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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Santorum May Run Again

Posted by on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Politico has developed a comprehensive list of all the 15 Republicans who are talking about running for president in 2016. There are a few surprises in this story:

POLITICO has also learned that Rick Santorum is telling friends he wants to run again. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has said publicly that he might, too, and has begun talking to donors and other top supporters like he means it...Republican sources said Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) might want to fill the void on the religious right now and that Mike Pence, who just won the gubernatorial race in Indiana, has expressed interest in running, too.

God, yes. 2016 is Santorum's year! Let Santorum be Santorum! Let Santorum run all over this great nation! With Romney out of the way, nobody can disrupt Santorum's flow!

 

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Wait, there's a void on the religious right?
Posted by Big Adventure Steve on November 21, 2012 at 11:36 AM · Report this
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<santorum-filling-the-void-joke>
Posted by Big Adventure Steve on November 21, 2012 at 11:37 AM · Report this
levide 3
Careful what you wish for, there, Paul.
Posted by levide on November 21, 2012 at 11:45 AM · Report this
Hernandez 4
@3 I would not be worried. Santorum's status as a right-wing religious kook is very well cemented in American politics and culture. If he couldn't beat out Mitt fucking Romney for the nod in 2012, there's no way he's even coming close in the future.
Posted by Hernandez http://hernandezlist.blogspot.com on November 21, 2012 at 11:55 AM · Report this
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It is so cute that these people, defeated in primaries and even Senate seat retention elections, think all they need is their own delusion and the delusions of people with dollars to put them @ 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. What a hilarious electoral system you have, America.
Posted by Giving Thanks We Ain't No Yanks on November 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM · Report this
bleedingheartlibertarian 6
The downside of Romney losing is that vast swaths of the GOP are now convinced that they simply didn't nominate someone who is conservative enough.
Posted by bleedingheartlibertarian on November 21, 2012 at 12:13 PM · Report this
tedb310 7
@1, Amen!
Posted by tedb310 on November 21, 2012 at 12:13 PM · Report this
Mattini 8
@6 A problem for the GOP party as a whole, perhaps. But if they want to nominate a fringe candidate who'll lose handily in 2016, that'll be a boon for the rest of us.
Posted by Mattini on November 21, 2012 at 12:15 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 9
God called them to run! Again!
Posted by Dr_Awesome on November 21, 2012 at 12:26 PM · Report this
Gurldoggie 10
The problem, which the Republicans have clearly identified, is that they didn't nominate anyone crazy loony batshit enough to win. They can't possibly lose if Santorum, Bachmann, Herman Cain and the Donald REALLY speak their minds next time.
Posted by Gurldoggie http://gurldogg.blogspot.com on November 21, 2012 at 12:49 PM · Report this
11
Oh, good, more come-from-behind jokes.
Posted by Warren Terra on November 21, 2012 at 1:07 PM · Report this
Knat 12
This time, Santorum and Bachmann need to fight it out to be the official representative of God for the GOP this time around. I'm thinking no armor and lions around the edges of a circular arena packed with benches of cheering onlookers.
Posted by Knat on November 21, 2012 at 1:08 PM · Report this
very bad homo 13
Bring it on.
Posted by very bad homo on November 21, 2012 at 1:10 PM · Report this
14
So we can look forward to another Rethug clown car express primary in 2016? Wheeeeeeee!!

Come on, Hilary!
Posted by Patricia Kayden on November 21, 2012 at 1:17 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 15
In other words, the 2016 primary is already looking like a repeat of the glorious clown car that was the 2012 republican primary?

Awesome!!!
Posted by Reverse Polarity on November 21, 2012 at 1:19 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 16
@15 Exactly. Romney was the most presentable of a whole slew of losers. And he was the worst candidate trotted out by any party since Harding. Team Rape hasn't learned. They're base is dying, and they'll have far less voters for their wingnut ideas than they did this time around. No amount of the CEC will change that.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on November 21, 2012 at 1:37 PM · Report this
Fnarf 17
@6, I'm not seeing the downside there. I want the GOP to nominate the craziest lunatic they can find. If I can't have Todd Akin, I'll go with Santorum. And, you know, even if he doesn't get it, the more bruising the primary fight, the happier I'll be. Obama got a huge boost from Newt Gingrich et al's spirited attacks on Romney.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on November 21, 2012 at 1:38 PM · Report this
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Santorum's always running somewhere...
Posted by moo http://doitforthegirls.com/ on November 21, 2012 at 1:49 PM · Report this
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They're doing it wrong!
Posted by zobot http://wsu.academia.edu/zoealeshire on November 21, 2012 at 2:16 PM · Report this
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Post Sarah Palin, running for president in the GOP is now just one long Reality-TV show. The "candidates" milk it for pundit spots, book deals, and speaking engagements. Almost none of them are remotely electable or qualified.
Posted by tkc on November 21, 2012 at 3:13 PM · Report this
Frank Blethen's vodka distiller 21
Hasn't enough of that shit been spread?
Posted by Frank Blethen's vodka distiller on November 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM · Report this
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I want to see Michele Bachmann on top and Rick Santorum on bottom. Of the ticket, of course.
Posted by Clayton on November 21, 2012 at 11:48 PM · Report this

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