March 9th, 2012
06:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum: Economic recovery 'anemic'

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum tells CNN Chief National Correspondent John King the economic recovery is "anemic" and says it's nothing Obama should be proud of.


Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Rick Santorum
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  1. Carol

    Rick, you are anemic!

    March 9, 2012 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  2. Disabled vet

    The economy would be obese if the repubics would get out of the way.

    March 9, 2012 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  3. gt

    thats for sure ...no growth where i am ...

    March 9, 2012 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  4. Bootstomper

    Let me put this as gently as possible.Rick Santorium is an IDIOT!

    March 9, 2012 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  5. Indy

    The Bush administration, Obama,Republicans,Democrats, and especially Congress should not be proud of the economy but at least Obama is fighting hard to help the economy recover and the same cannot be said of Republicans or Congress.

    March 9, 2012 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  6. normajean @ verizon ,com

    you didn;t like what I said...............welll , the joke is on you because he hasn't got a chance in hell!!!!!

    March 9, 2012 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  7. once upon a horse

    Hey Rick when you get a chance please GOOGLE how many jobs were created during the Bush years as compared to the present Obama years and get backl to us ok? He is just following the GOP mantra since Obama took office in 2009. When things go bad it's Obama's fault, when they look good or positive it's NEVER because of anything Obama has done. And NOW when things look positive you have to find something wrong to keep the GOP base thinking the economy is not getting better at all. Despite spending being up, home and car sales increasing, more families are looking at their kids going to college (uh oh I KNOW Santorum hates that, more snobs) and the economy is getting much brighter. Gotta keep those dark clouds rolling GOP.

    March 9, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  8. Don't Worry Republics . . .

    Your ODS will be over in January 2017 . . .

    March 9, 2012 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  9. Jules

    And what's Santorum going to do about it? Oh – that's right he has no new ideas – just lower taxes on the so called job creators who have made out like bandits and not created jobs.

    March 9, 2012 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  10. fernace

    Actually, the President has a lot to be proud of! Being able to accomplish what he has on behalf of the American people, despite the shenanigans of the Party of No, is short of a miracle! If your party, Rick, had At Least been willing to compromise, we might be further along in our recovery now, but at the detriment of the nation & its citizens, y'all kept saying No! Worse than that, none of you have come up w/ any alternative solutions to everything you shot down! Y'all can't run on bashing Obama & negative hype,forever! Where are the job solutions, what Excactly will you do to our Necessity Programs, why have healthcare, education, emergency services funding been cut in so many Repub states, what the heck are y'all doing to Womens healthcare?? Sooner, rather than later 1 of you will have to come up w/some viable answers & I hope you pick some1 who can give us something other than: "Obama did it"! Actually that's what I'll be yelling when he wins again!! Obama/Biden Next 4

    March 9, 2012 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  11. GI Joe.

    We're not stupid. The republican house says NO to everything that could have helped.

    March 9, 2012 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  12. Charlie from the North

    Well compared to the economy in 2000 when the Supreme Court over-ruled the will of the people and appointed George W President yes it is anemic. But compared to the flatlining when Obama took office.............. I will settle for "anemic" over cardiac arrest.

    March 9, 2012 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  13. Jilli

    If it wasn't for the dismal performance of the last administration – the republican administration – and their failed economic ideology we wouldn't need a recovery. Mr. Santorum, if this recovery is, by your definition, "anemic", how do you define the performance of the administration that made the recovery necessary?

    March 9, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  14. cali girl

    Well he is unemployed right? But Obama did give you some more weeks to collect Santo.

    March 9, 2012 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  15. Debbie

    The economy is moving slow but I wouldn't say it is "anemic." Wall Street is doing fine, bankers are doing fine, Congress is doing fine, and while jobs are level we aren't losing them enmass as before. I don't think Santorum could do any better than Obama as Santorum is too focused on being Sacred Leader vs President. Sort of like what's happening in Iran.

    March 9, 2012 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  16. the situation

    And yet, Ricky never mention how he will get the economy moving. Shut Up!

    March 9, 2012 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  17. dan5404

    Better than being dead in the water, like your chances of being president with you ultra-right dogmatic religious campaign. Not to mention wanting to start another unfunded war.

    March 9, 2012 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  18. 60's survivor

    Even Obama strives for better. Sanatorium you little fool

    March 9, 2012 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  19. texan

    At least it`s not still in the crapper---- where Bush and eight years of Republican leadership left it ....................

    March 9, 2012 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  20. Reggie from LA

    "Anemic" he says? You should have seen the economy 3 years ago. It was a different word, CATASTROPHIC. Only I don't recall Rick Santorum standing on a stump fomenting about it. It's hard to believe that people actually listen to all that tripe and consider Santorum's rhetoric a reasonable road map to national prosperity. Just red meat. He's living his dream. Feeling important. Go ahead. Feed it. He needs our cheers and applaud to feel whole. Just shows a lot of people aren't very bright.

    March 9, 2012 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  21. Thomas

    When pressed in an interview as to the purpose and goal in Iraq, in 2006 Senator Santorum made a controversial statement comparing the war in Iraq to the Lord of the Rings. He stated that fighting the terrorists in Iraq drew their attention from the US and placed it on Iraq. He compared this to drawing the attention of the eye of Sauron from the path of the hobbits.

    You have to love his foreign policy experience.

    Rick Santorum / Bilbo Baggins

    2012

    March 9, 2012 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  22. Andy Botwin

    I was just wondering what a failed senator who couldn't get reelected in his own state thought about our economic recovery, and viola! The perfect article appears. It's magic.

    March 9, 2012 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  23. Wendy

    El santo can thank w bush for starting that. maybe our new national plumber joe can clean or blast out some of the residual matter still deposited in the dc area when rumsfield and chaney were using the toilets. do it for america joe

    March 9, 2012 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  24. labman57

    The GOP's thesis is that the economic recovery has been insignificant. Their evidence?

    It has happened while a Democrat is in the White House.

    March 9, 2012 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  25. aaron

    Looks like he'd come up with some viable ideas to promote economic recovery. All we've heard from Santorum is cutting taxes on the rich and limiting access to contraceptives, neither of which is going to create any jobs.

    March 9, 2012 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
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