Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Santorum is Number 2

I realize that's the obvious headline, but I'd been excited about using it for days. Not as excited as I would have been if he'd won, mind you, but excited nonetheless.

I'd say more, but it's like 2AM where I am and I am old.

Goodnight!

9 comments:

  1. I am a proud Washingtonian tonight... state of Washington that is, home of Dan Savage. Laughed my liberal, straight, but friend of the LGBTQ community, ass off at that headline.

    Proud too that despite such mainstream political coverage, this site is also number 2 in the Google search. Shitloads of peeps are reading definition number 1 for the first time... :)

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  2. Romney squeezed out Santorum.

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  3. The most important is to squeeze Obama in November !

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  4. Nice ProPaulGanda!
    Ron will ruin the US if elected president!

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  5. Doesn't this leave you wondering why the whole country even cares what the people of Iowa think about the various candidates? There is no way that Santorum has a chance of being the repugnican nominee, let alone president of the U.S.. Therefore, the results of the Iowa caucus are absolutely irrelevant.

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  6. At times throughout the evening it looked like santorum was squirting out in a tight finish.

    It went late into the night, but in the end Romney beat out surging santorum in a squeaker.

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  7. Firstly, let me apologize for the length of this comment. Thanks in advance for taking your time to read it.

    I am convinced that a hardline conservative will rarely be convinced to become a liberal. Nor will it frequently occur that a hardline liberal will be convinced that conservatism is a overall a better path. Life's experiences guide us one way or the other.

    Rather than try to convince via putdowns or insults, perhaps you will allow me to humbly share my story here, in consideration of the recent events in Iowa and those coming in New Hampshire and beyond.

    I am a 40 y.o. American who has travelled an extremely liberal 20 year-long path, starting with pretty typical teenage rebel / "down with authority" perspectives, later was surrounded by many college educators who I now realize were largely liberal. Later, I spent a lot of time in Europe, have many close foreign friends and have made friendships with many American whose parents immigrated to the U.S.A. for greater opportunity. I kinda consider myself an amateur historian on Western Civ and socio-economic issues.

    I am proud to say I paid my own way thru college, borrowing when I had to, graduated with my bachelor's in business, aimed my sights on and working in Fortune 50, 100 and 500 companies in various industries where I learned an amazing amount that has improved the lives of myself and my children. Somewhere found the confidence to start my own little service business following a lay-off, seeing my business into it's eighth year, and witnessing it in it's own right, thriving. Rule of thumb: treat people the way you would want to be treated.

    My children feel are being taught to respect themselves, other people (based on actions - not just talk), take responsibility, try new things, discover their weaknesses and strengths and go for their dreams. I hope they pass that feeling on my grandchildren. It will be hard, especially when bombarded by all the other noise that exists out there. But, if they do, I am confident they will make my and wife and I proud, while establishing for themselves, a satisfying, fulfilling life. Not sure how anyone could honestly say these are bad things.

    That brings me to close by offering this. As much as this site is apparently dedicated to tearing down a person, using the hard-fought rights granted by our First Amendment, I use the same freedom to suggest listening to the actual words of Rick Santorum last night. Although he is not my first choice, I think you may find this interesting. This guy says nothing that sounds vile, criminal, immoral. His words are good and uplifting, yet humble. I contend that your depiction (in your definition), while your right, is unfair, untrue and actually makes the author of this website sound childish, immature, and easy to overlook. But, I am not here to offer insults.

    This is someone I would honestly trust leaving my children with in a pinch. He seems like a guy who would be a great neighbor, friend, confidant. He seems like someone I would trust with our country.

    Why not use your talents to hold up and celebrate what is good? Why not promote good? We certainly could use more of it. Again, thanks for your time and I truly wish for everyone to achieve the happiness you pursue. Happy New Year, fellow Americans! Here is the clip...


    http://video.foxnews.com/v/1363933742001/rick-santorum-game-on/?playlist_id=87937

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