Rick Santorum is an overall good man, sincere, and with strong convictions. Unfortunately, I don’t think he has the gravitas to be a serious presidential contender (sorry can’t help myself pulling a Rove here.) Kidding aside, I do believe he’s really a great guy; I just don’t see when/where/how he got to the enlightenment that he can become our next President:
Former US Senator Rick Santorum’s name was floated around as a potential presidential candidate for 2012. It’s no secret that Santorum is definitely interested in a run, especially when he has visited key battleground states such as Iowa, South Carolina, and Florida to name a few.
Santorum admitted to contemplating a run and announced that he will make his announce his decision in the next year.
“I’m getting here. I’m getting feelers on whether people think that what I’m saying, what I’m thinking, what I’m doing and what I’ve done is something they could get behind and be supportive of.”
He sure is working hard at it; unfortunately he lost in Pennsylvania. Now Santorum is really the candidate that details the general sentiment men in the GOP feel. Why all the guys are waiting for her to say anything about 2012? C’mon guys, the water is warm, jump in!
However, one reason may prevent him from running and/or winning the nomination. And her name is Sarah Palin. As Santorum is said to be a favorite among social conservatives, Palin quadruples the popularity among that group. He admits, if Palin runs for president, she’ll “take a lot of air out of the room, that’s for sure.“
“She is such a media star, I would think it’s hard for her to have normal interactions with voters. I have my own challenges and that’s getting the crowd. Her problem isn’t getting the crowd, it’s sort of having more real-time with people. I get plenty of real-time and that lower profile works for me in a way that I can go do things that are just going to be harder for her.”
Sorry Mr. Santorum, but Governor Palin has had interactions with voters ever since she was starting her political career in Alaska. I disagree with the “media star” statement too, because it really does not apply to her. It was applied to Obama ever since he pre-stumped with his first speech.
- Santorum: I’ll decide on 2012, next year. Admits, Palin will be a challenge (riehlworldview.com)
- Rick Santorum for President? (simuleustisetpecator.wordpress.com)
- You: Santorum Forms Iowa PAC; 2012 Presidential Run Looks More Likely (newsweek.com)
- Rick Santorum Appears In Gay GOP Activist’s 2012 Campaign Ad (huffingtonpost.com)
- Twittering to the White House: Mitt Romney Does Dishes, Rick Santorum Bores His Kids (slog.thestranger.com)