Why I May Write-In Rick Santorum On April 26th

I feel that most may concur with my sentiments that this primary season has been eventful and rather, in a word, depressing.  We started out the primary season with many candidates, quite a number of them are great conservatives.  And now we are left with a liberal lite RINO, a tyrannical blowhard and a snobby less than pure conservative junior senator.

I, like others, had great hopes when we entered this race.  Where have we gone so horribly wrong?  It seems that the Republican parties failed policies and continued push on voters to “give us the majority in the House” and “give us the majority in the senate” and thing will get done.  To only have been met with “Well we tried, and Obama won’t let us do anything, so give us the presidency too!”  Voters and formerly staunch supporters of certain candidates who have strong conservative records and lists of accomplishments have all become so disillusioned that candidates like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz became the poster children of their crushed feelings and animosity toward the party.

Not that I am defending the party leadership, but there is a rather large difference in supporting a genuine, winning candidate with a conservative record whom the party somewhat dislikes and someone who is outright vile and thinks calling people out in public after private discussions is hard core and inspiring.  In one leap and bound we have gone from peaceful activism to full out assault on the party leaders and refuses to work with anyone.

In 2012 I was a staunch supporter and volunteer for Rick Santorum, so joining agains this past time was a no brainer for me.  He had a strong record of accomplishments, getting conservative legislation passed while working with his colleagues on his side of the isle and across.  A deep understanding of foreign policy and immigration, he should have been a shoe in after coming in 2nd behind Romney.  But the field flooded, and others saw the affect of his message and took bits that they claimed for themselves, Trump essentially took Rick’s whole blue collar message and morphed it and voiced in his bombastic way.  Cruz, after taking Rick’s hard line immigration policies went from a C on Numbers USA and now has an A+.

I have been thinking and praying hard about since after Rick dropped and I switched to supporting Rubio, who then also dropped out the next month.  It leaves me with pondering what will let my conscience rest easiest, knowing that I used my vote and voice. The primary process for me has always been a way for me to vote for my candidate no matter what happened prior to.  I voted for Rick in 2012 even though he had dropped out the previous week, and he still was competitive and took 2nd place over Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich who were still running.  I’m not saying that is what will happen this time, as a write-in that is highly unlikely.

I just know that for me, writing in my candidate keeps my conscience clear, especially when I feel that none of the three candidates running are really deserving of my vote in the primary.  Call me crazy, but this is my firmly held belief.  The general will be different, but in the primary my vote will always go to the true conservative with the best record.

Why Rick Santorums & Bobby Jindals Endorsement Is Huge For Marco Rubio

 

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This week Marco Rubio received two endorsements from prominent politicians and former presidential candidates.  The first is former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, and the second is Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.  These are major get’s for Rubio and I will tell you why.

Since Rubio announced, conservative personalities and his fellow presidential candidates have gone after Marco’s record, calling him an establishment man and that he is for full throated amnesty.  Something that is false but has been peddled by some as the truth.

The records of both Jindal and Santorum, respectively as a US senator and a governor, are very conservative.  From Santorum being the only legislator to pass welfare reform and sponsoring and shepherding every pro-life bill that has become law.  And Jindal’s accomplishment in cutting Louisiana’s taxes six times in eight years, including making Louisiana’s property tax one of the lowest in the US at 0.18%, and after being appointed secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals were he cut $400 million in medicare expenses.  And the two of them stand firm on the issues of pro-life, pro-marriage and for years have been outspoken leaders in defense of our Constitutional freedoms.

Their respective endorsement of Rubio is a firm indicator of Jindal’s and Santorum’s belief that Marco Rubio is the most qualified in the current field of candidates, and that he is the right conservative with the message and vision to lead.  Since Iowa, people have certainly given him another look; and now with the endorsement of weathered and well known conservative fighters and reformers, still undecided voters and supporters of former candidates are certain to gravitate toward Marco.  And there is the possibility that they will encourage others to switch their support.

Going into New Hampshire and South Carolina, the momentum is firmly behind Marco Rubio.  And if conservatives continue to endorse and lineup behind him in the days to come, and advocate for him, as Rick and Bobby have done.  Than we may soon see Marco clinch the nomination.

Below are the videos of the endorsement of both Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal:

Rick Santorums Endorsement:

Bobby Jindals Endorsement: