Skip to comments.Rick Santorum Boosted by Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck
Posted on 12/05/2011 5:43:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania Senator, is getting some love from conservative luminaries Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck as he struggles to win the hearts of voters in Iowa weeks before the presidential caucuses there.
"If voters start shifting gears and deciding they want ideological consistency, then they're going to start paying attention to say, Rick Santorum," the former Alaska governor said as a guest on Fox News Thursday evening. Palin continued with praise for his "hard-line" positions on cutting taxes, dealing with Iran and abortion.
Santorum, understanding the implications of her remarks, immediately tweeted his appreciation. "Thank you @SarahPalinUSA for the kind words ..." he wrote.
"Palin's statement certainly helps with giving Santorum the conservative street credentials he needs with evangelicals in Iowa," said Catherine Wilson, an expert on religious voters impact on politics at Villanova University.
Palin's near endorsement follows a boost last week from conservative firebrand Glenn Beck, who was included in a Santorum fundraising e-mail plea for donations.
Beck said that he does not endorse candidates or get involved with politics, but when people ask him who to support he said, "If there is one guy out there that is the next George Washington, the only guy that I could think of is Rick Santorum. I would ask that you would take a look at him."
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I didn’t get that she was giving a near endorsement of Santorum.
Santorum is my acceptable alternative to Cain and Bachmann.Beck has given all 3 about the closest thing he gives to endorsements.
Other than his support of Arlen Specter, Santorum seems to be a good guy. He’s a lot better than Romney or Gingrich as a conservative activist.
I really like Santorum, but I think I have figured out why he has not been able to gain traction. The guy has no charisma. He comes across as earnest and deadly serious. For those of us who are conservative and pay attention to the issues, a lack of charisma can be overlooked, but, for the majority of the electorate, likability is a big factor in winning their vote. Also, he needs to show some passion.
He sticks to his guns and does not cheat on his wife.
Palin? Sarah Plain, right? Oh, that’s that pretty girl that kept leading me on while I fell in love with her just to dump me flat? I heard she does that with all the guys. Well, I’m still feeling the pain.
Santorum is for ethanol subsidies, Amtrak pork, funding community development programs and triangulated his position on abortion in 1990. He also supported Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey and voted to raise the debt ceiling. No RINOs, please.
I kind of like that Gingrich isn’t getting the support of any of the power brokers. None from the left (of course), none from the right, none from the middle (they’re going with Romney).
It’s just between Gingrich and the voters, now. No help from any of The Big Names. None from radio. None from politics. None from Fox TV.
I kind of like it that way.
Yet, let him get to the top and the dem LSM accusations will be rampant.
Lies do have a limit and the left is about played out.
Mark Levin said if he had to pull the lever today he would vote for either Bachmann or Santorum.
You don’t get his point?
Palin praised ALL the candidates that night.
Santorum was my Senator when I lived in PA. I liked him, but he is more a Social Conservative then fiscal one. Don’t get me wrong, he is no RINO , but he does like those Pittsburgh blue collar initiatives.
As for President? Not my candidate. He endorsed Spector over Toomey. He is also missing the leadership qualities I think you need in a President. He doesn’t generate any enthusiasm.
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