April 2nd, 2012
09:32 AM ET
2 years ago

Santorum camp vows to push ahead

(CNN) – Despite delegate math that appears stacked in Mitt Romney's favor, the campaign of rival Rick Santorum said Monday the former senator had no intention of getting out of the race.

"We've had tough odds against us before," Santorum campaign communications director Hogan Gidley said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."

"No one gave us a chance in Iowa or the other ten states we won in addition to Iowa," Gidley continued. "This process is going to take a very, very long time and for people to suggest anything other than getting out before someone gets to 1,144, of course we'll coalesce behind the nominee when the nominee gets the required number of delegates, but it's a long way off, and there's no guarantee Mitt Romney is going to get those delegates."


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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. John

    Push ahead; why not; Santorum or Romney will easily beat Obama in November 2012.

    The American voting public sees an 83% increase in gasoline since Obama took office, 17% to 18% unemployment since the Democrats took over Congress in 2007; since Obama took office in 2009. Over 4 billion in tax payer dollars wasted on “Green energy programs”. Obama now has the lowest job approval of any president ever.

    The Democrats / liberals didn’t see the 2010 Republican landslide win coming and Democrats / liberals don’t see the 2012 landslide Republican win coming, Oh well.

    April 2, 2012 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  2. John

    He is right. Romney cannot get the delegates. This from the inevitable candidate.....Romney is very weak.....

    April 2, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  3. s

    Push ahead, maybe push ahead back home and keeping teaching your children to hate

    April 2, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  4. Jo

    Santorum is living in a dream land. He is damaging the Republican party because of his ego. Get out while you have SOME dignity.

    April 2, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  5. Marty

    He is a very sad man.

    April 2, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  6. Anonymous

    Go Rick!

    April 2, 2012 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  7. Gino Martell

    As an independent, I truly hope that folks in Wisconsin give Santurum a victory.

    April 2, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  8. Marry

    Santorum camp vows to push ahead – over the cliff…Good that they not going to get the chance to take us with them!
    President Obama 2012 and a strait Democratic ticket!!!

    April 2, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  9. Randy, San Francisco

    Keep this race going all the way to the convention. Get together with Newt and hit Romney with negative ads and personal attacks. Now is not the time to get soft and nice. Make it a brokered GOP/Tea Party Convention.

    April 2, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  10. Bob

    And the Krazy Reich Wing Klown Show goes on!

    April 2, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  11. John

    Cadallac Ann is not going to like this! She wants the red carpet cleared ASAP! Mitt-Ken is poised to walk down it.

    April 2, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  12. Thomas

    A very said and angry man .

    Why do all the GOP candidates have DADDY ISUES ?

    April 2, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  13. Enough is Enough

    The longer you stay in Rick the more you help Obama. You are pathetic.

    April 2, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  14. Rudy NYC

    Now it gets interesting. Every contest from from now on is winner takes all delegates.

    April 2, 2012 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  15. Marie MD

    Yes, please bow(sic) ahead. Keep up the circus atmostpherd and continue to fight among each other. The more we know about your hatred of women and your wanting to control other people's life in the bedroom and in general the more you, or any of the other clowns, will need to explain cow the general election.

    April 2, 2012 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  16. Pander Bear

    I have no confidence in the Santorum campaign. If they can't afford a bottle of Pantene for their spokesman, they can't possibly afford more commercial air time.

    April 2, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  17. ST

    Go Rick go!! Final destination is TAMPA.

    April 2, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  18. Jim Hahn

    The Republicans are going anywhere. Right now Obama is beating Romney in the swing states by 9 points. Yes, the Republicans won Congress in 2010, but where did that get us. A Do Nothing Congress that has been completely obstructionist in everything they do and don't do. Republicans are likely to lose seats in Congress because Americans are tired of paying these idiots to bicker and fight amongst themselves, and get nothing accomplished.

    April 2, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |