Dear Rick Santorum Voters in Florida: Make Your Vote Count

Rick Santorum Voters

The future of the country is at stake and right now, going into Tuesday’s Florida Primary, our fate is tied into one specific group of people: Rick Santorum supporters. Mitt Romney appears poised to take Florida and go into February with likely sweeps of all states that month. The election is made or broken on Tuesday.

Rick Santorum, as strong as he is, cannot win. His ideas are stout. His supporters are tenacious. He has a place as either the Vice President or the Secretary of State if he cancels his candidacy and supports Newt Gingrich in time.

That time is now.

A Mitt Romney candidacy is tantamount to an Obama second-term. Santorum supporters must vote for Newt Gingrich on Tuesday. It is not the time for a “statement” vote. It’s time to make a vote that counts. We support Rick Santorum, but Newt Gingrich is the next-best choice and the only one who has a chance of stopping Mitt Romney and the Republican Establishment from blowing another election by putting up a Dole/McCain moderate as our champion.

Rick Santorum: The Only Safe Bet for Republicans

Rick Santorum

Let’s look at the general sentiment coming from Republican voters and Fox News talking heads:

  1. Mitt Romney is part of the problem that Republicans hate when it comes to health care and other issues. His conservative credentials are weak.
  2. Newt Gingrich has skeletons in his closet that rival Herman Cain. As Ann Coulter points out, Gingrich would lose 49 out of 50 states to Obama.
  3. Ron Paul is insane.
  4. Michele Bachmann is insane on a different level.
  5. Rick Perry is dumber than George W. Bush.
  6. Everyone else is unimportant.

Rick Santorum fit into the last category until this week. Through sheer will (and the fact that every waking moment has been spent for weeks on winning Iowa), he has emerged as the #3 guy in Iowa and is rising fast. How did the man who was a distant 6th two weeks ago position himself so well?

The truth is, he didn’t. He’s simply the NR-NR (Not Romney, Not Ron) in the right place at the right time. He may also be the only conservative who can go up against Barack Obama. Why? Because he’s clean (as far as we know). He hasn’t waffled. He hasn’t cheated on his wife. He isn’t trying to legalize drugs. He doesn’t defer to his husband. He can remember 3 things in a list when trying to make a point.

Finally, he’s starting to be listened to by the media and the voters.