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Ouch: Rick Santorumís Young Nephew Endorses Ron Paul
Mediaite ^ | 01/05/2012 | Joe Bershad

Posted on 01/05/2012 9:47:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind

The young people of today love them some Ron Paul. He's like Kelly Clarkson of GOP candidates. Hell, he's so much like the pop star Kelly Clarkson, she endorsed him. However, until now, many people have attempted to just brush off this youth support as nothing but a bunch of stoners. An endorsement he received today might sting a little more though. It comes from the 19 year old nephew of Rick Santorum.

The nephew, John Garver, wrote a column over at the Daily Caller in which he says Americans should only elect his uncle if they “want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country.” Ooh, that hurts.

RELATED: Rick Santorum: ‘Ron Paul Is Disgusting’

He continues:

“It is because of this inability of status quo politicians to recognize the importance of our individual liberties that I have been drawn to Ron Paul. Unlike my uncle, he does not believe that the American people are incapable of forming decisions. He believes that an individual is more powerful than any group (a notion our founding fathers also believed in).

Ron Paul seems to be the only candidate trying to win the election for a reason other than simply winning the election.”

Popular Tumblrer Stacy Lambe linked to the column saying that he knows Garver’s family and that, in the extended Santorum clan, they are the “black sheep.”

If they weren’t before, they certainly are now.

You can read the rest of Garver’s piece here.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ronpaul; santorum
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1 posted on 01/05/2012 9:47:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Every family has weak genes somewhere.


2 posted on 01/05/2012 9:49:56 AM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, well. Every family has a nutcase somewhere in it.

Not everyone who supports Ron Paul is a nutcase, but enough of them are to make a difference and those who are not are being misled.


3 posted on 01/05/2012 9:49:56 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t support Santorum but this is a little inappropriate. His parents should have raised him better and he should know that the only reason he got to write this is because he is Santorum’s nephew.


4 posted on 01/05/2012 9:50:04 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind
"Rick Santorum's nephew..."

Oh yeah, I've heard of this guy. His endorsement is HUGE!

5 posted on 01/05/2012 9:53:19 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, at least somebody in the Santorum family favors limited government.


6 posted on 01/05/2012 9:53:32 AM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: ZULU

If you look at Ron Paul’s supporters, a SIGNIFICANT number of them are actually YOUNG PEOPLE ( Santorum’s nephew being one of them ).

Go Figure. The OLDEST candidate has the MOST NUMBER of YOUNG supporters...


7 posted on 01/05/2012 9:53:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
"The young people of today love them some Ron Paul"

Anyone who writes like this isn't worth reading...

8 posted on 01/05/2012 9:54:48 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: SeekAndFind

The media has nothing....What is it with digging up Cousins, Lesbian Sisters? Who doesn’t have some family that the media could drag up that would embaress them?.....


9 posted on 01/05/2012 9:55:08 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

NEWSFLASH: Young person makes stupid decision. More at 11.


10 posted on 01/05/2012 9:56:35 AM PST by bigdirty
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To: SeekAndFind

Cut the kid some slack...

After all he’s only 19...and he could have endorsed Obummer!


11 posted on 01/05/2012 9:56:41 AM PST by proudpapa
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To: SeekAndFind

He responded to this last night at a townhall meeting. He said He has 35 nieces and nephews and 1 is just going through a phase, lol :). He said he loved his nephew too. :)


12 posted on 01/05/2012 9:57:43 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s no doubt at all that Gingrich put him up to this.


13 posted on 01/05/2012 9:57:50 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: lormand
An endorsement by a 19 year-old college student carries just slightly more weight than an endorsement by John McCain.
14 posted on 01/05/2012 9:58:18 AM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: SeekAndFind

Guess their is a connection between senility and puerile ignorance.

Ron Paul is dead on when he speaks of domestic issues, but a total lune when he speaks of foreign affairs.

He’s unelectable.


15 posted on 01/05/2012 9:58:27 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d take advise from a 5 year old over a teenager any day.


16 posted on 01/05/2012 10:00:43 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“He’s like Kelly Clarkson of GOP candidates”

He’s like the Levin Johnston of the Santorum Family. Levi spported Obama and voted for him while still being with Bristol.

How long till this twerp makes the media rounds like Levi did?


17 posted on 01/05/2012 10:01:55 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: proudpapa

Cut the kid some slack...

After all he’s only 19...and he could have endorsed Obummer!

He might as well endorse his O-liness?


18 posted on 01/05/2012 10:03:16 AM PST by Leep
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To: ZULU

He is unelectable, though he is right on some domestic issues.

I like your tagline.


19 posted on 01/05/2012 10:05:06 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Big deal. Families often have different political loyalties. My mom's maiden name was well known to be democrat. Grandma was a Republican, and mom's more conservative than I am. Dad's side of the family is split all different ways. More are to the right than the to the left, but you have the entire political spectrum.

I was a Paul voter in 08. I still like him although Paul goes further out than I do on a few things. I haven't decided yet for this year. Not Romney is as far as I'm committing.

20 posted on 01/05/2012 10:05:24 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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