Santorum v Drudge?

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Rick Santorum got into what many would view as an ill-advised battle between himself and Matt Drudge. A few weeks ago the former Senator accused Drudge of being in the tank for Romney – Drudge has since made sure to incude as many trademark unflattering photos and headlines as possible. Today the headline was about Santorum saying we may as well keep Obama if Romney is nominee. What did Glenn think?

“Don’t pick a fight with Matt Drudge,” Glenn joked.

“The back story here was, you know, Rick I think felt and a lot of people seemed to echo that he was a little bit tougher on Santorum than Romney. I don’t know if I noticed that but Rick at one point said something to the effect of Drudge is in the tank for Romney, and ever since then, man…” Stu said.

“I read this headline on Drudge last night and, you know, it said that Rick Santorum said Obama, you might as well just have Obama. Romney would be the same as Obama,” Glenn explained.

“That’s absolutely crazy,” Glenn said.

Santorum said (continued after advertisement):

“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. 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.”

Glenn did defend Santorum slightly, saying he sounded very tired and clearly was phrasing his point poorly. However, its undeniable that Romney would be better than Obama if that ended up being the election in November.

“You have every word scrutinized and not just scrutinized. I mean, look at the pass that Barack Obama gets. You know, that’s the way the media, about halfway in between where they are on Rick Santorum and Barack Obama is where the media should be. They need to scrutinize that things are important but not every single little word and mistake and twist it,” Glenn said.

Later in the show, Santorum made an unscheduled call-in to the show to respond to the headline on Drudge.

“There was no tantrum there. All I was saying was what I’ve been saying a hundred times. If we have a choice between Twiddle Dumb and Twiddle Dee that the American public is not going to support out nominee. We need a stark contrast. That’s all I was saying. I’ve said repeatedly, as you’ve heard me said on this program, I would vote for Rick for Republican, I would vote for Ron Paul, I would whoever the Republican nominee is. The point is whether voters will vote for someone who doesn’t have a clear contrasting vision for this country,” Santorum explained.

You can watch the full interview HERE.

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

    One thing Santorum needs to understand, like all of us, there are battles to fight and not to fight; ones that need to be taken on at all costs and ones that can be avoided. In the case of Drudge, this is one Santorum does not need to fight and should avoid for it will be like fighting a greased pig.

    You MAY win, but will get dirty.

  • landofaahs

    I like drudge and read the report everyday, but he is in the tank for romney.   I say the whole thing is going to crash and let it happen on a democrats watch instead of the democrats always handing of their bag of manure for others to take the blame for.  I’m voting Constitution Party for President and then straight republican ticket on everything else.

  • http://twitter.com/hatudave Dave K.

    You won’t win…

  • General Kota

    I don’t see Rick Santorum winning it this time.

  • Anonymous

    The Drudge Report has been promoting a pro-Romney bias since at least December. No worse or better than FOX.

    The whole anti-Obama theme has supplanted the Republican core values for many in this election and it’s selling any chance for a restoration of the Constitutional Republic down the river. 

    Get ready for the 2013 Republican theme song:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhrZgojY1Q

    How many times will it be the theme of the Republican Party until WE FREAKING GET IT AND STAND ON OUR PRINCIPLES!

  • https://twitter.com/#!/zerses Zerses

    Glenn tell us why you are for Santorum at all since his record clearly shows that he’s a NOT a conservative and his “values” are EXTREMELY suspect.

    He’s not a stand up guy, he votes strangely and is very “out there” – far more than Ron Paul, who SHOULD be our next President if you had the guts to admit that we need him.

    http://www.votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/27054/ 

  • https://twitter.com/#!/zerses Zerses

    Glenn tell us why you are for Santorum at all since his record clearly shows that he’s a NOT a conservative and his “values” are EXTREMELY suspect.

    He’s not a stand up guy, he votes strangely and is very “out there” – far more than Ron Paul, who SHOULD be our next President if you had the guts to admit that we need him.

    http://www.votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/27054/ 

  • Anonymous

    Santorum is a religious fanatic that will never win a national election. He will never become the GOP nominee, are they are doomed.The Evangelicals/Fundamentalist are the only one to vote for him after knowing that the Dem’s crossed over and voted for him because he is the easiest to beat. What does this say about this group think of these sheep led from the pulpit and talk radio? They can look at the big boards and if they can count , no way Santy panties can win.Give it up and get behind the only guy who has been real presidential material.The group (Evangelicals/Fundamentalist) did not raise their mentality level in the American public’s view when they went from one candidate to another(Palwenty, Bachmann, Perry, Cain, Gingrich, and settled on Santorum (last on the list)  of those candidates other than Romney.It is all over after Louisiana(he will win because of the religious right) but in the whole of things it means nothing.Romney will take many states following  LA. Santourm will fade into history, too far behind, can never catch up , so you Santorum supporters are going to have to vote for Romney after trying to destroy him. You will just have to eat it.