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Does Rick Santorum Have Any Chance Of Winning The Ticket?

As expected, Rick Santorum has announced his candidacy for President. Does the divisive former Pennsylvania Senator have a realistic shot?

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last 24 hours | vdare
Slate: Rick Santorum's Diabolically Clever Anti-immigration Stance - VDARE.com
"...Santorum's message adds a twist to Perry's. Big business is screwing the rest of us not just by using big government, but by teaming up with liberals who want to open the floodgates to foreign labor. The beauty of this message is that it combines class resentment with ethnic scapegoating. It's a dog whistle that plays chords. And it outwits the Democratic attack on outsourcing. While liberals complain about jobs being shipped overseas, they're doing something worse: They're shipping foreigners into our country, to take our jobs and drown out our votes.You have to salute Santorum for this brilliant synthesis of manufacturing policy, class struggle, trade, border security, and voter ID. And all the while, he preserves his innocence by mentioning that he's the son of immigrants. When you come in and shut the door behind you, that's not prejudice. It's just practicality...." see full article


896 days ago | salon
"The Koch brothers are more powerful than papal teaching": Why Rick Santorum ... - Salon

"...Santorum, it goes without saying, has the science on climate change wrong. And I'm no expert, but I'm starting to suspect that he's doing Catholicism wrong, too. But because my entire experience of the Roman Catholic Church boils down to a day trip to the Vatican and that one time I had to read the New Testament for a class assignment at Wesleyan, I called up Charles Reid Jr., an expert on Catholicism and canon law at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota who blogs at the Huffington Post, to discuss the pope's upcoming encyclical and the chilly reception he's receiving from GOP Catholics. Our conversation has been lightly edited for clarity...." see full article


897 days ago | dailycaller
This Is The Only 2016 Candidate Committed To Reducing Legal Immigration - Daily Caller
"...Santorum is also proposing to get rid of the so-called chain migration that happens because legal and sometimes illegal immigrants are allowed to bring their nuclear and non-nuclear relatives into the country with them.He has denounced reported abuses of the H-1b visa program that lets corporations bring in high-skilled foreign workers on temporary work permits. But Santorum says the visa program displaces American workers with cheap foreign labor. But he has not proposed any specific reforms to the program, and says he is for welcoming very high-skilled workers and also agriculture workers into the country...." see full article


898 days ago | centredaily
Politically Uncorrected: Is Rick Santorum looking out for No. 2? - Centre Daily Times
"...Santorum still has his supporters, albeit fewer than in 2012. He has organized a fundraising super PAC, put together a campaign staff, and is camping out in Iowa, the site of the first presidential caucus, along with a dozen or so other GOP hopefuls. They are all gearing up for what may be the longest, and hardest, Republican nomination contest in a generation.But Santorum is not going to win the nomination. In fact, he might not even meet the debate criteria set by Fox and CNN, the hosts of the first two debates. Having sat out the past three years in national politics, he is currently polling at 2 percent or less in the early presidential preference polls. Additionally, many of the staffers and fundraisers from his 2012 campaign have moved on to other candidates.Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2015/05/29/4771280_politically-uncorrected-is-rick.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy..." see full article


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903 days ago | forbes
Rick Santorum Announces A Second Run For President: A Look At His Tax Plan - Forbes
"...In summary, Santorum's plan combines the worst aspects of tax reform: drastic change without an increase in simplicity. While we can argue about whether reducing rates could actually increase annual tax revenue by boosting the economy, Santorum's plan appears to do nothing to eliminate the preferences, exemptions and deductions that require paring, while simultaneously bestowing a disproportionate benefit on the wealthiest taxpayers.Of course, if you spent any time listening to Santorum while he was on the campaign trail four years ago, you know that his tax plan may be the least of his worries as he vies for the White House in 2016...." see full article


904 days ago | rollingstone
10 Completely Vile Things Rick Santorum Has Said - RollingStone.com
"...Former Republican senator and known right-wing extremist Rick Santorum is officially running for president again, and this time around he's trying to be a voice for America's "working families." That might sound downright wholesome to someone who doesn't know what he actually believes. Here are some of the White House hopeful's most revealing comments from over the years:On same-sex marriage, 2004: "This is an issue just like 9/11. We didn't decide we wanted to fight the war on terrorism because we wanted to. It was brought to us. And if not now, when? When the supreme courts in all the other states have succumbed to the Massachusetts version of the law?"..." see full article


905 days ago | newsweek
Dont Dismiss Rick Santorum

"...Rick Santorum is still boyish in appearance at 57, but the question, as he enters the presidential race, is whether his time has past. The answer is: Don't be so sure.In 2012, the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, made a very impressive showing. He won the Iowa Caucuses and 10 other states, earning more than 4 million votes and coming in second to Mitt Romney. He was discounted then and it would be a mistake to dismiss him now. Yes, the obstacles are bigger this time. Mike Huckabee sat out the last race and the former Arkansas governor would surely pose a threat to Santorum in Iowa, which Huckabee won in 2008, as well as in the South. Both men ran strongly with evangelical voters...." see full article


905 days ago | washingtonpost
Seven reasons why Rick Santorum will lose

"...Rick Santorum has decided his party and country need him, so he's throwing his hat into the ring for 2016. So for the Republicans who want to win the White House, don't worry he won't come anywhere close to his success in 2012. Here's why:At least 7 other candidates are more electable and better qualified. (Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, former Texas governor Rick Perry, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana). He couldn't upend a much worse candidate in the past, Mitt Romney, so it is nearly impossible to imagine he would beat all of these contenders, plus some talented newcomers like Carly Fiorina...." see full article


