January 5, 2012

AS THE WIFE POINTED OUT...:

John McCain to Endorse Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, Hates Rick Santorum (MELANIE JONES, January 4, 2012, IB Times)

If there's one Republican who'd rather see anyone but Santorum take the nomination, it's likely to be Senator John McCain.

Rumors of a rift between Senator John McCain and former Senator Rick Santorum have been brewing for years.

In 2008, Rick Santorum did everything in his power to derail the McCain campaign during the primary nomination and presidential election, appearing on conservative talk shows, cable news programs like Fox, and at rallies where he challenged McCain's conservative chops.

According to PoliticOlogy, which asserts that McCain "hates" Santorum, the pair continued to clash even as recently as May 2011, when Santorum claimed McCain, who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam, had a limited understanding of what constitutes torture.

Just this week, in fact, Rick Santorum defended his endorsement of rival Mitt Romney for the presidency back in 2008 by admitting he wanted to do whatever he could to ruin the senator's chances.

"My focus in the 2008 election was on making sure we had someone other than John McCain," he told CNN during the last push in Iowa.

Mr. McCain looked happier in the videos he made from a North Vietnamese prison camp.

Posted by at January 5, 2012 5:32 PM
  

blog comments powered by Disqus
« WINNING LIKE A GUY WHO'S RUN STUFF BEFORE: | Main | A VOLT IN EVERY GARAGE: »