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Three Cheers For Rick Santorum. None For Mitt Romney.

Rick Santorum finally deserves some credit
for being a strong candidate that is clearly electable. Rick Santorum won
Oklahoma, Tennessee, North Dakota and almost won in Ohio which many analysts
and so called “experts” were calling Ohio “the crown jewel”
of Super Tuesday. Combine that effort with the hat trick of three wins in one day with
Colorado, Minnessota and Missouri
. Rick Santorum has proved with
little doubt that his “Made In america” message along
with his “Economic Freedom Agenda” vision
for America is reasonating with “very conservative” and “tea
party” voters
. I do think Rick Santorum will continue to win
voters over in the upcoming primary states. Rick Santorum is doing so well at
this point in the primary is truly surprising and amazing because Santorum was
being hammered with negative attack ads
from the Romney campaign and Romney’s CPACs
in key counties in key states like Michigan and Ohio. Again that only proves
that more voters know and are well informed about what
Mitt Romney
is selling and are not buying in. It should also be
pointed out that Rick Santorum was outspent by at least 3 to 1 in every state
they’ve done battle in. Just as Romney and his surrogates use the same kind of negative attack ads against Newt
Gingrich up in New Hampshire and down in Florida.

Many voting Americans who follow politics and care what is happening in this
country and what our government is doing are placing their hope, trust,
respect, admiration and vote into Rick Santorum. These same concerned citizens
who follow politics and turn out to vote in every election throughout their entire
life are looking to Rick Santorum to rescue this primary from an easy win for
Mitt Romney. They are Conservative Tea Party Patriots who confidently and
proudly describe themselves as very conservative when asked by anyone. They
show up at tea party rallies, protests and organised events with conservative
guest speakers like Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Mark Levin, Andrew Breitbart, Larry Schweikart, Jim Hoft, Bill Hennessy and Alfonzo Rachel just to name a few.

Why are these Conservative Tea Party Patriots siding with Rick Santorum over the
next-in-line establishment candidate, Mitt Romney? What is Rick’s Appeal? Rick Sanoturm has fought for conservative issues.
Santorum handles the left with a Clear Consistent Conservative messgage.
For Rick Santorum voters,it’s character that counts.
Conservative leaders like Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh have praised Rick
Santorum as the most conservative candidate left. Rush has even said that Rick
Santorum offers a clear contrast to Obama.”
There has also been a huge boost in support for Rick Santorum through Great
articles on Conservative web pages like Redstate with titles like “Rick Santorum: Yes, he is a true conservative“,
Femi-regulars for Rick Santorum“,
the WeeklyStandard’s Jeffery H. Anderson and Wickersham wrote “Was Santorum a Senate Spendthrift“,
Which was followed up nicely by popular conservative blogger TheRightScoop’s
wrote “Dear Santorum Bashers. Read this and weep.“,
NationalJournal’s “Candidate Guide: Where Does Rick Santorum
Stand?
” and popular conservative blogger Dan Riehl of Riehl
World View
has written a few positive pieces supporting Santorum
when he wrote “Conservatives Shouldn’t Abandon Rick Santorum“,
It’s Rick Santorum’s Time“, and
my personal favorite, “Dear Spineless Cowards: STFU About Santorum’s
Religion-based Comments
“.

 

It could also be Santorum’s Winning Work Ethic, Rick
Santorum’s Iowa video: ‘With seven kids…in two mini-vans’
helped to prove just that. Rick Santorum has the best chance of winning over Reagan democrats especially in battleground swing states that will
be crucial in the general election against Obama. Star Parker Wrote “America’s heartland supports Santorum“.
Rick Santorum is winning more support from Republican women. Many believe that
Santorum is a tough, scrappy and confident guy who would take the fight directly to Obama in the general
election
. The Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis came up with 5 Reasons Obama Should ‘Fear the Vest’.
Newsobserver.com made their case Why it should be Obama vs. Santorum.
TwinCities.com wrote “Joe Soucheray: Santorum, the guy in the sweater
vest, is the one Obama fears
” These kinds of articles clearly
cast a positive light on and about Rick Santorum vs Obama in the general
election. So much so that even Paul Scicchitano of Newsmax wrote a column about
it entitled “Rasmussen: Santorum Surge Has ‘Substance’

