View Poll Results: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

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  • Yes, he had no reason to correct the woman

    12 41.38%
  • No, he should have stood up and stated Obama is not a muslim

    14 48.28%
  • No, He did not need to correct, but he should have handled the question differently

    3 10.34%
  • Obama is a Muslim

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
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    Now, the pundits I am seeing are making a big deal of the fact that Santorum did not correct the woman. Do you think he should have corrected the woman in the audience, do you think he handled it correctly?

    Patients, poll incoming.
    He ignored the irrelevant conspiracy loon **** by not giving credence to it and only answered the relevant questions. Nothing wrong with that.
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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    I think addressing the useful part of the question and ignoring the smack-worthy crap was the right decision, given context. There was limited time for questions and spending time arguing with a troll would not be smart or respectful to anyone.
    Last edited by ecofarm; 01-24-12 at 10:16 AM.

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    So here's my question? Why does it seem it's only the person on the right that needs to be so careful to handle situations so as not to offend anyone? When was the last time somebody suggested a left wing candidate "tone it down" or speak up for his/her political opponent?
    I didn't know honesty and leadership was only a liberal issue. Anything I would like here, I would like it from both sides.

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Yeah, look how well that worked for McCain.
    In a political context? I guess not so much, but right is right. I applauded McCain at the time for being a stand up guy.
    I don't attack my constituents. Bob is my constituent now.
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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    In a political context? I guess not so much, but right is right. I applauded McCain at the time for being a stand up guy.
    I'm sure that was his big take-away from the campaign. "Libs think well of me for talking nice about him."

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    In a political context? I guess not so much, but right is right. I applauded McCain at the time for being a stand up guy.
    I hear you Gina. Sorry about the sarcasm. I was glad he said something too (but then, I'm like the one conservative in the world that likes John McCain).

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I didn't know honesty and leadership was only a liberal issue. Anything I would like here, I would like it from both sides.
    Yeah, that all sounds good, Boo, but I just don't see the same kind of dissection of every single little word a liberal candidate uses.

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I hear you Gina. Sorry about the sarcasm. I was glad he said something too (but then, I'm like the one conservative in the world that likes John McCain).
    No! That was fine X! I didn't vote for nor care for McCain, but that has nothing to do with praising him for doing the right thing.

    What I don't understand, is why correcting her might have lost him the presidency. There seems to be an agreement it might have though, so I went with it.
    I don't attack my constituents. Bob is my constituent now.
    This is the important stuff. We canít get lost in discrimination. We canít get lost in B.S. We canít get lost tearing each other down. I want to make a point here that no matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship, who you love, how you identify, and yeah, how you run, that if you have good public policy ideas, if you are well qualified for office, bring those ideas to the table, because this is your America, too. This is our commonwealth of Virginia, too.
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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    No! That was fine X! I didn't vote for nor care for McCain, but that has nothing to do with praising him for doing the right thing.

    What I don't understand, is why correcting her might have lost him the presidency. There seems to be an agreement it might have though, so I went with it.
    I don't think what he told the crazy lady had anything to do with him losing the election. On the other hand, it sure didn't help him win it either. I think LuckyDan has a point, if McCain said it to curry favor or maybe even votes, it...well...didn't.

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    Re: Did Santorum Handle This Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    I'm sure that was his big take-away from the campaign. "Libs think well of me for talking nice about him."
    LOL, I hope that wasn't it, Dan.

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I don't think what he told the crazy lady had anything to do with him losing the election. On the other hand, it sure didn't help him win it either. I think LuckyDan has a point, if McCain said it to curry favor or maybe even votes, it...well...didn't.
    It probably didn't help, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt X, that he didn't say it to get votes, but to correct a mistaken impression and maybe calm that woman. She seemed quite upset in the video.
    I don't attack my constituents. Bob is my constituent now.
    This is the important stuff. We canít get lost in discrimination. We canít get lost in B.S. We canít get lost tearing each other down. I want to make a point here that no matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship, who you love, how you identify, and yeah, how you run, that if you have good public policy ideas, if you are well qualified for office, bring those ideas to the table, because this is your America, too. This is our commonwealth of Virginia, too.
    Danica Roem - The nation's first openly transgender person elected to serve in a U.S. state legislature.

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