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  • Rick Santorum: smart people got no reason to vote conservative

    09/15/2012 3:06:52 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 34 replies ^ | September 15, 2012 | Paul Harris and Matt Williams
    "Smart people" in America will never back conservative Republicans, or so says Rick Santorum – a conservative Republican whose verbal missteps are becoming as well-known as his hardline posturing on social issues. Santorum, who ended up being Mitt Romney's closest rival for the 2012 Republican nomination, made the comment at the conservative Value Voters Summit in Washington. "We will never have the media on our side, ever, in this country. We will never have the elite, smart people on our side," Santorum said in a speech to the gathering of conservative activists at a Washington hotel. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania...
  • Santorum, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush To Speak at GOP Convention

    08/07/2012 9:54:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    National Journal via Yahoo News ^ | 08/07/2012 | Reid Wilson
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum gave Mitt Romney a run for his money during the Republican primaries. In return, Santorum will get a major speaking role at the Republican National Convention, organizers will announce Tuesday. Convention organizers will also announce they are giving major speaking roles to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Sen. Rand Paul, the son of Rep. Ron Paul, another of Romney's more dogged rivals. Handing Santorum a prime speaking slot is a hat tip to his underdog presidential campaign. The under-funded, little-known former senator notched a surprising upset in Iowa, where his brand...
  • Final polls show Gingrich surging in Tennessee

    03/05/2012 8:11:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Tri Cities ^ | March 5, 2012 | Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Newt Gingrich has closed the gap in Tennessee and is poised to overtake those presumed to be the victors in the delegate rich state just days ago. Real Clear Politics' tracking of the polling done across the weekend shows the We Ask America numbers putting the state in a statistical dead heat with Romney at 30%, Gingrich at 29% and Santorum at 29%. The margin of error is 3%. Likewise, PPP polling has Santorum at 34%, Romney at 29% and Gingrich at 27% The significance is these polls were taken on March 3rd and 4th. Earlier polling,...
  • Santorum: I'll beat Romney if Gingrich drops out

    03/04/2012 12:20:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 170 replies
    The Examiner ^ | March 4th, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Rick Santorum indicated that Newt Gingrich should drop out of the presidential race, arguing -- as Gingrich did during his surge -- that splitting the "anti-Romney" vote helped Mitt Romney win the Michigan primary and Washington caucuses and contributes to his overall success so far. "It's always harder when you've got to conservative running in the race as we have seen in Washington and we've seen in other states," Santorum said on Fox News Sunday. "We have the anti-Romney vote, if you will. Both Gingrich and I are slugging away." Santorum stopped short of calling for Gingrich to exit the...
  • Why Did Santorum Lose in 2006? (The reasons are too complicated for a 30-second debate answer)

    02/22/2012 9:59:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/22/2012 | Byron York
    "Rick Santorum was a sitting senator who, in re-election, lost by 19 points," Donald Trump, a Mitt Romney supporter, said recently. "Then he goes out and says, 'Oh, OK, I just lost by the biggest margin in history, now I'm going to run for president.' Tell me, how does that work?" Why? Santorum explains it mostly by saying '06 was a terrible year for Republicans. Indeed, the GOP, in the sixth year of George W. Bush's time in office, did lose control of both the House and Senate. But why did Santorum lose so badly? The biggest policy reason was...
  • Tax Foundation Rips Santorum Tax Plan (Grade: D+)

    02/18/2012 11:26:25 PM PST · by JediJones · 195 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/6/2012 | Kristina Peterson
    An antitax advocacy group zinged Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s tax plan, giving him a grade of “D+” grade and the dubious honor of proposing what “may be the worst idea of any of the Republican candidates.” ”The good news is Santorum has gotten more specific about his tax plan since last month when we gave him a D+,” economist William McBride wrote on Thursday. “The bad news is… he’s gotten more specific.” Mr. McBride said the biggest problem with Mr. Santorum’s proposal is the sharply different corporate tax rates he would establish. Mr. Santorum would halve the corporate tax...
  • Santorum Used to Cast Himself as ‘Progressive Conservative’

