Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign today.

He joins Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul in bowing out of this chaotic presidential cycle…

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By Tom Quiner Rick Perry generated no traction in his second quest for the White House. He suspended his campaign this week. I just ran across the blurb below on Facebook and offer to Quiner’s Diner readers as a fitting send off to Governor Perry:

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Rick Santorum amazes me. I heard him speak at a small gathering in a West Des Moines home last summer. I never thought he had a chance to win the nomination. I was wrong. The man who lost his last election, a Senatorial race in Pennsylvania, in a landslide gave Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich all they could handle …

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Newt Gingrich would approach the mammoth task of reforming HHS as a collaborative effort with the states as opposed to the top down, cram-it-down-your-throat approach preferred by current Secretary of HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, and President Obama. Liberals think that conservatives hate government. I don’t think that is quite correct. Conservatives believe government functions most efficiently the closer it gets to the people it is serving. Mr. Gingrich shares that view …

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By Tom Quiner Tonight’s debate was strong on substance. All four candidates made the Republican case and exposed the weakness of President Obama’s policies. I think every single candidate came across well. Rick Santorum was in the crosshairs and had Mitt Romney and Ron Paul ganging up on him. Mr. Santorum kept his cool. He…

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By Tom Quiner The Iowa poll reveals the unstoppable trend slowly sweeping the country: the percentage of Iowans who consider themselves pro life just went up another 2 points in the last year, from 52 to 54 percent. Nationally, Rick Santorum is riding the wave. It is a dangerous place to be. The powers of…

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Rick Santorum has minimal baggage compared to every other serious candidate in the race. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both carry serious baggage: their records. Romney is the father of Romneycare which required taxpayers to help pay for abortions. Obama has bankrupted us. He has imposed Romneycare on the entire country. And he has launched an assault on the entire country’s religious liberties with the Obama Mandate.

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By Tom Quiner The Republican establishment wants Mitt Romney to be their candidate. Rank and file Republicans don’t. Rank and file Republicans don’t want a man with fuzzy convictions and a demonstrated willingness to compromise and cave in to liberals. The dynamic in this race is fascinating. Mr. Romney has the best organization and the…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AF80wcAXrM] Rick Santorum believes that a baby in the womb is a human being. The president, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the bulk of the Democratic Party disagree. They only agree to bestow the mark of humanity at birth. Fifteen years ago, Karen Santorum, Rick’s wife, gave birth to a premature baby.…

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