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Santorum: Romney running "desperate campaign"
CBS ^ | 3/25/12 | Lucy Madison

Posted on 03/25/2012 9:08:28 AM PDT by jimbo123

Coming off a decisive victory in Saturday night's Louisiana primary, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is blasting Mitt Romney's campaign as "desperate" and lacking in message - and one that will be unable to effectively go head-to-head with President Obama come November.

Santorum, in an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation," contended on Sunday that Republican voters want to elect a nominee who has "their principles written on their heart - not on an erasable tablet."

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1 posted on 03/25/2012 9:08:33 AM PDT by jimbo123
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2 posted on 03/25/2012 9:13:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jimbo123

Someone needs to tell Lil Ricky that it is better to be humble than arrogant. His senate record is going to speak for itself IF he faces obama. I wonder if Arlen will endorse him?


3 posted on 03/25/2012 9:16:35 AM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: jimbo123

Romney appears to be the least liked republican front runner in the South since Abe Lincoln.


4 posted on 03/25/2012 9:20:07 AM PDT by proudpapa
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To: mardi59

Give it a rest.


5 posted on 03/25/2012 9:21:15 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: proudpapa

Trust me, its not just the south.

They had to change the rules in Michigan after the vote just to give Romney a two delegate edge. He should have won Michigan by double digits and couldn’t even pull that off.


6 posted on 03/25/2012 9:24:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mardi59
Yeah. Romney is so desperate because he has twice as many delegates as Ricky; and the broad sweep of "moderate" America now lies ahead, while Ricky has about exhausted his sweet spot in the South.
7 posted on 03/25/2012 9:25:28 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: mardi59

Mardi, if Santorum ran as a fake Milquetoast guy as you suggest, he’d have lost by 23 points to Milt instead of having kicked his ass by 23. We NEED tough talk in these dire times. BTW, in the REAL sense of the word, Rick IS humble, before God. Bob


8 posted on 03/25/2012 9:25:28 AM PDT by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Romneybot begone!


9 posted on 03/25/2012 9:29:24 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: hinckley buzzard

Don’t look now, but Rick is surging. This could become VERY interesting, even if the liberal Romney’s Big $$$ ultimately prevails. I think that if Mi, Oh and even Il had a re-vote, Rick may well have won. Bob


10 posted on 03/25/2012 9:32:33 AM PDT by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

Romney is weak in the heartland of America from the Dakotas through Iowa, Kansas (21 percent in the caucuses), Missouri, Oklahoma (28 percent), the South etc.

Romney barely won Ohio and Michigan with well under 50 percent of the vote and only reached 48 percent in Illinois with Santorum winning downstate.

Romney runs best (over 50 percent) in liberal urban areas and in suburban areas (over 40 percent) close to liberal cities.


11 posted on 03/25/2012 9:32:33 AM PDT by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Romney only wins in states he will lose in November, and I am guessing he will pick a fellow RINO like Christie who wont be able to carry his state. In fact a Romney ticket might be the first in history where neither the presidential or vice presidential picks win their home states.

But on the plus side Utah is a lock.


12 posted on 03/25/2012 9:34:00 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: jimbo123

Thanks for posting. It was interesting to read how CBS spun Santorum’s interview after just having watched it on TV a few minutes ago. I was able to actually watch Face The Nation without switching channels as Norah O’Donnell was guesthosting for the unwatchable Bob Scheiffer.

The story did not mention how Santorum handled the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman question. I do believe that will come back to haunt Santorum.

Paul Ryan did extremely well in the following interview, IMHO. Ryan did not seem to be bothered at all by being blasted by Trump for daring, politically, to put forth a plan everybody can take potshots at prior to the elections.


13 posted on 03/25/2012 9:34:09 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Nextrush

Romney runs best (over 50 percent) in liberal urban areas and in suburban areas (over 40 percent) close to liberal cities.


One must ask ones self.. With a candidate that runs well in those areas. Will the people in those areas be the ones to carry the state for Romney, or will they perhaps go vote for Obama?

We can not win the general by picking up the middle left in urban areas.

Some say the south and conservatives will vote for Romney regardless.

I am not so sure. I am one that could vote for Rick or Newt. I’ll write in if it’s Romney.


14 posted on 03/25/2012 9:37:02 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: alstewartfan

The Romney campaign is having major-league financial problems and he’s having to make a pilgrimage to San Francisco to beg for more money next week.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2863524/posts


15 posted on 03/25/2012 9:37:13 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Nextrush
Michigan was a tie till an after the vote rule change.

The Michigan Republican Party (MRP) Credentials Committee voted 4-2 last night to give Mitt Romney both of the state's at-large delegates, State Policy Committee Chair Mike Cox told MIRS today.

Cox was one of two "no" votes on the committee which met via telephone, along with attorney Eric Doster The "yes" votes included GOP National Committeeman Saul Anuzis, a Romney supporter, and MRP Chair Bobby Schostak.

That would put the delegate split at 16 for Romney and 14 for Rick Santorum, after each candidate won 14 delegates apiece in those divided by Michigan's 14 congressional districts.

As MIRS first reported on Wednesday, the MRP was delaying a final decision on the delegate split until after consulting with attorneys.

Cox said that according to the MRP rules, Santorum and Romney should each get one of Michigan's two at-large delegates based on their take of the popular vote.

"I supported Mitt, but the vote was clearly wrong," Cox said of the Credentials Committee. "It's kind of like Third World voting. We published rules and then we voted to change the rules."


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16 posted on 03/25/2012 9:38:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mardi59
“Someone needs to tell Lil Ricky that it is better to be humble than arrogant. His senate record is going to speak for itself IF he faces obama. I wonder if Arlen will endorse him?”

I agree. Who will ever forget the Santorum holding a toy in his hand. He is, in my opinion a good man but unstable.
He doesn't know when to give up. He seems obsessed with the small victory he has had.

We need Newt.
I will support Romney.

17 posted on 03/25/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT by DaltonNC
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To: hinckley buzzard
That, and the really, really BIG states are still ahead. This teeny little blurb that gained Santo 5 MASSIVE delegates over Romney is truly “decisive”!

“Decisive”, meaning this singular event has turned the election around from here on out.......There is “desperation” alright, and it's not coming from Romney.

There is much anger, blame and disappointment still to come for the Santorumites. It has been merely prolonged by the Pollyannish obsession that Santorm can still win. And they are not helping themselves by exaggerating their potential or embellishing their candidate to such a degree.

I do not discourage it however, because it very well may force a brokered convention. Which still leaves a slot for Newt to get into.

18 posted on 03/25/2012 9:42:11 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: alstewartfan

All of this still emains to be seen. Obama hasn’t even started his flaming of romney and Santorum yet. Time will tell just how strong Santorum is when obama starts his attacks. I will be watching.


19 posted on 03/25/2012 9:44:20 AM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: mardi59

agree


20 posted on 03/25/2012 9:44:20 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: ngat
The media plays Santorum into saying all sorts of controversial things, but what the sad thing is, Santorum has no clue they are doing so. He just gleefully rambles on about any question they ask him. And he continues to feed their arsenal they later use against him.

I am sure that he is still clueless, that they have him eating out of their hand. But the MSM certainly marvels at how successful they have been up to now, in that regard.

What ever, babble on Rick, you won't listen to sound advice regardless.

21 posted on 03/25/2012 9:49:14 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: mardi59

I would vote for Newt today and Romney is my 2nd choice. I did like Santorum but he has really changed my opinion of him...I don’t like him and liked him a lot in the past.


22 posted on 03/25/2012 9:50:17 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Rick just comes off as childish and petty. His new “Obamaville” video is more evidence of it.

Newt differentiates conservative issues from liberal ones while looking like a grown up. Rick doesn't seem to be able to do that.

23 posted on 03/25/2012 9:58:44 AM PDT by Amntn
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To: ngat
The story did not mention how Santorum handled the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman question. I do believe that will come back to haunt Santorum.

I don't think so. Santorum's gaffes have a shorter shelf life than an open can of soda. I thought "take one for the team" would haunt him. Didn't happen. Then I figured for sure that saying Romney and Obama are interchangeable would sink him. Nope. I'm beginning to think this fellow could stand up and sing the Soviet anthem in Arabic and it wouldn't matter.

Newt in the meantime gives amazing policy speeches and has the White House responding to him. But it doesn't transfer to actual votes. Go figure.

24 posted on 03/25/2012 10:02:00 AM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

NOT ROMNEY IS MY POSITION AND ALL THE DELEGATES THAT NEWT OR SANTORUM OR EVEN PAUL GET PREVENT HIM FROM WINNING THE NOMINATION.

ROMNEY MUST FALL SHORT OF THE NUMBER OF DELEGATES FOR NOMINATION.

IF ONE OF THE THREE WANTS TO SELL OUT AND GIVE ROMNEY THE NOMINATION, SO BE IT, BUT WE’LL KNOW THEIR TRUE COLORS IF THEY DO IT.


25 posted on 03/25/2012 10:03:19 AM PDT by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: lonestar

If this debacle moves to a brokered and they throw Jeb into the mix there will be much blame thrown at Santorum and Romney. I do not like Jeb Bush.....period.

I have read the records of both Santorum and Romney and nwither appealed to me. I still hold out hope for Newt or Sarah if we are lucky..


26 posted on 03/25/2012 10:03:28 AM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: Amntn

The political reality of today is, one does not win elections by insulting the people voting for you, or especially by alienating the majority and limiting your self to a fanatical, singular fringe.


27 posted on 03/25/2012 10:04:07 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: DaltonNC
I will support Romney.

Mitt Romney, the man who did more to unleash gay marriage on America than anyone.
28 posted on 03/25/2012 10:05:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mardi59
Jeb Bush has flat out refused to accept such an appointment.

If it goes to a brokered convention, it will be someone like Ryan, Palin or Newt, who appeals to all sides. That possibility is every bit as realistic as any.

It could also be forced into a broken nomination, where a 3rd Party can emerge and be competitive.

29 posted on 03/25/2012 10:09:35 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: cripplecreek
Rick Santorum who will have a problem winning his home state, he whines like a little spoiled school boy.
Rick Santorum claims he only voted for bills supporting the unions when the bills were slipped into causes he supported.

Give me a break!!!

Mitt Romney did not unleash gay marriage on America.
You make the claim, then support it with facts, not political hearsay.

30 posted on 03/25/2012 10:26:03 AM PDT by DaltonNC
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To: DaltonNC

Do your own research, liberal. You’ll learn more that way.


31 posted on 03/25/2012 10:28:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Well, I am 77—have been a christian conservative all my adult life.
I have never been called a liberal till now.

Again, you need facts.


32 posted on 03/25/2012 10:31:45 AM PDT by DaltonNC
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To: mardi59

Surely they wouldn’t put another Bush in! But never say never.


33 posted on 03/25/2012 10:32:00 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: mardi59
Someone needs to tell Lil Ricky that it is better to be humble than arrogant.

So your defending Romney here. Swell.

34 posted on 03/25/2012 10:33:14 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 21twelve; Absolutely Nobama; AFPhys; afraidfortherepublic; AmericanInTokyo; ...
Santorum for President Ping List.

FReepmail “Antoninus” to be added or removed.

35 posted on 03/25/2012 10:34:59 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: jimbo123

Why? To hit up those folks for whom he will be “better than Teddy Kennedy”? Bob


36 posted on 03/25/2012 10:35:15 AM PDT by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: DaltonNC

And you need the man parts to face the fact that your boy Mitt is as much a liberal as Hillary Clinton.