The Wall Street Journal wrote about Rick Santorum’s Spirited Reception at CPAC. Al DiGuido of HumanEvents wrote
about Rick Santorum’s Surge Online, Winning Friends on Facebook and
Followers on Twitter
. That is very important and vital edge to have
with the new media among. Every candidate wants that edge but rarely gains it
with some exceptions like Sarah Palin, Herman Cain and Allen West. If that
doesn’t matter to you or impress you, Rick Santorum does have a long endorsement list of more well
known famous people posted on his website showing who have publicly endorsed
him. It is impressive. Conservative people like Mark Levin, Glenn Beck,
Michelle Malkin, David Limbaugh, Gary Bauer, James Dobson and Joseph Farah just
to name a few.

Whether he’s winning voters over through his speeches, what he says at the debates or is quoted in the media while on the campaign trail,
gaining fans online or important friends in high places, I find myself in
agreement with Rebecca Kaplan of NationalJournal when she wrote “Santorum Rhetoric Gets Sharper“. Matt Lewis of The Daily Caller does a
good job of reminding his reading audience that Republicans usually win on social issues (and
why this helps Rick Santorum)
.

I personally think most people began noticing and liking Rick Santorum during
the Florida debate when he stood out as a positive campaigner who just wanted
to focus on the issues and not personal politics.
That only helped him when he took the fight to Mitt Romney in the debate over Romney’s support for Romneycare and
the individual mandate
he imposed as governor of Massechussetts. I
think that was a real eye opener and refreshing moment that conservatives have
been waiting for a candidate to do. Rick Santorum finally did it and did a
great job too. That only helped open the floodgates in the minds of
conservatives that somone was capable and willing to take on Mitt Romney.

 

Once Rick Santorum opened that door, he ran right through it. Conservative
bloggers began to take notice in support of Rick Santorum’s effort to expose Mitt Romney’s
Romneycare and individual mandate
in Massechussetts. Mitt Romney still refuses to admit that Romneycare
or the individual mandate he signed into law as governor of Massechussetts was
wrong
and not a good idea. Mitt Romney defends it and makes excuses
for it. Too many conservatives already know it is. Santorum attacks Romney’s
record on heathcare, individual mandate saying “Romneycare ‘In some respects’ worse than
Obamacare
” and On Healthcare, Obamacare and Romneycare will
hurt Ohio families
. Then Santorum blasts Romney for 2009 Opt-Ed on
Individual Mandate
. That is a winning message to use against Mitt
Romney that should continue to pick up steam and generate momentum in
Santorum’s direction the further this primary election goes on. Especially
since Rick Santorum has been proven time and time again to have always been against individual mandates as far back as 1994.
Rick Santorum has always wanted and fought for free market solutions for health care related
issues
. A clear distinction between himself and Mitt Romney’s
approach to health care.

 

Obamacare, Cap-and-Trade, Stimulus and TARP
bills are arguably the top hot button issues that help to create the massive
Conservative Tea Party Movement in America. Romneycare goes against the grain
of the Conservative Tea Party Movement because it does include an individual mandate,
it is a big government intrusion into the free market system in Massechussetts
and by no means conservative. Erick Erickson of Redstate has called Mitt Romney
out at least twice about Mitt Romney Urges to Embrace Individual Mandate
and again with his follow up Further Proof Romney Supported a National
Individual Mandate in 2009
.

I know and completely understand that Mitt Romney would love for his record of
Romneycare to be forgotten about and never talked about ever again. That can’t
happen, won’t happen and shouldn’t happen. The whole idea of the Conservative
Tea Party movement and conservative’s new media is to hold these politicians
accountable for their unnessessary intrussions into our lives. Whether that be
in our homes, workplace, place of worship or health care decisions. Mitt Romney
wants Romneycare to go away and never be discussed again much like John McCain
wanted his multiple attempts to pass amnesty through immigration reform to go
away from him back in 2008. It never did and haunted him throughout the primary
and into the general election as well. The same will be true for Mitt Romney
with his Romneycare. It was wrong, a bad bill and should’ve never been signed
into law by him as a republican governor. The excuses Romney continues to offer
up don’t cut the mustard either. Romney was the only governor who signed this
kind of individual mandate into law. Every governor in America faces the same
economic issues that Massechussetts was facing and I have news for Romney and
his diehard supporters, Massechussetts is not the only liberal blue state with
over 85% Democratic legislature. There’s plenty of state governments facing
similar challenges that Mitt Romney faced while governor of Massechussetts. The
difference is they found other ways to deal with the issue. Sadly, Mitt Romney
did not.

