Rick Santorum – The Default Candidate


Nobody wants to be the default candidate, but that is how he must feel. Rick Santorum could get no traction until the other candidates were slowly taken out or down. It is a fascinating process. Perhaps Santorum’s time has come.

, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.

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Who is Rick Santorum? He is a Republican Senator from Pa who has a ‘google’ problem. The problem is because he has dared to be politically incorrect. Due to his speaking out in favor of traditional marriage, his name cannot be ‘googled’ without pages of fifth being brought up. This is the price one pays for speaking out against gay marriage. Apparently, according to one source anyway, it began with Dan Savage:

The website was put up by Dan Savage in 2003 in response to comments you made about gay marriage. It quickly went viral, and it’s been stuck at the top of Google‘s indexes ever since. The site also hosts a blog where users discuss your stance on gay rights. Savage has now threatened to redefine “Rick,” too, if you run an anti-gay campaign in 2012.

To Santorum’s credit, this has not stopped him. He stands by his conviction:

Santorum is being accused by CREWS, ‘Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington’, of being unethical. CREWS, however, is far from being a non-biased group. They were founded by Norman Eisen who now works for the Obama Administration. The group was begun to “balance” a judicial watch group that some felt was too conservative.  Some point to the fact that CREWS targets Democrats as well as Republicans which is true. My thoughts on this, however, have always been that the group targets Democrats who are well known for controversy and those who are not going to be taken down by the reports.

Santorum was called “corrupt” by CREWS when he was given a $500,000 mortgage by a bank in Philadelphia that loaned only to investors and in which he had no savings. According to a series of reports in the Philadelphia Daily News, the mortgage came from Philadelphia Trust Company, a fledgling private bank catering to “affluent investors and institutions” whose officers had contributed $24,000 to Santorum’s political action committees and re-election campaign. His ability to secure the five-year loan led Melanie Sloan to file a complaint under a Senate ethics rule that specifically prohibits members from accepting a loan on terms not available to members of the general public.

Santorum is super conservative and may have difficulty obtaining the nomination due to his conservative positions.

I agree with most, if not all of his positions. On education he says:

“It is a parent’s responsibility to educate their children. It is not the government’s job,” Santorum said. “We have sort of lost focus here a little bit.

Of course, the government wants their hands on your children as fast as they can. That is why I opposed all these early starts and pre-early starts, and early-early starts. They want your children from the womb so they can indoctrinate your children as to what they want them to be. I am against that,” he said.

In the past, I have spent little time looking at Santorum due to his poor showing in the polls. After Iowa, and with Newt Gingrich sliding, it is time to take a look at Rick Santorum.

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I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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