Breaking: Rick Santorum Suspends Campaign

From CBS:

Senator Santorum appeared at a hotel room in Gettysburg at 2 p.m. where he announced he was suspending his campaign.

“We were very concerned about our roles as being the very best parents has we can be to our children,” Santorum said. “We made a decision over the weekend while this presidential race is over to for me and will suspend our campaign effective today – we are not done fighting.”

Get the giant clothespin out; Mitt Romney looks like the GOP nominee.

Update by Buzz Gotta love this photo from the Newtster.

24 comments

  1. ricstewart says:

    It always seems odd to me that they call it “suspending” the campaign, as if there’s a snowball’s chance in hell that they’ll resume it.

  2. Calypso says:

    If you think voting for Romney requires a ‘giant clothespin’ I can only guess it would require the complete removal of one’s nose to vote for Gingrich, Paul, and especially Santorum.

    • Three Jack says:

      I said it in 2008, the GOP should just start handing out logo nose plugs at every national convention with the slogan, “lesser of 2 evils” on the side.

  3. NoTeabagging says:

    Love parent excuse. Like becoming POTUS is the best thing a parent can do. Far better to concede as a loser now than a delusional to the bitter end Loser later. Sets a much better example for the children, don’t you agree?

      • I Miss the 90s says:

        Someone needs to tell all of you that there is no such thing as a conservative. It is simply a an advertising word…like the word “zesty” or “tangy.”

        At best “conservative” is a code word for those that would prefer a harkening back to the immediate post-ward period…where women were best seen and not heard, and black people were neither seen nor heard. When healthcare was pouring kerosine over an open wound and then rubbing ash in it so it would not infect.

        Other than that, the idea of conservatism is meaningless. “Conservatives” do not agree on its meaning…largely because it is not really an ideology, not a philosophy by any definition of the word, it is a piece-meal of reactionary, anti-progressive policy positions. The first “conservative” president, Reagan, would be lambasted as a RINO in today’s hyper-right-wing atmosphere.

  4. gcp says:

    Now he can resume his lobbying career and his role as a FOX news consultant like all the other failed Republican candidates.

    • I Miss the 90s says:

      Gingrich wants to nationalize the oil fields and Romney wants to wait until he has dumped his stock in Big-Oil before doing so.

  5. racinwithrex says:

    As a nation, we no longer use clothspins and hang out our “Dirty Laundry” we just put them in the dryer and set it on “Fluff Dry” and go on with life and nothing really changes…. Romeny can put on blue jeans, say he likes grits but he will never be one of us, but how many Presidents really are?

    • I Miss the 90s says:

      President’s probably are not supposed to “be like us.” It was never intended to be a representative position. That was supposed to be the role of only the US House. We lost track of this after Jimmy Carter (though Bush I tried bringing it back and was punished for it).

  6. Cassandra says:

    While I did not agree with Mr. Santorum on so many levels, I do think about his terribly sick daughter, and pray for his family.

    ‘Bella is a very sick little girl, and even the most cynical pol can only imagine the sheer immensity of losing one’s child.

  7. Kilkenny Kid says:

    I think Santorum did a remarkable job with very little money or organization. He may have actually pulled out the nomination but for a few missteps after his three state sweep (CO, MO, & MN) when he was off on that contraception tangent. He had a very powerful economic and freedom message that was drown out by some of his personally held religious views. Having met him, it’s easy to understand how he caught on in a state like Iowa. He come across as an “every man” and “a state school” guy that he is. I hope we’ll see him again with a bit more money, organization and message discipline, he could go all the way. Nice run Rick.

    • The Last Democrat in Georgia says:

      It was Santorum’s “contraception tangent” that has Romney and the GOP in a bind with the very crucial female swing vote in a year when they should be pulling away from an incumbent President whose dismal economic performance is his political Kryptonite.

      Thanks a lot, Rick.

      Santorum would have likely had a better shot at getting the nomination and I agree that he would have a good shot at getting the nomination next time if he comes back with a bit more of organizational discipine.

      But if Obama wins a second term and the Hilderbeast (Hillary Clinton) gets into the race and becomes the Democrat nominee in ’16 Santorum as the Republican nominee would get crushed as the female vote would go Clinton’s way in a race in which Hillary and the Dems would be absolutely ruthless (which it doesn’t take much for the Hilderbeast to be ruthless, seeing as though ruthlessness is pretty much her perpetual natural state of being), running the video of his contraception remarks in an unending loop until a solid and decisive majority of female voters were brainwashed to violently hurl everytime they heard Santorum’s name spoken.

      • caroline says:

        People don’t need to be “brainwashed” to hurl when they see Santorum. That was already happening.

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