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Former Pennsylvanian Republican senator and prior presidential candidate Rick Santorum strongly suggested he would be running for the White House again in 2016, claiming he “want to stay involved in the mix” and hitting Republican rival Rand Paul for bringing up Monica Lewinsky.

Santorum was asked by Fox News’ Stuart Varney whether the former senator’s upcoming trips to Iowa and New Hampshire means he will be again running for president in a couple years.

“I want to stay involved in the mix,” he said. “I’m certainly concerned about this election upcoming, and have left my options on the table for 2016. And if you’re going to leave your options on the table you’ve got to get around and see people.”



http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/18/rick-santorum-heavily-hints-at-2016-presidential-run-i-want-to-stay-involved-in-the-mix/#ixzz2tj3C0DIc
GOP House members came to Paul Ryan to be Speaker. He didn't come to them. And he was everybody's conservative darling back in 2012. So unless 1 of the remaining 240 wants to step up & do a better job in budgeting & negotiations & herding the party cats, then everybody please STFU. You go to battle with the army you have, not the one you want but don't have.

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Please no.   Some people just can't take "no" for an answer.
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As long as he and Huckabee both run. That way the Iowa corn lobby splits the votes between the two.
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Well, I suppose he does serve a useful purpose......making the other candidates look better.

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No more damn retreads.
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I think the GOP could put up anybody and win in 2016.  Santorum is a better candidate for President than most of the flawed humans who are running IMO.  I could easily pull the lever for him.  I hope he does run.  He is a solid conservative elected twice in liberally purple PA. 
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Another hard hitting republican in the fray. :drunk:
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No more damn retreads.

Agreed.

He's a decent man. We don't need a decent man right now. We need a hard ass who can do the unpopular.
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Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Agreed.

He's a decent man. We don't need a decent man right now. We need a hard ass who can do the unpopular.

I am not sure how decent he is.  I thought he was a complete bleep in 2012... he was downright rude and all about me, me, me in the debates and lied about Perry repeatedly in Iowa.
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I am not sure how decent he is.  I thought he was a complete bleep in 2012... he was downright rude and all about me, me, me in the debates and lied about Perry repeatedly in Iowa.

Why do you get to say "bleep" and I don't?
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Why do you get to say "bleep" and I don't?

I guess I do get to say "bleep"!
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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I am not sure how decent he is.  I thought he was a complete bleep in 2012... he was downright rude and all about me, me, me in the debates and lied about Perry repeatedly in Iowa.

I'll cut him a bit of slack - though I wanted Perry and phone banked for Newt when Perry dropped out. It's the name of the primary game.

Santorum's a good family man, holds his beliefs honestly. That I accept. Yet something about him puts my teeth slightly on edge. Just never worked out what it was.
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I'll cut him a bit of slack - though I wanted Perry and phone banked for Newt when Perry dropped out. It's the name of the primary game.

Santorum's a good family man, holds his beliefs honestly. That I accept. Yet something about him puts my teeth slightly on edge. Just never worked out what it was.

He was never able to even be elected to the senate from his home state of PA... for starters. Supported liberal Arlen Spector over conservative Pat Toomey for another, Rick Santorum is one of the most self-serving men I've seen run for President.
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He was never able to even be elected to the senate from his home state of PA... for starters. Supported liberal Arlen Spector over conservative Pat Toomey for another, Rick Santorum is one of the most self-serving men I've seen run for President.

I sort of expect politicians to have their eye on the main chance, no matter which side of the aisle they are on. It wasn't that.

Could be his overt religious stance. Different culture here and that does make me uncomfortable. Could be he's a bit of a smug sod on the quiet. Could be the one trick pony aspect to his run. I honestly don't know. I was just relieved when he dropped out.
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No more damn retreads.

 :silly: that is a nice way to put it and I agree.
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When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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I think the GOP could put up anybody and win in 2016.  Santorum is a better candidate for President than most of the flawed humans who are running IMO.  I could easily pull the lever for him.  I hope he does run.  He is a solid conservative elected twice in liberally purple PA.

Good grief, the man was soundly tossed out on his ass by the same liberally purple PA the last time he ran.

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I think the GOP could put up anybody and win in 2016.  Santorum is a better candidate for President than most of the flawed humans who are running IMO.  I could easily pull the lever for him.  I hope he does run.  He is a solid conservative elected twice in liberally purple PA.

He was elected ONCE.. and then kicked to the curb by voters who were angry at his support of Spector over Toomey.
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Does he have a job?  How's he feeding his family? 

Seriously.
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   Rick Santorum heavily hints at 2016 presidential run: ‘I want to stay involved in the mix’ 


"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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He was elected ONCE.. and then kicked to the curb by voters who were angry at his support of Spector over Toomey.
You can make up what ever facts you want, but Santorum was elected in 1994 to the US Senate and re-elected in 2000 according to reality.
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You can make up what ever facts you want, but Santorum was elected in 1994 to the US Senate and re-elected in 2000 according to reality.

Santorum was elected and served in the House, then Senate, from 1991 until 2007. He lost reelection in 2006.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Santorum

He seems like the perfect candidate, for a decreasing fraction of the center-right voting potential demographic.

He has found a career lengthening niche using the Buchanan-Gingrich model of permanent media entertainer, whereby running or threatening to run is almost mandatory.
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You can make up what ever facts you want, but Santorum was elected in 1994 to the US Senate and re-elected in 2000 according to reality.


Rap may have been mistaken on his length in office but not about why he was defeated..

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/20/specter-2006-hey-if-not-for-rick-santorum-i-wouldnt-have-been-reelected/

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71455.html

these are just a few of the many articles about it.

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"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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I don't know why but Rick Santorum sets my teeth on edge.  I can't figure it out, but he acts and talks kind of smug, like he's on some upper level of earth and you're down in the ditch.
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