Skip to comments.Santorum: Might as well have Obama over Romney
Posted on 03/22/2012 9:00:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday said Republicans should give President Barack Obama another term if Santorum isn't the GOP nominee and for a second day compared rival Mitt Romney to an Etch A Sketch toy.
Santorum reiterated an argument he has made before: The former Massachusetts governor is not conservative enough to offer voters a clear choice in the fall election and that only he can provide that contrast.
"You win by giving people a choice," Santorum said during a campaign stop in Texas....
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I’d rather have Romney over Obama, but it really makes no difference. I’m just tired of that arrogant Muslim-in-the-closet. Might as well go with a guy from a religion which boasts Donny Osmond rather than the “rage boy” terrorist.
You aren’t a conservative either Rickie.
You aren’t a conservative either Rickie.
Santorum has lost it. If he had said that Romney as the candidate would result in Obozo winning, that would be one thing. But to make the comment that HE should be the GOP candidate or people should just go ahead and vote for Obozo is narcissistic and stupid. Hmmmm. Two traits which Obozo demonstrates on a regular basis.
If this race ends up being Obama vs. Santorum, we might as well call it “Dueling Messiah Complexes.”
I wonder if Gingrich has the balls to say the same thing?
When we have such a loser for president, why are we about to put a dweeb like Romney up? Come on. Is it because he can fund so much? Money bags must have an appeal when running against an incumbent.
If Obama wasn’t destroying the nation with the explosion in food and gas prices, I’d almost agree with Rick.
We need a better candidate. Dang. Please God, not Romney. He will Etch a Sketch his way to liberalism in nothing flat.
We all need to pray for the Salvation of our Nation.
Wow. That’s pretty arrogant and narcissistic. Something I’d expect from Newt, but I thought Rick was bigger than that. Too bad.
Gee your Posting more Romney created AstroTurf .
What a shock !
This Romney propaganda has been posted a dozen times by fellow Concerned ones who also peddle non stopnRomney AstroTurf 24/7.
By the way Rick is right !
Santorum just removed himself from any consideration. No doubt the process is long, tiring and stressful but it does vet the candidate. Santorum just showed the type of judgement that precludes him from being the Republican nominee.
a very good point!
Kevmo: “I wonder if Gingrich has the balls to say the same thing?”
Gingrich already stated he disagrees with Santorum and would vote for Romney over Obama. He made it clear he has fundamental disagreements with Romney on many issues, but Newt apparently feels President Obama is far, far worse.
It’s called hyperbole .look it up .
The non stop Over reaction to any comment is pathetic and PETTY !
Get a grip .
It’s a joke .
How many Romney bots invest this site now !
The only guy living that would be worse: McInsane.
Thank God he and Sarah didn’t end up in office!
So then the choice could be between “far, far worse” socialist and “etch-a-sketch” RINO.
Hard to tell the difference.
I think I will vote straight-ticket republican, but the top will be a write-in.
Rick is still my guy, but that comment really has me wondering. I've said it before and I'll say it again: this election, getting rid of Obama TRUMPS all. If that means Romney, so be it. Romney may not be the most conservative candidate, but he's not an America-hating Marxist.
The etch-a-sketch comment was really dumb, but it wasn't made by Romney. This comment came straight from Santorum. Hmmmm.
This site is swarming with Concerned ones who post the same Romney AstroTurf over and over and over .
This tired story has been posted about ten times .
Ricks a pathetic loser. Quit now Bibleboy. ANY repub is better than Obama...................You are so desperate
How can he say that after seeing how much damage Obama has been doing even though he’s facing re-election? It will only be worse when he doesn’t have to face re-eleciton.
Time for Rick to go. He is a very poor sport. Would make a horrible President. Could not get anything done (except re-elect Snarlin Arlen Specter). I do not like Romney that much either, but Rick is being poisonous
A never-divorced, never-had-a-years-long-affair Gingrich (and one who wasn’t 50 pounds overweight) would be the best. Actually a Rick Perry who didn’t commit gaffe after gaffe might be the best.
But Rick and Mitt are both big-government types. We conservatives have no options left for a “win.”
All we can do at this point is to try to get rid of Obama and minimize the judicial-appointments and foreign-policy damage (presumably with Willard von Mandatecare).
One of you Rickophiles need to fax me some of that stuff you’re smoking!!
Your spin here rivals that which I have seen and heard from PMSNBC.
An endorsement for Obama. A Howard Dean moment, I am afraid.
Why don't you take your pro Romney BS talking points and religion hating slams over to your friends at DU, troll.
“When we have such a loser for president, why are we about to put a dweeb like Romney up?”
Because the GOP establishment saw Sarah Palin as the same sort of threat to them, as she was to the GOP establishment in Alaska.
That is why.
No, time to work the downticket races, unless Newt can get something put together for the convention.
No. Ricky's "testosterone level" produces other infamous quotes like THIS:
Rick has just endorsed Obama basically. He should had Not said this running for president.
Mitt. Its time you quit!
Your credibility isnt worth spit.
RINOs, the Establishment, and Democrats all agree,
But in the General Election, to Obama theyll flee.
Against Obama, liberals and moderates know youll lose.
But conservatives, Romney theyll never choose.
Mitt, our loyalty you cant buy.
Back to Massachusetts, youd better fly.
Just like Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, and John McCain,
Nominee Willard Mitt Romney will result in the same.
As a Governor, your record isnt that great.
Out of 50 states, your popularity was number 48.
Your experience, the Establishment types tout.
Defending federal bailouts and FDIC loan forgiveness will find you out.
Democrats and RINOs cower from their liberal wives,
Supporting Romney with nothing but lies.
In 1994 Ted Kennedy showed Willard to be a great bane,
With Mitts Bain, and Bain Capital, Obama will do the same.
Damon Corp, with Romney paid $119 million in a fine.
Yet Willard says, for his leadership, its time.
He claims jobs he can create and taxes he can lower,
47th out of 50 in growth he rates. Can it get any slower?
$740.5 million dollars a year, fees and taxes under Mitt increased.
Will the half-truths and lies from Romney ever cease?
For Liberty and Freedom, we dont need Flakes,
But Romney says Healthcare responsibilities belong to the States.
Conservatives stand for Self-responsibility, Self-accountability, and Self-reliance.
But against these things, Willards actions scream in defiance.
Establishment Republicans thinks Romney can help take back the Senate,
But they know that for President, Mitt can NOT win it.
Like everything the Establishment Republicans try to do,
It leads to failure, and we get the bill, as well as the screw.
In their corruption, little change do they seek,
They dont want our Freedom to peak.
Their craving for power has pushed their bravery,
To ignore our Constitution, and sell us into economical slavery.
So Willard, dont lecture us on the need for patience and compromise.
Romney, be selfless. Conservatism is on the rise.
Choosing the lesser of two evils, isnt what we desire.
You let them rewrite the language. Wheres your fire?
Romney, they accuse us falsely, and you do little.
Wheres your response, or can you only twiddle?
Mitt, you dont have what it takes to lead.
So with you I plead.
Do you really want to go from Obama-care to Romney-care?
With you, this nation will pull out its hair!
Go somewhere and quietly think and sit.
Know your own limitations! Mitt. Its time you quit!
This was Santorum, imitating John McCain (remember him?) assuring us we had nothing to fear from an Obama win.
Santorum just jumped the shark.
Go away Santorum.
The Prime Directive is to send that disrespectful, Commie-loving, America-hating A-hole back to Chicago. To ignore that is to ignore how destructive and poisonous Obama really is. Nobody will convince me any of our candidates will be worse than Obama.
I don’t like Romney but I’m sick of Rick!
I don’t like Romney but I’m sick of Rick!
The Obama record:
Unemployment over 8% for 3.3 years making it the weakest recovery in 200 years. That number counts only active job seekers in previous 4 weeks. With unemployment lasting average 6+ months, U6 unemployment is 15%.
Gasoline prices double since inauguration.
Millions of homes foreclosed and continuing.
47 million now on food stamps.
$5 Trillion added to national debt in 4 years.
$6.5 Billion wasted on Solyndra and other green energy projects.
Obamacare escalating healthcare costs instead of the $2500 annual savings he promised.
Killed Keystone pipeline until after election.
Allowed Iran to continue building nuclear weapons.
Sending Muslim brotherhood in Egypt $1.5 Billion of tax payer money bypassing congress.
Wiped out GM bond & stockholders and bailout UAW union members.
Afghanistan is now the longest quagmire with no victory in sight.
Even Willard Romney will have trouble beating this record to the negative side.
Little Ricky screwed the pooch, he’s done, toast, kaput. Now we’re down to a two man race!
I remember posting on FR about this time in 2008 that a McCain yard sign would never cast its shadow on my front lawn. I wasnt going to sit out in November, but I certainly wasnt going to lift a finger for him or show my support in any way. That changed with one helluva fantastic VP pick. Being a big fan of Palin long before he chose her, I was doing cartwheels when he picked her. I was immediately trying to find where I could get McCain/Palin signs, buttons and bumper stickers. And I was donating that very night.
Who I wonder could be Romneys Palin? He better start giving that some deep thought.
Santorum endorsed Romney in 2008. That’s a matter of public record. I consider it to have been a mistake.
Who did Gingrich endorse in 2008?
Just as soon as your candidate exhibits the same level of courage.
Romney’s only way to heal this party, is to in fact nominate: Sarah Palin.
Nothing less will absolve him, and the party establishment, of their slime. Karl Rove’s slime. All of it.
Rick, That has got to hurt!
Then why choose to post to me, if it’s been posted over and over and over.
Your Concern about this same stuff is duly noted.
Romneys only way to heal this party, is to in fact nominate: Sarah Palin.
***I wonder if that would work this time around. I’m a Palin fan, but RINO + Palin might not be enough any more.
Because that's what Republicans do! 08= McCain, 96= Dole, 88+92= GHWB, 76= Ford, 72+68+60= Nixon. The only keeper was 80+84, Reagan. 64=Goldwater might have been a keeper, but he lost to LBJ.