by Charles Lemos, Sun Sep 13, 2009 at 08:52:16 PM EDT
It, in this case, is running for President in 2012. In the question & answer session after addressing 12th annual Catholic Leadership Conference in Orlando, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum confessed that he is indeed mulling a presidential run. From Life Site News:
Speaking to a room full of prominent US Catholic leaders Friday night, Senator Rick Santorum was challenged to run for the Republican Presidential nominaion. Responding to a room already thick with applause, Santorum revealed that he was indeed "thinking about it" but asked for prayers and detailed his thinking on the matter.
He said: "Six months ago I would not have spent ten seconds on your question, but it's not six months ago. I see that, I hate to be calculating, but I see that 2012 is not just throwing somebody out to be eaten, but it's a real opportunity for success."
In closing he said that while he was "thinking about it", it is the first time his ambition which is, as he said, "in his DNA" was checked by a resistance saying, "no, I'm not sure."
Rick Santorum will need more than prayers. He'll need the country to forget that he has, in fact, made of multitude of idiotic statements.
A stroll down memory lane brings these gems:
"If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual (gay) 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."
"I have no problem with homosexuality. I have a problem with homosexual acts."
"Marriage is not about affirming somebody's love for somebody else. It's about uniting together to be open to children, to further civilization in our society."
"In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That's not to pick on homosexuality. It's not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing. And when you destroy that you have a dramatic impact on the quality."
If Santorum is asking for prayers then I hope that there is a novena for our collective amnesia for there is no way in hell that Rick Santorum is a viable candidate otherwise.
by Charles Lemos, Tue Aug 11, 2009 at 06:24:05 PM EDT
Former Pennsylvania Senator and darling of the pro-life movement Rick Santorum is headed to Iowa in early October as he mulls a Presidential run. The story from Politico:
The Pennsylvanian, who lost his 2006 re-election bid, will visit Iowa on October 1st, appearing on a Des Moines radio talk show and speaking to a luncheon and workshop of Iowa's Right to Life group before heading east to Dubuque, where he'll headline a fundraiser for the conservative America's Future Fund PAC and then speak about the future of the GOP to a public audience in the Mississippi River city.
"Your voice becomes more amplified when you go to a place like Iowa or New Hampshire," Santorum explained in an interview Tuesday about the visit.
Like other potential White House aspirants, he insisted it was too early to consider a presidential run. But he acknowledged that he was interested in taking a higher profile in the party.
"I'm very concerned about the state of affairs in this country and how Republicans are dealing with [issues], so this is an opportunity for me to go out and talk about things I think we need to be doing to turn this country in the right direction," Santorum said of the Iowa trek--a visit invariably seen as presidential water-testing for any ambitious politician.
The only thing amplified about Santorum is his out-sized ego. He's another of these Republicans who preach limited government except when it comes to your own private life. There government intrusion is warranted. It would be hard to pick my favorite idiotic statement from Santorum for when it comes to foot-in-mouth Rick Santorum is an embarrassment of riches.
by Don Davis, Wed Nov 22, 2006 at 04:01:00 AM EST
Reprinted from The Satirical Political Report http://satiricalpolitical.com
Although FOX News has finally succumbed to the pressure to pull its despicable O.J. Special, it has now signed on to an even more disgraceful enterprise: Dick Cheney's provocative new book: IF I DID IT --FAKED WMD.
Scheduled to appear on FOX with Sean Hannity, Cheney asserts in his book that the first thing he would have done is get an Iraqi screwball named "Curveball" to claim that Saddam had mass stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons -- based in a Shia trailer park in the slums of Sadr City.
Then, as a "change of pace," he would have claimed that a roll of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil that Iraqis used to store their leftover yellow sponge cake was actually part of a reconstituted nuclear weapons program. (Editor's Note: This at a time when Baghdad actually had electricity for refrigerators.)
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by Alex Urevick, Thu Oct 26, 2006 at 08:37:16 AM EDT
I know that there is a lot of confidence about our chances in the PA Senate race around these parts, but I don't give a crap what the polls say, this is going to be one hell of a fight and we may not win. If you're in Philly, please get your ass in gear and help us pull off this victory.
Crossposted at Young Philly Politics
Join Philly Against Santorum for a Bar Crawl for Casey in Fairmount this Friday!
Who said that giving Rick the Kick had to be boring, or that you had to be sober while you help make our nation better? Each week the PAS crew is heading to bars to drink to Rick's demise and make sure that all of our neighbors come out on November 7th.
This week we'll be hitting bars in Fairmount, starting at the Bishop's Collar at 7pm and ending sometime around 9:15 at McCrossen's.
Here's our schedule:
by Airb330, Thu Oct 19, 2006 at 04:05:43 PM EDT
Just saw a new Santorum ad on Fox-29 Philadelphia. It had Rudy Guiliani gushing on how Santorum is tough on defense. Sappy music played in the background as he spoke in a fire hall. It was pretty disgusting; it is trying to use our feelings about 9/11.
I guess Rick finally decided no one wanted to see him anymore. Guiliani is a moderate? Could have fooled me.