Sununu: Santorum, Gingrich “Grasping at Straws & Toys” – Sen. DeMint “Excited About Romney”

One of our favorite Romney guys, Former NH Governor John Sununu, spoke this morning to FOX News’ Martha MacCallum (America’s Newsroom). With the Santorum/Gingrich led media hoopla surrounding a Romney aide’s comment about Etch-a-Sketch, Sununu pulled no punches:


“Mitt Romney is talking about creating jobs and Santorum is waving kiddie toys in the air. It’s from the sublime to the ridiculous. ~ Fmr NH Gov John Sununu

We’ve now reached the silly stage of primary politics… With the gravity of the domestic and foreign threats America is facing, images of foolhardy Santorum and Gingrich pinching and twisting plastic toy knobs on the campaign trail, hoping to etch and sketch enough favor to hang on for another day, is pitiable.

Matt Benyon (Team Santorum) felt no shame putting this photo out for the world to see. March 22, 2012

Romney’s reaction to Etch-a-Sketch flap:






Regardless of frivolous and foolish antics from Romney’s opposition, conservative Senator and Tea Party leader Jim DeMint released a buzz-worthy memo today. Penning lines that are very easy to read between, Demint says it’s time for the GOP to make a decision… to go with Romney:

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. Jim DeMint, the South Carolina Republican and tea party favorite, said Thursday he was ‘excited’ about the possibility of Mitt Romney becoming the GOP presidential nominee.
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“I can tell conservatives from my perspective is that, I’m not only comfortable with Romney, I’m excited about the possibility of him possibly being our nominee,” DeMint said. “Again, this is not a formal endorsement and I do not intend to do that right now but I just think we just need to look at where we are.”

DeMint’s comments came the same day Romney met with influential Republicans on Capitol Hill, including House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan. Like DeMint, Ryan has not publicly backed a candidate in the GOP race, but is considered a prized endorsement for the White House.

DeMint was impressed with Romney:

“His leadership skills, the fact that he hasn’t lived his life in Washington. There’s a lot to like there,” DeMint said.
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“I don’t have any immediate plans to do an endorsement but I think we all need to look at this presidential primary and encourage the candidates to do a little self-reflection here — what’s good for our country,” he said. “The sooner we can make a decision, I think the sooner we can focus on the real problem which is Obama.”

(emphasis added) Read complete article here.

DeMint’s voice joins a growing chorus; Jeb Bush endorsed Romney yesterday, Frank Luntz, Dick Morris, Henry Barbour, Bob Dole, and Donald Trump say Romney is the one. Freedom Works says it will no longer oppose The Gov. Even Ed Rollins, former Bachmann/Huckabee campaign manager, says he’s grown bored with this drawn-out nomination process and it’s time to get in the huddle with with Mitt.

I wholeheartedly agree.

► Jayde Wyatt

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9 Responses to Sununu: Santorum, Gingrich “Grasping at Straws & Toys” – Sen. DeMint “Excited About Romney”

  1. AfricansforRomney says:

    Love Sununu. Age never slows him down.

    The pic tells a story. hehehehe….Santourm is not ready for the highest Office in the land.

    Romney/DeMint ticket will be awesome.

  2. Arfisher says:

    Romney/DeMint. I have always liked that!

  3. GitchiGummiPress says:
  4. GitchiGummiPress says:

    If you think this impossible, consider this statement by Sen. Rick Santorum, aired Sunday on WTAE-TV. In criticizing the government’s response to Katrina, he couldn’t resist piling on the conservative mantra of personal responsibility. “I mean,” he said, “you have people who don’t heed those warnings and then put people at risk as a result of not heeding those warnings. There may be a need to look at tougher penalties, candidly, on those who decide to ride it out and understand that there are consequences to not leaving.” Punish the victims, that’s the ticket. Never mind that it is, candidly, hard to imagine any penalties tougher than the complete destruction of your home, the loss of your city, the deaths of neighbors and family. Go ahead and arrest all those irresponsible laggards who didn’t own cars to take them out of harm’s way, or American Express gold cards for charging a room at the Holiday Inn. Levy fines on all the old, sick or disabled folks who didn’t yank out their IVs and flee their nursing homes or hospitals. Perhaps the senator meant only to punish the car-owning, credit-card-bearing, able-bodied residents who could have left but chose not to. In which case, tracking them down would be an interesting use of police powers in the face of one of the worst natural disasters in this country’s history. Read more: http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/05250/566781-149.stm#ixzz1piaJfZnK

  5. GitchiGummiPress says:

    Santorum votes against sending funds to help rebuild after Huricane Katrina. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xutxQugsoZs&feature=channel

  6. F. Ybarra says:

    I can hardly believe my ears: SANTORUM now says it’s better to stick with OBAMA than nominate ROMNEY.

    The man who only a few years ago was endorsing Romney as a conservative is now ready to go all the way to certain political suicide to stop him.

    If you had any hopes of Santorum giving a care about anything but his ego, give them up now.

  7. How desperate are they? How stupid? Are they on a self destruct mode? This echa sketch and prefer Obama over Romney tactics seems to be political suicide. No one is going to buy these attempts to be other than the act of desperate men losing a possibility to become president of the United States. How embarrassing.

  8. Yes, I welcome any follow-up comments. How many people out there buy into the the validity of the attacks? And what about dignity for future attempts at running for office? These were mere efforts by Santorum and Gingrich to stave off the inevitable. Will Santorum be asking himself in the future “what if?” What if I had kept on message with my political views and continued in the attack against Obama instead of this excursion into futility? I should have viewed how this echa sketch would be processed in the minds of the people, and what it might, in turn, do to my chances of wining. Already, these gaffe’s on the part of Santorum have cost him percentage points in the polls, and given Romney more percentage points.