Santorum: Might As Well Have Obama Over Romney

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.”

PHOTO GALLERY: SANTORUM’S CAMPAIGN JOURNEY

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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  1. McBain says:

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

    1. Brewboy says:

      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.

      1. Mike says:

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

      2. Mike says:

        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!

      3. CalGTR says:

        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.

      4. Patrick says:

        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.

      5. dwalk says:

        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.

      6. jschm says:

        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.

      7. Doug says:

        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.

      8. fred says:

        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….

      9. StopSellingLies says:

        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.

    2. Marco says:

      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.

    3. Jim-in-Overland-Park says:

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

    4. Chris says:

      Rick, you just lost my vote!

    5. Jon says:

      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.

      1. Nina says:

        Agree ! And he is no Ronald Reagan….

    6. ItsJo says:

      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.

    7. oraclepundit says:

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

    8. Truth teller says:

      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 ..

      1. Tony Craig says:

        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.

    9. Morpheus says:

      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.

  2. Adrian Ludwig says:

    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.

    1. JP says:

      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!

      1. Abe says:

        AGREE!!!!!

      2. Perspective says:

        Agree also

      3. sharron says:

        I’m with you on this one

      4. Jim-in-Overland-Park says:

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

      5. Bobbi says:

        Totally agree! Time for Rick to go home.

    2. beagal says:

      I totally agree!!

      1. DJM says:

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

    3. 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.

      1. Judy Hopson says:

        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.

      2. Bobbi says:

        On my way there.

  3. Jeremy says:

    HA HA–Santorum is losing his mind.

    1. TheRealKingMax says:

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

      1. TheRealKingMax says:

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

  4. John Driskill says:

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

  5. The West Is Red says:

    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.

  6. JoeB08 says:

    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.

    1. ccr says:

      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!!!

      1. Jim says:

        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.

      2. ccr says:

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

    2. CalGTR says:

      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.

      1. Will says:

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

    3. David J says:

      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.

      1. David J says:

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

        Giuliani 2047!

      2. JON Lussier says:

        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

      3. Dan Johnson says:

        Well said.

      4. 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.

      5. Evelyn B. says:

        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.

    4. rosalind says:

      I totally agree………..

      1. Dan Spot says:

        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!)

  7. Dan says:

    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.

    1. TheRealKingMax says:

      UNLESS you’re a Democrat candidate.

      Then ANYTHING goes – free pass for being an ass.

      1. Montana says:

        Actually, the bigger the ass, the better…

    2. Jim-in-Overland-Park says:

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

  8. Bill Snyder says:

    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.

  9. Georgine says:

    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

      1. TheRealKingMax says:

        Whoa!

        Why not me? What did I do?

    1. Debbie H says:

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

    2. Vicky Bevis says:

      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.

  10. Karl Marx says:

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

    Hmmmm…………..

    1. TheRealKingMax says:

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

      Yep, I smell a conspiracy here.

    2. dsb says:

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

    3. swcoolbreeze says:

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

    4. mark says:

      Good Point Karl !!

  11. Jesse needs to be found says:

    this primary season is really dragging on.

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

    1. goldbug36 says:

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

  12. LOR says:

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

    1. LOR says:

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

    2. 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!

  13. George says:

    Stupid doesn’t make it, Rick.

  14. Outraged says:

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

  15. barry1817 says:

    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.

    1. OneLessSantorumsupporter says:

      EXACTLY! DROP OUT NOW SANTORDUMB!

  16. Rick Collins says:

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

    1. Jim-in-Overland-Park says:

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

  17. Ed Fendell says:

    Beware of beady eyed pinheads.

  18. WyCoSkylark says:

    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

  19. Steve says:

    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……

    1. pstein says:

      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.

      1. TheRealKingMax says:

        Well, Pbrain:

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

        No.

      2. HisLitehouse says:

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

  20. Dan says:

    He will lose his home state primary

  21. Dave says:

    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.

    1. OneLessSantorumsupporter says:

      AMEN!

      1. OneLessSantorumsupporter says:

        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

  22. Marlene says:

    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

    1. OneLessSantorumsupporter says:

      Amen Marlene!

    2. pstein says:

      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.

    3. Marlene says:

      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

    4. ricruss says:

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

    5. Dan Spot says:

      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.

    6. Jim-in-Overland-Park says:

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

    7. amazed24 says:

      Well said Marlene

  23. pstein says:

    Rick…full of wisdom or full of something anyway.

  24. Ohio Art says:

    He’s etched his last sketch.

    1. Ohio Art says:

      He’s hungried his last hippo.

      1. Ohio Art says:

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

  25. zzzaborgi says:

    typical media bias

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

    1. Rockin the casba says:

      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.

    2. CalGTR says:

      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.

  26. Shelly says:

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

    1. Shellyforoffice says:

      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!

  27. OneLessSantorumsupporter says:

    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?

    1. TheRealKingMax says:

      Take a hike, bozo.

      You weren’t going to vote for him anyway.

    2. Ken Massey says:

      Love this comment. Thanks

      1. Ken Massey says:

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

    3. Jim-in-Overland-Park says:

      @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.

  28. HBJax says:

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

    1. Marlene says:

      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.

    2. Dave says:

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

      1. guatama2 says:

        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.

      2. JON Lussier says:

        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

      3. GoMitt! says:

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

  29. joey usa says:

    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

  30. mike says:

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

  31. NoTalkStink says:

    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!

  32. Rod says:

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

  33. JediJones says:

    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.

    1. Hoo-Rah! says:

      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.

      1. JediJones says:

        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?

      2. JON Lussier says:

        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

    2. Caldoc says:

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

  34. sabercat says:

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

  35. Stop It says:

    The fat lady is nearly done singing Rick.

  36. Warbo says:

    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.

    1. Guarionex Sandoval says:

      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:

      1. Guarionex Sandoval says:

  37. Guarionex Sandoval says:

    ” 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.

    1. Montana says:

      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…

    2. Nobama2012 says:

      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…

  38. lenny says:

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

  39. Tom says:

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

    1. david says:

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

      hooray!! big government vs. bigger government….

    2. Little Cowboy says:

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

      1. beagal says:

        Well, Romney DOES have five sons. . .

  40. Oilfart says:

    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….

  41. JediJones says:

    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.

    1. Tom says:

      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.

      1. NoTalkStink says:

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

      2. JediJones says:

        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.

    2. Paul says:

      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.

      1. JediJones says:

        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.

    3. Hoo-Rah! says:

      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!

  42. Tom says:

    Santorum needs a shrink!

    1. Guarionex Sandoval says:

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

  43. Sean Sculley says:

    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.

  44. Mike says:

    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.

    1. Montana says:

      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.

      1. yngar10 says:

        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.

  45. romney4life says:

    rick you suck

  46. Shocked! says:

    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.

    1. Dewit says:

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

      1. CalGTR says:

        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.

  47. Quentin Colgan says:

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

  48. GrandInquisitor says:

    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.

  49. sad says:

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

    1. TheRealKingMax says:

      But I AM!

      Now ALL of you:

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

  50. Rick Clay says:

    Rick you just lost me!

    Go Mitt!

  51. Jim Webster says:

    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.

  52. JustAGuy says:

    Rick Santorum, you’ve just lost me.

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

  53. Carman says:

    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.

  54. Joel says:

    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!

  55. Joe Doakes says:

    “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

    1. Tacitus7 says:

      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.

      1. Joe Doakes says:

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

        – Cicero

    2. yngar10 says:

      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.

  56. snapboy says:

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

  57. CaptRon says:

    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.

    1. GrandInquisitor says:

      They don’t even want him in PA.

  58. Tacitus7 says:

    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.

  59. Edgar says:

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

    -David Axelrod, senior Obama advisor

    1. DerRaketenMann says:

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

  60. Andrew C says:

    Rick’s gone bye, bye

  61. BETTY DEHART says:

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

    1. Wocka Wocka says:

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

  62. Wilbur Mills says:

    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.

    1. Abe says:

      Ditto….great comment

  63. Scott says:

    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.

