Until Rick Santorum became a candidate for the GOP nomination for president in 2012, I only knew two things about him. In his book Herding Cats, former Senator Trent Lott praised Santorum as a friend and a good guy. Someone else, I don’t recall who, had described Santorum with an expletive deleted term.
Unlike Mitt, Rick stands by his principles; I admire that. Unlike Newt, Rick has high personal moral standards. However, when it comes to political standards, there are questions that require answers. Santorum had a close working relationship with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Santorum brought a lot of pork projects home to Pennsylvania and then was soundly defeated in the election of 2006. Perhaps the voters of Pennsylvania know something that the rest of us don’t.
I do not want Santorum as my president or vice-president. I have listened to what he has to say, and I disagree with most of it. If he wants to serve again, I would not object to him running for the House or Senate from Pennsylvania. Before making up my mind, I would require more information. I bought a book from Amazon.com that I thought might help, but it was only a collection of his speeches. No help there.
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