    02/18/2012 10:12:18 AM PST · by red flanker · 28 replies · 1+ views
    This Blog Is Mine ^ | February 16, 2012 | Katerina Sazonova
    In his circuitous path to the top of the primary polls, Rick Santorum has presented himself as the pure conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. But an extensive review of newspaper archives and interviews with officials involved in his successful 1990 congressional race against Rep. Doug Walgren (D-Pa.) suggests that Santorum was cut from a similar GOP cloth as his current adversary. Rick Santorum Used to Cast Himself As Progressive Conservative and Non Reaganite In His First Campaign In his circuitous path to the top of the primary polls, Santorum has presented himself as the pure conservative alternative to Romney. But...
  • Rick Loses Market Value (If it stops moving, subsidize it?)

    02/17/2012 2:50:06 PM PST · by JediJones · 93 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily ^ | 2/17/2012 | Dan Hirschhorn
    Rick Santorum is touting his promise to eliminate corporate taxes on manufacturers...[that's] coming under scrutiny from conservatives who are decrying it as thoroughly unconservative. ...[Santorum] added: “We need to have a manufacturing base in this economy. Why? Because of our national security.” ...advocates for other sectors of the economy quietly gripe that they’d be effectively underwriting paying a higher tax rate... “Giving a preferential rate is picking winners and losers through the tax code,” said Curtis Dubay, a tax policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation... “This is not free-market economics, this is trying to tilt the market toward manufacturing,...
  • Is Santorum ready for the fire to come his way?

    02/08/2012 1:44:57 PM PST · by VinL · 59 replies
    Rick Santorum is about to see the kitchen sink up-close. So far he hasn’t been a threat, so he hasn’t faced much harsh scrutiny, much less the attacks that are about to come his way. His candidacy is for real, and Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney both know it. While Gingrich thought he could isolate Romney and become his lone real competitor, yesterday’s results, combined with a deflating Gingrich campaign, have allowed Santorum to leapfrog Gingrich as the more viable Romney alternative today. It’s not in Gingrich’s nature to give up. Attacking Romney hasn’t gotten him to where he thought...
  • The GOP's Working Class Muddle (Santorum, Romney and class-warfare)

    02/02/2012 1:50:41 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 13 replies
    WSJ (opinion, editorial) ^ | January 6, 2012 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    < snip > ..... If Republicans have an opening this year, it is with the white working class, a crowd the Democratic Party has been hemorrhaging for decades. Barack Obama did better than John Kerry or Al Gore with these voters, though even he earned just 43% of their vote. ..... < snip > ..... The white working class will make up as much as 55% of the vote in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. ..... < snip > ..... And so at the heart of the Santorum agenda are policies designed to give special handouts to the working class,...
  • 1994 Report: Santorum supported individual mandate [rubbish!]

    01/27/2012 4:52:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/27/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Rick Santorum supported the idea of "requir[ing] individuals to buy health insurance" when he ran for U.S. Senate in 1994, according to a local feature article comparing the candidates during that election cycle. "Santorum and [his opponent] would require individuals to buy health insurance rather than forcing employers to pay for employee benefits," The Morning Call (Pa.) reported in 1994. The Morning Call noted that Santorum had also called for a MediSave account and had opposed so-called "sin" taxes. If true, the distinction between requiring people to buy health insurance and an individual mandate might be lost on the voters...
  • Rick Santorum Endorsement: Trey Grayson is the only 100% pro-life candidate in this race

    04/16/2010 9:41:04 AM PDT · by mnehring · 63 replies · 1,231+ views
    Trey Grayson has received a very powerful endorsement from Rick Santorum, pro-life former Senator from Pennsylvania. I personally most remember Rick Santorum for his famous exchange with Senator Barbara Boxer regarding the right to life.  Please read that here.  His endorsement of Trey Grayson is below. Louisville, Kentucky – Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum announced today that he is endorsing Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.  Santorum is in Kentucky to speak at the 40th anniversary dinner for Kentucky Right to Life. "Trey Grayson is the only 100% pro-life candidate in this race. ...