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December 21st, 2011
07:12 PM ET

Santorum: I was asked to drop out

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he's been encouraged by some conservatives to drop out of the race.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Interviews • Rick Santorum
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Sungurlu

    If the truth nodeffs then it nodeffs. This country was built on God (for those that don't know) The Father of Jesus Christ. Our children have been silenced while those who oppose Judea Christian beliefs have a right to spout their lies. I don't go around screaming I'm straight. Get real people make bad decisions being gay is one of them. If that's your decision you don't have the right to flaunt it while my children are silenced by stupidity of godless liberals. YEAH Rick Perry for taking a stand for what is RIGHT!

    April 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  2. Steven Colo

    The reason is obvious. He's desperately trying to look like a man of the people, and when it comes out that earns gazillions of dollars per year, he'll get criticized as being a high paid CEO that doesn't care about the people.

    January 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  3. Stan daMann

    Why won't Mitt release his tax returns??? We can only speculate.

    TOP TEN REASONS WHY MITT WON'T RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS???

    10. Because he doesn't have to (this is actually the reason Mitt has given).

    9. Because he is so arrogant he really believes he can get elected without releasing them???

    8. Because he is paying a lower percentage of taxes than the average American???

    7. Because he is a Bishop in the Mormon Church and doesn't have to pay any taxes at all???

    6. Because he gets paid $5 million per year, tax free, for being a Bishop in the Mormon Church???

    5. Because he does not give 10% of his income to the Mormon Church???

    4. Because he has paid $5 million to the "Bad Actors Academy" for acting lessons???

    3. Because he is a paid lobbyist for the Chinese government???

    2. Because he has not filed any tax returns, and the IRS is after him about it???

    1. Because he has not filed any tax returns, and the IRS has not found out yet???

    January 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
    • Jared

      I know a number of Mormon bishops who would find number 6 particularly hilarious, as they get paid nothing.

      January 16, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
    • Brian

      Say what you will about Romney's politics, but Romney has not been a practicing Mormon bishop for several years, and Mormon bishops are unpaid.

      January 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
  4. Mike

    Who gives money to this person? His own state didn't want him. He is too radical in almost every way. What small fringe is giving him money? What a waste of money!

    December 28, 2011 at 9:07 am |
  5. Jim Thomas

    He is to young,inexperienced and a yes boy.Maybe in 30 years he will be ready.Jim Thomas Phx. Az.

    December 22, 2011 at 11:50 am |
  6. netnut

    Ron Paul 2012!! True Freedom For ALL!!!! Individual liberty, not Groups, corrupt politicians put us in!! to steal money. And make us hate the other groups. My Eyes are now Open,TY Ron;-)) Peace

    Rick Santorum wants everybody in nice little controlable groups!!! NOT

    December 21, 2011 at 7:26 pm |

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