By The Right Scoop


***UPDATE***

Would he really settle for Obama over Romney? I don’t believe it. It is so absurd that I tend to think he got something mixed up in his head and it didn’t come out the way he meant it. Because it’s just not true and I’ve heard him say otherwise beforehand.

Here’s the video (via Hotair):

You guys know that I’m not a Romney supporter during the primary, but I will be if he wins the nomination. No way I’m giving Obama another four years to finish running this nation into the crapper.

All I can say now is that if Santorum defends this position, I’m gonna have a real problem with him. Because as I said, it’s just not true.

***

UPDATE: I Should have been more clear. I really don’t believe he prefers Obama over Romney. I added a question mark to the title. I know his point is about contrast as that’s always been his point when talking this up. Problem is that when he made the point today it was very poorly worded. That’s why Drudge is trying to make it stick.

I can hear it both ways when I listen to it. I know what he meant. But it sounds really bad and if he defends it the way he stated it in this clip, it will be problematic for him.

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  • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

    I heard his comments, and I deeply shudder. I fully support Santorum and understand that pressure may have a hand in it. He hears about Sen DeMint and others falling behind Mitt.

    I agree with you Scoop that somehow there has to be an explanation. He has always contended that if it ended to be Obama vs. Romney that we would be giving away to many issues, but I never recall him saying that Obama is better than Romney. He did not look himself during this speech.

    On the other hand, he is correct in saying that there is very little difference between the two.

    • xam3991

      I don’t like that Newt takes cheap shots like this
      Newt Gingrich:
      Rick Santorum is dead wrong. Any GOP nominee will be better than Obama.

      • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

        Agreed….Newt trying to do anything to get out of 3rd place…desperation.

        • keyesforpres

          It’s his ego.

      • 3seven77

        Really? I take it you had no problem with Ricky’s cheap shot about Mitt’s dog? And the video posted here?

        • c4pfan

          It didn’t affect me at all, because it has nothing to do with the fact about the debt and Obamacare.

          Who the heck votes over that? Now, I would have blasted Rick for that comment.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VVZODHFH7JZH7YGYOHGY6P7DY4 JR Dogman

          Sorry, but no remark about Mitt’s dog can be called cheap. First of all, it cannot because team-O is going *clobber* Mitt Romney with that story if we are unfortunate enough to get him as the GOP nominee. NOTE: There are *70 MILLION* dog owners in the US — and that’s just *owners*. God knows how many others want to own a dog but can’t because they don’t have the space or the money. To wit, the total number of dog *lovers* must be what, in our blessed dog-lovin’ country? 150 million, 200 million? More? Second, we can’t call Santorum’s remark about Romney’s dog cheap out of respect for poor Seamus, who may have had a fine life overall but most definitely WAS maltreated by his insensitive jerk of a master.

          Bottom line is, we nominate Mitt Romney, not only will he be heckled by animal rights groups at every single campaign stop, not only will the country be inundated with ads and commercials telling the story of poor Seamus’s nightmare ride atop the Romney family car, but *every single GOP candidate* for the House, Senate, and governor *will* be asked by the media what they think about *their* presidential candidate’s maltreatment of his dog? Do they approve of it, do they think it was abuse? Should Mitt Romney admit that it was a mistake to tie Seamus on the roof in a kennel, so as to discourage others from transporting their pets in such fashion? Etc.

          Mitt Romney has NEVER demonstrated he has the wherewithal to commandeer and redirect the narrative — he’s been winning primaries by outspending and trashing his opponents. The dog issue matters — a lot.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Dias/1680711668 Chris Dias

        Just a few short months ago, everyone was saying to stay with the principles, and the logic will win over the voters. Now everyone is saying anybody but Obama. Well, that’s how Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Castro, the idiot in Venezuela got elected. That’s how we have a new Hugarian dictator again – after suffering centuries under the rules of dictators, kingships, Turks, Austria, and on and on. They voted in the new socialist party, which had changed it’s name from the communist party after 1989, now we got anybody but that party, and we have a real dictatorship, with all the smirks, and abuse of law and common decency. No, I do understand Rick. Come one, come all to Hungary and see your new Mitt / Obama future!

      • StNikao

        That is not necessarily a ‘cheap’ shot. Gingrich is just stating his opinion, as Santorum did.

      • keyesforpres

        Yeah, Newt did that with Bain heading into SC and that ended any chance of me supporting him.

      • kong1967

        Agreed.

    • kong1967

      I don’t like Romney but I think you are dead wrong. Think about it. Obama is a full blown Marxist and I believe he is intentionally trying to crush our economy for whatever reason. Either he’s a Muslim at heart, believes it’s unfair that we use a disroportionate share of the world’s resources, because he’s dumber than dirt, or because he’s a puppet for Soros. It doesn’t matter, the results are the same.

      We have never had a President this bad at all, let alone someone who was doing it on purpose. Not even on the Democrat side. You really want to stick with the claim that Romney is further left than almost all Democrats?

      • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

        Did I say that Mitt is left of Obama? Reread my comment again. I said that there are similarities to both of them. They hold to many of the same ideas.

        Both love the individual mandate, both love cap n trade, both love liberal justices, both love increasing taxes on small businesses, they at one time both loved Planned Parenthood.

        If these cannot comfort you to vote for Santorum or hope for a brokered convention, you need help.

        • kong1967

          “On the other hand, he is correct in saying that there is very little difference between the two. ” — PuritanD71.

          I agree that Romney has gotten behind liberal agendas, but I would not say there’s “very little difference” between him and Obama. There’s still an ocean of difference between them. I just took your statement to mean like it sounded.

          I never said I won’t vote for Santorum and, as a matter of fact, I am hoping for a brokered convention. I don’t know if it will do any good, but it’s another shot.

          Pardon my mistake for taking your comment the way I did, but there are others here who literally say there is no difference between Obama and Romney, which I find very disingenuous even though I can’t stand Romney.

          • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

            No problem, I know the feeling. I write something that makes a lot of sense to me but can be more confusing than I thought it was.

            I try to give as much leeway on comment threads as possible knowing that it is hard to effectively communicate via a keyboard instead of in person.

            I am with you, especially on the brokered convention. Even if Santorum is not selected, I think that any other person will be better than Romney.

            • kong1967

              Except for Marxist Obama.

    • Ruth2W

      Has Santorum totally lost his mind?He has become a loose cannon where Romney is concerned. Is this the maniac we want in the WH? His comment about Obama being a better choice than Romney is insane. There is no way his campaign advisors can spin this comment. Time for Santorum to hang up his hat and go home to his prolific wife. Anyone with santorum’s ethics that would blast a candidate of his own party is fodder as far as I am concerned. The reason his did not look himself during this speech is because he has totally lost his mind. Look as his recent speeches, he has l look of someone that has gone berserk. Goodby Santorum.

  • Brian D

    that’s not his point. he’s saying “we” might as well stay with what we have, as in that’s what the general consensus will be, not his own personal opinion.

    if we put up a candidate who’s supported and/or flopped on healthcare, bailouts, green energy, oil prices, abortion, etc. how many uninformed people will say “well they’re pretty similar…might as well give this current guy enough time to finish his work. he inherited a mess after all””

    • StrangernFiction

      “What he was talking about was that they’re just so similar. You’ve got to have differences to motivate people to vote,” Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley told Yahoo News. “If there’s virtually no difference between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, chances are they won’t go out and vote.”

      http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/santorum-suggests-electing-obama-better-romney-presidency-211531760.html

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

        I agree with Rick from the perspective that if Romney wins, he will likely ruin the GOP. If we are going to have socialism, let’s have it under a dem instead of forever ruining the GOP. This is our one chance to define conservatism in bold colors. What will Romney do that will make people want more of what he has to offer? Nothing. They will think that conservatism is not different than liberalism because it will be a continuance of the same policies under a new name. New boss is the same as the old boss.

        • M_J_S

          If he becomes the nominee he will ruin the GOP, because he’ll never beat Obama.

  • http://twitter.com/talkradio200 talkradio200

    That’s not what Rick was saying. It’s the same argument that many of us have made from the beginning. He was simply saying there is not as much difference b/t Mitt and Obamachev as we would like. He is not advocating to vote for Obama over Mitt and he is not saying that he prefers Obama over Mitt. It’s just the spin room in overtime getting revenge for the etch-and-sketch comment from yesterday.

  • gringa61

    A bad choice of words that most likely will come back to hurt him.

  • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

    Well, if its as it sounds, I support him, because Romney IS no different from Obama. A vote for Romney is a vote for a leftist, Conservative-hating, country-club liberal that was Obama, before there was an Obama.

    • StrangernFiction

      A vote for Romney is a vote for a leftist, Conservative-hating, country-club liberal that is perceived to represent conservatism.

      • StrangernFiction

        Who is I should say. Freudian slip by me. I guess I don’t think of Romney as being human.

        • c4pfan

          What are you talking about? He’s already said that anyone would support the nominee, but why would anyone vote for someone that has the same positions as Obama? What difference does it make when this country is heading off a cliff with Obamacare and the ‘frontrunner’ believes the same thing?

          • kong1967

            I don’t get where all of you are saying Romney has the same positions as Obama. It’s one thing to say you don’t TRUST that he has truly changed positions, but it’s quite another to state it as fact.

    • HARP2

      Two words ……Supreme Court !!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6KRHXVK5ZCSWJ5GJQ5Z6GIJICA Dax

      Sorry but you guys are all being a little nuts. There are HUGE differences between Obama and Romney. I appreciate your support for Santorum, even I have supported him, but he is starting to sound crazy and selfish which would make HIM more like Obama.

      • StrangernFiction

        “I think [Obama] is great.” — Matt Romney campaigning for Mitt

        Now THAT is nuts.

  • Patriot077

    I like Santorum but I sure wish he was more careful of his word choices.

    • marketcomp

      Yeah, everything matters especially when you have Drudge and Coulter lurking in the wings and ready to put on blast everything you say.

      • Asian_chic

        Not to mention Allapundit.

    • c4pfan

      So, you want a robot like Mitt Romney or Obama that have polled, scripted words?

      • Patriot077

        Nope, Rick’s my top pick. But I don’t think it helps his cause to have to clarify and backtrack.

    • keyesforpres

      Agreed.

  • nibblesyble

    Here is the thing, during my most bleakest moments I have thought the same thing. I would then hear some radical, freedom-sucking thing the White House did and come back to reality. Perhaps, Santo, being frustrated that nothing seems to stick to Romney said it in a moment of passion. I am sure he will back-track soon enough.

    • Cindy09

      I thought the same same thing too but with the exception of a GOP Senate and Congress, a Democrat Obama will be more weakened in his policies. That’s probably where we are heading given that at this stage we continue to ‘discover’ that Romney has preempted most of Obama’s policies. On top of all this, the Romney campaign has spent millions in attacking both Santorum and Gingrich in resorting to the type of attacks that would make their worse opponent salivate. Yeah, if I slap the title “Republican” after Romney’s name, he came in a bit more credible because of the GOP gene pool but what if we shake the “Etch-a-Sketch” case and instead add liberal after his name, all in the name of his policies? Which one is more credible? I agree that Santorum must be pretty frustrated as he has to fight a Democrat opponent and…. a Republican opponent who bears the same portrait as the other guy!

      • nibblesyble

        We need a GOP senate for Romney as well. I remember Sarah saying in an interview that she believes Romney will do fine only if he has conservatives keeping him to the right. The whole thing is a travesty.

        • c4pfan

          Like the Rick did when GW Bush created No Child Left Behind? Name me one thing that Mitt will get rid of when he himself thinks that Catholic employers should give insurance to birth control and abortions.

          The GOP does what the ‘leader’ tells them to do.

          • PapaLouie

            What do you hope to gain by distorting the truth? As you know, Romney vetoed the law that required Catholic employers to provide morning after pills to rape victims. (Why would he do that if he was in agreement with it?) The Massachusetts legislature (majority Catholic) then overrode his veto. At that point he had no choice but to enforce the law or violate his oath of office. Why blame Romney for something Catholics did to themselves? Do you think he should have acted like Obama and given out unconstitutional waivers to the law?

            • c4pfan

              Mitt advocated for Obama to copy his legislation that he created with the help of Ted Kennedy and has then lied and said that he thinks Obamacare is violates the Constitution. The fact is that he supported the mandates clearly and knew a veto meant nothing.

              His supporters even admit that he will not repeal Obamacare. He stated that he would let states decide to use it or not.

