Santorum: Maybe America’s better off with Obama than taking a risk on an “Etch-a-Sketch” candidate

posted at 5:50 pm on March 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

Faced with the reality that his chances have collapsed, the Sweater Vest begins to unravel:

“You win by giving people a choice. You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there. If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future,” Santorum told a crowd at USAA.

During a press avail following the event, Santorum, who carried the Etch A Sketch during his speech, argued that Romney knows he can’t win in the general election.

“All the things that allow Romney to win the primary are unavailable to him to win the general and that’s why you see these Etch A Sketch comments because he knows he can’t win,” said Santorum.

Romney issued a statement later saying he’s “disappointed to hear that Rick Santorum would rather have Barack Obama as president than a Republican.” Question for Team RS: What “risk” is there, exactly, that President Etch-a-Sketch would be worse than Obama? Even if his political instincts carry him towards the center, he knows he can’t stray too far from the base on big-ticket items like, oh, say, Supreme Court appointments. That’s a big difference, not a little difference, and a pro-life advocate as passionate as Santorum surely knows it. I’m no Romney fan, yet the only argument I can come up with in which The One is possibly maybe supposedly conceivably theoretically preferable to Romney is some sort of “only Nixon can go to China” reasoning. Only a Republican like Nixon could make nice with Mao because a Democrat would have been accused by the right of harboring secret communist sympathies. Nixon’s party ID immunized him from that; by the same token, you could argue that if an attack on Iran is inevitable it’s better that Obama gives the order than Romney because the anti-war left will roll over like puppies for him (again). You could, if you’re really daring, even argue that only a Democratic president can sign entitlement reform because partisan loyalty will help defang some of its many, many, many, many liberal opponents. I don’t buy the latter argument, though — I think it’s one of the few policy areas in which the left will be ferocious even in opposing a Democratic president, if not quite as ferocious as they’d be towards a Republican. (That’s one reason Obama hasn’t been aggressive about it despite his campaign promises about entitlements.) And as for Iran, are you willing to purchase relative liberal silence on an attack at the high price of trillions more in debt and a few new stridently liberal SCOTUS justices? I’ll pass.

I’m actually amazed he’s making this argument given the hard feelings it’ll engender among Republicans who’ll soon be rallying around Romney in an “anybody but Obama” fervor. Santorum’s sunk this time but he’s raised his profile significantly for 2016. Time to start thinking ahead strategically instead of letting bitterness run away with that yapper of his. Exit quotation from Byron York: “Asked what other plans Santorum had to call attention to the [Etch-a-Sketch] matter, [Santorum spokesman Alice] Stewart said, ‘Lots.’”


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Sanctimonious hired AngryEd? Who’d of thunk!

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on March 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Oh hell no he didn’t.

Apologetic California on March 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

The man told the truth…

Why go for a phony liberal when you can get the real deal?

liberal4life on March 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Go to hell, Rick…

Realist on March 22, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Obama wept a little at not having Rick to face in the general, but heartily accepts his endorsement.

profitsbeard on March 22, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Well Romney is a liberal so I can understand why Santorum said this. I may vote for him but right now I’m at a 20%.

He has flipped-floped on every major defining issue in American politics.

social-justice on March 22, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Rick, step aside and let the adults lead the way. This is not a battle for who gets to date the homecoming queen.

Bradky on March 22, 2012 at 5:53 PM

LMAO…..this is gonna be the thread of the friggin’ week…..be right back with a bowl of popcorn.

Tim_CA on March 22, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Santorum: Maybe America’s better off with Obama than taking a risk on an “Etch-a-Sketch” candidate

Truth.

Lose this time around, nominate a conservative in 4 years, or win this time around with Romney, and get another chance to nominate a conservative in 8 years… who will be at a disadvantage because the GOP brand will be “tired” by that point.

Stoic Patriot on March 22, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Come on ABRs PLEASE defend this latest Santorum statement. Please!

Bradky on March 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I don’t trust Romney. He will say and do anything to get elected and you never know if he holds any true convictions. I heard an excellent Santorum ad on the radio that brings up Romney’s latest flip flop in Puerto Rico where he said that they wouldn’t need to learn English to be accepted as a state in the union, but he said earlier in the debates that he would make English the official language.

Decoski on March 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

“You’re going to need a bigger boat”

Let the blood fued commence…!

/

:)

Seven Percent Solution on March 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Axelturd will run Obama to the right of Mitt, because he can.

He’ll run the Etch-A-Sketch tape, 24 hours a day.

All 5 contenders just suck, with Obama the worst of them all. Poor land, as she pivots toward the abyss…

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

What a pitiful, small, little man.Your desperation is showing Rick….

sandee on March 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

For those that haven’t a clue how much the lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist extremists have destroyed American values, American society, American government, and the freedoms and liberties of Americans, I hope they at least consider this:

A flip-flopping, etch a sketch, RINO, say-anything to get nominated, unprincipled, conviction-less, out-of-touch, mega-millionaire, corporate raider, romneycare candidate for president is still infinitely better than the current president !

TeaPartyNation on March 22, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Come on ABRs PLEASE defend this latest Santorum statement. Please!

Bradky on March 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Done.

Stoic Patriot on March 22, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Sanctimonious hired AngryEd? Who’d of thunk!

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on March 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Sanctimonious is angryed :-)

jimver on March 22, 2012 at 5:55 PM

OH NO Allahpundit says there is a big difference between Romney and Obama. WHat will the stay-home-acrats think about this?

Mormontheman on March 22, 2012 at 5:55 PM

This is why Santorum is such a schmuck. He gets cute, and ends up torpedoing his own campaign.

Take a hike Rick. And take your bedroom cameras with you.

portlandon on March 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I *knew* this would come. I could smell it. I have been worried that Hot Air would say it before Santorum did. Basically, “if our candidate can’t get the nomination, we’re going to support Obama” because it looks like that’s where the site is headed.

crosspatch on March 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Come on ABRs PLEASE defend this latest Santorum statement. Please!

Bradky on March 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

NO sane person can defend either of the 5, with your Obama the worst of the lot. Pity the country.

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Fire Fehrnstrom Now!

anotherJoe on March 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM


Romney issued a statement later saying he’s “disappointed to hear that Rick Santorum would rather have Barack Obama as president than a Republican.”

Romney’s a Republican!? This is the guy who is responsible for RomneyCare, which is functionally identical to ObamCare with all its new rules, new taxes, its exchanges, its mandates, and its assumptions about the use of state power to pursue progressive goals like universal coverage, and he implies in his statement that he’s a Republican? If Romney is a Republican, then I don’t want any Republicans.

casuist on March 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

And there it is……….. His “Dean Scream.”

ThePrez on March 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

The ONLY REAL UNABASHED TRUE Conservative in the race today! Like seriously! Like no kidding

He’s no different than Gingrich, he’s got a bruised ego

Defector01 on March 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

LOL…Drudge has a link to The Fix for Woody from Toy Story to drop out….expect The Great Fatso aka Groucho Marx Levin to trash Chris Lispy Cilleza…

time for muffin top Rick Rico to drop out with his fatso friend Newt Horndog

now going to listen to the Savage Nation

nparga23 on March 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Why should a candidate who says this even be allowed to speak at the convention?

Mark1971 on March 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Maybe not openly support Obama, but supporting him in a more passive way by simply torpedoing Romney every chance you get.

crosspatch on March 22, 2012 at 5:57 PM

As I said last night, I’ll vote for Romney (ABO) in November but, when the first double-cross comes, I’ll be out there beating the drums for a real conservative to step forward in 2016.

Bitter Clinger on March 22, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Come on ABRs PLEASE defend this latest Santorum statement. Please!

Bradky on March 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I agree with it. Romney is the worst possible choice.

joe_doufu on March 22, 2012 at 5:57 PM

In case there was any doubt that Team Santorum has been reading (and regurgitating) some of the ABRs’ posts here….

Syzygy on March 22, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha Etchy-Sketchy 2012

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 22, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Come on ABRs PLEASE defend this latest Santorum statement. Please!

Bradky on March 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

It’s indefensible. Santorum’s own mouth was always going to hurt him. What a maroooon.

portlandon on March 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

The man told the truth…

Why go for a phony liberal when you can get the real deal?

liberal4life on March 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

…no!…The man is becoming like you! Tries to start a house on fire…and then runs inside the house!

KOOLAID2 on March 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I’m not surprised at all to hear Santorum say this because I’ve been saying for a while now that it was obvious Santorum would rather have Obama re-elected than Romney win the GE because that way he can pretend he would have won if he had been the nominee. I don’t think he started this way, but after Iowa and that small opening of the possibility of him being the nominee, his ego took over.

Dark Star on March 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I’ll freely admit that the Etch-a-Sketch comment was bad for Romney, but am I the only one that thinks Rick looks dumb as hell carrying that toy around on day two? Newt gets points for being the first to pull this stunt, but Rick looks like kid brother trying to repeat a joke and getting it wrong.

Dead Hand Control on March 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I think that his latest statement gives good reason to believe that AngryEd is Rick Santorum.

Bradky on March 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Faced with the reality that his chances have collapsed, the Sweater Vest begins to unravel:

You couldn’t resist, well who can blame you, the material writes itself.

Dr Evil on March 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

NO sane person can defend either of the 5, with your Obama the worst of the lot. Pity the country.

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

pick your poison :-)

jimver on March 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Romney doesn’t stand for anything.

He is nothing but a political gigolo

liberal4life on March 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Sanctimonious hired AngryEd? Who’d of thunk!

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on March 22, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Racist!

/AngryEd

peski on March 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Man am I glad he’d be the straight forward common sense nominee that wouldn’t say stupid things like that dumb@$$ Rino Romney, I mean Santorum would never say things like he’d ban porn or he doesn’t care about the economy or the like. That’s only what Romney says the idiot………..

Defector01 on March 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

It sounds like Ricks campaign crew are working for Obama.

sandee on March 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

FINALLY – THE REAL TRUTH OF WHAT RICHARD thinks !!!!!

FlaMurph on March 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Lose this time around, nominate a conservative in 4 years, or win this time around with Romney, and get another chance to nominate a conservative in 8 years… who will be at a disadvantage because the GOP brand will be “tired” by that point.

Stoic Patriot on March 22, 2012 at 5:53 PM

And no doubt you said the same thing only replacing McCain with Romney in 2008. How did that work out for you?

I just love the logic of losing today is really winning in 2016. If that were the case, losing in 2008 would be winning in 2012… but where is your “True Conservative” Hero?

Losing in 2012, is still losing… and there is no promise that we won’t end up with a worse crap sandwich in 2012. Just remember, a crap sandwich goes best with Heinz.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on March 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

“Game over, man… game over.”

Thanks for playing.

The Resolute Desk on March 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

What a dishonest fool. He knows that he would have to “shake up” his own etch-a-sketch in the general election too had be won the nomination.

jawkneemusic on March 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I think that his latest statement gives good reason to believe that AngryEd is Rick Santorum.

Bradky on March 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I beat you to it by 3 seconds :-)

jimver on March 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Why should a candidate who says this even be allowed to speak at the convention?

One of the complaints about Santorum going back over 10 years is that he isn’t exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer. He gets emotional and he says stupid things. Like the time he said that McCain “doesn’t understand enhanced interrogation techniques”.

He’s a couple of nuggets short of a Happy Meal.

At this point the *only* reason I can see why anyone can support him is purely out of religious bigotry because there is absolutely nothing else there. The dude is completely vacant.

crosspatch on March 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Santorum: Maybe America’s better off with Obama than taking a risk on an “Etch-a-Sketch” candidate

Damn straight.

And – I know all the pansy-assed willardbots are going to scream “TRAITOR!!” but Santorum is spot on.

This Romney nomination is a complete lunacy. I’m not quite sure what exactly the top ten BAD IDEAS of all time are but …

I’m pretty certain that nominating the only other man in this entire nation besides Obama who has a Socialist Health Care system named after him ranks somewhere in the TOP 5.

Let’s see here – let’s take our number one wedge issue – ObamaCare, and completely neuter it by nominating the guy who provided the seed for ObamaCare – WILLARD!

Let’s see here – let’s nominate a guy who loves to dish dirt on Conservatives – but will refuse to fight Obama in the general with equal gusto! WILLARD!!

Willard will SINK the Republican Party as President – if he even makes it that far.

