Skip to comments.Santorum Still Not Ready To Endorse [Will Launch Conservative Movement Next Week!]
Posted on 04/16/2012 10:30:41 PM PDT by Steelfish
April 16, 2012 Santorum Still Not Ready To Endorse By Rebecca Kaplan
(CBS News) Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Monday sounded no closer to endorsing Mitt Romney than when he dropped out of the presidential race last week, telling supporters on a conference call that he hasn't even had a chance to speak to his onetime rival.
Santorum said he has talked with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. "I haven't had a chance yet to talk to Governor Romney, but we'll be talking to both of them and we're going to go out and do what we believe is in the best interest of our country," Santorum said in the call, which had at least 4,000 participants at its peak, according to host and Santorum aide Mark Rodgers.
To crystallize the point that he isn't going to make an endorsement in the immediate future, Santorum told his supporters that it was entirely up to them who to vote for in next week's Pennsylvania primary. "I haven't supported any candidate at this point," he said.
When Rodgers, acting as the call's host, asked him in jest whether he would un-suspend his campaign if enough people voted for him in Pennsylvania, Santorum offered little in the way of advice. "I would just say this: the best thing that they can do is stay tuned, and we really are serious about making sure that the issues that we brought up during this campaign are continued going forward," he said.
Throughout the call, the former Pennsylvania senator alluded to having plans to build a conservative movement outside of the framework of the presidential election in order to make sure his message is still heard.
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Having won 11 states and over 3 million votes on a shoe-string budget, the most since Reagan’s insurgency against Gerald Ford, and almost won MI and OH, he is by far the only real candidate to crystallize the conservative vote.
Sorry he couldn’t hang in. Will keep him in view.
It’s a real pity. I wish he had hung on.
Encouraging as always to hear from Mr. Santorum. Thanks for posting this interesting piece.
Santorum is the smartest of them all. He did extremely well during the primary and left with his head held high. After Romney gets his butt handed to him in the general, Santorum will be in great shape to run in 2016 against Hillary. Santorum will be President of the United States.
He’s a dumbass. A crybaby whiner. OK, I get you don’t like Mitt. Message received. But what do you like about the earmarking, Arlen-loving Santorum? Oh, he is pro-life. Gotcha. Because Abortion is the ONLY issue. Never mind the $1.3 trillion deficit we have to eliminate.
What a poor sport Rick Santorum is. No wonder people did not flock to him.
They sent out a boy to do a man’s job.
I could care less what Santorum does,maybe he will endorse Spectre again.
Oh please. Voters in 11 states flocked to him. He is next in line after Romney gets his ass handed to him! Can’t wait to see his stupid look on election night.
Excellent news. I’m glad to see Rick withholding his endorsement—at least for a while.
Obviously you were not one of the 52 million unborn children who were burned to death with saline, sucked out or ripped apart.