Politics

Rick Santorum Suggests Pres. Obama is Better Than Mitt Romney

| by Michael Allen

Speaking in San Antonio, Texas, on Thursday, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Republicans should give President Obama another term over Mitt Romney, whom Santorum compared to a an Etch A Sketch toy.

Santorum said: “You win by giving people a choice. You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to be a little different than the person in there.”

“If they’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk of what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate for the future.”

Santorum was referencing Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom’s comment on Wednesday: “I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all of over again.”

Romney issued a statement on Thursday: “This election is more important than any one person. It is about the future of America. Any of the Republicans running would be better than President Obama and his record of failure.”

Newt Gingrich tweeted: “Rick Santorum is dead wrong. Any GOP nominee will be better than Obama."