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Santorum quits presidential race

2012-04-10 20:18

Gettysburg - Bowing to the inevitable, Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign on Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination.

Santorum, appearing with his wife and family in his home state of Pennsylvania, told supporters the race for him was over, but the fight to defeat President Barack Obama would go on.

Santorum made no mention of Romney, and stressed that he'd gone farther than anyone expected, competing "against all odds".

The delegate totals told the tale of Santorum's demise.

Romney has more than twice as many delegates as Santorum and is on pace to reach the number needed to clinch the nomination - 1 144 - by early June.

Still in the race, but not considered a factor, are Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.

Comments
  • cvh23 - 2012-04-10 20:26

    RON PAUL!!! "An idea whose time has come can't be stopped" Ron Paul vs establishment!!!! The most important election in history... only Dr Paul can fix this mess!!!!!!

  • sbudesh1 - 2012-04-10 20:45

    Obama for president

      Mark - 2012-04-11 08:57

      Obama is an idiot

  • zaatheist - 2012-04-10 20:48

    On the one hand, good riddence. On the other this bad ass, anti-gay, anti-contraception, anti-abortion, anti-women, anti-science fundie nutball would have been buried by Obama. Well all the rethuglicans have left is the man in the magic underwear who believes in some silly afterlife planetary lala land, that jesus visited America and the Garden of Eden was in Missouri.

  • Sandile - 2012-04-10 20:59

    Good! Santorum should have negotiated for himself a VP or Secretary of state position with Romney and not waste his time in campaigning. Now its Obama VS Romney. It is going to be a bumpy ride for both. I can't wait...

      Dakey - 2012-04-10 21:20

      Obama wins by a landslide, there is no doubt. Obama is socialy more conservative than Romney (1. Obama claims to be a Christian, Romney a Mormon, 2. Obama is against abortion, Romney has a checkered history of being pro, then anti, then pro, then anti...) 'Obamacare' is based on 'RomneyCare', so the one issue Santorum or any other republican had on Obama is moot for Romney. Another 4 years for Obama, easy.

      Mark - 2012-04-10 21:25

      errr.... i think it's only going to be bumpy for romney. i mean, really, the guy's a f34492g moron of note - he actually BELIEVES (yes, really) that jesus took some time out of being crucified to emigrate to the USA (where all these white dudes were living for 1000's of years ... i'm embarrassed to go on.... it's too pathetic. are only Americans this stupid? 'nuff said....

  • wmarais - 2012-04-10 21:26

    About time, Ron Paul all the way!

  • rosswallaceza - 2012-04-10 22:16

    Ron Paul is the only sensible choice out of them all.

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