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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rick Endorses Mitt - Sort Of

On Monday, Rick Santorum gave his endorsement to Mitt Romney for President – by email!  If you’re feeling masochistic you can read the full text here Not exactly enthusiastic, he said his major reason for supporting Mitt was to defeat President Obama because “[t]he America we know is being fundamentally changed to look more like a European socialist state than the land of opportunity our founding fathers established.”   He seemed to be impressed with Romney’s view of families as the “basic building block of our society.”

Rick Santorum, former candidate,
Spoke up for Mitt as chief of state.
Warm and friendly it was not -
He sent an email to his lot
That said, I talked alone with Mitt
And he assured me he’d commit
To keeping strong our families,
No gay marriage if you please.
He seemed to be OK
On other issues of the day.
So I will give him my support
Primarily as a last resort:
The most attractive thing he’s got
Is that Obama he is not.

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