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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This is what happens when you run for the highest office with nothing that even resembles executive experience. Mr. Obama was lucky in 2008 to have the press covering for him. Surely Senator Santorum didn’t expect the media to help him this cycle, did he?
If he’s still in it I’ll vote Newt. I don’t think Santorum is going to win his own state. Unfortunately, Romney is getting a lot of endorsements in PA.
If Governor Romney is as smart as many claim he is, his “Palin” this year would be the same as Senator McCain’s in 2008!!
It’s getting pretty goofy.
Vote Newt then. The only thing we can hope for is a GOP-e vs Conservative blood bath in Tampa. They have to learn they cannot take our votes for granted.
“Nobody will convince me any of our candidates will be worse than Obama.”
Me either, but heaven knows some here won’t stop trying.
I don’t think that Palin would consider a run with Mitt. He would be helped more by Rubio, but Mitt will lose the general election to Obama.
Your suggestion makes a lot of sense. It would be very difficult for MSM to attack a Hispanic woman. They will of course try for sure, but they will look foolish, obviously biased and it will backfire.
Newt has the brains to be a statesman.
Santos is in over his head.
Only video that I have found is Newt endorsing the Tea Party because we were sick of paying taxes.
Romney Left and Romney Right? Or is that Romney and Obama?
And unbelievably reckless and irresponsible thing to say.
Herewith, I withdraw my support for Mister Santorum in the primary.
I suspect that this statement will ruin whatever chance he had at the nom, anyway.
It's one thing to be desperate, it's another thing to be a selfish fool.
(I had supported Bachmann until her candidacy ended, then Santorum. Now? Well...ugh.)
Oh yea, that is a sure road to victory. NOT. Sounds like just what the hard core Left would wish for.
Santos is in over his head.
***Santorum was a senator. Newt was a congresscritter. Santorum can surf these waters. He has more states won and more delegates than Newt so far.
Well Ricky must also as he tried VERY HARD to "Etch-A-Sketch" it with his "Obama is better that Romney" statement.
"Who did Gingrich endorse in 2008?"
Well YOU seemed to be the FIRST on this thread to almost instantly want to compare testicle size between Ricky and Newt concerning Ricky's "Obama is better than Romney" statement, as thought it was some kind of heroic historically bold statement, when in fact Obama and the DNC will almost certainly be using the "testosterone filled" comment in commercials in every state this next fall against Romney if he is chosen as the republican 2012 candidate.
You seem to have computer access. I suggest you Google your "Who Did Newt support in 2008" question. (OBTW, It WILL show up in your search history and I'm not sure if that violates any Ricky cheerleading members rules as it might go to Newt.org.)
What ever person Newt did endorsed (if he did) you can bet it won't come close to the level of the 2008 Ricky endorsement of Romney which some would say was the equivalent of a political "Lewinsky", and then turn around and claim NOW that Obama is BETTER than Romney.
He’s amply demonstrated he has the balls.
Fortunately, he’s also demonstrated he has the brains not to.
Ol’ Ricky boy is showing his true colors. He can be downright nasty when thwarted. Been there!
Really. Remember what they did to Condi Rice when she was names SoS--cartoons of Aunt Jemima. The Left has no scruples, and no bottom.
No- Newt was Speaker of the House, second in line for the Presidency after the VP.
Don’t worry he would jerk the trigger and miss by a mile.
It’s all over but the actual voting. The best we can hope for now is a Republican House and Senate that will have the guts to stop anything the second-term dictator tries to push through.
What a disaster for conservatism this campaign has become.
Are you sure those cartoons appeared in any prominent left leaning media such as WAPO, NYT, LAT, CBS/NBC/ABC? Or was it some low subscription hard left media?
I would posit attacks on gov. Martinez would be nothing like the major onslaught on gov. Palin.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Congresscritters.
Like Nancy Pelosi.
Fortunately, hes also demonstrated he has the brains not to.
***Argument from silence. Classic Fallacy.
***What difference does it make whether I do or not? This is about Newt, Santorum, zer0bama and RomNitt.
You go fetch. Answer for your candidate, if you care, dare, or have a pair.
“Rick is still my guy, but that comment really has me wondering. ....”
Perry and Herman Cain have had brain freezes, and most of the candidates, including Romney, have had gaffes, but not Rick, at least not until lately.
imo, Rick is working too hard, and should realize he cant win the battle without getting enough sleep.
Heres an interesting commentary and video on this subject:
Would he really settle for Obama over Romney? I dont believe it. It is so absurd that I tend to think he got something mixed up in his head and it didnt come out the way he meant it. Because its just not true and Ive heard him say otherwise beforehand.
Click above link if interested in more commentary, and to view video.
All of Governor Sarah Palin’s children are Native Americans. Did that stop the media from abusing them?