          • PapaLouie

            You asked for something Mitt will get rid of. There are at least 33 Obama czars that he will fire right away. That, alone, will be worth electing him. Remember, Romney is the guy that likes to be able to fire people who provide him services. For some reason, Rick and Newt attacked Mitt for that statement. Yet they seem awfully anxious to fire the current President so they can replace him. Don’t conservatives want to reduce the size of government? How will Rick or Newt accomplish that without firing anyone? I want a President who is willing to fire a few people from Holder’s gun runners and most of the EPA to Santorum’s SEIU union friends who are unwilling to do their job.

        • Cindy09

          Travesty indeed!!

          I cannot forget Paul Ryan’s recent words about the depths crisis but which in turn speak volume about the inner workings of Congress and the Senate:

          Let me ask you a question: what if your President, your Senator and your Congressman knew it was coming? What if they knew when it was going to happen, why it was going to happen and more importantly, what if they knew what they needed to do to stop it from happening and they had the time to stop it? But they chose to do nothing about it, because it wasn’t good politics?

          What would you think of that person? It would be immoral.

          This coming debt crisis is the most predictable crisis we’ve ever had in this country. And look what’s happening.

          In the words of Sarah Palin “Throw them all out!”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

        Plus he’s fighting the liberal media and the Establishment. I think the Democrats would love for Romney to run against O.

  • poljunkie

    He NEEDS to explain this.

    His argument may have been that he is the better choice currently.

    BUT He voiced that if it was between Obama and Romney, “his” vote would be for Obama. ( I dont believe that, and think this was dramatics)

    TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE…. Four more years of Obama and it will take decades to restore our Country.

    • GJPinks

      If ever.

      • poljunkie

        I was going to click the like button but under the circumstances in regards to the comment, I couldnt. But you are right.

    • c4pfan

      Mitt isn’t going to beat Obama! Wake up and get real!

      • poljunkie

        You are probably right, but I wont vote for Obama.

        • sjmom

          If its Romney I won’t vote for him or Obama.

          • poljunkie

            I cant stand the thought of Obama being re-elected.

            Heaven help us

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Baba/1109317395 Matt Baba

        at least someone knows!

  • xam3991

    This might hurt him but I know exactly what he means and I have said it a hundred times, obviously he would prefer mitt to obama..

    • marketcomp

      Do you think it hurts more being known as the etch-a-sketch candidate? I don’t think so!

    • sjmom

      Not necessarily. What’s the difference between them? I’ve yet to see it.

  • johnos2112

    Not much of a difference? Obama is a ****** marxist and a communist! I do not like the flip flopping but come on man. Obama is a disaster and know this. If the house and senate go (R) and Romney tries reaching across the aisle he will feel the wrath of Americans.

    • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

      Besides the obvious D and R behind their names the similarities are very scary

      Both agree on the following:

      cap and trade
      gas prices
      health care
      green energy
      increase taxes – Dem senate in Mass prevented Mitt from raising it again.
      appoint liberal judges

      and the list keeps going and going and going….

      • sjmom

        That’s because ideology is separate from party affiliation. There are liberal Republicans as well as conservative Democrats. It’s just that you don’t hear from the conservative Dems because they have been muzzled.

        • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

          More like retired!!

        • Ariadnea

          I thought conservative democrats (RINOS) have successfully displaced Republicans, while real conservative republicans have been muzzled by these RINOS.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

          Once a politician goes to Washington they follow the leader. They are told what to vote for – and if they try to do differently, they’re put in their place fast. It’s all a game, and we get the shaft. Most of them are lawyers so they manipulate everything they write to their advantage. We need term limits, but that’ll never happen.

    • sjmom

      Not with all the RINOS in Congress.

    • JRD1

      If the House and Senate go. Does Boehner fight like a man? Does McConnell?. Mittbama is just another squish. Pelosi has a bigger pair than all of them. I’m through voting for squishes. The real enemy is the Mittbama’s, Boehner’s, McConnell’s, and Bush League who refuse to rock the boat and fight the Obama’s, Pelosi’s, and Reid’s. These jokers could have been put in check a long, long time ago. The GOPe is abusive. They don’t represent their base.

      • StrangernFiction

        Does Tears fight like a man?

        That’s funny, I don’t care who you are.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

        Boehner and McConnell, Et al., want bigger government just like the rest of them. Why wouldn’t they? It’s job security for them all. I can’t stand to even look at them anymore.

  • xam3991

    Drudge has gone ballistic with this..

    • poljunkie

      Santorum gave him the toy from the CrackerJacks box

    • marketcomp

      As usual. Anything to demean Santorum!

      • 3boojums

        how do you spell D U M B ?? HINT: it starts with an “S”

    • poljunkie

      My hubby feels that Drudges headline actually “damages” Romney in a round a bout way. It gives Romney supporters pause by thinking well if Santorum thinks I should support Obama, maybe I should.
      …Not helpful to our ( Republican) cause….

      • xam3991

        I thought about that for a split second..I really hope you’re right but I really don’t think it will play out like that. This is going to be way bigger than the etch a sketch comment

        • poljunkie

          I think it could go either way.

          Its a shame that Drudge has gone off the rails. I used to really enjoy his site.

    • StrangernFiction

      Shocking

    • K-Bob

      Is Drudge still around? I get my news at BadBlue, and other places.

      By the way, Breitbart .com has slugged it with “SANTORUM: BETTER OBAMA THAN ROMNEY” in all shouty letters.

  • Patriot077

    Even though Mitt Gumbey is too liberal, at least he won’t have czars.

    • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

      Says who? You? I wouldn’t trust Slick Willard as far as I could place kick him. He’s no different from Obama.

      • c4pfan

        People haven’t been noticing how Mitt has been going around strong arming Santorum delegates away?

      • K-Bob

        You’d have to punt. Mitt would keep falling off the tee.

        First on the left side, then on the right, etc.

    • sjmom

      Don’t bet on it.

      • http://twitter.com/nestroyat64 Johann Streit

        I think, Mitt is hands on. He himself would be the czar. His ambition of getting the economy going would take us a long way away from Obama. For real systemic changes, call on Newt.

        • sjmom

          I don’t think Mitt is the economic genius he claims to be. Besides, we need the govt to get out of the private sector’s way and between Romneycare and favoring cap and trade, etc that’s not a hands off philosophy.

    • JRD1

      WRONG. Bush started the czar bull!

      • c4pfan

        Exactly. So soon we forget what happened in Katrina with ‘Brownie’? It’s nothing but political games and paybacks to large donors.

        • KenInMontana

          Wrong Bush, Bill Bennett was the first “Czar” under George H W Bush.

      • sjmom

        I could be wrong but I think it was Clinton who started czars. However, no one can claim the title of President Czar like Obama. Here a czar, there a czar everywhere a czar, czar; ei, ei, oh!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    I guess Mitt should thank Rick for that comment,
    it’s going to rally conservatives more so than away from Romney.

    • c4pfan

      You mean, the press and Hot Air, Ann Couleter, etc using it to attack Rick?

      Look, it’s obvious what Rick is saying to me. Mitt isn’t going to beat Obama by having the same positions as Obama. This country is going into a debt crisis and we need to wake up and stop playing games.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HU45BLBCROTOIVK4Q56XO2N5VU MSGT

    Whenever you have to make ridiculous explanations for what a person CLEARLY says, you”re getting into cultist behavior

    • c4pfan

      You mean like going out and saying the person talking about changing your postions after winning the nomination was actually talking about changing who’s working for the campaign?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HU45BLBCROTOIVK4Q56XO2N5VU MSGT

        Not in the least.

  • ff2009

    please watch the entire speech here: http://electad.com/videos/rick-santorum-addresses-the-usaa-in-san-antonio-texas-march-22-2012/

    The point Rick was trying to make in a very long answer was we can’t win without being bold and timid solutions won’t cut it. He talks about how Reagan won by being boldly different than carter. The only republican to defeat an incumbent democrat in 100 years.

    Maybe out of frustration he was inartful in saying we might as well stick with what we got if we aren’t going to make the bold changes needed. But in the context of an answer that was maybe 5 to 10 minutes long, I really didn’t pick up on it specifically.

    By the way, Romney implied on Fox recently that Santorum was unfit to be his VP.

    And yes Santorum has said on numerous occasions that he would support any of the republican candidates over obama.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

      This is the age of the soundbyte

      Somebody better tell these fools

  • c4pfan

    Of course, he doesn’t Scoop! He’s saying that a vote for Mitt is a vote for Obama, because Mitt isn’t going to beat Obama with having the same positions as he does.

  • http://poorrichardsnews.com Poor Richard

    Everybody’s jumping all over Santorum today over this, and it’s a bit ridiculous. It’s called hyperbole.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

      I call being an A$$

  • http://www.facebook.com/adamgraham Adam Graham

    What he’s talking about is how voters are going to view a choice between Romney and Obama.

    • c4pfan

      Duh.

  • c4pfan

    So, Mitt saying that Rick is too ‘liberal’ to be his VP is OK? He’s a liar and fake. He works with some of the most liberal icons around, but Rick is too liberal?

  • Sheya

    Santorum has said many times that he would support whoever is the nominee. If you listen to the entire speech (which is available here http://bit.ly/GNtaHf ) You’ll realize that he was trying to male a larger point. His point was that sometimes it’s better to stick with the devil you know than go with the devil we don’t. When it comes to Obama we know his ideology, we know what he believes and we know what his goals are. So we know where to look out and where to keep our guard. With Romney, the guy himself doesn’t know what he stands for or what he believes, so you don’t really know what to look out for and where you’re going to have to keep the eye on the ball. that was his point. and his point his right.

    Santorum has his faults, and he’s great at screwing up his own message, I don’t mean that as criticism, the guy speaks from the heart, and when you speak from the heart you often tread on your own words.

    The problem is more with us than with Santorum. We always demand candidates be honest with us and tell us what they really believe. But when one comes along and actually does that, we demand they walk it back when we don’t like what we hear. Basically we’re encouraging candidates to tell us what we want to hear.

    We want a true conservative, but when one comes a long we’ll go out of our way to destroy them, we’ll tear them apart and find a couple of things they did a gazillion years ago that wasn’t 100,000 percent in line of what we believe conservatism is and we’ll shred them. We keep going like this and we’ll never have a conservative in the White House ever again. In this primary Ronald Reagan wouldn’t even stand a chance.

    I like Santorum’s honesty. I don’t agree with or like everything he says, but he’s the one guy in the race that we all know exactly what he stands for and what he believes. More than you can say about the majority of politicians.

    • poljunkie

      You can hold a gun to my head, and I wont vote for Obama.

      • c4pfan

        And what? You think just putting in a Republican that doesn’t want to deal with the hard task of reforming Soc Sec, etc is going to be ok? Wake Up!

        • poljunkie

          Why are you attacking me?

          My gal/ guy isnt in the race anymore? Like you I wanted The Gov. Then I wanted Perry.

          All I said was I wont vote for Obama.

          • c4pfan

            So, you want Mitt to be the nominee? You guys need to wake up with what is going on.

            Florida and Arizona delegates all going to Mitt when it should be propostional. People in the party like DeMint, etc telling us to just give up and support Mitt and now this?

            I don’t get how people don’t support the guy that’s the only one to really get what’s going on with the debt, and being free from a ‘Manager’ in the Oval Office.

            • poljunkie

              How are you coming to that conclusion?

            • poljunkie

              Personally, out of those left in the race, I would have preferred Newt. But it doesnt seem like he is going to be able to pull it off.

              • SpikeT

                You got it right. Regarding Mitt and Ba-rack; The ANSWER to who is the least desirable isn’t Blowing In The Wind….it’s in the middle names!!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

        Splinters under my fingernails

        Still no

      • JRD1

        You can hold a gun to my head and I wouldn’t vote for Mittbama.

    • c4pfan

      We still haven’t learned from what happened to Sarah.:(

    • 3boojums

      his comment was right up there with Newt’s “right wing social engineering” a while back

    • K-Bob

      Those are good points.

      Besides, every single one of these guys has had their moments of ambiguity.

      Personally, I think it says more about a candidate when they try to turn an opponent’s ambiguity into a major, glaring flaw, than it does about the one committing the error of “being unclear.”

    • keyesforpres

      Very well said and I am truly amazed how conservatives have made this a feeding frenzy. They are acting like Obama supporters.

  • 911Infidel

    I’d favor a used tuna can over Obama.

    • c4pfan

      You know how much DEBT this counrty is in? Mitt is going to do nothing about it! There’s no cuts in sight! You think if he was elected he would become more conservative or will he be another Scott Brown? He’s all about power.

      • 911Infidel

        Mittens is definitely in the Scott Brown mold. He wears the Repubik hat but when in power he’s just another libstick.

        • poljunkie

          That is true. The Scott Brown analogy is perfect.

