Skip to comments.Rick Santorum Picks Up Two Endorsements in Iowa
Posted on 12/19/2011 2:00:04 PM PST by SeekAndFind
It has been a busy day for the Rick Santorum campaign, which reeled in two endorsements for the former Pennsylvania senator that he can tout on the campaign trail in the last two weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
Sioux City talk-show host Sam Clovis is backing Santorum, the first time he has endorsed a candidate in the caucuses. He has a popular conservative radio show on KSCJ, an ABC News affiliate.
Clovis said in a statement that his listeners were always asking me who I will be supporting in the upcoming caucuses and its time to take a stand and let people know.
He said hes supporting Santorum because he is an ideal candidate who believes in a constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility, strong national defense and unflagging devotion to life and traditional marriage.
Clovis had Rep. Michele Bachmann on his show Friday. The two spoke about Rep Ron Pauls comments on Iran at Thursday nights Fox News debate in Sioux City and Bachmann called them disqualifying.
Santorum said in a release that Clovis support in the GOP presidential race is a terrific boon to our campaign and an honor to receive. The momentum continues building for us, and I am thrilled to have Sam as part of our team as we put our plan to win the Iowa caucuses into action.
The campaign also received the backing of a more unexpected endorser, bestselling thriller author Brad Thor. He is a successful writer who also does some conservative commentating. Thor said in a statement that Santorum is the one presidential candidate who understands and can swiftly address the threats facing our nation.
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Santorum has also received the backing recently of the states secretary of state, Matt Schultz, and several high-profile Iowa pastors.
I wish he was a better debater. Even if it was a wash between him and Barry the MSM will say he was rolled by Obama.
I like Rick...but he should move over now.
Why? Based on polls? And move over for ... whom?
Polls are highly unreliable for predicting the winner of the Iowa caucuses. The situation there is fluid.
Not a single vote has been cast yet in the caucus or primaries. I say let's give Santorum a chance -- he is one of only two constitutionalist conservatives in the race.
“Polls are highly unreliable for predicting the winner of the Iowa caucuses.”
And the Iowa caucuses are highly unreliable for predicting the eventual party nominee.
Jimmy Carter put the IA caucuses “on the map,” and it’s time for them to come off of that map.
Yes, although that was not my point. My question to Sacajawea was why she (or he) opined that it was time for Santorum to "move over."
If that opinion was based on polls in Iowa (where the pollsters' major focus is, at the moment), then that's a shaky basis for coming to that opinion.
While Iowa is not strongly predictive of the eventual winner of the nomination, it does begin the winnowing-out process.
I don't think we need to winnow-out Santorum before a single vote has been cast.
He is more than adequate as a debater, he just doesn't come off to well when they don't let him in the debate. The MSM has worked very hard to marginalize the less desirable candidates.
Sadly he can win Iowa, and it won't matter any more than when Pat or Huck won it.
RE: I wish he was a better debater
Actuall yhe is a very passionate debater and persuader if given the chance.
He was one of the most passionate and convincing voices fighting partial birth abortion in Congress.
The problem is the debate organizers are not giving him a fair shake. First, they place him at the EDGE of the podium ( always on the far side with Jon Huntsman on the other end ). Then, they hardly give him any time to present his views. How about putting him in the MIDDLE and giving him as much time as Romney or Newt?
He’d be a better debator is the moderators would call on him more. He has been treated shamefully. If I could vote in a primary, Santorum would have my vote. Wisconsin’s primary is so late our votes do not matter.
Santorum doing as well as he did in the IA Straw Poll was impressive, given his lack of resources and the free publicity other, more colorful candidates have enjoyed. He’s just doing old-fashioned retail politicking, one advantage of a state like IA.
I expect him to do better than expected in the caucuses also. From my distant perspective, it appears the “Christian right” vote is heading to him, and that’s a force to be reckoned with in IA. However, even if he does well in IA, I think that will be the high point of his campaign as it was for Robertson and Buchanan. Showing in the top 4 (or better) will keep him in for a while. Otherwise, I think he’d be one of the winowees.
Santorum (and Bachmann) are Mark Levin’s favorites, but I have a hunch that Santorum has the edge as being Levin’s favorite.
Rick Santorum is a fantastic debater, but needs more time in the debates, and if he does well in Iowa, he will get that needed time.
He raised a lot of money after Palin praised him, but needs more campaign dollars, and his website is asking for as little as $10.