Skip to comments.Mark Levin Announces Support for Bachmann or Santorum (not an endorsement)
Posted on 12/03/2011 5:34:25 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
Here is audio of conservative writer and radio host Mark Levin announcing who he supports for the 2012 GOP Presidential Nomination. Levin said, for him, he supports Michele Bachmann or Rick Santorum. However, Levin said he would support whoever becomes the GOP Nominee.
Sarah has mentioned Santorum as well. And Rush not too long ago said we're due for a rebirth in Bachmann's candidacy.
I do hope so.
I hope so!
I would be a millionaire if I could tell you what’s going to happen in the next year..
I'm taking the "Jim Robinson" position on Romney.
Yup. its time for the tea partiers to put up or shut up.
I could get between a Bachmann/Santorum or vice versa ticket very easily.
Me too. I just can’t vote for Romney.
And should Bachmann/Santorum choose Romney for Veep, I think that would really make me reconsider.
I was so happy to hear Levin say that on his radio show yesterday, as Cain, Santorum and Bachmann were the three on my short list.
I look at it this way...again...that a child could be conceived tonight or today and be born before Election Day 2012. So, who really knows?
To be honest, I think Bachmann is making a play for Romneys VP spot, by virtue of never attacking him, and only attacking anyone to the right of him. On the Fallon show, she seemed almost "smitten" with him. It's disappointing me, she's become his attack dog. If she wants to score points, take the gloves off and go after him.
Glenn Beck announced this week he is supporting Bachmann, but also not an endorsement because he doesn’t make them. It was his personal choice based on the candidates running.
Santorum works for me. Of course there will be those who chime in to say that Santorum can’t win the nomination, and that it is better to vote for a RINO who can win like Gingrich or Perry than an actual conservative like Santorum.
I agree with Levin’s take.
Beck has pretty firmly stood behind both Bachmann and Cain since well before there was an actual race going on.
Glad I caught that one myself cause spell check don’t catch stupid.
Right up to the point where he says he will support whoever becomes the Republican nominee. Think Romney.
Romney is the last guy of the remaining that I want too, but IF (and that’s a big IF) he is the nominee, it’s either him or Obama! That’s just the ugly fact.
lol! I knew what you meant and am sure others did also.
What a horrific thought. I can't say the thought of a Pro-amnesty Gingrich getting the nomination is any more appealing.
Actually, if that were to occur I would write in Sarah Palin.
“If she wants to score points, take the gloves off and go after him. ..”
That would be a good call to the Mark Levin show, because maybe he’ll clue her in.
She is not vying for his voters, why should she attack him and alienate them for no good reason? Bachmann's potential pool of voters are the anti-Romney movement conservatives and Tea Party folks.
If the time comes where Bachmann is fighting for the same voters as Romney, she will attack him without reservation. As of now, there just isn't much point.
Talking tort reform now.
Tricky balance of federal vs state.
Haven’t heard enough of Santorum to have much of an opinion. But I sure like Sarah, despite the fact that she’s not running, and Michelle Bachmann. I think they represent my views more consistently than any of the other candidates.
Beck is also suggesting either Bachmann or Santorum, and I am glad to see Levin doing the same.
Honestly, I don’t think either of them can win the nomination at this point, but they are the most conservative in the race and I appreciate the ideological consistency.
I hope Bachmann catches on, but I think she destroyed her campaign attacking Perry. She just took the whole HPV thing too far and sounded shrill and unpresidential. I agree with her on virtually every issue, she is a true conservative warrior and I think she is becoming a stronger candidate as time passes.
Yea, you (the candidates)should agree and only fight where there is a difference.
The Tea Party menu is getting thin, but it is the correct vector for Conservatives.
There’s plenty of time to compromise, cave or capitulate later.
Paul is a kook on foreign policy and defense. Wonderful on economic issues for the most part, total crap on everything else. I could never, ever vote for him with a smile. He is the candidate of absolute last resort for me - I'd even prefer Huntsman. Still, as wacky as I consider Paul is, I would vote for him if he wins the nomination (which he won't).
Tricky balance of federal vs state.
I am not a huge Huckabee fan, so I think this is probably his best show ever. So far I have enjoyed the Q&A. Must say I have been reasonably impressed with all so far. Heck, Perry even did okay.
Who are you thinking is our best option going forward?
Santorum / West work for you ?
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That would only ensure Obama gets four more years. (And I'm a huge Palin fan), but reality is, it will either be Obama or whomever our nominee is. I am praying our nominee is someone I can stomach!
Gotcha. Well, the thing about Ron Paul is I love almost precisely 50% of what he has to say. The problem is, when it comes to foreign and defense policy I disagree with him almost entirely. I just don't think he even remotely understands the threat of Islamic radicalism, and I think his worldview is overly simplistic and naive. This is coming from someone who lived in Asia and saw first hand Muslim violence which is clearly unconnected to Israel or the US.