Why should Mitt Romney’s weakness and failure to make more free market based
solutions to his state’s health care problems force conservatives who know
better hav to twist ourselves into pretzels defending that poor decision. We
shouldn’t. We must not.

 

Rick Santorum is standing up against this.
Conservatives should be supporting him in this effort. I can’t think of a
better way of doing this than by voting for Santorum in your state’s primary.
When Rick Santorum goes on to win this nomination, don’t you want to be on the
right side of history. I do. I am. I am doing all I can to help support Rick
Santorum. I challenge you and everyone you know or don’t know to do the same.

Here are some Great Links to Articles and Videos on and about Romneycare,
Obamacare and the other problems I have with Mitt Romney winning the GOP
Nomination. Please take the time to go through them and see the research I have
about this.

Romney’s “Collaborator and Friend”, Ted Kennedy (One of the
“Parents” of Romneycare) at the Romney-Kennedy Health Care Bill Signing

Mitt Romney defends the individual mandate

2009 Romney glad to hear Obama copying
RomneyCare

How Romney Advocated Obamacare and Lied About
It

Mitt Romney Suggested Three Times In 2009 That
Obama Imitate Romneycare

More videos of Romney pushing national
individual mandate

Scoring Last Week’s RomneyCare Debate

Santorum
pointed out crucial similarities that Romney’s own plan has with Obama’s deeply
unpopular health law.

The Failure of RomneyCare

The former
Massachusetts governor enacted something very similar to the Obama health plan.
It isn’t working well.

Is Obamacare just Romneycare 2.0?

Analyst says the programs are ‘virtually identical’

Confirmed Romneycare = Obamacare

A Short Must See Video Romneycare Vs. Obamacare

Romneycare and Obamacare: can You Tell the Difference?

Mark Levin’s rebuttal of Ann Coulter’s “Three Cheers for
RomneyCare” article

Romneycare
Becomes Obamacare, Then Coultercare

Coulter Care

Romney
Explains Why He Can’t Beat Obama

Can Romney Lead the Fight against
ObamaCare?

The Truth About
RomneyCare

Despite the candidate’s denials, his
program had numerous price controls.

Romney and the Mandate

Did Romney Support a Federal Mandate During the Obamacare
Debate?

Romneycare Failure, Public Disappointment Bode Ill for
Obamacare

It begins – Jay Carney says ObamaCare based on RomneyCare

Romney on Romneycare: First Subsidize, Then Mandate

Romney Plan for Replacing ObamaCare Light on Details

New
reason to doubt Romney would repeal Obamacare

Romney adviser Norm Coleman predicts GOP president won’t repeal
health law

VIDEO: Mitt Heaps Praise on Romneycare “Parent” Ted
Kennedy

Why A President Romney Would Find It Hard To Repeal ‘Obamacare’

Mark Levin Makes Really Good Solid Points about Mitt Romney also. These
Concerns are Not New but Span as far back as 2008. Please take some time to
hear out some of Mark Levin’s Concerns. Thanks.

Mark Levin
On Mitt Romney and the EPA – Jan 5th 2011

Mark Levin
Who Is Mitt Romney? – Jan 12th 2011

Mark Levin
goes nuclear over Romney’s inability to explain conservatism – Feb 2 2012

Mark Levin Slams the Romney Campaign Over Smears and
Falsehoods! – Feb 7th 2012

Mark Levin’s extensive exposition of Ron Paul and Mitt Romney
alliance
– Feb 26th 2012

This is a critical time in our history and the wrong person leading our
party could end up ruining our party forever. A Mitt Romney for President can
do as much harm or worse to the Republican Party and America as a Democrat. It
would just be at a slower pace. Weak Republican leadership in the White House
and Congress gets us nowhere but it does annoy us and frustrate us even more.
Let’s save ourselves the frustration and anger now by supporting the Most Consistant
Clear Contrast to Obama and Vote to Elect Rick Santorum for President.

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