Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Santorum Gets Romney to Show his Lack of Conviction

Many of the pundits I have heard following the Fox News Debate in South Carolina on Monday, January 16, 2012, have misinterpreted the point that Rick Santorum was trying to make with Mitt Romney when the topic of voting rights for convicted felons arose.

Santorum was actually quite masterful in this argumentation. In a very brief section of the debate he was able to highlight Mitt Romney's unwillingness to follow through on his beliefs/convictions or that Mitt Romney even has ANY solid beliefs or convictions. In addition, Santorum was able to broach a subject that would "play well" in South Carolina--which has one of the higher percentage of African Americans in the country (with Florida, perhaps a close 2nd in terms of sheer numbers). Also, it pointed out that Mitt Romney was being dishonest/dirty by not rejecting the supposed falsehoods in the superpac advertisements.

Instead of making the point about the voting rights of convicted felons, Santorum was pointing out that even though Romney said he was in favor of restricting rights of convicted felons to vote, he did nothing to block the granting of voting rights to felons in Massachusetts.

Santorum shows that he sees many sides of an issue, and has well thought-out, comprehensive positions on the issues. Santorum killed 3 birds with one stone, which many people are not sharp enough to realize--or are not paying attention. Santorum is simply masterful.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Glenn Beck "prefers" Rick Santorum

While I have not been the biggest fan of Glenn Beck, I do respect his opinion as a conservative intellectual. I find it interesting that he also recognizes how good (perhaps better put, much better than the rest of the Republican field) Rick Santorum is.

This following video is from Glenn Beck's show and his comments that compare Rick Santorum to a George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Actually, I do not think these comments are an exaggeration. Rick Santorum is excellent on foreign affairs and foreign policy, but also is conservative on the whole spectrum of issues.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Advertisement bringing to light Herman Cain's Pro-Choice position

This blog is intended to be a positive case for Rick Santorum. The vein of this post, though, highlights the fact that Rick Santorum is the most pro-life candidate in the race by sharing the comments of his political opponent Herman Cain. It also highlights how Rick Santorum is "battle-tested" in his conservatism. After 12 years in the United States Senate, he has not changed positions and that he can easily articulate his views....It is apparent that some candidates (Herman Cain included) have not necessarily thought through (or perhaps they have) their positions on issues. But if Herman Cain hasn't thought through his position on abortion and still cannot articulate a clear, pro-life position, then how could he possible hope to implement such a viewpoint.

Really Big Endorsement!!! Association of Republican Legislatures

I think this is the best barometer of how good Rick Santorum would be for our country? The most conservative (but not archconservative) and the most intelligent, polically savvy group of people in the country supports Rick Santorum.

Rick Santorum is endorsed by the National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Friday, October 28, 2011

Article notes Catholic vote is important for Santorum and for all nominees

The writer does a nice job in recognizing the Catholic vote as important in the 2012 GOP Presidential Nomination. However, given that she used the National Catholic Reporter as a reference (as opposed the that National Catholic Register), shows http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifthat like most people in the media, she does not know what an authentic Catholic source is.

How Catholic Conservative Could Quietly Remake the Republican Presidential Race

Newt Gingrich is also a Roman Catholic.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Santorum speaks on the US withdrawal from Iraq

Obama has squandered all the gains of the United States in Iraq, thus weakening our strategic position in Iraq and the Middle East. He neglected our relationship a potentially powerful ally.