Skip to comments.Santorum Pronounces Zimmerman Guilty Before Trial, or Charge
Posted on 03/25/2012 6:55:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Republican presidential contender Sen. Rick Santorum appeared on CBS' Face the Nation this morning and pronounced George Zimmerman guilty of murder in the first degree.
Admitting that he was "not privy to whats going on in someones mind," Santorum nevertheless said that Zimmerman, who shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin while participating in a neighborhood watch last month, "has a very sick mind who would pursue someone like this." He added that Zimmerman's motive had been "malicious."
The mental state of the alleged perpetrator, the motive, and the question of whether he pursued the alleged victim, are both critical in determining guilt. Santorum's conclusions are consistent with first-degree murder under Florida law....
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Maybe he liked the gold teeth:
Santorum spoke - stupidly.
At the end of the day, Santorum’s popularity with the voters will STILL exceed that of Newt. So you obviously must be shilling for Romney.
My spidey sense has been right about this guy all along. I wouldn’t want a guy like him for mayor, let alone, president.
I'm surprised to see that Santorum hasn't learned that nothing you read in the media is ever very close to correct. Especially, when involves an incident where they can play the race card.
Sorry that I voted for him. It won’t happen again. I thought we were innocent till proven guilty.
Same with Newtie accusing Zimmerman of choosing a dangerous hobby.
I think both were trying to gain some political mileage with their non-equivaltent comments!!!
I've noticed Drudge keeps running the piece on the "Secret Witness" even though we all know the guy saw nothing ~ so, is it the case that the Mitbots are taking up the cudgel on behalf of the Hispanic guy, and the other folks are supporting a far more likely scenario?
Interesting that a killing like this could show the divisions among Republican voters.
What an dip$hit Santorum is. He’s afflicted with the hubris which Obama has.
What a terrible president this pompous bastard would have been. Romney has is faults but hubris is not one them. I can’t say the same for Newt. He’s pretty full of himself too.
And now, a few words from the “Not Ready for Prime Time Candidate, Rick Santorum”.. !!!
Santorum is starting to disappoint me. I was hoping he was conservative and a Romney alternative, but he too often speaks reactively, without obvious thought. Sort of finger in the wind stuff. He is playing to the camera and press and forgetting to layout reasons why he should be elected.
Gingrich has a much better grasp of what to say to explain his core views and to show how Obama is wrong for the USA. Too bad Gingrich has fallen so far in the polls. Maybe we need a brokered convention and forget primary season.
Santorum’s mind is that of a male feminist. That’s why his fans dislike Gingrich so much (not a big spender). BTW, isn’t Zimmerman getting up in the years—68 or something like that?
Well, that’s what staying around does for you.
I’ve always said that Rick Perry is the most ham-tongued, numbskull sounding, clueless speaker when someone sticks a mic in front of him and asked him to talk unscripted.
Sorry Rick, looks as if you have been dethroned. Not even on your worst day would you have stepped in this bad.
I gave up on Santorum with the really stupid Romney-is-Obama statement the other day. We already have stupid in the White House. We don’t need Stupid with White race guilt in 2013
Secret witness (and other 911 calls)
“At the end of the day, Santorums popularity with the voters will STILL exceed that of Newt”
You are probably right but it makes no sense to me. Newt is the far better person to be POTUS.
And for the same reasons, and therein lies the problem.
Santorum is stupid, aO Bama is evil.
But regardless, I am amazed at how fast the Romney people have grabbed this story and disingenuously hyped it into a major Santorum smear campaign.
Read my tag line cuz it is the facts on the ground the real realpolitik and Mitt has many covert operatives here disguised as Newt people (if Gingrich had a snowball's chance I could understand the attacks) you can tell them by the mean-spirited glee when they hate on Rick.
Santorum’s idiocy is beyond belief. It would have been SO easy to say, lets wait till all the evidence is in, or lets wait till the trial before making a judgement. He is definitley not ready to be Prez.... he is not even ready for dog catcher yet.
I've already forgotten the primary. Center-right voters have shown me that they haven't learned a damn thing from being ground under Comrade Obama's boot heel.
Like you, I'm hoping that maybe, just maybe a brokered convention will somehow produce a worthy candidate. If not, I'm writing in Sarah Palin and telling the world to FOAD.
I supported Santorum in the Iowa caucuses, just because he had the fewest negatives. I’ve always thought it is a gamble for conservatives to support a staunch Roman Catholic. No telling when Christian compassion will express itself completely inappropriately. Just say I’m disappointed and angry about Santo conviction of Zimmerman, but not surprised. At least it’s before he’s the nominee.
Interesting that a killing like this could show the divisions among Republican voters.
Tells us a lot about you.
