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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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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There won’t be a Romney/Santorum ticket because Saint Rick has nearly self-destructed. He could have been a real contender if he had just said a few platitudes, smiled, waved, and kept his mouth shut. He seemed determined to talk himself out of being a real contender. This is particulary disheartening to me.

61 posted on 03/26/2012 7:54:22 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Ingtar

Romney would never offer it to Gingrich.

Santorum is much more likely.

62 posted on 03/26/2012 8:55:07 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: reasonisfaith

I bet Romney picks Rubio if he wins...or someone like that. And despite what Rubios is saying now, if it comes down to it, and it is needed for the country and to defeat Obama, IMHO, he’ll take the job.

63 posted on 03/26/2012 9:36:04 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: Guenevere

I’m not on that badnwagon. I believe this has been verified...and Santorum will keep fighting...I was just disappointed to see this is all.

64 posted on 03/26/2012 9:38:00 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

whatever is necessary ?? like what? public speaking training, debate prep, research your own crappy voting record, talk about what the voter wants like jobs and tax cuts, shut your piehole on how great big govt is and how your a stud for doing earmarks etc etc etc...

65 posted on 03/26/2012 10:06:00 PM PDT by Fred (
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To: presently no screen name

I doubt he’s ready to be Mitt’s VP. The way the press has been spinning everything Santorum says, there is no telling what he actually said.

66 posted on 03/26/2012 10:11:54 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Happy Rain
that may be why Newt is staying in the race which helps Mitt—payback

Another lie for Santorum?

Polling shows Santorum will never get more than 57% of Newt voters. If Romney gets 4 or 5 of 10 Newt voters, it accelerates him to victory. In some cases that extra bump for Romney would put him over 50% potentially letting him capture an entire state delegation. Santorum can only be helped by Newt's exit if he can get within 2% of Romney right now with all candidates in and can pull 6 of 10 Newt supporters over. The math doesn't work otherwise.

It is false and malicious to suggest Newt staying in helps Romney.

67 posted on 03/26/2012 10:42:49 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: makomako

We already discussed this, at length, earlier in the thread.

68 posted on 03/26/2012 10:44:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: newzjunkey
“What” Newt voters?

He is fighting Ron Paul for last place—and scrounging for excuses to explain why Newt has been a miserable loser is sad—gots no one to blame but hisself.

All Newt and his supporters have right now is Santorum bashing cuz they want Mitt.

69 posted on 03/27/2012 3:28:57 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Rick or Mitt take your pick.")
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To: Ingtar

‘if his fellow GOP front-runner secures the party’s nomination...’

Is this a correct quote? Even if it is not the exact quote, we now hear from the horse’s mouth that he will consider being the VP for whoever GOP candidate getting the nomination. Don’t we all, including Santorum, expect Romney to be the nominee? At this time, Santorum knows Romney will most likely be the nominee, so he is in effect saying he will consider the VP slot if Romney the nominee asks him.

So there you have it - Santorum, all along, has been vying for the VP slot for Romney, the Romney that he endorsed in 2008 as the conservative, the Romney that he now in 2012 accuses of being NOT conservative, the Romney whose stance on abortion is in stark contrast to his own views on abortion, the Romney whose romneycare is the origin of obamacare, the healthcare bill Santorum vehemently opposes!
If he is the second man to Romney, how will he make Romney repeal obamacare if Romney does not want to? or will he be ‘one for the team’ - let Romney keep obamacare?
How will he oppose pro-abortion policies that Romney likely will push? Will he be ‘one for the team’ again and let innocent babies be killed in the wombs, acting totally against his utmost conviction in preserving lives no matter what?

Huuuuum, he certainly will be confronted with horrible dilemas!
We suppose in the end he will always be ‘one for the team’, never mind his fever pitches during the campaign!!

Gingrich said that he would support the nominee to defeat obama. I dont’ think he has ever hinted/said he would consider being VP to anyone. Gingrich acts out of his love for the country. What is the driving force behind Santorum’s pres run?

Santorum’s vague answer to the question: he will do ‘Whatever Necessary’ to Help Country, is almost like obama’s 2008 slogan ‘yes we can’!
Help country? In what way? Compromise every step of the way to keep the big unions and liberals happy? Help the politicians bring as much ear-marks to their home states as possible? Help the GOP E to tighten their reigns on us? Help to tax us to oblivion to fulfill his desires for compassionate big gov?

I will vote for the nominee in the gen election in order to defeat our biggest domestic enemy obozo. Wish I can vote for the man who truly loves the country, who has a record of observing the conservative principles. Unfortunately the herd voters appear to prefer an ‘image’ they have created for themselves based on the candidate’s fevered campaign pitches, just like in 2008 when they fell for the ‘messiah’.......
but before then, I still need to ask questions......

70 posted on 03/27/2012 5:45:16 AM PDT by chrisnj
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To: guinnessman

Can’t he say: I am here to win. I am not thinking of the second man position at this time. Ask me again when there is a nominee and it is not me.

71 posted on 03/27/2012 5:56:22 AM PDT by chrisnj
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To: chrisnj

Gingrich also said he would take the VP slot, if offered.

72 posted on 03/27/2012 5:56:22 AM PDT by Ingtar
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To: PoloSec
” ... a Gingrich/Santorum ticket.

... when pigs fly

73 posted on 03/27/2012 6:01:45 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: katiedidit1
“I seriously doubt Romney will ask him to be his VP and I know Santorum won't be president either”

Thanks for injecting some sanity into the discussion, even though it will be unappreciated by some.

74 posted on 03/27/2012 6:05:25 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: StolarStorm
“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.”

Pretty much sums it up.

75 posted on 03/27/2012 6:07:42 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: EternalVigilance

Not a chance!

76 posted on 03/27/2012 8:37:48 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Santorum might as well say “Vote for Romney!”

77 posted on 03/27/2012 9:13:58 AM PDT by DNA.2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry Santorum supporters, but if he’s willing to be on Romney’s ticket, Santorum is not pro-life like he claims to be.

78 posted on 03/27/2012 10:38:28 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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