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Santorum: Might As Well Have Obama Over Romney

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GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith / Getty Images)

GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith / Getty Images)

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday said Republicans should give President Barack Obama another term if Santorum isn’t the GOP nominee and for a second day compared rival Mitt Romney to an Etch A Sketch toy.

Santorum reiterated an argument he has made before: The former Massachusetts governor is not conservative enough to offer voters a clear choice in the fall election and that only he can provide that contrast.

“You win by giving people a choice,” Santorum said during a campaign stop in Texas. “You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there.”

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Santorum added: “If they’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk of what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate for the future.”

Santorum was referencing Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom’s comment Wednesday that “everything changes” for the fall campaign. “It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch,” he said on CNN. “You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.”

The remark reignited criticism of Romney as the type of politician who will say or do anything to win.

Romney, who made no public appearances Thursday, issued a statement expressing disappointment “that Rick Santorum would rather have Barack Obama as president than a Republican.”

“This election is more important than any one person. It is about the future of America,” he said. “Any of the Republicans running would be better than President Obama and his record of failure.”

Rival Newt Gingrich tweeted: “Rick Santorum is dead wrong. Any GOP nominee will be better than Obama.”

During his speech to employees of USAA, a San Antonio-based insurance and financial services firm, Santorum briefly held up an Etch A Sketch and said his positions don’t change like etchings on the toy, which are erased with a shake. He could be seen fiddling with the toy’s knobs in the intervals between questions from audience members.

Addressing reporters afterward, Santorum lit into Romney for saying “I’m going to run as a conservative.”

“He didn’t say ‘I am a conservative.’ He said ‘I’m going to run as a conservative.’ So what do you do, you just sort of decide what you’re going to be for the elections?” Santorum asked. “No one can accuse me of that. People say, ‘Well, you can’t win because of that.’ No, I will win because of it.”

Santorum said his brand of political authenticity will play well in Texas because “people are looking for someone who is real, someone they can relate to, not someone who can get in front of an audience and say whatever they want.”

The Texas primary has been pushed to May 29 because of litigation over redistricting maps drawn by the Republican-dominated state Legislature. Santorum said he expects to win Saturday’s primary in Louisiana and added, “The race will not be over when Texas comes around.”

“You’ll have the opportunity here, in the state of Texas, to speak very loudly about what kind of leader you want in this country,” he said.

Santorum said he speaks with Texas Gov. Rick Perry before scheduled campaign stops in the state. Perry sought the GOP nomination but left the race in January and endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

“This is an important state for us,” Santorum said. “I’ve already spent a lot of time, I’ve already done a lot of campaign events in Texas. More than anybody else, I suspect.”

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McBain

Rick, That is very uncool. Shame on you. Get out of the race.

March 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Reply | Report comment

Brewboy

No, let him stay in. I want a brokered convention. May be then we can get some one that will be a real contrast to Obama. Let the race go on. Let’s draft the likes of a Paul Ryan or some one that has real core values that we can understand and believe in.

March 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Reply | Report comment

Mike

You are even more out of touch with reality than Santorum, Brewboy.

March 22, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Mike

And I am even more out of touch with reality than myself, who is currently sitting next to me, typing on a typewriter with his feet!

March 23, 2012 at 12:55 am

CalGTR

The reality is that Romney will be the nominee, even if he somehow failed to reach 1144 (he’ll make it to 1144 quite easily). In order to be considered for nomination, a candidate must have won a plurality of votes in at least 5 states. Since Ryan, Palin, or whoever people might want to draft won’t have those wins, they have no opportunity. The nominee will be one of the folks already running, and at the very least Mitt will have a sizable lead on everyone else, and will find the few extra delegates he needs, even if he doesn’t hit 1144. But, it’s all moot, because Mitt will easily get the 1144, and everyone knows it. That ‘s why you’re seeing Jeb Bush and DeMint and others start to call for this thing to wrap up. If the race were closer we could continue on, but it’s not.

March 23, 2012 at 1:45 am

Patrick

Brewboy, you already had a contrast to Obama. You already had someone with real core values (and a record to prove it). The establishment pushed him out and the media tried to ignore him….his name was Ron Paul.

March 23, 2012 at 8:07 am

dwalk

You cannot win with a far right winger. Half of the population is now dependent upon government payroll, government entitlements and/or government unemployment. You have to take to the middle or you are just waisting your time trying to get into office.
It is not that a large portion of the above citizens won’t or don’t want a change, they are just not in any posiition to take a chance on the only income and support they have – which comes from government. You have to obtain the office , then gradually make the changes required to restore the economy and put us back on solid fiscal ground.
Extreme changes, all at once will only scare those who have no choice on what they subsiding on.

March 23, 2012 at 9:12 am

jschm

Romney is the only one who can attract independents. And if the conservatives don’t vote for him, then it is there fault Obama wins.

March 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Doug

Cal, Research, that is the answer. You do not understand the process at all. We will not have a brokered convention as it is not possible with the new GOP rules. We will have what is called an open convention if none of the candidates reach that migical 1144 mark. In an open convention, anyone can join the race as a nominee, however, it will not matter in my opinion, as Paul is going to enter the convention with 1144 + supporters signed up as delegates. He has had his supporters working hard at getting these spots, even if they said they were for Romney to get the spots. Paul supporters are loyal and when noone gets the 1144 on the first round of votes, all delegates are freed to vote their conscience, Paul supporters will not waiver. It could be a surprising election this go around.

March 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm

fred

You might want to check the GOP rules about brokered conventions, I beleive that you had to win five state primary races in order to be the nominee. I liked Santorum, until today….

March 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm

StopSellingLies

Unelected officials took over Washington and the media after the coup and cover up. Even most of the comments online are financed with your tax dollars. Big brother is trying to create the perception of public opinion while burying the truth. They think you can’t handle the truth. Fact of the matter is we have no democracy, president, and freedom of press is an illusion.

Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in world history before it disappears forever much like me.

March 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Marco

If Rick is drawing boobs on his new toy, he must be burned at the stake. It’s the Lord’s will, you know. Just ask the commenter with a masters in the old time religion from Preacher Bob’s Bible Tech & Agricultural.

March 23, 2012 at 12:56 am | Reply | Report comment

Jim-in-Overland-Park

@McBain: Santorum is DONE. Agree 101% with you. Santorum needs to quit TODAY.

March 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Reply | Report comment

Chris

Rick, you just lost my vote!

March 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Reply | Report comment

Jon

Proof that Santorum will say anything to help foster his political ambitions. He is an embrassment to the party, himself, his family, his country, and the Lord.

March 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Reply | Report comment

Nina

Agree ! And he is no Ronald Reagan….

March 25, 2012 at 10:33 am

ItsJo

Your post is right- Santorum is now, embarassing himself. Does he NOT think about the ’08 video wherein he was praising the Republican Conservative-Romney? I am from Pa., but looked into Rick’s voting record, and that “we sometimes have to work with a team” remark he made in the past, and the video
of his Romney remarks, and it’s turned me off! Everyone who WANTS Obama OUT, better join together, instead of this divisiveness, and put the one who can actually BEAT Obama. That would be Romeny, as the Dems Want Santorum, as they know he can’t Beat Obama. Step aside, Santorum, Gingrich And Paul, in an effort to actually WIN for our nation, against Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Reply | Report comment

oraclepundit

That’s the Rick Santorum I know… it was inevitable.

March 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Reply | Report comment

Truth teller

Electing Rick will be the same as electing Osama Bin Laden.. Women will loose all rights & become slaves.. Religious law will abolish most every one’s rights.. Dark CLoud will hover over America ..

March 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Reply | Report comment

Tony Craig

Obviously if Romney becomes President Santorum cannot campaign to be President in 4 more years. He would have to wait 8 years. If Obama wins Santorum can try his luck again in 4 more years. Why is nobody calling him on this.

March 23, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Morpheus

Yeah, Rick Santorum who felt sick at hearing JFK’s acceptance speech, Rick Santorum who feels that God means for him to elected, something which surprisingly even Romney isn’t doing. Rick should quit, he can’t beat Romney, who knows all the right issues to take to the general, whether everyone likes it or not.

March 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Reply | Report comment

Adrian Ludwig

Dude, Rick, It’s over man. We don’t want you in the white house right now, stop it, stop it now. You did a good job, we know who you are, save face, and stop the madness, help unite the party. It’s that simple. That-is-all.

March 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Reply | Report comment

JP

Can’t believe he said all of this. I once had a lot of respect for the guy. This is sad to watch him self destruct but to try and divide conservatives. Taboo!

March 22, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Reply | Report comment

Abe

AGREE!!!!!

March 23, 2012 at 12:03 am

Perspective

Agree also

March 23, 2012 at 10:25 am

sharron

I’m with you on this one

March 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

Jim-in-Overland-Park

@JP: Santorum is DONE. Agree 101% with you. Santorum needs to quit TODAY.

March 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Bobbi

Totally agree! Time for Rick to go home.

March 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm

beagal

I totally agree!!

March 23, 2012 at 12:29 am | Reply | Report comment

DJM

I’ll forth that! Time to go Rick before you make yourself a complete pariah for the rest of your live.

March 23, 2012 at 12:48 am

shorecastmedia

This is almost exactly what I just wrote to him! I suggest that every one who reads the article above goes to his website RickSantorum.com – go to Contact – and WRITE how you feel.

I just did that, every one should go there and write him NOW.

March 23, 2012 at 5:55 am | Reply | Report comment

Judy Hopson

I did write early this morning. I have called my Republican governor’s office, my state representative, Senator, Leader Boehner, Mitch McConnell and the RNC. First and foremost, I am a Romney supporter. However, this comment goes beyond a dig at the opppostition because it reflects on Romney supporters. It is a gift for the dems and a problem for the Republican party overall. Etch A Sketch is one thing but this is beyond the pale. The goal is to defeat Obama at all cost and he has given the opposition a gift. I respect Newt Gingrich’s comments because he knows this is a terrible mistake and he is no fan of Mitt.

March 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Bobbi

On my way there.

March 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Jeremy

HA HA–Santorum is losing his mind.

March 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Reply | Report comment

TheRealKingMax

And you’ll keep him company, eh, Jeremy?

March 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Reply | Report comment

TheRealKingMax

Just kidding… I’ll say anything and vote for anybody when I’m high!

March 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm

John Driskill

Even Your Smile Is IDIOTIC – Much less your “STATEMENT” :) :) :)

March 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Reply | Report comment

The West Is Red

This campaign has obviously been hard on Santorum. If he cannot handle campaign pressure, he’s probably not up to be POTUS. You went over the line with that kind of comment, Rick.

March 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Reply | Report comment

JoeB08

I have been a Santorum supporter, but his wheels seem to have come off this week, along with his common sense. . .so I’m looking hard at Romney and I suspect I will support him. He seems to be the only “grown-up” left in the race.

March 22, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Reply | Report comment

ccr

JoeB…………..you are so right! The wheels have come off. His remarks are erratic, childish, petty, disloyal to the GOP. Santorum seems to be in it for JUST HIMSELF!

Santorum is embarrassing! I feel for his children!!!

March 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Reply | Report comment

Jim

Could not say it better. I was waiting to see what would happen, this was a suprise. I expect these people to take things personally, but you dont want them saying stuff like this in public. This is not presidential. This indicates that Santorum will Vote for Obama if he doesnt win the primary. Now is that what we want? I would vote for a tin can before I would vote for Obama. If rick doesnt get that, what kind of teammate would he be?

This scorched earth policy is crazy. If you dont see this for what it is, you arent much good to the team.

March 23, 2012 at 12:16 am

ccr

WHOOPS! I meant to say “Romney” not “Santorum

March 23, 2012 at 2:09 am

CalGTR

Definitely give Mitt another look. You may not like all of his past decisions, but he’s come along nicely as a conservative and despite what many say about him, he is a man of integrity and he will keep his campaign promises. You will not see Mitt pull any bait-and-switch either in the general campaign or in the White House. Heck, if Jim DeMint can be “excited” about the possibility of a Romney presidency, I think most conservatives ought to be able to get to that same place at some point.

March 23, 2012 at 1:50 am | Reply | Report comment

Will

Check out http://www.anncoulter.com. Great write up on Romney.

March 23, 2012 at 9:13 am

David J

I agree. I’ve followed Romney via Google Alerts every day for four years and have been thoroughly impressed with this guy. The negative propaganda on him is greatly undeserved. He inspires and leads. People have never been sorry they hired him. He’s been strengthened by all his “trials of fire.” He’ll make one of the best Presidents in history, for love of country and to prove his critics wrong.

March 23, 2012 at 2:04 am | Reply | Report comment

David J

Everyone on this website is now infected with a V*rus on their F*ing comp*ters! HAHAHAHAHAHA

Giuliani 2047!

March 23, 2012 at 2:08 am

JON Lussier

Romney is a good fiscal conservative. This was posted today.
Please read it.

http://conservativesamizdat.blogspot.com/2011/09/part-v-how-mitt-romney-turned-3-billion.html

March 23, 2012 at 2:10 am

Dan Johnson

Well said.

March 23, 2012 at 5:25 am

shorecastmedia

I completely agree with David J – Romney will make one of the best Presidents in history —- and he will undo a lot of the damage Obama has done to our country.

Now everyone please go to RickSantorum.com and tell him he’s an idiot and needs to get out of the race immediately. I just did that myself!!!

The Republican Party needs all the money they can for the General Election and they’re spending a lot to go up against the traitor Santorum.

March 23, 2012 at 5:59 am

Evelyn B.

For Rick to back Obama for another term because he’s loosing the primary is priceless. If I lived in his state, I would never vote for him again for backing Obama in a time of desperation. The time is to unite, not divide. You nailed it David J. I agree with you completely.

March 23, 2012 at 10:27 am

rosalind

I totally agree………..

March 23, 2012 at 9:46 am | Reply | Report comment

Dan Spot

Me too, 100%. Romney brings the kind of no-nonsense business perspective this country needs. We are getting too wrapped up in so-called values discussions. Heck today’s “conversatives” are yesterday’s “liberals”, so it’s really just a slippery slope.

I’m looking forward to a Romney presidency built on the same principles he used to do LBOs, split up companies, and create tons of financial services jobs (albeit in the Caribbean, but who doesn’t want to go to Bermuda to work, mon!)

March 23, 2012 at 10:10 am

Dan

Okay, now Rick is just being an a$$. It’s time for this loser to get out and let someone who can actually beat Obama take charge.

Rick, desperation NEVER wins.

March 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Reply | Report comment

TheRealKingMax

UNLESS you’re a Democrat candidate.

Then ANYTHING goes – free pass for being an ass.

March 22, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Reply | Report comment

Montana

Actually, the bigger the ass, the better…

March 23, 2012 at 12:26 am

Jim-in-Overland-Park

@Dan: Santorum is DONE. Agree 101% with you. Santorum needs to quit TODAY.

March 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Reply | Report comment

Bill Snyder

Santorum needs to pack it in and take his toys with him. His 16 point loss in his last Senate run will pale against an Obama run.

March 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Reply | Report comment

Georgine

If you fence setters needed anymore proof this guy is a loser here it is.
This is why we got rid of hin in Penna

March 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Reply | Report comment

Georgine

^him

March 22, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply | Report comment

TheRealKingMax

Whoa!

Why not me? What did I do?

March 22, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Debbie H

I am amazed he even got this far…Bye Bye Ricky…

March 23, 2012 at 1:53 am | Reply | Report comment

Vicky Bevis

Yes, having lived in Pa. for 30+ years before retirement ( to another, CHEAPER, State) his time in Congress showed us that he wasn’t “Congressional Material,” much less Presidential. Personally I believe the ONLY reason he was able to run was due to losing Sen. Heinz, who might, had he lived, have been terrific Presidential Material.

Face it: no one living can be all things to all people. The office of the Presidency is so vastly complicated compared to when our country was formed, that voting for a person for one or two reasons is detrimental to our best interests. Our biggest problems should be paramount as to whom we chose, not some very small portions of our society such as social issues, i.e. abortion, gay marriage, creationism, et al. Frankly, its’ importance is a diversion away from our many & serious issues that MUST be dealt with if we are to remain the leader of the Free World, not some “has run,” which we are heading towards at Warp Speed.

March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am | Reply | Report comment

Karl Marx

So, Jeb Bush endorses Romeny and Rick Santorum endorses Obama.

Hmmmm…………..

March 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Reply | Report comment

TheRealKingMax

And Rosie O’Donnell lost her series on the Ophrah network.

Yep, I smell a conspiracy here.

March 22, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Reply | Report comment

dsb

This comment is fantastic. FANTASTIC. You hit the nail on the head Karl!

March 22, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Reply | Report comment

swcoolbreeze

Santorum just identified the 12th commandment: When all is lost pitch a hissy fit.

March 23, 2012 at 12:28 am | Reply | Report comment

mark

Good Point Karl !!

March 23, 2012 at 10:30 am | Reply | Report comment

Jesse needs to be found

this primary season is really dragging on.

What happened to Gov. Ventura? We need to get him involved.

March 22, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply | Report comment

goldbug36

Jesse lives in Mexico .. for his safety. Pretty sad, huh?

March 24, 2012 at 12:17 am | Reply | Report comment

LOR

I think he has finally flipped.Its off to the funny farm asap.

March 22, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply | Report comment

LOR

On second thought, put him in the SERIOUS farm! Am I right?

March 23, 2012 at 12:56 am | Reply | Report comment

shorecastmedia

Go to RickSantorum.com and tell him to get out of the race – tell him how you feel in “Contact”.

I just did htat. DO IT! EXPRESS YOURSELF!

March 23, 2012 at 6:02 am | Reply | Report comment

George

Stupid doesn’t make it, Rick.

March 22, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply | Report comment

Outraged

Remember, when a republican attacks one of their own, and angel gets their wings…

March 22, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Reply | Report comment

barry1817

rick santorum has just shown that he is not qualified for the position. His comment is so absurd that is time for him to leave the race.

And Newt has it right. ABO is the way to go and this is stupid.

March 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply | Report comment

OneLessSantorumsupporter

EXACTLY! DROP OUT NOW SANTORDUMB!

March 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Reply | Report comment

Rick Collins

Santourmu, it’s time for you to go. You don’t deserve another moment of media coverage or another vote.

March 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply | Report comment

Jim-in-Overland-Park

@Rick: Santorum is DONE. Agree 101% with you. Santorum needs to quit TODAY.

March 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Reply | Report comment

Ed Fendell

Beware of beady eyed pinheads.

March 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply | Report comment

WyCoSkylark

Oh for pity’s sake. Very unprofessional Santorum. You are not ready for prime time or the big leagues. Sorry, time to fold up the tent and go home

March 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply | Report comment

Steve

Only thing dumber than Santorum are those who vote for him. The circular firing squad that the Republican primary has become is going to wind up reelecting Obama. Sad……

March 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply | Report comment

pstein

If the GOP actually had a candidate that was able to go 24 hours without a major gaf, perhaps the GOP would have a chance. Sure wish we had GWB back. He would fix everything…permanently this time.

March 22, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Reply | Report comment

TheRealKingMax

Well, Pbrain:

He wasn’t much for making gaffes during the campaigns, was he?

No.

March 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm

HisLitehouse

I’m thinking….WHAT is the definition of insanity? Oh, yeah,…doing the same thing over and over, BUT expecting different results!

March 23, 2012 at 1:44 am

Dan

He will lose his home state primary

March 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply | Report comment

Dave

Is Santorum for real?? Rick quit smoking your front lawn again. It’s time for you to hang it up and hope conservatives have short memories if/when you decide to run for public office again.

March 22, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Reply | Report comment

OneLessSantorumsupporter

AMEN!

March 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply | Report comment

OneLessSantorumsupporter

Santorum is never for real. He is probably a reptilian, I actually have done some research on this area and hove found out a lot of really interesting stuff. Click on the link in my name for more information.

I love you everybody!,

Love and kisses,

OneLessSantorumsupporter

March 23, 2012 at 2:12 am

Marlene

WHAT A STUPID COMMENT FROM A STUPID MAN ….. HE IS WORSE THAN A SNAKE. EVERY TIME HE OPENS HIS MOUTH HE STICKS BOTH FEET IN IT. SANTORUM IS REALLY A SLIME BALL

March 22, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Reply | Report comment

OneLessSantorumsupporter

Amen Marlene!

March 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply | Report comment

pstein

He is about 1/10 as smart as he thinks he is. He is amazing to watch. He is convinced he has everything figured out. He could not be more wrong.

March 22, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Reply | Report comment

Marlene

WHAT A SMART COMMENT FROM A GENIUS ….. HE IS BETTER THAN A LIZARD. EVERY TIME HE CLOSES HIS MOUTH HE STICKS ONE HAND IN IT. SANTORUM IS REALLY A CHEESE CUBE

March 23, 2012 at 12:57 am | Reply | Report comment

ricruss

WHy is he a snake? Romney is the one who has not been consistent or could tell the truth about what he is.

March 23, 2012 at 7:49 am | Reply | Report comment

Dan Spot

Yeah, he’s completely crazy. I wish he could see what so many of us have seen all along – the only candidate truly worthy of the term “Republican” in this race is Mitt Romney.

March 23, 2012 at 10:12 am | Reply | Report comment

Jim-in-Overland-Park

@Marlene: Santorum is DONE. Agree 101% with you. Santorum needs to quit TODAY.

March 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Reply | Report comment

amazed24

Well said Marlene

March 25, 2012 at 10:32 am | Reply | Report comment

pstein

Rick…full of wisdom or full of something anyway.

March 22, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Reply | Report comment

Ohio Art

He’s etched his last sketch.

March 22, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Reply | Report comment

Ohio Art

He’s hungried his last hippo.

March 23, 2012 at 12:58 am | Reply | Report comment

Ohio Art

He’s bought his last hotel on Park Place. Am I right?

March 23, 2012 at 1:00 am

zzzaborgi

typical media bias

did you clowns even read everything he said? or is your attention span too short?

March 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Reply | Report comment

Rockin the casba

Yes it’s right up there in the article, he would rather vote for the other guy who he knows where he stands, instead of an etch a sketch candidate where you don’t know where he stands, point is that the etch a sketch would get a vote over Obama from most Republicans, so Rick is pulling a dixie chick maneuver in not knowing his constituency.

March 23, 2012 at 12:45 am | Reply | Report comment

CalGTR

First of all, at this stage of the campaign, with one candidate so far out in front, the other guys generally keep their fire pointed at the opposition party candidate, not the obvious future nominee of your own party. Second, there are a TON of very important ways that Romney differs from Obama, although at a point earlier in the campaign I can understand Santorum trying this line of attack. And third, I don’t care how much you want to win, or what you think of the other candidate, you don’t tell the world that you’d rather see Obama keep his job than let someone from your own party take the job. There’s way too much at risk this time around. Permanent Obamacare if Obama wins, unless we’re saved by the Supreme Court. And, speaking of the supreme court, that court is very likely to change in a very bad way if Obama is allowed to make the next picks. And I haven’t even mentioned our spending and debt problems that HAVE to be fixed now. So, yes, I and everyone else (presumably) read all of what Santorum had to say, and we’ve come to the rightful conclusion that Santorum has crossed the line in a serious way – one that will likely cost him within the GOP not only for this campaign, but in future races.

March 23, 2012 at 2:00 am | Reply | Report comment

Shelly

Santorum, really, comparing Mitt to an Etch-a-Sketch!! What, are you in the third grade?? Attack Obama, you are starting to look silly

March 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Reply | Report comment

Shellyforoffice

Silly-silly-boe-billy-bannana-fana-fo-filly-me-my-mo-milly…..SIIIILLLY. Santorum is silly! That was a really good comment… And I mean a really good comment. We need people like you running for office Shelly. You are not silly Shelly so you should run for office. Great work!

March 23, 2012 at 10:43 am | Reply | Report comment

OneLessSantorumsupporter

Well, SantorDUMB, you just lost my vote…after defending you way too often…OMG you are too DUMB to be president now, if you think that anybody else than Obama would not be better?!? You show total stupidity and lack of any real world common sense to think that another 4 years of Obama is better than ANY republican, or even a child of a republican is better than than egomaniac manchild we have in office now. Seriouly, P rick?

March 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Reply | Report comment

TheRealKingMax

Take a hike, bozo.

You weren’t going to vote for him anyway.

March 22, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Reply | Report comment

Ken Massey

Love this comment. Thanks

March 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Reply | Report comment

Ken Massey

On second thought, I hate it. And I hate *sob* I hate myself for saying that!

March 23, 2012 at 12:59 am

Jim-in-Overland-Park

@OneLessSantorumsupporter: Santorum is DONE. Agree 101% with you. Santorum needs to quit TODAY. I love your quote ” SantorDUMB ” … you should get a copyright. Love it.

March 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Reply | Report comment

HBJax

Santorum is right but that is not allowed in the “political game.”

March 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply | Report comment

Marlene

Santorum is right? Rightly stupid and you along with him if you agree. You and he can go slink back under the rock he came from.

March 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Reply | Report comment

Dave

So was Santorum right 4 years ago when he wholeheartedly endorsed Romney as “the” conservative???

March 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Reply | Report comment

guatama2

Romney was the conservative against McCain, and Romney is nothing more than Obama light. If Romney gets elected he will not be conservative enough to turn the country around and we will end up with Hillary or someone similar in 2016.

March 22, 2012 at 11:37 pm

JON Lussier

I am posting this every where until some one reads it. I saw this today
and I think it shows just what a Good fiscal conservative Mitt is.

http://conservativesamizdat.blogspot.com/2011/09/part-v-how-mitt-romney-turned-3-billion.html

March 23, 2012 at 2:22 am

GoMitt!

Great point! And these two completely unroconcilable quotes come from the the candidate claiming that Mitt is willing to say anything to win??!!

March 23, 2012 at 8:51 am

joey usa

I did like you at one time now your going to cost us this election and we can’t have that you need to drop out or your future in the party is over-no one will ever vote for you again

March 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply | Report comment

mike

Pack it up pal. You have effectively let your tongue cut your own throat for the very last time.

March 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply | Report comment

NoTalkStink

Rick has said some really, REALLY stupid things but this may be his best. You’d have to be really blind or just plain DUMB to vote for this guy! When he’s not whining, blaming or complaining he’s saying something stupid! Time to go home Rick! Let the adults finish the primaries!

March 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Reply | Report comment

Rod

Lost me forever. Time to pack it in and stop the unnecessary damage.

March 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Reply | Report comment

JediJones

Romney has the charisma of Michael Dukakis, the likability of John Kerry, the natural warmth of Richard Nixon, the honesty of Bill Clinton, the business ethics of Michael Milken, the populist appeal of Thurston Howell, III, the socialist leanings of Barack Obama and he practices the weirdest religion outside of Scientology. A candidate like that just screams electability.

March 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Reply | Report comment

Hoo-Rah!

You’re stupid just like sick in the head Santorum! Romney has more integrity than we could ever ask for in a President. You’re just an anti freedom of religion weak minded wooget! Join the Dark Side Jedi and vote ObiObama if you really think Mormonism is so bad. I’m so happy that all you anti Mormon losers have to except the fact that Romney will be your president. He will be the best president we have had since Ronald.

March 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Reply | Report comment

JediJones

It has nothing to do with making a judgment on his religion. My point was on electability. He will be destroyed in the general election because it will be easy to demonize him to most people based on his religion. Since people don’t know much about Mormonism, it will be easy for the media and the left to fill people’s heads with negative views of Mormonism. Then the fear that Romney will be using his bully pulpit to proselytize people into Mormonism on a national level will drive people to vote against him. Not to mention it is very creepy that apparently 98% of Mormons are voting for Romney in the primary. What is their political agenda that they think only another Mormon can deliver it to them?

March 23, 2012 at 1:19 am

JON Lussier

Someone posted this today. This shows that Romney is a good
fiscal conservative.

http://conservativesamizdat.blogspot.com/2011/09/part-v-how-mitt-romney-turned-3-billion.html

March 23, 2012 at 1:37 am

Caldoc

Say ole Jedi, off your meds again or else out trollong for Zerobama.

March 23, 2012 at 12:42 am | Reply | Report comment

sabercat

Santorum is clearly self absorbed – no class. the faster he drops out the better.

March 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Reply | Report comment

Stop It

The fat lady is nearly done singing Rick.

March 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Reply | Report comment

Warbo

Santorum just revealed his true self. This man is not a Republican. He is for Rick and Rick only. Let’s hope the GOP disassociates itself from Rick right after the convention. Not presidential timber – not now – not ever.

March 22, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Reply | Report comment

Guarionex Sandoval

If you got your news from an actual news source instead of AP, you’d know the story behind all this. Unfortunately you’ve shown yourself for someone who is what you claim Santorum not to be. Sort of engaging in reverse spam, huh? By the way, to help you out, the preferred use is ‘dissociate’ not ‘disassociate.’

This should be of use:

March 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Reply | Report comment

Guarionex Sandoval

” Presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday said Republicans should give President Barack Obama another term if Santorum isn’t the GOP nominee and for a second day compared rival Mitt Romney to an Etch A Sketch toy.”

Poor dope of an AP writer not to know the genesis of a story. The reason Santorum referred to Mitt Romney as an Etch-A-Sketch toy is because one of Romney’s chief aids, after being asked whether Newt and Rick weren’t pushing Mitt too far to the right for the general election, said that when they got to the general election their approach would be like using an Etch-A-Sketch. They’d shake things up and start with something new.

March 22, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Reply | Report comment

Montana

No, I think the writer has read the news. But they all seem to have it wrong. I took it as, once the general election starts, the game starts over- a reset if you will. You erase the board and start a different strategy for a different candidate. But those that are simpletons and didn’t see it for what it was, got it wrong. Doesn’t surprise me that the MSM got it wrong and Santorum and Gingrich, hanging on for political life, got it wrong as well.
But the Obama comment is a real shot in the head. End of line…

March 23, 2012 at 12:33 am | Reply | Report comment

Nobama2012

Ya we know the story dipsh$t! Montana is right and you just drink up the liberal press koolaid. Santorium is an egomaniac, he thinks if it’s not him it dosen’t matter what happens. He just made himself a pariah of the GOP. I wonder if Obummer will thank Rick for his endorsement…

March 23, 2012 at 3:05 am | Reply | Report comment

lenny

I think that boy’s cheese slid off his cracker.

March 22, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Reply | Report comment

Tom

This comment is the final nail in the coffin. It’s Romney v. Obama now (Thank God)

March 22, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Reply | Report comment

david

“It’s Romney v. Obama now (Thank God)”

hooray!! big government vs. bigger government….

March 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Reply | Report comment

Little Cowboy

I wonder which Romney it will be. He has more personalities than rick has kids

March 22, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Reply | Report comment

beagal

Well, Romney DOES have five sons. . .

March 23, 2012 at 12:31 am

Oilfart

Any Republican who says BHO is better than any other Republican is totally off his rocker. Santorum is apparently dislusional. A reporter should ask him if he would name Obama to his Cabinet if Santorum were to become President. I was a Rick fan, but….

March 22, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Reply | Report comment

JediJones

Romney will actually be worse than Obama when it comes to promoting conservative values. He’ll be an awful, unlikable president, will compromise on everything with the liberals, disgusting the Republican base. This will lead to a Democrat sweep in Congress in 2014 and then he’ll be kicked out for another far left Democrat President in 2016 with the Congress to back him up. If Obama is reelected, the Tea Party will continue to elect conservative Congressmen, gridlocking Obama. The GOP elite RINOs will be smacked down hard for trying to push a moderate/liberal from Taxachusetts on us. Then in 2016 we can get another shot to nominate an actual conservative.

March 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Reply | Report comment

guatama2

AMEN!!!

March 22, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Reply | Report comment

Tom

If this is your political thought process then it’s about time for you to head back to Tatooine. Rick and his followers claim to care about social issues well if obama is reelected you guys will see 2 to 3 of the most far left radical Supreme Court Appointments in history and the battle over social issues will be lost over and over in the courts.

March 22, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Reply | Report comment

NoTalkStink

Tatooine is correct. I’m sure, by this guy’s thinking, we also didn’t land on the moon!

March 22, 2012 at 11:56 pm

JediJones

I think Roberts, Scalia, Alito and Thomas can hang in there another 4 years. Not to mention, if we elect enough conservatives to Congress, who actually FIGHT for conservative principles, unlike our current leadership and loser one-term liberal governors like RINO Mitt, we can actually block Obama’s appointees like the Democrats did to Bork in the ’80s.

March 23, 2012 at 1:31 am

Paul

I’m so sick of ignorant, bigoted people like you. Why don’t you come to church with me and meet a bunch of (CULT) friendly, Christ loving Mormons, then you’ll feel sorry that you feel such shameful things towards other believers in the Savior.

March 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply | Report comment

JediJones

If he’s just like any other Christian, why are Mormons voting for him to the tune of apparently 98% of the Mormon voters? If all Christians are the same, then you’d expect the Mormon vote to be split proportionally among all the Christian candidates, not to be block voting for the Mormon. It isn’t bigoted to disagree with what a person believes nor to vote for a candidate who agrees with my beliefs. But let’s not pretend Mormons believe the same things that Catholics or Evangelicals do. That’s just silly.

March 23, 2012 at 1:37 am

Hoo-Rah!

Jedi Loser Face is just a anti mormom. Probably a born again from Alabama who still plays with his Jedi Light Saber Toys. Get over it wooget breath! No one cares! HOOOORAH!

March 22, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Reply | Report comment

Tom

Santorum needs a shrink!

March 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Reply | Report comment

Guarionex Sandoval

And you need a greater familiarity with what’s going on. Do you even know the origin of the Etch A Sketch comment?

March 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Reply | Report comment

Sean Sculley

He has always self centered and an utter fool.
Now he is a Fool’s Fool.
Did anybody check out this goof ball’s high school yearbook picture?
He was a jerk than and he is now.
It is shocking that he is even in the filed.
Go join Obama’s putrid ranks, Rick, if they will take you.
Go anywhere Punk, but in God’s teeth, eclipse and rid us all of your useless self.

March 22, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Reply | Report comment

Mike

Right On, Rick. You did the impossible. You took have finally found a way to give Obama the election. What took you so long? Newt did it much earlier than you. You Conservatives are really what the SEMS say”a bunch of right wing extremists!”
I am embarrassed to say I am a conservative.

March 22, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Reply | Report comment

Montana

BIG difference between Republican and Conservative. Romney isn’t the most conservative, but certainly more than Santorum, Gingrich AND especially Paul! The real fight is in Congress. There will be 2-4 SCOTUS choices in the next 4 years. It’s imperative that the Republicans control Congress or we are all in deep you- know- what for a generation to come and the US as we know it will be lost. It’s almost gone already- a re-elected Obama would kill it off.

March 23, 2012 at 12:39 am | Reply | Report comment

yngar10

Montana, this is one of the most thoughtful comments I’ve read so far. I think recent comments by Rush, Rick, and Eric F all fall under the category “I had a good point to make, but I should have said it more clearly.”

The Senate is SOOO IMPORTANT just because of those potential SCOTUS appointments!! I’d rather have anyone but Obama sending up potential justices, but if he’s still here in 2013, we need a solid CONSERVATIVE Senate that will reject every Lawrence Tribe disciple he throws at them. The House alone cannot rid us of ObamaCare; we need a Veto-Proof Senate that cooperates. And yet these are minor issues compared with what Obama might try in a second term where he finally is not in election mode.

March 23, 2012 at 1:22 am

Alice

He’s done!

March 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Reply | Report comment

romney4life

rick you suck

March 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Reply | Report comment

Shocked!

Rick Rick Rick – what are you doing man? You are done. You were one of my two choices in this primary (my state votes next month). You just helped me make up my mind.
America was hijacked in 2008, and as a Republican it is your job to win the White House, not destroy your fellow Republicans and worse yet, prefer the current Oval Office resident over your own party. Maybe you should consider crossing the aisle. Sorry Rick – its over.

March 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Reply | Report comment

Dewit

Romney has done nothing during this entire campaign than destroy fellow Republicans. Perhaps we should take another look at Gingrich.

March 23, 2012 at 1:13 am | Reply | Report comment

CalGTR

They have all waged a tough campaign, but the difference now is that there is a clear front-runner. The math is next-to-impossible for Santorum. He would have to start performing, right now, almost 4 times better state-in and state-out in order to win the nomination. It’s not going to happen. And Gingrich is in even worse shape. So, what do candidates generally do once they don’t have a realistic shot at the nomination? Like Huckabee last year, you can stick around for a while if you think you have things to say, but also like Huckabee, you need to lay off of the eventual nominee and train your fire on the opposition party candidate. Time to come together and focus on Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 2:12 am

Quentin Colgan

I don’t agree with him at all, EXCEPT THIS TIME!!!!!!!!

March 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Reply | Report comment

GrandInquisitor

Santorum;

Voted for the “no child Left behind” legislation which doubled the size of the Federal Department of Education.
He voted for the prescription drug “entitlement”.
He supports tripling child tax credits which allow 50% to pay zero in income taxes.
He supported Arlen Specter who turned Democrat and cast the deciding vote for obamacare.
He voted six times to increase the national debt.

He is a big government social engineer who believes in income redistribution. santorum is NO conservative.

March 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Reply | Report comment

sad

OMG!……AND I WAS VOTING FOR THIS GUY!
WHAT A LOSER!
IT’S NOW ALL MIT.
RICK GET A GRIP….YOUR NOT GOD!

March 22, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Reply | Report comment

TheRealKingMax

But I AM!

Now ALL of you:

Turn off your PCs, brush your teeth, and go to BED!

March 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Reply | Report comment

Rick Clay

Rick you just lost me!

Go Mitt!

March 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Reply | Report comment

Jim Webster

The pressure of the long campaign has gotten to him. It is a shame because Rick is a good man. Rick, now is the time to concede. Please do.

March 22, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Reply | Report comment

JustAGuy

Rick Santorum, you’ve just lost me.

I can’t believe I’m saying it but, Mitt Romney is now my candidate.

March 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Reply | Report comment

Carman

Santorum is an idiot. Romney is a conservative. He turned Taxachusetts around, turned the 2002 Olympics around, has turned around many companies, and is the ONLY candidate that can get this country turned around,. He is a real leader, with real experience. Santorum is nothing but a career politician who recently lost IN HIS OWN STATE! And he is too extreme. Romney on the other hand is a united than can reach across the aisle when needed, but at the core wants a free-market, all-American USA, not another European quagmire that Obama wants. And Santorum simply has Zero credentials to run this country. He needs to drop out. So the party can untie behind Romney and move forward to get this country back on the right track.

March 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Reply | Report comment

Joel

I would have voted for this guy if he’d won the nomination. But if he’d rather have Obama than Romney, he’s not someone whose judgement I trust!

March 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Reply | Report comment

Justin

Go away

March 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Reply | Report comment

Joe Doakes

“It’s not my fault . . . it’s the other guys!”

What President Obama thinks . . .

March 22, 2012

Dear President Obama,

May I ask you a question. If you win on November 6, 2012, in your inaugural speech, who will you blame for the mess we are in? Your children? The American people? Rush Limbaugh? Me? Mr. Obama we know whose fault this is. We know who is stepping on the breaks of economic growth. Blame is something that is fascinating to me. I’ve met all sorts of people in my life and I find that blame is a tough thing for many to handle because in blame there is something to do with taking responsibility for how one behaves, and that’s a rough deal for some.

What do Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson both have in common? Don’t go for the easy answer Mr. Obama . . . go for the long ball. They both advanced the socialist ball down the field and passed on that bill to the next generation. Then the Supreme Court violated the Constitution by buying into the twisted scam and then more and more liberal democrats continued on with the scam, and now here we are at the end of the road. Bankrupt. At war. Divided. Leaderless.

But it’s worse then that. We have a President. You. That takes credit for the efforts of others. Seal Team Six comes to mind. All the while denying your mistakes. Oh sure you make some nebulous comment to some easy ears about mistakes, but a guy like you, doesn’t mean it, and when you are called on the particulars, you just flub it and say an increasingly comical version of “it’s not my fault.” Not to mention a Massachusetts Liberal is about to win the nomination of the Republican Party, and to those who disagree, do you not think that the voters in Massachusetts would have figured out if Mr. Romney was a conservative, let alone a Republican? He’s own people think he is an “etch a sketch.” I know I’ll get drunk and vote for him too, twice if I can find an ACORN worker to show me how.

A man stands for the most important job on Earth. The Presidency of The United States of America. For a moment, not that I could, but let’s say we could switch places now. Is there any debate as to what I would do and what you have chosen not to? After 3 years of writing you letters. Debate is not an issue that would come up. Only action. We would be building, pardoning tax payers and job creators, drilling, deciding if siding with one side of the muslim/arab coin is worth it and if the American people want to bleed and die for Islam anymore, getting the engine of America in gear and moving ahead as rapidly as humanly possible. It wouldn’t be me following the American people. It would be me leading them where they tell me they want to go.

I thought that’s what Presidents were supposed to do? Do they make a Presidential GPS? Because you are in dire need of one for Christmas. Do you celebrate Christmas?

Respectfully,

Joe Doakes

March 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Reply | Report comment

Tacitus7

Romney is not a “Massachusetts liberal.” He is in fact the most conservative governer of the Bay State since Calvin Coolidge. But he didn’t have a conservative legislature — very far from it — so he couldn’t govern as if he was going to get any help from that quarter. Otherwise you make some good points. Obama is the saddest excuse for a President we have had since Jimmy Carter — and that’s quite something considering the many failings, moral and otherwise, of Bill Clinton.

March 22, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Reply | Report comment

Joe Doakes

Don’t lie to yourself. It’s embarrassing.

- Cicero

March 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm

yngar10

Excellent!! You hit on the real issues facing our nation, and SOME of the reasons why Obama is so bad for America. Thank you, Joe.

March 23, 2012 at 1:43 am | Reply | Report comment

snapboy

Santorum just keeps digging; he becomes more irrelevant with every passing hour.

March 22, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Reply | Report comment

CaptRon

I think Santorum and Biden were separated at birth. Hey, maybe Santorum is angling to become Obama’s running mate. It’s over Rick. Do everyone a favor and take your sweater vests back to PA.

March 22, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Reply | Report comment

GrandInquisitor

They don’t even want him in PA.

March 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Reply | Report comment

Tacitus7

I was for Santorum when he was at 2% in the polls. But now that I have gotten to know more about him, I must sadly conclude that he is probably not really up to the job of president (albeit better than Obama). Too much petulance and too little diplomacy.

March 22, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Reply | Report comment

Edgar

“The higher a monkey climbs on the pole the more you can see his butt.”

-David Axelrod, senior Obama advisor

March 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Reply | Report comment

DerRaketenMann

And Oama has a big purple one. Of course, Moochelle needs no pole.

March 22, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Reply | Report comment

Andrew C

Rick’s gone bye, bye

March 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Reply | Report comment

BETTY DEHART

I hope that those who planned to vote for Rick will now vote for the only qualified runner, RON PAUL!!!!!!

March 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Reply | Report comment

Wocka Wocka

Ronny doesn’t have enough reserve in his batteries to make through Inauguration.

March 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply | Report comment

Wilbur Mills

What a fool — there goes any respect I might have had for him. Some people just don’t know when to call it quits………What an egotistical ass.

March 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Reply | Report comment

Abe

Ditto….great comment

March 22, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Reply | Report comment

Scott

That’s the finish of Santorum. He can take his sketch toy and go home to nurse his wounds. That’s the kind of comment that shows how he’s serving only one goal—glory for himself. Instead, he’s losing everyone’s respect with that single comment. The only guy he considers worthy of the presidency is himself, even if it means going over-the-top to destroy the front runner as being less worthy than Obarma.

March 22, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Reply | Report comment

NoTalkStink

Well said! It’s all about “ME!”

March 22, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Reply | Report comment

DerRaketenMann

Rick, change your last name to Sanitarium, then go find one and check yourself in. You blew it, big time! I _WAS_ one of your avid supporters – NO WAY now! You need to win sooooooo much that you elevate the progressive socialist Marxist into a perception of credibility. Shame on you! GET OUT! NOW!!!

March 22, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Reply | Report comment

alexera

Wow! Santorum Really? They have the video of him saying this up at http://www.WarnWire.com All I can say is glad I support Ron Paul.

March 22, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Reply | Report comment

Jim

OK, he has totally lost perspective. Not a good thing. I am dissapointed , a little suprised, We have another narccissist running for president. I think we’redone here Mister Santorum. You are way too angry and this shows a terrible lack of judgement on your part. What do you want to be he wont back down from that comment either.

March 22, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Reply | Report comment

NoTalkStink

Narcissistic personality disorder. If it’s about the country Mr. Santorum, it’s time to get out. If you don’t get out, the diagnosis was correct.

March 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply | Report comment

wilder napalm

Fastest end to a campaign I have ever seen. Way to go Rick. So now we are down to Mitt, Ron and Newt……….

Congrats Mitt, who’s going to be your running mate? Rubio might garner you you some of the Hispanic vote. Maybe Ryan, he is certainly conservative enough.

March 22, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Reply | Report comment

KRepub

Rick’s in melt-down mode. I can understand mot feeling all warm and fuzzy about Romney after being shelled with negatives from his campaign for months, but even McCain was a better choice than what we have now. All rational thought has apparently left him in his zealousness for ‘one more sound-bite’. He’s a decent man, but he needs to step away.

March 22, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Reply | Report comment

Little Cowboy

mudshark62

Grover Norquist has big ideas for his dial Prisident, he wants a robot that signs what Congress gives him. Sounds like a dictatorship that Romney would be the perfect frontman for.
Grover Norquist has stated that the only thing the Republican nominee “whose job will be, if he gets elected, to sign the bills that [Speaker of the House John] Boehner and [Senate GOP Leader] Mitch McConnell send him.” he also stated, “The big fight now is [to] pick a Republican to get across the finish line and all we need him to do is sign the bills.”
http://www.examiner.com/libertarian-in-charlottesville/grover-norquist-surveys-the-2012-political-and-legislative-landscape

March 22, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Reply | Report comment

Wocka Wocka

Oh, you mean he really WOULD be another Obama, a puppet-like figurehead, corret?

March 22, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Reply | Report comment

Little Cowboy

Worse than Obama

March 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm

David J

Romney was no robot as a governor. Ask the heavy number of governors, Senators, Congressmen, and business leaders who have endorsed him–they trust him to excel as President.

March 23, 2012 at 2:14 am | Reply | Report comment

JON Lussier

If Paul Ryan likes him and Rubio and Jim DeMint, then that is
good enough for me.
I was supporting Mitt anyway. That just confirms it. Oh, I already voted
for him in Wash. state.

Romney 2012

March 23, 2012 at 2:43 am

Nico

I knew Sanitorium was wacked, he just proved it. Go home loser.

March 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Reply | Report comment

Cracker

Santorum has lost his blooming mind! I think the rigors of campaigning has messed him up. This isn’t even funny. I think he’s developed delusions of grandeur. It’s time for him to shut up and go away. It’s high time for the Republicans to unify and concentrate on getting the present heretic out of the White House.

March 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Reply | Report comment

beagal

Hear, hear!!

March 23, 2012 at 12:37 am | Reply | Report comment

jColes

Buh-bye, Rick. Romneyu isn’t the perfect Conservative but we’re electing a President — not a messiah…One cannot compare Romney to Obama…
Go home, get a good job and vote for Romney in November.

March 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Reply | Report comment

DerRaketenMann

Most excellent observation! The Messiah came over 2000 years ago, and elections will no longer be necessary when He returns (the sooner, the better).

March 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Reply | Report comment

Marco

Rick finds something useful to do? He’s too old to be an altar boy and McDonalds isn’t hiring. He’s probably too toxic now for a gig at Fox News, so what would you suggest?

March 23, 2012 at 1:19 am | Reply | Report comment

Stan

Problem is, a lot of Tea Party types think the same thing. In essence, if you are going to have a democrat in the White House you might as well stick with the one that is there instead of electing one who pretends to be a Republican. Its more honest.

March 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Reply | Report comment

Wocka Wocka

Big difference between a Democrat (or at least what they USED to be) and hellbent to destroy America Saul Alinsky Communist.

March 22, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Reply | Report comment

jca

Ron Paul warned us all about this overrated clown. Take a hike

March 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Reply | Report comment

alex

great, romneys got it in the bag. we are saved.

1. voted for an individual mandate
2. biggest donors bain capital, paulson & Co, goldman sachs
3. wrote and passed legislation idendical to obamacare
4. no plans for cutting spending or decreasing the size of the federal government (don’t even bother arguing)
5. same foreign policy
6. was pro choice before he was pro life
7. 100% establishment choice: fox, beck, rush, levin, medved, etc.

wake up dummies

March 22, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Reply | Report comment

DerRaketenMann

Why hasn’t smeone written a book, “Ron Paul for Dummies”? Seems all the Paul-bots love to use the word “dummies”.

March 22, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Reply | Report comment

Wocka Wocka

What a crock!

Go back to the DNC site to get your new marching orders, Alex.

March 22, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Reply | Report comment

Eric

Wow your a moron… No one in #7 has ever supported Romney, foxnews only stopped giving him negative or no coverage when Murdoch #@%$#@ up with his tweet. Wish I had read #7 first so I wouldn’t have wasted my time with the rest of your post.

March 22, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Reply | Report comment

womanwithin

Alex, I won’t speak to your first 6 points, but as far as #7 goes, you are wrong, wrong, wrong. Newt and Rick were their choices.

March 23, 2012 at 12:03 am | Reply | Report comment

NoTalkStink

Alex, There’s a seven year old next door more informed than you! Example: 70 pages = 27 HUNDRED pages? Keep repeating what the dummies say and you’ll end up believing it – or, you could study it out for yourself. Of course, that takes thinking!

March 23, 2012 at 12:07 am | Reply | Report comment

alex

yep, 70 or 2700 pages of socialized medicine, take ur pick. i choose neither, but you go ahead and vote for the lesser of two evils, its worked out great for our country over the past 60 years. nice steady decline, dems speed it up, repubs slow it down (but never stop it).

March 23, 2012 at 12:35 am

Right Of Center

As much as I love Rush and Mark Levin, their boy has lost his mind. Romney is by no means the ideal candidate, but neither is this clown.

March 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Reply | Report comment

NoTalkStink

Add Beck and Hannity to your list. Why they havent seen through this self-righteous all-about-me before this is beyond me!

March 23, 2012 at 12:11 am | Reply | Report comment

Right Of Center

I still listen to them, but the love affair with Santorum got old a long time ago. It’s the Conservative or bust mentality, no matter how stupid Santo sounds or incessantly whines. Love Paul Ryan. Love Marco Rubio. Levin is always ranting for an articulate Conservative. You have two of them right there, either one of which will put Romney and his shaky past over the hump. Republicans are DESPERATE for a winner. I can tell you I sure as hell am. This disaster in the White House MUST be shown the door, even if it means getting a RINO. And for some self-identifying Conservatives to even suggest they will stay home or vote 3rd Party before voting for Romney, you guys and your boy Santorum both need to have your heads examined.

March 23, 2012 at 12:30 am

Folly

Because all they care about is that he is a Christian. For many on the right, that’s the only qualification he needs.

March 23, 2012 at 8:45 am

texrox

Santorum is clearly worn out, I’m sure he is wishing a do-over on than statement. But good grief who else so we have, Romney? He is a snake. I still choose Newt, but noone else does. This is a disaster.

March 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply | Report comment

NoTalkStink

Read up on Romney. You will be pleasantly surprised. He’s amazing, brilliant, generous with his OWN money, and not a snake! I’ve watched him for years. He’s held to a much higher standard than anyone I’ve ever studied before. Don’t give up untill you look!

March 23, 2012 at 12:15 am | Reply | Report comment

alex

romney is a big government politician, if you can’t understand that then you either haven’t done serious research or you aren’t being honest. he is not going to change anything. he may slow down spending, but hes not going to put a dent in the deficit. he is a flip flopper on abortion, will have the same foreign policy as bush/obama, supports socialized medicine, voted for an individual mandate, accepts donations from same corporations as obama “goldman sachs”, is not your typical hardworking “blue collar” that he pretends to be (actually hes never even worked as a laborer for any of the companies he helped create through groups of wealthy investors), he is not going to cut income taxes or corporate taxes for small business, he is not going to stop fraud or cut back on entitlements, he will say and do anything to become president and not because he cares so very deeply about the people, he is supported by establishment media, talk show hosts, various special interest and lobbyists (bought and paid for long ago), if you truly believe mitt romney is going to make a difference, then i feel sorry you. his own supporters can’t even get excited about him. romney did not become a multi-millionaire from being a kind soft spoken mormon, he is a snake.

March 23, 2012 at 12:59 am

Joos

Uh, have you seen his returns? LOL

Here, read and weep creep.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/78582778/The-Romney-Book

March 23, 2012 at 1:14 am

Ken

What a selfish A-HOLE. 1 WORD.. “TOAST”

March 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply | Report comment

Carman

Time for Rick to go

March 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply | Report comment

Constant

I slowly moved away from the party of the Democrats after giving them 30 years of loyalty. This bunch of Republicans has begun to annoy me almost as much. I hope I never see Paul, Gingrich or Santorum again. I find Santorum increasingly to be foolish and deaf to how he might be heard by big chunks of Americans. Its like he is a Sunday School teacher talking to his tots about their shared beliefs.His disdain for swaths of fellow citizens is as arrogant as the disdain shown by Liberals.

March 22, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Reply | Report comment

TheRealKingMax

“slowly moved away from the party of the Democrats after giving them 30 years of loyalty”?

Uh huh.

March 22, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Reply | Report comment

daveburton

What a rediculous spin from Romney & Gingrich. Anyone who reads what Rick said can see that he was talking about how voters will view the race. He wasn’t saying that HE thinks Obama would be preferable to Romney, he’s saying that voters will think that. If the GOP candidate is only a little different from Obama, voters will think, “better the devil I know than the one I don’t.”

Santorum’s right, and that’s why he’s a stronger GOP candidate against Obama than Romney is..

I’m confident that Romney & Gingrich know perfectly well what Rick meant. It doesn’t surprise me that Romney misrepresented it, but I thought better of Newt.

March 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply | Report comment

texrox

I agree completely daveburton! The spin is wearing me out.

March 22, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply | Report comment

Joe Doakes

You’ve just renewed my faith in humanity . . . at least for today.

March 23, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply | Report comment

Eric

You must be a hardcore Santorum boot licker, or a total Mormon bigot, to try to spin this one as “out of context”…

Sad.

March 23, 2012 at 12:14 am | Reply | Report comment

NoTalkStink

This is Santorum’s major problem. He is constantly putting his foot in his mouth and his supporters are constantly having to pull him out of the mud. He’s not ready! If it’s really about the good of the country, he’ll pull out now for the good of the country.

March 23, 2012 at 12:23 am | Reply | Report comment

Riccardo

I have listened to the entire segment and he did no such thing. He clearly stated his beliefs.

And please cite where “Romney misrepresented it”. The AP may have misrepresented it, but Romney hasnt done anything with it. Your anti Romney bias is way too apparent.

March 23, 2012 at 12:35 am | Reply | Report comment

CalGTR

Wrong. Santorum clearly said “we’d be better off…”. He was very clearly voicing his own opinion on the matter. The rest of his speech fits this interpretation perfectly, while your interpretation would make no sense in the context of the rest of the speech. Santorum may not actually want Obama over Romney, but he let the heat of the campaign get to him and he did voice that opinion very clearly. I’m betting he wishes he could take it back now. Or, maybe not. The statement may well have been intentioned to even more firmly secure up his small little band of faithful followers (although it’s no way to win a national election where you have to appeal to a broad range of people).

March 23, 2012 at 2:21 am | Reply | Report comment

tonyl

Santorum is absolutely right about the fact that “Mr. Flip Flpo” who is also known as “Mr. Etch A Sketch” is not deserving of the GOP religious conservatives support. Romney will change his potions by the hour and depending on which way the wind is blowing or who is in front of him. Romney the “Cayman king” with offshore accounts does not give a flip about the middle class blue collar workers or the poor.
He represents the rich elite of wall street living in million dollars homes with no mortgages. He represents the very few, very rich, top 3 to 5 percent of our nation.

March 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply | Report comment

NoTalkStink

WOW! Class envy and clichés!

March 23, 2012 at 12:25 am | Reply | Report comment

dialogue2

Rick needs to leave. His gaffe’s are personal against his opponent and demoralizing to the party.

March 23, 2012 at 12:53 am | Reply | Report comment

CalGTR

Romney has proven himself to be far more charitable, and far more caring through his actions as a human being throughout his life than any politician running. You’re buying into every negative myth about Romney ever invented. You don’t have to like Romney’s policies, but he’s a far better man than you know.

March 23, 2012 at 2:25 am | Reply | Report comment

texas_typo

There probably won’t be a lot of difference on social issues between Romney and Obama. And his judge picks ? Scary. So his comment is fairly accurate.

March 22, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Reply | Report comment

Don H

It’s time to wrap this up…. Mitt has won guys. Let’s start the process of running against Obama.

March 22, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Reply | Report comment

RedInDenver

The stress of this lengthy primary race has finally gotten to Santorum. He’s completely lost his mind. SURELY he doesn’t expect Republicans to look favorably on his saying we should just support OBAMA if he’s not the nominee.

Whatever happened to putting country AHEAD of your own personal political ambitions!

March 22, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Reply | Report comment

Ric the idiot

Someone get him out of this race please

March 22, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Reply | Report comment

A Pirates Life For Me

Tricky Ricky goes bonkers for O-bo-bo. Great strategy there, nutcase.

March 22, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Reply | Report comment

Gary Williams

I KNEW this guy was a idiot…Heck of a concession speech Rick…The nice men in white coats will now lead you away from us…Try to think of sooooothing thoughts…

March 22, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Reply | Report comment

Mike

I’d vote 3rd party if this was the GOP offering.

March 22, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply | Report comment

interestedinthetruth

…did anyone else see the video on YouTube of Senator Sanctimonious being introduced Louisiana Pastor Dennis Terry….all I can say as a Conservative is..embarrassing & inappropriate. Curious company Sanctimonious keeps.

March 22, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply | Report comment

John

Rick,

Get over yourself, and get out of the way. This is just one more statement that proves you are the wrong man for the job. America is not going to elect an angry jerk with an ax to grind around every corner.

March 22, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Reply | Report comment

KRepub

Well…I guess it’s a tip of the cap to Mitt while conservatives move focus HARD to winning the Senate contests and retaining the House!

All I can really say is that

March 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Reply | Report comment

tonyl

Santorum is a religious fanatic with twisted thinking but at least he stands for what he believes in and speaks the truth from his heart. But Romney is a snake oil salesman from the wall street. He has no core beliefs. He is a complete fake. People like him only because he is rich with a pure Mormonish look. But he is uncomfortable in his own skin. He is the only candidate to run for the presidency who has offshore bank accounts in Cayman Islands. The only candidate to be paying less then 13% tax rate on his tens of millions dollars income. Which is less then his least paid employee.

March 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Reply | Report comment

Richard Koch

Santorum is a snake himself. He would pick party over whats best for his constituents every time as his record clearly shows.

March 23, 2012 at 12:06 am | Reply | Report comment

Gary Williams

Have fun voting for Obama tonyl…Go on…We don’t want you with us anyway complaining about how much the rich pay in taxes…You ought to be right at home voting for Oh-bummer..

March 23, 2012 at 12:06 am | Reply | Report comment

Hoo-Rah!

