Santorum’s End Signals End to Republican Primaries and Start of General Election.


Matt Brownsword

Romney and Obama will face off in the 2012 general election.



Rick Santorum’s campaign ended quietly last Tuesday on April 10 with a campaign suspension speech, detailing the “miraculous” campaign he undertook, one in which the blue collar Republican representative successfully took on the ‘big-buck Wall Street’ opponent. Santorum’s self-absorbed propaganda speech—conveniently staged before a projected collosal defeat in his home state of Pennsylvania—wrapped up all that was left in the dwindling Republican primaries. Newt Gingrichplans to drop out sometime next week after a Romney five-state sweep, while Ron Paul is also staying, most likely to keep ‘spreading the message of liberty’ and maybe to consider his options for running as an Independent candidate.

This Republican presidential primary has been an historic matchup of, at one point, nine candidates. From Michelle Bachmann’s Iowa Straw Poll victory to Herman Cain’s quotation of Pokemon to Rick Perry’s giant ‘oops’ moment, this year’s edition has been drawn out and extremely entertaining. Let’s take a look at the most interesting moments of the 2012 Republican primaries:

1. Herman Cain’s Libya comments

2. “Corporations are People” -Mitt Romney (Colbert Ad)

3. Newt Gingrich’s Ghetto Comments

4. Rick Santorum’s Water/Marraige Comments

Coming from a guy whose religion believes that water could be turned into wine by Jesus, is he pro-choice marraige?

5. Rick Perry’s Oops Moment

Now the fun begins. Although the primaries were, as aforementioned, the entertaining part of the process, both bases have seemingly coalesced around one candidate and every action and statement will be scrutinized by the media. Every action will elicit strong reaction from all the outlets of media, whether it be in defense or in attack. If you think that the reaction was incendiary at the primary stage, the hailstorm along with the flames from the media could be able to shift the tide of the race. It should be interesting, and the effects could reflect America for years to come.