Rick Santorum

Santorum’s Honorable Campaign

One evening in Iowa last October, as autumn trudged toward winter, I watched Rick Santorum work a huge crowd of 7 civilians in the back room of a tavern, in a very small town. It was his final stop of the day, well past 9 p.m., but he answered every last question those people had and even asked a few himself. When it was over, he and I …

Santorum’s Campaign of Faith in Louisiana

Metairie, Louisiana

On Sunday evening, around the time Mitt Romney was celebrating his landslide victory in Puerto Rico’s primary, Rick Santorum was in a Baptist church on the outskirts of Baton Rouge, testifying about the …

Santorum’s Grim Delegate Math

Rick Santorum’s campaign held an hour-long conference call with reporters on Tuesday with two purposes: 1) to say that it’s not fair that all anyone is talking about is Mitt Romney’s delegate lead, and 2) explain their memo claiming that Mitt Romney’s delegate lead isn’t as big as everyone else says it is.

On Social Issues, Santorum Can’t Help Himself

When it comes to religion and morality, Rick Santorum is in a tricky position. He is clearly guided by his devout Catholic faith and most passionate about cultural values. And that explains a lot of his appeal among conservative …

Arlen Specter: ‘I Never Made Any Deals with Santorum’

One of the most damaging moments for Rick Santorum in Wednesday night’s debate came when Mitt Romney reminded Republicans that, in 2004, Santorum had endorsed Arlen Specter, then his fellow GOP Senator from Pennsylvania, in a high-profile primary fight against a more conservative challenger. Specter was fighting for his political life …

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