Right now only one man stands in the way of Mitt Romney getting the Republican nomination. Rick Santorum is statistically tied with Romney in North Carolina, ahead in Pennsylvania by double digits, strong in California and Nebraska, yet many are clamoring for him to get out of the race.
Rick Santorum was eloquent and powerful in almost every brief debate exchange. But afterward pundits ignored him. Why? Romney, who had been campaigning for president since 2007, had quietly begun donating to conservative organizations and media outlets. He had strategically positioned himself for the nomination well before the candidates ever took the stage.
But he can’t buy the American people. And even now after spending millions, he has low support among Republican voters and a very high unfavorable rating.
While Rick Santorum steadfastly holds to the convictions of conservative America, Mitt Romney has been shirring up support for his candidacy by changing positions on issues like gun control, global warming, cap and trade, and certainly government healthcare. Romney’s advisors on Romney Care were later advisors on Obamacare.
If his so-called conversion to pro-life was so profound why was the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, given a place on a board for Romney Healthcare and why does his plan offer abortions for a $50 co-pay?
As soon as “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was repealed for the military Romney issued a statement that he would do nothing to reverse it if elected.
Who at EPA just issued green house gas regulations to effectively ban new coal-fired power plants? Romney’s former green energy advisor, Gina McCarthy. Part of Romney’s campaign money can be traced to radical environmentalists like Julian Robertson who funded the efforts behind passing cap and trade. John Holdren, who believes in population control through forced abortion and compulsory sterilization, currently serves as Barack Obama’s top science czar and was once part of Governor Mitt Romney’s policy team.
Unlike Mitt Romney, Santorum is fully committed to stopping the march to the Left on moral, social, economic and national security issues.
Americans are tired of beltway disingenuousness. Many find Rick Santorum’s candor refreshing, like an elixir to our politically correct, mind-numbed interactions.
Where does this boldness from Santorum come from? Perhaps partly from his family’s odyssey with Bella. Bella Santorum is three years, diagnosed with Trisomy 18, and who, in a bout of uncontrollable seizures, was recently nearly lost to them during the campaign.
American voters should know that almost 90% of husbands and fathers leave their families when they have disabled children. It takes characterto absorb the blows of disappointment, endure exhaustion and endless sorrow, and stay.
That’s an indicator of what kind of a man Rick Santorum is and what kind of a president he might be: Steadfast. Committed to the best for his American family just as he for his own.
Wisconsin has given us some of the finest public servants in recent years. From Paul Ryan to Ron Johnson to Scott Walker. They have done a great service to the nation in infiltrating it with leaders of character.
Will they now allow Washington to tell them who they should select as a candidate for the next president of the United States?
Conservatives around the country will be watching on Tuesday’s primary to see.