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Bernie Goldberg: Time to Go, Rick ^ | March 23, 2012 | Bernard Goldberg

Posted on 03/23/2012 10:12:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It’s time for Rick Santorum to go. He’s getting more whiny than usual and it’s getting tiresome.

Like Newt Gingrich, he’s not going to win the nomination, and I suspect he knows it. But I get the impression that he doesn’t really care who wins in November – unless it’s him.

Where did I get an idea like that? From Rick Santorum himself.

On the campaign trail in San Antonio, he said: “You win by giving people a choice,” You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there.”

He’s got every right to take a shot at Mitt Romney. And he’s got every right to believe he’s stands a better chance of defeating President Obama than does Romney, even if he’s wrong. But what he said next was just plain petulant.

“If they’re going to be a little different,” he said, “we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk of what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate for the future.” That was a reference to a Romney adviser’s comment that “everything changes” when the campaign begins in earnest in the fall. “It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch,” the adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said. “You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.”

Usually the politically dumb statements come from Romney himself. Does this gaffe feed into the image that Romney is a waffler who will say anything that serves his political purposes at the moment? Yes. It’s Romney’s biggest weakness and for good reason: he is a waffler. But Santorum went way too far in saying Romney is no better than President Obama, prompting this entirely accurate headline in the Washington Post: Santorum says voters might as well re-elect Obama because Romney offers little difference

(Hit with a barrage of criticism from Republicans for his comment, Santorum now says the “we” in “we might as well stay with what we have …” refers to “we, the American people” — the American electorate — who he says would figure, why not stay with President Obama if Romney is the GOP nominee. ”I would never vote for Barack Obama over any Republican and to suggest otherwise is preposterous,” Santorum explained. This is how politicians walk back their mistakes. I suspect no one will buy it.)

I could never picture Rick Santorum in the Oval Office. He always struck me as the annoying goody two shoes kid in high school who you wanted to slap around simply on principle. Then when he began sharing his religious beliefs with the American people I started believing that if this guy could snap his fingers or wave his magic wand, he’d turn the United States into a theocracy. That may not be a fair characterization, of course, but that’s the impression he gave me – and I suspect it’s the impression he gave a lot of others who will decide if Mr. Obama stays or goes.

Those of us who want Barack Obama to go should now also want Mr. Santorum to go.

TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: newt; obama; romney; santorum
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To: lonestar
Apparently Rick thinks it's okay to take money from a school district in PA to homeschool his kids in a house he owns in VA.

Kudos to any parents doing that, although know how that is possible.

41 posted on 03/24/2012 1:41:46 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Kazan
Santorum was sued by the school district and they got some $$$ but not all that he and his wife had gotten fraudulently.

They applied for funds in a district they didn't live in. I have no respect for the man...that's all I need to know about the Santorums.

42 posted on 03/24/2012 1:57:13 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All this proves is Bernie knows who’s signing his checks.

43 posted on 03/24/2012 2:14:46 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; lonestar

I hadn’t, actually. But thanks for the tip.

I’ve noticed, over time, that more and more of the Freepers care little about the Constitution and of a small-government. More and more posts point to a love of government diktat, as long as it’s *OUR* diktats.

And that gets me *VERY* hot under the collar.

(It was very noticable with the Perry threads... and was the very reason why I started to support him. Any person that elicits that level of vitrol from statists has got to be doing something right.)

44 posted on 03/24/2012 4:19:48 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Kazan

“There is also a reason he won twice in a blue state.”

Because he supports big labor, big government, and his family values could care less about his support for the first two?

45 posted on 03/24/2012 4:24:47 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan; Kazan

* family values voters

46 posted on 03/24/2012 4:25:58 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan
Because he supports big labor, big government

Then, why does he have an 88% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union?

And, given you live Canada, why in the world do you care?

47 posted on 03/24/2012 7:44:30 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Kazan

You’re right. I’m Canadian. The conservative movement is none of my business.

48 posted on 03/24/2012 7:52:09 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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Romney is for Romney

49 posted on 03/24/2012 7:58:29 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: rolling_stone

Yes, Romney even sells his own mother, telling the people of Massachusetts about her past. The whole video, there are no

I wish more people would see this...

50 posted on 03/26/2012 8:47:18 PM PDT by stpio
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