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Richard Land Asks Santorum to End His Campaign

The evangelical leader reminds Santorum that in four years, he will be younger than Romney is now.

Evangelical leader Richard Land on Sunday urged presidential candidate Rick Santorum to exit the Republican nomination race and save face for a future White House run.

“As his friend, I would say to him you know, you ought to seriously consider leaving the race now,” Land said during an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation. “In eight years he’ll be three years younger than Romney is now.

“But you know, running for president is a very personal decision, when to get out is a very personal decision, and he’s going to have to make that,” he added.

 

Land, a leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, is among a number of prominent conservatives and Republicans to suggest of late that the former Pennsylvania senator end his campaign and let GOP front-runner Mitt Romney turn his attention to President Obama and the fall campaign.

Santorum, a crusader against abortion and gay marriage, has relied deeply on the evangelical community for support during his presidential campaign and he met with some of its leaders last week to discuss a path forward. Evangelicals are among the last Republican voters to hold out against Romney, who is Mormon and has held moderate positions on social issues in the past.

 

Evangelical leader Richard Land on Sunday urged presidential candidate Rick Santorum to exit the race and save face for a future White House run, although he cautioned that he thought the decision was Santorum’s alone.
“As his friend, I would say to him you know, you ought to seriously consider leaving the race now,” Land said during an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation. “In eight years he’ll be three years younger than Romney is now.
“But you know, running for president is a very personal decision, when to get out is a very personal decision, and he’s going to have to make that,” he added.
Land, a leader in the Southern Baptist Convention, is one of a chorus of influential Republicans of late to ask the former Pennsylvania senator to end his campaign to let GOP front-runner Mitt Romney officially capture the nomination. His urging, however, likely cuts deeper against Santorum than most: The ex-senator has relied deeply upon the evangelical community for support during his presidential campaign. They are among the last groups of Republicans to hold out against Romney.
Evangelical leader Richard Land on Sunday urged presidential candidate Rick Santorum to exit the race and save face for a future White House run, although he cautioned that he thought the decision was Santorum’s alone.
“As his friend, I would say to him you know, you ought to seriously consider leaving the race now,” Land said during an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation. “In eight years he’ll be three years younger than Romney is now.
“But you know, running for president is a very personal decision, when to get out is a very personal decision, and he’s going to have to make that,” he added.
Land, a leader in the Southern Baptist Convention, is one of a chorus of influential Republicans of late to ask the former Pennsylvania senator to end his campaign to let GOP front-runner Mitt Romney officially capture the nomination. His urging, however, likely cuts deeper against Santorum than most: The ex-senator has relied deeply upon the evangelical community for support during his presidential campaign. They are among the last groups of Republicans to hold out against Romney.Evangelical leader Richard Land on Sunday urged presidential candidate Rick Santorum to exit the race and save face for a future White House run, although he cautioned that he thought the decision was Santorum’s alone.“As his friend, I would say to him you know, you ought to seriously consider leaving the race now,” Land said during an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation. “In eight years he’ll be three years younger than Romney is now.“But you know, running for president is a very personal decision, when to get out is a very personal decision, and he’s going to have to make that,” he added.Land, a leader in the Southern Baptist Convention, is one of a chorus of influential Republicans of late to ask the former Pennsylvania senator to end his campaign to let GOP front-runner Mitt Romney officially capture the nomination. His urging, however, likely cuts deeper against Santorum than most: The ex-senator has relied deeply upon the evangelical community for support during his presidential campaign. They are among the last groups of Republicans to hold out against Romney.

 

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