February 17th, 2012
10:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Where is all the support for Santorum in the Senate?

Washington (CNN) - There is a Senate tradition dating back to 1965. One specific desk in the Senate chamber has a drawer filled with candy. The senator assigned to that desk is responsible for keeping candy in it and providing sweets to all his or her colleagues.

Rick Santorum had the desk with the candy drawer, yet all that sugar didn't win him any endorsements for his presidential bid from former Senate colleagues.

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Former Republican, now an Independent

    As an extremist, he is not going to get the support of moderate democrats and senators from his party are afraid to endorse anyone, due to potential repercussion from Rush Limbaugh and other fanatical pundits.

    February 17, 2012 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  2. Joe

    Santorum was voted most corrupt politician. That's why nobody supports/endorses him.

    February 17, 2012 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  3. westward

    Where are the women supporting Santorum? Running to support Obama as fast as they can.

    In fact where are the minorities, the seniors, the youth, the middle class, the poor in supporting Santorum? They aren't there – just as they aren't there along with female voters in not supporting any of the GOP candidates. Every single one of them are no where even near mediocre, much less credible candidates for the office of the presidency. Goes to show how little the GOP thinks of America to set up this ridiculous lineup for the people.

    February 17, 2012 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  4. packerfans

    Come on Vote for Mitt Romney!!

    February 17, 2012 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  5. Jilli

    The real question is, are there any members of the Senate willing to join Mr. Santorum in rolling back the last 3 centuries?

    February 17, 2012 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  6. DENNA

    They don't like him. End of story.

    February 17, 2012 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  7. tim12

    well i am cornfused now. to me gignrich is an anygry little vengeful guy. with him out of the way, either romney or santorum would not be bad. i will wait and let the american people make their choice. obama and his bunch would not be too bad if we had a surplus instead of a deficit. its nice to help all those people.

    February 17, 2012 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  8. Joe Romeo

    Santorum still lives in the ninth century!!!!!

    February 18, 2012 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  9. ThinkAgain

    Where is all the support for Santorum in the Senate?

    They know him and they don't like him.

    February 18, 2012 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
  10. RC

    U have had too much sugar
    Come back to reality.

    February 18, 2012 02:59 am at 2:59 am |
  11. Namejkane fl

    Even republicans won't vote for these embarassing bafoon canadates and will probably at least half will sit out the next election, like they have been doing in the caucus.

    February 18, 2012 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  12. dagoberto

    Child's play?

    February 18, 2012 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  13. diridi

    you ask this idiot...ha..

    February 18, 2012 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  14. GI Joe.

    Hmmm – maybe they ALSO know how easy he is to beat in the general.

    It's working in Michigan - dems are going to vote for Santorum just to make it easier for Dems to win in November.

    Thanks for the idea, Rush and Karl. You taught us your sneaky tactics in 2008.

    February 18, 2012 08:42 am at 8:42 am |