Skip to comments.Rick Santorum turns heat on Newt Gingrich in Florida (pout alert)
Posted on 01/22/2012 4:59:57 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. Rick Santorum kicked off his Florida campaign here Sunday by aiming directly at Newt Gingrich. Its great to be glib, but its better to be principled, the former Pennsylvania senator told a crowd of more than 200 standing in a hot parking lot of a strip mall in this town outside Fort Lauderdale.
Santorum dismissed the idea that the South Carolina primary reshaped the race into a Gingrich-Mitt Romney face-off. Saturdays results could very quickly be overshadowed by the Jan. 31 Florida primary, in which hes hoping to reemerge as a factor. You have three candidates who can be president. That wasnt the case moving into South Carolina, he added, referencing Jon Huntsman and Rick Perrys withdrawal from the race. Florida can now step back and say, Okay
who is the candidate that we here in South Florida should put our seal of approval on?
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Seems to me that’s one of the more damning admissions one could make in asking to be chosen the leader of a Free People, yet he says it proudly...
Exactly who other than Republican big wigs do you think is going to pick the nominee if there ends up being a brokered convention?
If there is a brokered convention say hello to Jeb Bush, Chris Christie or Mitch Daniels as the Republican nominee.
Romney hacks are funneling big bucks to Santorum so he can stay in the race and help attack Newt.
I never got any memo. It must be stuck in inter-office transit.
Why doesn’t he talk about BHO and what he would do to roll back the crap dished out the last three years.
He really is starting to sound shrill.
Come on FRiend, we don't need that of leftist drivel here...really.
We've all made mistakes in the past, can your candle hold up better?
What if that’s true? Should he remain silent?
This is situation normal in politics.
If it’s not true, then it should be refuted. But it’s futile, and not helpful, to act as though the other candidates should never try to knock “your guy” down.
Why when Newt’s many concubines is FAR mors interesting! /s
The sick and twisted attacks on Santorum are getting grotesque....I expected as much from LIEberals, not conservatives. The more I learn about Newt and his supporters the more disgusted I become.
There is no place in this world for such commentary...It’s the same tact that I was disgusted by for an opening of a debate.
Newt supports federally-funded abortion (in cases of rape and incest - his words not mine), there’s video out there as well...
Asked on the CBS News program “Face the Nation” whether he agrees with Republicans who oppose federal abortion payments in cases of rape or incest or to protect the life of a mother, Gingrich said: “No. First of all, I think you should have funding in the case of rape or incest or life of the mother, which is the first step.”
Santorum doesn’t...try twisting that to suit your agenda.
The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally not a 20 percent traitor. - George Washington
I have yet to determine if Newt is above or below that 80%, but many of his supporters are certainly falling short.
Nope. I'm referring to her more recent ex-husband. She's such a catch that there are three of us now. ;-)
And you're doing anything different?....please explain.
Head coach Jim Tressler made them famous at Ohio State until last year...you saw what the NCAA did to him...
Well, I think that’s my point.
He is so critical of Newt’s moral mis-deeds but he could forgive his wife hers.
It will be Spectre all over again for Sanitorium.
The deal has been cut.
Santorum working for Romney, right NOW.
Principled to do what is best for Rick, to hell with conservatism.
Go back in time about 10 years and post the headline Coulter wants Romney and FR Gingrich.It is insane.Who ever told you Santorum was any more “establishment” than Gingrich lied to you.Gingrich and Santorum are on the same side.The ones that were the LEAST DC Insider,tea party candidates were bashed and spat upon.Palin said Santorum should stay in and I have tremendous respect for her and how she just recently shared her political views.She was professional,had humility in a quiet defeat and was classy.She would not waste time making numerous threads name calling Santorum.No need to bash Santorum.So why is it that yet again people are bashing another conservative? The very same people that would jump off a cliff if Palin said to yet again don’t listen and make crap up as they go along?Don’t forget the build up of Cain.No one thought he would fall.
If you spit at Santorum and Gingrich gets Caininized who remains?
Nice try Senator. You lost South Carolina to Newt by more than the total of all votes in Iowa. Newt won SC by more than your vote total in all of NH. The 600 thousand votes from SC dwarf the tiny little turn outs in those other two states.
This is not a three way tie. Not even close.
Ron, methinks you totally missed Reagan’s point. He was just demonstrating how absurd Santorum’s attacks are by making an absurd one back. How did it taste?
A presidential election is actually 50 state elections, not one popular vote. Electoral college and all...
I remember reading the same garbage that Bachmann was ‘in the tank’ for Romney.Now Santorum is in the tank for Romney?Save this crap for the real enemy.
You missed the point by, oh, maybe ten miles.
The point is FIRE ON OBMA LITTLE RICKY - not on each other.
Tell me you DO know you're making this shit up, right? Do you know anything about Newt's accomplishments as Speaker? I can forgive a 22 year old skull full of mush, IF he acknowledges his ignorance...
I didnt say that. I said I see no difference in how the presidencies of the Romney/Newt/Santorum would be conducted. So, to me, it doesnt matter who gets the nomination. I think they will all put in decent justices, whether by wanting to or bending to politics. I think they will all three continue to wage a manned war against terrorism. I think they will all three sign the repeal of Obamacare if presented. I think they will all three do some minor tweaking, but not change the scope of government in a significant way. Since two of those are better than what Obama will do, I will vote for the Republican nominee, and take the small victories.
Well, we ain’t in a Presidential electoral college election yet.
BUT, I’ll take your bait. So look at delegates then, the closest thing to an equivalent of the elctoral college. Newt way ahead of Rick. WAY AHEAD.
Any way you score it, this is not a three way tie nor anything close to resembling one.
