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Breaking: Santorum to announce end of presidential bid

Rick Santorum scheduled a last minute press conference for 2pm EST this afternoon. CNN’s John King reported that Santorum has decided to suspend his campaign, to give his family time to return to their normal routines, after daughter Bella was released from the hospital this morning. What do you think? Watch the live stream here(photo by Gage Skidmore) source

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Santorums Admit Youngest Daughter to Hospital

Okay. This is depressing.
When Santorum actually starts gaining on Romney, his youngest daughter, Bella, with Trisomy 18 has to get sent to the hospital. So that’s why he headed home, rather than sticking around in Florida.
I don’t care how much of a homophobic idiot conservative Santorum is. You have no fucking heart if you don’t feel for him on this. 
Santorum, I hope your daughter gets well. And I hope you stick around in the race, because it’s fun to see all you idiots up there on the stage acting like you know everything. I really don’t want things to boil down to Gingrich vs. Romney, and Ron Paul fighting through the blizzard like an old dog.
Please, can everyone just pause for like, two seconds to care about a family? That’s really really rough, what Santorum’s facing. And that’s probably why Santorum is pro-life. ‘Cause his precious daughter, born with a defect, is one of the most important people to him. Bella probably means the world to Santorum. You feel? 

Rick Santourm leaves campaign trail to tend to sick daughter

“You think she’s fine, and then one cold and she’s this close to dying.” Days ahead of the important Florida primary, Rick Santorum found himself having to make an unexpected detour Saturday, as his 3-year-old daughter Bella, who suffers from a rare genetic condition called Trisomy 18, was admitted to the hospital. Bella has already beaten the odds in many ways — many children with the condition don’t survive their first week, let alone their first year. The presidential candidate, who is running behind Gingrich and Romney, is relying on surrogates to keep things going while he’s gone, but it’s not the first time Bella’s health has forced the cancellation of Santorum’s campaign events. A tough situation for Santorum to deal with, especially as the contests turn into real primaries with real stakes. (photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickrsource

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With his daughter's condition improving, Rick Santourm is heading back to the campaign trail today. When reading about his daughter's recovery, though, we noticed an interesting fact.

Santorum got to his home in Virginia around midnight Friday for a quick break to do his taxes, but found his daughter “was not doing well.”

“I was up with her a lot of the night,” he said. “By the end of the day, it was really, really clear she was struggling.”

Saturday evening, Santorum aides announced Bella had been admitted to the hospital and they canceled his morning interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press" and church services in Miami. His aides later canceled his trip to Florida and instead sent his 20-year-old daughter to campaign for him.

That’s right: Santorum just happened to be at home with his sick daughter because he was doing his taxes. This is slightly funny, because he said during a recent debate that he couldn’t offer up his tax numbers because he left them at home. So, he wasn’t kidding about that. This is just a slight bit of levity out of a rough situation. We’re glad Bella’s condition has improved enough that he can head back out again.