With Santorum suspending campaign, some religious conservatives wonder how to proceed
April 10th, 2012
04:53 PM ET
3 years ago

With Santorum suspending campaign, some religious conservatives wonder how to proceed

(CNN) – Evangelical activist Michael Farris was not exactly surprised that Rick Santorum suspended his campaign on Tuesday. But that doesn't mean that Farris, a longtime political organizer, knows what he's supposed to do now.

"Right now my choice is to sit on my hands and do nothing or to actively try to find some alternative" to Mitt Romney, Farris said in an interview shortly after Santorum's announcement.

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  1. Sorensen

    Call Brother Swaggert. He can help.

    April 10, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  2. daringenuff

    Or perhaps, stfu and stay out of politics!

    April 10, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    Uh oh! GOPers/Teatrolls are now reaping their divisive radicalized political strategery they've sown. Attacking women's health care freedoms screwed them hard with women. Does Mittens nominate a female VP like McCain did? Or will it be Ryan's baby blues in hopes they acn appeal to some baser instinct? The Ayatollah Gary and a few of the others riled the Chrstian extremist crowd hard against Mittens. Will Mittens turn around and give the Ayatollah Gary the VP nod to pander to that segment? OH NOES, BUT WAIT!!!! Mittens needs the hispanic vote too!!!! OHMAHGOSH...Will he nominate Rubio then? Looks like Mittens is gonna need a hard right christian hispanic woman who is a member of the 1% to be his running mate...where will he find one!?!?!?! Is J-Lo available? What's her politics like?

    April 10, 2012 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  4. gg

    There you go Mitt, don't get too excited yet.

    April 10, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  5. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    Go back to somila where you share similar values

    April 10, 2012 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  6. Mikey

    Try respecting the separation of Church and State, which was not about protecting religion from a secular state (please name an 18th century secular state). It was protecting minority religious views from a majority religion that wielded the power of the government. Their experience was with the Church of England and the Catholic Church in France and Spain. They created a 'secular' state to protect against religious persecution at the hands of a powerful church.

    April 10, 2012 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  7. Kimberly

    I disagree with most every position that this man takes, except the position he takes as a father. Hes a good man to his kids. I wish him and his family no ill. I pray his daughter finds a miracle, and makes it through this sickness.

    April 10, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  8. Debbie

    Evangelical activist is about right. Not a follower of Christ but a religious zealot in politics. Christ reminds us to be good citizens but to stay out of politics and be very cautious of wealth as it is the root of all evil. If religious conservative don't know what to do I suggest they move to a country that is a theocracy like Vatican City. The Roman Catholic Head of State would love to have you!

    April 10, 2012 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  9. Dr Knowitall

    Why is it "Religious Conservatives" I have never been baptized and only attend a church for Weddings or Funerals out of respect. Santorum was the only candidate that respected a persons opinion. He may not have personally agreed with it but he respected your right to voice it and be heard, Obama certainly doesn't care what anyone but himself has to say. He has proved that time and again. And well Mittens might be better than Obama just because he looks to be the lesser of two evils.

    April 10, 2012 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  10. The REAL Truth.. (not the imposter)

    @Dr Knowitall – Obama certainly doesn't care what anyone but himself has to say. He has proved that time and again.
    ----------------
    When? Where? Proof pls. FACTS ???
    Why is it that the Faux Noise cool aid drinkers insist on personal attacks on the POTUS when they have something to say that they disagree with. It's OK to disagree, but please support your position with relevant FACTS. Not doing so really makes you look NO smarter than a 5th grader at best, asinine at worst.

    April 10, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  11. kat

    It's a no brainer, anybody but obama

    April 10, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  12. once upon a horse

    why not support the only Protestant left running, President Obama?

    April 10, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  13. kel from south carolina

    Religion has no place in politics. Your faith is your own. The only important thing at this time is the defeat of Obama and his radical ideas. Let this country come together with Romney and make us the true world power we were meant to be. There are enough third world countries without our jpoining them. Semper Fi

    April 10, 2012 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  14. dagoberto

    The conservatives must do the right thing and support Ron Paul.

    April 10, 2012 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  15. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    @ The REAL Truth.....

    by now I think we all know people of his ilk have no facts or backing making such statements. Tunnelvision Obama haters don't need to backup what they say they just shoot off at the mouth.......many in fact wind up with talk shows. And these folks call themselves the religious right? Just what religion are they right about?

    April 10, 2012 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  16. Squigman

    Keep your religion, out of the political process. A good place to start.

    April 10, 2012 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  17. GI Joe

    Say Hello to the second term of President Barack Obama.

    April 10, 2012 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    "Obama certainly doesn't care what anyone but himself has to say. He has proved that time and again."

    By all means share your proof with us!

    April 10, 2012 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |