What does Santorum want from Romney?
May 4th, 2012
11:05 AM ET
2 years ago

What does Santorum want from Romney?

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum battled each other for months, trading attacks over the Massachusetts health care plan, who was the true fiscal conservative and each other's records.

Now the one-time foes for the Republican presidential nomination are sitting down Friday in Pittsburgh not to hash over their differences, but instead to get to know each other better and discuss what role Santorum may play in helping Romney, according to Santorum aides.

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  1. Sniffit

    "What does Santorum want from Romney?"

    What is the Ayatollah Santorum-for-Sale's price?

    FIFY

    May 4, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  2. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    I suspect Santorum is angling for the VP spot. I doubt Romney will go there.

    May 4, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Romney's campaign, as well as Santorum's advisers, have refused to discuss details of the two Republicans' get-together, and were trying to keep the location secret. They have planned no press coverage of the meeting."

    No surprise. Lately everything Romney has done is closed door secrets. Including how he would govern, where he stands on policy, and what direction his cabinet members are coming from: extreme right vs very extreme right. At this point, with all the pay-back he's been collecting with these foolish endorsements of his, looks as if he's going for the Evangelistic bully approach of Government. Independents and moderates might just as well kiss Mitt goodbye. He can't possibly govern center. Not with Perry, Santorum, Bachmann, Pawlenty, Nikki Haley and the like leading the charge.

    May 4, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  4. Almighty One

    Lynda/Minnesota - Including how he would govern, where he stands on policy, and what direction his cabinet members are coming from: extreme right vs very extreme right
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    He has, but you simply haven't been listening because you don't care. You're not voting for him anyways. And cabinet members??? NO candidate talks about candidate members at this point in the campaign. Your really getting despearte for dirt to throw sweetie.

    May 4, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  5. Al-NY,NY

    Oh please Flippy. Please nominate Torquemada for the VP spot. It would make your impending defeat even easier. If not, the grand inquisitor will demand obedience to the zealots' agenda. Gays...out. Abortion...never......Prayer...everywhere. Guns....uzis and AK-47's for everyone with no questions.

    May 4, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Your really getting despearte for dirt to throw sweetie."

    Not at all. Fact is, who Romney is begging endorsements from IS a legitimate concern, not only for me but millions of others who actually are concerned that he is running his campaign through evangelical manipulation. If he can be that easily manipulated during a campaign, it suggests he'll also be that easily manipulated as president. Many of the folks I listed might very well be wanting Cabinet positions. Indeed, that is WHY they are endorsing him.

    As far as my not "listening", don't kid yourself. I've listened to him ad nauseum. Better argument would be "what policy position hasn't Mitt Romney double talked back on to date?"

    May 4, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  7. Ken

    He wants revenge for the PA humiliation. Anybody doubt that Santorum is undermining Mitt with the evangelicals? El Santo just endorsed some GOPer in Nevada or some other SW state and still hasn't endorse Mitt, yet. Actions speak louder than words, don't they?

    May 4, 2012 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  8. Debbie

    Santorum wants Romney to make women second class citizens and be ruler of peoples sex lives. Pope in Chief.

    May 4, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  9. Malory Archer

    Lynda/Minnesota – Including how he would govern, where he stands on policy, and what direction his cabinet members are coming from: extreme right vs very extreme right
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    He has, but you simply haven't been listening because you don't care. You're not voting for him anyways. And cabinet members??? NO candidate talks about candidate members at this point in the campaign. Your really getting despearte for dirt to throw sweetie.

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    He hasn't said or done anything except lie about President Obama. And that "dirt" you're referring to is all coming from your side sweetie.

    May 4, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    "What does Santorum want from Romney?"

    Santorum has always wanted exactly what he said was his reason for running. Santorum wants to bring conservatvie social issues to the national spotlight. Which is exactly what Santorum did throughout his campaign. If his campaign has been suspended, then what does he want now? He wants to hold Romney's feet to the fire and keep the radical social agenda on the table.

    May 4, 2012 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  11. Lili

    The epitome of a christian hypocrite! Dogged Mitt until he suspended his campaign and now Santorum like Bachmann wil have fake-kind words to the media during their luke warm endorsement! of Mitt! Pleez!!

    May 4, 2012 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  12. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Lynda/Minnesota - Not at all. Fact is, who Romney is begging endorsements from IS a legitimate concern, not only for me but millions of others who actually are concerned that he is running his campaign through evangelical manipulation.
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    "evangelical manipulation"???? What in God's green earth are you talking about. This ought to be good for a laugh.

    BTW, ROmney is not beggin gfor ANYBODYS endorsement. HE'S WON THE NOMINATION! Others are begging HIM for things.

    May 4, 2012 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  13. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Rudy NYC - keep the radical social agenda on the table
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    After 4 years of Obama's radical leftwing social agenda you post this BS? Come Rudy, Mr. Independent (har,har), are you afraid that Executive Orders like Obama issues will interfere with your weekly animal sacrifices? hahahaha...

    May 4, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  14. ThinkAgain

    @Democrat Class Warfare – yada yada: "I suspect Santorum is angling for the VP spot. I doubt Romney will go there."

    'Course not; that would ruin Sanitorium's future shots at the presidency because it would turn off all the evangelical Krischuns who think Mittens belongs to a cult.

    BTW, I just figured out why all you tighty righties use "Democrat" as an adjective rather than "Democratic:" lazy illiteracy runs rampant in the GOP base, so it's just par for the course.

    Obama/Biden 2012 = The only way forward

    May 4, 2012 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  15. gg

    maybe a cayman island account –loaded

    May 4, 2012 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |