Skip to comments.Romney Won’t Rule Out Romney-Santorum Ticket
Posted on 04/11/2012 9:42:52 PM PDT by Steelfish
Apr 11, 2012 Romney Wont Rule Out Romney-Santorum Ticket
WARWICK, R.I. For the second time in as many days, Mitt Romney was quizzed about his potential vice presidential pick during a town hall and declined to rule out a possible Romney-Santorum ticket.
Everybody is on my list, said Romney in answer to a voter who asked whether he would consider former presidential candidate Rick Santorum as his running mate. Everybody is on my list. Im not taking anybody off the list, alright?
But Romney quickly stopped himself backtracking to say that there actually isnt a list of potential vice presidential candidates. At least not yet.
I actually dont, I dont have a list, yet, said Romney. So I cant say someone is on or off my list. But I can tell you that the people who I had the privilege of running against would surely be among those I would consider, said Romney.
The criteria, I think, has to be, first and foremost, is this a person who could be president of the United States, if that were needed? And do people recognize that and see that as a person who has that kind of qualification and so he Ive said this before. If any of the people I ran against happened to become the nominee, I would have endorsed them and supported them for president.
So of course theyd be on that list and he, among others, Romney said of Santorum.
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It won’t work. JMO.
I just threw up in my mouth a little. URP!
Ain’t nothing or nobody that execrable lying Socialist fraud can choose that will make me vote for his sorry ass.
How magnanimous of Mr. Willard. (What kind of name is “Mitt” anyway? Sounds like a baseball glove.)
romny is dumb, but he aint that dumb.
Exactly. If Santorum can swing either OH or PA in the red state column, Obama is toast and will energize Evangelical voters
I wouldn’t count on a sensible choice for VP with Romney. I have a hunch that many GOP-e types are convinced that McCain lost in 2008 because he didn’t go with a “safe” moderate, establishment choice. I anticipate an equally insipid GOP-e moderate or liberal VP choice for Romney.
Santorum, Rubio, West...there are quite a few good people he could call upon who would be helpful to his campaign.
Or maybe Huckabee, or McCain. The excitement is killing me!
“Aint nothing or nobody that execrable lying Socialist fraud can choose that will make me vote for his sorry ass.”
OOP’S, Whom were you refering to???
Romney needs to carry some key mid-western states. Without OH its game over. He carried OH by under 1%. He won MI by a mere 3% points over Santorum. There’s a good chance that Santorum may bring PA into the red state column. Besides he needs to energize evangelical voters. But most important is that Santorum as VP will be a strong conservative counterbalance to Romney.
Allen West or Santorum would be excellent choices.
That would be as opposed to the execrable Marxist in the White House (the one who doesn’t pretend to be a Republican).
Could they get more boring? We need a strong conservative. He knows that.
And yet Romney makes another STUPID statement.
pfft No he won’t. Santorum was my guy but still wouldn’t vote Romney.
” - - - Everybody is on my list, said Romney - - - “
“You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” Abraham Lincoln
Lemme see now, in order that would be RINOs, Democrats, and the owners of US Treasury Bonds when they try to cash them in.
BTW, what has Romney EVER done to reduce the size of ANY Government?
Why not, indeed? Perhaps that was the plan all along.
But, seriously, you don’t actually think that Romney would rule out Santorum BEFORE the Pennsylvania primary, do you?
Rubio. Geez I hate all the kabuki when they wrote the script...
Santorum kicked Romney in the teeth on his way out the door with that speech yesterday. There is some genuinely bad blood between those two right now. I just can’t see this pairing right now. The convention is a very long way off right now. Anything can happen I guess.
This is the wackiest election cycle I can remember. I got a guy running for Senate in PA calling himself a Reagan Conservative that voted for Obummer in ‘08. What a bunch of crap.
Don’t see that happening.
Why would Santorum tie himself to this RINO ??
My theory is that Romney won’t throw conservatives so much as a bone, let alone set his hair on fire. He’s already in Etch-A-Sketch mode.
Still fantasizing, I see.
Were you a Sarah supporter?
How long did it take for you to work through your disappointment when she announced her decision not to run?
In fact, I remember that thread. Many people were terribly upset. In fact, I posted to the harrassers to leave you guys alone. Go look it up.
Have some respect for the feelings of the Santorum supporters. Okay?
On CNN Ticker, it shows Santorum to campaign with Mitt Romney. I guess he needs those debts paid off. Now, if this is true, why in the world would he kiss up to Mittens for after bashing Mitt throughout the primaries as being a faux conservative. Now, the light may shine.
You need to step away from your Rick poster-he dropped out before the people could vote for him in his home state (says a lot-he wasn't man enough to go through the race maybe)
Why would he campaign for Romney after that scorched earth campaign Mitt waged against Him?
And you can stop that “not man enough” bs.
Santos not man enough to have stayed in the race until after PA primary. Man enough man enough..
I didn’t mourn Palin’s decision. Being emotionally tied to a candidate isn’t my style, and as to Santorum supporters feelings, I have been sympathetic and suggested some take time off from FR to grieve, and it wasn’t meant as sarcasm, either. I remember you making request of harrassers, I do.
But time is of the essence, and we can’t all stand still. Now is the time for all conservatives to urge their candidates of choice to gather together and present a unified front behind one conservative who is either brave enough to stay in the race or too crazy to get out! It doesn’t matter if you hate the guy, or not. We conservatives must stop squabbling among ourselves and rid the Party of Romniacs.
Romney is a self-professed progressive. That means he is a national socialist, a fascist, if you will.
We must take back our party, and soon.
santos-he endorsed romney before.
Sorry.. There is NOTHING Romney can do to energize me to vote for him, or his ticket.
I saw this game play out not but 4 years ago... It’s going to play out the same this time around as well.
Of he wouldn’t. That would be gauche ....
“kicked Romney in the teeth”....
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How did Santorum do that, by not mentioning Romney’s
name? Rather decent of Santorum...
That would be better than nothing, but he’ll need Palin if he wants to win.
See! Freeper NorthernCrunchyCon is right! Hillary Is on Mitt's list! [See: Five reasons Romney should pick Hillary as his VP (Vanity)
I'm surprised you would say this....
Serious evangelicals who support Santorum have every reason to believe he would not align himself with Romney......
...and their strong convictions would prevent them from embracing such a pairing.
We don't flip that easily.
Not content that Rick has dropped out....you're STILL making up scenarios you hope will hurt him.
I looked up your recent 'Romney to hit the trail with Santorum'.........
..and there is not anything....no Santorum quote....nothing....to support this.
This is purely pap on Romney's part, especially as he heads into the Pennsylvania primary.
The actual Romney speak was .....down the line he expects Santorum will be on the trail with him.
Well, I expect someday I will win a million dollars.
I often wonder how you sleep at night.....but have drawn the conclusion you are quite adept at word twisting and it doesn't bother you at all.
I was feeling ill, so I needed a thought to help empty my stomach...
How about this one... Obama drops Biden for Hillary... Romney-Biden 2012!!! major-purge, and that looks like a piece of my lung.
“On CNN Ticker, it shows Santorum to campaign with Mitt Romney. I guess he needs those debts paid off. Now, if this is true, why in the world would he kiss up to Mittens for after bashing Mitt throughout the primaries as being a faux conservative. Now, the light may shine.”
Santorum, sadly, can sometimes be an establismentarian first. Like when he supported Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey. As much as I like Santorum for the support he gave pro-lifers and Terri Schiavo’s parents, two of the big reasons I supported him this time around, his support for Specter still rubs me the wrong way and is a reminder that he isn’t perfect. So I’m guessing he will be a team player and support Romney.
“Santos not man enough to have stayed in the race until after PA primary.”
With his chances of taking the nomination increasingly slim, his daughter in the hospital facing a 10 percent survival rate, and Romney implementing his usual scorched earth policy against Christian and conservative challengers, I don’t blame Santorum for getting out now to focus on his family.