Skip to comments.Santorum: I Would Run as Romney’s VP
Posted on 03/27/2012 7:17:19 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
With his chances of gaining the GOP nomination slipping, Rick Santorum said on Monday that, if asked, he would consider an offer to be Mitt Romneys running mate in the fall general election.
The former senator from Pennsylvania responded of course, when David Brody asked him the question during an interview for the Christian Broadcasting Network.
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He said this YESTERDAY???
Is this legit?
Even though Romney is the ‘worst republican in the country’ to put up against Barack Obama in November?
Santorum has also said the country would be better off reelecting Obama over Willard the liberal because nothing will change in a Willard presidency.
I guess after all the posturing, positioning and debate with santorum (the bushes 4th term) supporters, I can finally give my one word description of you... chumps
The original idea was for Santorum to quit after SC or FL and pretend to stand for unity. Then some of the gullible fools would peddle the line that we can tolerate Mitt Romney because he at least has a conservative as his running mate. Santorum is no conservative but a radical socialist who knows to speak against abortion and homosexuality.
Newt said it yesterday too but since “conservatives” have adopted the same cowardly tactics of the left you won’t hear that in the echo chamber.
Asked by the Christian Broadcasting Network if he would consider a vice presidential offer, Santorum replied, "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"
"Romney" was never specified
This is Newsmax, assuming that Romney will win the nomination, then that Santorum would sign on to Romney.
Shameful. Utterly shameful. What little respect I had for Santorum just evaporated.
Can we PLEASE get rid of all these jokers at a brokered convention? Romney is a socialist, Paul is a kook, Santorum is a sell-out, and Newt apparently has too much baggage for the average voter to stomach.
You are full of it. Really full of it. I heard the clip and he never mentioned Romney.
Newt also said the same except he said “he doubted Romney would ask him”.
Some folks around here are as guilty as the left in distorting what was actually said. And for no reason at all because Newt is not going to win anything.
Whatever shred of credibility you had left just went out the window.
You cannot stand as this man’s VP after you have been ripping him a new one every 90 minutes for the past six months. Nobody will buy that.
Seems to me like a Joseph Welch moment:
“You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last?”
I predict Drew Stanton will be backing-up Tim Tebow before this ticket ever becomes a reality.
—Santorum has no principles, has no pride. Now, after months of slamming Willard the liberal as being a clone of Barry the socialist, he says he would be his VP if asked. I felt like throwing up as I read this article.—
You ripped that right out of my brain and slapped it down here in black and white.
What a turd. (Santorum, not you) ;-)
The Newtbots love to parade out his 12% apostasy. That makes about as much sense as calling Newt a radical socialist because of his global warming kissy face commercials with Nancy Pelosi, denunciation of Paul Ryan's proposals as "right-wing social engineering" and other such examples.
Interestingly, Santorum's apostasy examples are overwhelmingly concentrated in the early part of his congressional career whereas Newt's are overwhelmingly concentrated in the part of his career after he left congress.
So the trend is the friend of Santorum, but not of Gingrich.
Yeah, it’s true and disappointing, sort of like Gingrich supporters seeing Gingrich fail to win state after state, or Rick Santorum starting off with a good social conservative message only to flip-flop in one day on his opinions of Romney.
Wake up!!! I hate Romney as much as you do! I want anybody to run for President OTHER than Romney on the GOP ticket!!
But what if he DOES get nominated?? THEN WHAT????
Do you think America could survive another 4 YEARS with that RACIST, MARXIST MUSLIM in the White House??? That Socialist who is out to destroy America, who hates the west, who is mentally locked into a battle with western colonial powers which ended generations ago?? Who wants to undermine every religion in America but Islam??? Who is taking apart our military to make us a third world power??? Who thinks the Constitution is a product of OLD DEAD WHITE CHRISTIAN SLAVE-HOLDERS???? Who is trying to separate us by race and wealth and anythng
If the GOP nominated Satan himself, he could hardly be worse than the Monster, the Octopus, the Viper, the Foreign Spider, the Psychic Vampire who sits in the Oval office today - the most dangerous man in American politics in our ENTIRE history. And regardless of WHO gets the GOP nomination, I hope to HELL that ANYBODY and EVERYBODY who cares about our country supports him.
Wisconsin will likely go to Romney, as will the other big WTA April primaries. At that point, their money and their support will dry up in just days.
Don't believe the media tells you!?
Meaningless statistics when they vote 6 times on the same socialist issue by voting against it 5 times and then voting for passing the bill the 6th time. He is a fiscal socialist who and a pork-baron.
To be fair, Newt said that he would consider it also, while making it clear that he really didn’t think that it would be offered. I think the point that other Newt supporters are trying to make here is that Santorum supporters have been bashing Newt for being “unprincipled” while holding Rick up as a paragon of conservative consistency (projecting on to him what they want him to be). Truth is, they are both pragmatists that see the writing on the wall and are just trying to do ANYTHING to keep it from being a total victory for the establishment.
And the rest of us will support the nominee with great hope, like we did in 2008. In McNasty’s case, he just quit on us in the middle of the race, which is why Obama strolled into the White House, with nothing to offer but a grin on his face.
If Romney gets it, at least he will make a strong effort and focus on Obama’s record with out letting up. It worked for him in the primary, so he will likely use it again, with a positive effect for our side.
Santo will be left behind at the gate. His hot headed, whiny personality is just not suited for being a leader in Government.
In my opinion, the absolute WORST case scenarios would be, in (slightly) descending order of 'awfulness':
1) Obama as president with democrat control of both houses of congress.
2) Romney as president with republican control of both houses of congress.
said the same after Santorum never won one county in NH, then SC, then my state of FL.
Course I was dismissed by some and now look where we are.
Fox , the establishment and RINO Romney must be laughing like mad at how they attacked Newt after SC and got away with it.
There you have it...Rino’s humpin’ Rino’s again and again.
I am inclined to believe that santorum was pumped up to keep gingrich from regaining momentum, and to be the #2 in the process.
You, yourself have stated that "Newt is not going to win anything", so obviously Mr. Santorum would not have been seriously thinking about being Newt Gingrich's VP pick. So, with Mr. Gingrich out of the picture, who other than Romney has a realistic chance of winning the republican presidential nomination?
Mr. Santorum could win it himself I suppose, but then he would not need to worry about being the VP on someone else's ticket, would he? Okay. NOt Gingrich. Not Santorum himself. Who else, other than Romney, might Mr. Santorum have been thinking about when he said he'd accept an offer to be VP on a republican ticket? Ron Paul?
I don't think so. Sometimes it's not too hard to figure out what someone is saying, even if they decide not to come right out and say it. Deciding not to specifically mention Romney's name in his statement may seem to give Santorum some measure of 'plausible deniability', but it defies logic to try to claim he wasn't referring to Romney when he made the statement.
Gingrich, Paul, West, Limbaugh, Joe the Plumber...
And if we consider that English doesn’t have a gender neutral term to replace he/she and that “he” is often used for both...Palin, Bachmann
Yes, but why would Santorum be SO vitriolic in his attacks on Romney? If he was aiming for Vice President I would think he’d be a bit more measured in his tone toward the possible nominee.
For what it’s worth, I don’t think Santorum is going through all this to be Vice President. I think he really really really really wants to be President. Just like all of them.
One Joe Biden per century is the limit.
Yep, “HE” could be a lot of people but when the Brody File Show airs this week we’ll know for sure who the “HE” is that is being asked about.
I’ll take Romney as the “HE” being asked about based upon Brody’s clips at this website:
In an interview at our Brody File studio on Monday, Rick Santorum refused to rule out accepting an invitation to be Mitt Romneys vice president nominee, saying, “I’ll do whatever is necessary to help our country.”
Brody asked other things of Santorum and here is a link to some more of the Q/A.
Or you could sat that Newt’s “indiscretions” occurred as a private citizen, while Rick’s happened in office.
I felt like throwing up too. Santorum’s recent slams against Romney followed by his wanting to be his VP do not show him in the best light.
He was asked, he answered. Santorum supporters are using Clintonian parsing to get him out of it claiming Romney’s name wasn’t used in the question when it was clear Romney was the top-of-the-ticket in the questions premise.
If Mittens gave the VP spot to Santorum, would Ron Paul come out and admit that a deal had been done between him and Mittens to have his son on the ticket and that Mittens broke it?
Marco Rubio is pretty face and nothing else. He also claims to be Catholic, while attending protestant churchs.
“Marco Rubio is pretty face and nothing else. “
Sure thing newbie.
Since youre being so dismissive of Rubio (who a lot of us happen to strongly support) tell us please what you disagree with about Rubio, and while you’re at it how about cluing readers in on who you DO support please.
I think Santorum just might have knocked himself out of the possibility OF a VP spot with this.
He should have barged ahead like a bull. Saying something like “VP, are you distracted or what - we’re going to win, ask Mitt if he wants a VP spot”.
He could have said any number of things. Mitt’s got ways to contact him, and Santorum’s got ways to tell Mitt things. Santorum can privately get a message to Mitt, no doubt. He gained nothing by telegraphing publicly this way.
Just look at the reaction here.
I agree with the poster who guessed Romney probably would not want Santorum as VP. He’d do infinitely better if he had the courage, and the brains, to select Palin.
99.99% of all the FReepers around proclaiming they’d (fill in the blank) before voting for Romney, would fold and probably go door to door for him, if he ran with Palin.
Rubio would be nearly as powerful.
Santorum really doesn’t bring anything to the ticket. His chance is to defiantly try to WIN. Not look for a middle ground with the guy he’s supposed to be trying to beat.
The GOP is already full of compromisers.
Nobody likes that anymore.
Kick some booty. Stop looking for middle ground.
Rubio is too young and green in politics. Give him five more years and then talk seriously about him becoming a heartbeat away from the presidency. And what I said about him claiming to be Catholic but attending a protestant church is fact. So that means one thing. He is woefully ignorant of the Catholic faith or he does not take his faith seriously.