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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:57 PM

Republican operatives give Santorum until Wisconsin’s primary on April 3

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For his part, Santorum seems set to continue on in the race. But focusing on whether Santorum should stay in the race sort of misses the point. The more important question — as it relates to Romney’s chances in the general election and Santorum’s political future — is how the former Pennsylvania senator will choose to play out what looks to be the end game of his presidential bid.

“If Santorum runs a principled campaign and then concedes graciously then he has a big future ahead,” said Steve Schmidt, who managed McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. “If he runs a character campaign attacking Romney, then Santorum’s future is more limited.”

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“I’d argue Santorum should start winding it down,” said Henry Barbour, a Mississippi Republican National Committeeman and Romney supporter. “That would preserve the most options for him — serving in a Romney presidency officially or unofficially or possibly running again one day.”

Barbour — along with most other Republican operatives — seem content to give Santorum at least until Wisconsin’s primary on April 3 to prove that a path, albeit narrow, still exists for him. “Santorum has done a great job of making first downs on fourth and seventeen plays,” said Schmidt. “His next fourth down play is in Wisconsin.”

more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/rick-santorums-end-game-and-why-it-matters/2012/03/22/gIQAfeLpTS_blog.html

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My comments: It Santorum loses all three on March 3 -- DC, MD, WI.. then I suspect the calls for him to drop will get louder and louder. I also suspect he will heed those calls since he might have a future if he cooperates.. not sure what will happen to him if he doesn't.

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Reply Republican operatives give Santorum until Wisconsin’s primary on April 3 (Original post)
DCBob Mar 2012 OP
MarianJack Mar 2012 #1
mercuryblues Mar 2012 #2
DCBob Mar 2012 #3
mercuryblues Mar 2012 #4
DCBob Mar 2012 #5
LisaL Mar 2012 #6
DCBob Mar 2012 #7
meow2u3 Mar 2012 #10
mackattack Mar 2012 #8
DCBob Mar 2012 #9

Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:08 PM

1. bain romney/little ricky santorum 2012

I can hope now, can't I?

PEACE!

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:26 PM

2. I don't think rMoney will choose Santorum

not after he said this today:

"You win by giving people a choice," he said. "You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who's just going to be a little different than the person in there. If you're going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57402794-503544/santorum-if-you-like-romney-vote-for-obama/


If he does I can see the campaign ads now.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:32 PM

3. No way Ricky is VP but Rmoney might offer him something else..

like running the "Department of Homeland Purity".

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Response to DCBob (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:01 PM

4. Vagina Czar

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:03 PM

5. heheh

nice!

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Response to DCBob (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:07 PM

6. He will have his work cut out for him.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:09 PM

7. Thats for sure..

I for one will be on his shit list for sure.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:27 PM

10. That would be the Department of Preservation of Virtue

and Elimination of Vice, just as in Saudi Arabia.

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Response to DCBob (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:19 PM

8. Newt the poot

 

on NPR today said he was going to take this all the way to the convention so it would be contested. He said that choosing someone new, who may not have run in the primaries at all, is a possibility....just like 68 (if im correct). Doubt that will happen but Newter is putting up a fight and calling for the mud slinging to continue.

Cool with me, let them defeat each other.

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Response to mackattack (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:21 PM

9. Noot's not going to drop out.

He's got nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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