What is it with Republican senators and tortoises and turtles?? First there was the John Cornyn Box Turtle marriage "anology" here: http://www.1-famous-quotes.com/quote/927646. And now Rick Santorum calls himself the Tortoise.
Rick Santorum: ‘I’m The Tortoise’
share close StumbleUpon Instapaper digg Evan McMorris-Santoro- December 31, 2011, 8:38 PM 1608OTTUMWA, IOWA — Rick Santorum saw this coming.
For months, he’s promised reporters (and anyone else that would listen) his moment was just around the corner. With the results of the final Des Moines Register poll before the Iowa caucuses showing him moving into second place behind Mitt Romney over the past two days, I asked him if he thought the numbers vindicated his old-school Iowa campaign strategy.
“Everybody has their strengths and weaknesses,” Santorum said. “Mitt Romney has a lot of money, I have a lot of energy. And that’s the difference and I think the people of Iowa can determine what’s going to make the person successful — whether you have energy and ideas, willing to face the tough questions and do the tough interviews and be available to reporters, or someone who can raise a lot of money.”
I asked Santorum if he could point to a single moment when his fortunes changed.