Skip to comments.Rick Santorum Tells Newsmax: I May Run for President in 2016
Posted on 04/03/2013 11:38:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Rick Santorum appears to be eyeing the White House again, with the former Pennsylvania senator telling Newsmax TVs Steve Malzberg that he may run for president in 2016.
Im certainly leaving the door open for that, Santorum revealed on The Steve Malzberg Show Wednesday afternoon.
The same advisors who botched these last two campaigns are now saying, Well, you know, since we cant win with moderate Republicans, we have to now try to be liberal Republicans to win instead of standing up for the values that made our country great, he said.
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Great news, and here’s one of many reasons why:
Santorum received an A+ rating from NRA, better than Ron Paul, or Newt, who got A(s), also good, but not as good as Rick’s A+.
Not only did NRA A+ rating Rick Santorum vote for our 2nd Amendment rights, but he fought to keep gun companies in the U.S.A.! Santorum gets things done, because he is a figher!
Just ask the NRA CEO:
He [Rick Santorum] was the most effective advocate of bringing it [legislation to protect gun companies from frivolous lawsuits] to the floor and getting a vote scheduled. He used his influence to get it to the floor. Without that, we would have lost every American gun company.
Wayne LaPierre, CEO National Rifle Association, October 25, 2006
Rick Santorum fights for pro-life, pro-2nd amendment and many other Constitutional issues. We need a FIGHTER, not just a voter.
There are a few others I love, too!
Just hope we don’t get another Romney/McCain/Dole because some people don’t do enough research.
For 2016 conservatives need to have the two options.
A conservative in the GOP primaries and a third option if the GOP shoves a RINO in our faces.
I will not vote for a RINO for anything again.
The RINO’s will run a third party if a real conservative wins the GOP primaries.
Talk of a Bloomberg run in 2012 was probably part of such a scheme that wasn’t needed when Romney won the contest.
Santorum is a tool of the RINO’s to keep us on the GOP Plantation.
Rick Santorum is not likable—in a public, media sense. And I say that as someone who agrees with everything he says—except some of his New Deal economic notions.
No, Mr. Sweater-vest, as much as I appreciate his pro-life stances, can’t even win his home state.
He has zero ability to control the narrative.
He can more often than not come across as whiney. (NOTE: there were some times during the debates when this was NOT the case.)
In the end he got used in the primaries to split the conservative base, and that seemed to be OK with him. Sorry Rick, sometimes you have to play for the team, not for the individual stats, when it’s clear you’re not going to be Team Captain.
You clearly haven’t done your own research, this anti-Reagan guy is desperate for work after being totally rejected and kicked out of his Senate seat with a larger than 18 point loss, he made the history books and lost by a bigger margin as a sitting Senator than the novice Christine O’Donnell.
His love for Romney in 2008 and his devotion to Arlen Specter even in the 2010 election, showed who he is.
Is he next in line for the GOP? You know - they always put up the loser of the primaries as the next candidate. The GOP is a very creative, imaginative group./s
Not even close, I agree with Yossarian and nextrush, Santorum is there to serve the establishment, but not to be the actual nominee, he doesn’t really have the chops for that large of a role or the ability, he is a survivor type career politician looking for an income, he isn’t a leading man.
ansel12, you make this forum worthwhile.
Run Ricki, run. Bring all the ding dongs, with ya. This collapsed system needs every last one of you. The saving of Our Country will come from a total collapse of the current liars and their progeny. No other way is possible. May God harden us to truth by action.
Amen.....Love him but don’t want him to run again.
I like Rick but I won’t vote for him for Republican nominee for president. He is still the perfect example of a Bush Era big spending social conservative who loves to expand government for “conservative” causes.
I agree. I like Rick, but he would get smoked in a Goldwater styled defeat if he was the nominee.
This guy is creepy, not too bright, & sadly resembles Howdy Doody..................DON’T!
Would take Santorum over Rubio, Ryan, RaPaul, and the other RINO Flavors of the Month
Santorum can motivate the Evangelicals and the Social Conservatives. A better strategy than Illegal Alien Amnesty to get Hispanics
Some good news for a change. Lord is hearing our prayers. We need a conservative and a guy who has morals. What a refreshing thought for a President. The names that have been floating around have been in the vain of Romney and McCain too of the most liberal people ever in the Republican Party.
This is excellent news. I hope he does run.
Seems like we need a good looking nominee. How’d that Romney fella work out.
Oh noes! He’s an evil socon.
I can proudly stand behind his public positions, but there’s no way in hell this guy should ever be the GOP nominee. He’s symptomatic of everything that is wrong with the American political scene these days. He’s a lifetime political hack who has spent his entire career at the public trough and in Beltway “think tanks,” and doesn’t have a clue about what it means to work for an honest living.
Right, he split the conservative base by earning the most states and votes among conservatives.
I see how that works.
Actually it would be Sir Newt who split the conservative base from Santorum costing him three crucial states in our war against Romney and thus ensuring Obama’s re-election.
As some Freepers warned more than a year ago.
Rick, can’t you take a hint? go out and get a real job.
I agree with you.
Two ‘candidates’ who were just play running to get TV time
A little known house member with zero chance of being noticed
Rick, a Senator who lost his re-election (last elected job), then ran in 2012 primary and lost again
Another play act candidate with zero experience and a closet full of angry wimmin from his past waiting to come out who have copies of checks he wrote to them (thanks Herman)
A ex-House Speaker who resigned in disgrace (too many problems to list) > 10 years ago and whose career is opinion TV since then, whose positions have been all over the map
And of course the winner Mr super billionaire 47% Mormon who was a single term gov of the most libs state who flipped every position to win the primary then avoided all those issues in the general (best he could).
This is exactly how Santorum strikes me, too. I don't think he's capable of playing in the big leagues.
Among the issues brought up by candidates in the 2012 race
Santorum is the only candidate who raised the issue of the high cost and the value of a college degree for jobs that don’t really require such...got shot down..by RINOS, GOPES, and Demo-coms..and of course the “Education Industry”
Santorum was the only candidate whon raised the issue of population control ...got shot down...While everybody worries the our population is not reproducing and has to depend on Mexico for a cheap labor source...That issue every RINO..GOPE...and pundit including many FR’s too stupid bought into nor looked beyond what the socialist front for the regime MSM was selling .
If he does decide to run he better have a better organization than what he had last time
AND HERE IS THE THEME I URGE HIM TAKE AND USE IN HIS EFFORT
IT’S TIME TO GET THIS GOVERNMENT
OUT OF OUR FACES AND OUR POCKETBOOKS
Want to make a difference ? You won’t do it preaching here Start your own vocal group Be your own precinct captain The piece below is designed to be printed up and passed around your precinct and your friends and neighbors as a (index sized) palmcard. On the face (REVERSE SIDE)or below the slogan you can put the name of the candidate you favor and the election dates...EXCELLENT FOR SLIPPING UNDER WINDSHIELD WIPERS ON CARS PARKED IN KEY PARKING LOTS CHURCHES, RALLY SITES....
DEMO-COMS AND RINO CRYERS
GOD DENIERS AND PREDACIOUS LIARS
ARE REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH INCITERS/
FIRST YOUR MONEY THEN YOUR GUNS
ISSUING DECREES OF MANY COME
DEMAND SURRENDERING CHOICES ONE BY ONE
INTO REGIMENTATION YOU MUST RUN
AS THEIR ROBOT YOUVE BECOME
Its time to get government out of Our faces
Our religions and and Our pocketbooks
Yes. Looking for money. With the right accountants and some well-placed “looking away” in the RNC, one could steal a buttload from their campaign.
I have to agree that there’s something about Santorum that comes across as unlikeable & whiny, even “weaselly”. Sad, because I do agree with him on quite a few points, but he just reads as weak & untrustworthy.
Let’s break the failed strategy of recycling losers from the last election.
Get a job doing something constructive and stay away from politics.
Memo to DC Pubbies: how about focusing on stopping Obama and his minions, and less talk about the next election?
The Bible-Thumpers don’t seem to realize that Rick Santorum is a creature of the Establishment through and through. His actions in support of Arlen Specter over Toomey should clue them in, but there are none so blind...
Santorum is merely a vote-bleeder, someone who has no chance whatsoever of winning the nomination, but who will split the socon vote enough that the preferred RINO candidate will win. And, after the damage is done, Rick will have all his debts paid off (like last time) and get a nice check for his troubles (like last time).
Some people never learn...
Where’s my sweater vest ?
-——Santorum is merely a vote-bleeder——
Also, he is a damn fool loser with a Napoleon complex
Noooooo. Not again.
Santorum couldn’t beat the guy who couldn’t beat the guy who couldn’t beat Obama.
A personal insult, but no challenge of the facts, that is revealing.
Go away Rick. Just go away.
What facts are there to challenge?
I don’t find any fault with it either, but that is two posts you have made that have nothing to say.
I had to put that in there, BUT you are correct. No way should we vote based on looks, but that Howdy Doody thing haunts me.
He just doesn’t have it in any category.
Well there’s nothing to defend. So I can understand that.
Hating on Santorum for Santorum’s sake is understandable.
Yeah, except for being a social conservative. Gosh, imagine a nominee who believes that abortion and gay marriage is wrong.
Surely we can’t have that!
Do you ever post anything of substance or do you just post insults and useless attacks, insults and strange claims of “hate”?
Surely you read post 10, or other posts on this thread about Santorum, didn’t you?