Just a few weeks ago

Thought it might be fun to look at what Rick Santorum was saying just a few weeks ago.

“What won’t they resort to try to bully their way through this race?” Santorum asked following a campaign rally at Harvest Graphics, 14625 W. 100th St. in Lenexa. “If the governor Romney thinks he is now ordained by God to win, let’s just have it out.” …

“I’m going to stay in the race because we’re doing really well,” Santorum told reporters following a campaign rally before 200 to 300 supporters on the day after Super Tuesday. “We’re winning states, and where we’re not winning, we’re finishing second, by and large.”

Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said the former House speaker had opted to focus on Alabama and Mississippi, which he said now both rank as must-wins if Gingrich is to remain credible.

But Santorum said he was confident of wins in those two Southern states as well.

“This race is going to change again in the next week, and Kansas will lead the charge,” he said…

He again emphasized his campaign’s ability to overcome long odds and Romney’s built-in organizational and financial advantages.

“We have a great opportunity … to stand up to the establishment,” Santorum said, “to stand up to all the money, to stand up to all the power brokers.”

Santorum described himself as an insurgent who “speaks for the people.” And he criticized Obama for exploding the size of government and federal spending and for not speaking out on the amount of debt being accumulated.

Santorum said when his grandfather came to this country in 1925, he didn’t enroll in government programs or receive government benefits. Then, only 8 percent of government spending went to entitlements. Today, Santorum said that number is 60 percent.

“This is an authoritarian government, not a government that respects free people,” Santorum said. “This is an election about fundamental freedoms.”

Says the man campaigning on a platform that would outlaw abortions, gay marriage, and birth control. Or at least, that’s what he was saying before he lost the race. Go figure.


  1. wholething says

    Santorum thinks it would be better to vote for Obama than Romney. That’s the best reason I have seen yet to vote for Romney.

  2. coragyps says

    “Santorum said when his grandfather came to this country in 1925, he didn’t enroll in government programs or receive government benefits.”

    Uhhhh….tell me again: just how many government programs and benefits were there in 1925?

  3. had3 says

    Ask him if either of his parents or wife’s parents partook of government programs like medicare/medicaid, or did they pass on those because those programs didn’t exist in 1925.

  4. Crudely Wrott says

    But, but, but, God moved him! God convinced him and, doggone it, Rick believed that it was already a done deal.

    How could he have more clearly seen the future? Surely he knew that God never lies or leads his flock astray. It’s written!

    Wwwoooo eee, son! I’ll bet that stings like hell, eh, Rick?

    [display stock photo of Santorum looking so earnest; so . . . cluelelessly confident and righteous]

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