Skip to comments.Romney-Santorum; They Deserve Each Other
Posted on 05/15/2012 10:45:19 AM PDT by YourAdHere
He dragged it out just about as long as he could; he dragged his feet and dragged his knuckles. He seethed, he moped and he whined. But, after much wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) did the very bare minimum he could do when he endorsed his former rival Mitt Romney this week.
And when I say the very bare minimum that may be way too generous.
Santorum delivered his endorsement of Romney via email (!) at about 11 p.m. Monday. The actual words, he has my endorsement, were buried in the 13th paragraph of a rambling treatise posted on Santorums campaign website.
Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated. The task will not be easy. It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious. Governor Romney will be that nominee and he has my endorsement and support to win this the most critical election of our lifetime, Santorum stated.
Santorums endorsement of Romney displayed what we saw so much of from Santorum on the primary campaign trail: ignorance, insolence, pettiness and pitiable self-righteousness.
And its exactly what Romney deserves.
Romney ran one of the most negative, cynical primary election campaigns in American history. But, perhaps more importantly he continues to stubbornly cling to a depthless courage when confronted with seemingly stark choices as he transitions from the primaries to the general election.
This week at a town hall meeting in Euclid, Ohio a Romney supporter declared, We have a president right now that is operating outside of the structure of our Constitution And I want to know yeah, I do agree he should be tried for treason.
But, instead of Romney rebuking the woman who accused President Obama of treason a crime punishable by death Romney was silent.
It was vintage Romney; instead of confronting her incendiary charge, he pussy-footed around it and spoke to her about constitutional principles instead and allowed her a follow up question.
Later, on the rope-line when Romney faced questions from reporters on whether the president of the United States should face treason charges his response was, No, of course not.
I dont correct all of the questions that get asked of me, he added.
Just Romney being Romney
Last month veteran rocker Ted Nugent known as the Motor City Madman delivered a welcomed endorsement to the Romney campaign.
At a National Rifle Association (NRA) convention April 17, Nugent, notorious for extreme, erratic views and hot conservative rhetoric declared if Obama is re-elected he (Nugent) would be, dead or in jail.
He referred to the president, Vice President Biden, and Secretary of State Clinton as, criminals.
And Nugent added, We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.
Romneys response through a spokesperson was, Divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil.
That will fix you Ted Nugent, gosh-darn it!
In March Rush Limbaugh sparked a political firestorm when he labeled Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute, during his radio broadcast.
Its not the language I would have used.
Romneys dearth of leadership in the face of such garish ignobility is frightening and baffling at the same time.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) gained so many points from the right and the left when he was running for president in October 2008 by simply doing the right thing when he corrected an elderly woman who erroneously believed then Sen. Obama was an, Arab. Thats why Romneys reticence is baffling.
But, Romneys aversion to confronting bullies and fringe yahoos is frightening because he wants to be President of the United States. If he cant check Ted Nugent it doesnt seem viable he could effectively deal with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran.
So, Romney deserves the back of Santorums hand disguised as an endorsement. He deserves the tepid and tenuous embrace of the GOP establishment and the scorn and distrust of the Partys right wing.
And ultimately he deserves to be reduced to historys scrap pile of failed Republican presidential contenders.
Thankfully, this is still a primary and we have others on most every state ballot to vote FOR besides Myth.
In the general election, barring a miracle, Romney and the GOPE, and their enabling voters may wish that some small bone had been thrown to conservatives after all.
Translation: The two parties have melled into one. They run the same candidate in both. Romney may turn out to win without the conservative vote, but maybe not. Maybe he will need it.
In any event, he is NOT getting it. Four more years of Obama (or Romney) may be enough to turn the GOPE around along with their enablers, but without our vote.
Neither candidate is conservative, even moderate, and certainly neither is Christian.
So, back to being pragmatic and to the chic angle for wearing tin foil hats below the eyes.
I was praying the majority of voters would write in "Haley Barbour", but they didn't. The majority voted for Romney. He was the winner. Make all the irrelevant arguments you want, it won't change anything.
Mr. Barbour has the blood of an 18-year old woman on his hands.
Oh, stop it. That whole thing has been debunked. When you start believing the Democrat slime machine, you have lost your soul.
I know how voting works, but that has nothing to do with the fact that the original commenter did not say that Myth did not get “the most” votes, he said that “most” people voted for someone other than Myth.
And no, the majority did not vote for Myth. Majority means 50%+1, not “the most”. Over 55% (that’s a majority, BTW) voted for others.
You are wrong. Make all the irrelevant arguments you want, it won’t change anything.
Amazing. I like him already!!!!!
I appreciate the Al Gore argument that “more people went to the polls to vote for someone else”, but Romney won. Make any argument you want, it won’t change reality. Romney is the nominee and we have to make the best of it. Sorry.