Skip to comments.Santorum Debuts as Romney Surrogate in Pa.
Posted on 07/15/2012 8:14:07 PM PDT by Innovative
Former Sen. Rick Santorum was back on the stump in his home territory of western Pennsylvania over the weekend, but this time in a new role: Mitt Romney's attack dog.
"The republic is at stake," Santorum told a crowd gathered in the hot and cramped Victory Center, many of them wiping their brows. "One man is who we have to put our trust in to go out and fight that battle, and win that battle. And we must rally behind and do everything we possibly can to support Gov. Mitt Romney so he's the next president of the United States."
"This is my home stomping territory around here, and we're going to be spending some time out here doing things to help candidates and certainly [doing] whatever we can to help Governor Romney." Last week, Santorum appeared at a Romney campaign office opening in Davenport, Iowa.
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Isn’t that sweet. Debut. Always auditioning for the RINO brokers, always a cooperater, there you found the climber Santorum.
Except at this point I could vote for ABR and certainly even Santorum. Heck, at this point I would vote for Uncle Nutty. I mean it. ABR.
No more and no less than Newt.
LOL! Sad to say I would too. I'm glad I don't have to make that choice though. HaHa!
I think I'd vote for Al Gore over Obama.
newt would make a better attack dog.
It was INTENTIONAL in case of Santorum. He has been working WITH ROMNEY. Another big negative against Santorum is that he is a radical fiscal socialist. So you cannot equate him with someone who although part of the establishment has in the past has contributed to cutting down spending.
Does anyone else notice how Romney supporters here on FR attack Freepers who explain why they won’t vote for Romney, but NEVER explain how Romney intends to save the Union?
I’m still waiting for Romney to explain how he will solve this: Government cannot spend more than it taxes, and when government is in debt it must in fact spend less, since it must over time pay down that debt. (Quote from Market-ticker.org)
Raising taxes will not help as it only shuts down the economy.
In light of the above quote, I believe it is appropriate that your photo shows Romney and Santorum, the Prince of Pork, shaking hands.
Sanitarium needs a job.
Newt's objective was not to split the conservative vote so that Romney would end up with the nomination. Santorum's objective clearly was to help Romney become the nominee.
I, too, need a job. But I’m not going to work as a prostitute!
Big time! Instead of trying to convince the Freepers to vote for Romney (giving examples of what he has done as governor or what he has planned as President) they attack the Freepers in a pissantian way to the point of driving the Freepers into hoping Romney loses.
I hope the pro-Romney freepers are not an example of Romney's campaign staffers because if they are they need a lesson in diplomacy.
They are Romney's worst enemy. Well, maybe second worse (next to Romney's flip-flopping and liberal tendencies).
“Does anyone else notice how Romney supporters here on FR attack Freepers who explain why they wont vote for Romney, but NEVER explain how Romney intends to save the Union?”
I’ve noticed that they only have three things to offer: mindless, abject fear; mindless, abject subordination to a vapid, dying party; and browbeating uppity conservatives. They are empty people supporting an empty candidate with empty arguments. At the end of the day they are all servile and culture of death, and I’ve no use for them.
Yes, Romney fans are driving FReepers away with their wild, over the top hysterics. They’re actually widening the divide, not bridging it.
The reasons they fail to mention how Romney would save the Union are twofold:
1) Conservatives are regarded as a bunch of simple-minded, religious kooks who unfortunately get to vote. They wouldn’t understand it anyway so why waste time trying to explain why Mitt is da man, and
2) To say any more than ‘just pull the lever and shut up’ would invite scrutiny, and that would expose Romney (and the GOPe) for what they are.
Much much less than Noot. Santorum actually could have won if he had gone head-to-head against Romney.
The icing on the cake for me was when Adelson openly stated that he would be happy if Romney was the nominee, and then proceeded to cut Gingrich a check for $10 million.
Personally, Santorum blew his shot for my vote in 2004 when he endorsed Specter in the primaries. He had a chance to show character then and he failed, especially when his campaign centered on his being a fighter who made tough choices.
By getting rid of Obama.
Obama and his sycophants are the problem. Getting rid of them solves the problem.
This is an exceptional country and it will bounce right back once we get rid of the marxist ineptocracy Obama has created.
I wonder what Paul’s delegates will do, actually? (Both the known and the unknown delegates.)
They don’t strike me as the do-as-you’re-told crowd, even now.
I would love to see them bring hellfire to the coronation.
If our guys hadn’t caved and the conservative supporters along with them, the convention could be different, but we got traded off. Romney will replace us with the 3-4% of the disenchanted socialist/Marxist electorate who need a job.
I guess Santorum will get his good buddy Specter to join him stumping for Mitt.
