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Santorum: I Would Run as Romney’s VP
http://www.newsmax.con ^ | March 26, 2012 | Martin Gould

Posted on 03/27/2012 7:17:19 AM PDT by NKP_Vet

With his chances of gaining the GOP nomination slipping, Rick Santorum said on Monday that, if asked, he would consider an offer to be Mitt Romney’s running mate in the fall general election.

The former senator from Pennsylvania responded “of course,” when David Brody asked him the question during an interview for the Christian Broadcasting Network.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012veep; dirtytrick4romney; kenyanbornmuzzie; lies4bishopromney; mittromney; newtgingrich; ricksantorum; romneydirtytrick
Santorum has no principles, has no pride. Now, after months of slamming Willard the liberal as being a clone of Barry the socialist, he says he would be his VP if asked. I felt like throwing up as I read this article.
1 posted on 03/27/2012 7:17:21 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

He said this YESTERDAY???

Is this legit?


2 posted on 03/27/2012 7:20:28 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (There is nothing "public" about government union-controlled schools)
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To: NKP_Vet

Even though Romney is the ‘worst republican in the country’ to put up against Barack Obama in November?


3 posted on 03/27/2012 7:21:04 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: WayneS

Santorum has also said the country would be better off reelecting Obama over Willard the liberal because nothing will change in a Willard presidency.


4 posted on 03/27/2012 7:25:30 AM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: NKP_Vet
There's a dream ticket ... for the DNC.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 7:26:17 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: NKP_Vet

I guess after all the posturing, positioning and debate with santorum (the bushes 4th term) supporters, I can finally give my one word description of you... chumps


6 posted on 03/27/2012 7:26:22 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: NKP_Vet
Of course he would. I saw through this game back in June BEFORE Santorum gained any traction and posted here. Check out my posts. Some gullible people who do not understand politics opposed my claim. Santorum is part of the Karl Rove gang as is Mitt Romney.

The original idea was for Santorum to quit after SC or FL and pretend to stand for unity. Then some of the gullible fools would peddle the line that we can tolerate Mitt Romney because he at least has a conservative as his running mate. Santorum is no conservative but a radical socialist who knows to speak against abortion and homosexuality.

7 posted on 03/27/2012 7:26:22 AM PDT by JimWayne
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To: NKP_Vet

Gingrich sure I'd be Romney's VP


8 posted on 03/27/2012 7:29:22 AM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Newt said it yesterday too but since “conservatives” have adopted the same cowardly tactics of the left you won’t hear that in the echo chamber.


9 posted on 03/27/2012 7:30:52 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: NKP_Vet
This is NOT legit.

Asked by the Christian Broadcasting Network if he would consider a vice presidential offer, Santorum replied, "Of course. I mean, look. I would do in this race as I always say, this is the most important race in our country's history. I'm going to do everything I can. I'm doing everything I can"

"Romney" was never specified

This is Newsmax, assuming that Romney will win the nomination, then that Santorum would sign on to Romney.

Brokered convention?

10 posted on 03/27/2012 7:31:26 AM PDT by kidd
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To: NKP_Vet

Shameful. Utterly shameful. What little respect I had for Santorum just evaporated.

Can we PLEASE get rid of all these jokers at a brokered convention? Romney is a socialist, Paul is a kook, Santorum is a sell-out, and Newt apparently has too much baggage for the average voter to stomach.


11 posted on 03/27/2012 7:32:38 AM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: cripplecreek

Oy vey.


12 posted on 03/27/2012 7:32:52 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (There is nothing "public" about government union-controlled schools)
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To: NKP_Vet

You are full of it. Really full of it. I heard the clip and he never mentioned Romney.

Newt also said the same except he said “he doubted Romney would ask him”.

Some folks around here are as guilty as the left in distorting what was actually said. And for no reason at all because Newt is not going to win anything.


13 posted on 03/27/2012 7:35:33 AM PDT by dforest
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To: NKP_Vet

OK, Rick....

Whatever shred of credibility you had left just went out the window.

You cannot stand as this man’s VP after you have been ripping him a new one every 90 minutes for the past six months. Nobody will buy that.


14 posted on 03/27/2012 7:36:29 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NKP_Vet

Seems to me like a Joseph Welch moment:

“You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?”


15 posted on 03/27/2012 7:36:57 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Cato in PA

I predict Drew Stanton will be backing-up Tim Tebow before this ticket ever becomes a reality.


16 posted on 03/27/2012 7:37:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NKP_Vet

—Santorum has no principles, has no pride. Now, after months of slamming Willard the liberal as being a clone of Barry the socialist, he says he would be his VP if asked. I felt like throwing up as I read this article.—

You ripped that right out of my brain and slapped it down here in black and white.

What a turd. (Santorum, not you) ;-)


17 posted on 03/27/2012 7:37:34 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: JimWayne
Santorum is no radical socialist. Not even close. In fact, he voted with conservatives 88% of that time during his 14 years in congress. Source: ACU

The Newtbots love to parade out his 12% apostasy. That makes about as much sense as calling Newt a radical socialist because of his global warming kissy face commercials with Nancy Pelosi, denunciation of Paul Ryan's proposals as "right-wing social engineering" and other such examples.

Interestingly, Santorum's apostasy examples are overwhelmingly concentrated in the early part of his congressional career whereas Newt's are overwhelmingly concentrated in the part of his career after he left congress.

So the trend is the friend of Santorum, but not of Gingrich.

18 posted on 03/27/2012 7:38:12 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yeah, it’s true and disappointing, sort of like Gingrich supporters seeing Gingrich fail to win state after state, or Rick Santorum starting off with a good social conservative message only to flip-flop in one day on his opinions of Romney.


19 posted on 03/27/2012 7:39:02 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: NKP_Vet
Guess Gingrich has no principles also, right? HE said he would run with Romney as VP. How about Marco Rubio, would he have no principles if he ran with Romney??

Wake up!!! I hate Romney as much as you do! I want anybody to run for President OTHER than Romney on the GOP ticket!!

But what if he DOES get nominated?? THEN WHAT????

Do you think America could survive another 4 YEARS with that RACIST, MARXIST MUSLIM in the White House??? That Socialist who is out to destroy America, who hates the west, who is mentally locked into a battle with western colonial powers which ended generations ago?? Who wants to undermine every religion in America but Islam??? Who is taking apart our military to make us a third world power??? Who thinks the Constitution is a product of OLD DEAD WHITE CHRISTIAN SLAVE-HOLDERS???? Who is trying to separate us by race and wealth and anythng

If the GOP nominated Satan himself, he could hardly be worse than the Monster, the Octopus, the Viper, the Foreign Spider, the Psychic Vampire who sits in the Oval office today - the most dangerous man in American politics in our ENTIRE history. And regardless of WHO gets the GOP nomination, I hope to HELL that ANYBODY and EVERYBODY who cares about our country supports him.

20 posted on 03/27/2012 7:40:52 AM PDT by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: cuban leaf
All this saber rattling in the Santantrum cult, will be for nothing. Santo won't make it past the end of April.

Wisconsin will likely go to Romney, as will the other big WTA April primaries. At that point, their money and their support will dry up in just days.

21 posted on 03/27/2012 7:41:58 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: NKP_Vet; All

WATCH THE VIDEO INTERVIEW (click) before you pass judgment, FRiends. I thought Santorum's answer to the question was appropriate. Though an answer of "Hell, no." would have been amusing, being insulting would have worked against him. It was a good and positive response.


22 posted on 03/27/2012 7:42:07 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: NKP_Vet
Romney would have to have a true conservative to balance the ticket, but Santorum ain't it. Marco Rubio would stand far and above anyone else, in every way. He will be President someday!

Mike

23 posted on 03/27/2012 7:42:55 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: MichaelP

+1


24 posted on 03/27/2012 7:43:58 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (There is nothing "public" about government union-controlled schools)
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To: NKP_Vet
Will you knee-jerks never learn ...

Don't believe anything the media tells you!?

25 posted on 03/27/2012 7:44:51 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: Vigilanteman
Santorum is no radical socialist. Not even close. In fact, he voted with conservatives 88% of that time during his 14 years in congress.

Meaningless statistics when they vote 6 times on the same socialist issue by voting against it 5 times and then voting for passing the bill the 6th time. He is a fiscal socialist who and a pork-baron.

26 posted on 03/27/2012 7:44:59 AM PDT by JimWayne
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To: NKP_Vet; All

To be fair, Newt said that he would consider it also, while making it clear that he really didn’t think that it would be offered. I think the point that other Newt supporters are trying to make here is that Santorum supporters have been bashing Newt for being “unprincipled” while holding Rick up as a paragon of conservative consistency (projecting on to him what they want him to be). Truth is, they are both pragmatists that see the writing on the wall and are just trying to do ANYTHING to keep it from being a total victory for the establishment.


27 posted on 03/27/2012 7:50:37 AM PDT by georgiagirl_pam (STEP ONE: SECURE YOUR DOOR (gives you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: ZULU
Don't worry, the usual malcontents on this forum will take their marbles home from the playground to pout because they did not get their way AGAIN.

And the rest of us will support the nominee with great hope, like we did in 2008. In McNasty’s case, he just quit on us in the middle of the race, which is why Obama strolled into the White House, with nothing to offer but a grin on his face.

If Romney gets it, at least he will make a strong effort and focus on Obama’s record with out letting up. It worked for him in the primary, so he will likely use it again, with a positive effect for our side.

28 posted on 03/27/2012 7:51:04 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: MichaelP
Get ready for Romney to announce his choice of either Ryan or Rubio for VP. Newt will likely be offered a very powerful cabinet position. Any combination of this kind, would greatly lessen the blow of a Romney Presidency.

Santo will be left behind at the gate. His hot headed, whiny personality is just not suited for being a leader in Government.

29 posted on 03/27/2012 7:58:58 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: NKP_Vet
Assuming he is correct about nothing changing under a Romney presidency, I think I agree with him. - as long as an Obama re-election is concurrent with republicans retaining control of the house and/or regaining control of the senate.

In my opinion, the absolute WORST case scenarios would be, in (slightly) descending order of 'awfulness':

1) Obama as president with democrat control of both houses of congress.

2) Romney as president with republican control of both houses of congress.

30 posted on 03/27/2012 8:00:00 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: JimWayne

said the same after Santorum never won one county in NH, then SC, then my state of FL.

Course I was dismissed by some and now look where we are.

Fox , the establishment and RINO Romney must be laughing like mad at how they attacked Newt after SC and got away with it.


31 posted on 03/27/2012 8:05:11 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: kidd
"Romney" was never specified

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True, we don't know the immediate verbage before the info posted on the Brody file as a teaser to the show. 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.'


32 posted on 03/27/2012 8:06:58 AM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: NKP_Vet

There you have it...Rino’s humpin’ Rino’s again and again.


33 posted on 03/27/2012 8:21:18 AM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: NKP_Vet

I am inclined to believe that santorum was pumped up to keep gingrich from regaining momentum, and to be the #2 in the process.


34 posted on 03/27/2012 8:23:01 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: dforest
Okay. Fine. You are literally correct. Rick Santorum made no specific reference to Mitt Romney when he said he would accept the VP slot on a republican ticket. But let's take a realistic look at who he might have been thinking about when he made his comments.

You, yourself have stated that "Newt is not going to win anything", so obviously Mr. Santorum would not have been seriously thinking about being Newt Gingrich's VP pick. So, with Mr. Gingrich out of the picture, who other than Romney has a realistic chance of winning the republican presidential nomination?

Mr. Santorum could win it himself I suppose, but then he would not need to worry about being the VP on someone else's ticket, would he? Okay. NOt Gingrich. Not Santorum himself. Who else, other than Romney, might Mr. Santorum have been thinking about when he said he'd accept an offer to be VP on a republican ticket? Ron Paul?

I don't think so. Sometimes it's not too hard to figure out what someone is saying, even if they decide not to come right out and say it. Deciding not to specifically mention Romney's name in his statement may seem to give Santorum some measure of 'plausible deniability', but it defies logic to try to claim he wasn't referring to Romney when he made the statement.

35 posted on 03/27/2012 8:29:02 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: deport

Gingrich, Paul, West, Limbaugh, Joe the Plumber...

