Santorum: Gingrich needs to get out of the race

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Rick Santorum made an appearance on radio today, and during the interview he not only called for Newt Gingrich to exit the race but he also said that he would not rule out taking the race to a  brokered convention.

Glenn started off the interview by asking Santorum what he needed to do in order to win, and Santorum said that after tonight the race should strictly be a two-person race.

“Congressman Gingrich has really shown no ability to get votes outside of the State of Georgia and, you know, those primaries are all over.  All the states that border Georgia are now, as of today, will have had their primaries,” Santorum told Glenn. The only exception of the deep South region is Louisiana, and Santorum will be in that state tonight.

” We think we’re going to do exceptionally well in Louisiana and, you know, we are now going to go into states that are much more, you know, we’ve done very well.  Illinois is next.  The polls there are showing Romney and I running at a dead heat race with Gingrich about 20 points behind the two of us.  And whether he does well or not, I don’t think it’s going to matter much,” Santorum.

Santorum also told Glenn that Gingrich is “just not attracting votes anywhere else” and that “it would be great if he would get out of the race because clearly the vast majority of the votes that he is taking are coming from me.”

Santorum told Glenn that Gingrich is only staying in because he think he can win a brokered convention.

And while Santorum doesn’t think that Gingrich could win a brokered convention, he did think that his own campaign stood a chance against Romney’s “phony math”.

“You see all this math that Romney has.  It’s phony math.  So many of the delegates that are elected are not committed delegates.  They are not bound, officially bound,” Santorum said.

“These caucuses we have no idea really.  We did very well in Kansas.  There’s very good chance, you know, in Iowa, for example, we had a caucus there a while back, but there’s a good chance we’ll get about 80% of the delegates, maybe even 90% of the delegates out of the State of Iowa, even though we only got a bare majority of the straw poll vote.  Those are presidential preference polls that are not directly tied to delegate selection.  We went out and worked all of these caucuses and I’ve done a fabulous job of getting delegates elected and so we’re going to ‑‑ our numbers are much better than what’s being shown in these delegate counts, and Governor Romney’s are much softer than those being shown on these delegate counts.  We have a long way to go.  We continue to pick up the momentum that we have and get a real ‑‑ whether Gingrich is in the race or not, after today it’s going to be a one‑on‑one race.  It’s going to be seen that way and we’re going to start winning primaries.  We start winning primaries and caucuses in greater numbers as we have in the last couple of days.  We’re going to get this nomination,” Santourm added.

But what would a brokered, or as Santorum said “open”, convention be like?

“If this race continues on the path it’s on right now and Gingrich stays in the race, which seems like he’s inevitable to do, it’s highly unlikely someone is going to get to that, to that magic number,” Santorum said of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

“And then you go with there nobody having the committed number of delegates to be able to win and what happens in these later races as we go down the stretch, whether it’s Pennsylvania or Texas or California, some of these big states, you know, who wins and who has momentum going into that convention is going to have a huge, huge, huge role to play as to who is the best person to line up against Obama.  And I think a lot of conservatives are saying what you’re saying which is Mitt Romney is uniquely disqualified to take on Obama on the issues.  He gives away too much of the important issues that are going to motivate our base and draw the clear distinctions between President Obama on the issues of importance to the people.”

Glenn, however, felt that a brokered convention would be bad for the Republican party going into November.

“It’s time to move forward, sure, I’d like everybody to drop out of the race and support me.  But if we put up a candidate who is uniquely disqualified to take President Obama on the biggest issues of the day, moving forward is moving backwards.  We’ve got to nominate a conservative.  If we don’t nominate a conservative, we’re not going to win this election.  And we’ve seen that.  Every time we nominate a moderate that the media and the pundits want us to do, whether it’s McCain, whether it’s Dole or whether it was Bush for reelection in ’92 or whether it was Jerry Ford in ’76, we lose and we lose badly.  We have to have a candidate that draws clear, sharp lines and between the left and where we want to take America and Governor Romney just simply can’t do that,” Santorum said.

“I hate the fact that you’re talking me back onto the bandwagon.  I want to get back off the bandwagon!” Glenn joked.

Santorum did say that by not having a nominee at this point, the Obama campaign does not have a clear person to target. He said that this is a potential advantage for the eventual GOP nominee.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Right now the main event is we get this process of selecting a nominee nearly done; the fact is that whoever becomes the final two prospects need to focus on the issues that matter – and how they will seek to undo the damage Obama and the progressives have done. We need to see who is the future leader of the nation – the one we NEED to make the hard choices and present the best overall to America.

    Obama right now is gearing up for the full offensive, nothing will be held back and I do see him using intimidation, threats, brute force and every underhanded means he can to steal the elections.

    Our candidate has to focus upon the economy, energy independance, domestic energy, jobs, restoration of the Constitution, limited and smaller government, and taming the out of control spending and national debt.

    This is the time we need a LEADER to emerge.

    Right now that leader is NOT Gingrich. It looks to me as if Gingrich is acting as a spoiler, seeking to make sure either he can fenagle a VP positon or make sure the candidate does not have a chance against Obama.

    Gingrich needs to drop out.

    It is past time to finish this matter and get the battle going against Obama.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=770151409 Debbie Custer Lemmon

    People Pick Romney once and for all and be done with it! We can’t afford this battle anymore and expect to bet Obama, including this battle Rick wants to keep up. We need this thing to be done so we can focus on betting Obama! People need to think clearly including Santorum.

  • Christine Espinosa

    Rick is being disingenuous. He can’t win now and we can’t wait for latter. Mitt is a good man and we need to get him prepared for the BO MACHINE

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ CIAisNowPresidentClick4Proof

    They will all be in this race till the end. Made up news, polling numbers, fabricated surges, idiotic endorsements, delayed vote counts, I cannot imagine democracy prevailing in this next election. The link in my name exposes the biggest cover up in history.

  • General Kota

    I don’t like any of them they all have their flaws. I will just vote whoever is not Obama.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IO67XALXXN27AATD43AQRBNJXU Adam

    Ron Paul 2012

  • Anonymous

    Santorum/West 2012!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Erica-Shafer-Muscato/1402977297 Erica Shafer Muscato

    GO GINGRICH!!!!!!!!!  Keep up the good fight!!!! :)

  • http://twitter.com/whelmka Wendy Helmka

    I agree.  It is a “soft” Romney and he is not my delegate!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13730588 Derek Schermer

    These 3 clowns do not have enough ‘true’ delegates to win a brokered convention, PERIOD!  Be prepared GOP the Ron Paul Revolution is coming to the convention! Ron Paul 2012. 

  • Anonymous

    Santorum is just another politician caught up trying to win another race. The important point is he’s “Just another politician”. He needs to be more interested at this point in beating Obama than Romney. A reality check will show that Romney will be more able to beat Obama – all the polls show that. What is more important here – our country or Santorum’s or Gingrich’s egos? The only person who really has executive experience is Romney. Santorum and Gingrich are just career politicians without the real background we need now. No one person is the perfect candidate, but we desperately need to beat Obama. Just look around your hometown & look at the empty storefronts, the unemployment, the foreclosures, and when was the last time anyone got a raise? But gas keeps going up, groceries keep going up, the cost of everything keeps going up. So do we need another politician with another agenda or a proven leader? We need to get Obama out!

  • Anonymous

    Hey slick Rick you’re forgetting another candidate “Ron Paul”, yeah you just go on thinking Romney is the one to beat. What’s funny is your comment that Gingrich isn’t attracting votes anywhere, none of you three are even attracting a crowd of people to come hear you speak compared to Ron Paul who always has a filled to capacity arena. I love it, when will you get it? Have you ever met a former Ron Paul supporter? It’s RON PAUL baby or NONE at all. HE is the ONLY one that has CHARACTER that Mr. Beck states is so important.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bebe-Bradley/885175113 Bebe Bradley

    I want the chance to vote for the candidate “I” want. Romney and Santorum are not that person. I’m in TX so still have to wait to vote my wish and, he is right…the longer it’s not known who, then the dems don’t know what to tell the teleprompters!

  • Anonymous

    I was a Newt guy … have to go with Mitt… Santorum is about exciting as a a 405 traffic jam. 

  • Anonymous

    Santorum is a little tricky dick.

  • Anonymous

    The more I hear from Rick Santorum, the less I like him. I tried to like him in the beginning, knowing that I might have to vote for him. He just seems to be hypocritical and sanctimonious to me. 

  • Anonymous

    RACISTS

  • w. Parker

    I agree, he thinks he is the greatest politician who walks on 2 legs, bragging, bragging and more bragging, never really attacking the important issues as Newt.  Romney has run a “hit” campaign with millions of dollars smearing Newt and Santorum.  Newt tried to stick to the issues but after so many attacks, had to fight back.  There needs to be a 10 million dollar limit for campaigning and 5 million for the incumbent because he has the advantage of free campaigning

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cathy-Culver-Koch/1022305652 Cathy Culver Koch

    I wouldn’t be too sure that all of Newt’s votes will go to Santorum. 

  • Anonymous

     What we need is Gingrich’s brain and ability to debate, Ron Paul’s smarts about Government (minus his overseas stuff), Santorum’s Heart and enthusiastic demeanor, and Romney’s good looks.  Now there’s a candidate.   But where do we find him?

  • Anonymous

    When Newt suggested that Santorum should get out of the race, Santorum had a kitten, yet now he is suggesting that Newt do exactly the same thing. Santorum is not what he would like us to believe, he is a confirmed politician and little more. Romney is exactly what newt calls him, “a Massatuchets(sp) moderate, who will change his tune the minute he gets the nomination, like a man with a mouthfull of dog poo, who is about to choke on it and spits it out. The only posible candidates in the race who will uphold conservative values are Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich. Since Paul is basically unelectable, everyone better get behind Newt, or get prepared for another compassionate conservative, or even worse, four more years of Obama.

  • Anonymous

    Recommend you go with the brain, and forget the good looks and heart.

  • Anonymous

     
    Gingrich is the conservative & has the legal knowledge to turn the country around.
    As far as the ultra liberal Marxist Romney is only getting about 30% or 40% and conservatives are getting 60% to 70% of the vote. It is clear that the republican voters want a conservative in the white house, they just can’t decide which one.
    No one is even talking about the issues, like fast and furious, that would bring in the Mexican vote, when it is made clear that Holder and BO have caused the death of 1,000 plus Mexican, if the Hispanics knew that they would be Republicans right now, for the most part.
    Doesn’t the GOP want to win the election?

