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Santorum Suggests Obama Preferable to "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney.
latimes.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli

Posted on 03/22/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT by true believer forever

Rick Santorum's latest attempt to use a Mitt Romney aide's "Etch-A-Sketch" remark against the Republican front-runner instead gave his rival a chance to fire back on Thursday, after Santorum seemed to say he'd rather see President Obama reelected than send Romney to the White House.

Speaking at an event in Texas, Santorum again made the case that Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom's comments Wednesday on CNN about a "reset" of the campaign if Romney clinched the nomination showed the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to appeal to conservatives were insincere.

"You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who's just going to be a little different than the person in there," Santorum told a crowd in San Antonio, according to NBC News. "If you're going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch-A-Sketch candidate of the future."

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To: GOPsterinMA

I actually disagree with him, but I don’t see how you can condemn someone for holding a position that’s almost the same as yours.

Sure, you can say that not voting won’t affect the election. But why ever vote then, since your vote will never matter?


201 posted on 03/22/2012 8:25:41 PM PDT by WPaCon
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To: WPaCon

FReepers are not running for president.... there is a big difference.


202 posted on 03/22/2012 8:25:46 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Toespi

“I am outraged everytime Rick Santorum runs his mouth. I am and have been disgusted with his crash and burn mode of campaigning, now against his own party. He is one of the most self-absorbed candidates I have ever seen.”

Indeed. At least Bill Clinton had charm to go with his narcissism.


203 posted on 03/22/2012 8:26:11 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: NYCslicker
I was just referring to the only two candidates that are left standing now that Santorum ticked off a significant number of people that support him.

Doubt he did that.
204 posted on 03/22/2012 8:27:20 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: cripplecreek; All
Doesn’t matter, Romney isn’t going to win anyway. He’s spent the whole primary winning Obama strongholds while insulting conservatives.P

That is my biggest fear, and for exactly those reasons. I lived under a Romney administration, he is NOT Conservative, and insulting of Conservatives is nothing new.

This entire thread, which I skimmed and went back and read more thoroughly, just takes me back to 2004, it's McCain all over again. I am not alone in that feeling. If we have to we will hold our nose and pull the lever, even though after the last loser the GOP-e "gave" us we told ourselves never again. But I tell you all this, we will resent the h311 out of it!!!! And that WILL be made known.

Personally, I am more offended by what the Romney campaign guy said, than I am to what Santorum said.

205 posted on 03/22/2012 8:27:20 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Catholic Iowan

You are 100% correct.


206 posted on 03/22/2012 8:27:28 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: American Constitutionalist
This isn't about what Freepers think or them taking it out of context.

If Rick is the Nominee, it will be taken out of context by the Obama Campaign over and over again. The Electorate will eat it up and will see it as Santorum praising Obama.

We who really pay attention to the details are but a small part of the Electorate. Out of context or not, Rick blew it again. If he is the Nominee, Obama will skate right back into the White House.

207 posted on 03/22/2012 8:27:40 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: true believer forever

Ok, sorry, I didn’t mean you individually. But many freepers have said they would only vote down ticket.


208 posted on 03/22/2012 8:27:56 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - he's our only hope for change at this point)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Mittens is for American. A Moderate to Liberal America yes. I am positive that you can not honestly say that about Obammy.


209 posted on 03/22/2012 8:28:14 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: Lazlo in PA

Mittens is for American. A Moderate to Liberal America yes. I am positive that you can not honestly say that about Obammy.


210 posted on 03/22/2012 8:28:14 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: Catholic Iowan

I don’t disagree, but are you really going to “teach them a lesson” by staying home?

If they were going to learn that lesson, they would have learned it in 2008, wouldn’t they?


211 posted on 03/22/2012 8:28:42 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: Lady Lucky

Good description.


212 posted on 03/22/2012 8:29:04 PM PDT by baileybat
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To: true believer forever

This is the Dean’s Scream equivalent that we were anticipating from Rick. It was one reason that we wanted Newt to stay in the race. Thank god he did. Another candidate is needed, however, fast.


213 posted on 03/22/2012 8:29:12 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: true believer forever
"I never had any. "

Me neither. The man is an idiot that knows how to play the SoCon violin...very well...but still an idiot and traitor to everything that is small government.

He just wants a DIFFERENT big government.

Enemy of the people.

214 posted on 03/22/2012 8:29:22 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: dfwgator

The USA.


215 posted on 03/22/2012 8:29:42 PM PDT by CAconservitive
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To: GVnana

Very possible. I honestly can’t imagine voting for either of the two “leading” candidates. And if either one of them is the nominee, most Americans won’t be able to imagine voting for them either.

Something has got to happen. This is such a crucial time.


216 posted on 03/22/2012 8:29:42 PM PDT by livius
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To: NYCslicker

NYCslicker, well said.


