Skip to comments.Santorum: Romney Is ‘The Right Guy’ To Challenge Obama (Barf Alert)
Posted on 04/25/2012 7:11:03 AM PDT by tsowellfan
Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he expects to endorse Mitt Romney.
Santorum says that he believes Romney is the right guy to challenge President Barack Obama. Still, hes stopping short of an official endorsement of his former rival.
But Santorum tells CNN that he will ultimately support the GOP presidential nominee. And he says its clear that Romney will be that nominee.
Santorum says he plans to meet with some of Romneys staff on Wednesday. And he hopes to meet with Romney personally in the next week or two.
Santorum once accused Romney of being the worst Republican to face Obama. He consistently questioned Romneys conservative credentials.
But he now says the priority is to defeat Obama in November.
I wonder what Rick’s sale price was?
If Newt drops out, our only hope is a brokered convention. Hopefully someone will step in and get control of the GOP back from the moderates.
Just when I thought that presidential elections couldn’t get any worse .......
That's the only part of this statement I can agree with.
I’m glad I voted for Newt. I wish Rick would’ve waited until after the convention, but I can’t say I’m shocked.
swish...........That’s all my respect for Santorum flying out the window.
I’m wondering, too. Did you happen to catch Mark Levin last night? He was talking how weird it was that Rudi G. and Coulter were all very critical of Romney in the beginning, and then began to praise him.
He’s crazy too.
Newt dropped out this morning - apparently effective next Tuesday. And how exactly is there any chance of a brokered convention? Romney will easily have the required delegates as there is no longer any competition. There isn't going to be any contested/brokered convention.
The problem is that no one will just step in and take control of the GOP back from the moderates. The GOP is a lost cause. Any conservatives who continue to support the Republican Party are masochists.
It’s time for a genuine Conservative Party.
I back(ed) Newt, not Rick but I believe Rick is doing what he’s doing here because he believes it’s the right thing.
The only brokers at the GOP convention will be the swells from GoldmanSux who bought futures on Mittens and sold Obama short 3:1, starting late last year.
I hate hearing it but it’s the classy thing to do. A lot of Freepers here what Rick to blast Mitt but for what? We are late in the game and just get it over with. If it’s Mitt, just do the 2008 McCain...hold your nose and vote because the objective is to kick out p-resident Dog Eater.
The problem is that no one will just step in and take control of the GOP back from the moderates. The GOP is a lost cause. Any conservatives who continue to support the Republican Party are masochists. Its time for a genuine Conservative Party.As of April 10 (the date Rick dropped out), the non-Romney total vote was 6 million. The Romney vote was 5 million.
This had nothing to do with all the boogie men in your dreams and everything to do with we conservatives not being able to stick together.
If we can't stick together in the R party, how are we going to stick together in the C party? What's the difference?
Go back and read FR between Sep'11 and Feb'12 and tell me that ultra extreme sentiments expressed for and against various conservatives (Perry, Gingrich, Bachmann, Paul, Santorum, Cain... all conservative to one degree or another) wouldn't have been expressed had they all been running for the nomination in another party.
The problem isn't in our stars, it's in ourselves.
All of the candidates sucked, Newt just sucked the least. How can anyone reach consensus with so much suckage.
I guess all of ‘em tow the line. While Rick was my man throughout, and I’d still love to see him as POTUS, I wish he had the b***s to stand up to the Elite on this one.
And how exactly is there any chance of a brokered convention? Romney will easily have the required delegates as there is no longer any competition. There isn't going to be any contested/brokered convention.Some of the Ron Paul websites explain that most of the delegates are actually going to vote for Ron Paul at the convention.
I wonder if the Obama administration is secretly dusting the population with LSD.
Not enough votes to get an actual Conservative nominated within the Republican party - and you think you have enough votes to win a national election with a third candidate running against both a moderate and a leftist?
I would say “Good luck” but I wouldn’t mean it.
That’s funny, Levin supports Romney too.
Only difference, he will criticize him while supporting.
I disagree with you about Newt. I believe Newt would have been a great president. I am very disappointed that there will be no President Gingrich.
I also believe that Perry would have been a great president (though I don’t believe he ever had a path to the presidency, given the demands of modern media). I am very sad that there can never be a President Perry.
If the “true believers” vote third party or don’t vote for the president at all, you will personally be responsible for more oppression by the Black Panthers, more oppressive rules by the EPA, more ridiculous rules by the NLRB, more Kagan like Supreme Court judges, and more treasonous acts like giving information to Russia - “wait until after I am elected again and I will have more flexibility”. In addition, it will be the end of our constitutional form of government.
You will not only be biting off your nose to spite your face, you will be eating your whole head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But my point is there were enough votes to nominate a conservative, if we had coalesced early and all stuck together.
No Romney. No how. See tag.
No sale, I’ve heard enough from the GOP-e scaremongers, I’m not buying their swill anymore.
I too hold my nose and vote GOP. We have had weak candidates before, Dole & McPain, but one votes against the Democrat when presented with reality.
Forming a conservative party is hard as we conservatives are like herding cats, we march to our own tune, just like the Libertarians. We will do better at infiltrating the GOP at the local levels and create a strong base, state by state, and then capture the national GOP. Go to your local county and state GOP, become a member and work to get officers that think conservative as you do. Plus, unlock those wallets and give to GOP candidates at local and state levels who are conservatives and will stay conservative once elected. I’m as frustrated as most on FR, but we must think long, think of our children’s futures and believe in America.
Of course, conservatives have been sold out again. Completely expected, of course.
I went from hoping for Palin to Cain, Bachmann and finally Santorum in this race. I’m off the Grand Old Plantation.
Ron Paul is a kook and his hard core supporters are more like cultists than anything else. I give them credit for trying to start a movement, but the delegate nonsense they are trying to pull is just irritating not serious. Paul will not have enough delegates at the convention to even matter (no one will be paying attention to the paulbots). The odds of some brokered/contested convention were always slim to none, now they are just none (and have been for weeks or months).
I wonder if the Obama administration is secretly dusting the population with LSD
LOL, most paulbots are drug addled college mushheads anyway.
“Plus, unlock those wallets and give to GOP candidates at local and state levels who are conservatives and will stay conservative once elected”
Conservatives give to individual PAC’s first for specific patriots before the GOP-e but I agree with your thinking.
True, but then, that’s always true. You’re never going to find a candidate who exactly mirrors your own views on what a conservative politico should be (unless you stand for election yourself).
Meh, we go through this pretty much every 4 years. By the Fall most everyone will have found a reason that defeating Hussein is just too important not to vote for the only candidate that can beat him. Some will feel that they can't hold their nose and cast that vote, but they will likely be replaced by the folks who felt that way last time, see the destruction Obama has caused our nation, and regret their decision.
He is no longer running and they still have to twist his statements to make him look bad.
All of these guys knew from day one who the nominee would be. The bottom line is there are way more Rockefeller republicans than there are Goldwater/Reagan republicans. And they decided on Nixon, both Bushes, Dole, mcCain and now Romney.
We appear to be running against two leftists. That might make a difference, though I expect it will not.
Yep, that's my plan exactly.
“No sale, Ive heard enough from the GOP-e scaremongers, Im not buying their swill anymore.”
Ditto, Gator - I’m fed up with that crappy line of reasoning.
..instead of blindly running with what cbs or whoever....says....
..You would not have heard him endorse Romney.....
..and you would have heard him try 6 ways to sundown not fall into Morgan's trap of saying he would endorse Romney.
But hey.....why accept the facts and truth when you all can invent something more to your liking.
Nice. Well, I guess it's all over before the rest of America gets to vote. Maybe I'll just vote in the Dem primary and right in someone's name.
“right” = “write”
Yep. I had hopes after the 2008 election when Ron Paul launched his Campaign for Libery web site. I hoped that it would take off and become a true conservative party. Didn't happen.
I don’t think Rick was bought off. I think he was simply being a team player, something that has often gotten him in trouble in the past. Rick ran a good campaign and I’m glad he put up a strong fight for conservative values. But after his primary endorsement of Specter over Toomey several years ago, I’m not surprised to see him endorse Romney in the general election. (Not that there’s anything right with that.)
The problem isn't in our stars, it's in ourselves.
I guess Santorum’s a RINO now. Between him and Newt’s dropping out can we assume FR will be a pro-Ron Paul site for the next few months?
I agree. However, I contend that the leftist media HATED both Rick & Newt for what they represent and the principles they promote and maintain that some of the suckage was but illusion created by the leftist media and the GOPe -illusion that many here on FR bought and or carried water promoting.
IF Romney gets the nod we will see the true suckage that was hiding behind the curtain
Well, he has not endorsed RINO yet. I will hold my verdict until and if I hear him endorse AND I will base any conclusions upon what Rick actually says versus how it is 'reported'.
“swish...........Thats all my respect for Santorum flying out the window.”
Are you also going to say that when Newt endorses Romney?
I am going to have to take a break from FR. I am getting sick and tired of the sour grapes. In four years, maybe we conservatives should get one candidate in the primary and not split the vote. I doubt it as egos will win again. I hope the “no voters” will take that as a useful task as opposed to the whinning here.