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Mike Dewine Backing Rick Santorum

A few hours ago, I participated in a town hall meeting with Rick Santorum. Listening to his position on a host of questions and issues and perusing his campaign website Rick Santorum, my impression is this guy seems a lot like Ronald Reagan. I don’t think his acting either. His is a conservative Republican who policy statements in many ways resembles Reagans.

The big surprise was learning Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has been traveling and supporting Santorum. (Much like Constitutional Attorney Jay Sekulow endorsement of Mitt Romney). DeWine and Santorum served in the US Senate at the same time, which give more weight to Dewine’s insights into Santorum’s hard work, thoughful approach to issues, and consistency to his core values. Of course, Santorum faces Romney’s 12 to 1 spending efforts to win this election as well as the fact that Romney is getting much of his donation from wealthy donors to Santorum’s middle and lower income class donations.

According to DeWine, the grassroot turn out is excited and people feel Santorum connects with them. Santorum is more like one of them.

Ron Paul Beats Santorum In Washington State, Trails Romney by 13 Points

Results of the Washington State Caucus reveal another win for Romney with 37.6% of the vote. Although Ron Paul trailed Romney by almost 12.8 points, Paul beat Rick Santorum. Paul got 24.8% of the vote while Santorum got 23.8.

On a different note, Newt Gingrich is leading the Republican preseidential contenders in Georgia polls.

Ron Paul Beats Santorum In Washington State, Trails Romney by 13 Points

Results of the Washington State Caucus reveal another win for Romney with 37.6% of the vote. Although Ron Paul trailed Romney by almost 12.8 points, Paul beat Rick Santorum. Paul got 24.8% of the vote while Santorum got 23.8.

On a different note, Newt Gingrich is leading the Republican preseidential contenders in Georgia polls.

Rick Santorum A Conservative?

Santorum’s Catholicism Attacked

In a recent statement to the press, Catholic League president Bill Donohue made the following comments about recent attacks on presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s religion:

Rick Santorum is deserving of closer scrutiny now that he is a top contender for the Republican nomination, but this does not justify either misrepresenting, or attacking, his faith.

John Gehring of Faith in Public Life fails to distinguish between the official teachings of the Catholic Church and the expressed opinions of some Church leaders, thus allowing him to paint Santorum as out of step with his religion. How interesting. Gehring works for an organization that receives approximately a quarter of its money from George Soros. Need I say more? So discount this guy.

Santorum has also been attacked by Steve Kornacki at Salon for his “Catholic-infused opposition to abortion.” It may come as a shock to Kornacki that the late Christopher Hitchens was also pro-life, and that Nat Hentoff is proudly pro-life today. Their atheism hardly accounts for their understanding of Biology 101.

The blogsite Huffpost Hill says, “Santorum thinks the Catholic Church isn’t conservative enough, which is kind of like thinking Megadeth doesn’t thrash hard enough.” Guess that means Santorum is a very Catholic kind of guy (Megadeth is a heavy metal band—I had to look it up). Should Santorum therefore be disqualified? Irin Carmon at Salon no doubt thinks so: “Rick Santorum is coming for your contraception.” Probably around midnight.

Linda Hirshman, also at Salon, is having a stroke: “That an advocate of legislating strict Roman Catholic sexual doctrine came within eight votes of winning…warrants attention.” Yeah, if this Catholic makes it to the White House, he’ll seek stimulus money for mandatory chastity belts.

Let’s face it, the left want a religious test for president—they want to exclude all religious candidates. Which explains their love affair with Obama.

[Blogger Note: Do Americans still remember President John F. Kennedy, a Catholic Democrat? Maybe America needs another Catholic President this time. Maybe the the Republican party should count its blessing in that it is getting the real deal–a conservative and a Catholic.]

Open letter to Citizens for Community Values

Mr. Phil Burress/Mr. Seth Morgan,

Seth, from your letter, can I assume Ron Paul was not “seriously considered” by those attended the Christian evangelical endorsement meeting in Texas. Was Dr. Paul even invited? If you intentionally excluded him, you are doing so at the peril of future generations of Americans. There is no candidate more conservatuive than Ron Paul, and what sets him apart from the other candidates is his advocacy for the Constitution and individual rights, not to mention the tried and true Republican value that individuals should be personally responsible for the consequences of their actions. I know there are a lot of folks from the right and left who want to dictate the behavior of others, but you can’t have it both ways. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the Founders believed that as long as we do not infringe upon the rights of others, the government has no business in our personal affairs.

And to speak to electability…….did you know that Ron Paul finished 2nd in the New Hampshire Democrat primary! Imagine the draw he would have on Independents and Democrats in the general election where no voters are compelled to vote for their own-party candidates.

Respectfully,

John Mitchel, LtCol, USAF (Ret)

Elect Rick Santorum? (Video)

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