April 10th, 2012
08:22 PM ET
2 years ago

Priebus: 'Time heals some wounds'

(CNN) - Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, weighed in on Rick Santorum's exist from the presidential race on Tuesday, saying he expects the Republican Party to unite behind Mitt Romney in the coming weeks.

"I think time heals some wounds, and I also think over time, over the next several weeks, I think our party gets completely unified," Priebus said on CNN's "John King, USA."


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Reince Priebus • Rick Santorum • TV-John King U.S.A.
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. jay MN

    But Reince I thought a prolonged primary was good for the party?

    April 10, 2012 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  2. stars

    wishful thinking.

    April 10, 2012 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  3. A Southern Lady - North Carolina

    The Republicans tore each other apart in the primaries. Now they went to go out and "make nice" for Romney, a man they stated was unfit to be president, did not have the necessary abilities to be president and other-such statements and now they want to campaign for his elecation? Just a bunch of losers.

    April 10, 2012 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  4. B

    All of the mean-spirited Republican rhetoric against each other suddenly turns to supportive kudos..

    Time to shake the Etch a sketch yet again and say, "I really didn’t say all of that" again..

    April 10, 2012 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  5. Dead-On-Arrival-Candidate

    Time heals some wounds while Etch A Sketch heals the rest.

    We will never forget.

    April 10, 2012 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  6. Mark

    It speaks volumes that Santorum won't endorse Romney and W Bush won't either.

    April 10, 2012 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  7. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    yeah Priebus how about 2016 when Rick will have a shot at running again......wounds should be healed by then.

    April 10, 2012 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  8. Pete

    Time will heal the wounds republicans will recieve in November from the campaign master Pres.Obama and company.Priebus will receed under his rock much like Micheal Steele has done,his former mentor, never to be seen again publicly.So get in your wacks now Priebus,your time is coming soon.Remember republicans,everything you say can and will be used against you,fair warning,its all recorded till November....

    April 10, 2012 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  9. LEE

    I thought that is is "Time wounds all heels."

    April 10, 2012 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  10. Larry L

    The "mouth" for the Koch brothers. Will Republicans find voting for Romney, the Mormon, wishy-washey moderate with no real conservative record but the lap-dog for the uber-rich, too much a compromise of their values? I suspect they'll avoid the polls and wait for 2016.

    April 10, 2012 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  11. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Note to the Koch Brothers and Karl Rove – please be careful when you allow Reince out to speak. He often forgets the words you want him to say and comes close to actually saying what he believes. If you do not want to be recognized as his puppet masters, please make sure he does not look and sound like he is reading cue cards with only 5 syllables per card. It is too disruptive to his speech patterns, and like your previous puppet, Dubya, he ends up saying words that make no sense given the context of the speech.

    April 10, 2012 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  12. bradbike

    Smarmy comes to mind. The RNC chairman makes me feel very uncomfortable.

    April 10, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  13. GonzoinHouston

    The problem Mitt faces is that the evangelicals and many of the fiscal conservatives will VOTE for Romney, but that's all they will do. To win, he needs them to volunteer, to knock on doors, ring phones, arrange rides, donate and raise money, and show up in droves at campaign events. These folks are the base; they've got to be the most committed, most fanatical, most dedicated people in the campaign. And there's a real question that Romney can get them to make that effort for him.

    April 10, 2012 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  14. Sage Sophos the second!

    The establishement just kicked out the guy with spine who could have atleast come close of polling Obama and left the guy with tofu spine!! Democrats will have fun for the next few months. Mitts have more baggage than meet the eye, just wait untill the baggage is opened and see the scary things dropping out!!

    April 11, 2012 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  15. SUBS 4 VOTES

    I don't see a bunch of evangelicals getting behind Mormon Mitt. Good luck with that Rence.

    April 11, 2012 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  16. Sandy

    Yeah, but Dems are not going to let the people forget everything Republicans have said. Videotape is Republican's enemy.

    April 11, 2012 07:22 am at 7:22 am |
  17. Dave

    It doesn't matter. Priebus and the rest of the GOP can talk all they want, they are still going to lose and it won't be close.

    April 11, 2012 07:28 am at 7:28 am |
  18. Joi Gibson

    That Reince Preibus (or whatever), something about him just seems shady – and the man has no personality. Michael Steele at least has some charisma.

    My fellow Democrats, do not get complacent. The right, especially the hard-core right, despises our president. We must remain strong, united, and come out in droves in November. The last thing we need is more Tea Party types, let alone another Republican in the White House. What a scary thought.

    OBAMA/BIDEN/FIRST LADY MICHELLE 2012!!!!

    April 11, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  19. Thomas

    Forgiveness is key !

    I forgive GW Bush , he knows not what he did !

    April 11, 2012 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |