Login Form

Santorum Suspends Campaign - The Road to the White House - Election 2012 - Week 15

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Former GOP hopeful, Rick Santorum suspended his presidential bid earlier this week, after his daughter, Isabella, who is suffering from the rare genetic disorder Trisomy 18, was hospitalized for pneumonia. 

 USA Today Political Poll Tracker as of April 15, 2012 places former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney leading the pack in popularity, nationally, gaining 3.7 percentage points over the week, at the top with 41.4%. Santorum, even with his suspended campaign, held steady in the number two spot although dropped 3.8 percentage points with 24.2%. Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, dropped 2.0 percentage point over the past week coming in at 12.2 % and Texas Representative Ron Paul gained 1.8 percentage points to end at 13.8%.

Santorum, Mitt Romney’s chief challenger, waged a consistent and dedicated battle, for the Republican nomination. Although he has officially withdrawn from the GOP presidential race, and has stated in addition to his daughter’s illness a combination of finances and improbable odds led him to withdraw his bid, his name will continue to appear on all upcoming contests.

Santorum began his presidential primary campaign winning the Iowa Caucuses on his staunch conservative message and continued to cut a swath through the primary schedule, racking up repeated wins over the more moderate message of Mitt Romney.

Santorum’s early sweeps, Super Tuesday wins and appeal to Southern voters sent an embarrassed GOP leadership back to the drawing board as Romney’s Money Machine began outspending every candidate in each state, blitzing his message through every medium in an all out effort to convince the voting population that he and his moderate conservative message will emerge as the Republican Nominee in August.

The next primary for the Republican Presidential candidates is ten days away. The five state April 24th contest has a total of 231 up for grabs. With Santorum’s name still on the ballot he is effectively still in the race.  Should he sweep and gain a significant portion of the delegates he would need to take all 231 possible delegates to come within 150 delegates of overtaking. The odds are clearly not in the former Pennsylvania senator’s favor.

The next ten days will see the GOP hopefuls campaigning heavily to relay their message to the voters. Plum prizes in the April 24 contest include 95 delegates from New York State; 72 from Santorum’s Pennsylvania. Connecticut brings 28 delegates, Rhode Island 19 and Delaware 17.

The 2012 Delegate Tracker, of the 2286 total available delegates, Mitt Romney has secured 661 delegates, Rick Santorum 285, Newt Gingrich; 136, and Ron Paul 50. To secure the Republican Nomination for President a candidate must receive 1,144 delegates.

Isabella Santorum was released from the hospital and is home with her family. The three-year-old cherubim’s condition is improving although her prognosis remains the same. The family has asked for privacy during this time. Santorum’s has explained his daughter’s condition, Trisomy 18, a rare genetic disorder is usually fatal for children in early stages of life.

 

Haute Tease

  • Rich-Rey Productions LLC Presents Vickilyn Reynolds In Hattie McDaniel…What I Need You To Know!

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Rich-Rey Productions LLC has announced the Bay Area Premiere of HATTIE MCDANIEL…WHAT I NEED YOU TO KNOW! starring Vickilyn Reynolds as Hattie McDaniel, the trailblazing Gone with the Wind Academy Award-winner will open for an exclusive limited engagement.

     
  • Money News: US Markets Rally, Asian Markets Struggle

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The three major U.S. Markets, Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ and S&P 500, rallied over the past week recovering slightly from the melt down felt in the ten top world markets over the past week, the Russell 2000 stubbornly refused to rally and closed slightly down.

     
  • Brad’s Status Review – A Dour Retrospect With A Few Bright Moments

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Brad's Status, from Plan B and Amazon Studios, presents a dour retrospect of an unfulfilled life, that doesn't measure up to truth and imaginings of his super successful college buddies, who seem to be living their dreams.

     
  • Gruesome Murder of Teen Shocks Prosecutors

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The gruesome murder of fourteen-year-old Grace Packer is shocking even the most seasoned prosecutors as the details emerge behind the year-long plan her adopted mother and the woman's boyfriend hatched to torture the teen to death.

     
  • Money News: DOW Remains Strong; European Markets Solid; Asian Markets Split

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 rallied over the past week as investors, welcoming the news of the public decisive vote on Tuesday's election, returned to the business of investing and moved ahead with a consumer confidence. The NASDAQ closed slightly lower.

     
  • Gifted Review – A Perfectly Balanced Film of Life, Love, Hurt and Hope

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Gifted, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, presents the story of balance, of finding the right place, of love, passion, hope, the cruelties of predestination, the mysteries of fate, the pursuit of betterment, and what to do when the worlds collide.

     
  • Brave Miss World Review – Gripping, Powerful, Compelling Stories of Survival

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    "Brave Miss World," from Rocket Girl Productions and Reif Entertainment, presents the harrowing survival story of Linor Abargil, a beauty queen, who was raped and abducted six weeks before being crowned Miss World 1998.

Donate Elite

It's the desire at Haute-Lifestyle.com to keep journalism free. Running a business, however, dictates what is now a common dilemma; a paywall, subscription or donation. Thank you for your donation.