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Romney Won’t Rule Out Romney-Santorum Ticket
ABCNews ^ | April 11, 2012

Posted on 04/11/2012 9:42:52 PM PDT by Steelfish

Apr 11, 2012 Romney Won’t 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. I’m not taking anybody off the list, alright?”

But Romney quickly stopped himself – backtracking to say that there actually isn’t a list of potential vice presidential candidates. At least not yet.

“I actually don’t, I don’t have a list, yet,” said Romney. “So I can’t 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– I’ve 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 they’d be on that list — and he, among others,” Romney said of Santorum.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: everybodyisonmylist; payingthedebt; romney; romneylies; romneyliesagain; santorum
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1 posted on 04/11/2012 9:42:55 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

It won’t work. JMO.


2 posted on 04/11/2012 9:45:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is like a stool sample. You have to pass it to find out what's in it.)
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To: Steelfish

I just threw up in my mouth a little. URP!


3 posted on 04/11/2012 9:47:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Steelfish

Ain’t nothing or nobody that execrable lying Socialist fraud can choose that will make me vote for his sorry ass.


4 posted on 04/11/2012 9:51:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Steelfish

How magnanimous of Mr. Willard. (What kind of name is “Mitt” anyway? Sounds like a baseball glove.)


5 posted on 04/11/2012 9:53:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Steelfish
Romney /Santorum? Why not.
6 posted on 04/11/2012 9:54:44 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

romny is dumb, but he aint that dumb.


7 posted on 04/11/2012 9:57:12 PM PDT by JoSixChip (santorum is Mr Rogers without a spine. Check his record, not his rhetoric.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Exactly. If Santorum can swing either OH or PA in the red state column, Obama is toast and will energize Evangelical voters


8 posted on 04/11/2012 9:58:18 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

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.


9 posted on 04/11/2012 9:58:25 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: Steelfish

Santorum, Rubio, West...there are quite a few good people he could call upon who would be helpful to his campaign.


10 posted on 04/11/2012 9:58:56 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: hinckley buzzard

Or maybe Huckabee, or McCain. The excitement is killing me!


11 posted on 04/11/2012 10:00:07 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Ain’t 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???


12 posted on 04/11/2012 10:01:56 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Jagdgewehr

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.


13 posted on 04/11/2012 10:02:46 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Jeff Head

Allen West or Santorum would be excellent choices.


14 posted on 04/11/2012 10:05:20 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Carthego delenda est

That would be as opposed to the execrable Marxist in the White House (the one who doesn’t pretend to be a Republican).


15 posted on 04/11/2012 10:08:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Steelfish

Could they get more boring? We need a strong conservative. He knows that.


16 posted on 04/11/2012 10:14:12 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Steelfish

And yet Romney makes another STUPID statement.


17 posted on 04/11/2012 10:16:16 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: Steelfish
If I was Santrorum, I would take that as an insult. That would be the equivalent of being the assistant manager at a used car lot!
18 posted on 04/11/2012 10:17:04 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Steelfish

pfft No he won’t. Santorum was my guy but still wouldn’t vote Romney.


19 posted on 04/11/2012 10:28:10 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Steelfish

” - - - “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?


20 posted on 04/11/2012 10:37:16 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: hinckley buzzard

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?


21 posted on 04/11/2012 10:37:46 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Steelfish

Rubio. Geez I hate all the kabuki when they wrote the script...


22 posted on 04/11/2012 10:42:22 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Steelfish

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.


23 posted on 04/11/2012 10:49:49 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Steelfish

Don’t see that happening.
Why would Santorum tie himself to this RINO ??


24 posted on 04/11/2012 11:01:59 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Steelfish

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.


25 posted on 04/11/2012 11:03:54 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall
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To: Steelfish

Still fantasizing, I see.


26 posted on 04/11/2012 11:05:32 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll

Were you a Sarah supporter?


27 posted on 04/11/2012 11:10:30 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Damn straight.


28 posted on 04/11/2012 11:13:02 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Fledermaus
You write: And yet Romney makes another STUPID statement.

I disagree. He probably will pick a conservative (though probably not Santorum).

Romney has no principles but is a capable politician. He'll make the same calculation McLame did: "I have the RINOs already behind me. The conservatives don't trust me, though, so I need to appease them by picking a running mate from their wing of the party."
29 posted on 04/11/2012 11:16:49 PM PDT by Eagle Forgotten
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To: SatinDoll

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?


30 posted on 04/11/2012 11:20:20 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall
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To: Steelfish

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.


31 posted on 04/11/2012 11:21:02 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Steelfish
-> There’s a good chance that Santorum may bring PA into the red state column

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)

32 posted on 04/11/2012 11:25:23 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Why would he campaign for Romney after that scorched earth campaign Mitt waged against Him?


33 posted on 04/11/2012 11:27:52 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall
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To: Christie at the beach

And you can stop that “not man enough” bs.


34 posted on 04/11/2012 11:30:45 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Santos not man enough to have stayed in the race until after PA primary. Man enough man enough..


35 posted on 04/11/2012 11:34:33 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

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.


36 posted on 04/11/2012 11:34:47 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

santos-he endorsed romney before.


37 posted on 04/11/2012 11:35:59 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Steelfish

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.


38 posted on 04/11/2012 11:40:47 PM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Steelfish
Santorum has proved he is unfit to hold any public office..

Santorum Pronounces Zimmerman Guilty Before Trial, or Charge (breitbart)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7261/6886147024_74a7eed4c2_z.jpg
 
 

39 posted on 04/12/2012 12:09:27 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: Steelfish

Of he wouldn’t. That would be gauche ....


40 posted on 04/12/2012 12:24:25 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Steelfish
“Everybody is on my list,” said Romney
including me? LOL
41 posted on 04/12/2012 12:45:31 AM PDT by Greg123456
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To: Steelfish

Rubio.


42 posted on 04/12/2012 1:47:39 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me. Thank God McCain/Palin lost! - Right?)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“kicked Romney in the teeth”....

~ ~ ~

How did Santorum do that, by not mentioning Romney’s
name? Rather decent of Santorum...


43 posted on 04/12/2012 3:02:00 AM PDT by stpio
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To: Steelfish

That would be better than nothing, but he’ll need Palin if he wants to win.


44 posted on 04/12/2012 4:33:37 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Steelfish; NorthernCrunchyCon; All
From the article: 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..."

See! Freeper NorthernCrunchyCon is right! Hillary Is on Mitt's list! [See: Five reasons Romney should pick Hillary as his VP (Vanity)

45 posted on 04/12/2012 4:41:09 AM PDT by Colofornian ( It's not even 'conservative convictions' be damned anymore; they've ALREADY BEEN anathematized.)
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To: Steelfish
You're joking ...right?

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.

46 posted on 04/12/2012 4:56:43 AM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: Christie at the beach
You have 'word twisting' down to an art form.....you just never give up, do you.

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.

47 posted on 04/12/2012 5:10:46 AM PDT by Guenevere (....God Bless Rick Santorum.....Press on toward the goal, it's not over!)
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To: Steelfish

Go Romney-Lieberman!!!!

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.


48 posted on 04/12/2012 5:14:01 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Christie at the beach

“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.


49 posted on 04/12/2012 6:35:13 AM PDT by NorthernCrunchyCon (Christ is risen!)
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To: Christie at the beach

“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.


50 posted on 04/12/2012 6:39:53 AM PDT by NorthernCrunchyCon (Christ is risen!)
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