Santorum on FOX news Sunday - Wallace asks don’t you have to win in (Ohio? missed which state he referred to)? Santorum says we have a great grass roots campaign. Harder when you have two conservatives running. Says we need to show we are the best candidate going forward.
Wallace asks shoud Newt drop out - Santorum - it’s up to Newt. If we combined votes (gingrich and Santoru m) we’d beat Romney, we’ll see how things go in the future.
Wallace asks about filing problems (ohio delegates, VA). Romeny says Santorum flunked on not making sure this basic step occurred. Response, we’re doing pretty well given our resources.
Asked about Rush’s comments/Blunt amendment - do you really want to campain on contraception? Santorum responds this is about a moral exception (a conscience clause exception) for any part of this health care law. This used to be accepted as normal. Govt should NOT be forcing Americans to do things that goes against their conscience.
Wallace brings up comment that Santorum said he thinks contracpetion are wrong.( my comment - he never said that) Brings up 99% of women in this country use artificial BC at some point. Are you saying that all these women have done something wrong? (WOW) Santorum said this is about the govt forcing others to change their positions.
Asks about charitable contributions. Santorum only gave 1.7% why so cheap compared to obama and Romney? Santorum responds his family spends a lot of money on his children, especially his daughter Bella. Insurance does not cover a lot of costs for taking care of Bella. Wallace keeps pushing this 2% - why you so Cheap, Rick? Again Santorum said he was dedicating his resources to taking care of people in his own family. (That was low to keep pushing that point, IMO.)
Now Wallace asks about the SNOB comment and that obama never said what Santorum claimed. Shows 2006 campaign where he supported making federal loans more accessable for college.
Wallace asks about “took one for the team” comment (no child left behind). Santorum says things he didn’t like then (the spending) proved to be a huge problem after it was enacted. Wallace shows 2006 campain where he touted NCLB vote.
Wallace asks about economic plan - non partisan committe on blah,blah,blah said it would add 4T to defecit (did I hear that right?). Santorum responds their analysis is static. Doesn’t see any growth if you cut regulations, etc.
I like Santorum best of the bunch left in the race, and I’ll vote for him if he is still running when the primary comes here to the People’s Republic of Maryland, but the fact is he is just running for 2016 at this point, at which time he’ll be the defacto front-runner/heir apparent as Romney is today. If he was honest, he’d just say ....
Sounded like all of Wallace’s questions came right out of the Romney campaign research? Most sounded like it was taken out of context and asked to do as much damage as possible.
Compare to his softballs he gave Mitt last week.