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Is there an endorsement in there someplace?

Is there an endorsement in there someplace?

Rick Santorum has endorsed Mitt Romney via an overnight e-mail sent to supporters.  Here’s the link to the e-mail (h/t Politico).

Is there an endorsement in there someplace?

Yeah, I guess there is, but it’s buried in paragraph 13 and half-hearted:

Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated. The task will not be easy. It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious. Governor Romney will be that nominee and he has my endorsement and support to win this the most critical election of our lifetime.

Rah rah!


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Sounds like he’s as lukewarm for Romney like a lot of us are. Before someone slams me,don’t bother to lecture me about how it’s important to beat Dear Leader in November, etc., etc., etc.; I’m voting for Romney in November, but it doesn’t mean that I do (or have to) like him.

Be grateful you’re getting my vote. My enthusiasm or money is not happening.

    Scorpio51 in reply to persecutor. | May 8, 2012 at 11:18 am


    scooby509 in reply to persecutor. | May 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    What you should be doing, if you *don’t* like the guy, is giving him an earful, and staying active in the debate. There is absolutely no reason any conservative should be changing their tune now that Romney is the nominee. Voting is a start, but it won’t be enough to beat Obama and, more importantly, to accomplish a conservative agenda.

I really didn’t see the need for Santorum or Gingrich to endorse Romney. But I guess it is the “polite” thing to do.

    persecutor in reply to Scorpio51. | May 8, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Romneybots should be happy that no one from our side of the debate has started a PUMA (Party Unity My Ass) group like the Hildebeast’s people did in ’08.

      I R A Darth Aggie in reply to persecutor. | May 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

      It’s called “”.

      Smells like astroturf, to me. The domain is registered thru a company in Canada, and hosted by Media Temple in California.

      Any so-called Republican or conservative who pulls a PUMA stunt this year should just switch parties and vote directly for Teh Won.

    I R A Darth Aggie in reply to Scorpio51. | May 8, 2012 at 11:32 am

    It’s the “politic” thing to do. Unless you want to kiss your future with the party good bye.

    While this might be Newt’s last hurrah as a candidate, he does want his voice heard. And I don’t think this is the last time we hear from Santorum, either.

      Scorpio51 in reply to I R A Darth Aggie. | May 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      “It’s the “politic” thing to do. Unless you want to kiss your future with the party good bye.”

      Ah, yes, the “politic” thing to do. Well, all I have to say is, the party left me. Now I will change my status to Independant.

      The party should have thought long and hard before they decided to alienate a voting bloc of the party. There is consequences, afterall.

        PhillyGuy in reply to Scorpio51. | May 8, 2012 at 5:47 pm

        That is such an absurd comment. The party didn’t “leave” you. The process worked exactly as it should. The strongest candidate, like it or not, emerged.

        I can’t believe the petulance. For all his strengths, Newt had some monumental flaws. And he couldn’t overcome them. Many people just didn’t like him. The sheer volume and power of his ideas weren’t enough.

        Now let’s move forward and get rid of Obama, win the House and Senate, and return this country back to the sane.

    Rosalie in reply to Scorpio51. | May 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    There may be a need. Santorum had the support and enthusiasm of the Evangelicals; Romney, not so much.

The original endorsement language (spiked):

“Romney, better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. And who wants that?”

    persecutor in reply to OCBill. | May 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    While I agree, I have to say that I was considering the poke in the eye there for a minute.

Another hold your nose and vote cycle. When will it end?

    persecutor in reply to theresa1. | May 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    In ’08 my nose didn’t hurt as much as it does now, thanks to the Sarahcuda!

    Let’s see who’s the veep. If it’s Popinfresh,the Doughboy from New Jersey, my nose will be killing me, and Coulter will be insufferable.

Karen Sacandy | May 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I’m very tired of explicit and implicit criticisms of Rick Santorum on behalf of Romney. Drudge had a headline this morning about “bitter” Santorum and his tepid endorsement of Romney.

Rick Santorum has suffered the slings and arrows of the intolerant left, yet did not change his well-thought out positions on the questions of our time. I personally am religiously agnostic and am TIRED of hearing he appeals to “evangelicals.” I don’t even know what a damn evangelical is!

I’ve lived, as we all, through the disintegration of the family and the effect of that on ALL facets of life (okay, except maybe skeet shooting). Seriously, my life and the lives of many, many people I know have been seriously affected. The lives of CHILDREN have been seriously affected, detrimentally.

I do regret that he gave in too easily on Obama being a snob about college. It’s all too true. I have a degree from Emory in Atlanta, and the UGA law school, but I know plenty of people not cut out for book learning. They’re better with their hands. There is absolutely NO reason to look down on people because their talents lie elsewhere.

Funny thing is, alot of book-learned people I know, lack any common sense.

The idea that Matt Drudge indulges in his childish behavior where millions of people view it, should embarrass him. What are Matt Drudge’s credentials to decide Republican politicans MUST FORM a circular firing squad to satisfy him? On what basis must we endure mockery from our own side? On what basis does he decide hardworking and genuine souls should be snidely attacked?

I will never forget this never-ending childishness of Matt Drudge, against a man who has 7 wonderful children, has endured the viciousness of the left, has soldiered on against abortion and lifetime welfare benefits.

Rick Santorum is a serious man, and if criticism be leveled against him, it should be well-thought out, well-informed, and duly respectful of him as a man and human being. We should always criticize our natural allies with respect, not pettiness.

    Scorpio51 in reply to Karen Sacandy. | May 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Matt Drudge has lost some credibility over his bias, at least from my point of view.

    I no longer accept him as a credible news source. He manipulated the viewing public against two candidates and that’s wrong.

He has more nice things to say about Romney than I have.

I always thought Santorum was a spoiler for the GOP establishment. I thought he was a candidate put in the primary to siphon off the conservative votes for Gingrich and others. His statement several weeks ago that he would be scared of a Romney presidency was all bull s*it. Santorum is and always has been and probably alwasy will be a rabid establishment guy and he follows their orders to the letter. He knows very well that to do otherwise would be political suicide. As far as I am concerned there is no difference between the democrate and republican parties other than the democrates lie better.