Saying that, I appreciate his consistency at least. He is not afraid to say what he thinks no matter how politically incorrect it may be. I will give him credit for that.
Still, I can't support Paul no matter how amusing it might be to see him beat out Romney the chameleon. Yes, I will vote for him over Obama (which is more than I can say for many/most Paul supporters who will end up voting 3rd party or for Hussein since Paul won't be the nominee), but I wouldn't be smiling.
There’s no way in hell I’ll ever vote for Romney. And to be honest, the idea of Gingrich as nominee tends to nauseate me beyond words. I honestly don’t think I could vote for him either. Perry is my governor, and over the past twelve years I’ve gone from generally liking him to being disappointed in him to almost loathing him. He’s pretty good on federalism, but rotten on illegals, and vapid on most other things...the epitome of a hambone ‘professional politician.’ Ron Paul... no way.
So I’m left with Bachmann and Santorum, and although they have pretty darned solid, agreeable conservative voting records, neither of them particularly inspire me with confidence, in terms of lasting out very far in the primary season. Santorum just doesn’t come across well at all, and Bachmann’s comportment throughout this whole past year of campaigning has been incredibly aggravating.
Anyway, I have an idea that neither Bachmann or Santorum will even be around by the time my state’s primary comes up. If that’s the case, I’m “writing-in” Sarah Palin’s name, which (despite those that want to argue its pointlessness) will offer a certain satisfying contentment. That will likely be the only positive thing I’ll derive from this election, judging from the way things are going.
Really? I can only wish my 1 vote carried that much weight. Fact is, my vote isn't going to make a hill of beans difference in deciding where Kalifornia's 55 electoral votes go. It is a fact, Kalifornia will go to Obama whether I vote or not. I would like to live in a state where my vote counts but Kalifornia isn't one.
I like Bachmann because I know she means what she says. I think she’s going to land some surprisingly big endorsements soon and will be in the race for the long haul.
I don’t know if she’ll win but I’m happy to support her.
With Cain out, Michigan has basically been given to Romney with a pretty bow on top.
Indeed it is. And, not that Romney's any prize, but this country won't survive another term of the Kenyan Marxist. That's just another ugly fact.
I don’t know Bachman has looked petty with how she has attacked other conservatives and her eyes make her look crazy. Cain was the best shot at a conservative who can get everybody motivated with conservatism like Reagan. Seriously who believes Bachman or Santorum who acts like a beta geek really get anybody riled up like Reagan did in that time for choosing speech.
Newt really can’t either but we know he would eviscerate Obama in a debate.
Palin screwed up by not running, and it’s too bad Perry gave people a relapse of Bush deer in the headlights...
This is startin to feel like 2008 all over again
Interesting. I like your posts even though we don't always agree and respect your views. You may be right about Bachmann. I've always said I agree with her more than any other candidate - and that is going way back. Bachmann is a rock, a solid conservative down the line.
When Perry entered the race I saw a candidate that was excellent on paper (in my opinion), but who I finally concluded probably didn't have the communication skills for the job. In trying to knock him down, I think Bachmann went overboard on the HPV thing and kind of blew up her campaign. I pretty much wrote her off after that, but she is definitely the candidate that most closely matches me ideologically.
I've moved to Gingrich lately. Not because I love him, but I do like some things about him and felt he was the strongest option remaining. I'd be prepared to reconsider Bachmann or Perry though. I suppose I will watch and see if either kick their campaigns into high gear and emerge stronger.
Thanks for your comments!
There are four flavors of conservative out there: Bachmann, Santorum, Perry and Gingrich. Cain has withdrawn.
Gingrich is running far ahead of the others. So I support him. I want to make sure the nominee is NOT Romney or Huntsman. The best way to achieve that is for all conservatives to vote for whatever conservative is ahead in the polling before the primary.
I could definitely live with Rick Santorum but not Michele Bachmann; I’ve given my reasons for no longer caring for Michele many times on many different Threads here on FR. No sense going into it all again. But, I could go for Rick. Newt is still my #1 choice. My first choice was Herman, but, as they say, the rest is history.
Sarah has mentioned Santorum as well.
I think Santorum is going to be the “Surprise” coming out of Iowa. I don’t think he will win, but I do think he will come in Third place.
Sorry my FRiend. As a resident of the Peoples' Republik of Kalifornia I know how you feel. My vote never counts; no matter how horrific the dem candidate they always win this state.
Those are my 2 favorites too. Santorum and Bachman. Unfortunately, Bachmann is at a disadvantage because she’s female and her voice does not lend itself to speaking to large audiences. She shone tonight in the one on one venue that Huckabee provided tonight with the AGs.
I really trust, enjoy and depend on Mark Levin’s opinion, but sadly I do not trust either Michele or Rick (me, me, me,I, I, I)
While Newt isn’t as conervative as I would like, he is still a gazillion times better then oblahblah and I can actually see the chance of him winning. There is just no way enough people will vote for either Michele or Rick.