Rick Santorum's Political Views


Rick Santorum Biography

A lawyer and former United States Senator from Pennsylvania, Republican Rick Santorum was one of many candidates running for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2016 before dropping out of the race. He also ran for President in 2012 and won several early primaries and caucuses, including Iowa, before losing to Mitt Romney, the eventual nominee. A socially conservative politician who was vocal about his views and such topics as gay marriage, abortion, and birth control, Santorum lagged behind many of his competitors in the polls in 2012 before unexpectedly winning the Iowa, Minnesota, and Colorado caucuses, vaulting him, at least for a time, into a close race with Romney for the nomination. This hub will take an unbiased look at Rick Santorum's views on some of the key political issues that could impact the 2016 election - could he win the nomination (and potentially the White House) this time around?

Santorum on the Issues

1. Taxes and Budget Deficits: Like many of his fellow Republicans, Santorum has called for large cuts in federal spending in order to rein in persistent budget deficits and the growing U.S. national debt. Santorum has said that, if elected president, he would cut $5 trillion in government spending over the next 5 years. He proposes to do this by "immediately reducing federal non-discretionary defense spending" to 2008 levels, freezing defense spending for 5 years, and passing a balanced budget amendment capping government spending at 18% of GDP. Santorum also generally supports tax cuts, including making the Bush tax cuts that he voted for as a Senator permanent, eliminating the estate tax, and lowering tax rates on capital gains and dividends to encourage investment.

2. Jobs and Economic Growth: Santorum's plan for economic growth and job creation largely relies on tax cuts and the elimination of "job-killing regulations." Specifically, Santorum calls for cutting corporate tax rates fro 35% to 17.5% (and to 0% for manufacturing firms), increasing tax credits for research and development, and eliminating the alternate minimum tax.

3. Health Care: Santorum has promised to repeal the health care bill passed by Congress in 2010, stating in July 2011 that, if elected President, "my first executive order would be to repeal ObamaCare." Santorum's alternative to the health care bill passed by Congress is largely similar to the other Republicans running for the nomination, as he proposes to increase access to health care by encouraging the use of Health care Savings Accounts and reducing the costs of privately provided health plans through increased competition. As a Senator, Santorum repeatedly voted against increasing Medicare benefits, including voting against the prescription drug benefit signed by President Bush in 2003 and voting against allowing the increased importation of generic drugs from Canada in 2002.

4. Global Warming and Environmental issues: In a June 2011 interview with Glenn Beck, Santorum stated that he believed "there is no such thing as global warming." He proposed to "drill, drill everywhere" as a solution to high energy prices, and has called for repealing the federal ban on drilling in sensitive areas such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Santorum has also called for curbing the powers of the EPA to enforce federal regulations around pollution and air quality, calling them "job killing radical regulatory approaches," though he has not described specific regulations that he thinks should be cut.

5. Foreign Policy: While serving as a Senator, Santorum was largely supportive of President Bush's management of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and voted for the decision to invade Iraq in 2002. In recent years, Santorum has been critical of President Obama's decision to bring troops home from Iraq in late 2011, telling reporters that the President had "in many respects lost control and lost the war in Iraq" in October 2011. Santorum has pledged strong support for Israel, stating in December 2011 that "Israelis have the right to determine what happens in their land. And all of Israel, including the quote, you know, West Bank, is Israeli land." Santorum has also made some controversial statements about recent uprisings in the Middle East, telling the audience in a December 2011 GOP debate that Obama was wrong to support "a group of radicals, including the Salafis and the Muslim Brotherhood" in Egypt against "our ally Mubarak", which, at face value, is a call for supporting a military dictator over democratically oriented protesters. Santorum has also made strong statements regarding potential military intervention in Iran to prevent the country from obtaining nuclear weapons.

6. Social Issues: Santorum is extremely conservative socially, especially on issues related to gay rights and abortion. Santorum opposes abortion in all cases, including rape and incest, and has also criticized the right to the Supreme Court's decision in the 1965 case Griwswold vs. Connecticut that guaranteed a right to reproductive privacy (which paved the way for the wide availability of birth control). In 2003, Santorum stated that "If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery, you have the right to anything", a quote which drew intense protest from civil rights activists as it compared consensual sex between adults of the same gender to bestiality. Santorum voted for the constitutional ban on same sex marriage in 2006 and told reporters in January 2012, if elected president, he would attempt to roll back gay marriages that had already occurred, telling reporters "Well, their marriage would be invalid. If the constitution says ‘Marriage is this’, then people whose marriages are not consistent with the constitution…"

7. Immigration Policy: Santorum has called for completing the border fence began under President Bush and has opposed state efforts to provide education for the children of illegal immigrants. Santorum did initially support the amnesty bill drafted by Senator John McCain in 2006 which would have provided a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who had been living in the U.S. for many years without any criminal history, but reversed that support when the bill came to a final floor vote.

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Steve Orion 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

Great Hub! As unbiased as can be, considering the BS this guy believes in.

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lovemychris 5 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

"Rick Santorum reiterated his belief that states should have the right to outlaw contraception during an interview with ABC News yesterday, saying, “The state has a right to do that, I have never questioned that the state has a right to do that. It is not a constitutional right, the state has the right to pass whatever statues they have.”

Santorum has long opposed the Supreme Court’s 1965 ruling “that invalidated a Connecticut law banning contraception” and has also pledged to completely defund federal funding for contraception if elected president. As he told CaffeinatedThoughts.com editor Shane Vander Hart in October, “One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country,” the former Pennsylvania senator explained. “It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”

God help us.

james 5 years ago

this man is TRULY insane i live in Briton and if he tried to run for pm he would be the most hated man here for those social political views

Domibari 5 years ago

This guy is insane!

Dallas 5 years ago

Yes, because good Christian values makes someone insane. Ugh. Get real America. Maybe it's time to get back to our right winged roots, and get away from the democrat "leaders" that have set our country on a path of destruction!

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jcall1990 5 years ago from Nederland, Texas

Democrat or Republican, we have been headed the same direction for generations. Its not time that another party take over; it is time for the people to take the power back.

Andy 5 years ago

If he wants to cut government spending, then pushing for laws to outlaw contraception is dramatically opposed to cutting spending. Pills are much less expensive than babies. Personally, I waited until marriage to have sex for religious reasons, but even I realize that no one can force their religious beliefs on others. People have their right to choose.

Thomas 5 years ago

Yeah Dallas, because more wars on the same defense budget is the path to the promised land (Armageddon)!

He wants to save medicare by not increasing its funds as more and more people need it, God bless him. He wants to make health savings accounts to give insurance companies more competition. Ignore that they require you to have a high deductible insurance just to get one or that most people don't have surplus money to put into it. He is against regulating our industries, but he fears cheaper Canadian generic medications because we aren't in charge of their regulation (it isn't his fault, the lobbyists told him it would kill millions... of their dollars; save the greenbacks!)

The problem with energy comes down to too many regulations. 99.9% of scientists are wrong about climate change. Drilling in a wildlife refuge is great for the environment because even when there are spills, they are easily fixed. Look at the gulf spill. Likely caused, somehow, by regulations to prevent spills.

The reason people are suffering economically in America is that corporations are taxed too much. That is why cutting their taxes even more, despite them having their highest profits by and large, is to tax them less so that they can feed their small business children. Also, cutting taxes to manufacturers completely makes perfect sense. Ignoring the fact that he wants a balanced budget with more wars under the same defense/military budget, significantly less tax revenue (unless he wants it to come from the poor and middle classes who have less to give) and less assistance for those struggling because of corporations unwillingness to hire (again, not their fault due to regulations preventing child labor, forcing safe work conditions, benefits and livable wages) makes perfect sense for the economy. That will in no way be impossible or bankrupt us.

Bush had it right, the rich create jobs when you throw money at them. Giving stimulus to those who would have to spend it on goods to survive is not where you go, give it to rich people who have enough to get anything they need and will put it in savings accounts and get richer! We'll be saved!

Having your rapist's baby is a great thing, then if you don't want to raise it, put it into underfunded adoption programs. Just don't let gay people adopt them, their homes may be loving, but they are evil and always make gay kids (even though the science doesn't show that). Also, when having sex, make sure that you are doing it for procreation. Sex for the enjoyment of an orgasm is wrong. Santorum has sex strictly for kids when he does it, and, to prove it, his wife has never had an orgasm that he knows of. He thinks the clitoris is evil and the g-spot is a gay bar that he intends to shut down under his administration!

I am glad so many people are just eating up Santorum.

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ajherrma 5 years ago from United States Author

Keep the debate coming, thanks to all for their interesting comments!

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lovemychris 5 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

"I love my friends, my brother. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. Should we call these relationships marriage, too?" -- Rick Santorum

"Nah, just take Hand-Maidens, like all the Patriarchs did in the Bible"--Me

Thomas 5 years ago

"All of us have heard people say, 'I privately am against abortion, homosexual marriage, stem cell research, cloning. But who am I to decide that it's not right for somebody else?' It sounds good, but it is the corruption of freedom of conscience."

He wants the government out of your lives if you are a corporation, but not out of your lives when you are choosing to not have a baby, making phone calls without wanting the government listening, wanting to uphold the constitutional promise of a fair trial for all people (even when accused of terrorism) instead of just detaining them indefinitely, wanting the Geneva Convention to be honored, having sex in ways not specifically listed in his chosen book (and some of the ways that are listed), using contraceptives, practicing another faith, marrying someone you love, being black or a member of the military wanting to come home someday before you die. There's your vision Rupert Murdoch!

He is afraid that gay people marrying, or adopting orphans, will traumatize children, but bringing a dead baby home and having his kids play with it and talk to it makes them more well balanced individuals.

matt 5 years ago

Thomas I hope you are joking about the sex for enjoyment thing. My wife and I will always enjoy sex, and if that makes me evil then so be it.

Thomas 5 years ago

The entire piece was written as satire, but he is seriously stating that he thinks it is constitutional to outlaw contraceptives of all kinds. He says that there is no right to privacy in the constitution. He feels that there is nothing that should prevent the government from knowing the goings on of Americans in the bedroom. He says this because he sees it as one of the key places of immorality in America. If it is immoral, he doesn't need to concern his little sheltered head with it. I don't think anyone with this thin skin and closed mindedness should be leading anyone.

The man is a moron who wants to remove all personal freedoms from the lives of Americans in favor of a fascist theocracy run by our corporate overlords (ultimately the governing party in many fascist regimes). I continue to spread my commentary on the subject to ensure that people see how ridiculous his message is after he came in so close in a greater than 90% white conservative Christian state. I don't want a man who wants to take our personal freedoms away gaining any more momentum from his perceived "success".

Freethinker 5 years ago

Wanting more wars is perfectly Biblical and the goal of every good Christian. As it says in the Bible..."kill them all and let God sort out His own."

True catholic girl 5 years ago

You cross the line when you start making fun of the man's religion, if you don't agree with his ideals and morals so be it. But, I'm catholic as well and you don't hear me hating on baptists and others. I will respect you as long as you respect me and my beliefs. Starting thinking of others over yourself. Like Atticus finch said, "you don't know a person until you have fully walked around in their skin."

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htodd 5 years ago from United States

That is really great ..Thanks for the post

Jenny 5 years ago

Someone that has some intelligence.

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Steve Orion 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

Haha! Thomas! I was about to address the absurdity in you first post when i realized it was sarcastic. You never can tell, sometimes! "The problem with energy comes down to too many regulations. 99.9% of scientists are wrong about climate change. Drilling in a wildlife refuge is great for the environment because even when there are spills, they are easily fixed. Look at the gulf spill. Likely caused, somehow, by regulations to prevent spills."

That passage could easily have come from someone who was completely sincere, as sad as that is. As far as the comment made about "You cross the line when you start making fun of the man's religion," goes, that is complete BS. If someone believes laughable ideas, then he should be laughed at. Whether those ideas are protected under the guise of "religion" is neither here nor there.

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Lady Quill 5 years ago

I so admire your ability to state the facts without becoming emotionally charged and active. I'm afraid of this guy because of his positions on the issues, and I fear what will be said of the shape of this country should he manage to secure the GOP nomination. Surely his views can't be shared by a majority... right? I suppose that is my greatest election-year nightmare.

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Steve Orion 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

Poor grammar aside, your post, Furrier, is also laughable due to its illogical idea. "Killing a baby is laughable," would mean that Rick believes in killing babies and that I think that that is laughable. That's not the case, but I do know what you're (notice the correct form of the word) trying to say. He is against abortion and I think that it is laughable, so I think "killing babies" is laughable.

His pro-life stance is one of many laughable positions on issues, refer to Thomas' post above for more info. Also, such name calling is, as far as I know, against Hubpage rules, not to mention childish.

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lovemychris 5 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

The doctors advised his wife to abort the fetus, or she would die. They chose to force labor, so she could give birth, then died.

Isn't Santorum anti-abortion, even in the case of a woman's life? Or is enhancing early labor a way to get around calling it abortion?

In either case...isn't it nice they had the choice about it? With his crowd, the choice would be gone.

Doctor 5 years ago

The baby was already dead and the only way to safely get it out is to deliver it.

Some College Student 5 years ago

Thomas you made my day

Defective 5 years ago

Right wing roots from days of old? What country have you been living in? Nothing good comes from the right except for ignorance and nutjobs.

Democrats have been paving the way for this country since they were founded years ago and Democrats will continue being the best thing for this country. Republicans take care of the rich whereas Democrats try to look out for the common man.

This country is ran by the rich and they get no taxes on their money anyway. If that's not a sign of conservative corruption, I don't know what it.

Being Centrist is great and leaning a little to the left is better. At least I can live with myself knowing that I'm not some conservative, republican nutjob. The right is going to kill this country.

Thomas 5 years ago

Democrats didn't want to free the slaves haha yea thy pave the way.... So if your black I would hold my tongue, or your racist haha your ignorant either way.

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AlexDrinkH2O 5 years ago from Southern New England, USA

"Nothing good comes from the right except for ignorance and nutjobs." Absolutely asinine.

"Democrats have been paving the way for this country since they were founded years ago and Democrats will continue being the best thing for this country. Republicans take care of the rich whereas Democrats try to look out for the common man."

What are you smoking? Democrats have screwed up this country and are trying to screw it up even more. They should reinstate the Attorney General's List of Subversive Organizations and place the Democratic Party at the head of the list.

Defective 5 years ago

Democrats didn't exist at the time of the Civil War, Thomas. That was the Whigs. Fact check please. Thanks.

And Alex? Any Conservative or Republican has, at one point or another, made a completely asinine statement and proved to ignorant beyond belief. You think the left is bad? The right is worse. The Democrats are asinine? The Republicans take the cake. Seriously, open up your eyes and realize that the only way this country is going to be saved is by being progressive and changing the way things are done and no rely on the same old same old traditions that are horribly aged.

Both parties are foul, but Republicans are worse. I never, ever take any Republican or Conservative seriously because all they spew is lies, lies, lies. The Democrats and the Liberals are going to save this country whether or want to accept it or not. The GOP is just a fearful group of having things change for the better. They sit in the dreary, shadowy corners at night wishing cancer upon their enemies because they realize their viewpoints and policies and the way they do things are terrible and will kill this country.

I find it funny that more GOP politicians and Senators are involved in homosexual sex scandals yet they want to preserve the idea that marriage is between a man and a woman and hate anything 'dem gays' do. Riiiiight...the Democrats are asinine! Hahaha! Republicans are SOOO contrived and ignorant it's beyond reason!

Seriously, kid, do yourself a favor and either become moderate/centrist (like me) or just stay out of politics. You support a corrupt, evil party and no amount of jacking off for the Republicans is going to save you from it.

Face facts, kid, the Republicans and Conservatives are going to kill this country.


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danarochelle 5 years ago

I'm pretty conservative on most things, but I cannot support someone who doesn't like little baby polar bears. And sexually consenting adults should have the right to birth control.

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Gusser 5 years ago

What part of his platform is unconstitutional ? The federal government does NOT have Constitutional authority to control contraceptives. The Constitution only allows the Federal Government to " Provide for the common defense of the States, And insure domestic tranquility. ( settle disputes between the states) Most here need to actually read the Constitution.

