Santorum rips Romney, rouses conservatives


Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum created a stir at a high-profile conservative conference on Friday by aggressively charging that his GOP rivals aren’t conservative enough to excite voters – in the primary or general election.

“We always talk about appealing to moderates,” Santorum said at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). “Why would an undecided voter vote for the candidate that the party’s not excited about? We need conservatives to rally for a conservative, to pull with that excitement moderate voters, and to defeat Barack Obama in the fall.”

Fresh off his three victories in the nominating contests in Missouri, Colorado and Minnesota, Santorum took the stage at CPAC to a prolonged standing ovation. The annual conference, hosted by the American Conservative Union, draws in thousands of conservative activists. ACU Chairman Al Cardenas described it Friday morning as the “ultimate” conservative focus group.




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41 comments on “Santorum rips Romney, rouses conservatives
  1. @ABUTOM says:

    SAVAGE IS WRONG ABOUT SANTORUM. RICK'S ONLY DISADVANTAGE IS HE HAS A BEER BANKROLL TO FIGHT BIG MONEY BOYS. BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF BEER BANKROLLERS. WHEN THE ORIGINALS CAME TOGETHER IN THE PUB TO BANKROLL AMERICA THEY WERE NOT SIPPING PINOT GRIGIO. MAYBE A FEW PIPES OF MADERA. BESIDES GOD LIKES THE SANTORUMS. IOWA PLUS THREE IN A ROW. PRAY HE WINS MICHIGAN. THAT WILL SEND A MESSAGE TO THE DEMO COMMOS. ONE NATION UNDER TIM TEBOW. ALL THE OIL BELONGS TO US. IT'S IN THE BIBLE. VERSUS 10W40. http://WWW.SPIRITOFAMERICAPARTYRADIOSHOW.COM http://www.blogtalkradio.com/spiritofamericaparty

    • nifongnation says:

      What ?

      • nifongnation says:

        All the oil belongs to us ? Then why are China and Russia expanding oil drilling, as well as Brazil ? Why is Obama preventing oil companies from drilling here in the USA? What do you mean by one nation under Tim Tebow ? What do you mean it is the bible vs 10W40 ? Are you deranged ?

    • jjkrjw says:

      As much as I like Santorum, he doesn't stand a chance in the general election because most people today support abortion and gays.

      • lew says:

        (most people today support abortion and gays) I would like to know where you get your numbers from! MSNBC most likely!

  2. Ultor says:

    Romney, Rick, and Paul have the dubious distinction of NEVER EVER creating conservative policy. None of Newts competition led on any conservative accomplishment, two of them followed while Romney was supporting the left. Tweeters and bloggers cannot deal with facts or historical truth; they make childish claims in childish ways because like children they desire nothing more than cognitive dissonance. Newt will be the GOP nominee and Newt will send Obama back to Kenya with Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn under each arm.

    • budman says:

      Ultor: Maybe but he will have to fight his way back up to the top against the establishment Republicans who have their heads where the sun doesn't shine and big money on Wall Street. Why the establishment Republicans are backing Romney baffles me when they know he is a moderate/liberal and not very much different that Obama. What you hear from Romney sounds like a conservative in most respects but I guarantee you he isn't.
      Santorum, up to this point hasn't received any bad press but they will now and the people will not like what they see as voted the most corrupt Senator in Congress in 2006 and probably many of the things you mentioned.
      Like you, I am hoping that Gingrich makes it back because he is the only candidate that could clean Obama's clock in a debate and he is by far the most experienced of the candidates.

    • patriotrenegade says:

      hey darth: you really love a CFR NAFTA GATT(china) NAU(do you even know what that is?) dream act amnesty, global warming, and erasing the Constitution a la toffler to be conservative or patriotic? Cute words from you but the lack of real knowledge is massive. wow

  3. Ultor says:

    SANTORUM VOTING RECORD: CONSERATIVE? YOU DECIDE!
    *** Padding his own wallet as a corporate lobbyist at the expense of taxpayers;
    *** Voting to RAISE the debt ceiling five times;
    *** Voting to DOUBLE the federal Department of Education;
    *** Voting with liberals like Ted Kennedy on multiple occasions in support of Big Labor's radical agenda;
    *** Urging more federal involvement in housing with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac;
    *** Voting to create a brand new, unfunded entitlement, Medicare Part D, the largest expansion of entitlement spending since President Lyndon Johnson – creating $16 TRILLION in unfunded liabilities;
    *** Endorsing liberal Big Government RINOs like Arlen Specter over conservatives. Of course, Specter later became a Democrat and worked hand-in-glove with President Obama to pass his radical agenda;
    *** Voting for Sarbanes-Oxley, which imposed dramatic new job-killing accounting regulations on businesses;
    *** Supporting raising taxes on oil companies, which directly costs Americans more money out of their pockets at the gas pump;
    *** Voting for gun control;
    *** Voting to give Social Security benefits to illegal aliens, while voting against an additional 1,000 border patrol agents;
    *** Voting to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea;
    *** Voting to send hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood – the nation's largest provider of abortion – and to hand out hundreds of billions of dollars in foreign aid to enemies of Israel
    But unlike the other establishment candidate, Willard Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum isn't even trying to sweep his Big Government record under the rug.
    I VOTE NEWT IN 2012—THE ONLY CANDIDATE THAT DID WHAT HE SAID HE WOULD!

  4. Ultor says:

    Mitt Romney is vociferously attacking a provision in Obamacare requiring religious employers to cover birth control in employee health plans — but the healthcare bill he enacted as governor of Massachusetts also contained that requirement.:
    Just as the two basic and mutually exclusive interrelations between men are peaceful cooperation or coercive exploitation, production or predation, so is the history of mankind, particularly its economic history, may be considered as a contest between these two principals. On one hand, there is creative productivity, peaceful exchange and cooperation; on the other, coercive dictation and predation over those social relations. BOTH Romney and Obama have demonstrated a desire for the latter. The only difference between these two men is that one is DOUBLING DOWN on his willingness to dictate and coerce, the other is RUNNING FROM his demonstrated history of dictating and coercion. Be it Obama-care or Romney-care it is inescapably the fact that both policies are dictatorial and coercive.
    A vote for Romney or Obama is a vote for OBAMNEY.

    • [email protected] says:

      So we are asking religous companies to give what all other heath care providers give. they object and we back off because it is against there religion. Maybe they should all have a chairman on the board of one of the religions that do not belive in any intervention, then they could deny any health service's to everybody!!
      Are we in the dark ages??? Maybe the religions will start burning people at the stake again for religious freedom again. Why don't they get out of these busnesses that make a profit and not taxed. That way nobody will be mad!
      they can thenn give the birth control to the women service members who get pregnant and get out of the service early without penalty.

      • Ultor says:

        Read is 1st amendment, your issue is with constitution not faith based organizations.
        "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
        "shall make no law-prohibiting the free exercise thereof"
        Is it clear to you now?
        Get it?
        You can be ok with government use of force if you wan't, never the less it (force) is unconstitutional.

      • Airangel says:

        No stranger, no Government and no insurance company should have to provide coverage for people to go out and have irresponsible sex – period! They can buy BC or condoms at any pharmacy or drugstore…I am so sick of minority status and favortism..I am a woman and certainly don't expect my church, or a hospital or men or anyone to foot the bill for "free" choices I make…We've gone way too far! We should all be free to pick and choose insurance that fits our gender and requirements…the churches and hospitals should be teaching these young kids from having sex, to have self respect and pride, to feel self worth

      • Airangel says:

        No one should haved to pay for anyone's BC. It's free choice to have sex. People can buy their choice of contraceptives and if they're on medicaid their food stamps or welfare check can cover it if they're so fired up to have it!

      • nifongnation says:

        "We are asking religious companies to give what all other health care providers give?" Who is asking ? You mean commanding. That is Obama. Illegal aliens have no right to command anything from any one citizen or taxpayer.
        Government doesn't ask, it extorts. As you do not know, we still have Unalienable rights in our nation, and one is the right to our religious beliefs, even if Obama does not like those beliefs. Another is our right to carry guns to defend ourselves from criminals and tyranny. Obama has yet to experience our Endowed rights, but surely will. Health care is not a right.

      • dingbat36 says:

        Contraception and abortions are NOT healthcare issues and shouldn't be covered for anyone!!

  5. Planetaryhub says:

    How Gingrich, Romney, & Obama All Promote Big Government: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed

    Republicans Insuring Obama’s Re-election: http://conservativedailynews.com/2012/02/republic

    Mitt Romney Keeps Defending the Individual Mandate: http://spectator.org/blog/2011/12/28/mitt-romney-….

    The Romney Con Exposed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedhttp://inflation.us/videos.html

    Rush Limbaugh: Romney Is Not Mr. Conservative! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed

    Why Did A Former Romney Campaigner Defect to Another Candidate? http://www.revolutionpac.com/2012/01/former-romne

    Study: On Spending Cuts, Most GOP Candidates Light On Details; Who Isn't?: http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/30/study-on-spendi…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSVi45vfA6o

    Another great place for information on the candidates is The Conservative Scorecard, which is an easy-to-read description on the strength of the candidates on key conservative positions. The ratings are based on their prior statements and positions over their political careers. It can be found here: http://www.conservativescorecard.com/

    • Ultor says:

      Please keep comments clean and appropriate for Obama and Romney’s audiences. Please do not use honest or truthful language. ALL CAPS comments are inappropriate. Please be patient when posting an honest truthful fact based comment. It may take a few minutes for your comment to be manipulated by our censors. Due to the word "Socialism" containing the name of a president and a particular handpicked Massachusetts moderate, all comments containing disparaging sentiments about them will get flagged for moderation. These comments have to be manually manipulated and altered for the benefit of Obama and Romney so they will not post immediately.

    • dingbat36 says:

      Is that your real email address? If so I imagine you will use the emails of eveyone who responds to sell to spammers.

    • Agent Orange says:

      John Lofton, are you a total idiot, or are you getting money from Iran to disseminate their propaganda from them?! You either can't tell the difference between murdering people and legitimately killing terrorist vermin, or you're deliberately conflating the two! Either way, you don't belong here on this site — this place is for American patriots, not for pests like you!

      • MartinRidens says:

        Yo, Agent Orange, this is a free country. John simply posted a link most people should be interested in. In Santorum's own words, he has no problem with assassinating people, even Americans. I would think long and hard on that before defending the war on terrorism so vociferously.

  6. ricbee says:

    Ricky don't gotta rip Romney,everyone could see right thru him anyway.

  7. jjhan2 says:

    When all is said and done, Newt Is the only one!

    • Ultor says:

      Mark Levin on Romney:
      Right-leaning radio host Mark Levin launched a scathing attack on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney today, labeling the former Massachusetts governor “sleazy” and “poisonous.”
      On his Facebook page today, Levin tells Romney, “Conservatives have had enough of your sleazy campaign tactics.”
      Levin told Romney on Facebook, “Run on your record. Explain your conservative credentials. Tell us how you’ll save this country. If you have a core it is time to reveal it. But stop your poisonous attack dogs and ads. You’re just pissing us off!”

  8. tod says:

    The Constitution Last Chance,Dr.Ron Paul 2012 !!!

  9. Lowell T. says:

    Newt has the guts to giter done. Santorium will roll over and if Romney gets the job he will retreat to one of his hide outs and lead the life of Riley while doing nothing for citizens.

  10. The Truth says:

    Go Rick Santorum!

  11. Ultor says:

    “MITT WAS A BIG PART OF OUR BEING ABLE TO PASS THISS SWEEPING HEALTHCARE REFORM BILL” OBAMA 2010

  12. jerry1944 says:

    i could vote for rick are newt but will never vote for romney Yes i c many here that say they are conservative and think romney the only one that can win so they change what they SAY they beleive to me that means they sure didnt belrive it much You think they change the way they think about the Bible as easy

  13. SEAN MURRY says:

    I dont know who to vote for until i get to the voting booth.

  14. johnfromchicago says:

    Romney is the media darling, that should tell you everything.