Michael Gaynor
"Resolute" Romney sinks slick Santorum
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By Michael Gaynor
February 24, 2012

All that Santorum and Ginrich can do by continuing in the race is to help Obama.

Mitt Romney was presidential in the Arizona presidential debate.

Rick Santorum, the latest Not Mitt alternative, wilted in the spotlight, exposed as a Washington insider whose deeds didn't match his words by Romney and Ron Paul.

Ron Paul said that Santorum is "a fake."

Romney showed that Paul is right about that, by saying that Santorum was fighting for the earmarked Bridge to Nowhere, by attacking Santorum's support for Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey and by prompting Santorum to admit that he took one for the team in voting for No Child Left Behind.

Most importantly, Romney deftly turned Santorum's attempt to blame him for Obamacare by stating facts that I had set forth in more detail in "Obama's Divisive Republican Opposition Is Making His Day" (www.webcommentary.com/php/ShowArticle.php?id=gaynorm&date=120208):

"But for Santorum, Obamacare would not have passed! In 2004 Santorum strongly supported fellow Senator Arlen Specter's bid for re-election in a Republican primary against conservative Pat Toomey (who was elected to the Senate in 2010). In 2009, Specter switched parties and gave the Democrat an essential vote needed to pass Obamacare. At the end of that year Specter cast the 60th vote for cloture on Obamacare. Then Specter cast the 50th vote for Obamacare that permitted Vice President Biden to cast the tie breaking vote.

"Santorum's 2004 commercial for Specter is telling. Santorum assured that pro-abortion, pro-Obamacare Specter was 'with us' on 'the votes that mater.' Doesn't LIFE 'matter,' Senator Santorum? Doesn't Obamacare 'matter,' Senator Santorum? Watch the Santorum comercial at http://legalinsurrection.com/2011/12/how-disastrous-was-santorums-endorsement-of-specter-can-you-say-obamacare/.

Newt Gingrich, the previous Not Mitt alternative, opted for cheerfunessl instead of nastiness during the debate and acquitted himself well, but is so weighted down by all his personal "baggage" that he is Team Obama's most preferred Republican presidential nominee.

All that Santorum and Ginrich can do by continuing in the race is to help Obama.

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Michael Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)

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