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Published: Tuesday, April 3 2012 8:46 a.m. MDT

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Tators
Hyrum, UT

Santorum said Romney basically bought his success. But Romney's financial backing is a direct result of the level of support he's received from followers... something Santorum envies and wishes he would've had. So in essence, Romney's success is a more a result of his number of backers and their level of support. The financial resources that followed were a result of that support. Every other primary candidate would love to have had those same things. Because they don't, Santorum and Gingrich cry spilt milk and make excuses... especially Santorum as of late.
On top of that, literally every poll taken shows Santorum and Gingrich would do worse running against Obama than Romney would... if the election was held today.
Santorum's ego issues are causing him to become a very sore loser. They've caused him to forget that the primary goal of all Republicans going into the primary race was (and is) to defeat Obama. But Santorum's recent attitude and actions are becoming an asset and help to Obama. There comes a point when candidates should put party goals ahead of personal egos and goals. Santorum can't seem to do that.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

Quit focusing on the next game. Win the one you are in first....please. Then we can all talk about the next race.

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

It's sad that republicans' (of which I am one) main goal is not voting for the best candidate, but getting one they don't like out.

RyanWhiting
OREM, UT

I think that it is important for the GOP to come together if they want to have a chance in November. Romney hasn't told Santorum to quit and I think that is respectful of him. I believe that Santorum needs to come to that conclusion himself and step aside. Romney did this in 2008 for McCain, and though Republicans lost that race, it showed quite a bit of humility of Romney's side. Actually McCain was quoted as saying that Romney was working harder for his (McCain's) campaign than McCain himself was. That simple act shows to me what kind of person Romney is. He isn't selfish and he isn't egotistical. I wish Santorum was that way, but he seems to be showing that he is a little bit arrogant. I only say this because he is thinking so unrealistically. He needs to win 70%~ of the remaining delegates to win and so far he has only be getting around 25%. Time to wake up and bow out gracefully. If he keeps this up he won't have any backers if he runs again in the future.

jasonlivy
Orem, UT

I found the last quote by Santorum kind of ironic. Santorum is complaining that he doesn't have as much money as Romney, but, in the same breath, complains that Romney doesn't have enough to beat Obama. Huh? The simple math is that Santorum doesn't even have enough money (i.e. support) to win the primaries. How does he think he has the resources to win Obama? Romney is in much better shape than Santorum to win Obama in the general election. I hope this is as obvious to people voting in the primaries as it is to me...

There comes a time when the country should be placed in front of any one candidate. Santorum, in another ironic moment, mentioned that he would gladly accept an invitation to be the VP, so that he can 'serve his country'. The best way for Santorum to serve his country, along with the other two Republican candidates, is to let go of their egos and get out of the race. Obama simply has to go!

IndeMak
South Jordan, UT

It is time that the GOP quit bickering. Romney says some stupid things and may not have all the answers but I believe he is better than what we have. I know he can end a lot of waste in government and help turnaround the economy. It really comes down to medium and small business owners to turn things around. Hopefully Romney can help us business owners help everyone else.

don17
Temecula, CA

jasonlivy: Good comment!
Ryan Whiting: Very Good points! Thank You!
Tators! Great Comment! So Right!

If you want to see the Mormon hate speech/writing go to the Fox News comment section! The bigots are out trashing Romney without a shred of truth! Ignorance is alive and well! How sad indeed!

LValfre
CHICAGO, IL

"If you want to see the Mormon hate speech/writing go to the Fox News comment section! The bigots are out trashing Romney without a shred of truth! Ignorance is alive and well! How sad indeed!"

Which one? The anti-Mormon hate speech and writings or the actual Mormon hate speech/writings from the past? I believe both go hand in hand every time ... it's anti-Mormons who are against past hate speech/writings of the church.

Shuzzie53
HAYWARD, CA

"President Romney" has a much beter ring to it than "President Santorum".

buckbeaver
Lake Forest, CA

Let's assume for a moment that Romney will be the nominee; I don't think he will be able to beat Obama, so while we're all out hoping Romney can win, prepare for 4 more dismal years or the end of america as we know it!

raybies
Layton, UT

Rick Santorum == Ross Perot... now there's a funny match up. I love it.

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