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Santorum open to being Romney's running mate
CNN ^ | 03/26/2012 | CNN Political Unit

Posted on 03/26/2012 12:54:43 PM PDT by Ocarterma

(CNN) - If Mitt Romney becomes the Republican presidential nominee, rival Rick Santorum would not rule out the idea of becoming his running mate, the former Pennsylvania senator said in an interview on Monday.

Asked by the Christian Broadcasting Network if he would consider a vice presidential offer, Santorum said he would do everything he could to help the country.

"Of course. I mean, look. I would do in this race as I always say, this is the most important race in our country's history. I'm going to do everything I can. I'm doing everything I can."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gop; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newtgingrich; primary; ricksantorum; ricky; romney; santorum
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It appears when this is all over even Santorum is ready to put aside differences for the good of the nation or is he just "taking another one for the team"?
1 posted on 03/26/2012 12:54:51 PM PDT by Ocarterma
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To: Ocarterma

He has about as much chance of being asked to be vp running mate as for Romney as Harry Reid does. Santorum would kill any chance of Romney winning.


2 posted on 03/26/2012 12:57:32 PM PDT by jubail
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To: Ocarterma

How does the old saying go: Obviously light travels faster than sound, that’s why some people look smart till they open their mouth.

Just shut up already Santorum. Your mouth has done nothing but dig holes for yourself during the last two weeks. Just smile and look presidential. The more you talk, the more you sink.


3 posted on 03/26/2012 12:59:17 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Ocarterma

they both are jokes now....Santorum has made a a** of himself.....too bad


4 posted on 03/26/2012 12:59:29 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Ocarterma

He just said that he thinks that Romney is the worst Republican to run against some of Obama’s policies and now he is willing to be his running mate? Wow, is there no level these people will stoop to just to further their political career?


5 posted on 03/26/2012 1:01:10 PM PDT by 3rdcoastislander (Northern Mexico......aka South Texas.....)
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To: Ocarterma
If anyone should get the VP slot it is Newt, he can handle the media.

Santorum needs to go.

6 posted on 03/26/2012 1:02:30 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: Ocarterma

So would he be labeled a RINO if he went on the ticket as MR’s veep?


7 posted on 03/26/2012 1:02:34 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Ocarterma

I think Obama’s re-election is a pretty sure thing — unless he is found ineligible for the office. And, based on past events, I don’t hold out hope that the eligibility issue will ever be allowed to take hold.


8 posted on 03/26/2012 1:03:56 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Ocarterma

Many have thought this as true. Santorum has no problems being Romney’s VP.


9 posted on 03/26/2012 1:04:55 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: jubail

[ Santorum would kill any chance of Romney winning.]

Yup! Grave yard flippin’ DEAD.......


10 posted on 03/26/2012 1:05:20 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Ocarterma

So Saintorum is ready to shake his Etch-a-Sketch.

But heck, maybe he would make a good VP.... here is an example of his thinking.... and his commitment to the rule of law.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/25/santorum-zimmerman-has-a-very-sick-mind-motive-a-malicious-one/


11 posted on 03/26/2012 1:05:24 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

Shake-N-Bake! Etch-A-Sketch!


12 posted on 03/26/2012 1:08:25 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Red Steel

Yet somehow his supporters consider their alter boy the “only real conservative” in the race.


13 posted on 03/26/2012 1:08:50 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Ocarterma
It'll be a long time (if ever) before I forgive Santy for this....
 
 

Santorum: Zimmerman 'has a very sick mind,' motive 'a malicious one'

Daily Caller - ‎22 hours ago‎
By Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller On “Face the Nation” Sunday on CBS, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum explained that his view of the Trayvon Martin shooting differed significantly from the one held by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.


14 posted on 03/26/2012 1:09:03 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Gator113
Yet somehow his supporters consider their alter boy the “only real conservative” in the race.

Complete fools.

15 posted on 03/26/2012 1:09:51 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: ClearCase_guy
“I think Obama’s re-election is a pretty sure thing”

I've felt that way for many months now. What causes me the most pain is Congress. I thought with the Tea Party strength, we'd be able to storm the Capital. I was hoping for strong gains in the House with capturing the Senate a possibility.

All that enthusiasm seems to have dissipated. I knew we'd be stuck with zero, but was hoping for a really strong firewall to hold him at bay (kind of the way clintoon was checkmated in the 90s’.)

But there sure doesn't seem to be any joy in Mudville at this point!

16 posted on 03/26/2012 1:10:12 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: SoFloFreeper

So would he be labeled a RINO if he went on the ticket as MR’s veep?

No I think he would be considered a HIPPO.

Hapless Idiot Presenting Phony Opinions

17 posted on 03/26/2012 1:11:31 PM PDT by kempster (HIPPO)
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To: Ocarterma

Except for the title (which is about a far as many Freepers will read these days) there is no indication that Santorum said he’d be Romney’s VP.