    1. NoTalkStink says:

      Well said! It’s all about “ME!”

  64. DerRaketenMann says:

    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!!!

  65. alexera says:

    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.

  66. Jim says:

    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.

    1. NoTalkStink says:

      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.

  67. wilder napalm says:

    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.

  68. KRepub says:

    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.

  69. Little Cowboy says:

    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

    1. Wocka Wocka says:

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

      1. Little Cowboy says:

        Worse than Obama

    2. David J says:

      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.

      1. JON Lussier says:

        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

  70. Nico says:

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

  71. Cracker says:

    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.

    1. beagal says:

      Hear, hear!!

  72. jColes says:

    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.

    1. DerRaketenMann says:

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

    2. Marco says:

      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?

  73. Stan says:

    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.

    1. Wocka Wocka says:

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

  74. jca says:

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

  75. alex says:

    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

    1. DerRaketenMann says:

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

    2. Wocka Wocka says:

      What a crock!

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

    3. Eric says:

      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.

    4. womanwithin says:

      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.

    5. NoTalkStink says:

      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!

      1. alex says:

        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).

  76. Right Of Center says:

    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.

    1. NoTalkStink says:

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

      1. Right Of Center says:

        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.

      2. Folly says:

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

  77. texrox says:

    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.

    1. NoTalkStink says:

      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!

      1. alex says:

        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.

      2. Joos says:

        Uh, have you seen his returns? LOL

        Here, read and weep creep.

  78. Ken says:

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

  79. Carman says:

    Time for Rick to go

  80. Constant says:

    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.

    1. TheRealKingMax says:

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

      Uh huh.

  81. daveburton says:

    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.

    1. texrox says:

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

    2. Joe Doakes says:

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

    3. Eric says:

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

      Sad.

    4. NoTalkStink says:

      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.

    5. Riccardo says:

      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.

    6. CalGTR says:

      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).

  82. tonyl says:

    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.

    1. NoTalkStink says:

      WOW! Class envy and clichés!

    2. dialogue2 says:

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

    3. CalGTR says:

      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.

  83. texas_typo says:

    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.

  84. Don H says:

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

  85. RedInDenver says:

    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!

  86. Ric the idiot says:

    Someone get him out of this race please

  87. A Pirates Life For Me says:

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

  88. Gary Williams says:

    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…

  89. Mike says:

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

  90. interestedinthetruth says:

    …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.

  91. John says:

    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.

  92. KRepub says:

    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

  93. tonyl says:

    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.

    1. Richard Koch says:

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

    2. Gary Williams says:

      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..

    3. Hoo-Rah! says:

      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!

    4. womanwithin says:

      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.

    5. THEREALITYTSAR says:

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

  94. mirted says:

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

  95. james says:

    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

    1. beagal says:

      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”.

    2. NoTalkStink says:

      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?

  96. Abe says:

    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.

  97. Richard Koch says:

    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!!!

  98. Bob says:

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

      1. biglouie15 says:

        DOUBLE DITTO!!!!

  99. Just sayin' 2 U says:

    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!

    1. KRepub says:

      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.

  100. Little Cowboy says:

    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.

  101. Johs says:

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

  102. Tortillapete says:

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

  103. jerry van ee says:

    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.

    1. Matt Herren says:

      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.

  104. Jason Hill says:

    This about sums it up: yfrog.com/khpqhzlj

  105. Chardoo says:

    go to HELL Ricky bad dude

  106. Rick Brown says:

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

    Rick from (Wexford,Pa)

  107. Matt Stuart says:

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

  108. Lincoln Robertson says:

    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.

  109. Debby Tulsa says:

    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.

  110. Netizen Kane says:

    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.

    1. KRepub says:

      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.😉

    2. KRepub says:

      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.

  111. Joos says:

    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*

    1. Joos says:

      Meant to link this with the evil smirk >.<

  112. BigBM says:

    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.

  113. Kathleen3 says:

    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.

  114. jbspry says:

    The Devil made him say those things.

  115. bomber7090 says:

    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.

    1. Vic says:

      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!

  116. Hunkaburninlove says:

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

  117. tonyl says:

    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.

    1. Riccardo says:

      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?

  118. Consantorumist says:

    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!!!

  119. Dean Smith says:

    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.

    1. JediJones says:

      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.

  120. jen says:

    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!!!!!!

  121. biglouie15 says:

    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.

  122. coalcracker says:

    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

  123. tonyl says:

    “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.

    1. markr says:

      “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.

    2. biglouie15 says:

      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.

    3. biglouie15 says:

      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.

  124. area504 says:

    And you will, Frothy…you will.

  125. libido_dominandi says:

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

  126. james says:

    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

    1. CalGTR says:

      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.

  127. JBC says:

    Anybody But 0bama

  128. brewdog says:

    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…

    1. Crazy_Redneck says:

      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…

    2. JediJones says:

      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.

  129. Jim says:

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

  130. Joan says:

    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

    1. rich says:

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

  131. bob says:

    Poor Rick…

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

    1. Lewis Field says:

      Well said.

  132. BC in LA says:

    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.

  133. Crazy_Redneck says:

    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…

  134. STFU Santorum says:

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

  135. Had Enough says:

    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.

  136. Laker says:

    I thing Santorum just lost the Vice Presidency.

  137. gman3b says:

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

  138. David Russell says:

    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.”

  139. Lewis Field says:

    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.

  140. mcw1142 says:

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

  141. Joe Public says:

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

  142. Jonathan says:

    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.

  143. axiom says:

    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

    1. beagal says:

      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?

  144. JJGH says:

    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.

    1. Astrosausage says:

      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.

    2. NoTalkStink says:

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

    3. LD STEELE says:

      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.

  145. JackDHoward.com says:

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

  146. Voltaire says:

    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

  147. SailFishMan says:

    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.

  148. GrandInquisitor says:

    santorum should announce Arlen Specter as his running mate.

  149. OUTRAGED says:

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

    1. KRepub says:

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

  150. horse badorties says:

    Harold Stassen for President

  151. Pittbull says:

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

  152. markchristopher says:

    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.

  153. AlicePolarbear says:

    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.

    1. David J says:

      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.

  154. Buzz says:

    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.

    1. SunnyR says:

      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!

  155. Sick of Idiots says:

    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.

  156. Wayne says:

    Too much sun in ole “pore Ricko”

  157. dave says:

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

  158. Vic says:

    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!!!!

    1. Vic says:

      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!

      1. Vic says:

        I agree, you are an idiot!

  159. Aubrey says:

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

    1. Aubrey says:

      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

      1. Jason says:

        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.

  160. Jason says:

    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…

    1. Jason says:

      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!

      1. Aubrey says:

        Jason, come back to me!

  161. RickSantorum says:

    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

    1. amazed24 says:

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

  162. swimz says:

    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.

  163. Rick says:

    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.

    1. Rick says:

      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.

    2. Vic says:

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

  164. georgiagator37 says:

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

  165. SunnyR says:

    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!

  166. just win says:

    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.

  167. Benjamin Golan says:

    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!

    1. Ralph says:

      Anybody but Obama

  168. candy says:

    You wingers are all insane!

    1. Ralph says:

      left, right, or chicken? LUV hot wings…

  169. biglouie15 says:

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

    1. biglouie15 says:

      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!!

  170. Gregg Weber says:

    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.

  171. Tortillapete says:

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

    1. Tortillapete says:

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

  172. Ken says:

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

  173. SunnyR says:

    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

    1. SunnyR says:

      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!

    2. Tony says:

      “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

      1. Dewit says:

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

    3. Dewit says:

      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.

  174. The Bruce says:

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

    1. The Bruce says:

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

      1. SunnyR says:

        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!

  175. Occupy This says:

    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.

    1. SunnyR says:

      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.

      1. Occupy This says:

        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?

  176. Jay says:

    Rick is apparently a sore loser.

  177. charlesamiller says:

    Rick, go campaign for Obummer, ya nut bag.

  178. ttajan long says:

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

  179. Terry Moore says:

    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.

  180. Jack Reeves says:

    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.

  181. See Ya says:

    Two words: “political suicide.”

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

    Unfortunately, it hasn’t.

  182. Winston says:

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

  183. hoser says:

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

  184. Tony says:

    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.

  185. Joe Bitee-me says:

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

  186. Wamono says:

    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.

  187. axiom says:

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

  188. Franny says:

    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

  189. ColoradoJim says:

    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.

  190. Pittbull says:

    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)

  191. pokey says:

    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!

  192. JudgeMental says:

    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.

  193. David H says:

    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.

  194. jefyuaz says:

    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.

  195. Rick says:

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

  196. JnyBngo says:

    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…

  197. juanmex says:

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

    1. Cowboy says:

      4 years of Obama

  198. Cowboy says:

    My primary vote decision just got alot easier.

  199. Ralph says:

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

  200. WalterBR says:

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

  201. Warren Z says:

    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.

  202. Jayne says:

    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!

  203. Holly says:

    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

  204. Rob Frey says:

    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.

  205. Rachel says:

    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.

  206. berto says:

    how low can one go?

  207. Mark Watson says:

    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.

  208. Lloyd says:

    Santorum has lost alll respect I ever had for him.

  209. Jon Baker says:

    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.

  210. jim bob says:

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

    ABO2012

  211. Yestical says:

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

  212. Chad says:

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

  213. Carney Assada says:

    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.

  214. JET99999 says:

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

  215. Ozzie Klunk says:

    Keep talking, Rick.

  216. sailordude says:

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

  217. Dan Johnson says:

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

  218. Dan Johnson says:

    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.

  219. Joanelle says:

    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.

  220. Dan Johnson says:

    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.

  221. axiom says:

    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.

  222. Puddin says:

    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.

  223. bill says:

    Rick . how much longer do we have to listien to you. You are a freakin creepy weirdo.

  224. A Change I Can't Believe In says:

    How crazy is it that the Tea Party is going to get Obama elected!

  225. allouchsit says:

    Someone tell Rick it is over. He has lost. Time to unite and turn our resources to defeating Obama.

  226. Ed says:

    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.

  227. Clint says:

    Santorum is an extremist who should be in a Sanitorium.

  228. Denise says:

    And with that he just lost ANY chance of getting the nomination.

  229. Julian says:

    Rick has jumped the shark

  230. WaldoBinney says:

    There’s talk at the WH of ditching Joe and replacing him with Rick.

  231. giovanni says:

    Stick a fork in ‘im, he’s done. Put butter and marmalade on ‘im, he’s toast.

  232. Rodger Potocki says:

    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.

  233. Bob says:

    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.

  234. Tom says:

    This coupled with Santorum courting Democrat voters in the Republican primary pretty much does it as far as I’m concerned.

  235. Uomo Del Ghiaccio says:

    Time for Rick Santorium to drop out of the race and to rally around Mitt Romney.

  236. Central PA Charlie says:

    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.

  237. tdrag says:

    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!

  238. ObamasAreGodAwful says:

    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.

    1. DaveintheD says:

      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!

  239. Jsmith says:

    Yep, I can see that shark jumping over Santorum as he said it.

  240. HMichaelH says:

    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!

    1. tk69 says:

      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.

  241. tk69 says:

    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.

  242. rplat says:

    Take hike Rick, you’re childish behavior is becoming destructive.

  243. Ed says:

    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!

  244. Ounceoflogic says:

    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.

  245. Concerned Lawyer says:

    Santorum has just shown how small and insignificant his brains are. The central problem with this guy is that he is not intelligent!

  246. FRANKOFREEDOM says:

    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.

  247. John says:

    Santorum is like a spoiled child who if he can’t get his way, is going to make sure he ruins it for everyone!!!!

  248. Barry bin Inhalin says:

    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.

  249. John Gorentz says:

    Most important political goal for conservatives in 2012 is to keep Romney out of the White House. A close second is to defeat Obama.

  250. Jim Jones says:

    Your political career is now over weenie boy.

  251. Templar8 says:

    Bye, bye persnickety Rick. Enjoy your trip to Loserville. Too bad for us that we can’t say: “We hardly knew Ye’.

