Santorum is right choice

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This presidential election season is one of the most, if not the most, crucial in our history. Barack Obama’s record of high taxes; massive spending; record-high debt; high unemployment; and anti-American behavior and oratory around the globe speaks for itself – and that’s knowing he will seek another term. A second term will be more catastrophic than the first.

We hear much talk about “transforming Washington.” We have two kind yet strong conservative and principled candidates – not perfect and flawless, but conservative, fundamentally conservative and principled candidates from which to choose. They have made considerable positive changes in Washington while adhering to their core convictions: Rick Santorum, by far the best candidate, and Newt Gingrich. I ask you to please join me in voting for Santorum in the Republican primary.

We know where Santorum stands. We know that he will neither cave nor sell us out, and this is key. Other countries and leaders will know that if they think of harming Americans or Americans’ way of life, a significant emotional event will be forthcoming.

Santorum does not have to prove one wrong to show that he is right. A perfect example of this was displayed at New England College when an advocate of same-sex marriage questioned him and, in my view, was seeking drama. Santorum discussed the matter, asked questions and instructed the audience, namely the questioner, how to rationally present an idea. Our current president cannot even speak to sixth-grade pupils without teleprompters, and here we have a presidential candidate explaining to college students who disagree with him how to present a reasoned plan for change.

Word limits prohibit further reasons to rally around this great American. Please vote for this principled man with a blue-collar, hard-working upbringing who will win battleground states in November and, come 2013, bring about change in Washington and put Americans back to work while re-establishing American credibility and respect worldwide.

Lee Benedict

Martinez

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EddieDoosh
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EddieDoosh 01/25/12 - 12:53 am
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No

No

rmodel65
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rmodel65 01/25/12 - 12:58 am
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Santorum is doing a

Santorum is doing a disservice to his supporters. His campaign is so disorganized just like Perry(who dropped out because of it) and Gingrich they failed to get on the ballots in numerous states. The three filed suit in Virginia and the federal court told them to pound sand) It takes about 1100+ delegates to become the nominee of the GOP convention. They will not be able to get anywhere near this. The race is truly only between Ron Paul and Romney.

Techfan
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Techfan 01/25/12 - 04:20 am
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"Barack Obama’s record of

"Barack Obama’s record of high taxes"????? Lee, which of your taxes are higher under Obama? Tanning beds, cigarettes? That's about it for his higher taxes.

Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 01/25/12 - 05:05 am
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So you're in favor of
Unpublished

So you're in favor of discriminating against women and gay people, crashing what's left of the economy by attacking Iran and sending oil to $500/barrel, and perpetuating racial stereotypes about welfare recipients? Whatever you want to tell yourself.

Techfan
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Techfan 01/25/12 - 05:22 am
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Blue

Blue collar??????????????????????
"Rick Santorum is the middle of the three children of Aldo Santorum (1923–2011), an Italian immigrant and clinical psychologist who immigrated to the United States at age seven from Riva del Garda, Italy,[11] and Catherine (Dughi) Santorum (1918–), an administrative nurse[12][11][13] of Italian and Irish descent."
"Santorum earned a B.A. with honors in political science from Pennsylvania State University in 1980, an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1981, and a J.D. with honors from the Dickinson School of Law in 1986.[20] He was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar, and practiced law for four years at the Pittsburgh law firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, now known as K&L Gates. He represented the World Wrestling Federation while with K&L, arguing that professional wrestling should be exempt from federal anabolic steroid regulations because it was entertainment, not an actual sport.[21] Santorum left private law practice after being elected to the House of Representatives in 1990."

Techfan
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Techfan 01/25/12 - 05:30 am
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Sorry, forgot to source. Took

Sorry, forgot to source. Took it easy this am, Wiki.

copperhead
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copperhead 01/25/12 - 07:59 am
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Techfan,now go back 30 years

Techfan,now go back 30 years of hussein history,please.

faithson
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faithson 01/25/12 - 08:00 am
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Rick or 'the newt'... Rick,

Rick or 'the newt'... Rick, at least he's honest about who he is.

copperhead
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copperhead 01/25/12 - 08:18 am
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Can anybody give us DETAILS

Can anybody give us DETAILS of hussein's last 30 years. Y'all seem to be able to access EVERYBODY ELSE'S but hussein passed a law to seal his past! WHY do you reckon that is?

copperhead
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copperhead 01/25/12 - 08:31 am
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Could it be because he thinks

Could it be because he thinks that his loyal supporters are too unintelligent to understand the workings of his early years?

copperhead
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copperhead 01/25/12 - 08:35 am
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Please,some loyal hussein

Please,some loyal hussein worshipper tell us what hussein was doing in 1980.

townes22
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townes22 01/25/12 - 08:42 am
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A wasted vote. No way this

A wasted vote. No way this country will ever elect a social conservative. Santorum says he wants smaller government, more state rights, ect....but at the same time he wants federal government to pass laws that ban same sex marriage and a woman's right to choose. I'll vote for Dr. Paul or Obama before this guy.

copperhead
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copperhead 01/25/12 - 08:46 am
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Techfan,you went back to 1980

Techfan,you went back to 1980 on santorum so,please,tell us what hussein was doing in 1980"

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/25/12 - 08:52 am
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Townes, you need to get with

Townes, you need to get with the program. The federal government already has passed a law banning same sex marriage. It is called "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA). It think it passed during the Clinton Administration.

augfootballfan
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augfootballfan 01/25/12 - 09:05 am
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Neither of those clowns have

Neither of those clowns have a chance to win. why not pump someone with a shot. vote for Colbert!!!

pearlthesquirrel
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pearlthesquirrel 01/25/12 - 09:06 am
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Santorum for prez in 2012? I
Unpublished

Santorum for prez in 2012? I don't think so!
Gingrich for prez in 2012? I don't think so!
Romney for prez in 2012? I don't think so!
Paul for prez in 2012? I don't think so!
Obama for prez in 2012? I don't think so!
I guess I'm s.o.l. for 2012.

wtinney
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wtinney 01/25/12 - 09:24 am
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townes22, our country already

townes22, our country already has federal law against same sex marriage. Wake up. And yes, Santorum is the best choice. All you have to do is look at media coverage. Which ever candidate they do not cover is the candidate they hope will not gain traction. They do not cover Santorum... therefore, he is the best choice.

lovingthesouth72
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lovingthesouth72 01/25/12 - 10:15 am
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He has a great plan to

He has a great plan to rebuild america, stenghten the economy, minimize government, and reach out in concesus to get the job done. He is bright. He is honest. He is hard working. He believes in the american dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. He respects life. He believes anyone can have a good future if they are willing to work hard for it. The only "dirt" the press has been able to pull out on him has been a "sexist email" by his staff! Not even from him!!! WE PICK RICK!! Santorum for president!!

Chillen
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Chillen 01/25/12 - 11:10 am
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I will vote for anybody but

I will vote for anybody but obama. His record is dismal and he has failed America. Time for some "change".

ken8375309
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ken8375309 01/25/12 - 11:32 am
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If you like war, massive

If you like war, massive government, wasteful spending, and a police state, Santorum is your man..

virgilkane
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virgilkane 01/25/12 - 11:43 am
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A divisive canidate who does

A divisive canidate who does not believe in equal rights for ALL individuals.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/25/12 - 11:46 am
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Santorum running for

Santorum running for President after losing an election for the senate is like something we would only do down south....like Newt running for President after being kicked out of the Speakership...not that I don't like Newt or anything.

Chillen
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Chillen 01/25/12 - 11:47 am
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virgilkane - and obama does?

virgilkane - and obama does? Wow.

harley_52
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harley_52 01/25/12 - 11:57 am
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R iverman1, you do remember

R iverman1, you do remember Reagan ran (unsuccessfully) for President in both 1968 and 1976, right?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/25/12 - 12:07 pm
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Harley, the difference

Harley, the difference between Santorum's losing the senate election and Reagan's losing the 76 presidential nomination is that Santorum was an incumbent when he lost.

faithson
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faithson 01/25/12 - 01:47 pm
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Santorum was kicked for tying

Santorum was kicked for tying himself to ulta-religious causes. The same reason he has no chance now, less we forget that our representatives, represent ALL the people. The repub's seem to have lost that perspective with the institution of the 'karl rove' strategy. At least Obama speaks in terms of 'ALL', can't say that for his contenders.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/25/12 - 01:53 pm
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Obama speaks in terms of

Obama speaks in terms of 'ALL,' but his actions are destroying most of the people in this nation — both the recipients and the looted.

allhans
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allhans 01/25/12 - 02:11 pm
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Unless the Republican boiler

Unless the Republican boiler room comes up with a brand new candidate, we have to make a choice between the Newt and Mitt.
Sorry, I like Santorum, but the facts are there.

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Willow Bailey 01/25/12 - 03:44 pm
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Lets look at all candidates

Lets look at all candidates past. We should look at Barack Obama as a new candidate to be fair and informed.

Obama's missing or sealed college records are important, because they could indicate that he received financial aid as a foreign student. Who did fund his college expenses? Harvard ain’t cheap, you know.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/25/12 - 06:05 pm
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Other sealed records that

Other sealed records that would clear up all of these misbeliefs would include: school records, which include kindergarten, Punahou school, Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard, plus his theses and other articles that would have been written,

Medical records,
Passport records (which would likely be very revealing),
Illinois state senate records,
Adoption records
Mother’s marriage and divorce records
Illinois state bar association records

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