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Santorum Open to VP Slot, Says He'll Do 'Whatever Necessary' to Help Country
The Christian Post ^ | March 26, 2012 | Paul Stanley

Posted on 03/26/2012 4:05:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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1 posted on 03/26/2012 4:05:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t vote for a Romney/Santorum ticket, because the top of the ticket is still pro sodomy as marriage, pro abortion, pro socialized medicine.

I’ll vote third party, possibly consitution party, unless Santorum eaks out a win.


2 posted on 03/26/2012 4:11:56 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you go back to what this is quoting, Romney’s name was not in the question. Otherwise, this is like Newt’s comments that he is in this only for the rush of being the center of attention wherever he goes.


3 posted on 03/26/2012 4:12:16 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now the former Pennsylvania senator is saying he is open to the idea of filling the nation's number two slot if his fellow GOP front-runner secures the party's nomination.

I doubt very much that Biden is ready to retire.

4 posted on 03/26/2012 4:15:32 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Ingtar

“Rick Santorum has shown he is a tireless campaigner and is the number one choice of evangelical voters. Now the former Pennsylvania senator is saying he is open to the idea of filling the nation’s number two slot if his fellow GOP front-runner secures the party’s nomination.”

“In a Monday interview with CBN’s David Brody, when Santorum was asked if he would consider running alongside Mitt Romney as the vice presidential nominee, he gave an affirmative reply.”

The quotes above are taken from the article — the first two paragrapsh.

So...what’s yer beef?


5 posted on 03/26/2012 4:16:20 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’ll keep the rubes in line. That’s how he’d sell himself as VP. Vote for us, rubes.


6 posted on 03/26/2012 4:17:45 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: SatinDoll

If you go back to the origninal interview, of which multiple variations have been posted today, Romney’s name was not in the question.


7 posted on 03/26/2012 4:17:58 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: Ingtar

You mean, The Christian Post lied?!

Be reasonable. Who else do you think the reporter meant? Ron Paul? Newt Gingrich?

Mitt Romney has the most delegates at this point in time and I suspect the RNC will coronate him if they have to just to keep us gun+bible clingers at bay!


8 posted on 03/26/2012 4:21:58 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Romneybot, Newt said the same thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urRiJpar2F0


9 posted on 03/26/2012 4:24:16 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems to me that a person who was seriously in the race to win it wouldn’t even entertain a question about ‘second place’...

Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser....


10 posted on 03/26/2012 4:25:21 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I guess sitting out this election will be the best choice. With obamma, you get obammacare. With Romney, you get Romneycare. No difference at all.

Romney is a democrat wolf in republican sheepskin.

11 posted on 03/26/2012 4:25:44 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Ingtar
Just as I figured, Ingtar...

The core group of anti-Santorum naysayers will keep repeating it until they find something else to jump on.

12 posted on 03/26/2012 4:26:45 PM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A RINO like Romney is going to need a conservative on the ticket like McCain/Palin and Rick has already shown how he beats even the mighty Newt Gingrich when it comes to drawing conservative votes (that may be why Newt is staying in the race which helps Mitt—payback), heck, a dang Yankee like him winning all those Southern states was nothing less than amazing!.

I'm still hoping Rick gets the nomination but if Mitt gets it and Santorum can help him stop the Marxist—we gotta think about the country.

13 posted on 03/26/2012 4:26:58 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Rick or Mitt take your pick.")
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To: DannyTN
“I can’t vote for a Romney/Santorum ticket”

I would hope Rick is thinking more in terms of a Gingrich/Santorum ticket.

14 posted on 03/26/2012 4:29:02 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, he didn’t say he’d be Romney’s VP.

He said that he’d be willing to serve as VP if that’s what he’s called on to do, for the sake of his country.

Obviously Romney would never consider asking him, after everything Santorum has said about him. So far, Santorum has been causing Romney more trouble than anyone else.


15 posted on 03/26/2012 4:29:20 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Ingtar
If you go back to the origninal interview


Would you consider the video of the interview from the Brody File on their website as being accurate? If so then the only thing in question is who is the "HE" that Brody is asking about when the question is put to Santorum.

Click the following link for the Video and listen to the question and answer and read the transcript as provide by the Brody File.

Exclusive: Rick Santorum Doesn't Rule Out Possible VP Slot: 'I'll do whatever is necessary to help our country.'


16 posted on 03/26/2012 4:30:31 PM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

P.S. If Romney is at the top of the ticket, I don’t care who his running mate is. I’m NOT voting for him.

The only hope left would be that conservatives can agree on a single write-in candidate.

No Obama. No Romney.


17 posted on 03/26/2012 4:31:10 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I could see voting for a Gingrich/Santorum ticket against Obama/Biden in November. It would be a superior alternative to a Romney/Anybody, to voting 3rd party, or abstaining.


