Santorum is Losing it…. (Video)

March 26, 2012 by  
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(CBS News) FRANKSVILLE, Wis. – In directing what appeared to be a new level of vitriol toward Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum on Sunday described his rival as “the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.” Santorum later, however, bristled at the notion that he was referring to anything other than Romney’s position on health care.

After a rally at the South Hills Country Club here, Santorum asked Republicans to “pick any other Republican in the country” than GOP presidential front-runner Romney, based on issues that make the former Massachusetts governor “uniquely disqualified” to run against Obama.

Reporters swarmed him for clarification, only to have Santorum testily reply that it was unreasonable to take his comment outside the context of health care.

“I would say, as for, on the issue of health care, yes, that’s what I was talking about – Obamacare, as you heard me say,” he said. “That’s what I said. I didn’t say anything different than that. That’s exactly what I said.”

Minutes later, Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times followed up with a question about his outburst, to which Santorum asked, “What speech did you listen to? Stop lying.” (watch at left)

Pressed further, Santorum clarified that he meant Romney was the worst candidate “to run against Barack Obama on the issue of health care, because he fashioned the blueprint. I’ve been saying it in every speech. Quit distorting our words. If I see it [in print], it’s bull(expletive). C’mon man, what are you doing?”

Romney spokesman Ryan Williams quickly issued a statement in response: “Rick Santorum is becoming more desperate and angry and unhinged every day. He see conservatives coalescing around Mitt Romney and he’s rattled by the backlash caused by his suggestion that keeping Barack Obama would be better than electing a Republican. He’s panicking in the final stages of his campaign.”

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One Response to “Santorum is Losing it…. (Video)”
  1. Michael Rowzee says:

    When will Limbaugh vet Santorum?
    Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk show hosts have expressed their support for Senator Santorum. Senator Santorum said he is a Conservative and not a candidate of the Republican Establishment; a candidate of conservatives loyal to the Republican Party and not ready to align with the new American Conservative Party. Rush Limbaugh has said repeatedly, “I am not a Republican, I’m a Conservative.” Rush Limbaugh has often criticized and condemned the main-stream news media for failing to vet President Obama while intentionally but secretly ignoring skeletons from Santorum’s closet. For reporters supporting President Obama’s reelection to ignore Santorum’s less-than-honorable past is expected; the President has a better chance of winning against Santorum than against Romney: But Limbaugh’s hypocrisy is inexcusable because he does the same things he publicly condemns others for doing.

    Here are examples of vet-able stories ignored by Rush Limbaugh:

    Santorum put the screws to elderly veterans. http://www.disabledveterans.org/2012/01/22/santorum-put-the-screws-to-elderly-veterans/

    Santorum: “Libertarians have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do, government should keep our taxes down, keep our regulations low, and that we shouldn’t get involved in the bedroom, we shouldn’t get involved in cultural issues. That is not how traditional conservatives view the world. There is no such society that I am aware of, where we’ve had radical individualism and that it succeeds as a culture.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gwwmm-cQxU&feature=player_embedded

    How Corrupt Was Santorum?
    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/01/the-corrupt-christianist.html

    Santorum charity for the poor spent most of its money on management, political friends
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/santorum-charity-for-the-poor-spent-most-of-its-money-on-management-political-friends/2012/01/11/gIQAGDKVwP_story.html?hpid=z11

    Why Rick Santorum’s Pennsylvania Residency Scam and School Tuition Fraud Still Matters – And Why He Can’t Be the Nominee Because of It
    http://hillbuzz.org/why-rick-santorums-pennsylvania-residency-scam-and-school-tuition-fraud-still-matters-and-why-he-cant-be-the-nominee-because-of-it-95754

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