Skip to comments.Santorum always was setting himself up to be Romney's VP candidate (vanity)
Posted on 03/27/2012 7:40:18 AM PDT by JimWayne
See my old post that I made back in June 2011 before Santorum gained traction and back when Herman Cain and others were still in the race. Now Santorum has himself admitted that he is willing to be Romney's VP candidate.
Those who disagreed with me do not understand politics. Rhetoric about homosexuality and abortion is for garnering votes and meant to divert attention from fiscal issues. The TEA Party was about fiscal issues. If it was about all other issues, the 2010 election would have been no different from previous elections.
Santorum and Romney are both part of the Karl Rove group. While Romney has been groomed to appeal to the voters in the northeast, Santorum has been groomed to appeal to the southern voters. Once in power, they will plunder the country. The Karl Rove group hates the TEA Party and we saw Karl Rove oppose a number of TEA Party candidates in 2010.
Santorum is a fiscal socialist and an Arlen Specter supporter.
You are not being fair. If asked, any of the candidates would serve as vice-president. It is called serving your country. Romney would serve as vice president if things played out that way. As Americans, they are patriotically obligated to serve their country when asked.
What you say makes good sense.
If he wasn’t always jockeying to be Romney’s VP, I feel certain that he’s always had an eye on that potential development.
There is simply no way Romney will pick a white male VP. Santorum knows this.
Not that I’m disagreeing with you - I agree.
I wish Santorum, rather though had gone off on the question the way he did against the NYT reporter.
Something like; “I’M IN A CAMPAIGN WHAT SORT OF DUMB QUESTION IS THAT RIGHT NOW!!” That would have worked.
I think Rubio, Daniels, Pawlenty, or Christie are more likely choices for Romney.
McCain's choice of Palin didn't give him the oomph he needed to get by Obama. Why should Romney believe that Santorum or Gingrich or [insert favorite conservative here] be any more successful?
I believe that Romney will either choose Rubio to make a dent in the Hispanic vote, or else he will choose a moderate like himself in order to appeal to independents and Tea Party members not focused on the social issues.
BS, Newt also said he would be the VP if he was asked.
Santorum never mentioned Romney’s name. So try being a slight bit honest. Take your vanity and.....
McCain’s choice of Palin was the only reason he didn’t go into the history books as having lost the worst wipeout in recent history.
Palin very nearly won it for McCain.
She would have, if Mitt’s plants in the campaign hadn’t undermined the entire campaign, simply to prevent Mitt having to run against Palin this year.
No. He didn't. He never specified "Romney"
Show me the quote. Not the media interpretation. Show me the quote from Santorum.
Sorry. Just the thought of a Romney presidency is very upsetting to me. I can’t stop thinking about Pelosi’s comment “ elections shouldn’t matter “ that both candidates are basically the same. I am 100% sure that she was talking about Romney. She already knew he’d be next. That’s why I can’t believe we are allowing it to actually happen.
I haven’t forgotten that literally EVERY candidate was accused of jockeying for Romney’s VP slot. Now both Santorum and Gingrich both say they would accept a VP slot. Personally I don’t think it will help Romney because he’s a disaster.
Frankly I find the whole thing childish and pathetic (and most likely driven by the Romney camp)
Another conservative will become a RINO candidate’s toadie? When will we learn?
It certainly was a team effort to take Newt out in Florida.( and we know all about Ricky’s taking one for the team) Romneys money on vial campaign ads, and Santorum’s mouth whining about the woes of Newt telling him to drop out, which never happened.
IM IN A CAMPAIGN WHAT SORT OF DUMB QUESTION IS THAT RIGHT NOW!!
The only kind they know.
More like serving the evil empire the way things are going. If I were younger, healthier and richer I’d be actively out looking for a country to serve. Not this one.
It's despairing to see so many good people fall for is "moral me" roadshow.
Actually, a Gingrich/Santorum or Santorum/Gingrich ticket would be AWESOME!!!!! I wish they would join to defeat the “inevitable” choice. Together they trounce both Romney and Obama easily.
You have much in common with Santantrum. Learn to accept reality on reality's terms. It's forgone conclusion that Romney will likely be the nominee, which Santorum side stepped for self centered reasons.
He still thinks he is winning. Which will soon change.
I'm shocked! /s
You're really going to get the inmates in the Sanatarium riled up with this story.
While I may not agree with every single jot and title of your analysis, I do agree with the main premise.
All the Santorum types are ever looking for is a “seat at the table.”
Months ago, when the Tony Perkins-types met in Texas to get behind Santorum, the main topic of conversation, according to Jack Wheeler, was how they could get an angle on making Santorum Romney’s running mate.
It’s so predictable.
I’m a Newt supporter who thinks that A$$WIPE Freepers need to read past the headlines instead of letting media outlets rewrite the news
I’m shocked /s
And McCain lost the Moderates and Indies, becuase the MSM launched a flashy, Vogue, Obama = Greek God theme. Which swooned the Mods and Indies.
Note that I am saying this before the fact. If it plays out this way, then it would prove that Mark Levin is an establishment shill as well and that is how he got a position in the government. If he is a true conservative, he should oppose Romney and Santorum getting on to the same ticket.
Whatever, Romney bot.
Funny thing is that the things I dislike about him are exactly the things I think would make him an ideal Santorum VP choice
When I think about how well they would represent most of our Ideals together I can’t help smiling. You are right, they both offer what each other is missing (does that make sense?). Together, they are the perfect candidate. I would gladly vote for them together no matter the order.
Not even if Romney believes that Santorum will give him a good chance to carry Pennsylvania, one of the big three swing states (Florida and Ohio being the other two)?
Why is this a News/Activism piece? It is purely personal mindless spin and nonsense. BTW, we have another candidate that actually said yesterday he would be Milts VP. He has been saying it all along.
“Newt Gingrich said today he would be willing to be second on a Mitt Romney ticket.”
Also your comment that Ricks agenda is just to distract from the real problems in the country is shallow. Some of us, or judging by election results, a lot of us feel that there is a total collapse in the country more than just economic. Just getting the economy on track isn’t going to do one thing to correct the real problems with this country.
Finally, your cheap shot about the Spector endorsement 8 years ago is written as though someone else wasn’t totally blind to the mood of the country 2 years ago and backed a RINO loser named Dede Scozzafava over a Conservative. What can we expect from someone who still believes in man made global warming.
While I would vote for Mr Santorum for President, I will not vote for him as Vice President. This neither helps him nor Romney...
Just say NO to Obama/Romney......
Talk about idiotic, you still think the little authoritarian, newt has a chance.
He is all groomed up to be Mitts running mate.
Oh well, if that doesn’t happen he can alway sell 50 buck photos to suckers in order to keep Calista in jewels.
I don’t think Santorum or Newt are the best candidates, but they both are better than Obama.
As far as the outcome goes, you know Romney is going to win one way or the other.
You know, when you call someone who has strongly and consistently supported Newt a romney bot (how original that), it seems to me that is the same as calling that person a liar. And it seems to me that is a little uncalled for. If you want to call him a liar, it would be better if you expressed your opinions openly and clearly,and say what you mean, so we could know what kind of person you are, rather than hiding behind some spurious euphemism.
To be fair, Gingrich also answered that he would be Romney’s VP if asked.
You appear to be another one of these clowns who really thinks others care what you think.
You shouldn’t waste your time.
From the standpoint of the conservative movement, consolidating into a Gingrich candidacy would in fact virtually guarantee a victory on Saturday.
Gingrich then went on to say:
And Id be delighted if either Perry or Santorum wanted to do that.
If that is not calling for Santorum to drop out, it is close enough.
No way! Rick would never have attacked Milt so ferociously if he were angling for VP. Anyway, it will be Rubio. I can’t WAIT to vote for Rick in Pa, as will my wife, mom and dad. Bob
So what? Santorum was crying on every network, “tell him to stop telling me to dropout.”. It was whiny and he can jive the media all he wants, he plays them like a fiddle.
If Santorum is pro-life, he would never EVER help a pro-abortion candidate like Romney, especially being on the same ticket.
I disagree. I think the Romney campaign pulled a fast one. It’s like the “when did you stop beating your wife?” question. There really is no way to answer. “Would you be VP if asked” is the same kind of loaded question. Having said that, I think it is VERY important to have a pro-life voice near the oval office (especially if a lib like Romney gets in). There has to be an exchange of opinions instead of a bunch of “yes” men (like Obama has).
And I have got to ask, where did you get the notion that Romney would give a damn about anything any potential VPs would have to say? There is nothing in Romney’s history to show that. He does whatever is politically expedient to his career, not what is morally right or what others around him think.
I am not supporting the notion of Santorum as VP. All I am saying is that IF Romney gets in, I would prefer there be a voice of reason nearby than none at all. That’s all.
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