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Sarah Palin says there is no need for Santorum to drop out at this point since Perry dropped out this week:

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  • Jim Botts

    Not sure what she is up to here, but I’d like Santorum to get out. There is room for 3, not four. I like Santorum the least of the remaining candidates. Sorry Rick, but you voted for too much spending during the Bush years, you were a big porker too. And I’m sick and tired of the constitutional argument in favor of earmarks. ITS BRIBERY, AND TOO MANY CORRUPT POLITICOS BUY VOTES WITH THEM!

    • http://twitter.com/metro_con metro_con

      I don’t mind Santorum staying in for now. I give Gingrich at least a 50% chance of imploding soon.

      • Anonymous

        I hope so.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. Newt’s a little like Halley’s comet, no?

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

          I agree. I don’t think he’ll make it to the end. I think that Palin is trying her best to keep everyone in as long as possible. She put in a good word for Santorum in Iowa and that generated more money for him, and he ultimately won in Iowa. I think what she’s doing is an “operation chaos” of her own. It proves that she has enormous power just sitting at a desk.

          • http://twitter.com/cookingstormm JaeDee L.

            “It proves that she has enormous power just sitting at a desk.”

            You got that right!! Newt’s poll was below Romney just a few days ago. Once Sarah said she would vote for Newt if she was in South Carolina, Newt’s poll started increasing to eventually way surpassed Romney’s all within the span of 3 days.

            Yeah, Sarah Palin got power alright.

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

              That’s ridiculous-Sarah will throw all of her support behind Romney if he becomes the nominee-what will you say then?

              • Anonymous

                A lot late to the party, eh, Cheryl?

                That way to get no response?

          • Anonymous

            I disagree, I don’t think she has the power you think she does.. She’s not even as popular as she used to be.. People are realizing she’s about herself..

            Newt won the debate cause he attacked the media. The people want someone that will fight, someone that will take it to BHO!

            Problem is Newt can’t win.. He can’t get Reagan democrats or independents. Newt’s not a likeable guy.

            Newt vs BHO would ba all about Newt’s baggage!

        • Garym

          Halley’s comet keeps coming back though.

      • Trust1TG

        Newt is expressing the anger of the Electorate (we the people) who are tired of being lied to, stolen from, shoved around, bullied, etc.

        We hope he goes ballistic and even hurts some widdy biddy liberals feelings.

        We are also angry and very tired of the RINOs in congress who aren’t standing up to Obama.

        • Anonymous

          You said it brother!

        • Anonymous

          Liberals with feelings? HA!

          Liberals acting like they care, maybe. If they really had feelings and cared they would embrace conservative values and actions.

          GB

        • Anonymous

          I think Newt is a RINO…anyone who will spoon with Nancy Pelosi on a couch about man made global warming, flavors a single player insurance system and feeds at the trough of Freddie Mac could and should be considered a RINO.

          Regardless of what he says as he runs for pres…this is his documented past. I would just suggest to those who now support him…don’t get your hopes to high. If he does become pres he will let us down again. I maintain he is part of the problem.

          • cabensg

            Boo! for false misleading and incorrect data gleaned from liberal websites. That’s and “F” in student speak.

            • Anonymous

              False????

              Did he…or did he not make a made for TV comercial with Pelosi making an argument for the false science of AGW?

              Did he…or did he not say he favor a single payer system for national health care?

              Did he…or did he not feed at the trough of Freddie Mac to the tune of 1.6 million dollars?

              I Sir, am a real independent conservative who is tired of pretenders like Newt.

              Liberal websites see not the light of day on my monitor. I can spot a counterfit from quite a distant.

              The question is…how do YOU know about liberal websites?

    • Anonymous

      You’ve got to be kidding. We need to crown Newt after 1 win? Come on.

      • B-Funk

        Exactly right. There’s so much primary left that it’s ridiculous to call someone the nominee now.

      • B-Funk

        Exactly right. There’s so much primary left that it’s ridiculous to call someone the nominee now.

        • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

          The only reason there is ANY primary left at all is that Newt won in SC instead of Romney. Conservatives dodged a bullet thanks to Newt’s outstanding performance this week (plus other key support such as Perry’s decision to help a conservative win instead of potentially splitting the vote to Romney’s favor).

          • Anonymous

            Santorum, like Romney is a northerner. Gingrich’s home is next door to SC. Both are weak in the south. If that primary was in PA, Santorum would have owned it. Just relax and let the process work as intended. We have a lot of time till November. What’s the sense in rushing it?

            • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

              We have a lot of time till November. What’s the sense in rushing it?

              No offense, but you obviously don’t understand the process. Romney is still far and away the odds-on favorite. He has virtually unlimited resources compared to Newt and even more-so compared to Santorum. The debates are almost over (only a few left) and so FL will have a critical impact on the shape of the race. If Santorum splits the vote and Romney edges out Newt in FL, Romney will be virtually unstoppable given the primary schedule.

              • Anonymous

                Really? Mitt is the favorite? No kidding huh? If you want to talk about understanding the process, you should understand that only Paul and Romney have a national model organization capable of winning the long run. Newt and Santorum are handicapped in a major way here. There are plenty of reasons people could give for Newt, Santorum, or Paul to quit. However, all three are still viable candidates. Remember Reagan and BHO? Neither had the establishment or cash on hand that their opponents had. If you understand the process so well, you should know that often it comes down to Super Tuesday (not as super as it has been in the past) to weed the process down to 1 or 2 candidates. If Mitt took SC, this would pretty much have been finished by this point. Newt kept it alive in his backyard. Santorum is next on the chopping block but after NH, this is where Newt was.

                • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

                  Mitt is the favorite? No kidding huh? … only Paul and Romney have a national model organization capable of winning the long run

                  vs.

                  We have a lot of time till November. What’s the sense in rushing it?

                  And these statements make sense together how???

                • Anonymous

                  IF it is a long battle, Newt and Santorum are toast. They need an early KO. Mitt needs to stretch it out for the long run. They have different strategies. The second quote is simply saying that the process works on its own and doesn’t need collusion to get the best candidate.

                • Anonymous

                  Did you also think that Perot was a ‘viable’ candidate, too?

                • Anonymous

                  Definately.

                • Anonymous

                  Interesting. The man who helped give the White House to the libs. Makes sense, then.

                • Anonymous

                  Listen, I don’t think Perot or Paul had/have a real chance of getting elected but the message is getting through because it is a conservative message that has been abandoned by the republicans. Regarding Perot putting Clinton in office, it is a matter of perspective. Some might say the Republicans could have easily marginalized Perot if they had a President who had the guts to put out the fiscal policy Perot was advocating. They didn’t learn then and this still haven’t learned from that loss. I blame the republicans for handing us 8 years of Clinton. People who have not sold out always advocate a flat tax because it makes a helluva lot more sense… ahhh but then we wouldn’t have the corporate loopholes now would we?

              • cabensg

                Well!!! Lets just not let that happen. All you have to do is contribute to Newt’s campaign. He can’t win using comments on a website. If he wins in Florida then the big money will flow his way. Geesh! if only 500,000 people gave $20 bucks he wouldn’t have to worry about Romney’s war chest. He’s got a money bomb going over at New Max. We need to blow Romney, the media and Obama out of the water so lets help Newt do it. Pronto!!

              • Anonymous

                Ron Paul can stop Romney. His strategery is to focus on states he did well in last time and accumulate proportionally allocated delegates. Romney could go into the convention with the most delegates, but not enough to secure the nomination. Newt staying in as long as he can will further erode Romney’s total. I believe Santorum will drop out before the Florida primary.

            • http://twitter.com/Bobbie227 Bobbie

              Please don’t berate the South too much. I would have voted FOR Santorum. NOT Romney, NOT Newt, especially NOT Paul!!

          • Constance

            I must agree with you, even though Santorum is my guy now. Without Newt, Romney would be walking away with this nomination. He was the crowned prince from day one. Only conservative backlash has kept him from getting it.

      • Anonymous

        Agree….I don’t understand how everyone has one state so far and all of the sudden there are calls for Santorum to get out of the race??? Not sure how that works out but glad he’s not conceding so easily.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Sheamus-Reale/1217208778 Aaron Sheamus Reale

      Ron Paul much? He was a big earmarker and his policies are crazier than even Romney, he should drop out, not Rick

      • B-Funk

        lol Good point

      • B-Funk

        lol Good point

      • Anonymous

        Nope. He is the only clear contrast to Obama’s spenditliketheresnotomorrow fiscal policy. Especially with Rick Perry gone, Ron Paul is relevant for his persistent message of downsizing government immediately and dramatically.

        • Anonymous

          Paul has been forcing the establishment candidates to move further to the right. It may just be rhetoric, but when one of them makes it into office, then lets everyone down, there will be a much sharper contrast because Paul did that. Not that it will change much. I have watched it happen time and time again.

      • Anonymous

        Ron Paul is a big earmarker? Are you kidding? Compared to who?

        • Constance

          Actually, Ron Paul IS a huge earmarker. Go back and look at his record – really and honestly look at it. You might be shocked at what you find. Ron Paul is not what he has been portrayed to be. And that is the truth.

          • Anonymous

            Compared to who? Santorum and Newt? You’re crazy.

          • Anonymous

            True. What Paul likes to do is earmark bills he knows will pass, then vote against them, to say, ‘Hey I voted against it. Not my fault it passed.’

    • Anonymous

      You like Rick less than Tin Foil Hat Paul aka Frank Purdue Re-Animated?

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

      Newt is the only one who will destroy the Republican party to get elected.

    • Anonymous

      You have more research to do. You are putting Santorum in a box that makes you more comfortable for your own candidate. You clearly don’t know the man or care to find out where he stands.

    • Anonymous

      the guy has as much right to be there as Gingrich and Paul. He’s won 1 of 3 contests. Remember we have 47 more states to go!

      • Anonymous

        Unless your name happens to be Obama, we still have 54 more states to go! lol

    • hargis_pennington

      Then it should be the one in last place. Ron Paul.

    • Anonymous

      Hey, buddy. Santorum has a good argument for earmarks – BEFORE they were always abused! HE IS NOW AGAINST THEM. who was part of the Gang of Seven that exposed House postal and banking scandals? Rick!

      And, basically EVERY Republican was voting WITH Bush for higher spending to try to play up the “compassionate conservative” ideology, but it failed, as we realize now.

      REPEAT:SANTORUM IS AGAINST EARMARKS BECAUSE THEY’VE BECOME ABUSED.

    • Anonymous

      earmarks just say where the money is going

  • http://shelfreliancedenver.com/team/katy/ katy

    I think he should too. He’s going to be Newt’s pick for VP. This will give him more exposure and experience.

    Newt’s going to pull all the candidates to him and crush Mittens. Strategic genius.

    • http://twitter.com/csouza59 Chris

      LOL Newt is about Newt. Palin, Santorum are dirty trash to be cleared away, Just wait and see. Palin is poison. Throwing Perry under the bus will come back to haunt Palin.

      • Anonymous

        Say what?

      • http://shelfreliancedenver.com/team/katy/ katy

        Hey Chris… are you a knucklehead or do you just play one on blogs?

      • Constance

        Sarah Palin never threw Perry under the bus. In fact, I don’t believe she has stated anything negative about any specific candidate directly. I’m not sure what you think you heard.

        • Garym

          Its the guardasil thing, Perrynuts think Sarah sunk him when she called him out on it.

      • Anonymous

        Mitt, back away from the blogs and get back on the campaign trail :)

    • http://twitter.com/csouza59 Chris

      LOL Newt is about Newt. Palin, Santorum are dirty trash to be cleared away, Just wait and see. Palin is poison. Throwing Perry under the bus will come back to haunt Palin.

    • Anonymous

      I heard Newt favors Allen West for VP. Rubio is sold out to Romney, a match made in hell. Honestly, even having Rubio on his arm isn’t going to clean up Romney’s gaffe quoting Castro when he was courting South Florida voters in 2007.

      • Trust1TG

        HE DIDN’T!!! :8-@

        • Anonymous

          You’re right, sorry. Romney quoted Hugo Chavez quoting Fidel Castro, which made it so much better… *eyeroll*

      • Anonymous

        It would not surprise me if that is true about Rubio. Governor Haley turned on the Tea Party in a heartbeat too.

        Rubio has been in a perfect position a number of times when asked, to declare his Article 2 Section 1 ineligibility for President. In doing that he could pull down the curtain on Hussein’s con game. He has not.

        • Anonymous

          These tea party guys have not panned out as well as some people hoped, but just about as well as I expected. The only one that I still look for to stick to his guns is Rand Paul. I think that he is holding his ground constitutionally, and is turning out to be the most solid newbie. If we make it to 2016, maybe he will emerge as the alternative to the establishment liars. By then things may just be so bad that people will finally give up on the status quo guys and finally vote to take out the insanity.

          • Anonymous

            If you get a chance, take a look at Mr. West from South Florida. He is / was a Tea Party kind of guy.

            GB

            • Anonymous

              West seems to be having to explain himself a lot. I was really turned off by his representation of the NDAA. He misrepresented it. Although he was expected to vote for the Patriot Act extension, he ended up voting no. I would give him credit for this, but he took his time in deciding, then came out with a weak argument. The bill passed overwhelmingly, so he didn’t take any political risks in voting no. I see a pattern of political voting, rather than being conviction oriented. I have to put him in the establishment category. Nothing exceptional going on with him, other than his ability to stir people with his speeches.

          • Anonymous

            Rand Paul is too tight with Obama for my taste. He caught a ride home on Air Force One in September, which wouldn’t be that big a deal, I guess, except it coincided with POTUS’s planned spectacle at Sherman Minton bridge, named after a communist senator of the FDR variety. In the end, the jobs show flopped. But Rand’s involvement raises doubts about where his loyalties lie. I get that he’s broke (asked Congress for special dispensation to practice medicine on weekends) but maybe there are less compromising means of travel?

    • Anonymous

      Now that only 2% of the delegates are accounted for, do you believe that Newt will perform the same in Nevada, California, Oregon, etc? There is a long way to go, and SC was not the same as many will be. Apparently Newt isn’t on the ballot in all the states.

      http://www.dailypaul.com/206919/500-delegates-to-be-split-between-paul-and-romney

      • Anonymous

        Newt missing Virginia could really come back to haunt him.

    • cabensg

      I’d rather Perry for VP right now but we’ll see.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Florey/100002838321254 Mike Florey

    I said on another thread that when Santorum drops out, he may throw his support to Romney. Maybe Sarah sees the same thing. However, the Santorum supporters prefer Newt to Mitt 58/26.
    Go figure.

    • Anonymous

      I doubt Santorum will back Romney.

      • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

        Santorum staying in the race is de facto support for Romney, since he only splits the conservative opposition vote (he takes 3-1 votes away from Newt vs. Romney). So, if he’s willing to help Romney by staying in, why wouldn’t he try to help Romney when getting out?

        • Anonymous

          Why isn’t Santorum staying in the race de facto support for Santorum? Don’t over think this stuff.

          • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

            Fortunately Newt did so well that he also helped Santorum not to become the spoiler, in spite of Santorum staying in. If Romney had won in SC, I can tell you that Santorum would be getting mega grief for splitting the conservative vote for a very long time to come because it would’ve handed the nomination to Romney.

            He escaped that problem this time because Newt was so compelling that he won in a landslide. Does Santorum insist on being the spoiler? I don’t get it because I don’t see his path to victory. Do you?

            • http://twitter.com/metro_con metro_con

              Santorum’s most likely path to victory: Gingrich’s ego goes wild again and he implodes soon.

              • cabensg

                He’s gonna go wild alright but instead of imploding he’s going to explode…on the media, on the socialist judges agenda and on Obama. There’s gonna be much weeping and lamentation on the part of America’s enemies here and abroad.

            • Anonymous

              Clever read. So true.

            • Anonymous

              2 candidates dropped out in the past week. The weeding out process works naturally. More options =/= worse.

        • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

          I always wondered about such logic. It could be said that with Newt in, he is de facto support for Romney since he is obviously taking votes away from Santorum.

          So, I guess it depends on who one thinks is the better conservative. Again, spouting opinion with no evidence…great!

        • Anonymous

          all the ads santorum ran in SC were anti-romney ads. he made the point that romney=obama.

          santorum is the 2nd choice for both newt voters and romney voters. if either one or both implode, he’ll be the beneficiary.

        • Anonymous

          You could say the same thing about Newt… If Newt drops out Sant gets the conservative vote. By your logic, you shouldn’t care which one of them drops out. It is flawed logic however. Both are very different candidates.

          • Anonymous

            I’m not so sure. It seems to me that there are a wide range of voters that may like Newt’s message. So, if Santorum drops, I think a majority of his followers (strong, conservative values) go to Newt. But if Newt drops, I feel his voters (strong conservative and some more moderate people) split 50-50 as to who they drift to. Just my opinion, tho.

            • Anonymous

              Exactly. You understand that it is not as if 100% of Newt people choose Sant for their #2. It gets split up among everyone who remains. The majority might go to each other’s camp, but you can’t simply add the national polling data to make a claim for Newt actually being the front runner in a two man race.

              • Anonymous

                The claims were yours. I merely responded.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Florey/100002838321254 Mike Florey

        I’m with you there.
        Edit: this was meant for Doors XP
        I’m up past my bed time.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t. He endorsed Romney in 2008.

    • Anonymous

      Good factoid. Thanks.

    • Anonymous

      Good factoid. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Gotta love Palin. This helps establish the power of Sarah and the Tea Party. She is a killer politician. If she says Santorum should stay in, she has my vote. This is a chess game, not checkers. I can see that social conservatives might want to choose Santorum over Romney. This bleeds Romney and helps the other candidates. At this point it’s anyone but Romney. I don’t know what she is thinking, but this is my thinking of her thinking. ;)

  • Anonymous

    Here she goes again, shaping the debate! Gotta love this woman! I used to dislike those dems and repubs who tried to shape the contests until Sarah came along and showed us what rookies they are compared to her. Now I find it a source of constant entertainment. For someone the lefties and elites call stupid,dumb and bimbo, she out thinks them at every turn. Lets be real, they’ve met their match in Sarah and she schools them in every way, so much so that its almost not fair!! lol!!
    It’s fun to watch a master at work! Her detractors still don’t know what has hit them!

    • http://twitter.com/csouza59 Chris

      We do not need the likes of Palin. She is a crafty POLITICIAN nothing else. PALIN expose for the hypocrite she is.

      • Anonymous

        YOU are done with her, I am not. Yep, she’s crafty, AND a politician! I believe I implied that in my post! Do you really think the remaining candidates aren’t using her words, views and policy posistions? What’s the problem Chris? Don’t like her? Fine. You are welcome to your opinion, friend.
        What do you know about her views on foreign affairs? Monetary policy? Immigration? Domestic policy? The federal reserve? Energy? The borders? Might be worth your while to bone up some. Often when folks make such sweeping statements as you have, usually they support another candidate or haven’t studied Palins views. She has provided comprehensive policy posistions on every subject we debate on the site.
        Try some of the Palin sites such as Palin TV, C4P, and Sarah net and read her works.
        Chris, I generally enjoy reading your opinions. You sound like you are hurt by her decision not to run and angry at her or disapointed.

        • Anonymous

          Always the gentleman. That’s why your positions and opinions are respected, sir.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks for the kind words, Nukeman. May I say that the same applies to you and most of the posters here? VG

      • Anonymous

        Underestimation of Sarah Palin makes me smile.

        • Anonymous

          Me too!

        • Anonymous

          like in 2008?

        • Anonymous

          That’s misunderestimation, buddy ;)

      • Anonymous

        Defend your permise, or shut it. I am not interested in your nasty shots, unless you can back them up. Close it down.

    • http://twitter.com/csouza59 Chris

      We do not need the likes of Palin. She is a crafty POLITICIAN nothing else. PALIN expose for the hypocrite she is.

    • Anonymous

      I have long felt that the GOP would never take Palin, she would have to take it.

      There really is no other choice if the Republic is going to survive. The parties will not dismantle corrupt big government. They are corrupt big government.

      • Anonymous

        It appears to me that is exactly what she’s doing, sDee. Some transformation going on in the GOP and she is directing it, calmly and firmly. Why do I say this? Consider how the other candidates adopt her words, her phrases, her policies. While it is my hope that she will be the 45th POTUS, the restoration of the GOP is needed and way past due. Those leading the party now appear to be demo lites, not conservatives.
        I know that you are aware that the very soul and continuence of the Republic is at stake and have read your own words to that effect, my friend. It is comforting to know that there are warriors like you out there.
        Maybe she runs this cycle, maybe the next. Hell, I don’t know. But when I see that the four remaining contenders use her words, spout her views and policies, what other conclusion can there be that they are Palin lites? Even Obama slips up once in a while and uses Palins words.
        The best one for the job of POTUS is not in the contest at this time, in my not so humble opinion! VG

        • Anonymous

          I have been picking up on the same things, Gentleman.

          After Palin beat off the Soros pitbull lawyers in Alaska, she exited in a very hastily called news conference.

          Part intuition, part observation, part optimism, but I want to believe the capitalists and patriots are organizing. Far far too much is at stake. Everything is at stake. We cannot be the only ones who know exactly who and what Barack Hussein Obama is.

        • Anonymous

          In any major event, there are powers behind the throne who provide extremely valuable services.

          Too, in this case two heads will be better than one. Mrs. Palin can provide the; catcher to the pitcher, the center to the quarterback, the stage manager to the star, kind of support that another candidate will definitely need going up against the chicago machine.

          She may not have a starring role in the coming election, but with her savvy, smarts and soul, I like her as the coach.

          GB

    • Anonymous

      Don’t forget ‘crony capitalism’…even so-called serious news people use that term now.

      • Anonymous

        True, my friend. She has made major inroads into every aspect of political and media discourse in the few short years that she has been on the national stage. I find it quite interesting that someone who has said that she’s not running at this time, can have such a huge impact in so many areas.
        I can hardly wait to see what she has planned for Florida.

  • Anonymous

    I think Rick ought to stick it out too. He’ll likely keep finishing third; but he will continue to remind Republicans that 40% of the party is still made up of Values Voters. So don’t be dissing our concerns.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. Despite his faltering delivery, I really appreciated his message in SC debate: I’m the only steadfast candidate on this stage. I don’t waffle, I don’t waver, and I chip away at projects I believe in until I git ‘er done. That was honorable and inspiring. Sets a high bar for the others. Paul is also principled but seems to private to discuss his moral fiber so openly. For good or ill, Santorum is a man blessed with the courage of his convictions. All the candidates are better thanks to the others’ participation.

      • Anonymous

        Well said.

        • Anonymous

          Thx!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Florey/100002838321254 Mike Florey

    Palin On How Much of Primary Is Left: “If You’re Barack Obama, [We] Still Have 54 States to Go”

  • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

    Santorum, Romney, and Gingrich each won a state, but in the popular vote total and delegate count so far Santorum is at the bottom:

    Votes:
    Romney 295,294
    Gingrich 282,972
    Paul 160,977
    Santorum 155,414

    Delegates (http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/primaries/scorecard/statebystate/r?hpt=hp_pc1):
    Romney 31
    Gingrich 26
    Paul 10
    Santorum 8

    Not quite seeing why Santorum should stay in the race. Please help me out on this one.

    • Anonymous

      Because he is a solid conservative.

      • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

        You misspelled “social”.

    • Anonymous

      Because he is a solid conservative.

    • http://twitter.com/metro_con metro_con

      There are 50 states, plus other areas that vote.

      We are three deep into this thing. Three. We’ve barely scratched the surface.

      This isn’t like 2008, when so many delegates were decided so early. The process is much more stretched out this year.

      There is absolutely no reason, that I can see, why Santorum should drop out after three votes.

      If Romney wins Florida, there is no reason to buy into some media narrative that he has therefor attained some kind of unstoppable momentum. If you buy into that, then that’s your fault for conceding the next 46 states.

      Beyond all of that, we should want Santorum to stick around just in case Gingrich implodes soon – which I am almost willing to bet he will.

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

        “If you buy into that, then that’s your fault for conceding the next 46 states.”
        I agree.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, we must set our own agenda and timetable, resisting dems’ desire to reframe our vision for the country and ourselves.

      • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

        There are only six debates left. For a candidate with virtually no resources such as Santorum, virtually the only way to get his message out and change the status quo is in the debates or earned media (i.e., by winning endorsements or primaries).

        But, after FL, there are no debates for almost a month and not until after six more state primaries have occurred. Romney has vast resources. If Romney wins FL, he will be able to advertise in all six states virtually unchallenged in terms of ads as winner of NH and FL plus attack the next closest candidate without rebuttal, so the FL outcome is crucial.

        This is not “some media narrative”. These are just the facts of the process. FL is critical because of its size, its timing, and the candidates resource positions. A split between Newt and Santorum in FL is exactly what Romney/establishment want to occur.

        • Anonymous

          What makes me throw up in my mouth is the mere chance that Romney wins after a war of attrition with Newt. The turnout for Romney on election day will be a joke. Bitter Conservatives stay home.

        • Anonymous

          Actually Santorum’s donations have risen dramatically according to his moneybomb page. It took him nearly 3 days to raise $900,000. He’s raised a little over $500,000 since SC polls closed last night.

      • Anonymous

        If Newt “implodes” as you like to say, then the nominee will be Romney and the party will lose the election.

    • Anonymous

      DO NO BELIEVE THE LAMESTREAM MEDIA!

      As usual, CNN is running with lies, manipulation and deceit to inflate Romney.

      They are giving Romney unpledged RNC votes – even from states that have NOT HELD THEIR PRIMARIES!

      The unpledged RNC votes do usually go to the leader but assuming Romney is the leader is typical State Media bullshite.

      Total Delegates 2,286

      Gingrich 23
      Romney 13
      Paul 9
      Santorum 6
      Perry 3
      Huntsman 2
      Bachmann 0

      Unassigned Delegates 2,233

      http://teapartycheer.com/elect
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    • Anonymous

      Exactly. Add Newt and Santorum’s numbers together and Romney is blown out of the water. Everyone who has a brain knows Santorum is a great guy, a solid Conservative, but he doesn’t connect to voters.

      At the end of the day it comes down to the future of the GOP (Newt) and the current/past GOP (Romney).

    • Anonymous

      Maybe this will help a little. Many, many years ago I ran with a young man that beat the 4 minute mile as a junior in high school. It was not a duel meet, so he did not go down in the record books, but consistently in practice and unofficial meets he was right there.

      We were a team. I never got close to a 4 minute mile, but my job on the team was to set the initial pace at close to a 440 race time. At about 880 yards the second member of the team would pass me with our third team mate right behind him. Then with less that 200 yards left, our star would kick and beat everyone on the track.

      Rick Santorum continues to kick start the values voters (as mentioned previously) and keep them in the race.

      We may need every vote we can get, so let’s support the diversity.

    • Anonymous

      How about because none have been in Santorum’s backyard like Romney and Newt have had? Or that we have 47 states to go? SC and NH don’t speak for the entire nation.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6UWKUZ3JBMB7FOIZ6RP2H6KHD4 Gene

      If Santorum gets out and puts his support for Newt does Newt than get his delegates?

  • http://twitter.com/csouza59 Chris

    Can we say brokered Republican convention. Palin has her eye on the Prize. Palin We are done w/ you. Please GO AWAY!

    • Anonymous

      Your reasons for such a statement?

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

      Palin would not deserve the nomination for the simple reason that she did not put the sweat and tears into it like the other candidates that actually threw their hat into the ring. There is no way Palin would be nominated

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gene-Speicher/100001781442642 Gene Speicher

        I have to agree, Brian, as much as I would like to her get the nom., I don’t see it happening.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how ole Barbara Bush feels tonight. Yes, the same former first lady, who basically told Gov. Palin to go back to Alaska–and disappear, in a classless, condescending interview on Fox News–about a year and a half ago.
    Sarah kinda took her up on her offer–except for the disappear part. This amazing, patriotic woman makes a single suggestion–from her living room, to South Carolina voters, and Newt wins in a landslide. Sorry Babs, but on your best day, you never had this much influence.
    Keep it up, you elite snobs on both sides of the aisle…the common sense, hard working Americans stopped being fooled–long ago.

