Skip to comments.Perry and Santorum going pheasant hunting with Rep. Steve King in Iowa
Posted on 10/21/2011 11:25:17 AM PDT by Baladas
GOP presidential hopefuls Rick Perry and Rick Santorum will join Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on a pheasant hunting trip this weekend in Iowa, according to a report in the Des Moines Register.
The trio will be at the Loess Hills Hunting Preserve for the annual Col. Bud Day Pheasant Hunt, which is hosted by King. Perry will hunt with the congressman on Saturday, while Santorum will join him on Sunday, according to the candidates' campaign schedules.
Perry and Santorum, who will be looking to bolster their conservative bona fides on the weekend campaign swings through the early voting state, would score a major coup by landing the endorsement of the influential Republican congressman. King is good friends with another Republican candidate, Michele Bachmann, but has held off on making an endorsement.
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Why do I have the feeling Santorum has never fired a shotgun before?
I’d guess King wouldn’t want to go out on a limb for Sanatorum. King must really like pheasant hunting a lot.
I didn’t know they had pheasants over there. I guess we can shoo some across the border for them.
...cancelling my trip to Iowa this weekend...
Since you asked:
What do you see as Santorum’s negatives. I think that he’s one of the smartest and most conservative candidates in the primary race. He comes in right after Gingrich on intelligence and ahead of Newt on conservative values.
What about a RINO hunt? Where’s Mitt been?
I don’t dislike Santorum, but I have a couple issues with him:
1. He lost his last election by almost 20 pts.
2. He comes across as kind of a wimp...and when he tries to be forceful it looks fake (because it’s not his nature).
Hare-raising, indeed, yikes!
Rick Santorem: "hey guys, ya' wanna' ask Dick Cheney to make it a foursome?
Rick Perry: "Uh, nope."
Steve King: "What are you flippin' nuts, Senator"?
Me? RS is one of the bunch that I’m least familiar with, but his two greatest negatives to me are his Specter endorsement over Tooney a few years back and just the fact he lost his Senate seat by almost twenty points and ran a terrible campaign in the process.
hahahaha! I was thinking that...
I hope Perry and King have flak jackets on! Maybe a helmet for good measure.
Even if Santorum is a wicked shot— if politics are discussed high-strung Santorum may start shootin’ at ‘em. :p
I've seen them come up out of terraces on CRP ground in the Loess Hills like swarms of mosquitoes.
He wouldn't need to if he hadn't sold out on SENATOR Toomey.
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