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Santorum Says ‘You Might As Well Stick With Obama Over Romney’

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Santorum, in a fit of frustration, has pulled an insolent move reminiscent of the most infantile Ronguloid.

“Vote for me OR ELSE!”

I’m not an ardent Romney supporter, but I would rather see Cher walk into the state room when they play Hail To The Chief than endure another four years of Obama. I’d even let her write lyrics and sing it. Romney, for all our partisan hyperbole, is not a lateral move.

Meanwhile, Santorum is a few strokes away from a painted corner. With so much wrong in America, fiscally and constitutionally, he navigated dangerously, but successfully, through some strange and tangential birth control issues and then, on his own accord, made online pornography a central issue. What in hell’s bathroom is he doing? He’s becoming Carrie’s mother right before our eyes. He needs to shake his own Etch-A-Sketch above his head.

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Presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday said Republicans should give President Barack Obama another term if Santorum isn’t the GOP nominee and for a second day compared rival Mitt Romney to an Etch A Sketch toy.

Santorum reiterated an argument he has made before: The former Massachusetts governor is not conservative enough to offer voters a clear choice in the fall election and that only he can provide that contrast.

“You win by giving people a choice,” Santorum said during a campaign stop in Texas. “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.”

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  1. Alpha Maser

    March 23rd, 2012

    Romney is an etch-a-sketch, but Coulter says that makes him malleable.

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  2. Anonymous

    March 23rd, 2012

    it is just this kind of nonsensical bullshit that empowers the other side.

    is this about sleep deprivation or insanity?

    damn!

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  3. Johnny Freedom

    March 23rd, 2012

    F&^%k Rick.

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  4. Jerry Manderin

    March 23rd, 2012

    This is one of the reasons I’m all for an extended primary so crap like this comes out in the wash.

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  5. reliapundit

    March 23rd, 2012

    good morning bfh.

    besides being wrong, santorum’s comment reveals a deep hypocrisy.

    he’s basically saying mitt is a guy who will say and do anything to get elected ergo we’re better off with someone we know is a leftie.

    but his comment and his actions in michigan actually prove santorum will say and do anything to get nominated.

    and another thing:

    mitt may have once been a lib and then a mod but his “malleability” is really emblematic of how many americans evolve politically over time: they get more conservative.

    mitt was more conservative than mccain in 2007 and he has moved steadily to the right ever since.

    steadily and reliably.

    whereas the record shows that rick and newt have been actually less reliably conservative over the same period of time.

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  7. David Kramer

    March 23rd, 2012

    I have to agree kind of with Santorum, not saying I want him as our rep. I would like to see a brokered convention and someone like West placed as our rep. Or dare I wish it………….SP.

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  8. super toe

    March 23rd, 2012

    I’m hoping for a brokered convention.
    No one I know is thrilled about Romney, but they will vote for him if he is nominee only to get that
    socialist out of the WH.

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  9. ront

    March 23rd, 2012

    Hey Rick,
    I voted for you this year but won’t if you run in 2016.
    If you don’t see the big picture by now you never will!

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  10. corvair

    March 23rd, 2012

    I think the descriptive term is “jumped the shark”

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  11. Lance o Lot

    March 23rd, 2012

    This sort of behaviour typifies everything that’s wrong with most of the Republican Wannabes: Ego.

    Most of the fellows still in the fight have such big heads that they can’t recognize their lack of popularity. They surround themselves with yes-men and then believe their own propoganda. John McRino is a typical case.

    The Left at least knows that they are in it for the long march and don’t engage in this sort of fratricade.

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  12. old_oaks

    March 23rd, 2012

    Well Santorum does have a point, months have passed since I made this accusation, maybe it’s time to update.

    Mitt “Etch-a-Sketch” Romney = Barack “Lite-Brite” Obama

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  13. Czar of Defenestration

    March 23rd, 2012

    Santorum is ALMOST as clumsy with his mouth as Mittens.
    But I tend to agree (this time) with Ericksson here:
    http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/03/23/people-are-badly-misinterpreting-rick-santorum/

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  14. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    March 23rd, 2012

    “Romney is an etch-a-sketch, but Coulter says that makes him malleable.”

