Skip to comments.Rick Santorum: smart people got no reason to vote conservative
Posted on 09/15/2012 3:06:52 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
"Smart people" in America will never back conservative Republicans, or so says Rick Santorum a conservative Republican whose verbal missteps are becoming as well-known as his hardline posturing on social issues.
Santorum, who ended up being Mitt Romney's closest rival for the 2012 Republican nomination, made the comment at the conservative Value Voters Summit in Washington.
"We will never have the media on our side, ever, in this country. We will never have the elite, smart people on our side," Santorum said in a speech to the gathering of conservative activists at a Washington hotel.
Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, entered the Republican primary race as a little-known outsider.
But he ran a dogged and hardworking campaign based on his appeal to social conservatives and eventually emerged as a serious threat to the more establishment Romney.
Though Romney eventually triumphed, Santorum's success ensured the nomination process was longer than many had expected and he emerged with a much higher profile.
But Santorum also made several notable gaffes along the way. At one campaign stop where he talked about welfare, he appeared to say that he didn't "want to make black people lives better by giving them somebody else's money". He later claimed he had simply garbled his words, and didn't say "black" people, just something that sounded like "black".
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Typical media thinking people are too stupid to recognize sarcasm or ultimate truths.
They can drop it now, he’s not running.
...Admitting that he was “not privy to whats going on in someones mind,” Santorum nevertheless said that Zimmerman, who shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin while participating in a neighborhood watch last month, “has a very sick mind who would pursue someone like this.” He added that Zimmerman’s motive had been “malicious.”
The mental state of the alleged perpetrator, the motive, and the question of whether he pursued the alleged victim, are both critical in determining guilt. Santorum’s conclusions are consistent with first-degree murder under Florida law...
A perfect term. (Playground journalists)
This could be read as Santorum “taking a jab” at the supposed self-appointed intellectual superiors on the left. The libtards, in plain english.
With the way things are going for the “Establishment” candidate, I’d take my chances with Santorum anyday.
Rick was winning Wisconsin until R and R gave out free subs at the local sandwich shop to undercut his lead. It was a dishonest, underhanded and deceitful move.
Santorum is very undisciplined - he’s chronically unable to think before he speaks. If Romney loses, and Santorum runs again, I sure hope he can get it together before 2016.
He was actually calling them idiots in a way that would not offend them because they are not smart enough to recognize sarcasm
Not only was Santorum and other verdict jumpers not privy to what was going on in George Zimmerman’s mind, but most importantly Santorum didn’t have the facts to jump to this conclusion. Savage did the same thing at first, but then he later corrected himself when the facts started coming out. You know that the Media has backed way off now — Of course, once the trial gets going, they’ll just jump back on the cannon fodder wagon any how - Truth be damned.
Maybe he used “air quotes”?
We know what he meant. Sounds like Paul Harris and Matt Williams are two of the “smart people” Santorum was referring to. wink, wink
The only thing Rick Santorum did was screw us out of a real candidate.
Oh, "smart people". Sort of like "goodfellas"?
And, I am glad.
I suspect he is being sarcastic.
But since the MSM mistakenly believe themselves to be smart, they simply assumed he must have seriously meant what he said.
Politicians (at least Conservative politicians) need to choose their words carefully. Anything they say can and will be used against them.
Well, the left is taking full advantage. I get posts on FB from ThinkProgress (just to annoy them with my responses) and they are in agreement that smart people will never vote for conservatives. They’re idiots.