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Santorum open to being Romney's running mate
CNN ^ | 03/26/2012 | CNN Political Unit

Posted on 03/26/2012 12:54:43 PM PDT by Ocarterma

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To: fortheDeclaration

I would love to see Gingrich on ticket

51 posted on 03/26/2012 2:18:37 PM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: Guenevere
are we really going to buy this?

Just look at past endorsements for political gain.

Nuff Said

52 posted on 03/26/2012 2:21:44 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Don't blame me. I voted for Newt.)
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To: Ocarterma
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.

Well, to be fair, Rick does have bills to pay.

53 posted on 03/26/2012 2:22:43 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Guenevere

What was the exact statement Santorum made? IN context of course.

54 posted on 03/26/2012 2:28:02 PM PDT by codder too
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To: Toespi

“Does anyone think Santorum is maybe not playing with a full deck?”

Nah, I think Rick is p*ss’d @ Romney just like Newt was but in the end these are all professional GopErs and they gut it up and try to put Humpty back together again before they get dis-Barred from the country club cigar lounge.

55 posted on 03/26/2012 2:32:41 PM PDT by Ocarterma (formerly Obushma: Because he's way past Bush---he's Carter now!)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
"Well, to be fair, Rick does have bills to pay."

ROTFLMAO . . . Oh really?

The Vichy Republicans owe Lawyer Ricky plenty, kiddies, so I'm sure he doesn't have a financial worry in the world no matter how deeply in debt his "campaign" may be.

Lawyer Ricky has done exactly what Bishop Romney and the Vichy Republicans wanted him to do, which is run to the right of Gingrich in states where Gingrich would pick up social conservatives without Ricky in the race. That garnered delegates for Bishop Romney that he'd never get otherwise because when Lawyer Ricky becomes the VP he'll have those delegates in his pocket to add to the total that Bishop Romney has.

A lawyer is a lawyer is a lawyer. If the fee is right, defending any sort of criminal is OK because, to be fair, even scum like Bishop Romney deserve their shot at being President.

I hope the folks who put their money behind Lawyer Ricky are just as happy with Bishop Romney as they have been with Lawyer Ricky because that's what they've been buying into, a Bishop Romney/Lawyer Ricky ticket that would have never happened without Lawyer Ricky taking votes away from Newt. You can bet your bottom dollar that there will be plenty of new clients for Lawyer Ricky from among the Vichy Republican elite who set this all up back when Lawyer Ricky was "doing his taxes" rather than campaigning.

56 posted on 03/26/2012 2:37:01 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: Ocarterma

Santrorum is the Republican answer to Joe “Foot-In-The-Mouth” Biden.

57 posted on 03/26/2012 2:38:13 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repubs paid as much attention to Rush as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: codder too
Can't find any you tube, direct quote

What I found was a general answer if there was a brokered convention and would he consider VP.....

...I don't see ANYWHERE the statement he would be Romney's VP

58 posted on 03/26/2012 2:46:52 PM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: Ocarterma

I’m not sure I would vote for such a ticket. I wonder if I would even vote for Romney if Palin were asked to be the running mate.

59 posted on 03/26/2012 2:52:47 PM PDT by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: Ocarterma

I can’t imagine Romney choosing either Santorum or Gingrich. That would just make it easier for the democrats to run advertisements with all the negative things they said against Romney during the campaign.

Around here, it’s common for people to suggest putting whoever their favorite candidate is on the ticket with whoever looks like they might win. But the fact is that, unless Romney actually needs the support at the convention, it is unlikely the VP will be chosen from the crop of candidates.

In fact, if there WAS a person in the current crop who Romney might actually pick, my bet would be on Rick Perry. I don’t expect it, but I will say that if the VP is anybody who ran for President, I expect it would be Rick.

But in fact, I don’t expect it to be Rick. I don’t know who Romney will pick. I hope he doesn’t pick Rubio, because I’d hate to lose him from the Senate. But I wouldn’t be surprised if he picked Jeb Bush if he thought he needed to be certain of Florida.

Otherwise, it could be Pawlenty if we are looking at a Governor. Beyond that, there are a lot of conservatives who might well help Romney with the base in the same way Palin helped McCain.

I would be shocked if he picked Gingrich, because Gingrich has no natural constituency to bring to the table. Georgia is going to vote Republican in any case, as is South Carolina. Santorum might give us Pennsylvania, which would be a big deal, so I guess Santorum would be better than picking Christie or another RINO.

60 posted on 03/26/2012 3:10:16 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Responsibility2nd

I have a hard time with that comment as well, and wish Santorum would clarify or apologize for what appears to be a baseless attack on some poor private citizen who is having enough trouble as it is.

I’d also prefer if Gingrich hadn’t jumped in and asserted that Zimmerman couldn’t have been defending himself under the “Stand Your Ground” law. It is sad when the only candidate who said something reasonable on the matter is Mitt Romney. Paul apparently said nothing, so I give him credit for that.

Santorum sure does like to insert himself into every last little thing, doesn’t he?

61 posted on 03/26/2012 3:13:30 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Ocarterma

I couldn’t see Romney picking him, but I believe a conservative like Santorum would help keep Romney in line.

62 posted on 03/26/2012 11:01:26 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President (
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To: parksstp

You ought to know by now that it’s always ok when Newt does it. There’s always a twisted rationale.

63 posted on 03/26/2012 11:06:04 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President (
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