"What Gov. Romney and his advisers don’t seem to understand is this: If you’re a worker whose job went overseas, you don’t need somebody trying to explain to you the difference between outsourcing and offshoring, you need someone who’s going to wake up every day and fight for American jobs and investment here in the United States."
I’m not going to sit here and pretend that everything is getting better as fast as anybody was hoping for, but let’s be honest about something. The President was right on this one.
You don’t win elections by correcting people after they’ve just been told they don’t have a job. Let them call it what they want while you, as the President, focus on the economy. The general idea is for people not to need to know the difference between unemployment situations.
"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 you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future"
— Rick Santorum, telling an audience in Texas that the United States would be better off with four more years of President Obama than with Mitt Romney in the White House.
"You’re having the taxpayers pay to take care of somebody. I’m an ordinary citizen and I would think I should pay for my own protection."
— Ron Paul, explaining why he turned down his own Secret Service detail, during an interview with Jay Leno on last night’s episode of the The Tonight Show.
"I was referred to by many in my state as Senador Puertorriqueño. They used to make fun of me, ‘Why are you representing Puerto Rico?’ Well, someone has to because they don’t have a voice. I felt a responsibility to the island."
— Rick Santorum, speaking at a campaign event in Puerto Rico on Wednesday evening.
(Source: The Huffington Post)
"Stated simply, we’re about promoting the private sector. They’re about protecting the privileged sector. We’re a fair shot, and a fair shake. They’re about no rules, no risk. And no accountability."
— Vice President Joe Biden, according to prepared remarks provided to CNN, in a speech that he’s expected to deliver at the United Auto Workers Local 12 Hall in Toledo, Ohio this afternoon.
All in all, the results were within a few percentage points of virtually every projection. But the variations—giving Santorum two wins where he wasn’t supposed to excel, Gingrich two losses in his “base,” and Romney a pair of third-place finishes—provided a big feast for spinmeisters, particularly those hungering and thirsting for an extended contest.
The path ahead includes caucuses in Missouri next Saturday, where Santorum built high expectations with his virtually unopposed win in a non-binding “beauty contest” primary on Feb. 7, and in Puerto Rico on Sunday, where Romney should clean up. But the big high-publicity contest will be next Tuesday in the Illinois primary, where the argument that Romney is weak in Midwestern “Rust Belt” states will be put to one more test. If he survives until then, Louisiana on March 24 could provide Santorum with another belt of Southern comfort.
But the parallel battle, which has been raging since Romney’s victories in Florida and Nevada back in January (if not earlier), will be among Republican elites. By this point, GOP opinion leaders are either frantic to bring the contest to a close to let the “inevitable” and “electable” Romney marshal resources for November—or want to give Santorum one last chance to prove that the palpable anti-Romney sentiment of conservative activists can lift him to an unlikely nomination or convention bid.
— The Two-Candidate Race Has Finally Arrived
"My 12-year-old will out-reason Bill Maher when it comes to understanding, you know, what, you know, how logic works because he is completely illogical."
Rick Santorum • Rebuking another round of criticism from television host Bill Maher, during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. During his show on Friday, Maher claimed Santorum wanted his children “locked up in the Christian madrassa”, because in public “they could be infected by the virus of reason”. When asked about the comments Santorum replied, “all of a sudden, if you’re instilling faith and teaching them about God in your home, you’re a madrassa, according to these folks.” The Arabic word roughly translates to “school”. source(via • follow)
Unfortunately, neither realized that the only time the word “madrassa” carries a negative connotation is when it’s being used by bigots.
"I’m not here to talk about President Obama. I think he is great. I’m here to talk about my dad and what he would bring to the country."
— Matt Romney, son of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, during an interview with Hawaii’s KITV.