    • Mike Lee

      Right. And Newt Gingrich represents the common man, is that it? Because we all have $500K lines of credit at Tiffany’s and earn millions of dollars per year. Gingrich is as elitist and insider as they come. I’m not against him winning, because I think he’ll put up a great fight, but when he talks about elitists in DC, you just have to give your head a shake. Newt is as full of sh*t as they come.

      • Anonymous

        You’re full of shit. Who are you a RuPaul supporter? Or a supporter of that dried up RINO, Mitt Romney?

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how ole Barbara Bush feels tonight. Yes, the same former first lady, who basically told Gov. Palin to go back to Alaska–and disappear, in a classless, condescending interview on Fox News–about a year and a half ago.
    Sarah kinda took her up on her offer–except for the disappear part. This amazing, patriotic woman makes a single suggestion–from her living room, to South Carolina voters, and Newt wins in a landslide. Sorry Babs, but on your best day, you never had this much influence.
    Keep it up, you elite snobs on both sides of the aisle…the common sense, hard working Americans stopped being fooled–long ago.

  • Anonymous

    As Lady Palin said last week: Iron sharpens iron. The extended debates polish the candidates and are even better for America as a whole. Rick Santorum must carry on as the moral compass of the pack even as Ron Paul keeps one eye fixed on the nation’s insolvency clock. This consolidation business is only brought up by people looking to buy influence. They figure it’s easier to buy stock in the right horse with the field winnowed. Well, maybe it isn’t pay to play anymore. Or maybe, if you don’t like to wait and wonder, you should pick a candidate based on his/her principles rather than on your personal ROI prospects. Voting booths are not ATM machines.

  • Anonymous

    duplicate post

  • Anonymous

    Notice how she told Megan not to be sorry about putting her on hold so that Santorum and Paul could do their speeches. She then went on to say that she knew viewers would much rather listen to them, then armchair quarter-back pundits…hint hint Hume and others!

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

    No need to rush Santorum to get out of the race… Who knows what damage the nuclear negative ad campaign from Romney will do to Newt’s campaign.

    Besides Gingrich won in South Carolina with Santorum actually getting more than he was polling there… If Gingrich is going to win Florida he’s going to need to cut in Romney’s support and convince the undecided voters for him regardless if Santorum is in it or not…

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

    btw I seen on C-Span Herman Cain got 1% of the vote in SC

    • Anonymous

      Fifth place ticket to ride!!

    • Anonymous

      I suspect that was due to the Cain/Colbert rally and ads. It was a joke to Colbert(although, I’m sure he wanted to drain votes away from Newt) and Herman went along with it. A sad waste of American voting rights, I must say.

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

    Santorum will become Romney’s Bachmann and start hammering Newt. Mark my words.

    • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

      I’m afraid your right.

    • Anonymous

      no evidence of that. all ads that Rick ran in SC were anti-romney ads.

    • Anonymous

      After being essentially the only candidate to bash Romneycare this entire cycle? If anything, Santorum constantly says he’s friends with Newt and denounced “salacious” reporting on his personal life. So, thus far the facts don’t add up.

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

    My take on it, if Mr Values voter/ Evengelical sweater vest can’t win South Carolina, what state can he win?? I think everyone sees with their own eyes, this primary has crystalized between conservatives for Gingrich and moderates and establishment for Romney. Santorum will do poorly in Florida and drop out after that. No need for Sarah palin to throw her weight around(figurtively, she’s very slim of course ;-)). Incidentally, I believe Palin consulted with Gov Perry in her endorsement for Newt and Perry’s timing to exit the race. The Conservative A-Team is getting it’s act together.
    9 more days for Florida. *If* Rubio was thinking to support Romney I bet he’s reconsidering. Like Nikki Haley, don’t forget who brought you to the dance. Expect Jeb Bush to endorse Romney, *good*, I’m sick of the Bushes, they hate Newt for opposing ‘Dad’s’ tax hike, almost as much as they hated Saddam. The more RINOs and establishment to throw in with Mitt, the more Newt’s chances go up. One thing Jesse Jackson said to be admired; “Stay out the Bushes!!!” :-D And mark my words, the Bushes+Karl Rove etc, they would rather see Obama win again than Newt. That’s how much the establishment hates Newt and exactly why I like Newt.
    Thank God we have a contest and not a coronation.

  • Anonymous

    By the way, the only way Palin get’s nominated is if she takes VP again. She certainly has first dibs after South carolina. It’s still very possible.
    I watched the ‘Journal Editorial Report’, i.e. Wall Street Journal RINOs, they were panicky and deflated over Romney and a few were day dreaming for a RINO white knight like Mitch Daniels to jump in. (Mitch Daniels would put a Librarian convention to sleep) Shows how desperate they are though, the boat has sailed, the primaries are underway. No magic RINO can parachute in to replace Mittens. They want a pinch hitter, doesn’t bode well for Romney.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think Palin would go for VP. She’s danced that song before and she doesn’t move backwards. No retreat, only reload. I watch for Feb.1st, the day after Florida, to see if she 1) jumps in (because Santorum dropped), or 2) endorses Newt (because Romney won). Watch for it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gene-Speicher/100001781442642 Gene Speicher

        If she jumped in at that point it would split the conservative vote, helping Romney.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, temporarily. But it would drain Newt of his support and Santorum would have dropped. So, it would be a head to head with Romney from that point on (mano-a-mooso, as it were). I think that is what she has been waiting for.

          She didn’t want to step on Bachmann’s, Perry’s or Santorum’s toes and as long as they were in, she would not enter. It is my belief that with them gone and Newt minimalized (Romney may well win the next 4 primaries), she would jump in to force a brokered convention. Otherwise, she will probably endorse after Florida (probably Newt).

  • Anonymous

    Man, I was she was running !! She makes more sense to me than all of them put together.

    • Anonymous

      I am glad she followed her guidance and did not run (yet?). But I totally agree with the “sense” part of your statement. And it is not just sense. It is something incredibly more.

      When I have shared “THE UNDEFEATED” with folks the universal response is; “You are in love with her.” They are right, but it is certainly not carnal and after seeing the movie, many of them have gotten right in line with my “love” for her.

      She is an American. The kind of “Mom and hot dogs and apple pie” American I remember.

      GB

      • Anonymous

        She can smack down the establishment/corruption so good, makes me so proud of her. I trust her explicitly. Hope she listened to Ron Paul’s post voting speech, attention needs to go his way right now- he introduced a bill to repeal section 1021 of NDAA everyone needs to get behind it, recalls are in the making, criminal charges, too. The LSM or other sites will not carry anything Dr. Paul does.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, as she said in Wisconsin… She “fights like a girl.”

          GB

  • Anonymous

    SC Primary Update:

    Momma Grizzly from Wasilla: 1
    RINO Establishment: 0

    • Anonymous

      Newt is the establishment!

    • Amy

      They are all establishment. It is what it is. Now it’s just a matter of personality and a concerted effort to gain ground in both the House & Senate.

  • Anonymous

    You guys should post this great article from American Thinker. This guy is on the ball:
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/psst_hear_the_roar_and_pay_attention.html

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

    Santorum is the only consistent fiscal conservative. Newt has extensive baggage and his X has stated she can destroy his political career in one interview. Mitt is no good. She’s right.

    • Anonymous

      Excellent article by Charles Murray in the WSJ yesterday illustrates Santorum is on the right track with his social/fiscal message:

      The New American Divide
      The ideal of an ‘American way of life’ is fading as the working class falls further away from institutions like marriage and religion and the upper class becomes more isolated. Charles Murray on what’s cleaving America, and why.

      http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204301404577170733817181646.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_5

    • Anonymous

      His X-wife already gave that “one interview”. It did not “destroy his political career” did it? It may have put it into hyperdrive.

      The proverbial camel is laid up in the hospital with a broken back, and that was probably the straw that broke it. When John King(CNN) jumped all over it in the debate, that was the last straw.

      Did you miss all this? Maybe the X needs to do one more interview :-)

  • Anonymous

    Santorum is a consistent fiscal conservative? He supported most of GW Bush’s big spending, he raised the debt ceiling 5X, voted for RX drug bill and Head Start which doubled the Dept. of Ed. Plus he is a 1st class Pork Baron.
    Newt’s Ex stated she could destroy his politcal career in 1 interview and 2 days after her interview aired, Newt won South Carolina in a landslide, beating ‘inevitable’ Romney by 12 points and more than double Santorum’s tally.

    P.S. Newt balanced the budget 4 years straight (even Reagan didn’t do that), and he opposed G.H. Bush’s infamous ‘read my lips’ tax hike, which earned him the Bush families animosity ever since. After Newt left Congress, Santorum remained in the senate and rubber stamped pretty much most of GW Bush’s huge spending. Which BH Obama points to as his defence for his current insane spending.

  • Mary Beth House

    Why would she burn a political bridge right now by calling for Santorum to get out?

    He’ll more than likely be gone after Florida anyway.

  • Anonymous

    WRONG, Sarah.

  • Anonymous

    It was Sarah’s bright idea to get as many candidates in as possible. All it did was split conservatives so Mitt could skate through.

    Thanks for nothing, Sarah.

    • Anonymous

      Wrong. It helped Mitt NOT skate through. Mitt only won one state. By extending the primary and having a three way split Santorum/Romney/Gingrich it is only going to help bolster the TEA Party and real conservative base going into Florida. It is We The People who have the power to direct this primary, NOT the LSM, and GOPE, (GOP Elites).

      Sarah Palin is the keynote speaker at CPAC on Feb, 11. It will be very interesting to see how she uses that gigantic podium.

      Palin Power is very prevalent, as the voters in S.C. have shown us.
      After she suggested to the voters in S.C. vote Newt, he got the money and the momentum to win by a landslide.
      Palin is a King Maker.
      Oh, and she could still jump in and take the rest of the states, if she wanted.

      With Palin and We The People, the GOPE and the LSM don’t stand a chance to get their guy, Romney, nominated.
      This just shows everyone how much Palin, the Conservative base, and the TEA Party are relevant and not to be ignored.

      Santorum should stay in. If I was a Floridian, I would vote for Santorum just to give the GOPE and the LSM something more to anguish over.

      • Anonymous

        I agree and would like to add that Santorum’s numbers in Iowa were dismal until Palin gave him props for his consistency. Santorum immediately used her words and her voice in his ads. Until then, he was a dead duck.

        • cabensg

          He was still a dead duck according to the percentages. Gingrich took away his votes without Santorum even needing to leave the race.

      • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

        If I was a Floridian, I would vote for Santorum just to give the GOPE and the LSM something more to anguish over.

        That’s exactly what they want you to do.

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

        Newt did not win because of Palin-honestly-he gave a great performance at the last debate and showed spirit and fight in him which people want to see. The American people are quite capable of thinking for themselves without being told by anyone who they should vote for!

    • Amy

      ? So far Mitt has one state as a win, Newt has one state as a win and Rick S. has one state as a win. Not sure how that indicates Mitt is skating through.

      • Anonymous

        And, that state that Mitt won had 53% non-Republicans voting, as well. So, he lost the evangelical vote in Iowa, took the liberal vote in NH, and lost big in the Republican SC. Perhaps, he should be on the Democratic ticket, no?

        • Amy

          I like it! Primary the POTUS!

    • Anonymous

      Pardon my confusion, but didn’t you use to be a staunch Palin supporter??

  • Anonymous

    I expect Santorum to win the South (no South Carolina is not really the South).

    • Anonymous

      I believe you’re wrong on that. I live in NC and most all of us believe that the REAL SOUTH begins at the NC/SC border. The original NC dialect has mostly disappeared with the exception of rural areas as CLT and RDU have both grown immensly as a result of northerners coming south (I’m one of them). SC is SEC country and culturally resembles GA, Northern FL and Alabama than it does NC and VA. The south will not vote for a yankee Republican with a Georgian still in the race. I look for Newt to win the south: GA, AL, MS, AR, LA PLUS OK and TX.

      • Anonymous

        Did you know Newt is originally from Harrisburg PA?

        • Anonymous

          Yep, but he was an army brat and has been in the south and elected in his GA district for many years. I believe his district included Stone Mtn. and it doesn’t get more south than that

          • Anonymous

            Right. But I wouldn’t classify Newt as a Southerner, culturally speaking. He often talks about his roots in PA, FYI.

            • Anonymous

              Agree but GA still loves him.

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

            You said it!

      • Anonymous

        I wish you had included Fl in that list at the end, lol.

        • Anonymous

          I absolutely know he’ll carry northern FL and the Redneck Riviera

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

        Yep!

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

      Of course South Carolina is the south-what are you talking about? I have lived in the deep south for the last 30 years GA, SC, TN, AR, MS it doesn’t get any more southern than this!

  • Steven

    I am with Palin. Santorum won Iowa and finished ahead of Paul in South Carolina. He has as much right to stay in as anyone in the field. The person who should drop out is Ron Paul, but I support him staying because he’s taking the moderates and independents that would probably vote for Romney. So until Romney drops out and I think Romney should drop out if he loses Florida (he won’t but he should), I say everyone should stay.

    • Anonymous

      Ron Paul will not drop out unless he does substantially worse than he did in 2008 in states like Nevada, Minnesota and Washington.

  • Anonymous

    For someone that did not have the gumption to run herself Palin is awful opinionated when it comes to other peoples decisions.

    • Anonymous

      She’s paid to give her opinions. Her decision not to run has nothing to do with gumption. You, however, have shown by your post that you are gumptionless.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah….well her opinion would carry a little more weight if she actually put herself out there as a candidate….now she is just another talking head.

    • Anonymous

      So? What’s wrong with that?

      And you blogging on the internet shows that you are opinionated too.

    • Anonymous

      It kind of is her job now.

      It is a damn shame she didn’t run though.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, when one is hired to give one’s opinion, it would look pretty silly to say, ‘sorry, I have no opinion on that matter’, don’t you think?

  • Anonymous

    Sarah is a mother first. And I applaud her for realizing that running for POTUS with the current media would be very hard on her family. She is young and still has plenty of time to stay in the national scene and help conservative candidates get elected. I also believe she will be in the federal government in some capacity when we elect a R in 2012. This will shore up her experience and get her ready to run for POTUS if she choses later. Thank you Sarah Palin keep speaking out.

    • Anonymous

      Ron Paul will be at the convention with hundreds of delegates. The problems our country faces are serious, and Ron Paul understands this. I am glad he will be a significant factor in Tampa.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know if anyone caught this but Ron Paul said that he was staying in this for delegates, it’s a game. My opinion is he wants to stay in the race so he will have a voice at the convention and could say I have delegates! This is not a game Mr Paul our country is going to hell in a handbag and you want to play games!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

    “Santorum was/is not a real candidate. He was a camouflage candidate. He hid in wallpaper for a year. He was everyone’s last choice.”

    “I could not be more annoyed with Santorum in the first place. He was literally last man standing in IA.”

    “Santorum will not win a single other state. His IA bounce is over. He was at end of stage for a reason. Uninspiring, peevish, annoying. Out.”

    -Ben Shapiro

    True, true, and true. Sant, get out!

    • Anonymous

      Who’s Ben Shapiro? And why should I care? Like I would let a nobody I never heard of influence my vote … here’s a prime illustration of why the movement is screwed up … we outsource our supposed critical thinking skills to the likes of Rove, Erickson, Coulter and some no-name? No, thanks for me. Plus, I think this is a guy was a Palin basher, another strike against him.

    • Anonymous

      I believe Palin in the race as it’s going to get FAR nastier than it already is. We all know that the GOP establishment will be looking for every minute piece of dirt on Newt. I think she wants Santorum in the race as a conservative hedge candidate. I’m for Newt but think that Santorum is very wounded and will not be a drain on Newt’s numbers.

      • Anonymous

        I’m not following what you are saying. Can you restate it a different way that may be easier to understand? What is a “conservative hedge candidate”? Sorry I am not familiar with this term.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Florey/100002838321254 Mike Florey

    This is probably relevant to the topic: Romney has announced he will publish his tax returns Tuesday.
    This could be a game-changer. I have to give him props for admitting “We might have made a mistake for holding out as long as we did”. When its revealed how much he has earned, class warfare may become class-less warfare. I hope the other candidates can rise above that.
    However, the cake sent to Gingrich party HQ may come back to bite Mitt. http://tinyurl.com/6pxw38a

    • cabensg

      This is just one more reason Romney isn’t electable and not because he didn’t release his tax returns but because he can’t think tactically. The minute he thought this was going to be a problem he should have been ahead of it. Whatever reason he had for not doing it, he’s now had to put it out on other peoples terms. He hum hawed through two debates looking the fool. He could have had this over before the S. Carolina vote even happened. People could have pawed through it complained and whined and it would have been over.

      That and Palins remarks about how it’s hardening the candidates is so much BS and I’ve never called anything Palin said BS before. The only reason Romney even has anything to say with conviction is because he’s coping what others say, mostly Gingrich. From now on I’m keeping track of how many times he channels Gingrich and he can’t even do that convincingly. He’s not becoming better he’s just becoming better at parroting other peoples ideas. Don’t tell me she doesn’t know this and that’s the only reason it pisses me off.

  • http://fishygov.wordpress.com FishyGov

    How does your political garden grow?

    I think we need the final four Republican primary candidates to keep this contest going until or just before the Republican Convention next August. Momentum is all important in a presidential primary campaign. It needs tending to just as if it were a garden.

    This political garden needs to be watered, fertilized and pruned for its emotional blossoms to open at just the right moment.

    As we have seen, there’s been plenty of political fertilizer applied to the momentum garden. We should all expect more to be applied by gardeners Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, Paul, Obama, their surrogate helpers and the professional political landscapers who will help them mold the political momentum garden.

    To make a garden flourish a gardener should never over water, over fertilize or pruned beyond its ability to recover. All of the above should be applied but should be executed at the appropriate moment.

    • Anonymous

      And don’t forget, the pundits and LSM shouldn’t over-fertilyze, either :)

      • http://fishygov.wordpress.com FishyGov

        The Podpeople have no need to fertilize. They simply invade, replicate and replace.

        They resemble the kudzu vine and the Walking Catfish more than a sentient being.

        • Anonymous

          True, but they sure like to ‘deficate’ (ie, over fertilyze) on everything they see.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t you mean 3 Republicans and a Libertarian masquerading as a Republican?

      • http://fishygov.wordpress.com FishyGov

        No, I mean the two Republicans, the libertarian Republican and the Progressive willow Republican.

  • Anonymous

    I’m mixed here. I think Sarah is wonderful but man, she really needs to step up to the plate and endorse someone. Just flirting with an endorsement for Gingrich, combined with Newt’s brilliant debate performances and the backlash from his cruddy ex-wife trying to torpedo him, propelled him to a decisive victory.

    I still support Santorum as my number one. That being said, many people don’t like him personally and his history sends some bad messages. Furthermore, he still doesn’t have any money to really mount an effective campaign. He needs to come out and hit the right conservative points with passion and fire and clear the doubts so many people have over him. Until he does that, he’s going to be mediocre in this contest at best. Rick has the social things in the bag… he needs to talk more about his economic plans, how he’ll cut the deficit, cut spending, stop Maobamacare, reduce government, eliminate waste, create jobs, etc. Focus more on those things Rick.

    Newt’s victory speech was spot on with so many critical topics. He is literally singing off the conservative and Tea Party song sheet. My concern for him are the skeletons and the fact that he is a politician – more accomplished at being a politician than the other candidates. If Newt honestly believes what he’s saying and remains true to these ideals (not just saying what we want to hear), then he’ll have my vote. Unless Rick vocally and passionately supports these ideals and sets the record straight on where he stands, he won’t make it to the big dance.

    • Trust1TG

      Rick Santorum got a billionaire donor a week ago…an evangelical Christian.

      Look for Rick to continue to grow and refine his message and solidify his base.

      His hard-working, no-nonsense campaign paid off in Iowa. He cares, listens, and learns what they want, need, feel. He stands for the eternal truths. I’ve heard him reiterate it over and over. That is his strength.

      He is perceived as judgmental and sanctimonious when he expresses the truth without backing it up with science, statistics and is strongest when he does so.

      ANY conservative standing on the truth and evidence is going to make the PC left crowd vociferous, vehement, sometimes vile and vindictive…

      That has been Newt’s strength – he tells the truth come hell or high water. He has challenged every single PC myth there is…from the Palestinian victimhood to gay ‘marriage’, to the judiciary as final arbitors of truth to global warming.

      Rick needs to find his authoritative voice and use it whatever the cost.

      Truth unifies, strengthens, encourages, overcomes.

      Lies, deception, corruption divide and diminish a cause and a party.

      We certainly see this in the RINO wimps in DC who can’t and won’t stand up to our Dictator/Crook/Islamist-in-Chief.

      • Anonymous

        Excellent points and post. The truth will indeed set you free. I hope Rick does find his voice and continues to run a clean and decent campaign… while adding a little spice to kick it into overdrive. :)

        Santorum is my first choice and Newt is my number two at this time.

    • Anonymous

      Why does Palin have to endorse anyone?

      • Anonymous

        The short answer is: she doesn’t. :)

        We don’t need her to tell us who to vote for. But her words nonetheless carry weight and would help to swing attention and favor on the candidate she endorses. So, I’d love for her to throw her influence towards my candidate. Who wouldn’t?

    • Anonymous

      While the supporters of the remaining four candidates would like Governor Sarah Palin to endorse their candidate, she is under no obligation to endorse anyone.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. And agreed. (see my post above)

  • Anonymous

    For those who are interested here is the first part of the interview before FOX News cut away to the speeches:
    http://www.sarahnet.net/sarahnet-news/6143-sarah-megyn.html

  • Dan
    • Anonymous

      Seems as if this would end up in Fed Court??

    • Anonymous

      You are on a roll.

  • Dan

    loolkie lookie what else i foundie

    • Anonymous

      Thank you Dan!

    • Anonymous

      This has been the whole deflection of truth, mainly with Trump’s highly visible demand for O’s birth certificate. Instead of finding out whether he was born here or not (which people are labeled ‘birthers’), we should have been looking at his father’s citizenship (being a dual citizen of Britain/Kenya), all along.

    • Anonymous

      Dan another good one, hope it is successful. What is wrong with our Congress? Really time to clean house.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.masiwchuk David Scott Masiwchuk

    So Romney and Paul won the liberal state……That alone should tell you who the last two standing should be.

  • Dan

    LOOKIE WHO IS BACK—–SHARE WITH EVERYONE——–

    • Anonymous

      Ok, so he said ‘vote’. Was there any more? Those of us on this site kinda get that already. Those 85 million probably don’t come here, lol. It was interesting to listen to, tho.

      • Dan

        your right but if just one person takes this message to the right person they in-turn may start a fire under someone who may take it to heart and start a brush fire of Liberty no one will be able to put out…that’s why i said share it..you just never know who needs to see this….

        • Anonymous

          Ya, you’re right on that.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Dan, have sent it to my contacts.

  • cabensg

    I’m with Todd on this one. Just goes to show Palin has her own agenda. Not saying that’s horrible or anything but Newt’s the only one who is actually putting words to the conservative agenda, words (and I feel sincere) plans to implement it.

    Santorum is not a bad person but he is not in any way shape or form what we need for president at this time. If we’d already reversed the liberal agenda in this country and were victorious over the Islamic plans of domination then Santorum would make a satisfactory president.

    I’ve heard some compare Newt to Churchill and I agree. We are at war on two fronts, the liberal socialist at home and the Islamic radicals abroad. We need a war time president and Newt is the only one who will take the offensive on both fronts. He’s not going to wait for Sharia law to be implemented in the United states and he’s not going to let the liberal press lie to the American public about Obama. Go Newt!!!

    • Anonymous

      Churchill was believed to be bipolar as a great many brilliant people throughout history were. Churchill had a habit of drinking to much (self medicating) and have unlimited energy generating many great ideas at times, some bad (striking miners should be machine gunned was a Churchill idea). Churchill as well as Newt spent time in the political wilderness. Newt displays some of the very same traits; extremely smart, prone to swings in attitude…when he’s rollin, he’s really rollin and prone to go a bit too far. I imagine that when he’s in his “good” Newt stage, he’s swung back to a normal state. BP’s are prone to self destructive behavior at times (sound familiar). BUT, given the traits of these types of individuals, a person like Newt may be what this country needs. Just remember, when the war ended, the British felt that Churchill would not be a good peace time PM. Not a psychologist but have read a bit about Churchill.

      Your comments are very insightful.

  • http://twitter.com/DavidCrespoUSA David Crespo

    I’m glad Sarah is giving Santorum a chance.

  • Anonymous

    Rick is the only person who at least acts like he has not skeletons in his closet….rp too I suppose….but I completely trust Santorum right now. Wouldn’t be surprised if something crushing came out against newt or romney later on if either one got the nomination. Plus Rick is for the family more than any other candidate out there. The family is the core to our society and the liberal agenda to erode that has already gone to far and will only continue to erode our society without someone with strong values as his.

    • Anonymous

      He had better start showing some fire in the belly.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think Santorum has anything over Ron Paul and Mitt Romney in terms of family commitment.

      • Anonymous

        He’s at least the only one who espouses those beliefs that the family is the core to our society’s and thus country’s strength. They may feel just as strongly but they don’t put it out there like Rick does.

  • Anonymous

    Makes little difference who’s elected at this point, Congress is so thoroughly corrupted that George Washington couldn’t make a difference. Armed revolt is the only alternative to the corruption of DC.

  • Anonymous

    I love Sarah Palin. Now, who besides a Palin supporter would dig into this this deep?

    Test: Wanna run all the complaints against her, and then I can respond after you’ve apologized in advance for your stupidity. 

    Anyone opposed to Palin wouldn’t know the answers……..
    Ready, set, go. I’ll park right here until you get a clue. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U5XYFEEAAB3GXDPQHLL3BHNFNM Lexie

    I do hope that Santorum stays in. I could live with him, Paul, or Romney. I detest Newt. I would vote for him over Obama, but he is a progressive phony. It amazes me that some don’t consider him “establishment.” He is as establishment as it gets. He has spent his entire career in DC. Before that he was a college professor. The last thing we need is another college professor – all words and big ideas, without any leadership skills. The thought of him and Callista in the white house makes my stomach turn – just a picture of wholesome goodness that we can be proud of /sarc.
    He would never beat Obama anyway, so I don’t worry about that much. Nancy Pelosi and the democrats know why he resigned in disgrace … and it isn’t in the published report – he cut a deal … and it is going to come back to haunt us if we nominate this loud-mouth, egotistical buffoon. Sure he is good at zinging the media, and we eat up the red meat, but that only works so long … and then he has to answer the questions and not avoid them by yelling bias. Hopefully, we so-called conservatives will wake up from our Newt induced delirium before it is too late.

    • Anonymous

      Was going to reply, but…(/shakes head and sighs).

  • Anonymous

    I so wish she would go away! South Carolina has no morals and values.. Newt is like a rock band at a concert, the band will say the city you’re in and the crowd goes nuts! Newt attacks the media and the people eat it up.

    Seriously think about it, the question was not out of bounds. The news of the day was Newt’s x wife said he wanted a open marriage. So King asks Newt for his side. Newt attacks him, then he says we’ve all been hurt or suffered personal pain. So he lumps his cheating in with everyone’s personal pain lol. No Newt we all haven’t cheated on our spouse..

    Also notice Newt’s ploy, whenever asked a tough question, Attack the media or he’ll act like he’s the victim.

    Sounds like BHO, whenever asked a tough question play the race card..

    I’m so disgusted with Newt.. Anyone but BHO and Newt!!

    Remember he’s the only speaker that had to resign in DISGRACE..

    I want him to turn over his financial papers from Freddie and Fannie.

    • Anonymous

      I hope you go away before she ever does.

    • Amy

      Seriously? The people of SC have no morals? That’s a rotten blanket statement to make.

      Perhaps Newt’s irritation (and most of us conservatives as well) stems from the fact that the so called ‘tough’ questions are meaningless to most of us. I’ve yet to hear any really tough questions come from moderators – all I hear is a bunch of sh– stirring.