Pressure is mounting for Rick Santorum to leave the race. The Republican Establishment wants him gone so liberal Mitt Romney can be crowned.
Should Santorum leave the race?
In a word, HELL NO.
Okay, that really is two words. Santorum should not leave the race.
From the Washington Post:
He lost the Illinois primary badly to Mitt Romney on Tuesday and, in the process, fell 300 delegates behind the former Massachusetts governor. And, adding insult to injury, former Florida governor Jeb Bush finally decided to wade into the presidential race on behalf of Romney on Wednesday, a signal to the Republican political world that primary race is at an end.
The Romney campaign is also beginning to make the case more publicly that now is the time for Santorum to step aside. Erik Fehrnstrom, a Romney spokesman, noted that the former Massachusetts governor dropped out of the 2008 race in favor of Arizona Sen. John McCain “because he thought it was good for the country.”
And Romney supporter Bob Dole was quoted on Wednesday night comparing Santorum’s position now to his own in the 1988 presidential primary; “I should have gotten out, but I just kept going out there,” Dole told the Associated Press’ Dave Espo.
For his part, Santorum seems set to continue on in the race. But focusing on whether Santorum should stay in the race sort of misses the point. The more important question — as it relates to Romney’s chances in the general election and Santorum’s political future — is how the former Pennsylvania senator will choose to play out what looks to be the end game of his presidential bid.
If the standard we are going to use for Santorum is what is good for the country, then Santorum, like Gingrich, need to stay to the very end and try to force a deadlocked convention.
Santorum is not my first choice by any means. However, he is light years better than Romney. Romney is a liberal. There is now other way to describe Romney. He is as far to the left on many issues as Obama.
Four years ago, we conservatives watched John McCain crash and burn and we said never again. Never again would we be forced to vote for the lesser of two evils. We said in 2012 we were not going to let the RINOs dominate the process and we would have a conservative to put in the White House.
My how things change in four years. Now many of my conservative friends who vowed never again are meekly lining up to buy Mitt Romney’s twin lines of bovine scatology. The twin lines of cow manure are that he is the inevitable nominee and he is the only one who can beat Obama.
Both statements are blatantly false.
Even though I support Newt and still support him, I want Santorum in the race. I want his supporters to continue supporting him with vigor. Our common enemy is Romney.
For the sake of the Republican Party and for the sake of the country, we must make certain a conservative is the nominee of the Republican Party.
Mr. Etch a Sketch is not a conservative.
Rick Santorum needs to stay in this race and keep fighting.
Thank you for this post, Judson, as a Santorum supporter, I've been disheartened that yet again the liberals win by forcing the issue on pushing Santorum out. I let Freedomworks know that they made a huge mistake by "kinda-sorta" backing Romney, the guy who laid the foundations for Obamacare, one of the main reason the TEA Party burst on the scene to start with. No, we will NOT settle for Mitt - take this to the convention!
Obama is enemy number one, Romney is number 2. Sununu needs to shut the heck up! Santorum needs to go all the way to Tampa, as does Newt. Who the heck cares what Bush, Sununu, Rove, or Colter has to say!
Barry, I do remember you telling me about your mother-in-law. It's not a pretty picture to witness evil taking over our lives. Thank you for your kind words.We just have to continue to pray to G-d for His help.
With any luck, whoever gets into the White house will clean out government, be honest, moral, ethical, follow the Constitution and the rule of law. Support our friends around the world and be strong against our enemies. I want our enemies to fear us not laugh at us. I pray that the Senate turns Rep and the the Speaker of the House is replaced by a Conservation same with the Senate Speaker. Get progressive/Communists out of DC.
An Attack of the Fruit Fly
It’s not the wasps, bees and mosquitoes, though stingers all, that bedevil presidential candidates. It’s the fruit flies. Insignificant in their own right, they nevertheless have the ability to damage and even sink a campaign.
That’s the lesson for Mitt Romney, as taught by Eric Fehrnstrom, his once-anonymous “top aide” who confided to a CNN interviewer that Mr. Romney is not really a born-again conservative, that he’s only pandering to the unwashed crazies on the right. As soon as he locks up the nomination, he’ll hit the re-set button to emerge as the RINO – Republican in name only – he really is, to appeal to independent voters. Mr. Fehrnstrom didn’t say it quite like that (fruit flies never light long enough to make anything clear), but that’s the clear message he intended to send.
Read more -- http://www.prudenpolitics.com/
Must we remember the darlings of the Establishment - Ford, Bush 41, Dole, McCain and now Romney? 2 one-termers and 2 losers. Wow! Gotta be loved on the DC cocktail circuit.
I love your analogy, Elizabeth! It's so true.
I didn't write it, Agi. Wes Pruden at the Washington Times wrote it. That was in the URL. I forgot to write 'by Wes Pruden.'
(I should not stay up so late at night.)