Rick Santorum still wants to be president. Of the country. Despite the fact he couldn't get elected president of his local Moose Lodge. Which probably don't even have presidents. But it wouldn't stop Rick Santorum from running. And he'd still lose. Show More Summary
Rick Santorum won eleven Republican primary contests in 2012, and he's already looking seriously at another run. Later this summer, he'll be in Iowa. “It’ll probably be too warm to wear a sweater vest, but I’ll have it ready in my suitcase," he says, in an interview with National Review.
Rick Santorum gives a good speech: >Rick Santorum: Why Mitt Romney didn’t win: One after another, [the speakers the Romney Campaign highlighted at the convention] talked about the business they had built. But not a single—not a single —factory worker went out there. Show More Summary
For weekend discussion and comment. Starter topic: On Thursday, former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum chastized his party for being too elitist. Republicans should “talk to the folks who are worried about the next paycheck,”...Show More Summary
All Things Democrat: Rick Santorum explains why Mitt Romney wasn’t able to come from behind. BlueOregon: Six months after the bloodbath at a local shopping mall, the Multnomah County GOP is raffling off an AR-15 assault rifle. Techdirt:...Show More Summary
This seems to be the week for Republican candidates to advance theories for why Mitt Romney lost to Barack Obama last year. We have Rick Santorum saying that the problem was that Mitt Romney didn’t play “you didn’t build that” … Continue reading ?
Speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington on Friday, Rick Santorum offered criticism of the campaign that bested him in the 2012 GOP primary, but wound up losing the general election: One after another, they talked about the business they had built. Show More Summary
Speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C., former senator argued that the Republican Party did not sufficiently exploit a partial quote of Obama's during the presidential campaign, leading to the defeat of the Romney/Ryan ticket come November.
Here's proof that we're living in crazytown: After all the different reports about what the Republican party did wrong during the 2012 election, Rick Santorum goes and delivers a cogent analysis of one of the party's major messaging problems. Show More Summary
When I saw the headline of this LiveWire item I was all prepping to knock Rick Santorum thinking he was living in the past and trying to relitigate how best to exploit "You didn't build that!" Alas, I ended up...
Rick Santorum blasts how Mitt Romney's campaign used President Obama's "you didn't build that" remark during the 2012 Republican National Convention: “One after another, they talked about the business they had built. But not a single—not...Show More Summary
Friday, woooooooo! Rick Santorum would really like for 2016 to be his "turn" as the GOP candidate. For funsies, Chris Jacobs for Heritage smacks around Ezra Klein for his silly little protestations that Obamacare isn't raising the price of health...
When it comes to crazy metaphors about marriage equality, the right wing can’t be beat. Remember Rick Santorum’s paper towel analogy? Or how about Daniel Heimbach, senior professor of Christian ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, who says marriage equality leads to “”people who love ice cream to marry ice cream“? Afraid of losing his [...]
Texas Rep. Ralph Hall at LGBT Pride reception on Capitol Hill (photo by @JustinCSnow) I think it was Rick Santorum who warned us about this: Maybe it’s not so hard to teach an old dog new tricks. At least, that’s what some were thinking after Texas Rep. Show More Summary
Dan Savage joined Thomas Roberts on MSNBC for a chat about his new book American Savage, his thoughts on monogamy and marriage, and Rick Santorum's upcoming 2016 presidential run, which Savage thinks is a sure bet and great news for...
My current assumption about the 2016 GOP primary is that, barring an act of the Trickster God, its end stage will devolve into an epic battle between Rick Santorum and whichever schlub the “sane” business rump of the party can shepherd through the contests between the snake handlers and the glibertarians (JEB!, Jindal, and Cruz [Read more...]
I've sometimes found Washington Post humorist Alexandra Petri a bit of a liberal jerk, like when she discussed what the 2012 presidential contenders should have given up for Lent, as in Rick Santorum needed to give up talking and Newt Gingrich needed to just give up. Show More Summary
Jon Stewart opened Monday night's edition of The Daily Show by looking back at the weekend's NRA convention and its not-so-singular focus on guns. With Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin and others in attendance, Stewart realized, "this is the same lineup, with the same laundry list of conservative grievances, that we saw at CPAC a month and a half ago."
(CNN) – Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania said Friday he plans to attend the Iowa State Fair in August, a traditional stop in the first-in-the-nation caucus state for those considering a run for president. In an interview with CNN’s Jim Acosta, Santorum also Food and Drug Administration approval this week of the Plan B [...]