Aw, com’mon, Rick
Many Republicans arose to find an email from Rick Santorum this morning. His missive begins with a statement telling what he’s pondered and reflected on since ending his presidential campaign. He says he’s been “thinking about the overwhelming support from our grassroots family.” He then vows to “harness that success and momentum, and keep propelling forward our shared commitment to promoting faith, family, freedom and opportunity in this country.”
It sounded like he was springing onboard the Romney express to return the White House to Republicans. Maybe the former U.S. Senator even had a plan to regain control of the senate?
But then this jolted readers back to the harsh realities of ego, power building and moolah.
Insufferable Santorum writes: “That is why I’ve decided to launch a new organization, Patriot Voices. This grassroots and online organization is founded on the values you and I hold in the highest regard, and is a platform for Americans across the country to stand together to affect change that otherwise could not be accomplished alone.”
First he cunningly invites readers to help him pick a logo — next, become a “member” and click on his prominent DONATE button. Then if you can stand it, there is a message video in which Santorum, still wearing his ubiquitous sweater vest in mid-June, angles for “a million recruits” to send him money.
Yes. The Santorum’s have seven children. He also has the ability to earn a substantial living as a lawyer and on the political speaking circuit. But if he’s truly dedicated to replacing Obama, siphoning money to his own coffers from Republican donors in a constricted economy is disingenuous and self-serving at best.
In these critical times, America needs better. Mr. Santorum. The future of your children and those of Americans across the nation depend on it.