217 posted on 03/22/2012 8:29:52 PM PDT by CAconservitive
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To: true believer forever

There are hundreds of nearsighted morons on this site saying the same thing.


218 posted on 03/22/2012 8:30:21 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: GVnana
Why is it Romney and Santorum both keep walking right over the top of the dangers facing this country as if all they care about is getting the top guy's job instead of fixing this nation.

Simple. All they care about is getting the top guy's job instead of fixing this nation.

219 posted on 03/22/2012 8:30:21 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Yaelle

No apologies necessary, Yaelle. But thank you.


220 posted on 03/22/2012 8:30:37 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Christie at the beach
But if people agree with him, there should be nothing wrong with what he said. If they think Obama is better than Romney, and Santorum's comment will be used by Obama against Romney, what's the problem.

Rick has become so sure of himself, he thinks nothing can stop him or touch him.

Oh, really???

221 posted on 03/22/2012 8:30:50 PM PDT by WPaCon
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To: true believer forever

He needs to take that back or he is more finished then he already is. Obama needs to GO!!!


222 posted on 03/22/2012 8:31:02 PM PDT by CSinIL
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To: true believer forever

The rabid newtered supporters will pull out all the stops to push their dead beat candidate even though he’ll NEVER amount to anything beyond a faded memory...even if it means adopting the idiot leftard’s talking points to take down the only conservative alternative to Obamney.


223 posted on 03/22/2012 8:31:16 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: true believer forever
Santorum from article: "we might as well stay with what we have."

If you're willing to 'hold your nose for McLame to gain Palin, or cover your ears to support an absolute RINO like Romney, or cover your eyes (to everything his past holds) in support of Newt, there's nothing to stop you from supporting an absolute communist like Obummer. You've already surrendered any CONSERVATIVE values you claim to hold.

224 posted on 03/22/2012 8:31:31 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: true believer forever

Rather your brain fails.

Santorum did not say he preferred Obama. Read his damn words before posting garbage.


225 posted on 03/22/2012 8:31:36 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: GOPJ

Unfortunately I have to agree with you. Sad, I hoped he would win, but no longer. This was stupid. What is wrong with him?


226 posted on 03/22/2012 8:32:11 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: WPaCon
I won't vote for the architect of ObamaCare nor will I vote for Santorum, who's a loser of a loser.

I would vote for Newt if he was the nominee, even though he'd be lucky to get 25% of the vote here.

And I do not think that Obama is better than Romney. Romney sucks to be sure, but Obama is worse than worse.

227 posted on 03/22/2012 8:32:24 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: true believer forever; Brilliant

I see what Santorum is saying, but that title is distorted. He never mentioned Obama. But some of you think Romney is better than Obama. I don’t and won’t vote for either one of them. If Rick is not nomination and Newt does not get the nomination, I am not voting in the General for President. I will vote for the Senate and House but I will write in someone. Santorum is 100 percent correct on this.


228 posted on 03/22/2012 8:33:30 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Bailee; All
This ought to be fun having the Santorum supporters defend.

Maybe they can start with one of many other memorable Santorum quotes:

“I don’t want a nominee that I have to worry about what he’s going to say next,” Santorum, on Newt Gingrich, said during the CNN republican debate, January 29, 2012.

229 posted on 03/22/2012 8:33:36 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I thought we might have been invaded by the mormon tabernacle choir. I’m not the only one apparently.


230 posted on 03/22/2012 8:34:29 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed)
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To: Cato in PA
Boehner, McConnell, and company are already ignoring us. Do you seriously think that will change if we elect Willard Romney...

Of course not. Don't be stupid. I seriously think that will change if we elect conservative Congressmen to replace these wafflers.

231 posted on 03/22/2012 8:34:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Clintonfatigued

Santorum’s theme song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9NY8R-LmIw


232 posted on 03/22/2012 8:34:41 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: Gator113

It’s a big difference, but it’s irrelevant.

If this statement will help Obama against Romney, there should be no problem if you think Romney is worse. In fact, you should be glad he said it.


233 posted on 03/22/2012 8:34:50 PM PDT by WPaCon
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To: true believer forever

I voted for Newt in NH primary, but I still think you’re full of crap.


234 posted on 03/22/2012 8:34:50 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Pravious
At least Bill Clinton had charm to go with his narcissism.

That's true. And Bill was more honest. You always knew it was all about Bill.

I have always said that Santorm reminds me of Jimmy Carter - but not really. Carter was an idiot and was elected only for his piety and down-home Mr. Smith Goes to Washington approach after the Nixon years. But the difference is that I felt that Carter, initially at least, really believed it.

I don't think Santorum does, and he is just using a very vulnerable group of people who are always looking for the man on the white horse.

235 posted on 03/22/2012 8:35:18 PM PDT by livius
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To: true believer forever

Rick should not have gotten on the etch a sketch band-wagon...or if he had to, said it early in the week and then left it alone.

