Skip to comments.Santorum Suggests Obama Beats an *Etch A Sketch* Candidate
Posted on 03/22/2012 5:24:38 PM PDT by Josh Painter
SAN ANTONIO, Texas Rick Santorum played off of the Mitt Romney campaigns Etch A Sketch gaffe today when he told an audience that the country might be better off with President Obama than with a candidate who will shift his positions with ease and who he believes is not very different from the president.
You win by giving people a choice. You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone whos just going to be a little different than the person in there. If youre going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future, Santorum told a crowd at USAA.
During a press avail following the event, Santorum, who carried the Etch A Sketch during his speech, argued that Romney knows he cant win in the general election.
All the things that allow Romney to win the primary are unavailable to him to win the general and thats why you see these Etch A Sketch comments because he knows he cant win, said Santorum.
As he spoke to a crowd which included people standing on other levels peering over the ledge to hear him, Santorum stressed the weight the Texas primary will carry on the overall race, saying the race will continue through Texas, whose large delegate count of 155 offers him the opportunity to reset this race.
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Faced with such a choice, I would write in Sarah Palin's name. Hope it doesn't come down to that.
Faced with a choice between Romney and Obama, I choose not to ride in either handbasket.
Sarah Palin doesn't want your vote. If you told her you were going to do that she'd probably say you were acting silly.
This is akin to someone going before a firing squad and being told that he has two choices: to be shot with either pink bullets or blue bullets. Then a crowd gathers and says that it is important to choose the blue bullets.
The world is going bonkers.
I fail to see much difference. Romney will lose anyway because he’s concentrating on Obama strongholds and telling the base to screw ourselves. And then he’ll move to the middle and situate himself somewhere between Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama.
Romney is Mr. Whack-A-Mole Champ:
Marxist vs Socialist
liberal Romney brought the country ObamaCare before Obama did
No one should vote for ANY TICKET that has the liar Romney
on it. We will work against Romney, just like Obama.
I will never vote for either one of them. Never.
If Romney is nominated, then, as I’ve said before, I think we need to get the conservatives together and agree on a single write-in candidate.
Whether we can agree to agree, I don’t know. The insults on these nominating threads have been very discouraging, and the same was true last time around.
Possibly someone like Sarah could lead a gathering who would choose one candidate. My preference would be Sarah herself, but the important thing is that we need a strong and reliable conservative whom we can all agree on. And if the libertarians and moral conservatives can’t get together on it, then we are cooked.
Because when Santorum speaks, our ears are lying?
I would vote for Sponge Bob if he got the nod at this point. I suggest you far right thinkers remember what the “I’ll take my ball and go home” approach did for you last election. As bad as things are Mitt can’t swing very far left, period. I’m also sick of the etch a sketch thing we all know primary and general campaigns are far different than each other no matter who gets the nomination. The Dems are good, their operatives run the press and this attitude is exactly what they want. Break the right’s will, suck the energy out of our sails. Let us not forget the senate will ride this same wind and if you think the potus has been bad so far wait till term #2. I can’t remember her name but today a Lady on FOX said “Romney isn’t dangerous, not great, but not dangerous” or something of the like. She is correct.
At least with Zero, the GOP might choose to fight purely based upon partisanship. Romney will govern the same as Zero (socialized healthcare, gun control, cap&trade, etc)....except this time the weak knee’d GOP leadership will fully embrace his liberal agenda. A Romney Presidency does more damage to conservatism and the country, than a split govt...even with Zero at the helm.
I will never vote for Romney/Zero.
If you don't consider Obamacare (aka a bigger Central Government), a progressive tax code or Cap and Trade dangerous, then you're right.
Here's the real danger....We, as Conservatives, actually represent a plurality of voters (according to polls). I believe that we actually represent a majority of the population. With either one of these guys elected, we will not have representation, that is, a majority of the Country will not be represented. What would you call a Country as such? Certainly not a Democracy or a Republic.
With Mitt America is in trouble, but might survive. With Obama, America is finished.
If you see both of those as equal, shame on you. You are part of the problem.
Us far-right thinkers were uniformly enthused by McCain's selection of Palin as Veep.
And uniformly distressed by McCain's utter mismanagement of the financial crisis.
And now we are uniformly distressed about the drive of the GOP-e to nominate a moron whose political history takes Obamacare off the table as an election issue.
So go stuff it.
“Ill take my ball and go home approach did for you last election.”
It’s amazing how shortsighted people can be, preferring to kill off America swiftly rather than at least have a slight chance we will survive.
To all these “principled” people, I say go away from us, and don’t tell anyone you are our countrymen.
“Are you a “far left thinker”? Have you already forgotten what choosing Cain did for you in the last election cycle? “
Hey a** I didn’t choose McPain, didn’t like ‘em at all. I just understood in the general Sarah was there to keep a leash on him. Who the hell do you think you are to call me that. Do you call Sarah a left thinker? She endorsed him, NOT ME.
“Running with Romney is just the GOP elite ignoring us once again.” Might I suggest starting with replacing those elites instead of dividing your entire ranks.
“if anyone thinks Rick would actually vote for Obama over Mitt then they are way to used to hearing only what they want to hear...”
or they were hearing what he said. Either one.
If you fail to see any difference between Obama and Romney, let me suggest some scenarios:
1) Will Romney reject Republican legislation? And, if he does how will he get any of his own initiatives passed?
2) If Romney goes with the Rats on legislation, and Congress is majority Republican, how will he even get his appointees nominated?
3) Won’t Obama stifle all Republican initiatives?
“Here’s the real danger....We, as Conservatives, actually represent a plurality of voters (according to polls). I believe that we actually represent a majority of the population.”
You’re right. So why blow it up now. Rick Santorum has a bit of a rhino history, Newt has shown support for global warming and Romney made clear he will repeal obama care. They all suck in my opinion but the 3 of them trashing each other and getting us in a fight amongst are selves is idiotic at best.
The only guy running that I truly think would fix the financial crisis is Ron Paul. We know he’s not going to get it and if he did he’d wreck some more foreign policy, not that the potus has left much intact. Some times in life we don’t get it all and hopefully the scotus fixes healthcare before the general. We can disagree without resorting to my way or nothing. We can even force a brokered convention without all the dust up. I think my point of rhino shaped shadows between all 3 (Mitt, Rick and Newt) is lost in this discussion.
“If you fail to see any difference between Obama and Romney, let me suggest some scenarios:”
You are talking to the wrong person. I never suggested anything of the kind. In fact, just the opposite.
I railed against EACH establishment choice. Bob Dole, Juan McInsane, Mitt Romney.
But I still held my nose and voted for them, because the alternative was unthinkable. Those that stayed home last time are the same idiots who gave us Obama in the first place. Were you one of them?
Just go on record and say it, you would rather stand on your principles and see America destroyed than vote for another establishment RINO.
You are the problem.
I don’t like RINOs either, but I am not an idiot.
Let me elaborate further. I DETEST Mitt Romney. I think he is a malicious, egocentric flip-flopping phony.
His adviser outright said he is faking everyone out.
I CAN’T STAND him, and do not trust him one bit. But he is not as bad as Obama.
I still hope ANYBODY but Romney gets the nomination. But no WAY am I going to sit home and allow Obama to destroy my country for four more years when maybe, just maybe, I could have done something.
We don’t have a lot of good options here.
“But are you the the slow-boiled frog that does not yet recognize gradualism? “
Whoever you are, you have me pegged wrong. Nothing you have said applies to anything I have EVER said or ever even thought. I am certain you are addressing the wrong person.
So unless you want to address something I have specifically said, and cut out the mumbo-jumbo, let’s quit wasting our time here, okay?
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.” - Alexander Hamilton
I voted for the Republican ticket in 2008—mostly for the Palin part of it. I wasn’t excited about it, but I voted, I had the obligatory yard sign and bumper sticker.
The northeastern Republican cabal has laughed their rear ends off over the years, knowing that conservatives “have no place else to go” and “will vote for anybody who has an ‘R’ after their name”. That is why we may end up with this choice today—between two liberals.
Let’s suppose that Romney does win the nomination and the election. Do you really think that will end the leftward drift? There are many in positions of influence in the Party that want someone even more liberal than Romney....and they will get him because of people like you.
Both Romney and Obama are driving handbaskets to Hell, just different models and different speeds. I hope that your seat is comfortable, because your approach has brought us to this point, and guarantees that we will all eventually reach the cesspool at the bottom.
I don’t care about “Republican” legislation. I am no longer a Republican. The Republicans as a group are not much better than the Democrats. I care about CONSERVATIVE legislation. Very little of that comes out of the Republicans. I’m certainly not going to vote so that the president is one of their RINO cronies and they all get everything they want. At least they fight against a Democrat.
Then you really don’t care about US politics at this time. Which is fine as a choice, and, hopefully, you garner more support locally.
I just replied to the last comment. The post was meant generally.
Hmmmm. What’s the difference between Obama and Arlen Spector?
The quote could be applied to any candidate.
Anyone who suggests that Obama may be preferable is execrable and treasonous.
If you want to teach a lesson through the reelection of Obama your students are not listening. They are struggling to prevent the destruction of this country while you sit back and assume a lofty and righteous (and worthless and destructive) position.
I suggest you far right thinkers remember what the Ill take my ball and go home approach ..
Calling me a far right thinker? Thanks for the compliment.
“I intend to vote for Romney.”
Lemme know how that works out for ya, billva, after Romney throws Conservatives under the bus.
“I intend to vote for Romney.”
Lemme know how that works out for ya, billva, after Romney throws Conservatives under the bus.
It certainly can't work out any worse than voting for a guy who can't get nominated, if nominated can't win and who would rather ruin the chances of someone who could.
Stick with Santorum if you want but he's a loser. Let me know how that works out.
Santorum isn’t a loser. He is a good candidate.
But it’s hard to contend with an unscrupulous Rino who outspends one by 21 to 1. (Chicago).
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