Skip to comments.Santorum Suggests Obama Preferable to "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney.
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."
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
I can't....I just hope Walker doesn't go wobbly on us. He just can't count on the rest of the GOP to have his back, however.
If he said that...he isn’t worth a tinker’s dam. His investment in the presidency is more for his own vanity than for the good of the nation.
But he's better than Obama, by a great degree.
Pull your head out of your ass and vote the GOP candidate, whomever it may be, in November.
Or find yourself in a concentration camp...or worse.
I agree completely. Santorum is unhinged. He needs to get out, and take Newt with him. At this point, theyre simply weakening Romney and, much as I dislike HIM, I DO NOT WANT TO SEE OBAMA WIN. **THAT** would be catastrophic. Whatever else he is or isnt, I dont think Romney is out to destroy the country the way Obama is, and theres some hope the right can push him into line. Certainly, whoever he would nominate for the Supreme Court would be better than whatever gutter-dwelling loser Obama might come up with.
At a certain point, you have to just say.. Okay. The elites won. What do I do NOW...?! and the right answer is do whatever you CAN to defeat that disaster of a President whos in office right now.
The other thing that happened today, is DeMint semi-endorsed romney, and maybe Demint will feel like his conservative bona fides are on the line, and help keep Mitt's feet to the fire, IF he turns out to be the nominee. I fully expect Newt to be... he's going to tampa to make a mess of things for the elites... I plan to be there to see it up close...
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.” - Alexander Hamilton
NO Romney. Ever.
“Obama is a blatant socialist, which means it is easier to forment opposition to his socialist policies.”
He’s gotten everything he wanted. How’s that “fomenting” working out so far?
Don’t worry. After he wins Louisiana tomorrow, this will all be forgotten and on to the next Primary.
Santorum does not have a point, his comment was over the top stupid. He is running in a “Republican” primary. It is about Republicans”. If he were a Libertarian saying he would vote for Obama before Romney I would say OK but so far the majority of the Republican Party has voted for Romney and he is the likely nominee. To be running for the head of a party and say you will vote for someone in another party is just stupidity. He'll be luck to win LA now. What a way to win friends.
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.
I’m with you. I think a lot of people will be writting in a candidate if romney wins. Someone will run third party I bet.
Obama sucks, he's the worst President, ever....but come on, that's a bunch of hyperbole.
A Republican Presidential candidate says he rather see the DEM (Obama) re-elected than to send a fellow Republican candidate to the White House?????
So Rick Santorum rather see Obama in our White House for four more years than Mitt Romney???? I hope that statement makes folks realize Santorum is NOT who we need in the White House!! AND I DON'T FAVOR Romney either, but I certainly would vote for Romney against Obama!!!
I hope every LA Freeper will support the best Republican Presidential candidate running, and that is Newt!
For folks who might be interested:
Newt calls in to Denny Schaffers radio show
Friday, March 23 8:00am CT
WRNO, New Orleans, LA
Newt calls in to Tommy Tuckers radio show
Friday, March 23 9:35am CT
WWL, New Orleans, LA
Newt calls in to Dom Giordanos radio show
Friday, March 23 10:05am CT
WPHT, Philadelphia, PA
Newt speaks on American energy policy
Friday, March 23 - 10:30am 11:15am CT
Port Fourchon Operations Center
108 A. O. Rappelet Road
Port Fourchon, LA 70357
Callista visits Tulane Childrens Hospital
Friday, March 23 - 10:30am 11:30am CT
Tulane Childrens Hospital
1415 Tulane Avenue, 6th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
Note: Mrs. Gingrich will tour the hospital and read Sweet Land of Liberty to the children.
Hispanic Roundtable Meeting
Friday, March 23 - 2:30pm 3:30pm CT
Oakland Plantation Estates
8 Oakland Rd.
Kenner, LA 70065
Tulane University Town Hall Meeting with Newt and Callista
Friday, March 23 - 4pm 5pm CT
Richardson Building, Room 117
6823 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
I agree with every word Sarah!
It is very possible that Romney winning the election will do more damage to the Republican party than Obama winning reelection. Gridlock is probably better than a newly powerful, fundamentally dishonest, decidedly liberal Republican party. Consider the following scenarios.
Scenario A: If RINO Romney wins and is unpopular, as he was as governor and is to an historic degree in this primary, then the Democrats will sweep Congress in 2014. The opposition party always does when a sitting president is unpopular. Then the Democrats will run a new far-left candidate or maybe even Obama again, booting Romney out in 2016. This will be an exact repeat of 2006-2008 when disgruntled Republicans stayed home and let Democrats take power. What follows in 2016 is a hard-left majority government with a wide mandate. Using their new Congressional majority, they wouldn’t hesitate to institute pure socialized medicine, full abortion up to partial-birth coverage, big tax increases, shutdown of American energy production, etc.
Scenario B: If Mittsky Romneyev wins and IS popular, then conservatism in government as we know it is dead. Well get 16 years or more of GOP elite moderate rule. The only options to vote for president will be left and hard-left. Every issue conservatives care about will be compromised, which will mean liberals get most of what they wanted. Our entire party structure and the conservative media that they’ve proven they control will no longer be defending conservatism, they’ll be defending this sickeningly amoral, unprincipled RINO.
Scenario C: If Bishop Willard loses, the Tea Party will be motivated to vote in yet more Republican conservative Congressmen in 2014 to continue gridlocking Obama. Theres very little Obama has done besides Obamacare that isnt reversible under a new administration. Thats the benefit of him having no choice but to do everything by executive fiat. If Obamacare is overturned by the Supreme Court this year, then his worst legacy will be wiped out even before the election. We will have proven to the GOP elites that we were right, liberal Republican Presidents are not what the country wants. Then in 2016 we get another chance to nominate a conservative for President, with more people willing to listen to our argument as to what kind of candidate we should run.
There’s a lot to be said for forcing the GOPs hand-picked liberal Republicans to go down in flames, until the elites and/or their sheeple party line voters finally get the message. If we want conservatism to win the day and Massachusetts Mitt is the nominee, then it might do the most good for conservatism if conservatives make a strategic retreat in this election.
Santorum did not say he preferred Obama. Read his damn words before posting garbage.
The title of the article posted did not originate from the O P (t b f), but from the LA Times' M. Meoli.
So, you should direct your wrath accordingly.
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."
If I could, I'd type the word STUPID with a font size of +400
Santorum DOES have a point. Romney has lied, cheated, stolen. He destroyed all the other candidates with his money. I would rather a democrat destroy this country, than a republican. Of course, I might not be a republican if I change parties.
The Mormon church is baptizing a quarter million new members a year and bring more that that in as children. That add up to about 5% growth a year. There may be people leaving the Mormons but there are a lot more joining.
- - - -
Not true. I can provide sources, even from your own members.
The LDS is at a ZERO percent growth rate and that includes the fact that they have changed how they report baptisms to include children of record whereas they used to be reported separately. I can source that as well.
Additionally, Evangelical churches in Utah are bursting with Ex-mos. Also, the ‘activity’ rate is less than 50% for the one year mark.
It isn’t a lie, it is stone cold fact that many are leaving the LDS church, far more than are joining. Many don’t bother to go through the hassle of name removal (and it is a hassle) so are still counted as members but they no longer consider themselves LDS and many have moved on to other churches.
You are correct lying is a stupid thing, so why does the LDS church lie to their members and others about their history, their membership numbers, etc? I left the LDS church when I discovered how many lies they were telling me, even from the stand at General Conference - like the health of then Pres. E.T. Benson when his own son, Reed, told me something vastly different.
With any luck Palin will be the VP nominee for somebody.
That'd make me vote for just about anybody.
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.
He wants a big government to implement his vision and version of what he thinks is right and good - just a flip of the coin re Obama.
Great quote bump! Thanks for sharing that.
Instead of playing silly games with Santorum supporters, maybe you should find your checkbook and dig deep. If you didn't get the memo, Newts campaign is beyond broke. He can't even muster the cash to have the Girl Scouts volunteer to post handmade Go Newt signs on lamp posts because he can't afford the paper, markers and tape.
