GOP Race: After Coming In Behind, Santorum To Exit

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    "Another source said family and political reasons are major factors for Santorum's decision, adding that the candidate will lay out explicit reasons in the press conference."

    Major DUH moment.
     
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    I see what you did there.
     
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    Aww, that's too bad. I was hoping The Frothy One would stay in a bit longer to provide us with more entertaining headlines, although I'm not sure if my favorite, "Santorum surges from behind in Alabama three way" could be topped.

    Guess I'll have to change my signature and avatar.

    Yes, I can see why he pulled out. Santorum was always in the number 2 hole.
     
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    It would have been more fun if he'd stuck around for the primary, so I could have written "Santorum Eliminated."
     
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    It's not going to be as much fun without Santorum in the race.

    As Bill Maher said recently, Mitt Romney is "the least interesting man in the world."

    Stay boring, my friends.
     
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    Time for Gingrich to make another comeback. :D

    I can't see Santorum doing any good for Romney when the inevitable endorsement comes. I can see the Obama campaign just pulling out the Etch-A-Sketch comments.

    As for his future, I don't think he has one. The young Republican "rising stars" will be running in 2016, not Santorum.
     
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    I'll miss him, just for the shear hilarity from headlines and thread titles.

    And Gelfin, you win the Internet for the day.
     
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    Depends.
     
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    Don't let the door hit you on the ass. It'll get stained.
     
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    What was his wife's name again? Lavender?
     
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    Brilliant thread title and commentary. :D

    ...How long had you been waiting to start this thread? :p
     
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    Best political news thread title, ever. Nice job. You deserve an Apple.:apple::)
     
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    Unfair! HE SHOULD HAVE CARRIED HIS DEAD PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TO FULL TERM!
     
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    ^ I like that.

    No frothy humor from me...only the suggestion that now's the time to rally the social conservatives around a write-in candidate.

    Gingrich for president! ;)
     
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    Psch, if Santorum exits, it just means he won't be sitting for awhile. In the presidential chair that is.

    [​IMG]
     
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    As much as I could not stand everything Santorum stood for, at least he's honest in his crazy stances.

    I don't know if a somewhat more moderate, but lying through his teeth and spineless Mitt Romney, is any better for the GOP. A self-proclaimed child molester (calls it alternative flesh management) Ted Nugent goes off in his alternative points of view and well known violent gun stances and Romney won't distance himself from him.

    Romney doesn't want anybody to tag him to the sometimes violent and sometimes pedophile past of his fundamentalist Mormon roots, but it seems like he's not doing a very good job.

    It's one thing for Hollywood to have an unlikely character in Bill Hendrickson from Big Love but another to have it play out in a real election. Some may say Romney's unwillingness to confront plural marriage or underage sexual unions is a form of absolute loyalty to his ancestors and religious beliefs of his church. I don't think anybody who knows Romney will say he believes in plural or underage marriage, but people will start to wonder the closer the election gets.

    If that's the case of Romney with alternative beliefs, then at least he stands by his guns. But more than Santorum, I think this really crosses a few lines which may alienate others on the right wing of the GOP.
     

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