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April 10th, 2012
07:38 PM ET

Santorum to "help" Romney

CNN's John King and Rick Santorum senior adviser John Brabender discuss what will happen now that Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign. Brabender says Santorum is ready to "help" Mitt Romney.


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  1. Vikas

    Yes, Bos, let's look at this argument. Big Government vs. Big HealthCare. Mr. Earmarks vs. Mr. Massachusetts. You've frmaed the issue well. Unfortunately, Mr. Big Gov't & Earmarks is the "new normal" for the USA. Is Rick Santorum the perfect candidate? No, but that brings us to the next issue, Big HealthCare from Mr. Massachusetts. There in lies the rub for Mr. "M" & the popularity of Rick Santorum. Why? Because the majority of Americans oppose Obama Care. It's just that simple.Now, we can argue all day point-counter point on the Health Care issue(s), but realize that Romney Care was in fact the model for Obama Care. Hence, Mr. M's biggest problem. So, going into the Fall, we'll have two Progressive candidates should Mr. M win, that are going to never address the Obama Care issue. Obama because it's his signature legislative achievement as President, and Mr. M because it's his signature achievement as Governor. It's the deafening silence of O-Mitt vs. O-bama. Both "mainstream" candidates will not address the issue the voting electorate absolutely does not want, was forced down their throats on a cram down, and now is supposed to choose either O-Mitt or O-bama to dismantle. Talk about lunacy by the GOP establishment, here it is on full display for all to see. Mr. Santorum at least offers to high-light this & wisely has decided it needs to go, as Obama Care is the most un-conservative program that could ever be devised because it completely destroys personal freedoms & choices.So, the more informed voters will see this ruse for what it is, a "rope-a-dope" issue, because if they elect either "mainstream" candidate, O-Mitt or O-bama, the result will be the extension of the Obama Care Law. O-Mitt will say he will dismantle it, but one of his lieutenants has stated otherwise. Words by candidates are not as persuasive as their actions while in office. Mr. M's record is clear. The ghost of Teddy Kennedy haunts Mr. M & will do so forever on this healthcare issue. The picture of the Romney Care signing ceremony is seared into every conservatives brain.

    May 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm |