Rick Santorum Plans Another Failed Presidential Campaign

National Review reports that Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator—who takes the “social” out of “social conservative,” is planning another run for president—this after his failed run for the GOP nomination in 2012, and the loss of his senate seat to Bob Casey a few back. Nobody actually remembers the last time Sanorum won an election! (Actually, it was 2000, which was technically the 20th century.) NR reports:

Behind the scenes, the former Pennsylvania senator is quietly preparing for another presidential run. Trips to Iowa are in the works, he’s meeting daily with his advisers, and he’s already fine-tuning his message for the early primaries.

For Santorum, it marked the start of his unofficial campaign. He tells me he plans to build upon his speech’s theme in the coming months, positioning himself as a conservative outsider.

“Some of the Wall Street folks have hijacked the party,” he says. “But we can’t just be a party that’s aligned with where the money comes from.”

Give this to Santorum: He sure is a dogged campaigner.

 

 

 

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  • tyler eli

    oh good the south will have someone to vote for…