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Former Senator Rick Santorum Announces Republican Presidential Bid

June 7, 2011 by  

Rick Santorum threw his hat into the ring for the Republican 2012 Presidential nomination.Rick Santorum, a former United States Senator from Pennsylvania, announced Monday that he would run for the Republican nomination for the Presidency.

The candidate, who spent two terms in the Senate before losing his re-election bid in 2006, has won two straw polls — in New Hampshire and South Carolina — but trails in polls, reports ABC News.

Santorum said that he didn’t believe his loss in his last campaign would hurt him because he stuck to his principles and wouldn’t back down.

“My feeling is, losing an election is not the worst thing that can happen,” he told The New York Times. “The worst thing that can happen is not standing up for what you believe in when you’re running for that election.”

Santorum made the announcement in Somerset County, Penn., near where his coal-mining grandfather worked after coming to America from Italy.

“People have understood that something is wrong,” the 53-year-old candidate said. President Barack Obama is “devaluing our dollar and he’s devaluing our other currency, our moral currency,” he said.

The latest Gallup Poll shows Santorum at 2 percent, with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leading the Republican field at 19 percent.

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  • http://www.reformdc.com nax777

    If you have nowhere else to go than the two parties then why are you voting?
    Both parties allow Islamists to inter by the half million and growing a year.
    Both parties allow Latinos to inter by the millions a year.
    Both parties allow a million more from other nations.

    That’s at least three million new comers a year folks. US citizens have had a zero population growth for decades yet we swelled from 274 million to 312 million in eight short years!

    Both parties allow the very real overpopulation threat.
    Both parties allow the death of the American culture and view it as the death of racism.
    Both parties allow the global warning myth to live on.
    Both parties allow Judeo-Christian values to be stripped from governing bodies.
    Both parties allow the creeping police state.

    I can go on for days, especially on details. The Pubs and Dems will deny or support these facts based on hair splitting lip service or false sense of security including racism.

    Replace the parties with citizens that can be immediately removed by citizens and never serve for a life time. We must take control ourselves. Please join with us at Goooh.com you might be able to click on my name. This will take you to my link page that links to Goooh.com, NumbersUSA.com and SBA-list.org.

    P.S. Have you heard of “you cut” @ http://majorityleader.gov/YouCut/.

  • Norm

    The good people of Penn. threw his dumb ass out. Now he thinks he can be elected president?
    His ego is much bigger than his brain is.
    Good luck.

  • http://www.easyinvest.co.za peter

    Like I said before – just more of the same doing the same old lame thing over and over. It seems that both Rick and Mitt also want some of the scraps that fall off the trays of wall street and george soros’s plates.

    More puppets on a string and if anyone does not believe that all these guys are puppets of wall street then they will just have to learn the hard way.

    Sorry does not cut it when voters are just plain stupid.,

  • http://yahoo david coloma

    the good people of Penn. suck…they re-elected Murtha
    went for obamama and lost the Super Bowl…….wait until
    obamamacare becomes the code of the Penn. hills…..after
    he takes the western penn. peoples guns and bibles.
    nax777 says it all….he/she is correct…best words I have ever
    read. we need to throw out ALL political parties. besides
    they ALL are controlled by communists (Soros , CFR , etc.) anyhow. Drill here , drill now and we will return to the best
    nation on earth OR the FALL of the American empire will match
    that of Rome.

  • bill

    Dear candidate – What do YOU intend to do about the fraud in the White House
    and the utter intentional destruction of the U.S. Constitution, our economic
    systems and our way of life under their criminally evil assault on all things
    American?

    If you don’t answer this question correctly, I have no second question for you!
    I stand for the Constitution, including Article II. If you don’t,
    I’m not interested…

  • Carlucci

    Oh, fabulous. Another lame ass RINO. America is sick and needs a good doctor who really cares. Vote for Dr. Ron Paul!!

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Confoundme once but not twice

    After reading so much ‘going=nowhere-rhetoric ‘ About all the crooked politicians we are already aware of ( after Having watched them for years…] Why in the world would we ever Consider voting for any one of these missfits of society..And rerun throw-backs from the last election ?? What would cause anyone with two grains of brain power in them..to Not realize there HAS to be Better Out there . Are these ‘reruns’ being put out here just to tire the Citizens to utter distraction..So we can`t think straight ? I want to believe the Decent applicants are only holding back until Those Wannabes have been duly noted AND discarded. Someone said it well..Is there a Doctor in the House ?? You bet there IS..Dr. Ron Paul ! I Pray he is Getting Serious about Putting his Best foot Forward..And Wading In..The TIME IS about Right for him to Do just That. He has more support going for him than He is yet aware of. Not many men as prepared and qualified as he is..to become President of this ‘so-far’ Republic ! And he has a Legal proof of Citizenship he is more than happy to present to us UpFront …along with all of his ” earned degrees of Education. Now..That is something we CAN Take TO THE Bank !!

  • http://deleted Claire

    Santorum? Good grief, not another loser.

    • JimH

      Hi Claire, This just show’s how important the primary elections are.
      This is where we can get rid of the RINO’s.
      When you have a 20% voter turnout during the primaries it explanes what we get stuck with.

      • http://deleted Claire

        JimH–Hey!! How are you doing! I have talked to so many people here in town, and it is like they have given up. No matter how hard we try the creeps get elected. Quinn needs to be ousted ASAP, along with the mayor of Springfield. The corruption here in Illinois seems to just keep going and going. I don’t have the answer, I don’t know what any of us can do but keep plodding away and try to vote for the best person and hope and pray they are elected.

  • i41

    I notice nobody remembers the over draft House Banking crap that went on for years. Santorm was threatened by all the house members of both parties to keep his mouth closed. He cleaned up the mess ad there was alot of smucks that got sent packing. I would support him over a lot of the spineless pukes in both parties who think compromise is the way to go. Rand Paul I’d vote for but Ron Paul is backed by most simple minded pinheaded youths and outer limits dems and reps. USA can not make like an isolationist simpleton, as most dumbocraps and a lot of idiots who claim to be libartians at heart, be are useally just pot heads who buy off of drug pushers who are illegals and law breakers.

  • chuckb

    141, you have it right as usual, rand is ok, but, his dad needs to retire and grow pot.

  • John T

    Anyone who say that Senator McCain does not understand torture has already proved that he is unworthy.
    Put him in the pile with Romney who defends RomneyCare and Newt Gingrich who must be using mind altering drugs.

  • CJM

    Too bad he is going to waste a lot of money…who would want Santorum as President? Neither he, Romney, nor Gingrich should even be in the race for nomination…they make the Republican Party look really bad. With these three, the consensus seems to be: Is this the best the Republicans can do????? Go home Santorum; we don’t even want you in the Cabinet.

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