Real Santorum? This tells all, imo:
“Santorum famous for dumping Pat Toomey overboard in 2006 in favor of Arlen Specter”
Yes. Rick Santorum was a good man, and reliably pro-life and pro-family. He was persuaded by Bush and Rove to support Arlen Specter, whom they insisted had a better chance to win than Pat Toomey.
I’m sorry he did that, because I think it lost him the next election, because his conservative base was angry with him. He did it at the urging of the party leaders, Bush and Rove. And he also said he did it out of loyalty because Specter had earlier supported him.
I blame Rove for that as much as anybody. Specter was predictably a disaster, and Rick lost the election for doing what he was asked to do by the party leadership.
Since the Tea Party revolt, people have been more willing to revolt against the party elite, but that was not the case back then.
Still, I don’t know what possible purpose Santorum can have for saying this stupid stuff now. I think he’s hoping one day to get his job back. But this ain’t the way to do it. Not now.
AND lost ALL credibility at the time in doing so. Has he ever explained or apologized for that?
Of course, GW Bush also campaigned for Specter during that very same primary.
Ricki Santorum is a wimpish Loser! Don’t ever consider him for a national office,EVER!