rhetoric. But, really, you see no ideological difference? You’ll need to change your Sarah Palin icon, because I know she’ll be getting behind Romney when his nomination is decisive.

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

    Time to focus on beating Obama, winning more seats in the House, also try winning control of the Senate with more Tea Party conservatives.

    • hrh40

      Not gonna’ happen with Romney as the nominee.

      Romney couldn’t beat McCain who couldn’t beat Obama.

      Romney has done nothing to prove he’s any stronger in the last 4 years.

      All he’s done is agree with Obama WHILE running for president. Cognitive dissonance doesn’t seem to affect this man.

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

        Not my fault if Romney doesn’t win, I didn’t want him but I will vote for him.

        • Jaynie59

          Me too.

      • teri_b

        But Santorum couldn’t beat Romney. So we have no choice.

  • freenca

    This makes me want to weep, he’s a good man.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHU5KKC55GMNVGBVIMBKFCRINI Thien

    I wonder if it has to do with his daughter… Gosh, I’m gonna miss this conservative candidate, but I’ll continue to pray for him and his family.

    • http://twitter.com/PJRodman Paula J Rodman

      I wonder too. Her condition is so fragile.

  • salg01

    oh oh, santorum said he will eventually get behind romney. looks like he is no longer a real conservative right?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

      he hasn’t endorsed anyone yet idiot, but we’ll all rally around Mr. Rino if he gets the Nom…. G-d save us……

      • salg01

        his staff said he would eventually endorse him ahole

        • Linky1

          Are you part of his staff?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

          when did he say that?

        • E. Lee Zimmerman

          And the resident Romney trolls show up.

          • JoeMontana16

            Come on Bro, supporting his candidate doesn’t make him a troll.

            • E. Lee Zimmerman

              Nobody said it did. His own behavior is what determines his trollishness.

          • klaffner

            Heh. I love you guys. don’t call me a troll :)

      • salg01

        and no not everyone on this site with get behind him and vote for him, some will stay home on purpose rather than vote for romney.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

          I feel the same way, but then I think what can BO do to this country in the next four years and I’m not sure I want to be part of that.
          Let’s try again in 2016! Don’t give up!

          • hrh40

            Have you seen what Romney did to Massachusetts?

            You want that for the country?

            No thanks.

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

              I have, but what choices do we have left? I will gladly vote for Gingrich or even Paul, but I’m not sure if it’ll be enough to stop Romney.

              • teri_b

                I would go for Ron Paul if I weren’t worried about nukes in North Korea and Iran. I don’t think we can afford to be naive.

                • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

                  I know, but at least you know where the man stands and you can debate him.

              • sDee

                Our choice is to fight. Fight big government, fight progressives, fight those who think they know better than us how to run our lives.

                They are one in the same. Fighting Romney and fighting for the freedom of our nation and our children to not live under an oppressive central government are the same fight!

                The war is not republican or democrat. We have a one party system now. The war is liberty vs big government.

            • sDee

              I am with you – it sucks. I have to wonder if Americans even are capable of fighting for their own freedom when we do not even recognize the polar opposite of it.

              Romney has made it very clear he will continue to champion, sustain and grow the government.

          • MiketheMarine

            I am one of those supposed idiots who does not want to vote for Romney. I will make a deal with all of you who don’t understand why many of us seem to be refusing to vote for him. Here’s the deal. I will vote for Romney in the general but when he continues on with Maobama’s game plan, all of you can never vote again. Deal?

            • klaffner

              Actually I already have that agreement with my brother, so I am glad to make this deal with you Mike. If I am wrong about Romney, I am out of all politics forever.

            • teri_b

              I might take you up on that if you define Obama’s game plan. I don’t think he will.

              But rather than never vote again, if I am wrong I will join you in a quest for a third party candidate. Deal?

              • MiketheMarine

                Deal.

            • sDee

              How long have we listened to folks fret over the “end of elections” should Hussein get another term.

              They just witnessed the usurpation of their own GOP primary by a far left Progressive, without even a peep.

            • Cindy09

              Hey Mike, I am with you!! Romney and Obama are so much alike that a vote for either remains a vote for the country going downhill. I mean, one has to vote according to his/her conscience. How can we do that while plugging our noses? I am wishing for a third party. What do we have to loose? At least, at the end of the day -whatever the outcome – I can say to myself that I voted my conscience. And if a majority thinks that way who knows? G-d willing, we might pull off a win!

  • Boxofteabags

    A big, Tim the Toolman, ARRUUUH?

  • http://twitter.com/PJRodman Paula J Rodman

    what the heck is streaming now? Four more years?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

    Hope Bella is OK, but this was always going to happen.

    I could see it from the postings I saw on other forums. People of Pennsylvania were poised to send him a message. So he had to do it.

    • teri_b

      I think you are right. Pennsylvanians were not going to let him forget his vote for Benedict Arlen.

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

    Hogan Gidley says on @msnbctv that Santorum made the decision last night

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

    Romney: Senator Santorum is an able and worthy competitor, and I congratulate him on the campaign he ran.

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

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

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

        ROFLMAO, yeah…. money speaks louder than words….

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

          Romney advisor: “We’re all wearing sweater vests today.” lol

          • Conservative_Hippie

            Yeah, they’re scrambling to try and get Santorum’s voters on their side instead of Newt’s. I’m not sure it will work.

            • sDee

              It definatly will not work, any more than Obama could convince me of his sincerity on anything.

              Romney’s entire campaign is built on lies and the confidence that a complicit media and the Party will not expose him as a far left Progressive.

              • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                If he is the nominee, I think his record will be fully aired by Obama’s campaign and media reporters and compared to his rhetoric.

                • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                  There will be much more than just Romney’s record….it will at least be an amusing campaign as to who could better convince the public as to why they are the better liars.

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                  That last word was used by my father earlier today! I think it may be a very grievous process that I won’t want to watch. If there’s the right VP candidate, I may want to see that debate, but that’s likely to be about it.

                • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                  Your right on that one. The only reason I voted for McCain in the last election was Sarah Palin. I do not think Romney will do the right thing and get such a person as his running mate.

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                  Did you hear this Rick interview post- suspension of campaign?
                  http://www.afa.net/Radio/show.aspx?id=2147491263&tab=video&video=2147519881

                • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                  Yes, it is sad to hear. My wife and I gave what we could but when you are squeezing water already out of a rock it is harder to keep doing it :-)

                  My greatest hope in all of this is that we get the silly notion that one can be either fiscally conservative or socially conservative. This, I believe, is the Achilles heel for the Conservative movement. When people start realizing that this very idea is a lie, the stronger we will be.

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                  Hope you might take time to read this blog post about the primary season and Rick:
                  http://wepickrick.net/profiles/blogs/can-your-vote-silence-be-bought

                • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                  The article is spot on. Sadly, we have become a very pragmatic country. The connection that finances is moral does not seem to resonate well.

                  One needs to have to figure out a way to rewed the “fiscal” conservative with the “social” conservative to be joined back under the term Conservative. I am unsure that it can be put back together. I keep getting the run-around by those who think that one can be fiscal and not social. The extreme focus on our fiscal trouble has caused many to forget the moral implications that are at the root of our problem. As one person pointed out, the other side seems to understand this since there are no “fiscal” liberals vs. “social” liberals. I think the infighting of Conservatives is being done by the Establishment and media to keep it going.

                • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                  By the way, I want to let you know that I thought you handled teri on the other thread regarding Roman Catholicism well. I hesitated entering the fray with my on going discussion with Mormons on another thread. I can only burn my candle on two sides for so long before it catches up to me, which seems to happen faster than ever before.

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                  Thank you, but I cannot take credit. I am only able to do as much as I do on message boards by God’s grace and it catches up to me as well, so I can relate.

                  I obviously did not choose Rick because he was into Roman catholicism (though he says Dr. Lloyd Ogilvie led him to Christ), but my top three reasons were because of him standing up for the unborn in practice and also his stance on marriage (and support of DOMA). It turned out after I picked him that I learned he was the only one who supported a U.S. constitutional amendment of the lot left for the TN primary. I also like his strong stand about his support of Israel. There are a number of other things as well that I like about his positions.

                  Although he dropped out of the race, since he felt even he could not get the delegates, given the money situation he was in, the voter is still allowed to vote for someone on the ballot that they most align with on positions, regardless of whether they will win or not. I did that kind of thing in California. Usually whoever or whatever I voted for did not get elected/pass, but sometimes it did, like prop. 8, for example. God is in charge of outcome.

                  Our pastor pointed out Hebrews 1 when it comes to Mormons, though he doesn’t recommend getting into arguments with them- just to present the Gospel and that’s the end of it if they are not receptive. Have you heard of the book Mormon Mirage? It was written by a former Mormon who became a Christian after having been in mormonism many years. I heard her on Tim Challis’ site and it sounded like the book was written in a very sensitive fashion, with her heart soft toward people caught up in that religion.

                • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                  Santorum was my third pick. I was truly hoping that Michelle would catch on with people. Yet, as Republicans do, they allow the MSM to define who our candidates are. Nonetheless, I too appreciated Santorum’s strong stand on core principles of life and marriage. His message resonated with what is at the root of the problem where finances are a part of the symptom.

                  I have heard of the Mormon Mirage and had an opportunity to listen to her testimony on air (I think on Moody radio). I have had the opportunity to have the regional (Illinois) man’s wife to witness to. I must say that it was a very difficult evening. Yet, it was not her that was a burdened on my heart but the younger ladies who were just coming into the Mormon religion. It was the first and last time I saw any of them.

                  My biggest concern with Mormonism is that its deception is very attractive to those who claim to be Evangelical who may not have a very deep relationship with the Lord at that time. I desire more to keep Mormonism exposed for what it is and if Mormons come to the Lord through it, may God be praised.

                  Santorum is still on the ballot here and will vote for him when our primary comes. The Lord will have the person He will place as our next president. However, I believe more and more that my vote is one that should be for a candidate that aligns with the Christian perspective.

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                  There is a desparate need for sound doctrine and churches that are obeying God’s Word in our country. Easy believism and ‘fire insurance’ are real problems. In that kind of condition, it’s easy for the devil to snatch away seed sown.

                  I think Michelle was the only one up there during a debate when a certain question was asked that sounded like she was converted. I don’t believe God ever intended for a woman to be under the kind of stress a president faces though. Had she been a man with that testimony, she would have been my first pick too.

                  I leaned toward Cain, who professed to be a Christian, before he dropped out and then went to Santorum, because of his stance on the unborn and marriage and not willing to put them on the back burner as well as a strong stance on Israel, etc..

                  Are you planning to be involved in the conference call Rick’s got scheduled for tonight? I’m so glad you still pick Rick!
                  I think it would send a loud message to the establishment if, with a suspended campaign, Rick still won one or more contests that are scheduled in the future.

                • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                  I want to hear what he has to say, tonight. However, I do have a 7p.m. meeting tonight. Hopefully, my wife will be able to fill me in on the details. I am curious as to what he is going to say.

                  Also, I would like it if he dispelled the rumors that he will be endorsing Romney prior to the convention. If it were true, he would be hurting himself in the process.

                  Mark Dever of 9Marks had a great sermon on False conversions from T4G. I was able to listen to most of it. He has the same agreement. We have made commitment so easy that it makes it all the more difficult for discipleship and witnessing.

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                  Solid Bible teaching and accountability are important factors with discipleship!

                  Perhaps if you guys have speaker phone or something, your wife could have her hands free to take notes to make it easier to remember details she would like to share?

                  I would feel betrayed if Santorum endorsed Romney. I do think it would be a positive thing to have a Rick (or someone with a similar track record to Rick on these issues) fighting for the right to life of the unborn and marriage not being falsely redefined if he were picked as a VP running mate if Romney does get the nomination.

                • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                  Agreed!!! If I don’t find anything out tonight, I may ask you for an update there TJ!

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                  Lord willing, we’ll be able to make the call! Asking if your wife is tied up or something would be fine!

    • sDee

      He just destroyed the man with lies and smears. ROmeny’s ‘s ability to morph reminds me more of Obama all the time.

      Insincere garabge like this makes me despise him all the more.

  • http://twitter.com/PJRodman Paula J Rodman

    OK folks, as Rush, Levin and even Beck have said. We can’t just stay home and let Obama have four more years. The stream is still on here…looks like the POTUS is about to bloviate yet again…for those of you thinking about not voting in protest, you should have to listen intently to every word that comes from the mouth of the ONE…as penance for your folly.

    • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

      There may be others who might not vote due to conscience sake as well. Ever vote is meaningful to the individual who is casting it.

      I do agree though that no one should “stay home”. However, this does not mean that what was done for McCain has to automatically need to be done for Romney.

    • Watchman74

      I tend to agree, we can recover from a Romney presidency. I’m not sure we can recover from 4 more years of Obama.

  • klaffner

    It was another great Santorum speech. He is the real deal when it comes to pure patriotic love of country. It is why I gladly voted for him three times as Senator.

    • teri_b

      Like I have always said, Vote Early and Vote Often!!!

  • http://twitter.com/bullyonsmom Anna B

    He may be suspending his campaign, but does that mean those of us who haven’t voted yet suspend our votes? The way I see it, the Rombots might not show up to the polls…and I’m in the mood for a little ‘unconventional’ voting to tie into an unconventional campaign. I’m all for drafting Santorum in…and I don’t need phone calls, literature, or campaign ads to get me to vote.

    • http://twitter.com/bullyonsmom Anna B

      Will a suspended campaign + no Neg Romney ads + on the ballot = winning? It seems to me that this is a prime opportunity for The Tea Party to finally get some street cred. We are a movement without a head. Perchance we can also have a candidate that is not in the race…make the RINO’s and left fight against mist and smoke….

      Just a thought…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

    Limbaugh just said that the GOP better not screw this up! I agree.

    • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

      They already messed it up by having Romney as the front runner/potential nominee…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

        Mine posted separate for some reason, though I replied to Alan:
        “They already did mess it up when they got behind Romney.”

        • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

          Great minds think alike :-)))

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

            We are assuredly in agreement about Romney and the RNC on this! :0)

    • klaffner

      Limbaugh has been so wrong on the primaries on so many fronts, that it is gratifying that he finally got a piece of political analysis right. Agreed. Don’t screw up.

      • Jaynie59

        I listen to Rush everyday and I’ve never heard him predict anything about the primaries. He comments on it, of course, but he’s never endorsed anyone and I don’t remembering him even predicting who might win any of them.

        Yeah, I know he did everything short of endorsing Santorum but he never actually did endorse him.

      • sDee

        Too late. Rush needs to keep this charade going, but the GOP just screwed up bigger and more permanatly than when they gave us McCain.

        • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

          We are talking supersize!

    • sDee

      OK – Rush has a show to keep going but the truth is that The GOP does not see this as screwing up. They really do not see losing to Obama as that big of a screwup.

      They just nominated a Progressive who is further left than Clinton and Carter. Can the “screw up” worse than that Rush? The GOP is not a conservative party. It is history.

      I am voting in my primary and then switching to independent. The GOP now disgusts me.

  • Arrrggghhh

    Mr. Romney, the onus is on you. If you can’t convince me that you can actually turn this country around, I will not vote for you.

    Although I hate Obama’s policies with every fiber of my being, I will not hold my nose and vote for you. I truly believe that a RINO would be worse, in the long run, than Obama.

    I need to see some substance and some passion or you will not get my money, my support or my vote. Take me for granted at your own peril. Anyone but Obama isn’t enough for me.

    Selecting Allen West as your running mate would be a great start.

    • JoeMontana16

      You’re kidding right? Do you understand at all what Obama will do with four more years? Without having to worry about reelection? Did you hear what he said to the Russian president. I think you have no idea what’s going to happen. You’re crazy if you think Romney will be worse than Obama. Don’t be immature. You are either with us or against us.

      • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

        And yet the Republican establishment does not get it….or maybe they do seeing that the electorate is between a rock and a hard place…..they finally get their candidate that they realllllly wanted…..Who was the last president to win office by saying, “I am not him” as their campaign rally?

        • teri_b

          Puritan, I think you and I generally agree about things. So let me ask you, why is all the focus on the establishment? I thought that the new rules for the RNC and all the proportional allocations for delegates that allowed this to drag out as long as it did ought to be an indication that the establishment isn’t the problem, it is the actual voters. When McCain won, I think that went against the wishes of most of the party, but this time I am not sure. No matter how you slice it, Romney got most of the votes. Even with the Democrats making mischief and voting for Santorum in large numbers in Michigan and Wisconsin.

          I don’t think we can keep blaming the establishment. I think our main problem was that we didn’t have a strong enough candidate.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

            Wouldn’t another problem be open primaries?

          • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

            The RNC set up the rules. Pawlenty refuses to attack Romney. We saw the debacle in Iowa and Maine. We see that FL and AZ could freely break the rules twice and only be punished once. We saw all the “stalwart” conservatives/tea party people endorse Romney. The latest episode in ND seems to top it all off.

            It would seem that the best conservative candidates stayed on the sidelines with no one giving a good reason why, besides the desire for no negative attacks. They know where our country is headed and yet did not step up to the needed call (isn’t that what the Tea Party and Conservatives always do?). This to me was a rude wake-up call that something was amiss.

            IMHO, there was way too much “slight of hand” in this campaign to lay all the blame on the conservative candidates in the race.

          • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

            Thanks for asking!!!

          • JoeMontana16

            Amen! To all of it!

      • hrh40

        Guess you don’t know Romney very well.

        His record in office. How’s Massachusetts doing? How is what Mitt did to MA much different that what Obama is doing to the country? Marginal.

        His record as a dirty campaigner.

        • JoeMontana16

          You don’t know Romney or Obama well. Romney isn’t a Communist. He isn’t a Marxist. He isn’t involved in critical race theory. I could keep going. If you want to be Red and dead then I think they are taking applicants. If you don’t vote then you can’t bitch. Plain and simple. Is your slogan Obama/Vixen 2012? Sounds like it. Please stay at home. We’ll do this without you. Happily.

      • ernst1776

        Thats BS. If Romney wants my vote he better earn it. I understand how dangerous Obama will be in a 2nd term and my focus will be supporting Senators I like. Romney has to be more then ABO!!!

      • Arrrggghhh

        No, I’m dead serious and it has nothing to do with maturity. Although I have no doubt that he would be better than Obama, we need to do much better than that to save this country. If he beats Obama but his policies fail, we will have just kicked the can down the road to 2016 and Romney will lose to another lib. That, my friend, will be the end of this country.

        Our only chance is for Romney to shed his RINO skin and grow a pair. I didn’t say I definitely won’t vote for him, but he’s got to prove to me that he’s got what it’s going to take to turn this ship around. Like I said, the onus is on him. I’m not about to just hand him my support.

        My guy was out months ago and I’m not carrying water for him. I’m just gaming this out to the end and, in my opinion, a RINO winning in 2012 would actually be worse than letting Obama’s policies come to their inevitable ultimate failure. It’s not about them vs. “us,” it’s about saving this country. An argument of “they’re guy would be worse than ours” is simply pathetic. Count me out.

        • JoeMontana16

          I believe you are serious. The choice is clear too me. You say your Guy didn’t make it. Mine either. Its simple too me. Communist or moderate Republican. Its reality. Not the reality I asked for but it is none the less. I think you make a grave error when yousay Obama and Romney are the same. No one is even close to Obama. You want to wait till 2020? That’s kicking the can down the road.

          • Arrrggghhh

            Actually, I’m not saying that they are the same at all. I know that Romney is much better than Obama. However, he hasn’t convinced me that he’s good enough to save this country. The growth in government and entitlements has set this country on a path towards heading off a cliff. Moderate Republicans have had their hands in that. Obama took the wheel in 2008 and stepped on the gas. Electing a moderate in 2012 that will just let up on the gas isn’t enough – we’ll still go off the cliff, just not quite as fast.

            If O wins in 2012, it will be nothing short of frightening. However, the failure will be on him. Maybe an ALMOST total collapse is what we need to save us. Think the alcoholic hitting bottom. Under a RINO, we won’t get the real changes that need to save us in the long run; a dramatically reformed tax code (e.g. the FairTax or at least a flat tax), entitlement reform, a dramatically smaller government (a la Ron Paul’s plan); regulatory reform, etc. You get the picture. I’m just thinking two steps ahead. Sometimes what looks like fire is water and what looks like water is fire.

      • sDee

        Romney’s policies are the same as Obama’s. He thinks the same about the role of government as Obama does. He pioneered all of Obama’s socialist programs as Governor of Mass. He proposes GOvernemtn spending at 20% of GDP!

        Romney will droive us to a permanent central government is a far different manner than Hussein has. He will drive us there none the less.

        His patrons are the same as Obama’s. He owes them no less. He will do what he is ordered to do.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

          Might this apply?

          “If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”
          Samuel Adams
          (http://www.cancertutor.com/Quotes/Quotes_Presidents.html)

        • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

          There is NO HOPE with Obama for America-at least we can HOPE that Romney will help pull this country out of the muck and mire it is in or begin to!

    • klaffner

      Well I don’t see Romney twisting himself into a pretzel to satisfy your need for proof that he isn’t a RINO. You have a responsibility as well to take another look at him. Having said that, I do think he should pick a solid conservative for VP. And I like the Allen West idea.

      • Arrrggghhh

        You’ve got to be kidding me. Romneycare, global warming, pro-choice just to name a few. I don’t have the responsibility to take another look at him, he has a responsibility to prove to ME that he’s not the RINO that his positions have shown him to be. Trust me, I’ll be watching him, but like I said, I’m not holding my nose.

  • DetroitRight

    Need to smack that TV a little bit. Twas going loopy in the beginning.

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

    I guess that Texas debate is going to be cancelled after all now.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

    They already did mess it up when they got behind Romney.

  • Jaynie59

    If Romney has half a brain he’ll appoint Santorum as Secretary of HHS. The Democrats in the Senate will try to block it, but it’s better to have an acting Secretary while they fight it out in the Senate. That would keep the issue alive as long as McConnell allows it to go on. Although Santorum isn’t rich so he’d have to have some way to make money until he’s confirmed.

    But Romney has to win and the Republicans have to take the Senate and keep the House to even begin to undo the damage Obama has done.

    ABO

    • teri_b

      HHS would be perfect for him.

      • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

        I would rather he be Attorney General.

    • c4pfan

      I don’t think Mitt is going to win.

    • sDee

      Ar you really going to continue your fantasy that we have a representative government, that any cabinet appointments are going to make a damn bit of difference?

      We just had the GOP nominee forced down our throats by a global and financial cabal. They will install who ever they want in the white house and, as we have with President Hussein, will stand by and watch more Kabuki theater as the final nails are pounded in our coffin.

      America, we have come to a fork. Pray for strength. Pray your children.

      • Jaynie59

        When are you going to come out as a Paul supporter?

  • Julian Sequeira

    I think it’s better that the conservative vote has to be voiced somehow, and that can only be done by refraining from voting.

    • las1

      Foolish young Mississaugan, Come back when you have a coherent thought.

  • Siobhan7

    As a catholic I’m so disappointed in my co-religionists. If we had gotten behind Rick like the Mormons get behind Romney, Rick would be running away with this nomination. These are the same dumbells who voted for Obama the last time. I just don’t get it.

    • wodiej

      A person should not support someone for president just because they share their religious ideology. Being a Christian does not qualify someone for leadership.

    • teri_b

      Conservatives don’t play identity politics, or they shouldn’t. There are plenty of Mormons who don’t support Romney because they don’t think he is conservative enough.

      I am Catholic, and most of my Catholic friends caucused for Ron Paul. Rick Santorum made a huge mistake with the Catholic community when he was on Greta’s show and stated he would pre-emptively assassinate Iranian scientists if he thought they would work on their nuclear program. It was the sort of thing he should not have said out loud. It definitely goes against Catholic teaching. There was an explosion all over the Catholic blogosphere the next day.

      • Siobhan7

        Sorry – I’m just so upset about this. The fact of the matter is that those of us who are Christian conservatives and who support traditional America are now voiceless. Talk about being disenfranchised. We are the people who went about our lives raising our families, paying our taxes, obeying the laws, trusting our government, the churches and the media only to have some very wicked men and women behind the scenes plot and scheme and lie and take our country way from us. All we have left is God and each other – and maybe that is were he wants us to be. What is the saying: “Let go, and let God”, because this is now out of our hands.

        • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

          Another sad point is that we stayed away from politics too long thinking things will be okay. We are reaping what was sown….

        • teri_b

          I share some of your frustration, but I am willing to give Romney a chance to live up to what he has stated he will do as President.

          Obama is going to threaten our national security. He will disarm us. We need to get rid of him.

          • c4pfan

            Like Scott Brown and Arnold? No thanks!

  • klaffner

    We are passionate types here at RS. Everyone here loves this country and hates what Obama and the dems are doing to it. I remember how I felt about McCain last time around. I was actually considering a vote for Obama. It was in the same vein as many on this site who make the argument that Romney will only delay the fall and not prevent it and/or turn things around. Why not just bring it along sooner so the people will see what it means to have a naked leftist in power. Soon though, it became clear to me that McCain was certainly the better choice. Alas, we now know what a naked leftist in power looks like. He has done enormous damage to the country. He has to go. I am as sure as I can be that even the most strident here will come to that moment of reflection just like I did.

  • MiketheMarine

    I keep getting a system error and can’t reply. Guys, I’m trying to reply to you. I want to.

    • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

      It would seem we are overwhelming the system a bit….but, this comment did get through.

      • MiketheMarine

        I’m back. Think conservatives are up in arms over this? We are breaking disqus.

  • MaxineCA

    What happens in the upcoming primary states? Newt & Rick will most likely still be on the ballot. Could we still keep Romney from getting the needed delegates and force a contested convention? I know Newt is still out there campaigning.

    I would love to send a CLEAR message in the primaries to the RNC that we are not happy with their “chosen” one.

    • MiketheMarine

      After this election I will no longer be a registered republican. I will register democrat and do as much damage to their primaries as possible.

      • wodiej

        That’s a rather shortsighted thing to do. In the long run, it only hurts the country.

        • MiketheMarine

          How so? The GOP doesn’t care for our opinions.

  • teri_b

    Newt for Press Secretary?

  • Mary_Linda

    This is a disaster. This means that the infrastructure in the populace at large has liberalism as part of its core, which Romney seems to be, let alone the left. This means the tea-party people may well lose, God forbid!

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

    Weird I can’t comment on Newt? He wants Santorum supporters to visit his website

    • Linky1

      Newt’s site seems to be clogged with traffic at the moment.

  • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

    “..who we are, what makes us Americans..” That would be liberty and virtue, which Romney has opposed with his governorship in Mass.

    Here’s hoping Newt can rally Santorum’s supporters in order to defeat Romney.

    • Linky1

      Just tried Newt’s website and I can’t get on. Let’s hope that all of the Santorum supporters are flocking there to donate. We may see Newt the Phoenix rise from the ashes yet again.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      me too!

  • sjmom

    The GOP has now assured us four more years of Obama. Romney doesn’t stand a chance. He’s already losing among women by a good margin and he will also lose others; like anyone who doesn’t like the 1% as well as Senior Citizens. The Republicans have once again snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

    LORD, WE PRAY YOU TO INTERVENE TO SAVE OUR NATION. GIVE US A MIRACLE.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      I agree, definately pray!

  • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

    If Romney does happen to win the presidency, the Party already told Santorum that he will have to wait until 2020. These guy don’t get it at all. Then again, if you are so willing to hold your nose to vote for Romney this time, why would it stop you from voting for him again if there is a next time. I mean, he does have an R behind his name, right?

    This is one problem with the “hold the nose” theory. Those who do it this time and push Romney across, why not do it in another four years? So then, you will have hold your nose for three straight elections and forever make the establishment believe that you will always vote for the R no matter what.

    • Linky1

      By “holding your nose”, you keep pushing your boundaries of what you find acceptable in a candidate back further and further each time till it becomes all but impossible to distinguish between “liberal” vs. “conservative. IMHO, a vote for Romney fits that bill.

    • sDee

      There will be a new party or a revolution or both. That does not mean America’s fate as a Socialist nation is sealed. It just means it is going to get ugly.

      I suspect it will start with a movement by true conservatives to unite in opposition to Romney and the GOP.

      • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

        sDee,

        I do hope you are right. We are in need of something. However, no movement can be sustainable without a leader. Who is going to take up the mantel and run with it?

        The boldest and biggest conservative names out there seem to refuse the call of their nation when it needed them the most. Why would they do anything now?

        • sDee

          I do not know, but we do need a leader. When Palin stood up we failed her.

          These are dangerous evil people playing for the ultimate stakes. The only thing they fear is us – the people. Yet we seem unable to use the power we have.

          • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

            I fully agree. We the People can only work when we have focus.

  • wodiej

    Santorum did the right thing and I hope and pray that his supporters will get behind Gingrich now. Despite the doom and gloom of some, all is not lost.

    “Your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:5

    • sDee

      I have always supported both. I will wait a while before sending putting all my time and money into Newt.

  • denbren52

    Well Scoop, it looks like the end of the line for TRS. With the apparent end of the primary season and zero support for the GOP nominee on this site, what will you have to blog about? No matter how much you point out the ties to Communists, the failed energy policies, the hypocrisy of the left, the blatant racism at the highest levels of the government, the narcissism, the arrogance, pro-Muslim, pro-terrorist stances, the anti-Israel remarks and actions, the anti-American apologies and the laundry list of everything that is wrong with the current administration, you will not convince this group to vote for Obama’s opponent.

    The reaction here has been predictable and quite sad. I may not like Romney as much as the other candidates, but he is not a Marxist Muslim with the ambitions of Chairman Mao. He is not a puppet for George Soros. He is not black liberation theologist. He is not an affirmative action candidate. He may have statist tendencies but he’s not a Communist.

    Brietbart, Levin, Rush, and Sarah all agree that we must unite behind the nominee whoever it may be. Sadly, it will not be a conservative standard-bearer. But it’s not anything like Obama either, no matter what crazy comments have already been made to that effect.

    • MiketheMarine

      Wrong answer. TRS will become the incubator for the great third party this country is dying for.

      • denbren52

        With Obama in office until 2017, there will be no country left for a third party to rescue. And thanks to those who vow to stay home in November, we can be creation of four more years and the end of America as we know it.

    • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

      He is not a puppet for George Soros.

      Are you sure? Didn’t Soros say something along the lines of “Obama, Romney, eh, no big difference to me.”

      • Linky1

        Yes he did. No difference between the two. Soros must be jumping for joy as his RINO puppet all but has the nomination wrapped up. I’m betting, if you dig deep enough, you will find Soros’ hand in Mitt’s carpetbombing of Santorum, Gingrich and all of the others that went up against him.

        Soros on Romney & Obama

        http://ncrenegade.com/editorial/george-soros-on-obama-vs-romney/

    • http://www.solitudeholdings.com/blog1/ Dan C

      Romney is a liberal statist.

    • Linky1

      Guess you don’t understand the blogosphere too much, do you?

      TRS and other blogs are an alternative to the crap-ola that is mainstream news, where candidates are foisted upon us, where a 30 second soundbite makes or breaks a candidate.

      Here, it is a place to come to debate, to find news that isn’t on your TV. It’s also the last frontier of freedon of speech and ideas.

      As for Palin, Breitbart et. al saying we must unite behind the nominee-just because they say to do that, does it mean that you have to, if it goes against your beliefs?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

      “…a Marxist Muslim…?”

      You’re weird! Where do you get your news from? HuffPo?

    • las1

      Two words for you:

      John McCain. Because that’s as far as Romney is able to travel.

      Any further contempt you care to spill here?

    • Linky1
  • c4pfan

    Rick Santorum was the conservative side’s last hope to affect anything. Now, they will hae no power and it will show at the Convnention where people like Sarah Palin will NOT be invited.

  • c4pfan

    You can’t make people do anything or like someone or feel like giving money or fighting for them. Mitt supporters better start coming up with better ways to have them support him, not the other way around! He’s only been running for office for 6 freaking years, so one would hope the idiot would get it by now that people just don’t like him!

  • c4pfan

    If Mitt’s the nominee, the conservative (perhaps even the GOP) will be dead. Period.

    Mitt is the master of chrony capitalism.

  • c4pfan

    I’m sitll hoping the people of PA vote for Rick Santorum.

  • Nukeman60

    Ok, that’s it. I’m officially in the race. Please send your donations to ‘Nukeman60, c/o Chicago-Read Mental Health Center, Chicago, Il.’

    “If nominated, I will not run. If elected, I will not serve. And, certainly, for no more than three terms”. – Nuke

  • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

    If Romney does happen to win the presidency, the Party already told Santorum that he will have to wait until 2020. These guy don’t get it at all. Then again, if you are so willing to hold your nose to vote for Romney this time, why would it stop you from voting for him again if there is a next time. I mean, he does have an R behind his name, right?

    This is one problem with the “hold the nose” theory. Those who do it this time and push Romney across, why not do it in another four years? So then, you will have hold your nose for three straight elections and forever make the establishment believe that you will always vote for the R no matter what.

  • Linky1
    • toongoon

      I guess it’s safe to say that the votes are already counted. Obama won in a landslide.

  • http://www.lds.org/ carbonfootprints

    Just a note to start with, I don’t proofread, I don’t have time. :)

    So, here’s the deal. I am so disappointed, I really like Santorum and thought he was the best thing we had going. I don’t like Gingrich at all. Way to progressive and Romney is progressive light. But when all is said and done, I have seven children to think about. Is their future better with Romney at the helm or Obama? Will they have a better chance to course correct with Romney or Obama?

    It is frustrating to watch the establishment thumb their collective noses at us, and that’s just what they’ve done since Reagan. (I was in the first grade when Reagan was first elected…) Bush 1, Dole, Bush2, McCain, and now this… But now is not the time to give in. Now is the time to DIG in.

    I will vote for whoever the R candidate is. I will focus my energy on making sure we keep the house and then take the senate. I will watch my local school board and vote in those elections, I will pay attention the our city council elections. I will do what I can to unite with my neighbors. I will start at a local level to fix things and then watch it “trickle up”. I will get involved with the tea party movement in my area to continue to help educate those I come in contact with.

    I make a point of letting the RNC know whenever they come asking for my money, that although I may for the time being be a registered republican, they can go elsewhere to find money, and until they start representing me, that is going to be their answer.

    Please join with me to continue fighting for this great nation. We may have temporarily lost a battle, but the war still wages on. We need to do what is necessary to give us the time to take back America. ‘Nuf said.

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

      Well said.

    • c4pfan

      Voting for Mitt isn’t going to make them see any message, but that dirty campaigns and changing the rules to fit who they want to be picked.

    • sDee

      We may have lost the battle but I will not support the man who won – he remains my enemy. He is an enemy of liberty.

      I will not give up but I will fight these lying subversive big government progressives like Romney until I have nothing left.

      One way to do that is to get behind real conservatives – state local, national.

      Romney is a Progressive. He is a liar. Living in a socialist nation is he11. There is no real freedom. It gnaws on you like a rat at night. We are about to arrive- you cannot deny it.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

        Thank you sDee!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.
    • c4pfan

      She was my first choice. Still is, if she wants to run, but this party won’t support her.

  • NJK

    I pray all of the Santorum supporters now back Newt.

    Romney-conomist Greg Mankiw wants a further $2/gallon gas tax?
    Posted at 11:44 am on March 8, 2012 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments
    Michelle Malkin

    @michellemalkin
    RT @Rachel4newt: @michellemalkin Top Romney Adviser Wants $2.00 Plus Hike in Gas Tax is.gd/EyvYPj
    8 Mar 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite
    Economic Policy Journal:

    As the price of gasoline soars, top Mitt Romney adviser, Harvard economist Greg Mankiw sticks to his guns and calls for a hike in gasoline taxes. In a recent blog post, Mankiw points to a WaPo column which states:

    N. Gregory Mankiw, former top economic adviser to President George W. Bush and current adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, also backs a stiff gas tax increase… In a New York Times column this year, Mr. Mankiw offered a tax overhaul that might include a gas tax “exceeding” $2 per gallon.

    I don’t think that’s going to be too popular. It’s not clear from that snippet that he’s adding an additional $2 on top of what’s already there, but if that’s what he’s proposing, Romney’s got some explaining to do. Not much more to that post, but good snark at the end.

    • c4pfan

      That’s just the start of it. Don’t forget VAT…

    • sDee

      Romney’s plan centers on pegging government spending at an unprcedented 20% of GDP!!!!!!

      Two ways to get there: massive borrowing beyond Obama’s, or massive tax increases.

      Is no one listening to him? He created Obamacare!? Designed by another leftist Harvard genius advisor.

      Why the he11 is everyone just realizing the man is a far left big government progressive!?

  • http://twitter.com/ARTHUR_SWE ARTHUR STEINBERG

    It is just beginning of Death Spiral for rmoneycare ver. 2012, rnc and gop as WE THE PEOPLE organization.

  • http://twitter.com/Calanon24 Aaron Charles Reale

    This sucks so much. Can we ever catch a freaking break!?!?!

    • sDee

      No one is coming to save you.

  • leaky_sink

    Romney’s got the money and backed by the establishment.
    He knows if he holds out long enough, the others will run out of money and drop out, & and even the ones who’s not happy with him (even Mark Levin) will vote for him in the end if he were to be the nominee. He knew it.

    People who happily or reluctantly support Romney for his electability don’t wanna talk about how he’s gonna justify Romneycare & take down Obamacare.

    Put Romney there just as a figure head, but surround him with the solid conservatives so he won’t do dumb things–that seems to be the strategy (or hope) they seem to have.

    Wow, that’s what we got as our future president to be?

  • c4pfan

    Yeah, when you have ‘mandates’ as ‘conservative’, having Puerto Rico not have English as their official language (when the vast majority speaks no English at all)…’Conservative’ means nothing anymore.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

    Time to get rid of “open” primaries!

    • c4pfan

      What has the so-called Conservatives done with all the cheating going on already? Nothing, so it’s not going to change.

  • http://twitter.com/MattBaba1 Matt Baba

    “Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.”
    —Thomas Paine

    R.I.P GOP….. now its time for the crowned ruffians.

  • steprock

    Dang. Are you kiddin me?

    So…RINO or Marxist. RINO or Marxist. I can’t believe it’s come down to this.

    • stevenbiot

      Yep! McCain part two, coming to a city near you.

  • mlinardi

    The people posting in this forum truly are frauds, you don’t seem to grasp the conservative interpretation of the the social contract. You claim to be conservatives, yet support a big government, religious zealot over a proven fiscal conservative. Romney has a proven track record of fiscal constraint and is the only candidate who left who actively endorsed and supported tea party candidates from day 1. Most of you posters here seem to be theocrats, not conservatives.

    • http://twitter.com/MattBaba1 Matt Baba

      Romney is the equivalent to a used car salesmen.

      • mlinardi

        And you are a Limbaugh drone. If you listen to Rush, Levin, Palin, rather than George Will, CK, and other REAL conservatives, understand that you are not the far right, you are the uneducated right.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

          I’m sorry, could you please repeat that? I don’t think I completely understood what you meant.

        • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

          LOL!!!! Some of the funniest things I have read. Thanks for the diversion from such a sad news day. By the way, do you include Peggy Noonan as well being a “real” conservative?

          • mlinardi

            If you consider Sara Palin more conservative than George Will, I beg of you, read a book.

            • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

              You may need to reread some of George Will’s columns again. But heh, still waiting on that Peggy Noonan…?

              • c4pfan

                Peggy Noonan isn’t that big a fan herself, from what I recall, but I don’t read her after her constant bashing of Sarah.

        • c4pfan

          George Will thinks that Mitt Romney is going to lose to Obama & people should just give up and focus on the House & Senante.

        • http://twitter.com/MattBaba1 Matt Baba

          you might as well throw Rachel Maddow in that list. “uneducated right”-that is what intellectual elitists call anyone that possesses principles and some backbone.

          • mlinardi

            No it’s what we educated call those who profess conservatism without understanding its roots.

    • http://www.solitudeholdings.com/blog1/ Dan C

      Typical Romney supporter who lies and lies and lies, just like Rommey himself.

      To say Romney is a conservative is laughable. Perhaps it depends on what video you watch given that he takes both sides of every position. Healthcare mandates is conservative? Bailouts are conservative? Smearing other conservatives in the race?

      STOP LYING. Man up and be honest about who Romney is. If you think he is a wonderful candidate, great, but don’t lie and tell me he is a conservative when he is on video saying he does not want to go back to Reagan, and is on video laughing and smiling with Ted Kennedy when he signed the healthcare bill!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

        Dan C, Romney supporters don’t see it, they’re obsessed with him the same way liberals were about BO.

        • Sinsonta

          I know. They are totally blind or they are also moderate liberals like Mitt,

        • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

          NO, I am not obsessed with anyone-except I want Obama out! And I do accept the fact that most of the country is not as conservative as many like to think -even if they like to call themselves conservative-in theory NO they really aren’t!

          • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

            In theory YES, in practice NO I meant!

      • mlinardi

        There is no purity in political ideology. Santorum and Newt both backed mandates in the past. One should note that a healthcare mandate was originally conceived by the Heritage Foundation – the country’s largest conservative think tank – as a counter measure to Hillarycare. That is not an argument in favor of mandates, however it serves as an example that no one is 100% pure 100% of the time, even your beloved theocrat Rick, and Newt, hypocrisy incarnate.

        In addition, be honest with YOURSELF. Don’t call yourself a conservative, you are a big government theocrat. Those of us of the Madisonian persuasion understand that American conservatism is about the preservation of the classical liberal principles this country was founded on, not the agenda of the Catholic church.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

          Madisonian persuasion is:
          James Madison
          4th U.S. President

          “Cursed be all that learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ.”
          –America’s Providential History, p. 93.

          • mlinardi

            That, in no way, addressed my point.

            • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

              The quote certainly not a ‘classic liberal principle’ you attribute to Madison.

              • mlinardi

                Yes we follow Christ in our personal lives, that quote is irrelevant to his politics.

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                  “I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by the gradual and silent encroachment of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation.”
                  President James Madison (1751-1836) speech, Virginia Convention, 1788
                  (source: http://www.cancertutor.com/Quotes/Quotes_Presidents.html)

                  That first part sounds like a description of Romney and other liberals, whether they call themselves Republican or Democrat.

                • Josh

                  Couldn’t help but chime in. My apologies. The problem is that your statement is the epitome of why this country has gone to Hell in a hand basket. Separation of Church and State is a DUMB idea. No, I don’t mean we need the Pope to be the Supreme Leader. We need God-fearing MEN to be our LEADERS.

                • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

                  The country isn’t there-where have you been? We haven’t been there in a long time!

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                  Madison did not leave his faith at the door. He brought his beliefs to the public square.

        • http://www.solitudeholdings.com/blog1/ Dan C

          I am not a religious person, fyi.

          But of course facts mean nothing to you and other Romney supporters who smear everyone and then say “LETS COME TOGETHER.”

      • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

        Did you really believe that the country was going to elect someone so conservative -WE ARE NOT IN THAT PLACE-in fact WE HAVEN’T BEEN THERE FOR A LONG TIME! EVEN REAGAN had his non conservative ways-ACCEPT that the country has been going astray for a long time-and it will indeed be over if Obama gets in!

        • c4pfan

          Reagan has been fighting what Mitt did with Romneycare from day one! You need to get real!

    • c4pfan

      The only frauds are Mitt supporters. They are dumb enough not to see how much people can’t stand the man! So, deal with it!

    • sDee

      Most of us know we have no representative government and the election is a sham.

      YOu will change no minds – hang around instead and help us fight Romney, his cabal and the rest of the Progressive big government politicians.

    • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

      Sorry but one cannont be fiscally conservative without being socially conservative. The big gov. social conservative thing is a big lie perpetuated because of GWB and his horrendous second term.

      Tell me the difference between a fiscal liberal and a social liberal, go ahead and try.

      • mlinardi

        You truly have no concept of politically ideology at all. Have you ever heard of libertarianism? Classical liberalism? Neoliberalism? I’ll lay it out for you: government gets out of the way of our lives ENTIRELY.

        – Low taxes
        – less government regulation
        – small welfare state: A safety net, not a hammock
        – social issues are left up to the states

        • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

          You do not then understand the Founding principles on which this country is founded upon. Our Founding Fathers are in complete disagreement with you in that regard.

          So, I guess it is okay to murder, steal, abort babies, undermine the family, etc. Your list is socially rooted. Lower taxes is a social argument just as well as a financial one. Having a small welfare state is solely based on the social conservative understanding that if one does not work, one does not eat (outside those who medically cannot do so).

          Why do we have so much regulation? Mostly, because we have become less socially conservative. Yes, many of the regulations today are purposefully done to quench capitalism. However, why do we need regulations in the first place? Which ones are you going to keep and why?

          Until you and other who love to think one can separate fiscal from social issues, the conservative movement will continue to be weakened and in disarray. Again, show me the fiscal liberal vs. the social liberal.

          What made this nation great is the Judea/Christian principles. Principles made solid based on religiosity. Sorry, but that is the historical fact.

          • mlinardi

            Murder, theft, and abortion are addressed by the classical liberal model which guarantees us life, liberty, and property. However, things like gay marriage, contraception, etc. are states issues. Necessary regulation, I do emphasize necessary, deal with externalities.

            • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

              Sorry, but what makes gay marriage a state issue and not a federal issue? When not all states agree on an issue does not the need of federal involvement? One of the main reasons for the federal government was because the states were so chaotically different that no one was sure what was going on.

              Sorry, but the idea of life and liberty are endowed by our Creator, a classic Christian principle.

              Again, demonstrate the fiscal liberal vs. the social liberal….

              • mlinardi

                Are you kidding me??? Have you no understanding of states rights? By that logic, why even have states?

                Your username says it all, sport.

                • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                  It would seem that by your latest comment that you lack understanding in regards to civics and American History. I completely understand state rights. But, you seem to love the idea of the states prior to the Constitution.

                  Articles of Confederation was a complete disaster. It did not work and this is exactly what you want. There is a reason it failed, feel free to read up on it. By the way, it is the same reason it failed during the Confederacy.

                  I do find it interesting that you have yet to come up with examples of fiscal liberalism vs. social liberalism. You keep typing away….you continue to prove my point.

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                  Madison quote and James Wilson quote:

                  “If men were angels, no government would be necessary; if angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” – James Madison (Federalist #51)

                  “Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority for that law which is divine…far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other.” – James Wilson (signatory of the Constitution)
                  (source: http://www.thelandofthefree.net/quotationchristian.html)

                • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                  Love your quotes TJ. You had a good one from Patrick Henry that did not get through. You should post it again, when you get a chance.

                • mlinardi

                  GAY MARRIAGE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ECONOMICS.

                  BTW, evolution is a farce right ;)

                • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                  Right, marriage has nothing to do with economics. You might want a refund from where you matriculated. You try ridiculing people that you are “educated” and yet the more you speak the less you are sounding “educated”.

                  Marriage is the bedrock of all society. Without marriage there is no economics, there is no government, there is no social structure for community. Without marriage, you have anarchy.

                  Let’s try to stay on topic. You are losing the arguments and instead of admitting it you want to move to another topic.

                  Demonstrate the fiscal liberals vs. social liberals.

                  By the way, you may want to take in TJ’s quotes above.

    • wodiej

      LOL…Gingrich supported the Tea Party from day 1-not Romney.

      • mlinardi

        Really? Romney was one of the first to support many tea party candidates, Marco Rubio to name one example. Meanwhile Newt was attacking the Ryan budget, calling it “rightwing engineering.”

        • c4pfan

          Mitt will not denounce Romneycare. End of story for me.

        • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

          Nothing like rewriting history. Time and time again, Romney waited until the winds starting blowing that direction and money flowed. Romney backed candidates after the fact, never wanting to be the “face” of it.

          • mlinardi

            Hahaha and how about Rick supporting Arlen Spector, champ?

            • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

              Really, you want to go back to something that Santorum at the time thought was best in order to have three conservative judges get through the Senate? Granted, I do not think it was the best strategy. But at least Santorum is man enough to stand for what he believes and takes his lumps.

              Mitt is the weather vane candidate.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

      “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.” – Ronald Reagan

      “History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed in to political and economic decline.” – Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific during WWII
      (source: http://www.thelandofthefree.net/quotationchristian.html)

      Spending millions on negative campaigning against his opponents and passing out free food…the latest examples of Romney’s proven track record of fiscal liberalism.

    • Sinsonta

      The big frauds are the elites & the GOP Establishment that promoted a Moderate Liberal like Romney, who obviously you support too.

    • Velvet

      Most of the support I have seen are for candidates that do not have to explain why they were for something and now are against it, just to convince you that they can beat 0bama. Then again, perhaps they aren’t “severely conservative” or maybe they “don’t care about poor people.” Or was it that they didn’t work with John Holdren and Ted Kennedy? What is more big gov’t than Romneycare (fyi – it uses federal taxes to prop it up so your arguments are bogus as solely a states rights issue). Although if you like that i’m sure you love the cap and tax scam Romney enacted. It’s called global governance and you support it. But I digress, get out the etch-a-sketch and erase all that.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

      Romney’s most recent track record of fiscal liberalism- spending millions on negative campaigning against others in the Republican race and giving out free food. And a prime example of Mitt’s being a big government guy:
      http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/v30n1/cpr30n1-1.html

      Patrick Henry
      Ratifier of the U.S. Constitution

      “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
      –The Trumpet Voice of Freedom: Patrick Henry of Virginia, p. iii.

      (source: http://christianity.about.com/od/independenceday/a/foundingfathers_3.htm)

      “Bad men cannot make good citizens. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience are incompatible with freedom.”
      Patrick Henry

      (source: http://www.cancertutor.com/Quotes/Quotes_Presidents.html)

  • http://www.solitudeholdings.com/blog1/ Dan C

    If you all want to vote for a liberal statist like Romney, be my guest. You will do it without my help. We either have core values or we don’t. I do.

    • Sinsonta

      Me too! I will stand next to the candidate with core values and Mitt is not that guy. Unfortunately, the GOP Establishment machine got a big advantage by getting Santorum out of the race. Hope Santorum delegates refused to go with Mitt. I hope they can do that.

    • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

      So it is my way or nothing? Then don’t vote-and your vote will be cast for Obama-and that for sure will give you your worst fears…Romney may not be the ideal candidate but he is NOT OBAMA-thankfully there is only one of him!

      • http://www.solitudeholdings.com/blog1/ Dan C

        I don’t support Liberal Statists. Therefore, I am staying home. This is basic common sense.

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

    Newt is trying to use Santorum supporters to get him out of debt

    • http://disqus.com/joelgp/ Unicon™

      Increasing the “Get your picture with Newt” fee from $50.00 to $75.00?

      I saw his statement that he “survived” the Santorum surge…

      Classless statement from a failed candidate.

    • c4pfan

      I’m not even going to post what I think of Newt.

    • Sinsonta

      That is a big lie! Newt will not do that. He is standing and figthing for principles and not to take any monetary advantage. He stated that he wants as Ron Paul wants to get to the convention.

    • SempreFi

      Santorum & Gingrich in big debt, Obama has the entire nation in suffocating debt but Romney, who actually makes money, is the one mocked?

      • c4pfan

        Rick is not in big debt. Please, provide proof of that.

        • CQ50

          It ws reported on the news all afternoon yesterday that Santorum has campaign debts still to pay.

  • http://twitter.com/2Eskies2Many Kari George

    Is it? Or is it hacked?

    (wow, the board is messed up. This was a reply to not being able to access newt.org)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

    I sit here this afternoon grieving. I grieve for this nation, that has wandered so far from God, the Standard for the founding of the Union, Who blessed America as she honored Him.

    I grieved when I heard the candidate who reveres both life and marriage in word and action was suspending his campaign. I am still grieving.

    I’m glad I live in a state where I was able to vote for Rick Santorum. And if I still lived in my native California, I likely would have voted for him there, even though campaign suspended. I know I would not vote for Romney in that primary, were I still living there.

    • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

      The reality is is that the country as a whole DOES NOT reflect what Santorum stands for-I wish they did but it just isn’t so. The country is more moderate and UNFORTUNATELY more LEFT LEANING in its values…which is WHY the Romney is leading.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

        I completely disagree. The media would like you to believe that the country is left leaning. This country is center-right.

        • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

          Yes, the country is indeed center! Right-maybe in word but certainly NOT in DEED! What planet do you live on? When 1 out of every 2 CHRISTIAN marriages END in divorce I would say that your CENTER RIGHT Is way off!

      • c4pfan

        Romney would have lost, if Newt got out. So, it’s not true what you posted.

        • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

          You don’t know that-you just wish it were so-the race is going to be so close no matter WHO the nominee is -and unfortunately O has a good chance of regaining this office-this will be horrible for America-it just isn’t TRUE if any of the possible candidates were elected.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

        Perhaps I don’t remember correctly, but haven’t you been in that left-leaning Romney camp for quite some time?

        • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

          STOP! I am a 55 year old grandmom of 4 and a stay at home wife of ONE MAN for 32 years- and homeschooling my last child! I am Catholic and have tried to devote my life to teaching my children about the love of God and their purpose on earth! I just accept the FACT that the country isn’t where YOU want it to be! I wish that it were not so but it just isn’t! I will vote for whoever the nominee is! Obama is a threat to America’s well being-Romney is NOT!

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

            Is that a yes?

            • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

              I wish the entire country believed like Santorum!! Socially that is!

              • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                Why, then if you support his social views, were you not behind him before he dropped out?

                • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

                  I have no favorites-I like Paul the best, I thought at first Newt would be good-I KNEW NOONE would go for Santorum-his views socially scare even the most devout Protestant (being Catholic though I agree with them) and I liked Bachman-I just want Obama out for now-if that means someone like Romney then so be it-you can look locally and see what has come up through the years-the people-the lack of character on both sides of the aisle-we didn’t get here overnight and we won’t take the country back overnight-but we can’t afford 4 more years of Obama!

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                  I am a born-again Christian and Santorum’s views on abortion and marriage lined right up with God’s Word and did not scare me, they thrilled me! Did you know that his campaign had grassroots as a major part of it? On the other hand, Romney’s record on the social issues is abhorrant to me. He has the blood of the unborn on his hands though he claims to be pro-life and though he claims to believe that marriage should be defined as between a man and a woman, Romney pushed for immorality to be defined as marriage. We really can’t afford four years of either Obama or Romney, but if those be the candidates, I know it is because America is no longer being blessed by God.

                • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

                  spot on….

    • marketcomp

      I hear ya, TJ! I also voted and I was proud to cast my vote for Santorum. We will get through this together!

    • wodiej

      Gingrich is pro life and just because he made some personal mistakes does not mean he is any less of a Christian than Santorum. Santorum is flawed just like everyone else.

      • c4pfan

        I’ve already stated IDK how many times why I am not for Newt. He’s just a different version of Romney.

        • wodiej

          you are entitled to your choice.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

        Note I did not call Santorum a Christian- I don’t know if he is or not- he may be. I also realized he is flawed. Romans 3:23

        I spoke of Rick as someone who in word and action reveres life AND marriage. I was thinking of the definition of true marriage:

        http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/02/24/gingrich-least-states-are-using-bills-not-judges-legalize-same-sex-marriage

        • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

          Santorum’s a catholic, just like Gingrich, I believe.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

            Roman catholic- they both are. I believe some in that church are Christians, but that if they grow in the Lord, those individuals will leave that church because of the grave and serious errors within it.

            • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

              To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant! Cardinal Newman~

              • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

                Who?

              • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                To be deep in God’s Word and grow in faith, which comed by the hearing of the Word of Christ, leads to ceasing to be Roman catholic. This happened to my friend who was being raised in the Roman catholic church, was an altar boy and taught catechism to the children, once God opened his eyes and he became a Christian.

                • teri_b

                  I think you are misinformed. Catholics hear Holy Scripture at each and every Mass, and those of us who attend Mass daily hear the entire Old and New Testament every year. And unlike what you may have heard, we do read Scripture privately, but everyone in our Church, literate or illiterate, rich or poor, including people born before the printing press was invented was able to hear the Word of God at every Mass.

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                  Roman catholics are being taught error in the church they are in. As I said, I believe some are Christians in that church, but as they grow, they will leave.

                  There are other people who read and do not understand. I Cor. 2:14 But God can save them and open their eyes, as He did my friend. He then saw the errors in the Roman catholic church’s teaching he was in and left that church.

                • teri_b

                  I know many, many Evangelical pastors that converted to Catholicism at great personal cost, losing their jobs as pastors. They did so because the more they studied the faith, they could no longer in good conscience deny what the Church teaches. I understand that you will probably never know what Catholicism teaches since you rely on your one friend who may not be the expert he purports to be.

                  I will just leave it at this: why don’t we both pray that we each come to know the truth, and then you won’t have to resort to offending people with your mistaken beliefs.

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                  My beliefs are not mistaken. I know the truth- He has set me free. The Holy Spirit guides me, as I am a child of God. I prayed for you, Teri. Hope you might take a look at this:

                  http://carm.org/roman-catholicism

                  If what you are saying is true about evangelical pastors converting, they studied the wrong thing. True Christians do not study faith, faith is a gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8-9) And faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of Christ. (Romans 10:17) There are teachings within the Roman catholicism to which you say they converted that do not align with God’s Word.

                  My friend’s father holds a high position in the church that my friend left after he got saved. My friend taught catechism to children himself while still in that Roman catholic church. He has studied the Bible extensively with spiritually opened eyes since he became a Christian, and discovered the errors in what he had been taught. He has conversations about spiritual things with his father. We are both hoping his father will come to know Christ and are praying to that end, as well as for his mother.

            • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

              To me, a catholic’s a catholic. No difference.

              • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

                catholic historically = universal Christian church
                whereas Roman catholic church = specific church with error in it.

    • nibblesyble

      I am sorry TJ..this must have been a huge blow.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

        Thank you for your sensitivity, nibblesyble, yes it has been. But I know God is in control and still on the throne.

        • nibblesyble

          Amen!

  • wodiej

    The doors are being blown off on the Newt donate webpage.

    • teri_b

      Well, the first 2.5 million $ will just go to pay down his debt. It might be more than that. He will need to raise a lot of money to stay in the race.

      • CQ50

        Make that the first 4.5 million $.

  • stevenbiot

    Dang, Rick! Man, I wish you would have hung in there. But, good battle broseph! So we are assured of getting baby Obama to represent us conservatives. Great!!

  • MarkLeisNjConservative

    Very disappointed to see Rick Drop out.

    What do we do now? There are still a number of Congressional and Senate Primaries where there are a number of Constitutional Conservatives running against “Establishment/Career” Politicians. This is certainly the case in New Jersey where we have Joe Kyrillos the Chris Christie, 20 year career, candidate running against the Constitutional Conservative/Citizen Candidate Bader Qarmout. Please check out Mr. Qarmout by going to YouTube and searching for his Videos. You can also go to his Website at http://www.BQ2012.com. As a college professor and successful businessman he is very articulate, passionate and likeable. He has a very unusual and appealing background. He is an Arab Christian who is gaining a lot of Jewish, Arab Christian and other minority support.

    Although typically a Blue State, New Jersey elected a Republican as Governor in 2009. The incumbent Democrat, Bob Menendez, can be beaten, but it will be a challenge.

    If you have the capablitiy – please consider giving Mr. Qarmout some financial support and words of encouragement so we can build a constitutional conservative Senate to keep Romney (or Obama) in check.

    • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

      Romney and Obama are not the same-we know Romney has been successful and many positive endeavors- on the other hand Obama we know destroys and is trying his hardest to make level the field of living with minorities and that means taking down anyone or any part of society that has been successful! Romney is NOT like that! It isn’t anymore complicated than that! They are trying to RESET the way America has operated for the last 200 years-and if he gets another years the damage could take several lifetimes to undo!

      • c4pfan

        Romney is the same in that he had the party cheat for him in Florida and was fighting Texas on how they did their Primaries. He is a proven liar and hasn’t done one thing for the Conservative side and has used the liberal state of Mass as an excuse.

      • Velvet

        Surely you know about Agenda 21 and Romney’s connection to none other than John Holdren – 0bama’s current science czar who not only believes in population control (genocide) and the de-development of America, Holdren advocates this agenda and has written and co-authored books and “research” articles on this topic. That is just one huge problem, among many, why it will be hard for any pro-life voter to endorse him or support him.

        • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

          Then you should have supported Ron Paul-because despite some of his views he tried to say as close to the Constitution as possible! You better hope we take the house and senate then! Otherwise it won’t matter who is President we won’t be able to do much of anything!

          • Velvet

            No I shouldn’t and this isn’t about Ron Paul, it’s about your statement. But I give you points for trying to distract and change the subject anyway… nice try.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

    I have a thought..this is all out of our hands. God is in control of this process.

    I believe that many people have been praying for Newt. Prayer is a very powerful thing.

    Rick Santorum ran a decent race and garnered a lot of votes. I really feel that God told him he needed to be with his family, especially Bella.

    I have faith this will all work out. Newt was just talking to Sean Hannity who said he has not talked to Rick but will do so in the next few days.

    There will probably be a lot of things changing from now on. We will see how all of this shakes out. As a Newt supporter, it has been very revealing and very gratifying to see everything come full circle hopefully.

    • sDee

      It is in our hands and only our hands. God has given us the knowledge, the tools and the courage to fight this evil. It is up to us.

      They got to Santorum. Who knows how.Those forces destroying America from within are sick twisted evil powerful people. George Soros just sings in their choir.

      The only thing they are afraid of are the masses, and enough us could not even get to the polls to defeat their henchman Romney.

      The thought of voting for Romney is repugnant to me.

  • MiketheMarine

    Hey Jaynie, check this out.

    You have 2087 comments and 1243 likes received.

    I have 2256 comments and 9215 likes received.

    Who is mainstream conservative and who is a fruit loop.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

      Impressive, but have you ever tried to infiltrate HaffPo? That will dilute your score quite quickly;) if you’re lucky and your comment don’t get censored, that is.
      You’re a king on the TRS.

      • MiketheMarine

        I have never been to huffpo. I would prefer to not have to blind myself afterwards. LOl

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

      Hehe I’ve done about the same amount of comments as Jaynie.

      2086 comments 9819 likes received

    • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

      Mike the Marine sounds like he needs to go in time out for being so childish!

      • nibblesyble

        Cheryl, the man is a Marine who served the country..you best not call him out on anything, but instead say thank-you and leave it there.

        • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

          But he can say unkind things? Doesn’t work that way does it!

          • nibblesyble

            He has proved just how kind he is by defending his country with honor. Sometimes you have to pick your battles and realize when you should bow out in deference.

      • MiketheMarine

        No worries, Cheryl. Scroll on down and gander on the attacks and name calling Jaynie reduced herself too. And building herself up as THE smartest conservative on the planet. Once you’ve read that long section you will see that I let it go a long time before thumping her back, after which I again pulled my aggression in.

        All I ask is that you dig into the reason and purpose before passing judgement. Is that a fair request?

  • nibblesyble

    WTH? Did anyone see this coming?

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

      After PA I did but not before.

    • c4pfan

      No. But, with Bella getting sick again, I’m sure it made it even harder than it already was.

  • Josh

    Well, looks like I won’t be exercising my right to think I can vote. If you need me, I will be stocking supplies and ammunition in the basement.

  • GetWhatYouPayFor

    God speed to you Sarah Palin. The two of you need to do something big!

    • c4pfan

      What do you mean? ‘The two of you’

      • GetWhatYouPayFor

        Faith that God will light the path and provide direction. America is in need.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JT6RK4NQME54FA3FVYTTHLTRTQ Southnsoul

    Here is who the Republican establishment and so-called conservatives have embraced… The Mitt Romney Report… http://massresistance.org/romney/ They are ignoring his record the same way Obama’s record was ignored. Well, some of us will never vote for that liberal phoney… I am through with the Republican party.

  • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

    Santorum quitting will only help the man that lost to, the man who lost to Obama further corrupt, weaken and destroy the brand [GOP].

    • c4pfan

      Yeah, but Bella has pneumonia. I don’t think they had much choice.:(

      • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

        No excuse. Many of the Founding Fathers lost EVERYTHING, when they just signed the Declaration of Independence, without there even being an office of president. Some had their houses and lands totally destroyed and looted by British thugs, others had their families dragged off, imprisoned and murdered. Political office is a sacrifice, and if you’re not prepared to make it, but think you’re going to tell everybody else to, then you’re just not fit for office. While I feel bad for their kid, if that was the cause of his quitting, then he never should’ve been in the race. I’m sure he knew beforehand how fragile she was.

        • Linky1

          Whoa, virusx, that is definitely harsh.

          Could you say the same thing or take the same actions if you were in Santorum’s shoes?

          • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

            As a Soldier, yes. I know that as a president, I could even see friends or relatives abducted, or even assassinated. I would go into office knowing that, full well, and I would think that candidates discuss this with their families, before getting into the race. Palin was getting death threats, and she never even ran for president. Had Snatorum won, would he have quit if Bella had died? I can only wonder. Again, presidents tell people to sacrifice, all the time, and that was the job he was trying to get. Soldiers and Marines are told to sacrifice, and their families are told to sacrifice, all the time. They lose contact with their families, all the time, for extended periods of time, and sometimes, lose it, forever, in the event of their being killed. If they can sacrifice everything, then he should be willing to do no less. I’ll bet LTCs West and North would.

            • Linky1

              Rick Santorum made his choice and I respect him for it. None of us can second guess his choice or his motives and I won’t be one of them.

              • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

                I have no idea what his motives are; I can only hope at what they aren’t. In any event, we’re closer to having another president that’s every bit as bad as Obama, who has all but promised he’ll destroy this country and the GOP, just like Obama did.

        • teri_b

          I always had mixed emotions about him being in the race for that reason. While it is none of my business, and I don’t judge him for it, I have reservations about having the leader of the free world distracted with serious family issues on a regular basis.

  • Cindy09

    Oh No!!!! I am heartbroken.. :(

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

      It is indeed a sad day.

  • c4pfan

    Rick said that Bella has pneumonia. This makes me even sadder.:(

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  • TPDanbo

    It’s OFFICIALLY OVER NOW, THE FAT LADY HAS SUNG, “Romney our biggest winner becomes our biggest loser to Obama! ” Bye,Bye,Miss American pie…….IT’S OVER AMERICA, say hello to Obama HELL!!! RINO Romney has NO chance, and will get CRUSHED BY OBAMA! Well GOP Elites, you got your way, hope your proud of the DEATH OF AMERICA!

  • aZjimbo

    Ok so now it’s Mitt. He better grow some gonads and start attacking.

    • sDee

      Remember Kabuki theater. They are all the same, some wear donkey suits, other wear elephant suits.

      Enjoy the show.

      • aZjimbo

        Anybody but the marxist.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EPNKCLUJ4F2PBVGOB7MU7O56ZA W.

      Mitt – mitten on ruthless fist of elites.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

    Regarding focus on the congress:

    “Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption.

    If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature….

    If the next centennial does not find us a great nation … it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”

    James Garfield, the twentieth president of the United States, 1877
    (source: http://www.cancertutor.com/Quotes/Quotes_Presidents.html)

  • DavidRobertson

    Sorry, too late for a Newt rebound. Delegates don’t work out. In a two man race, Romney easily gets to his number even if Newt has a resurgence. It’s over. Fat lady is singing.

    There was a part of me before this that thought the following: (call me an optimist)

    1. The GOP was at least “ok” with the Tea Party, and thankful for the 2010 election help
    2. The Tea Party would remain grass roots and not get co-opted by the GOP elite

    Both turn out to be false hopes. The GOP is dancing in the streets. This is a knock out blow to the once Tea Party movement. It is proof positive that the GOP remains in control of their party destination, and can go ahead and start working behind the scenes with Dems to feed the government beast and be rewarded with evermore control and regimentation over the people.
    The final gasps and breaths of the Tea Party was win Freedomworks, one of the best known groups, endorsed Mitt a month ago.
    So now I’m faced with the same decision I pondered when that happened…do I now leave and register as an independent in protest? Or do I stay and fight for the conservative cause within the GOP? Not sure. My heart says leave, my brain says I am wasting my time. Should I now just hang another flimsy hope that Mitt turns out to be a conservative like his staunch supporters say he is?

    • sDee

      I am leaving the GOP after decades. This was the last straw.

      It will take me a while to decide where to go next but I will start by finding ways to fight Romney.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EPNKCLUJ4F2PBVGOB7MU7O56ZA W.

      Romney = establishment – same socialist programs, same ruthless money elite as Obama.

  • MaxineCA

    Wow, this announcement took us all by surprise. Although Rick was never my first choice, I have a great deal of respect for the man and could have EASILY voted for him. Down deep in my heart I think it had a lot to do with Bella, regardless how the pundits try to spin it. I wish the very best for the Santorum family.

    Now – when everyone is done throwing temper tantrums – realize this is now a 2 man race. We still have a chance in the primary states yet to come, unless of course you’re going to give up. It’s not over folks, and we shouldn’t be pushed around by the RNC or the pundits.

    The choice is Newt or Mitt. If you don’t want Mitt, than support Newt. It’s really that simple. Don’t give up!

    • nibblesyble

      Well said Maxine!

  • LIBERTYUSA

    … God Bless Rick Santorum and his family .”

  • ApplePie101

    Although very disappointed, I respect Santorum’s decision, especially as it is consistent with his principles as a husband and father. He has a rare honesty and idealism, and would have made a fine president. My best wishes go out to him and his family. I think we’ll be hearing from him again.

    Gingrich 2012!

  • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

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  • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

    Have

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EPNKCLUJ4F2PBVGOB7MU7O56ZA W.

    I’m very sorry Rick Santorum and his wife and family made this decision – He has many fine qualities…and it is so important for each candidate to continue to articulate the conservative values that made our country great.

  • http://twitter.com/MattBaba1 Matt Baba

    ABE- Anybody but Establishment

    • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

      Rick S just said he will be meeting face to face with Romney BECAUSE these guys know they have to work together and BEAT OBAMA-you should learn from them! This isn’t about any ONE person!

  • stage9

    Whelp this makes my choice easy in November…

    I have a feeling something is going on behind the scenes here…

    America has failed to elect a true Conservative and the notion that America is “center right”, this election season has been proven that statement to be a serious joke.

  • c4pfan

    I’m not going to support Newt, because his lazy butt let Rick and his supporters do all the hard work and now act we have to line up and support him.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EPNKCLUJ4F2PBVGOB7MU7O56ZA W.

      You are such a nasty mouth.

  • CG patriot

    Gees, I take a break from politics and my daughter comes by to check on me after a grueling day on a set/studio and she told me Rick suspended his campaign. I said he did “what”?

    Oh’ boy…..” I know many here must be very disappointed. Rick did a fine job, and he fought hard and he has all my respect. I wish Rick, Karen and the whole Santorum family the very best, and my prayer’s for Bella, that she remains strong and will continue to improve with her health.

    again and “WOW” I certainly did not see this coming. I hope Rick will continue to fight the good fight, and help keep his supporter’s spirit’s-up. Sincerely CG

  • http://twitter.com/ServantCEO Anthony

    Prayers for Senator Santorum and his family.

  • sandyfromchesterfield

    I am very disappointed. I would have slept well at night if he were the President. Best of luck to the Santorum family.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Dias/1680711668 Chris Dias

    I want a 3rd party. I’m going to resign from the Republican party, become an independent, but I’ll never vote for the communists.

    • http://www.noneedforastinkingwebsite.com dow daytrader

      3rd parties gave us Woodrow Wilson. dumb, dumb dumb!

      taking over the GOP and dethroning the Establishment is our only alternative.

  • Trust1TG

    There is a very real possibility that the Santorum family were threatened. He was planning to stay in the race. He has won 11 states.

    Romney is a low-life corrupt ruthless politician, financial player, proven liar, radical liberal creep…but the Powers That Be still push him on us.

    Something fishy/dirty/damnable going on.

    • http://www.noneedforastinkingwebsite.com dow daytrader

      wrong…Santorum was out of $.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

      You must be a Romney supporter?

    • CQ50

      This has to be the silliest post I have read today. Believe in conspiracy theories much?

  • sadaba

    A shit sandwich is a shit sandwich. Doesn’t matter if it’s black or white. I’m conservative and I will not vote for Romney. If that means that Obama stays on as President so be it. This nation needs to hit bottom before the stupid realize how badly they have been mislead. I will not help Obama nor will I help Obama White take this nation down. Our last election was about two socialist candidates and the rino lost badly. This election is no different.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UOG5NQVDY7CHO2CQVTKJKM57WI Kevone

    To all of the Newt fans. Today’s Newt is not the same as the Speaker in the 90’s. Conservatives don’t say that one of their priorities would be to double the size of the State department. Nor do they consistently call for personal mandates for healthcare. And I can’t imagine any conservative sitting down with Nancy Pelosi to fight ‘global warming.’

  • Cindy Dirksen

    As Steve Hayes said on Bret Baier Monday in discussing the Rick Santorum announcement that he was suspending his campaign, this isn’t about Santorum’s building for 2016 (that sounds like a Republican establishment thought). This is about what Rush alluded to- Have we just passed up a wonderful opportunity? YEP!! How sad that we can’t “GAME ON” with a candidate who would have changed the ‘same ol’!! And, how sad that we didn’t follow the pattern Mark Levin explained- we usually have- of going as conservative as possible now, then accepting middle ground as we needed to for the listening required to get the people behind the correct positioning to help our country “back”.
    I’m proud to have been as much a part of this so far as I was; I’m happy to have supported Rick Santorum. Now I know my job- get behind the Republican candidate- I will. But, darn, here was our chance. Did I do everything that I could have?
    Cindy Dirksen- Iowa

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CF7B6ZSBAX4ZCH3GBR3FHTTZIA John

    Rick Santorum was Glenn Beck’s Manchurian Candidate. Without Beck having Santorum on his radio and internet shows almost daily, Santorum would not have won Iowa or any other state. Glenn made Santorum into something he is not, calling him “the next George Washington.” What a joke. Santorum is not a Tea Partier even though Beck peddled Santorum as such and you goof ball plumber’s cracks believed it to be true. Santorum is a Pennsylvania big labor hack, never had a real job, career establishment politician, chronic whining narcissist. Today on the radio Glenn Beck said, “Rick Santorum conceded with amazing grace.” WHAT? The self-absorbed, tantrum throwing, nerd did not even mention Mitt Romney. What a contrast to Mitt in 2008. Romney’s 2008 concession to McCain-Kennedy was a class act. Something Santorum, Gingrich, and Beck know nothing about.

    I am an original Tea Partier. I was at the 2009 9/12, the capital with Bachman in 2009 and 2010, at Restoring Honor, and at Divine Destiny. I was there chanting outside Pelosi’s office and when Pelosi marched to the capital with the gavel. That being said, I do not know where Beck is going with the Santorum support and building the oval office set to sharp shoot Romney’s speeches once he is president. Unless part of Beck’s business model is for Obama to be reelected. Obama in office = better business for Beck. Think for yourselves Beck Disciples. Beck is just as wrong about Mitt as he is about Santorum. Mitt is the private sector outsider with the proven character and skills needed to save this country. The goof ball, “anyone but Romney,” plumber’s crack crowd should wake up from their Beck discipleship and think for themselves. They are only promoting the Beck business model by reelecting Obama over voting for Romney.

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