Skip to comments.Ouch: Rick Santorumís Young Nephew Endorses Ron Paul
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.
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“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.
Every family has weak genes somewhere.
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.
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.
Oh yeah, I've heard of this guy. His endorsement is HUGE!
Well, at least somebody in the Santorum family favors limited government.
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...
Anyone who writes like this isn't worth reading...
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?.....
NEWSFLASH: Young person makes stupid decision. More at 11.
Cut the kid some slack...
After all he’s only 19...and he could have endorsed Obummer!
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. :)
There’s no doubt at all that Gingrich put him up to this.
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.
I’d take advise from a 5 year old over a teenager any day.
“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?
Cut the kid some slack...
After all hes only 19...and he could have endorsed Obummer!
He might as well endorse his O-liness?
He is unelectable, though he is right on some domestic issues.
I like your tagline.
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.
That is basically what I was going to say. What came to my mind is;
We all have Nuts in our family.
That will leave a mark, LOL
Or they don't care about the areas where Paul is a "nutcase" and vote on their big issues.
Less government. Check. 2nd Amendment. Check. Pro-life. Check. Balanced budget. Check. Foreign policy? Goes too far but I voted domestic first. I'm no neo-con, but I'm more of a Reagan on foreign policy than I am Paul or either Bush.
For the record, I'm not voting for Romney, but haven't decided yet. My primary is up in February, and I want to see how the field shakes out first. It probably depends who is closest to Romney in the polls.
Blood is thicker than water.
But bong smoke makes you forget blood.
They will eventually grow up and wise up but for now they are delusional.
LOL. Close. More positive weight. A lot of folks see the McCain endorsement as reaffirmation that Romney sucks.
There was obviously a time when he wanted something (perhaps a job) from his uncle and didn’t get it.
Santorum reminds me a heck of a lot of Dave Seville from the Chipmunk movies.
Cross-reference Newt's sister or Non Reagan.
Is that you Jimmy?
Not to be a socialist at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head.
French Premier Georges Clemenceau
Thanks. We must never forget what Islam has done and is STILL DOING to our Christian brothers and sisters and other human beings who are not Muslims.
I LOVE that Psalm. Never read it before.
“It probably depends who is closest to Romney in the polls.”
My thoughts exactly. But again, I really believe Paul’s foreign policy makes him unelectable. His son is much more reasonable. Paul also has probablems with racist baggage - true or not.
RE: If an author is going to use ebonics, he should use it properly
Good gosh, I did not know that ebonics has grammatical rules.... :)
Got to enroll in class ( which college do you recommend ? ).
Yeah, the young voters who voted for George Herbert Walker Bush were delusional as well. They were delusional too thinking GB would carry on the legacy of Reagan.
the youth seem to think Ron Paul’s shtick is a new thing.
He just keeps on rolling out the same circus act every election season.
Oh well. My oldest son and his wife whom I love dearly are obummer supporters but that does not change my mind a bit about the need for removing him and the democrat party from power permanently.
I’ve got three lib sisters who absolutely can’t understand why everybody doesn’t love Obama. Two of them are very well-off and can’t seem to comprehend that Obama is opposed to the economic model that made them wealthy. One of my brothers is also way off the left side of the political spectrum. It’s basically me and my older brother who vote conservative.
Have you listened to any teens lately? Five year olds, cats and turnips have more sense.
In other news: Rick Santorums Young Nephew’s Girlfriend’s Brother’s Friend is Supporting Obama. The inhumanity!
Hey, he has the right to align himself with a loser. That’s what they do; losers stick together.
Nobody gives a crap what any 19 year old thinks. As you age, you realize more and more just how mind-bogglingly ignorant you were at 19 years old. Combine this with the fact that 19 year olds think they know everything.
Nobody cares. A 19 year old could endorse Lady Gaga for president. Nobody cares.
“Ron Paul is dead on when he speaks of domestic issues, but a total lune when he speaks of foreign affairs.”
Agreed, although I would be more specific: RPs proposed federal budget should be the starting point for the Republican Party, and the Republican Party should embrace most of his domestic spending ideas.
But on foreign policy and a handful of other matters (some of which are very important), RP sounds like a nut. Even those times when he means well, he sounds like a nut.
I wish we had a logical, truly fiscally conservative, republican candidate. I think we had one until the Cain campaign ended. Darn.