    • JRD1

      Not me. I won’t vote for Mittbama.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

    Statements like this are signs of being weary

    He has said a number of stupid things lately

    This may be used against Romney by the DNC

    Some advice Rick – –

    Tell us what YOU can do that Obama screwed up

    Beat up Obama starting NOW – I think that is a better idea

    • c4pfan

      He’s said a lot of stupid things? Mitt has to make sure to be in ‘PC’ mode 24/7! He’s no different than Obama and his fake stands.

      • nibblesyble

        Thing is, he gets away with his remarkably stupid statements. Romney is Mr. Teflon.

        • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

          I don’t think it is teflon as much as the MSM (both left and right) carrying the water for him until the nomination is wrapped up….then the gloves come off.

          • nibblesyble

            yes, in the Fall he will be buzzard meat.

    • Sheya

      “Beat up Obama starting NOW – I think that is a better idea”

      ABSOLUTELY! Forget Romney, start acting like the nominee and go after Obama.

      • poljunkie

        YES YES 1000 time YES

        WE HAVE BEEN YELLING that at the TV since the first debate.

        THANK you SHEYA

        • 3seven77

          In other words: do what NEWT has been doing for months now. But he won’t. Rick and Willard are stuck in their cage match slap fight.

          • poljunkie

            Exactly. WOW. I bet ALL OR SOME of THE candidates wish they could have do overs with regards to the debates.

            Think of what a different race we would have now if
            Perry hadn’t oops
            If Bachman had not attacked.
            If Pawlenty hadn’t whined
            If Cain hadnt talked so much about 999

            WHAT IF THEY HAD ALL JUST focused on OBAMA??????

            • StandingGround

              Yes, and thank goodness Newt is still making headlines – Bringing it to Obama at every turn. He’s driving these crooks crazy throwing facts in their faces and challenging their inadequacies.

              It would be pretty bad if he dropped out and all we had was Mitt & Rick stuck in their “cage match slap fight” as 3seven77 mentioned.

              Go Newt! You’re needed to drive it home to BO.

          • FreeManWalking

            Right and 0b0 is trying to refute Newt, because he is hitting his Achilles’s heel. Meanwhile the media focuses on Rick and Willard.

      • c4pfan

        I agree, but it’s easy to say that when not dealing with the fact that the GOP and press are going full press pushing Mitt as the nominee with only four hundred something delegates.

        Rick wants to tie them together, because they have no differences and people are going to think that, because why would a Independent vote for Mitt when there’s no difference and they know what they will get with Obama?

        • Sheya

          During the 2000 recount, after just a few weeks there were calls for Gore to concede. As time went by the pressure on Gore to get out was getting stronger. At no point to anyone ever even remotely suggest that Bush should concede. Even though the Dems were spinning that Gore will win bla bla bla… they NEVER asked Bush to concede.

          Why? Because during the entire sage, Gore was running around whining, Bush was acting as President Elect, he was assembling his team, organizing a transition team and if I’m not mistaken I think he even announced several cabinet posts. He gave the perception of being the winner and perception became reality.

          A poll conducted after it was over had the majority of Americans believe Bush won Florida fairly and by that the election. Sure, some far left nuts went with the Bush stole the election, but to this date most people think he won. Because he played the part.

          In Romney’s credit that’s what he’s been doing for a year now. Acting like the nominee, you might not like it, but it helps. So while Santorum and Newt were whining about negative attacks Romney played nominee. And it works. That’s why you have all polls that people believe Romney will be the nominee because people already see him as such.

          If Santorum would do that and start acting like a nominee, it becomes perception and people see him as such. The establishment can root for Romney but if in the eyes of voters Romney is perceived as a nominee it would take him a long way. THEN you would have a real race.

          Newt has been doing it lately and it’s beginning to work, albeit maybe a little to late.

  • jollyjellybean

    It’s pretty clear that Santorum is a threat to so many. (Abortion mills and homosexual agenda types esp.) The media and establishment are FREAKING OUT. The full court press is on to destroy the man from all directions over nothing. They have ABSOLUTELY nothing else but this misleading clipped video???? Go Rick Go!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BPIFJYIKAC7TGLOTY6UZ6MCTAA Brock S.

    You lost me Rick, if you actually believe this. I voted for you and helped you win the Iowa Caucus. I would prefer you to Romney were it straight up, but if you believe this garbage; you’re done. I’ll just channel a little Breitbart here. I know some of you think they’re the same, but there’s no honest way that’s possible. Nearly anyone is preferable to the current occupant.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

      is it? Romney might be worst than Obama for the one fact that he has an R next to his name, and come to think of it we might have avoided a bullet with John McCain, do you see the tea party poping up with Rino McCain in the WH? just a thought. Plus Santorum didn’t say he preferred Obama over Romney, just said whats the differance if Romney can change with the wind. just sayin….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyolbpbeAMI

      • c4pfan

        We didn’t avoid a bullett, but I truly believe in my heart that the press would be in full attack mode on Sarah to the point of making McCain dump her.

        • poljunkie

          If they were already in the White House?

          The Palins are too tough for that.

          • c4pfan

            McCain and the GOP aren’t.

            • poljunkie

              WOW

              • c4pfan

                Wow to what? It doesn’t say which you are responding to.

                • poljunkie

                  That you thought Mc Cain would roll over

                • c4pfan

                  He did when he suspended his campaign and rolled over during the ‘debt crisis’. He folded like a tent whenever the press would cry ‘foul’ when the press would manufacture something Sarah said or people watching her speech said.

                • poljunkie

                  Oh yeah. I can never forgive Mc Cain for the terrible way he handled the campaign. we live in AZ and we asked, begged for a campaign stop in our area. Nothing. NOTHING. We live nearby to his “retreat” or whatever he calls it.
                  The campaign was so poorly run.

    • stage9

      Dude, don’t be so naive.

  • Spartan4Palin

    How do you possibly mess up the statement of ‘etch-o-sketch’ voter positions and give back what possible lead it would have given you in the next campaign stops? How dumb to you really have to be to give that advantage away? I don’t care how he meant it. He said it and now Rmoney has that advantage back and Obama has it to use against the republicans.

    OMG,,,,,,really,,,how do you screw that up???

    I just don’t understand how the guys representing us can snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory as so easily as they have recently? Have we got no one who can run a really great campaign and make it strictly about Obama and his bumbling bafoon Biden. There’s SOOOO much there to use as ammo. Today was a great example that I laid out in an earlier post. Please Dear God send us one that gets it, and send them fast.

    This is just friggin’ embarrassing on so many levels. We’ve got failure from top to bottom with the clowns in high places, and we can’t find someone with fortitude and a baseball bat to haul them out of office with cuffs on?

    • c4pfan

      You do know that the press would do this to Sarah all the time, right?

      • JRD1

        Bingo!

      • Spartan4Palin

        Can you name a time when she has ACTUALLY done this????

    • 3seven77

      You’ve got one. His name is NEWT GINGRICH.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

    Senator Jim DeMint urged conservatives in Iowa yesterday to “get it right this time” with a Republican presidential nominee. Before choosing a favorite, however, voters should first “identify the right principles,” or so he said.

    http://www.theatlanticright.com/2011/03/27/jim-demint-urges-conservatives-to-focus-on-principles-first-candidates-second/

    I guess we know what Mr. DeMint’s principles are now. Not the ones I had thought. I am very disappointed in him today. They all eventually get corrupted if they are there long enough…. and it doesn’t take long.

    • sjmom

      I heard DeMint supported Romney in 2008 but I agree he is a huge disappointment.

    • JRD1

      DeMint got neutered when he backed Murkowski’s opponent.

      • c4pfan

        You mean in AK? And how she ran as a Indie and ended up getting her position back with the GOP? Yeah, that tells me all I need to know about the GOP.

        Rick is finally getting a tiny taste of what Sarah delt with 24/7!

    • funktacular

      Probably for balancing the budget. While Can’torum was spending like a drunken sailor in the Senate. Romney turned a 3 billion dollar hole into a 2 billion dollar surplus something that Can’torum or Obozo have never done.

  • Clinton Johnson

    This is the stupidity of over-analyzing things that happens with too much media or candidates campaigning too long. I’m actually a Romney fan and know that Santorum wasn’t serious about preferring Obama over Romney.

    Lets face it, been a long campaign and stupid things like this comment or the controversy over a dog riding in a portable kennel instead of inside a car get blown way, way out of proportion. Focus on the big issue people —- who is best qualified to beat Obama?

  • stage9

    That’s it? That’s what everyone has their underwear in a wad over? What did he say that is so shocking??

    HE’S RIGHT! Why in God’s name can we not get it??

    Obamney is NO DIFFERENT THAN OBAMA on just about EVERY issue! That’s why I WILL NOT VOTE FOR THIS LYING FRAUD! Have we not seen the devastation Obamney’s left behind in Massachusetts in regard to both social and fiscal issues? And now he wants to take his little sideshow nationally!

    Uh, uh! Santorum is 100% correct, if you just want another friggin liberal (Oh, I’m sorry, he’s Republican so that makes him a “moderate”) then you might as well leave Obama right where he’s at! He’s doing enough damage without some spineless liberal waffling Republican coming in and continuing his policies.

    Stop reacting to everything folks. Obamney and his media pawns Drudge and Coulter are two phoneys who are trying to stir the pot. Frankly, I think they’re both smoking it!

    The Mitt Romney Report: LIBERAL POLICIES THE NEWS MEDIA WILL NOT TELL YOU ABOUT ROMNEY
    http://massresistance.org/romney/

    • keyesforpres

      Well said. I continue to be amazed at how some conservatives are letting stuff like them influence their vote.

  • xam3991

    Newt has decided to join in on attacking Rick
    Newt Gingrich:
    Rick Santorum is dead wrong. Any GOP nominee will be better than Obama.

    • 3seven77

      And Newt is right of course.

      • StandingGround

        Of course Newt is right. He’s said all along that any GOP nominee is better than BO.

        We do not want these extreme liberal, communist, marxists, socialists to take over our country. The Libs will see to it if they get the next 4 years.

    • keyesforpres

      Hey, Newt said a couple of weeks ago that he thinks Romney would be a great president. Why isn’t that all over the news?

      Oh right, they target who they fear….

  • ff2009

    Hopefully Rick’s wife will have chewed him out by now and we’ll be getting an apology/correction in the morning.

    I’m going to say a prayer for Rick because I know in his heart, he’s doing this for his family, my family and your family. He’s got to be running on fumes. With no money to run ads, he’s just doing one interview, speech and appearance after another. It’s actually quite amazing how he can speak for nearly an hour and maintain his passion and coherency. He’s not God so we can’t expect perfection though it’s going to take nearly that to wrestle this nomination away from romney.

    • c4pfan

      Chew him out for what? Not telling the truth that Mitt Romney has no ideas to run on? Please, tell me what is Mitt going to do about our debt?

      • ff2009

        She needs to chew him out for being in-artful and stepping on his own message.

        And I agree romney is offering nothing compared to the problems we face. In fact I’ve called him the white obama more than once.

        • c4pfan

          I think people should be chewed out for not using common sense!

          • ff2009

            Well hopefully in politics one can find an artful way of expressing common sense because the opposition is always ready to pounce and distort.

            Rick probably could have gotten his point across by simply saying: If romney isn’t going to provide a clear contrast to obama, history tells us he will lose. I provide that contrast, but up until now, romney has not.

            Therefore no one could construe that he was rooting for obama….which of course he was not. Plus he gets his point across that romney offers little or no change from obama.

  • c4pfan

    I thought people would finally learn what we lose as Conservatives when we let the Establishment in the press and blogs dictate things and not research after what happened to Sarah. Every day, blogs and people in her own party would twist and out right lie about what she said. Heck, remember the flap she went through being on vacation in Hawaii AFTER the elections were done and was wearing a McCain/Palin cap with the McCain/Palin blacked out?

    It truly amazes me that people here, even Scoop keep falling for this. Rick Santorum has been out there giving his ideas every day and Mitt lackeys sit there and just come up with ways to bash him and give NO IDEAS themeselves.

    Name me one thing that Mitt will do that will deal with the debt crisis coming up. I thought we learned from what happened with GW Bush and what happened with Sarah Palin being used by the GOP for money and power and only to turn around and dump on her and lie any chance they could, because those in the National Media & Left felt threatened by her.

    I guess not. We just want to put our head in the sand & not deal with the real fact that this country is such deep trouble when Paul Ryan’s newest plan doesn’t even half way deal with the problems coming.

    • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

      Give Scoop some credit…he did a second update on this and stepped back a bit.

      As someone pointed out, we had the etch-a-sketch going well and then Rick unintentionally gives back the momentum to Mitt. Sadly, it doesn’t matter what you and I know and think and hope.

