Rick Santorum is taking a break from the campaign trail this weekend and will return to Pennsylvania for the weekend.
The AP reported:

Rick Santorum is tired, almost broke — and going home.

The former Pennsylvania senator is taking a pause from Florida campaigning just days before the Tuesday primary that even he expects to deal him a third consecutive loss.

Santorum says he would rather spend his Saturday sitting at his kitchen table doing his taxes than campaigning in a state where the race for the Republican presidential nomination has become a two-man fight between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney.

The cash-strapped candidate acknowledges that he simply can’t keep up with the GOP front-runners in Florida.

“We’re going to talk about the Constitution and talk about being a strong conservative,” Santorum said at an event here this week. “And that’s all we can do.”

Outside advisers are urging him to pack up in Florida completely and not spend another minute in a state where he is cruising toward a loss. But Santorum insisted on Friday that he would return once he has readied his taxes for public release.

 

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  1. Stick a fork in he’s done.

  2. Heads up guys!! Palin just threw a scud into the cannibal gop establishment.

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150516734848435

  3. Admit you pushed an individual mandate back in 1994, Santorum. If you aren’t honest, you really don’t have a lot going for you.

  4. I am particularly upset with how Mr. Beck has feigned support for Santorum as a shield to deflect accusations he is shilling for Romney in his relentless harassment of Newt Gingrich…one of the few politicians in my life time who has ever done a damn thing in DC for voters with MY values. It will be very interesting to see how some of these deceptive stealth progressives avoid admitting their Romney advocacy should Sanitorum drop out and endorse Newt.

  5. I do not trust Newt or Romney.That leaves Santorum or Paul.

  6. I hope that Santorum can put aside his own ambition and endorse Gingrich. He has to realize that our country is at stake.

  7. ++

    Godspeed Mr. S., enjoy your family while you can..

    ==

  8. Liz #3:
    That story on the individual mandate support in 1994 is sheer nonsense, no doubt released because Rick is injuring Mitt and Newt on THEIR support of it.
    I found two stories, if you care to look:
    1.) C-SPANVIDEO.org of a debate from October 30, 1994, which sheds some light on where he stood, which is squarely against an individual mandate. Interestingly, his position sounds very similar to what he says now.
    2.) cs.cmu.edu/~jab/pol/santorum-background.txt which is a position paper from 1994 from Rick Santorum, again which shows he did not support an individual mandate.

  9. I think that remark by Romney that his health plan is nothing to get angry about is a gut check moment for Rick. If he really does hold his pro life issues dear, he has to come to terms with the fact he is being USED by the establishment to split the anti romney vote. He gives Romney hacks cover to attack Gingrish by saying they are for Santorum,,,when they just want to goad some Gingrich votes into the garbage can. Newt could likely close a deal with Rick by offering him a Supreme Court nomination. It worked for Arlan Specter.

  10. elhrac:
    Where were the calls for Newt to drop after his dismal showing in Iowa?
    Speaking of ambition, I doubt anyone exceeds Newt in that regard.
    I hope and pray Rick stays in and plays long ball with this. I for one am in no hurry to see Newt as the nominee.

  11. donh:
    Rick clearly smoked Newt last night, and now he’s the one who should exit? I think not.
    Or, by your premise, one could say Newt is being used by the establishment to split the vote.
    Perhaps those of you so thrilled with Newt might look at Real Clear Politics and check the national polling and see that Newt is polling the lowest of the four nationally against barry.

  12. Look at how so many candidates have dropped out, but Romney is still stuck in the high 25-29% range. Romney’s support is like the soviet block with its iron curtain….but the curtain cracks with each candidate that drops out. That whole 5% held by Perry went entirely to Newt in SC. If Rick drops out his 12% will go 10 people to Newt for every 2 that go Romney….and it will be real fun to watch Glenn Beck claim he is now for Ron Paul as he continues to bash Newt 5 hours a day.

  13. Santorum hasn’t lived in PA for years, probably since he lost his Senate seat. If he’s going home, his kitchen table isn’t here.

  14. santorum lives in va. his campaign is based out of verona, pa

  15. Uh, last I heard, he WON Iowa. What happened to that?

  16. #8 January 27, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    elhrac commented:

    I hope that Santorum can put aside his own ambition and endorse Gingrich. He has to realize that our country is at stake.

    Probably why he doesn’t.

    ——-

    All this nonsense about candidates releasing tax info–and not a peep about ANY of Obama’s records.

  17. “One of the things that I will talk about that no president has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the sexual liberty idea and many in the Christian faith have said, you know contraception is OK. It’s not OK because it’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.” — Rick Santorum

    Yeah, right. Keep that twerp where the world doesn’t have to deal with his idiocy and religious fascism.



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