I don’t think there’s any doubt I’m a big fan of Mark Steyn.  I would never mock Mark (though I would love to be a mock Mark).  Given his T-shirt design, you might even call me a Mark St’ist.

But I have to disagree with him today.  I think Steyn’s piece about Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders makes good points, but he almost says that Trump is the only one who has raised actual policy issues in the campaigns so far:

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Wintery Knight calls my attention to a very interesting fact:  Rick Santorum has more support from women voters than men voters.  Even the New York Times admits it:

He has handily carried the votes of women in primaries that he has won, including those in Mississippi and Alabama. And where he has lost, in Arizona, South Carolina and Illinois, he has enjoyed a higher level of support among women than men.

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Santorum on Our Decline

March 3, 2012

Is it because Ohio is a “swing state”?  I got to hear both Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney speak at campaign events in the Cincinnati area today.  (Newt Gingrich was also in the area, but his event conflicted with Santorum’s.  Anyway I heard Gingrich when he was in town last month.)

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Gingrich lands one on Santorum

Actual dream I had last night:  The country had somehow decided that, after narrowing the field down to two candidates, the final Republican nominee for president would be determined by a boxing match between them.

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Appearing in three Fourth of July parades in Iowa last week, Rick Santorum said, “What we need is an Independence Day candidate that believes in the independence of the American people, not its dependence on government and government programs.”

I think Rick Santorum may be that candidate.  Any number of the current contenders might make an excellent president, but as Santorum points out, he already has a record of doing the work that needed to be done, even when it was unpopular—even when it cost him his senate seat.  We could do with more principled politicians like him.  Read the rest of this entry »

Rick Santorum

June 30, 2011

(Warning: This entry talks about some pretty gross stuff.  If you don’t want to be exposed to it, you may be better off just skipping this whole entry.)

A number of people are currently running to be the Republican nominee for president in 2012.  One of them is former senator Rick Santorum.

Santorum is a fiscal conservative and a foreign-policy conservative, but what’s really “politically incorrect” nowadays is that he’s also a social conservative.  He is strongly against homosexuality, for example.  Read the rest of this entry »