      I talked with my dad before the Illinois primary. He had no idea that Romney was for individual mandates and did not care to listen to what else Mitt has done, and I consider my dad a conservative. From what he listen to from media was that Mitt’s best shot was Romneycare compared to what else was on the table plus the 85% dem control, blah, blah, blah.

  • PFFV

    I am going to hold my true conservative nose and vote for the king of flip floppers but I can understand people that give up hope because they feel betrayed by not getting a true conservative nominee. All we can do is pray RomneyCare does what he said he would do. My biggest concern is that Romney has held the same positions as Obama and there won’t be a big enough difference between them for voters to change course. We needed a stark contrast candidate and we are ending up with a milk toast same old, same old nominee with zero passion or fire. Dire times are ahead I fear.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ajtelles Art Telles

    Santorum said…

    “… we might as well stay with what we have.”

    Rick’s simply expressing exasperation about the choice between Obamney or Romama.

    “… we might as well stay with what we have” is simply an observation about the “not a dime’s worth of difference” between BHObama and Willard.

    That’s it… there’s no there there.

    Art

  • Asian_chic

    Oh my gosh! Even Michael Reagan had something to say about this on his FB page. “Really stupid and not Reganesque!”

  • warpmine

    Is the lesser of five evils better than the a war that will liberate us from the soft tyranny that we’ve grown accustomed to these last 100 years? Doomed if any of them get to be President for the next four years. 545 members of Congress and none alone can make a difference because all are equally spineless.

  • sjmom

    All Rick is saying is people should have a choice rather than more of the same and in nominating Romney all they would be getting is another Obama, something which I have also said. I think Etch A Sketch convinced Santorum like many others who Romney really is, and its not a conservative. The only thing I don’t understand is that he didn’t know this before now? Mitt has really fooled a lot of people.

    • stage9

      Agreed! This should seem obvious to those of us born with common sense. Do I expect too much from my fellow Conservatives?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Bittner/1406072881 Mike Bittner

        Unfortunately, yes. This country is soooo FUBAR!

      • sjmom

        You’re confusing Republicans with Conservatives, which I also did until this primary. As I have learned Republicans are a totally different breed and many are only masking as conservatives, Coulter e.g. This is both surprising and sad why liberal Mitt is ahead.

        • stage9

          No, I’m saying that we as Conservatives shouldn’t react to this nonsense either; it’s republicans who are stirring the pot. They are co-conspirators in the demise of the nation. Electing a RINO pawn only delays the inevitable.

          • sjmom

            Agreed.

          • keyesforpres

            Exactly. I can’t believe how much some of the conservatives on this board are getting riled up by this.
            As you said, that is what the elite GOP want and they are falling for it.

  • MaxineCA

    This is one of the few things that bothers me about Rick. Words DO matter as they can be used in sound bites in a video clip against him. He has spent so much time in this campaign explaining “what he meant” and it takes him off his message. The MSM is not going to cut him ANY slack.

    He could have made his point by saying “George Soros has said there is not much difference between Obama and Romney as nothing much will change, so George would be OK with Romney.”

    Sorry, I like Rick, but he’s just not ready for prime time, IMHO. I think the Chicago machine will chew him up and we’ll be stuck with Bam for another 4 years.

    • c4pfan

      Words DO matter, but not when Mitt outright lies and said that he doesn’t support Obamacare, because it violates our Constitution, but had told Obama to model it after Romneycare in the first place?

      Why would anyone support someone that lies like that?

      • MaxineCA

        I certainly don’t support Mitt. I don’t believe a word that comes out of his mouth and I don’t trust him at all. For the life of me, with all of the great candidates we’ve have and had in this election cycle, I can’t understand how anyone could vote for Mitt.

        There isn’t one issue Mitt could win against Obama. What a debate that would be. Mitt would bring up an issue and Obama says, well you were for that. Every single topic.

      • JoeMontana16

        Why would we also vote for a Guy that puts his ‘real’ conservative person to the side to be a team player. Rick has made huge mistakes himself. It has to go both ways.

        • c4pfan

          He admits it was a mistake or says why he did it and not lie about it?

          • JoeMontana16

            He did admit to it. Question is did he mean it. Being that he is a politician and has gone against conservative principles numerous times I’m not as sure as you are about his true intentions.

      • wodiej

        good grief, you are ripping Romney and Santorum endorsed him in 08. So why should anyone support Santorum based on that?

        • keyesforpres

          Who did Newt support in ’08?

    • http://profiles.google.com/ajtelles Art Telles

      Dittos – “… one of the few things …”

      I really, REALLY like Rick Santorum, but…

      Maybe he should do what professional screenwriters and advertising copywriters do… write… and rewrite… and rewrite… and rewrite… and rewrite…

      … THEN publish.

      Santorum should write down bullet points and then flesh out the content as he speaks.

      My understanding is that Newt Gingrich, who writes a lot, speaks extemporaneously based on what he has written… and sometimes an unconscious serendipitous gem appears.

      I think THAT is why Gingrich is recognized as such an “off the cuff” speaker… he writes a lot.

      The contrast with Santorum is that sometimes an “oops” appears because it’s not a serendipitous gem that is the result of previous writing.

      That doesn’t make Santorum a “bad” guy and Gingrich a “good” guy.

      That’s simply an observation about a difference.

      Art

    • sjmom

      Just like the Chicago machine is going to do to Romney?

      • MaxineCA

        You bet they will go after whoever gets the nomination. I can’t think of one topic Mitt could win against Obama. In addition to Romneycare, there are too many videos out there when Mitt supported women’s right to abortions, bragged about the gun control laws they have in Mass, carbon control……. the list goes on and on and on.

    • StandingGround

      Wow, I had to go down a long list of comments to find points I agree with. Right on, MaxineCA. Carefully chosing your words matters.

      I don’t like Mitt at all; think Santo is a nice guy, but lets Mitt get under his skin too much so he gets flustered and starts the gaffs. Just wait until the whole Maobama team unleashes their war on him. He might not be able to hold up under the on slot, IMHO. Santorum on his own could get lost.

      Right now, Maobama is having to focus on Newt quite a bit because Newt keeps setting the topics in these interviews and brings the issues he wants to challenge Maobama. With Newt gone, Santorum would get the full wrath of Mitt & Obama. That could be tough if he can’t carefully choose his words to get his message across.

  • Velvet

    There is just so much at stake – next week the Supremes take up Obamacare. Even today Obama was touting how Romneycare was the model for this monstrosity of fatal poison to our liberty. Either way this is stuck on Romney and if he is the nominee we are stuck having to swallow hard and pray that he would in fact “On day one” get rid of it. Cuz we know Obama wants it, in fact, needs it to continue with his Marxist, Fascistic, Political System X. Implementing this will destroy all of us, in ways we cannot fathom today. While i’m not giving up – I know I will vote for ABO when the time comes (if it comes).

  • c4pfan

    Mitt isn’t going to get rid of Obamacare! He said that Obama should do the plan modeled after his plan! Why do you guys accept a liar? What makes him better than Obama?

    • Velvet

      Honestly speaking for only myself – bottom line is that he is not Obama. Yep, that is pretty much the ’08 mccain way of voting to save our liberty. Every single day I want to slam my head into the wall and/or make very vocal and loud, perhaps even use vile words in a phone call to these nitwits who want our votes. Sometimes I even say I just won’t for him, I don’t believe him, blah blah bladdidy dah…
      Yet I just have to hear the disgusting arrogance and lies from the big mouthed liar-in-chief and his blabbermouth lying asshat friends (in media, etc.) that I know I will do what I must. No matter what Obama et al. must go = ABO.

      • c4pfan

        How is Mitt going to win the ‘Indies’ vote when he’s going to be asked 24/7 why he told Obama to copy Romneycare, he did and now he says he’s against Obamacare?

        • Velvet

          I’m not saying he will win, my only point was that in the end my vote will be cast ABO. I do not support Mittens now, all of my posts pretty much point that out and if you read my previous post you will see I said what you just did. Our country is at stake – our freedom, all this petty finger pointing tends to distract from what evil is within our government right now. So this isn’t an argument, its simply honestly what I think about and pray about every day and I believe in Gods plan even if I cannot grasp what it may be right now.

          • c4pfan

            Wake up to what’s going on. Mitt is caught actually lying about not supporting one of the most freedom costing things Obama has created. How do you think the Tea Party came about?! It was over Obamacare!

            We have to fight this now or we are going to lose to Obama. Mitt is not going to beat Obama when there are no differences! What is he going to say? Oh, Obama is over his head? That the social conservative issues need to be ‘put aside’, etc. Not going to make a person get off their butt and vote for Mitt.

            • Velvet

              I’m awake and you are the one attacking someone who has stated these very same points, yet in the end if Mitt is the nominee (and i’m not saying he will be) who will you vote for? So before you start treating other posters like slimebots i’d ask that you take the time to read and comprehend their words or don’t bother replying.

              I know how the Tea Party came to be, I happen to have been awake long before that as well. That is the point Santorum needs to make clear instead of us having to defend the wrong view that others may be bullied into. The fact that this thread exists is exactly why Santorum has a hard time, he doesn’t do himself much good if his words are what hurts him more. What I don’t get is why you want to snipe off and presume to think that I somehow want Mittens to win when I said I do not.

              • nibblesyble

                Good on you defending yourself so well. Some here get quite wrapped up in defending their guy they forget that others may have vaild points.

              • StandingGround

                I agree with nibblesyble, Velvet. Thank you!

                Good posts and clear as a bell from my perspective.

            • REHLV

              It sounds like it is time for you to pony up and support the only candidate that can beat Obama. Newt Gingrich. He is still standing after media black out, media smear, and millions of dollars spent to lie about him. Santorum is scary. His voting record for big unions is very scary. Things like this statement today should convince you he is not the man for the job. Newt will not disappoint the American People. He already proved he can win. His record, ( the only one with a record) proves he can get it done.

            • wodiej

              How is Santorum going to beat Obama with his thin resume, losing his senate seat by double digits, endorsing Romney for President in 08, being one of the most corrupt senators in 05 and 06, being a big union supporter and I could go on and on? He might win over the majority of people who view personal religious beliefs as more important that what is good for the country as a whole, but he won’t win a National election doing it.

            • FreeManWalking

              c4, This isn’t the first time Rick has stuck his foot in his mouth and it likely won’t be his last. Like good soldiers most comes to his defense with what he really meant WAS, or that he is RIGHT.

              Once we come to grips with our candidate isn’t the perfect GOP Candidate these things don’t sting as much.

              I’ve spouted off that I wouldn’t vote for willard too, but I am not a GOP candidate. and in the end if we don’t get 0b0 out it will be a war when he goes after the 2nd amendment next term.

        • wodiej

          How are we supposed to be convinced by the validity of Santorum when he endorsed liberal Romney in 08?

        • 3boojums

          it’s the one thing he should have flipped on

    • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

      Yep, on Greta tonight the RNC chairperson stated that Romney wants to repeal parts of Obamacare….just parts, why not go for the whole??? Uugh!

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    I just listened to it and I think he meant there is no difference between the two. I really don’t think he meant he would prefer Obama.

    However, did anyone catch Greta tonight? Asking Reince Preibus why the RNC is doing anti-obamacare ads in swing States if the presumptive nominee is Romney? She feels like they’re wasting their time with those considering it was modeled after romneycare. It was a beautiful thing.

    • nibblesyble

      I love me some Greta!

  • ff2009

    PublicPolicyPolling ‏ @ppppolls
    Louisiana: Santorum 42, Romney 28, Gingrich 18, Paul 8, Roemer 2.

    PublicPolicyPolling ‏ @ppppolls
    Santorum’s lead would expand from 14 pts in Louisiana to 22 if Gingrich was out

    **maybe this is why so many of the “conservative” news sites are totally misrepresenting what Santorum said…including some misquoting him outrageously.

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      And if Santorum were not in the race, Newt would be the non-romney and his numbers would be way up there too. I think we can make the same argument for both, because I do not believe for one second that santorum supporters would prefer Romney over Newt.

      So maybe santorum should drop out since Newt is a lot better at saying what he means.

      • c4pfan

        Newt had his chance and focused on Bain Capital and not Romneycare. Why? Because, he said that he thought Romneycare was a good idea and it would be used against him?

        Newt was the one that didn’t focus when he had the money to get on the VA ballott and that to me hurt him the most.

        • RosiesSeeingRed

          That doesn’t make santorum a better candidate. It just means Newt got some bad campaign advice, which is why he’s handling it on his own now. And you said nothing that would convince me if santorum dropped out that his supporters wouldn’t choose Newt over Romney.

          • c4pfan

            Newt had his chance and lost to Santorum in MS and AL. Sorry, deal with it.

            • RosiesSeeingRed

              I’m dealing with it just fine. I only argue for santorun to drop out when I see his supporters whining that his numbers would be higher if Newt dropped out. I happen to think they both should stay in because together theycan keep Romney from reaching the magic number. But it’s not up to us. Newt is staying in. Deal with it.

              • c4pfan

                I am dealing with it. If he wants to stay in, fine. But, don’t think it’s going to make him the nominee.

                • RosiesSeeingRed

                  Well, since you don’t really know, I guess we’ll wait and see how it all ends. :-)

                • keyesforpres

                  I’m afraid what it’s doing is making Mitt the nominee. Well, Newt did say a couple of weeks ago that Romney would make a great president.

        • REHLV

          You need to catch up. Just this week Santorum was talking about Bain Capital. Help me out here. Was Santorum on the ballet in Virginia? If I remember correctly, he was not. With all due respect what hurt Newt the most was the multimillion dollar smear campaign by Romney, and the fact that Santorum did not drop out after finishing last in 4 states after Iowa. See it appears everyone has their own rule book.

          If I remember correctly, Santorum endorsed Romeny in 2008, Romneycare & all.

          Santorum ?

          • keyesforpres

            Did you not see the interview where Santorum explained why he supported Romney? He wasn’t thrilled with Romney, but he said he knew McCain personally and did not like the things he did in the Senate.

            Heck, Tom Tancredo endorsed Romney after he (Tom) dropped out in 2008. Tancredo has endorsed Rick this go round. Tancredo is very outspoken on illegals and the fact that mass immigration needs to be ended. He wrote a book, “In Mortal Danger” talking about how we are being destroyed with out of control immigration.

            Newt blew it with the Bain thing. The only reason he won SC was he got lucky with that reporter asking him a personal question and Newt threw it back at him. I called for Rick and got a number of ppl saying they preferred Rick, but were going with Newt because they were afraid Mitt would win. Didn’t get one that said they preferred Newt, but would vote for Rick.

            True, the negative attack ads by Paul and Mitt hurt Newt in Iowa, but Newt saying before Iowa that he, “I WILL be the nominee”, turned a lot of ppl off, along with the Bain thing. He did it to himself. He became unhinged when he was attacked.

            • REHLV

              As usual most of this is blather.

      • ff2009

        I didn’t mean to knock Newt with these poll numbers . Just pointing out why some of the news sites may be stirring up trouble as a diversion for romney getting blown out in Louisiana.

      • StrangernFiction

        Santorum is 23-4 against Gingrich, with three of these wins coming in Georgia or states that border Georgia. They are 2-2 in states that border Georgia. To think that there is some question as to who should drop out in light of these facts is insane.

        • keyesforpres

          No, Newt has only won two states, GA and SC, ie he has won ONE state that borders GA. Mitt won Fl and Rick won TN and AL.

      • keyesforpres

        If Santorum was in Newt’s place I’d agree with you, but it’s Newt that continues to lose.

        Oh and on one should have dropped after Florida as that was very early in the race, but at some point a person needs to face reality. Newt is coming in 3rd and 4th. People are not interested in him.

  • PChandler

    Better the scumbag you know than then scumbag you… oh wait, we know Mitt is a scumbag too. Well, at least Obama is somewhat honest… like nazis. Better the somewhat honest scumbag you know than the filthy, reptilian, dishonest scumbag you know.

    Thing is that in a representative democracy you choose someone that… gee.. errr…. represents you?. I’m not gonna vote for the cockroach Romney because he doesn’t derve my vote, he doesn’t represent me, i’m not gonna reward his pathological and olympic mythomania.

    • keyesforpres

      We are a republic.

  • c4pfan

    Mitt supporters need to start explaining why lying to the American people is OK? Please, tell me why Mitt’s words don’t matter?

    • http://profiles.google.com/ajtelles Art Telles

      Hmm…

      That looks like a catch-22 question.

      – – – – – – – – –

      Catch 22 – by Joseph Heller –
      >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch-22

      “… the phrase “Catch-22″ is common idiomatic usage meaning
      “a no-win situation” or
      “a double bind” of any type.

      “There was only one catch and that was Catch-22,
      which specified that a concern for one’s safety
      in the face of dangers that were real and immediate
      was the process of a rational mind.

      “Orr was crazy and could be grounded.
      All he had to do was ask;
      and as soon as he did,
      he would no longer be crazy
      and would have to fly more missions.

      “Orr would be crazy to fly more missions
      and sane if he didn’t,
      but if he were sane
      he had to fly them.

      “If he flew them
      he was crazy
      and didn’t have to;
      but if he didn’t want to
      he was sane
      and had to. … .”

      – – – – – – – – –

      In a way, that sounds like Romney… he is and he is not.

      Art

  • stage9

    We need a DRASTIC change in Washington and electing a RINO pawn is NOT going to do a single thing to effect that change. You want change? Then do something drastic, vote for contrast. If you don’t, you are only prolonging the inevitability of this nation’s demise.

    Obamney is NOT your answer!

  • c4pfan

    I want answers from Mitt Romney. He lied to the American people and we deserve the truth.

  • BMinPA

    There we go again with another let-me-explain. Romney is going phew, I am glad etch a sketch is off the news. Actually, I think he does mean it. Rush was saying something similar when McCain was running. Something to the effect that a liberal Republican will redefine conservatism in his image. Think how much damage GW did to the fiscal conservatism of the Republican brand.

    • poljunkie

      Good point.

    • StrangernFiction

      Think how much damage GW did to the fiscal conservatism of the Republican brand.

      Exactly! And Romney is a lot worse than W.

  • PChandler

    Rick Santorum is basically saying what people will say and think in the general election. Why vote for a libtard like Romney when i can vote for Obama? people will choose Obama not a less electable version of John McCain, one that created Obamacare and said that he doesn’t care about poor people.

    • stage9

      The sick and disturbing thing is, why am I being forced to choose the lesser of two evils to begin with?? What disturbed moron within the GOP thinks this is a good idea? That fool, whoever he is, needs to be fired!

      • c4pfan

        Because, we don’t want to deal with the fact that the people of this country don’t want to deal what is coming up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    This is what ABO gets you. We should have said NO! WE WANT A CONSERVATIVE! And Mitt Romney is not a conservative!

  • victorykd

    We can expect if Romney is the nominee, Obama will use this clip.

  • ruffusduffus

    I hope he STAYS THE COURSE UNTIL THE VERY END.
    HE SHOULD NOT QUIT!!!! DESPITE WHAT SOME PEOPLE
    ARE SAYING. HE IS RIGHT – about obama may as well
    be it if Romney is the Rep. candidate – because with
    Romney, the left will simply remain in control and drag
    it out until the next time another, subsequent “Obama”
    will come along.

    The point is – this country’s ship must – must – be turned
    around before its too late. Romney would only make it
    LOOK LIKE something significant happened, if he wins, but
    the same as we had – that got us Obama in the first place –
    will just happen again, digging a deeper hole we’ll never
    get out of!

  • Santa Gasparro

    Who but the right can shoot themselves in the foot, instead of proceeding with all energy to the fact epublicans can win the White House, congress and the senate in 2012 and reviers so much of what democrats have done for the last 6 years… we have stupid conservativ web sites spend all their time posting critial news on the republican nomiee, (and let’s be real the republicans, the media and democrats have known for the last 4 months that Ronemy will be the Repulican nomiee).

    Democrats spend all their time trying to commulate power while conservatives are chicken shit’s and always rationalize to themselves why it’s not the right time, condaite or whatever bullshit let’s them sleep at night while America rots.

  • c4pfan

    Newt hasn’t won anything since GA. He’s not going to be the nominee.

    Also, why is it set in stone that Mitt is the nominee?

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      Yet you say Newt won’t be the nominee as if it’s set in stone.

      If no one gets enough delegates, it’s like making if to the playoffs — it’s a whole new ballgame, and anything that happened before just doesn’t matter.

      • c4pfan

        He’s not winning any more delegates. How would he get them when he couldn’t beat Rick in MS and AL or other states? He was basically tied with Mitt in one of them and dead last in several others.

      • K-Bob

        RNC rules say MittNewt needs to win three more states to be eligible as a nominee in a brokered convention. He was counting on Louisiana, but is way behind in polling there.

        EDIT: Got my Mitts ‘n Newts mixed up

  • drphibes

    Say it ain’t so, Joe!

  • c4pfan

    The audience would have booed, if it felt what he said was anything people are twisting it to be.

    • REHLV

      Sorry, you do not get to define the mindset of the audience. That is pure speculation on your part. Maybe they were as dumb struck as I was when I heard what he said.

  • Cindy09

    Why do I have the feeling that everytime we say that come the elections we will vote for ABO we dig ourselves deeper in the Romney hole? Aaagh!!! Please make it a Santorum, a Gingrich or a Palin!! No Romney, por favor!! How can I continue on believing in my own principles if I have to sacrifice them in November? What a terrible dilemma!

    • GiantM

      Yup…2008 all over again. The establishment wins regardless.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FVSZIQWM4SV6ELHUSABBLTE66Y Steven

    I’m no Romney fan, but this is a terrible, almost inexcusable thing to say. Most DEMOCRATS would be better than Obama. Santorum is okay in many respects but he says a lot of stupid things. I cannot understand why conservatives swung from Newt to Rick, I just don’t get it.

    • keyesforpres

      I swung from Newt to Rick in the SC primary because Newt attacked capitalism with his Bain bashing and he is bad on illegals and that individual mandate he supported right thru last spring.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Angell/100001860262545 Steve Angell

    Drudge hates Santorum.

    Santorum was just saying five times we lost and all five times the candidate made the Romney argument you have to be in the middle to win.

    Romney is the insane one. Five times this logic lost but he still tries to use it.

    Romney is just like those other five losers McCain, Dole GHW Bush, Ford, Goldwater. When they used this argument they all lost.

    Regan ran to the right and won twice. G H W ran conservative and won his first term. GW Bush ran conservative both terms and won twice.

    It is not even close Conservative won 5 of 5 and in the middle lost every stinking time 0 of 5.

    • poljunkie

      Drudge has hated everyone this season except Romney.

    • KenInMontana

      Reagan ran to the “right” of the Democrats, he won the Republican nomination by encompassing all of the factions of the Republican Party.

  • Sparky5253

    Santorum is a loose cannon with a loose mouth. He is too immature and too unstable to handle the Presidency.

    I think Newt is strategically the smartest. He is sticking to his game plan, while Romney and Santorum are bent on self-destruction.

    • c4pfan

      He is? How is he the smartest and keeps losing in primaries, etc?

      • wodiej

        it’s called millions in negative advertising.

        • http://twitter.com/nestroyat64 Johann Streit

          Newt is smart enough to lie low for a while and let Romney blow his millions on Santorum.

      • keyesforpres

        Exactly! We keep being told what a great communicator Newt is and how he’s the best in the debates….

    • K-Bob

      Ahh, the “unstable” thingy rears its ugly head once again. Did you save one of those anti-Newt flyers Romney was mailing out so you could zing it over to Santorum? “Unstable” was the key word in those, too. Nice addition of “immature” though. What is he, still in those angsty, tempetuous teen years?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLlF5YMf7Yc&feature=player_embedded Unicon

    It’s all over for Rick…but the tears.

  • M_J_S

    The point is being missed. How many times do I have to go over this?

    Romney is not a Conservative. Only a Conservative will defeat Obama. Done.

    I will not vote for Romney, I don’t care what false choices bloggers try to hit me with. Romney WILL LOSE, get over it. So no, I will not sacrifice my conscience and go along with a douchebag who will lose anyway.

    Rick is making the point that if you do not have a contrast, a Conservative, there really isn’t a difference. And, there isn’t.

    • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

      Romney is NOT radical left-Obama is! Thinking Romney is is right where the left wants you…wake up! Fracture, splinter, divide, conquer!

      • M_J_S

        And, once again, Romney is not Conservative, so he will lose.

  • http://twitter.com/nestroyat64 Johann Streit

    Seems like the squirrel in that first self-righteous church really got to him. With the “might” he kept himself a little caveat, but simply put, this 19% loser was saying: If I am not the nominee, the country can go to hell.

    • PChandler

      Wow, a Romneybot talking about losers. Tsk, tsk, tsk…

    • K-Bob

      Really? Could you show us the quote there, professor Strawman?

      • http://twitter.com/nestroyat64 Johann Streit

  • Linky1

    George Soros said there is no difference between Romney & Obama. In his awkward roundabout way, Santorum is saying the same thing.

  • lambfound

    He may have handed Louisiana and Pennsylvania to Romney. He had a good ride, but it is time to head home. We know what he was trying to say, but that will be in a Democrat ad.

    • c4pfan

      PPP has him around 20 points ahead of Mitt in LA.

  • yhxqqsn

    A commenter at another site reminded me that a second Obama term as a lame duck would be 10x worse than his current term. Despite the anger I feel at the repubs using us conservatives to try to elect their ‘reasonable, moderate'(liberal) candidates, replacing the current radical freak with a new, core-less, freak is better than allowing the current freak to become a lame duck.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/2GR77FIJZ2A2ZBKZFGRXYG7QY4 kim

      Agree, but still voting 3rd party if Sketchy is the nominee. Before everyone screams at me, it is my right, my freedom, and my conscience. I respect your vote. Please respect mine. Besides, it is only one vote. I’ll be able to sleep by voting my conscience, not out of fear or compulsion.

      • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

        Your morals and values and faith are between you and God. Noone can take that from you. EVER!

        But if it is in your power to help tip this country more towards conservative how will you feel then when you know you went out of your way to move in a direction that only hurt the country-will your conscience still be clear?

        We will NEVER have a perfect President-BUT it is in the realm of possibility with Obama and his radical thinking that elections could change or end and that America as we know it now who is slipping out of our hands may be gone forever…there is no compromise with Obama-we CAN hope and or slow things down with a Republican but your fighting days could be over if Obama gets another 4 yrs. He is indeed pulling the foundation out from under this country-and what will we be left with-will you be proud of your third party vote then?

        • keyesforpres

          Agreed. If O gets back in, I am afraid there will never be another election. He will steamroll over Congress to do what he wants because he doesn’t have to worry about running again.

          They are deadly serious when they say they want a new constitution by 2020.

        • keyesforpres

          Agreed. If O gets back in, I am afraid there will never be another election. He will steamroll over Congress to do what he wants because he doesn’t have to worry about running again.

          They are deadly serious when they say they want a new constitution by 2020.

        • StandingGround

          Well said, Cheryl, including:

          “Your morals and values and faith are between you and God. No one can take that from you. EVER! But…”

          You nailed it All, IMO.

      • GiantM

        Kim if I were you, I would strongly reconsider your stance. Have you not even noticed how blatant Obumma has usurped the principles of our Constitution??? This clearly exposes his motives and is a precursor to what lays ahead for our fragile country.

        NO!

        A “no vote” is a vote for Obumma. Plain and simple.

      • wodiej

        No screaming but some reasoning seems to be in order. You are voting not just for your rights and freedom, your vote affects the rights and freedoms of everyone in this country. Your vote is one vote but you are not the only one who will resort to third party voting. If Obama gets re-elected, you won’t have to worry about your rights and freedom because you won’t have any.

    • poljunkie

      I agree with your commenter friend.
      If Obama gets re elected… ….as a lame duck he is going to push his agenda so far to the left, our country is going to be titled so far that… it just might tip over/rant off.

      • GiantM

        May it never be!

    • K-Bob

      I wish this was the first time I’ve ever seen that argument.

    • GiantM

      And another one who understands the ramifications of 4 more years! Bravo!

  • lugita15

    I think he meant PEOPLE in general, like independents and undecided voters, will find Romney too close to Obama, so they will tend to vote for Obama and Republicans will lose the election. He wasn’t talking about his preferences.

    • poljunkie

      You may have a point. Independants or Democrats or those who are contemplating entitlements may lean toward Obama if they are in toss up mode.

    • c4pfan

      Yeah, that’s who he’s talking about. The Independents are going to go with what they know!

  • Guest1776rcp

    If Romney and the GOP estab delivered Hillary and Dem control in 2016 in similar fashion that Bush and the GOP estab delivered Harry, Nancy then Obama as they tarnished the GOP brand so badly, would that be a good thing? Just curious. Be careful what you wish for! Patience is a virtue and it just might take four more years of Obama to get a Reagan. I think if the GOP takes back the senate mission accomplished as I don’t worry so much about a four year lame duck rather than the traditional two of a second termer. Obama can’t veto every single Bill the GOP sends him and they could easily nip his bud with control of the senate too. Gridlock is underrated anyway!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

      I heard Biden was going to run in 2016, if he won the democrat nomination, he really would be the gift that keeps on giving. We might not even need to win the Senate but we need to win more seats in the Senate and maybe during a lame duck Obama dems would be willing to play ball or risk doing nothing and ruining their chances to be re-elected.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZU7KXWOOU5UER5KPW7CZTY3OAI Paul

    If Romney is the same as Obama as Soros says. Would you want 4 yrs of this crap or 8 yrs. I will never vote for Obama or Romney.

    • Amy

      Just out of curiosity – why would you believe anything Soros has to say? He’s a master manipulator. He’ll say what he believes is necessary to sway opinion. I’m not saying Romney is as conservative as I’d like. On the other hand, what better way to get the moderates to vote with Obama than to make the likely frontrunner seem like he’s no different? If he’s no different (according to the press), why vote the current POTUS out?

      Just a thought – because I have a very hard time believing anything that comes out of Soros’ mouth. About anything or anyone.

      • Linky1

        Amy-do your homework on Soros. Here’s a start. http://sorosfiles.com/soros/

        He is a very dangerous man worldwide, and he has the US in his sites.

        • Amy

          Dude… Seriously? What about my statement makes you think I didn’t do my homework? I just said I have a hard time believing anything that comes out of his mouth and he’s a master manipulator. Shall I go further and refer to him the same way Hong Kong does as an economic terrorist? Or maybe point out that France is trying to convict him for insider trading? Or maybe point out that he single handedly brought down the bank of England? Don’t you think that maybe he’s going to try to manipulate our elections to suit his wants?

          He knows he has the POTUS in his back pocket. You don’t think he’ll try to keep him there by any and all means? Including throwing us into a tizzy by saying Obama & Romney are alike? What better way to get moderates to stick with Obama…

          Linky1 – study some Sun Tzo.

          • Linky1

            I’m a dude-ette, not a dude, Amy – just passing info along about Soros. No harm, no foul, no need to get all bent out of shape.

            I’ve read the books about Soros, watched the exposes about him, and I HAVE studied and read Sun Tzu. Soros’ slimy tentacles are coming here to Canada and it’s all being exposed by SUN News network-a news station that is now, what FOX News used to be.

            As for what comes out of Soros’ mouth-he’s serious about what he wants, so I do believe him.

            • Amy

              Okay – dudette it is :-) I’m not trying to pick a fight – we sound like we agree. I’m just tired of people saying that George Soros says Romney is like Obama and so I can’t vote for him. Soros will manipulate and lie – he’s a sociopathic. A sick, twisted sociopath. He’ll twist facts in every possible way to keep Obama in office.

              I’m not a Romney supporter either – but I will vote (R) because Obama has to go. If not, we’ll end up like the country Soros was born in – which is exactly what Soros wants.

              • Linky1

                I’m Canadian, I can’t vote, but whoever gets in does affect me. Personally, I think Romney is another Obama, heck, he is the sacrificial lamb as McCain was in 2008. Whether he gets the nod as nominee hasn’t been written yet, I have no allegiance to any candidate, nor do I favour one over another. Wouldn’t want to have to make that choice in the polling booth, to be honest.

                We do agree, I’ll pass on links and info to anyone who is interested as to what the real power behind the throne is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Dias/1680711668 Chris Dias

    He may feel like me. If Romney is elected, I’m not voting because America will never be. 100% – ok, 95% sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Dias/1680711668 Chris Dias

    Scoop, you should also check out theblaze.com. They have some interesting stuff: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/democrats-socialists-and-communists-we-are-all-together-piven-draws-chilling-connections/

    • K-Bob

      Am I the only one who looks at a link to “theblaze” and thinks, “no way I’m reading anything from that place.”?

      • GiantM

        Why wouldn’t you?

        • K-Bob

          They keep sending a mixed message. First Beck reversed course from a strong, conservative, save-the-union! stance, to a hey-let’s-vote-for-a-moderate! stance. Then he hired a “comedian” who trashed Palin, right out of the box. Every time I’ve gone to that site since it was started I saw more and more articles that seem to soft-pedal how terrible Obama is and rake any conservative over the coals. I just got sick of the whole enterprise.

          When Canada Free Press is more conservative than anything Beck puts out there, it’s time to reconsider whether Beck really has his head in the game.

  • shield1

    This statement was not good. I have one thing to say: If Obama gets reelected I believe America is finished… case closed… good bye…. its been nice. Obama is importing Muslims, opening the border when Mid East terror groups are being established just across the river. He wants to reduce our nukes down to an indefinsible amount and thus denying the umbrella our allies depend on. He is either a complete idiot or sinister. It all adds up to sinister whether he fully realizes it or not.
    Now Obama has some more ammo if Romney wins… thanks for nothing.

    • GiantM

      Good to see another in here who….”Has a clue”! Welcome to Right Scoop.

    • keyesforpres

      Exactly. The left has clearly stated they want a new constitution by 2020. O gets back in and there won’t be a two party system.

  • StNikao

    Santorum DID NOT SAY that he preferred Obama over Romney.

  • K-Bob

    Boy, this thread brought out all of the “bots”. You can tell a “bot” by their pose of “absolute certainty” in their bizarre declarations and defamations. I know none of you are fooled by them.

    I wouldn’t buy stock based on any of those assertions. This primary season still has a long way to go, and paraphrasing Yogi Berra, nothing is certain until it is.

    • K-Bob

      I just listened again. I happen to agree with Rick. But why does no one quote him accurately? Everyone wants to rephrase it in proper straw man fashion, then slam their own re-phrasing as if it were Santorum’s words.

      That tells you how desperate folks are to take Santorum out.

      I want Santorum and Gingrich to fight all the way to the convention. This ain’t over.

      Romney will lose against Obama. I don’t care how many ABO votes there are. The independents will do just what Santorum said:

      “…not someone who’s just gonna be a little different than the person in there. If we’re gonna be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have.”

      He was clearly speaking on behalf of wooing those voters with a “real choice.” Mitt is chasing the independents away with his mushy, me-too statism.

    • http://twitter.com/cfallon57 Cheryl Fallon

      “Boy, this thread brought out all of the “bots”. You can tell a “bot” by their pose of “absolute certainty” in their bizarre declarations and defamations.”

      No more than yours.

      Do you really believe the country is as conservative as Rick Santorum? I wish it were so- but it isn’t and IF it isn’t HOW will the majority get behind him?

      • sara holy land

        Yes why not,
        By saying very clearly – everyone is free to believe what he wants.
        What is to be emphasized – honesty and trustworthiness,,,,
        Exactly as does Allen West – is the superb example of the ability to be elected with you conservative.

      • K-Bob

        Hey, I think Romney’s actions prove he’s a loser. But I’m not stomping all over Mitt and Newt supporters like the bots are.

        As to your question, the path is clear: run as a solid conservative, stop letting the press corner you on small stuff like gays, and let Obama run against his own disaster. Any decent conservative could win. Not perfect, just decent. Newt and Santorum absolutely qualify in that regard.

        Perry could do it. Bachmann could do it. Cain could. All of the conservatives would have beaten Obama. They had to get the nomination, first, though, and clearly the GOP fix is in. If the usually-solid conservatives hadn’t engaged in all the anti-Palin, anti-Bachmann, anti-Perry, anti-Cain BS, someone else could be the frontrunner. But people chickened out over small stuff.

        Vaccines, Marriage baggage, strong social values, Bimbo eruptions, migraines (for cryin’ out loud), and a host of other irrelevancies (yes, totally irrelevant when it comes to “disqualifying” people from fixing the disaster we face); so only a squish with money or a strong, Christian, social conservative (one of those always hangs in there) has a shot. None of those folks were perfect, but all of them were much better than Romney for what we face as a nation.

        Republicans have done it again. In a year when they should win in a landslide, they are going to nominate a guy who has shown McCain-like tendencies to not take it to the opponent. That means he will lose, just like McCain, in the same way, just like Dole.

        If I’m wrong, it won’t matter in two more years whether Romney or Obama is in the White House. By then, Obamacare will be so entrenched it’s game over. I don’t care who the Supreme Court nominees are. They won’t be able to fight back against what Obamacare does to the country. If Romney somehow magically got to nominate four Scalias, we’d still be up s*** creek because of Obamacare.

        The smart move all along was to stop tearing down any conservatives, and try like heck to keep as many as possible in the race. But the “bots” won out, chasing away totally acceptable candidates, and rarely hitting Romney at all.

        Not only do I believe the country is as conservative as Santorum, I’d go one further and say that most Latinos are as conservative as Santorum.

        What a missed opportunity there. Instead of pandering to the Latinos with mushy talk about the border (a simple, “defend the borders!” stance would have been fine), we should have appealed to their innate conservative outlook.

        That’s all it ever took to win this thing. Nobody ever really tried it, except possibly Newt, here at the end of his shot.

        That’s enough ranting from me. I’m focusing on the long-term. Retiring debt, getting rid of excessive belongings. Acquiring proper supplies, etc. Someone has to survive this collapse.

  • Marky_D

    This may seem controversial but I actually think you guys would be better off with Obama than Romney. One more term of O and even the sheeple who spend their lives in front of the Xbox or watching the latest celebrity trash will vote him out. If Flip Romney gets in, four years down the line the moderates will say “well, we tried conservativism – seemed much the same. Let’s try the other guy again, I’ve heard he has some more hopeychange”. Every election for the foreseeable will be, in the view of the moronic middle ground, a battle between two candidates who are much the same – regardless of what the Republican says in the primaries, except of course the Democrat will have the whole media machine behind him.

    • GiantM

      Marky-D, You edited your post to say/assume that; “4 more years of Obama doesn’t end your right to vote.”

      To that I would remind you that 4 more yrs of this man and we have “no rights” at all by the end!!!

    • wodiej

      he can’t get 4 more years if he is re-elected. Two term limit.

  • sara holy land

    Sanatorium shows the absurdity of choosing Romney by Republicans.
    Is not right?

  • http://twitter.com/ARTHUR_SWE ARTHUR STEINBERG

    For conservatives and TEA party, Huseincare are more preferable than rmoneycare !!! Why ??????????

    Because with huseincare there will be HOPE&CHANGE in 2016, but rmoneycare it is ultimate death penalty for conservative/TEA party movment

  • Arrrggghhh

    I know this won’t be popular, but I agree with Rick. If we elect Romney and he just takes half measures to get us out of this mess, he will still fail miserably. I’d also rather see Obama win and let the country see that his policies destroy us. Otherwise, the Republicans, albeit RINOs, will get left holding the bag. It’s the exact same thing as letting an alcoholic hit bottom. It will be extremely painful, but in the long run, it will be better.

    If you really game the whole thing out, it’s hard to come up with any other conclusion.

    For the record, it would be impossible for anyone to hate what Obama has done to our country than me. I don’t take this lightly and I’m not carrying water for anyone. I’m just being intellectually honest with myself.

    The only way that I would change my mind is if Romney can convince me that he has the plan and the urgency to truly fix our problems. Right now, I just don’t see it. Tinkering around the edges with a 59 point economic plan just won’t do it. We need a bold solution that includes things such as replacing out tax code, eliminating entire federal agencies, reforming entitlements a la Paul Ryan’s plan and slashing regulations. Short of that, we’re done.

    Obama put us on the fast track to destruction, but we’ve been headed in that direction at least since LBJ. Just getting rid of Obama isn’t the answer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000213966767 John Negron

    Better to be with the devil you know, then with the devil you don’t know. I think that is what Santorum meant.

    • http://twitter.com/nestroyat64 Johann Streit

      I THINK, the hot water Santorum has gotten himself into has reached some people’s nuts.

  • wodiej

    He just seemed to be making a comparison that Romney is not much better than Obama. I’m sure he wouldn’t vote for Obama if it came down to the two but not the best thing he could have said. If Romney does end up being the nominee, he is not going to run over Obama like he did Gingrich and Santorum. Rove and his other big donors like Goldman Sachs and Wall St. are going to have their work cut out for them. I am inclined to believe that some Republicans really would be fine w 4 more years of Obama.

    I would like to think if we got a Romney presidency and a Republican majority House and Senate that he would be controlled from going too far to the left but I am not convinced of that either. There is too much crony capitalism and corruption in DC. But we can do our best to boot out the politicians who have been there for years and elect new ones this year like we did in 2010. Our state of Indiana is working very hard to keep Lugar from being re-elected. He’s been there 30+ years, hasn’t lived in Indiana since ’77 and has sided w Obama on many things. His opponent is Richard Murdoch, a worthy opponent who embraces the Tea Party. Our state TP is doing all they can to make sure Indiana voters see Lugar for who he really is-Obama’s favorite Republican.

    I still believe that Gingrich is clearly the most formidable opponent to Obama. Romney is too liberal and Santorum wanders off into social issues too much. Instead of talking about policy and Obama’s failures, now he is harping on the Etch a Sketch comment. Romney just keeps carpet bombing his opponents w millions of dollars of negative ads. Gingrich is the only one of the 3 that keeps pounding Obama and his failed policies. Ever since he began focusing his campaign on energy, Obama and everyone else is talking about it now. On the Willis Report last night the entire hour was devoted to how Obama is lying about how much oil the US has. She went into detail just like Gingrich does. But people just won’t let go of their personal ideology and petty grievances to see who really has the best conservative record and can pound Obama into the ground.

  • K-Bob

    Hey, Ace has a really good take on this. And funny. It’s not a big deal. And, I have to admit, Ace is also right about the etch-a-sketch thingy being not such a big deal, really. Nobody is gonna make their decision based on this stuff, alone.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37V4NGVXB5AZYUJWLZ6GLEZPYY the_iowa_haw…

      “Nobody is gonna make their decision based on this stuff, alone.”

      Actually, I’ve seen more than a couple of Santorum supporters drop him over this comment alone.

      • K-Bob

        That’s a strong hint they weren’t really “for” him, then. Nobody who really thinks hard about politics makes their entire case for a candidate over something so mundane as this.

        It’s like the old joke about, “Sure, he cured cancer and ended hunger in Africa, but what has he done lately?”

  • 911Infidel

    Every Repubik candidate likes to invoke Reagan, but I never heard Reagan ever say that he prefers Carter over Ford, or Carter over Bush senior. When Reagan got ticked off he siezed the micophone and continued to “drive on”. That’s the strengh of character that is missing from this campaign. In my estimation it is because the “A” team isn’t running. That would be West/Rubio for those who aren’t up-to-speed.

  • SeeMikey

    He doesn’t give Romney the benefit of the doubt about Etch-A-Sketch, so why would anyone give him the benefit of the doubt about his support of Obama? Face it, the video will be used by the left to push for the messiah.

    • welltempered2

      That whole Etch-A-Sketch thing was much ado about nothing. If you listen to what the spokesperson said – not Romney!! – one can clearly discern he meant starting the campaign fresh, not changing core positions. BTW – what was Reagan’s first move after securing the nomination? He chose moderate George H.W. Bush for V.P. Was RR an Etch-A-Sketch candidate?

      Every time Santorum is confronted with a head wind he loses composure i.e. he’s a belly acher. And if he says things like this in the primary, what makes anyone think he won’t be easily baited by the Dems into talking about issues that are perceived as political losers for him. It truly amazes me that people think Santorum can win.

      Ok, I’ve held back for a long time, but no longer. I can’t stand Rick – boo-hoo, whiny boy, nobody is calling on me – Santorum.

  • Been_There_BT

    This is much ado about nothing. Rick often struggles to find the right words to express his thoughts when speaking without prepared remarks, George W. had that problem too – and that’s just another reason why I support Newt.

  • K-Bob

    Evidently the freepers are really taking it to Santorum over this remark. Of course, Jim Robinson endorsed Newt in January, so a lot of freepers have been bashing Santorum for a few weeks. But they’ve gone ’round the bend on this one, I think.

    I’d still love to see Newt win this thing. From the results so far, Santorum is looking like the best shot we have to stop Romney.

    Regardless, it look like the conservatives are still determined to give this election away.

    • Been_There_BT

      I really didn’t appreciate your comment about conservatives giving the election away.
      I didn’t bash Rick, nor would I over this comment, but this is politics, it’s not for the faint hearted. I don’t expect or want people to put down their swords until the battle is over, because in this fight, what doesn’t kill you politically, makes you stronger politically.

      Seems to me, Newt is the only one who is not “determined to give the election away.” He’s the one taking the fight to both Mitt and O. He understands we have to take this to the convention to have a chance of beating Mitt and he’s the only one succeeding in taking the fight to O – and that’s just two more examples of why I support him.

      • K-Bob

        Fair enough. I don’t appreciate having to state it. But a whip around the conservative blogosphere shows me that all too many are happier bashing Newt or Santorum than they are Romney, even though they always drag out the qualifiers about Romney not being their guy.

        It seems to me that a lot of folks have gone “Beck-ish.” They started out sounding the alarm over the dire straits we are in as a nation, and now they happily dish dirt on the only two conservatives in the race as if they were rooting for some team in sports. The Tea Party seems to have gone to sleep, and we are back to summer soldiers and sunshine patriots.

        About the only major voice left calling for people to wake up to this madness is Mark Levin, with the occasional rapier-like note by Sarah Palin. (Rush is playing it down the middle, and so is Hannity). They can’t do it themselves. Meanwhile, you have major folks like Coulter, the TV Conservatives, and almost anyone with a magazine telling us Romney is inevitable, and we have to coalesce around him to beat Obama.

        They never make a good case telling us how he overcomes Romneycare and a tendency to not take the fight directly to Obama (he lets his surrogates do that). They just accept it on faith, while ignoring the long history of tragic Republican campaigns lost from the mushy middle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Baba/1109317395 Matt Baba

    IDK, its like deciding how you want to die, slow and painful (Romney) or quick and easy (Obama)… the sooner we can start re establishing our principles and the constitution the better…nothings gonna change until a real conservative is in charge.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37V4NGVXB5AZYUJWLZ6GLEZPYY the_iowa_haw…

      According to Santorum, Romney is a real conservative.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37V4NGVXB5AZYUJWLZ6GLEZPYY the_iowa_haw…

    Really, Santorum has been building up to this for a little while now. He has been running around saying that there was no difference whatsoever between Obama and Romney – and his followers ate it up and believed it. Now, he’s taken the next logical step in that line of twisted “reasoning” and concluded we may as well keep Obama instead of “taking a risk” with Romney.

    The question now is what will happen. The Obama-friendly press is going to desperately try to hide this. Just as they blew the “etch a sketch” thing completely out of proportion they will try to hide and bury this. If they can bury it then Santorum may get away with trying to ignore this, shake his etch a sketch and pretend like he never said it. So we really have three options:

    1. He will act like it never happened.

    2. He will apologize and blame the heat of the moment.

    3. He will double-down and “stick to his principles” and insist there is no difference between Romney and Obama and we would be better off just sticking with Obama if the country isn’t “smart enough” to elect Santorm.

    I have a feeling he is going to go with number three.

  • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

    “Might as well stay with what we have” is a world away from “I prefer Obama”.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37V4NGVXB5AZYUJWLZ6GLEZPYY the_iowa_haw…

      Actually, they both mean the exact same thing.

      • http://onthemark1.blogspot.com/ On The Mark

        Uh.. compelling argument.

        “Actually”, I do not ‘prefer’ Obama over The Flipper.
        And, “actually”, the records of Obama and Romney are so similar that, if you support Romney, then you may as well vote for Obama.
        So, no they are “actually” not the same at all.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37V4NGVXB5AZYUJWLZ6GLEZPYY the_iowa_haw…

          Yes, as compelling as yours. And if you honestly think the record of Obama and Romney are the same then you are hiding your head in the sand and are in the crowd of the willfully ignorant.

          Santorum? Is that you?

  • hermsmd

    First, lets look at the odds. The numbers right now say Romney will be the nominee. Any situation derived from this other than that conclusion is getting close to being labeled a longshot, along with the brokered convention. It’s reality and it sucks. But deal with it.

    There are a lot of senate and house races, and it is imperative to elect conservatives in these races in order to actually keep Romney to a sense of being conservative if he gets elected. I think that the focus and energy should be shifted to that, seeing that the idea of voting for Obama rather than put up with Romney is being floated. I’m not saying anyone should do that, or that it is a great idea, or that anyone is really suggesting it as a legitimate idea–but again, it is a reality that must be dealt with.

    I really don’t think Rick in his heart of hearts is going to go into the voting booth and pull the trigger for Obama rather than Romney…but it is instructive in highlighting that there needs to be a mechanism other than a vociferous conservative grassroots and media to hold Romney accountable if he does get elected.

    And no, this is not the George Will argument. I am not saying we need Romney to gain the Senate and hold the house. We need them in order to hold Romney accountable.

    P.S.–And I wasn’t trying to suggest energy be taken away from the presidential race, but rather that we put equal amounts into both the presidential and congressional races. I know everyone is, but this is just a ‘eye on the prize’ reminder.