And if we consider that English doesn’t have a gender neutral term to replace he/she and that “he” is often used for both...Palin, Bachmann


36 posted on 03/27/2012 8:30:46 AM PDT by kidd
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To: WoofDog123

Yes, but why would Santorum be SO vitriolic in his attacks on Romney? If he was aiming for Vice President I would think he’d be a bit more measured in his tone toward the possible nominee.

For what it’s worth, I don’t think Santorum is going through all this to be Vice President. I think he really really really really wants to be President. Just like all of them.


37 posted on 03/27/2012 8:32:36 AM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: NKP_Vet

No thanks.

One Joe Biden per century is the limit.


38 posted on 03/27/2012 8:41:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repubs paid as much attention to Rush as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: kidd

Yep, “HE” could be a lot of people but when the Brody File Show airs this week we’ll know for sure who the “HE” is that is being asked about.

I’ll take Romney as the “HE” being asked about based upon Brody’s clips at this website:

snip
In an interview at our Brody File studio on Monday, Rick Santorum refused to rule out accepting an invitation to be Mitt Romney’s vice president nominee, saying, “I’ll do whatever is necessary to help our country.”
end snip

Brody asked other things of Santorum and here is a link to some more of the Q/A.

http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/


39 posted on 03/27/2012 8:42:07 AM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: Vigilanteman

Or you could sat that Newt’s “indiscretions” occurred as a private citizen, while Rick’s happened in office.


40 posted on 03/27/2012 8:57:46 AM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: NKP_Vet

I felt like throwing up too. Santorum’s recent slams against Romney followed by his wanting to be his VP do not show him in the best light.


41 posted on 03/27/2012 9:05:13 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

He was asked, he answered. Santorum supporters are using Clintonian parsing to get him out of it claiming Romney’s name wasn’t used in the question when it was clear Romney was the top-of-the-ticket in the questions premise.


42 posted on 03/27/2012 9:09:13 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: NKP_Vet

If Mittens gave the VP spot to Santorum, would Ron Paul come out and admit that a deal had been done between him and Mittens to have his son on the ticket and that Mittens broke it?

hmmmmm


43 posted on 03/27/2012 9:21:01 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: MichaelP

Marco Rubio is pretty face and nothing else. He also claims to be Catholic, while attending protestant churchs.


44 posted on 03/27/2012 6:25:53 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: NKP_Vet

“Marco Rubio is pretty face and nothing else. “

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Sure thing newbie.

Since youre being so dismissive of Rubio (who a lot of us happen to strongly support) tell us please what you disagree with about Rubio, and while you’re at it how about cluing readers in on who you DO support please.

Thanks.


45 posted on 03/27/2012 6:30:47 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (There is nothing "public" about government union-controlled schools)
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To: newzjunkey

I think Santorum just might have knocked himself out of the possibility OF a VP spot with this.

He should have barged ahead like a bull. Saying something like “VP, are you distracted or what - we’re going to win, ask Mitt if he wants a VP spot”.

He could have said any number of things. Mitt’s got ways to contact him, and Santorum’s got ways to tell Mitt things. Santorum can privately get a message to Mitt, no doubt. He gained nothing by telegraphing publicly this way.

Just look at the reaction here.

I agree with the poster who guessed Romney probably would not want Santorum as VP. He’d do infinitely better if he had the courage, and the brains, to select Palin.

99.99% of all the FReepers around proclaiming they’d (fill in the blank) before voting for Romney, would fold and probably go door to door for him, if he ran with Palin.

Including me.

Rubio would be nearly as powerful.

Santorum really doesn’t bring anything to the ticket. His chance is to defiantly try to WIN. Not look for a middle ground with the guy he’s supposed to be trying to beat.

The GOP is already full of compromisers.

Nobody likes that anymore.

Kick some booty. Stop looking for middle ground.


46 posted on 03/27/2012 6:43:08 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (There is nothing "public" about government union-controlled schools)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Rubio is too young and green in politics. Give him five more years and then talk seriously about him becoming a heartbeat away from the presidency. And what I said about him claiming to be Catholic but attending a protestant church is fact. So that means one thing. He is woefully ignorant of the Catholic faith or he does not take his faith seriously.


47 posted on 03/27/2012 9:20:02 PM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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