Skip to comments.Santorum: Obama would 'destroy' Romney in November
Posted on 01/15/2012 5:30:14 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
- Rick Santorum delivered a stark warning to South Carolina voters Saturday, telling them Mitt Romney is a sure loser in November if he becomes the Republican presidential nominee.
"Don't buy all this baloney that we need a moderate to win," Santorum told about 200 people gathered at Tommy's Country Ham House in Greenville. "We need someone with strong core convictions who is going to appeal to the voters in the states we need to win and that's not him. That's us."
Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, has trained his fire on Romney at stop after stop as he campaigns across the Palmetto State ahead of the January 21 primary.
But his sharp criticisms seemed to carry a fresh sense of urgency Saturday.
"The establishment is trying to ram down the people of South Carolina's and everybody else's throat Gov. Romney, as if he is inevitable," Santorum said.
He said Barack Obama would "destroy" Romney in the general election because he does not represent a "bold and courageous" contrast to the president.
Santorum cited the Romney-designed Massachusetts health care plan, which was a model for Obama's plan, as an example.
"Why would we pick someone who has had a record that as a liberal governor of Massachusetts to lead our country at a time we need fundamental change?" he asked.
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Consequently, he tends to support government as a solution to problems more than do other Republicans.
I really believe he should run for Governor of Pennsylvania and expand his political experience. It would be a good move for him and a political resume enhancer. If he demonstrates the ability to govern as a conservative, I would seriously consider voting for him in a future presidential election.
I want to add that I am not anti-Santorum nor anti-Perry. What I want in terms of a President is someone like Winston Churchill, only he's dead.
Santorum even brought this up himself.
All of us have heard people say, I privately am against abortion, homosexual marriage, stem cell research, cloning. But who am I to decide that its not right for somebody else? It sounds good, Santourm said. But it is the corruption of freedom of conscience.
Exactly. Which is why if Romney wins the primary, I’ll leave the Presidential slot blank in November. I’m not voting for a RINO. I’ll vote to give the Conservatives a majority in both houses but I will NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY. I’m sick of voting for lying, middle of the road, backstabbing whores.
The Republican Party is well known for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. It’s beginning to look like they are going to do it again.
They better wake up and realize that we DO NOT WANT moderates. I will not vote for a moderate. If the Republican party wants to nominate a moderate, then let Obama win and let the Dems own the failure they’ve created. It’ll also mean that we’ll most likely have to have a revolution to fix things and if that’s the case again, let the Dems own the blame.
To the Republican leadership, I send this message. Go conservative or GTFO.
Like the $1,600,000.00 of taxpayer money that got redistributed into Newt's pocket after being laundered through Freddie Mac.
“What I want in terms of a President is someone like Winston Churchill, only he’s dead.”
You are aware that Winnie was a Lib Dem? ;)
I am of the exact opposite opinion. I think both Romney and Rick S. could beat Obama, but not Newt.
Here in SC we are getting three to four calls for Romney a day!! No others.
Face it. No Republican will beat Obama and the House will likely flip back to the Democrats.
Then our country is over as we know it. We will be the new France. A sick, sick country with a bath house Marxist from Chicago.
That is the truth!
I’ve been working on an idea all weekend, and want to run it by you to get your thoughts. I suspect I know why the Republican establishment is supporting Romney.
I suspect the Republican establishment has chosen Romney in the hope that he will attract enough disenchanted Democratic voters to defeat Obama.
For both political parties it is all about money and power.
Gov. Romney is the candidate for the elitist Republicans who are, in essense, supporters of Globalism. Democrats too, have been suporters of Globalism with a socialist tint, but then their party was hijacked.
President Obama, a Marxist-Leninist Muslim, is the champion of the Global Social Justice league (communism in one of its many aspects).
Per Wikipedia: Globalism can have at least two different and opposing meanings. One meaning is the attitude or policy of placing the interests of the entire world above those of individual nations. Another is viewing the entire world as a proper sphere for one nation to project political influence.
The US power players and Wall Street together have combined the two definitions in an attempt to dominate international commerce, the monetary structure, and establish a New World Order for projecting military control. This is neither conservative nor liberal in orientation and both Democrats and Republicans have been involved over the decades, until Obama arrived on the scene.
Who is the Globalist’s rival, trying to subvert and seize control to alter the eventual structure and purpose of this New World Order?
Obama and friends are Global Social Justice or you could say Communism all grown-up and combined with the quest for an Islamic Caliphate brought about through the United Nations. (Both are antagonists, and eventually will try to destroy one another).
BHO2 is the movements puppet. Leo Gerard, via the International Labor Unions (plus Russia, perhaps?), is one of the puppet masters and together are the driving force behind this group as it stands now.
These two groups are struggling to see who controls the U.S. government because it is in the way of establishing a New World Order. What that NWO will finally look like, fascist or Marxist/Islamic, is still up in the air.
Mind you, Ive distilled the scenario down to its molecular level and there exist many groups playing minor roles in this struggle. And it IS a struggle, with dire results for U.S. Conservatives if they dont choose the right champion for the American people.
Neither group gives a damn about the rights of individuals. The common man, or woman, on the street is just a unit to be taxed or obliterated, it matters not to them.
The last thing that either group wants is for conservatives with Bibles and guns asserting their God-given rights and demanding that Washington, D.C., changes how it does business.
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“Using a thick blue pencil, Churchill marked in Sharp’s pamphlet the sections about the Indiana legislation and the operations that had been carried out on both men and women to sterilise them. In September 1910, Churchill wrote to his Home Office officials asking them to investigate putting into practice the “Indiana Law”-dominated by sterilisation, and the prevention of the marriage of the “Feeble-Minded.” Churchill wrote: “I am drawn to this subject in spite of many Parliamentary misgivings....Of course it is bound to come some day.” Despite the misgivings, “It must be examined.” He wanted to know “what is the best surgical operation?” and what new legal powers would be needed to carry out sterilisation.”
He was a unique individual who went from Conservative to Liberal and back and forth several times. His contemporaries in Great Britain considered him a mad man.
Dunno, could well be that the establishment side of the GOP sees Romney as an easy winner.
But it has got to be crystal clear to even them by now that Romney is a good way to get the Tea Party side of the GOP base to sit out the election. By now they are committed and can’t just tell Romney to get out.
Thank providence that Churchill never got any real momentum behind this idea. (WWII certainly threw a monkey wrench in it.)
Wrong. Newt is heavy baggage and un-telegenic and he’s so yesterday. The government shutdown under Clinton where Newt lost, and was booted out by his own party will come to haunt him to say nothing of his myriad ethical problems. According to CNN, he also loses the female vote in spades. Obama will win in a landslide. Forget Newt, he’s just dividing the anti-Romney vote.
Where is this fraud? Right out of Romney's attack ad- when Newt has opened up the books to show the differences. He was a paid consultant and gave the government the advise not to do the bail outs. I thought this is the same as Rick's ideas for profits in business.
Indiana was the first state in the US to enact laws of enforced sterilization in 1907. Churchill noticed that, and considered it in 1910. So what.
If it wasn’t for his leadership in WWII, the world would be a terribly different place today.
Going with electable is sometimes a dumb choice.
The conservative group who met in Texas and ended up endorsing Santorum said privately that Perry was better and had ALL the boxes checked but they didn’t think he could win.
They went for Santorum. Big mistake.
He was a good man in many things.
But he wasn’t a bellweather of Conservative thought. He was in Parliament in one way or another for half a century.
The irony is that it was a descendent of Darwin’s that filibustered the bill which prevented it from passing. Baron Wedgwood.
You might want to look him up. He basically took every single hopeless cause. Even though he was in Labor, he was a friend of Churchill’s and a friend of America.