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Santorum Drops Presidential Bid

April 10, 2012 by  

Santorum Drops Presidential Bid
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Rick Santorum dropped out of the Presidential race on Tuesday.

Republican Presidential contender announced on Tuesday that he would be dropping his bid for President of the United States.

“We made the decision over the weekend [that] this presidential race is over for me, and we will suspend our campaign today,” Santorum said at a news conference in Gettysburg, Pa.

Santorum had been on a break from the campaign for the past few days because of the Easter holiday and the hospitalization of his 3-year-old daughter.

The former Pennsylvania Senator, who had been called Mitt Romney’s top opponent, suffered a trio of defeats last week in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Over the weekend, his daughter, Bella, was hospitalized for the second time during his Presidential campaign due to complications from a rare genetic disorder.

Santorum has yet to offer an endorsement and has not yet urged his delegates to support another candidate.  Some pundits speculate that he is hoping Romney will fall short of the required delegate threshold, allowing him to re-involve himself in the race during the Republican National Convention in August.

Romney remains the media-declared winner of the GOP, though Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich remain in the race. Gingrich’s campaign, however, has been embattled of late and revealed last weekend that it is $4.5 million in debt.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • jopa

    The main reason for Santorum dropping out was his showing here in Pa. in the polls.His popularity was dropping like a rock in the last few weeks with an upward surge for Romney, that would undoubtedly embarrass the former Senator who had lost his last re-election bid by 16 points in the Keystone State.Another defeat of great magnitude would dampen any chance for Santorum to make another run for the Presidency after President Obamas second term.

  • Jonathan

    I must say that this opens up a nice slot for Dr. Paul. I think that this race should have always been a Mitt and Ron battle anyways. Rick Santorum had no business being in the race this long anyway. The only support he received was from the extreme religious areas that think their views should be forced on everyone else. Newt should follow Ricks lead and count his losses. there is no point for him to stay in it. Many of you may feel the same way about Paul, however us Ron Paul supporters could care less if he doesn’t win we are support the message of liberty and that is far larger than any candidate, president, congressman/woman, supreme court judge, or governor. We refuse to accept the status quo and settle for the lesser of two evils. We are often labeled as crazy pot loving hippies who want less government and legal drugs. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.

    • Ryan Hill

      To all Ron Paul supporters, never give up the reason why you chose Ron in the first place. We all want our own individual freedoms, conservatives and liberals alike, yet there are those who believe that the “government” creates individual rights and there are those who KNOW that it is the individual who is born with the rights and allows a government to exist in support of those rights. When we all start taking responsibilityfor our actions and stop intruding on others freedoms, we will have officially R3V0LOLUTIONIZED!

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