Skip to comments.Santorum Suggests Obama Preferable to "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney.
Posted on 03/22/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT by true believer forever
Rick Santorum's latest attempt to use a Mitt Romney aide's "Etch-A-Sketch" remark against the Republican front-runner instead gave his rival a chance to fire back on Thursday, after Santorum seemed to say he'd rather see President Obama reelected than send Romney to the White House.
Speaking at an event in Texas, Santorum again made the case that Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom's comments Wednesday on CNN about a "reset" of the campaign if Romney clinched the nomination showed the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to appeal to conservatives were insincere.
"You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who's just going to be a little different than the person in there," Santorum told a crowd in San Antonio, according to NBC News. "If you're going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch-A-Sketch candidate of the future."
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Gaff, Miss speaks, Open mouth insert foot.
Take your pick.
If he said that...he isnt worth a tinkers dam. His investment in the presidency is more for his own vanity than for the good of the nation.
You are right! And Santorum did say it. He rather see Obama re-elected than see Romney elected because Romney flip flops like “Etch-A-Sketch” and we know what Obama will do.
Romney, Newt, and even Paul have been saying that any of the Republican candidates would be better than Obama. For Santorum to say what he did just shows that he only cares about winning. And he certainly is NOT who we need as our nominee! I also have heard from a number of folks from PA who say they doubt Santorum will carry PA.
I hope Newt is our nominee, but of course I will vote for whomever our nominee is against Obama!
There are a lot of different factors in play here. If Romney becomes the nominee and miraculously wins the general—and it will take a miracle, given his lack of scruples, charisma, and relatability—Republican voters will most likely be deenergized going into the midterms and Democrats amped up. (Barring a cataclysm such as the 9/11 attacks, and even in such an event Willard would not prove an inspiring leader.) So we have to ask: is it likely Romney would be a bold conservative willing to stand up to a Democrat Congress? Are you kidding? And predictably, large numbers of congressional Republicans would vote for liberal proposals out of loyalty to a liberal Republican president, whereas they’d oppose such things if proposed by a Dem.
For my own part, I hope that if Romney’s nominated, a solid and credible conservative throws his hat in the ring as a third party candidate. That would bring out conservative voters who’d likely stay home otherwise, and would increase Republicans’ chances of holding the House and perhaps taking the Senate.
Sorry, but I just won’t vote for Romney. Not under any circumstances. Those who would vote for him would probably vote for Hillary Clinton if she deigned to accept the Republican nomination.
Looks like you mixed up Gingrich and Santorum.
***Nope. He’s making a distinction. I’m not certain it’s a wise distinction, but he’s making it.
Who would you vote for if it’s Obama vs. Romney?
Santorum is for the SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE vote. That's not the conservative vote. Many of us believe that anyone who would use the FEDERAL government to compel their way way of thinking are anti-conservative whether that be Santorum or Obama.
I gather I should have pinged you also.
Looks like you mixed up Gingrich and Santorum.
***Nope. Hes making a distinction. Im not certain its a wise distinction, but hes making it.
Who would you vote for if its Obama vs. Romney?
Oh well. ABC News says rule 40 is BS even though they don’t show where in the rules their scenario is possible. Bleh.
Keep reading same article.
Santorum said he speaks with Texas Gov. Rick Perry before scheduled campaign stops in the state. Perry sought the GOP nomination but left the race in January and endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Sound like he is implying that Perry is no longer backing Newt. Just how low will this SoCon stoop to be the next Pres.
Once again a horrible set of choices provided to us.
Romney - when asked if he will repeal Obama care responds “Why wouldn’t I?”
Santorum - a Catholic version of Mike Bloomberg
Paul - regrettably, despite some good positions, strikes me as a flake.
I’ll take Newt, because these are the choices.
Feel free to sell out any shred of principles you may have and back Romney. I refuse to roll over for the GOPe anymore.
I met Obama in 2005 have to repeat this in every post. Got to spend 10 min one on one chatting at a PR event for GWB at the Caterpillar factory in Montgomery IL
Mind you this was Summer 2005, I called my mother and told her I met and got the autograph of the next POTUS. I was right, and I'll tell you if Rick thinks Romney is worse than Obama he didn't spend enough time in Illinois.
Obama would stab you in your neck and give you a smile, most evil person I met.
Santorum is right. Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.
Romney is going to need a REAL PIT VIPER to fight back against the blizzard of hate that is going to be unleashed this fall.
Few people, including most FREEPERS, Im afraid, havent been paying attention to the size, scope, reach, and FUNDING of the huge propaganda mill, with a complicit mainstream media, that the Obama campaign has been building.
I have, and frankly, it scares the hell out of me.
The Tom Hanks Triumph Of The Will Obama campaign movie is only the beginning.
Well, I don't underestimate the leviathan they have built and are building, and I worry about it everyday. But I don't know the answer to this question: Could Newt, after what Romney did to him, and what Romney did to him was vile, could Newt forgive him and get on board?
No. Santorum is for the SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE vote.
***A reasonable enough point.
That’s not the conservative vote.
***Sure it is. If you can’t count on the candidate’s social conservative positions, you cannot count on their fiscal conservative positions.
Many of us believe that anyone who would use the FEDERAL government to compel their way way of thinking
***Straw argument. Santorum wouldn’t be strong enough to use the fedguv to compel his way of thinking, and he probably doesn’t seek to do so at any rate.
are anti-conservative whether that be Santorum or Obama.
***Other than the fact that Santorum is on the right moral path and Obama isn’t, your reasoning is delightfully interesting, although it’s fallacious.
That’s good thinking. I made a similar case in this post here. Conservative Republicans seem to have an INCREDIBLY difficult time thinking even a little bit long-term when it comes to strategy. The liberal wing of the GOP are the political experts who are leading the conservative wing to slaughter with this bought and paid for Romney candidacy.
Study the Russian Revolution or Communism in the 20th Century. If you want mountains of skulls and dictators? Vote Obama!!! If you want to throw a bull fit well vote for dictatorship.
I voted Tuesday, I voted for Santorum, but if you think I'll vote for Barack Obama in November, you are mistaken.
If you met B.O. and spent 10 minutes chatting and have an autograph ticket with the date to prove it then please, debate me and I'll tell you why B.O. is a monster.
Otherwise, you may as well just be another employee of Obama, Media Matters, ACORN or MoveOn....
-> Santorum is going for the conservative vote; Gingrich and Romney are going for the Republican vote.
He just energized Obama’s base.
Bravo. The Hillary example is one I've been using for a while. The question Republicans need to ask themselves is how far is too far? How liberal does the Republican candidate have to be before you will NOT vote for them? I'd say that a candidate who is a proven serial liar and who, as governor, promoted abortion, gay marriage, socialized medicine, higher taxes, etc. IS GOING TOO FAR. People have to realize the President is the leader of the party. Where he goes, everyone else will follow. The party members, the elected officials, the voters, everyone. The Republican party as we know it might cease to exist if Romney becomes President.
romney, I would love to be spared that particular choice, but romney. ugh.