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.
I told you, DesNews....
'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.
@ 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
'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
**'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
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.
Rick Santorum was doomed, particularly with women voters. Women's rights
were absolutely disgusting in his eyes.
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.
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.
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
"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.
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.
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
Pagan,You're blind to the broken promises of the commander.
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.
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.