Rick Santorum feels like Rocky Balboa
January 4th, 2012
12:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Rick Santorum feels like Rocky Balboa

(CNN) – Rick Santorum has two words for Mitt Romney.

"Game on," Santorum said in a speech to supporters after the Iowa caucuses.

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  1. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Santorum LIVED in Iowa for nearly a year to pull off this finish. He will not have that luxury anymore as the priimaries are now comin gin rapid fire fashion. He'll need massive amounts of money to get his message and face in front of the voting masses. With only Bachmann dropping out, I doubt he'll be able to raise the money he needs to compete in the ad wars. But who knows, he might be the little engine that could....

    January 4, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  2. Woman In California

    Go Rick! ANYONE other than Willard.

    Obama 2012

    January 4, 2012 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  3. Steve, New York City

    Yes. . .in light of some of the comments that come out of Santorum's mouth, one would think that he's been "punched in the head" one too many times.

    January 4, 2012 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  4. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Good analogy Rick, but you are no Rocky Balboa sir!

    January 4, 2012 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Interesting choice of words. I hope Santorum is ready to step into the ring to spar a few rounds with the MSM.

    January 4, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  6. george of the jungle

    He may feel like rocky but he sure does't look like him. Game on? Like candy land or go fish. Give us all a break. It is really creepy the people that run for public office

    January 4, 2012 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  7. preprogrammed

    Well, he's almost as ugly....I would hope after spending a 100 days in Iowa, they would have been sick of him. I only wish he gets the nomination....that would only mean President Obama will win in a landslide. Perhaps someone should tell Santorum, he got "unelected" in Pennsylvania because of his bigotted and outdated ways. He can't possibly believe any thinking person would vote for him.

    January 4, 2012 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  8. once upon a horse

    there is a part of me that would like to see Santorum go all the way. He has said so many negative and nasty things about the president I want to see Obama take him on one on one.

    January 4, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  9. VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA 2012!!!!!!

    Have you notice Romney won't run on his Massachusetts Governor record. He always talk about his private business record which is dismal. Romney is a" corporate pirate" that strip mines companies and lives off workers salaries and pension to make himself rich.

    January 4, 2012 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  10. Kevin W

    I sat there with my mouth open watching him. I used to be in uniform, and what he did is a HUGE no-no. I would imagine he has already been hauled in front of his commanding officer this morning, if it didn't already happen last night...

    January 4, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  11. Rich

    When I saw him walk on stage, I cringed. A clear CMJ violation. The problem is in a libertarian campaign, there isn't a "grown up" who would foresee this problem and help avoid it. If he had just taken the shirt off, and worn a suit jacket, he is clear, and traditional campaigns would have managed that.

    I hope that a Cpl doesn't have to pay more than 20 push ups for the mistake. It would be a shame of him to pay a price because the campaign didn't help him...

    I guess this is a lesson in the price of personal responsibility...

    January 4, 2012 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  12. diridi

    I told long time ago, Mitt wins GOP idiocy...but not with Democrats and Obama. Period. Because, here is the reason, he is a Mormon, Evangelicals never even vote for him, it is the reason, Santurum was close. only 8 votes. Ha...! He shipped jobs overseas, you can see it in "Bain Capital". He is for Rich, Oil, Corporate greed, etc, He sells USA to China. He is not for Middle Class America. He is for Rich. period.

    January 4, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  13. Mikey

    Article on the 'From around the web' section on this page: " The Unthinkable Poised to Happen: 50% unemployment, a 90% stock market collapse, 100% annual inflation. See disturbing charts. (Newsmax.com)"
    ************************************************************************************
    Note that this article comes from Newsmax. You know, the organization that was going to sponsor the "Trump Debate". This is the second provacative headline from Newsmax I have seen today. This is unfortunately typical of the fear mongering from right-wing media outfits designed to negatively impact confidence in our economy.

    Similarly, the Rasmussen Reports polling data sudenly (on 12/28) showed that Romney would beat Obama in a head to head election. Rasmussen is a Republican polling agency. That was a significant change from previous Rasmussen polls and out of line with all the other polling organizations. It also showed that Obama would beat all other candidates handily. Does anyone really believe that this was not a deliberate attempt to bolster the chances of the favorite candidate of the Republican establishment?

    January 4, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  14. IOWA CAUCUSES..EXAMINED...

    THE NUMBERS GAME;

    1)..Mitt Romney..votes......................................................................................30,015
    2)..Rick Santorum..votes.................................................................................-30,007
    --–
    Mitts' win not exactly Overwhelming.................................................................8

    Mitt is now endorsed by Christine O'Donnell the "I'm not a Witch ex-candidate. Should Romney be the
    GOP-nominee he will need "Witchcraft to beat Pres Obama.

    As for Santorum; Iowans found the perfect candidate to post their anti-Romney votes.

    3)..Dr Ron Paul..the lets "Tear-apart" with 26,219 votes support comes from extemists who do want to rip-apart
    the country rather than...."REFROM....REBUILD.....REUNITE..................America

    4)..Newt Gingrich in 4th place with a solid 16,251 votes come out the most viable and steadfast Candidate who will
    ..............."REFORM...REBUILD....REUNITE....America, the Beautiful....'TAKE HEED AMERICA...........!

    January 4, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  15. Marie MD

    Balboa without the muscles but definitely half the brain.
    This clown sounds like newterman. He was also somsure. He received sympathy votes thanks to faux news.
    Patient? LOL
    And then there's then old man.

    January 4, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  16. A Texan

    Must be a blessing to have God`s ear !!!! ---- God must have reconsidered Bachmann and told her to drop out, go home and fulfill her duties as a mother to all her children.

    January 4, 2012 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  17. Gabe

    CNN knows the rules..... why was he allowed ? i think CNN did not like his message of what really goes on outside the US.

    January 4, 2012 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    "Rick Santorum feels like Rocky Balboa"

    Dirty and sweaty?
    And where's our obligatory "Santorum surges from behind" headline?

    January 4, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  19. Sorensen

    Mr. Santorum better enjoy the no.2 limelight right now. It is not going to last a very long time.
    His born-again, anti gay, bible-banger views, home schooled children (poor kids), etc. are going to be a disaster in
    most civilized parts of the country.

    January 4, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  20. Logic in LA

    If he had a year between each primary, he may do OK but he will never over come Romney.
    Too bad, he could have secured Obama's reelection

    January 4, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    Feels like him? Not suprising. Both apparently suffered massive brain damage from blows to the dome.

    January 4, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |