Skip to comments.Who would the Dems rather run against in the election, Romney or Santorum? (Vanity)
Posted on 01/04/2012 9:33:07 AM PST by Signalman
Just a question I'm throwing out for the FR gang. When I watched Fox News last night, it was humorous to see the two Democratic pundits, Joe Trippi and Kirsten Powers so obviously minimize Romney's results while falling over themselves boosting Santorum. I almost had the impression that these two partisan Democrats (especially Powers who's as transparent as they come) were a cheering squad for Santorum and can't wait to run against him. Or at least they believe he will be an easy opponent to beat.
Powers even let her guard down a moment and implied that the Dems' strategy against Santorum would be to paint him as a far-right religious zealot.
Anyway, that's my impression.
Disclosure. I'm a Rick Perry supporter.
They would rather run against Romney due to the fact that there isn’t a clear distinction between he and Obama.
Besides, I don’t really care what the democrats want.
That could backfire, I've already seen talking point responses on that pointing out Kennedy was also Catholic.
The democraps are probably going to GOP primaries to vote for Romney, just like they did for McCain.
The are HOPING he wins.
And the endless drivel about how he is our strongest candidate and how he is the only GOP who can win against Obama is all “Please don’t throw us in that briar patch”
(does everyone know what I mean about the ‘briar patch’ reference?)
BELOW IS THE RAT PARTY VIEW ON MITT.... I can’t say that I agree as I don’t think he has my support. But the RATS are concerned about him.....
Jim Messina the rat fundraiser for Obama said!
1) The extremist Tea Party agenda won a clear victory. No matter who the Republicans nominate, we’ll be running against someone who has embraced that agenda in order to win — vowing to let Wall Street write its own rules, end Medicare as we know it, roll back gay rights, leave the troops in Iraq indefinitely, restrict a woman’s right to choose, and gut Social Security to pay for more tax cuts for millionaires and corporations.
2) We’ll be facing an onslaught of unprecedented spending from outside groups funded by corporations and anonymous donors. In Iowa alone, so-called “super PACs” spent $12.9 million on almost exclusively negative ads. These groups will turn their fire even more directly on us in the weeks ahead to prove that their candidate is the most anti-Obama.
This race is officially on — and if we want to win, the only way is to out-organize them on the ground.
So the path ahead for Romney — or whichever of the Republican candidates is going to emerge from this process — is sadly and starkly very clear: to run even further to the extreme right, and make even more dangerous promises that threaten not only the progress we’ve made but the fundamental fabric of American society.
We also know that candidates who take these extreme positions can, in the right circumstances, win not only a primary but also a general election in just about any state.
Just ask the Tea Party senators from Pennsylvania and Kentucky, and the Tea Party governors in Florida and Wisconsin.
Watching the circus on TV, it’s tempting to think it’s almost funny — but this is not a joke.
We’ve got to be ready.
END OF RAT MESSAGE....
Santorum. By a mile.
The God haters and social liberals would shrink from him
like vampires from garlic.
I don’t give a damn what Democrats want.
Obama wins because in a contest between moderate socialism and real socialism, real socialism wins every time. Obama wins, but it’s close.
Gingrich loses because he supports global warming, has no connection to the base of the party, and makes Obama look good in being married to one woman and staying married to her, etc.
Obama wins in a landslide.
This is Obama’s worst matchup. Why? Santorum is Catholic and has support from evangelicals. Santorum gets the vote out in the heartland. This we saw last night. The folks who voted for Bush and voted for Reagan are willing to back Santorum.
This is why the knives are going to come out against Santorum by the Axelrod folks. Because they absolutely must have Gingrich/Romney as the nomination ‘contest’ because either way they win.
The irony is conservatives want to nominate anybody but Romney because they do not view him as conservative while Dems want Republicans to nominate anybody but Romney because they think Romney will give Obama the toughest time. Conservatives and Dems have the same wish for polar opposite reasons.
**** the dims!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Uh, newsflash, Obama’s already got that vote locked up.
Romney is their man and their insurance policy. They correctly see him as the most liberal republican. They will do their damnest to beat him, but if Obama loses, they believe Romney will do the least damage to their liberal policies.
