Entertaining new Santorum ad

I just saw this Rick Santorum campaign ad and thought it was hillarious. It’s so much better than getting angry. I’m not convinced that Santorum is the staunch budget hawk he claims to be, but I enjoyed the ad.

For contrast, here is a recent Romney Super PAC ad that accuses Santorum of being a big spender.

30 Replies to “Entertaining new Santorum ad”

  1. delegate

    Santorum earmarked over $1,000,000,000 while in the senate. Good to know he’s against pork barrel spending. Also notable are his votes against the “right to work.”

    1. duggersd

      I am sure you can find something you don’t like about Rick Santorum. I am sure you can find something you don’t like about Newt Gingrich. I am sure you can find something you don’t like about Ron Paul. I am sure you can find something you don’t like about Mitt Romney. I know I can. But I can tell you I like any of the above when compared to the disaster in the White House we have today. I think the point of the ad has to do with rather than slinging mud, tell us why we SHOULD vote for you. Anybody who has been in Congress has a track record of votes. Nobody has a track record of 100% matching my opinion. Mitt Romney has the luxury of not having to defend his votes because he lost when he ran for the Senate. But I could bring up his thing about being against abortion, but pretending to be pro-choice until he was able to be pro-life if you want.

        1. Bob Ellis

          Face it, Cory: you’re just threatened by anything remotely resembling authentic masculinity because you know you can’t (or don’t know how to) compete.

          1. Bill Fleming

            Ellis has it about right. In his “mom jeans” walking around like he has a corn-cob outhouse problem, Mr. “Severly Conservative” Romeny has a remote resemblence to authentic masculinity. Which is pretty good since he’s most likely an alien from another planet.

            Seriously… you go to your “home state” and your first remark is “the trees are the right height here?”

            Whew.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ex42BG_k2c

  2. MC Post author

    I liked the Santorum ad, Lots ‘action’ and movement, plus a nice punch at the end. It was nice break from doom and gloom ads of the past. Expect more of these kinds of ads, as it will attract younger voters.

    The Romney spot left me kind of dry, it had all the facts, but that’s it.

  3. Troy Jones

    Good ads. And I think it will be good to have a two person primary between two conservatives. One with all the economic and leadership skills. The other with a voice for ideals.

    My bet is you are watching the GOP ticket meld together like two metals with some hot fire.

    1. Job Creator

      That’s an entertaining analogy, Troy. I’m not sure you’re spot-on here. I think what’s going on looks more like taking a white-hot knife, plunging it into liquid nitrogen and then throwing it on a concrete floor. Just a “tiny bit” of fractionation going on there…

  4. Les

    Romney will have more to do with another win by Obama than any but the Newter. I’ve been told Paul has delegates lined out, but, kind of looks like a race horse yoked to a plow horse with Paul/Santorum or Santorum/Paul. Could it work?

    I think any GOP victor will require a dark horse running mate and not another Palin this time.

  5. Troy Jones

    Bill,

    I’m thinking of Reagan/Bush (Romney/Santorum). It is similar to what sparked the Obama/Clinton talk. I think O/C didn’t happen because BO wanted to avoid the shadow of Bill Clinton.

    In 1980, Reagan had a challenge to attract Independents. He had the base sowed up. Bush solved the problem. Now, Romney has a base problem but attracts people who want the governance problem solved (outside of my policy differences with Obama, his biggest weakness is he is weak on governance (ala GHWB, Carter) which will appeal to the Independents. Santorum addresses the base.

    I think this is the genious in Biden. Obama was so new and un-tried that there was an undercurrent of is he ready for prime time. Biden provided comfort of a “gray hair” and maturity. I’ve always believed when you hear about people who vote for people outside their ideology the undertone was “governance” (can he handle the day to day responsibilities).

    When it comes to running the government, Romney is clearly the most qualified (Huntsman second), even after considering Obama’s on-the-job training these last four years, as Romney has run things for decades.

    Sidenotes:

    1) Thune addresses Romney’s weakness as well: base. If Romney’s VP choice isn’t Santorum or Thune, I bet it will look alot like them both.

    2) If Santorum wins the nomination (I don’t think this will happen but I never thought Obama would beat Clinton either), Santorum absolutely needs Romney or someone who looks like him. Someone said to me the other day: Could McCain have won if he had chosen Romney? While interesting as it would have caused some interesting dynamics with Indies who ended up electing all the Republicans to the House last election, I think it didn’t solve McCains weakness which was the base. Palin did that.

    The election was probably lost when the financial meltdown occurred. But the nail went in the coffin the day McCain voted for TARP.

      1. Bill Fleming

        Makes sense, I guess, Troy, in that peculiar, Republican way of yours ;^). (Thune would be a better running mate for Romney IMHO. Or TPaw. Santorum isn’t good for you guys. Kiss of death. Same with Gingrich.)

  6. sdpride

    Santorum would be an easy victory for Obama. All he has to do is get him talking about contraceptives and it’s all over.

    1. duggersd

      OK, then Santorum just needs to get Obama talking about how he closed Guantanamo, cut the deficit in half, unemployment below 7% by now (he is coming close; he only needs another 1,000,000 people to quit looking), bring down premiums with his health care fiasco, not allow lobbyists in the White House, and an open government, just for starters.
      I have not heard anything that says Rick Santorum or anybody else will make birth control illegal. As one of Santorum’s supporters said, he finds it rather humorous that with all of the problems with the Obama Administration, the media seems to be obsessed with sex.

      1. sdpride

        It doesn’t matter if he isn’t going to ban them. He is way out of tune with the rest of the country when it comes to these things. He just comes off as weird.

        And you can say that those issues shouldn’t be getting attention, but the fact that Santorum keeps talking about them shows that he thinks they should, and that’s the problem.

      2. Job Creator

        Actually, sdpride, I think it’s a slam-dunk of Obama gets Santorum talking about ANYTHING…haha I can’t belive that with all of the great Republicans out there that this is the best the party can do.

  7. grudznick

    I know I’m jumping the bacon here before breakfast, but is anybody else concerned about Jim Hundstad (not Jim Hundstad for Congress in 2012 or whatever)?

    I’m reading the man is having health issues. I don’t agree with much of his politicing and slamdoggedness but for gosh sakes, this guy is a swell fellow. I think we all should be hoping that Jim is resting well. Frankly, sometimes he’s been like a son to me.

  8. Anonymous

    Keep going Rick you made Thune look bad by beating Rommney in the midwest,Keep going all the way to the nomination, then get beat by Obama.These four guys should be on the gong show.