BORGER: Do Gingrich, Santorum know how to lose?
March 23rd, 2012
12:08 PM ET
2 years ago

BORGER: Do Gingrich, Santorum know how to lose?

(CNN) - So we're at a point in the campaign where health care reform is about to go on trial at the Supreme Court, unemployment remains high and gas prices are skyrocketing.

As for the GOP presidential wannabes, they're arguing over, um, an Etch A Sketch metaphor bungled by a Mitt Romney staffer. ("You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again," Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom told CNN this week.)

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Republicans • Rick Santorum
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. kel from south carolina

    Rick and Newt are using the Etch A Sketch card because they both have become cartoon characters. They act more like spoiled children than adults. Give them both a time out and send them to bed without dessert. Semper Fi

    March 23, 2012 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  2. Doug in NYC

    T oanswer the question: No

    Gingrich: To orally spew Santorum causing people to Romney.

    March 23, 2012 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  3. Myviewis

    Thank you Borger for pointing out to me something I failed to see that this Presidential candidate campaigns among the Republicans is about the person running for the job of President and it is no longer about the Republican Party itself running for the job of President. I am starting to like this new way. It really should be about the person running for job of President and it should not be about the Democrat Party or the Republican Party running for the job of president. I like the idea of a president hiring people for their capabilities and not for their political party membership.
    Hey, this is a new way of doing things. I like it. Mix it up.

    March 23, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    They're losing it with style points.

    March 23, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  5. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Santorum and Gingrich are destroying their political careers by continuing at this point. At this point neither of them can win the nomination. By continuing they are only hurting themselves and their party. It is time for them to accept the choice of the voters and get on board with getting Obama out of the Whitehouse before his policies completely destroy the country.

    March 23, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth wrote:

    Santorum and Gingrich are destroying their political careers by continuing at this point. ......
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    Are you sure about that? What did they have left to lose before they even got into the race? Anchor jobs at Fox News?

    March 23, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  7. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    If they don't know how to lose, it not from a lack of experience... Nor a lack of trying...

    March 23, 2012 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  8. DENNA

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth wrote: It is time for them to accept the choice of the voters and get on board with getting Obama out of the Whitehouse before his policies completely destroy the country.
    ---------------------------------------------------
    President Obama won because of the mess Bush made. We needed salvation and we elected him. The GOP policies practiced under Bush left us in a real mess. I will never be able to take the GOP seriously until they can own up to that fact.

    March 23, 2012 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  9. ST

    All of them 4 candidates have totally nothing to sell to people. So long there is no any debate taking place (though even during that a lot of garbage is said), I prefer those who are talking about "Etch A Sketch". They are making their campaigns at least less boring.

    March 23, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |