Skip to comments.Santorum rips Ron Paul for Romney alliance, denies Specter’s claim of no deal
Posted on 02/24/2012 2:14:45 PM PST by mnehring
On Fridays broadcast of Laura Ingrahams radio show, Rick Santorum defended his claim that his endorsement of moderate Sen. Arlen Specter in 2004 stemmed from a conversation the two had about supporting President Bushs Supreme Court nominees.
Specter had appeared on MSNBC earlier in the day and denied that he and Santorum had discussed Bushs nominees prior to the 2004 election.
We never had any such conversation, Specter told the networks Chuck Todd. It would be improper to make a commitment on a vote before I knew who the nominee was and whether I thought the nominee was qualified. Ive got a very strong reputation and a record behind that did not make deals like that.
Santorum, however, told Ingraham that wasnt the case and cited the confirmations of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito as proof.
I would just say in response to that: Roberts and Alito, Santorum said. You look at Arlen Specter and what he did to fight and fight and claw, particularly for Alito at everything that was brought up. He knocked it down. He carried the water and carried I might add brilliantly and stood up and did exactly what he said he would do as chairman of the committee as long as he was consulted, stand up and fight for the presidents nominees.
Santorum said that the conversation took place toward the end of Specters race in 2004 against conservative challenger Pat Toomey, who won election to the Senate in 2010.
We actually had that conversation at the end of his campaign, when he asked me to go out and do an ad to help him, Santorum said. Arlen, I said. I need assurances that you know, if you win this election, youre going to stand up and fight as chairman of the committee. That is an absolute, you know to me the thing I have to have assurances on before I get out and say anything publicly on television or radio about you. And he said, As long as Im consulted as chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Thats my responsibility as chairman of the committee to do that. Thats what he said.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/24/santorum-rips-ron-paul-for-romney-alliance-denies-specters-claim-of-no-deal/#ixzz1nL95VZG5
I wouldn’t believe any of Spector’s exSpctorations.
I wouldn’t believe any of Spector’s exSpectorations.
I haven’t paid much attention to Rand Paul and didn’t know he skipped Bibi’s address to congress. That is troubling and God help us if he is the VP and next in line for President.
What he and Papa Ron can’t seem to grasp is that our survival depends on standing with Israel. Ron continues to want to apply Christian principal to our enemeies that make it crystal clear that their intention is to detroy us and destroy Israel.
If they get nuclear weapons, it won’t make a lot of difference if we audit the Fed. Nothing in the way of fiscal reform will keep us safe if we elect a President that does not understand the nature of our enemies.
If we needed another reason to not want Romney, that he might consider someone so wrongheaded on national security for VP ought to give even a Romneybot second thoughts.
If we allow Obama to continue to disarm us, we may be too weak to be much of an ally to Israel. I wonder from reading the scriptures if that is not where we are headed.
I just wnat to know that, unlike the disgrace we now have, our next President understands that we will not survive without support for Israel.
I agree with your assessment of “Islamic peace” being a fantasy. My husband and I were talking about that very thing last night, and echoing the strategy of letting the rest of the Middle East fight it out, while reenforcing Israel.
Energy independence has to be a part of that strategy for national security. Whoever is elected, I hope we can implement Newt’s Energy Plan. It is the best I’ve seen.
I believe rick. It’s like the Melanie Griffith moment in workIng girl where her side of the story has all the details.
Not so much “denied specter’s claim” as “debunked it”. Complete with contemporaneous news articles.
Why anybody here at FR actually took Arlen Specter’s word for something is beyond me.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.