Santorum is Finished

To those who have been following the Republican race, this isn’t news. Rick Santorum never had a real chance at winning the nomination. Now, more than ever, that reality is apparent. Last night was a crushing electoral blow for his campaign. The ex-Pennsylvania Senator lost to Mitt Romney in all 3 primaries: the District of Columbia (16 delegates), Maryland (37 delegates), and Wisconsin (42 delegates). For his effort, Santorum received 9 delegates. That’s truly embarrassing, especially for a candidate who claims to be on the verge of taking the lead.

Anyone who denies that Santorum has lost is a fool. Romney leads the field with a whopping 655 delegates. Mr. Santorum has a mere 272. That separation alone should make it clear that the voters do not want Rick Santorum to be the GOP’s 2012 Presidential nominee. Not convinced? According to Real Clear Politics, Romney has received roughly 4.6 million votes during this campaign. Santorum? Only 3.2 million. Wake up and smell the roses, Santorum supporters. You’re candidate has lost. The only chance he has lies in a contested convention, and if you seriously think that’s a good thing for this Party, then Barack Obama has already won.

Why do so many on the far-right think that losing an election is better than voting against their ideology? Mitt Romney isn’t a perfect candidate. So what? Who really is? It’s time for conservative and moderate Republicans to come together, pledge their full support for Mitt Romney, and win an election. That’s the most important thing here: beating Obama. A contested convention would shatter any dreams of a Republican win in November. If Rick Santorum really cares about America, and if he really cares about beating Obama, then he must drop out now. If he decides to take his fight to the convention, I can almost promise you that Barack Obama will be the one making an Inaugural Address in January, not a Republican.

For the good of his Party, and for the good of America as a whole, Santorum must bow out of the race and cede the nomination to the best candidate, Mitt Romney. Party unity is of the utmost importance in November. We cannot afford the divisions that a contested convention would cause. With that in mind, I once again call on Rick Santorum to drop out of this race. You have been beaten. Swallow your pride and accept it.

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