LOL you spelled his last name wrong.Who cares about a sweater vest?If we get into personal name calling Newt walks like a fat penquin.Who cares?It is stupid.
I mean hell, if they can make Obama a "centrist" imagine what they can do with Newt!
Santorum apparently has a tin ear regarding how much his recent personal attacks are driving people away from him...
I get that Newt is the man and all but it cracks me up watching people say crap like ‘Newt is great and had accomplishments’.Just be quiet as it is impossible to put compound W on the warts when everyone knows they are there.
He does have a tin ear, which is the focus of my American Thinker piece tomorrow (if editor runs it).
BTW, just thinking out loud here: American Men in sweaters, who comes to mind?
LOL and what happened to Keyes; neither he nor Buchanan would be so extremist with isolationism nowadays.
please don’t even ‘go there.’
“Santorum doesn’t wear well with time.”
Yeah, that’s what the PA voters thought too!
I beg to differ....no other candidate is not only contrasting himself against the enemy - Obummer, he’s also effective at comparing himself to the 3 has-been pseudo-conservatives running against him.
I’ve not updated my profile in many years, but I am 31. I’ve been following politics since I was 14. I’ve gone back and examined Newt’s record and double-checked my recollections. This man broke spending caps. The budget was balanced, largely because the economy exploded as a result of the dotcom boom, Newt did not trim spending:
There was a Conservative revolt in 1997 and he was tossed out on his air because Republicans were angry at him for spending too much money. He’s a great talk show guest, a great revolutionary, but a lousy leader.
To be fair an animated fat penquin picture would be here but I can't find one.
Iowa is done. Rick S will go down in flames if he continues to focus his BASHING on Newt over Liberal Romney.
Rick, it's obvious you are no Conservative when you focus you hatred on the most Conservative candidate, while giving Liberal Romney a pass in Florida.
Talk about EGO. Name one other state Santorum can win? Santourm is so rude and such a turn off. Newt was born in Pennsylvania and more than likely will win PA.
Go NEWT ! Lots of Red States still to come.
Santorum - Iowa 28 delegates
RINO - New Hampshire 12
Newt - South Carolina 25
Newt - Florida 50
Newt - Nevada 28
Newt - Maine 24
Newt - Colorado 36
? - Minnesota 40
Newt- Arizona 29
? - Michigan 30
Newt - Washington 43
Newt - Alaska 27
Newt - Georgia 76
Newt - Idaho 32
RINO - Mass 41
Newt - North Dakota 28
Newt - Ohio 66
Newt - Oklahoma 43
Newt - Tennessee 58
? - Vermont 17
Disgrace - Virginia 50
Newt - Wyoming 29
Newt - Kansas 40
Newt - Alabama 50
? - Hawaii 20
Newt - Mississippi 40
Newt - Missouri 52
? - Illinois 69
Newt - Louisiana 46
Newt - Maryland 37
Newt - Texas 155
? - Wash D.C. 19
Newt - Wisconsin 42
? - Connecticut 28
? - Delaware 17
? - New York 95
Newt - Pennsylvania 72
? - Rhode Island 19
Newt - Indiana 46
Newt - North Carolina 55
Newt - West Virginia 31
Newt - Nebraska 35
Newt - Oregon 29
Newt - Arkansas 36
Newt - Kentucky 45
? - California 172
Newt - Montana
? - New Jersey 50
Newt - New Mexico 23
Newt - South Dakota 28
RINO - Utah 40
More proof please ...
You know, aside from an obvious lack of humor, you really aren’t helping your case by putting up a picture of someone in a sweater vest who turned out not to be nearly as squeaky clean as his self righteous attitude made him seem.
Come to think of it, that’s perfect for the little phony faux conservative RS.
Cheer when a fellow conservative is out of the race, and show your true colors....then only weak RINOs remain. Santorum has been eqauating Romney and Newt as one in the same while attacking Paul’s stances as an Obummer ageneda. Sorry if you have a problem with it, it’s true. Newt will be busy sipping tea with Mittens while you have yet to wipe the foaming-at-the-mouth, rabid lapdog drool from your chin...
Newt Says Romney a Possible VP Pick
I think the consensus is that hed certainly be on the list, whether hed want to or not, Gingrich said. Hes a very competent person. This is a very serious man. I would certainly support him if he became the Republican nominee.
Isn’t Santorum a lawyer?
I knew you would try to get me on that technicality about Jim.Big deal Jim’s ethics charges were about the same as Newts. No one is perfect.I think you are really pushing it calling Santorum a FAKE conservative when he is no more fake than the rest of them. His warts are way smaller and you know it.
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They'll need something to keep them warm after they've elected Obama for another term.
Just tweaking the irony.
And yes, Santorum’s warts are smaller. So is everything else about him. His mind. HIs talents. HIs experience. His accomplishments. The problem with measuring candidates by “wart size” is that you always come out on the side of the younger candidate. You have to do pros and cons or you are being intellectually dishonest.
And take away the social issues, and RS is no conservative at all.
Bull chit...you’re actually dense enough to think the elites give two hoots about the moral issues Santorum supports...they’re more likely to go with populists like Gingrinch, Romney and RuPaul over Santorum. 100% guaranteed. Live it, love it, learn it.
Read Senator Tom Coburn’s Book, “Breach of Trust” He attested to the abuse of power and overspending that marked Gingrich’s career in the House. Do a Google search and read articles from the 1990s on why Gingrich was removed as speaker.
Exactly. Why are they so overly drunk on the Newt cool aid that they claim Santorum is in the tank for Romney when one of Gingrich’s first VP hints was Romney? The same vile hate I saw on here for Bachmann and Perry shines through when Santorum and Gingrich are buddies...go figure...