Tony not so Tiger– you’re stupid stupid stupid. Romney paid taxes on his money twice. He already paid 28% on the money prior to investing. You must be a poor man with no real investments. A basic start for you would be investing for dummies! Romney is very much real and purely honest. We are lucky he wants to be our leader. He has not taken a salary for public service ever. You all Romney haters are just anti mormons who wont open your eyes or hearts. Punks! HoooRah!

March 23, 2012 at 12:09 am | Reply | Report comment

womanwithin

Obviously you are one of the 99%, otherwise you would know that when Mr. Romney FIRST earned his money he paid his 35% (or whatever) just like everybody else. He then takes his money and INVESTS it in whatever he chooses. IF it a WISE investment he will make MORE money from that investment. THAT is what he pays 15% tax on. It is called ”capital gains.” If you paid $50k for your house 25 years ago and sold it for $70, that would be consider $20k capital gains. Would YOU prefer to pay another 35% on your profit, or 15%? People are taxed everytime they do anything with their money, and as a last insult the government takes even more from us when we die, denying our family what we worked so hard to provide for them. Stop being so envious of people who have done well in life, it will make you bitter like Rick.

March 23, 2012 at 12:16 am | Reply | Report comment

THEREALITYTSAR

Santorum is not a fanatic, he is a real Catholic; something largely unknown in America.

March 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Reply | Report comment

mirted

Santorum: Team player with Democrats, but not with his own party.

March 23, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply | Report comment

james

Obama will take the country down.Romney wants the world to be mormons.His church wants him to be its leader.[Search this the Mormon plan for America and the rise of Mitt Romney] [The truth about the Mormons and Christianety] [Is Mitt Romneys candidacy.part of the eternal plan of the mormon church?] [Is Mitt Romney the man who would be God?]………….The red neck from western PA

March 23, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply | Report comment

beagal

James
The 11th belief in the “mormon” Thirteen Article of faith states:

11″ We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.”

People are not being forced to become “mormon”.

March 23, 2012 at 12:51 am | Reply | Report comment

NoTalkStink

James, It’s 2012! No one believes that silliness unless they want to because they are bigoted! Research your sources. Do you go to Obama to learn the truth about the Tea Party?

March 23, 2012 at 1:16 am | Reply | Report comment

Abe

Such a FOOLISH comment. He’s getting ridiculous!!!! Stuck his foot in his mouth this time. He looks exhausted and needs to head back to PA.

March 23, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply | Report comment

Richard Koch

This just shows what a self serving moron Santorum is. I am sure the Obama campaign will flood the airways with this footage of Santorum sticking his foot in his mouth.

Ron Paul 2012!!!

March 23, 2012 at 12:03 am | Reply | Report comment

Bob

I, like Glen Beck, would vote for my shoe before voting for Barry!

March 23, 2012 at 12:03 am | Reply | Report comment

Abe

DITTO!!!

March 23, 2012 at 12:08 am | Reply | Report comment

biglouie15

DOUBLE DITTO!!!!

March 23, 2012 at 12:21 am

Just sayin' 2 U

He’s right. Romney is Obama. you did hear what Obama said today, “People are going to like the healthcare plan. Massachusetts likes it.” HELLO!

March 23, 2012 at 12:03 am | Reply | Report comment

KRepub

Sorry that I actually have to SAY it, but Romney is not Obama…he’s only one-third Obama (which is quite sad).

As a conservative; if I have a gun to my head (which I apparently will this Nov.), I’ll go with the least amount of venom, hubris and narcissism. Given the two, that would be Romney (but only by two-thirds less). I don’t like the choice at all.

Another 4 unrestrained years of the Obama-puppet, and we won’t have much (if anything) left that’s recognizable.

March 23, 2012 at 12:19 am | Reply | Report comment

Little Cowboy

Hopefully Rick will fade away and everyone in the country will be safe from the sex police and if your significant other swallows, you won’t be charged with mass murder. I hope Mitt doesn’t make him the Attorney General.

March 23, 2012 at 12:04 am | Reply | Report comment

Johs

He is a republican from PA… just a liberal democrat working under cover.. He should just get out of the race.

March 23, 2012 at 12:04 am | Reply | Report comment

Tortillapete

He went down on Arlen in 2006 and today he swallowed – c ya Ricky…

March 23, 2012 at 12:05 am | Reply | Report comment

jerry van ee

I’m sorry folks Romney cannot possibly beat Obama unless Obama is videoed holding the murder weapon. Romneycare , bailing out the big banks but not the auto industry , his flip flops and negative campaign counter to Reagan’s 11th Commandment have all doomed in especially in Ohio a state the GOP has to have to win. The only ticket that could win both Ohio and Florida is a ticket of Kasich and Rubio. My simulations of electoral vote totals indicate Romney’s strenght are in blue Obama states he’ll lose anyway. If Romney cannot blow away his poorer multiple oponents in the deep South and America’s heartland of red states then he’ll certainly do no better than McCain’s 2008 loss. It would be best to have a very deadlocked convention and then have the delegates turn to Kasich and Rubio based on who can win in the electoral college and who can contrast clear differences with romney. Bottom line is the father of Obamacare the GOP’s signiture issue in Mitt Romney. A vote for Romney is a vote to re elect Barrack Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 12:06 am | Reply | Report comment

Matt Herren

Santorum has even less of a chance… this is a man who couldn’t even win re-election as a Senator… and has little more to offer outside of canned social stances that have little importance in our current fiscal crisis. Romney is not the ideal candidate… but he is far better than a theocrat in Santorum. We as a party seem to be getting exactly what we deserve this year… and wasting a prime opportunity at such a critical juncture in our nation’s history.

March 23, 2012 at 12:29 am | Reply | Report comment

Jason Hill

This about sums it up: yfrog.com/khpqhzlj

March 23, 2012 at 12:06 am | Reply | Report comment

Chardoo

go to HELL Ricky bad dude

March 23, 2012 at 12:07 am | Reply | Report comment

Rick Brown

What’S new He supported SPECTOR – I WOULD VOTE FOR OBAMA BEFORE SEPECTOR. HE IS DEAD NOW.

Rick from (Wexford,Pa)

March 23, 2012 at 12:07 am | Reply | Report comment

Matt Stuart

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

March 23, 2012 at 12:07 am | Reply | Report comment

Lincoln Robertson

With the comment about having Obama instead of Romney demonstrates to me Santorum has buckled under pressure. He’s not the man to run against Obama. I thought he was ok, but not anymore.

March 23, 2012 at 12:07 am | Reply | Report comment

Debby Tulsa

What I find funny in all this is Santorum is more like Obama than any of them. I saw that right away. If you listen to his speeches the last couple months then they would have him on t.v. asking what he meant by what he said he would explain it away saying what he thought people wanted to hear…BUT…if you watched the speach you knew he was lying. His explanation didn’t fit the speach. He reminded me so much of Obama in ’08 ..what I meant was…what I was saying was… If they think this is not hurting the party they are wrong. Someone needs to find out how many people left the dem party in ’08. Check the numbers on how the Rep. And independent grew. I say if it is Rick we should vote Obama, at least we know what we are getting. Rick always voted with them anyway. Rick talks religion, Mitt lives it. Mitt gives to charity Rick does not…like Obama in ’08 again… I trust Mitt. I think he will be honest and tell it like it is. I don’t get that from Rick.

March 23, 2012 at 12:08 am | Reply | Report comment

Netizen Kane

Well, that’s one way to spin it. Another way to spin it is to say that if Romney is simply going to reset and pursue left of center goals after lying to the American people about his “conservatism”, then it’s not a Democrat / Republican thing but an Obama versus inconsistent, unprincipled, Obama Lite thing. The Left and the Moderates will be very happy with Romney; he’ll just take a little longer than Obama to completely rat out the Constitution.

March 23, 2012 at 12:09 am | Reply | Report comment

KRepub

Nice.
Yet ANOTHER way to spin it would be that no matter who the eventual nominee is, they’ll all be to the right of our current President. This isn’t a sprint, it’s a very LONG marathon. We’ll see. ;)

March 23, 2012 at 12:43 am | Reply | Report comment

KRepub

Oh btw Netizen Kane…

Given the current state of where the Dems are in their day-to-day…

It’s VERY MUCH a Democrat / Republican thing. and probably will be for the foreseeable future no matter who the nominee is.

March 23, 2012 at 12:54 am | Reply | Report comment

Joos

I can’t believe a adult has the mentality as if i can’t have it, no one can, basically. I hope people are able to really look at the message this says about the man who made it. I’m no expert by any means, i’m young and new to the world of politics but that is just pathetic.

What we need is a man or woman who wants to put country first, no matter if that is electing that person or another person. These people are running for their benefit, not ours. Wake up people. I know i’ll probably get some flames for this but Ron Paul is the only one running a campaign where not one person can dig up something dirty that shows him taking money or tickets to show to support something not in our interest. He’s running a educational campaign, the message of freedom will never die, all his policies are superior. When it comes to making a decision that is to affect a majority of Americans, see how the American feel about it first. Don’t cram federal laws down the throats of people, the states can handle most to all of it and if a person doesn’t like the laws of that state, there is 49 other states to choose from. He may not be the absolute right man for the job but he is a damn good start to stopping the on-slaughter of over bureaucratic red tape.
For example, look at how ISPs are going to be acting like copy right police in July… HOW FAST was it for them to get something passed that’s going to benefit them and destroy families in the processes. Now, look at how long it takes to get something considered to think about introducing law to debate if it should be voted on.
Here ya go Romney fans, read and weep, muhaahhaha *evil smirk*

March 23, 2012 at 12:09 am | Reply | Report comment

Joos

Meant to link this with the evil smirk >.<

http://www.scribd.com/doc/78582778/The-Romney-Book

March 23, 2012 at 12:10 am | Reply | Report comment

BigBM

I’m prepared to vote for the Republican candidate for President. I have no problem with Mr. Romney’s religion. There are more Mormons out west and I find them to be very nice, great neighbors, followers of Christ (whether his Christ is exactly the same as ours or not), good people, patriotic, and for the most part, very conservative. Yes, there are the Harry Reids in the Mormon church, but, as I said, most of them are very conservative.

I’m now voting for Romney, if he’s the candidate. I will do so proudly and with confidence that he will govern as a conservative.

March 23, 2012 at 12:10 am | Reply | Report comment

Kathleen3

Santorum’s immature, sulking, sullen, and hostile behavior is an embarrassment and more appropriate for an adolescent boy who didn’t make the varsity team than a man campaigning to lead the most powerful country in the world.

Any shred of respect I had for this man is long gone.

March 23, 2012 at 12:11 am | Reply | Report comment

jbspry

The Devil made him say those things.

March 23, 2012 at 12:12 am | Reply | Report comment

bomber7090

I voted for Santorum for Senator and then I found out he lived in Virginia – not Pennsylvania. How sad it is that he is so egotistical that he would rather have the worst president in our history than Governor Romney. He just wants it that bad and he could not even win against Bob Casey.

March 23, 2012 at 12:12 am | Reply | Report comment

Vic

Aside from that, he cheated the PA taxpayers to pay for his kids cyberschool amounting to almost $100,000.00 and when caught, he was asked to reimburse PA and he wont even do it! What a cheat! It shows Santorum has poor character!

March 23, 2012 at 12:57 am | Reply | Report comment

Hunkaburninlove

Geez. He really said it, didn’t he. Oh well, Romney then.

March 23, 2012 at 12:12 am | Reply | Report comment

tonyl

Over 50% of the GOP faithfuls do not like Romney. The hard core real base which makes up 25% of GOP will not come out to vote if the Mormon becomes the nominee representing GOP. Sarah Palin, Gingrich, Limbaugh, Some of the pastors and leaders of baptist and catholic churches and whole lot of others has made statements in clear terms that they cannot support Romney in any condition. The real GOP base simply cannot accept a fake flip flopper.

March 23, 2012 at 12:13 am | Reply | Report comment

Riccardo

If evangelicals and those who let Rush tell them how to think don’t vote for Romney, they’ll have to live, or die, with the consequences.

The real GOP base? What is that? Worshippers of the Tri Une God? So, to be part of the base, I have to believe in your god?

March 23, 2012 at 12:43 am | Reply | Report comment

Consantorumist

Now I want to see Rick Santorum’s birth certificate!!! Wonder if there were two Catholic missionaries in those Kenyan hills plotting to throw the election to Obama in 2012 way back in 1961!!!

March 23, 2012 at 12:13 am | Reply | Report comment

Dean Smith

I would have supported you until you showed your true colors here Rick, it’s not about what’s best for the country to you. Your hatred for Romney has blinded you to the fact that anyone, even a dog catcher, is better for this country than Obama. If you truly believe that Obama is better than Romney then go to hell and drop out now because your are odviously too narcissistic and selfish to really care about the people and this country. It is all about you.

March 23, 2012 at 12:14 am | Reply | Report comment

JediJones

That depends if the dog catcher locks the dog up in his luggage rack on top of the car when he catches him.

How liberal does the GOP nominee need to be before you won’t vote for them? Would you vote for Hillary Clinton if she were the nominee? Because she’s flip-flopped less than Romney and is arguably more conservative than him.

March 23, 2012 at 1:40 am | Reply | Report comment

jen

Sorry, Rick, but you really lost me on that last statement. You never really ever had me on your side to begin with, but now you really don’t have me! Go Romney!!!!!!

March 23, 2012 at 12:16 am | Reply | Report comment

biglouie15

Give it up Rick. You have lost it and do not deserve to prolong this Elmer Gantry type campaign. You are only helping o-blame-a and to make such a statement is down right vile. Also, any so-called Republican that doesn’t like Romney and chooses not to vote out the charlatan holding the office now should just leave the party.

March 23, 2012 at 12:18 am | Reply | Report comment

coalcracker

I can see it now when Romney runs against Obama. Obama’s campaign will say it over and over, even the Rick Santorum says you should vote for Obama.
Thanks Rick for keeping the democrats in power

March 23, 2012 at 12:19 am | Reply | Report comment

tonyl

“Obama care” and “Romney care” which one you want, you decide. Both with individual mandates. Romney wants to spend on wars and Obama wants to spend on the poor and middle class, you decide. Romney wants tax breaks for the rich and Obama wants to tax the rich, you decide. Romney represents the wall street, Obama represents community organizers, you decide.

March 23, 2012 at 12:20 am | Reply | Report comment

markr

“Obama care” and “Romney care” which one you want? Obamacare–one-size-fits-all legal spagetti. Romneycare– tailored to regional preferences of the people of Massachusetts. No, Romney doesn’t want to spend on wars. Yes, Romney wants to attract business back into the USA while Obama is chasing them out. By the way, what would the rich do if allowed to keep their own money? Save and keep interest rates down? Or invest and provide more jobs? Romney represents a rare breed of venture capitalists who knows how to turn losing companies around. Obama only knows how to outspend Bush.

March 23, 2012 at 12:42 am | Reply | Report comment

biglouie15

Typical liberal Kool Aid drinker. o-blame-a derides Wall St. fat cats then goes there for $38,500 dinners and gets $42 million from them – more than anyone in history. His energy dept. gives $535 million to Solyndra and then their boss turns around and gives millions to the dems just before they go bankrupt. o-blame-a is turning the middle class into poor people. Wake up sister before its too late.

March 23, 2012 at 12:45 am | Reply | Report comment

biglouie15

To Tonyl,

Typical liberal Kool Aid drinker. o-blame-a derides Wall St. fat cats then goes there for $38,500 dinners and gets $42 million from them – more than anyone in history. His energy dept. gives $535 million to Solyndra and then their boss turns around and gives millions to the dems just before they go bankrupt. o-blame-a is turning the middle class into poor people. Wake up sister before its too late.

March 23, 2012 at 12:46 am | Reply | Report comment

area504

And you will, Frothy…you will.

March 23, 2012 at 12:20 am | Reply | Report comment

libido_dominandi

Unusual behavior from a presidential candidate. Looks like blackmail. Somebody or some people REALLY want Obama as president to boss around.

March 23, 2012 at 12:22 am | Reply | Report comment

james

Obama will take the country down.Romneys church wants him to lead the One world church[search these comments The Mormons plan for America and the rise of Mitt Romney][ the truth about the Mormons and christianety] Who is the man who would be God] [Is Romney a mason and what do they believe] [Do the masons ever deny Jesus and why] [Do the masons believe Jesus is the only way to heaven]………..The red neck from western PA

March 23, 2012 at 12:23 am | Reply | Report comment

CalGTR

Anything anybody wants to know about the Mormon (LDS) church can be found at LDS.org (the same web site used by church members). It has all of LDS scripture, doctrine, teaching and class member manuals for every organization in the church, magazine articles, and so forth and so on. And I have no idea why you’re combining Mormons with Masons. There’s a lot of absolute filth out there about the LDS church, so I encourage anyone that is interested to know more to not take what they see across the internet as the truth at least until they compare that info with what the LDS church actually teaches. But, truth be told, I have no idea why someone’s personal religious beliefs have to be part of a political campaign. Romney keeps his religion to himself, and respects everyones right to worship how/who/what they chose, or to not worship at all.

March 23, 2012 at 2:33 am | Reply | Report comment

JBC

Anybody But 0bama

March 23, 2012 at 12:23 am | Reply | Report comment

brewdog

First of all, the etch-a-sketch comment was right on (just taken out of context). You do run to the right or the left in a primary. Then in the general, you run to the center. Try rewatching Obama in ’08. He appealed to the independents after catering to the leftists in the primary. Difference is, he really meant it in the primary.

Second, Santorum is an idiot. He’s loose cannon, freak show. If anyone believes anyone other that Romney can fix the economy, that person is a fool.

Who give a **** about gay marriage or abortion or English as a national language when our economy is in the toilet?!! Those are all red herrings. A family can be as pious as it wants, but if the dad is out of work and the family uses credit cards like they’re millionaires, that family is f’ed.

America is an f’ed up family. And Santorum is focusing on the make of the car and what’s on the radio dial instead of the fact it doesn’t f’ing run. Fool…

March 23, 2012 at 12:25 am | Reply | Report comment

Crazy_Redneck

Color me a fool, but, while Romney is certainly far better positioned to do more good to the economy than Santorum or Gingrich, he’s still a proponent for central economic planning, which is what we have now. No government is smarter than the marketplace, plain and simple. Ron Paul’s economic positions are FAR superior to all three combined. What’s most interesting are those who disqualify Paul’s foreign policy as “isolationist” but support his economic policies. For the life of me, I can’t figure that one out…as if foreign policy matters if this country goes down the pooper…

March 23, 2012 at 12:39 am | Reply | Report comment

JediJones

Newt turned around this economy with true conservative principles as Speaker of the House. All Romney did in Massachusetts was raise taxes and rank 47th in job creation nationally. All he did in business was leveraged buyouts which are the private sector equivalent of Obama’s stimulus packages (i.e. borrow a ton of money and throw it at the problem). A huge amount of the companies Romney invested in went bankrupt, he just used Wall Street shell games to shift profit to himself before it happened. He knows nothing about how to run an economy or the government. Newt is the only expert we have and the only guy with a track record of getting us out of recessions and making the economy boom by getting the government out of the way.

March 23, 2012 at 1:44 am | Reply | Report comment

Jim

How does it go…oh yeah “Nah nah nah nah … Nah nah nah nah … Hey hey hey … Goodbye.”

March 23, 2012 at 12:25 am | Reply | Report comment

Joan

Rick Santorum was voted the most corrupt politician in 2006..Just google it. How Anyone could vot for him is beyond me. There is no doubt those voting boxes are rigged

March 23, 2012 at 12:25 am | Reply | Report comment

rich

Then he is the perfect candidate. Corruption is reqired in today’s governments.

March 23, 2012 at 10:40 am | Reply | Report comment

bob

Poor Rick…

Sucha petulent phony king of earmarks and evangelical socil engineering right wing liberal.

March 23, 2012 at 12:28 am | Reply | Report comment

Lewis Field

Well said.

March 23, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply | Report comment

BC in LA

Rick Santorum is now the ultimate hypocrite. He endorsed Romney enthusiastically last election and is now essentially endorsing Obama? Really seriously? This is one of the most important elections in the last 50 years due to the irreparable harm that Obama could do in a second term. This is now inexcusable of Santorum.

March 23, 2012 at 12:28 am | Reply | Report comment

Crazy_Redneck

Santorum needs to stay in the race. So does Newtie boy. They all need to stick it out to the end. Then, wait until Romney doesn’t get 1,144 on the first round at the convention…see what happens next…

March 23, 2012 at 12:30 am | Reply | Report comment

STFU Santorum

Let’s see – and Santorum endorsed Romney in the last election cycle…
What a putz.

March 23, 2012 at 12:32 am | Reply | Report comment

Had Enough

Rick just disqualified himself for higher public office — again. How can anybody take him seriously? More like, seriously, take him…back to Pennsylvania! Oh, they weren’t happy with him there, either, were they? He got creamed running for Senate. Well he’d get creamed running for president, too.

March 23, 2012 at 12:32 am | Reply | Report comment

Laker

I thing Santorum just lost the Vice Presidency.

March 23, 2012 at 12:33 am | Reply | Report comment

gman3b

Time to get out of the way Rick… now your just embarassing yourself, team player.

March 23, 2012 at 12:38 am | Reply | Report comment

David Russell

Rick, you’re spending an awful lot of time parsing Romney’s words. Let’s see, if we parse your words…”we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk of what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate for the future”, I guess you will be voting for Barack Obama for president. Is that correct? That is very strange for the “real conservative.”

March 23, 2012 at 12:38 am | Reply | Report comment

Lewis Field

This character supported Arlin Darlin’ Spectre, signed off on expensive bills, then comes out claiming he’s conservative. Now, to say a thing like this… I’ve never liked him, ever. He’s toast politically at this point. Bye bye turkey.

March 23, 2012 at 12:40 am | Reply | Report comment

mcw1142

After his comment there is no way in hell he is going to be the Republican nominee. Good bye Santorum – you’re a fool.

March 23, 2012 at 12:42 am | Reply | Report comment

JJGH

test

March 23, 2012 at 12:42 am | Reply | Report comment

Joe Public

Definitely the Joe Biden of the Republican Party, he just gave every voter a reason not to vote for him

March 23, 2012 at 12:46 am | Reply | Report comment

Jonathan

Now this is an interesting question for Romney. How in the hell are you going to get the 10% Ron Paul vote when your top six corporate contributors are the Too Big to Fail banks? How are you going to prevent them from voting Libertarian or simply sit out the election.

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?cycle=2012&id=N00000286

Will you throw the Wall Street TARP RINOs under the bus? Will you throw the crony War on Terror/TSA defense contractor lobby under the bus? But alas anything Romney says will not be authentic. What is needed is a sacrifice of Abraham, to prove his commitment to sound money.

March 23, 2012 at 12:46 am | Reply | Report comment

axiom

Rick is calling it right you people that support MITWIT are really Obama fans and will do what ever it takes to get Obama against someone that baptize for dead people. ALL YOU THAT DONT LIKE RICK REALLY DO SUPPORT OBAMA. i understand you mitwit fans well enough to know that a mormon will never be President Im sure it a tuff cookie for you to chew but its the truth and i think in your hearts you know it i can not say i want obama for president thats insane and it is just as insane to say i want mitwit for president i could not vote and im sure there are millions that feel the same way i do. One good thing that may come out of this is Obama will open the flood gate to the darkness of mormonism. NEWT 2012

March 23, 2012 at 12:47 am | Reply | Report comment

beagal

axiom:
“someone that baptize for dead people”.
Hmmmm, are you saying that the deceased are dug up and literally baptized??

Actually, any proxy work done for the deceased happens because of the belief that they will have to accept or reject the ceremony. Where’s the force in that?

March 23, 2012 at 12:57 am | Reply | Report comment

JJGH

Santorum is exaggerating but Romney is not liked by many conservatives, most Evangelicals, and most Paulbots. Many won’t vote for Romney because of his cult Mormonism, remembering the Mountain Meadows Massacre of Christians by Mormons and Natives in Utah. I still will since black liberation is a more evil cult than Mormonism. Also, Romney will lose debates against Obama. According to body language experts, Romney displays weakness, is emotional, Obamacare is based on Romneycare and Romney will cower like a child when Obama uses his hourly evil eye stares. Although weird, blacks will be doing witchcraft on Romney, guaranteed, and as a Mormon there is really no defense. Poor people won’t like Romney because he’s filthy rich and has been that way most of his life. Get ready for 4 more years of Obama and don’t blame conservatives, Chrisitans or Paul people, it will be Romney and those that pushed for him. Besides I’m planning on leaving the US anyways.

March 23, 2012 at 12:49 am | Reply | Report comment

Astrosausage

Hilarious! Blacks casting spells on Mitt. I think he does have protection though- Prayers from Mormons. At least we agree that Rick is a big baby. Rick’s stance on gov role in sex is cultish.

March 23, 2012 at 1:17 am | Reply | Report comment

NoTalkStink

JJGH, It’s 2012! No one believes the bologna you wrote! Get informed!

March 23, 2012 at 1:24 am | Reply | Report comment

LD STEELE

Please do not post your racist, bigoted, poisonous filth on any site ever again. We don’t need this and you are incorrect on all accounts except Santy needing a straight jacket.

March 23, 2012 at 1:35 am | Reply | Report comment

jkrvn

Go ahead…

March 23, 2012 at 8:34 am | Reply | Report comment

JackDHoward.com

Rick Santorum just etched a wretch…his delusional self-portrait. Better yet: he just etched a retch.

March 23, 2012 at 12:50 am | Reply | Report comment

Voltaire

Rick, obviously you are not suited for this pres job. The pressure is making you crazy. Please go home. Enjoy your family. Get the F%$#@ out of the way.

Mission Viejo, CA

March 23, 2012 at 12:51 am | Reply | Report comment

SailFishMan

And he snaps!!! Santorum has pretty much just killed any slim chance he had. The GOP is not likely to endorse a candidate that says the opposing party is a better choice over another GOP party favorite. I can say this…the RNC is now going to circle their wagons around Romney and shut Santorum out of anything meaningful.

March 23, 2012 at 12:52 am | Reply | Report comment

GrandInquisitor

santorum should announce Arlen Specter as his running mate.

March 23, 2012 at 12:53 am | Reply | Report comment

OUTRAGED

HOW DO YOU GET IN TOUCH WITH SANTORUM TO TELL HIM THAT HE NEEDS TO STEP DOWN AND SHUT UP?

March 23, 2012 at 12:53 am | Reply | Report comment

KRepub

Simple… Just go to restoreourfuture.com and ask that they finally focus on THE PRESIDENT!

March 23, 2012 at 1:15 am | Reply | Report comment

horse badorties

Harold Stassen for President

March 23, 2012 at 12:54 am | Reply | Report comment

Pittbull

Senator Santorum’s rhetoric is beginning to resemble Newts- desperate

March 23, 2012 at 12:54 am | Reply | Report comment

markchristopher

I can’t believe it, Santorum finally imploded. I had a feeling this moment was at hand. I like him, but this is inexcusable.

We have to stand behind whoever the nominee is. Obama HAS to be defeated.

March 23, 2012 at 12:55 am | Reply | Report comment

AlicePolarbear

I think Santorum needs to get a grip! I don’t love Romney and I am not a Mormon, but better a Mormon than a Marxist-atheist with strong Islamic sympathies doing his best to dump as much US money as possible while shredding our Sacred Constitution. Better Romney than some other candidate who will inspire too many to vote for Obama as the lesser of two evils. At least Romney is an American.

March 23, 2012 at 12:56 am | Reply | Report comment

David J

I can’t understand all the anti-Mormonisn. Virtually all the Mormons I have ever seen in government, sports, entertainment, and business have been fine and successful Americans. Why all the fuss about their religion? If anything, in reality their faith seems a plus for them.

March 23, 2012 at 2:46 am | Reply | Report comment

Buzz

Santorum has now lost all credibility with this stupid statement. We MUST defeat Obama if we want to save this country. I would vote for a roll of toilet paper over Odumbo.

March 23, 2012 at 12:57 am | Reply | Report comment

SunnyR

I agree. What this DOLT is saying is that he doesn’t care if Comrade Obama does get to nominate at least 2 and maybe 3 more Uber Liberals to the Supreme Court!

Rick Santorum is one sick puppy and needs to get out now!

Go Mitt!

March 23, 2012 at 1:22 am | Reply | Report comment

Sick of Idiots

What a fool! People, you need to let him know how outrageous his stupid remark is and that he needs to get out of the race, like NOW.

March 23, 2012 at 12:57 am | Reply | Report comment

Wayne

Too much sun in ole “pore Ricko”

March 23, 2012 at 12:58 am | Reply | Report comment

dave

“You win by giving people a choice,” …birth control, ..a choice.

March 23, 2012 at 1:00 am | Reply | Report comment

Vic

Sa San Santo Santorum is a cold hearted Snake! Look into his eyes, he’s been telling lies! He’s a co co cold hearted Snake! (in the tune of paula abdul’s song “Cold Hearted Snake”). Obama/Santorum 2012!!!!

March 23, 2012 at 1:00 am | Reply | Report comment

Vic

Sah ha ha ha ho ho ho Santa Claustorum is a warm hearted HEART! Look into his hand, he’s been playing band. He’s a ho ho co co cocoa-hearted FART! (in the tune of a song I just made up. I’m an idiot.

Obama/Vic 2075!

March 23, 2012 at 1:03 am | Reply | Report comment

Vic

I agree, you are an idiot!

March 23, 2012 at 11:21 am

Aubrey

Rick needs to hang it up. He has gone mental.

March 23, 2012 at 1:01 am | Reply | Report comment

Aubrey

Rick needs to take it back down and get on the Aubrey Train! Next stop: sanityville! Population: my eyeball!

I am a big Santorum supporter in real life. I just play a nonsensical loon on the internet.

Love,

Aubrey

March 23, 2012 at 1:05 am | Reply | Report comment

Jason

Aubrey, I’m leaving you. I’m packing my bags and leaving. To the left, to the left. Everything you own is in the box to the left.

March 23, 2012 at 1:08 am

Jason

Still not voting Romney! If he is the nominee perhaps there will be a third party canidate that I can get behind. I am done with the GOP and them shoving RINO’s down our throats. perhaps the people deserve what they get…

March 23, 2012 at 1:04 am | Reply | Report comment

Jason

On second thought, I’m going to vote for myself. I think I’m most qualified (to leave nonsensical comments on articles nobody reads). i love capitalization grammar rules!

March 23, 2012 at 1:06 am | Reply | Report comment

Aubrey

Jason, come back to me!

March 23, 2012 at 1:07 am

RickSantorum

Dear Fellow Americans,

I do not usually post comments on the notedly liberal CBS website. However, I wish you would give me another chance. Unlike my competitor, I am not an etch-a-sketch. However, if you share with me some of your concerns, maybe we can hash this out like true patriots.

Sincerely,

Rick Santorum

March 23, 2012 at 1:11 am | Reply | Report comment

amazed24

Nope, you blew it – It’s Romney “All the Way”

March 25, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply | Report comment

swimz

Actually, we will end up with Romney in the primary because a bunch of idiots voted for you, Santorum. We will end up with Romney against Obama because you failed to drop out. Cry all you want.

March 23, 2012 at 1:12 am | Reply | Report comment

Rick

So sick Rick. You are the most unstable candidate since Ed Muskie. Battle against porn, abortion, birth control. Seems to me that sex is a focus, says something about what is brewing inside that sick mind of yours. Please just go away.

March 23, 2012 at 1:13 am | Reply | Report comment

Rick

It’s cool though; the same thing is going on in my mind! That’s how I made the connection. Also–look! We have the same name.

March 23, 2012 at 1:27 am | Reply | Report comment

Vic

Slick Rick has SEX in his tiny, puny, sick brain of his!

March 23, 2012 at 11:24 am | Reply | Report comment

georgiagator37

And to think I liked rick at the start. He’s really gone off the deep end. Bye Rick.

March 23, 2012 at 1:17 am | Reply | Report comment

SunnyR

This Boob just burned his last bridge behind him. He is FINISHED. Never have I seen such a whiny, complaining, unprofessional candidate for our nation’s highest office. He doesn’t have a chance of winning the nomination now. What a complete jerk. I am sorry I ever even contemplated voting for him!

Go Mitt! On to Victory!

March 23, 2012 at 1:18 am | Reply | Report comment

just win

it’s all about style, being able to appeal to that vacuous block in the middle. Romney may not be the perfect conservative, but he has handled himself with poise & has stayed above the mudslinging. he’s probably our best bet to unseat the Muslim pretender. we must win this one. we’re not going to have anything left if this guy gets another term.

March 23, 2012 at 1:19 am | Reply | Report comment

Benjamin Golan

Romney ain’t much different, and he is a prolific liar like obamacon. Rabomney is a fraud, and I’m not voting for him because I have no other choice. Stick it GOP, you are finished as a party the day he is nominated!

March 23, 2012 at 1:24 am | Reply | Report comment

Ralph

Anybody but Obama

March 23, 2012 at 3:04 am | Reply | Report comment

candy

You wingers are all insane!

March 23, 2012 at 1:26 am | Reply | Report comment

Ralph

left, right, or chicken? LUV hot wings…

March 23, 2012 at 3:06 am | Reply | Report comment

biglouie15

New theme song for Rick – They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!

March 23, 2012 at 1:26 am | Reply | Report comment

biglouie15

Oh, oh I just thought of another one: “Hot in Herre” by Nelly! It’s gettin’ hot in herre, so take off all your VOTES!

I am getting so hot–I wanna take my clothes off!!

March 23, 2012 at 1:32 am | Reply | Report comment

Gregg Weber

Something like this was said when it was Bush vs. Clinton. With Clinton the right could speak up about issues, but with Bush it was much harder to speak up about your leader.
So in a way he is right but there is one important thing. Clinton had a long way to go before destroying the Constitution and our freedoms. Another four years of Obama could, if it hasn’t already happened in many minds, destroy both.
Therefore Obama must go legally, period, end of sentence. Any quote of this must include “legally” or it is out of context.

March 23, 2012 at 1:28 am | Reply | Report comment

Tortillapete

Keystone k*cks*cker self destructs – film at 11:00,,,

March 23, 2012 at 1:29 am | Reply | Report comment

Tortillapete

I love knowing how to spell. Film at 11:00 PM because I’m good at quips.

March 23, 2012 at 1:30 am | Reply | Report comment

Ken

Leave the party and never come back. Straight jacket please!

March 23, 2012 at 1:31 am | Reply | Report comment

SunnyR

DEAR CITIZENS OF PENNSYLVANIA:

Please don’t vote for Saint Santorum for President of this great nation. The job calls for a person with Emotional Stability, Intellect, Honesty, Strength, Courage and an ability to approach all problems in a mature, confident manner.

This country has already served 3.5 years with an immature, finger-pointing, prevaricating partisan HACK and now we need a President with real Leadership Skills who is a mature adult and can handle the job without having a complete Mental Meltdown.

Think about it, please.

Mitt Romney/Marco Rubio 2012

March 23, 2012 at 1:33 am | Reply | Report comment

SunnyR

DEAR CITIZENS OF EVERY OTHER STATE:

In my last comment, I was clearly being sarcastic. Mitt Romney is unfit to lead. He hasn’t evolved enough. He is still a monkey man. Ooga boogy booger nose Mitt Romney! Giuliani ’08!

March 23, 2012 at 1:35 am | Reply | Report comment

Tony

“The job calls for a person with Emotional Stability, Intellect, Honesty, Strength, Courage and an ability to approach all problems in a mature, confident manner. ” Sounds like the man we have in office currently

March 23, 2012 at 1:46 am | Reply | Report comment

Dewit

Tony, unless you are being sarcastic, you do not have a clue!

March 23, 2012 at 2:39 am

Dewit

Mitt Romney is not the strongest man to face Obama; and, Marco Rubio is not a Natural Born Citizen. The only sensible choice at this point is Newt Gingrich.

March 23, 2012 at 2:26 am | Reply | Report comment

The Bruce

Santorum, perhaps you should shed your idiotic rhetoric and concede that you’ve already lost.

March 23, 2012 at 1:36 am | Reply | Report comment

The Bruce

On second thought, come on over here and shine my shoes! Man! Yeah! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha You just got BRUCED!

March 23, 2012 at 1:38 am | Reply | Report comment

SunnyR

Bruce, Please Go Away and leave us Satnorum supporters in piece. I love yOU! but you have to go into a sewer pipe with all the other LibeRATTes now!

March 23, 2012 at 1:41 am

Occupy This

Election pressure for candidates doesn’t build character, it reveals it. Santorum just swallowed his own poison pill to put himself out of his losing misery.

Bye-bye, Ricky and thank you for exposing your real self as a RINO—just as Romney has been cautioning all along.

March 23, 2012 at 1:40 am | Reply | Report comment

SunnyR

Occupy This, are you sure about Santorum? Give him a second chance PLEASE! He is a good guy. My family had a bar-be-cue with his once, and he cooked up a dog.

March 23, 2012 at 1:42 am | Reply | Report comment

Occupy This

Okay, fine. I’ll vote for him. But only because I’m a closet liberal. Shhhh please don’t tell my wife, Cindy Crawfish. Yeah, she’s a crustacean. Jealous?

March 23, 2012 at 1:44 am

Jay

Rick is apparently a sore loser.

March 23, 2012 at 1:44 am | Reply | Report comment

charlesamiller

Rick, go campaign for Obummer, ya nut bag.

March 23, 2012 at 1:46 am | Reply | Report comment

ttajan long

Showing how little class he really has. Romney’s achievements in the REAL world make Santorum and Obama look absolutely ridiculous.

March 23, 2012 at 1:47 am | Reply | Report comment

Terry Moore

Oh BOY……..I never trusted this guy to begin with..20 years in washington…a RINO and a idiot….vote for Obama Indeed……..no way.

March 23, 2012 at 1:47 am | Reply | Report comment

Jack Reeves

Okay we were all waiting for a Rick fall apart and it happened now let us go with Mitt the Mormon to beat Obama the muslim.

March 23, 2012 at 1:48 am | Reply | Report comment

See Ya

Two words: “political suicide.”

I’d like to say, “It’s been nice knowing you, Rick.”

Unfortunately, it hasn’t.

March 23, 2012 at 1:49 am | Reply | Report comment

Winston

He just blew it. He’s done, he doesn’t have the temperment for the job.

March 23, 2012 at 1:50 am | Reply | Report comment

hoser

Who the heck is Rik Santorum? What he should have said was: “Romney is Obummer in a differnt suit.”

March 23, 2012 at 1:55 am | Reply | Report comment

Tony

Obamas getting re-elected. Watching this republican circus is like watching the endless clowns exit the car. Frickin hilarious. Now we get to sit back and watch the clowns devour their own…countdown til implosion in T-9, 8,……… I would jump affiliation if it meant saving this country. I have witnessed an ugly agenda from “conservatives”, seems as if they would rather shoot a hole in their own ship instead of sailing to prosperity with a captain they dont like……idiocracy.

March 23, 2012 at 1:56 am | Reply | Report comment

Joe Bitee-me

“Sanitori-um” , where this id-iot will live the rest of his days in his mind.

March 23, 2012 at 2:08 am | Reply | Report comment

Wamono

All the best for you folks in America. All i can say is YOU ALL NEED the BLESSING of GOD ALMIGHTY, the creator of the universe or YOU ARE TOTALLY LOST.

March 23, 2012 at 2:16 am | Reply | Report comment

axiom

hahaha a VOTE FOR MITTWITT IS A VOTE FOR OBAMA LOT OF SHEEP HERE YOU KNOW IT TRUE YOUR ALL MITTWITT FANS

March 23, 2012 at 2:16 am | Reply | Report comment

Franny

I’ll bet that the only thing more UNBELIEVABLE than Santorum is his tax returns. Have you guys seen how much money he has made from his so-called “capitalistic enterprises”? Why is he always referring to these things as etch-a-sketch realities when the only reality is his need for a fiscal haircut! I’m referring, of course, to the Gingrich implosion that occurred on Wednesday (two days ago) when he referred to the actor Robert DeNiro as “all washed up” or whatever he said. Where was so-called “sanctum santorum” on the campaign trail THAT day? Why didn’t he say that DeNiro was more qualified than anyone else? Why? Could it have been because of his “alleged” tax-return fallacy? Distraction anyone? Sure, just divert everyone’s attention so they go out and purchase baby toys! Those things don’t even work! They are too hard! I can’t draw anything other than a stairway. Or in “Santorum’s” case, more like a stairway to TAX RETURN havens!

Beam me up, Scotty, tin foil hat time!

Sincerely,

Franny

March 23, 2012 at 2:20 am | Reply | Report comment

ColoradoJim

Yea…FU too Rick and I caucused for you in Colorado. Luckily our delegates are not actually chosen until April 14. Romney won last time…

Now go vote for Obama and leave us alone.

March 23, 2012 at 2:26 am | Reply | Report comment

Pittbull

All I wanna say is that is Santorum is seriously called a conservative after this whole election is happening, then you are the biggest blindness man I have ever heard of. I mean get seriously! Who would call him anything other than nothing but one half of a dumbo team–between Obama, O’Dumbo Santorum, and O’Dumbo Romney and his so-called entrepreneurial skills at making an art out of the science of entrepreneurship (if you can call firing employees something similar to a practice like that), to which I refer your attention to the conspiracy theorists over at nopromiseofsafety.com, which never even seem to have heard of a tax on the rich potentiality. The whole idea that Romney has been “predestined” for the HIGHEST office in the land is ridiculous.

NOBODY DESERVES TO BE PRESIDENT. You have to EARN every inch! Just like on “Bring It On” with Kirsten Dunst. No wait, it was the black dude on Mighty Ducks 2. He said that. Either way, it rings true. Obama, Romney, and Santorum had better get their acts together, or we’re going to be stuck with a conservative.

THE END of STORY for MITT SANTOROMNOBAMA! (Sorry for being so crass, but you get my point)

March 23, 2012 at 2:28 am | Reply | Report comment

pokey

Well, Rick, I guess you just don’t have what it takes to deal with pressure. That was a stupid unacceptable thing to say. Goodbye!

March 23, 2012 at 2:29 am | Reply | Report comment

JudgeMental

Whatever respect I had for Santorum is completely gone. Beyond egotism, resentment, and logic, this fool would undermine the change needed to replace a marxist.

March 23, 2012 at 2:35 am | Reply | Report comment

David H

Well at least Rick got it half right, there is no difference between Mitt and Obama, but I doubt he will ever see that he too is the same as Obama. The only one that offers voters a difference is Ron Paul. Ron Paul can pull democrat and independent voters, the others can’t, so it’s either Ron Paul or 4 more years of Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 2:38 am | Reply | Report comment

jefyuaz

Santorum is just a whining weasel now. He needs to be led away. He is useless as a spokesman in the fall now. He committed political suicide. RIP Rick. Bye Bye.

March 23, 2012 at 2:39 am | Reply | Report comment

Rick

what a sore loser! i would stay home if santorum was on the ticket

March 23, 2012 at 2:48 am | Reply | Report comment

JnyBngo

The musings of an obviously bitter and defeated candidate. Show some class Rick!! So much for party unity eh? Your holier than whining got old about three months ago. Do the country a favor and get out of the race now…

March 23, 2012 at 2:51 am | Reply | Report comment

juanmex

What’s the difference between Romney and Mcain????

March 23, 2012 at 2:53 am | Reply | Report comment

Cowboy

4 years of Obama

March 23, 2012 at 2:57 am | Reply | Report comment

Cowboy

My primary vote decision just got alot easier.

March 23, 2012 at 2:56 am | Reply | Report comment

Ralph

His comment DOES stress how important it is to have a veto-proof, GOP controlled Congress

March 23, 2012 at 3:01 am | Reply | Report comment

WalterBR

‘Blind ambition’ Santorum need emergency mental help!
God bless village idiot.

March 23, 2012 at 3:08 am | Reply | Report comment

Warren Z

Haven’t you people learned that what CBS tells you should be taken with a grain of salt?
I choose to reserve judgement until I can hear the audio not taken out of context. I would suggest you do the same.

March 23, 2012 at 3:09 am | Reply | Report comment

Jayne

OMG Rick! What in the word are you doing????
This is how I see it: Gingrich; too pompous though very smart and a good debater. His wife however is a liability. I’m concerned he could become too rigid (much like Calista’s helmet) in his approach to governing. Ron Paul; His foreign policy would almost guarantee we wouldn’t have to worry about the Fed. Reserve, healthcare, or unemployment B E C A U S E when Iran goes nuclear they’ll go after little Satan, (Israel), then big Satan (that’s us). Santorum : Jumped the shark! Romney: Hope his words on American exceptionalism come from the heart; wife is a congenial asset, and boy he’d better pick Mitch Daniels or Rubio!

March 23, 2012 at 3:16 am | Reply | Report comment

Holly

According to the Daily Rash, Vice President Biden announced this afternoon he’s endorsing Rick Santorum for president! http://www.thedailyrash.com/vice-president-biden-endorses-rick-santorum

March 23, 2012 at 3:38 am | Reply | Report comment

Rob Frey

I have mixed feeling about him, unfortunately i don’t feel like i know enough about him. I really don’t like any of the candidates. Although hell has not froze over i will never vote Obama. We needed change but this is not what i had in mind.. It’s a shame Bobby Jindle is not a naturalized citizen. He is a dam smart and forward thinking repub.

March 23, 2012 at 3:46 am | Reply | Report comment

Rachel

Santorum just junmped the shark. I was supporting him, but he’s gone over the top lately and it’s not good. So, I’m moving on, Rick.

March 23, 2012 at 3:48 am | Reply | Report comment

berto

how low can one go?

March 23, 2012 at 3:51 am | Reply | Report comment

Mark Watson

The GOP has been running interference for Romney from day 1. Bachmann, Tpaw, Perry, Cain, Newt, Sanitorium were all straw candidates. The only candidates who had any local campaign support are Paul and Romney.

Sanitorium and Mars 3-timing Newt were just supposed to be the evangelical (sic) throw-aways for “christians” that like to murder brown people OVER THERE and feel patriotic about it.

The GOP want to lose 2012. Romney is the transparent version of Obama – but so are all others except Paul. Romney and Obama are owned by the banks and the killing machine manufacturers.

And we know they want to lose because the one chance they have to win is for all Non-Ron Paul’s to get out after New Hampshire- Perry had the sense enough- but Sanitorium was a 1%er before the media talked him up just before Iowa, and Newt was already tanking. Ron Paul sent out the press release for the anti-Romney vote to get behind him which is supposed to happen… but the GOP would rather send that vote down the dead end of Sanitorium rather than see Paul overtake. Just look at what they are pulling in the caucus states- outright fraud!

Sanitorium should get out. Look for Newt to be given smooches on Limbaugh and Dobson. Newt should also drop out.

Ron Paul will keep up the delegate fight on Romney’s heels, and when sanitorium and newt drop out their anti-romney delegates will go unbound for Paul.

If Newt’s lone supporter keeps him flying around the country the media will try to coronate him- but this was always Ron Paul’s election. The FED, The Wars, Fannie/Freddie, and everything else- Ron Paul stands tall as the one who has it right.

No one but Ron Paul 2012.

March 23, 2012 at 4:09 am | Reply | Report comment

Lloyd

Santorum has lost alll respect I ever had for him.

March 23, 2012 at 4:49 am | Reply | Report comment

Jon Baker

Santorum,Romney,Gingrich,Obama. I’m reminded of the scene in Platoon when the Captain calls the Arty down on his position and all hell breaks loose. He puts his helmet on on and says “It’s a lovely fu….g war”. America get ready to put your helmets on in 2013, maybe sooner.

March 23, 2012 at 4:54 am | Reply | Report comment

jim bob

Mr. Santorum, Please go home and play with your etch a sketch.

ABO2012

March 23, 2012 at 4:55 am | Reply | Report comment

Yestical

Wow, go Santorum! Never liked the guy until now.

March 23, 2012 at 5:03 am | Reply | Report comment

Chad

Show’s over folks. Tents are packing up and this whole circus is back to Pennsylvania. Thanks for playing Santorum.

March 23, 2012 at 5:04 am | Reply | Report comment

Carney Assada

Rick, you just slit your own throat. Hopefully, that will be a good thing for America because we might have a chance to elect a true American in the next round. The current guy is an anti-American, as evidenced by everything he has said in the past and by everyone he has associated with… not to mention his unconstitutional appointments of communists to suddenly-created government positions.

So let’s all get behind Romney and let’s forget about sour-grapes Santorum.

March 23, 2012 at 5:14 am | Reply | Report comment

JET99999

Santorum voted against federal right to work legislation – taking the PRO UNION position. No so-callled “conservative” would do that.

March 23, 2012 at 5:15 am | Reply | Report comment

Ozzie Klunk

Keep talking, Rick.

March 23, 2012 at 5:15 am | Reply | Report comment

sailordude

Talk about burning bridges! He’s done stick a fork in Rick.

March 23, 2012 at 5:24 am | Reply | Report comment

Dan Johnson

As I expected he over played the sillynetch a sketch dust up and now this….he has truly “Jumped the Shark”

March 23, 2012 at 5:31 am | Reply | Report comment

Dan Johnson

I can respect confidence and ambition but ego is a flaw in character that I just can’t take. In many ways Santorum’s massive ego is the Right’s version of Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 5:49 am | Reply | Report comment

Joanelle

I’m sure anyone who was on the fence about Romney v Santorum at last now knows which way to go. I was watching Santorum and weighing his views, but now he has made up my mind for me. Bye, Rick! Mitt’s now my man.

March 23, 2012 at 5:52 am | Reply | Report comment

Dan Johnson

I have always found Santorum to be extremely weak. His record does not match his rhetoric. His personal accomplishments is that he has managed to be a career politician almost his entire adult life. The only credit he deserves is by making it this far. You or I would make a better President.

March 23, 2012 at 5:57 am | Reply | Report comment

axiom

RIGHT ON RICK OBAMA AND MITTWITT ARE ONE IN THE SAME KEEP ON THE FIRING LINE THE PEOPLE THAT DONT LIKE MITTWITT OR OBAMA NEED YOU AND I COULD SAY 10,000 THINGS ABOUT MITTWITT I WOULD NOT VOTE FOR HIM WITH A GUN TO MY HEAD OR OBAMA. YOU RICK I COULD VOTE FOR. BUT NEWT 2012 GOD BLESS ALL YOU MITTWITT SUPPORTERS OR SHOULD I SAY OBAMA SUPPORTERS OBAMAMITTWITT ROMBABACARE YOU EOPLE THAT ARE BLASTING RICK WILL GET YOU OBAMA BACK IN OFFICE AND YOU CAN THANK MITTWITT. MORMON PRESIDENT HAHAHAHAHA WHAT A SICK FLIPPING JOKE.

March 23, 2012 at 5:58 am | Reply | Report comment

Puddin

Although Santorum is a fruitcake, he does have this right. Romney is a white Obama with his MA state healthcare mandate that did exist, he wont repeal the Federal mandate. If Romney get the nom, write this election off for President. He will never win inidependants and people who dont love war, blood and death, which is the entire Rino party.
Rather focus on the Senate and House where Obamas agenda can be hamstrung. With a Rino Senate majority obamas unlawful executive orders can be used as grounds for impeachment.

March 23, 2012 at 6:14 am | Reply | Report comment

bill

Rick . how much longer do we have to listien to you. You are a freakin creepy weirdo.

March 23, 2012 at 6:16 am | Reply | Report comment

A Change I Can't Believe In

How crazy is it that the Tea Party is going to get Obama elected!

March 23, 2012 at 6:18 am | Reply | Report comment

allouchsit

Someone tell Rick it is over. He has lost. Time to unite and turn our resources to defeating Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 6:32 am | Reply | Report comment

Ed

I would prefer a quick death for the nation than the slow torterous one we have been suffering from under liberal republicans like Romney. If Romney gets the nomination this will be the first election in 30 years that my wife and I will not cast a vote for president. We will join the ranks of all the Conservatives who did not vote for the last milketoast republican that was nominated because he was too liberal.

March 23, 2012 at 6:35 am | Reply | Report comment

Clint

Santorum is an extremist who should be in a Sanitorium.

March 23, 2012 at 6:37 am | Reply | Report comment

Denise

And with that he just lost ANY chance of getting the nomination.

March 23, 2012 at 6:40 am | Reply | Report comment

Julian

Rick has jumped the shark

March 23, 2012 at 6:52 am | Reply | Report comment

WaldoBinney

There’s talk at the WH of ditching Joe and replacing him with Rick.

March 23, 2012 at 6:54 am | Reply | Report comment

giovanni

Stick a fork in ‘im, he’s done. Put butter and marmalade on ‘im, he’s toast.

March 23, 2012 at 6:55 am | Reply | Report comment

Rodger Potocki

I was an admirer of Santorum, until now. He appears to have gone over the edge. It is time to go back home to the Beltway.

March 23, 2012 at 6:56 am | Reply | Report comment

Bob

Time to go home Ricky. You are a L-O-S-E-R. Dullest guy in the campaign, bar none. The antidote to insomnia. Five minutes of watching this guy and you’ll be sound asleep. Go home Ricky boy. It’s over.

March 23, 2012 at 7:05 am | Reply | Report comment

Tom

This coupled with Santorum courting Democrat voters in the Republican primary pretty much does it as far as I’m concerned.

March 23, 2012 at 7:06 am | Reply | Report comment

Uomo Del Ghiaccio

Time for Rick Santorium to drop out of the race and to rally around Mitt Romney.

March 23, 2012 at 7:08 am | Reply | Report comment

Central PA Charlie

Who is handling this guy and his campaign? I have been a registered Conservative for 36 years, first living in NY and now in PA. I had a glimmer of hope of someone other than Romney, but now I hope it’s someone other than Rick. This is even worse than the way John McCain ran.

March 23, 2012 at 7:08 am | Reply | Report comment

tdrag

Citizens of Louisiana! Tomorrow you go to the polls, it is time to put an end to Ron, Newt, and Rick. Vote for Romney and let’s get on with removing Obama from the White House!

March 23, 2012 at 7:12 am | Reply | Report comment

ObamasAreGodAwful

Rick, The Republican establishment was just waiting for something to pounce on, some excuse to throw you off the bridge. You have to be careful what you say. You must not say the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth during a campaign.

Unfortunately for you, Rick, the establishment Republicans do indeed treat Romney’s words and history like an Etch-A-Sketch. He can say or do no wrong.

Rick, it is obvious that Republicans consider party over principle, party over country, and that’s the kind of candidates it is producing. I suggest you stay in the race, help set the Republican agenda, support Mitt when he is coronated at the convention, we’ll go with Romney this election with full vim and vigor, and then we can dump the Republican party, start a new conservative party the day after the November election, in preparation for 2014 and 2016, to give America a chance at survival if we can make it that long.

March 23, 2012 at 7:14 am | Reply | Report comment

DaveintheD

oh, if only Rick had worked more than a day in the private sector. Gee, if he only had 1/4 of Romney’s executive experience, then he’d really be SOMETHING!

But he doesn’t. Romney has more relevant executive experience in his right thumb than Santorum, Newt and Paul combined in their entire lives and bodies.

Get real, folks. Wake the $%^& up. Mitt has LIVED IT. He governed the bluest of blue states. What have you governed? Nothing? You mean you just sit around on your fat butt like Levin does, trashing Mitt Romney every day in favor of a guy with 0 relevant executive experience? Oh, how smart you must be! Wow. We “moderate” conservatives should really line up for this guy…the guy with 0 executive experience…almost 0 private sector experience…and a guy who probably won’t defeat B.O. What a party we’ll be!!!! Yippeeee!!! We’ll be “real” conservatives….sitting around watching the Dems wreck the country even further! Woohoo!

March 23, 2012 at 8:38 am | Reply | Report comment

Jsmith

Yep, I can see that shark jumping over Santorum as he said it.

March 23, 2012 at 7:17 am | Reply | Report comment

HMichaelH

Well, that decided it for me. I was VERY uncomfortable with Rick’s religious fanaticism, but to suggest even slightly that Ohbongo should get a second term seals the deal for me.

Newt was who I supported initially, until he started behaving like a kindergartener! A grown man who can’t control his temper tantrums has no place in the White House. He proved himself to be a mean spirited infant. I like much of what Ron Paul believes, but he, too, is too extreme. Now we have the idiocy of Santorum. I guess that clinches my vote for Mitt. I’m not happy about it, but I’d vote for the Devil if my only other choice was Ohbongo. In many cases, 2008 was a vote against Bush (who wasn’t even running), and I guess 2012 is going to be a vote against Ohbongo. I hope so, anyway!

March 23, 2012 at 7:24 am | Reply | Report comment

tk69

What is so extreem about the consitution? What is so extreem about ending the practice of forcing other people to pay for other peaples things? What is so extreem about understand that it is the dollar reserve systemand fiat money that gives such tyrants like Iran its power. The world is only a stage and if you understand the money, you will see that just about everything you see, think, and hear and been predicated on a lie.

March 23, 2012 at 7:29 am | Reply | Report comment

tk69

He is right. Anyone who votes to forece the state to make lie and death decision about ones health care is not fit for the presendency, nor are they a good person.

at least Obama, without republicsn help, is too stupid to get such things approvied. The Republican establishment does not really want it repealed. They only want their verson of it.

March 23, 2012 at 7:26 am | Reply | Report comment

rplat

Take hike Rick, you’re childish behavior is becoming destructive.

March 23, 2012 at 7:27 am | Reply | Report comment

Ed

OK Rick…. this is enough.
Your ego tells you if you can’t have it, give it all away?
This is THE most important election of my lifetime.
America will not survive another Obama term.
Please step down, take a few months to regroup and lets go for the big win…Americans are counting on you to do the right thing Rick… Let’s work together to stop this threat to our freedoms and the country we all love.

ABO 2012
One and Done!

March 23, 2012 at 7:27 am | Reply | Report comment

Ounceoflogic

The purpose of CBS – and virtually every other media outlet – is to destroy or ridicule any Republican candidate or potential candidate who is not Romney. And that’s because Romney is the overwhelming, inevitable choice of everyone – everyone that is… but more than half of Republican voters. Doesn’t matter, Romney has unlimited money and unlimited support for the primary run. No one can stop him. He will be the GOP candidate and quite likely will also be the loser in November.

March 23, 2012 at 7:28 am | Reply | Report comment

Concerned Lawyer

Santorum has just shown how small and insignificant his brains are. The central problem with this guy is that he is not intelligent!

March 23, 2012 at 7:29 am | Reply | Report comment

FRANKOFREEDOM

Makes my decision easier – if he really said that as we know Romney is a believer in capitalism besides the Constitution, Bill of Rights of our great Representative Republic.Stinky B.O. and his rotten minions want European-style socialism, NO DOUBT.

March 23, 2012 at 7:29 am | Reply | Report comment

John

Santorum is like a spoiled child who if he can’t get his way, is going to make sure he ruins it for everyone!!!!

March 23, 2012 at 7:30 am | Reply | Report comment

Barry bin Inhalin

There was a time that I DID like many things that Rick was saying and how he carried himself. But that was all of a month ago. Not sure who’s advising him as he has had his Howard Dean moment. Maybe he did it on his own. Either way; uncool, unprofessional and unelectable.

Buy bye.

March 23, 2012 at 7:32 am | Reply | Report comment

John Gorentz

Most important political goal for conservatives in 2012 is to keep Romney out of the White House. A close second is to defeat Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 7:33 am | Reply | Report comment

Jim Jones

Your political career is now over weenie boy.

March 23, 2012 at 7:35 am | Reply | Report comment

Templar8

Bye, bye persnickety Rick. Enjoy your trip to Loserville. Too bad for us that we can’t say: “We hardly knew Ye’.

March 23, 2012 at 7:35 am | Reply | Report comment

Mary Smith

It’s over, Rick. Go home!!

March 23, 2012 at 7:37 am | Reply | Report comment

Rcocid

Too many “I”s in Santorum.

March 23, 2012 at 7:42 am | Reply | Report comment

skyhook

is rick playig with that etch -a sketch during his down time?

March 23, 2012 at 7:43 am | Reply | Report comment

John Galt

Yeah, we need to get rid of that big government loving democrat and put in a big government loving republican that ran socialized medicine in his own state.

Now that is change we can believe in huh republicans. We traded a black obama for a WHITE ONE.

March 23, 2012 at 7:44 am | Reply | Report comment

The Truth will set you free

Rick Santorum went down from being a sore looser to a sewer looser.

March 23, 2012 at 7:46 am | Reply | Report comment

NVRAT

Santorum…I think you are toast! Your extremism and behavior has shown through and indicates you are not Presidential material. Adios amigo.

March 23, 2012 at 7:48 am | Reply | Report comment

Crosscut

Santorum is done. His political career is entirely over. Not even changing to Democrat will help him. Always thought he was a weasel and creepy like Obama, and he has proved me right. 2012 – ABO!

March 23, 2012 at 7:48 am | Reply | Report comment

ken

Actually, I agree with him. That’s why I’m voting for Ron Paul.

All of them , except Ron Paul are just like Obama.

More government, more war, more homegrown tyranny.

That’s all you get , no matter who you vote for, if it isn’t Ron Paul.

-Ken
Laser guided Loogie.

March 23, 2012 at 7:49 am | Reply | Report comment

Anyone but

GET OUT NOW RICK!!! You are now an enemy of all conservatives!

March 23, 2012 at 7:50 am | Reply | Report comment

eternalgreenknight

I am a true Constitutionalist Conservative, and I tell you it would be disastrous to the Republican party to have Romney voted in.  It’s not about voting in a “Republican” in name only, just so we can say, “ha, we won” without actually getting someone Constitutionally conservative- concerned with restoring Constitutional rights and freedoms to the people- someone who will truly change things and adhere to the Constitution by repealing mandates that violate the 9th and 10th amendments!  What good does a moderate RINO get us?  We would be in the same boat- sinking, but with someone claiming to be a republican at the helm… Santorum’s words are painful, but he has a point!

March 23, 2012 at 7:50 am | Reply | Report comment

DaveintheD

pure bunk. You’ve been HAD. Romney has LIVED conservatism his whole life. Rick talks a great game but has been a career Washington Insider for most of his adult life. Please stop deluding yourselves and soon. Romney is the ONLY guy with a wealth of relevant executive and private sector experience…and people know that this election is about fixing what’s wrong with the economy…not standing on a soapbpx lecturing people about how they should live their personal lives.

March 23, 2012 at 8:31 am | Reply | Report comment

DanaDee

Rick, II’ve been a faithful supporter . . . . until now. You’re not thinking and becoming exceedingly irritable because you’re tired and not performing well under the stress–which doesn’t bode well for someone who wants to be President of the U.S.–a high stress job, indeed. Critics have told me that you were a jerk in the United States Senate, and that every Senator was glad to see you go. I have defended you, but no more because you have just given credibility to their claims. Time to pack it up and go home, buddy. I don’t like Romney, but I pray that you will get over your pure hatred of him.

March 23, 2012 at 7:50 am | Reply | Report comment

kcsparky

He just put the final nails in his political coffin. Santorum…..you are fired!

March 23, 2012 at 7:52 am | Reply | Report comment

Ron Staiger

Santorum just entered the realm of Paul. Perhaps they can get together and create a new party “The Incredibly Imbecilic Independent Party”.

March 23, 2012 at 7:55 am | Reply | Report comment

Rimbaud

you have failed at reason, Mr. Staiger.

March 23, 2012 at 8:10 am | Reply | Report comment

redware

Santorum is right! There are many conservatives who do not trust Romney or the GOP to reverse the socialist policies of the Obama administration.The GOP has become as much of an enemy to the conservative cause as the Progressive DemocratsIt has become clear that to advance a conservative agenda we must destroy the GOP before we can defeat the Democrats.

March 23, 2012 at 7:56 am | Reply | Report comment

Charles

I do hope the voters in Louisiana hear what this idiot said if every there was a dumb politician it is Rick Sanatorium. Voters of Louisiana send this loser a message vote for anyone but this moron.

March 23, 2012 at 8:02 am | Reply | Report comment

Jim Edmonds

DOWN GOES SANTORUM! DOWN GOES SANTORUM!

March 23, 2012 at 8:02 am | Reply | Report comment

rich

I KNEW if this went on long enough Santorum would finally say something intelligent!

March 23, 2012 at 8:02 am | Reply | Report comment

jt Williams

Poor poor boy. If I can’t be president then you can’t either. Your done, we already stuck the fork in you!

March 23, 2012 at 8:02 am | Reply | Report comment

Parker

Rick, don’t be a fool. If you back down like a gentleman now, you might still have a career in politics.

If you go psycho you are done.

March 23, 2012 at 8:03 am | Reply | Report comment

hillcoguy

That retort killed his chances for the nomination and like a recalcitrant child, he’ll pout thru the rest of this process. His supporters will cling to him unto election day when little ricky will relent and “take one for the party”.
He may get the nod for VP! Bush the first was Reagans harshest critic,so to smooth the waters, Romney may ask ricky to take second spot…..FOR THE PARTY!

March 23, 2012 at 8:04 am | Reply | Report comment

kestrel27

This is the end for Rick, who up until now was doing rather well for an upstart. Even better than Ron Paul who has done what all of us expected and faded into the ash heap of history and hopefully along with him, his wackjob, black helicopter, tin foil hat wearing, pot smoking followers. Newt was right in the statement that any Republican would be better than a stupid Democrat, especially one like Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 8:06 am | Reply | Report comment

Rimbaud

Ron Paul 2012. Knows what he’s saying, doesn’t shoot his mouth off, and wants to get into the White House to make sure we’re left alone to THRIVE as we once did.

March 23, 2012 at 8:09 am | Reply | Report comment

Parker

Take it back Rick, or fade away in infamy.

March 23, 2012 at 8:10 am | Reply | Report comment

OldNavyChief

It seems to me that none of the GOP candidates engages their brains before they engage their mouth. It appears they all want to hand the election to Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 8:14 am | Reply | Report comment

TH

Now you see why this brat was not re-elected here in PA

March 23, 2012 at 8:15 am | Reply | Report comment

Moderate R

It’s time for Santorum to face reality and get out of the race. He would never be elected by the general public.

March 23, 2012 at 8:16 am | Reply | Report comment

Bill in Tennessee

Rick, Rick, Rick… c’mon, man. Jeez, I voted for you in the Tennessee primary, but I’m beginning to have my doubts about you now. At this point, even Charlie Sheen, Charlie Manson, or Charlie the Tuna would be preferable to Obama. Dude, you need to drop out and let the strongest candidate emerge, there is an evil, a cancer, in the White House, and getting rid of him is JOB NUMBER ONE. Get your ego out of it, and think about your country.

March 23, 2012 at 8:16 am | Reply | Report comment

DOGINABUN

OH MY GOD..this guy is mentally disturded…..

March 23, 2012 at 8:17 am | Reply | Report comment

Allie F

Santorum is a lunatic and an inept jerk. He needs to step aside, he is now inflicting severe damage to the Republican Party – not to mention, himself.

March 23, 2012 at 8:18 am | Reply | Report comment

Ted

Santorum has jumped the shark. It’s time for him to quit. Romney is our best chance to get the muslim usurper out of the white house. It’s time for Newt and Paul to pull out too. The party and the people need to come together and support Mitt.

March 23, 2012 at 8:18 am | Reply | Report comment

Harpotoo

Rick if you can’t take the HEAT Get the F out of the Kitchen!

To say something like that is as contemptible as Obama “IS”!

March 23, 2012 at 8:22 am | Reply | Report comment

Patty Pooh

Santorum Snaps? Really Drudge? You’ve been loosing credibility with me since your war on Beck…now its just too obvious. You really should use your page for a bigger purpose.

March 23, 2012 at 8:22 am | Reply | Report comment

Cathy

Rick is exactly right. Romney is Obama light. Romney confuses being “A Republican” with being “A Conservative and Patriot”. They are not the same thing. Im tired of going to the polls and always having the Dem or slightly less liberal Rep. to vote for.

March 23, 2012 at 8:23 am | Reply | Report comment

Diane

I agree with you Cathy.

March 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Reply | Report comment

DaveintheD

Pure desperation coming from Rick now. Another POOR showing in a primary and yet another dumb comment by Rick (I have 0 executive or private sector experience) Santorum.

He’s EMBARASSING himself at this point, just like Newt did when he crashed and burned and lashed out with Obama’s class warfare rhetoric. Our guys have been talked into trashing and hating Mitt Romney, mostly by FAR-RIGHT hacks/Romney-haters like Mark Levin. And it’s a SAD reflection on THEM…to hear them spew such vacant, baseless drivel repeatedly. Poor representations of a “Reagan conservative”…that’s what these pretenders with NO relevant executive experience are today…very POOR representations of Reagan conservatism. Just whining and sniveling about your opponents not being “conservative enough” is NOT Reagan-like. It’s weasle-like at this point. He’s got more delegates than the rest of them COMBINED. If he’s such a lousy conserbative Republican candidate, what does that make them? Oh yes, we already know. Sniveling sore losers.

March 23, 2012 at 8:26 am | Reply | Report comment

steveturi

Santorum has lost his senses and any support I’d have for him. He is certifiable.

March 23, 2012 at 8:27 am | Reply | Report comment

Not drinking Antibes koolaid

Santorum is more right than wrong, but shouldn’t have have said B.O. would be better than Romney.

Truth is the media is pushing for Romney cuz if BO loses the Dems will be better off than if Santorum wins. Remember how they chopped Hillary off at the knees and pushed McCain on us? Romney will work to keep Obamacare.

We are being manipulated by the media and the GOP machine into another lame nominee. And we’ll get Romney.

Conservatives need to take over the Congress to force Romney to be conservative.

March 23, 2012 at 8:28 am | Reply | Report comment

Not Available

Unfortunately Santorum is 1000 percent right. Romney will lose and lose badly. Not only is he a Massachusetts leftist RINO, but he is Mr. Compromise and won’t stand for any true conservatism. His core, his values and his religious compulsions will turn off voters. He already lost the fundamentalists, one of the core constituencies of the GOP. He cannot win if he does not energize one of the party’s core constituencies. Obama actually wants to run against Romney. Voters — especially independents — will see through the smoke and mirrors. I just do not understand why any true Republican would want this man as their candidate.

March 23, 2012 at 8:29 am | Reply | Report comment

steveturi

Thank you, Mr Obama supporter. Just a side note, but nothing can be more than 100%. That’s like the speed of light. It’s the limit. I think I hear the morning medicine round looking for you. I hope they release you before you’re old and gray. Are you cured yet?

March 23, 2012 at 8:50 am | Reply | Report comment

Leigh

I guess Santorum forgot about his Reagan speech last week. What was Reagan’s 11th commandment? “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.”

March 23, 2012 at 8:29 am | Reply | Report comment

amazed24

…and he claims Romney will say anything to win, oops

March 25, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply | Report comment

Destroy Obama

Keen minds saw Sant for what he is a long time ago.

Spiteful and Vindictive SORE LOSER. He will never recovery from this conduct of his. The rest of his life he will wear TWO BLACK EYES.

What a FOOL!!

March 23, 2012 at 8:30 am | Reply | Report comment

MNBobster

Santorum you idiot.! Would you run your anti-Romney campaign against Obama if you won the Republican endorsement? Of course not. At this point, you and Gingrich are both supporting Obama with your campaigns. Apparently, your “policy” is “Me or no-one”.

March 23, 2012 at 8:31 am | Reply | Report comment

Puzzled Conservative

Geez… ANOTHER presidential election I can’t bring myself to vote in. With no discernable difference between romney and president hussein, there’s no need to even have an election.

March 23, 2012 at 8:34 am | Reply | Report comment

Destroy Obama

Americans are too stupid to vote for experience and know how.

Always pick the pretty boy psychopaths like Obama and Romney.

Who is more qualified? Its not Obama, Romney, Santorum, or even Paul.

I tell ya … America is a sank ship. All of you are getting what you deserve. The end of the USA is here. Obama really made a more serious mess out of an already mess. GOOD BYE USA. RIP!!!!

March 23, 2012 at 8:35 am | Reply | Report comment

greg

Rick, I voted for you but this kind of talk is crazy. If you can’t follow Gov. Perry’s example to unite the part, at least stop the crazy talk – the Republic is at stake and we will lose it if we get another four years of the Marxist Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 8:35 am | Reply | Report comment

sweepwe2010

OMG…..when candidates realize they are losing ground and will have to put their campign to bed….they start making desperate and downright stupid public assertions. That Obama would be better than Romney is skirting on the edge of lunancy. An etch-a-sketch is nothing compared to this Obama remark.

March 23, 2012 at 8:41 am | Reply | Report comment

Willlim Bierwerth

nobody likes a sore loser….

March 23, 2012 at 8:42 am | Reply | Report comment

Jack Ryan

I don’t care how liberal Romney does turn out to be….We ABSOLUTELY can not afford another 4 years of Obama. A brain damaged slug is a better choice that that.

March 23, 2012 at 8:43 am | Reply | Report comment

Rich

Are people leaving comments here really THAT stupid!? What Rick said has substance. If you don’t see that, you are blind. Romney is a political windsock JUST LIKE OBAMA IS! He isn’t a radical socialist but he has NEVER been a Conservative EVER IN HIS LIFE… He is an Etch-A-Sketch…He is untrustworthy. Newt is the one that should GET OUT and support Rick to BEAT Romney. Obama started the RomneyCare offensive yesterday and was just the beginning. The MSM wants Romney and you idiot RINO’s are giving him to them! Wake up and grow up…this election is too important.

March 23, 2012 at 8:45 am | Reply | Report comment

dot

He is a very MEAN MAN!! not a good person!!!

March 23, 2012 at 8:45 am | Reply | Report comment

aar33178

With this speech, the Republican primary is officially over.

March 23, 2012 at 8:52 am | Reply | Report comment

blancojoe

That tears it. Santorum …. you need to pack the bags. You fought long and hard, but you ain’t got it no mo’. Go home and support the other GOP guy.

March 23, 2012 at 8:53 am | Reply | Report comment

Erich

Rick needs to take his toy and go home.

March 23, 2012 at 8:55 am | Reply | Report comment

walter

A true sign of desperation. There are not, repeat not, remotely enough social conservatives to get Santorum of win. Independents are far more likely to vote for a fiscal conservative. Romney is the Repulibcan’s only chance.

March 23, 2012 at 8:55 am | Reply | Report comment

shawn

Has anyone else gotten the feeling that Santorum is a sore loser? He’ll lose a primary & he gets really bitter. Sure, Romney’s not the most conservative guy out there, but ABO 2012 (anyone but Obama in 2012).

March 23, 2012 at 8:56 am | Reply | Report comment

edwardo

THIS is why the voters of Penn. voted him OUT! even the Republicans there would not vote for him again. He is a sore loser, and he is flawed emotionally.

March 23, 2012 at 8:58 am | Reply | Report comment

yuwei

Rick Santorum is dead politically forever.

March 23, 2012 at 8:58 am | Reply | Report comment

Sandy

I’m the idot for supporting Rick After this remark, I’m with Mitt! Go home Rick!

March 23, 2012 at 8:59 am | Reply | Report comment

rob

Ron Paul had this guy nailed a while back – He’s A FAKE!! First he recruits democrats in MI to vote for him and how he says that Obama’s his man!

March 23, 2012 at 8:59 am | Reply | Report comment

rodlynch

Santorum, your political career just ended.

March 23, 2012 at 8:59 am | Reply | Report comment

Texas Freedom

Idiot. Drop out, Rick. With one comment, you proved you’re not ready for prime time.

March 23, 2012 at 8:59 am | Reply | Report comment

shawn

Has anyone else gotten the feeling that Santorum is a sore loser? When he loses a primary, he attacks the winner & gets really bitter…Romney, to his credit, shows better character & accepts defeat & keeps his mouth shut & head up. ABO 2012 (anyone but Obama in 2012).

March 23, 2012 at 9:00 am | Reply | Report comment

Constitution First

You are so gone, Ricky-Boy.

March 23, 2012 at 9:02 am | Reply | Report comment

NeverSurrender

This is why we have all been telling the rest of our conservative brethren to STOP voting for Santorum. I can NOW give you the very 1st and the very LAST ad that Obama will use in the General election against Romney.

The screen will fade from black to a shot of Santorum with him saying you might as well vote for Obama instead of Romney. Then the announcer will trumpet in “We believe so too!” This ad paid for by the relection for Obama team.

Way to go AGAIN Santorum!!! Idiot

March 23, 2012 at 9:03 am | Reply | Report comment

skentsan

Santorum should never be put in charge of anything important.

March 23, 2012 at 9:04 am | Reply | Report comment

EWRoss

Such a statement by Rick Santorum only convinces me that he is not fit to be President of the United States. http://ewrosss.coom

March 23, 2012 at 9:04 am | Reply | Report comment

lydasue

Although a lifelong Republican, I’d either vote for Obama or cast no vote at all. This man is even scarier than the right-wing nutcases that permeate the Republican Party and the left-wing nutcases that permeate the White House.

March 23, 2012 at 9:06 am | Reply | Report comment

Constitution First

I know a Republican when I hear one, and you’re not one.

March 23, 2012 at 9:13 am | Reply | Report comment

John

Congrats on becoming our Howard Dean and throwing away any chance of having a political career

March 23, 2012 at 9:09 am | Reply | Report comment

Winston III

It’s time to wrap this campaign up now. There is no room for this nonsense nor silly remarks demonstrated here. All three contenders now need to support Mr. Romney, onward and upward. End of story.

March 23, 2012 at 9:10 am | Reply | Report comment

sixty7flh

what a sorry state the US is in. so it has come down to either Obama, Santorum, or Roney, you guy lose no matter…….this is what the establishment WANTED and they GOT it. I saw the only TRUE candidate that would have HELPED the US get back to it’s respectfull and prosperous status it had in say the 50′s or 30′s but you dlet the government controlled media do it to you again

March 23, 2012 at 9:10 am | Reply | Report comment

Jeff Allen

I prefer Romney anyway, but up until now I respected Santorum. That’s now gone. What a stupid comment.

March 23, 2012 at 9:12 am | Reply | Report comment

MDLR

Rick needs to get out of the way already, this are desperate words. I did not vote for Romney this year, but will in a heartbeat. I much rather vote for an etch a sketch than 4 more years of that teleprompter

March 23, 2012 at 9:13 am | Reply | Report comment

Dave-0

Rick, you’ve lost it. “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” only goes so far. Not that far.

March 23, 2012 at 9:16 am | Reply | Report comment

Giuseppe

I actually liked Santorum until seeing this comment. What an idiot! Anybody would be better than Obama. Does he realize that except for romneycare, he is a successful business guy? Something Obama is clueless about (one of many things he’s clueless about). This also puts fear in peoples minds now so way to go Rick, ya dooshbag! I swear these guys are ruining it for themselves. All 3 of them should just drop out so Romney, the clear winner in this, can start campaigning against obama.

March 23, 2012 at 9:16 am | Reply | Report comment

Johnny

Can’t he just bow out like normal people instead of committing suicide.

March 23, 2012 at 9:16 am | Reply | Report comment

JA

This was your YEHAAA moment Rick and it’s now time to go. You are simply not viable as a national contender. I actually really liked you at first and probably agree with you more than any other candidate. But the simple fact is that you cannot win in the fall. Romney has a shot at it.

March 23, 2012 at 9:17 am | Reply | Report comment

Jon

The slow and steady implosion of Rick.

March 23, 2012 at 9:20 am | Reply | Report comment

polishsniper

I’D RATHER PUT AN X FOR WHOEVER WE PICK THEN TO PUT AN X IN THE COMMUNIST ,MARXIST,OBAMA. WE NEED TO CUT THE HEAD OFF OF THE 3 HEADED DRAGON THAT IS LEADING US TO THE WORLD OF COMMUNISM,WITH THIS DANGEROUS CLOWN WE HAVE IN THERE RIGHT NOW, YOUR LIBERTY AND FREEDOM WILL DISAPPEAR FOREVER.

March 23, 2012 at 9:20 am | Reply | Report comment

originaltexan

What an idiot!!. Surely he didn’t say this. If he did, he’s done.

I’d rather have a bag of rocks in the White House than Obummer. It would do less damage.

March 23, 2012 at 9:20 am | Reply | Report comment

Phil

A stupid remark of a whiner.

March 23, 2012 at 9:21 am | Reply | Report comment

Kelvin

The Santorum campaign will come to a screeching halt when he loses in Pennsylvania.
Santorum is unelectable.
Meanwhile, nobody likes a crybaby, and Santorum is like the kid who wants to take his ball home if he isn’t the team captain.

March 23, 2012 at 9:26 am | Reply | Report comment

Reality Check

This guy isn’t a Republican. He’s only in it for himself. Get out Rick, you’re a disgrace. Go home and watch some porn, it will do you some good.

March 23, 2012 at 9:27 am | Reply | Report comment

11 11

Attention: Rick Santorum – you’ve just allowed America to see who and what you re3ally stand for – YOURSELF. Get out of the way Rick, this country sure as hell doesn’t need you.

March 23, 2012 at 9:27 am | Reply | Report comment

Sorta' Republican

Sad but true, at least Republicans in Congress would resist the Obama’s bad ideology.

March 23, 2012 at 9:28 am | Reply | Report comment

Reality Check

Go home Rick. You’re not wanted.

March 23, 2012 at 9:28 am | Reply | Report comment

blogforce one

Santorum is delusional. He most likely will make a 3rd Party run to Re elect Bambi.

March 23, 2012 at 9:29 am | Reply | Report comment

Joe Lucido

Will someone tell me why this guy is still in the race. What an idiot, he is everything that is wrong with the United States. He couldn’t manage a candy store let alone a country. He can’t even tell you what the problems are let alone fix them. And this is supposed to be the best of what the country has to offer as far as candidates go? We are in bigger trouble that even I thought.

March 23, 2012 at 9:30 am | Reply | Report comment

TJR013

Rick,

You had a nice run at it. Now it’s time to pack your bags and crawl back into your cave. Oh, Please take that Newt guy with you.

March 23, 2012 at 9:31 am | Reply | Report comment

Cliff

A clear expression of WHY he should NEVER be president. He’s a nasty ,unhappy pseudo Christian. Pretty nasty toward his fellow man…don’t ya think?

March 23, 2012 at 9:31 am | Reply | Report comment

CommonTater

Rick Santorum is the Republicans’ Howard Dean.

March 23, 2012 at 9:33 am | Reply | Report comment

toledofan

It is time for Santorum, Gingrich and Paul to step aside, enough is enough. This is one mistake that can’t be undone, no do overs, so, adious. It’s obvious that Romney has the momentum, the money and the infastructure to beat Obama so, let the game begin and let the chipsd fall where they may.

March 23, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply | Report comment

Geof

A Poodle would be better than Obama, if Rick doesn’t understand what $7.00 gasoline and 3.7 trillion spending plans will do over the next four years…he should go home.

March 23, 2012 at 9:38 am | Reply | Report comment

blackirishblonde

For you to say this tells me what kind of a man you really are. You do not care about this Great Country~~~only yourself. Any ounce of respect I had for you and your values have disappeared. Please pack your bags and go home.

March 23, 2012 at 9:39 am | Reply | Report comment

jondoh

Santorum is right Romney is just Obama-lite. They call it Obamneycare for a reason. I’ll never vote for Romney I’ll just stay home if he’s the nominee.

March 23, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply | Report comment

blackirishblonde

I understand how you feel, but please look at the real Romneycare that was put in place compared to what Deval Patrick has turned it into. Living here in Massachusetts we all know that what Romney tried to do for healthcare was something the people here in this State wanted at the time. So different from what the Federal Government has implemented and tried to shove down our throats..

March 23, 2012 at 9:48 am | Reply | Report comment

TDizzle

GOOD! Self-implode, Rick. Take the expressway out of the GOP race, while you’re at it. The sooner, the better.

Now that Repub leaders are coalescing behind Romney, little Ricky can’t stand it. So now he’s throwing his little tantrums by saying anything.

Apparently he subscribes to the old adage “Desperate times call for desperate measures.”

March 23, 2012 at 9:42 am | Reply | Report comment

Fenderbassfan

God, I wish people would quit mentioning Ron Paul. They guy is for legalizing all drugs and blames the United States for any Terrorism attacks that happen to us. Ron Paul is one thing only. A proven loser.

March 23, 2012 at 9:43 am | Reply | Report comment

most unlike obama -SANTORUM

OKAY, let me be the one to say it: will all you please interpret what he said in the context in which he said it? why are we flying off the handle to make this more than what it is. HE IS IN A TWO-MAN contest right now and making the point that Romney’s positions are closer to obama’s than his.

does anyone really think Santorum would prefer obama over any republican?
get real people and do some independent thinking, okay?

March 23, 2012 at 9:43 am | Reply | Report comment

Trueconserv

You are 100% correct in your post.

Santorum is saying the same thing he’s been saying for several months now.

Romney supported the mandate in Massachusets and in 2009 when he supported Obamacare.

Are we now supposed to believe Romney had a change of heart all of a sudden?

March 23, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply | Report comment

Worry

Rick Santorum has officially gone off the deep end. Anyone who continues to donate to or support his campaign after this utterance is simply supporting a spoiler. I used to respect the man before he let his ego control his actions. If Mr. Santorum cannot tell the difference between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, he really is no better than a crank like Ron Paul. It is a sad and ghastly thing to see someone fall so low, especially for his supporters.

March 23, 2012 at 9:44 am | Reply | Report comment

amazed24

very well said

March 25, 2012 at 10:44 am | Reply | Report comment

AustinTexasLibertarian

This is a huge disappointment. I’ve been inching closer to Romney the past few week. I had been a Santorum supporter, but he just seems easily agitated, and angry. I’ve also had some issues with his class-warfare on Romney. Now this to me is a Cardinal sin.

Santorum, if you care about America you must call a press conference, apologize, and drop out of the race. The Democrats are going to use this. It’s best if you apologize now, blame it on the stress of the race and then fall on your sword. The focus of the news cycle will then be you dropping out. This is the only honorable thing to do if you have an ounce of character.

I’m all in for Romney now.

March 23, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply | Report comment

Alan G Phillips

Any candidate running for the Presidential nomination who indicates one might be better supporting the opposing party candidate is being dishonest with voters. I would not waste my vote for that pretend Republican. He is in need of direction.

Alan G. Phillips

March 23, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply | Report comment

Juan

When I read this last night,my oh my, I said to myself at least twenty time,!oh no,you didn’t say that” well,…..he did!. I supported him in Florida’s primary, and said so to relatives hoping they would also, and so they did.He no longer represents the supposed difference or contrast he so “toutedly” espouses.How could you represent your party while so openly expressing such contradiction?The only”spin” out of this one is the “let the other guys take the blame for the fall of the nation” and that brings about my real question.Is the purpose here trying not to re-elect the current Occupier? Mr.Santorum you just hit the “eject button”, please fasten your seat belts,deploy the parachute and please land safely. For the sake of the nation,please, bow out as gracefully as you can. I do not like Mr. Romney,but you have left me no choice.Remember, Anybody But Occupier,that is the purpose, right?

March 23, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply | Report comment

Ray Winstead

I vote for him in MN, (my bas) but he has now lost me. He just put the last nail in his coffin. This comment puts an end to my support.

March 23, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply | Report comment

Stu

Rick InSanetorum it is time to leave the race. You have obviously put the personal ahead of what is better for the country. Very, very sad. From now on JSTFU.

March 23, 2012 at 9:47 am | Reply | Report comment

Edward Boothe

Sanatorium and the Grinch both need to get out NOW. They are hurting our chances of getting the Devil out of the |W|white House, and have no chance of being elected. I would prefer the nutcase Paul, to either of he selfish jerks.

March 23, 2012 at 9:47 am | Reply | Report comment

Ray Winstead

I voted for Rick in MN (my bad), over the past month he has behaved like a school boy when the big boys took the ball away. This recent statement is his final act. I am done. Go home Rick and have a piece of crow.

March 23, 2012 at 9:48 am | Reply | Report comment

Will

He is right. I say stay in Rick. Romney=Obama. No difference is what he is saying. Romney has agreed with all Obama’s positions in the past and now he is claiming he is a Conservative.??? Romney is a joke. He will lose bad against the Horror in Chief we have now. There is no contrast between him and Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 9:49 am | Reply | Report comment

JimmieM

Right…nuff said Now Rich can go over and join Colin Powel as a Obama supporter and of course he keeps his seat at the gop election committee

March 23, 2012 at 9:50 am | Reply | Report comment

JoeRegular

Dear Mr. Santorum and Mr. Gingrich,
Tonight’s party finished hours ago and why you bother hanging around is beyond me. You both have a history of supporting big government programs, so you are not fooling anyone with your fake epiphanies. And both of you are no Ronald Reagan. So, for the good of our efforts to get rid of Obama, would you please stop wounding our Republican nominee Mitt Romney and go home already.
Thank you,
A Regular Joe Who is scared about another 4 years or more of Obama

March 23, 2012 at 9:51 am | Reply | Report comment

Chief544

Bye, bye Rickie. Anyone who would even HINT that any Republican candidate is not preferable to a socialist dictator could never get my vote.

March 23, 2012 at 9:52 am | Reply | Report comment

savedman

will you people please tell why i have been censored

March 23, 2012 at 9:52 am | Reply | Report comment

Freddie

GET OUT RICK!!!

March 23, 2012 at 9:53 am | Reply | Report comment

Redfray

Would anybody commiting on this blog tell me what a republican might be? The biggest question is, how do you tell a republican from a democrat, if they do the same. Socialism is the same actions for any party of government. Can you name any between the democrats and republicans? The pole on this site or this page shows 35.58% will not vote for the republican platform as it is. Spending is spending no matter who does it. You can not tip the see-saw the other way by going down the middle of the road.

March 23, 2012 at 9:56 am | Reply | Report comment

Hankmeister

Santorum is an idiot. Anyone would be preferable to another four years of Obamanation. I’d vote for Charlie Sheen before I’d vote for Obama. Sure Romney is no conservative (neither was George W. Bush) but at least he’s not a closet neo-Marxist like Obama.

I had respect of Santorum until this … GET OUT OF THE RACE, SIR, AND SHUT THE HELK UP. This nation deserves better than Santorum and Obama!

March 23, 2012 at 10:00 am | Reply | Report comment

oustBO

I liked Santorum before he threw his hat in the ring, and thought he’d be a good president. But he has become a joke, he is officially the Republican Village Idiot.

March 23, 2012 at 10:00 am | Reply | Report comment

Dace Falar

Rick have you lost you’re mind!?

March 23, 2012 at 10:02 am | Reply | Report comment

Steve

So one question….I saw Mitt in an interview after the whole etch a sketch debacle.
So he tells the reporter, “I’m running as a conservative…..” It just sounded wrong. Instead of saying I am a conservative , he stated it as if it was a role he was playing. This week I’m running as a conservative…Is it me or does he just sound disingenuous?

March 23, 2012 at 10:03 am | Reply | Report comment

BuyAVote

This statement is an indication that people should not support Santorum and send him home. I know true blue conservatives are not thrilled with Romney since he is not focused only on social issues. What we have now (Obama) has the US on the fast track to collapse and conversion to socialism. There is no way I believe that Romney has this end goal in mind.

March 23, 2012 at 10:05 am | Reply | Report comment

Trueconserv

Okay, then why did Romney’s best friend (who is a democrat) say that Romney inside is a democrat at heart?

Are we as republicans, going to excuse that Romney supported Obama’s mandate in 2009 and expect him to then turn around and fight him in 2012? When the Obama Administration looked toward Romneycare in writing the legislation in 2010?

This looks like John Kerry, where he said “I was for the war before I was against it.” And look at what the GOP did to him in 2006.

March 23, 2012 at 10:27 am | Reply | Report comment

Joel

Sour grapes, Rick should issue an apology.

March 23, 2012 at 10:06 am | Reply | Report comment

PILATOS

RICK YOU SHOULD TRY REALITY TV: APPLY TO “the biggest loser”. Obama makes me vomit, you make me cry.

March 23, 2012 at 10:07 am | Reply | Report comment

jd

You’re done Rick. Go home. You just sunk yourself.

March 23, 2012 at 10:07 am | Reply | Report comment

For Santorum

I would rather vote for Santorum than a Muslim or a Mormon. He is the real thing. He is Pro-Life. He will surround himself with those who will be conservative, unlike Romney or Obama. I will not vote for Romney. I just can’t.

March 23, 2012 at 10:08 am | Reply | Report comment

Faye

He is just exactly what I thought. A big sniveling cry baby. If I can’t get it no one will get it.

A-hole

March 23, 2012 at 10:10 am | Reply | Report comment

WereTurtle

Santorum in entirely unhinged at this point. He was always a tad out there.

March 23, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply | Report comment

Trueconserv

So, calling out a light progressive who’s masking themselves as a conservative is somehow a bad thing in a Republican primary?

March 23, 2012 at 10:22 am | Reply | Report comment

WereTurtle

To make a statement that says “I am the only person who is better than Obama” is not the message to send. And as far as conservatism goes, Santorum is only a social conservative, which is a losing platform.

We need a fiscal/constitutional conservative. Sadly, we have no such candidate.

March 23, 2012 at 10:47 am

seanoairborne

What an idiot…..get out while you still have a little self respect left!!

March 23, 2012 at 10:16 am | Reply | Report comment

David

Rick, you are gone. I still support the only adult in the room – Gingrich, but Romney is acceptable, Rick you are not. YOU are acting like Obama and a liberal Democrat.

March 23, 2012 at 10:17 am | Reply | Report comment

MittensSucks

Rick is absolutely correct.

I am a life long Republican, and will not now, or ever, vote for Mitt Romney. If I wanted to vote for a liberal I’d vote democrat. Mitt is a loathsome individual.

March 23, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply | Report comment

Trueconserv

I don’t understand what all the hoopla is all about. Rick has been saying the very same thing for months now. So, why all this outcry all of the sudden?

Rick has pointed out that Mitt is a light progressive, he’s the same as Dole, H.W.Bush, Nixon, etc. He’s McCain Jr. And we as Republicans somehow expect to get a DIFFERENT outcome yet we always vote for the “moderate”.

He’s pointing out that Romney SUPPORTED Obama’s socialized healthcare in 2009. Rick is pointing that out. Obama and the democrats used Romneycare to structure the Federal Manate. Romney had NO PROBLEM with the mandate.

I tell you what, if Romney DOES win in November and we still have sections of the socialized healthcare and the spending doesn’t go down with major spending cuts, oil prices haven’t gone down with more drilling, don’t come back and ask yourselves why we aren’t any better off.

Santorum is holding Romney’s feet to the fire and keeping him from going back to being a light progressive. It’s good for the Republican party.

March 23, 2012 at 10:19 am | Reply | Report comment

John Malverne

Quick: Name 3 federal agencies that Romney has promised to eliminate.

Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Santorum sucks but he’s right. Romney will change nothing. Oh, he’ll steal another 2 or 3 years of your retirement, this way the Big Government Republicans can get back to wasting money as fast as humanly possible. But other than that, nothing will change.

March 23, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply | Report comment

Ratt

Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Education and the Fed. Now, go pickup your buckets and carry some more water for Baraka.

March 23, 2012 at 10:24 am | Reply | Report comment

Ratt

WTH Rick ?

March 23, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply | Report comment

Tony Moschetti

The pressue got to Santroum, and he snapped. He’s lost his mind, and his chance for any career in politics, unless he switches parties, which it sounds like he’s already done!

This is a perfect example of what the vileness of politics can do to people. The lure of power overrides everything else. I simply cannot imagine anyone now giving money to this Judas. I had never forgiven him for backing a liberal, Arlen Specter, over the the conservative Pat Toomey who is now a Pa. senator!

And this after his previous RINGING ENDORSEMENTS of Romney! It’s proof positive that politics can blacken people’s souls!

March 23, 2012 at 10:21 am | Reply | Report comment

MadMax

Truth is, there’s no meaningfully significant difference between any of establishment candidates. Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, Obama, et al. They’re all big government statist who want to expand the ever encroaching Leviathan state’s power in our lives. Sure they all have there own specific pet projects, but make no mistake about it, none of them will reduce the cost and burden of government. You will not be more free or prosperous with any of these statist pigs. Ron Paul is the only candidate that work to establish a significantly different paradigm for the role of government in our lives.

March 23, 2012 at 10:22 am | Reply | Report comment

SJM

Sanctimonious Sanctorum need to shut up and go home. In the next 4 years, his holier than thou social conservativism will be meaningless. The next president has 4 things on his plate and 4 things only – Jobs, Economy, Deficit, National Defense. Gay marriage, abortion and the rest of the religious rights platform has NO PLACE in the American dialogue

March 23, 2012 at 10:22 am | Reply | Report comment

mapache15

That comment by Santorum alone is enough to disqualify him. I voted for Santorum in the Florida primary but now it appears he is putting himself over the welfare of the country. Sorry Joe, your done as far as I am concerned.

March 23, 2012 at 10:25 am | Reply | Report comment

Military Angel

Mr. Santorum, For a while I really thought you had the potential of a great leader. However, your comments actually showed your wussification. If you cannot get the nomination you would rather destroy the republican party and its goals to set this country right; pretty contrary to your “Conservative thought”. This shows that it’s not about the country but about satisfying your own ego; that is not a mark of a patriot.

Don’t brain wash yourself as if you are the only choice we the people; a little obsessive I would say. Now you have become like the left with your abrasive remarks. Stop complaining and whining.

For a while you had my support but just lost it. I cannot support an individual who is continually complaining. If you are doing this as a candidate I can’t imagine what it would be like if you became president; seems like you would be like Mr. Obama and always blaming someone else for the things that go wrong.

March 23, 2012 at 10:25 am | Reply | Report comment

Marc Atlanticu

I have supported Santorum before and contributed to his campaign when he ran for the senate against Harris Wafford but I think that he has recently lost his marbles. Santorum is nothing but a spoiler now. I am 100% for Romney.

March 23, 2012 at 10:27 am | Reply | Report comment

Faith Harris

Sorry, but this is a desperate man (Santorum.) He is doing what John McCain did and is giving a pass to Obama. Not only this, but he made calls to democrats in Michigan to vote for him over Romney. He KNOWS those same people will vote for Obama in November, but obviously doesn’t care. Looks like someone’s EGO is more important than this country. Santorum has GOT TO GO.

March 23, 2012 at 10:29 am | Reply | Report comment

tony

one of the biggest republican flip floppers was one of our best presidents…..ronald reagon was a democrat, a liberal , pro-choice, and guess what he changed his beliefs…..remember his quote “i didnt leave the democratic party…..the democratic party left me”………so get off of romney’s case …hes the best candidate we have and he’s not a washington lifer……santorium reminds me of another con artist who is now running this country into the ground

March 23, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply | Report comment

realoldguy

Soon the Frothy Mixture will be joining all the other Republican losers on Fox News.

March 23, 2012 at 10:36 am | Reply | Report comment

Paolo

Santorum reminds me of a spoiled mama’s boy who would rather see his team loose unless he can be captain. Not the sort of man America needs to lead, we already have Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 10:37 am | Reply | Report comment

Elizabeth Fisher

I totally agree.

March 23, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply | Report comment

Vicky Bevis

Shows obviously that he doesn’t have the temperment & restraint that is required of the Leader of the Free World.

ABO2012

March 23, 2012 at 10:37 am | Reply | Report comment

TEXBUM

MATERIALITY
The Accounting industry builds their profession on “eight postulates”. One is that the “dollar does not change in value”. (Stupid, but it is necessary to avoid mass confusion when preparing financial statements).

Another one is “materiality”. One hundred dollars maybe material to a college student, but to one in the 28% tax bracket, it is chump change.

Now pick the biggest reason why you would not vote for one of the Republican candidates:
1. Abortion position
2. Multiple marriages
3. Religion
4. Changing positions
5. Free contraception
6. Wanting to force moral values on others
7. Hypercritical in positions
8. Etc

Now compare those with reasons why some would not vote for Obama:
1. Debt went up five trillion dollars
2. Obama’s “Green Agenda” cost the U.S. taxpayer over five hundred billion (Solyndra, Chevy Volt, Serious Materials, etc)
3. Obama’s treatment of the General Motors bond holders ignores the rule of law; put unions above bond holders
4. Obama’s saying that he has done everything to keep gas prices low while nixing the pipeline and limiting the drilling in the Gulf of Mexico (down 30%)
5. Obama’s claiming credit for increase drilling when it was a result of private companies that Obama could not stop
6. Obama’s many Tsars (unelected bureaucrats over the U.S. economy)
7. Obama’s use of executive orders in lieu of legislation
8. Obama’s use of regulations in lieu of legislation (EPA, NLRB, etc)
9. Obama’s failure to address the immigration problem (per LBJ: politics is the art of compromise); you cannot compromise with an idealalog
10. Obama’s failure to address the entitlement problem (idealalog)
11. Obama’s failure to sign a budget as required by law (remember the one that was voted down by the, Senate 99 to 1) (idealalog)
12. “Nebraska Compromise”, or “Cornhusker Kickback”
13. $300 million payoff to Democrat Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu so that the debate on Obama care in the Senate could begin
14. Etc. (if needed)
If you are not familiar with any of the reasons, Google it. When you listen only to the drive by media, they will not cover some news issues.

Remember: MATERIALITY !!!

March 23, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply | Report comment

ctyankee1957

Yes folks, we now have our Joe Biden and its name is Rick Santorum

March 23, 2012 at 10:44 am | Reply | Report comment

Hardy

Santorum is sort of right…. where he is wrong is that if Romney is the nominee then you should be voting for Governor Gary Johnson on the Libertarian Party ticket because Johnson represents the real change in direction and fiscal conservatism we need to fix our country. (That also applies if Santorum is the nominee)

Gary Johnson 2012!

He’s polling at 7% and is only going to poll higher as the GOP implodes

March 23, 2012 at 10:44 am | Reply | Report comment

MedullaPancreas

All of a sudden this guy has perfectly tailored suits like the Wall Street cronies funding him. Did his Wall Street masters tell him to buy stock in Etch-a-sketch then mention the pre-scripted Etch-a-sketch line? Ron Paul should buy stock in flip-flop sandals then call all these Wall Street globalists out. This Santorum putz could say anything foolish and get away with it because we have a black box voting process calling the GOP race.

March 23, 2012 at 10:45 am | Reply | Report comment

Brooks

Santorum, you cry baby get the hell out of the race.

March 23, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply | Report comment

stilldumbeddown

I read through most of the posts here. You know people, you’re all ASLEEP. The presidency is a puppet controlled position — PIERIOD. The left verses right devides the people, and the banksters get what they want as a result with stupid voters thinking they picked “the best” to “run” our country. I am still amazed how SLOW we are at thinking clearly. Must be the flouride!

March 23, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply | Report comment

Rush

Romney = Obama Lite

March 23, 2012 at 10:57 am | Reply | Report comment

Terry

No, that is not correct. Romney is light-years better than Obama.
Examples:
Romney never raised taxes while MA Governor.
Romney paid off the $3bn debt in MA, and made a $2bn rainy day fund.
Romney doesn’t demonize businesses.
Obama is a socialist. Mitt is a capitalist.
Obama wants bigger Govt. Mitt wants smaller Govt.
Mitt believes in American Exceptionalism. Obama does not and actually wants the country “cut down to size”.
Obama hates America. Romney loves America.

March 23, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply | Report comment

James Hale

As much as it pains me to say this I actually have to agree with Pope Richard Santorum the 1st on this. It would be better to stick with the evil we know than to install another puppet in the White House (if you look hard enough you can actually see Romney’s strings). I love my country but I am highly ashamed of my government.

March 23, 2012 at 10:58 am | Reply | Report comment

Reuven Boruch

Quoting directly from Mr. Santorum himself…Santorum added: “If they’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have ..
Really???

What does that say about Mr. Santorums true allegiance to Israel if he can be so causal about it….. Its obvious from his statement that his words of support are shallow….. Both Newt Gingrich & Mitt Romney have expressed strong support for Israel…. One of the reasons he gives for voting for him is that he will treat America’s allies far better then President Obama……. Then again, both Mitt & Newt have gone on the record expressing the same sentiment…..

March 23, 2012 at 10:59 am | Reply | Report comment

Annie Rose

Willard “Mitt” Romney also expressed strong support for taxpayer funded abortions and gun control before he changed his mind during this campaign. Why should you believe his support for Israel is any deeper than for a woman’s right to murder her own child?

March 23, 2012 at 11:42 am | Reply | Report comment

Linda C

One word for Santorum: DELUSIONAL

The MSM spin: Santorum prefers Obama to Romney?

March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am | Reply | Report comment

Linda C

The MSM spin: Santorum prefers Obama to Romney?

One word for Santorum: DELUSIONAL

March 23, 2012 at 11:08 am | Reply | Report comment

ChicagoBob

Romney has already admitted that his Executive Order on Obama care will allow states to join Obama care. so Democratic states like NY, Ca, Mas, and IL will surely join then what? With millions of people enrolled? And if you heard the lack of enthusiasm for repeal on the Radio in Chicago you can understand why everyone is worried about reset.

March 23, 2012 at 11:08 am | Reply | Report comment

Alemke

Shame on you, CBS for your twisted reporting. Bad judgment, Drudge Report, for your equally slanted headline. Read the real quote: “If they’re going to be a little different (Romney compared to President Barack Obama), we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk of what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate for the future.”

March 23, 2012 at 11:11 am | Reply | Report comment

Elizabeth Fisher

After hearing Santorum’s comments, I now feel good about early-voting for Romney in Louisiana.

March 23, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply | Report comment

Sven

That is the plan I believe ! The GOP must have made a deal with Obama for another 4 years. Why else would the GOP kill Ron Paul, who has the chance to defeat Obama. America is not ready for a Mormon President or an extreme Preacher. Paul would also get a lot of votes from the Democrats fed up with Obama and a lot of Libertarian votes. In one sentence Paul would win over Obama, but the GOP does not want him too ? Why ? Because he can’t be bought like the rest of them…….

March 23, 2012 at 11:15 am | Reply | Report comment

Elizabeth Fisher

As hard as it is for you PaulBots to comprehend, there is no deal. RP can’t win anything with only 5%-9% of the total vote. SMH

March 23, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply | Report comment

Sven

he only has 5-9% on on the establishment websites. This is a fake result ! Maybne you want to read more alternate news, it might enlighten you !

March 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm

itsallgoodnow7

Santorum blew it with that one comment; not that he had much chance anyway. Republicans understand the strengths and weaknesses of all of their candidates, but to a person, they believe any of the top 4 would be better than Obama.

When Santorum said we would be better off with Obama than Romney, he lost the respect of most Republicans. It reeks of desperation…

March 23, 2012 at 11:15 am | Reply | Report comment

Don Nelson

Time for Rick to get out of the race before he destroys the Republican party. Obama has gotta love this guy. He is the DNC’s poster child.

March 23, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply | Report comment

Rusty

Nearly all of the Republican candidates would be better than Obama. Santorum just shot himself in the foot. While Romney was not my first choice it appears he may be on track for the nomination. As some of you have suggested if the FAR RIGHT CONSERVATIES vote for the Liberrtarian or other candidates then Obama may very well have a second term. This is a critical election. I would not waste my vote on someone that cannot be elected. If there is change in this election it may not provide me everything I want. But, a little is better than nothing. Unfortunately there is not a perfect candidate, Democrat or Republican. But, it is important to vote for, work for and contribute to the candidate of your choice. In the past I have voted for both Democrats and Republicans. I do not think that Obama has done an adequate job. An ultra conservative candidate may not pull enough of the Independent voters to win.

March 23, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply | Report comment

Annie Rose

Nearly all – yes. Rombamey, no. He is the candidate who makes “nearly” the operative word.

March 23, 2012 at 11:37 am | Reply | Report comment

Obama 2012

Thanks for the advice Rick. I will vote for Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply | Report comment

Pterrance

Rick is 100% right.

A vote for Romney will give you a liberal president and a liberal congress.

If Obama wins, you’ll still have a liberal president, but you can at least get a conservative congress.

I will NEVER vote for Romneycare.

March 23, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply | Report comment

Tom Tucker

Well, you know Mark, let me tell ‘ya. It’s not too late. There is still time to join the Obama parade. I’m sure he’s love to have an ex-GOP candidate on his team. Still wonderin’ why you are losing in the polls???? Amazing!

March 23, 2012 at 11:23 am | Reply | Report comment

Annie Rose

Saint Ricky finally got something right. Romney is not an ABO, an anyone but 0bama, he IS another 0bama. Do you like Obamacare? do you want to see more leftist activist judges nominated and appointed? Do you LOOOOVE global warming, and high gas prices, and no oil drilling? Then choose your poison – either Obamney or Robamney — because there is no difference.

If you want a conservative who will support the Constitution, and not just someone who decided it was convenient this election to have an “R” after his name, but who has no core beliefs — yep, he is an etch-a-sketch (description given by one of Romney’s advisers in an accidental fit of honesty) — then use your brain. Do not follow Karl Rove and vote for Willard, son of George the brainwashed, “I never supported a conservative Republican,” Romney. if you want a choice not an echo, then don’t fall in line, and DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER voting for the 0bama lite (I mean his skin, because his policies are the same)

if you take the “ANYONE but 0bama” line, would you vote for Vlad Putin? He’s not 0bama and maybe he can get a certificate of live birth from Hawaii — anyone ask him?

No, if you want a Constitution-supporting conservative, you can NEVER NEVER NEVER support Willard Romney. NEVER.

March 23, 2012 at 11:28 am | Reply | Report comment

Terry

Romney is smart and he has class. I believe what he says about repealing Obama Care. To say that Romney is like Obama is to trash your own party and brings into question Santorum’s judgement. If Santorum had a any class, he would endorse and support Romney and then bow out of the race. But Santorum shows his political ignorance, again, just like he did with the birth control controversy he started a few weeks ago. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

March 23, 2012 at 11:34 am | Reply | Report comment

JimmieM

Well that sort of says it…don’t it….”I won’t go out like a man with head held high, having given a good and worthy effort…..NO I’m going out like a spoiled little kid crying screaming and lashing out at everyone and everything I can reach”….real presidential….

March 23, 2012 at 11:37 am | Reply | Report comment

Billy

Glad to see that Rick doesn’t let his Christianity get in the way of badmouthing his fellow Republicans.

March 23, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply | Report comment

David Thompson

Wake up PEOPLE!!!!!!! Santorum, Gingrich, Romney, and Obama are all part of the status quo. More of the same monetary policy, foreign policy, and domestic policy. Only one person offers a choice. A person who questions the status quo. A person who actually questions the role of the federal government in our lives. A person who actually lives his beliefs. Ron Paul is the only consistent statesman who believes in limited government, SOUND MONEY, balanced budgets, a sensible non-interventionist foreign policy, and freedom.

March 23, 2012 at 11:44 am | Reply | Report comment

anthony

Anyone who says they will vote for a third party or not at all if Romney is the nominee is nothing more than a Liberal, Democrat and a idiot. A no vote in this election or a third party vote in this election is essentially handing Obama another 4 years. ANYTHING and ANTONE is better than Obama! GOT IT?!

March 23, 2012 at 11:50 am | Reply | Report comment

Lillith70

Does desperation have a smell pr is it only Santorum pandering to the right Wing fundamentalits who buy into Rev Jefferies malarkey–his self-protective, job protecting malarkey raising that familiar hellfire and brimstone stink?

Some just cannot render unto Ceasar but must mix political thinking with religious passion–you know, that zealot stuff that has resulted in religious folk killing other religious folk since Cain killed Abel in a jealous and envy snit?

Texas important to the spoilers in the GOP field and when Santorum as a presidential candidate thinks more of his own ambitions that party or country, we are really in trouble. He is making the word conservative a dirty word and makes moderate definitely appealling.

Needs to moderate his tone and his hatred at being bested by a better campaign, better voters, better all around candidate Romney. More obama means more liberal judge appointments. Do the bubba voters know that it was a liberal judge who foisted gays in the military onto us with legislation from the bench> Does santorum really think a dem president is better than a GOP president with veto power?

Devious, demented, disgusting thing for Santorum to say in pandering to his only positive, the anti-Mormon voters passion. Those are the ones who gave Gingrich his SC win before Romney tromped them all in the debates and reality started setting in.

Blessed be the evangelicals, the tea partiers who can see and think for themselves and join the Romney voter rolls increasingly.
.

March 23, 2012 at 11:50 am | Reply | Report comment

MrG

Santorum = a undercover Democrat / Communist / IDIOT!!!

March 23, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply | Report comment

CommonTater

Note to Evangelicals: Thanks for your help. You’ve been *very* useful idiots. Now STFU and let the true conservatives save the Republic.

March 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply | Report comment

walterik0

Forget about politics. At a time when the economic crisis is catastrophic, who in their right mind is worrying about Conservatism? Gingrich is a selfish man with a character which is not suitable for high office. Santorum is a person who will tell anyone anything. He is the worst demagoguge in recent history. Ron Paul is too old, too set in his ways, BUT HE IS A HONEST MAN.
The US needs a President who is willing to make an economic recovery. This will be a difficult job – if not impossible to obtain. Mit Romney is that man.
However, the hatred of Gingrich and Santorum toward Romeny is unbelievable.
These two are staying in to win, they want to damage Romney at all costs.
What pittiful people these two are.

March 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Reply | Report comment

Morpheus

I would prefer a mature moderate over an immature but professed conservative. Sadly, after weighing the other GOP delegates, Gingrich and Santorum are immature, and while Ron Paul is conservative and mature, he’s unelectable, making Romney the best available choice.

March 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Reply | Report comment

al

You would think Santorum would quit. The people in PA hate him. Why does he have the ugly daughter squinting behind him on TV all the time?? Let his wife stand there and hide the ugly daughter. His other daughter looks like an Indian squaw with the pig tails. Santorum is a bad apple. QUIT RICK

March 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Reply | Report comment

David Wendell

Drudge’s headline:

SANTORUM SNAPS: OBAMA PREFERABLE TO ROMNEY!

How incredibly misleading ! Romney’s name was never mentioned. And after the primaries, I’ll bet Santorum votes for Romney over Osama. That’s IF Romney is nominated.. Drudge is so blatently for Romney.

March 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Reply | Report comment

Fed Up American

I think Monica Crowley said it best, I’d vote for a pineapple before I’d vote for Barack Obama. That said, Santorum while making a bit of Reagan play by spouting the freedom lip service, should’ve stepped aside after promising to remove Porn from the internet. The republicans MUST know by now that no one wants GOVERNMENTAL CONTROL over value issues. The one reason why I think Romney wins in general….he’s about fixing the business.

March 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Reply | Report comment

jschm

Romney is the only one who can attract independents. And if the conservatives don’t vote for him, then it is there fault Obama wins. Anybody But Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Reply | Report comment

al

So Santorum endorses Romney in 2008 and now insults him? QUIT RICK. and keep the ugly squinting old maid daughter off TV.

March 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Reply | Report comment

Steve

Sorry Rick. I was supporting you but you seem to have lost it. Thanks for your time. You seem to have completely missed the point of this election. I don’t care if I have to vote for a terd, it’ll be better than our current situation..

March 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Reply | Report comment

jamie5

Hahaha…Bratty baby boomer all the way Santorum! He’s the guy who lost the best sand castle award on the beach. So what does he do? Kick Romney’s down so no GOPer wins.. Haha. Rick Santorum is a big fat baby. He even looks like a big baby. Newsflash religious boy. God ‘ISN’T appointing you the leader of the free world. It won’t happen and thank God for that.

March 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Reply | Report comment

David Hill

So what did Ron Paul have to say in all of this? Cause as I recall, not only is he still running for President, he beat Newt Gingrich in Illinois.

March 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Reply | Report comment

Enrique

A very unfortunate statement by Mr. Santorum. He should apologize to Mr.Romney. I’ll support whoever is eventually nominated; but, God, I wish someone else will take control of this thing.

March 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Reply | Report comment

jim

Obama should reward Santorum with a place on his ticket. I do not think the Republicans had a chance but Santorum has made sure. If Santorum is a loyal Republican then the Republican Party needs to disband.

March 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Reply | Report comment

Jim-in-Overland-Park

Santorum is DONE. Santorum needs to quit TODAY. I love the bloggers new name for him … ” SantorDUMB ” Love it.

March 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Reply | Report comment

M. Draper

If politics is a team sport, I guess now we know what team Santorum will be rooting for…or actually IS rooting for!

March 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Reply | Report comment

Luker410

Yhgtbsm. That comment is so outrageous, it is beyond belief that he could even think of it. Romney will not lead us to Communism. Romney will not select Commies for SC Justices. Romney will get rid of Obama care. Santorum just lost any support I had for him. I regret my vote for someone who flies off like this, just like Gingrich.

March 23, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Reply | Report comment

matcp

Santorum’s true colors are beginning to shine. How can he call himself a true conservative when he recommends a communist for another term? It’s time for him to go home.

March 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Reply | Report comment

jkim

Hmmmm, this must be Rick’s exit strategy…can’t think of any other reason why a Conservative would say something like this. Anyone is preferable to Obama, even Ron Paul.

But his saying something this nutty would make me worry about having to vote for him if he did end up as the nominee. btw, I voted for him in the primary

March 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Reply | Report comment

Hedley Lamar

If I had any doubt about Santorum being not presidential material, this removed it. He’s not qualified. Now, Rick, please just go away.

March 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Reply | Report comment

pat

my name is Pat

March 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Reply | Report comment

blackyb

Those of you who are taking out of context what Mr. Santorum said are living in La La Land or are liars or twisters of words. Mr Santorum said this meaning to have Romney would be like having an OBLAMA LITE. You know it and are trying to further confuse people. Liars from hell. Sick people who play on words to confuse the populace.

March 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Reply | Report comment

Middle Right

Actually, it is Santorum that is most like Obama, and Romney that is most unmilke. Sanotrum and Obam are memebers of congress who mainly have earned their livlihood paid by governments. Neither Santrorum nor Obam had any private sector economic experience. Neither has any executive experience. Romney in contrast work his way up from an entry level poistion to head a large business, that earned him wealth, creating jobs amid other value adding behaviors. He has been an executive in industry, but also has executive expoerience in government, and Not for Profit, namely the Winter OLympics. Santorum like Obama was a member of a big committee, and was more effective than Obama for sure, but still like was NOT an executive, has no private industry experince. Secondly, the Republican party by nominating Romney, may not appeal totally to the extreme conservatives wing of the parety, but will get theri votes agiant Obama for sure, while also appealing to the more conservative independents adn cross over democrats.

March 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Reply | Report comment

ONTIME

Ya know Rick that remark was petty and disappointing coming from your mouth, if you decide to try again this will make you wish you didn’t.

March 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Reply | Report comment

Marilyn

BYE-BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Reply | Report comment

MDWhite

Santorium is like Biden…he lacks the ability to control what comes out of his mouth.

The fool should man-up and withdraw, gracefully, from the race, but, unfortunately, like most “my way or the highway” ideologues, his ego won’t permit it.

March 23, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Reply | Report comment

Ben Franklin

Is everyone high? Vote for Ron Paul, if you don’t you’ll wish you did.

