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Published: Friday, Jan. 27 2012 6:23 a.m. MST

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deep in thought
Salt Lake, UT

Don't get me wrong, I think Santorum is a good human being - honest, faithful, etc. But what struck me about this article is that the "influence" of the evangelical groups that have tried to prop him up isn't very strong.

The whole big "vote for the most conservative" meeting in Texas where the leaders from various churches all decided to throw their weight behind Santorum. It was big news a few weeks ago, but it didn't seem to do very much. He barely registered in South Carolina or polls show a big loss in Florida.

At first I felt upset that the LDS candidate was being snubbed for any other "non-mormon" religion. But it has only seemed to help Mitt Romney as it has forced a few votes away from Newt Gingrich to Rick Santorum. Just enough to keep him on top in Florida.

Esquire
Springville, UT

I told you, DesNews....

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'The former Pennsylvania senator is taking a pause from Florida campaigning just days before the Tuesday primary that even he expects to deal him a third consecutive loss.' - article

And this, is true.

But, he won Iowa.

Romney won New Hampshire.

And Newt Gingrich won South Carolina.

Oh, don't get me wrong. I think Romney will win majority of the other states and get the Republican nomination.

And majority of people will forget the horrific Republican Primary this 2012.

But not me.

I will remember how devisive the campaign was. How not only did the conserative rhetoric hope our President 'fails' in helping this country...

by how each canidate worked, to bring each other, down. To ensure each OTHER Republican canidate, failed.

And I will question how such destructive rhetoric...

is going to help our country move, foward.

And vote, for Obama.

deseret pete
robertson, Wy

@ Pagan -- I guess you don't remember the Democratic campaign 3 years ago or others over the years.Sure they ought to do better but to vote to continue the clouds and wind without rain Obama policy is really destructive. He uses conservite talk in his speeches to push his liberal failed policy. I have to admit he is a good talker but now most people know it is only clouds and wind without rain.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Sure they ought to do better but to vote to continue the clouds and wind without rain Obama policy is really destructive.' - deseret pete | 8:45 a.m. Jan. 27, 2012

This....

dosen't make any sense. So, I'm just going to reply with...

Obama's policies.

Promise:
**'Obama HRC Speech: "I Will End Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Says President Obama' - By CHRISTINE SIMMONS - Huffington Post - 10/10/09

Delivery:
**'Obama signs 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal' - By Pauline Jelinek - AP - Published by DSnews - 12/22/10

Promise:
**'Obama to pull combat troops from Iraq by August 2010' - CNN - 02/26/09

Delivery:
**'Last U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq' - By Rebecca Santana - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/19/10

Added bonus:

**'Obama marks Iraq wars end with salute to troops' - by Erica Werner - AP - Published by DSNews - 12/14/11

**'Osama bin Laden Killed: 'Justice Is Done,' President Says' - By DEAN SCHABNER - ABC News - 05/01/2011

**'We have been waiting for this moment': Libya confirms Gadhafi is dead' - MSNBC - 10/20/2011

**'U.S. suspending $800 million in Pakistan aid' - By Douglas Birch - AP - Published by DSNews - 07/10/11

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

**'Obama to promote ways for veterans to find work' - By Ken Thomas - AP - Published by DSNews - 11/07/11

**'Obama signs bipartisan bill to help jobless vets' - By Julie Pace - AP - Published by DSnews - 11/21/11

**US job creation slow but increasing By Blaze Bullock Deseret News 01/05/12

**US nets 200k more jobs in December, a better-than-expected performance By Jeff Thredgold Deseret News 01/13/12

**Obama, family attend Christmas church services By Julie Pace AP Pulibshed by DSNews 12/25/11

**'President Barack Obama quit smoking for past year, First Lady Michelle Obama reveals' - BY CORKY SIEMASZKO - NY Daily News - 02/08/11

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

What about Obama's promises to be open and transparent? What about his promises to let the public read through the bills for 5 days before he signs any bills? What about his promise of unemployment not going above 8% ?

And of Obama's "job creations", how much did each one cost, how long will they last, and how much do they pay? When you find the answers, feel free to post them to help prove your point of Obama having "accomplished" anything!

By the way, Bin Laden was killed by U.S Navy SEALs, not by Obama. How often must we tell you? I don't think parents have to tell their kids not to do something before they stop as often as we've had to tell you that your "proofs" are about as solid as smoke.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Rick Santorum was doomed, particularly with women voters.
Women's rights were absolutely disgusting in his eyes.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

j'What about his promises to let the public read through the bills for 5 days before he signs any bills?' - Riverton Cougar | 9:10 a.m. Jan. 27, 2012

What example was that?

Because I have:

**'Broken Promises: The House GOP Breaks Several Of Its Own Pledges On First Day In Power' - By Tanya Somanader - Think Progress - 01/06/11

'Yesterday, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) gaveled in the GOP takeover of the House. Christening his rein in tears, the self-proclaimed most transparent person in this town promised an era of more honest and accountable government with a set of new House rules to match. But that was yesterday afternoon.

