After much thought and analysis including an examination of the candidate’s positions, experience, and relevant background information, plus their performance in debates and primary voting to date, the this blog believes that Mr. Santorum is the best candidate to defeat President Obama in the general election and is the best candidate to govern this nation for the next four years:
First, Mr. Santorum is a passionate defender of the Judeo-Christian values that undergird American society, and he is as strong a pro-life advocate as one will find. Mr. Santorum more than any other candidate understands that the crisis that we are struggling through in this nation is as much a moral crisis as an economic one. He is a tremendous advocate of family values and has spoken repeatedly about how the contemporary breakdown of marriage and the family threatens the health and future of our nation. He understands that healthy, stable families are the building blocks of a prosperous society.
With religious belief and practice under assault by the current administration and the culture at large, Mr Santorum is an ideal candidate to give voice to the concerns of believers across the country. He is a devout Christian, a Roman Catholic, whose faith permeates his very being.
Second, Mr. Santorum can speak to the economic concerns of everyday people in a way the other candidates cannot. He comes from a blue-collar background and consistently addresses the plight of the working class. Many working-class people are facing unprecedented struggles and have been alienated by the current President’s elitism and disrespect for traditional American values. Many of them traditionally vote Democrat. This latter group of voters (once known as “Reagan Democrats”) is there for the taking, if the Republicans run the right candidate. This blog believes that Mr. Santorum is the ideal candidate to win over these voters.
Third, Mr. Santorum is a much more sincere and consistent candidate than his opponents. He knows what his beliefs are, he sticks with them, and he fights for them. What you see is what you get. No one needs to worry that he will suddenly become someone else when he becomes President.
Fourth, while Mr. Santorum does not have executive experience, he did play a significant role in the Republican Senate leadership and was successful in working across the aisle to push through bi-partisan initiatives, while remaining true to his core values. That experience and those skills will serve him well in the White House.
Fifth, the biggest threat to liberty in this country is Obamacare. Mr. Santorum has opposed Obamacare and the idea of an individual madate from the start. He will be able to challenge the President on this issue in a way that Mr. Romney, the author of Romneycare, will not.
Finally, contrary to elite opinion, Mr. Santorum is the most electable candidate. Current polls show him running better against President Obama than Mitt Romney in a number of critical swing states.
Accordingly, the All Hands On Deck blog is proud to endorse Rick Santorum for President!