Santorum Suspends Campaign

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, waits to speak at the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner at Bowling Green State University during a campaign stop on March 3, 2012 in Bowling Rick Santorum waits to speak at the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner at Bowling Green State University. (Mario Tama/Getty)

Ten months ago in June 2011, Rick Santorum announced he would run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Supported by social conservatives and embraced by evangelical Christians, Santorum won the Iowa caucuses as well as primaries in Mississippi, Alabama, and several other states.

But despite his best efforts, Santorum always seemed to be two steps behind the Republican front-runner, Mitt Romney. And yesterday, he announced that he’d no longer try to catch up.

Weighing in on Santorum's decision are Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Ron Christie, Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist, and Karen Martin, organizer of Spartanburg Tea Party, who previously told us she was hoping for "anyone but Romney" but now her perspective has changed.

Guests:

Karen Martin

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer and Mythili Rao

Contributors:

Ron Christie and Todd Zwillich

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"Martian invasion"
In 2016 we could be talking about well over $20 trillion in debt and the end of the United States as an economic and military superpower with a dominate China and a nuclear Iran causing allies to switch alliances as we move deeper into a very ominous and dangerous century with an impoverished United States.

Something to think out in 2012 as the left manufactures and replaces one political hate object after another to distract the public from the weakened nation they deliberately created while the media chortled.

Apr. 11 2012 10:57 AM

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