By The Right Scoop


This is actually a really good interview with both Rick separately, and then his family. The first part is just Rick answering questions about the fed and reforming entitlements. The second is Rick and his wife (and kids), but his wife does most of the talking. It’s great to hear from her for a change. She seems like an amazing woman of God.

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  • stage9

    Right Scoop is on top of it! Thanks for posting!

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

      no problemo chief!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tom-Camp/1608442478 Tom Camp

        Right Scoop is now my main source for things political.
        On the other hand, I have dropped my Drudge bookmark.

        • p m

          …same here…

          • Mike

            Me too! A few weeks ago.

        • Sober_Thinking

          Me too…

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

          How about those photos of Santorum on Drudge? He did the same thing with Newt. And, of course, only the nicest photos of Romney.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tom-Camp/1608442478 Tom Camp

        Right Scoop is now my main source for things political.
        On the other hand, I have dropped my Drudge bookmark.

      • http://twitter.com/artfromtex Arthur Autrey

        Is your Beck boycott over?

  • SurfinCowboy

    I have begun to check you as regularly as Drudge. Great site. Your site quickly entered into my “favorites” – congrats! (It is a list compiled by a picky person – me)

    • keyesforpres

      Me too!

  • CDS in Manitoba

    What the heck is going on with the camera angles in these videos? Especially that split screen shot with a big Glenn Beck and a small Rick Santorum? The production would be better without these minor distractions.

    • Linky1

      I watch GBTV and it’s the norm in Glenn’s new shows. I can tolerate it just to be able to listen to him again.

    • BS61

      It can be irritating, but he is also trying to appeal to the younger crowd.

  • BMinPA

    Cowboy boots? What the politicians won’t do.

    • http://www.facebook.com/adamgraham Adam Graham

      When it Texas, do as the Texas.

      • Reckoner_3

        Santorum apparently has been wearing those boots on the trail sometimes since Iowa…

        I think he really owns them, lol…so it might not be a politician thing for him.

        BUT, he did wear the cowboy hat at the beginning of the month in Plano . I think that was the standard politician thing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/adamgraham Adam Graham

      When it Texas, do as the Texas.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Cowboy boots are very comfortable.

    • http://twitter.com/artfromtex Arthur Autrey

      Look at the bottom of the boots…

      He actually wears them. They’re not a political prop.

  • Linky1

    Thank you so much for posting this interview, Scoop…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1388784674 Joel Cruz

    Seems like a lovely family and she would make a fabulous first lady!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1388784674 Joel Cruz

    Seems like a lovely family and she would make a fabulous first lady!

  • http://twitter.com/nickmarschel straw man

    One of the fantastic things about this interview is Rick actually comes across as likeable. One of his main problems is that all of his interviews end up being contentious and he comes across as angry. Thanks scoop for posting this. Perhaps this will get a wider viewing (rather than just gbtv subscribers).

  • http://twitter.com/nickmarschel straw man

    One of the fantastic things about this interview is Rick actually comes across as likeable. One of his main problems is that all of his interviews end up being contentious and he comes across as angry. Thanks scoop for posting this. Perhaps this will get a wider viewing (rather than just gbtv subscribers).

    • jollyjellybean

      Spread the good news! :0)

    • stage9

      That doesn’t bother me at all. They said the same thing about Newt. I just don’t see it. Frankly, we don’t need a kitten for a nominee. We need a strong brow Conservative and Rick has it. He’s passionate, and passion can sometimes come across too bellicose.

      • Reckoner_3

        I like him when he’s passionate though, like his speech on the Partial Birth Abortion Legislation…He will fight. And I’m pretty sure if he was to be on the stage with liar BAIPA infanticide defender Obama, he doesn’t need to have a fire lit under him.

        can sometimes come across too bellicose.

        Yeah he can always improve.

    • Linky1

      Things change when the right questions are asked.

    • keyesforpres

      He’s really great in person.

    • Reckoner_3

      Karen, said the biggest misconception about her husband is that he’s not nice.

      She says he’s very funny… I didn’t realize it til’ I paid more attention to his events.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    Mrs. Santorum would be SUCH a breath of fresh air to see in the White House!! She would bring back some class and a strong faith, and a genuine love of Country…. ohhhhh the thought of it!!

    I loved this interview- thanks Scoop! It’s so nice to see these kinds of more quiet interviews to hear the views and learn more about the person behind the candidate.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Agreed! Mrs. Santorum is a class act!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

      Totally agree! Out of all the candidates that’s the first lady I want in white house the most! I don’t want a mormon first lady, I don’t want a cheating first lady..

      • shawn S

        LOL, Who did she cheat on?

        • http://twitter.com/JGalt9 Jane Galt

          He’s referring to Callista Gingrich.

    • Cindy09

      And she is quite a brainiac: A Neonatal Intensive Care Registered Nurse and a Lawyer!

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        :-D I KNOW!! And she loves America!! cool!

        • Reckoner_3

          And she was proud of America in her adult life, BEFORE Rick won a primary state in a presidential race.

      • Reckoner_3

        And A Best Selling Author of two books, which outsold Rick’s book.

    • StandingGround

      Wow, that was a great way to get to know Mrs. Santorum. I’ve never heard her speak before and thought she may be quiet and “mousey”. She was such a surprise! I really like her!

      I have a ton of respect for Rick but he seems to do better with one on one interviews. When he gets frustrated at the debates, it shows all over. At other times, when he is trying drive a point home, he goes on and on way too long for me. Now that we’re seeing more of him in these settings, he is making a better impression.

      America would be blessed to have him as POTUS. I agree 100%, ABC, with your assessment – they would bring grace to the WH…

      …and that would be a 180 from what we have now!

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        I agree about the Mrs. I really like her and respect her a lot, especially raising a special needs child, which I don’t know if I’d have that kind of strength- she’s very admirable. I like these one on one types too, and I think one of the reasons why I’ve stuck with Rick for a while is that when I’m with a group and there’s a debate, I get flustered too, I do much better with writing than face to face. It’s hard to put all your thoughts together sometimes, and i know it’s different with someone running for such an office, but people need to remember that while these folks are running, even if someone is not a great orator, doesn’t mean they don’t have valid points and a sharp mind. I never cut on Rick Perry or Herman Cain for their stumbles either. I can’t imagine the kind of pressure it is in these debates, and while they do need to be good enough to whip dear leader’s butt, it still doesn’t take anything from their intelligence when they do get flustered.

        • Gtrjag

          I couldn’t agree more. I can’t tell you how frustrated I got when people attacked Perry for his debate performance, now it’s Santorum. We are electing someone to be President. Philosophy and character is what’s most important. I find it interesting that people complain about lying, smooth talking politicians, yet for some reason they keep supporting them.

          • Reckoner_3

            I remember during that month defending Perry for his mental lapse on stage because it was very relatable…..

            I find it interesting that people complain about lying, smooth talking politicians, yet for some reason they keep supporting them.

            Bingo!

        • Linky1

          It’s hard to stand up in front of people you’re running against, a national audience and the slime bots in the media who are either PRAYING you will slip or inventing a “gotcha” moment to make you slip and not have a lapse of judgement, say the wrong thing, look the wrong way, smile, frown or whatever.

          All of them are under the spotlight from all sides and to stay graceful in that meat grinder is an art unto itself.

        • StandingGround

          I agree with you and those responding. I would be a mess if I was even on stage much less challenged at every turn and thrown gotcha questions. I’m always holding my breath for them. I feel bad when they stumble around…like mentioned Perry, Cain, etc.

          That’s why it pays to watch “friendly” interviews when you can find them. We can actually get a chance to hear their solutions and see their real personalities.

          NEVER liked the plastic Romney types…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HU45BLBCROTOIVK4Q56XO2N5VU MSGT

    Let’s see how it goes over on the radio show tomorrow

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/B2TGU6U2HFFSZUXHIPTQX36R3E Ana

    Newt is my candidate of choice because of his bold ideas and experience of balancing the budget, but Santorum has a very nice family and Rick’s heart is in the right place.

    • Reckoner_3

      Respect,
      May the best man win.
      Santorum also had, I think Rick too was involved promoting the legislation of the balanced budget along with Kasich? as well attempting to help pass balanced budget amendment ….j

      ust like Santorum was an author of the Welfare Reform Act and floor manager in the Senate.

      (but preferably since I’m for Santorum MAY THE VEST MAN WIN!

  • mjs_pa

    Here is a great interview Dr. James Dobson did with Rick and Karen back in December 2011.

    http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/family-talk/listen/dr-ravi-zacharias-finding-my-destiny-in-dehli-i-245176.html#download

    • Susanna958

      Oh, I love James Dobson.

    • Reckoner_3

      Thanks!

  • Cindy09

    Santorum says: I will repeal Obamacare! Guess what, I believe him. He is a man of his word.

    Romney says: I will repeal Obamacare! I cannot believe him. He is a chronic Flip-Flopper!!

    • keyesforpres

      When Romney came to my state he said he would give us a waiver from Obamacare. That tells you right there that he has no intention of overturning it. Also, saw the Republican Secretary of State of Florida and she said if Romney wins, she will work for him and they will institute Romneycare in all 50 states! It was on FOX a few weeks ago.
      SCOOP, you should find that video and post it. It was on a Saturday night. Don’t remember which show.

    • http://twitter.com/strngernfiction strangernfiction

      Romney on Romneycare for America:

      In fact, however, as Newsweek writes, “During a speech in Baltimore on Feb. 2, 2007, Romney outlined his ambitions for the Massachusetts plan. ‘I’m proud of what we’ve done,’ he said. ‘If Massachusetts succeeds in implementing it, then that will be a model for the nation.’”

      http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/romneycare-bout_598289.html

    • Reckoner_3

      Romney’s idea of REPEALING Obamacare is by allowing the states to apply for a WAIVER

      WOW, states like California will certainly DO THAT!! NOT

      Rick needs to kick this guy’s butt in every state!

  • Susanna958

    The first lady really does matter. She would be an awesome first lady. Rick needs to get her out there more.

    • PVG

      AGREED!

    • Reckoner_3

      Have you seen Karen talk about protecting special needs with her experience working in the Healthcare industry??

      She’d be a polar opposite to Michelle in the office of First lady.
      What has Michelle Done other than wait to be “proud of her country” only after her “husband” gets elected.

      Karen is a neonatal Nurse, Professional Lawyer, and Best Selling Author.

      lol….I liked Karen, after I saw this video of her talking about bringing Bella Home…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=574820534 Sean Carnegie

    Love me some Rick Santorum… even if, as a Canadian, I can’t vote.

    Plus he’s got some really pretty daughters.

    • Linky1

      Another Canadian who likes Santorum and family. What a treat after seeing the First Wookie parade around like Marie Antoinette for the past 3 or so years.

      • las1

        Find myself praying a lot more. That dweeb on CBC, Evan Solomon, said that Canadians “don’t know this kind of thing in Canadian politics” when he was talking about Santorum’s reference to evil and Satan. Only in the tiny echo chamber of leftism can they make such a claim. But it’s CBC… Hate America Central and Solomon’s as transparent as the rest of them.

        Like I said, I find myself praying a lot more… for my head and my heart…. don’t know if I can make it through till November… either could explode before then. Obama has put America through the worst 4 years in American history within the last hundred and forty years. And I’m not sure the nightmare will be over any time soon… that’s why I’m always praying.

        • Linky1

          I echo your sentiments, las1. I don’t do a whole lot of praying but lately, watching Santorum, getting my daily dose of Beck, seeing what is going on in the world, prayer and faith comfort me a lot more now. We can rail off at the media, at the CBC for their elitist and hate-filled view of the US and Israel, the slime stream media in the US and on and on and on. We have the idiots in opposition trying to make mountains out of molehills but they pale in comparison to what is going on elsewhere.

          What it boils down to now is the will of the American people to have that faith, to put their trust in a higher power to get them out of this quagmire known as the Obama administration. It’s going beyond the daily stories of graft and corruption, of greed and graft; the contraception decision hit at the heart of what the US was founded on and I do believe (this is where the faith part comes in) that in the end, Americans will do the right thing, against the odds, the Obama re-election machine that is bound and bent to continue the fundamental transformation of the USA.

          November may be far away now, and a lot is yet to be played out. No one knows how things will play out, we can only hope and pray and have faith that things will play out as they are meant to be.

          • las1

            Quote from C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity.

            That is the key to history. Terrific energy is expended—civilisations are built up—excellent institutions devised; but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and cruel people to the top and it all slides back into misery and ruin. In fact, the machine conks. It seems to start up all right and runs a few yards, and then it breaks down. They are trying to run it on the wrong juice. That is what Satan has done to us humans.

            Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and cruel people to the top…

            Sounds like Obama and the Democrats doesn’t it.

            I’m in the middle of C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity … reading it again once more after reading it the first time years ago. This quote above would be perfect for Santorum to use and reference when the “haters” drone on about his Satan as bad guy, crypto thocracy crap. In fact he should direct them to Lewis first to read, then come back to him with their petty anti-Christian hate slop. Lewis has a lot to say about the influence of evil in men’s lives. Santorum is just stating the obvious.

            • Linky1

              Excellent quote. I do have C.S Lewis’ books on my shelf and seeing this has piqued my interest once again. Lewis was another one who was reviled for being a Christian and the Christian themes in the Chronicles of Narnia, both the books and when the movies were released.

              What is is that liberals and progressives fear about the likes of Lewis and their writings, or Christianity in general? The way I see it is that we Christians don’t worship at the feet of secularism or progressivism, or any other “ism” that they try and force us under. We know that the government did not bestow our rights to us and that in order to live our lives, we look toward and try to strive to live our lives according to Christian principles.

              • las1

                If I recall correctly, you live on Vancouver Island… you’re up early.

                I’m so happy to rediscover Lewis.

                And I finally just watched Santorum in this post and Beck’s questions. My conclusion… Santorum DOES NOT get the Left. Beck pumped him, but there was not much there. The left will roll over him if he becomes president. If he does not get the left, he will not understand sufficiently who is behind Obama, he couldn’t even identify OWS as a Obama/union operation. Obama’s behind it… and it went right over his head… he’s droning on about entitlements while Newt makes it succinct and has a plan… Santorum is droning on how unsustainable and terrible it is. He’s does not have answers… Gingrich does!

                As much as I would like to be behind Santorum… he’s not the man. I pray for Newt’s rise again… because frankly… I feel Santorum is walking in a fog. Newt’s clear… crystal clear

                • Linky1

                  I am on Vancouver Island and yes, I am up early-have to walk the dog (Link, hence my name here) and head to work – in a bookstore no less – where I added to my CS Lewis library. It’s comforting to go back to older works that give you comfort and guidance

                  I agree with you, las1. As much as I do like Santorum, it’s not his moment in the sun, in spite of his surge in the polls. Newt “gets it”, he is the only candidate to mention Soros and Alinsky by name, and their connections to the WH. He’s called out Obama on these apologies about the Koran burning and he understands Washington these days and Obama and his henchmen. He understands the OWS movement, the contraception issue and what that really is all about. Listened to him last night on Greta and he’s back in fighting form. It is up to Americans to choose someone who can stand up to Obama both in word and deed.

                • las1

                  Well with one Canadian covering in the West and one covering in the East, I think Amercia’s in pretty good hands. There’s a few other loyal Canucks here at Scoop to fill in along the way. I was just telling ABiC that we got a new pup as well and called him Newt… he’s a mini dachsie. He’s stubborn …kinda like Gingrich. All these dog lovers at Scoop…What kind of pooch is Link?

                  Agreed… I would see a Newt/Santorum slate as the best outcome.

                • Linky1

                  Agreed. We have both East and Western Canada covered! I love the name of your new pup – a mini-daschund-he sounds adorable and as for the name-just perfect. We dog lovers sure stand out, don’t we?

                  Link is a beagle/springer spaniel with some pug thrown in just to make life interesting. ABiC has seen him on my FaceBook page, he is an honorary conservative!!

  • toongoon

    What a fine family Rick Santorum has there. They are just what we need as a first family.

    • PVG

      Thinkin’ the very same thing my friend! Karen Santorum is IMPRESSIVE.

  • keyesforpres

    Here’s a quick way to save on Medicare: Make it voluntary. You turn 65 and don’t want to get on it, you don’t have too. You can stay on your private insurance. It is such an outrage how we force seniors onto Medicare.

    • toongoon

      That works only if zero doesn’t take over the insurance companies.

    • sDee

      The government has so over regulated Medicare that it can no longer stand on its own. Doctors, hospitals, other providers, and private insurance companies absorb Medicare losses and pass them on to insurance customers (us).

      Obamacare took away a third of its budget and layered a trillion dollar government bureaucracy on top of the private healthcare system.

      There will be he11 to pay no matter how this turns out.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ajtelles Art Telles

    Santorum said…

    Sometimes, mistakes are made… even for team players.

    He said he would repeal GWBush’s “no child left behind” legislation.

    Now, the question is, would Santorum follow through?

    I feel good about Santorum… yes, he would… if he was the team leader.

    Art

    • sDee

      The only way out at this point is to cut government to 1/3 of its size and become a self sufficient energy exporter.

      That will not happen without we the people rising up.

    • Reckoner_3

      If you see how Santorum took initiative in the Senate, like how he had to defend Gun Manufacturers. He has a pretty good pattern of seeing a problem, trying to use his influence to get legislation passed, and attempting to follow through. We see what he did in 1998 on Partial Birth Abortion. He failed to make a case but four years later, he led the charge in 2003. There are other pieces of his meaningful legislation where he got results…. because he seemed to be a pretty dedicated Senator

      I’m pretty confident he would follow through on his proposals…in spite of his mistakes.

    • NCHokie02

      The question is would congress follow through. I can submit bills for repeal, however they still have to pass the halls of congress. If the republicans don’t get a larger majority in the Senate I don’t think anything that a republican POTUS does will have much of an impact, especially if Reid is still at the helm of the Senate. Should be brought up for impeachment for dereliction of duty for not bringing up a budget for over 1000 days.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NK5INRFELITZ3TS337HINC3VMM Adam

    Wow, that was a great interview. This is Rick Santorum at his best. Just talking uninterrupted and not on any sort of 90-second clock. This is why I think people who say he can’t win are nutz. If he campaigns like this in the general election, why wouldn’t independents and disaffected Democrats give him serious consideration?

  • MaxineCA

    Scoop – What’s up with all of the Santorum stuff this week and almost nothing about Newt’s speeches/townhalls? Isn’t he running as well? Don’t get me wrong, I like Rick for his values and I trust he is a honorable man. I certainly would NOT have to hold my nose to vote for him. Being an honest, honorable person should be just minimum requirement of all who want to run for POTUS. I get it OK? But that doesn’t give us solutions to the many problems we face.

    Please provide more coverage to Newt’s events. At least he has some specific ideas for solutions that should be covered as well.

    Thank you!

    • B-Funk

      I have to concur. I’m a Santorum supporter, but I definitely want to see more Newt. ^_^

    • Reckoner_3

      Probably because he’s in the sights of Romney and Ron Paul, the MSM and Obama who now all of a sudden became a “Christian” and pro Manufacturing for some reason…

      It’s a conspiracy !!

      / sarc

  • salabby

    Sorry, like Drudge, I just can’t visit Glenn Beck any more. Both have been removed from all traces of my bookmarks, etc.

    Scoop, please post more real conservative news on Newt. I really like Santorum as VP or a senator — but he needs 4-8 more years to mellow.

    Thanks for keeping me sane with all the establishment media tooting Romney horn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Dias/1680711668 Chris Dias

    Come to Hungary / I don!t know if Greeks are more dead inside than Hungarians. Good, he’s talking about the Fed – read: The Creature from Jekyll Island”.

  • Reckoner_3

    I like and Respect Rick. I like his family.

    Rick was excellent in the other part of this interview, very adult and would play well the way he is willing to level with people about entitlements. Handling subjects like the Feds and Social Security.

    Karen Santorum is really cool.

    Can you imagine HER replacing Obama?

  • Reckoner_3

    “No, God couldn’t possibly want you to do this” — Karen

    I like that Karen describes how they prayed hard. Rick is an authentic man, Obamacare was the straw that broke the camels back.
    I like the mention of Sarah Palin’s contributions to the healthcare debate in 2009..

    Don’t know why people freak out because he’s outspoken about his faith, if he’s given the chance, I think he could very well win enough people over in a general election, like the way he won in a center left state. This is about swing states. This is still a very populous Christian , Center-Right nation. I don’t believe the other two have the upside and potential Rick has also….

    He has many strengths that make up for weaknesses that will not even be an afterthought in a general election setting , compared to the other two candidates.

    And things like this show a side of the man that is good.

    Rick saves daughter’s life of Michigan family.

