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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To dislike Romney is one thing. To start talking about Obama being better is to become a member of the DNC reelect Obama committee. That is just crazy.
The primaries are not over, and those who want Santorum or Gingrich should keep working. But the in advance jump to Obama is well, there is only one word for it - liberal.
One reason the “conservative” candidates have been unable to beat Romney in (enough) republican primaries, is that Romney is running an extremely conservative campaign.
I put “conservative” in quotes because at least on illegal immigration, Newt went considerably to the left of Romney. that is exactly the type or erratic wild swing Gingrich is prone to, and why he is not reliably conservative in office.
Having said all that, I would be thrilled with a president Santorum or Gingrich.
That’s not quite right, but it’s closer than what you stated before.
If the Congress, especially the House, actually DID their job; I’d vote for the ass-clown just to make sure the GOP-e would crash and burn. They haven’t done SH!T to block ANYTHING TOTUS had thrown at us!
As it stands, just getting ‘your/our guy’ into the White House doesn’t roll back ONE regulation, close ONE dept. They all love gov’t; as long as they control the direction.
Nobody in the field is a Washington outsider nor anyone I’d trust to shrink the beast.
“What he actually said was that it would be better to stay with what we have, the known, than Romney the unknown.”
When you figure out how that quote is any better, let us know.
It not only says Obama is better, it is a false statement. Even if you think Romeny is a liberal, he is not an “unknown”. He’s been running for president for at least 8 years, he does have a record in government and business, his private life is known and his current and in 2008 positions are conservative.
Santorum’s comment was poorly thought out. If you listen to his speeches that is not surprising. It’s very admirable he talks without even a speech, but it’s painful to watch him begin a point, not know what to say after the first sentence in ,and then struggle to recover while he steps all over his own lines. This happens a lot.
And that’s why now he said something that many people will interpret as being over the top disloyal to the effort to defeat Obama.
BTW some of this idiocy bolsters the view of moderates that Romney is a republican they don’t need to fear. In an odd way it’s giving Romney an image as the republican they can vote for. I know that from listening to annoying democrat relatives.
Will, what Romney are you talking about?
IF more of you would listen to the candidates’ speeches, you’d know that Romney’s speeches are 99% anti Obama and 100% conservative. This is one of those little facts. Romney gave an eloquent barn burner anti Obama speech Tuesday night.
So the request that the candidates focus on Obama is needed for the other 3. They naturally are attacking Romney because they are trying to catch up. Perhaps they would do better by showing their anti Obama creds.
What Santorums statements shows is that he is more interested in winning than in what is best for our country!
Anyone with a brain knows that ANY of the Republican candidates would be better than Obama! Just think about what more DEMS in the House and Senate would do along with more Executive Orders from Obama! Not to mention the appointment of judges to the SCOTUS!!!
I’m talking about the romney whose speeches I listen to along with the others, after each primary. Also the one we all saw in the debates. The one Santorum endorsed.
I’m aware he was more liberal in Mass. It is my calculated opinion that he would govern as a conservative and certainly that he would be better than Obama.
It’s not that I don’t think he’s a political whore, they all are. That’s reality too. I definitely think Obama must be gotten out of office.
Must we keep using stereotypical "grandpa" cultural references that people under 40 have never even heard of?
Between barbs like this and the "I Love Lucy" chocolate Episode reference, is there anything else our guys can do to seem even more out of touch with the 21st century?
I’d like to dedicate John Lee Hooker’s “Boom Boom, Out Go The Lights” to little Ricky’s campaign.
It’s time for “Pope Porkulus of Pittsburgh” to pack up his sweater vest and go home.
Some thoughts are better left unspoken, including at least 50% of the stupidity circulating in Ricky’s cranium.
I think etch-a-scetches were still pretty prevalent among those 18-35 when they were children. Right now, on the other hand...
That's insane. Look, folks: Politics is a dirty filthy game but at this level it's literally life and death for the nation. You sound like a little kid stamping his foot and threatening to hold his breath until DEATH unless he get's his "way." Life isn't fair and our system might not be the best, but it's the best in the world until Christ returns. You fight like mad for your candidate but if the country chooses somebody else, you have to rally around the candidate and hope that a conservative Congress keeps him in check. Because the alternative for your "principles" will leave all our kids at slavery's door. The same "principles" made the folks who built the atomic bomb dig in their heels and refuse to finish because Germany surrendered and thus the real threat to the world was gone. They were against nuking Japan. Had that threat stood, a MILLION men would have been killed invading the Japanese homeland. Among them, my late father in law and thus my wife might not ever have been born! Imagine the lives altered irrevocably over political principles that really boil down to pettiness. All it takes for evil to succeed is that good men stand around and do nothing. Not an exact quote but close enough. Sound familiar? It should.
What sort of new-fangled ideas tickle your fancy, you young whippersnapper, you?
You ought to be horse whipped.
Now quit fussin’, I’m trying to watch “Father Knows Best”.
And were you to really dig into the numbers you would find that nearly 85% of the growth in the mormon church is due to mormon births with only about 15% of ANY growth.
Fact latest info shows only a 1.62% growth (NCC 2012 Yearbook of Churches).
Retention rate of converts down to 25% after one year (yet lds maintain the other 75% on the books to keep their numbers up). (Reuters 2012 news article)
Those number, plus statement from their own leaders that membership is declining.
Although I certainly do NOT favor Romney, I would still vote for him against Obama.
Just think about what America would be like after four more years of Obama. He would bring more DEMS to the House and Senate, be appointing judges to SCOTUS,and making more of his terrible EO’s! NONE of the Republican candidates would bring that additional terrible damage to America.
It is obvious to me that ALL Santorum thinks about is winning, not about what would be best for America. I pray Newt ends up being our nominee, but as I have stated before, I would vote for WHOMEVER is our nominee against Obama!