Why @RickSantorum Should do the “Right” Thing for His Country Before the Florida Primary

In All Posts, Conservatives, Elections by JD Rucker2 Comments

Rick Santorum Should Back Down

It isn’t often that I agree with my liberal cohort in Washington DC Annapolis, Lorie Wimble, but we’re (almost) thinking along the same lines on the issue of Rick Santorum helping Barack Obama. It should be noted that I absolutely support Rick Santorum and would love nothing more than to see him in the White House. However, sometimes the right thing to do is to ensure that a conservative has the best chance to win. In this case, that conservative is Newt Gingrich.

Love him or hate him, he’s the only conservative with a chance of taking on Barack Obama. If Santorum does not back down before the Florida primary, he will be doing his party and his country a disservice by giving the nomination to Mitt Romney.

Depending on the poll, Santorum is either 3rd or 4th right now in Florida. This election year has proven that fortunes change quickly but there’s simply not enough time to make up the difference. He’s pulling votes from Gingrich, the candidate closest to Romney in Florida, and is therefore making it a near-certainty that Romney will get the nomination as he prepares to sweep the February primaries. A loss for Gingrich in Florida will eliminate the only hope left to take on Obama in November.

Romney cannot beat Obama and Santorum cannot beat Romney. Gingrich has a chance to beat both of them. Santorum needs to remove his ego from the equation before Tuesday or he’ll be dooming his own country to the fate of four more Obama years. As much as I would love to see Santorum make the conservative changes that are necessary to save the country, Gingrich is the next best thing. They are splitting the conservative vote and despite a win in Iowa, Santorum has zero chance of getting the nomination.

Rick, do the “right” thing. Drop out, support Gingrich, and get ready to become Secretary of State.


  1. forrest macgregor

    (Nice posts, and I applaud you both for being civil AND political.)

    From here, (liberal Obama supporter), I can say I am amazed at the weak pool. Too early to be counting chickens, but boy, this looks like shooting fish in a barrel. (Who does that, anyway?)

    This is not the year to be a 1%’er, OR a Mormon, or even tall and white. The Tea Party has been instrumental in showing that they are 1) impotent 2) obstructionist 3) transient and 4) irrelevant and in doing so, shown how much good a unified Congress will be in forwarding a populist agenda, whcih they SHOULD agree with if they aren’t simply racists who hate the black guy in the White House.

    I always enjoy the political years, and often, am disappointed by the elections. I had hoped for even more from Obama, but I honestly don’t thing he’s the worry for liberals… the congressional races are. You guys on the right should be aiming at different targets if you hope to have ANY influence next year.

    Again, thanks for being civil. I hope nothing I said was less that so.

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