Rick says all kinds of things and most of his supporters here on this forum never come out to say it was wrong. I have said things when I disagree with my choice (Newt) Rick’s gaffe about the economy-the economy didn’t matter or was the focus of his campaign. He says things all too often and the others such as Rush Limbaugh step in to tell us what he really meant. He gets away with too much-his attitude or it’s incompetence. I was nice to say, it was his all knowing attitude. sorry, I just disagree. You and I can say things, we are not running to be president. I have not said what he did earlier. I just say that I am not voting for Romney because he is a liberal democrat engaging in a huge masquerade as being a conservative. This will probably help Romney to get sympathy support or hopefully, voters will help Newt so Romney doesn’t run away with this thing now.
Well that makes two gaffs for Santorum in what is it 3 days. Wonder if their is time for one more before LA votes.
Sorry guys Santorum did this one to himself. Does matter what he meant it the sound byte that comes out of it.
“Snappy Santorum” and not Snappy in a “He is a Snappy Dresser” sorta way, Snappy as in he snaps under pressure...
Nominating Romney rewards repeated, endemic, bad anti-Conservative base, GOP Establishment behavior and is the heighth of enablement. You better believe he will change his tune (after posing as a conservative in Southern States in the primaries) just as quickly as an Etch-a-Sketch. The old "bait and switch". We do this in 2012, I guarantee you they will roll it out in 2016 with Jeb Bush or some such other nonsense. Bush 1, Dole, Bush 2, McClame, Bishop Romney. What a pathetic party.
To ME, that was the biggest gaffe of the week--that by Romney's aide, who let the cat of the bag about how they feel and know we are so gullible, naive and mere pawns on their chessboard. And believe me, this little dustup today will NOT raise Romney coffers a bit--his guys are tapping out and their ROI has been very poor, but will help in further fundraising for Santorum and should raise Rick's positives in conservative Louisiana, North Carolina, conservative belts in Pennsylvania. I say, "go with it and make the best of it." GOP-e can suck on it, not going to facilitate their institutionalized corruption and dishonesty any more, either in this cycle or future cycles. We are not the saps they think we are. This is called "pushback" and they deserve every bit of it.
Indeed. He spends half his campaign backing and filling and "explaining" what he meant to say, and why what he really said isn't what he really meant.
Santorum is finished in the Republican party and with the Tea Party.
BS. If he does not get this nomination, he is next in line. And if you tell me I am crazy than look around. Everyone screamed for years....NO WAY Romney and he got it. NO WAY McCain and he got it. The system stinks but at least next round we will have an even better Rick Santorum.
Hell, that's even sillier.
“How is Obama worse than Romney? I keep asking this over and over again to people like you, but all I seem to get is the same party-line refrain over and over again. Is it really so difficult to break with the establishment talking heads?”
1. Romney is nominally a capitalist and will defend that system. Obama is certainly a communist at heart, and will do all he can (as he IS doing) to destroy the capitalist system in this country.
2. Romney will abide by at least _some_ respect for the Constitution, rather than Obama, who seems to have none (witness his recent defiance of Congress in making recess appointments while the Senate is still in-session). And well certainly get more acceptable Supreme Court (and federal court) appointments from Romney.
3. Romney is white, and will represent white interests vis-a-vis Obama, who dislikes whites (read quotes from his book) and will do nothing for them (playing that race card when’er he can). And before you go callin me racis, remember that the core, traditional values of old America came from white European stock. In that vein, white interests very often correlate with traditional American values. Whatever Romney’s “values” may be (and I don’t pretend to like him), one thing I -know- deep in my core is that the values Obama has are quite divergent from mine.
You asked what makes Obama “worse” than Romney. For better or worse, there are three examples.
My opinion only.
I realize others’ may differ...
After he wins Louisiana tomorrow, this will all be forgotten and on to the next Primary.
The Primary is Saturday isn’t it; not tomorrow. I hope he gets his butt handed to him. I used to like Santorum but he is so friggin’ stupid. It’s the “gaffe a day” syndrome and “foot-in-mouth” disease. RICK Santorum has turned out to be dumber than RICK Perry. His handlers must be retarded or just stone cold idiots. Everywhere he goes, he makes an ass out of himself. God, please, let us have a Brokered Convention. I’m thinking the rest of America is a sick of Kook-Daddy and The Three Stooges as I am. Give us another chance to get this thing right.
Romney winning the election will do more damage to the Republican party than Obama winning reelection.
If you are correct, you may have just made an excellent argument for people to vote for romney:
Rick Santorum will win Louisiana tomorrow and this nonsense with the etcha sketch which Newt brought up by the way will be over. Not to worry. Tomorrow is another great day for Rick Santorum. I think it is funny how you liberals are trusting what the liberal media says anyway. That title is no where near what he meant. Thanks to you, we are having Romney and not Rick for the nominee.
Hell, I would vote for ROMNEY before I would vote for Santorum.
And I pray to God that I will not be forced to make that choice.
“I think a lot of people will be writting in a candidate if romney wins. Someone will run third party I bet.”
And you fools play right in to Obama’s hands..
There is ALREADY going to be a “Third Party”. The DEMOCRAT-FINANCED ($25Million, so far) “Americans Elect”, which is designed to peel off just enough votes to insure Obama wins big swing states. There has been talk of Alan Simpson, or someone like him, running on that ticket.
I’m sorry that Jesus Christ, or the Ghost of Reagan decided not to run, but there you have it. The PRIMARY is where we decide who the nominee is going to be. If you don’t have the organization, the GOTV, AND THE MONEY, you don’t win these things.
And we all knew the day that Sarah decided she wasn’t running that Romney was going to be the nominee. No one else stepped up for the rectal rape the media is going to perform, once the nominee is decided.
Now that Santorum has officially jumped the shark, this thing is, for all intents and purposes, over.
Anyone who says they won’t vote, or will vote third-party/Write-in, might as well have a “REELECT OBAMA 2012” sign in thier front yard.
Sorry, I don’t hate my children enough to condemn them to the future Obama envisions for them. DO YOU??
I hate Romney with a passion, (and respect you like crazy), but I have to disagree.
I think the nation has become as lot more sensitized to over-reaching govt - even Romney-bots feel it and hate it, they just think only R can beat Ø.
I do not think this country will let R get away with any more govt intrusion than they will let Ø...
(I have been leaning Gingrich since Palin then Cain became non-candidates... as Newt has faded I have become comfortable with Santorum but if this latest gaffe is accurate, .... sheesh...)
Santorum plays for Team Santorum. That's it.
Going to Tampa as a delegate?
Going to Tampa as a delegate?
“I want someone who can put some wings on the car before it goes over the cliff. Crazy times, but I just dont see a solution with Mitt.”
The car is going over the cliff anyway.
Think back to “Thelma & Louise”.
Playing the role of Thelma are the democrats, behind the wheel driving full-speed towards the abyss.
Playing Louise are the Republicans, who, in a moment of their greatest intestinal fortitude, push the rats away from the wheel, step on the brakes a little to slow the car down, and then..... keep driving towards the same cliff, only at 40mph.
In the end, what happens?
Does anyone know if Rick Insanetorum has retracted or tried to correct the most dumbass, asinine, stupid, ignorant, statement of the 2012 Presidential Race? Or is he keeping silent? Keeping silent is what he should have done weeks ago. Every time he opens his mouth..............
I’VE GOTTEN TO WHERE I CAN’T STAND HIM!!!!! HE ONLY CARES ABOUT HIMSELF.
I like the one Sarah Palin shouted out,
Vote Newt, aggravate a liberal. ( <-Not exactly her words)
You fail to realize that the anti-Santorum contingent of the GOP is now larger than the anti-Romney contingent.
Deal with it...but keep fighting if you must.
All I ask, IMPLORE, is that you vote for the GOP nominee.
Because the GOP is UNITED in the sentiment that Obama must be defeated.
And a “good” third party candidate will lose. Guaranteed. And will help Obama. Guaranteed. Your vote for a third party candidate will contribute to four more years of Obama.
Maybe you should try commenting on what Santorum actually SAID, rather than making garbage up.
Count on it. He's an idiot.
Well said, AmericanInTokyo.
He told us he was a team player, but what team is he on?
Santorum plays for Team Santorum. That’s it.
True. What if someone said: “Rather than have a First Lady who never combs her friggin’ hair, like Karen Santorum, and looks like a Redneck gal who just got out of the shower with a wet head, hell we may as well keep Michelle Obama.
The comment you cited should not be attributable to me.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.