A Plea To Rick Santorum and Ron Paul To Save Our Country


To Mr. Rick Santorum  and Dr. Ron Paul

The conservative vote is being split in this primary election in much the same way Perot split the Republican vote and allowed Clinton to win the presidency in 1992. This time, however, there seems to be so much more at stake.

Many of us realize that the two of you have the best character and have the least amount of “baggage” in this presidential race. Conservatives in America appreciate you and your strong stand for the rights of the unborn. We appreciate your pro-family positions and your strong Christian values that have influenced you to take a right stand on so many issues.

Unfortunately we also realize something else. For our nation to survive, we must be able to defeat Barack Obama in November. We need a conservative to do this and we need one candidate for which all conservatives can vote.

Mitt Romney is not conservative enough for most Americans. We need all conservatives to unite in order to defeat Mitt Romney and give us a candidate who will then run against and defeat Barack Obama in November. Who will this candidate be?

I have spent a lot of time thinking and praying about this. I thought that it would be easy to find a man to defeat Obama, but it doesn’t appear that it is going to be easy and perhaps not even possible.

Mr. Santorum and Dr. Paul, If the two of you do not come in first and second place in Colorado will you drop out of the race and allow this to be a two candidate race for the Republican nominee?

Mr. Santorum, This does not appear to be your year. You are, however, a young man. You have made friends and you have a following which means you can run another time. If you drop out of the race at this time and endorse Newt Gingrich, we may be able to defeat Mitt Romney. Otherwise, Romney will be the Republican nominee and there might even be a third-party candidate who will drain votes from the “conservative” side. You have it within your power to make a monumental decision that could shape this election.

Dr. Paul, You have made a tremendous impact on the nation and I believe that your influence will be felt at the convention. Your followers are going to insist that some of the reforms you have fought for are put in place and young people are taking a look at the constitution of the US (Many for the first time.) because of  you. Thank you for doing this.

I am not implying that either of you are less than great candidates. You are both excellent candidates, but you do not seem to have the numbers it will take to beat Romney as you are not making much of a showing in the polls  at this time, and probably do not have the money it takes to run against him.

Conservatives will not forget what you did in 2012 to save our country if you decide to allow this to be a two-man race. Please prayerfully consider this action to save the USA.

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I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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3 Responses to A Plea To Rick Santorum and Ron Paul To Save Our Country

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  2. smijer says:

    A better solution to the problem of multiple candidates splitting ideological voting blocs: electoral reform around Range voting.

    With range voting, you would not have to ask candidates with (ostensibly) sincere reasons for running and representing their platform to set their sincere motivations aside in favor of strategic ones, nor would you have to hope voters would vote for someone other than their preferred candidate in order to keep a voting bloc united around a particular form of a common ideology.

    I don’t see any evidence that Gingrich is significantly more conservative than Romney. Nor do I see it as likely that he could win a general election if he managed to win the nomination. His negatives are even higher with the general population than they are in the GOP, and his negatives are extremely high even inside the GOP. It seems that if plurality voting is the only option (it is) and ideologically pure conservatism is your standard (it is?), then it would make more sense to choose between Santorum and Paul (depending on whether you are more neocon or paleocon), and ask Gingrich and the other to bow out and support him.

    But it seems wiser to me to choose an electoral system that is immune to the spoiler effect and allows greater participation instead of discouraging candidates from running, and allows people to vote their true principles and values.

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