I think you have nailed exactly what is going on. One has to wonder how many people Romney could have paid off to infect this website or how many closet Rombots have been laying dormant here.
A vote for Romney is a vote that will set the conservative movement back at least a decade and one that moves the Republican party permanent to the left.
Any gains made in 2010 in Congress and at the state level will be washed away as Romney sells out conservatives on issue after issue.
He'll be able to work with RINOs like McCain and Murkowski to pass liberal legislation that Obama could only dream of.
The Republican party and conservative movement nationally will look like both do in California after the Schwarzenegger governorship if Romney reaches office.
How tired are you going to be after watching Romney pass liberal legislation Obama would love to pass and couldn't? How tired are you going to be when conservatives in Congress and the state level start losing their jobs because of a disastrous Romney Presidency?
A Romney President will make the Bush years look like the good ol' days.
If it’s a choice between Obama and Romney, I’ll not vote. Deciding between two evils is no choice.
Watching Rick reminds me of an old PeeWee Herman Movie.
“ I know you are, But what am I ? “
“ I knew that was gonna happen.”
Go Home Ricky
Maybe because he realized Romney can do far more damage working with RINOs and Democrats in Congress than a lame-duck President facing a growing conservative majority in Congress?
If Romney wins the President the establishment will have crushed the grassroots and Tea Party because it knows it can run out any candidate, no matter how liberal, and enough gullible idiots will vote for that candidate.
Can someone tell me the size of the skiis he was wearing when he jumped the shark today???
ANY repub is better than Obama.
Ya, like the father of obama care.. oh wait...
Ya, like the pro-choice.... oh wait..
Ya, like anti-gun... oh wait..
Thinks the rich start at a lower rate than Obama.. oh wait..
It depends on the day, and who is talking to. But Romney sure sounds a lot like Obama.
I don’t trust Romney. He is an empty suit. Much like Obama. Empty suits do what they are told. We don’t know who is telling either one of them what to do.
Romney or O’bummer, Romney or O’bummer...tough choice.
I’d prefer overwhelming majorities in the House and Senate. To bad citizens don’t see it that way and Republicans wouldn’t know how to act anyway (holding majorities).
Of course, if libs, or “moderates,” make gaffes, it’s no big deal.
“5. “I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed.” Mitt Romney, speaking in 2011 to unemployed people in Florida. Romney’s net worth is over $200 million.
6. “There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip” Mitt Romney, attempting to identify with the problems of average folk (January 2012)”
More Romney gaffes:
Obama stands for socialism or worse. Mitt stands for pretty much nothing except a generic “better economy.” any republican will help bring a better economy. Rickis right at least that Romney doesn’t provide enough stopping power to any encroachment on our liberty.
I believe Romney is better than Obama, but he’s not a strong alternative to Barack.
Republicans are being played for fools.. maybe they are fools..
This election is a theatrical enterprise.. scripted..
Totally entertainment for an elite of some kind..
Republicans do NOT want a conservative.. its not in the script..
Its like “Logans Run”(movie).. scripted for the sheep to the slaughter..
Only thing missing are the “Sandmen”..
The Sandmen may be coming (in some form)...
Willard adds some drama to the Zerodamus Show..
Cane, Newt, Perry even Santo are include to make the show seem real..
Any that will be surprised when Zero wins a second term..
ARE BRAIN WASHED...
Both Romney & Obama are anti-gun, pro-homosexual, liberal judge appointing, global warming pushing, agenda-21 loving, socialized medicine, Marxist implementing socialists.
However, if Obama is in office GOP will stand with people like me to fight their agenda, while if Romney is in office GOP will fight against people like me trying to stop the agenda.
Sanatorium is right.
>> Its a joke .
An incredible joke.
There aren’t any real conservatives running or in office.
America as a Judeo-Christian nation is over. Americans are going to get exactly what they deserve.
Up until yesterday I even believed DeMint was a conservative - not anymore.
Marco Rubio seems to be the odds on choice...but he has Mormon ties, amazingly enough. But maybe that gives Mitt more reason to pick him. I certainly hope that Palin and Newt have prominent roles in the campaign and that Mitt does not shun them like Gore did Bill Clinton (ultimately to Gore’s disadvantage but our win)
At least with obammy you know you have an anti American marxist mooselimb.
With romney it all depends which way the wind blows.
Either way you have horse shit.
The unusual than usual amount of piling on Santorum should have us cheerleading instead of fuming!--(Laz you put me on to this with one of your posts)
The opposition (Romney crowd) is running scared and trying to change the sound bite!----Romney's etch a sketch blunder was BIG!!!!
As we've said many times before & it's very very true!!----Rick's taking more flak than usual because he's over the target!
Rick is a threat to many here at FR....and their post and run tactics is getting very old.....still ugly, vicious...but old!
RICK SANTORUM FOR PRESIDENT!