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Rick Santorum's Impossible Dream

JohnDK Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 7:59 AM
Can't charge Santorum being an elitist? Rick Santorum traveled in 2002 to Rome to speak at a centenary celebration of the birth of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei.[148][202] He and his wife were invested as Knight and Dame of Magistral Grace of the Knights of Malta in a ceremony at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York on November 12, 2004.[203] Santorum's net worth has been estimated between $880,000 and $3 million,[204] which mainly comes from five rental properties around Penn State University,[205] two personal homes in Great Falls and Penn Hills,[206] and some IRA accounts - Wiki Swearing an oath to a secret society whether Catholic or not is in my book an elitist.
Ross83 Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 5:45 PM
I am no fan of santorum as I have stated but I have to agree that unlike its media myth Opus Dei is not a secret society and that santorum's wealth from rental properties is not all that great. Santorum is an awful candidate who has no grasp of America outside of the church, but he is not an elitist.
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Apr 13, 2012 1:23 PM

Are you one more Catholic-basher?

Explain how Santorum has no grasp of America "outside of the church." What kind of statement is that?
Claire83 Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 12:48 PM
You need to be better informed. Opus Dei started the first interracial school in Kenya, has started numerous educational programs to help people is low income areas, and has members of every race and "income level." The Knights of Malta have a mission of service to the sick. I don't see where any of that is "elitist."
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 12:19 PM

Those aren't "secret societies." santorum isn't really presidential material; but heroic material he is.

And those "experts," as Cal calls them, who say Rick Santorum "WAS" are very short-sighted. Santorum IS; and what Krauthammer said about him is quite true:

He has a brighter future now, with this race behind him. The 2016 presidential nomination will sooner or later follow; and Rick will once more be a force to reckon with. Don't bury him yet.

Topeka Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 10:50 AM
1. Opus Dei is not a secret society.

2. Having barely enough net worth to mount a political campaign hardly qualifies as an elitist - especially with Socialist Billionaires calling the shots.

If you are a populist who wants a poor man in office - none of the candidates will qualify - because anyone who can hold down a job will fail your "Means-Test."

So... you're post is confused...

Most campaigns have a musical theme. Rick Santorum, who "suspended" his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, might have selected the song "The Impossible Dream."

Santorum's dream seemed improbable, if not impossible, from the start. He lost his last Senate race and had been out of office -- and out of mind -- for the last few years; not exactly a platform on which one usually runs for president.

Political "experts" believed his chief foe, Mitt Romney, was unbeatable. Santorum played an important role by exposing some of Romney's weaknesses, but early enough that it will help Romney in...