Skip to comments.Double-teaming? Video of Santorum 2008 Endorsement of Romney
Posted on 02/08/2012 7:04:39 PM PST by Earthdweller
Watch the Video of Rick Santorum Campaigning With/for Mitt Romney in 2008
Double teaming: employed more frequently near the basket than away. In US politics..it's used to keep the unwashed American hopefuls from getting the numbers to gain any momentum.
Must be doing something right, if we have to grasp at straws like that. Good luck, though. ;-)
You’re only helping Romney with this crap.
This explains why Team Romney is set to destroy
Mr. Santorum. Every good deed is destroyed
by Romney, Rove, BAIN, Marriott, Soros, and their MSM/DNC.
Romney is a slimy SOB
You truly are a muckraker, Earthdweller.
Your vest is working for Romney to split the vote. The vest shocked the GOP-e by doing better than the anointed one Romney but he will be put back in his “place”.
In politics, stranger things than that have frequently happened.
It might be my imagination but the conservative boards, including FR, seem a lot quieter lately.
I’m wondering if all this candidate bashing isn’t running off some. People need someone to be for, not always against. Hope I’m wrong, we need all our warriors to defeat Obama.
This is typical Romney Slime machine tactics. Since they know that conservatives can’t stand him, he will begin some attacks by showing a candidate’s attachment to him.
It is amazing how that machine interjects this kind of “hurt the conservative” by touting supposedly anti-conservative actions, words, etc., of the conservative candidate.
And conservatives fall right into that trap. Even freepers.
We know the RomSlime playbook now. They will use anything...true or untrue...to hurt an opponent.
Please, PLEASE continue to UNDERESTIMATE Senator Santorum.
Also (generically speaking to many out there) keep up the "Little Ricky" epithet, too, which is quite entertaining, considering he is two inches taller than his closest conservative competitor.
I love it. We must be doing something right. I see folks panicking because of the man's remarkable Tuesday night three state sweep/hat trick on a limited budget. Coffers going up as we speak by evangelicals and Catholics in both Texas and Arizona. Enjoy the ride! ;-)
“Well - imagine this, Gingrich gets hot again (and I think he just might) “
I don’t see how Newt can pull it off. Debating was his one trick pony and everyone figured out how to deal with it (no audience participation, audience participation but only for Romney supporters, fewer debates, etc)
But, I'm far more intrigued by this false mantra being repeated by some (such as yourself) that Santorum is some kind of stalking horse for Romney. If you watched any of Santorum's speeches or his debate performances, you would know your insinuation is absurd.
But then again, you might not care how absurd your post is as long as it's an attack against someone you view as a threat against your candidate.
I found Romneybots passing around this link to anti-Santorum Twitter messages/links today. Skimmed it enough to see they have been stepping up their oppo research...
I have a couple of pro Romney followers who started following me on twitter today.
Well, if Newt fades in the stretch, I have to wonder who he will hand his delegates to. He can ask for them to go to Santorum, but I think they could become ‘free to vote for whoever they please.’
So you think that Rick Santorum is carrying water for Romney when he bitch-slapped him across three states yesterday, and said in his victory speech that we need to nominate a conservative, not a moderate like Romney? To stay with the basketball analogy that you introduced, you’re falling for your own pump-fake here.
Herman Cain was not a stalking horse for Mitt Romney.
Rick Perry was not a stalking horse for Mitt Romney.
Michele Bachmann was not a stalking horse for Mitt Romney.
Newt Gingrich is not, and has never been, a stalking horse for Mitt Romney (I think I recall some Perry fans making this silly claim at some point).
And Rick Santorum is not, and has never been, a stalking horse for Mitt Romney.
Just because some people (and in CO, MO and MN, apparently many, many people) like another conservative candidate better than your preferred conservative candidate does not mean that they or the candidate are secretly plotting to help a liberal like Mitt Romney get the nomination. I don’t begrudge you for supporting Newt (I’m assuming you support Newt; if you support Ron Paul, then you’ve got bigger issues than a slight persecution complex), because Newt is a conservative, and if you prefer him to Santorum that’s your right. (If you preferred a liberal to Santorum, that would also be your right, but then you’d be in the wrong forum.)
You should try to convince Santorum supporters that Newt Gingrich is a better conservative than Santorum, or has a better chance of defeating Romney than does Santorum, or would have an easier time defeating Obama in the general than would Santorum, not post ridiculous innuendo about a fellow conservative.
McCain or Romney, he chose Romney.
People aren’t that stupid. They remember that almost evryone including Rush, Beck, and Hannity were behind Romney simply to stop McCain. I was too and so were most people on this site. We all knew what would happen with a McCain nomination.
Uh, Romney was the most conservative of the viable Republican candidates in 2008.
My choice was Allen Keyes, but he was a nonstarter for organizational reasons. Ideologically, I was more closely aligned with him than with any other candidate.
I voted for Romney in the NH primary in 2008, because McCain was ANATHEMA to me. He still is.
I voted for Santorum in the NH primary this year, because he was the candidate most closely aligned to my own ideology, about 85%.
I don’t trust Newt.
I’ll vote for him if he gets the nomination, but I don’t trust him.
Want me to try to dig up the audio of Newt endorsing Dede Scuzzawhatshername?
If Newt ends up being the best anti-Mitt option, I'm cool with that.
But why do you want to rip down Santorum?
Santorum has a long history of doing what is politically expedient for himself. Do you think for one minute that if it comes down to it he will reject being Romney's VP.
Oh anyone who thinks they can make Santorum smell like a perfumed rose ignores history at their own peril. All the Newt bashing about preventing that old gutter snipe Clinton from being thrown out of office, drink willingly kool-aid.
I understand you are passionate about Newt Gingrich.
I, like you, cannot stomach Romney. I watched the Romney dirt bags destroy Palin during the 2008 election. Ex-Romney campaign workers destroyed the McCain/Palin campaign.
Newt shouldn’t have gotten in the dirt with the Romney pig. Newt should have stayed on message and ignored Romney.
With that said, don’t go after Santorum with accusations that can’t be proven. Santorum may be the only hope we have to rid ourselves of Obama.
Newt is chasing his tail now because he was knocked off the rails by a low life. Romney may go after the entire party next. Stay alert and don’t play into the fraud’s game.
Think about it.
Frankly I’m starting to think we have a lot of Romney trolls who are doing all they can to destroy Santorum because all they’re doing is helping Romney.
Ditto to everything you said. Santorum is the first candidate I’ve heard lay it on the line about our freedom being at stake in this election.
This is not some high school prom election, calling names like “little Ricky” is childish. It really is all on the line in November. We’d better get in the game before it’s too late.
I’ve been on the Newt bandwagon for a while and I hate to be fickle, but Santorum has pulled off a major miracle this week. I’m thinking of jumping ship. If Santorum could just lose the sweater vest for a leather flight jacket, then he’s got my vote.
I wasn’t talking about Rogan. I was talking about you.
Splitting the vote? LOL. Splitting it from whom? Aside from the single state Mr. Gingrich won when everyone piled on and said, “Vote for Newt or the race is over,” everything that Santorum has lost has gone to Romney.
You also demonstrate why having either Gingrich or Santorum drop out right now is a bad idea. There are too many in either camp that will not, at present, support the other. They announced they are both staying in, and hinted at a deal. Or did you know that?
Mitt ran a more conservative campaign in 2008 than he is this year. He also was the only conceivable alternative to McCain. I voted for him in the TX presidential primary 4 years ago. I’ll vote for Santorum this year.
Have you watched video of Ronald Reagan when he was a democrat?
I was talking about Rogan, he was there when little Ricky protected the gutter snipe Clinton. And that makes me a Romney troll. Well good on you for exposing a short upstairs.
It’s getting more absurd by the second, isn’t it?
This post is absurd beyond all reason. Silly. Dopey. Nutso.
I love this jealousy going on around here. I am laughing so much. These people are off their rocker. Santorum is a phenominal candidate and I can’t wait to have a moral principle Christian with Character President Santorum.
Santorum endorsed Romney because he knew up close and personal what a duplicitous pr5ck McCain actually is. I find that admirable and am amazed that opposing McCain is looked at as some kind of bad thing.
If Santorum could just lose the sweater vest for a leather flight jacket, then hes got my vote.
lol. Whatever it takes “p” whatever it takes. Have a good one.
Santorum has won more contests than Gingrich and is the one who started winning the contests, not Gingrich. It’s absurd to say Santorum is “splitting the vote.”
This is the same garbage being recycled over again - before some of the militant Rick Perry supporters were bashing Herman Cain with the same exact accusations which were just as nonsensical.
That’s not an impossibility, and something that wouldn’t surprise me.
Ross Santorum is a humorless variant of Dubya. On a personal level, the guy’s great, but I’m not that interested in his paternalistic disposition despite his liberty oriented rhetoric.
Sometimes people come up with the most bizarre statements. God has a lot to say about the political class as well as the religious class that claim to be speaking in His name. But carry on at least for now you are having fun... only time will tell who gets the last laugh...
Here’s this dated literally the day after the date of what you posted. We can go through and trash our own candidates day in and day out if we want to...however, there are more constructive things to do.
Santorum’s only helping Romney. You’ll learn eventually.
Another strike against Santorum. How about some balance here - some negatives against the other candidates? Is this a one sided debate or are you going to provide some balance?
All of our current candidates have limitations. If you have to get down to who is the most Conservative - Santorum, no other choice.
If you have to go with another candidate for other reasons, you are probably not a Conservative anyway..just looking for someone better (so am I, but not going to happen this cycle).
Sure hope not! I have decided to vote principle over politics this time and at least feel good about my vote. In the past, I have voted for the GOP favorite and look at what that got me. No more...
Would it have been better if Rick endorsed McCain? The “choices” sucked big time in 2008.
Who cares. Rick hates John McLame. He made no secret of it and said that is why he wanted Milt back then. Many Conservatives backed Romney in ‘08 when it looked like McLame was going to be the nominee for the same reasons.
I don’t know. 2008 was a dark year. What were the alternatives? McCain? Huckabee?
A lot of people endorsed Romney in 2007.
Even here on FR.
I wasn’t one of them but I knew McCain was a dead end.