Santorum Would Like to Remind You That He's Still Running


Earlier today I posted about Romney's win in the Nevada caucus yesterday, with nary a mention of completely legitimate presidential candidate Rick Santorum. But Santorum, despite coming in fourth behind Romney, Gingrich, and Ron Paul, has some strong words for us: "This race is a long, long way from being over."

As reported by Boston.com, Santorum went on Fox News to remind everyone that he is still a thing. To me, most of these quotes reflect a man completely out of touch with reality — but I suppose you could say that about many of the candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination. Seriously, though, who is Rick Santorum kidding?

Now we're getting to the states where they don't have the natural advantage, the time commitment, staff commitment to really build an organization like they did in these first five. I think we're going to do very well here in Minnesota. I think we're going to do very well in Colorado.

Does he just feel left out because Romney and Gingrich exchange barbs at each other and not at him? Is he worried we'll go back to associating "Santorum" with its NSFW definition? Incidentally, Santorum still has strong opinions on his opponents and their policies, including Gingrich's infamous moon colony.

A lot of the ideas that Newt comes up with, whether it's a moon colony or personal accounts for Social Security in the face of a $1.2 trillion deficit, are not connected to fiscal responsibility, limited government, and doing things from the bottom up, from a free market and free enterprise point of view.

Oh, and just in case you need a reminder of Santorum's loathsome social conservatism, he also spoke about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure's decision to defund — and then, uh, re-fund — Planned Parenthood: "I don't believe that breast cancer research is advanced by funding an organization that does abortions." That the funding for Planned Parenthood was being used for breast exams seems completely lost on him.

Congratulations on your keen grasp of the issues, Rick. It's a wonder no one's taking you more seriously.

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