Skip to comments.Graceless: Rick Santorum drops out but fails even to mention Mitt Romney
Posted on 04/10/2012 6:29:52 PM PDT by samtheman
At one point, Santorum emphasised how important it was "that we win the House back and that we take the United States Senate", omitting the number one aspiration of Republicans across America - taking back the White House from Obama.
Santorum probably hasn't damaged Romney with his graceless speech today - but he has damaged himself. Having run a highly commendable race on a shoestring, he had an opportunity to lift himself straight away into the top ranks of his party's leadership with real prospects of victory in 2016 (if Romney loses in November) or even 2020.
But by making the speech all about him, rather than his country or his party, Santorum ended up looking like the smaller man.
(Excerpt) Read more at harndenblog.dailymail.co.uk ...
You’ve been spewing hate here for quite a while with your FRgringrich crap.
Newt Gingrich isn’t a quitter and he won his home state.
GO NEWT. He has surely faded, but he took the first and worst from Romney, but he’s still standing.
You have the roles reversed. Had Santorum bowed out early, we would already have nominee Romney. Had Newt bowed out early, there is a decent chance of a nominee Santorum. Even with the number of people against Romney, Gingrich’s +5 approval was never enough to pull him into contention. Newt’s PAC savaged Santorum as much as Romney did, at least here in Tennessee. By not supporting Romney, he leaves Newt one last chance to pull off a miracle. That seems rather charitable to me.
Speaking of graceless...
Mitt who? Oh, the guy who’s left of McCain.
Now Romney will spend his bucks going after Newt instead of Santorum. LOL
And all the Newt wants to do is debate.
What was Rick supposed to do, congratulate Romney on his dishonest and sleazy campaign? Good for Rick for refusing to do so.
Toby Harnden from across the pond is almost always very astute but I think he got this one wrong.
Today was not about offering praise to Romney or even mentioning him.
so true, set Romney aside for a second - Rick was always over his head and always the beneficiary of amazing good luck and timing. He showed it again today.
You can’t fix mediocre, and that’s what his talent level is.
Now, to let the other half of the Republican party in on the action, let's resume the primaries ~ and this time it looks like Newt, on an even slimmer budget, may be able to relegate Mitt and his evil Mittbots to the meaningless nothingness they bring to politics and themselves.
“Santorum probably hasn’t damaged Romney with his graceless speech today - but he has damaged himself.”
I disagree. I think “dissing” Romney was the only good thing about his announcement today. I’m sorry he couldn’t stay in the race and force an “open” convention where a better candidate than Romney could be selected. No one really wants Romney, many of us so much so that we won’t vote for him in a general election. This is a sure fire path to GOP decline. The convention needs another pick than Romney. Santorum’s leaving may have ended what little chance there was of that happening.
"Hey, Toby and Sam!"
“Romney is a disgrace. Sheer disgust should prevent any reasonably thoughtful conservative from ever voting for him.”
Why be gracious to a bushwhacker? He’d have demeaned himself had he done so.
I have never been a Santorum supporter, but I see no reason for him to say anything about Romney. There is no reason to.
Romney is a slick snakeoil salesman that is buying his way to the WH. He can stand next to obama and I would not be able to tell the difference. They are both arrogant, condescending idiots that think all Americans are morons that will get on our knees and beg for what they are selling. obama needs to go, and by the grace of God romney will not get the nom.
I still hold hope that Newt will come out swinging. Go Newt!
I’m sorry — you are upset that Rick Santorum didn’t mention Mitt Romney, but you are voting for the guy who refused to even call Mitt Romney to concede when he lost to him....
So, why are you upset with Rick for not mentioning Romney?
I know what you mean. We have entered the era of bad feelings.
Ah, that’s it — the delusion of a true Newt Supporter.
EXACTLY! I hate these guys, Rove and the rest who think if they say it loud and often it will be.
Newt's not my first choice but he can get us to the convention.
Don't let them "deem" the race over, it's not.
Yet Santorum appears to have asked Romney to help him with his campaign debt.
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