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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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?