Is that right? Lets take a look at Santorum's "solid ratings".
"According to National Journals annual ratings, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorums votes on key issues often placed him in the conservative faction of the Senate. But he was not consistently found among the chambers most conservative members. For instance, in the years leading to his 2006 reelection contest, Santorums voting record became relatively much more liberal..."
Santo ranked 34th, 35th, 34th in his last years. Definite liberal pandering went on.
Ah. National Journal. The stalwart of Conservative thinking. Charlie Cook, Richard Cohen et al? I know they are my go to source, even over FR, for solid info on matters important to me.
National Journal? At least you have a sense of humor.
Now let’s see what CONSERVATIVE groups thought of Rick Santorum:
American Conservative Union 88%
National Right to Life Committee 100%
Americans for Tax Reform 95%
National Tax Limitation Committee 92%
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 88%
League of Private Property Voters 94%