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Monday, October 24, 2016

Rick Santorum’s Half-Hearted Support For Romney

Rick Santorum appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday as a Mitt Romney surrogate, and he was asked about his attacks on Mitt Romney: “I have no problem questioning authenticity,” he said in his own defense. Romney, he continued, would nonetheless be better than Obama.

His obviously unenthusiastic support comes on the heels of his founding of “Patriot Voices,” an outside group partially designed to pressure Romney from the right.

In his interview, he doubled down for the Tea Party candidate in the Senate primary against longtime Mitt Romney ally Orrin Hatch.

He also urged Romney to take a harder line as immigration, especially in the wake of President Obama’s decision to halt the deportation of 1 million young immigrants:

“[Romney]’s trying to walk a line as not to sound like he’s hostile to Latinos — and [voters in] very important states — but at the same time, I think you need to hammer the president on this now-habitual abuse of power,” he said on CNN’s State of the Union.

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  • William Deutschlander

    Ricky is not the only one who QUESTIONS ROMNEYS AUTHENTICITY!

    Which FLIP FLOP do you want to QUESTION?

  • KEEPING IT THOUGHTFULLY HONEST: Yesterday, Romney had the opportunity to make perfectly clear what he stood for by the finally accepting an interview on Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer! Bob did what he does best and just asked the question on the issues that matter and allow his guest to answer without interruption and in few instances he give Mr. Tip Toe-ing Romney two and three opportunity to make his policy positions clear. But Mr. Romney succeeded in avoiding being specific clear on any positions!
    Well, we now know what he stands for and what he would do if he becomes president! On Immigration and the Dream Act: it is currently a stop gap solution, but he offered nothing because it is a long term solution! Hum.. Heath Care law: he would abolish it, but he support to do same thing including the mandate but at the State level; really? On world economy; He would serve to provide “Council” to Europe economic crisis but nothing else; He against any QE2 QE3 economic monetary stimulus so high unemployment will continue; and on government Taxes: As a Gover Norquest follower supports continued Bush’s taxes for Millionaires and Billionaires, however, he no idea how to gets revenue from what tax deductions to balance the federal deficit: On Iran nuclear issue: wants to take military action without congressional approval; and he wants government to be friendlier to business interests and the job creators (at work in China); He wants to get American on this new course and knows what it takes with this new vision to get America right!
    THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH IS that Billionaire Romney is now the record so Mr. “pandering positions, flip flopper” made clear that he does not have any specific ideas how deal current crisis to improve our economy and stands for little nor nothing tangible to address most of our major issues, continues to insult our intelligence! But he definitely says to continue the same failed Bush economic policies that left my friends unemployed without family health insurance and lost their home as well as losing 30% value of my retirement savings and to possibly starting a new unilateral war in Iran! So again, this public interview was very revealing! Reminds me of Hebert Hoover! Hum…

  • karinursula

    And still people are going to vote for him. I don’t understand it, because even the
    average GOP voter is going to suffer just like the rest of us.

    • Almost none of the republican votes will be FOR Romney. They will be AGAINST Obama. For those people it really doesn’t matter who’s running.

  • With a supporter like Rick who needs enemies? The best thing for Mitt would be to put as much distance between he and Rick as possible. However, trying to distance ones self from extreme does not come easily to poor old Mitt. Example, Trump and his fantasy over birth announcements. We still have five more months of the this nonsense be voting day.

  • Romney’s goal has always been and continues — to be on all sides of every issue.

  • howa4x

    Santorum dosen’t have enough juice to pressure Mitt rightward now that the primary is over. He lost his stage and unless he does something outraegous, he is not getting it back. Conservatives are Not Voting for a Black Man, so Romney dosen’t have to bow down to them anymore. Although true conservatives probably secretly wish that Mitt looses. Then next time they can put up a real bonafide conservative, not a Mass.Moderate RINO with millions to spend in buying his election.
    Mitt will go to the center no matter what the rightwing says. Their party time is over.