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BREAKING: Santorum Suspends 2012 Campaign

The New York Times is reporting that Rick Santorum has dropped out of the presidential race, suspending his 2012 election campaign indefinitely.

While the gay community is united in saying “good riddance,” do you think that Rick Santorum’s strong anti-gay views polarized the Republican base to be even worse on gay rights? Do you think he’ll earn a position in the Romney administration?

We’re keeping our eyes glued to the live feed of his concession speech and will let you know what he says.

Update: He mostly blathered on about how he’d keep fighting the good fight, and that, though he was suspending his campaign, he was still going to fight for traditional values. He did not endorse Romney.

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Apr 10, 2012
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  • 24 Comments
    • Houston Bill
      Houston Bill

      He cut and ran from facing the voters in his home state of Pennsylvannia.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark
      Mark

      If the base was so anti-gay why would their anti-gay champion have to withdraw for getting too few votes? Maybe just maybe a lot of businesses saying they’re not hiring one new job until Obama is out galvanizes the voters to ignore people like Santorum and his social issues.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Real Mike in Asheville
      The Real Mike in Asheville

      I am NOT saying “good riddance”; I say “too soon and too bad.”

      Santorum and Gingrich, and the other not-Romneys, have forced Romney to expose his “will say anything for a vote” political bullshit of being another homophobic bigot. Without the not-Romeys, Romney will go back to pretending to be all things to all people, for gay rights, shake the Etch-A-Sketch, and suddenly ardently opposed to equality. And, of course, not just regarding gay rights, but a woman’s right to decide bout her own body and be free of intrusive government supervision of her uterus, keeping the Bush tax cuts, creating state mandated health care but also against mandated health care….

      I was hoping the “good riddance” moment for Santorum was going to be during the Repugnantan Convention. Oh well.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kristopher
      Kristopher

      I’m sad to see him go… I think he was great ally for the democrats.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cris r
      cris r

      Santorum’s out but remember, Romney WILL BE a formidable enemy.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 3:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phantom
      Phantom

      @cris r: Not WILL BE, He is one of the formidable enemies against lgbt communities.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cam
      cam

      “Suspending” his campaign is a scam. He won’t run, but until he withdraws he can still raise money and he can still pay large salaries to the children of donors, his family, hi favorite lobbyists etc… It’s all a scam the politicians have created for themselves.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack Jett
      Jack Jett

      Now he will have more time to jack off to man on man soilder porn.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      @cris r: You think so? That is only because the incumbent is a black man and the racist teabagging republicans want him out. The fact remains, 55% of republicans want another candidate, Mitt’s negatives have never changed and he’s mormon. President Obama’s biggest challenge are the voter suppression laws that have popped all over the country that will prevent minorities and low income people from voting for him.

      Republicans are going to get exactly what they deserve, another presidential nominee that they hate! Last time was McCain, this time Romney. I don’t care what the gays think about Obama’s support or lack there of regarding the LGBT community, the next supreme court nominations is THE ONLY issue right now. One more arch conservative on the court and we are back to the 1950′s.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GRivera
      GRivera

      ROMNEY is a MORMON!!! This country cannot have a cult-follower as a President. Someone who believes the god is from the plant Kolob! FREAKS!

      Just spread the word that he is acult leader and that says it all. I myself will put sticker on my car stating we do not need a CULT MEMBER AS PRESIDENT!

      Apr 10, 2012 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Philip
      Philip

      Family…….blah blah blah…….daughter……blah blah blah.

      Translation: Time to get out of the race before I lose in PA. AGAIN.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin
      Kevin

      @GRivera: Agreed! I mean, it’s no more or less a cult than Christianity, but you’ve got to start somewhere.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bill
      bill

      @The Real Mike in Asheville: Exactly right.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      His donors probably told him to end the campaign, figuring that they pushed Romney as far to the right as they could without giving the election to Obama.

      http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/04/10/why-santorum-chose-to-quit-now/ has a reasonable analysis, claiming that Santorum would be able to claim that he would have won Pennsylvania if he hadn’t suspended his campaign. In reality, he would more likely have lost due to Romney having so much more money to spend, not to mention his loss in Pennsylvania in 2006 in his re-election race for the U.S. Senate.

      There’s also an opinion that a loss in Pennsylvania would be enough of an embarrassment for Santorum that it would interfere with any future plans he might have.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • I get it too
      I get it too

      It may have been better for us if Santorum had been the candidate. He would have been a sure loser. Now we have to keep biting our nails until November, given that it is impossible to underestimate the U.S. electorate.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 7:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chad
      Chad

      @I get it too: I dunno I get it too. Romney seems to be the lesser of two evils. Not a lot of republicans seem to like him. I’m sure Obama will win the election.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb
      Caleb

      Fear not, Romney has already sealed his doom. There are enough sound bites out there for his demise. AND, the Republicans did an AWESOME job of assassinating each other this year.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul
      Paul

      @I get it too: I hear what you’re saying, but could you just imagine if Santorum was the candidate and *did* win in Nov? That’s the stuff of very bad, trippy, truly frightening nightmares…and honestly, I don’t have a lot of confidence in the general population of the USA who would be too lazy to get up off their asses and actually vote, vs. the rabid and very scary Bible Belt population who actually would get up and vote for Santorum just so they could eradicate the gays.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blah, bla..huh?
      Blah, bla..huh?

      See ya, whackjob. Now you can go back to stuff like enticing children online, redeeming Jack Abramoff, you know business as usual. Santorum, rot in hell. K thnx bai! xD.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie
      Charlie

      He’s reinforcing his anti-contraception message by pulling out early.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D P
      D P

      @GRivera: – I think your comments about “we do not need a cult member for president” applies to any one of the ‘Repugnantan Convention’ ( thanks to @The_Real_Mike_in_Asheville ) candidates. Santorum, Bachman[sp?], and Cain all were cult zombies!

      Apr 10, 2012 at 10:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      mukpletcherwtx

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      Apr 10, 2012 at 11:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Henry Holland
      Henry Holland

      I don’t care what the gays think about Obama’s support or lack there of regarding the LGBT community, the next supreme court nominations is THE ONLY issue right now

      Well, there’s those minor issues like the economy and the clusterfucks the military is involved in, but yeah, the Supreme Court is always an issue. Ginsburg and Breyer are probably going to retire in the next four years but I dread how brutal the confirmation hearings are going to be.

      Apr 10, 2012 at 11:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • azstreaker
      azstreaker

      @GRivera: not a cult if so are homos from uranus?

      Apr 11, 2012 at 11:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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