American Thinker | Rick Santorum, a Contrasting Alternative

There is another candidate whose record is far more conservative than the others despite having represented a purple-blue state.  He didn’t flip-flop his positions to please voters or garner media attention; instead, he remained true to his family and ideals because of inner convictions.  He was and is a proud pro-lifer and a supporter of traditional marriage, lower taxes, and smaller government.  He actually listened to the voices of those who sent him to Washington prior to voting and didn’t originally support amnesty for illegals or federal action to curb global warming, as Newt and Romney have.  And unlike Newt, this candidate actually supported some Tea Party conservatives over RINOs in the 2010 primaries.

This candidate is none other than Rick Santorum, who, as a newcomer to Congress, joined six others and fought corruption in both parties in what became known as the Gang of Seven while Newt — the old-timer — said nary a word.  Rick Santorum has never linked hands with the left to destroy conservatism or grow liberalism, as Newt has.  As a freshman in the Senate, it was Rick Santorum who led the fight for welfare reform and has been credited for its success, and it is Rick Santorum who continues to champion for entitlement reform.  On the flip-side, although Newt supported welfare reform in the House, he also led the successful fight against entitlement reform, and again, he expressed his ardent support of Medicare in Florida this past week.

Three states have held primaries/caucuses so far, and three separate candidates won, so the race is still wide open.  Floridian voters, cast your ballots wisely.



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