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(Huffington Post)   GOP Mega-Donor wants Santorum in 2016. OK, but what hotel are you staying at?   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 98
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2013-01-29 10:30:12 AM  
First Gingrich and now Santorum.  Sorry if I don't believe you about your concerns over money.  You've proven you're willing to piss it away.
 
2013-01-29 10:30:32 AM  
Santorum was never going to win Pennsylvania though.  He had the unique talent of actually uniting the ENTIRE state republican party against him.  I don't know how he managed to do it either....but if you go back through the news stories you'll notice that not a single member of the Pa Republican party endorsed Santorum.  Not a one.  Soon as the primary race got to Pa, Santorum dropped his primary race bid.  He knew that he'd lose his home state, and you cannot win the white house without the support of your home state.
 
2013-01-29 10:32:01 AM  
I love these idiots spending insane amounts of money to get nothing in return. It's amusing.
 
2013-01-29 10:46:16 AM  
Yeah, the last round for him was so successful. Let's try it again!
 
2013-01-29 10:49:48 AM  
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2013-01-29 10:50:40 AM  
So the only expense a competitor would have is to pay for airtime for commercials with nothing by Santorum saying things.
 
2013-01-29 10:53:03 AM  
"It was absolutely worth it because I allowed Rick Santorum to express views and ideas that the American people wanted to hear and needed to hear that never would have been articulated," Friess said.

This is what passes for "freedom of speech" in America now. But, yeah, the amendment that lets you shoot guns is the one in danger.
 
2013-01-29 10:53:25 AM  
$2 million? That ain't piss'n, it's the last drops in his pants.
 
2013-01-29 10:53:26 AM  

Weaver95: Santorum was never going to win Pennsylvania though.  He had the unique talent of actually uniting the ENTIRE state republican party against him.  I don't know how he managed to do it either....but if you go back through the news stories you'll notice that not a single member of the Pa Republican party endorsed Santorum.  Not a one.  Soon as the primary race got to Pa, Santorum dropped his primary race bid.  He knew that he'd lose his home state, and you cannot win the white house without the support of your home state.


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2013-01-29 10:53:54 AM  
He got 45% of support from the party last time. If there isn't a moderate to counter-balanace him. Or worse, if multiple candidates split the moderate vote, he will absolutely be the nominee next time.
 
2013-01-29 10:54:15 AM  
Dominionists? In MY white house? It's more likely than you think...
 
2013-01-29 10:56:26 AM  
Proof that intelligence and wealth do not have a direct correlation.
 
2013-01-29 10:57:00 AM  

Lost Thought 00: He got 45% of support from the party last time. If there isn't a moderate to counter-balanace him. Or worse, if multiple candidates split the moderate vote, he will absolutely be the nominee next time.


Good. Let the GOP go down in flaming ruin if they nominate him.
 
2013-01-29 10:57:03 AM  

Lost Thought 00: He got 45% of support from the party last time. If there isn't a moderate to counter-balanace him. Or worse, if multiple candidates split the moderate vote, he will absolutely be the nominee next time.


I'd be delighted to see it happen.
 
2013-01-29 10:58:04 AM  

Holocaust Agnostic: Weaver95: Santorum was never going to win Pennsylvania though.  He had the unique talent of actually uniting the ENTIRE state republican party against him.  I don't know how he managed to do it either....but if you go back through the news stories you'll notice that not a single member of the Pa Republican party endorsed Santorum.  Not a one.  Soon as the primary race got to Pa, Santorum dropped his primary race bid.  He knew that he'd lose his home state, and you cannot win the white house without the support of your home state.

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There's a difference between "no one born on the 27th has ever been president" and "his own base wants to legally ban him from coming back to his home state".
 
2013-01-29 10:58:22 AM  

Lost Thought 00: He got 45% of support from the party last time. If there isn't a moderate to counter-balanace him. Or worse, if multiple candidates split the moderate vote, he will absolutely be the nominee next time.


Good. He's to fundamental Christian for most non-bigoted Christians.
 
2013-01-29 10:59:35 AM  
Friess also claimed that the president has a weak mandate because "the total numbers take into account a lot of the center cities that went for Obama." When asked whether he thought votes in the "center cities" should be discounted, Friess firmly answered, "Yes."

What the goddamn fark?
 
2013-01-29 11:00:16 AM  
Please proceed, Mr. Friess.

/PA Democrat
 
2013-01-29 11:00:26 AM  
I think the entire democratic party should contribute to Santorum 2016 election bid. It sounds like just the death blow the party needs to end them permanently.
 
2013-01-29 11:00:59 AM  

Lost Thought 00: He got 45% of support from the party last time. If there isn't a moderate to counter-balanace him. Or worse, if multiple candidates split the moderate vote, he will absolutely be the nominee next time.


The nomination, maybe. His economic philosophies are toxic enough, but if SCOTUS rules in favor of gay marriage and more Americans become comfortable with the idea by 2016, how is Santorum, with his "I'll sign a federal law against gay marriage!" message going to have a chance at the presidency?
 
2013-01-29 11:01:49 AM  
I came for the obligatory picture of him on the podium with his Stepford family.

sigh
 
2013-01-29 11:01:55 AM  
Not sure why you all would want this moronic prude to have even the slightest chance of being elected president...
 
2013-01-29 11:02:22 AM  

Devolving_Spud: I came for the obligatory picture of him on the podium with his Stepford family.

sigh


"Stepford family." (chuckles)
 
2013-01-29 11:02:38 AM  
These 'visions' of Santorum, are they brown and foamy?
 
2013-01-29 11:03:06 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Friess also claimed that the president has a weak mandate because "the total numbers take into account a lot of the center cities that went for Obama." When asked whether he thought votes in the "center cities" should be discounted, Friess firmly answered, "Yes."

What the goddamn fark?


There are a lot of blah people that live their and according to the original constitution blah people don't count as a whole person. It's what our forefathers wanted.
 
2013-01-29 11:03:14 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Friess also claimed that the president has a weak mandate because "the total numbers take into account a lot of the center cities that went for Obama." When asked whether he thought votes in the "center cities" should be discounted, Friess firmly answered, "Yes."

What the goddamn fark?


people in cities aren't real americans.
 
2013-01-29 11:04:00 AM  
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2013-01-29 11:06:23 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Friess also claimed that the president has a weak mandate because "the total numbers take into account a lot of the center cities that went for Obama." When asked whether he thought votes in the "center cities" should be discounted, Friess firmly answered, "Yes."

What the goddamn fark?


You know...wink, wink...the "socialists," the "moochers," those people.
 
2013-01-29 11:08:05 AM  
Santorum would be a phenomenal candidate for the Democrats. It's like Akin or Mourdock on a national stage where they can use him to smear the entire party.
 
2013-01-29 11:08:23 AM  
i agree I think Rick is a complete joke but it does scare me to think if he were to gain the nomination and if enough states pass electroal college reforms he has a slim chance to win and a slim chance freaks me out.
 
2013-01-29 11:10:41 AM  
A bunch of other soft headed elderly folk with too much money will be boosting their preferred candidates as well. The GOP candidate bench has devolved into a bunch of political serfs just hoping for a wealthy Lord to come along tell them they'll be protected as long as they work the land for him.
 
2013-01-29 11:11:05 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Friess also claimed that the president has a weak mandate because "the total numbers take into account a lot of the center cities that went for Obama." When asked whether he thought votes in the "center cities" should be discounted, Friess firmly answered, "Yes."

What the goddamn fark?


Just remember that Obama didn't get the clear mandate that George W. Bush got
 
2013-01-29 11:13:39 AM  

dazed420: i agree I think Rick is a complete joke but it does scare me to think if he were to gain the nomination and if enough states pass electroal college reforms he has a slim chance to win and a slim chance freaks me out.


I think that gets back to what  Philip Francis Queeg got alarmed about (and rightly so).

It's shocking at how cavalier and up front they are in wanting to eliminate our democracy.
 
2013-01-29 11:17:44 AM  
He also sought to counter the narrative of a "war on women" that emerged in the 2012 election. Friess said this was rhetoric ginned up by Democrats and their allies in the media. Recounting an instance in which television personality Joy Behar said that Santorum wanted to take away contraception, Friess said, "Somehow that message took advantage of all the low-information women voters out there, who just follow Joy Behar and had no idea that Rick Santorum and Mother Teresa believe that contraception goes against Catholic teaching."

And if Mother Teresa (when alive) AND Santorum had the power, they would enforce their catholic beliefs on the rest of us by taking away birth control..... YA STOOPID, RICH F*CK!
 
2013-01-29 11:18:10 AM  

dazed420: i agree I think Rick is a complete joke but it does scare me to think if he were to gain the nomination and if enough states pass electroal college reforms he has a slim chance to win and a slim chance freaks me out.


But to counter-balance, moderate and liberal apathetics last time around will get out in force to shoot down this mongoloid. And in an election season as long as ours, there is no way he can't have a candidacy-ending gaffe given his track record.
 
2013-01-29 11:18:27 AM  

dazed420: i agree I think Rick is a complete joke but it does scare me to think if he were to gain the nomination and if enough states pass electroal college reforms he has a slim chance to win and a slim chance freaks me out.


I disagree. I think it would be to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ to cleanse both this nation, and the world, of the infidel defilers and non-believers, bring the laws of this country back in line with The Bible, as the founders intended, and show the rest of the world what can be accomplished when this country achieves its destiny in His name.
 
2013-01-29 11:19:01 AM  
Santorum is too extreme (and frothy) to be joked about. The slightest chance of him winning is far too big.
 
