Obama picks up a powerful endorsement

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Someone must've got a big, fat NO in that request for a VP slot

Problem, Mitt? :trollol:

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.”

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.”
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/03/22/santorum-might-as-well-have-obama-over-romney/
 

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This should be all the proof needed to vote for anyone other than Barry in November
 

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The more I hear of Santorum and his bullshit...the more I hate him. He, Paul, and Gingrich need to call it quits.
 

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If any of the candidates really cared about the party instead of just the election being about themselves, the other three may have dropped out by now. I suppose maybe Santorim, Gingrich and Paul are waiting for deals before dropping out.
 

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If any of the candidates really cared about the party instead of just the election being about themselves, the other three may have dropped out by now. I suppose maybe Santorim, Gingrich and Paul are waiting for deals before dropping out.
I agree on Santorum and Gingrich, but I honestly think Paul is in it just on personal morals - he wants his opinions and voice heard, because he honestly believes he is right.
 

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I'm done. I'll vote mitt to get Obama out, Otherwise I'm voting Johnson
 

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If any of the candidates really cared about the party instead of just the election being about themselves
I don't really see how them caring about the party more than themselves is any more constructive or any less destructive than the inverse.

By the way, still think Santorum is just a harmless panderer, Don?
 

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Hes right, Romney will be the same as Obama so may as well vote Obama and have a good time watching libs trying to justify the economy getting worse and more pointless wars.
 

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If there really IS a god, he will drop a piano on Santorum.
 

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I agree on Santorum and Gingrich, but I honestly think Paul is in it just on personal morals - he wants his opinions and voice heard, because he honestly believes he is right.
Ron Paul knew a long time ago he had no chance in hell of winning, he admitted last fall in an interview that is just doing it to get some attention to his agenda and a spot at the convention.
 

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better than Obama .

i can make a shit;a turd more presidential than O bama
Agreed.

I love the hypocrites that constantly whine and bitch about how Obama is using the Constitution as toilet paper, yet they would rather see Obama get re-elected than have Romney win. A second term of Obama could be more destructive than his first, considering the fact that he doesn't have to worry about poll numbers and getting re-elected anymore. There's less incentive for him to pander to the center and right...his "legacy" remains intact as long as the far lefty progressives are satisfied with him. "But, but Begbie...the Repiglicans are just going to cockblock everything he does!!!!" Bullshit. Obama is not a dummy by any means...this is a guy that has used bribery in order to get his shit through. They wanna impeach him? So be it...his base will still love him.

I don't see Romney as being the best choice, by any means, but he'd be an improvement over Obama. He's a scumbag politician...but he'll certainly have 2016 on his mind which means he'll have to pander to the center and right.
 
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Agreed.

I love the hypocrites that constantly whine and bitch about how Obama is using the Constitution as toilet paper, yet they would rather see Obama get re-elected than have Romney win. A second term of Obama could be more destructive than his first, considering the fact that he doesn't have to worry about poll numbers and getting re-elected anymore. There's less incentive for him to pander to the center and right...his "legacy" remains intact as long as the far lefty progressives are satisfied with him. "But, but Begbie...the Repiglicans are just going to cockblock everything he does!!!!" Bullshit. Obama is not a dummy by any means...this is a guy that has used bribery in order to get his shit through. They wanna impeach him? So be it...his base will still love him.

I don't see Romney as being the best choice, by any means, but he'd be an improvement over Obama. He's a scumbag politician...but he'll certainly have 2016 on his mind which means he'll have to pander to the center and right.
It's a sorry state of affairs , I don't know what to do anymore
 

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It's a sorry state of affairs , I don't know what to do anymore
I don't think there's a person out there that could really put this country on the right path. Johnson would possibly be pretty close...I like the guy. I also like Mitch Daniels. Christie is one of the more honest guys out there...but he's weak on a number of issues. Paul would probably get our fiscal house in order, but the security of our nation would go to shit. Santorum is a fool. I like guys like Ryan...but even he's done some things that make me shake my head. And there's not many solid people on the left. Their strongest candidate is probably Hillary...who I would rather have running the country over Obama, but would never vote for.
 

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As a republican how the fuck can you even choose between Romney and Santorum. I can't stand either one... With Romney, you can't ever tell what side of the coin he will be on... He is the white Obama. Obama is the Black Romney.

There is no one worth voting for that could win.
 
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I don't think there's a person out there that could really put this country on the right path. Johnson would possibly be pretty close...I like the guy. I also like Mitch Daniels. Christie is one of the more honest guys out there...but he's weak on a number of issues. Paul would probably get our fiscal house in order, but the security of our nation would go to shit. Santorum is a fool. I like guys like Ryan...but even he's done some things that make me shake my head. And there's not many solid people on the left. Their strongest candidate is probably Hillary...who I would rather have running the country over Obama, but would never vote for.
well the only choice is who the media hates the less


Santorum
 

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I don't really see how them caring about the party more than themselves is any more constructive or any less destructive than the inverse.
Because it prolongs the primary process and the odds are that Romney has the best chance of beating Obama. So if Santorim/Gingrich/Paul care about getting a Republican back in office they would drop out and let Romney be the nominee so there's more time to properly campaign and get the proper weight thrown in behind him. It's always humorous to me how the primary candidates will blast each other, but when one is ultimately given the nomination, they all get behind him. But as I said, the others are probably waiting for deals in exchange for dropping out, like how Hilary was given Secretary of State for conceding the nomination to Obama.
 

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I don't really see how them caring about the party more than themselves is any more constructive or any less destructive than the inverse.

By the way, still think Santorum is just a harmless panderer, Don?
Sure. This entire might as well vote for Obama crap is pandering. The guy is in his last legs and is petty and weak. No surprise at all he'd say something like this. He says stuff like this to cover up the fact that he's actually the least conservative candidate left if you look at his actual record. He's closer to Obama than Romey is.
 

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At this point, I really don't care who says what. Obama approval is below 50% and that's bad news no matter who is running against him.

I'm not really a fanboy of any of the GOP contenders, but there is no doubt that come election day, I'm voting against Barry. I believe that many others have the same feeling. It's a vote against the current regime, not for any particular GOP person.
 

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At this point, I really don't care who says what. Obama approval is below 50% and that's bad news no matter who is running against him.

I'm not really a fanboy of any of the GOP contenders, but there is no doubt that come election day, I'm voting against Barry. I believe that many others have the same feeling. It's a vote against the current regime, not for any particular GOP person.
That worked out great in 2008 when people didn't vote for someone they liked, they just voted against the GOP and Bush. And we will have the same great results when the same happens in 2012 and they vote against Obama by voting for someone they don't like.
 

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That worked out great in 2008 when people didn't vote for someone they liked, they just voted against the GOP and Bush.
Are you on dope? People voted for Obama because he was so likeable. Bush was not running in 08 you silly goose.