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An Empathetic Welcome to Santorum Supporters


I know that it is disappointing to wake up one morning to find that the candidate whom you have fervently supported has abandoned the presidential race. This has to be the ultimate political "bummer." And, of course, the question immediately rises as to which remaining candidate can speak strongly to those issues which led to your supporting Rick Santorum. Quite obviously, you want a truly conservative alternative to both Romney and Barack Obama. And, most importantly, I think that you want someone who can beat Obama in a head-to-head race.

Gingrich's campaign is on life support. And, the reality is that each time that it is resurrected, it is Gingrich, himself, who pulls the plug on the support system. Witness his recent moon colony, pandering statement in Florida, the principal base for the space program. We don't need a nominee who shoots himself repeatedly in the foot. Obama would destroy him.

This leaves only Ron Paul, unless you might decide to hold your nose and vote for Romney, who has been appropriately called "Obama Lite." Ron Paul has been exceedingly consistent, almost to a fault. No one has to worry what will come out of his mouth. It has been basically the same for over 30 years.

There are a number of areas where the two campaigns (Paul and Santorum) have overlapped, the most important of which is the devotion to the cause of replacing Obama with a President who is truly steeped in conservative economic and family values. No matter what one's political persuasion, certain facts are undeniable regarding Congressman Paul. He has strong family values which is shown in being married to the same woman for over 55 years, in his being pro-life, and in continually showing pride in his large troop of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Of course, Paul's pro-life position, being strongly Constitutionally based, may appear somewhat different from Santorum's position. Dr. Paul asserts that the federal government has no constitutional authority to become legally involved in the abortion/right to life issue. Although he is morally opposed to abortion, he asserts that this is a matter that must be addressed by the states or handled as an issue between the woman and her doctor. In other words, the federal government has no business messing around in this controversy.

Another undeniable fact, despite much talk to the contrary, is that Dr. Paul is personally and constitutionally disposed to defend this nation in the strongest, most effective manner. Thus, he is not arguing for reduction in our defensive capability; rather, he is advocating that we decrease our spending for "militarism" abroad. Certainly, we are spending a ton overseas, not to mention preparing for additional military involvement, and this is a definite problem when our national debt continues to mushroom uncontrollably.

Perhaps, an analogy will most effectively make the foregoing point. Consider a farmer who raises chickens. His farm is known as an exceptional farm. He raises the best chickens in the county. Consider also that his chickens are threatened by their natural predators, i.e., foxes, that have overrun surrounding counties. He ponders what he must do. Should he organize and join hunting expeditions in these adjoining counties with the goal of killing as many foxes as possible and also disrupting their breeding grounds, and in this way guarding against the foxes coming into his county and attacking his chicken coops? Or, should he, instead, use his intelligence and his resources to protect his chickens at home by building barriers and hiring guards to patrol his farm. What do you think? Dr. Paul opts for the latter alternative, because it provides the strongest level of defense in the most cost effective manner. In other words, when in monolithic debt, it is better to tighten the belt and not go on fox-hunting expeditions in other countries thereby alienating other farmers so that they want to come and burn our farms.

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Paul-Santorum coalition to stop Romney


With your help we can do this. Help Ron Paul in his quest for delegates to force a brokered convention. Dr. Paul can speak for people across the political spectrum.

Newt supporters encouraged to join our coalition also ;-)

Right. The problem is...

... that we need to give Santorum and Gingrich supporters reasons to want to join in coalition with us. This means engaging in respectful dialogue with those who have a different perspective, which is something that I often find lacking on the DP forum.

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

To all Santorum Supporters


We don't need to fear terrorists in another country unless it is Mexico or Canada where they can walk across the border, God forbid, carrying a nuclear device in a brief case.