Skip to comments.Santorum: "I'd Like Everybody To Get Out"
Posted on 03/11/2012 8:16:46 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
Rick Santorum needs about 60 percent of the remaining delegates to claim the Republican nomination. It would be an easier task, he admits, if former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich would drop out, but Santorum would not call explicitly for him to do so.
The Speaker can stay as long as he wants, Santorum said on NBCs Meet the Press this morning. Instead, a Super PAC supporting Santorum has run ads calling for Gingrich to drop out of the race. (snip for excerpt purp.)
Were in a great position now as we go forward, he said.
Of course, there would be an easy way for Santorum to really make up ground: Id like everybody to get out, he said.
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You mean you don’t think Santo would jump at the VP slot with Gingrich?
That is an absolute fantasy. I get around a lot, and see things, many here don't. The national picture is almost scary as to where the American public has gone!
In case you have not noticed, people are voting what they think and you seem to be in the 14% losing category.
Santorum would be an even bigger disaster if he wins the nomination. If it comes down to either Romney or Santorum, I will vote “None of the above”.
I know a lot about Barry Soetoro/BHO2 the public does not.
That baggage will be devastating when delivered by the right Republican candidate.
It takes courage to go after evil.
That is funny, but will never happen, Perry is finished on the national ticket. He went out with 4% support.
Santorum IS the evangelical in this race.
No he’s not, he just plays on on TV.
The only scenario under which I see myself MAYBE voting for Romney: the selection of Paul Ryan(1st choice) or Rand Paul(some doubts here)as running mate. I just don't think that will happen.
The MSM will cover for Obama like Pravda.
It seems that the bulk of Rick supporters on FR are really against Mitt rather than for Rick while Newt supporters are really FOR Newt.
Fine. Let the MSM cover them like turds in a sandbox.
But they can’t stop an opposing candidate from speaking out. (OK, except for McCain.)
Conservatives that support Newt will not go for Romney the Socialist. Independents that support Newt will probably split, but what percentages, given the economy, breakdown of the family, Barack’s oversees fiascos is anyones guess.
“Santorum would be an even bigger disaster if he wins the nomination. If it comes down to either Romney or Santorum, I will vote None of the above.”
This is a very interesting post.
Here’s a hypothetical for you to consider: Suppose, contrary to Santorum’s wishes that everybody (else) get out, everybody stays in. Then, at the convention, all four candidates actually get a committment (committment being the traditional agreement to appointment of certain people to high political position) based on the issues they care about most and that define them, in exchange for their delegates, and all four wings then come together and endorse the ticket.
Would you then vote “ none of the above “ ?
I think that’s a true statement of the electorate as well.
That’s right, Santo is a fundaMENTALIST Catholic, who is playing better among Evangelicals than he is with Catholics.
In fact, among his fellow Catholics, he is quite dismal. (below 50% approval)
Gingrich should have dropped out after Santorum’s Trifecta wins and before the MI primary. Had he done so, Romney would have lost MI and he would have been toast. Gingrich is now on an ego trip.
We both know why we like Newt, because Newt would be able to make that plan work to his advantage. But the rest are complete failures in that regard. They would be disasters waiting to happen.
I know, I was surprised to learn that Mitt is getting more Catholic votes than Santorum is.
Only Newt could unnerve Obama to the point Obama would babble incoherently about algae!
It was at the top of the Drudge page all day, yesterday. Romney beats Obama and so does Santorum.
There is a reason for that. Some Catholics - not all but some - tend to be primarily conservative on social issues while fiscally liberal, which Romney is in spades.
I think there are a lot of conservatives, Catholic and otherwise, that see mitt as just the opposite, liberal on social views but fiscally conservative. Did you mean to swap those?
What you say is true. Sadly, there are not enough in this party anymore who have the ability to see the whole picture, or the long term outcomes.
WOW! You really made it all the way over to “Drudge” the other day?
No, I did not. Mitt Romney at present is campaigning as a conservative, pure and simple. In actuality, when Governor of Massachusetts, he was anything and everything BUT conservative.
The big myth is that he is a good businessman. Sure - like operating a wreaking yard for large corporations is good business. He was no entrepreneur, but rather quite good at stripping the value from a company and laying off workers, thus leaving nothing for the shareholders of said companies.
No one will be a bigger disaster than Obama, a sworn enemy of the USA. Let’s not get bogged down.
I think most conservative voters swap the two.
Jimmy Carter was a successful business owner. Ronald Reagan was not.
You got a straight answer n00b. If you are trying to pick a fight, go for it. I’m ready.
"All you who aren't Conservative, get out now!"
[No one will be a bigger disaster than Obama, a sworn enemy of the USA. Lets not get bogged down.]
EXACTLY, which is why nominating Santorum will guarantee it.
Why go out of your way to make it happen?
I voted for Santorum last week.
None of the four remaining candidates are perfect but some have more to be against than others. Ron Paul has been good on economics but his defense and foreign policy positions are terrible. Romney is just the latest moderate Republican that realizes that he can’t win without Conservatives. Newt can talk a great game but in practice he allows his ego to run his positions. Newt also has a ton of baggage. Santorum had a fairly good voting record in Congress but he goes off message when campaigning. All in all I thought he was the lesser of four (not evil) but uninspiring candidates.
At the end of the day I’ll vote for any of them over Obama.
That explains the screen name.
Glenn Beck Sounds Off On Endless GOP Race
Responding to Bill O'Reilly's charge that the race "never seems to end", Beck said, "I think it's time that it ends." Though Beck supports Rick Santorum, he admitted, "I think we're at the end here, or very near the end. If you do the math, it's darn near mathematically impossible ... for anybody but Romney to take it."
Psycho-Freep distorts everything. Newt is not well-served by the people who claim to support him but spend 98% of their time tearing down others with half-truths (the worst form of lying is half-truths).
Jimmy Carter was a government subsidized peanut farmer.
Ronald Reagan had been President of the Screen Actors Guild, a labor union, and definitely NOT government subsidized.
>> Santorum is not really liked
Can’t say I dislike him; I just don’t think he can either beat Barky or govern the US.
No brains, no guts, no vision. Believes strongly in the efficacy and supremacy of Big Government over the wisdom and initiative of the individual.
Not what we need just now.
Look, the birth control pill and the Catholic Church was a fake issue, designed to take out Santorum. Obama wants to run against Romney because once the federal individual mandate is thrown out or abandoned, Obama is going to call for states to enact their own individual mandate.
Romney is on record stating that its ok on the state level. Obama wins.
Nice answer, psycho-freep. /s
This is just another one of your many Santorum bashing threads.
BTW, not that you take the time to realize who has or who has not claimed to be a Santorum voter......but I have not “endorsed” any candidate. I simply find it unhelpful for conservatives to be bashing conservative candidates (Newt or Rick).... but that’s just MO .... so keep doing what you’re doing.
Short list for VP, regardless of who is at the top is Rubio, Perry, and Chris Christie. Florida is essential, Perry is an actual full-blooded conservative and not a wannabe, and Christie is the wild-card choice for a “game change”...