Whomever becomes the GOP nominee will be branded as unacceptable for any one of countless reasons. Do not wrestle with the pig in the pig sty. This election is not about their description of the GOP nominee. IT IS ABOUT THEIR MISERABLE, WRONG-HEADED, LARCENOUS, DESTRUCTIVE POLICIES THAT HAVE WRECKED THIS COUNTRY. DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IS A PROVEN FAILURE, AND NOT ALL OF THE DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR LEGISLATION AND REGULATION HAVE HIT HOME YET.
Stay on message and repeat it over and over and over and over again. Conservatism brings back sanity.
Eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood and use half of the dollars to support adoption instead.
Cut in half the number of State Department USAID employees and US funding for United Nations programs.
Eliminate funding for implementation of Dodd/Frank regulatory burdens.
Eliminate funding for implementation of ObamaCare.
Cut funding for National Labor Relations Board for decision preventing airplane factory in South Carolina.
Eliminating funding for United Nations agencies which oppose Americas interests and promote abortion and cut the US contribution to the UN in half.
Commit to cut $5 trillion of federal spending within 5 years.
Immediately reduce federal (non-defense discretionary spending) to 2008 levels through across the board spending cuts.
Freeze defense spending levels for 5 years and reject automatic cuts.
Freeze spending levels for social programs for 5 years such as Medicaid, Housing, Education, Job Training, and Food Stamps, time limit restrictions, and block grant to the States like in Welfare Reform.
Repeal and Replace ObamaCare with market based healthcare innovation and competition to improve Americas and Americans health, control costs, improve quality and access, and to keep and create jobs which provide resources for healthcare.
Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution capping government spending at 18% of GDP so that Congress and the President will need to balance the budget like Governors are required to do.
Pass legislation to reform the Congressional Budget Process and support legislation to require Congress to pass constitutionally required spending bills on time or not get paid the next fiscal year.
Implement Medicare Reforms and Innovation proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan and speed up their implementation to control healthcare costs and improve quality.
Shouldn’t you ask democrats?
This goint to be great from a horse race point of view, I can’t find Santorums campaign web site, there seems to be a google road block. Gingrich is pissed, and when someone like him gets pissed he gets even. RP has done his job by helping destroy Gingrich, but gingrich blames Romney.
Ron Paul had the foresite to have his people hang around and get elected as delegates after the caucus. Bachman is out, Perry isn’t sure what to do, Huntsman Who? NH will not vote for Santorum, McCain the man with his finger on the pulse of America, endorses Romney ‘sic’.
This is getting really interesting!!!
I’ve been praying for godly men of firm principles to rise up and take control of the House and the Senate and also the White House and then I will trust God to give those people the money and support to take back our nation.
I don’t really care who God chooses. I just want it to be His choice. So, if it’s Perry or Santorum or Gingrich or Cain, it makes no difference to me. I have my preferences but I don’t know the future the way God does. I do know Obama is only His instrument of punishment, not of mercy or glory. This is what I am praying for and I will leave the details up to Him.
Sure Brer Rabbit
They’d rather run against Romney. First tipoff? They love Romney.
1. They’ll pretend that he’s not that bad . . . just like they did with McLame.
2. Then when he gets on the ticket, all hell will break loose.
3. They’ve had years to go through his garbage cans, toilets, and . . . don’t forget . . . the Hitlary stolen FBI files, from which Lord only knows what garbage that beast has had on him for all these years.
4. The RINOs just love this libtard and all his mandatory health care crap and, don’t forget, his unadulterated love affair with all things homosexual.
He’s a stinking democrat and should get the hell out of our party.
If Santorum comes out with a big name running mate, he may be ok.
Who does the media always says who is winning? Then vote for the other person.
I’m more concerned with who I want to run against Obama.
I think they fear Romney’s money, but for that reason, they have been preparing for him for years now. I think if it’s Romney they have a war strategy built from extensive historic research on his every flaw.
Santorum could have the benefit of surprise but he’ll have ot raise big bucks.
That pretty well sums it up in my mind.
ANY Republican or even the Antiestablishmentarian will suit the likes of the Gramsci-Alinskyites just fine.
They’re not running against a PERSON, they are running against a perceived IDEOLOGY.
They are going to poison the GOP waters no matter who runs. And they’ll Occupy Ron Paul like they did in Iowa.
If the GOP had any gonads they’d drop Ron Paul and distance themselves from him. They do not ‘need’ him for votes in the House and he’s an obnoxious prick, as are most of his antiestablishmentarian supporters.
They’ve been planning on Romney all along. The “Occupy Wall Street” street theatre was cooked up by Obama as a perfect vehicle to motivate the youth vote against the Wall Street Insider - Mitt Romney. Plus, Romney as the nominee means an unmotivated base.
Santorum, on the other hand, would mean a motivated conservative base and Obama genuinely fears a fired-up conservative base on election day.
Blabbermouth-Schultz was labeling Romney in the same vain last night. We should be very careful at trying to pick a candidate that God-haters and vampires like.
Utmost, who are you supporting?
“Gingrich doesn’t support global warming”
Yes, he does. He has supported anthropogenic global warming in the past and his voting record confirms it.
“It’s also idiotic to presume that electability is contingent on how consistently one stays married to the same person.”
Apparently it does matter to the folks in Iowa who were not impressed.
“I think you overrate the significance of the evangelical voting bloc.”
Given that they seem to have fallen in with Santorum in Iowa (he won 62 of 99 counties), and almost all the rural ones, yes, that’s not good news for Newt.
What that tells me is that the voting bloc he needs to win and do well in the south is breaking for Santorum, not him.
Gingrich failed to win a single county. The ones that he did beat out Santorum were 5, of which all were in eastern Iowa. Again, Gingrich won in less conservative areas of the state over Santorum. This tells me that conservative folks when given the choice of Santorum vs Gingrich were coming out in support of Santorum. This is bad news for Newt.
Newt’s not going to win the Catholic vote, and Santorum did better among Catholics. Newt has to win the evangelical vote if he hopes to take the nomination.
Romney; simply because he would depress the conservative vote (rather than rally it-which Santorum has a chance to do)!
It should say in my tagline.
Was a Cain supporter, then went over to Newt after Cain dropped out.
I can’t stand Rick Santorum because I think he’s a duplicitous weasel, and I don’t want Mitt Romney because he’s a RINO supreme. So, if it comes down to either one of those, I’ll be sitting 2012 out.
Shall I pull out Newt’s record?
Supported the bailouts.
Supported Medicare part D.
Supported the individual mandate.
Supported cap and trade.
Supported increased funding to the department of education.
You show up on every thread to bash Santorum. Obviously you aren’t very confident in Gingrich if you feel the need to continue to rip Santorum every chance you can.
Whoa. Long list that’s not pretty.
That’s the trouble with senators: their votes.
Newt’s second largest contributor is Poet, the largest
ethanol producer in the country. Jeez!
That’s what he needs. That and professionals who can build organizations in the remaining states (he won this victory by a hair). He’s been thrown into the big leagues overnight. Until last night he had to focus on one single state. Now he has to worry about them all.
Those 2 believe that American only elect moderate republicans contrary to the evidence.
Either Romney or Santorum would be a dream come true for Team Obama.
Paul base was 83 percent Dem party in IA.
Only 17 percent were actually Dems .
So these Paulbot responders were Dems.
obama and the SRM want romney to win. If he does, obama's surrogates will savage romney as a Mormon. They also know that a romney nomination will signifcanty suppress republican voting in the general election. There are some republicans and conservatives who simply won't vote for romney. Also, a romney nomination could cause a third party conservative to run (obama's dream).
I wonder who this "Arlen Spector" guy is. I don't recall him running for any office yet you continually post about him. Does former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter know him?
P.S. Can you explain to me again why it's perfectly OK that Newt Gingrich endorsed the even more liberal Dede Scozzafava ? None of the freepers foaming at the mouth about "Arlen Spector" seem to be able to explain their selective outrage. But I thought endorsing RINOs is "unacceptable"?? One would think you hold Newt to a different standard. Shocking, I know! I'm sure there's a really good reason why it's OK for Newt to support candidates WORSE than Specter.
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