Skip to comments.Santorum: I'll beat Romney if Gingrich drops out
Posted on 03/04/2012 12:20:40 PM PST by Mariner
Rick Santorum indicated that Newt Gingrich should drop out of the presidential race, arguing -- as Gingrich did during his surge -- that splitting the "anti-Romney" vote helped Mitt Romney win the Michigan primary and Washington caucuses and contributes to his overall success so far.
"It's always harder when you've got to conservative running in the race as we have seen in Washington and we've seen in other states," Santorum said on Fox News Sunday. "We have the anti-Romney vote, if you will. Both Gingrich and I are slugging away."
Santorum stopped short of calling for Gingrich to exit the race, but he noted that their combined support would defeat Romney. "In Michigan, we would have won easily if those two votes had been combined," he told Chris Wallace.
He also made clear that he believes Gingrich will have to drop out, eventually. "And, you know, eventually hopefully the race will settle out and we'll go one on one," Santorum said. "And once that happens, we feel very comfortable we're going to win this thing."
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They don’t have the same record - no coin flip.
If Newt decides to do it, and springs it soon and West goes for it would it be a game changer is the question.
Col. West takes No-one's BS, to see him Beootch Slapping the lame streams on the Stump wouldn't even be fair.
Dr. Gingrich is an eloquent man and a deep thinker, I think asking him those questions will be like lobbing a slow pitch to Babe Ruth.
Santorum lost me with those robo-calls during the last primary.
My former impression was that he was one of the very rare breed that walked the morality walk as much as he talked the morality talk, and was worth supporting for that alone.
The robo-calls showed him to be just another damn pol. If I have to support “just another damn pol”, I am going to choose the most effective one that is reliably Conservative. Right now that’s Newt, but I’m still hoping that somehow...
If it wasn't for the Teddy Kennedy dynasty he probably would not be. He had a short chance to switch to donk but that is gone now with the rise of Joe Kennedy III and Joe Kennedy II (RI) making noises about a comeback run. I have not heard where...
Santorum wouldn’t have won Washington caucuses even if he had every Gingrich vote.
How dare he call for Newt to drop out. Everyone should have an opportunity to complete the process. After all, Newt does have some momentum. LOL
As my tagline says, Santorum is my guy, but what looks bad is that neither side of the conservative voters, Newt or Santorum, really wishes to give up his vote. The general public doesn’t like either one. No one cares about Romney either way except conservatives. Indies, apols, and Republicans are fine with Mitt.
Santorum has slightly more of a chance and would truly beat Romney if gingrich had dropped out today. Not sure if santorum dropped out today if newt could best romney.
So we get romney. Im just saying. that is what it looks like.
A lot of good FR’s Newt-love did us.
All of the idiots that have no clue voted for Obama last time. These same idiots without any measure of quality are breaking for Romney. This is the true lunatic fringe.
I agree, if Newt drops out, I won’t vote in the primary.
I believe most Newt voters cannot stand Santorum and won't vote for him in the primary, I know I won't.
Next Rick should be asked whether Newt would beat Romney if only he (Rick) would drop out instead.
Santorum can shove it. I think he has been a spoiler ( encouraged by the party and media to divide votes) for a very long time. Gov. Perry did the most graceful thing to do; you just don’t see many people doing what he did. Like Newt has taken so much from the media, Romney and even negative ads from Rick Santorum. Newt remains statesman like. Newt did get very emotional when Romney took his first place away from him in Iowa, then Florida. The lies were too much for Newt. He rebounded with a new theory; has been positive with bold solutions since.
Newt understands America. Newt is the difference of night and day compared to Obama. The left wngers are posting on their sites, if Newt some how makes a come back and gets to the convention/takes enough of Romney’s uncommitted delegates, they will not allow Obama to debate Newt. Newt will go after their radicalism. I am with Newt, no more watching the decay. Live or die, freedom or tyranny. If the GOP-e liars take Newt out, no more GOP/I am gone and they can burn. 4 years of Obama or Obama lite. There is NO way that a man who gave the blueprint to socialized medicine should be representing the Republican Party.
Today, Cantor, comes out endorsing Romneycare Mitt. Sickening. Turn the rage against the machine, it’s our path to stopping Romney. We can do this. Support Newt, Super Tuesday. People can see Newt more of a man, a visionary than Romney is. Romney lies and attacks. How can you respect him? I can’t.
I wouldn’t vote for either Romney or Santorum. They are both total establishment, big-government guys. Santorum is full of prissy, unrealizable social-control ideas (just like Obama and Jimmy Carter, actually, and I bet we’d see him turning his thermostat to 68 and wearing his sweater vest in the WH to save energy...) and Romney is a loony Mormon who thinks he’s the fulfillment of a prophecy (just like Obama).
The only one who’s NOT like Obama is Gingrich.
You have a way with words. :)
Perry was never my guy, but he gained my respect for being a gentleman when he stepped away. God bless him. I believe that Newt will always remember his patriotic gesture. I know I will.
That’s the difference between a good and a bad candidate. You shine light on them. Newt is the type of candidate who looks better the more you find out about him. Santorum is the type of candidate who only survives if you know nothing about him and have only your imagination to guide you.
They already worked Newt over early on, especially in Florida. He’s inoculated for most of it at this point.
He’s as delusional as wild-eyed Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle. Santorum is a nutsjob.
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