April 4th, 2012
05:12 PM ET
2 years ago

RNC chairman weighs in on Santorum's chances

(CNN) – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said he expects Pennsylvania's primary later this month to be "extremely important," especially for Rick Santorum, a former two-term senator from the state.

"I think these candidates, for whatever it's worth, have set up a narrative that if you can't win your home state, that spells a pretty big problem," Priebus said on CNN's "The Situation Room."


Filed under: Rick Santorum • RNC
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. B

    Let- um run all the way to Florida and give these idiots all of the rope they need to hang themselves in the Fall.

    April 4, 2012 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  2. The REAL Truth

    Of course it's important. Who'd want to miss the next circus act! Not having a clear winner at the Convention will be entertainment all round. Go get them Ron Paul!

    April 4, 2012 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Santorum won the vote in North Dakota, but Mittens won the delegates. Rick has no money, was outspent by Mittens 50 to 1 in WI, and still Mittens got 43%.

    April 4, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "RNC chairman weighs in on Santorum's chances"

    Please...that buit of fluff? The weightiest thing to come out of Reince Priebus on a daily basis is his morning dump.

    April 4, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  5. Levi

    Wire Palladin, S. F.
    "Santorum won the vote in North Dakota, but Mittens won the delegates. Rick has no money, was outspent by Mittens 50 to 1 in WI, and still Mittens got 43%."

    Better check your facts before you post something online Wire Palladin.

    April 4, 2012 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  6. Devonshire

    Santorum has not one clue how to run a country. He has never held a real job and the only thing he is capable of speaking about is "I'm a conservative"...whatever that means in his mind. "I watched soldiers who served because my parents worked for the VA". Good for you jerko!

    April 4, 2012 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  7. Mr. Izz

    Santorum has to hope and pray that the Romney machine breaks down and really falls apart. The chances of that are slim to none. Even if that does actually happen, he has to hope that the Convention goes his way as well, which is very unlikely also. His chances are really zero at this point. His ideas are very abstract, he has quite a temper, and it seems like he can't even handle the heat of the media. What kind of President would he end up being? For better or worse, it is time to get behind Romney. Personally, I'll be happy with Romney or Obama being President. Both are good men, good values, strong characters, and aren't so far to the "wings" that it scares people.

    April 4, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Right about now, I think the GOP will run out NRA cartoon character, Pepe LaPierre, to warn people that democrats are going to take away their anti tank missiles.

    April 4, 2012 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  9. Woman In California

    "I think these candidates, for whatever it's worth, have set up a narrative that if you can't win your home state, that spells a pretty big problem,"

    And just where is Willard's "home state"? Oh, that's right–he doesn't have one since he was born in Mexico.

    April 4, 2012 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  10. Larry L

    We're learning a new fact about modern politics. If you have a stiff, out-of-touch, flip-flopping, elitist candidate with enough fat-cat money to out-spend your opposition at a 50 to 1 ratio, you can barely win the nomination. Maybe the Koch brothers might want to re-think their investment in a Presidential lackey. It will really bad after Romney loses.

    April 4, 2012 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  11. Marie MD

    The man with the funny rich sounding name speaks but is anyone listening. Never I thought I would say this but I miss steele!

    April 4, 2012 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  12. GOP = Greed Over People

    But just last week Rice Princess said if the campaign went to the convention that was a good thing for the RNC, now he is suggesting little Ricky should drop out if he does not carry PA?

    Sounds like someone spanked the little Princess.

    April 4, 2012 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  13. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    any party that would choose the likes of Reince Priebus to be their chair doesn't deserve to be represented in the White House. At least Mike Steele had some personality....this guy has one too although it's that of a wet sock.

    April 4, 2012 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  14. CBR

    Not an impressive chairman of the GOP.

    April 4, 2012 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  15. Living in the REAL world

    If Santorum refuses to drop out this week, then Romney will need to humiliate him in his home state. If Santorum presses it that far then his political career will be over. Ball in your court Rickie.

    April 4, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  16. Pete

    REAL TRUTH,the three stooges are on deck,next in line is Bush,Jeb that is...Priebus looks like he's takin a LSD trip,a real space cadet.He must be on something to actually think they have a snowballs chance in hade..Romneys real smart,going after Pres Obama already,better watch his back,can't trust them hypocritical rightwingrs,they're sneaky...I hope Ryan becomes Romneys vp,easy pickins, for a pair of out of touch capitalist vultures.

    April 4, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  17. Sorensen

    I thought the GOP had fired Prairiebus some time ago. Nobody cares what he thinks about anything.

    April 4, 2012 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |