I’ll have to ask you to point our some of these Santorum people who are actually closet Romney people, as I don’t personally know any such.
I can vote for Santorum easily, and have had notions that it would possibly be good for him to run for years, thanks to his frequent radio spots with people I listen to.
He is upbeat and hopeful enough that moderates and independents could vote for him - though I am sure in the general he will be caricatured as somewhat to the right of Hitler (sic). The campaign against him now could actually help in that circumstance.
Romney can’t get my vote at all, why put someone in office whom the Republicans will not fight as he implements the same odious policies any (D) would?
I don’t see these two becoming political bedfellows at all, but I suppose I could be wrong. If it came down to a Romney Santorum ticket, see point two above. I am not going to vote for a heart attack again, did that last time.
Gingrich, I can vote for, but know many female conservatives who can’t stand him, and I am not sure I didn’t feel cheated on myself, well before his infamous pictures and positions on MGW.
See that quote from Santorum in post 15 to see that they are political bedfellows. Romney was Santorum’s choice for President last time, now Romney talks of Santorum being his veep, one thing they share, defeat that conservative guy Newt.
Your defense of Santorum is typical, that he is moderate and not very conservative, non threatening to those that abhor or fear conservative candidates.
That is why the Palin/Reagan, conservative branch of the Republican base supports Speaker Gingrich, while the Romney/Santorum branch support their favorite between those two.
You have a 1999 sign up date, if you were conservative you would recognize the Romney followers that you would have been doing battle with for the last 5 1/2 years.