  • Anonymous

    I suggest you think about what happens after Mitt gets in the WH.

  • Anonymous

    Good post!

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t sound like you are realy convinced. Kind of like your going to marry a guy because he is the last batchelor in town.

  • Anonymous

    I think the Democratic support of Santorum is to send us back to Romney.  Someone Obama is sure he can beat.  Romney appears to be the mirror image of Obama and a push over.  That sends us back to Gingrich or Ron Paul.    Or the person that hasn’t stepped forward yet.

    And yes we need the voting to continue.  In 2008 I never got to vote as our primary was too late in the year.

  • Anonymous

    It’s nice to see someone who can stick to their beliefs. I am a Gingrich fan, but would support Paul over the other two any day.

  • Anonymous

     It’s whoever is not Obama.   I guess too many years in the Military taught me to watch what everyone does, not necessarily what they are saying.   AND always who they stand next to.

  • Anonymous

    West would never run with Santorum – he has ethics.

  • Anonymous

    I hope we get West on the next go around.

  • http://profiles.google.com/davebex13 dave bechhofer

    He will repeal Obamacare. He’s said that so many times in the debates he couldn’t back out even if he wanted to. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BUITSGNEEOA3WYKBNCO7XMFHMU Truth Be Known

     Ron Paul would make a great President and he says it like it really is.  He’d also have obama and gang running fast out of the white house.  His biggest challenge unfortunately, is foreign matters.  There are times when intervention is not a choice, and that’s what holds him back from winning the nomination.

    I like Romney, but Newt Gingrich has a lot of experience and is very qualified for the presidency. Newt as a debater,  would put obama to shame.  Newt had me hooked from the time he stated he’d welcome a debate with Pres Obama and he could even bring his teleprompter!!  After obama in office, anything Newt Gingrich has done is minor, even advising Freddie and Frannie.

    We hear very little from the obama campaign about Speaker Gringrich because that’s who they’d feared the most.

    Santorum, no.

  • jen

    First of all he has no intention of being in the WH and will fail like McCain did in 08.   His top advisor has already said that it will be not repealed.  His other advisors have been profitting from Obaamcare already, so I doubt those greedy idiots would give that cash up.  Romney has already been on record in writing and in video saying he agrees with most elements of Obamacare.  No difference if you agree at the state level or federal level, he believes in gov’t controlled healthcare.  Romneycare also used several hundreds of millions in federal funds which means the other 49 states have to pay for ma residents to get healthcare.

    Just bec Romney says so doesn’t mean anything – you need to look at this track record as a governor and his long list of flip flops that clearly say his word is not credible and has  a long record where his word has not been credible.

  • jen

    The primary process can still go on and be focused on Obama.  Romney has been in the race for years and has hardly made even a scratch on Obama.

    Santorum supporters need to stick with him and not hurry the process, otherwise it is a clear indication that you were never a true Santorum/conservative supporter, but always a closeted progressive favoring Romney-elite rule.

  • jen

    The one and only purpose of getting the other candidates out of the race is so Romney won’t have to face another debate and answer questions and have his rivals show his true colors of outright deceit.

  • jen

    These Romney supporters don’t want to be shown what hypocrites they are because as more time goes, people learn more about his Obama like background and mentality.  Yet all this time they pretended like they are thrashing Obama when infact they were mainly just playing destructive politics.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5PLSGOXZEUX7CPDFN2LFKSLETM esurveyguy

    I can’t figure out Glenn’s infatuation with Santorum.   He is pro-union and he will not reduce the size of the government.   He just wants to enlarge it in different areas than Obama.  He couldn’t even get re-elected in his own state and you think he will beat Obama?     I think Romney has learned from his mistakes and will be way better than Santorum or Gingrich.

  • Lioness

    This race is great for all of us, we are finally figuring out how not to let the media chose are horse. We are not going to endure four more years of failure. We want a real conservative, and if it has to go all the way, it should. When we are ready, conservatives will have no issue with banning together around one candidate. I have no problem with Newt going the distance, but if he chooses not to, and Santorum wins, I would love it if he would chose Newt for VP. It will chap Glenn’s arse for one. No one in the media should be an influence on our own informed decisions. This is our election, let’s finish this off right and get a president we can be proud of, for a change.

  • Anonymous

    I realize that Sanitorium is Glenn Beck’s choice but with all due respect, Sanitorium cannot win!

    OK, OK, I know I’m subjecting myself to the wrath of the thought police, but give me a moment here. I think when you get to the last paragraph, you’ll see where I’m going.

    Sanitorium is a decent fellow but he is NOT a FISCAL conservative (he is close to being a pure social conservative, but that is not what we need most.)

    Romneycare is a RINO.  He’s a decent fellow, too, but he’s too much like -0bama, and what “We the People” need is a real choice–not just “progressive light.”  (No reflection on skin tone implied!)

    There is ONE man with REAL experience (which is CRUCIAL when navigating the murky waters of Washington DC) who is ALSO a fiscal conservative, and who is most unlike -0bama.  That man is Newt “the Astute” Gingrich!

    Mr. Gingrich would absolutely SHRED -0bama in a debate.  I think we ALL know that, and it is ONLY through shredding -0bama that he can be defeated.

    Finally, with all due respect, I must say that my first choice was Dr. Ron Paul, but I realize his prescription is too bitter for Americans to take all in one dose.  Eventually, I would imagine that a good many people will wake up someday to realize he is what was needed all along, but if Newt Gingrich is elected, the course of treatment for fixing this country will at least get a good start.  (Besides that, there are way too many social conservatives who would balk at the idea of no longer trying to legislate morality, and that would prevent Dr. Ron Paul from being elected because the social conservatives would stay home.)

    Folks, we’ve got too much DEBT, too many WARS, too many CRIMINAL aliens, a TAX code that is 92,000 pages,  The only person who CAN do something to ameliorate these problems AND get it done in four years is Newt “the Astute” Gingrich.  He really IS the smartest man in the room…ANY room!  If Newt does NOT win the nomination, -0bama WILL have a 2nd term.

  • w. Parker

    Or the last woman in the county, so to speak…Any one of the three, Paul is irrelevant unless he does something crazy like running as an independent, could dance circles around obama.  No candiate is that bad he couldn’t do better.  I’d rather Newt, but i’m at the point of wishing he’d drop out, along with Santorum.  We need those campaign dollars to compete with obama’s billion. 

  • Anonymous

    Chose the Republican nominee as soon as possible, then immediately vote for & inaugurate a new president months before November.  It would be a beautiful thing if these candidates took this dead seriously.  If we end up with the same administration due to an “Ooopsy”, I will pack my bags.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WXNGOGDIUQD56JXL437DHZYQYE Samantha

    Santorum is a spoiler-he doesn’t get that the race for the WH is not about him!! These 2 idiots (Santorum & Gingrich) are going to DESTROY the chance of Republicans winning in November. We cannot have a brokered convention and then spend a month and a half trying to build a case against Obama. I live in the ultra-liberal state of California, and I can get libs to vote for Romney-they will NEVER vote for Santorum or Gingrich. Rick & Newt are going to assure that we lose our country-because Obama will be re-elected without Romney.  

  • Lioness

    Don’t worry. It will take just about a minute and a half to build a case against Obama. Heck, a sweat sock could beat Obama.  I don’t want liberals to LIKE my candidate. That tells me there NOT a conservative candidate.  I don’t want four more years of big government BULL.

  • Lioness

    Total logic!

  • Lioness

    If not for Newt, mine would have went to Ron Paul.

  • Lioness

    If the media were interested in working for the people, it would be great if they could allow free equal airtime for all candidates, on public television during the elections. It’s just an idea, because lets face it, if Romney didn’t have the advantage of getting his face out there more than the others, he would not be in the lead. All those who do not have cable, or know how to use a computer, or do not even know where to get factual info in the internet, cannot have access to the resumes of these candidates, and are left to trust mainstream media and useless attack ads for their info.

  • http://twitter.com/BisonOnline Bojames

    its simple facts; the Conservatives that are anti-Romney are Anti-Mormon.  is it really that hard to see? its not because he is a such ‘weak candidate’, its because they hate his religion. common, wake up people.  Nobody can build such a case that can stand against Romney.. this is all bias bullshit that goes completely ignored.. and i expected better from you Beck.  seriously, to say, if Mitt was a born-again christian, he would be put on a pedestal. but since he is not, he is degraded as the weakest front runner to ever run for prez..  

  • Anonymous

    Have you ever heard of Duncan Hunter?

  • Anonymous

    You make total sense.

  • Anonymous

    We are truly known by the company we keep.

  • Anonymous

    It’s for sure Dr. Ron Paul has the most tenacious and vociferous supporters but what really matters is the vote tally.  This is NOT an insult to the good Doctor, it’s just stating facts, and one of the facts is that most Americans do not have the guts to vote for Dr. Paul because they know his prescription for solving our problems quickly would be too bitter a pill for them to swallow.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6YJSTUXY3ZBBSRVKQM22BEIYWU Gatekeeper

     I am anti- Romney because he is a RINO.
    He likes to spend money and Romney care is something he has yet to disavow.
    I won’t vote for Romney and will stay home if he wins period.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Morgan/100000253121773 Carol Morgan

     amen and right on! the reason romney appeals to me is that he does have proven executive and problem-solving experience-i just do not see or sense that in anyone else with any consistency.

  • http://twitter.com/BisonOnline Bojames

     

    He has nothing to disavow with Romneycare.. it was a State
    Mandate. the people of Mass. Wanted it passed.. as a conservative we should
    support that state should have the power of their own healthcare system and
    plan. Even John Adams believe in a state mandate to healthcare..  dont
    give me that bullshit.. even the heritage foundation helped him create
    Romneycare.. RINO>?? he has proven that he worked with liberals, so what? we
    need to bring this country together not pull it apart…

  • Anonymous

    The following is a list of issues that shows where Mitt Romney stands. This is a more complete version of the issues I have listed in the past. It is the first and last time I will present it in this exact fashion as I do not want to “spam” Beck’s site with it. Don’t read the list if you don’t want to. I just want to make sure that people have access to the information. I have listed them here with links to back up each claim. I can find multiple links to back up each claim, and if you require more information just ask. I posit that Romney is not either conservative or libertarian in any sense. I maintain that Romney is the very definition of a liberal RINO.

    See for yourselves:

    *Romney supports government mandated healthcare
    http://mittromneycentral.com/op-eds/2009-op-eds/mr-president-whats-the-rush/
    *Romney supports taxpayer funded healthcare
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6DrH6P9OC0
    *Romney supports the NDAA 2012 – “as written”.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4Q6xbP86GM
    *Romney opposed the Blunt Bill.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x94nMnSnGFw&feature=related
    *Romney supports automatically increasingly higher minimum wage mandates.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-oGn6-dypE
    *Romney appointed numerous liberal judges.
    http://www.wnd.com/2012/01/romney-judicial-record-liberals-running-wild/
    *Romney supported Planned Parenthood for most of his years in politics (I maintain that the only reason he flip flopped on PP is because they’re chosing Democrats over him).
    http://prolifeprofiles.com/mitt-romney-abortion
    http://whitenoiseinsanity.com/2012/02/07/mitt-romney-sought-planned-parenthoods-endorsement-in-his-2002-governors-run/comment-page-1/
    *Romney was pro-choice during his senate run and during his first term as governor (explicitly during his 2002 campaign). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNDsyKnQIes&feature=related
    *Romney supported the bailouts
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QDxcrcpY98
    *Romney’s supported Tsongas’ run for the Dem nomination in 1992.
    http://cnsnews.com/blog/terence-p-jeffrey/romney-voted-population-control-fanatic-presidential-candidate
    *Romney consulted John Holdren.
    http://saynsumthn.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/republican-mitt-romney-consulted-population-control-eugenics-czar-john-holdren/
    *On Jan. 1, 2006, Massachusetts became the first state to regulate CO2 emissions with Mitt Romney as Governor.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BpgLYryI8g
    http://www.globalclimatescam.com/2011/10/will-romney-hire-obama%E2%80%99s-climate-change-guru-holdren/
    *Romney was (and I believe still is) pro-gun control
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk1bJOpYUqE&feature=related
    *Romney believes that the Executive Office does and should have the power to go to war without the approval of Congress.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdFk8nLxQjc&feature=player_embedded
    *Romney supports the ‘sovereignty’ of the Federal Reserve.
    http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1123916427001/mitt-romney-on-the-federal-reserve-taxes/

    Romney, speaking at a University of New Hampshire town hall June 3, 2011:
    “I don’t speak for the scientific community, of course,but I believe the world’s getting warmer. I can’t prove that, but I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer. And number two, I believe that humans contribute to that.
    “I don’t know how much our contribution is to that because I know there have been periods of greater heat and warmth in the past but I believe that we contributed to that. And so I think it’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and the global warming that you’re seeing.”

    Overall, Romney’s biggest financial supporters favor increasing taxes, capping greenhouse gasses, and legalizing gay marriage, and were also supporters of Hillary Clinton for President.
    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/romney-shows-politics-makes-strange-bedfellows/353561

    Million dollar supporter Julian Robertson sees Romney as a friend of the Green Movement and as a person who will increase taxes.
    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/million-dollar-romney-donor-expects-cap-and-trade/413086

    Again, if you’re interested in more information, just ask me for it, or research for yourselves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carol-Morgan/100000253121773 Carol Morgan

     never mind that like arnold schwartzenegger, he served his state as governor without taking a dime for it, and has given millions in charity?  which of the other candidates have even done that?

  • jen

    And where specifically have you seen his problem solving experience and proven exec experience at work?????

    He got elected as gov of MA based on the same theme that he is a bus exec/turnaround artist/top salesman, but then turned around and stabbed the MA people in the back by working with Ted Kennedy and liberal advisors only for Romneycare.  Then, he had his aides rip off all the hardware during his time as Gov to hide information – is that the kind of transparency you want?

    Why don’t you just stick with Obama.

  • jen

    If establishment wanted to support Romney and win over Obama, then they would fund Romney as the fed can print unlimited amount of money and Goldman Sachs is loaded. 

    Winning is not entirely about money – it is about the message.  Romney already has media in his pocket. 

    Hope you are not hopes high – read the signs, the liberal has already confirmed Obama will win and he is steaming ahead with his same radical agenda.    Anticipate another McCain type loss.

    It is Newt’s gas price plan that is making Obama squirm and as a result his polls are going down.  So Newt staying in the race will actually hold Obama more accountable – something Romney has never been able to do and will not do.

  • jen

    Good list.  Too bad media is protecting Romney and saving tearing him down until Obama is ready to pounce on him.

  • jen

    Who are you saying has ethics and which one does not have ethics?  West voted for the debt increase (I think) and definately voted for NDAA.

  • jen

    Wow!  Good for you – you picked the right ones from the pack.  Most people cannot discern and I commend you on weeding out the intelligent, true patriots.

  • jen

    Good idea – some sort of campaign funds limits should be placed. 

  • jen

    You do see the positives of each candidate.  Funny that the only good thing about Romney is his looks and not his brains/policies/debates.

    One thing I like about Santorum is that today he said Romney was a “Fox schilling” – it is time for someone to say that media is just not allowing other candidates a fair shake.

  • Anonymous

     Well I’m not voting for Mitt, Newt, or Rick. I would much rather take the senate and have Obama as President then have any of these fake conservatives in the WH continuing to ruin the brand. How can Rick call himself a small government conservative when his budget increases the deficit by almost 5 trillion dollars by 2020. Lets be honest, Mitt Newt and Rick will get rocked by Obama in the general.

    Even Rick said if you want a limited government conservative you should vote for Ron Paul. Weird Glenn doesn’t show this video, real weird.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=G106jlvZYmQ

  • Anonymous

     Oh please both of your candidates are irrelevant, Obama would rock either of those two and rock them worse if they ran together.

    Its over boys lets concentrate on the senate, no way any of these three jokers beat this machine we call the Obama campaign especially when the republicans in the race don’t even believe in limited government.

  • Anonymous

     Thats not going to happen because our three candidates are jokes. You refused to accept the fourth and now you will lose, what a disaster. The big three candidates are not even small or limited government republicans all of there plans increase the deficit more than Obama’s does for christ sakes by 2020.

  • jen

    “electability” and “more able to beat Obama” are quite vague and undefined.  when you actually put your brains to it and analyze, you can see that romney cannot debate well with obama when they have similar track records and mentality.  romney also has bush foreign policy advisors – and the american people have already rejected bush’s foreign policy.

    romney will say he can create jobs, but then his track record puts him 47th out of 50th, hence he will lose in a a debate about economy/jobs with obama.  and the list goes on and on.

  • Anonymous

    Its clear that people want someone of character, lack of extra marital woes, and who has a clear message of Freedom.   I think Newt should get another cabinet position, Paul should drop out, he is not going to get the necessary votes because of his foreign policy, and legalizing hard drugs, no one wants their children to gain access to these drugs…Its bad enough as it is with ODS in the emergency rooms!  Mitt is just plain flaky, and as time goes by people are deciding they don’t want a Massachusettes RINO.   Conservatives can win and we all have a good feeling about Rick as President.  He is the total opposite of Obama in every way.  Values, character, Conservative, LOVES AMERICA, LOVES THE ONE TRUE GOD, and does not sympathize with our enemies.   

  • Anonymous

    You are so right about this.   Obama administration champing at the bit to debate Mitt and disappoint the people who voted for him.  Duh, once again people’s choices are flawed!

  • Anonymous

    No candidate has the right to tell another candidate what to do with his career or future. Both Alabama and Mississippi were very close and as such Santorum  will only get a few more delegates than Newt.  I question the electability of Santorum because of his beliefs in social issues. Most people don’t share the same views and that will hurt his chances to make a serious run at Romney. I am a supporter of Newt’s and feel he has the intelligence and background to make a good President.  When Santorum was a no name in Iowa I didn’t hear any of the other candidates calling for him to step down, he should remember that.

  • http://twitter.com/DIRCE511 ELLEN BERRY

    Santorum should be telling Paul to exit the race not Gingrich. Gingrich came in second in Mississippi and Alabama.  Why not aim for Romney he came in 3rd, or Paul who came in last.  The race is still on and Gingrich is still in it…as he should be.  

  • Anonymous

    The majority of Americans do not share Obama’s views, yet here we are.    May the better man win.

  • http://twitter.com/DIRCE511 ELLEN BERRY

    The enchantment spell is over, Obama is not able to dazzle people like he could in the first election.  Obama has a very real record he is going to have to defend and try to run with in the election.   There is no defending the POOR decisions and the total disregard for our constitution and our rights!  His charm is done!  He can spend all the money in his war chest, but he will never be able to BUY my vote!!!  
    Anybody but Obama 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

  • Anonymous

    You know, Santorum and Gingrich are laying it on thick on Romney.  Accusing
    Romney of putting them down.  Yet they are doing the same thing to Romney.
    They keep saying that Romney has all that money.  Maybe Gingrich and
    Santorum don’t have any money because no one wants to give them any.  It
    would probably be a different tune they sang if they did have more money.
    This entire election process this year is nuts.  Not just the candidates but
    also the American People.  They are frightened for America, yet they are
    not really studying any of the candidates.  They believe everything the
    media spots out.  Who wants more of the Establishment?
    There is only one candidate who wants to help our country yet the media
    will not give him the time of day. 
    The middle east is a hotbed of violence and I pray that whoever the
    President is that he will bring all of our troops home before they are
    slaughtered.  The radical groups in the mid-east will never give up.
    Our Military men and women in the mid-east do not deserve what
    will happen if the radicals go off the deep-end.  You know, Pakistan
    has the nuclear bomb.  Some mid-east countries have the knowledge
    of long-range missiles and won’t hesitate to use  them. 
    May God  Bless America. 

  • http://twitter.com/DIRCE511 ELLEN BERRY

    The race isn’t over until the election is over. I would say the race isn’t over until the fat lady sings, but some very sensitive people might take that statement as being politically incorrect (babies!).

  • Anonymous

    Glenn like’s Santorum because unlike the others, is a man of faith.   Santorum  is comfortable invoking religion in his everyday life.   Listen to his words.   Our country needs healing;  it isn’t just about the economy, gas prices etc.   Our nation has and continues to spiral  into a black hole of immorality.  Listen to how easily lies roll off tongues.  The trash on television today is staggering.   Children are now listening to the debate whether women should get contraception,  or why Sandra Fluke is pricing her yearly expenditure on the matter- nice language!     This conversation belongs behind closed doors.

    Turn the tv on, at anytime of the day and listen to the trash-it used to be aired only at night.   The comercials are bad enough;  the language from commentators are vile.  All civility is gone.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OITHX6IZ6V5WT36LFCN2LWWZKE Noebuddy

    Santorum CANNOT WIN against Obama, people, he’s too big of a nutty right-winger.  I’m not saying I don’t agree with some of the stuff he says but the general consensus is he’s too extreme and not presidential material.  This country is in dire straits. Santorum CAN’T WIN and if we are stuck with Obama this country is SUNK!  Stop promoting him, Beck, you KNOW he can’t win.  It would be all nice and cozy to have an extreme conservative in office but you’ll lose all the Independents in the process and there goes the election.  HE CAN’T WIN.  So allowing Gingrich to stay in to get rid of Santorum is what it is, I guess….  Of the 3 (Ron doesn’t count) only Romney has a chance against this socialist monster and his cohorts.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OITHX6IZ6V5WT36LFCN2LWWZKE Noebuddy

    That old goat couldn’t win town council.  He’s just like a flitting mosquito…never can quite swat him and get rid of him.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OITHX6IZ6V5WT36LFCN2LWWZKE Noebuddy

    Repetitive much?  Way to take up a huge amount of space with your copy-and-paste OCD tendencies…Romney is the only one that can win.  Go cry your river somewhere else.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OITHX6IZ6V5WT36LFCN2LWWZKE Noebuddy

    hahaha that monster you call a president only has months left to live his power-hungry objectives.  He’s a has-been in the minds of anyone in this country with a brain.  He’ll just have to enjoy his profits from years of raiding the federal reserve as that’s all he’ll have left come November.

  • Anonymous

    Nice reasoning -

  • Anonymous

    West = ethics

    Santorum = politician (same as no ethics)

    Can I backup what I believe about Santorum? NO, but it’s a gut felling about the guy, and I usually make out pretty well when I go with my gut.

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ ObamaIsntPresidentClick4Proof

    Anyone will beat Obama. Don’t doubt it. 

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ ObamaIsntPresidentClick4Proof

     Made up news, polling numbers, fabricated surges, idiotic endorsements, delayed vote counts, I cannot imagine democracy prevailing in this next election. The link in my name exposes the biggest cover up in history.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, the fact that West and the majority of Republicans voted for the NDAA 2012 hurt, hurts, and will hurt.

  • Anonymous

    In other words, you can’t address the issues so the best you can do is attack me and claim “only Romney can win”. Great logic. Did you vote for Obama in the last election by any chance?

  • Anonymous

    Lets play devils advocate here shall we. By the time November comes around the unemployment rate will be 7.5%, the Stock Market is over 13000, the war in Iraq has basically come to an end and we are on a time table in Afghanistan that might even be sped up, and more importantly Osama Bin Laden is dead.

    Your whole hand is based on Gas Prices and if the Israelis attack Iran and Obama supports them Americans tend to rally around a war president.

    The average american doesn’t care about regulatory bureaucracy and any ill effects from Obama Care will not be felt till 2014 two years after the election.

    What do the Republicans have? An out of touch Wall Street Millionaire who invented Obama Care, and a Social Conservative freak job in a Sweater vest running around telling people how he wants to tell you what you can do in the bedroom and who you can marry?

    Add to that the entire media will be behind Obama except Fox News which has become a joke in recent years. Obama will only give the republicans two controlled debates done on one of the major 3 networks not Fox. He has the networks in his pockets and can spend the rest of the time campaigning, he has all the big city political machines in his pocket, all the unions in his pocket and the networks to get out the vote, plus a billion dollars in a war chest.

    Lets be honest here buddy Obama is going to chew you up and spit you out. Wait till 2016 man when we have Chris Christie, Rubio, Rand Paul and Paul Ryan in the wings and try and take the senate this time around.

  • Anonymous

    In the mind of people who have brains? 55% of the American people have IQ’s between 75-105, they are the walking retarded with minds receptive to any type of propaganda or advertising. Most americans do no think for themselves they are told what to think. We live in the age of Edward Bernays not Reagan or FDR.

  • Anonymous

     Don’t worry about spamming. Some people don’t read all the forums and can miss it the first time. It is very important to get this information out to the voters since the vast majority of the new outlets won’t.

    Good job and keeping posting it!

  • Anonymous

    Johnny, I empathize with you but I hope you don’t lose track of the real objective–stopping Resident -0bama!  I did NOT like McCain (I actually supported Duncan Hunter) so I did not vote for McCain; I merely voted AGAINST -0bama.  (The last president I voted “for” was Ronald Reagan.)

  • Anonymous

    Newt: DROP OUT 

  • Anonymous

    I hate to tell you this, but you’re going to get ‘big government bull’, regardless of who ‘wins’ the presidency.  The American economic and governmental institutions are fully intertwined and bureaucratised and no amount of rhetorical language will alleviate it.  These ‘partnerings’, for lack of a better word, are beyond political parties: for every Democratic power that extended the ties between the social, political and economic, so Republican power has acted in kind.

    You seem to suggest that if only a Republican is put in the White House all troubles will subside and America will be restored to some idyllic (and mythical)  Eden.  You implicitly overestimate the power that the executive branch wields almost to the point of incoherency.  On the one hand, at least I would suggest, you will claim liberty, autonomy and the right to inalienable freedom (whatever that may mean); on the other hand however, you seem to wish–or hope–for a strong leader who will make everything better.  This latter hope seems to contradict the former claims.    

    If America is a republic or a democracy–where I’m from, most people see it for what it is: a plutocracy, maybe even an outright oligarchy (but that’s another story–then where is the popular participation which is presupposed by such a form of government?  Many people in America seem to praise their ‘freedoms’ but at the same time don’t seem to want to do the work needed to sustain them–it’s almost as if they are assumed for eternity.  The problems that America face today are not the work of one man (Obama), although it must be rather nice to simplify it in such a way.  And I am not saying that he isn’t part of the problem–he, along with most other elected officials as well as the public itself are all guilty in one way or another.  The problems are systemic, historically situated and will need more than just mere elections choosing from a set of predetermined suits who, when you strip it down to basics, are cut from the same cloth.              

  • Anonymous

    No….YOU need to get out of the race Rick. Your actions are more indicative of a whiny, pouty little brat. When you don’t get your own way you throw a temper tantrum. We’ve already got one of those in the White House…heaven knows we don’t need another one. Besides Rick, you are lacking in experience when it comes to the economy. My husband who is originally from Pennsylvania is EMBARRASSED by your actions. And NO…you didn’t “SWEEP” the 2 southern states, Mississippi and Alabama. You won by a hair. Come on…let’s keep things in perspective. Oh and BTW.Rick ….you are NOT a true conservative so quit lying to everyone.

  • Anonymous

    Stopping Obama is not my main objective, well no more than stopping the Neo-conservative and Religious conservative wing or the republican party is. Both are just as bad for different reasons.

  • w. Parker

    Mars has spent months attempting to incorporate the name of “Guru” of Glenn’s site.  He speaks while in a rage, that’s why his posts usually take up a half page. 

  • w. Parker

    I agree with you on Newt, wholeheartedly, but it was Romney’s money who funded the smear campaign against Newt, which caused Newt’s popularity to drop to nothing.  I don’t particularly like Romney, but he’s a better chance than obama for america

  • Anonymous

    no – blondensmart

  • Anonymous

    xam3991 – DROP DEAD

  • Anonymous

    Outstanding analysis -

  • Anonymous

    Reading a lot of these posts makes me wonder why Newt is not the front runner – Romney launched a smear campain that over shaddowed the great presentation that Newt made in the debates. I keep hearing that Newt has the brains, Romney has the looks and money, and Santorum has the heart. Unless you are looking for a wife/husband I suggest we stick with the brains, and forget the rest of that mess. Romney will switch gears the minute he gets the nomination, and if he wins the WH conservatives will no longer recognize him. Santorum is no more qualified to be president than Obama was. He is a light weight playing at being a grown up. Newt has no more baggage than the rest of them do, and has the gravitas to be president. To those avid supporters of Ron Paul, I salute you, but he has no more chance of winning the WH than I do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Mammarella/100003615075149 William Mammarella

    to be honest it is time for Romney to stop running.  Gingrich is the only repub that has every accomplished anything in the congress. He was able to work with a very left liberal (Clinton) and a congress that did not want to work with him and get things done. Yes he is not perfect but i believe he is the only one that can beat Obama.  They want to run against Romney (Obama) becasue they are sure to win.
    Bill

  • Brandon Jastal

    Santorum needs to get out of the race, too

  • Anonymous

    Rick needs to stop complaining about Newt and FoxNews,he is starting to sound like a whiner not a winner.

  • Lioness

    I really, really hate when people assume to know what I’m thinking. Yes lack of personal responsibility, and the progressive movement is the real disease that infects the country, (you can avoid all the long winded BS), and no I don’t think a president is going to kiss it and make it all better. But how in the hell do you think electing more of the same bull in office is going to benefit the country? Romney IS a step toward more big government policy, and that will inevitably create more dependence from those who lack any work ethic or desire for personal responsibility. Just continue to enable those people and their will be no shift from this big government dependency that we have become so accustom to. Newt’s a step in the right direction, Ron Paul has some of the best ideas. We have to cut the buggers off, no more free baby making paid for by the people, we need to stop sympathizing for people who are totally responsible for the mess they create. We need a president who feels the same way, Romney’s a bleeding heart (liberal). More of the same BULL.

  • Anonymous

    How can you say that?    Be careful of what you wish!

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps my language was a bit strong for the time. In my day (which was long ago) the expression did not mean you wished for someones death, but were simply dismissing their comment. xam3991 made a comment without reason or explanation, which I find annoying.