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."
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You might as well vote for Ron Paul, for cryin' out loud!
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.
ARGH! GOD HELP US!
I want someone who can put some wings on the car before it goes over the cliff. Crazy times, but I just don’t see a solution with Mitt.
I really dont think you will be doing anyone any favors by voting for Romney. In fact, it may actually be worse. Heres why (from an earlier post)
I wont vote for Romney. He will pick up Zeros play book and continue right where he left off...except this time it will be under a GOP banner.
Do you think the GOP losers who are running away from the Fast&Furious scandal are going to hold his feet to the fire? Maybe the GOP leaders who gave us the wonderful debt ceiling compromise?
If you dont think this class of losers arent going to gobble up every piece of gun grabbing socialist healthcare drivel that Romney spits out, you are badly mistaken. He will appoint liberal judges just like he did in Mass....and the GOP leadership will embrace them.
Our only hope is the fact that Zero is in a different party. The partisan politics will make it at least tougher to pass things and approve judges.
I agree with all three, though after his latest idiotic remark I had to think about the "even Santorum" for a few seconds.
The only thing worst than nominating another RINO is Obama's re-election.
There are plenty of rising star conservatives out there. It's a long haul. Goldwater to Reagan was 16 years.
We are now in the danger zone, many have said that going over 50%+1 of Americans dependent upon the public teat will rob the rest of us. Elect a strong conservative Congress, hold their feet to the fire, and Romney Administration will know which way the winds blow.
The play know is for him to pick a Conservative VP who will carry on in 8 years. Reagan choose poorly with George HW Bush. Romney can't make the same mistake.
Who should it be?
I can't think of anybody who could offset the distaste and disappointment of having to support Romney, which I will do out of a sense of duty to our country. Maybe Sarah or Mark Levin :) I still haven't given up on Newt...
Sure, Congress will listen to us just like they did on the debt ceiling. Just like they did on the Democrats’ ridiculously short-term tax cut extensions.
Boehner, McConnell, and company are already ignoring us. Do you seriously think that will change if we elect Willard Romney the open socialist, who’s ten times worse than they are? I’ve got news for you: what token opposition we get now will vanish.
Okay, I'm a Newt all the way to Tampa supporter. But, to be fair to Santorum, all we have is this quote according to NBC News. This would be such a crazy thing for a candidate to say that I'll wait for a more reliable source.
The muzzy support group for DUmmys is to the left of here.
Ding ding ding! We have a winner!!! 100% agree.
RINOmny would be the same as Zero. The difference is that the GOP losership will fully embrace the socialist gun grabbing drivel that comes out of his mouth. At least with Zero you can hope for bitter partisanship.
“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?”
“Romney signed both cap & trade and socialized medicine into law in Massachusetts. He then advocated Obama to adopt the individual mandate on a national level. Almost all of his judicial appointments were far-left liberals. He defended the bailouts. He promised NARAL in 2002 that he would do more to support abortion than a Democrat. HES ON VIDEO ADMITTING THAT HES A PROGRESSIVE.”
“Now tell me what -specifically- in that is better than Obama. Better yet, Ill save the the effort: you cant say whats better, because those are Obamas same damned positions!”
“You know the token opposition we get from the GOP now under McConnell and Boehner? Even that would melt away under President Romney, and wed be left with nothing. The establishment machine would permanently extinguish what little remains of the Tea Party.”
I don’t think the establishment machine would extinguish the Tea Party under a President Romney.
“You dont have to vote for Obongo to take a stand against this! Just ignore the presidential race and concentrate on where we can really make a difference: the Senate.”
As I stated before, I really don’t like Romney, but I can’t bear to see four more years of our Country under Obama. If you feel Obama is no worse than Romney, then you should just stay home and not vote, and contribute to an Obama win. Its your choice. Personally I’ll take Romney over Obama.
I don’t love Romney, but Santorum’s statement is really over the shark.
I never thought Santorum was a conservative in the modern American sense of a personally religious classical liberal who believes in individual liberty and God, and that individual liberty and economic liberty are intertwined with religious liberty.
Santorum is an ultramontane Catholic pining for Pio Nono and the 19th century church that denounced capitalism and the individual liberty of America as a heresy.
The best way to think of Santorum is as some sort of Christian Socialist — which makes his preference of socialist Obama over the very American Romney understandable, if not palatable.
Santorum is finished in the Republican party and with the Tea Party. He’s starting to make Pat Buchanan look like a team player.
This is exactly how I see it.
Santorum is the same bad candidate he has always been, but he is essentially the last non-Romney standing and base conservatives simply don't have anywhere else to go if they want to register a protest vote.
I support Newt and hope he stays till the end. At least it gives me hope for a miracle. Unfortunately, I've concluded that the very things I like about Gingrich just don't seem to appeal to enough voters. I show his speeches to coworkers and friends and many just say he sounds too "strident" or too "opinionated". I guess, at least so far, Newt is not coming off to the public as the happy warrior I see.
But this is exactly what you newt supporters say every day here. That you’d rather Obama wins, you won’t vote for mitt.
And then somehow you won’t support Rick. He believes what some of you believe.
Me, I will vote ABO if it comes to that, but at least I am out with my voice, keyboard, car, and money fighting against the Chosen Nominee for us. Supporting newt at this point is like supporting Romney.
This is what happens to the serious man without a plan. The moral vanity brigade is running off the rails.
It’s going to be tough trying to decide which GOP candidate sucks the least.
>> Supporting newt at this point is like supporting Romney.
Deceptive nonsense. And his name is Newt.
Romney is Obama-white.