  252. Mary Smith says:

    It’s over, Rick. Go home!!

  253. Rcocid says:

    Too many “I”s in Santorum.

  254. skyhook says:

    is rick playig with that etch -a sketch during his down time?

  255. John Galt says:

    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.

  256. The Truth will set you free says:

    Rick Santorum went down from being a sore looser to a sewer looser.

  257. NVRAT says:

    Santorum…I think you are toast! Your extremism and behavior has shown through and indicates you are not Presidential material. Adios amigo.

  258. Crosscut says:

    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!

  259. ken says:

    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.

  260. Anyone but says:

    GET OUT NOW RICK!!! You are now an enemy of all conservatives!

  261. eternalgreenknight says:

    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!

    1. DaveintheD says:

      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.

  262. DanaDee says:

    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.

  263. kcsparky says:

    He just put the final nails in his political coffin. Santorum…..you are fired!

  264. Ron Staiger says:

    Santorum just entered the realm of Paul. Perhaps they can get together and create a new party “The Incredibly Imbecilic Independent Party”.

    1. Rimbaud says:

      you have failed at reason, Mr. Staiger.

  265. redware says:

    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.

  266. Charles says:

    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.

  267. Jim Edmonds says:

    DOWN GOES SANTORUM! DOWN GOES SANTORUM!

  268. rich says:

    I KNEW if this went on long enough Santorum would finally say something intelligent!

  269. jt Williams says:

    Poor poor boy. If I can’t be president then you can’t either. Your done, we already stuck the fork in you!

  270. Parker says:

    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.

  271. hillcoguy says:

    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!

  272. kestrel27 says:

    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.

  273. Rimbaud says:

    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.

  274. Parker says:

    Take it back Rick, or fade away in infamy.

  275. OldNavyChief says:

    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.

  276. TH says:

    Now you see why this brat was not re-elected here in PA

  277. Moderate R says:

    It’s time for Santorum to face reality and get out of the race. He would never be elected by the general public.

  278. Bill in Tennessee says:

    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.

  279. DOGINABUN says:

    OH MY GOD..this guy is mentally disturded…..

  280. Allie F says:

    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.

  281. Ted says:

    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.

  282. Harpotoo says:

    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”!

  283. Patty Pooh says:

    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.

  284. Cathy says:

    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.

    1. Diane says:

      I agree with you Cathy.

  285. DaveintheD says:

    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.

  286. steveturi says:

    Santorum has lost his senses and any support I’d have for him. He is certifiable.

  287. Not drinking Antibes koolaid says:

    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.

  288. Not Available says:

    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.

    1. steveturi says:

      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?

  289. Leigh says:

    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.”

    1. amazed24 says:

      …and he claims Romney will say anything to win, oops

  290. Destroy Obama says:

    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!!

  291. MNBobster says:

    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”.

  292. Puzzled Conservative says:

    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.

  293. Destroy Obama says:

    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!!!!

  294. greg says:

    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.

  295. sweepwe2010 says:

    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.

  296. Willlim Bierwerth says:

    nobody likes a sore loser….

  297. Jack Ryan says:

    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.

  298. Rich says:

    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.

  299. dot says:

    He is a very MEAN MAN!! not a good person!!!

  300. aar33178 says:

    With this speech, the Republican primary is officially over.

  301. blancojoe says:

    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.

  302. Erich says:

    Rick needs to take his toy and go home.

  303. walter says:

    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.

  304. shawn says:

    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).

  305. edwardo says:

    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.

  306. yuwei says:

    Rick Santorum is dead politically forever.

  307. Sandy says:

    I’m the idot for supporting Rick After this remark, I’m with Mitt! Go home Rick!

  308. rob says:

    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!

  309. rodlynch says:

    Santorum, your political career just ended.

  310. Texas Freedom says:

    Idiot. Drop out, Rick. With one comment, you proved you’re not ready for prime time.

  311. shawn says:

    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).

  312. Constitution First says:

    You are so gone, Ricky-Boy.

  313. NeverSurrender says:

    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

  314. skentsan says:

    Santorum should never be put in charge of anything important.

  315. EWRoss says:

    Such a statement by Rick Santorum only convinces me that he is not fit to be President of the United States. http://ewrosss.coom

  316. lydasue says:

    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.

    1. Constitution First says:

      I know a Republican when I hear one, and you’re not one.

  317. John says:

    Congrats on becoming our Howard Dean and throwing away any chance of having a political career

  318. Winston III says:

    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.

  319. sixty7flh says:

    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

  320. Jeff Allen says:

    I prefer Romney anyway, but up until now I respected Santorum. That’s now gone. What a stupid comment.

  321. MDLR says:

    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

  322. Dave-0 says:

    Rick, you’ve lost it. “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” only goes so far. Not that far.

  323. Giuseppe says:

    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.

  324. Johnny says:

    Can’t he just bow out like normal people instead of committing suicide.

  325. JA says:

    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.

  326. Jon says:

    The slow and steady implosion of Rick.

  327. polishsniper says:

    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.

  328. originaltexan says:

    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.

  329. Phil says:

    A stupid remark of a whiner.

  330. Kelvin says:

    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.

  331. Reality Check says:

    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.

  332. 11 11 says:

    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.

  333. Sorta' Republican says:

    Sad but true, at least Republicans in Congress would resist the Obama’s bad ideology.

  334. Reality Check says:

    Go home Rick. You’re not wanted.

  335. blogforce one says:

    Santorum is delusional. He most likely will make a 3rd Party run to Re elect Bambi.

  336. Joe Lucido says:

    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.

  337. TJR013 says:

    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.

  338. Cliff says:

    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?

  339. CommonTater says:

    Rick Santorum is the Republicans’ Howard Dean.

  340. toledofan says:

    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.

  341. Geof says:

    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.

  342. blackirishblonde says:

    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.

  343. jondoh says:

    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.

    1. blackirishblonde says:

      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..

  344. TDizzle says:

    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.”

  345. most unlike obama -SANTORUM says:

    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?

    1. Trueconserv says:

      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?

  346. Fenderbassfan says:

    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.

  347. Worry says:

    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.

    1. amazed24 says:

      very well said

  348. AustinTexasLibertarian says:

    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.

  349. Alan G Phillips says:

    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

  350. Juan says:

    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?

  351. Ray Winstead says:

    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.

  352. Stu says:

    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.

  353. Edward Boothe says:

    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.

  354. Ray Winstead says:

    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.

  355. Will says:

    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.

  356. JimmieM says:

    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

  357. JoeRegular says:

    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

  358. Chief544 says:

    Bye, bye Rickie. Anyone who would even HINT that any Republican candidate is not preferable to a socialist dictator could never get my vote.

  359. savedman says:

    will you people please tell why i have been censored

  360. Freddie says:

    GET OUT RICK!!!

  361. Redfray says:

    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.

  362. Hankmeister says:

    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!

  363. oustBO says:

    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.

  364. Dace Falar says:

    Rick have you lost you’re mind!?

  365. Steve says:

    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?

  366. BuyAVote says:

    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.

    1. Trueconserv says:

      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.

  367. Joel says:

    Sour grapes, Rick should issue an apology.

  368. PILATOS says:

    RICK YOU SHOULD TRY REALITY TV: APPLY TO “the biggest loser”. Obama makes me vomit, you make me cry.

  369. jd says:

    You’re done Rick. Go home. You just sunk yourself.

  370. For Santorum says:

    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.

  371. Faye says:

    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

  372. WereTurtle says:

    Santorum in entirely unhinged at this point. He was always a tad out there.

    1. Trueconserv says:

      So, calling out a light progressive who’s masking themselves as a conservative is somehow a bad thing in a Republican primary?

      1. WereTurtle says:

        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.

  373. seanoairborne says:

    What an idiot…..get out while you still have a little self respect left!!

  374. David says:

    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.

  375. MittensSucks says:

    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.

  376. Trueconserv says:

    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.

  377. John Malverne says:

    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.

    1. Ratt says:

      Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Education and the Fed. Now, go pickup your buckets and carry some more water for Baraka.

  378. Tony Moschetti says:

    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!

  379. MadMax says:

    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.

  380. SJM says:

    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

  381. mapache15 says:

    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.

  382. Military Angel says:

    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.

  383. Marc Atlanticu says:

    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.

  384. Faith Harris says:

    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.

  385. tony says:

    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

  386. realoldguy says:

    Soon the Frothy Mixture will be joining all the other Republican losers on Fox News.

  387. Paolo says:

    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.

    1. Elizabeth Fisher says:

      I totally agree.

  388. Vicky Bevis says:

    Shows obviously that he doesn’t have the temperment & restraint that is required of the Leader of the Free World.

    ABO2012

  389. TEXBUM says:

    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 !!!

  390. ctyankee1957 says:

    Yes folks, we now have our Joe Biden and its name is Rick Santorum

  391. Hardy says:

    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

  392. MedullaPancreas says:

    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.

  393. Brooks says:

    Santorum, you cry baby get the hell out of the race.

  394. stilldumbeddown says:

    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!

  395. Rush says:

    Romney = Obama Lite

    1. Terry says:

      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.

  396. James Hale says:

    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.

  397. Reuven Boruch says:

    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…..

    1. Annie Rose says:

      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?

  398. Linda C says:

    One word for Santorum: DELUSIONAL

    The MSM spin: Santorum prefers Obama to Romney?

  399. Linda C says:

    The MSM spin: Santorum prefers Obama to Romney?

    One word for Santorum: DELUSIONAL

  400. ChicagoBob says:

    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.

  401. Alemke says:

    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.”

  402. Elizabeth Fisher says:

    After hearing Santorum’s comments, I now feel good about early-voting for Romney in Louisiana.

  403. Sven says:

    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…….

    1. Elizabeth Fisher says:

      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

      1. Sven says:

        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 !

  404. itsallgoodnow7 says:

    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…

  405. Don Nelson says:

    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.

  406. Rusty says:

    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.

    1. Annie Rose says:

      Nearly all – yes. Rombamey, no. He is the candidate who makes “nearly” the operative word.

  407. Obama 2012 says:

    Thanks for the advice Rick. I will vote for Obama.

  408. Pterrance says:

    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.

  409. Tom Tucker says:

    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!

  410. Annie Rose says:

    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.

  411. Terry says:

    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.

  412. JimmieM says:

    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….

  413. Billy says:

    Glad to see that Rick doesn’t let his Christianity get in the way of badmouthing his fellow Republicans.

  414. David Thompson says:

    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.

  415. anthony says:

    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?!

  416. Lillith70 says:

    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.
    .

  417. MrG says:

    Santorum = a undercover Democrat / Communist / IDIOT!!!

  418. CommonTater says:

    Note to Evangelicals: Thanks for your help. You’ve been *very* useful idiots. Now STFU and let the true conservatives save the Republic.

  419. walterik0 says:

    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.

    1. Morpheus says:

      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.

      1. Gregg Weber says:

        Can you guaranty a mature moderate can get us back to the Constitution and the freedoms we had under it, or are we just going to continue moving to tyranny?
        The nomination isn’t the goal. Neither the election. It’s our rights and freedoms that need to be defended from all enemies foreign and domestic. Right now that defense is in the ballot box where I hoe it stays.

  420. al says:

    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

  421. David Wendell says:

    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.

  422. Fed Up American says:

    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.

  423. jschm says:

    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.

  424. al says:

    So Santorum endorses Romney in 2008 and now insults him? QUIT RICK. and keep the ugly squinting old maid daughter off TV.

  425. Steve says:

    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..

  426. jamie5 says:

    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.

  427. David Hill says:

    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.

  428. Enrique says:

    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.

  429. jim says:

    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.

  430. Jim-in-Overland-Park says:

    Santorum is DONE. Santorum needs to quit TODAY. I love the bloggers new name for him … ” SantorDUMB ” Love it.

  431. M. Draper says:

    If politics is a team sport, I guess now we know what team Santorum will be rooting for…or actually IS rooting for!