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Santorum Gets No Endorsements from Pennsylvania GOP Leaders

Not a single major, statewide Republican leader in Pennsylvania has endorsed him. Not Gov. Tom Corbett or U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. The chairman of the state party, Rob Gleason, is sitting it out. None of the five candidates vying to take on Democrat Bob Casey for Santorum's old Senate seat is pushing for him.

Not even his friend, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, who is fighting a primary battle to hold onto Santorum's former congressional seat, is announcing an endorsement in the presidential race. Nor is his tea party-aligned challenger, Evan Feinberg.

"All of these Republican officials basically sucked up to Rick Santorum when he was in power. Now that he's out of power and he's a liability they don't want anything to do with him," said Ryan Shafik, a Republican strategist in Harrisburg and former Santorum intern. "It's that simple. They all say it privately but won't say it publicly."

Santorum was atop the GOP ticket in 2006 when he lost his U.S. Senate seat by 18 points, and the party lost its majority in the state congressional delegation and the state House. The party won back the governor's mansion, the Senate seat now held by Toomey and the House in 2010 and many Republican operatives are in no mood to relive the upheaval of six years ago.

http://www.ydr.com/ci_20153653/few-pennsylvania-gop-leaders-...

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Santorum Concedes: He Can't Win The Nomination Outright

Rick Santorum has conceded that he can't win a majority of the delegates to the Republican National Convention outright.

In a strategy memo pushing back on Mitt Romney's narrative that it will take an "act of God" to deny him the nomination, advisor John Yob argued that they have a strategy to win — at a contested convention.

"Santorum's campaign asserts that they will outperform their caucus- night delegate shares because convention-goers are by-and- large more conservative than the average Republican voter. But they are making the (weak) assumption that Ron Paul's libertarian army won't try the same thing."

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/santorum-concedes-he-can...

RP R3VOLution

When Santorum hit RP with how

When Santorum hit RP with how he couldn't get hardly any of his bills passed, I wish the Dr. would have come back with how, In just ONE SESSION, santorum co-sponsored 51 bills that would increase taxes and ZERO to cut any. Santorum is an expert in getting things done alright, a lot of very non-conservative things.

They Typically Shortchanged Dr. Paul On Rebuttal Time

Did he get a chance to respond at that point in the debate?

Your response above is perfect. But I doubt that Dr. Paul spends much time, if any, studying that kind of numerical data on his opponents.

Someone on youtube pointed out that in Congress Newt Gingrich co-sponsored hundreds of bills with Nanci Pelosi. That would have been something to bring up during the debates when Gingrich was bad mouthing her.

These sorts of statistics are where a debate coach--something Dr. Paul would probably never employ--comes into play.

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Penn GOP are even more pathetic by endorsing Romney

over a conservative.

jj

So What?

Santorum is still going to win the state.

Execellent find-what does his home state know that the rest of

us don't........certainly a conservative social issue to me, like, Tweet and FB. LOL

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

PA Loathes him

If this were Jeopardy the correct response would be - What is the PATRIOT Act, the war in Iraq, Joe Lieberman, Jack Abramhoff, K-Street, and Pa Cybergate?

Pennsylvanians like to chase him around with pink pigs (see pic below) and park trucks loaded with fresh pig manure outside his events.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_9b9WAKrmyvI/Rtt_k1ESmuI/AAAAAAAAAF...

"PA Lothes him" Well, not

"PA Lothes him"

Well, not according to this poll:
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/03/obama-doing-...

Yes! Pennsylvania loathes Santorum

He lost by the largest margin of any incumbent in state history. Romney got like 75% of Massachusettes, T-Ricky will be lucky to eke out a victory. Some young people may not know his history, but the older folks remember him well. Cybergate will be retold when the election day gets closer. Hopefully, T-Ricky will lose.

That picture has to do with

That picture has to do with the PA Legislature voting itself a big pay raise.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Pennsylvania_General_Assem...

Yeah I know

That's because I could'nt find one with Santorum and the pig in the same frame. I tried to hand him a little stuffed pig and he wouldn't take it. lol

McCain wasn't smart enough to understand what the pig was doing there
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_sW65ilskOC8/TG01nQ6L4XI/AAAAAAAAg8...

I hope Ron Paul gets another

I hope Ron Paul gets another chance to address Rick's statement about how he was not elected because of the hatred the people had against Republicans. I would like him to make a more clear statement:

Ron Paul was re-elected under the same circumstances, so what's the difference? The people had temporarily awoke and voted for leaders that stood for something and not followers that would "take one for the team". And if you were part of the status quo you were likely to be kicked out.

Ron Paul was not kicked out because it was clear he was not part of the establishment.

Santorum has negative effect on down-ticket Republicans

Santorum on the ballot had a negative effect on down-ticket Republicans, and helped Democrats gain control in 2006.

Maybe he can get Arlen Specter's endorsement

:)

Awwww, pobrecito!

Poor baby.