I don’t love Romney, but Santorum’s statement is really over the shark.
I never thought Santorum was a conservative in the modern American sense of a personally religious classical liberal who believes in individual liberty and God, and that individual liberty and economic liberty are intertwined with religious liberty.
Santorum is an ultramontane Catholic pining for Pio Nono and the 19th century church that denounced capitalism and the individual liberty of America as a heresy.
The best way to think of Santorum is as some sort of Christian Socialist — which makes his preference of socialist Obama over the very American Romney understandable, if not palatable.
Santorum is finished in the Republican party and with the Tea Party. He’s starting to make Pat Buchanan look like a team player.
Goodness me, Santorum is NOT a Christian Socialist, not even close.
He was one of the more conservative senators in the Senate on multiple fronts. But not a pure free markets guy.
He’s more like a Pat Buchanan lite.
Santorum is finished in the Republican party and with the Tea Party.
BS. If he does not get this nomination, he is next in line. And if you tell me I am crazy than look around. Everyone screamed for years....NO WAY Romney and he got it. NO WAY McCain and he got it. The system stinks but at least next round we will have an even better Rick Santorum.
What load of crap:
Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Rated 100% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Voted YES on requiring super-majority for raising taxes. (Apr 1998)
Rated 81% by NTU, indicating a "Taxpayer's Friend" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
Voted YES on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
Voted NO on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on school vouchers in DC. (Sep 1997) Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
Voted YES on Approving the presidential line-item veto. (Mar 1996)
Voted YES on limiting medical liability lawsuits to $250,000. (May 2006)
Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
Voted NO on establishing a Guest Worker program. (May 2006)
Rick Santorum is a Hard-Core Conservative.