Skip to comments.Santorum open to being Romney's running mate
Posted on 03/26/2012 12:54:43 PM PDT by Ocarterma
(CNN) - If Mitt Romney becomes the Republican presidential nominee, rival Rick Santorum would not rule out the idea of becoming his running mate, the former Pennsylvania senator said in an interview on Monday.
Asked by the Christian Broadcasting Network if he would consider a vice presidential offer, Santorum said he would do everything he could to help the country.
"Of course. I mean, look. I would do in this race as I always say, this is the most important race in our country's history. I'm going to do everything I can. I'm doing everything I can."
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He has about as much chance of being asked to be vp running mate as for Romney as Harry Reid does. Santorum would kill any chance of Romney winning.
How does the old saying go: Obviously light travels faster than sound, that’s why some people look smart till they open their mouth.
Just shut up already Santorum. Your mouth has done nothing but dig holes for yourself during the last two weeks. Just smile and look presidential. The more you talk, the more you sink.
they both are jokes now....Santorum has made a a** of himself.....too bad
He just said that he thinks that Romney is the worst Republican to run against some of Obama’s policies and now he is willing to be his running mate? Wow, is there no level these people will stoop to just to further their political career?
Santorum needs to go.
So would he be labeled a RINO if he went on the ticket as MR’s veep?
I think Obama’s re-election is a pretty sure thing — unless he is found ineligible for the office. And, based on past events, I don’t hold out hope that the eligibility issue will ever be allowed to take hold.
Many have thought this as true. Santorum has no problems being Romney’s VP.
[ Santorum would kill any chance of Romney winning.]
Yup! Grave yard flippin’ DEAD.......
So Saintorum is ready to shake his Etch-a-Sketch.
But heck, maybe he would make a good VP.... here is an example of his thinking.... and his commitment to the rule of law.
Yet somehow his supporters consider their alter boy the “only real conservative” in the race.
I've felt that way for many months now. What causes me the most pain is Congress. I thought with the Tea Party strength, we'd be able to storm the Capital. I was hoping for strong gains in the House with capturing the Senate a possibility.
All that enthusiasm seems to have dissipated. I knew we'd be stuck with zero, but was hoping for a really strong firewall to hold him at bay (kind of the way clintoon was checkmated in the 90s’.)
But there sure doesn't seem to be any joy in Mudville at this point!
So would he be labeled a RINO if he went on the ticket as MRs veep?
No I think he would be considered a HIPPO.
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Except for the title (which is about a far as many Freepers will read these days) there is no indication that Santorum said he’d be Romney’s VP.
He said he’d consider a VP slot.
With a brokered convention, anyone (including Palin) is a possibility. Or at least that’s what we’re hoping for.
But he didn’t specifically say he’d be Romney’s VP.
Don’t let CNN do your thinking for you.
No, no, no.... every time Saintorum talks, another angel gets its wings.
Two statist gun-grabbers for the price of 1?
Count me in!
Now Santorum is starting to lose my support. Being Romney’s running mate does not help our country.
If Romney is elected the country is screwed as well...maybe not in less than 4 years like with Obama...
If the GOP actually picks Romney...then people should finally realize the truth about the GOP.
This really ALL sucks!!!
Etch a Sketch and Slinky team up
In 2008, I did everything i could for John McCain. Even if he hadn’t named such a terrific running mate, but that really helped.
A whole bunch of folks ain’t voting for Mitt no matter what. I reserve that pronouncement for a later time. I have no idea what else Barry’s gonna do between now and election day for me to speak such dogma at this point.
LOL! This has to be the funniest campaign ever. Santorum is accused of saying he wouldn’t vote for Romney. So they beat the heck out of him for that. Then he says not only will he vote for him, he could run with him. Then he gets the heck beat out of him for that. Uh, speaking of saints remember McCain/Palin? Strange things do happen. Still, I’d have a hard time pulling the lever for Romney at the top. Plus I’m beginning to think this supreme court ruling is more important than even this election. That is the irreversible process.
Don’t do it Rick. I will NEVER vote romney. I don’t care who the VP is.
Santorum is an ambitious politican above all and his political career comes first. I think he is surprised as anyone that he got this far in the race having started from nowhere. I think he would take the VP slot on anyone’s ticket.If you see him start to lighten up on Romney after Wisconsin then it might be a hint that he is running for the Vice Presidency with a view to trying to convince Romney behind the curtain that he may be willing to barter deelgates for the slot if Romney comes up short.
“Santorum would kill any chance of Romney winning.”
Two points: 1. Santorum has no principles if he said this. Romney has trashed him beyond belief and he’d still run with the scum? And 2, Romney has a chance of winning? Who knew?
Nowhere in that did they ask if he would be VP for Romney. I guess CNN assumes that if Santorum does not win, it will be Romney. That is not necessarily true.
Lawyer Ricky has been working for the VP slot on the Bishop Romney ticket all along.
Lawyer Rickey isn't stupid, he knows he can't beat King Barry if he's the nominee. He probably knows that Romney can't beat King Barry either but Lawyer Ricky really, really, wants the Vichy Republicans to anoint him with elephant urine so he can take his Lawyer Ricky gig to the next level. Just think what kind of good clients will beat a path to his door if he's the VP on a Bishop Romney ticket and what kind of support he'll get from the Vichy Republicans if we're still having elections in 2016.
Well, Romney can’t get the base to vote for him so choosing Santorum would put most of them on board. Normally, the candidate looks at a vital state he must have to win and then takes the VP from that state. In Romney’s case he has to get the base vote from all over the country and Santorum would help get that.
I won’t be one getting on board.
“Santorum open to being Romney’s running mate”
No surprise here. It’s been his plan all along.
I will be so glad when St. Rick goes back to lighting candles and lobbying for his living. YUCK the guy is nauseating.
Now? NOW! C'mon. He endorsed Romney in 2008. You didn't see it coming?
A vote for Santorum has always been a vote for Romney.
Read my tagline.
I stand by it
Then why didn't you get out before Florida Rick?
Perhaps the man has run himself into the ground. Only five days off in ten months. The commandment is “Six days you shall work and perform all your labor, and the seventh day you shall rest.”
Sometimes, I think this happens to our Secretary of State, to Condi Rice and Hillary Clinton.
The President is, correctly, protected from so much work.
Hey, who said Romney needs any help doing that anyway?
Not only was McCain / Palin strange, what about Reagan / Bush?
It is all too nauseating for words...this guy is an embarrassment. And then we are left with Mitt. I need bourbon.
His job was to stay in and keep Newt from beating Romney.
I refuse to vote for either one of those a$$hats.
And Newt was open to having Romney as a running mate, but that’s overlooked /sarc
Do you want Willard to win ?
As I have posted here many times, sadly we have really only had one Republican in my lifetime that could deal with, subdue, and eventually triumph against the open microphone - Ronald Wilson Reagan.
Man, what I wouldn't give for even half a Reagan.
Newt said the same thing. But that’s different, right? /sarc
Yeah I saw it but its pointless to argue with “conservatives” who behave like liberals and feign outrage over crap like this.
Its pretty much standard campaign chatter that’s been around my whole life.
Personally I think Santorum and Gingrich should get together.
Newt should be at the top of the ticket or nothing. Newt wouldn’t be free to expound as the VP. We need Newt to be able to speak and to chart the course whether they are smart enough to take it or not.
But Newt never openly ran around the country claiming that Romney and Obama were the same. Newt has always said he would endorse whoever the nominee was. Newt has always said he would campaign for whoever won the nomination.
Santorum, on the other hand is now speaking out of both sides of the mouth. Basically, he lied to you for your vote and now he's giving your vote to Romney.
Santorum is now saying that he's willing to be the VP of the Godfather of Obamacare which makes his "runningmate" uniquely UNQUALIFIED to run against Obama.
But then again, to many of us. No surprise. He endorsed Romney as "The Real Conservative" back in '08.
I never trusted the man. I never even considered for a second voting for Santorum in the primaries for that reason.
See post#18.....C'mon, as much as Rick has been misquoted, are we really going to buy this?
Let's verify because I don't think this is what was said!
Does anyone think Santorum is maybe not playing with a full deck? I am being serious. He says some pretty strange things, or is this just the desperate politician coming out? His eyes look a little crazy at times also.