Woler90 5 years ago

The democrats were around during the Civil War. Check your facts. Buchannon, who was a Democrat, win the election in 1856. And the Democrats were around for quite awhile before that. Do a wiki search on the election of 1856.

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Gusser 5 years ago

Southern DEMOCRATS supported slavery. They were against the Civil Rights Act until the early 1960s Lookin out for the little guy. RIGHT

ritchee dawson 5 years ago

for all you republicans (now) against the democrats (pre civil war era ) i don't see how you sleep at night saying "well i am against slavery but im still a racist" (and you are) . the democrats were for slavery THEN because at the time THAT'S WHAT THE PEOPLE WANTED. the democrats arent necessarily right about doing that at the time...but that's what the people wanted...and i can't see why i would EVER want to give a corporation a tax cut...they don't feed small business...small business is a corporations RIVAL. nobody think i am on anybodys side either....i HATE ALL GOVERNMENT...but i love my country i hate seeing it torn apart by a "TRAIN" that can't figure out if it should put 1 bucket of coal in for fuel or 2....JUST GET ME TO THE NEXT TOWN.

Pro-life 5 years ago

Pro-life!!! Pro-life!!! Pro-life!!! You don't agree, then let the radicals continue to have dozens of kids to raise while teaching them death and to terrorize and kill while we Anericans continue to use birth control and stand by while the radicals outnumber us! God is about procreating for good reason. Its all going to come down to another Holy War and whose side would you be fighting for!?!

Eric 5 years ago

I have an issue with some of his ideas but its certainly better than Obama or Romney. Personally I would like to see Ron Paul in office but people are to stupid to get him in.

ritchee dawson 5 years ago

@ pro-life....holy war is religions way of killing you off.

Rj 5 years ago

You people are hilarious....get a life

George 5 years ago

This guy needs to be our next president!! America has gone to a liberial almost communist country!! The government wants control of all but yet the people of this country can kill babies and marry people of the same sex.... honestly if people who do this and believe in this feel no guilt, well im sure one day you will feel something..... maybe some heat ....from a hot flame!!!!

Common Sense 5 years ago

If Santorum becomes president, this country will be cool again. I personally do not want to spend the rest of my life paying taxes to make sure that some random bum doesn't have to work for anything. I think the biggest problem right now is that a lot of the people who were supposed to be the politicians right now got aborted 40 years ago, and are replaced with Democrats.

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ajherrma 5 years ago from United States Author

All, the comments have gotten somewhat heated here and I had to delete a few that engaged in personal attacks and/or used inappropriate language. Going forward I will approve all comments as long as they do not:

1. Use inappropriate or offensive language.

2. Engage in attacks on specific groups of people (to cite an earlier example which I denied, referring to gay Americans as "sick freaks.")

There are certainly comments above that are factually incorrect and/or mis-represent the positions of both Republicans and Democrats. But I believe people have the right to express themselves, so I will approve comments as long as they don't violate the two rules posted above.

bob 4 years ago

i love him

begonia 4 years ago

IF american fundamentalism ever gains a foothold in Britain, it could lead to civil war. Santorums views are the opposite of mainstream European christianity.

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peanutroaster 4 years ago from New England

Santorum the new Stalin.

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TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

This hub was objective and well written, but I have a word for some of the commenters here. Do you realize what you sound like? Do you realize that people from all over the world read these hubs and their comments. Do you want the world to think that all we can do is argue with each other? And in the end, do you think what you are arguing about really matters? Whoever winds up in the white house the next time will just be one person...one who will have to deal with the legislature, which is made up of many. THEY will make the final decisions...and so far, NONE of these people have been doing a very good job, no matter their party or their views.

mtd 4 years ago

It's time for America to think of the big picture. All of the problems we have can be traced to everyone wanting their own rights, but for America to be strong we have to go back to fighting for what's best for our country and it's people. What's best sure isn't abortion. Children are a blessing and abortion is the snuffing out of our future. Do any of you truly wish you had never existed? Even in the worst of circumstances, it's a blessing to be alive and then you can make choices in America to have a good life. What's best sure isn't coddling the homosexual activists so they feel good about themselves. You need a male and female to procreate. Even if you don't believe in God, surely the science of this tells you that it isn't a natural thing.

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Steve Orion 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

"Children are a blessing and abortion is the snuffing out of our future. Do any of you truly wish you had never existed?"

I was going to point out that I would never have existed if my parents used a condom, or if my father hadn't penetrated at the precise angle to allow the sperm that was half of me to end of making the whole me. That does not mean I think condoms should be abolished or whatever angle he was at to be forced in every intercourse since those things had a factor in whether or not I existed.

To claim science shows that homosexuality isn't natural illustrates you as an ignorant person. Do some research.

crd 4 years ago

Ditto with regards to science. But even if you do believe in God, then didn't God create everything for a reason? People don't choose to be gay, it's in their nature, so God created them to be gay. Just because they can't reproduce themselves doesn't make it wrong for them to marry, and it's not your choice whether or not they should be allowed to do it. Also, with a government $15.5 trillion in debt, everyone, including large corporations and the actual people of the US, are going to have to pay taxes. Just cutting government spending isn't enough. A lot of people, Democrats and Republicans alike, have made mistakes, and our country is in a deep hole, which means everyone is going to have to make sacrifices. With regards to abortion, it seems sad, it seems scary, but it's just not a choice that the government should make for women. At least in specific situations (rape, e.g.) women should not always be required to go through with having the baby.

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Steve Orion 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

I agree with your position on homosexuality, except when it comes to the God part. Who needs to throw some creator into the mix? It's pretty clear cut what logic shows.

Other than that, kudos.

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louromano 4 years ago

Nice information . Thanks for sharing.

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peanutroaster 4 years ago from New England

This is what fascism looks like - If you don't like it get out. Out refers to anyone who isn't a religious zealot.

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ackman1465 4 years ago from Cape Coral, Florida

Imagine... in 1960, the Republicans told voters not to vote for John Kennedy because, if they did, the Pope would tell Kennedy how to rule the country....

Kennedy made an eloquent case for just why that wouldn't be so..... and Santorum poo-poos what Kennedy said,... AND then goes on to say - ADMITS - that he prizes his Catholicism and is going to LEAD with it if/when he becomes President....

Can you spell "theocracy?" Isn't that EXACTLY what the Founding Fathers sought to avoid?????

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Steve Orion 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

The notion that such a man can gather such a large following is a profound commentary on the lack of a plausible candidate in the Republican field. As a Democrat, I love that this guy wants as much attention as possible. Hey GOP, give it to him!

James 4 years ago

Well, republicans in the 1860'stime were the same thing as today's democrats. The party as a whole chose to vhange their views. It's not even which side is correct; it's whose views are correct. And history has shown that progress has been made by today's left wing views. If we elect santorum than this country doesn't know what it wants or needs.

anastasia 4 years ago

I am glad this guy and his bs stopped trying to run for president. His ideas of key issues are so wrong it makes Bush look like a better president

I am you b-4 you took a dump 4 years ago

Why is everyone so objectionable these days, seems your parents always speak of when they were a child as examples to teach you lessons sbout life. Have you ever stopped to think that maybe they had a better life than we're living now ? Even with all the technology and political views thrown out there. Can you all stop and let your brain unwind and consider..what would be the outcome of the candidates views if the actions were applied as opposed to bashing. How can you help better America besides causing and spewing chaos with your words. Support someone and help their cause. Thank God for freedom of speech...only some of you use it too liberally. Who's the liberal now ? YOU ARE !!!

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Steve Orion 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida

The reason many people are against this idiot is because the outcome of applying his views would be horrendous.

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Heapsy 4 years ago

Rick Santorum is one of the many problems with the Republican Party. The US would be better off with less radicalism that he endorses along with other party members, especially when it comes down to social issues. The Republican Party loves to make the case for limited government but still would enforce laws that force women to have unwanted pregnancies (even in the case of incest or rape.) Santorum, and his fellow conservatives, need a reality check.

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peanutroaster 4 years ago from New England

Ricky appearance at the RNC seemed purposely to get the angry white vote pumped up with its not so veiled racism.

Anna 4 years ago


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