Politics

Rick Santorum is Running for President!

Well… Rick Santorum is back and says he’s “ready” to do this all again. The former Senator from Pennsylvania and popular social conservative has decided that he has at least one more run for the White House in him. He did well in 2012, eventually finishing 2nd to the GOP nominee, Mitt Romney, and he apparently hopes that the momentum he earned in 2012 will carry over to 2016. That doesn’t appear likely however, because this time around there are several other social conservatives who seem to be much more viable general election candidates (like Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee). Huckabee in particular will likely become a difficult opponent for Santorum to overcome, seeing as how they draw from the same pool of voters and Huckabee is a much more engaging and gregarious figure. In fact, one can argue that Santorum likely did so well in 2012 because Huckabee chose to abstain from the race… but Santorum is joining the fight nonetheless.

Santorum announced his intentions at an event in Cabot, Pennsylvania, but he made a curious decision when he gave his national announcement to George Stephanopoulos on ABC News. (Yes, that George Stephanopoulos, the one who just admitted to donating some $75K to the Clinton family over the last three years…)

 

“I’m ready to do this again,” Santorum told Stephanopoulos. “It’s an exciting opportunity. To come back home, to be at a manufacturing facility, to really reconnect to what I grew up with and understood to be an America that worked, that worked for middle-income families, that created stable neighborhoods and strong families — when you see all these reports coming out, one after another, from the far left and the far right talking about how the middle of America is hollowing out and the jobs just aren’t there for the 74 percent of Americans who don’t have a college degree, families are breaking down…

Obviously, we learned something from the last campaign. Number one, we’re gonna have more money. You gotta do well in Iowa. You gotta win on election night as opposed to two weeks later.”

 


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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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