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GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s apparent endorsement of Barack Obama over Mitt Romney is not going over well in the Twitterverse. First, the quote from AP:

“You win by giving people a choice,” Santorum said during a campaign stop in Texas. “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.”
Santorum added: “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.”

And now, the reaction. Yeesh:

I'm a #Santorum guy, and I vastly prefer Romney over Obama. #ForTheRecord

— Dave (@bigdave0908) March 23, 2012

I liked him …now, if he can say this? He's off my books. Santorum: Might As Well Have Obama Over Romney « CBS DC http://t.co/JaC8J3cF

— Take America Back (@Ladyred133) March 23, 2012

Somehow I don't think Santorum is gonna be VP pick or a speaker at the convention. http://t.co/uI0Z89iy

— sjcarl (@sjcarl) March 23, 2012

.@davidaxelrod's job is getting too easy. He just wakes up, tweets what Romney or Santorum said yesterday, then let's the GOP do the rest

— Phil (@Bosson100) March 23, 2012

It's official…Santorum is completely off his rocker! He'd prefer Obama to Romney. Yep batshit insane. http://t.co/Jyno1ozY

— Paul Negative-G.com (@NegativeGcom) March 23, 2012

One satirical Romney account offered a rapid response:

@loweryfinds Santorum will hold his nose and endorse me again in 2012 hoping for a job in a Romney cabinet.

— Chicken Christie (@ChickenChristie) March 23, 2012

Newt weighed in:

https://twitter.com/#!/newtgingrich/status/182967685892673536

Is it the end of the #etchasketch meme?

I think #Santorum may have etched his last sketch: http://t.co/MCwuxANV

— Lewis Shepherd (@lewisshepherd) March 23, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/23/rick-santorum-said-what/

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