Skip to comments.Santorum Schools Yet Another MSM Journalist on Obama’s Appeasement – This Time, NBC’s David Gregory
Posted on 01/01/2012 8:16:31 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
Last month, Sen. Rick Santorum schooled CNNs Candy Crowley on the subject of President Barack Obamas appeasement of Americas enemies.
Today, on NBCs Meet the Press, it was David Gregorys turn.
Like Crowley, Gregory attempted to fact-check Santorum by arguing that it could not possibly be accurate or objective to describe Obamas foreign policy as appeasement.
In particular, he challenged Santorum to distinguish Obamas policy on Iran from that of his predecessor, George W. Bush. (For several years, Democrats have tried to defend Obama by pointing out that the Bush administration refused to approve military strikes, either by the U.S. or by Israel.)
Santorum, as usual, delivered the facts on demand:
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Santorum is going to demolish Willard......in Iowa:
Tea Party voters: Santorum 23, Gingrich 18, Paul 16, Bachmann 15, Romney 12. If Mitt doesn’t win that’s why
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With voters who decided in the last week: Santorum 29, Romney 17, Paul 13
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Only 3 candidates moved more than a point in the last week- Santorum up, Paul and Bachmann down
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Paul, Romney, Santorum all within 2 points of each other
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(I will also vote in the general election for whomever wins the GOP nomination, no matter who it is. The Dems can't win without a third-party spoiler (or two).
While these numbers seem encouraging for Santorum, I just went through the “List of Endorsements” for each candidate on Wikipedia.org. No one has any significant number of endorsements to speak of except Romney. Even Judge Bork is for Romney! Paul also has a surprisingly large number of endorsements but mostly from non-elected officials. Phyllis Schlafly is for Bachmann; none of the few for Santorum is well known.
Well then, Willard’s endorsements better get themselves to the caucusus Tuesday night.
Because their guy is in HUGE danger of losing to Santorum.
It’s a listing of all candidates’ endorsements. It’s just that Rick Santorum has so few. You can find it under “Rick Santorum presidential campaign, 2012”. Change the name to the other candidates and following the same format to call up the endorsements. Romney’s numbers would seem to indicate that it is all over before the first caucus straw poll. Romney has few TX endorsements, except for GHWB and James A. Baker, III.
“(I will also vote in the general election for whomever wins the GOP nomination, no matter who it is. The Dems can’t win without a third-party spoiler (or two).”
Ditto. I like Santorum but he’s not gotten much respect in the process to this point, for whatever reason. Not sure who I will vote for in primary. Here in NJ, it may already be decided.
Very impressive. Took Gregory head on and didn’t flinch.
If my toaster ran against obama I’d vote for it.
Just support the conservative (Santorum, IMHO) and stay positive about his message.
I never cared much for endorsements from establishment talking heads. Not so early in the race - before a single state primary has been held.
In those caucus rooms in IA, no one wil be mentioning outside endorsements. It’s all about momentum and that’s the Tea pary’s strength. Look for more Perry folks and Bachmannites to move over to Santorum’s side of the rooms — increasing Santorum’s margin of victory over Willard the Lib and Paul the Nut.
Newt will be 4th in IA after $10 mil of mudslingling thrown at him. Which is fine enough to get him to SC & FL where he’ll finish off Willard once and for all!!!
Santorum is just doing another conservative (Newt) a big favor in IA.
And Willard has no time left in IA to run multi million dollar ads against Rick Jr. : )
A candidates endorsements are exactly the kind of thing I pay absolutely no attention to when making my selection. Many endorsements come with "strings" attached and are bought and paid for.
Endorsements don’t motivate most of us here, but the number of Romney endorsements is just overwhelming, an avalanche compared to the other candidates.
Another Huckabee is all Santorum will amount to be.
Santorum doesnt have much viability beyond Iowa. New Hampshire will surely reject him. And the only thing he’ll do in SC and FL is hurt Newt which in turn will help Romney. He has no organization in those two states and Romney has been building a ground game in Florida for months.
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