2013-01-29 11:19:46 AM  

Devolving_Spud: I came for the obligatory picture of him on the podium with his Stepford family.

sigh


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Don't look the son directly in the eyes... Or at the mysterious figure standing over Santorum's right shoulder...

And, as a bonus:
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2013-01-29 11:20:58 AM  

Cythraul: Lost Thought 00: He got 45% of support from the party last time. If there isn't a moderate to counter-balanace him. Or worse, if multiple candidates split the moderate vote, he will absolutely be the nominee next time.

The nomination, maybe. His economic philosophies are toxic enough, but if SCOTUS rules in favor of gay marriage and more Americans become comfortable with the idea by 2016, how is Santorum, with his "I'll sign a federal law against gay marriage!" message going to have a chance at the presidency?


He'd likely have the biggest loss in electoral history. But that's irrelevant as to whether the Republicans nominate him
 
2013-01-29 11:23:55 AM  
Let me be perfectly clear.  There is no way in hell Santorum could ever be President.  Never in this dimension or any parallel dimension or alternate timeline.  If had campaign funding equal to the entire US GDP, he could not win the Presidency.

Americans are capable of electing:
-selfish bigoted assholes
-dumb as fark shiatheads
-people with the personality of a pee soaked sock

They just are not capable of electing people with all three "qualities"
 
2013-01-29 11:24:19 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Cythraul: Lost Thought 00: He got 45% of support from the party last time. If there isn't a moderate to counter-balanace him. Or worse, if multiple candidates split the moderate vote, he will absolutely be the nominee next time.

The nomination, maybe. His economic philosophies are toxic enough, but if SCOTUS rules in favor of gay marriage and more Americans become comfortable with the idea by 2016, how is Santorum, with his "I'll sign a federal law against gay marriage!" message going to have a chance at the presidency?

He'd likely have the biggest loss in electoral history. But that's irrelevant as to whether the Republicans nominate him


Well, I hope they do nominate him. It'll be a sign that they had learned nothing in four years. Only worry I'd have is if they manage to rig the electoral system in his favor.
 
2013-01-29 11:28:23 AM  

Cythraul: Lost Thought 00: Cythraul: Lost Thought 00: He got 45% of support from the party last time. If there isn't a moderate to counter-balanace him. Or worse, if multiple candidates split the moderate vote, he will absolutely be the nominee next time.

The nomination, maybe. His economic philosophies are toxic enough, but if SCOTUS rules in favor of gay marriage and more Americans become comfortable with the idea by 2016, how is Santorum, with his "I'll sign a federal law against gay marriage!" message going to have a chance at the presidency?

He'd likely have the biggest loss in electoral history. But that's irrelevant as to whether the Republicans nominate him

Well, I hope they do nominate him. It'll be a sign that they had learned nothing in four years. Only worry I'd have is if they manage to rig the electoral system in his favor.


The way the Senate Republicans fell all over themselves to placate him on the disability treaty was a worrisome illustration of his influence.
 
2013-01-29 11:29:35 AM  

born_yesterday: dazed420: i agree I think Rick is a complete joke but it does scare me to think if he were to gain the nomination and if enough states pass electroal college reforms he has a slim chance to win and a slim chance freaks me out.

I disagree. I think it would be to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ to cleanse both this nation, and the world, of the infidel defilers and non-believers, bring the laws of this country back in line with The Bible, as the founders intended, and show the rest of the world what can be accomplished when this country achieves its destiny in His name.


i568.photobucket.com
Will they die in a sea of blood?
Will he make them know why they are afraid of the dark?
 
2013-01-29 11:30:59 AM  
As a die-hard Democrat, I fully support this plan.
 
2013-01-29 11:33:50 AM  
I'd like to point out that the GOP usually runs the second place guy from the last race.

Romney finished second to McCain.

McCain finished second to Bush.

Dole finished second to Bush.

Bush finished second to Reagan.

Reagan finished second to Ford.

It should come as no surprise if Santorum has a strong showing in 4 years.
 
2013-01-29 11:35:26 AM  

bartink: It should come as no surprise if Santorum has a strong showing in 4 years.


Stock up on mops.
 
2013-01-29 11:37:20 AM  
bartink:
It should come as no surprise if Santorum has a strong showing in 4 years.

he's going to have to give a LOT of blow jobs to the Pa. Republicans if he wants their endorsement.
 
2013-01-29 11:39:32 AM  
By all means GOP donors, continue to support regressive ideologues and fundamentalist nut jobs like Santorum.

It's worked out well for you.
 
2013-01-29 11:41:56 AM  

Weaver95: bartink:
It should come as no surprise if Santorum has a strong showing in 4 years.

he's going to have to give a LOT of blow jobs to the Pa. Republicans if he wants their endorsement.


I don't he needs it if he can wrap up the primary before then. Even moderate Republicans don't stand a chance of taking the state in the general election
 
2013-01-29 11:42:01 AM  
Yessss.. have Santorum run in 2016. DOOO ITTTTT!!!
 
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