'No one's excited about Mitt Romney,' pro-Santorum mailer declares
February 28th, 2012
02:17 PM ET
3 years ago

'No one's excited about Mitt Romney,' pro-Santorum mailer declares

Detroit (CNN) - "No one's excited about Mitt Romney."

That's the message on a new mailer in Tennessee from "Red, White and Blue Fund," a super PAC supporting Rick Santorum for president.

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The mail piece echoes Santorum's frequent argument that Republicans must pick a conservative nominee, not a moderate, who represents a bold contrast to President Barack Obama and can inspire the GOP base in November.

Read the mail piece here.

"When Republicans take on Barack Obama … We can't be half-hearted about it," reads the two-sided postcard, which was provided to CNN by a source in Tennessee, one of 10 states voting on Super Tuesday.

The mail contrasts a smiling Santorum next to a grim-faced Romney, and asks: "Why would Republicans nominate a weak conservative who passed Romney care, supports cap-and-trade, and has flip-flopped on so many issues that no one knows where he stands?"

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum • Tennessee
soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    Unlike Rmoney's ads, at least Rick's ad has a kernel of truth.

    February 28, 2012 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  2. Bill

    It's over for Romney. He will lose Michigan and what little support he has form the GOP 'establishment". Then it will be a slugfest until the convention, chaos wiill prevail, and Obama gets re-elected. Not quite what they envisioned is it? "We have voter enthusiam" Not. "Obama is a disaster" Not. Start thinking about 2016 GOP'ers before you find yourself in this same position again in four years.

    February 28, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  3. Cody Fire

    He looks possessed in that photo... how fitting.

    February 28, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  4. alkarrk

    I'm excited about Romney! Go Mitt 2012!

    February 28, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. Just Saying

    not excited Mitt Romney beats scared (rhymes with witless) by the Ayatolla Rick.

    Just Saying

    February 28, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  6. Texas Doc

    He's not even a Christian! People wake up! This man wants to turn our country into Baylon, or whatever the hell those people believe in.

    February 28, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    Man, he's one creepy looking dude.

    February 28, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    Oh wait...he's not the one in the blue jumpsuit? Meh...still creepy looking....

    February 28, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  9. jim

    That's Santorum's Gomer Pyle grin. It suits him perfectly!

    February 28, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  10. Dave

    Look, just cause he wanted to kill a million jobs in Detroit & elsewhere, & he takes a billion & a half of earmarks for Bain & the 02 games & says he doesnt care about the poor, does that really make him a bad guy???????????

    February 28, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  11. Vinnie

    Don't break out that champagne yet Santorum because Willard has big guns coming after you, yes, ANN ROMNEY just announced she's kicking some journalists off the Romney Bus (no more pastries for those guys). ANN is mad as hell and she's not going to take it anymore. Just glad I was finished drinking my coffee before I saw Ann's face on Huffpo.

    February 28, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  12. Praetorian

    Romney is about as exciting as lukewarm dishwater. Santorum can energize the sort of crowd that clings steadfastly to their guns and their religion, but that is only a small minority. Paul and Gingrich are too damaged and/or too far out on the lunatic fringe to be taken seriously. Like it or not, GOPers, it looks like it's Frothy Santorum (Google 'santorum' if you don't know what that means) and Culture Wars, Round 2. Thankfully for America, it appears that Santorum will do about as well in Round 2 as Pat Buchanan did in Round 1.

    February 28, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  13. Data Driven

    "No one's excited about Mitt Romney"

    As our resident poet Diridi would say: "true true true" – LMAO! Tonight's gonna be fun.

    February 28, 2012 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  14. Man from Mars

    Rick is from our planet, Mars. We've been wondering where he went. ehhh..... you can keep him you wish. Please.

    February 28, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  15. GI Joe.

    Keep talking nutso - eventually you will HAVE to say something intelligent (hopefully).

    February 28, 2012 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  16. Dave

    Mitt calls Salt lake for 30 million, They say, but we just gave you 30 million, I dont care I just ordered another 10 tons of mud, gimmie another 30, no make it 50 Mill, OK , just make sure there are a lot of Lds cabinet jos filled if you win.

    February 28, 2012 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  17. Gino Martell

    This is such a sad moment for the GOP. One thing is for certain, Michigan is the race to watch, then Ohio.

    February 28, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  18. Vivian

    Mc Cain should have listened when he was told to find a way to get rid of Palin and Willard should listen when he's told to say on script. BTW his eternal sweetheart is making it worst for him by her dead-serious joking–Blame the Media, Ann? We all saw how that worked for Palin. Isn't it really that not sealing the deal at this point in time, and especially against the biggest clown ever in the GOP, is really Willard's weakness?

    February 28, 2012 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  19. Davis

    As opposed to Santorum being exciting???? Puh-lease!!!!

    February 28, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    I miss G. W.

    February 28, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  21. john smith

    As a long time Romney supporter a lightbulb just clicked on. I see him in a different light as the campaign goes on. If he is just going to maybe squeeze by Santorum in his home State how can he beat O'bama? I am sure the folks see him as a person who helped save the auto jobs union or not. Again the longer this goes on the weaker he looks. Bye Mitt and good luck.

    February 28, 2012 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  22. Wobbly Walker

    Maybe people aren't excited about Romney, but I'm excited to vote against Santorum. So are all the democrats salivating at the chance. How can people vote for someone who wants to be president but "not a visionary," don't think kids need any schooling after high school, and is so extreme and anti-women? This election will be the biggest turnout ever come November.

    February 28, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  23. he said what

    Santorum is just plain scary. Although I like the tactic of dems voting for him in a primary, I couldn't because he is just THAT scary. He is againest higher education, and wants kids to aspire to be factory workers and not anything else. Hey,we need factory workers and its a good job, but to tell kids to skip "liberal college teachers." is just dangerous.

    February 28, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    I was excited to vote against Flipper the Elitist Robot today.

    February 28, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    What rock are you hiding under? Mitt Romney is absolutely the only one that can beat Obama.

    February 28, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
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