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Florida? What Florida? Santorum heads to next contests ready to bring it on

Mitt Romney is hoping to become unstoppable after a presumed victory in Florida Tuesday night, but don’t count out his opponents, particularly the dark horse in the race, Rick Santorum, who’s polling a far-back third nationally but has seen his support rise with Newt Gingrich’s recent struggles.

Santorum, who decided to forego Florida, is spending his time in other states, returning to the trail Monday for a schedule that included Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado, and saying he’s not bailing on a race where delegates are divvied up, rather than winner-take-all.

If Santorum outperforms in the polls in Florida, it would help him make the case that he’s a better challenger than Gingrich against President Obama. But even without the vote, Santorum said he’s not only the true conservative, but the one who knows how to win in a swing state.

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  • W

    I predict Santorum will win. Romney and Gingrich will be just like the scene in Sherlock Holmes, where Holmes and Moriarity go over the railing together just as Watson discovers them fighting to the death. Santorum will be standing on the platform not believing what he is seeing as both those two boobs go down together.

    • gtx13

      Santorum in the raise = Wasted votes= Conservative will fail against RINO Liberals (right and left). So, if Santorum does not step out ,intentionally or not is working for the establishment RINO ! Good luck Santorum ! Steal the votes ! Your ego is OK !

  • Chivis

    Santorum/Gingrich

  • Betty

    Hope he hang in there. I think the liberals want Romney because he will not beat Obama!

    • Carmelo Junior

      RomneyCare will be crushed by ObamaCare and the Bushes as HAPPY!

    • Daniel from TN

      Why else would Liberals and the government controlled, mainstream media be rooting for him. obama can beat Romney, and ONLY Romney, in a fair election. ACORN, SEIU, deceased people, cartoon characters, and other voter fraud methods wouldn’t be needed at all.

  • Dave Meseck

    I don’t know how any Conservative can vote for Romney, or should we call him Obama-lite?

    Gingrich has enough flaws in his character, but seemed to be the only capable of defeating Romney. I think it’s a really flawed system.

    We all need to get behind Santorum, or we are all screwed.

  • SweetOlBob

    C’mon People ! Wake up !
    If the MSM and the “Old Boys” will pick another McCain for us. The MSM (Manure Stream Media) refuses to give more than one line to Santorum, while all the space and words go toward their idea of which one of the other guys screwed up worse. They harp on who, of the other two is dragging the worse anchor or carrying the most baggage. They are doing a mini-Palin job on both of them, one at a time. The “Old Boys” on the other hand, are the guys that gave us McCain, who refused to answer the bloodyest lies by the democRATS and the media against his VP running mate.

    Don’t let them choose a party-guy, semi-conservative again ! Look at Santorum. Check his record. He is the only viable candidate running who stood steadfastlly against Obamacare and all its hiddesn taxes and the total scam of the Al Gore cash cow of Global Warming.
    Santorum voted against the evil dwarf Waxman and his midnight legislation of “Cap & Tax”.
    That ought to be enough to elect him right there. Honest, conservative voting from a CONSERVATIVE . No parades with flags waving or brass bands with horns blaring, but honest conservative voting.

    Besides that, Santorum doesn’t two step and waltz around in his stated position against the application of shariah law in America.

    Take a look and compare. There are THREE viable candidates. Not just the two that the MSM is trying to sell us.

    • http://verizon.net Budman

      It seems everyone is blaming the establishment for Santorum’s results in the polls. He has stated his case during the debates, although, it is true that the majority of the time, it is Romney and Gingrich receiving the most time.
      I feel it is also true that big money, the establishment and liberals want Romney to win but for another reason and that is so they can’t get rid of Obama and still have a President that is between moderate and liberal in views. I think the onslaught of big money to the Romney campaign is an indicator. This is why Gingrich lost Florida but I think you will see in coming months that the race will get tighter between them.
      I like Santorum but the fact is he has less experience and knowledge and the voters see this and are voting accordingly. If his numbers do not pick up soon, he will have to drop out due to lack of funds and this applies to Paul as well who believes he has a great following but it isn’t being reflected by voters.

      • gtx13

        In fact Santorum is not a practical man ! He is just a big mouth on blaming others ! In the same time he doesn’t show any minimum respect to his fellows ! It’s just another M. Bachman , when God showed her the way !! !

        • ML

          That’s a dumb thing to say. Not practical? What does practical have to do with running for president? If you mean having workable plans to fix all that is wrong, he has them and has explained them thoroughly. Have you been watching and listening?

