Skip to comments.Why Not Santorum?
Posted on 11/11/2011 5:08:27 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels, Paul Ryan, Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush conservatives all year long have been wishing, yearning, even begging people who arent in the presidential race to enter the fray and save them from what seems like a frighteningly uninspiring field of candidates. Yet could it be that the sharpest, most accomplished, most campaign-savvy, and most full-spectrum conservative in a quarter-century of presidential contests has been in the contest all along, working harder than anybody, making at least as much intellectual sense as anybody, never blowing a debate, and never failing to stand on principle?
The man of the hour could be that perennial underdog, Rick Santorum.
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Sounds like a toilet cleaning product.
...because there are already two anti-RINOs taking on Romney, and they are keeping him alive by splitting the anti-RINO vote.
Only a ROMNEY SUPPORTER would want a third one in.
Why not Santorum? Because he's a snarky sanctimonious corrupt pissant, and a proven loser. Thats why.
I like Santorum. At his age and with his background I believe he would be a great VP pick. His ability to help win PA could be huge. I say “could be”, because many PA conservatives have not forgiven him for backing Specter (sitting R senator at the time) instead of Toomey. That could be easily fixed if Toomey would stand with him and give his full support to Rick. I do not think he is ready for the #1 spot yet, but in 8 years he would be.
I did this and I did that and I was the only one to do such and such and I’m the only one that believes this and I’ve been doing more than......
Sounds a lot like someone else we know.
Ahhhh endorsing Arlen Specter comes to mind...
Well, this is NRO, a liberal blog stealing the name of a formerly conservative journal.
Because he’s more of a populist then a true conservative, he’s more like the senate version of Huckabee.
I hate Mittens, but I would love to see a solid Conservative who has been vetted thoroughly like Santorum start taking off. If there is going to be any honesty, Santorum is the only doctrinaire Conservative running, both personally and his voting record.
I wanted Mike Pence
Rick is probably a nice guy..... there are a couple of job openings in Pennsylvania.... (Penn State needs a chancellor)
And can you show me where this so called Populism is? He had an 88% ACU rating even being a 2 term blue state Senator.
Ehhh, I’m not getting a tingle up my leg over the prospect.
I sort of wonder, too, what he might do to a GOP ticket in Pennsylvania, a state that might be up for grabs in 2012. I know he’s from there, but the voters clobbered him in 2006 and left the Senate with an abysmal approval rating in his home state.
Santorum? The people keep saying Herman Cain! Santorum in single digits so don’t be an eejit!
Romney's stagnant, Perry's impolded, Gingrich is highly risky damaged goods so better have a 4 ace to try playing
Anything to keep the Tea Party peons at the back of the bus.
In the debates Rick Santorum has impressed me as a spoiled child or something like that. He’d better shoot for the VP slot. But I don’t know who’d want him.
“I hate Mittens, but I would love to see a solid Conservative who has been vetted thoroughly like Santorum start taking off. “
Who the heck knows how thoroughly Santorum has been vetted? I live in Texas, and we didn’t vet our governor of 11 years...until 3 months ago. You might be surprised at what’s in his file box.
Really? So voting for Medicare Part D was being a “doctrinaire Conservative”?
Your time is up.
When he pulled that juvenile crap, there was no going back for me.
“I wanted Mike Pence”
I actually wanted Mike Pence, too. (Well, at least after some more unelectable choices, like Tom Coburn, for example.) But Rick Santorum is my first choice among the current group. I would settle for a good conservative. I would be content with Cain or Bachmann, and maybe with Perry. (But I would give one of my teeth for a Tom Coburn/Jim DeMint administration.)
Who? Oh, him. NO!
“Really? So voting for Medicare Part D was being a doctrinaire Conservative?”
You certainly didn’t mind when the GOP controlled Congress passed the bill and Dubya signed the measure now did you.
I think you said it better. “Why not Santorum? Because he’s a snarky sanctimonious corrupt pissant, and a proven loser. Thats why.”
Because he's charisma-challenged and a tad too sanctimonious.
I actually liked him ... until I saw his debate performances.
Seems to me that there are an awful lot of part time FReepers who show up for campaigns and pimp their RINOs.
You and I spot these things because we don’t have lives. LOL
Two terms and then he loses by 20 points in his home State. LOSER!
I'm not the one bragging about being the flawless perfect Conservative Presidential candidate like Santroum
Do not underestimate the Mormon machine! They are pros at PR and image making. Mitt hides behind an expensive paper mask! Newt has been a flip flopper forever (catch a few vudeis at today’s thedougurbanskishow.com), and though smart, the smartest among us often have the least common sense. He has proven to be a loose canon in the past.
So let us hope the voting public is not fickle. The leading candidate is Herman Cain, our last chance to reclaim our Constitutional Republic! Mr. Cain is the real deal!
Since you want to get into history, how did your relentless pimping McCain in 2008 work out for you?
We already have an I Narcissist in the WH personally don't want another.
And he did endorse Arlen Specter - one I he must have forgotten about!
Yes, yes, but of course: a defeated US Senator (of all political offices) now running for our nation’s highest.
Right on! Go, Rick Go!
Actually its quite pertinent. Santorum at least had the decency to admit that he was wrong on supporting Medicare Part D:
You on the other hand had a whale of a time defending Dubya and all the other assorted big govt nonsense that he and the GOP put forth. Its pretty cute that NOW you’re all about purity. Must piss you off that you can’t make your cheerleading posts disappear down the rabbit hole huh?
Santorum supports ethanol subsidies (this will stop Global Warming) and funding Amtrak projects. He prefers Arlen Specter to Pat Toomey and has supported community block development programs. He has triangulated his position on abortion (in 1990). He is a fraud. He has repeatedly voted to push the country into debt. Thank you, no more RINOs.
and a football coach!
“So let us hope the voting public is not fickle. The leading candidate is Herman Cain, our last chance to reclaim our Constitutional Republic! Mr. Cain is the real deal!”
Amen. Newt is a great debater, and I would certainly nominate him for president of the Debate Society. But as a candidate that can get the Grass Roots out (aka, the Tea Party), I’m not so sure. I still remember 1996. People never really trusted Bob Dole, even though he came through against Clinton during those first two scary years. Dole simply had too much history.
No matter what anyone tells me, I will NEVER forgive Newt for sitting on the couch with Pelosi. He had time to think about it...probably weeks, yet he still chose to do it - that says something about what he might do as president. Even though I HATE my governor (Perry), I’m still less bothered by his debates than by Newt’s stunt. In Perry’s case, he needed to memorize stuff (which he’s not good at, as shown by his college grades) and then think quick. Newt had PLENTY OF TIME to think over this Pelosi stunt and it’s long-term implications...yet he STILL chose to do it. Not good, not good at all.
Senator’s DeMint and Dr. Coburn are exceptional and both have been in private business. I think both men would make excellent presidents, but neither are running.
Former US Senator Santorum is running as a defeated senator and that doesn’t bode well for his chances.
I am so fresh out of vomit.
He comes across too homophobic for the general election.
You obviously missed the ‘06 Senate battle here in PA. They threw everything at Santorum and all they had was that he had a residence in the DC area for his kids to be closer and they went to school there. That was it. The guy is clean.
I like Mike Pence, but alas he is a non-starter. We have to pick from the onstage crowd. Herman for now is all I have. Michelle is great, but no traction. Perry won’t take the rocks out of his mouth. Newt has two ex wives ready to attack him.
Let’s see, Cain couldn’t get out of the Primaries for his Senate run, Newt resigned, Bachmann is afraid to run for anything outside her district in that state. That leaves Perry. Is that your guy?
“You obviously missed the 06 Senate battle here in PA. They threw everything at Santorum and all they had was that he had a residence in the DC area for his kids to be closer and they went to school there. That was it. The guy is clean.”
I won’t argue with you too hard...you’re a lot closer. My only point is that we don’t get to see what the media has in their files (today) until one of our guys gets to the top. Even in a Senate race, I’m not all that sure that they will throw everything they have.
“Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?”
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because he backed Arlen Spectre over a conservative?
Because Rick has spent every second of what little debate time he had reminding us of what a consummate POLITICIAN he is.
In this election season, that is the last thing we want to hear. And besides that, he did everything FIRST. I’ve been waiting for him to give his Italian immigrant ancestors credit for discovering America...first.
It’s about as bad as Bachmann claiming that the price of two Happy Meals would solve the deficit problem.