Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:26 PM
marmar (70,152 posts)
SpreadingSantorum.com considering another run
Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum says he is “open” to another run for president in 2016. Santorum was asked about a possible presidential campaign Monday at THE WEEKLY STANDARD.
“I’m open to it, yeah,” Santorum replied. “I think there’s a fight right now as to what the soul of the Republican party’s going to be and the conservative movement, and we have something to say about that. I think from our battle, we’re not going to leave the field.”
In 2012, Santorum won nearly 4 million votes and 11 GOP primary contests—the same number of states, he pointed out, Ronald Reagan won in his failed 1976 presidential bid. The nomination eventually went to Mitt Romney, whom Santorum argued did not focus on what he considered the “main issue” of the race: The role of government in the lives of Americans.
“We didn’t make that argument in this race. Our candidate didn’t make that argument, as some of us said during the campaign, because he was not capable of making that argument,” Santorum said. “In my opinion, what could have been and what should have been a referendum election on what it means to be an American, what it means for us as a country to head down the road toward European socialism, we just simply didn’t make the argument at a time when I think America was ripe to hear the argument.” ......................(more)
The complete piece (of Santorum) is at: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/santorum-im-open-2016-run_664017.html
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|Tyrs WolfDaemon||Nov 2012||#3|
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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:47 PM
Tyrs WolfDaemon (2,250 posts)
3. I feel sorry for his grandkids and those that come after them
Thanks to this one man, his family's young will forever be nicknamed Frothy or worse by their schoolmates.
I can hear it now, "Teacher! Frothy made a mess in the back!" or "Frothy won't stop touching me!"