37 posted on 03/25/2012 10:35:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I have NEVER defended Romney on any issue. My post meant Santorum needs to be humble, not arrogant like Romney.


38 posted on 03/25/2012 10:39:11 AM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: DaltonNC
Don't worry, this juvenile stupidity will all come to an end by April 30th, which is when I predict Santorum will have to drop out.

It is now mostly Santorum’s inflated ego and stubbornness that is keeping him in. If nothing else, he plans on living comfortable from here on out, just on his 15 minutes of fame. As far as his political future, he will be pretty much done after this election is over. Nobody will offer him a VP or cabinet spot, like some think.

39 posted on 03/25/2012 10:41:14 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: lonestar

Surely they wouldn’t put another Bush in! But never say never.

*********************

I am tired of the Kennedy and Bush families. Heck, I’m tired of all the career politicians. They NEVER go away!


40 posted on 03/25/2012 10:41:51 AM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: DaltonNC

God bless you, Sir. Now I DO think that you’ve been swayed by someone who has Etch-a-Sketched himself into a conservative for the time being. But, what exactly did MR mean when he said that he’d be “better on gay issues than Ted Kennedy”? Which Etch-a-Sketch is the real portrait? Or IS there a real Romney with core principles not for sale? Read massresistance.com for more info on the LIBERAL Gov. Mitt Romney. Please answer me why, e.g, he nominated only 9 Republicans in 4 years to the Ma. courts out of 36 choices. Cordially, Bob


41 posted on 03/25/2012 10:43:24 AM PDT by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: mardi59

So tell me where Rick is off base here. Everything he said is true. Milt is running a slash and burn campaign and doesn’t have a message. His own campaign staff telegraphed this week that they are very fluid on their Conservatism. I applaud Rick for making this an issue to voters. Milt can’t be trusted any farther than you can throw him.


42 posted on 03/25/2012 10:46:17 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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Why is Romney running, anyway? His cult membership and his RINO ways will cause millions to either write-in their favorite or for Rick or Newt to surge at the Convention. Romney has no chance. Who the heck is going to vote for him besises RINOs?


43 posted on 03/25/2012 10:57:24 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: Lazlo in PA

Santorum needs to stick to attacking obama on the issues and forget about the moron romney. Romney is not going to stop his dirty campaign no matter what Santorum says , so it’s better to ignore his lunacy and move along on the issues.

By remarking on Romney it shows romneys slash and burn has his attention. He needs to move to attacking obama repeatedly on all issues. The time to drop the hammer has long past. I still support Newt, so whatever happens...happens.


44 posted on 03/25/2012 11:00:11 AM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
You speak with wise wisdom.
Santorum can ruin himself, he doesn't need our help.
He will go down in memory (not history) as the man on the podium holding a child's toy to enhance his case.
45 posted on 03/25/2012 11:02:45 AM PDT by DaltonNC
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46 posted on 03/25/2012 11:04:45 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: alstewartfan
"Take one for the team" Santorum was tasked to stop Newt.

Listening to him in the debates, there's little humble about failed senator "I, I, I, me, me, me."

47 posted on 03/25/2012 11:17:52 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“Romney only wins in states he will lose in November, and I am guessing he will pick a fellow RINO like Christie who wont be able to carry his state.”

He’ll pick a ‘conservative’ as the press and the GOP nemenklatura defines one, who is malleable and no threat. Something on the order of Dan Quayle, but less likeable and and at the end of the day amoral, or as the Gergen-Rove types would say ‘pragmatic’.


48 posted on 03/25/2012 11:40:40 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: DaltonNC

“I will support Romney. “

I’ll crawl over broken glass to stop Bishop Willard.


49 posted on 03/25/2012 11:43:16 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: NoRedTape

Great image. Captures Bishop Willard’s Ted Bundy style of charm perfectly.


50 posted on 03/25/2012 11:58:07 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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