He will crash this nation as President because he hasn’t got the BALLS to do what it takes to save us – and we only have a few years in which we can be saved. The moment of truth will come on his watch – he will fail – Conservatism will get the blame (even though he’s not a Conservative) and the Dims will BLOW-OUT the ceiling in the 2016 elections.

It’s not being traitorous to save us from that kind of fate.

HondaV65 on March 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

You went full ABRtard, Rick. Never go full ABRtard.

Jon0815 on March 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Ooooohhhh.. that’s going to hurt. Santorum must be feeling desperate to say something like this.

We are witnessing the last dying gasps of the Santorum campaign.

ButterflyDragon on March 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Faced with the reality that his chances have collapsed, the Sweater Vest begins to unravel:

Though AP has gone all in for Romney (sweater vest? really, AP) he fails to sees the genius in this strategy – a strategy that’s long overdue. This line of attack is perfectly reasonable, fair and forces conservatives to own up to the fact that they are either nominating a moderate who doubled down on universal health care just five years ago or to pull back from the brink of electoral armageddon and nominate a conservative.

This isn’t unraveling, it’s called finally finding your voice. And I think AP knows it.

newtopia on March 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Come on, Santorum supporters. Now’s the time to defend your guy. After all, you defended him when he colluded with avowed socialists such as UAW President Bob King in Michigan, doing all he could to bring out the Democrat vote to undermine a fellow Republican in a Republican primary. If you can defend that, you can defend anything.

I notice, too, that Santorum has reverted to whining again. At least he’s consistent.

troyriser_gopftw on March 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Romney doesn’t stand for anything.
He is nothing but a political gigolo
liberal4life on March 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Pot, meet kettle head.

jawkneemusic on March 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Santorum channeling his inner Arlen Spector?

jon1979 on March 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Santorum lost in Illinois, as expected, and Jeb Bush endorsed Willard, as expected . . .so what is the damn hurry to nominate Willard?

Emperor Norton on March 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I’d rather go with an etch-a-sketch than a full bore anti-American fascist.

rbj on March 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Woody is better advised to drop out ASAP…focus on a line of his own gay sweatervests…and joing a 24 Hour Fitness Gym to get rid of that muffin top he has…also maybe get a nose job with Bill Maher

I love myself

nparga23 on March 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

No we will not be better with 4 more years of Obama. Rush and other conservatives have made this point repeatedly. The regulations alone will kill us. We will not be better.

Santorum is making a big mistake and if he continues, he’ll be remembered as the guy that split the party for his own personal desire. He’ll not be in Mitt’s position (the default candidate in 2012) in 2016. If he continues, a lot of conservatives are going to be very pissed off if we get O in return.

kerrhome on March 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Santorum is 110% correct.

Fire Fehrnstrom Now!

anotherJoe on March 22, 2012 at 5:56 PM

If Romney had an ounce of common sense he should. But he won’t.

Norwegian on March 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

And no doubt you said the same thing only replacing McCain with Romney in 2008. How did that work out for you?

I just love the logic of losing today is really winning in 2016. If that were the case, losing in 2008 would be winning in 2012… but where is your “True Conservative” Hero?

Losing in 2012, is still losing… and there is no promise that we won’t end up with a worse crap sandwich in 2012. Just remember, a crap sandwich goes best with Heinz.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on March 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Actually, I voted for Palin in 2008. Technically, I voted for McCain, but I knew that in my heart I was hoping he’d have a heart attack.

Stoic Patriot on March 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Romney has flipped-flopped on a number of issues. I wish that wasn’t the case, but I don’t see how it’s somehow better to re-elect a guy who has been consistent …on the far left fringe.

BuzzCrutcher on March 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Savage Nation coming up in a few minutes….the suspense of Dr. Savage trashin Sanitorium

nparga23 on March 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM

3 seconds on the clock..Ball is on the 30 yard line..Time for one more play..:)

Dire Straits on March 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Newt is desperately looking for a way to top this and get some of the pr oxygen. Perhaps a nod to Ralph Nader if the GOP doesn’t nominate him?

Bradky on March 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Not a Romney fan in the slightest as anyone who’s read my previous posts can attest, but this is a foolish argument. I understand why Santorum and Gingrich would be angry over Romney using PACs to bloody his opponents while pretending to remain above the fray, but claiming someone that fundamentally wants to turn this country into a socialist parody of itself is better than Romney is downright stupid. Santorum needs to correct himself immediately and if he loses the nomination he should offer Romney his support.

That all said, Romney better offer social conservatives a major fig leaf if he wants their support come November. We will hold him accountable for his actions as we did Bush when he tried to pass illegal alien amnesty and put an unqualified friend on the Supreme Court.

njrob on March 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM

“we might as well stay with what we have”

Well, at least Rick was bright enough not to be photographed smiling and shaking hands with Obama during this endorsement, I’ll give him that.

whatcat on March 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM

This is a really stupid thing to say.

I guess in Rick’s world HE is more important than defeating Obama.

Captain Kirock on March 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM

So yeah there’s no real difference between Romney and Obama

Just like people telling us McCain would be no better than Obama, and you know what, let the Republicans burn because they nominated McCain. The country will finally taste liberalism and will crave a real conservative. I mean come on McCain couldn’t be any better than Obama

Really?

Defector01 on March 22, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Santorum needs to be a statesman and not the guy that helped O get 4 more years.

kerrhome on March 22, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I’ll freely admit that the Etch-a-Sketch comment was bad for Romney, but am I the only one that thinks Rick looks dumb as hell carrying that toy around on day two? Newt gets points for being the first to pull this stunt, but Rick looks like kid brother trying to repeat a joke and getting it wrong.

Dead Hand Control on March 22, 2012 at 5:58 PM

No youre not the only one. It looks desperate

steel guy on March 22, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Obama-Santorum 2012
“Because Rick just wants to be important!”

Bradky on March 22, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Come on ABRs PLEASE defend this latest Santorum statement. Please!

Bradky on March 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Can’t do it. This was stupid. To blow the opening that the “Etch-A-Sketch” comment created along with the good polling news in Louisiana, it’s a major facepalm.

Bitter Clinger on March 22, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Well that ought to do it.

gophergirl on March 22, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Santorum’s sunk this time but he’s raised his profile significantly for 2016.

I don’t think we’ll ever hear from Santorum again on the national stage. He’s done. In 2016 we will have Christie, Jindal, Brewer … Santorum will be in the single digits.

crosspatch on March 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Why did he say this? I was starting to respect the man’s integrity, and now this. Romney sucks, but he is way better than Obama.

Kristamatic on March 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

A flip-flopping, etch a sketch, RINO, say-anything to get nominated, unprincipled, conviction-less, out-of-touch, mega-millionaire, corporate raider, romneycare candidate for president is still infinitely better than the current president !

TeaPartyNation on March 22, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Tons of TEA just fell into the harbor.

What a land of Flukes (Flucks) she has become.

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future,” Santorum told a crowd at USAA.
===============

Le Ouch,but I’m thinking that Hopey and Mittens are both
Flippy/Floppy’s in dat regard!!

canopfor on March 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

The devil you know versus the devil you don’t,No choice-stay home!

redware on March 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

One of the complaints about Santorum going back over 10 years is that he isn’t exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer. He gets emotional and he says stupid things. Like the time he said that McCain “doesn’t understand enhanced interrogation techniques”.

He’s a couple of nuggets short of a Happy Meal.

At this point the *only* reason I can see why anyone can support him is purely out of religious bigotry because there is absolutely nothing else there. The dude is completely vacant.

crosspatch on March 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

couldn’t agree more…bigoted and vacuous, worst (and could be most dangerous too) combination I can think of…

jimver on March 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Actually, I voted for Palin in 2008. Technically, I voted for McCain, but I knew that in my heart I was hoping he’d have a heart attack.

Stoic Patriot on March 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I held my nose and voted R. I was against McCain from the beginning, and while Palin lifted my spirits for a while, it didn’t last past the first week in November.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on March 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Obama-Santorum 2012
“Because Rick just wants to be important!”

Bradky on March 22, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Wrong

Obama/Romney, for the perfect non- or bi-partisanship. I go with the former, because it’s more true.

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Come on ABRs PLEASE defend this latest Santorum statement. Please!

Bradky on March 22, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Santorum is the one candidate who I support less than Romney. His poor messaging and idiotic statements mean nothing at this point. Romney has it rapped up. Santorum was too stupid to cut a deal with Gingrich when he had a chance.

I am also glad he is imploding because i do not want Santorum as VP.

Bill C on March 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM

hard to take a man with an etch-a-sketch seriously… even during etch-a-sketch-gate-pandaemonium-fest…

mjbrooks3 on March 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Richard is not an ABO ???

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot ?

Oh my…….

FlaMurph on March 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I agree with this sentiment. Obama is much better than Romney.

promachus on March 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I notice, too, that Santorum has reverted to whining again. At least he’s consistent.

troyriser_gopftw on March 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Flashback to one of the first debates, I’m trying to get my 16yo daughter engaged, and she says “Who’s the whiny one?”.

Heh.

peski on March 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Romneycare supporters crack me up, using this comment by santorium WHEN A POLL SAYS 20% OF ROMNEYCARE’S SUPPORTERS WILL VOTE FOR OBAMA IF SANTORIUM IS THE NOMINEE.

You mittbots are so holier than thou, but I expect that from people that support a sociolist!

Danielvito on March 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Thank goodness Rick didn’t drink beforehand or he might have said something like “the muslim you know is better than the mormon you don’t know”

Bradky on March 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Thankfully I wont have to hold my nose and vote for Rick, the little creep got beat and now he is too much of a sore loser to brush himself off and shake Romney’s hand.

GET LOST SANTORUM.

V7_Sport on March 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM

People who can’t see the difference between socialist community organizer Obama and the guy who started Bain Capital need their head examined.

Dark Star on March 22, 2012 at 6:06 PM

It’s one thing to attack fellow candidates during the primaries for their records and any mistakes they make during the campaign but to do this is disgraceful.

First Gingrich with the class warfare nonsense and now Santorum breaking the “anyone but Obama” message that has to be rule number one….Carrying that etch-a-sketch around could not be less Presidential too.

Say what you wan’t about Romney but he dropped out in 2008 at the right time and then fought 100% for McCain to get elected even though there was really bad blood between them during the primaries.

Zybalto on March 22, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Ugh. I am trying hard to get behind one of these guys…is there really anyone that wants to win it? Stuff it Santy. I will vote for any partial conservative over Obama, even if I have to hold my nose to do so. What we really do not need is our side actively endorsing/helping the SCOAMF.

Huckabye-Romney on March 22, 2012 at 6:06 PM

The “etch a sketch” comment was actually an honest description of how politics is done at the national level in this country. You play to your base in the Presidential primary and play to the center in the general.

Obama doesn’t have to do that this time because he is running unopposed so he has no primary campaign. He can campaign to the center the entire time.

crosspatch on March 22, 2012 at 6:07 PM

O/T,jus roll’n in!

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canopfor on March 22, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Romney doesn’t stand for anything.

He is nothing but a political gigolo

liberal4life on March 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM

True, but NO one beats Obama, who is 1001 political whores.

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2012 at 6:07 PM

The big risk of Etch-S-Sketch Progressive under the banner of Republican will do what George Herbert Walker Bush did in one term, discredit the Republican brand name. Or doing what George W. Bush did in two terms, having benefited from people not wanting to change generals during a war, and that is discredit the Republican brand name, ushering in a progressive Democrat Majority in both houses of congress and eventually a Democrat President to finish unhindered what Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barrack Obama started. The rest of the risk is that he governs in the White House like he did in the Massachusetts Governor’s Mansion.

astonerii on March 22, 2012 at 6:07 PM

The line has been crossed. A representative from the GOP will arrive at your house and remove the elephant from your door.

Seriously, that comment was dumber that the aide that acctually made the Etch-a-Sketch comment.

Santorum has a proud history of backing Democratic candidates.

Oil Can on March 22, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Why should a candidate who says this even be allowed to speak at the convention?

One of the complaints about Santorum going back over 10 years is that he isn’t exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer. He gets emotional and he says stupid things. Like the time he said that McCain “doesn’t understand enhanced interrogation techniques”.
crosspatch on March 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I’m not sure how anyone could manage to take a gaffe by a rival and end up turning it into a massively huge gaffe of his own by endorsing Obama. Oy, oy, oy.

whatcat on March 22, 2012 at 6:07 PM

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