March 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Reply | Report comment

veramarie

Stupid voters – bad consequences:

Nothing seen yet ! The most stupid voters are still voting for Rick, the Hick and Newt, the Nut, and they – god forbid – may even put one of them in the WH. As if there’s not enough drama already; but just imagine, Gringrich having
step-mother and step-daughters in the WH – Fairytale revival.

Or, Sanatorium’s kids being home-schooled in the Oval Office, crawling, climbing, screaming all over visiting dignitaries.

Good job ‘conservative’ Radio / TV hosts and ‘Christian’ activists!
They’re preventing MITT ROMNEY a clean victory ….. and assure re-election of the current administration

March 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Reply | Report comment

David

It’s like everybody today wants to be entertained by the “perfect candidate” who says all the right things and gets us all pumped up. That’s Obama people. An orator. Amazing campaigning doesn’t equate to tood leadership. Listen. Unlike Newt, and Rick to some extent, people who have WORKED WITH Mitt, generally like him. Look at Massachusetts-The Republicans and Democrats alike that he worked with…it’s not like they’re out in droves against him. Those who know him, speak well of him, unlike Newt. Mitt isn’t angry, spiteful, and bitter sounding. Look at his life, what he’s accomplished. I consistently see that Mitt’s enemies are those who have never worked with him. Ironic. He’s not the perfect candidate, but he’s a proven leader.

March 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Reply | Report comment

MikeInAZ

Santorum just blew it with that stupid comment. On Nov 6th I will vote for any of these 3 remaining candidates any of which would be infinitely better than what we are stuck with now. Heck, if by some miracle he makes it i’d even vote for Santorum.

March 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Reply | Report comment

Smack Dab

If Rick had just stuck to the economy issues, and not fall for attacking other Republicans, he would have been okay. But he had to get into the social issues which is always a trap, and now he looks like a nut. The question is, would he vote for Obama? Now that IS nuts.

March 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Reply | Report comment

Joeb

Rick Santorum is a sore loser and a bitter person. Notice how he’s always blaming someone else for his failures. He said Drudge favored Romney. He accused Ron Paul and Romney of conspiring against him. He told Gingrich to leave the field so he could win.

Santorum is basically a spoiled child who whines and makes up nonsense when he doesn’t get his way.

March 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Reply | Report comment

rigbyforrifles

Mr. Santorium:

You have lost. If you lack the stature that is required to stand behind someone chosen over you and otherwise the good sense to go quietly home, then at least sit down and shut up.

No matter how we might feel about Romney, only an idiot might think the Republican electorate thinks more highly of you. For the record, I have voted for every Republican Presidential candidate since starting with Richard Nixon. In that period of time in my judgment you do not rank anywhere close to the weakest of our party’s nominees. If a stroke of lightening made you our candidate, I might indeed hold my nose and vote for Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Reply | Report comment

Jerry Irwin

With an inelligible usurper and Constitutional criminal in the White House
Santorum proved he has no business running for president let alone being
elected. He has been hurting all Republicans with his Vitriol. The statement
that he will vote for Obama if Romney gets the GOP nomination is way over
the top and totally Stupid. If he acts like this during the campaign, what would
he do as president when he is under pressure. It seems he will do anything to
try to get the nomination. It is time for Santorum, Newt. and Paul to drop out and support Mitt Romney. We need to get the illegal pretender out of the White
House and Romney has the best chance of beating him.

March 23, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Reply | Report comment

John Frost

Santorum has shown his true colors: He works for Obama and was planted there by Pelosi which is italian like Him.
Santorum=Pelosi
Obama=ACORN
Fraud is their game!!!

March 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Reply | Report comment

RagnarB

Gee Rick; I had such high hopes for you. If not the presidential candidate, perhaps vp to help keep Romney on the right path. Combined with a repub congress and senate we set this country straight. But now? You probably just opened the way for, well, who knows what. Romney would certainly not choose Gingrich.

March 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Reply | Report comment

patmurphy1965

If I cant be the nominee, than no one will be! Kind of childish isn’t it.

March 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply | Report comment

Captain Obvious

I do not care about picking the candidate that will win the election, I care about saving America. All this talk about who is “electable” is simply BS. A candidate can be “electable” and still be the wrong guy to save America.

March 23, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Reply | Report comment

RedinaBlueState

Santorum has has come unhinged. That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard form anyone in either party during the primaries. Where is Republican Chairman Reince Priebus? He needs to get on the horn & explain reality to Rick the unre-electible from PA.

March 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Reply | Report comment

BearFlagFan

Rick Santorum has lost it. One benefit of a grueling campaign is it does show us how a person might act under the grueling pressure of the presidency. Romney, occasional verbal gaffes (more from his staff than him) but generally unperturbed. Gingrich starts making sweeping proclamations that would embarrass Napoleon. Santorum just acts desperate and out of his league. As it was when he was a Senator he already looked out of his depth. Now he’s just drowning.

Is his ego so big that he has to ruin his life savings to prove a point? Pathetic.

March 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Reply | Report comment

BillyBob

There goes all of my respect for Santorum. Good thing he won’t win the GOP primary. If he’s dumb enough to say this, he’d make similar comments debating Obama and we’d see another 4 years of this terrible president.

March 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Reply | Report comment

harley2007

Stick a fork in this idiot he id done just flushed his nomination. I was liking him but hey Rick the target is Obama you egotistical moron. Sop eating your own. By the way take pumpkin head Gingrich with you.

March 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Reply | Report comment

phlip

I was a marginal supporter of Santorum. After this statement about Romney, I can no longer give any support. He jumped the shark on this one.

March 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Reply | Report comment

H. Johnson

Santorum is clearly not the sharpest knife in the drawer. He really should get out of the way.

March 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Reply | Report comment

Randy

Santorum has finally lost it all! If that’s the best he has…he may as well quit TODAY. What a BOOB!!!! I wouldn’t vote for him unless he was the only one running against Obama, even though he is a boob. Just goes to show you that even a BOOB is better than Obmabot.

March 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Reply | Report comment

Hedley Lamar

Ricky… If you hadn’t become such a wacko, it’s conceivable you coulda been the VP. Ok, so sometimes people would have confused you with Joe Bite Me, but still…

March 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Reply | Report comment

Osagewillie

That’s it Rick, I was at least listening to the message, but this statement finishes you in my regard, NO ONE would be worse than odumba, except perhap j. jackson, al sharpton, or l. farakhan.

March 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Reply | Report comment

vanman2010

Rick is a nut case!!

March 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Reply | Report comment

Jim Woodard

I would vote for Obama before I would vote for Ricky Boy. The last Democrate that I voted for was John Kennedy

March 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Reply | Report comment

walter12

This Santorum should drop out now. He he really said that, he should get out and go home.

March 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Reply | Report comment

Truth teller

Santorum and Osama are the same.. Fanatics… Will make women lesser citizens.. strip them off their rights.. .. Dark cloud will fall on America.. We will be an isolated nation …. turn back the clock to stone ages.. We ‘ll compete with Saudi Arabia in the world arena..

March 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Reply | Report comment

J Wayne Pierce

Rick Santorum is the real etch-a-sketch expert. First he tells us years ago that Romney is a conservative, now he claims Romney is a liberal. What’s changed is Santorum is now running and will say whatever he wants to get elected. That’s called being power hungry. Saying to re-elect Obama over Romney is a change from what he said in the debates. What we see is an unstable boy throwing a temper tantrum. Is that the maturity and stability we want in a president? Hardly. Rick you just shown you aren’t qualified AND that you aren’t a true Republican. Withdraw please before you do the party and our nation any further damage.

March 23, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Reply | Report comment

Abrevaderci

What an immature thing to say. Definitely needs to quit. He can seriously forget about #2 on the ticket. Rubio or Christy should nail it for us.

March 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Reply | Report comment

Jerry

I thought Santorum was maybe halfway worthwhile, but, he’s an idioit, he opened his mouth and proved his stupidity. Heard long time ago that’s best to be thought dumb, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

March 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Reply | Report comment

ExasperatedBystander

Couldn’t agree with you more, I get a flashback to Georg W. Bush when I hear about this guy.

March 25, 2012 at 5:32 am | Reply | Report comment

Chery55

Who CARES what JEB BUSH or DEMINT are calling for?? They aren’t running! They are cowards behind the scenes trying to PICK the President for the AMERICAN PEOPLE!!! Stand up for Newt Gingrich…the ONLY one that has experience, common sense, AND will NEVER let OBAMA win. Santorum has been a joke since day one! Go online and read about his record and even better his character!! He is pathetic and will NEVER be someone that is worthy of that OFFICE! He literally would walk over his own mother to get this job! And WATCh the next LIE out of his mouth will be….I did not mean that????? Come on Buddy, get out NOW!

March 24, 2012 at 1:56 am | Reply | Report comment

ExasperatedBystander

Ah yes, let’s get yet another George W. Bush in the White House, because that worked out so well the last time -_-

March 25, 2012 at 5:29 am | Reply | Report comment

amazed24

Santorum may have won Louisiana but he will not win the nomination. Romney will be the nominee!

March 25, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply | Report comment

Marlene

Joe ……… get over it …… Santorum is a snake. Romney is a classy man.

March 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply | Report comment

Penelope

I’ve been saying it for three months, so, I guess a little bit longer than you… so….

March 23, 2012 at 12:54 am | Reply | Report comment

club_ed

Agreed. Virtually no difference in domestic and foreign policy among Romney, Santorum and Gingrich, not to mention Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 10:36 am | Reply | Report comment

Jim

Geez, not hardly! I haven’t made up my mind yet over who to vote for, but listening to Santorum these months, I’m staying FAR away from this nutcase!

March 23, 2012 at 10:41 am | Reply | Report comment

Mike Mac

Santorum sounds like the little boy who played baseball and the calls didn’t go his way: He says I’m taking my baseball and bat and going home!

March 23, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply | Report comment

c2kler

Newt 2012 !
why is obama on the defense with Newt ? hmmmm…..
come on you conservative supporters..step up-fight

March 23, 2012 at 11:01 am | Reply | Report comment

Johyn Poland

Lets Not forget..Romney ..Did Not say ANY of these things..It was a Campaing Person…As much as it Pains me to have to Defend Mitt..And say what a Low Blow this is by Rick !!!! Romney should respond to this with.. ” I want to apologise for the Insensitive and Outrageous things said by one of my FORMER campaing advisors . And I can Assure YOU his assertions were False and NEver run by me as I .. would NEVER want you to falsely believe that I am anything but what I say I am Now ..and through the whole Predidential Race !!”

March 23, 2012 at 11:06 am | Reply | Report comment

Sparky R

Joe you have some serious issues if you cannot distinguish a man that has had little to no experience and regurgitates the same party lines with no plan {Santorum or Obama here} with a man that understans economics and business, successfully ran a large economy, tackles responsibilities and makes decisions, and is a well respected American.

Mitt Romney is clearly what we need to help grow the economy and cleanup the mistakes this (and previous Presidents) have made.

March 23, 2012 at 11:08 am | Reply | Report comment

Don Nelson

Time for Santorum to get out of the race. As far as his record is concerned in the Senate Santorum is no conservative. Santorum is the poster child of the DNC. Perhaps Obama may choose Santorum as his running mate they both like pork.

March 23, 2012 at 11:13 am | Reply | Report comment

Terry

After that statement, Santorium should be taken to the Sanitarium.

March 23, 2012 at 11:25 am | Reply | Report comment

Bill Walsh

Santorum has been attacked by the radical left for his Catholic faith. This is unfair and unconstitutional. Romney gets the same for his Mormon faith but the left has a special hatred of the Catholic Church. However, we must put all that aside, in the face of Obama’s deliberate destruction of our Constitutional republic. If reelected, he will finish the job. Romney appears to have the better chance of getting Obama out of office. So this Catholic is voting for Romney.

March 23, 2012 at 11:48 am | Reply | Report comment

JDD

Wrong for a while then.

March 23, 2012 at 11:49 am | Reply | Report comment

john e nichols

Where fools are made.

March 23, 2012 at 11:49 am | Reply | Report comment

Ron

The idea that Obama is preferable to Romney is stupid and repugnant. A serious candidate has to have the discipline to keep his dark thoughts to himself. Get out, Rick!

March 23, 2012 at 11:51 am | Reply | Report comment

Patty Lewis

To ricruss, It is okay to change your mind, I call it gaining wisdom. Our initial beliefs may seem right, but when a bill comes across the desk for the governor to sign, he knew he could not sign it. (I don’t remember if it was public funding for abortions or experimentation on embryos) . Don’t you ever realize that you could be wrong?

March 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Reply | Report comment

TheRealKingMax

I agree.

I think Rick has just made himself VP material….

One more comment like that, and he’ll sink down to a Biden-level IQ.

Wow – self-destructed.

It is SOOOOOO much easier to campaign as a Democrat. Say whatever you want, don’t worry if it’s true, and the media ignores it.

March 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Reply | Report comment

Drop out Ricky

Agreed. His massive ego is why PA didn’t reelect him in 2006. He just gets downrigt annoying!! When he gave the invocation at the Terri Schiavo special session of Congress…so now he’s a priest I thought…and when he endorsed Arlen Specter over Rick Toomey…even Republicans were done with him. PFFFT RICK.

March 22, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Reply | Report comment

Donald

This is a true case of poor thinking and desperation campaigning for Santorum who is the very same guy who endorsed Romney 4 years ago and now says this. This is all about Rick and it is too bad he just cannot cut it. He is a loser and it is time to pack it up and go home Rick. You don’t have a chance to make the final playing team. There is even no place for you in a Republican administration should one take place in 2013.

March 23, 2012 at 12:39 am | Reply | Report comment

HisLitehouse

If Mr. Santorum’s point is…that he believes America would be better off with Pres. Obama than Mr. Romney because we would be dealing with the ‘wolf’ instead of a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’, than I understand his statement. But since I only get a few of his soundbites, I never truly know what his intentions are at any given point in this race. I have to say that I am undecided still at this point who I’d vote for in this upcoming election, but I will defend everyone’s right to run for this office…as long as they qualify as a natural born citizen! 8-)

March 23, 2012 at 1:23 am | Reply | Report comment

Tom

I agree. I voted for rick in the Oklahoma primary, but this is unforgivable. Time to go to the house Rick.

March 23, 2012 at 9:33 am | Reply | Report comment

Tim

That’s not what he said. He just meant that Romney is a lot closer to Obama than Santorum is. Afterall, Obama used Romney care for his Health Care Mandate

March 23, 2012 at 9:42 am | Reply | Report comment

stinky stew

yea, and donot even look in the rear view mirror as you leave!!!!

March 23, 2012 at 9:52 am | Reply | Report comment

Tom

Santorum didn’t snap at all. It’s true. Vote for Gingrich.

March 23, 2012 at 9:59 am | Reply | Report comment

Dave

Yes Ricky,
Go home and stomp your feet and cry untill you P your pants.
It’s over baby. Close but no POTUS.
How dare you say Obama would be better? That, to me, sounds like a sore BABY loser. Any Idiot would be better than Obama and his forged birth cert.
C’mon !!!

March 23, 2012 at 10:06 am | Reply | Report comment

RedInDenver

This lengthy primary process has clearly taken it’s toll on him. He’s completely lost his mind.

What Republican (in his right mind) would think another 4 years marching down Obama’s path to European-style socialism and Greece-type fiscal insanity would be PREFERABLE to Romney, who, regardless of what else you might think of him, IS a fiscal conservative!

I think Rick just doomed himself to a very bad ending — where the Republican voters themselves ensure he will drop out because so many of them will no longer support him.

March 23, 2012 at 10:08 am | Reply | Report comment

mnjack

Santorum is a jerk pro pol who was no longer considered by his constituents in Pennsylvania to be credible and was voted out of office. BOW OUT you snivelling pea brain!!!!

March 23, 2012 at 10:08 am | Reply | Report comment

Repub Lican

Goodbye Rick… you just jumped off a cliff with this one…

March 23, 2012 at 10:08 am | Reply | Report comment

loadnabox

Rick has just changed my opinion. I wasn’t sure before if I wanted him to get the nod.

Now I know for sure I want him to get the nod so that I can watch him go down in a massive landslide loss to Obama and watch all the uber conservative idiots winge when they got exactly what they wanted and it was soundly rejected.

it will mean another 4 years of Obama, but it’s better than Romney losing to Obama and listening to conservatives whine about how a middle-ground candidate just doesn’t work.

I want Obama gone, but now I want to prove a point to the utlra right-wing worse.

March 23, 2012 at 10:10 am | Reply | Report comment

Timebomb

I agree, I was going to give him my vote until he spouted off like this. Mitten’s got it now.

March 23, 2012 at 10:12 am | Reply | Report comment

Claudia Killian

Go home Santorum. You obviously don’t have the self control or judgement to be President of the United States.

March 23, 2012 at 10:16 am | Reply | Report comment

Jake Valdez

You may well run as Obama’s Vice President. You are angry and it shows. Time for you to go.

March 23, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply | Report comment

mudshark62

Grover Norquist has big ideas for his dial Prisident, he wants a robot that signs what Congress gives him. Sounds like a dictatorship that Romney would be the perfect frontman for.
Grover Norquist has stated that the only thing the Republican nominee “whose job will be, if he gets elected, to sign the bills that [Speaker of the House John] Boehner and [Senate GOP Leader] Mitch McConnell send him.” he also stated, “The big fight now is [to] pick a Republican to get across the finish line and all we need him to do is sign the bills.”
http://www.examiner.com/libertarian-in-charlottesville/grover-norquist-surveys-the-2012-political-and-legislative-landscape

March 22, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Reply | Report comment

Yakker

Now that is a very intelligent response. Thank you, John.

March 23, 2012 at 1:07 am | Reply | Report comment

Don From NoCalSoOR

Please, everybody. Vote your conscience in the primary, but vote against Obama in the general! If you must, hold your nose with one hand and vote with the other! Please show up and vote! It matters!

March 23, 2012 at 1:10 am | Reply | Report comment

William

Rick Santorum went to Congress just 5 years after finishing law school, voted for Minimum Wage Increases, Title X, even a “Bridge To Nowhere”, etc. Rick is a dreadful career Politician who is very spoiled, addicted to an over the top vision of his own self, lost in hubris. Rick Santorum was removed by the people of PA overwhelmingly – by some 700,000 votes – they grew very tired of the ugly game. The Arlen Specter ally actually moved to VA as he served the folks of PA. Santorum is simply part of the problem, and his dysfunctional offering is a prime example.

March 23, 2012 at 1:32 am | Reply | Report comment

Tyndale

Rick Santorum, you have the etch a sketch in your hands, and you blew it. Now you are going to be shaken up and disappear into irrelevance. Erased. Gone. Bye bye.

March 23, 2012 at 1:37 am | Reply | Report comment

Joe Bite-me

“Presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday said Republicans should give President Barack Obama another term if Santorum isn’t the GOP nominee and for a second day compared rival Mitt Romney to an Etch A Sketch toy.”

That is a lie. Taken out of context, and typical of the communist journalist who wrote this story, in a failed attempt to try to distract the real issue, that Obama is a failed president, with failed policies.

March 23, 2012 at 1:43 am | Reply | Report comment

greg

It’s like he’s working for Obama. His views and Romney’s views are almost identical…. Why is he so angry? I don’t like Romney, but he has the GOP nomination in the bag. He’s better than Obama. I would prefer Ron Paul, Jeb Bush, or Christie but Romney is our guy.

March 23, 2012 at 2:11 am | Reply | Report comment

bumpkin

Your comment takes me way back to my childhood, Johnny. If Mr. Santorum really said that (see above) then he would be the LAST person in the world I would want for President (other than Obama, of course) “Might as well have Obama over Romney?” He is now endorsing OBAMA??? I am SO glad his true colors are showing! Pathetic. IN other words, Mr. Santorum thinks Obama is better than MR Romney? OMIGOSH! I was wondering if he was really an Obama patsy. Like, get the nomination then throw the election somehow! Man! Just for that, I have decided to support Mr Romney!

March 23, 2012 at 2:14 am | Reply | Report comment

jaxadams

The LEFT and GOP establishment is so afraid of Conservative they will twist anything little thing to make up news.
Santorum is RIGHT, Romney is just Obama Lite.

March 23, 2012 at 2:20 am | Reply | Report comment

Bill

Santorum-
Get lost loser.

March 23, 2012 at 5:49 am | Reply | Report comment

harry

sour grapes rick–give it up….losing all respect for you.

March 23, 2012 at 5:50 am | Reply | Report comment

Dan Johnson

I don’t give a twit about the so called “social issues” I don’t want government whether that be Obama or Santorum in my life. He reminds me of a know it all friend or neighbor who is very judgemental. Let’s face it we all know someone or a couple like this…

March 23, 2012 at 6:11 am | Reply | Report comment

womanwithin

I have not liked Santorum since I really got to “know” him. He reminded me of Obama in these ways: he is proud, arrogant, thin skinned, angry, and self-righteousness, as this remarkable comment proves. I am glad he is finally showing his true colors so everybody can see. (Playing with the etch-a-sketch during Q@A doesn’t look very healthy either.

March 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Reply | Report comment

alexera

Wow! Santorum? They have the video of this of him saying this up at http://www.WarnWire.com Ron Paul. 2012?

March 22, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Reply | Report comment

jacob

Santorum is an unelectable dolt. The worse choice than him is Obama. Come to think of it, I would vote for a can of frozen OJ concentrate before I would vote for Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 12:07 am | Reply | Report comment

A.Men

ABO 2012.. (Anybody But Obama 2012)

March 23, 2012 at 7:19 am | Reply | Report comment

Tom

Has anyone looked into Santorum’s record? Socially conservative, but certainly not fiscally. He never met an earmark he didn’t like. He is a phony. A big spender just like the rest.

March 23, 2012 at 7:44 am | Reply | Report comment

Judy Hopson

I have e-mailed his camapaign to express my dismay. I will be calling the RNC, my congressional representatives and my governor to register my ire. With his statement, he can no longer be considered a viable representative in the Republican party. Pressure must be brought to bare at all levels for him to cease and desist in his distruction of our primary. I do not see a future for him in the Republican party, much less becoming the Republican nominee for president. Obama must be defeated! Oh my, oh my!

March 23, 2012 at 8:00 am | Reply | Report comment

Drrrrrp

No he’s not, he is absolutely correct. You might as well be voting for Obama if you are voting for Romney. Are you people blind? Obamacare was modeled after Romneycare. I mean really how stupid are all of you people? Mitt is a liberal Republican and Obama is a Liberal Democrat. Same thing.

March 23, 2012 at 8:32 am | Reply | Report comment

Wicwind

It is time for Senator Santorum to go hame. He obviously is over stressed

March 23, 2012 at 8:36 am | Reply | Report comment

Teachin100

Most un-presidential candidate in modern history. we need a man that will unite this country devisive politics of the GOP right is destroying the GOP. The best president have all been moderates Santorum would have said the same about Reagan. who by todays conservative base would be considered too liberal. GOP leadership needs to shut this guy down before he ruins every chance the GOP has at winning this election. A strong Moderate gives the GOP back the whitehouse as a reagan democrat i can tell you there are many middle class dems ready to jump to GOP and Romney is their man!

March 23, 2012 at 8:39 am | Reply | Report comment

scott

Santorum does not have a chance and after saying this he needs to get out of the race. Anyone other Obama in 2012 would suit me fine. Obama has stomped all over the constitution and is financially destroying this country. Nobama 2012.

March 23, 2012 at 9:09 am | Reply | Report comment

Sandra

Santorum is showing his true side. If he prefers Obama, he should get out of the race ASAP.

March 23, 2012 at 9:18 am | Reply | Report comment

b.mclane

Serves him right to implode after carrying around an Etch a Sketch which was a reference on how the National Campaign will be run not on Romney’s policies. Saint Santorum was clumsily trying to say there is no difference between Romney and Obama. Which is a STUPID comparison but its indicative why Saint is behind. He simply cannot get out of the way of his big mouth.He ALWAYS takes it too far trying to make the point he is a better Conservative than any other candidate. Romney has been FAR more fiscally Conservative that Obama or Santorum who never passed up on a self serving deal or an ear mark. This is a REPUBLICAN PRIMARY not the FAR RIGHT CONSERVATIVE Primary which has given “CONSERVATIVES” a BAD image. Now they are seen as wacko.

March 23, 2012 at 9:24 am | Reply | Report comment

Jinglebob

He is done. Stick a fork in him. Rick, don’t dare to show your face around any GOP event, your history.

March 23, 2012 at 9:33 am | Reply | Report comment

TeacherOfTruth

Agreed. Santorum is out of control and needs to step down (or be tackled). I’ve never seen a politician throw such a tantrum. He is basically saying, “If I can’t have the nomination then no one can.” IF he had stepped down sooner (like Romney did 4 years ago) he might’ve had a chance at a future nomination. Now that we know his true colors I don’t think he has a chance of ever becoming president.

March 23, 2012 at 9:37 am | Reply | Report comment

Stan

The whole republican field is a joke.

March 22, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Reply | Report comment

ricruss

strike that reverse it. Romney has yet to stand by or become consisitant in anything other than his flip flops.

March 23, 2012 at 7:47 am | Reply | Report comment

Lee

If he is a snake, at least he crawls in a straight line, Romney is all over the place.

March 23, 2012 at 10:24 am | Reply | Report comment

ChicagoBob

I would switch it around. Santorum has been unfairly attacked and has not had a response. Romney beats him up on his votes in congress. WELL Folks RUBIO is not conservative either then. Rubio raised the debt ceiling for a record amount and voted for a huge deficit budget. And who knows how many bridges to no where he would vote for given a few years. The attack ads Romney uses and people seem to listen to are stupid but then again advertising works, look at Obama. Obama lies constantly and AP prints it as free advertising.

March 23, 2012 at 10:52 am | Reply | Report comment

BDDD

Romney is a RINO. I will vote 3rd party before I ever vote for a RINO. Get ready for the TRUE GOP CONSERVATIVE base to do another 2008 protest vote. Enjoy Obama for another 4 years.

March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am | Reply | Report comment

BruinsBoy

@Marlene, Romney is a classy man? AHahahahaha! Joke of the Day material!

March 23, 2012 at 11:03 am | Reply | Report comment

Tim

This modern version of conservatism is a joke. This is what Fox News and your talk show hosts are selling you. They talk the talk, but the result is more big government. Santorum is a big government guy(see his record). Romney is a corporatist, which is simply another term for fascist. Do some research on this. Harsh words but they fit.

“The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.” ~Ronald Reagan

Under this definition, there is only one man for the job, and you all are ignoring him because you are misinformed by your news masters. Wake up people. Fox, Rush and Hannity are as much mainstream as the rest. The only reason I mention this is because these are the Santorum voters.

March 23, 2012 at 11:09 am | Reply | Report comment

dankbubba

tim: if you’re going to call romney a fascist you really should put in some evidence. The big lie for the libs has been to sow fear of a military industrial complex takeover with the GOP trying to bring fascism to America, but the libs invented fascism. Read your Goldberg. Clearly Romney had to work in liberal Mass and fight the tide of regulations. Not an easy task and any necessary compromise has been spun against Romney. Same thing that Reagan faced after working in CA. If you are pushing Ron Paul, you’re begging for the Islamo fascist surge and hardline commie rebirth around the world.

March 23, 2012 at 11:43 am | Reply | Report comment

Dave

Joe… This is the stupidest comment I’ve read in a while. Thanks for making everyone else’s comments seem more informed and thought out.

March 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Reply | Report comment

John Rice

To suggest that Mormonism is a cult is absurd. You are very uninformed.

March 22, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply | Report comment

Bill

Go away, get your facts straight then we’ll talk.

March 22, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Reply | Report comment

Tom

After reading your well informed and insightful comments Joe I’m convinced you’re a high level Campaign staffer for Santorum.

March 22, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Reply | Report comment

Ten Ring

Actually it is considered a cult by definition, and is taught as such in sociology courses. You don’t have to agree but you should at least repond based on facts rather than emotions.

March 23, 2012 at 12:03 am | Reply | Report comment

fran650

If you are old enough to remember J.F. Fennedy then you should also remember that he had to overcome the view of many Americans that Catholics were considered a cult. Ironic isn’t it that Santorum , a catholic, calls Mormons a cult. Use to be that only Southern Baptist were considered conservative. And they think of everyone else as a cult.Stupid, Stupid arguments that distract from fixing the problems of the country. jobs, the ecomony, education ….

March 23, 2012 at 12:07 am | Reply | Report comment

Don

What a total idiot!

March 23, 2012 at 12:15 am | Reply | Report comment

Matt Herren

You realize that Santorum is almost as much of a big government statist as our current President. Just because he does it under the guise of religious conviction does not make it any less frightening.

March 23, 2012 at 12:22 am | Reply | Report comment

michael

Sorry folks, but Mormanism cannot be considered a Christian faith in ANY traditional sense of the term. Their beliefs include that God the Father was just a mere human being before he was God. They believe every faithful Morman man will be the leader of his own planet when he dies and will populate that planet with his many wives. But no one really knows what Christianity is anymore, so I’m probably wasting time here. If it matters, I have a Masters degree in Theology.

March 23, 2012 at 12:25 am | Reply | Report comment

Caldoc

Joe your ignorance is showing. sounds like comments one might hear back during the inquisition

March 23, 2012 at 12:30 am | Reply | Report comment

Bizarro Dave

Joe… That was the smartest comment I’ve ever read. Thanks for making everyone else’s comments seem less informed and thought out–especially mine!

March 23, 2012 at 12:49 am | Reply | Report comment

Caldoc

Joe, I’m sorry. You’re actually right. I am going to go sob great big tears of regret. I’m sorry I ever questioned you. Seriously, you are absolutely right. PS the cool thing about this comments section is that anyone can make it look like anyone else is saying anything they want! Even a total third party who just shows up!

PS I love a dog

March 23, 2012 at 12:51 am | Reply | Report comment

AROD

To the guy with the masters degree in theology- What makes you think you know everything there is to know about religion? Seems to me when someone bases their knowledge solely on the past without modern-day revelation pertaining to the future, they have a very limited perspective. If the heaven’s are closed and all we have to guide us is what was written in ancient scripture, then it is understandable why so many no longer embrace traditional religious views. In short, your credentials do not impress. My apology for being so blunt, but in light of your comments it was warranted as your observations were definitely not in keeping with the spirit of love and compassion.

March 23, 2012 at 1:01 am | Reply | Report comment

Franny

Funny how the “Christian” theologists like to berate the Mormons so much. Haven’t you figured out that the Mormons are not the enemy here. They stand with the right on almost every political issue. Romney may not be the best person to run against Obama but he is definitely the best CANDIDATE. And PS go spew your religious hatred somewhere, where people care. Your intolerance and insistence that Mormons are a “Cult” or whatever shows more about you than it does them!

March 23, 2012 at 1:50 am | Reply | Report comment

interestedinthetruth

Ditto!

March 22, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Reply | Report comment

zoomzoomz

womanwithin, this is one of the most apt descriptions of Santorum I’ve seen. How he thins this juvenile and ridiculous ploy will launch him, is beyond understanding. Does he really think the American people want someone so immature?I thought Obama was arrogant, but this guy takes the cake. Time for him to collect his marbles (if he can find them) and get home. Pathetic.

March 23, 2012 at 12:01 am | Reply | Report comment

jimbo

This is twice I gone to the WarnWire site and have been unable to find the video promised.

DON’T WASTE YOU TIME LOOKING THROUGH WarnWire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 23, 2012 at 12:24 am | Reply | Report comment

alexera

there pages are cached…. They update new content so i might be down

March 23, 2012 at 12:37 am | Reply | Report comment

Dan

Jimbo…”I GONE to the WarnWire website…?!?!” How about, “I GO ON to the WarnWire website…”

March 23, 2012 at 8:34 am | Reply | Report comment

larry davis

Santorum is acting like a idiot. Anyone is better than the community organizer.

March 23, 2012 at 9:31 am | Reply | Report comment

Mary

Unfortunately, Romney is a complete shape shifter. Yes, a perfect frontman willing to join any party to attain power. One can figure this out from the support he gets from certain quarters alone. Former Democrat, future ???

March 23, 2012 at 12:30 am | Reply | Report comment

Joos

Romney = http://www.scribd.com/doc/78582778/The-Romney-Book

March 23, 2012 at 1:18 am | Reply | Report comment

mudshark61

Grover Norquist was a punk, and you all know it. Literally. I mean he used to have a mohawk and he used to skate around Lombard with my brother. Suddenly, he gets a little power, and he shaves it off. VOTE NO ON GROVER NORQUIST in 2012!!!!!!!!!!!

Let’s put the NO in NOrquist.

Sincerely, Mudshark62 (Real name Burt Norquist–Grover’s cousin)

March 23, 2012 at 1:47 am | Reply | Report comment

Joe Bitee-me3

“Sanitori-um” , where this id-iot will live the rest of his days in his mind.

March 23, 2012 at 2:08 am | Reply | Report comment

Mike F

Anybody would be better than Obama. He has a lot of people pulling his strings.

March 23, 2012 at 3:22 am | Reply | Report comment

Ray

Who is this Grover Norquist you liberals keep bringing up? I’m a tea party conservative who follows every word our candidates say and read all the opinion pages and I’ve never heard a word from the guy. Must be someone they’re talking about on MSNBC or some other network nobody watches.

March 23, 2012 at 5:10 am | Reply | Report comment

Jamie Dalling

Hey Jimbo they still have it at warnwire.com its under the political section i admit it is hard to find vids there some time. Santorum opens mouth and inserts foot over and over. But then again it is probably stressful to have the media working against you so hard.

March 23, 2012 at 12:42 am | Reply | Report comment

Don't blame me

Amen, please disappear you absolute IDIOT!!!!! I am a staunch conservative and I’d have trouble voting for you. Please go crawl back into your backwards backwoods hole!!!

March 23, 2012 at 1:03 am | Reply | Report comment

scottie

F@#k Eggar…Imagine his finger on the nuke trigger!

March 23, 2012 at 2:18 am | Reply | Report comment

jacob

Speaking of OJ, I actually did vote for him in ’00. I literally voted for OJ Simpson. Now do you think I have anything relevant to say about Obama (or orange juice, for that matter?)

Yours Sincerely,

jacob

March 23, 2012 at 12:46 am | Reply | Report comment

mantlebuck

It is time for Rick to pack up. He has finally lost control. I liked him but he would have zero chance to win. Get out of the way Rick NOW.

March 23, 2012 at 8:44 am | Reply | Report comment

Pittbull

This is why the Republican party is really no different than the Democrats. Ex-Gov. Romney has a great family, has been married for 43 years and is a self-made millionaire. His recent taxes information reflected well over 10% to his faith. I am an independent voter, but your logic and and overstated generalities with little substance really demonstartes why the primaries are like a bloodied shark tank. Hold on to that hate and gut-level perseption regarding his stupidity and fakeness. You remind me of a Democrat; disrespect, little facts to support anything you say. I am not advocating Romney to you,if you do not think he is the right person. Just a little respect,please.

March 23, 2012 at 12:48 am | Reply | Report comment

VT

Jon….. you sound just as bad as any liberal with your biased and foolish comments…. especially about Romney’s religion. Chances are you have been schooled up by some self-proclaimed preacher and have never researched the mormon church objectively.

Religion aside, even someone like Santorum… WHO CANNOT WIN at this point, needs at some point to decide how they want to end this race… gracefully or in a ball of self-destruction (which santorum seems headed for).

March 23, 2012 at 12:53 am | Reply | Report comment

kathleen

Pittbull and VT….. right on!!!!!!…. the only thing keeping Santorum and Gingrich going is their egos….. and the vitriol is at an all time high…. as an independent voter, I will vote for Romney over Pres. Obama…. and no, Santorum can’t win… I would stay home before voting for him…. he was not a good representative of Pa. (as someone who lived there when he was in office… he was the lobbyists best friend and voted for projects such as “the bridge to nowhere”… no thanks Santorum….

March 23, 2012 at 1:13 am | Reply | Report comment

Tyndale

Please, Joe, mind you manners. This is such a cliche. We are sick of it.

You and Santorum are giving Christians a bad name.

March 23, 2012 at 1:44 am | Reply | Report comment

Joe Bite-me

you are a bigot, go back to your lair

March 23, 2012 at 1:45 am | Reply | Report comment

Rockin the casba

Michael,
Where did you get your theology masters from because your making some pretty uninformed comments there. Sorry bud but maybe you should check your sources, do you know any Mormons cause you could talk to them. Contrary to your opinion that a Masters degree makes you an expert, and that maybe you’d know more than an actual member of the church your bashing. Maybe you could see what they’ve got to say, so you can give a more informed opinion. You are certainly welcome at any church meeting-you can go to lds.org to get more information, and they have the closest church for you to visit. I just thought as an educated man, you might want to get both sides of the story.

March 23, 2012 at 12:51 am | Reply | Report comment

Citizen C

I’m now done with him. How stupid of a comment. It’s time he withdrew from the election.

March 23, 2012 at 8:31 am | Reply | Report comment

average joe

OK…enough is enough…You just lost the respect I had for you Rick…time to bow out!

March 23, 2012 at 10:07 am | Reply | Report comment

Donald

I hereby immediately retract everything I just said. I was 100 percent wrong. I now endorse Rick Santorum.

March 23, 2012 at 12:53 am | Reply | Report comment

dwalk

• Rick (I am a Conservative) Santorum.
Doesn’t matter that I voted against the right to work!
Doesn’t matter that I voted to fund Planned Parenthood!
Doesn’t matter that I voted to raise the debt ceiling on five different occasions!
His record certainly says otherwise.
His spending record certainly aligns with B.O. and his minions, so no wonder he would rather support four more years of Obama.

March 23, 2012 at 9:04 am | Reply | Report comment

HisLitehouse

Wait–that wasn’t his point at all. I demand to see Rick Santorum’s birth certificate! It’s probably written on toilet paper! Yeah! Gotcha TP Ricky! You guys have heard of Pretty Ricky, right? Well I just have one thing to say……

March 23, 2012 at 1:29 am | Reply | Report comment

HisLitehouse

The 2nd comment under my HisLiteHouse was not from me…why not use your own moniker for your comment? Why make it look like I replied to my own reply? And how is that even possible? I’m sure we don’t have the same email address.

March 23, 2012 at 1:59 am | Reply | Report comment

brassia

Well said!!!
All the states should require NOW the original birth certificates to be presented at the filing together with $1000 check. Anyone who has a father who was not born in USA isn’t qualified!

March 23, 2012 at 7:47 am | Reply | Report comment

Brad

Brassia, that is the dumbest comment ever made. So what you are saying is if my mother is an American but my father is not I can’t be President but if my father knocks up an immigrant I can be?

March 23, 2012 at 8:02 am | Reply | Report comment

Vicky Bevis

Please give a defination of “Natural Born Citizen.” Last I knew, the best minds in law weren’t sure of who is & isn’t.

But it does mean that all of us Baby-Boomers whose mothers were War Brides, aren’t qualified.

March 23, 2012 at 10:41 am | Reply | Report comment

Pat

Because people stick forks in toast! I’m an idiot.

March 23, 2012 at 1:29 am | Reply | Report comment

Pat

This is a test to see if I can make a reply with the same name as Pat. If you can read this and my name is Pat then yes, you can.

March 23, 2012 at 9:44 am | Reply | Report comment

StopShufflingTheComments

Obama needs to go and so does the state run media. Unelected officials took over Washington and the media after the coup and cover up. Even most of the comments online are financed with your tax dollars. Big brother is trying to create the perception of public opinion while burying the truth. They think you can’t handle the truth. Fact of the matter is we have no democracy, president, and freedom of press is an illusion.

Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in world history.

March 23, 2012 at 10:21 am | Reply | Report comment

Grampsc

The man is loony toony. Now you see why the people of Pa. did not reelect him

March 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Reply | Report comment

Larry Campbell

Don, I did what you suggest that others do, I voted for the republican candidate, regardless of whether I really liked him or not. And I have found that to be a foolish thing to do. I am so tired of voting for the person who I hope will be the lesser of two evils. When you do that, you get what we have gotten for at least two decades. Complete and total idiots… men who would not know truth or honor if it smacked them in the face. I am voting my conscience and voting for Ron Paul. He is a true Constitutionalist. He supports the ideas of Liberty, sound money, and the totally unheard of concept that the United States should defend itself and NOT try to be the policeman of the entire world! If Dr. Ron Paul was president, our country would be back on the road to being a Republic, and this foolishness of being the latest Empire would end. And I do not believe all the talking heads who constantly attack him. I am sick of listening to the liars at Faux News and their incessant propaganda. I will be voting for Dr. Paul in the primary and in the general election; even if I must do the latter as a write-in candidate. And one more thing. The GOP had better learn very quickly that the people who support Dr. Paul, do so, very passionately. We will vote for NO ONE, but Paul. And without our very sizable group, any other GOP candidate has no chance of defeating President Obama. We did it your way before, and all that got us was people like Bob Dole, John McCain, and that other embarrassing excuse for a President, George W. Bush. We’ve tried it your way and all that has done is to take us closer to the edge of the cliff. This country is dying. It needs a good Dr. who knows, loves, and respects the Constitution. And that man is Dr. Ron Paul.

March 23, 2012 at 1:46 am | Reply | Report comment

RosaMaria Hurst

I would like to put my two cents. I really don’t know how people could think that Mr. Santorum is a real conservative. He has been using his position to make money. He was vote out from Pennsylvania, People there know him well. He doesn’t respect woman and no woman in their right mind will vote for him. He try to force the people in Pennsylvania to pay for his children education while living in Washington. He pretend to be one of us and drives beat up car to show that but the truth is that he is a millionaire. He made his millions by being a lobbyist. When you see his tax returns he didn’t even give money to charity. He is not a real man. Mr. Ron Paul has told him in his face that he is FAKE. The truth is that he is so way behind that he will not be able to be the GOP nominee. I have made hundred of calls and the people don’t think that Mr. Santorum is conservative. The Media who is supporting Mr. Obama is making a face for Santorum that is fake. The Media knows that if Santorum is the GOP nominee, Mr. Obama will have an easy way to be the president for the next four years. No, friends, Mr. Santorum is no Conservative. He is a FAKE person, he is a crying baby.

March 23, 2012 at 4:10 am | Reply | Report comment

Gerry

I want to support this notion. Obama is a communist, and I am not using the term lightly. Santorum is driven by hatred to Mormon religion. It is quite obvious. So it the rest of Romney opposition.

March 23, 2012 at 5:46 am | Reply | Report comment

Gerry

Santorum is a moron and a monumental jerk
You cannot trust these religious types

March 23, 2012 at 2:10 am | Reply | Report comment

Mayhem Mike

Santorum: Whiny, whiny baby. . . Fat chance he’ll be offered a position in the Romney administration.

March 23, 2012 at 2:27 am | Reply | Report comment

Krogman

Rick has been under tremendous strain. So now he has cracked. He’ll be back on TV apologizing tomorrow–if he has any brains or brainy campaign advisors. If he doesn’t apologize meaningfully, then we’ll know he’s not only on the verge of a nervous breakdown, he also has no integrity. He hasn’t been able to keep his eye on the ball since he started the campaign. The “ball” I’m speaking of is: “It’s the ECONOMY, stupid!” He gets into all these religious ruminations. Rick has been a lawyer, a congressman, and a senator. He, like Obama, has never managed so much as a 7-11 store. The office of POTUS is an EXECUTIVE position, not a legislative position. Rick is not suited, intellectually or emotionally, to be President of the United States. He’s fragile and unpredictable.

March 23, 2012 at 3:00 am | Reply | Report comment

Raoul del Norte

I certainly agree that Santorum is a drag on the people’s effort to rid this country the plague of Obama … Romney might not be the best of all POSSIBLE choices, but he is the best of all offered now … The other three need to stand down now, so that independents (me) and conservatives can at least link arms and get the Obamo/Pelosi/Reid commie hippie pinko black panther party walkin’ down the road, if you know what I mean, and I think you do!

March 23, 2012 at 3:14 am | Reply | Report comment

AEK

Krogman,

Your analysis of why Santorum is an unacceptable candidate is accurate.

Santorum’s latest remark about Obama being preferable to Romney has a sulking childish air to it.

Now he’s just creating new enemies, not winning over new supporters.

No one wants an irrational spoiled brat as President.

He’s embarrassing himself more and more with every passing day.

March 23, 2012 at 3:57 am | Reply | Report comment

CalGTR

So a church with 14 million members across 120 countries is a cult? And I’m supposed to base that on what is taught in some sociology class? No thanks.

March 23, 2012 at 2:45 am | Reply | Report comment

Ralph

Yeah, and AGW is taught in sociology courses.

March 23, 2012 at 3:03 am | Reply | Report comment

allouchsit

Sorry to tell you, but Ron Paul hasn’t got a clue about the constitution. He likes to refer to it a lot, but what he says does not line up with what the constitution really says. For example, he talks a lot about “undeclared” wars,d but the constitution does NOT specify any particular process, let alone the words, that Congress must use to declare war, so all his talk about “undeclared” wars is just talk and totally meaningless. The man is a dolt. You are throwing your vote away. You might as well declare yourself a Democrat and give up the pretense of being a Republican.

March 23, 2012 at 6:39 am | Reply | Report comment

JeddMcHead

LOL! “VP”??? Did you mean “Very Pathetic”? WHO is he going to be a “VP” to — Romney? LOL! Didn’t think that through well, did you?

No, Rick is done, done, done. He will have NO position in the Romney administration, nor will Newt, sadly. The two of them efficiently burned their respective bridges and now it’s time to go away.

March 23, 2012 at 6:52 am | Reply | Report comment

brassia

Looks like he would say anyhting out of desparation.
That really degraded him in my eyes….

March 23, 2012 at 7:44 am | Reply | Report comment

john thoren

You are giving him too much credit even saying he’s VP material in my opinion …….

March 23, 2012 at 9:54 am | Reply | Report comment

Machtyn

JeddMcHead: I think his point was VP material to Obama. “One more comment like that, and he’ll sink down to a Biden-level IQ.”

March 23, 2012 at 9:59 am | Reply | Report comment

AnyoneOtherThanObama

How ridiculous. Unelected officials took over Washington and the media after the coup and cover up. Even most of the comments online are financed with your tax dollars. Big brother is trying to create the perception of public opinion while burying the truth. They think you can’t handle the truth. Fact of the matter is we have no democracy, president, and freedom of press is an illusion.

Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out.

Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in world history.

March 23, 2012 at 10:03 am | Reply | Report comment

Dan Spot

I agree 110%. That’s why I – like so many other true Repulicans – practice what I preach to demonstrate my true convictions and send a clear mesage.

I never watch mainstream media TV or view mainstream media TV web sites like cbslocal.com.

March 23, 2012 at 10:04 am | Reply | Report comment

Magus

HAVE YOU EVEN HELD A COPY OF THE CONSTITUTION?

Article 1, Section 8:

“The Congress shall have Power to declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;”

March 23, 2012 at 7:15 am | Reply | Report comment

Larry Campbell

allouchsit, I was about to reply to your comment, but then I noticed that some intelligent individual already did. Why don’t you try reading the Constitution instead of getting your talking points from rush limbaugh or billy o’reilly. Thank you, Magus.

“Magus

HAVE YOU EVEN HELD A COPY OF THE CONSTITUTION?
Article 1, Section 8:
“The Congress shall have Power to declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;”
March 23, 2012 at 7:15 am | Reply | Report comment”

March 23, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Reply | Report comment

the_iowa_hawkeye

Now where in that section does the Constitution stipulate that the words “we declare war” be used. In fact, at the end of that section the Constitution specifically stipulates that the Congress may pass whatever enabling legislation it sees fit to execute the forgoing powers. Congress has done exactly that with the War Powers Resolution when it comes to declaring wars. Under that law a war is “declared” when Congress issues an AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force).

An AUMF was issued for both Iraq and Afghanistan. Hence, neither war was “undeclared” and Ron Paul is wrong on both counts.

March 23, 2012 at 7:27 am | Reply | Report comment

rich

You are right. We need to rid this nation of all Democrats and only have ONE party with YOU in charge. That worked so well under bush, we need it again. Talking to Chavez and Castro about how to get this done, are we?

March 23, 2012 at 8:05 am | Reply | Report comment

Triple A

Spot on.

March 23, 2012 at 8:11 am | Reply | Report comment

D. Isappointed

No Question ABO is high on Republican minds! It’s unfortunate – there are a number of hugely popular and qualified conservatives but our conservative ‘infrastructure’ sucks at grooming and presenting them as candidates. (Poster children Angle and O’Donnell stand out as not properly vetted, groomed and ready).

So we end up with an ubermoderate (we knew he was coming for the past 5 years and didn’t respond), a vocally challenged social conservative, a socially-challenged vocal conservative, and Ron Paul, who will be wonderful as a consultant, guiding party planks in the platform but is unelectable primarily due to his extremest portrayal of his foreign policy views.

While BHO is destroying our country, these guys are destroying each other and hampering the ABO candidacy. Sooooo for 2012 it’s ABO (just pick Romney so we can get on with it), and push for an all-out campaign to better mold the next wave of conservative leaders – Local, State, and National.

March 23, 2012 at 9:03 am | Reply | Report comment

kinijane

I have to agree, the GOP are eating their own, no longer care about the economy or the problems of this country and the people in it, they just want the power, the job and to h ell with everything else.

March 23, 2012 at 8:14 am | Reply | Report comment

Ms. Victory

…that won’t happen:>)

March 23, 2012 at 8:42 am | Reply | Report comment

'Nother-son-'O-Ursus

Re: “With his statement, he can no longer be considered a viable representative in the Republican party.”

…Who?
Google-Santorum?
Baron D’Tiffany & ‘moon-base-alpha’ Callista, his Stepford, CT., cheerleader-mistress-wife#3?
Canine-challenged Romney?
Or…all of ‘em?
Santorum deserves Mr. Savage’s ‘Google-search’ moniker!

I’d consider a republican this fall but…
I have a vasectomy, (…which is permanent birth control), I consider the 99.something effectiveness rate of condoms an inconvenient fact, scientifically speaking, (from Santorum’s & pedophile protector Jo Ratzinger’s viewpoints!), and, as an accidental survivor of the late, great 1 World Trade Ctr., destroyed in a religious-proselytizing frenzy on 11.Sept., 2001, I find it surreal & bizarre that two so-called ‘prolifers’, (Bush & Blair), created the profiteering-related war-crimes in Iraq, etc., as a result…

Two horrendous wrongs created by superficially pious groups (Taliban & evengelicals), NEVER make a right!
Not surprising, given the ‘steady violence’ history of the (so-called) ‘pro-life’ movement, a part of Santorum’s (& other’s…) failed culture war/war-on-woman…just surreal & bizarre

March 23, 2012 at 9:21 am | Reply | Report comment

PCP3

Unfortunately, that’s the attitude that will ensure that Obama will be elected, to the detriment of our country and all of us.

March 23, 2012 at 8:41 am | Reply | Report comment

CommonTater

(*heavy sigh*) Once again: Romney listened to the people of MA and gave them what they wanted. That’s what a leader does. Santorum is an idealogue who would impose his questionable values on the rest of us by fiat. We already have one of those in the White House.

March 23, 2012 at 8:57 am | Reply | Report comment

fredb

Mitt is a liberal Republican and Obama is a Marxist. Not theSame thing.

ABBO
Any body but Barack Obama

March 23, 2012 at 8:57 am | Reply | Report comment

Deandre Andres

While I disagree adamantly with Romney on Romneycare, I do know he didn’t pass it because he wanted to fundamentally change America. I know he doesn’t despise this country the way the current resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue does. Romney may not be perfect, but he is FAR AND AWAY better than Obama!

March 23, 2012 at 9:00 am | Reply | Report comment

dwalk

Romneycare was developed by the State of Mass. which is a State right.
Obamacare was developed in violation of constitutional state rights.
How hard is that to understand?
States can modify and change their own programs as the State’s citizens feel they are needed under their own programs.
Try thinking, just a little!

March 23, 2012 at 9:02 am | Reply | Report comment

Will

Read Ann Coulter’s blog at http://www.anncoulter.com. Romney will be an excellent president. He’s had a golden touch in everything he’s tried. Might even be better than Reagan. Everyone said Reagan was too liberal in 1980.

March 23, 2012 at 9:07 am | Reply | Report comment

TXRepublicanGal

I couldn’t have said it better, AEK. Thanks!

March 23, 2012 at 8:56 am | Reply | Report comment

Tony

Obozo is the one taking lessons from Chavez and Castro. But more so Leniin. Anyone who can’t see that Obozo is using Lenin as a template, is blind or inept in their knowledge of world history.

March 23, 2012 at 8:59 am | Reply | Report comment

Tony

What a DumbA$$! He has to know that he just made a campaign comercial for the Democrats.

March 23, 2012 at 9:05 am | Reply | Report comment

TXRepublicanGal

I agree with fran650. I would just add that in most of the exit polling after people have voted this year, it has been Romney who won the Catholic vote, not Santorum.

Just sayin . . .

March 23, 2012 at 9:07 am | Reply | Report comment

bolsen00

My business partner is a democrat and so excited about Romney, so disgusted with Obozo, and she’s jumping to the GOP this time! Rick…your wrong, it’s time for you to pack it in before you have to be admitted to a mental hospital for a total breakdown.bolsen00

March 23, 2012 at 9:16 am | Reply | Report comment

Sandra

You are so right. He needs to get out of the race Pronto.

March 23, 2012 at 9:21 am | Reply | Report comment

Fenderbassfan

I know! He is just acting like a spoiled brat because he didn’t get his way. It’s like a little kid say, If you don’t buy me that, then I’m not gonna eat my ice-cream.

March 23, 2012 at 9:47 am | Reply | Report comment

Yaspar

Dinna fash ye sel’, laddie, he’s gang hame.
Sincerely,
Robert Burns

March 23, 2012 at 9:41 am | Reply | Report comment

Mel

Ubnfortunately, Gerry, you are correct!

Santorum is the conservative pompus ass ; Obumma is the liberal pompus ass.

Boy, is the USA in trouble!

March 23, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply | Report comment

NO MORE MAINSTREAM LIES

If anything, we need Ron Paul to be president in 2012. Mitt Romney doesn’t know anything about our constitution, and he’s a corporatist (another term for fascist). If anything, he’ll just be an Obama 2.0. We need someone who wants to change America back to its roots, back to the way it’s supposed to be: FOR THE PEOPLE. Be honest, the government hardly listens to us, and our liberties are gradually being stripped from us. One example is the NDAA Martial Law that Obama created. That basically defies getting a free trial in court. I feel that Romney will just keep this alive, and not attempt to repeal it. Ron Paul on the other hand will abolish this act, and make America back to the small government that we need. He disagrees with our foreign affairs in the Middle East (Mind you, that will no doubt ruin us), and will fix our problems. Don’t fall for the mainsteam media’s lies. Figure out who stands for what. PAUL 2012!!!

March 23, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply | Report comment

Obama 2012

Everyone listen to Tom.

March 23, 2012 at 11:32 am | Reply | Report comment

jfc1068

Newt is smart, I’ll give you that. But he is not a leader of people, and he has too thin a skin for someone with their thumb on the nuclear trigger.

March 23, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply | Report comment

dankbubba

Newt is not a winner. He can debate and he is smart, but he is only a GOP version of Obama, guy w/ more book smarts than real smarts likes to hear himself talk. Not that Obama is nearly as smart as he is said to be.

March 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Reply | Report comment

CommonTater

AND the Conservative vote, AND the Tea Party vote, according to the IL exit polls.

March 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Reply | Report comment

Bud Rayburn

I voted for Santorium in the early voting primary here in Florida, but he should be ashamed of himself to even sugest such a thing and now I regret my vote—–so Rick get out of the race and support the party nominee, after all your attention and remarks should have aimed at the imposter in the White House not your opponent!

March 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Reply | Report comment

steve

I call myself a born again Christian and I am now official done withRick Santorum. He has no chance to win and anyone who is hurting the GOP”s chance should be feathered. See ya Rick you will not get the nomination and any chance of supporting you in the future is done with this voter. Remember you are still a young man and your chances in the future have deminished greatly if you do not stop this BS!!!!

March 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Reply | Report comment

Diesel

Why doesn’t Santorum just admit that he is anti-Mormon. That is his motiviation to stay in the race. This shouldn’t be about religion. In fact Romney has absolutely no intention to impose his religion on anyone. He is about protecting religious freedom for everyone. Way to make more stupid comments Santorum!. Let’s give you the Republican nomination and watch the democrats eat you up! I can’t believe people believe his garbage. Santorum is also a Wahington insider and he would flounder worse than our current president. It is time to focus our efforts on defeating our current President and his failed polices. Our two Washington insiders (Gingrich and Santorum) should do the right thing and step aside. GO ROMNEY!!!!!!!!!

March 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Reply | Report comment

OZB

KNEW IT ALL ALONG PERRY FOR US IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

March 23, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Reply | Report comment

rangerras

It’s time for the side-line Gingrich and Santorum pony show to pack it up!… Santorum, especially, with his hate-filled, impassioned, dictatorial-like rhetoric! I hope Louisianas would snap out of their ultra, ultra agenda and vote for a candidate who can win… that’s Romney!

March 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Reply | Report comment

Jim-in-Overland-Park

Santorum is DONE. Agree 101% with you. Santorum needs to quit TODAY.

March 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Reply | Report comment

mari

What you said, Rick, is so frightening and wrong!!! i could never vote for you!!

March 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Reply | Report comment

Bshp

As a Christian, so you say, you are not setting a very good example of Christian teachings. Makes me wonder.

March 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Reply | Report comment

Grampsc

Finally Republicans are seeing that Santorum is so self centered he will doom the party candidate if it is anyone but himself, go home Rick your not even history, you are what is commonly known as a loser.

March 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Reply | Report comment

Willie

Agreed. Ron Paul 2012.

Romney = Obama = Bush

March 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Reply | Report comment

thussaiththewalrus

Well, now you must not know of the “Paul plan” to LIE and pretend to be Romney supporters and then vote for Ron Paul!

LIARS have NO credibility anywhere! So, the Ron Paul supporters are now reduced to LYING to get their creep some votes. That is pathetic, and wrong, and I would NEVER vote for a LIAR!

Incidentally, Ron Paul has been “shoved aside” by MAINSTREAM REPUBLICANS who believe he is an anti-black, anti-gay, anti-female, anti-military, HATER of all things that made America great. His constant mantra about the Constitution is ringing hollow! His “Taliban” supporters use the constitution like the Qur’an. Their excuse for inflicting their “will” on the country!

March 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Reply | Report comment

THEREALITYTSAR

“hate-filled, impassioned, dictatorial-like rhetoric”

What are you talking about? Could you give some specifics; I must have missed them/

March 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Reply | Report comment

Jack

Michael… you should get you money you spent on your “Masters degree in Theology” back from the Institution that awarded it to you. You apparently did not learn much other than the religion of bigotry. FYI… there is not one “Traditional” religion that I am aware of, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, etc. included, that does not have some core belief or ritual that could be misconstrued by such a bigot as you.

March 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Reply | Report comment

goldbug36

I agree .. RON PAUL 2012 absolutely! He’s the only candidate who cares what happens to you and me, our country and our civil rights. The others, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum and Obama, are globalist war mongers (all cut from the same cloth), who would sell their soul for just a bit more power, money and influence. The partisan players will find out, but it will be too late. The globalists are ready to dump Obama, so they will choose and install the one who serves them best. Get ready for the big crash before then.

March 24, 2012 at 12:27 am | Reply | Report comment

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