He said he’d consider a VP slot.

With a brokered convention, anyone (including Palin) is a possibility. Or at least that’s what we’re hoping for.

But he didn’t specifically say he’d be Romney’s VP.

Don’t let CNN do your thinking for you.


18 posted on 03/26/2012 1:13:17 PM PDT by kidd
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To: I cannot think of a name

No, no, no.... every time Saintorum talks, another angel gets its wings.


19 posted on 03/26/2012 1:13:26 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Ocarterma
"Assault Rifle Ban" Romney and "Zim Has Dangerous Hobby" Santorum, together?

Two statist gun-grabbers for the price of 1?

Count me in!

NOT!

20 posted on 03/26/2012 1:16:26 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Ocarterma

Now Santorum is starting to lose my support. Being Romney’s running mate does not help our country.

If Romney is elected the country is screwed as well...maybe not in less than 4 years like with Obama...

If the GOP actually picks Romney...then people should finally realize the truth about the GOP.

This really ALL sucks!!!


21 posted on 03/26/2012 1:18:57 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Ocarterma

Etch a Sketch and Slinky team up


22 posted on 03/26/2012 1:20:10 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Ocarterma

In 2008, I did everything i could for John McCain. Even if he hadn’t named such a terrific running mate, but that really helped.


23 posted on 03/26/2012 1:21:34 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: Redmen4ever

A whole bunch of folks ain’t voting for Mitt no matter what. I reserve that pronouncement for a later time. I have no idea what else Barry’s gonna do between now and election day for me to speak such dogma at this point.


24 posted on 03/26/2012 1:26:06 PM PDT by Ocarterma (formerly Obushma: Because he's way past Bush---he's Carter now!)
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To: Ocarterma

LOL! This has to be the funniest campaign ever. Santorum is accused of saying he wouldn’t vote for Romney. So they beat the heck out of him for that. Then he says not only will he vote for him, he could run with him. Then he gets the heck beat out of him for that. Uh, speaking of saints remember McCain/Palin? Strange things do happen. Still, I’d have a hard time pulling the lever for Romney at the top. Plus I’m beginning to think this supreme court ruling is more important than even this election. That is the irreversible process.


25 posted on 03/26/2012 1:28:09 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Ocarterma

Don’t do it Rick. I will NEVER vote romney. I don’t care who the VP is.


26 posted on 03/26/2012 1:29:30 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed)
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To: Ocarterma

Santorum is an ambitious politican above all and his political career comes first. I think he is surprised as anyone that he got this far in the race having started from nowhere. I think he would take the VP slot on anyone’s ticket.If you see him start to lighten up on Romney after Wisconsin then it might be a hint that he is running for the Vice Presidency with a view to trying to convince Romney behind the curtain that he may be willing to barter deelgates for the slot if Romney comes up short.


27 posted on 03/26/2012 1:30:57 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: jubail

“Santorum would kill any chance of Romney winning.”

Two points: 1. Santorum has no principles if he said this. Romney has trashed him beyond belief and he’d still run with the scum? And 2, Romney has a chance of winning? Who knew?


28 posted on 03/26/2012 1:31:50 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Ocarterma

Nowhere in that did they ask if he would be VP for Romney. I guess CNN assumes that if Santorum does not win, it will be Romney. That is not necessarily true.


29 posted on 03/26/2012 1:32:58 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: Ocarterma
well, DUH . . .
Lawyer Ricky has been working for the VP slot on the Bishop Romney ticket all along.

Lawyer Rickey isn't stupid, he knows he can't beat King Barry if he's the nominee. He probably knows that Romney can't beat King Barry either but Lawyer Ricky really, really, wants the Vichy Republicans to anoint him with elephant urine so he can take his Lawyer Ricky gig to the next level. Just think what kind of good clients will beat a path to his door if he's the VP on a Bishop Romney ticket and what kind of support he'll get from the Vichy Republicans if we're still having elections in 2016.

30 posted on 03/26/2012 1:36:41 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: Gator113

Well, Romney can’t get the base to vote for him so choosing Santorum would put most of them on board. Normally, the candidate looks at a vital state he must have to win and then takes the VP from that state. In Romney’s case he has to get the base vote from all over the country and Santorum would help get that.

I won’t be one getting on board.


31 posted on 03/26/2012 1:36:41 PM PDT by Marcella (Vote Newt; Newt needs money)
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To: Ocarterma

“Santorum open to being Romney’s running mate”

No surprise here. It’s been his plan all along.


32 posted on 03/26/2012 1:38:39 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Don't blame me. I voted for Newt.)
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To: Ocarterma
LOL if loose lips sink ships then this buffoon could sink the Titanic!! What a dolt. It is getting to be funny how this guy gets on the radio or TV and just rattles on about this and that and never says a thing that amounts to a hill of beans?

