Romney and Santorum meet at office of adviser
May 4th, 2012
11:58 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney and Santorum meet at office of adviser

(CNN) - The Friday meeting between presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney and his former rival Rick Santorum lasted 90 minutes and took place at the office of Santorum's campaign senior strategist John Brabender in Pittsburgh, sources told CNN.

The meeting began Friday morning. Romney said in an interview on Fox Friday an endorsement from Santorum was not imminent.

Romney's campaign, as well as Santorum's advisers, had refused to divulge details of the two Republicans' get-together, because they wanted to keep the meeting private. They have planned no press coverage of the meeting.

Santorum aides have said an immediate endorsement of Romney is not expected at the session. Instead, they describe an opportunity for the one-time opponents to get to know each other better and discuss the upcoming general election campaign, as well as some of the conservative policy issues important to the former Pennsylvania senator.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. angry white guy

    That meeting makes me want to throw up

    May 4, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  2. freidamurray

    Keep the meeting private? Like we care. We don't.

    May 4, 2012 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  3. Hank

    Two clowns meet to babble about something.

    May 4, 2012 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  4. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Santorum has shown signs of understanding what he needs to do when he stop his campaign before the PA primary. He's a team player and will get on board the Romney Express to save this country from the radical leftwing Obama death spiral.

    May 4, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  5. nagrom

    Well Rick Santa Claus isn't supporting Romney just yet. At least he is not a flip flopper like the rest of the moronic Repukes and TeaPartiers. He is more like a flop flipper if you ask me. Still thinks he is equal to or better than the Almighty on High and that there are no candidates better than him for the White House. Somehow I just don't see it in the voting numbers. Time someone clues him in that he lost the election.

    May 4, 2012 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  6. NVa Native

    RoMoney and the fox followers are so way out of their league.
    Mittens just thinks he can hire and fire his way to success as President and all the fox followers care about is their tribal hate for our President.

    May 4, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  7. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    So Santorum is trying to call this shots here, eh? WHAT A SNOB!

    May 4, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Santorum wants Mitt Romney to keep pushing right wing social engineering. No pandering to the independents in the middle allowed.

    May 4, 2012 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  9. robertholt

    For what it's worth, Rick Santorum had to drop out of the running for president because of a lack of support. If he's on the ticket, will that help Mitt Romney get elected?

    May 4, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  10. GI Joe

    Maybe Rick will "lend his support" (like Bachmann did) and they can take it back once he loses –

    Hey!! They could say they only let him have it for awhile ????

    May 4, 2012 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    Democrat Class Warfare
    "evangelical manipulation"???? What in God's green earth are you talking about. This ought to be good for a laugh.
    ---------------–

    In Mitt's case? Stooping to the lowest denominator. For example: allowing oneself to be led from behind.

    May 4, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  12. Mikey

    Do you think the jeans came with those wear patterns or did Romney pay someone to break in his jeans for him? Can someone check if there is a law against attempted impersonation of a human being? LOL

    May 4, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  13. Fair is Fair

    Lotta libs out here today commenting on stories of no substance. Guess you gotta do that when the economy drops a big steaming pile on the Obama administration.

    May 4, 2012 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  14. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Rick Santorum is pathetic, he's the type of person when something isn't just given to him, he pitches a "hissy fit". If you look back over the start of his campaign, he didn't work for votes, then when it look like he would win, he still didn't work for votes, he depended on just showing up and voters would vote for him. The guy is just plain lazy.

    May 4, 2012 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  15. Wake up people

    Do any of the rethugs talk to any other news outlet besides Fox? That's all I see. Fox news this Fox news that. Jeez. Are they afraid to deal with the media that's not automatically on their side. I sure wish we could hear what is said in these secret meetings. I wonder how many times they have used racial slurs when referring to the POTUS?

    OBAMA 2012!

    May 4, 2012 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  16. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    "He is the worst republican." – Ayatollah Santorum

    May 4, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |