Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rick Santorum: What Me Worry about Mitt and Sarah?

Rick Santorum, you know, that Fox contributor. No, not Gingrich, The other one. No, not John Bolton either.

Well anyway, It seems that the former Pennsylvania Senator had a few non flattering remarks to say about Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin in a recent National Journal Interview. Here are a few of his comments:

On Sarah Palin
“I like her a lot, but I’m not too sure that...” said Santorum in the interview. He paused before restating his response.
“Let’s put it this way: I’m not waiting for her to decide whether I’m running for president," he continued. "So, to me, she’s certainly been a net plus to Republican efforts. She was a huge factor in the last election, to me mostly to the good, maybe not all to the good. But 90 percent is pretty good.”
Asked directly if Palin is qualified to be president, Santorum responded: “What does it mean to be qualified to be president? She is born in this country and she’s the right age. Those are the qualifications.”
On Mitt Romney
Santorum, who backed Romney in the 2008 GOP primary over the eventual winner of the party's presidential nomination, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., praised Romney as "a good man," but said his support for the health care bill will make it "very hard for us to nominate" him.
“I think it makes it a very tough environment for him,” Santorum said. “And it’s one of the reasons why I look at the field and say we need some other players in the field.”
Santorum says he agrees with Romney that the Massachusetts version, because it was passed by a state, is legal. “I’m with him in the sense he had the right to do it, the states have a right to do it,” said Santorum. “But I don’t think it was the right thing to do.”
To read the complete National review article, go HERE.

I suppose if Sarah, Mike, Newt, and John run for President in 2012, Rick would have a shot at moving up at Fox News.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Rick,

You endorsed Romney in 2008. You new about RomneyCare back then. Other than your own personal ambitions, What has changed since your 2008 endorsement?

zeke

Pablo said...

Zeke, you beat me to it. But either way, I am glad Rick is running. He is just another body to occupy social conservatives attention, but that essentially has no chance of winning. Run, Rick, Run!

kelly said...

What's wrong with Bosman's photo of Santorum?

Pablo said...

Kelly,

It accurately portrays Santorum as an empty suit.

illinoisguy said...

It seems to me as if he is essentially saying "If it were not for Mass. care, I would be endorsing Mitt again". I don't think it hurts anything for Mitt.

phil said...

He's, "The Invisible Man" when it comes to 2012!

phil said...

IG,

When Santorum endorsed Romney in 08, He knew about his MA Care then.

This makes Santorum look pretty silly.

Right Wingnut said...

This is the only way for the bottom feeders to get any press. Now that T-Paw handed over the reins to Dayton, I expect him to ratchet up the rhetoric as well.

Right Wingnut said...

One other thing...Santorum has virtually no shot at being a VP nominee for either of these two. He's got nothing to lose.

BOSMAN said...

Phil,

BINGO!

Anonymous said...

"When Santorum endorsed Romney in 08, He knew about his MA Care then.

This makes Santorum look pretty silly."
With all due respect, that is one the more ridiculous thing I have heard in a while for two reasons. First, while we all knew about MA, not everybody knew how bad things would get and what it would lead to.

Second, just because, Mr. Santorum has reservations about MAcare does not make his nutty per se for backing Mr. Romney last time. He wieghed his options and for whatever reason(s) he thought that Mr. Romney was his best option in 2008. That does not mean that he feels the same way now because the feild has changed. Lots of people who voted for Mr. Romney in 2008 will not do so this this time because the field has changed. At the same time, many who were not Romneyites in 2008 will vote for him this time because in their mind he fits them best now even though they supported somebody else last time.

Hey, if by chance it turns out to be a race between Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Romney, even I will hold my nose and vote for Mr. Romney, but make no mistake, it will not be an endorsement of MAcare.


OHIO JOE

Ann said...

I honestly don't remember what he looks like and when I think about it, probably won't need to.

Revolution 2010 said...

Ann,

You're not missing much.

David said...

Desperate Times call for Desperate Measures.