Skip to comments.Santorum: 'I'm open' to 2016 bid
Posted on 11/26/2012 9:03:04 PM PST by Arthurio
(CNN) - Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hinted Monday he may see another presidential run in his future.
"I'm open to that possibility," the Republican said when asked on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" about a 2016 White House bid.
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"But we're a long way..." he added, pausing, then continuing, "I'm focused right now on trying to stay involved in the fray and make sure that we do the right thing up on Capitol Hill right now."
Santorum proved a tough opponent to Mitt Romney during the Republican presidential primary, ultimately forcing the contest to run as late as April when Santorum dropped his bid and paved the way for Romney to clinch the nomination.
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Yes but what about Palin?
Well, Santorum did a nice spoiler job on Romney, making sure he was broke throughout the summer and softened up for Obama.
I’m in. Where do I send the first donation?
Romney spoiled himself.
She could increase voter turnout and she breaks the liberal media matrix that says Republicans are all white men:
We have the lowest voter turnout of any nation in the U.S.A . A leader like Palin could turn out us Americans as we did in Louisiana at 70% in 2012. I haven't researched why U.S. voter turnout is so low but I ‘m guessing it's the media suppressing voter turnout especially conservative voter turnout by bashing our GOP candidates from the right ( yes the leftist media bashes us from the right to divide us and we let that happen). The media tried to destroy her and the liberals fear her but she is great and could turn out and unite real Americans.
He was my guy last time. I could be in for it again.
An ex-senator, yep that’s the answer. /s
And one that couldn’t even win his home state.
No. No more losers, please. Why do the “second runner-ups” think they’re entitled to wait in the wings for their turn next time. Can we get a clean slate of candidates this time around?
Sorry, but in the age of mass media you must have charisma.
No more RINOs.. NO more UNION backers.. period.
Right. Santorum lost the election. Go make mud pies genius.
Dude, you really need to find a better picture of Palin to photoshop. That’s just awful.
No more Bushes, No More RINO’s, No more has-beens, No more “It’s My Turn”s....
I sure hope someone like Palin will get in to shake things up
I was for him, too, when things were looking favorably in the primaries, but he couldn’t go up against Letterman when he was on his show. His presentation was awkward and unflattering. The guy has no presence, no charisma. He would be awful, I’m sorry to say.
I’m ready to push for Sara again, too.
“Santorum proved a tough opponent to Mitt Romney during the Republican presidential primary, ultimately forcing the contest to run as late as April”
I like it a lot. :D
What if Reagan had given up in ‘76?
I have no problem with Santorum appearing in the 2016 field, although he will have to make the case that he’s a fiscal conservative, and learn how to answer the inevitable abortion/gay marriage/you-want-to-ban-contraception questions.
We know Marco Rubio will run. Jeb Bush might just run for practice. Who else is likely to be in the field? I think it might be a little early for Martinez (she only became a governor in 2011). ‘Probably a pipe dream, but I would love to see Allen West in a primary debate.
We know the opposing field will be: Fauxcahontis, Biden, Castro, Cuomo, O’Mally, and possibly the Mooch. Very weak.
No more Bushs? You mean we shouldn’t get behind another NWO globalist, muslim and illegals lovin’ member of the Bush family!!???
allen west/mia love.....
Stop spitting and throwing stuff, OK? ROFL
no No No no noze !!!
Santorum is no Reagan. Not by a long shot.
Indeed, no more "It's my turn now!" lifer politicians.
Give it a rest, Rick!
Sorry, but the establishment has already chosen Jebbie; it was done no later than Nov. 6, 2012.
No more Bushes.
Rick, I’m not open to your bid in 2016.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Sam Brownback ran again. Don’t remember him? He ran in 2008...miserably. Well he’s governor of Kansas now, and he has quietly (and successfully) restricted the power of public employee unions, reduced taxes, and made it clear that we are ‘open for business’. He is currently entering phase 2 of his tax cut plan - a reduction in the size of government. He really lacks in the personality department, and will be painted as a religious nut....he’s exactly like Santorum, except he has some executive accomplishments under his belt.
We might add Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and maybe Scott Walker? I’d love for Sarah to run, but not sure she wants the headaches any more.
It’s just ego on his part. Why does he think he has something to offer to the nation?
The definition of insanity.
She doesn’t look like post 20 anymore . She’s had face work, it’s over ...
Definitely - turning out people to vote against her.
Out here in the real word living in a swing state, and actually talking to independents, and a lot of people that mostly vote Republican - people literally burst out laughing at the idea of her running for President. There is such general contempt for her that is infinitely beyond that felt for Romney that it is inconceivable it could ever be overcome.
She'd probably be running against Hilary and would do worse with women than Romney.
Disagree (strongly) with your view.
I just ignore the haters :p
Palin would have destroyed Obama in the debates and shown everyone the media was lying about her being dumb:
You are correct
That's strange, considering he's a wrestling lawyer sweater vest wearing union supporting degenerate loser who couldn't even get reelected in his home state but took MYTH ROMNEY backer Foster Friess money to stay in the race just long enough to take out Gingrich.
P.T. Barnum was definitely NOT wrong about suckers being born every minute, astounding that anyone on this forum would voice support for this on the take chump
Santorum sucks, and CNN and that limey POS Piers Morgan are just pouring salt on an open wound.
“Santorum did a nice spoiler job on Romney, ..”
The truth isn’t always pretty, and Romney was a spoiled candidate. Romney even lied, and said Santorum was not pro-life. Now compare flip-flopping Romney to Santorum.
It’s Rick’s turn.
I don't think he's ""next in line"", and hasn't spent enough time in the GOPee barrel.
Palin would be great, but so would Santorum. Santorum connected with the people, unlike Romney.
Now I hope people don’t beat up true conservatives again, because their first choice doesn’t turn out to be the front runner. Otherwise, we will end up with another RINO, like Romney.
Voting is mandatory by law in Australia, Belgium, Greece, Italy, and was in the Netherlands until recently.
He’s not a Conservative, other than on abortion, and needs to go away.
I would never vote for him.
Good, you do that Rick, make a torch out of your sweater vest, grab a pitchfork, and run the monsters out of town.