Rick Santorum Claims That ‘Obama’s Minions’ Told Him He Could’ve Beat Obama In 2012

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Former Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum appeared on Morning Joe Tuesday morning to peddle his new book. During the segment, the panel asked him if he was considering another Presidential bid in 2016. Santorum first made sure to point out how ‘successful’ his 2012 campaign was, focusing on how many states he won during the primaries and that he had the most successful runner-up campaign since Ronald Reagan in 1976. He then made the statement that one of ‘Obama’s minions’ told him that they were scared of him in 2012 and didn’t want him to defeat Mitt Romney, as they were concerned that Santorum’s conservative credentials and blue collar appeal would defeat Obama.

Below is video of the segment:

 

 

I am going to say this point blank — this was one of the most self serving, arrogant interviews I have ever seen on a cable news program. That is really saying a lot, considering the number of conceited, self-important politicians we see appear on television to do nothing else but talk about themselves. In his latest book, ‘Blue Collar Conservatives,’ Santorum paints himself as a champion of the working class and states that Republicans need to appeal to more hard-working, blue collar Americans. Of course, he doesn’t want to raise the minimum wage or fully support labor unions, but he totally likes working class people and for that reason, they should vote for him or other Republicans.

After engaging in a mutual stroke-fest with Joe Scarborough for a few minutes, where they each praised the other for their ‘blue collar’ cred, the other members of the panel got to speak with Santorum. Mike Barnicle asked Santorum why he didn’t support a minimum wage increase despite being a supposed champion of the working class and wanting to see workers’ wages increase. Santorum, like every good Republican, made the argument that an increased minimum wage ‘disincentivizes’ business owners to hire workers.  Basically, Santorum just spouted some basic platitudes about tax cuts, tax reform and appealing to working Americans as a way to reduce unemployment and increase wages. Of course, he also had to throw Obamacare in the mix, because Obama.

However, the interview went from bad to worse when John Heilemann asked Santorum about the possibility of running again in 2016. Santorum’s personal ego-stroking was something to behold during this moment. Santorum kept telling Heilemann to heap more praise upon him in regards to his 2012 campaign. At the same time, Santorum kept interjecting all of his accomplishments during 2012. Based on his over-the-top self-congratulatory tone, you’d think that he not only won the 2012 Republican nomination, but defeated Obama in a landslide.

Of course, in Santorum’s mind, he knows for a FACT that he would have handily defeated President Obama if he would have captured the nomination. He knows this because Obama’s people told him so. Obama was shaking in his boots at the prospect of facing the juggernaut known as Rick Santorum. That is why they didn’t try to subversively help Santorum in his primary battle with Romney. Because, all along, Obama knew he could only defeat Romney due to Santorum’s strength with ‘real Americans.’

Santorum declined to say if he was going to toss his hat in the ring for 2016, stating that it would all depend on his family situation. However, he did make it appear that if he entered the race, he’d be seen as a heavy favorite because all of the working people in America would vote for him. He even pointed to a poll taken in Pennsylvania prior to him dropping out in 2012 that said that he was a heavy favorite among those who would vote after 5 PM, indicating that working class people with jobs preferred him.

You know, considering that Santorum actually LOST his Senate seat in 2006 by a whopping 17 points, and was really only a bit of a threat to Romney for a short period in 2012, you’d think he’d have a little more humility.

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30 Replies to “Rick Santorum Claims That ‘Obama’s Minions’ Told Him He Could’ve Beat Obama In 2012”

  1. Oh, for crying out loud. What a bubble this guy lives in! He’s trying hard to keep up with Palin I guess. Grifter, he is at the core of his being. Question: Did he actually write the book himself? Does anyone know?

  2. This guy is the height of arrogance. I can actually believe that Obama workers told him that they feared him as the GOP candidate. Trolling fools is fun, and if Obama had faced Rightous Rick, the margin would have been increased dramatically. The people of Pennsylvania would have risen up and told the world what an ass Santorum is.

  3. Hey Ricky did you notice Mr No Blow Job lost Virginia. Thats because America isn’t into jacking off Jesus like you theocrats are

  4. he was a heavy favorite among those who would vote after 5 PM

    Too bad he would’ve already lost 70% of those who voted before 5PM.

  5. Their “bubble” is apparently opaque. He has no idea or projects idiocy intentionally without fear of incrimination.

  6. I just checked the 2012 polls.. Back in early 2012, a few miscellaneous polls here and there showed Santorum within striking distance of Obama.. but, at the same time, other polls had him down against Obama by 10-15 points. The man (Santorum) is delusional.. but that’s no surprise, is it?

  7. None of them write their own books. But some need more ghosting than others. I would guess that Santorum needs a LOT of ghosting.

  8. Santorum is delusional as usual. If he couldn’t beat Romney and Romney was beaten by Obama what makes him think he could beat Obama?

  9. Isn’t Pa. one of those states to get rid of voting after working hours, on weekends and other times most helpful to the working people who obviously support him and republicans generally?

  10. scarborough and santorum were made for each other. Neither one adds any value to political discussions. Too funny that ricky needs to claim that someone told him that Obama was afraid of him. SURE ricky.

  11. I’ve always been curious as to exactly who are the rubes who send these people money, and who are the suckers who buy their books?

  12. Actually no. While we keep having to deal with our a** of a Gov wanting to push Voter ID, (and it keeps getting defeated – yea!) PA has bills pending that would modernize voter registration, like on-line registration and same-day registration as well as bills to increase early voting, and voting by mail. And, most of PA can’t stand Rick the pr**k.

  13. Justin, you must understand that humility (aside from Heepish mock-‘umility’) is a foreign concept to those caught up in being one of the Lord’s Anointeds to rule we heathen and/or heretical creatures!

  14. Funny they never name these “some people”, “minions” or my favorite, “our sources”. But, think about it, someone might have told him that to get him to board the clown car once again, just to keep the crazy rolling. The exact kind of crazy that will keep them out of the White House for years to come.

  15. From PA where this asshole ended up being the most hated politician ever. First it was “Family Values” now its the Blue Collar gimmick. The only thing this scum ever did here was steal thousands from the taxpayers then head for cover in VA. He is a worthless pos snake thief, that’s ALL that Frothey will ever be! You cant trust this liar.

  16. He was RUN from office last time he ran for re-election when he was in Congress. Got his ass totally handed to him. F-ing idiot.

  17. Don’t fall for it! He’s trying to sell a book and will say anything to get your curious enough to read it. This guys an airhead.

  18. When I read this, I laughed so hard that my side hurt. This is same guy who has a fixation of other people’s sexuality. This is the guy that belongs to a party who fixates on Bestiality whenever they bring up social issues. This is a guy from a party who has a “Speaker” who flip flops from day to day even though there is video evidence to show that he mocked his fellow Republicans. The next day behind closed door he told a different story. Santorum is part of the BS that we have to deal with everyday. He is trying to sell a book but I would be willing to bet that he mentioned sex more than once. Scarborough and Santorum was pulling on each other’s ying yang on the show. Joe has to have someone there that agrees with him because when his precious Donnie is not there, he relies on Nicole Wallace who is rude because she interrupts everybody who disagrees with her. Santorum left there and went to Fox News to gloat because Joe put him on cloud 9..I will never buy his book..nuff sa…

  19. Santorum was our Senator here in Pennsylvania for 12 years. He was probably the worst Senator in the history of the Commmonwealth. It turned out he did not even live in Pennsylvania. He owes a school district in Allegheny County well over $100,000 for having them pay for a cyber charter school for his kids when he was not a resident of the district.

    No only was he living in Virginia the whole time he was a Senator, the house he owned in PA was not even big enough for his family. He let his sister live in the house free just so he could claim he owned a house in the state. When he had to return to the state the family stayed with her parents.

    The people of PA will remember this clown if he runs again. We definitely would not vote for the scumbag.

  20. True that. He could only defeat President Obama in the fevered dreams inside the frothy mix he calls his brain.

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