I will be so glad when St. Rick goes back to lighting candles and lobbying for his living. YUCK the guy is nauseating.

33 posted on 03/26/2012 1:39:57 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: goat granny
they both are jokes now

Now? NOW! C'mon. He endorsed Romney in 2008. You didn't see it coming?

A vote for Santorum has always been a vote for Romney.

Read my tagline.

I stand by it

34 posted on 03/26/2012 1:41:04 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Don't blame me. I voted for Newt.)
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To: Ocarterma
"Of course. I mean, look. I would do in this race as I always say, this is the most important race in our country's history. I'm going to do everything I can. I'm doing everything I can."

Then why didn't you get out before Florida Rick?

35 posted on 03/26/2012 1:41:56 PM PDT by Amntn
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To: I cannot think of a name

Perhaps the man has run himself into the ground. Only five days off in ten months. The commandment is “Six days you shall work and perform all your labor, and the seventh day you shall rest.”

Sometimes, I think this happens to our Secretary of State, to Condi Rice and Hillary Clinton.

The President is, correctly, protected from so much work.


36 posted on 03/26/2012 1:43:56 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: jubail
...Santorum would kill any chance of Romney winning.

Hey, who said Romney needs any help doing that anyway?

37 posted on 03/26/2012 1:45:08 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: throwback

Not only was McCain / Palin strange, what about Reagan / Bush?


38 posted on 03/26/2012 1:46:20 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: 3rdcoastislander

It is all too nauseating for words...this guy is an embarrassment. And then we are left with Mitt. I need bourbon.


39 posted on 03/26/2012 1:47:36 PM PDT by Matt Hatter
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Then why didn't you get out before Florida Rick?

His job was to stay in and keep Newt from beating Romney.

40 posted on 03/26/2012 1:47:39 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Don't blame me. I voted for Newt.)
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To: Marcella

I refuse to vote for either one of those a$$hats.


41 posted on 03/26/2012 1:49:12 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Ocarterma; Steelfish; Lazlo in PA; cripplecreek; Pinkbell

And Newt was open to having Romney as a running mate, but that’s overlooked /sarc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urRiJpar2F0


42 posted on 03/26/2012 1:50:28 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: jubail

Do you want Willard to win ?


43 posted on 03/26/2012 1:50:41 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Redmen4ever
Actually I think it is more of the terror/panic of facing that most fearsome of adversaries - the open microphone.

As I have posted here many times, sadly we have really only had one Republican in my lifetime that could deal with, subdue, and eventually triumph against the open microphone - Ronald Wilson Reagan.

Man, what I wouldn't give for even half a Reagan.

44 posted on 03/26/2012 1:51:22 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: tsowellfan

Newt said the same thing. But that’s different, right? /sarc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urRiJpar2F0


45 posted on 03/26/2012 1:53:15 PM PDT by parksstp (I pick RIck! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: parksstp

Yeah I saw it but its pointless to argue with “conservatives” who behave like liberals and feign outrage over crap like this.

Its pretty much standard campaign chatter that’s been around my whole life.

Personally I think Santorum and Gingrich should get together.


46 posted on 03/26/2012 1:59:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Newt should be at the top of the ticket or nothing. Newt wouldn’t be free to expound as the VP. We need Newt to be able to speak and to chart the course whether they are smart enough to take it or not.


47 posted on 03/26/2012 2:03:50 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: parksstp
And Newt was open to having Romney as a running mate, but that’s overlooked

But Newt never openly ran around the country claiming that Romney and Obama were the same. Newt has always said he would endorse whoever the nominee was. Newt has always said he would campaign for whoever won the nomination.

Santorum, on the other hand is now speaking out of both sides of the mouth. Basically, he lied to you for your vote and now he's giving your vote to Romney.

Santorum is now saying that he's willing to be the VP of the Godfather of Obamacare which makes his "runningmate" uniquely UNQUALIFIED to run against Obama.

But then again, to many of us. No surprise. He endorsed Romney as "The Real Conservative" back in '08.

I never trusted the man. I never even considered for a second voting for Santorum in the primaries for that reason.

48 posted on 03/26/2012 2:08:52 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Don't blame me. I voted for Newt.)
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To: surfer
I've been traveling so I just saw this....

See post#18.....C'mon, as much as Rick has been misquoted, are we really going to buy this?

Let's verify because I don't think this is what was said!

49 posted on 03/26/2012 2:16:07 PM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: tsowellfan

Does anyone think Santorum is maybe not playing with a full deck? I am being serious. He says some pretty strange things, or is this just the desperate politician coming out? His eyes look a little crazy at times also.


50 posted on 03/26/2012 2:16:36 PM PDT by Toespi
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