When Rick Santorum Supported Mitt Romney

Andrew Kaczynski at Buzzfeed uncovers this video from 2008 when Rick Santorum not only endorsed Mitt Romney, but campaigned with him:

As conservatives gather here at CPAC, it’s a pretty good refection of how much things have changed in four years. Back then, Mitt Romney was the conservative hero fighting against John McCain and Mike Huckabee, who most fiscal conservatives referred to as “Tax Hike Mike.” When Romney announced he was dropping out of the race at CPAC 2008, the crowd reacted with disappointment. Now, when he speaks on Friday afternoon, one wonders what kind of reception he’ll get.

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Comments

  1. Is Romney the two minute hate for this year’s CPAC? After all, Emmanuel Goldstein was a party darling before he became “the number one enemy of the people”

  2. Tsar Nicholas II says:

    Not surprising. The sort of people who show up to a CPAC convention can’t remember what happened 4 minutes ago, much less 4 years ago. It’s just a bad demographic. Privileged. Spoiled. Inexperienced. Petulant. Dogmatic. Utterly clueless.

  3. Hey Norm says:

    “…Privileged. Spoiled. Inexperienced. Petulant. Dogmatic. Utterly clueless…”

    So…Republican. Got it.

  4. Neil Hudelson says:

    Petulant. Dogmatic. Utterly clueless.

    “Hey Pot! You are way too black.”
    -Kettle

  5. de stijl says:

    This whole Republican memory hole thing is getting way too Ministry Of Truth for me. Wake me up for the Two Minutes Hate.

  6. de stijl says:

    @Stormy Dragon:

    I probably should have read your comment first. Apologies.

  7. EBL says:
  8. KCTed says:

    Awww,, BFFs. Love is sweet.
    (and neither one still has found their stride yet)
    Mitt couldn’t win the nomination in 2008 but is willing to now go against Obama?

    Both couldn’t keep the offices they were formerly elected to. Dissatisfied constituencies.
    Ron Paul is in his 12th term. Satisfied constituency!

    If we keep voting for more of the same that we have always been getting,
    we will always keep getting more of the same.

  9. Rick Almeida says:

    @KCTed:

    Indeed, nothing says “change” like a career politician who’s spawned a second generation into the government.