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Monday, March 19, 2012

Rick Santorum: "The issue in this race is not the economy."

Yes it IS, stupid. I'm not sure what's more ridiculous, Santorum's insistence that the issue on most Americans' minds is not the economy, but "less freedom"; or that he has the audacity to pretend that his career and campaign has been anything but a major contributing factor to the state of our economy and our diminishing freedom. This is the man whose major concern is garnering a police force large enough to ban pornography or regulate contraception? As a Christian I sympathize with some of his moral positions, except that major staple of his platform where he endorses pointing guns at people for not living as he thinks they should. Do us all a favor Rick,  get out of politics, get out of our wallets and our bedrooms--that would be a major step in restoring the free market and our lost liberty.

Rick Santorum's presidential campaign has been beset by the impression that he talks too much about things that are not central to the concerns of most voters, such as contraception, President Barack Obama's theology, and most recently, pornography.

On Monday morning, as Santorum kicked off a full day of campaigning in Illinois, where he trails Mitt Romney in the polls, Santorum gave critics of his messaging more ammunition.

"The issue in this race is not the economy," he said.

His statement was part of a longer monologue about why Obama's health care overhaul is a symbol of government overreach, and that Americans' freedoms are eroding.

"The reason the economy is an issue in this race is because we have a government that is oppressing its people and taking away their freedom, and the economy is suffering as a result," Santorum said.

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