Rick Santorum Does It Again

In last night’s GOP debate on Fox News Network, Sen. Rick Santorum once again showed that he is someone to watch in the race. That is if you are interested in more than tag lines and bumper sticker phrases.

 Of course the debate was centered around the two  so-called front-runners, Gov. Perry and Gov. Romney. Of course we are supposed to follow the lead of the media and allow them to pick our nominee.

 As for myself I am always impressed with Mr. Santorum’s honesty and passion on the issues. He shows a well-rounded knowledge of all issues. He is not out there just to impress the voters with his skills on the economy. Though he has put forth his opinions on the economy.

 Once again last night Mr. Santorum showed that when given the chance by the moderators he is very capable of standing toe to toe with the so-called heavy weights.

 In an exchange, that received in my opinion, some of the loudest applause during the night, Mr. Santorum challenged Gov. Perry on his stand on a border fence and his support of giving in state tuition rates to illegal immigrants. The rub being that, American citizens from any other state have to pay full price to go to the University of Texas. Yet if you sneak into the country, in Texas under Gov. Perry, you can save thousands of dollars on you education.

 Maybe it is just that famous Texas bravado, but it came across as arrogance when Gov. Perry asked Sen. Santorum whether he had ever even been to the border. And then proceeded to talk over the answer of, “yes I have”.

  If these so-called debates were run in a way that did not favor one or two candidates, we might get a clearer view of who is, and who isn’t our best choice. Unfortunately the media is more interested in ratings and controversy. This is why Rep. Bachman is always asked a question about social issues. And Romney and Perry are asked questions that will pit one against the other.

 I know that because of the deck being stacked against him and the other so-called “also rans”, Sen. Santorum is unlikely to win the nomination. But listen to the man, he has it going on.

  I do have to give the award for best line of the night to former Governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico. When he said that, “my neighbor’s two dogs have created more shovel ready projects than Pres. Obama”.

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