905 days ago | national.deseretnews
5 faith facts about Rick Santorum: Church-state separation makes him want to ... - Deseret News
"...The concept of separation of church and state at least as expressed when Catholic John F. Kennedy addressed Baptist ministers in the 1960 presidential election campaign makes Santorum want to throw up. In 2012 he told George Stephanopoulos, I don't believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute, and Santorum called that notion antithetical to the vision of our country. Also antithetical: liberals. He told the Spartanburg Herald-Journal that the American left hates Christendom. According to ABC News, he also told a South Carolina town hall that the national ideal is rooted in the Christian ideal in the Judeo-Christian concept of the person and not in any Eastern faiths or philosophies...." see full article


905 days ago | salon
Rick Santorum: The actions of Josh Duggar and his family "sicken me" - Salon

"...Santorum stands in stark contrast to Mike Huckabee's repeated plea that Josh Duggar be left alone for crimes he committed as a teen. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things, Huckabee wrote on Facebook...." see full article


905 days ago | chicagotribune
He's In, Again: Rick Santorum Makes 2016 Bid Official - Chicago Tribune

"...Santorum opens this political season as a heavy underdog in a race expected to feature more than a dozen high-profile Republicans most of them newcomers to presidential politics. He is among the nation's most prominent social conservatives, having dedicated much of his political career to opposing same-sex marriage and abortion rights, while advocating for conservative Christian family values.He mentioned cultural issues briefly Wednesday in remarks designed to broaden his appeal to working-class Americans. "As president, I will stand for the principle that every life matters the poor, the disabled and the unborn," said Santorum, a Catholic...." see full article


905 days ago | salon
Running for president is tough when everyone hates you: Why Rick Santorums second White House try is a wild goose chase

"...Ultimately, the main factor holding back Rick Santorum is the fact that he's Rick Santorum. To give himself a toehold in the 2016 race, Santorum is adopting a new and different persona, that of the populist champion of the blue-collar working man. Santorum has to reinvent himself because it doesn't seem like anyone actually likes him except as an alternative to someone they hate even more. As Harry Enten points out, Santorum doesn't seem to have carried over any goodwill from his 2012 bid, and his lack of appeal across the party and lack of electability have resulted in little support from the party actors. Now that conservatives have a glut of at least semi-credible anti-establishment candidates to choose from, they just don't need Rick anymore...." see full article


905 days ago | thestranger
Let's Watch a Little Bit of Rick Santorum's Announcement, Shall We? - TheStranger.com (blog)
"...President Santorum will make sure you don't have to bake cakes for any gays who might be getting married or offer contraceptive coverage to any of your employees who might be sluts. Offer does not apply to Satanists (because SATAN is bad) or Muslims (because SHARIA is bad). Hey, that's Elizabeth Santorum, Rick's eldest daughter, there on the left. In 2012 we learned that Elizabeth Santorum has lots of gay friends and her gay friends were supporting her father! I wonder if Elizabeth's gay friends are supporting Rick again this time around. A lot of straight people who backed Santorum in 2012 are backing other candidates this time out. The NYT reached one or two of these unreliable straight people for comment:..." see full article


905 days ago | lifenews
Pro-Life Senator Rick Santorum Launches Republican Campaign for President - LifeNews.com
"...He was pegged as a rising star especially after leading the battle to pass the ban on partial-birth abortions until he lost a difficult re-election bid in a bad year for Republican candidates nationwide. Santorum held his Senate seat for 12 years before losing in 2006 to Democrat Bob Casey, the son of a popular former governor and someone who ran as a pro-life Democrat.But that hasn't stopped Santorum from pressing on with his pro-life perspective. To me there are truths out there, Santorum said once in an AP interview. There are things that are right and things that are wrong. That may not be popular and it may lose you an election, but that's OK. ..." see full article


906 days ago | realclearpolitics
Chuck Todd: Rick Santorum Best Represents Republicans - RealClearPolitics

"...But if you look at today's Republican Party, who makes up of it, the rank and file. I think Rick Santorum better represents them than anybody else. Better represents this new working class Republican voter.By the way, they were for Bill Clinton in 1992, split between Ross Perot and Bill Clinton.I think Santorum best represents them, understands their issues better, but I don't know if he'll find the Oxygen...." see full article


906 days ago | jezebel
LOL: Duggar Family Favorite Rick Santorum Is Running for President Again - Jezebel
"...After months of increasingly threatening-sounding emails to people who drunkenly signed up for his mailing list at CPAC, Rick Santorum is announcing today that he's officially, really, for real, definitely going to waste a shitload of time and money going after a Republican Presidential nomination that he will fail to secure. Wonder if he'll have that sweet, sweet Duggar support this time around?Rick Santorum is a former Pennsylvania Senator who, after a humiliating defeat in 2006, has become a true leader in the field of Professional American Sanctimony. He does not believe that evolution is real. He thinks birth control is murder. Politifact has analyzed 55 public Santorum statements and concluded that he says things that are mostly true or true a whopping 24 percent of the time. His opinions about the LGBT community are so medieval (men having sex with each other is kinda like men having sex with dogs!) that in 2003, Dan Savage created an enduring neologism that still fucks up Rick Santorum's Google results. Despite all this, Rick Santorum finished second in the Republican primaries in 2012. Isn't that hilarious and scary?..." see full article



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