        • ML

          And he is the only one not back-biting his competitors. He stopped the quibbling in one debate, remember?

  • Mrs. PJ Perry

    SweetOlBob…..I totally agree with you! People are not giving Santorum enough credit for what he’s bringing to the table, because the MSM (love your definition!) simply is not putting him out there! They’re playing the two ‘big tickets’ to death, but ignoring the only one who typifies our (‘we, the people’) wishes…….a return to the American values that made our country great; the Constitution kept as the centerpiece of all those values; and the primary goal of keeping our defense strong and revering our fighting men and women without whom we’d be easy prey to the vultures that are circling!!! Vultures…that would be Obumma and his flock of thugs who will never understand that the majority of real Americans (natural or naturalized) will NEVER just roll over, belly-up, for the enemy of our inheritance.

  • Carmelo Junior

    Time for Ricky to get out and let Gingrich win this!

    • patriotrenegade

      soros-CFR, knewtbag-CFR you-idiot.

  • Carmelo Junior

    Jeb Bush-Marco Rubio 2016! That’s what the Bushes want!

    • Ann Wilson Kingsley

      @Carmelo Junior: Marco Rubio is not a Natural Born citizen and should not running in the V.P. slot because if anything happens to the president, he must be legally qualified to assume the role. It really is not very kind to tempt Rubio for the vice-presidency only to disqualify him.

    • gtx13

      That is a perfect gambling couple !

  • ONTIME

    Stay on message Rick and show’em what you got…..your the only real conservative standing and bringing the truth to the crowd.

    • patriotrenegade

      toast-fini-over

  • tod

    santorum and robme both voted for more gun control.For a lot more of the same ,vote for anybody,Dr.Ron Paul 2012 !!!

    • tod

      oops ; for more of the same vote for anybody ,but Dr.Ron Paul 2012 !!!

      • patriotrenegade

        toast

    • patriotrenegade

      knewt CFR voted for gun control and a host of liberal efforts. WRONG or LYING by YOU.

      • gtx13

        The both cfr/ron paul & romney/ don’t have enough realistic support. They are representing the two extremes !

        • John

          gtx13 Ron paul was never a cfr member . I have check out this.You are very wrong on that! I have look on a member list.

  • http://www.alphillipsfordelegate39md.com AP

    Ron Paul is the only true constitutionalist in this race. The others have records (or public statements) of supporting gun control, the USA Patriot Act (which violates the 4th Amendment), and other efforts to expand the power of the government beyond its constitutional authority. If Ron Paul doesn’t win, America loses. Count on it.

  • Ann Wilson Kingsley

    Ron Paul in 2012!

  • John

    WHAT???? Bizarre!!!! Why Did The Nephew of Rick Santorum Endorse Another GOP Candidate & Call Santorum His “Big Government Uncle Rick”? http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/03/the-trouble-wit

    Who Is Rick Santorum? http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=48620

    National Right To Work Asks: Is Rick Santorum Really A Union Stooge? http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpolitics/is-rick-santorum-really-a-union-stooge

    Club For Growth FACT CHECK Confirms Santorum A “Big-Government Conservative”! http://www.clubforgrowth.org/news/?subsec=7&id=1007&v=pr&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ClubForGrowthPressReleases+%28Club+for+Growth+%7C%7C+Press+Releases%29 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VrAn90brop4

    Fraud & Betrayal From Another Shocking Big Government Pretend Conservative Hypocrite Exposed: http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/01/06/what-a-bhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedhttp://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/01/04/this-wont-play-well-in-south-carolina/

    Liberal Rick Santorum & How He Supported Controversial, Big Government, Anti-Gun, Pro-Abortion Candidates & Helped Pass ObamaCare: http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Santorum-Haunthttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/06/rick-sanhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/05/santorumhttp://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/01/rand-pahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gwwmm-cQxU&fehttp://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/02/rhttp://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/01/02/santorums-lhttp://www.mediaite.com/tv/bill-oreilly-grills-rihttp://dailycaller.com/2012/01/07/santorum-isnt-a-reagan-conservative/

    Santorum Supported Individual Healthcare Mandate (From Pennsylvania’s The Morning Callnewspaper, May 2, 1994): “Santorum and Watkins would require individuals to buy health insurance rather than forcing employers to pay for employee benefits.”

    Now Santorum Even Flip-Flops On “Audit The Fed”! http://www.revolutionpac.com/2012/01/santorum-flip-flops-on-audit-the-fed/
    I strongly support Ron Paul.