Skip to comments.Santorum: I'll beat Romney if Gingrich drops out
Posted on 03/04/2012 12:20:40 PM PST by Mariner
Rick Santorum indicated that Newt Gingrich should drop out of the presidential race, arguing -- as Gingrich did during his surge -- that splitting the "anti-Romney" vote helped Mitt Romney win the Michigan primary and Washington caucuses and contributes to his overall success so far.
"It's always harder when you've got to conservative running in the race as we have seen in Washington and we've seen in other states," Santorum said on Fox News Sunday. "We have the anti-Romney vote, if you will. Both Gingrich and I are slugging away."
Santorum stopped short of calling for Gingrich to exit the race, but he noted that their combined support would defeat Romney. "In Michigan, we would have won easily if those two votes had been combined," he told Chris Wallace.
He also made clear that he believes Gingrich will have to drop out, eventually. "And, you know, eventually hopefully the race will settle out and we'll go one on one," Santorum said. "And once that happens, we feel very comfortable we're going to win this thing."
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And I lay responsibility for that clearly at the feet of Rick Santorum.
Saintorum can shove it. He will never get my vote.
Our country can’t afford another rookie in the White House...besides, Obama would eat him alive.
** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”
It’s not a matter of whether he would beat Romney, if Newt drops out.
But it’s whether he could be Obama if he wins the nomination.
Sorry Rick but IMHO you are net yet ready for the Presidency. GO NEWT GO!
be Obama = beat..
Arrogant little twit. I watched him on Fox News Sunday today and he is a very weak interview. Chris Wallace had him squirming and re-writing history for 15 minutes. It was ugly. Also Ricky may want to look at the poll. He is dropping like a rock everywhere now that people are starting to find out more about him. Newt on the other hand took his time this morning twisting Stephie and David Gregory into pretzels. No comparison.
Super Tuesday: Win Georgia/Tennessee/Oklahoma, do very well in Ohio
March 10: Do very well in Kansas
March 13: Win Mississippi/Alabama
This race is far from over and Newt has a huge opportunity with Santorum continuing to go off message, and backtrack.
Santorum still has yet to win a primary.
I’d vote for Romney over Santorum and that’s about as low as one could go in my book.
Newt’s the only one who will “git er done””.
Why should Newt drop out? He is by far the better of the four candidates. I agree, there is a growing anti Santorum contingency, the more exposure he gets.
What do you by a bump since he only seems set to win a single state? Santorum will probably win more on Super Tuesday, he’s already has delegate tied in Michigan and Washington State.
Love your Positive Attitude. My hope is that you are downright Prophetic! :)
I'm not giving up on Newt. The Rep Elites are fighting us tooth & nail!!
Eric Cantor is endorsing Romney!! Says he's the ONLY one who knows how to create jobs & can beat Obama.
GINGICH/WEST can do better.
IF I had known it would be Gingrich/West for sure I would have voted for him in Michigan.
Willard needs to drop out in all severeness..I mean seriousness.
He could then be free to hunt vermit with with his new bud from Motor City or, maybe compete on Trump’s Apprentice.. as he is a great businessman.
Every time Santorum opens his mouth it becomes increasingly difficult for me to keep mine closed.
while this may have been true 2 weeks ago, it is no longer the case.
Santorum had his chance, and he blew it. Now it’s time for Santorum to get out of the way of the real challenger Newt.
Newt did great on Washington Journal this am. He took calls and every caller(including a dem.) treated him with respect and admiration.
He even turned Candy Crowley’s “gotcha questions “ into great solutions for America on CNN.
The media always bring up the question “Should Santorum drop out? Should Newt drop out?” Once they answer, and say they are not going to say what the other should do but it would be easier if the other one drops out, they run with that and cause division. The media is playing us all one against the other.