So it’s everyone elses fault that Santorum can’t keep his pie-hole shut? Wasn’t he a lawyer? Shouldn’t he know better?
And if you keep your head up for a little while longer, I'm sure Santorum will come up with another inane remark about something he knows nothing about.
No adult who is worthy to be president would jump to the conclusion that Santorum did. Much less, on national television. The man does not have the judgment required to handle the biggest job on earth.
Neither does Obama, but that's beside the point. We need a real leader in the White House again, and Santo ain't it. Not even close.
right track, wrong track, who gives a damn? All Rick did was give his OPINION, which last I checked was a 1st Amendment Right. Nothing he said today will have any bearing on what or how the Sanford Police Department conducts their investigation. It will be according to pre-established rules. Since Rick is not a resident of FL, he has 0% chance of sitting on the jury and wouldn’t be selected anyway.
Look at the Casey Anthony case. Grounded and Pounded for years by Nancy Grace, yet the jury acquitted her. People’s OPINIONS have no bearing, but there is no rule that says there can’t be a court of public opinion.
People here are just being stupid because they have an agenda to push Newt and bash Rick for whatever and whenver. Rick didn’t play the race card like some want to pretend he comments implied. He focused on the mental history of Zimmerman that has been reported as a guy who’s had a history with police and watching too many CSI/COPS drama shows.
It isn’t working. The REAL people that are voting for Rick still support him, and we represent a whole lot of more people than the Newt ankle-biters. Rick will finish no worse than 2nd in WI and MD, well ahead of Newt. So the only logical explanation for continuing to bash Rick is to prop up Romney.
Also find it interesting there were no witnesses to Zimmerman chasing Martin down the street, except the ones on the internet who claim Zimmerman is a lying racist.
And Newt declared that Zimmerman had stepped outside the law.
I’ve gotta agree with you. Rick Perry may get tongue-tied and slip gears once in a while, but his mind and heart are (mostly) in the right place.
Some of Santorum’s recent statements show that he’s a different animal altogether. He’s not slipping gears. This is who he is.
Personal opinions aren’t admissible evidence in a court of law. Neither is hearsay.
The best help Santorum supporters can provide their candidate is to alert him that his conclusions are premature; and that it would benefit him to notice that fact, and back down from them.
Digging in and justifying making conclusions on bad and/or incomplete information is a sign of immaturity.
Santorum=Electoral Disaster (for the GOP)
Santorum is prone to gaffes like Biden.
So... if the Black Panthers begin patrolling areas of Florida and provoking confrontations with unarmed people... any resistance can be met with deadly force in the name of self-defense?
Zimmerman needs to be arrested.
Pushing more Romney propaganda again .
No one fell for the Romney AstroTurf in LA !
In fact , Mittens smears helped Rick !
I recall how you smeared Perry non stop too .
Do you get paid for your AstroTurfing ?
Pollack is worried about this, but not Obama’s birth certificate.
1. The scene was taped/roped off.
2. Crime scene investigators processed the scene.
3. Investigators canvassed the neighborhood for witnesses that night, and for several days afterwards.
4. Zimmerman was handcuffed, transported to the police station, and interviewed. His gun was booked into evidence and it has not been returned to him. After being interviewed, he was released.
5. Zimmerman's statement was corroborated by at least one eyewitness. The physical condition of Zimmerman, and the evidence on his clothing and at the scene also corroborated Zimmerman's statement.
6. The results of the police investigation were forwarded to the District Attorney's office. After reviewing the case, the DA declined to file charges.
And in a moment of unbelievable stupidity, Santorum had the gall to go on TV and render both a legal opinion and psychological opinion, neither of which has been proved in a court of law by expert criminal investigators nor experts in psychology.
Santorum is beginning to look like ONE DUMB SON OF A BITCH.
Rick’s evidently feeling the stresses of this long primary season because he sure has been making some ill-advised comments lately.
ah, that’s more like you people, resorting to the personal attacks when the facts are against you. Couldn’t be done any better by the liberals.
You know, for calling Rick out for whining, you Newt people sure do whine a whole hell of a lot. Admit it, it just gets under your skin that primary after primary and caucus after caucus, Rick is blowing your guy out of the water. And you haven’t a clue why. So you blame the “stupid” voters or “socon-only” voters.
It’s insane to watch... I’m literally watching people turn into the OJ jury.
Santo keeps yapping away and not thinking fast enough to beat a snail is another good reason for Newt to stay in until the convention starting Aug 27th. That’s a long 5 months away and Santo keeps eating his foot with regularity. He may talk his way back to his 2% of the vote.
WE don’t have any good candidates. We’re the toast.
Although they all have warts, Newt has the best ideas and is best able to analyse, plan and execute.
I would love to see him rebound.
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