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Santorum to speak at Cape Lincoln Day next month

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum answers question from local residents while campaigning in Hannibal, Mo., Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.
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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has scheduled a trip to Cape Girardeau next month, where he is to be the featured speaker at the local GOP's Lincoln Day event.

Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania, was invited by U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, a Cape Girardeau Republican, who confirmed Monday that he had accepted.

The Cape Girardeau County Lincoln Day event is at 6 p.m. March 10 at Ray's Plaza Conference Center.

"He really understands blue collar, Middle America," Emerson said. "He has the best overall, well-rounded understanding of some of the challenges in a state like ours. I am so happy he accepted my invitation."

Santorum has placed emphasis on Missouri, visiting the state last week leading up to today's primary, which his campaign sees as a head-to-head race against GOP front-runner Mitt Romney.

But today's primary is a nonbinding election and Santorum's trip to Cape Girardeau will take place one week before the state's caucuses March 17, when the actual delegate selection process begins in Missouri.

Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley said Monday that Missouri, a swing state that narrowly supported Arizona Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential contest, is vitally important.

"Senator Santorum's message is strong nationally, but Missouri is one of those places where it hits home and resonates," Gidley said.

While March is too far off to predict exactly what the theme of Santorum's speech will be, Gidley said he consistently talks about "knowing who we are as a country -- about how far from the founding principles we've fallen."

Santorum is great, Gidley said, at explaining how the country can regain its greatness and how that vision is "not dead in this country."

Gidley mentioned two Cape Girardeau natives -- conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh and his brother, columnist David Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh, on his show last week, said all other GOP candidates had "committed transgressions to conservatism except Rick Santorum."

Other candidates still in the race include former House speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

Of the four GOP candidates, David Limbaugh said, Santorum presents the starkest conservative contrast to President Barack Obama. Santorum's platform includes staunch opposition to abortion and gay marriage, as well as fiscal restraint and a ban on earmarks.

"I think he's a strong conservative on all fronts, compared to the other three," Limbaugh said. "Ultimately, when all this plays out, I think he will also be seen to be the most electable."

Limbaugh acknowledged that Santorum is not the favorite right now. He came in last place last week in the Nevada caucuses. But Limbaugh is optimistic that Santorum will emerge as the nominee.

"I really think that's realistic," Limbaugh said. "I don't think that's a pipe dream."

The annual Lincoln Day event is sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Republican Women's Club.

While the club originally estimated about 300 showing up, club president Holly Lintner said Monday's news about Santorum will likely double the attendance. The tickets are $20 and are on sale at JCS Wireless, Horizon Screen Printing and Emerson's campaign office in Cape Girardeau and the Cash-Book Journal in Jackson.

"It's going to be huge," Lintner said. "I'm so excited because Rick is a true conservative who is doing this without billions of dollars and one handshake at a time. To have him bring that message here is exciting."

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ROMoNEY's VICTORY IN VEVADA OVERINFLATED BY THE PRESS ! STOP THE CORONATION !

Only a miserable ( EIGHT ) 8 % of registered voters VOTED and the majority were mormons !

SANTORUM. PAUL, GINGRICH,,,, YES !!

MORMON BISHOP ROMoNEY ..... NoooooOOOO !!!!!!!! STOP THE CORONATION !

People Power greater than money power

We dare to dream, We're AMERICANS ! WE DREAM BIG !

Dream power much greater than Lies power

Search: 2

Romney Mormon Problem --

Mormons and the Moon ---

Romney is an hypocrite

Now with the endorsement from The Donald, it REALLY SEEMS BOTH ARE TRYING BUY THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION , If " WE THE PEOPLE" DO NOTHING.......

ROMoNEY WILL LOSE TO OBAMA !

-- Posted by Evelia on Mon, Feb 6, 2012, at 6:19 PM

Santorum isn't a true conservative... don't fall for it! He voted for the Lautenberg amendment that takes away gun rights for misdemeanors, he voted to DOUBLE the Federal Dept of Education, and he is falling all over himself to get into the next war. Policing the world is NOT conservative. If we are going to get serious about the budget, we either have to cut the military spending back to a more reasonable level (and let Europe and Japan pay for their OWN defense), or we're going to have to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits... anyone that tells you they'll cut the deficit without touching those 3 areas (military, SS, and Medicare) is LYING TO YOU!

And ok, so Santorum is pro-life and pro-family, which is great... I'll give him credit for holding those views. But what does he propose as the answer? Does he have a plan to actually end abortion in the US, besides just waiting for a chance to nominate new Supreme Court Justices?

If you want to read a real plan for cutting the budget, read this:

http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/ro...

And if you want to read a REAL plan for ending abortion without just waiting for the right combination of Supreme Court Justices, read this:

http://www.personhoodusa.com/files/Keith...

-- Posted by SEMOGUY2006 on Mon, Feb 6, 2012, at 6:54 PM

Sounds like a reasonable alternative to a Cayman Islands Wall Streeter who grovels at the feet of Donald Trump!

-- Posted by VIKED on Mon, Feb 6, 2012, at 8:32 PM

Small wonder that Jo Ann is giddy as a school girl over Rick accepting her invitation to the party.

(..It's my party, and I'll lie if I want to..)

A quick look at votesmart shows that these two kids have a lot in common.

Both voted YEA on CAFTA, the job killer that brings south of the border goods north and manufacturing jobs south.

Both voted YEA on Normal Trade Relations with China, another job killer, which is what happened to the Briggs & Stratton plant in Rolla.

Both voted YEA on No Child Left Behind, which saddled our local schools with mountains of bureaucracy and "dumbed down" testing standards.

Both voted YEA on creating and re-authorizing the USA Patriot Act, which allows the Federal government to spy on Americans and violates numerous Constitutional rights.

I sure wish we had a chaperone to watch over these two.

-- Posted by Audit The Fed on Fri, Feb 10, 2012, at 10:56 AM

Bob Parker officially filed to run for Congress last week. Use this opportunity to meet the pro-life, conservative rancher willing to go to Washington and correct our country's trajectory.

-- Posted by nolimitsonthought on Wed, Mar 7, 2012, at 5:49 PM


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