Rick Santorum: OUT of Presidential Race

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Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum suspended his White House bid on Tuesday, all but ceding the Republican presidential nomination to rival Mitt Romney.

"We made a decision over the weekend that while this presidential race for us is over for me, and we will suspend our campaign effective today," he said.

Santorum did not endorse Romney in making his announcement, though he did vow to fight to defeat President Obama and help Republicans win in the fall.

In a statement, Mitt Romney called Santorum "an able and worthy competitor" and congratulated his often-bitter rival for the formidable campaign he ran.

"He has proven to be an important voice in our party and the nation," said Romney.

"We both recognize that what is most important is putting the failures of the last three years behind us and setting America back on the path to prosperity."

Santorum's campaign insisted earlier in the day that he was not leaving the GOP race despite a decision to cancel his Tuesday morning campaign events.

His three-year-old daughter Bella, who suffers from a rare genetic condition called Trisomy 18, had been hospitalized again after falling ill over the weekend.

Santorum said that Bella recovered after a "difficult weekend," but that the situation "did cause us to think in the role that we have as parents in her life."

That, along with his dimming chances of overtaking Romney in the GOP delegate race, likely caused the unapologetic social conservative to pack it in.

Nevertheless, he leaves having won more than 10 states in the Republican nominating contest, pushing Romney longer than anyone possibly predicted.

Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich remain in the GOP race, but well behind Romney, who appears poised to finally finish this political war of attrition.

In a hypothetical matchup of the President and his likely GOP opponent, for whom would you vote if the election were today?

 

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Holder refuses to press charges against the Black Panthers! The Black Panthers put out a Public "Hit" on Zimmerman. Then he threatens Federal Charges.

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Romney-Romney-Romney....I love to watch the liberals squirm!!!!!! Start singin' Barack---"Sweet Home Chicago". I'll help you and Michelle pack in November---sweet!

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@ drake.... No thats ok romney can have rubio. Get him out of fl for me and when romney loses hopefully rubio will go the way of palin and never come bk to finish his term. Obama 2012... Its happening! But on a side note ron paul is a great contender. I would have liked to see those two go at it. Paul has his own ideas and doesnt cater to the party. I respect that.

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Hey atl,have you timed out on that prison computer yet ? You and your boy Obama are both the color of sh*t and your boy doesn't need another four years to turn the U.S. into a banana republic and a third world hell hole which is what WILL happen if your guy gets another term. Romney better not pick Rubio to try and suck up to the hispanics or he will get landslided in nov.Pandering doesn't work-most of them will vote dem regardless.

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Mitt Romney is man of great character...something the 'Bama Man lacks! Romney can turn this nation around! We professional and business women need his leadership to bring this country further out of the economic woe America has been facing. I shudder to think where Barack would lead us in the next four years with his...."secret" plans for his second term!

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I will vote for Romney! When it comes to the economy he comes out over Obama on the polls! He will win! Soon will be free from the Socialist Dictator! I'm counting the days!

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lol!!! Ya'll WW are the voting block that is going to decide our next prez and re-elect Obama! Looks like the white man's culture will soon be done and his women will be bred by us bm.We got the dix and y'all WW will be getting y'all fix real

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I really liked Santorum. I think he is a good guy who would have brought some morals back to this country. I will vote for Romney, but I did like Santorum also. Romney will be great for the economy. He is a wonderful business man.

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Obama 2012

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