Santorum out of the race

Rick Santorum has officially withdrawn from the GOP nomination race:

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Tuesday he is suspending his campaign.

He made the announcement at the Gettysburg Hotel in Gettysburg, Pa., talking about his young daughter’s illness and reflecting on the campaign.

I can attest to the fact that concern for the health of your child will make you re-assess your priorities and I certainly don’t begrudge Santorum the desire to focus his efforts. My best wishes and prayers go to the Santorum family and to his daughter for her recovery.

Rick Santorum was also the only serious contender in the GOP nomination race against front-runner Mitt Romney. Gingrich, frankly, has too much baggage and he’s, just as frankly, far too enamored of the inside-the-Beltway method of doing things. Ron Paul may have some interesting positions, even stances on the issues that I agree with 100%. But his continuous attitude that we can somehow turn back the clock and become an isolationist nation just smacks of someone willing to stick his head in the sand and think that the world will just stop or go away. Our economy, our defense…. everything… is connected to the world at large. There are places where we’re far, far too enmeshed in things and there are actions we take that we’d be better off avoiding, yes. But to take up his general viewpoint that we should basically avoid any “entanglements” with any foreign power is just not a quality I can abide in the President of the United States.

Nomination races are characteristically bruising and this one’s been no exception. It’s gone on long enough and we need to start putting the spotlight on the real problem and that’s the man currently in the White House. He needs to go and we need to start explaining to our fellow citizens the myriad of reasons why he needs to go.

Rick Santorum fought a good fight and he did so with a minimum of mudslinging. He held onto his own values and stayed pretty steadfast to his positions on the issues. Those are good qualities in someone wanting to undertake public service. My thanks to him and to his family for being willing to step up to that service; I wish them well.

Now… let’s get down to business.

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  1. Insert “State Run” Media for mainstream media….and it is now a fact-checked item….

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