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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
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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:

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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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