You are dead wrong. Romney is a self-avowed Progressive. He is a socialist.
There will be no substantive changes to prevent this nation’s on rushing economic crash into the abyss, because Romney is a statist left-winger every bit as much as Obama.
So, unless you can provide something more substantive that the crap you just offered, “...it will bounce right back once we get rid of the marxist ineptocracy Obama has created...”, you basically have nothing to offer.
I will make this very clear to you: this nation is heading for a major economic crash because our government spends more than it takes in tax revenue. There exists massive redundacy between Federal programs (unconstitutional programs) and State programs (constitutional). The solution is obvious but very unpopular.
Can Romney deliver smaller, more efficient government? Do you even know if his team intends to go in that direction?
His record in Massachusetts indicates that he will not do so.
What say you?
I say that either Obama or Romney are going to be President, you think 4 more years of Obama is alright, then vote for him.
I wouldn’t care if he brought SATAN himself to help him stump for Romney. If it gets rid of Obama then go for it.
What is wrong with asking specifics of Romney, what he intends to do?
How does that translate into voting for Obama??
Too little Too late. We need to get somebody else as nominee. Virgil Goode is my only answer now as to whom to vote for in November. write him in if he isn’t on the ballot.
The ineligible, backstabber Milt:
My goal is to run and make money; not to win.
Now, on your knees and then defend ME and Obama.'
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Lightman wrote: “No more and no less than Newt.”
Guys, please! The Gingrich-Santorum battle is over. We're stuck with Romney now as the Republican nominee, which means our choices are Obama, Romney, or one of several different third-party candidates who have virtually no chance. We can keep blaming each side but it's not going to help anyone now.
Let's just hope we can do a better job in 2016 of coming up with a conservative candidate.
Romney can kiss my ass.
My concern is with a few Gingrich people who seem to think Santorum’s campaign gave us Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee. The same argument could be made against Gingrich. Both have endorsed Romney, and shouldn't be a surprise to anyone — Romney also would have endorsed the eventual nominee if he'd lost.
To my knowledge the only Republican candidates who haven't endorsed Mitt Romney are Ron Paul, who is still trying to have his delegates cause trouble at the convention (which is his right, though I can't see what he hopes to accomplish) and Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor who is now running as a Libertarian.
I'm not a Libertarian with either a capital “L” or a small “l,” and I'm not voting for Ron Paul or Gary Johnson.
We know what he did in Mass., but the fact is it is either him or Obama-make your pick.
It is either Obama or Romney, clearly you are for Obama.
It will be Obama ... or the conservative candidate.
Backstabber Mr. RomneyCARE took out the conservatives.
So, Mr. RomneyCARE is the chosen loser.
It will be Obama.
Mr. RomneyCARE, of Wall St., and of gay marriage,
and of RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE, and of no transparency,
and endless pussiness, IS THE CHOSEN LOSER.
And has Mr. RomneyCARE not fit the role while on vacation?
And Obama is such a better choice!
And which conservative were you supporting in the primaries?
Thank you very much for the link.
I believe Ron Paul rocks on getting the USA to fiscally sound policy, and he possesses a grown up, deadly serious interpretation of the plain English of our Constitution. And, you know what else, I am sick of the use of our young being used for target practice around the world by butchers, to prove some poor pol’s bluster and macho! This goes for girl pole too, who can’t wait to prove their not.
I want a mighty armed forces and state of the art defense program and a tight friendship with Israel.
Between Palin & Paul checking each other, this fantasy could make sense. I am pretty desperate today, huh? :)
We’re all desperate!
You mean I’m not alone? That is comforting. Thank you. Things have been going a little surreal around here lately, amongst all the cooperatin’ and complyin’, going on and I’m having a little trouble adjusting.
I’ve decided not to adjust. :/ Best, Rita
“If Romney swore he was going to cut the Gov’t in half, you wouldn’t believe him!”
You know nothing of the sort!
“We know what he did in Mass., but the fact is it is either him or Obama-make your pick.”
Politics in this nation works thusly: Mitt Romney asks for my vote and convinces me he is the man I should want for President.
There is nothing wrong with asking him questions about what exactly he intends to do to solve the nation’s problems BEFORE we vote. Generalities won’t cut it, either. This nation is in deep trouble socially and economically and voters want specifics.
We don’t vote THEN find out what he intends to do. That is the communist way, as demonstrated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the House of Reps with the vote on Obamacare.
And your bullying me into voting for a candidate, claiming I’m otherwise supporting Obama, is unAmerican.
You can ask him anything you like but the fact is it is either Obama or him.
He went through an entire primary where questions were being asked of him!
So save the nonense, you don't want to vote for him, fine, but don't give me the nonense you need to find out more about him.