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Santorum: Might as well have Obama over Romney
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer / The Associated Press ^ | Will Weissert

Posted on 03/22/2012 9:00:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday said Republicans should give President Barack Obama another term if Santorum isn't the GOP nominee and for a second day compared rival Mitt Romney to an Etch A Sketch toy.

Santorum reiterated an argument he has made before: The former Massachusetts governor is not conservative enough to offer voters a clear choice in the fall election and that only he can provide that contrast.

"You win by giving people a choice," Santorum said during a campaign stop in Texas....

(Excerpt) Read more at seattlepi.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
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To: matthew fuller

This is what happens when you run for the highest office with nothing that even resembles executive experience. Mr. Obama was lucky in 2008 to have the press covering for him. Surely Senator Santorum didn’t expect the media to help him this cycle, did he?


51 posted on 03/22/2012 10:02:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he’s still in it I’ll vote Newt. I don’t think Santorum is going to win his own state. Unfortunately, Romney is getting a lot of endorsements in PA.


52 posted on 03/22/2012 10:04:45 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: NavyCanDo

If Governor Romney is as smart as many claim he is, his “Palin” this year would be the same as Senator McCain’s in 2008!!


53 posted on 03/22/2012 10:05:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: ncalburt

It’s getting pretty goofy.


54 posted on 03/22/2012 10:08:13 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Another could be New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. Conservative and would take the Hispanic vote away from Obama. And if they go after her like they did Palin, the damage they would do to themselves could be unmeasurable.
55 posted on 03/22/2012 10:10:21 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

Vote Newt then. The only thing we can hope for is a GOP-e vs Conservative blood bath in Tampa. They have to learn they cannot take our votes for granted.


56 posted on 03/22/2012 10:15:26 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: NavyCanDo

“Nobody will convince me any of our candidates will be worse than Obama.”

Me either, but heaven knows some here won’t stop trying.


57 posted on 03/22/2012 10:17:54 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think that Palin would consider a run with Mitt. He would be helped more by Rubio, but Mitt will lose the general election to Obama.


58 posted on 03/22/2012 10:19:02 PM PDT by matthew fuller (A patriotic American would be ASHAMED to have 5 non-veteran adult sons.)
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To: NavyCanDo

Your suggestion makes a lot of sense. It would be very difficult for MSM to attack a Hispanic woman. They will of course try for sure, but they will look foolish, obviously biased and it will backfire.


59 posted on 03/22/2012 10:20:33 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. We are worse than broke.)
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To: Kevmo

Newt has the brains to be a statesman.

Santos is in over his head.


60 posted on 03/22/2012 10:21:25 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Kevmo

Only video that I have found is Newt endorsing the Tea Party because we were sick of paying taxes.


61 posted on 03/22/2012 10:27:32 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: matthew fuller
Now we’re down to a two man race!

Romney Left and Romney Right? Or is that Romney and Obama?

62 posted on 03/22/2012 10:28:18 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Santorum added: "If they're going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk of what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate for the future."

And unbelievably reckless and irresponsible thing to say.

Herewith, I withdraw my support for Mister Santorum in the primary.

I suspect that this statement will ruin whatever chance he had at the nom, anyway.

It's one thing to be desperate, it's another thing to be a selfish fool.

(I had supported Bachmann until her candidacy ended, then Santorum. Now? Well...ugh.)

Dang.

.

63 posted on 03/22/2012 10:28:57 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Bailee
“The only thing we can hope for is a GOP-e vs Conservative blood bath in Tampa.”

Oh yea, that is a sure road to victory. NOT. Sounds like just what the hard core Left would wish for.

64 posted on 03/22/2012 10:28:59 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Christie at the beach

Santos is in over his head.
***Santorum was a senator. Newt was a congresscritter. Santorum can surf these waters. He has more states won and more delegates than Newt so far.


65 posted on 03/22/2012 10:31:29 PM PDT by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: Kevmo
"Santorum endorsed Romney in 2008. That’s a matter of public record. I consider it to have been a mistake."

Well Ricky must also as he tried VERY HARD to "Etch-A-Sketch" it with his "Obama is better that Romney" statement.

"Who did Gingrich endorse in 2008?"

Well YOU seemed to be the FIRST on this thread to almost instantly want to compare testicle size between Ricky and Newt concerning Ricky's "Obama is better than Romney" statement, as thought it was some kind of heroic historically bold statement, when in fact Obama and the DNC will almost certainly be using the "testosterone filled" comment in commercials in every state this next fall against Romney if he is chosen as the republican 2012 candidate.

You seem to have computer access. I suggest you Google your "Who Did Newt support in 2008" question. (OBTW, It WILL show up in your search history and I'm not sure if that violates any Ricky cheerleading members rules as it might go to Newt.org.)

What ever person Newt did endorsed (if he did) you can bet it won't come close to the level of the 2008 Ricky endorsement of Romney which some would say was the equivalent of a political "Lewinsky", and then turn around and claim NOW that Obama is BETTER than Romney.

66 posted on 03/22/2012 10:36:58 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kevmo

He’s amply demonstrated he has the balls.

Fortunately, he’s also demonstrated he has the brains not to.

Do you?


67 posted on 03/22/2012 10:37:19 PM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Santorum has the mentality and personality of a high-school senior, with corresponding temper and whininess. Romney is the used-car salesman, or Sham-Wow Salesman. Newt is our Churchill. Looks to me like Santorum has blown it irretrievably.
68 posted on 03/22/2012 10:41:25 PM PDT by matthew fuller (A patriotic American would be ASHAMED to have 5 non-veteran adult sons.)
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To: allendale

Ol’ Ricky boy is showing his true colors. He can be downright nasty when thwarted. Been there!


69 posted on 03/22/2012 10:42:15 PM PDT by GingerC
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To: entropy12
It would be very difficult for MSM to attack a Hispanic woman.

Really. Remember what they did to Condi Rice when she was names SoS--cartoons of Aunt Jemima. The Left has no scruples, and no bottom.

70 posted on 03/22/2012 10:43:11 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kevmo
"Newt was a congresscritter"

No- Newt was Speaker of the House, second in line for the Presidency after the VP.

71 posted on 03/22/2012 10:45:37 PM PDT by matthew fuller (A patriotic American would be ASHAMED to have 5 non-veteran adult sons.)
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To: Iron Munro

Don’t worry he would jerk the trigger and miss by a mile.


72 posted on 03/22/2012 10:47:04 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s all over but the actual voting. The best we can hope for now is a Republican House and Senate that will have the guts to stop anything the second-term dictator tries to push through.

What a disaster for conservatism this campaign has become.


73 posted on 03/22/2012 10:50:51 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Are you sure those cartoons appeared in any prominent left leaning media such as WAPO, NYT, LAT, CBS/NBC/ABC? Or was it some low subscription hard left media?

I would posit attacks on gov. Martinez would be nothing like the major onslaught on gov. Palin.


74 posted on 03/22/2012 10:52:37 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. We are worse than broke.)
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To: matthew fuller

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Congresscritters.

Like Nancy Pelosi.


75 posted on 03/22/2012 10:54:15 PM PDT by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: moonhawk

Fortunately, he’s also demonstrated he has the brains not to.
***Argument from silence. Classic Fallacy.

Do you?
***What difference does it make whether I do or not? This is about Newt, Santorum, zer0bama and RomNitt.


76 posted on 03/22/2012 10:57:30 PM PDT by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: musicman

What?

You go fetch. Answer for your candidate, if you care, dare, or have a pair.


77 posted on 03/22/2012 10:59:49 PM PDT by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: Kharis13; All

“Rick is still my guy, but that comment really has me wondering. ....”

Perry and Herman Cain have had brain freezes, and most of the candidates, including Romney, have had gaffes, but not Rick, at least not until lately.

imo, Rick is working too hard, and should realize he can’t win the battle without getting enough sleep.

Here’s an interesting commentary and video on this subject:

“Would he really settle for Obama over Romney? I don’t believe it. It is so absurd that I tend to think he got something mixed up in his head and it didn’t come out the way he meant it. Because it’s just not true and I’ve heard him say otherwise beforehand.”

excerpt http://www.therightscoop.com/rick-santorum-prefers-obama-over-mitt-romney/

Click above link if interested in more commentary, and to view video.


78 posted on 03/22/2012 11:00:11 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Kevmo
"You go fetch."


79 posted on 03/22/2012 11:06:07 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: hinckley buzzard; entropy12

All of Governor Sarah Palin’s children are Native Americans. Did that stop the media from abusing them?


80 posted on 03/22/2012 11:10:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: ncalburt
This Romney propaganda has been posted a dozen times by fellow Concerned ones who also peddle non stopnRomney AstroTurf 24/7. By the way Rick is right !

I think you have nailed exactly what is going on. One has to wonder how many people Romney could have paid off to infect this website or how many closet Rombots have been laying dormant here.

A vote for Romney is a vote that will set the conservative movement back at least a decade and one that moves the Republican party permanent to the left.

Any gains made in 2010 in Congress and at the state level will be washed away as Romney sells out conservatives on issue after issue.

He'll be able to work with RINOs like McCain and Murkowski to pass liberal legislation that Obama could only dream of.

The Republican party and conservative movement nationally will look like both do in California after the Schwarzenegger governorship if Romney reaches office.

81 posted on 03/22/2012 11:20:06 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Thorliveshere
I’m just tired of that arrogant Muslim-in-the-closet.

How tired are you going to be after watching Romney pass liberal legislation Obama would love to pass and couldn't? How tired are you going to be when conservatives in Congress and the state level start losing their jobs because of a disastrous Romney Presidency?

A Romney President will make the Bush years look like the good ol' days.

82 posted on 03/22/2012 11:22:41 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If it’s a choice between Obama and Romney, I’ll not vote. Deciding between two evils is no choice.


83 posted on 03/22/2012 11:27:59 PM PDT by trailboss800
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To: lonestar

Watching Rick reminds me of an old PeeWee Herman Movie.
“ I know you are, But what am I ? “
“ I knew that was gonna happen.”

Go Home Ricky


84 posted on 03/22/2012 11:34:12 PM PDT by Pompah
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To: psjones
How can he say that after seeing how much damage Obama has been doing even though he’s facing re-election?

Maybe because he realized Romney can do far more damage working with RINOs and Democrats in Congress than a lame-duck President facing a growing conservative majority in Congress?

85 posted on 03/22/2012 11:35:24 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: musicman
If Newt had said the same thing, you'd praising as principled for doing so.

If Romney wins the President the establishment will have crushed the grassroots and Tea Party because it knows it can run out any candidate, no matter how liberal, and enough gullible idiots will vote for that candidate.

86 posted on 03/22/2012 11:41:00 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: allendale
How does one ask for a prime time speaking spot at the convention after saying something like that?
Answer: You don't. He'll be relegated to a 2am slot on the first day...before the first speaker.

Can someone tell me the size of the skiis he was wearing when he jumped the shark today???

87 posted on 03/23/2012 12:01:16 AM PDT by roscommon
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To: Kazan
"If Newt had said the same thing....."


88 posted on 03/23/2012 12:08:55 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: LC Gladiator

ANY repub is better than Obama.


Ya, like the father of obama care.. oh wait...
Ya, like the pro-choice.... oh wait..
Ya, like anti-gun... oh wait..
Thinks the rich start at a lower rate than Obama.. oh wait..

It depends on the day, and who is talking to. But Romney sure sounds a lot like Obama.

I don’t trust Romney. He is an empty suit. Much like Obama. Empty suits do what they are told. We don’t know who is telling either one of them what to do.


89 posted on 03/23/2012 12:20:33 AM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney or O’bummer, Romney or O’bummer...tough choice.

I’d prefer overwhelming majorities in the House and Senate. To bad citizens don’t see it that way and Republicans wouldn’t know how to act anyway (holding majorities).


90 posted on 03/23/2012 12:23:50 AM PDT by Razzz42 (`)
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To: All

Of course, if libs, or “moderates,” make gaffes, it’s no big deal.

“5. “I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed.” —Mitt Romney, speaking in 2011 to unemployed people in Florida. Romney’s net worth is over $200 million.

6. “There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip” –Mitt Romney, attempting to identify with the problems of average folk (January 2012)”

More Romney gaffes:
http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/mittromney/a/Mitt-Romney-Quotes.htm


91 posted on 03/23/2012 12:28:15 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama stands for socialism or worse. Mitt stands for pretty much nothing except a generic “better economy.” any republican will help bring a better economy. Rickis right at least that Romney doesn’t provide enough stopping power to any encroachment on our liberty.

I believe Romney is better than Obama, but he’s not a strong alternative to Barack.


92 posted on 03/23/2012 12:31:51 AM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - he's our only hope for change at this point)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Republicans are being played for fools.. maybe they are fools..

This election is a theatrical enterprise.. scripted..
Totally entertainment for an elite of some kind..
Republicans do NOT want a conservative.. its not in the script..

Its like “Logans Run”(movie).. scripted for the sheep to the slaughter..
Only thing missing are the “Sandmen”..

The Sandmen may be coming (in some form)...
Willard adds some drama to the Zerodamus Show..
Cane, Newt, Perry even Santo are include to make the show seem real..

Any that will be surprised when Zero wins a second term..
ARE BRAIN WASHED...


93 posted on 03/23/2012 12:37:23 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Thorliveshere

Both Romney & Obama are anti-gun, pro-homosexual, liberal judge appointing, global warming pushing, agenda-21 loving, socialized medicine, Marxist implementing socialists.

However, if Obama is in office GOP will stand with people like me to fight their agenda, while if Romney is in office GOP will fight against people like me trying to stop the agenda.

Sanatorium is right.


94 posted on 03/23/2012 2:43:44 AM PDT by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: ncalburt

>> It’s a joke .

An incredible joke.


95 posted on 03/23/2012 2:59:23 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: whitedog57

There aren’t any real conservatives running or in office.

America as a Judeo-Christian nation is over. Americans are going to get exactly what they deserve.

Up until yesterday I even believed DeMint was a conservative - not anymore.


96 posted on 03/23/2012 3:11:11 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: NavyCanDo

Marco Rubio seems to be the odds on choice...but he has Mormon ties, amazingly enough. But maybe that gives Mitt more reason to pick him. I certainly hope that Palin and Newt have prominent roles in the campaign and that Mitt does not shun them like Gore did Bill Clinton (ultimately to Gore’s disadvantage but our win)


97 posted on 03/23/2012 3:12:40 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Christie at the beach
Huge mistake-huge gaffe-DNC commercial ad now.

Agree.

98 posted on 03/23/2012 3:13:45 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At least with obammy you know you have an anti American marxist mooselimb.
With romney it all depends which way the wind blows.
Either way you have horse shit.


99 posted on 03/23/2012 4:17:24 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: ncalburt; Lazlo in PA
Peace to my Santorum brethren.

The unusual than usual amount of piling on Santorum should have us cheerleading instead of fuming!--(Laz you put me on to this with one of your posts)

The opposition (Romney crowd) is running scared and trying to change the sound bite!----Romney's etch a sketch blunder was BIG!!!!

As we've said many times before & it's very very true!!----Rick's taking more flak than usual because he's over the target!

Rick is a threat to many here at FR....and their post and run tactics is getting very old.....still ugly, vicious...but old!

RICK SANTORUM FOR PRESIDENT!

100 posted on 03/23/2012 4:33:19 AM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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