Skip to comments.Santorum dips toes in 2012 Iowa waters
Posted on 08/11/2009 6:04:12 PM PDT by pissant
Add former Sen. Rick Santorum to the list of potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates.
POLITICO has learned Santorum will visit first-in-the-nation Iowa this fall for a series of appearances before the sort of conservative activists who dominate the state GOPs key presidential caucuses.
The Pennsylvanian, who lost his 2006 re-election bid, will visit Iowa on October 1st, appearing on a Des Moines radio talk show and speaking to a luncheon and workshop of Iowas Right to Life group before heading east to Dubuque, where hell headline a fundraiser for the conservative Americas Future Fund PAC and then speak about the future of the GOP to a public audience in the Mississippi River city.
Your voice becomes more amplified when you go to a place like Iowa or New Hampshire, Santorum explained in an interview Tuesday about the visit.
Like other potential White House aspirants, he insisted it was too early to consider a presidential run. But he acknowledged that he was interested in taking a higher profile in the party.
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Hunter/DeMint/Pence/Palin will do.
NO thanks. Santorum lined up behind the RINO Specter. I’ll pass.
....don’t think he’s got much of a chance.
Not after getting crushed in his home state last time.
Too socially conservative for me. I want a fiscal conservative-libertarian and strong on national defense and the borders. Plus the fact he endorsed Specter pretty much killed his career.
Ditto. The one chance they had to get rid of Specter a few years ago and this dope backs him (fellow RINO) and then Specter ditches the party, one last time to give the Dems the veto proof Senate they needed to try and more easily shove this socialistic crap down our throats. Santorum should look in the mirror and see the damage he’s done. Moron.
There is a house for rent ....call the guy in Conn. for directions..... Maybe he can give Rick a lead on a good Countrywide lender for Iowa....
It defense of Rick, he just followed Reagans rule of not speaking ill of a fellow republican. That was his downfall, and look what we got saddled with in PA, A halfwit and a politcal whore.
Rick is good on abortion, good on guns and a smart guy. To compare him with Mitt or RINOs isnt true. IF he was a RINO, then why does the left hate him so much?
But I dont think he would stand much of a chance anyways.
Rick....STOP DYING YOUR HAIR LIKE ELVIS!
i could continue like this for hours.
Rick IS a Good guy.....he poisoned himself with backing Specter.
No more socially conservative than DeMint or Palin or Hunter. Probably less so.
actions have consequences.
Just say NO!
Just say NO!
I don’t think Rick is a RINO, just not the right man for the job.
Yep, you said it.
I vividly remember the last “lecture” I got from him.