Tue May 8, 2012, 11:09 AM
Eugene (29,165 posts)
Santorumís underwhelming endorsement of Romney
Source: Yahoo! - The Ticket
Santorum's underwhelming endorsement of Romney
By Joel Roberts | The Ticket Ė 7 hrs ago
Rick Santorum finally offered a formal endorsement for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney late on Monday night. But it was hardly a ringing proclamation of approval for his former rival.
From its timing (after 11 p.m. on the East Coast) to its form (an email to supporters posted on his campaign website) to its language (more highlighting his differences with Romney than extolling Romney's virtues) it's a decidedly lukewarm nod to the man who bested him in the Republican primaries.
In his statement, Santorum returns to some of the issues that troubled him about Romney during the campaign ó doubts about Romney's "commitment to addressing the issues most important to conservatives," concerns about his ability to make "a case as a candidate about fighting against Obamacare" ó before stating that he's more satisfied now with the governor's positions.
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Response to Eugene (Original post)
Tue May 8, 2012, 11:41 AM
1StrongBlackMan (31,849 posts)
1. This is all they've got ...
"The primary campaign certainly made it clear that Governor Romney and I have some differences. But there are many significant areas in which we agree," he states.
"Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated,"
I've notice, and frequently post to my local (AZ) rag's on-line comment forum, that from the Presidential race to the Barber/Jesse Congressional race, the gop/rightwing/teaparty/conservative's entire argument is: "Well, I don't like him ... but he's not the other guy."
Whereas, Democrats/Progressives/liberal are saying: "He may not have gone as far as I would have liked, he has moved the ball (on at least a few of the issues that interest me) in a positive direction ... AND he is far better than the alternative."
I suspect that gop/rightwing/teaparty/conservative voter turn-out will be far lower than Democratic turn-out, especially if there is inclimate weather or a football game or insert the life event of your choice.
Response to polichick (Reply #2)
Tue May 8, 2012, 01:45 PM
mac56 (15,186 posts)
3. So that makes, what, three candidates who God told to run that have now dropped out?
Cain, Bachmann, and Little Ricky?
All three punk'd. God rawks at this!