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Romney and Santorum aim for early May meeting
CNN ^ | 2-24-12 | borger

Posted on 04/24/2012 5:07:57 PM PDT by VinL

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are likely to meet in early May to discuss a Santorum endorsement, his role as a Romney surrogate and conservative policy issues, CNN has learned.

John Brabender, a senior strategist for the Santorum campaign, told CNN that Santorum's goal is to have a policy-oriented session in which he tries to find a "comfort level" about the role "social conservatives, tea party activists and blue collar Republicans will play in the campaign and in the Romney administration." Even so, he said, "we are not walking in there with a litmus test. This is meant to be a candid conversation."

The session will not be "a meeting to endorse (but) a meeting to talk about the endorsement and other maters," Brabender said. Senior aides tell CNN that eventually Santorum will endorse Mitt Romney, and

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debtmustbepaid; duplicate; endorsement4sale; romneysantorummeet; santorum; santorum4himself; santorum4sale
"The Santorum campaign clearly believes its man can be very useful in Romney's presidential campaign. "They need to talk about how to deploy Santorum," Brabender said. "They will talk some politics. Rick knows Pennsylvania and Ohio and I'm sure there will be talk about that."

Rick ready to take one for the team.

1 posted on 04/24/2012 5:08:01 PM PDT by VinL
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To: VinL

Rick was taking ‘one for the team’ a long time ago. Too bad he couldn’t take one for America.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 5:09:51 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: VinL

Unlike Newt Rick has leverage.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 5:10:54 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: VinL

You do realize that Gingrich will endorse Mittens at some point. The real question is whether you’ll have the courage to come running breathlessly to tell us about it.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 5:14:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: skeeter

The only thing Santorum is trying to leverage is Myth paying off his debt.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 5:14:01 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: skeeter
Unlike Newt Rick has leverage.

Unlike Rick, Newt has principles and courage...

6 posted on 04/24/2012 5:14:20 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: VinL

so Rick is going to sell out the Americans who voted for him...


7 posted on 04/24/2012 5:18:08 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: true believer forever

*snort*


8 posted on 04/24/2012 5:18:13 PM PDT by skeeter
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The sniping continues.

The sniping of conservatives by conservatives against conservatives continues on here on FR, unfazed by the looming ugliness of a Romney nomination.

It’s the same sniping that practically guaranteed that the 6.5 million non-Romney voters in the Republican Primaries (as of April 10) were easily out-voted by the 5.5 million Romney voters.

It’s both bogus and sad.


9 posted on 04/24/2012 5:18:57 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: VinL

Santorum should release his votes to Newt.

Is that possible?


10 posted on 04/24/2012 5:21:43 PM PDT by donna (...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way... -Mitt Romney)
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To: VinL
"The Santorum campaign clearly believes its man can be very useful in Romney's presidential campaign. "They need to talk about how to deploy Santorum," Brabender said. "They will talk some politics. Rick knows Pennsylvania and Ohio and I'm sure there will be talk about that."

Rick ready to take one for the team.

Something tells me Rick will come out of his meeting with Romney with his bills paid, his future in the party assured, all oiled up and ready to take one for the team once again...

11 posted on 04/24/2012 5:22:19 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: samtheman
We conservatives are very close to having no voice in Romney's campaign. Fortunately Santorum did well enough to be capable of at least attempting to obtain some kind of policy concession from Willards team on our behalf.

It is pathetic that some view that as some sort of betrayal.

12 posted on 04/24/2012 5:24:27 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: VinL

Rick will probably tell Mitt the harsh truth about how the base is not embracing him. But it sounds like Rick is folding tent.

I’m cynical. So maybe Rick just wants to speed up the end of the GOP. Since he could not beat Romney no matter what he did. It is a thought.

I feel the same with Bachmann and Cain. They are left in a pile of crap and will do just enough to appease the establishment. Knowing full well the GOP is heading in the direction of a showdown in Tampa. I hope.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 5:27:07 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: skeeter
*snort*

That's a bodily function sound, and you shouldn't respond to posts with bodily functions sounds... :)

14 posted on 04/24/2012 5:27:47 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: skeeter
We conservatives are very close to having no voice in Romney's campaign. Fortunately Santorum did well enough to be capable of at least attempting to obtain some kind of policy concession from Willards team on our behalf.

It is pathetic that some view that as some sort of betrayal.

People around here accuse me of being naive constantly. If you really think that Santorum will have any success in changing romney's positions OR that Romney will honor any promise he makes to Santorum - or any conservative - IF he's elected, You are MORE naive than I am.

15 posted on 04/24/2012 5:31:50 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: skeeter
The Ron Paulbots came into our county caucus and literally overwhelmed in numbers. Now there will be a power struggle with the Ron Paulbots come election time amoung the county committee people. What a fricking mess!
16 posted on 04/24/2012 5:32:40 PM PDT by elephant
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To: skeeter

It’s gotta make Rick’s skin crawl as much as it does mine.

Either the Republican party will change to a more conservative direction or, IMHO, it’s days are numbered.

Politics is a real ugly business.

As I’ve posted elsewhere, IMHO, whether Mittens wins or loses (however that turns out), he AND the Republican party are going to look very, very bad the next few years in the eyes of anyone who’s tired of the mess we call the Feral government.

Mittens will either be the biggest political loser ever or the man driving when the wheels come off the world economy.

Facepalm.

But on a more positive note, it gives me great confidence that the Republican party will be replaced by a real conservative party.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 5:32:40 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: cripplecreek

The real question is whether you’ll have the courage to come running breathlessly to tell us about it.
**********

Don’t understand- why is that a question?


18 posted on 04/24/2012 5:33:21 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: true believer forever

You’re lucky you weren’t here for my direct response.


19 posted on 04/24/2012 5:34:41 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: VinL
Most of the "conservative" "leaders" in the formerly grand old party are like the Scottish nobles who betrayed William Wallace and their country, as portrayed in the movie 'Braveheart."

Every once in awhile, when it serves their purposes, they show up on the battlefield for PR effect. But meanwhile, they're selling you out behind the scenes for money, titles, and power.

The sooner folks quit listening to them the sooner we can raise up a principled, practical alternative.


20 posted on 04/24/2012 5:34:50 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('A man with God is always in the majority.' -- John Knox)
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To: true believer forever
Perhaps you are right, but its far more likely that will happen than its likely Newt will win the nomination.

Yes, I am grasping at straws.

21 posted on 04/24/2012 5:36:36 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
You’re lucky you weren’t here for my direct response.

wow, I was just trying to lighten things up because you seem like a reasonable person...

Let me guess, another Santorum supporter with no sense of humor...

22 posted on 04/24/2012 5:39:12 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: VinL
Ricky siphoned conservative votes away from Newt and will now sell them to Mitt. If Ricky was really a conservative he would throw all support to Newt and Newt would be within striking distance. We shall see what he is made of. The fact that he is taking so long to do something tells me he is negotiating for the best deal.
23 posted on 04/24/2012 5:41:19 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (Newt 2012)
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To: true believer forever

Hmm, apparently your sense of humor is lacking somewhat, as well.


24 posted on 04/24/2012 5:42:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: rightly_dividing
Ricky siphoned conservative votes away from Newt and will now sell them to Mitt. If Ricky was really a conservative he would throw all support to Newt and Newt would be within striking distance. We shall see what he is made of. The fact that he is taking so long to do something tells me he is negotiating for the best deal.

Negotiating... and trying to get his invoices in order so he'll know how much to charge Romney for his "endorsement"...

25 posted on 04/24/2012 5:45:10 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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