Now by trying to use it to the max, and thus use it up, he has done worse. He has made a gaffe so bad himself that it allows Romney to get out from under what his advisor said and point the attention now to Santorum.

It gave Newt ammo against Santorum as well and it has a lot of people scracthing their heads now focusing thier worry on Santorum.

Foolish mistake on the eve of Lousiana. You can bet this will be the talk of tomorrow.


236 posted on 03/22/2012 8:35:28 PM PDT by Jeff Head (quivalent of our AEGIS and they already have six of them. They need to build 16 f those. Their Ast)
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To: Cato in PA
Well Cato, as I said, I lived under a Romney admin. so I agree with all you said. BUT, I don't believe Romney would be pro muslim, or pro black, as oppose to equal application of the law. Which this admin is. Nor do I think he would be writing all these extra constitutional Executive orders bypassing Congress.

That HAS to be said.

237 posted on 03/22/2012 8:35:28 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: true believer forever

Wrong, Santorum. I’ll vote for ANYONE but Obamao.


238 posted on 03/22/2012 8:36:04 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: All

Romney is excrement.


239 posted on 03/22/2012 8:36:23 PM PDT by securityman
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To: WOSG
"He was one of the more conservative senators in the Senate on multiple fronts."

That's one of the silliest contentions I've heard. Santorum is a SoCon O N L Y. And that does not make him a Conservative. Otherwise the Bush's would have been Conservatives.

240 posted on 03/22/2012 8:36:32 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: dfwgator; JAKraig

Mitt’s “God” is Joey Smith.

- - - -

BINGO!


241 posted on 03/22/2012 8:36:45 PM PDT by reaganaut (I am a Christian first, a Conservative second and am out of the GOP if Romney gets in.)
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To: Linda Frances

LOL. I hear ya.


242 posted on 03/22/2012 8:38:27 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lucas McCain; dfwgator

I agree with dfwgator 100 percent. He is right. From the beginning we have been saying “No to Romney”. I am not going to change my principles and vote for that creep. It is not our fault that the GOPe wants him to be the nominee. They can have him. I am writing in Santorum, Palin, Cain, or Bachmann. I have not decided which yet, but I will before November.


243 posted on 03/22/2012 8:38:37 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Kennard
This is the Dean’s Scream equivalent that we were anticipating from Rick. It was one reason that we wanted Newt to stay in the race. Thank god he did. Another candidate is needed, however, fast.

S.A.R.A.H.

And, also, Newt has said he is relying on Obama's miserable records, and events... I would consider this a bit of an event for Newt supporters.

And we just started our new outreach to Santorum supporters yesterday...

GO BACK TO NEWT AND STAY THERE!!


244 posted on 03/22/2012 8:38:44 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: guinnessman

True. People may be sick enough of obama in the fall that my cat could win against him. But our best choice would be to have a clear conservative alternative to obama


245 posted on 03/22/2012 8:38:44 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: CSinIL
Take that back?

I wasn't aware that Rick could scrub every Website, every Server, every Hard Drive, every Human memory and “take that back”.

The Cat is out of the bag, along with Rick's other silly comments, out of context or not.

Media Matters is having a great day along with Obama. And to think, Obama’s Reelection Campaign hasn't spent a red penny yet, except for Nail Polish of course.

246 posted on 03/22/2012 8:39:59 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: dfwgator

“Scott Walker should be ready by then. Which is why it is so important that he prevails in Wisconsin.”

If there is any Republican, anywhere, who has demonstrated that he has “the stuff” for the Oval Office, it’s Governor Walker.

No other Republican in D.C. is close. Name one.


247 posted on 03/22/2012 8:42:14 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: JAKraig; dfwgator

Hopefully we are all more loyal to our God than our country, but how is that a bad thing?
I don’t have a problem with being loyal to God, except I’m afraid that Obama is being loyal to the Muslim god.

- - - —
But his loyalty isn’t to his god, it is to his CHURCH.

I put God before Country, but I would never put an organization or church first. Mormons do.

And Mitt doesn’t worship the same God as Christians do.


248 posted on 03/22/2012 8:42:39 PM PDT by reaganaut (I am a Christian first, a Conservative second and am out of the GOP if Romney gets in.)
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To: af_vet_1981
Concur; Santorum is out of his league. It is an anomaly he is still in the race. Santorum does not seem presidential,

This is a clear unbiased statement about reality. You will now be smeared by the santorum clique as a "romney-bot." They don't understand that normal adults can see reality without necessarily liking it.

249 posted on 03/22/2012 8:43:16 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Mariner

If Santorum wasn’t a Conservative during his tenure, there never were any Conservative Senators ever.

http://www.redstate.com/jamesm/2012/03/11/rick-santorum-fiscal-conservative/


250 posted on 03/22/2012 8:43:16 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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