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Should Santorum, Gingrich and Paul drop out and endorse Romney?

MaxGeschwind 2012/04/06 18:16:33
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A contested primary in 2008 definitely benefited then-Senator Barack Obama when he had to fight against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nod. The Obama-Clinton battle made him a stronger candidate going into the general election against John McCain.

This time around it looks like the Romney-Santorum race could go as long as the Obama-Clinton battle. Gingrich has also said numerous times that he’ll stay in the race until someone reaches the magic number of 1144 delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination. And even though Ron Paul has no chance of being the GOP nominee, it doesn’t look like he will drop out anytime soon. Remember when he ran in 2008? He didn’t drop out until June; 3 months after McCain was declared the GOP nominee!

I want to know what you think! Should Gingrich, Santorum, and Paul get out of the race and stand united behind Mitt Romney? Or is it best that they stay in it to make Romney a stronger candidate similar to what happened with Obama in the 2008 primary race? Or do you think something else? Let me know your opinion!

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  • ☮ Ron ☮ Paul ☮ 2012! ☮ 2012/04/09 04:21:27
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    ☮ Ron ☮ Paul ☮ 2012! ☮
    +8
    They should all stay in so that the delegates can choose who they like once the GOP stalemates. Then the GOP can finally see the efforts of Ron Paul were not in vain!

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  • HAlex1972 2012/04/15 12:22:54
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    HAlex1972
    Neither. Our country is screwed.
  • Jackie 2012/04/10 03:22:09 (edited)
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    Jackie
    It is still actually possible for Santorum to win. They just don't tell you that. I want Santorum to stay and Romney to go away. And Gingrich as a vice President.

    Oh and actually Hillary dropped out because of death threats on Chelsea by Obama's thugs.
  • Daniel Francis 2012/04/10 00:48:41
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    Daniel Francis
    Ron Paul is not going to drop out. We will only vote for Ron Paul.
  • Dynasty Fighter 2012/04/09 21:14:51
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    Dynasty Fighter
    Everyone but Romney should drop out
  • karu 2012/04/09 18:47:58
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    karu
    they should stay in so the republican primary season can keep being funny and interesting for once!! it has been a long time since i was last at the circus!!
  • ConLibFraud 2012/04/09 18:41:30
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    ConLibFraud
    +1
    You have succumb to the lies and propaganda of the GOP and the media. You are now aiding and abetting the establishment criminals with your ignorance. Ron Paul is the only one who can defeat Ofraud!

    It's obvious you are an ORomney supporter. Why don't you tell us what your man will do to change the current path of destruction?
  • Technotrucker_exposingthetruth 2012/04/09 14:51:05
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    Technotrucker_exposingthetruth
    +2
    The more logical choice would be the other three drop out and endorse Paul. Since he is apparently the only one that knows the Constitution and is far ahead of the rest on economic issues. You have this ass backwards. But, that makes perfect sense when you consider that the Media generally brainwashes weak dick minds into voting for the appointed CEO of the Corporation of the US. You people are certifiable.
  • dreamhippy 2012/04/09 08:41:33
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    dreamhippy
    +5
    Since only RON PAUL is a genuine conservative, all the others should drop out and throw their support to him. He has my vote no matter what.
  • niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20 2012/04/09 06:48:08
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    niviongo R ☮ P ☮ 12-20
    +5
    Ron Paul decisions are bsed on his principles, not the winds of political convinience.
    He should go until the end by hinself. He has done that before.
    Running on principle may not give you a victory but it does give you a triumph over the rest.
  • TuringsChild 2012/04/09 05:04:50
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    TuringsChild
    +3
    Just because the GOP fat cats have anointed Romney doesn't mean he'll win anything. Remember Bob Dole? You can't always foist unpopular candidates on the People just because you control the MSM and both Parties.
    They may not ALLOW Ron Paul to win, but they can't expect people to 'just relax and enjoy it'.
  • Freedom Mom 2012/04/09 04:52:22
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    Freedom Mom
    +7
    Santorum, Gingrich, should drop out, and if it was between Ron Paul and CFR Romney puppet for the International Bankers, Ron Paul would win!!!!!!
  • eliosc 2012/04/09 04:24:24
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    eliosc
    +2
    They should stay, until their followers want.
  • ☮ Ron ☮ Paul ☮ 2012! ☮ 2012/04/09 04:21:27
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    ☮ Ron ☮ Paul ☮ 2012! ☮
    +8
    They should all stay in so that the delegates can choose who they like once the GOP stalemates. Then the GOP can finally see the efforts of Ron Paul were not in vain!
  • S and S 2012/04/08 01:12:13
  • Ev Rom 2012/04/08 01:01:28
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    Ev Rom
    +6
    They should drop out and endorse Ron Paul
  • chaoskitty123 2012/04/08 00:54:43
    Santorum, Gingrich and Paul should stay in the race to make Romney a stronger...
    chaoskitty123
    +1
    I actually think they should stay in the race.

    My reasoning is this. Ron Paul started a ravenous barrage of attacks on Rick Santorum at about the same time rumors began to circulate from non Ron Paul supporters that Ron had been offered the VP position by Romney. Thus, Ron is acting as a blocker trying to kill support for Santorum to help Romney win.

    Secondly, Romney really isn't being damaged by this like people thought he would be. In fact, the attacks on Romney are nowhere near as bad as what happened to those already out of the race except by Santorum... and even he seems to be holding back to a degree as if trying to ensure whomever wins will have the strength to remove Obama.

    Thirdly, Obama's supporters and the left leaning media are assuming Obama has this won basing their beliefs on "divided" Republican support and no one can tell them the obvious that whenever the Republican primary is over... all that support then goes to the winner. That means these people have a big surprise coming and as usual, they won't see it coming even though it's as plain as the nose on your face.

    Lastly, Romney has this habit of getting overconfident when he thinks he's won. This has revealed itself several times already in this primary and it took Santorum giving him a few bloody noses...























    I actually think they should stay in the race.

    My reasoning is this. Ron Paul started a ravenous barrage of attacks on Rick Santorum at about the same time rumors began to circulate from non Ron Paul supporters that Ron had been offered the VP position by Romney. Thus, Ron is acting as a blocker trying to kill support for Santorum to help Romney win.

    Secondly, Romney really isn't being damaged by this like people thought he would be. In fact, the attacks on Romney are nowhere near as bad as what happened to those already out of the race except by Santorum... and even he seems to be holding back to a degree as if trying to ensure whomever wins will have the strength to remove Obama.

    Thirdly, Obama's supporters and the left leaning media are assuming Obama has this won basing their beliefs on "divided" Republican support and no one can tell them the obvious that whenever the Republican primary is over... all that support then goes to the winner. That means these people have a big surprise coming and as usual, they won't see it coming even though it's as plain as the nose on your face.

    Lastly, Romney has this habit of getting overconfident when he thinks he's won. This has revealed itself several times already in this primary and it took Santorum giving him a few bloody noses to bring Romney back to Earth... Obama will give him more than a bloody nose if he acts like that because Romneys too soft spoken. Being soft spoken isn't bad because you actually have a sense of confidence in someone who can talk to you in a calm manner which is exactly what the country needs. Confidence isn't bad either as if he wins, this would become a huge plus because Romney is an accomplished man no matter how you view him.

    In a Romney vs Obama face off, Obama has a ton of baggage and broken promises Romney can go after whereas Romney only has one term as Governor of Massachusetts to his credit. Romney has a strong Democrat support base in Massachusetts and when he left, Mass was in very good shape... his Democrat replacement fared far worse.

    Not only does this prove Romney can win Massachusetts... it proves he can win Democrat votes whereas Obama can't win Republican votes except from the slim minority of leftwing Republicans which amounts to almost nothing.

    Should he choose Ron Paul as his VP, Obama / Biden are finished as Paul will solidify the Republican vote due to his popularity with the youth and military vote. California is now 22% Independent and both Romney and Paul together can gain that vote for Republicans once the primary is over... that vote is meaningless until then as it only gives Obama more time to try regaining the vote Romney / Paul can win if the primary ends now. Thus, California is vulnerable and Romney is well versed on the San Joaquin Valley situation where over 100,000 Hispanics lost their jobs, billions were added to the California debt as a result and Republicans were the only ones who fought for them... Democrats let the water be turned off that caused that environmental disaster.



    Virginia and north Carolina are already basically lost to Obama, Florida, California and Massachusetts are all vulnerable... Obama isn't going to win any states he didn't win in 2008 but will lose states.

    Romney also has another advantage most will not consider... he wasn't a big fan of Bush and Obama never once voted against anything Bush wanted, he even voted in favor of cloture several times giving Bush what he wanted and was the go to guy when Bush needed Democrat votes. Romney isn't afraid to paint Obama as a Bush Democrat nor to attack him for all the times Obama supported Bush who wasn't as popular with Republicans as most in the media claim since he won in 2000 on the electoral vote and in 2004 went against an unpopular Democrats but still easily could have lost had he not revved up fear about terrorism.

    Romney will be better suited to let this go on as long as he can, allow Obama's supporters to continue thinking they have this won due to facts that have nothing to do with who actually will win and if he chooses Ron Paul as his VP... the shock alone will send the media in all directions.

    In 2008, McCain had all the factors Obama now has working against him. Romney is coming in almost bulletproof like Obama himself in 2008 so the dynamics of this race have changed. Obama's supporters have been wrong at every turn and all they have going for them is blind faith largely based on Obama's race since it is his supporters who can't see beyond his skin color.

    Attacking Obama's opposition as racists long ago lost it's effectiveness especially with them saying had they elected a white Democrat they would have been treated the same way... that's not racism, that's party politics as usual. Obama's supporters blew it playing the race card until it became completely ineffective, instead of saving the world they devolved into endless hate filled rage fests with the political right splitting their own party against itself out of sheer stupidity and attacking almost every crime they heard of as being rightwing, white, Christian, Conservative, Republicans... before they know the first damn thing about the accused who then in almost every case turned out to be one of their own.

    Obama will not win unless the political left shifts away from the extreme left back to center where they can reunite the rightwing and right leaning moderate Democrats as the extreme left belongs to Obama... the rest of the Democratic Party is up for grabs and having a Republican Presidential candidate who has proven he can win Democrat and Independent votes truly gives Romney a huge advantage.

    The mainstream media isn't addressing these facts because they they have to date refused to attack Obama for the vast majority of his mistakes... allowing the San Joaquin Valley to be devastated when no President in US history has ever allowed the water to be turned off even in the worst drought. California is extremely vulnerable to the Republicans if Romney wins and even moreso if he chooses Paul as his VP.

    You are dead wrong about the other candidates dropping out now to endorse Romney because Obama's followers and the left leaning media are deluding themselves and it is best to allow them to feed on their own delusions waiting until at least July where they maximize the impact and send Obama's support base backwards on their heels. They just need to cut back on their attacks where they attack Romney and fight among themselves a bit like Paul is doing to Santorum.
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  • tpops 2012/04/07 15:22:25
    Santorum, Gingrich and Paul should drop out and endorse Romney
    tpops
    +1
    If Santorum and Gingrich were really concerned for the GOP and having a chance to beat Obama they would show some class and get out. Their continued attempts at destroying Romney's character is not helping them gain momentum and in effect creating a third party which will not help win in November They are also wasting precious money that we need for the battle with Obama.
  • rdmatheny tpops 2012/04/09 15:02:15 (edited)
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    +3
    Romney has destroyed his own character, he didn't need any help from Santorum and Gingrich, whom both have a lot of room to talk and shouldn't be throwing stones in a glass house.
  • tpops rdmatheny 2012/04/09 17:17:46
    tpops
    Bottom line neither Santorum or Gingrich can win the nomination so the real question is do you want to oust Obama or have 4 more years of that idiot. Your Santorum video is like all campaign video's some truth some lies and a lot of take it out of context. At least Gingrich is showing some class not that we he sees and understands what is going on. Santorum?
  • rdmatheny tpops 2012/04/09 18:27:39
    rdmatheny
    +2
    You're darn right I want to oust Obama. I'm just surprised the GOP is pushing the weaker candidate in Romney as they did in 2008 with McCain, which got us stuck with Obama in the first place. That's why it's imperative we get behind the only GOP candidate that has the best chance to defeat Obama. http://communities.washington...

    Oh by the way, here's some Santorum info you can chew on, http://www.philly.com/philly/...
  • irish 2012/04/07 15:07:01
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    irish
    +7
    insanitorium,grinch and mittens should all drop out and let the only real candidate dominate the field. dees  ron paul
  • Timetraveler 2012/04/07 14:06:42
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    Timetraveler
    +5
    I personally would never endorse Romney, I don't trust him or his families wealth, I don't trust Santorum because of his religious background, and Gingrich has been deeply embedded in the political arena too long to believe he will introduce any real changes that we seriously need if were to pull this country out of the hole our leaders have put us in. I will vote for Paul, and if it makes a difference and gets him elected dispite the media's attempt to consider him. I'll be happy. if I throw away my vote, then at least I voted my mind and can live far better than voting for someone who can smile as he lies to everyone, ohh yeah that one is Obama
  • Reggie☮ 2012/04/07 14:05:43
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    +3
    Definately Santorum and Gingrich
  • Wolfman 2012/04/07 12:48:42
    Santorum, Gingrich and Paul should drop out and endorse Romney
    Wolfman
    I was a Santorum supporter. Now it is time for all of them to drop-out except Romney. I would rather Romney's money go to defeating Obie.
  • 22RIDE 2012/04/07 05:46:25
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    22RIDE
    No no no, please let the clown show continue. It makes for great entertainment, and fodder for comedians.
  • Eccles 2012/04/07 05:45:05
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    Eccles
    No Comment am to busy vomiting.
  • Andrew 2012/04/07 05:44:45
    Santorum, Gingrich and Paul should drop out and endorse Romney
    Andrew
    +1
    I think so.
  • Windy 2012/04/07 05:19:56
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    Windy
    +5
    Santorum and Gingrich should drop out (the only reason they are still in the race is to try to keep votes and delegates from Paul), and even Romney should drop out, but he won't, he's too egotistical and the MSM has a lot of people convinced he's going to take the nomination (fat chance), even tho very few delegates to the national convention have been elected anywhere.

    Ron Paul is the only candidate for whom anyone of any party should vote if we want a return to peace, liberty, prosperity and Constitutional government.
  • Katfish 2012/04/07 04:12:07
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    +3
    Should Grinch, Sanatorum, and Obomney supporters kill themselves to save humanity?
  • irish Katfish 2012/04/07 15:08:30 (edited)
    irish
    +3
    you left out mittens! and yes!LOL
  • strawberry 2012/04/07 04:09:26
    Santorum, Gingrich and Paul should drop out and endorse Romney
    strawberry
    To me they are all lousy candidates, but at this point Santorum's big mouth, and Gingrich's thick stubborn head, only make the Republican Party look worse, especially wasting money when they don't have the math on their side. I like Ron Paul but he now looks like a wandering lost soul.
  • thermoguy 2012/04/07 03:03:47
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    thermoguy
    They should drop out and support Obama
  • Red_Horse 2012/04/07 02:50:18
  • Chef Bunyan 2012/04/07 01:51:44
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    Chef Bunyan
    I'd love it if the delegates decided that all this infighting has made it impossible for any of these guys to beat 0blowhole and rose up as one and nominated Allen West!
  • showe274 2012/04/06 23:20:23
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    showe274
    +8
    Ron Paul!!
  • Mike 2012/04/06 23:14:09
    Santorum, Gingrich and Paul should stay in the race to make Romney a stronger...
    Mike
    +1
    Long as possible - keep the dems guessing
  • chaoski... Mike 2012/04/08 01:09:52
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    +1
    Exactly Mike. Read my comment above as I tend to be longwinded but I have valid reasons for what you say and to date, most of the people here saying they should get out are people who supported the candidates who have already dropped out because Obama's followers vetted them out where these people refused. They don't understand that you must investigate things and offer educated support so their candidates will try harder to prove they're worth the support.

    The longer this drags out, the better it will be for Republicans and they should end this around July if not a little earlier in June. Obama's supporters are like McCains were in 2008 in supporting him for all the wrong reasons and Romney is coming off like Obama... largely unknown. Obama had strong Democrat opposition until he finally won the Democratic primary and McCain gave him the election out of stupidity rather than Obama truly winning.

    When Republicans finally do have their candidate, it needs to be when Obama's support base has inflicted maximum damage just as they split the Democrats against themselves and Romney has one factor going for him that the extreme left will never see coming or accept... Romney can win over Conservative, Moderate, Centrist and even some Liberal voters from the Democratic Party not counting...

    Exactly Mike. Read my comment above as I tend to be longwinded but I have valid reasons for what you say and to date, most of the people here saying they should get out are people who supported the candidates who have already dropped out because Obama's followers vetted them out where these people refused. They don't understand that you must investigate things and offer educated support so their candidates will try harder to prove they're worth the support.

    The longer this drags out, the better it will be for Republicans and they should end this around July if not a little earlier in June. Obama's supporters are like McCains were in 2008 in supporting him for all the wrong reasons and Romney is coming off like Obama... largely unknown. Obama had strong Democrat opposition until he finally won the Democratic primary and McCain gave him the election out of stupidity rather than Obama truly winning.

    When Republicans finally do have their candidate, it needs to be when Obama's support base has inflicted maximum damage just as they split the Democrats against themselves and Romney has one factor going for him that the extreme left will never see coming or accept... Romney can win over Conservative, Moderate, Centrist and even some Liberal voters from the Democratic Party not counting his appeal to Independents.

    Let the left leaning media falsely report Romneys support when it is divided atm... when the primary ends, the people supporting the other candidates will toss in behind Romney and suddenly boost his support past Obama with FOX News likely being the only ones who will get it right lol.
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  • relic 2012/04/06 22:55:39
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    relic
    +6
    Haven't you considered asking Romney to drop out instead?
  • Marcus Clark 2012/04/06 22:46:45
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    Marcus Clark
    +1
    Santorum (as well as Gingrich and Paul) should stay in the race to prevent Romney from getting the nomination. The Media wants people to think that Mittens is the inevitable nominee. This is simply not the case. In fact, the delegate count is closer than reported. As it is currently proceeding, Romney will not be able to get 1144 prior to the convention. If it comes down to a brokered convention, it is doubtful that Romney could even come close to winning.
    Santorum is a much better choice than Romney and has a much better chance at beating Obama.
  • Windy Marcus ... 2012/04/07 05:26:40
    Windy
    +5
    Santorum, the hypocritical theocrat, is a horrible choice and luckily he hasn't any better chance than the unethical warmonger, Gingrich. Romney is just like Obama so a vote for him is a vote to continue the policies of Obama/Bush/Clinton/Bush. Ron Pau is the only sane choice in this election.

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