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Offer an Olive Branch to Santorum Supporters

If you are one of the thousands of people who read this blog on a daily basis, then you are probably familiar with two pieces that I authored which were critical of Senator Rick Santorum (Author’s note: I might be exaggerating a tad regarding our number of readers). After Rick had a huge night in early February, with three primary wins, I became motivated to expose the truth about Mr. Santorum. The blog post, 9 Reasons Not to Vote for Rick Santorum, focused on 9 fatal flaws that exposed Santorum as a big government Republican who did not have the record or the policy positions needed to defeat Mitt Romney or President Obama. Much to my surprise, Rick continued to win states well into the month of March. In the middle of last month, after Mr. Santorum had recently triumphed in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kansas it was impossible for me not to speak out again. The second piece was a presentment detailing the Santorum campaign’s blunders, lack of grassroots support, and their inability to gather any momentum in his home state of Pennsylvania.

None of us know the true reason why Rick Santorum decided to drop out of the race for the GOP nomination. We can speculate that he caved in and accepted a deal from Mitt Romney or GOP establishment (they are the same thing anyway right?). The reason is not important right now. The most crucial element of Senator Santorum’s concession speech was his plea to continue fighting.

It’s no secret that there are numerous positions where liberty minded individuals like myself disagree with Rick Santorum’s brand of politics. Now is not the time to open old wounds and rehash those disagreements. We are approaching a defining moment in our great nation’s history. Our federal government’s size, interventionist policies, and deficit spending have the United States on the brink of financial collapse.

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Your assuming Santorum supporters exist.

I have never met one. I have never met anyone who has met one. It was a media creation, to make the phony election show look real. There are only those the believe in liberty and those who want free stuff. Clearly we are still in the minority.

They do exist. I saw a bumper

They do exist. I saw a bumper sticker on someone's car in Madison, a yard sign in Menasha and another bumper sticker in Appleton (Wisconsin).

Okay,

I agree that an olive branch should be offered to the Santorum supporters.

I believe they would be happy to vote for Ron Paul once they learn he is a Christian, is conservative, is pro-life.

Now for a pet peeve of mine: I just had a "Letter to the Editor" published concerning "old media" vs. "new media"--specifically concerning the fact that "old media" spews misinformation DAILY. I know there is misinformation online, but one does have the luxury of reading many different sites/views and drawing one's own conclusion. Anyway, Pennsylvania is NOT Santorum's home state, as you stated above. He was not born here, he does not live here now, and the Cybergate scandal gave credence to the fact that he never lived here. Can "we" please at least attempt to keep "new media" factual??

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He was a congressman in PA from '91-'95 and a senator from '95 - '07. He was born in Virginia, but was raised in Butler country PA, north of Pittsburgh.

That sounds like a home state to me. True he moved out of the state while he was a Senator (hence cybergate)and still lives in Virgina. He spent the majority of his politcal and private careers in PA. I find your critism to be completely ridiculous.

Thanks for the feedback.

For all intents and purposes....

...PA is Santorum's home state. That is where his political career was made and almost all his education was received. Keep the "new media" honest with things that matter, not semantics.

Agree 100%

Santorum supporters are not Santorum himself. The campaign needs to specifically attempt to woo his supporters. A good step would be promoting Ron's Christianity, and anti-abortion creditials everywhere! He has to get the Texas churches on board with him.

Exactly

We don't need to educate these folks to understand the ideals of liberty in order to gain their vote. Our job is to help them understand that Ron is our only shot at having a conservative in the White House. Even if they believe he can't win, the vote is still important to send a message. We'll take protest votes. Be nice to Santorum's supporters. They'll come around in time after they let their guard down and listen to the message of liberty.

There is a strong

anti-Romney constituency in the GOP. It's time to be the bigger men and try to bring people into the fold and make friends out of those we wants thought enemies. After all, many of us were once "neocons".

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No time for "told you sos"

Exactly, now is the time to highlight the similarities and not point the finger and cackle at Santorum's fall to his supporters.

Fig Leaf??

Did you mean "Olive Branch" or do I just not get it?

Laurelai

Thanks

Thank you laurelai! Made the change.