  • carolt2

    It sounds as if Rick is very bitter that Mitt is the presumptive nominee. He has to clarify what he meant, I am not a Romney fan and I doubt he can beat Obama but the electorate has voted for him. I know the GOP came up with a new primary system for this year so that wouldn’t have a nominee as early as we did in 2008. They have to get a better system for next time. How many voted in Iowa caucus? I think it was 6,000 or something around that number.
    They voted for the candidates that pandered to them, Romney and Santorum. Both said they were for ethanol subsidies. My candidate was Rick Perry, he did not get anywhere in Iowa because he refused to say he was for something he is not, ethanol subsidies. It is rare when we have a pol that tells truth.
    Back to primary system, in MA my home, my vote did not count. Why do Iowa, NH and SC decide who is the GOP nominee? NH has too many people that left here to go to NH, they are not conservative. Iowa gets more one on one with the candidates than any other state. Santorum spent close to a year there. I would like for the GOP candidates to spend some time in every state, which is probably impossible. But when I think of how much time they spent in Iowa it is possible. We could have something along the lines of a regional primary.
    I’m sorry, I am trying to think of a way to reduce Iowa, NH, SC & FL from choosing our nominee. Mitt won FL because he was PO’d that Newt won and outspend him 65 to 1 to win FL.

    How can this be considered a nomination by “we the people?” Iowa voted and Rick Perry dropped out before SC. Iowa and NH voted and we had three drop out.

    I am very disappointed that we had a great candidate with a record and the people chose they guys that spent the most time and money in Iowa, Santorum and Romney. Perry has a job, he was dealing with a drought, massive wildfires in Texas. Perry was the only one I wanted to vote for, rather than vote against one in November.

    Santorum must clear up what he meant. I’m sorry I went on so long about the primary being decided by a few states.

  • FreeManWalking

    All he has to do is hit the reset and give it a shake.

  • ApplePie101

    My issue is that I don’t see a difference between Romney and Obama, except that the latter has already had four years to destroy our nation. What difference does it make what party they belong to if their policies have been the same? If Romney merely continues the destruction that Obama has started?

  • xam3991

    BREAKING NEWS: Matt Drudge has nervous breakdown over comment taken out of context. Sources suggest Matt is shilling for Romney the Rino.

    • SeeMikey

      So? The RightScoop has been shilling for Santorum for weeks.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

        difference is TRS has been shilling for a true conservative, not a RINO

      • Linky1

        Another difference – TRS exposes ALL gaffes by all candidates. Drudge (who is cozy with Mittens) has nailed only Santorum and Gingrich…oh, and Cain, Perry and Bachman. Who’s biased now?

  • kong1967

    I agree, but I argued with several people on this site yesterday that said they will stay at home and not vote if Romney wins. They said he’s no different than Obama. Never mind that Obama will not pass any conservative bills and Romney would.

    I don’t know if Santorum meant it that way, but it was one hell of a gaff if he didn’t. I already have problems with him and this would just make it worse.

  • virginiagentleman1

    What I said was misheard by those of you who misheard it! What I meant to say doensn’t require mentioning! Do they? What I should have said, and what you should have heard, but misheard, is totally on you, your fault! My words have been purposedly twisted to mean whatever I want them to mean, er?, I mean?, whatever ‘others’ want them to mean and at which point you will of course mis-hear them! What I meant to say but did not say isn’t close to the truth either!
    I’m tired of my competitors mis-quoting my mis-quoted ‘quotes’! At the ‘end of the day’, when they have ‘kicked the can’ as far down the ‘dusty rhodes’ as it can go, regardless of the ‘distance traveled’ and ‘justin case’ one of them decides to ‘muddy waters’ with whatever, you can rest assured that I will continue to speak openly in pure honest political speak (also known as gobblediguck or verbal diarrea), because you know that when ‘all is said and done’, when we finally have ‘closure’, I’ll be there ‘fightin’ fer you! Vote for me, I’m the best! Honest! Are we clear, NOW? No?

    Maybe it’s just me but each time one of the 4 repubs and Obie make a gaffe, the above is what I hear, or some simular version of ” it’s all about me, I’m right, they are wrong, and YOU know it!”…………
    I don’t remember which one of you posting here nicknamed them the “dwarves”, but it fits! There are 5 men sharing the same exact problem of dwarven thinking and a fetish for the taste of their own feet! If that isn’t bad enough, they all want to be king! Somehow, my childhood vision of kings being fed grapes has now morphed into ‘feet’ because of this current crop of hopefulls! These 5, Obama, Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul represent our “BEST” in these troubled times? The Republic is in trouble if any of these five men are the best we can do.
    Maybe it’s time to give a woman a chance?

  • anneinarkansas

    Give it up. He does mean it and he believes it. Romney is far different from Obama is too many ways to list…in fact, he is not like Obama at all.
    Santorum is digging in too far here.
    My conservative family in LA will be voting tomorrow for Romney. They are also evangelical…and they are not rich…the opposite in this economy…educated, yes.
    What business has Obama ever run? I do no know anyone who is “country-club.”

  • trustintheLORDwithallyourheart

    Rick bungles his words. He is not a good speaker, BUT I think he is honest. Honesty and integrity are what is missing from our politicians. I will never vote for someone I know is dishonest. Mitt Romney (Mr. Most Electable) is as dishonest as they come. None of our problems will be solved, unless we have moral people at the helm. Do you think for one minute that Mitt Romney will appoint conservative judges to the Supreme Court? Do you think for one minute that he will repeal Obamacare? When he is elected, you will see the real Mitt Romney — he will govern as he did in Massachusetts. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have a flawed but honest President than a fork-tongued Mr. Slick. A liar is a liar, whether it’s Romney or Obama.

    And I have to wonder about the folks supporting Romney — that they would endorse an obvious liar over a person that is not perfect but seems to be of good moral character (Jim DeMint comes to mind). What the heck is going on? Either the Tea Party “representatives” have been bought and paid for, or their lives have been threatened, because they have not done a thing to advance the conservative agenda in Congress or the Senate.

    A nation of people that can lie and deceive so easily will not survive. Can you say Roman Empire?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_37V4NGVXB5AZYUJWLZ6GLEZPYY the_iowa_haw…

      Was he being honest when he said he was the only candidate with experience as commander in chief?

    • 3boojums

      actually, there was a typo on thed original birth certificate. his name was supposed to be W i LIAR d

  • JungleCogs

    Too late; he said it and that was too dumb. Even to hint that an African Marxist is the same is just stupid. That comment may be the final nail.

  • xam3991

    Rick is about to address the comment he made LIVE right now on Glenn Beck (10:05am): http://www.glennbeck.com/publish/themes/glennbeck/live_player/

    • SeeMikey

      So? Glenn Beck has been shilling for Santorum for weeks. Who are you going to mention next? Mark Levin?

      • xam3991

        ?..

  • funktacular

    What a joke this Can’torum is.

    Romney balanced his budget as gov.

    While Obozo piles up trillions of dollars of debt.

    Romney is literally 5.2 trillion times better than Obama.

    If you can’t pick out the difference seek help now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

      are we talking about the same guy here? The Romney that’s running for pres now is death by a thousand cuts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyolbpbeAMI

      • funktacular

        I didn’t see anything in that video that disputed what I said. Our nation can not afford to go bankrupt under Obama. Romney has showed he can reign in spending.
        Romney has shown he can create jobs in the private sector. Obama has never held a real job. Showing a couple bad things about romney in some video. Does not make him the same as Obama. Only fool would think so.

        Lets see if you can tell the difference?

        3 billion dollar surplus vs 6.5 trillion dollar hole

        Private Sector Captialist vs Public Organizing Socialist

        4.7% unemployment vs 8.2%

        Supports our military vs betrays our military

        Terrorist Attack vs Man Made Diaster

        Supports Tea Party vs Supports Occupy

        Vetoed Illegal immigrants tuition vs Dream Act Amnesty

        Protect Isreal vs Undefensible Borders

        Fence vs Open Borders

        I could go on and on. Romney is not the best. But there is a lot things to like. If he is only able to reduce spending and secure the border. He will have accomplished more than most Presidents. The fact that he has shown the skill and political will to BALANCE A BUDGET speaks volumes. Something most politicans have not done. It’s important to remember if American goes bankrupt none of these other issue matter any way.

    • 36Free

      Just to be clear since we are all being honest here…Romney is mandated by law to balance his budget every year. Not a shining accomplishment.

      • funktacular

        Didn’t stop the 2 billion hole he was given. Nor did it require him to put 3 billion dollars in a rainy day fund instead of blowing it. It show something about Mitt that many politicans don’t have including Santorum. The ability to cut spending.

        • 36Free

          What happened after he left office? Is Mass economy better after his big government health care? Why are people paying cheap fines and opting out? Why are people waiting for long periods of time to get care? This is not the example of small government and cutting and saving, as you say. Look if he gets to the nomination, I will vote for him because four more years of Obama will destroy us. The course correction will just be slower with Romney, but I’ll take it. Just be intellectually honest and not try to make him into something he is not.

    • Linky1

      Does Romneycare ring a bell? Put that in your etch-a-sketch and shake the slate clean. That’s what Romney is trying to do.

  • Guest1776rcp

    Since Nixon and perhaps because of him whenever the American people are given a choice between Dem-lite and Democrat they pick the Democrat see Ford, Dole, McCain, President Read My Lips reelection. In fact the only Republican to unseat a sitting Dem in the last 100 years was a conservative named Reagan who was polling 30pts behind Carter in Feb 1980. This theory that it takes a RINO to win Indys etc… is nothing but a myth.

  • Joseph ewing

    This is the only reason Democrats ever win elections…

    Republicans eat their own.

    I like Santorum, but his comments were way out of line – and demonstrably false.

  • xam3991

    Glenn Beck had a great interview with Rick this morning to address a lot of stuff maybe you can get it up TRS?

  • http://twitter.com/dio55555 dio heerai

    The colossal idiot was handed a boon by Romney’s aide and now has shot himself in both feet. Now instead of calling his statement a “heat of the moment” gaffe , santorum’s aide doubled down this morning .
    Even strong Santorum supporters are now walking away in droves . This guy NOT presidential material

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4C65QOIQ4XH67F6MEHWTXGODY Alan

    I don’t believe he intended it the way it came out.

    Of course, Matt Drudge isn’t helping the cause either.

    • Joseph ewing

      With all due respect, it’s not Drudge’s job to help “the cause”.

  • bestgrandpa

    I agree Ruth; he has gone way over the line with this one; time for him to get out of the race and quit wasting our time and money!

    • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

      Wow! So, the squish is best because his team states that raising the gas tax to $2.00/gal and that they will not repeal Obamacare is so much better.

      We need to not let Mitt win the nomination, period.

  • Stehekin912

    Of course not. He’s making a contrast statement. He is saying make a real choice, America!

    • Joseph ewing

      Any choice not named “Barack Obama” is a good choice.

  • proteus24

    Santorum has repeatedly demonstrated a mean streak that ought to disqualify him for the Presidency.

    There is no doubt he really would like to see Obama defeat Romney in November

    http://www.theagilecentrist.com/2012/03/do-conservatives-despise-romney-more.html

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ellen-Johnson/1642639453 Ellen Johnson

    Santorum Statement -Rick Santorum said: “I would never vote for Barack Obama over any Republican and to suggest otherwise is preposterous. This is just another attempt by the Romney Campaign to distort and distract the media and voters from the unshakeable fact that many of Romney’s policies mirror Barack Obama’s. I was simply making the point that there is a huge enthusiasm gap around Mitt Romney and it’s easy to see why – Romney has sided with Obama on healthcare mandates, cap-and-trade, and the Wall Street bailouts. Voters have to be excited enough to actually go vote, and my campaign’s movement to restore freedom is exciting this nation. If this election is about Obama versus the Obama-Lite candidate, we have a tough time rallying this nation. It’s time for bold vision, bold reforms and bold contrasts. This election is about more than Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, or Rick Santorum – this campaign is about freedom and I will fight to restore your freedoms.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ellen-Johnson/1642639453 Ellen Johnson

    People, please do you’re homework. If something sounds strange, check it out. It’s very easy with internet. The parts right before or after a video clip may help put things in context and therefore a whole different spin to the quote.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNYSALCJWXWHB4TV2AXW5VFYBU TJ

    Don’t know if someone already shared this Rightscoop, but you might want to see this:
    http://www.ricksantorum.com/news/2012/03/mitt-romney-it-again-trying-distort-and-twist-hide-his-own-record

  • http://twitter.com/PuritanD71 PuritanD71

    Please as loose of a cannon as Romney’s Team? “we are not going to repeal Obama care” “we think 2.00 tax per gallon of gas is great” “etch-a-sketch”

    That is horrendous. Is this what you want for a candidate? Is this not just like Obama?

    Let’s get this primary to a contested convention.