Specter 2006: Hey, if not for Rick Santorum, I wouldn’t have been reelected

posted at 6:30 pm on March 20, 2012 by Allahpundit

In which BuzzFeed tosses an extra shovelful of dirt on a man who’s already being buried. Seriously, though: Does the Specter endorsement really matter to undecideds? It should matter, as it’s shiver-inducing proof that when RS says he’s willing to “take one for the team,” the team he has in mind is the GOP, not conservatives. (Just ask Pat Toomey.) Against an opponent with more ideological cred, it probably would matter. But against Mitt? How does a grassroots righty conclude that the guy who endorsed his RINO colleague from Pennsylvania is less trustworthy than the guy who’s run as a liberal, moderate, conservative, and now technocratic Republican over the past 18 years? Even Newt, in his post at Red State today slamming Santorum for conservative heresies, doesn’t bring up his chumminess with Specter. If you like Santorum, you like him for his hawkishness and/or his social conservatism and/or the fact that he’s Not Romney, and you accept his track record on spending as something that America’s new fiscal reality would force him to abandon once in office. The Specter thing is more talismanic than substantive for most conservatives, I think — visual proof of just how comfy with the centrist establishment the ostensible “anti-establishment” challenger to Romney is. Irritating, but not disqualifying given the alternative.

Anyway. If you believe Stephen Hayes, Team Sweater Vest has already committed to backing Romney (or, I guess, Newt) in case we do in fact end up with a brokered convention and a dark horse alternative emerges:

On Saturday, March 3, Romney stood with Santorum and Gingrich on the floor of a shuttered DHL warehouse in Wilmington, Ohio, next to a makeshift set constructed for a presidential forum hosted by Mike Huckabee. Each man had filmed individual question-and-answer sessions with Huckabee and panels of economic experts and local Ohio business owners. With a brief break before they gave their closing statements, Romney approached Santorum and Gingrich (Ron Paul was busy campaigning in Washington).

The three candidates discussed the nominating process. Romney raised the possibility of an unvetted candidate getting into the race and spoke of the perils such a scenario presented for the party. Not surprisingly, the other two assented and each agreed that he would reserve his support for someone now in the race. R.C. Hammond, a spokesman for Gingrich, said the consensus that emerged from the conversation was that the Republican nominee was among “the four of us” and not an outsider. Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior Romney adviser, agreed with that characterization.

Despite the consensus that emerged from the discussion in Wilmington, Gingrich twice raised the possibility of a new entrant in an interview last week with Bret Baier on Fox News.

Exit question: What should we take from the fact that Romney is evidently so worried about a dark horse that he’s trying to squeeze a pledge out of Santorum and Gingrich not to support him/her in advance? I would have pegged the odds of an outsider stealing the crown off his head in Tampa at maybe a thousand to one, but if Mitt’s trying to nail down commitments from the rest of the field now, then he must have reason to believe the odds are considerably better than that. Hmmmmm.


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It should matter, as it’s shiver-inducing proof that when RS says he’s willing to “take one for the team,” the team he has in mind is the GOP, not conservatives.

So we’re left with Mitt Romney, the man who neither party wants?

How depressing.

portlandon on March 20, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Rick Santorum is an unelectable loser.

The social issues extremist Rick Santorum needs to DROP OUT of the race for the good of the party and the good of the country.

His staying in the race only prolongs the Republican in-fighting and increases Obama’s chances of reelection.

A Vote for Rick Santorum in the Primary = A Vote for Barack Obama’s Reelection

bluegill on March 20, 2012 at 6:35 PM

AND IF HE HAD NOT ENDORSED YOU, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN REELECTED.

listens2glenn on March 20, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Of course Santorum wanted Specter to win. Washington insiders stick together.

Professor de la Paz on March 20, 2012 at 6:36 PM

bluegill on March 20, 2012 at 6:35 PM

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Hi ‘gill ! How’s things?

listens2glenn on March 20, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Vote “None of the Above”.

UODuckMan on March 20, 2012 at 6:38 PM

To Specter- Hell of a way to try to thank someone for going out on a limb for you (which Santorum did when supporting him). Stick a knife in him while pretending to cover his back. Not cool.

Maybe Specter will say Bob Dole told him to “help” Santorum to try to cover for this bit of friendly fire.

Betenoire on March 20, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Although it is true that specter was the 60th vote for Obamacare-Santorum is no different than any other politician including MITT
for doing votes and making endorsements to maintain the Team.

gerrym51 on March 20, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Ugh……Judas strikes again!
(sarc)

canopfor on March 20, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Hi ‘gill ! How’s things?

listens2glenn on March 20, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Things are going swimmingly. How about you?

Will be even better once the unelectable Rick Santorum drops out of the race for the good of the party and the good of the country.

bluegill on March 20, 2012 at 6:42 PM

I would have pegged the odds of an outsider stealing the crown off his head in Tampa at maybe a thousand to one, but if Mitt’s trying to nail down commitments from the rest of the field now, then he must have reason to believe the odds are considerably better than that. Hmmmmm.

Must mean that Mitt reads Hot Air when he isn’t actually busy campaigning. He must see the level of animosity from people like AngryEd; and recognizes that there are enough people of his viciousness to be a threat to common sense.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on March 20, 2012 at 6:47 PM

What should we take from the fact that Romney is evidently so worried about a dark horse that he’s trying to squeeze a pledge out of Santorum and Gingrich not to support him/her in advance? I would have pegged the odds of an outsider stealing the crown off his head in Tampa at maybe a thousand to one, but if Mitt’s trying to nail down commitments from the rest of the field now, then he must have reason to believe the odds are considerably better than that. Hmmmmm.

He’s worried about Somebody in Wasilla. Lol.

promachus on March 20, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Hi ‘gill !

listens2glenn on March 20, 2012 at 6:37 PM

You have to shout, he’s hard of herring

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on March 20, 2012 at 6:48 PM

I would have pegged the odds of an outsider stealing the crown off his head in Tampa at maybe a thousand to one, but if Mitt’s trying to nail down commitments from the rest of the field now, then he must have reason to believe the odds are considerably better than that. Hmmmmm.

I doubt he has any real concern about that. Probably just covering his bases, that’s all.

changer1701 on March 20, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Just Curious How many romneycare posts in 2012 at hot air and how many arlen specter. My quess like the romneycare Outspending his competitors 10 to 1, it’s probably the same ratio for specter to romneycare.

Real classy hot air, I can’t remember the last time you posted a romneycare thread, seems your in the tank just like drudge, fox news et al…

Danielvito on March 20, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Specter and Santorum – it’s not as if voters haven’t had experience throwing both these guys out of office. Two peas, same pod.

whatcat on March 20, 2012 at 6:50 PM

This is always how I imagine Allah saying “terrific”

http://youtu.be/xogoo9Y26bo

nicktjacob on March 20, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Supposedly Santorum might win tonight, anyway.

MadisonConservative on March 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM

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Whoa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : O

listens2glenn on March 20, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Supposedly Santorum might win tonight, anyway.

MadisonConservative on March 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM

O/T only slightly, because Santorum’s crashing and burning tonight.
I like the new blog. Are you going to blog about Peyton going to Denver? I mean you stated, below the blog headline, the blog was going to be laced with profanity.

Dr Evil on March 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Even Newt, in his post at Red State today slamming Santorum for conservative heresies, doesn’t bring up his chumminess with Specter.

Of course not! Newt can’t. Why not? Because Newt endorsed Dede Scozzafava over conservative candidate Doug Hoffman in NY-23.

ITguy on March 20, 2012 at 6:56 PM

So even Romney is worried about brokered convention enough to seal the deal with the four of them. So why were people laughing at the idea just a few days ago?

promachus on March 20, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Dr Evil on March 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I f**king hate sports.

MadisonConservative on March 20, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Despite the consensus that emerged from the discussion in Wilmington, Gingrich twice raised the possibility of a new entrant in an interview last week with Bret Baier on Fox News.

My husband wants Rick Perry to re enter the race. I told him that’s not how it works. But whatever…..

Dr Evil on March 20, 2012 at 6:57 PM

If it isn’t Mr. Obowmacare’s 60th vote…

… The irony has been left on again.

Seven Percent Solution on March 20, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Specter and Santorum – it’s not as if voters haven’t had experience throwing both these guys out of office. Two peas, same pod.

whatcat on March 20, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Hmmm, which is worse, Spector and Santorum, Or Romney and Kennedy? I don’t like backstabbers like Spector, but I also don’t like the Cowardly Captain of the USS Oldsmobile either (pbuh). Kennedy did more damage, so there ya go.

Lightswitch on March 20, 2012 at 6:59 PM

What a useless hack of a website this has become.

Here we have ‘allahpundit’ dragging out qoutes from 6 years ago, about an election 8 years ago, and pretending it means anything?

Has allahpundit forgotten that at this same point in time, his preferred candidate Romney was pushing, and the finally signed, Romneycare into law?

Allahpundit has exposed himself as a progressive that supports socialized medicine.

Look for the progressive spin in every allahpundit posting on this site!

Freddy on March 20, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Satanorum admitted as much on Glenn Beck’s radio show many moon ago.

SouthernGent on March 20, 2012 at 7:00 PM

So Romney got to Specter and made him a deal. Ambassador to France would be perfect.

CorporatePiggy on March 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Of course not! Newt can’t. Why not? Because Newt endorsed Dede Scozzafava over conservative candidate Doug Hoffman in NY-23.

ITguy on March 20, 2012 at 6:56 PM

When Dede lost to Hoffman didn’t she endorse the democrat he was running against? I never understood Gingrich’s thought process in endorsing her, unless he thought she was a shoe in? I think Dede took ACORN money too didn’t she? Yep she had RINO stamped all over her.

Dr Evil on March 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Real classy hot air, I can’t remember the last time you posted a romneycare thread, seems your in the tank just like drudge, fox news et al…

Danielvito on March 20, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Think of it from a business point of view.

If a conservative were to be president, Fox, Drudge, RomneyAir, etc would lose viewers/readers. If Obama stays president, they keep the viewers/readers. It’s in their best interest to shill for Romney who will be decimated by Obama.

I can’t blame them. Business is business. You go where your bread is buttered.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I have to give you props, Allah. You, before I can recall anyone else doing it, were chatting about the possibility of a brokered convention. Well read, those tea leaves of yours.

beatcanvas on March 20, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Real classy hot air, I can’t remember the last time you posted a romneycare thread, seems your in the tank just like drudge, fox news et al…

Danielvito on March 20, 2012 at 6:49 PM

If a conservative were to be president, Fox, Drudge, RomneyAir, etc would lose viewers/readers. If Obama stays president, they keep the viewers/readers. It’s in their best interest to shill for Romney who will be decimated by Obama.

I can’t blame them. Business is business. You go where your bread is buttered.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Haha! HotAir, in the tank for Rommney? You’re beclowning yourselves. God forbid anything negative be said about Senator Sanctimony, right?

changer1701 on March 20, 2012 at 7:09 PM

When Mitt signed Romneycare, his first thank-you went to Kennedy.

“Together we pitched the secretaries on our vision to insure all our citizens and on our need for federal support to make the vision real.” Then he introduced his “collaborator and friend”, Senator Kennedy.

Lightswitch on March 20, 2012 at 7:10 PM

What a useless hack of a website this has become. . .Here we have ‘allahpundit’ dragging out [quotes] from 6 years ago

You forget the glory days of Allahpundit’s impossibly hip web site, Allah is in The House a memorable name if there ever was one. Allahpundit was a little worried about offending Islam, so he ran a standard disclaimer box on his home page with the heading, “Please Read Before Issuing Fatwa.”

So when you say that the great Allahpundit is supporting Willard, I say that I recall Allah is in the House and I get nostalgiac and I say . . .

Dump Willard! Are you people crazy? Willard? The socialized medicine Mormon?

Dump Willard! And dump Willard before he dumps you!

Emperor Norton on March 20, 2012 at 7:11 PM

When Mitt signed Romneycare, his first thank-you went to Kennedy.

“Together we pitched the secretaries on our vision to insure all our citizens and on our need for federal support to make the vision real.” Then he introduced his “collaborator and friend”, Senator Kennedy.

Lightswitch on March 20, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Shhh… facts are not allowed on RomneyAir when discussing Romney. Only things you are allowed to say is Romney is better than Obama and that’s all that counts.

PS: Why do you hate Mormons?

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:15 PM

How does a grassroots righty conclude that the guy who endorsed his RINO colleague from Pennsylvania is less trustworthy than the guy who’s run as a liberal, moderate, conservative, and now technocratic Republican over the past 18 years?

Good ol’ Allah… But maybe it was the Daily Kos endorsement. Maybe it was the helping hand provided by Big Labor. Or maybe because Santy was for Romney before he was against him. Who knows, right?

cicerone on March 20, 2012 at 7:16 PM

I just wonder how many people who are raking Santorum over the coals for his endorsement of Specter are also still nursing a major grudge against conservatives for supporting O’Donnell over Castle in 2010.

Just Sayin on March 20, 2012 at 7:16 PM

PS: Why do you hate Mormons?

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Well, we now know why you do, don’t we?

cicerone on March 20, 2012 at 7:17 PM

I remember back in the golden age of HA like a year ago. Back when it was a conservative blog. When Obama was the target of posts and comments. Back in the days before the Mittbot brigade infested it.

Ahhhh….good times.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Well, we now know why you do, don’t we?

cicerone on March 20, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Stupid and lacking a sense of humor. You must be very popular with the ladies.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Freddy on March 20, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Allah did most of his anal tearing of Romney four years ago, when Romney was running last time. Hot Air veterans have known Willard sucks for years. Not Allah’s fault you’re still playing catch-up.

MadisonConservative on March 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Stupid and lacking a sense of humor. You must be very popular with the ladies.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Projection. Yet another Lefty trait. You’re full of ‘em.

cicerone on March 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Everyone f**ks up from time to time.

Santorum has apologized for Specter.

Romney still pimps Romneycare wherever he goes.

Get the difference?

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Dr Evil on March 20, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I f**king hate sports.

MadisonConservative on March 20, 2012 at 6:57 PM

That’s the spirit, but you know posting gratuitous video of Tebow crying jags means Beaucoup blog hits.

Dr Evil on March 20, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Projection. Yet another Lefty trait. You’re full of ‘em.

cicerone on March 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Well you believe in children’s fairy tales baout old men in the clouds. So it’s not surprising your reply is I know you are but what am I?

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Allah did most of his anal tearing of Romney four years ago, when Romney was running last time. Hot Air veterans have known Willard sucks for years. Not Allah’s fault you’re still playing catch-up.

MadisonConservative on March 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Apparently Santorum wasn’t reading Hot Air back then.

“In a few short days, Republicans from across this country will decide more than their party’s nominee. They will decide the very future of our party and the conservative coalition that Ronald Reagan built.
Conservatives can no longer afford to stand on the sidelines in this election, and Governor Romney is the candidate who will stand up for the conservative principles that we hold dear,” said Senator Santorum.
“Governor Romney has a deep understanding of the important issues confronting our country today, and he is the clear conservative candidate that can go into the general election with a united Republican party.”…

-Santorum in 2008

cicerone on March 20, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Well you believe in children’s fairy tales baout old men in the clouds. So it’s not surprising your reply is I know you are but what am I?

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Spoken just like a Lefty. Keep proving my point.

cicerone on March 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM

http://www.nationalpolls.com/2012/obama-vs-romney.html

LOL. Most electable EVER!!!!

I am almost starting to feel sorry for Mittbots.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Spoken just like a Lefty. Keep proving my point.

cicerone on March 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM

No moron. I am speaking like an educated adult who figured out at about 12 that there is no old man in the clouds looking out for me. It’s imbeciles like you who equate bible thumping with conservatism that gives conservatism a bad name. If it weren’t for this insane obsession with old men in the clouds, we’d have fiscal sanity in this country. But instead we have otherwise fiscally conservative people who take 1 look at the GOP and run screaming away when they see all the talk about old men in the sky and his resurrected son.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Rmoney is moving to cover his bets. He has no poker face and a terrible tell.

Bmore on March 20, 2012 at 7:29 PM

LOL. Most electable EVER!!!!

I am almost starting to feel sorry for Mittbots.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I think you belong here: http://www.barackobama.com

changer1701 on March 20, 2012 at 7:30 PM

That’s the spirit, but you know posting gratuitous video of Tebow crying jags means Beaucoup blog hits.

Dr Evil on March 20, 2012 at 7:20 PM

I still don’t know who Tim Tebow is, other than a Christian football player.

And NO, I DON’T WANT TO KNOW.

MadisonConservative on March 20, 2012 at 7:30 PM

No moron. I am speaking like an educated adult who figured out at about 12 that there is no old man in the clouds looking out for me. It’s imbeciles like you who equate bible thumping with conservatism that gives conservatism a bad name. If it weren’t for this insane obsession with old men in the clouds, we’d have fiscal sanity in this country. But instead we have otherwise fiscally conservative people who take 1 look at the GOP and run screaming away when they see all the talk about old men in the sky and his resurrected son.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Thanks for clearing that up. It’s helpful for people to see what you’re all about.

cicerone on March 20, 2012 at 7:31 PM

I guess it’s a good thing for Rick Santorum that Rick Santorum’s endorsement in 2008 didn’t get Mitt Romney elected.

I’m pretty sure that when Rick Santorum says “take one for the team”, the “team” that Rick Santorum is talking about is in fact, Rick Santorum.

Swerve22 on March 20, 2012 at 7:32 PM

LOL. Most electable EVER!!!!

I am almost starting to feel sorry for Mittbots.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I think you belong here: http://www.barackobama.com

changer1701 on March 20, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I point out facts. You throw ad hominem attacks at me. Par for the course for a Mittbot.

Your boy is on course to lose worse than McCain lost. Deal with it.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:33 PM

LOL – now people are accusing HA of being pro Romney! Yesterday they were saying it’s pro Santorum.

With no horse in the race anymore – it’s the little things that tickle me.

gophergirl on March 20, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Allah did most of his anal tearing of Romney four years ago, when Romney was running last time.

MadisonConservative on March 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Is it necessary for you to use vulgar language to make your points?

bluegill on March 20, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Everyone f**ks up from time to time.

Santorum has apologized for Specter.

Romney still pimps Romneycare wherever he goes.

Get the difference?

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Has Santorum apologized for endorsing Romney?

Swerve22 on March 20, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Angryed, if you don’t believe in God (I don’t, either *ducks from incoming fire*) can you explain to me why Santorum is preferable to Romney? Santorum’s record of conservatism extends only as far as the bedroom, he’s the quintessential Washington Insider (hell, he was even born a few miles outside of DC and lives in the DC suburbs today), and beyond all his shortcomings in terms of policy, he’s belligerent, abrasive, and outright unlikable. Mitt, for all his flaws, at least has a record of success in the private sector (unlike Santy) and believes that some form of fiscal conservatism ought to be part of the GOP platform. Santorum offers none of that.

Professor de la Paz on March 20, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Thanks for clearing that up. It’s helpful for people to see what you’re all about.

cicerone on March 20, 2012 at 7:31 PM

I’ve been saying this forever. You’re not exposing anything.

I laugh at religion. I am pro choice. I don’t really care if 2 men marry each other. What I care about is fiscal issues and national security.

And it’s this obsession with social crap that is keeping Democrats in power.

My guy in 2008 was Rudy. But noooooo. He was too liberal to the fundies because he didn’t want to tell 2 men what they can and can’t do in their bedroom. And OMG!!! He was divorced and once cross dressed for a party. So he was simply unacceptable to cretins like you.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Angryed, if you don’t believe in God (I don’t, either *ducks from incoming fire*) can you explain to me why Santorum is preferable to Romney?
Professor de la Paz on March 20, 2012 at 7:36 PM

When did I ever say he was?

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:37 PM

And I thought that Arlen had completely faded away to obscurity… Pity, that is not the case…

Khun Joe on March 20, 2012 at 7:38 PM

You didn’t, you’re absolutely right. Sorry, I mistook your distaste of Romney as a sign of your support for Santorum, as typical on HA nowadays. Apologies for being presumptuous.

Professor de la Paz on March 20, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Mittbot’s the ruling class is coming to the realization that your sociolist might not get enough delegates by the convention

“How Romney Could be Derailed at the Convention
Jeff Greenfield: “If Romney has not secured the nomination by the time the delegates convene in Tampa, Fla., at the end of August, the prospects for a genuine floor fight are greater than you might imagine. The reason is that delegates who are bound or pledged to a candidate are only obligated to follow his wishes when it comes to voting for a nominee. And in most contentious conventions, it is a fight over the rules that has effectively determined the nominee.”

But mittbot’s think of the bright side if Romneycare loses the nomination he will have helped the economy by spending a quarter of a billion in negative ads, buying elected officals, buying the RNC etc.!

Danielvito on March 20, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Professor de la Paz on March 20, 2012 at 7:36 PM

AngryEd seems like a liberal just trying to play the role of a liberal’s caricature of a Tea Partier.

He could have just as easily chosen the name PissedOffBubba or MadBillyBob.

Now and then he lets his true feelings slip out, such as when he accuses Obama’s critics of being racist.

Waste your time with that one at your own risk.

bluegill on March 20, 2012 at 7:41 PM

You didn’t, you’re absolutely right. Sorry, I mistook your distaste of Romney as a sign of your support for Santorum, as typical on HA nowadays. Apologies for being presumptuous.

Professor de la Paz on March 20, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Heh. No worries. You’re by far not the first or last person who will think that. I’m also a Palinista, a secret Obama supporter and Paulnut. And that’s just on Tuesday.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Thanks for the advice, Gill, I’ll keep it in mind.

Professor de la Paz on March 20, 2012 at 7:43 PM

bluegill on March 20, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Says the guy who one day mocked Trump and then 12 hours later was praising Romney for getting Trump’s endorsement. Didn’t you get banned as well? You’re one of the more pathetic Mittbots here. Most are paid shills. You actually believe the bile you spew. Now that’s sad.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:43 PM

bluegill on March 20, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Again, you forgot the disclaimer: “I’m Mitt Romney and I approved this message.”

I may have to report you to the FEC if you keep forgetting.

Bitter Clinger on March 20, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Heh. No worries. You’re by far not the first or last person who will think that. I’m also a Palinista, a secret Obama supporter and Paulnut. And that’s just on Tuesday.

Yeah that’s just the way HA is. I’ve been called everything but a Santorumbot (Paulbot, secret liberal, or Mittbot depending on who I’m arguing with), I can’t say I’m proud for perpetuating the system. Out of curiosity, do you have a horse in this race or are you a “none of the above” guy?

Professor de la Paz on March 20, 2012 at 7:44 PM

So cicerone, tell me more about the old man in the clouds. Can I get in touch with him directly? Does he have a cell number? Is he on twitter? I need some lotto numbers and I figure he might be able to help me out.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Yeah that’s just the way HA is. I’ve been called everything but a Santorumbot (Paulbot, secret liberal, or Mittbot depending on who I’m arguing with), I can’t say I’m proud for perpetuating the system. Out of curiosity, do you have a horse in this race or are you a “none of the above” guy?

Professor de la Paz on March 20, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I’m a true Anyone but Romney guy. Santy, Newt, Paul, Palin, the guy who picks up dog shit at the park….anyone of them will do in his place.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Romneycare’s priority on today’s election day, you can’t make this sh*t up;

Reports The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser:

““I woke up this morning and found I did not have any shirts that would be appropriate for a fundraiser,” (Romney) said Tuesday afternoon during an online video chat on Google. “So I had to wash my shirt out of the sink.”
“Then I thought, how am I going to get this thing dried fast enough?” he said. “So I got the iron out. It took me about 20 minutes to iron and dry. The collar is finally dry.”

Danielvito on March 20, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Rick Santorum is an unelectable loser.

The social issues extremist Rick Santorum needs to DROP OUT of the race for the good of the party and the good of the country.

His staying in the race only prolongs the Republican in-fighting and increases Obama’s chances of reelection.

A Vote for Rick Santorum in the Primary = A Vote for Barack Obama’s Reelection

bluegill on March 20, 2012 at 6:35 PM

…all those who have heard this from bluegill before RAISE YOUR HANDS!…
Wow! We just set a Guinness World Book record for the WAVE that all the combined college football stadiums couldn’t beat on any given Saturday!

KOOLAID2 on March 20, 2012 at 7:49 PM

What a liar. He’s worth $250M and he’s washing shirts in the hotel sink. BS. In that 20 minutes he could have gone and bought a new shirt.

Even when speaking about mundane tasks like ironing a shirt he can’t help but lie.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:49 PM

…all those who have heard this from bluegill before RAISE YOUR HANDS!…

KOOLAID2 on March 20, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Flailing both hands in the air….

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:50 PM

They are predicting the lowest chicago primary voting in history. Romneycare I see you motivated w/your $5 million dollar negative spend alot of people!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-record-low-turnout-for-presidential-primary-in-chicago-20120320,0,2430582.story

If obama doesn’t beat romneycare by 15 points I’d be suprised. most conservatives like me and my family will sit this out if the sociolist gets the nomination!

Danielvito on March 20, 2012 at 7:50 PM

I point out facts. You throw ad hominem attacks at me. Par for the course for a Mittbot.

Your boy is on course to lose worse than McCain lost. Deal with it.

angryed on March 20, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Pot, meet kettle. You do nothing but spew vitriol all over these threads. I can’t tell whether you just need your meds adjusted, or are just a lib trying to stir the pot (you are an admitted Obama guy, after all), but ad hominem attacks are your stock in trade.

changer1701 on March 20, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I’m a true Anyone but Romney guy. Santy, Newt, Paul, Palin, the guy who picks up dog shit at the park….anyone of them will do in his place.

See, that’s how I feel about Santorum. I was a Cain supporter from the get-go, led my county campaign (with all three of our other members) until he dropped out, and after he left, I begrudgingly hopped from Newt to Perry to Paul back to Newt to Mitt back to Perry, then Perry dropped out, and I gave up on all of them. I’m sorely disappointed in the field we have left, the only one who can claim to be any sort of an outsider has been in Congress for two decades and believes a nuclear Iran isn’t a threat. Otherwise, it’s “I caused the financial crisis with Bill Clinton” Newt, “Romneycare and Massachussetts” Mitt, and Sweater Vest. Unfortunately, Rick has none of the advantages of the other two, yet all of the flaws (and many more).

Professor de la Paz on March 20, 2012 at 7:52 PM

When Dede lost to Hoffman didn’t she endorse the democrat he was running against? I never understood Gingrich’s thought process in endorsing her, unless he thought she was a shoe in? I think Dede took ACORN money too didn’t she? Yep she had RINO stamped all over her.

Dr Evil on March 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Yes. She dropped out, when she realized that she would lose, and she ENDORSED THE DEMOCRAT! She shafted the Tea Party, as did Newt.

I am in no way happy about Santorum’s endorsement of Specter, but when President Bush was asking him to do so, I can forgive him for doing so.

I consider Newt’s endorement of Dede Scozzafava to be much worse, because Dede was so obviously a Democrat plant (supporter of Planned Parenthood and a recipient of the Margaret Sanger award, supporter of and supported by unions, etc.)

ITguy on March 20, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I am in no way happy about Santorum’s endorsement of Specter, but when President Bush was asking him to do so, I can forgive him for doing so.

See, an ideologically consistent response would go something like this:

“I am in no way happy about Santorum’s endorsement of Specter, and it’s indicative of the big-government mindset the GOP adopted during the 2000s which led to the epic backlash felt by the party during 2006 and 2008. This makes it even more important to endorse and support candidates that dedicate themselves towards shrinking the size and impact of government and restoring our Federal Government to it’s constitutional limits.”

Otherwise you’re just asking for six of one or a half-dozen of the other.

Professor de la Paz on March 20, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Professor de la Paz on March 20, 2012 at 7:59 PM

I don’t trust Mitt Romney.

I don’t trust Newt Gingrich.

I trust Rick Santorum, even though he’s made mistakes and hopefully learned from them.

I trust Ron Paul to be what he says he is, buthe’s on the wrong side of the Muslim vs. Jewish & Christian conflict in the Middle East, and worldwide.

ITguy on March 20, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Is it necessary for you to use vulgar language to make your points?

bluegill on March 20, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Yes, it is f**king necessary. Who the hell are you?

MadisonConservative on March 20, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Pot, meet kettle. You do nothing but spew vitriol all over these threads. I can’t tell whether you just need your meds adjusted, or are just a lib trying to stir the pot (you are an admitted Obama guy, after all), but ad hominem attacks are your stock in trade.

changer1701 on March 20, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Most likely he’s a paid liberal blogger meant to strawman conservative voters.

Swerve22 on March 20, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Yes, it is f**king necessary. Who the hell are you?

MadisonConservative on March 20, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Didn’t you just get banned for your potty mouth? Maybe Ed made the wrong decision in letting you trample back.

Swerve22 on March 20, 2012 at 8:26 PM

This is one of the reasons that I walked into my precinct today, laughed at the uniformly black and stupid vote fraud managers who handed me a Republican ballot, got the Democrat ballot instead and voted for Debbie Halvorson (or more accurately, against Jesse “Staples” Jackson, Jr.)

I did not bother casting judgement on the ridiculous GOP four. I was a nominal and reluctant Romney supporter up until the 23 robocalls I got from Ann; a mystified GOP Independent when I tried to grasp the Rasmussen poll showing Santorum leading Obama in the 4 states where Obama was leading Romney (no way); and a disillusioned conservative when I walked into the precinct.

Eff these guys — they all suck. I’ll vote for a stray cat with an R on his head in November — anyone but O’Bozo. But I don’t like any of them.

Jaibones on March 20, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Arlen Specter is that gift to Republicans that just keeps on giving it to us……..right up the rear end.

devolvingtowardsidiocracy on March 20, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Yes, it is f**king necessary. Who the hell are you?

MadisonConservative on March 20, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Careful, MC…you might upset someone’s delicate sensibilities. And you wouldn’t want that. Would you?

Jaibones on March 20, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Didn’t you just get banned for your potty mouth? Maybe Ed made the wrong decision in letting you trample back.

Swerve22 on March 20, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I didn’t get banned from anything. I lost my Green Room access for posting articles because I posted something too harsh for Hot Air. It didn’t matter, because I had been using the GR less and less over time and planning my own site. My commenting privileges haven’t been touched. I’m sure that annoys you.

MadisonConservative on March 20, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Thank Rick Santorum for OBAMACARE – not Romney…

Drunk Report on March 20, 2012 at 9:15 PM

So?

MCGIRV on March 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Allah did most of his anal tearing of Romney four years ago, when Romney was running last time.

MadisonConservative on March 20, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Is it necessary for you to use vulgar language to make your points?

bluegill on March 20, 2012 at 7:34 PM

…sometimes it is smoother and less offending than someone who uses orgasmic mush all the time.

KOOLAID2 on March 20, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I hope this puts to rest the false idea that Santorum is a “true conservative,” at least by the ever changing Hot Air commentator standards.

If not, here’s more:

Santorum was Pro-Choice and Against Right to Work.

scotash on March 21, 2012 at 2:20 AM

From the scorn he heaps on Romney, I would expect Santorum to be without sin. But he voted against a right to work law and this, too. He gives excuses, but he gives none for anyone else. He knows that the “Etch-A-Sketch” gaffe didn’t mean what he’s claiming it to.

He can say all’s fair in politics and I agree, therefore it’s fair for me to decide that he’s not worthy of my vote. He’s being a sore loser and that’s not helping us defeat Obama. And Gingrich is worse.

flataffect on March 21, 2012 at 11:01 PM