Open Amendment Process Now Closed' - article

Which called for open amendments and debate.

Now, closed in the House.

If Obama didn't get Osama Bin Laden, then neither did George W. Bush get Saddam Hussien.

It was someone else.

If Obama is not responsible for the END of the Iraq war, the George W. Bush is responsble for STARTING the Iraq war.

WMD's, and all that....

And if all you have is questions? 'Clouds and wind' as Obama's 'destructive policies'...

then you have, nothing.

No examples.

Only, questions.

Good day.

Hawkeye79
Iowa City, IA

I'm assuming that Pagan must have missed the latest fact-check report on Obama's promises. You can read all about it from CBS News, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and several other outlets.

Here's the summary: Politifact reports that President Obama has kept only 162 out of over 500 promises he has made to the American people.

In other words, our president has only kept about 30% of his promises. This is certainly not a record to be proud about, as it shows that Obama talks the talk, but has a hard time walking the walk. At the very least it demonstrates a naivety about his own capability as President.

Mc
West Jordan, UT

I like Rick Santorum and I respect his unabashed stand for what he believes in even when it isn't popular. If he got the nomination I would happily vote for him, but there is no way that will happen. Nominating him would definitely mean a win for Obama.

If Newt Gingrich is nominated I would have a very hard time voting for him. His history is not what he has portrayed it to be and his personality is repugnant. If you hate the caustic partisan rhetoric that has produced gridlock in Washington look no farther than Newt Gingrich to discover how it all started. That is why most of his colleages in Congress will not support him. They saw his power hungry ego undermine all respect between the parties and within his own party. He used and betrayed people on both sides until no one felt they could trust him. There is not much I admire about Newt Gingrich. Even his supposed intelligence is a myth that he has promoted about himself.

The Obama campaign will rip Newt apart far worse than anything Romney's campaign has done. They are just waiting for him to get the GOP nomination.

Tekakaromatagi
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

"By the way, Bin Laden was killed by U.S Navy SEALs, not by Obama." Unless someone can show the SEALS stumbled upon Obama by accident then Obama should get the credit for keeping the pressure on in his position as chief executive, or at least having the good sense to let the generals do their job.

In his election Obama said that he would bomb Pakistan if Al Qaeda were hiding in Pakistan and that is pretty much what he has done with the drone attacks. If Bush was in power, we'd probably be at war in Iran. We aren't, but at the same time we are pushing Iran pretty hard without actually shooting.

When the history books get written it may come out that our pushing on Iran kept Israel from doing something stupid so Obama's foreign policy will end up looking good.

I am glad that Hillary Clinton isn't president, but I think she has been a good secretary of state.

uncommonsense
CENTERVILLE, UT

When you talk about how Pres. Obama "got" Bin Laden you must also realize that he, Obama told the world that Seal Team 6 got the job done for him. Even though that should have remained a secret. And you must realize that many of Seal Team 6 were killed when their helicopter was shot done just a short time later. Am I the only one that doesn't see that as cooincidence? By Obama divulging what should have remained secret he put them directly in the crosshairs. So if you credit him with "getting OBL then credit him with "getting" Seal Team 6. For that he should be brought to trial.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

The way Senator Santorum was acting last night in the debate, it appeared he was on his last leg, sort of like a rattlesnake in August striking at anything the moved at all. He is a good person, I am sure, but attacking both Mitt and Newt as he did last night probably won't promise him a position if one of those two are nominated and win the election. He could have still been strong but he showed the wrong side last night.

uncommonsense@ You are correct. That is the worst thing the Secretary of Defense and President could have done. There is a system to protect that information and that is why you have the public relations offices at all levels to keep that from happening. The President should be held accountable. The Press was definitely negligent in their process also. However, over the years so many things that are operationally sensitive and should be kept classified have been released for political purposes. The PFC involved with Wikileaks probably didn't cause anyone in the U.S. to be killed, yet, but information is classified for a purpose. It is classified to protect our country and citizens, including military members

worf
Mcallen, TX

Pagan,

You're blind to the broken promises of the commander.

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

Would rather see Gingrich quit than Santorum. I respect Santorum. Gingrich?, for how he's repeatedly mistrepresented Romney?, eh, not so much.

When Gingrich was blatantly attacking Romney for making money at Bain Capital and suggesting, essentially, that Romney "stole" his wealth, Santorum was siding with Romney by respectfully being quiet about the matter.

Would LOVE to see Santorum in Mitt's Administration somehow. You might disagree with Santorum on some issues but I respect the guy for passionately sticking up for conservative, moral values involving the family.

Monsieur le prof
Sandy, UT

I would vote for almost any of the candidates rather than Obama. He has brought our country to the brink of bankruptcy and saddled us with a socialistic health care system that will be as efficient as our postal system has been.

We just need someone who can defeat Obama and it appears that Romney is the only one who can do it.

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