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Santorum Starting out Strong

It looks like defeated Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is looking to run for President in 2012. I’d certainly take Santorum over Hope and Change, but his plan, if you can call it that, needs work. Kathryn Jean Lopez has it over at The Corner:

Because you’ve been with me through thick and thin, I wanted to share this plan with you first before anyone else.  It’s this simple:

  1. Reinforce our conservative allies in Congress for the next 11 months in order to slam the brakes on the Obama agenda.
  2. Take back the House of Representatives in the 2010 election.
  3. Lay the groundwork to defeat Barack Obama in the 2012 election.

You heard me right, XXXXXXXXXX.

See, I was really hoping I didn’t hear you right, Rick, because that’s not a plan. That’s putting the Republicans back in power, which is not a plan. Republicans, who I would point out, had six years of rule to get our house in order and failed, and Rick Santorum was part of that Republican leadership.

Santorum is a pretty consistent fiscal conservative, I’ll give him that, but I don’t think he’s presidential material, and this “plan” reinforces that. He better have seriously reinvented himself if he’s going to want me support in 2012.

5 Responses to “Santorum Starting out Strong”

  1. Andrew C says:

    I suspect he’s doomed as a presidential candidate. I only know one thing about the man – and that’s what his last name means on urbandictionary.com. That will be the case for much of the twenty-something demographic.

    • Bitter says:

      The twenty-something demographic isn’t exactly full of reliable voters. Not that I want him to win. But I’m just saying that the youth vote really doesn’t matter that much since they don’t tend to show up on a regular basis.

  2. beatbox says:

    Thank you. This is why I like this site. I am an Obama supporting, pro-gun liberal Dem, but I just shake my head whenever I hear dinosaurs like Pelosi or Schumer talk. Good to see some conservatives call out the dolts in their own party.

    Oh, (not so much to you, but to your readers), yes you can be an Obama supporter and a gun rights supporter. On that issue, I feel he is too smart of a politician to do anything stupid.

  3. Dave R. says:

    In other words, he’s basically thinking party, not idealogy or even economics. And the 2010 and 2012 elections are going to need more than just party loyalty to bring out majorities. Contra McCain and the centrist faction of the GOP, a lot of districts are going to need movement conservative candidates to attract tea party and fiscally conservative independents.

    It’s hard for me to see now who the GOP has in its bench who can do that, but it is early and there’s time to see what shakes out.

  4. Peter says:

    It’s one thing for a Senator to spout some of the nonsense he does but it’s completely over the top for a President, or someone who wants to be President.

    I hope that he gets pulled aside and can be convinced that he’ll do more harm than good for his precious GOP.

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