    I know Coulter knows how to use English.

    “MALLEABLE” means moldable by an outside force (usually a hammer) That describes most politicians.

    Those who don’t suck up to every niche constituency don’t win elections. Sad but true.

    That’s why Rick Perry and Sarah Palin are on the sidelines now.

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  15. Johnny Freedom

    March 23rd, 2012

    I think Romney has liberal leanings… but wanting a proven Anti-American communist who has never had a job outside the public teat would win over him is idiotic.

    Either way, I am afraid that some people will actually just not vote because their favorite candidate didn’t make the cut. Those people will have ZERO room to bitch about whatever befalls the nation thanks to another Obama term…. it will be on THEIR heads.

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  16. Left Coast Dan

    March 23rd, 2012

    Newsbusters is attacking Drudge for posting a misleading headline about this – and it’s still the headline: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2012/03/23/ap-deliberately-deceives-santorums-conditional-statement-comparing-romne

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  17. kono

    March 23rd, 2012

    I’m with you OO…Romney = Obama-lite. How in the hell is Romney gonna get around RomneyCare during the campaign? IDK…it all stinks to high heaven!

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  18. Jayne

    March 23rd, 2012

    Newsbusters must be trying to help Santorum by suggesting that his use of the word “if” makes his comment less startling. It doesn’t. This is the quote: “If they’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk of what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate for the future.” Santorum is clearly stating it’s better to stick with Obama instead of taking a chance on Romney. The two are so different it makes Santorum look crazy especially since he endorsed Romney last go round, and I’m pretty sure stated he – Romney – was a conservative. Look it up, might have been on the Laura Ingraham radio show.

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  19. old_oaks

    March 23rd, 2012

    I heard on the radio the other day that Gingrich is a paid shill for the White House, it’s the only reason he’s staying in, he is a lobbyist after all?

    Worst primary turnout in Shitlinois in 7 decades!

    I think NOBODY rational sees a difference in any candidate, disenfranchisement ABOUNDS! Those who aren’t rational will vote racially and this election will become all about racism, bigotry, lies and scandals.

    Which will only deepen disenfranchisement.

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  20. FreeMan - Remember

    March 23rd, 2012

    SO – Hellary was bad mouthing OBysmal before she went to work for him.

    He is so wrong to think that Willard is anything like OBysmal though. Bad form Rick.

    Love the etch-a-sketch prop though. I have an iPad case that looks like that. Too Cool.

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  21. Bad Brad

    March 23rd, 2012

    I can’t believe some of the post’s I’m reading here. I’d vote for Putin before I’d vote for Obama. At least he’s got a pair. There seems to be a lot of people satisfied and content with Obama. ANYBODY but him.

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  22. kono

    March 23rd, 2012

    I think the point I and others and Santorum are making is that Romney really isn’t a whole lot better than what we have occupying “our” white house currently. I will hold my nose and vote for him regardless, but don’t feel he’ll do enough to “fix” Obama’s mess. It’s disheartening…that’s all.

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  23. Bad Brad

    March 23rd, 2012

    Kono, Do you believe the guy in there now has an agenda and vision of what he wants the country to look like. I do. And It’s not my vision, and I’m sure not yours. Look what this guy has done to this country in the relative short time he’s been if office. In a perfect world, I would love to see Sara in the White House. She has the same vision of America as most of us. But, it’s not a perfect world. And if you think Obama’s been stamping on the constitution now, just wait and see what he does for the next four years when he does not need to be concerned with being re elected. For all of Romney’s faults, he’s a vast improvement and a big step in the right direction over what we have now.

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  24. muddjuice

    March 23rd, 2012

    Brad

    It’s a pendulum. We keep going just a little farther left with each candidate, demonrat and ruplicrap. Bush to McCain to Romney is moving steadily left. Carter to Clinton to Obama is moving alarmingly left.

    I’m not sure we’re moving in the “right direction”. With that said, I’ll vote for whoever the best alternative is against Obama. If its Romney, so be it….

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  25. kono

    March 23rd, 2012

    Agreed Brad, especially about O getting another four years….I’m just not happy with the replacement. He’s (Mitt) kinda creepy to me and I don’t trust him. And because I’m a Christian, I would prefer a Christian leader…the Old Testament shows over and over what God did to nations who didn’t have godly leaders. Sorry to inject religion into this…but my opinion? The two cannot be separated.

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  26. kono

    March 23rd, 2012

    Perfect Mudd….that’s what I wanted to say :-)

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  27. Bad Brad

    March 23rd, 2012

    Mudd, I do not disagree, but you need to play the best hand your dealt, and unless something drastic happens, It’s Romney.

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  28. Nunya

    March 23rd, 2012

    I WOULD vote for Romney (A.B.O.) IF he will fight against Ozero AND if he can win … BUT I don’t think Mittens will do either: he’ll let the DNC-LSM destroy him, beg for more, and will do nothing to run against Obama’s SCOAMF

    Please God, deliver to us a brokered convention and a teflon Reaganesque team for 2012!

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  29. muddjuice

    March 23rd, 2012

    Yep. I’ll vote Romney over Obama in a heartbeat. I’m jst sick of being led to destruction little by little, by both parties…..

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  30. Anonymous

    March 23rd, 2012

    To those who disagree with Santorum’s point, please review when everyone was saying that it was better, in one regard, to have Obozo in office tearing up the works so much that EVERYONE with a brain has noticed, and strongly desires to take the country back in the opposite direction.

    Because if McLame was president, much of the same shit would have happened (huge federal deficits because of runaway spending, bailouts, government over-involvement in healthcare, an open border with just as much pandering to Illegals !) but the issues would NOT be so polarized and CLEAR that solutions would be even more elusive.

    Romney IS Obama-lite, its foolish to deny that. Santorum and Gingrich are correctly to urge their party to LEAP meaningfully not just make hollow gestures about the corrective action necessary.

    Does the Republican Party see that the nation is in peril or not ?!
    If Obamacare is not repealed, and if the EPA, Energy and Education Depts are not ordered to desist, the country is DONE.

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  31. PBunyan

    March 23rd, 2012

    I think a lot of people who are getting upset at what Santorum said are thinking only from a far-right perspective. The “independent” voters, however are going to see things pretty much exactly as Santorum has stated which is why Romney will lose in November.

    Since Romney’s nomination is inevitable, and thus Obama’s reelection is inevitable, the only thing a wise person can do at this point is redouble their efforts to stock up on food, weapons, and ammunition and get ready for the completion of “the fundamental transformation of America”.

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  32. Bad Brad

    March 23rd, 2012

    It’s much more dynamic then what I’m see described here. Who’s gonna be the V.P.? How many Tea Party candidates are we going to pick up? Are we going to take back the House and Senate. I think these issues are as, if not more important then running a candidate like Romney. If he has a Marco Rubio, for VP, and we do win enough seats, they will hold his feet the the flames. No matter who you put in office, if we don’t win enough seats, nothing positive is going to happen.

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  33. Bad Brad

    March 23rd, 2012

    PBunyan. If gas is north of $4.00 a gallon. Obama beat himself.

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  34. dapenguin in Alaska

    March 23rd, 2012

    The real losers in 2012 will be Matt Drudge and Ann coulter. They have both jumped the shark so deep for romney that many of us will start looking for other places to get our news, such as bad blue (which has already been added to my daily list of sites) and now I go to Drudge only when I want to see what the other side has to say.

    SELLOUTS!!

    As for ann, don’t read her anymore and but her on my email block list.

    As for hugh hewitt, as Bones said in “the Wrath of Khan” – “he’s dead already”

    good riddance to fake conservatives

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  35. joeclark77

    March 23rd, 2012

    I think it’s obvious that Santorum was exaggerating, being rhetorically dramatic.

    When I say it, though, I really mean it. I won’t vote for Romney no way, no how. Not even Sarah Palin on the ticket will get my vote this time.

    Well, maybe.

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  36. Chuck U Farley

    March 23rd, 2012

    Another reason not to like Canborem.

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  37. Dan

    March 23rd, 2012

    Is there a Santorum, wtf did he just say? bumper sticker out yet?

    I want Newt just because that’ll be *the most entertainment value* in the presidential debates. As in he’ll do the best job ripping Obama on simple easy facts to which there can be no honest rebuttal.

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