$antorum’s devious scheme undercuts Romney

Aw, com’mon, Rick

Many Republicans arose to find an email from Rick Santorum this morning. His missive begins with a statement telling what he’s pondered and reflected on since ending his presidential campaign. He says he’s been “thinking about the overwhelming support from our grassroots family.” He then vows to “harness that success and momentum, and keep propelling forward our shared commitment to promoting faith, family, freedom and opportunity in this country.”

Great stuff.

It sounded like he was springing onboard the Romney express to return the White House to Republicans.  Maybe the former U.S. Senator even had a plan to regain control of the senate?

But then this jolted readers back to the harsh realities of ego, power building and moolah.

Insufferable Santorum writes: “That is why I’ve decided to launch a new organization, Patriot Voices. This grassroots and online organization is founded on the values you and I hold in the highest regard, and is a platform for Americans across the country to stand together to affect change that otherwise could not be accomplished alone.”

First he cunningly invites readers to help him pick a logo — next, become a “member” and click on his prominent DONATE button.  Then if you can stand it, there is a message video in which Santorum, still wearing his ubiquitous sweater vest in mid-June, angles for “a million recruits”  to send him money.

Yes. The Santorum’s have seven children. He also has the ability to earn a substantial living as a lawyer and on the political speaking circuit. But if he’s truly dedicated to replacing Obama, siphoning money to his own coffers from Republican donors in a constricted economy is disingenuous and self-serving at best.

After this late-night email contrivance sent out in early May, Santorum finally gave a lukewarm endorsement to Romney.

In these critical times, America needs better. Mr. Santorum.  The future of your children and those of Americans across the nation depend on it.

10 Responses to $antorum’s devious scheme undercuts Romney

  1. GOP PC says:

    Rick Santorum is a singularly focused man. That focus is himself. Even with socialist Obama in the White House, it’s clear he’s looking after Number One, not the future of this country.

    • AZ Conservative Guy says:

      After reading Santorum’s Patriot Voices, I have no doubt that he would be happy with Obama’s reelection. That way he doesn’t have to wait eight years for Romney to move on. Santorum would be 62 then. If he could run again in four years he’d be 58. You’re right, GOP PC. It’s all about Santorum!

  2. Suz says:

    Rick Santorum gave us Mitt Romney. He refused to get out the primary he stayed in against all hope. Rick will join Ron Paul in the most disliked Republicans.

  3. Doc says:

    Don’t we ALREADY have a socialistic, magnanimous, arrogant, self-serving, egotistical maniac residing @ 1600 PA. Ave.? At least that one’s a dim-0-crap! We expect that kinda’ behaviour from the likes of him…

    …we most certainly DO NOT need one livin’ there who has th’ GALL to refer to himself as a Republican.

  4. Frankly Speaking says:

    Santorum mocked the views of John F. Kennedy who realized not everyone was Catholic and shouldn’t be forced to follow his religion’s dictates on birth control etc. Instead Santorum said Kennedy had “caused great harm in America.” Rick Santorum is unable to separate his own religious views from his position in public life. Santorum said JFK’s position “made him sick.”
    Santorum makes me sick.

    http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2012/02/rick-santorum-defends-comments-blasting-jfk-over-religion-place-politics/JmimsHOpSs3lyrx39EkwvJ/index.html

  5. Blackbeard says:

    Great stuff here, SRAZ! I received this same email and had similar thoughts. Santorum has always been about himself. Remember how he repeatedly endorsed the disgusting liberal Arlen Specter over conservative Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania? I’m from Pittsburgh with lots of family still there. They are all republicans and all still despise him for this deception. I’d sure like to know how he captured my email address.

  6. Marianne says:

    When Santorum attempted to impose his personal religious views on the rest of us, he lost me and I’m a conservative.

    This money grubbing effort is over the top and so far exceeds the bounds of decency and good taste that I would never consider him as aything more than a self absorbed sore loser. He should be trying to help Mitt Romney defeat Barack Obama, not attempt to take mutimillions from a cash strapped electorate who can only stretch their donations so far. Why doesn’t he just get a job?

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  8. Martin Whatwouldthefoundersthink says:

    Disappointing. At this point I have to side with the Republican establishment. That kills me. I hate that the best we can do is Romney. However, he’s our dog in the race. There is no comparison with the dog-eater in the White House and this election is too important. There is too much at risk – especially with likely SC nominations up for grabs.

    Santorum should be going all out stumping for Romney and forget his own plans at this point.

  9. Fed Up says:

    Rick Santorum should be working with the well known Nigerian scammers. This came via email today. I’m just sending the last part to give an idea of what a slippery snake he is:

    “When you do join, please consider upgrading your membership to one of our paid levels: we offer a Sentinel at $25, an Advocate at $50, a Guardian at $100, plus many others. Each level comes with complimentary gifts and will help us continue to fight together!

    We look forward to continuing on this journey with you!
    Game on!”

    Rick Santorum