Skip to comments.Guest Blogger: Senator Rick Santorum (Powerful!!)
Posted on 10/18/2006 4:45:18 PM PDT by Renfield
Please welcome Senator Rick Santorum as a guest blogger to Captain's Quarters. I asked the Senator to give me his analysis of his race and his look at the tone of the election. As you can see from his post, Senator Santorum responds quite clearly on all counts. He's figured out the blogging style as well, and perhaps we can get him to join us again soon.
The Fight We Must Keep It Up
The debates are over, and Im feeling great. Yet, I cant deny that the heat is on to ensure voters understand the choice theyre making before they go to the polls in 20 days. And campaigning hard we are yesterday I was in Philadelphia for several events and today Ill be spending dusk til dawn campaigning back home in Southwest PA.
Those reading this blog hopefully understand the stakes in this years Election (Btw: Thanks Ed for allowing me to post here today).
But just in case you need a reminder, here goes:
If you want to keep your taxes low, defeat the Islamofascist threat to our freedom, and restore sanity to our judicial system by appointing judges who won't re-write the Constitution every chance they get ...
...then my victory in Pennsylvania will help protect you and your family from the radical left seeking to seize control of the United States Senate this November.
Is that important to you? I believe it is. If you think that four years of steady economic growth hasn't been important to our country...
...if you don't want a repeat of Bill Clinton's massive tax hikes...
...and you don't like the idea of any of our troops in harms way, but you know in your heart that we cannot cut and run from Iraq...
...then you understand fully why I must be re-elected in November. All of this, plus the Supreme Court nominees and other judicial nominees are at stake, truly at risk, and you know from my record that I not only stand up for whats right, I fight for it.
As I told Pittsburgh-area radio host Fred Honsberger today, bizarre is a good word to describe our campaign for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania this year. Ive never been involved in a campaign like this one where someone felt so entitled to winning an office simply because they have a famous last name. And that someone I refer to is Bob Casey, Jr.
Hes running a cookie-cutter campaign, repeating the same canned phrases time and again. His latest talker -- calling me desperate. My response: its not desperation, its exasperation. My opponent, Bob Casey, Jr. is trying to make this entire campaign a referendum on Rick Santorum and the Bush Administration. Hes giving the people NO reason to vote FOR him.
Hes refused to engage in substantive debate. In every debate, even the moderators or panelists felt compelled to point out that he avoided giving a straight answer to their questions. Its been like pulling teeth to get him to respond to questions. And in almost all cases, he didnt answer them all together.
It can be exasperating. But I have a lot of faith in the people of Pennsylvania, and those across this country who have been so supportive. Theyre going to take a look, and theyre going to see someone who works hard, and worked hard to get the job; someone who works hard when hes in the job, compared to someone who feels he is entitled to this job. I think when you feel like youre entitled to something, you dont work very hard after you get it.
I have earned my support because of what Ive done, what I believe in, and the vision I present. That vision includes cutting taxes to keep the economy growing and create jobs, securing our borders without providing amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, taking strong action against Islamic fascists who want to kill us, and working towards energy independence so that were not dependent on the same people who want to kill us for oil.
I will talk about, and work on addressing, those issues all day long. My opponent avoids talking about those issues at all costs, and he doesnt come close to offering solutions.
You think I like answering every question. I dont. I get questions about my family and personal matters. But no matter the question, I answer because I believe the people of Pennsylvania and America deserve to hear from me.
I feel humbled to serve the people of Pennsylvania in the United States Senate. It is not a job thats ever been coming to me, but its one that is worth every minute because of the difference Im able to make in peoples lives, and the opportunity I have to help secure our country for the long-term economically, culturally and physically.
I look forward to continuing this conversation throughout the campaign and when Im re-elected to the Senate, with your support.
Thank you, and God Bless.
Rick Santorum is one of the few (sigh) serious Senators. He could use your support.
God Bless Rick! Hope you send Casey packing!
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