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.
You don't have to apoogize. We are all here to learn about each other's culture and you were merely asking.
I'm sure if I have a question hopefully someone will teach me.
WELL SANTORUM WON LA., I can say we are on our WAY TO A BROKERED CONVENTION IN TAMPA. people are starting to leave MITT in the dust. many more are seeing MITT AS HE REALLY IS. "A BIG SHAM" prophet of BOVINE SCATOLOGY. SANTORUM/NEWT/PAUL stay in the RACE AND NUDGE MITT OUT. NO 1144 FOR MITT PSE. WI. IS NXT. PEOPLE OF WI. PSE VOTE for anyone but MITT. NOBAMA/NOMITT etch a sketch twins!!!!!.
He only got five (5) delegates. Still a long way off.
I hate to say this but I agree. Gingrich is my first choice too but Santorum is way better than Romney and if Santorum stays in he will eventually win enough delegates to win the nomination. And the Romney crowd knows it. That's why they want Santorum to bow out now. I am sure that the Romney people have already called the Santorum people and have made mad e a back door deal. If they haven't they will soon. They probably haven't yet because their afraid Santorum will open his mouth and tel everyone in a debate like he did to Gingrich in the South Carolina debate. Anyway if I have too. I will suck it up and vote for Santorum. But I will not suck it up for Romney. God bless.
As Glenn Beck said, "We are all Catholics today," after the BHO attack on the Catholic Church and its myriad institutions... by extension, an attack on all of Christianity and our Jewish brothers and sisters.
Consider 5 things -
1. Santorum is a solid Catholic widely admired by Evangelicals - and those Catholics who have their heads screwed on straight - never having been sucked into the liberation theology of social justice and thug unionism.
2. Pope Benedict XVI is one tough old bird (all due respect to His Holiness). He has been appointing tough, solid, spiritual, principled, conservative men in key positions for the last three years. Cardinal Tim Dolan of NY and President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops; Gomez of Los Angeles; George of Chicago; Corleone of Oakland, Ochoa of Fresno and just yesterday, Lori of Baltimore. Dolan and Lori have directly faced down the Obama Administration which had to gin up the Sandra Fluke fiasco to draw attention away from the Administration's attempt to force the Church to change its doctrines on life issues.
Did anyone notice the direct attack against the Vatican by Goldman-Sachs closing the Vatican's bank accounts? SEIU is also battling the Vatican on international unionism. This battle is global spiritual warfare, but the battlefield is the good old USA and its Constitutional Republic.
3. Mexico under the Calles' dictatorship slaughtered tens of thousands of priests, nuns and laity. Under President Calderone there is a war for control of the country against the drug cartels. Pope Benedict XVI is visiting Mexico starting Friday 23rd. The Church is finally asserting itself and standing with Calderone. 50,000 have died in the brutal slaughters by the drug cartels.
4. Latino's have traditionally voted 6:1 Democratic - though President Bush 43 drew far better. I am close to many Latino's and they are really angry about Obama. We have a golden opportunity to rightfully garner the Latino vote. One young man emailed me in part: "My grandfather was a "Cristero" and fought against the communist regime of Plutarco E. Calles
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutarco_El%C3%ADas_Calles . My father had to be baptized in hiding from an underground priest who was being hidden in fear he would be assassinated for practicing his Holy Orders. I see a strong resemblance in the policy of Barack Obama."
5. With Santorum, we can have each others' backs. With Romney, they haven't even started to attack his Mormonism - which they will use to hammer against the rest of Christianity to further divide us.
This is spiritual warfare and we have the better armor. Let's unite and use it.
I have to refuteYour statement: "With Romney, they haven't even started to attack his Mormonism - which they will use to hammer against the rest of Christianity to further divide us".
If the Demoncrats do as you suggest they will be attacking the 1st amendment again. By now they know this is a losing proposition. Hopefully, the SCOTUS is going to uphold the Constitution today, which we know is long overdue. If they rule that Obamacare is Constitutional it will prove what a farce our government has become and it will be time for drastic measures.
We hope for the best~!!!
Nooooo Rick and Newt need to stay in. Romney is BAD news. But he can be controlled. Ron Paul is useless and Newt is wonderful.
Check Rick out. He is a politician first, man of fiscal and constitutional conservative credentials second. He will go down in flames against BO and what will you say then? Romney, much to his credit has stuck by "Romneycare" because it was a state issue. Huge difference, all the difference with BOcare. Think what 4 more tears of BO will do to America? Time to give Romney the opportunity to go all out against the BO machine.