Kudos to Jay Leno for Challenging Santorum
On the “Tonight Show,” Jay Leno hosted special guest, former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. Santorum was his typical narrow-minded self, while Leno asked him very direct questions and really put Santorum on the spot.
Santorum has publicly endorsed Mitt Romney as the Republican Presidential Candidate after bowing out of the race. This should come as no surprise considering they're both idiots. Santorum's stances on social issues are very conservative, and Leno dug right in and asked him "why" he feels that way. Santorum is completely against gay marriage, contraception, and pornography. To which Leno joked that now he lost the male vote as well.
The explanation Santorum gives in regards to his opposition of abortion and birth control is that it is against his religion. He said he doesn't approve in contraception, but "I've never voted to stop contraception," and he would "never oppose that on anybody else" just because it's not his belief. Then why doesn't he have the same perspective on abortion, gay marriage, and pornography? He then says, "I don't believe in smoking ... but I wouldn't vote for any bans in smoking." He doesn't even realize how stupid that sounds. Leno replied, "So a gay couple smoking with contraceptives would be the worst thing?"
Democrats can only hope that Santorum and Romney have hashed out all of their differences so Santorum can get on Romney's card as Vice President. It would be the ballot of bigots and Obama can't lose against the two of them. If you didn't see the interview, you should be able to check out clips online. Leno couldn't have conducted this interview better.
Posted by obamaluv at June 19, 2012 7:26 PM
So what you are saying, is that Santorum, nor any other conservative has the right to have personal beliefs; because personal beliefs cannot be separated from public actions?
Regarding/VP; Santorum will not be the VP. It will be Rubio; which will nullify Obama’s latest re-election political trick with 16-30 illegal aliens. Rubio will give Romney Florida; which is an essential state.
obamaluv (great name, you don’t by chance get that tingly feeling running up your leg like Chris Mattthews, do you?), you base your whole post on the personal vs. political (voting) beliefs of Santorum/Romney. But tell me, do you just say these things because Santorum/Romney are Republicans, or do you feel the same way about any politician, regardless of party affiliation?
“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (Photo: AP) In a carefully worded statement, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid, Congress’ top Democrat, outlined a somewhat more nuanced position on same-sex marriage than President Obama —and the senator’s opinion may still be evolving.
Reid, who voted in 1996 for the Defense of Marriage Act — which defined marriage as between a woman and a man — but opposed a 2008 effort to amend the constitution to that effect, said in a statement that his “personal belief is that marriage is between a man and a woman” and that the issue should be left to the states…
A Mormon, Reid has long said he agreed with his church’s position against gay marriage. But he has also supported gay rights, including repealing the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.”
So Reid’s personal belief is he agrees with the Moron Church, that marriage is between a man and a woman, and he voted the same way in 1996.
Santorum was a candidate. He is no longer. Great that Jay Leno can push him around. No matter.
Santorum will not be on the ticket. Neither will Rubio. The vetting has already been started by the Romney people, and no one has asked Rubio to provide any background info whatsoever.
MSM talking points: Rubio not vetted.
“Romney: Rubio ‘thoroughly vetted’
By the Associated Press
Posted: 06/20/2012 01:01:13 AM PDT
HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Tuesday that his campaign is “thoroughly vetting” Marco Rubio as it searches for a running mate despite reports that the Florida senator is not being considered.
ABC News and The Washington Post cited unnamed advisers in reporting that Rubio, R-Fla., wasn’t on the short list for the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket.
“I can’t imagine who such people are, but I can tell you this: They know nothing about the vice presidential selection or evaluation process,” Romney told reporters Tuesday evening outside a Michigan ice cream shop. “The story was entirely false. Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process.”
The story is not some sort of “MSM talking points.” ABC & The Washington Post confirmed the story and ran with it; Rubio was not being vetted. When questioned previously, Romney would neither confirm nor deny it. Now, Romney says Rubio is being vetted. It’s possible the sources used by ABC News & WAPO were wrong. It’s also possible Romney is lying.
So who do we believe, the MSM or the words dirctly from Mitt Romney’s mouth? I go with Romney because the MSM does not have s good track record at telling the truth.
i.e Zimmerman’s comments edited by the media; and the latest comments by Mitt Romney edited by Andrea Mitchell, regarding Romney’s visit to a sub sandwich restaurant.
The problem for Romney re Rubio is that Romney has to say he’s vetting Rubio, regardless of whether he is or he isn’t. It would be very disrespectful if Romney were not even considering Rubio, considering all the hoolla about Romney’s need to increase his share of the latino vote from where it currently stands, 27%. It will be nearly impossible to win the election with such a small part of that particular demographic.
Meanwhile, Romney has a big problem with the economy. The unemployment rate is improving nicely in FL, VA, and OH. The problem? The GOP governors of those states- Scott, McConnell, and Kasich- desperately want to take credit for the improving economy. But if they do, it makes Romney look bad. No one needs Romney if the economy is already getting better. And those governmors, esp Scott & Kasich, are desperate. It’s a tough situation for Romney. He has to pin his hopes to a poor economy, and at the same time, appeal to at least one of the following four demographics: women, blacks, gays, and latinos. If Romney can’t gain traction among at least one, a loss will be baked into the cake. Among those four, the obvious choice- given the sustained legislative assault that continues against women over women’s health issues- is the latinos. Hence Romney must cater to Rubio, regardless of whether he is VP material or not.
Phx8, you seem to really be stretching the theories of what Romney is doing. I am from Ohio, and we in Ohio know that Kasich is doing a great job. He has created jobs by attracting companies into the state and we know that it is in spite of Obama’s policies. I was at a speaking engagement where Kasich spoke of Ohio’s economy and the question was asked about Obama getting credit for the improved economy. Kasich said “so be it”, our state and the economy is more important than who gets the credit, and I agree. But the citizens of Ohio know what is going on and who gets the credit. So your theory that what is good for the economy is bad for Romney is incorrect. I can’t remember who it was, but I am sure it was a Democrat who said every time the Stock Market drops, we gain more votes. Perhaps you remember who it was?
Regarding the four groups; Obama is losing the support of women, blacks, and Hispanics. Gays don’t make up enough of the population to make any difference. Romney is gaining in women, Blacks, and Hispanics. But it doesn’t really matter, because Obama has completely abandoned his blue collar union base and they are going for conservatives in droves. The only one’s Obama is catering to is his left wing fringe, but it will take more than the left wing fringe to win the election.
Regarding Rubio, as a member of the Tea Party, I can tell you there is a big push for Romney to choose Rubio. He is loved by conservatives and would certainly give Romney the state of Florida.
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