Skip to comments.Santorum on defensive as race turns to Louisiana
Posted on 03/24/2012 8:28:18 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
Facing heightened pressure to revive his presidential bid, Rick Santorum was forced to explain another apparent misstep as he courted Louisiana voters Friday, the eve of a critical contest in a Republican nomination battle that increasingly favors Mitt Romney.
Santorum said he would support the eventual GOP nominee - if it isn't him - despite what he insists are similarities between front-runner Romney and President Barack Obama that make them indistinguishable on some issues. He caused an intraparty uproar earlier in the week after suggesting he'd prefer a second term for Obama over a Romney presidency.
"I've said repeatedly and will continue to say, I'll vote for whoever the Republican nominee is and I will work for him," Santorum said as he walked back his original comments less than 24 hours before Louisiana polls were set to open. "Barack Obama is a disaster, but we can't have someone who agrees with him on some of the biggest issues of the day."
The situation underscored Santorum's challenges ahead of a Louisiana contest he's favored to win. Santorum has had success in the South, having won last week's contests in Alabama and Mississippi. Regardless of the outcome Saturday, however, Romney will have collected more delegates than his opponents combined as the race then turns to more favorable territory in the coming weeks.
Santorum's continued missteps are complicating a candidacy already struggling to overcome major financial and organizational deficiencies. Before losing this week's Illinois primary, Santorum hurt himself by declaring that neither the economy nor the nation's unemployment rate was his top concern.
"I think the biggest development of the last 24 hours was Sen. Santorum's remarkable mistake in suggesting that re-electing President Obama was acceptable under any circumstance," Republican contender Newt Gingrich told reporters in Port Fourchon, La. (snip)
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All the excuses, explanations, clarifications, apologies, etc,, won't change a thing. The thing that sticks in 90% of the public minds is the original headline. And in truth, when Santo left so much to be headlined in the first place, this will be the result every time.
And these are not lies, Santo did say it.
...so absent any rational dissent, I can only suppose you are for Romney and then, of course, Obama.
Typical of a covert Mittbotts who have used other candidates--some gone others who should be gone--as covers for their Santorum smears.
[I remember as a kid in the schoolyard we settled a lot of things...]
LOL! That is one of the most nonsensical opinions I have ever seen used in an adult political discussion. But in your case, it is evident that you are still there. (Based on your final sentence.)
I wish Santorum was more articulate and was better at dealing with the media and the issues. But he is not dumb. He is being targeted. He is being lied about. His words are taken out of context and twisted to fit with the false narrative presented by the MSM.
The false narrative is only effective if people spread it. I don't care if you disagree with Santorum or if you think he is not the best candidate.
You don't need to sink to personal insults. People can disagree without personal attacks.
I remember how when I first read Stephen King way back when the voice in my head was arbitrary. But later when I heard King's actual voice it was as if he were the narrator of his subsequent works in my mind.
Oops, sorry—bit of a sidetrack—you are wrong:)
This whole thread has been one big personal attack, on anyone who does not bow down to Rick Santorum. Period.
We have been accused of all sorts of Leftist crimes against those pure and perfect conservatives who command all righteous Profligacy (LOL! That word will keep them busy for a while.)
I don’t think profligacy is even a word.
First, it's an ABC affiliate story, so there is a slant to it that favors Mitt and tries to diminish Rick. That's where I typicaly tune out.
The language used that I highlighted is indicative of their intent. Santorum's campaign has a reasonably good head of steam to it and more and more voters are being turned off by mittens.
a profitable and prolific legacy—as in the Kennedy clan—rich fertile and never ending (mores the pity).
You missed the joke.
Alternate plan “B” is what we need to start thinking about from here on out.
OMG! LOL! You’re right Dude, and you are rather funny for a Canadian at that! (Jim Carrey, move over!)
It helps to have a good sense of humor up here.
Go for it. A lot of people here have been looking for an alternative to the current crop of GOP candidates and no one has stepped in.
The RNC has sent trial balloons of Jeb Bush as a brokered candidate emerging from the convention but those trial balloons have been received with a resounding thud and Jeb took himself out of contention by saying he would vote for mittens.
The fact is that the RNC has badly fractured conservatives by forcing Romney on us and, if he ends up as the candidate of choice, a lot of us will either stay home or just NOT vote for him. Either way, Michael Steele will end up being the best friend an embattled Obama EVER had.
We are about to find out first hand, what it is like to live under a full blown Nationalist Socialism.
“At this stage all who denigrate Santorum”
Wrong again. I vote for the candidate(Newt) that can fix our countries problems. Santorum is not ready to be Potus and definitely not ready to take on this countries problems. We need a junk yard dog not a team player.
I will leave it at that.