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Rick Santorum all class as he exits GOP presidential race

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: April 11, 2012
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In ending his race Tuesday for the Republican presidential nomination, Rick Santorum displayed the decency and pride in country that made him so appealing to so many conservatives throughout the campaign. He'll now put those traits to work trying to ensure that presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney defeats Barack Obama in November.

Santorum spent most of his brief speech recounting the many everyday people he encountered on the trail (two of them in Oklahoma) who inspired him and his campaign. “It was a love affair for me, going from state to state and seeing the wonderful, wonderful people of this country who care deeply about where this country is going,” he said.

He made no apologies for his campaign's focus on social issues such as the dignity of human life, which put him at odds even with some in his own party. Santorum mentioned the hospitalization last weekend of his 3-year-old daughter, Bella, who suffers from a rare genetic chromosomal disorder. “It did cause us to think about the role that we have as parents in her life and with the rest of our family.”

He joked about the phenomenon of his sweater vests and kept his remarks upbeat throughout, noting that “against all odds” he won 11 states (including Oklahoma) and millions of votes. But he also trails Romney considerably in the delegate count and in financing, and was facing a tough campaign in his home state of Pennsylvania.

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by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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