18 posted on 03/26/2012 4:31:56 PM PDT by Let_It_Be_So (Once you see the Truth, you cannot "unsee" it, no matter how hard you may try.)
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To: parksstp

Exactly. You beat me to the post.
The anti-Santorum bashers get tripped up in their own mesh. The moment it is revealed that Gingrich has said or done the same thing they run with their tails between their hind legs. Indeed, I cannot think of any of the GOP contenders including Sarah Palin who would not accept the VP post for any of the candidates. This is a non-story. Go on. Nothing to read here.


19 posted on 03/26/2012 4:32:11 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish; parksstp

Is Governor Sarah Palin running for the Republican nomination? Was she in 2008 when she was picked by Senator McCain? [crickets]


20 posted on 03/26/2012 4:35:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He would be a VP to someone he describes as a “liar”, as someone you might not want to “risk” over Obama? Someone he says has betrayed the conservative cause and negated Santorum’s earlier endorsement of Romney in 2008?

Why is Santorum saying these things now? Why is he even answering in this way?

He should have said I am in this fight to the end and will worry about those considerations when the time comes. He sounds now, for all the world, like he is preparing to lose when he entertains such a question in this way.

I have supported Santorum but am hugely disappointed in this response.

Make up after you lose...don’t start making up while you’re still in the fight for Pete’s sake!

Now, if Romney wins, I too will support him, but only because he is the last choice against Obama. I did not believe and did not make a statement like Santorum did that we might not want to “risk” Romney against Obama. That was also a mistake by Santorum.

Of course Romney would be a better choice than Obama...by orders of magnitude.

But do not go down that path until you have to...Santorum sounds like a politician with this answer, hedging his bets.


21 posted on 03/26/2012 4:36:25 PM PDT by Jeff Head (quivalent of our AEGIS and they already have six of them. They need to build 16 f those. Their Ast)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Why is Santorum saying these things now? Why is he even answering in this way”


Because he doesn’t have the numbers. Better VP than nothing.
Except for a miracle I am hoping for a brokered convention at this point.


22 posted on 03/26/2012 4:40:29 PM PDT by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Jeff Head

Santorum has always sounded like a politician, as far as I’m concerned.

A Romney nominee picking a Santorum for vp would make the Romney ticket look worse, not better.

A candidate like Romney would have to pick someone with qualities opposite his own—Santorum is too similar to Romney.


23 posted on 03/26/2012 4:43:13 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, R. Zacharias, Erwin Lutzer, and others.)
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To: Jeff Head

“Santorum sounds like a politician with this answer, hedging his bets.”

Well Hellooooo...Santorum has been a politician most his working life. Never worked in any main street private business which survives by making a profit in the dog eat dog competitive real world.


24 posted on 03/26/2012 4:48:09 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: DannyTN

Why do we have to keep with the fantasy that Romney’s positions are the exact opposite of his positions?

He simply is not pro abortion, gay marriage, or obamacare.

The chance that he would support Obamacare after making its repeal a centerpiece of his campaign, is nil.


25 posted on 03/26/2012 4:48:16 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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Jeff, I'm surprised at you....jumping on the anti-Santorum bandwagon.

Whatever happened to that little thing called 'verify'...

...we use to hold that idea strongly here.

26 posted on 03/26/2012 4:51:40 PM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: Williams

Except that he set up the template for Obamacare, before he was against it.


27 posted on 03/26/2012 4:52:53 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Santorum endorsed Romney three years ago and that was AFTER Romneycare in Mass. Has Mitt changed that much in such a short time?

However, I seriously doubt Romney will ask him to be his VP and I know Santorum won't be president either

28 posted on 03/26/2012 4:53:07 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Leep

What’s he supposed to say, “No, if I can’t be at the top of the ticket, I’ll take my ball and go home.”?

Can you imagine the outcry here if he refused to help out the Republican nominee, whomever that would be?


29 posted on 03/26/2012 4:55:29 PM PDT by guinnessman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rick will need a job..... sure he’ll take the veep position.

anyone but Obama


30 posted on 03/26/2012 5:03:01 PM PDT by mike_9958
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well ain't that just special. Cept some of us has been saying for weeks he was campaigning for VP.

At least Newt was Campaigning to Change this country not Mittens Side kick.

31 posted on 03/26/2012 5:09:20 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: mike_9958

Romney/Santorum.

Bleh.


32 posted on 03/26/2012 5:10:23 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Santorum supporters are delusional. Don’t they get tired of clarifying, justifying and explaining what their guy has said? Let me intrepret what Rick said, “ I’ll take one for my team, if you let me play on your team”. You supporters ARE HIS TEAM and he is panning on taking you with him in the deal. THIS is all because of one issue voters and by golly, they have screwed it up again.


33 posted on 03/26/2012 5:13:11 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: DannyTN

Romney is hardly ideal, but no matter how bad he is, he can’t be as bad as Obama. Heck, I’d vote for literally ANYONE that could beat Obama.... including a democrat which Romney mostly is. Obama even makes Hillary Clinton not look so bad.


34 posted on 03/26/2012 5:15:20 PM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: Jeff Head

Exactly,

VP to someone he describes as a “liar”, Or VP to someone that was “Well if its Mittens we might as well stay with what we got”.

Looks like we are Stuck with Romeny Care or Obama Care

I think this is what you call taking one for the team.

Way to go Santorum. /S


35 posted on 03/26/2012 5:17:08 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: DannyTN

Hey I can’t vote for Mitt!!!!!


36 posted on 03/26/2012 5:21:56 PM PDT by GregB (Sarah please save us from Mitt!!!)
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To: DannyTN

Sorry this was for 2nd Division Vet..


37 posted on 03/26/2012 5:29:17 PM PDT by GregB (Sarah please save us from Mitt!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonder what he has been smoking?


38 posted on 03/26/2012 5:29:20 PM PDT by Diggity
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To: DannyTN

Sorry that post was for 2nd Division Vet..


39 posted on 03/26/2012 5:29:59 PM PDT by GregB (Sarah please save us from Mitt!!!)
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To: DannyTN
I’ll vote third party

Alan Keyes is looking better and better

40 posted on 03/26/2012 6:04:32 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Don't blame me. I voted for Newt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry I did not make myself clear. I meant any of the Republican contenders this time around including those who have since withdrawn and, even Gov. Palin would accept an offer from whoever is the nominee. And now we have confirmation that Gingrich too would accept a VP slot if offered.


41 posted on 03/26/2012 6:12:15 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: parksstp; 2ndDivisionVet
Hey Romneybot, Newt said the same thing

But Newt never openly ran around the country claiming that Romney and Obama were the same. Newt has always said he would endorse whoever the nominee was. Newt has always said he would campaign for whoever won the nomination. Santorum, on the other hand is now speaking out of both sides of the mouth. Basically, he lied to you for your vote and now he's giving your vote to Romney.

Santorum is now saying that he's willing to be the VP of the Godfather of Obamacare which makes his "runningmate" uniquely UNQUALIFIED to run against Obama.

But then again, to many of us. No surprise. He endorsed Romney as "The Real Conservative" back in '08.

I never trusted the man. I never even considered for a second voting for Santorum in the primaries for that reason.

2ndDivisionVet, is no "Romneybot. I do not think his post was meant to praise Santorum for his desire to share the ticket with the man he claims is the worst man to run against Obama. To Santorum it's politics.

42 posted on 03/26/2012 6:13:04 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Don't blame me. I voted for Newt.)
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To: parksstp

Let’s put this all into perspective. Here’s what Santorum has said more than once (in fact many times)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu50Hb61jVQ


43 posted on 03/26/2012 6:18:27 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Don't blame me. I voted for Newt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Steelfish; Lazlo in PA

Hey looky here:

Gingrich: Sure, I’d be Romney’s VP
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2864194/posts


44 posted on 03/26/2012 6:26:19 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: SatinDoll

Don’t look now:

Newt Gingrich said today he would be willing to be second on a Mitt Romney ticket.

“No, I wouldn’t say no,” Gingrich said on Fox News Channel’s Your World with Neil Cavuto about what he would do if he was asked to become Romney’s vice president. “I can’t imagine him offering.”


45 posted on 03/26/2012 6:32:12 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: parksstp

Did Speaker Gingrich also say that Romney was the worst candidate to go against Obama, like Senator Santorum did? If so, share that with us.


46 posted on 03/26/2012 6:36:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: tsowellfan
But Newt never openly ran around the country claiming that Romney and Obama were the same. Newt has always said he would endorse whoever the nominee was. Newt has always said he would campaign for whoever won the nomination.

Good lord. The twist and spin and justification-gymnastics between the two Not-Romney camps can get amazing sometimes.

47 posted on 03/26/2012 6:39:17 PM PDT by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And Newt would never say something like this Right?

Gingrich: Sure, I’d Be Romney’s VP

48 posted on 03/26/2012 6:48:33 PM PDT by makomako
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>> Santorum Open to VP Slot, Says He’ll Do ‘Whatever Necessary’ to Help Country

Not sure how the two are related.

Doh, I must be taking the infallible one out of context again. My bad.


49 posted on 03/26/2012 6:50:22 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: parksstp

>> Hey looky here:
>> Gingrich: Sure, I’d be Romney’s VP

A Santorum supporter deferring to Newt for moral validation. Interesting.


50 posted on 03/26/2012 6:56:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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