Skip to comments.Aide: Santorum Endorsement Could Come In 'Next Week Or So'
Posted on 05/04/2012 8:38:03 PM PDT by Innovative
John Brabender, a senior strategist to former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, said Friday if the ex-GOP candidate endorses his former top rival Mitt Romney it will be "in the next week or so."
Brabender's comments came after a meeting between the one-time opponents, which he characterized as a productive, issues-driven conversation. Nonetheless, the session did not produce an immediate endorsement from Santorum. Asked by CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley what "sooner" meant, Brabender said "probably in the next week or so, not in the next two months."
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The suspense is killing me. LOL!
That ol’ VP slot is just beckoning him.
Romney has a July Surprise coming for him, but in the meantime to keep the Democrat Media Complex from kneepadding him, all his opposing candidates have to keep quiet.
Looks like an endorsement would wind up with 2 possible scenarios:
1) mittens wins, Rick winds up well-liked by the gop-e and given the nod for some future election. The gamble, however, would be on the magnitude of the downside in this scenario, that is, losing his cred amongst staunch conservatives. what percentage of them would support him in a future primary after he endorsed mittens - 20% ? 80% ? The only way he’d have a real future shot at the Presidential nomination was if he was given the vp slot; he could be the presumptive nominee for president in 2020 if mittens wins and he’s the vp. This might convince staunch conservs to vote for the ticket now, knowing that they should get more conservatism after Romney. However, if mittens time as President were a resounding failure - Rick would be toast for the future for anything, he’d just be an ex-vp of a failed Presidency.
2) mittens loses the election after Rick endorses him. Rick then loses a big healthy does of his conservative cred.
There has got to be some big fat political pressure put on every GOPer to sign on to mitsey.
Can’t they just say they oppose nobama and leave it go at that ? ( wishful dreaming :)...
He's been gunning for it from the very beginning. He had that warm fuzzy feeling that he would never get the TOP spot.
I think he's in for a big rude awakening because it's not going to happen.
OMG, which way will he go, which way will he go???
Will he take one for the team and save the country, maybe even the entire world?
The suspense is killing me.
I feel confident that the GOPe will find yet another way to punish us. Will the madness ever end.
“He’s been gunning for it from the very beginning.”
gee a string of endorsements..... from losers, gets my heart pumping....
He won't endorse Romney.
I’m pretty sure he will endorse Mittens. After all, Santorum was a Republican statist just like Romney.