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Santorum Suggests Obama Preferable to "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney.
latimes.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli

Posted on 03/22/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT by true believer forever

Rick Santorum's latest attempt to use a Mitt Romney aide's "Etch-A-Sketch" remark against the Republican front-runner instead gave his rival a chance to fire back on Thursday, after Santorum seemed to say he'd rather see President Obama reelected than send Romney to the White House.

Speaking at an event in Texas, Santorum again made the case that Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom's comments Wednesday on CNN about a "reset" of the campaign if Romney clinched the nomination showed the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to appeal to conservatives were insincere.

"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 told a crowd in San Antonio, according to NBC News. "If you're going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch-A-Sketch candidate of the future."

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To: Brilliant
Santorum’s finished.

Santorum from article: "we might as well stay with what we have."

21 posted on 03/22/2012 6:45:44 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: NYCslicker

If the GOP-e goes through and gives us Romney, they deserve to be on the ash heap of history, and a new political movement rises from the ashes, that would be better in the long-run.


22 posted on 03/22/2012 6:46:24 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

I think Romney is loyal to himself, his power and his wallet.

Maybe also some of those Nascar owners. Romney will continue the globalization agenda.


23 posted on 03/22/2012 6:46:39 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Venturer

“Anything is preferable to Obama.

Even Santorum.

My guy is still Newt.”

I agree. I still say Newt is the best candidate we have. The RINO’s and the media have over powered us once again. I am really dismayed with the Republican electorate. Maybe 30% of them get it.


24 posted on 03/22/2012 6:47:24 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Brilliant
As a R. Santorum supporter, I am greatly disappointed in him. Anyone is preferable to B. Obama. He has just greatly harmed his own cause. I just wish all of them would just drop the silly “etch-a-sketch” comments. It makes them sound like fussy children.
25 posted on 03/22/2012 6:48:51 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Venturer
Anything is preferable to Obama. Even Santorum. My guy is still Newt.

My guy is always Newt.

26 posted on 03/22/2012 6:49:08 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: true believer forever

Santorum has now jumped the shark.

I now support Newt...who doesn’t stand a chance of catching up. :(


27 posted on 03/22/2012 6:50:05 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama's foot soldiers are repulsive human debris and the voting public is sick to death of them! *RL)
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To: dfwgator

I’ll agree with you on that. If the Republican party could be replaced by something much better in time to win some elections, I’d like to see that happen.

The problem is, even as people like Mark Levin have said, to dismantle the Republican party and put something acceptable in its place would be such a long and divisive process, that we would loose a number of elections in the process.


28 posted on 03/22/2012 6:50:54 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: apocalypto

“Etch-A-Sketch” is the perfect description of Romney....and it came from his own camp.

Romney is not even ready for Prime Time.


29 posted on 03/22/2012 6:51:44 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: funfan
Well actually I have heard people say that they are voting for Obama if Romney wins the nomination which I thinks is stupid. I suppose Obama will use this as an endorsement for himself on the behalf of Rick in his future ads along with Rommey care is just like Obama care.

Well, there goes Mark Levin's "I'd vote for an orange juice can over Barack Obama" campaign.

30 posted on 03/22/2012 6:52:34 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: funfan
Well actually I have heard people say that they are voting for Obama if Romney wins the nomination which I thinks is stupid. I suppose Obama will use this as an endorsement for himself on the behalf of Rick in his future ads along with Rommey care is just like Obama care.

Well, there goes Mark Levin's "I'd vote for an orange juice can over Barack Obama" campaign.

31 posted on 03/22/2012 6:53:16 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: NYCslicker
The problem is, even as people like Mark Levin have said, to dismantle the Republican party and put something acceptable in its place would be such a long and divisive process, that we would loose a number of elections in the process.

I don't necessarily believe that. All it takes is one charismatic leader, and much can be accomplished quickly.

32 posted on 03/22/2012 6:53:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: true believer forever

Abominable....I am stunned...wow....


33 posted on 03/22/2012 6:54:42 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: delapaz
Would you rather have a known enemy or a backstabbing “friend”?

Actually, I'd rather have Newt... sigh.

34 posted on 03/22/2012 6:55:37 PM PDT by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: true believer forever

Wow. He has lost his mind.


35 posted on 03/22/2012 6:55:43 PM PDT by panzer_grey
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To: dfwgator

Agreed.


36 posted on 03/22/2012 6:56:54 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: true believer forever

While I don’t think this was a politically smart thing to say, I understand his reasoning.

“Better the devil you know, to the devil you don’t”


37 posted on 03/22/2012 6:57:58 PM PDT by reaganaut (I am a Christian first, a Conservative second and am out of the GOP if Romney gets in.)
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To: NYCslicker
I mean, I hate Romney, but Romney did go through the process and he is going to be the nominee.

After stating that I will never vote for Romney, that's about the best argument so far.

38 posted on 03/22/2012 6:57:58 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: dfwgator

If BO gets another 4 yrs. we won’t have any political parties to worry about.
We will all be getting our food from govt surplus, going to govt run health clinics, and watching the Obama channel on tv.
We must all stick together to get him out of office, even if we end up with Ron Paul, oh, my goodness, did I really write that? Yes, and I mean it, too!


39 posted on 03/22/2012 6:58:02 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: dfwgator

Do you have a fever with it?


40 posted on 03/22/2012 6:58:39 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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