    Santorum Helped Saved Child with Same Disorder as His Daughter

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2100542/Rick-Santorum-helped-save-child-disorder-daughter-diagnosing-sleep-apnea.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    “If not for Rick and the way he did that. The way he approached it. She would not be alive. I’m very grateful, for the fact that he was so strong. I appreciate he did that. It’s one of those things at the moment you don’t appreciate. But later I very much did. ”

    “Character matters. People can say all they want that it doesn’t’ but it does. Nobody I have ever met doesn’t look at a guy who’s got character and not respect them. They may say all kinds of things even. But they still respect him.” – Brad Smith, Michigan resident

    It would also be hard for the Left to make him hate-able outside of the crazy cultural leftists, militant gays. The rest of the normal Country would easily say “this is a man worthy of respect” and he could get people listening to conservative solutions.

    Santorum. It would be hard to battle the press, but like Rick said jovially. Might as well try!

    • NCHokie02

      Agree, this interview should be shown all over. I thought Rick did very well and seems like a great guy and made me want to vote for him even more.

  • JoeMontana16

    There is no doubt Rick is a good Guy. He is strong on morality and I am glad that he speaks up about it. I’m not too impressed when he says he’ll repeal No Chid Left Behind when he voted for it in the first place. He shouldn’t talk about that too much if it were me. It’ll get him and trouble. Would be like Obama saying he will repeal obamacare. His wife is wonderful though and it was nice to hear her speak. Good woman.

    The thing is, he has zero executive experience. No on the job training anymore. I wish more military men would run. Haven’t had one of those in a long time. A general would be a nice change of pace.

    • NCHokie02

      I honestly don’t understand why people can’t accept that people make mistakes in their life and their occupations. Have you ever done something you say to yourself “man, if I could do that again I would do it differently or I wouldn’t have done it.” How many times do you get to repeat that event or decision? Sometimes you do sometimes you don’t. It’s called learning. We are continually learning. He says he thought it would have helped and when he saw the results he disagrees with it. If he becomes POTUS and has the chance to repeal it why wouldn’t he?? He would have the chance to correct his mistake as much as he could? You actually think the right would fight Obama if he came in tomorrow and said, “You know…Obamacare was a mistake and it’s hurting our country. I thought it was going to help but it turns out it’s not. I’m putting a bill in to repeal Obamacare.” The right would be championing him and saying congratulations and pushing it through. Would you then argue with Obama and say “You can’t do that! You pushed it through congress. Its your plan. You can’t take it back.” Really? Would you?? Why can’t people learn and change based on what they do? Its what every profession does. Thats why the military trains, so we can make mistakes in training and learn and say “When that happens next time I’m going to go this way or do this” Its why when a business does something that doesn’t work they don’t continue doing it. They say, ok that didn’t work lets stop doing that and try something else. Why is it ok for the rest of society but not for politicians? You think Joe Montana ever threw a pass and said man I wish I could have that one back or when the safety cheats over I know to go to this route and not through to my first option? Or do you think he said, well I threw that one like that so I guess I’ll continue to throw that same pass in that situation because I wouldn’t want to go back on something I’ve already done.

      • JoeMontana16

        I agree with what you said. I just wonder why Rick gets excused but Romney gets called a flip flopper? He changed his positions for the better also. He can’t get any love though. Romney also gets blasted for negative ads but Rick does the same thing and gets no criticism. Newt is the same way. What I am saying is I don’t like the double standards. Like I said, Rickis a great Guy it seems and I really appreciate that about him.

        Joe Montana made very few bad throws. Super Bowl Joe is the greatest quarterback of all time!!!!

        • NCHokie02

          Joe was a great QB. I understand what you’re saying about flip-flopping and I think the difference is that Romney doesn’t come out and admit it. He doesn’t take ownership for it and say “I was pro-choice then here’s why. I then changed because of these reasons…” He tries to explain it away as if he was never really pro-choice instead of admitting to it.

          Rick Santorum used to be pro-choice back in the day. He explains it well. He says that at the time he was single and not catholic. He didn’t think the issue really pertained to him. Upon talking to his future father-in-law, a doctor, he changed his mind about it and became a Catholic. Since he changed he has been an ardent defender of life. The difference is that he owns up to it and explains it. Here’s why I believed this and here’s why I now believe this. When people exlpain it in those terms, whatever the issue, I think the people understand more and can relate to it. When you try to make it sound like you were always the way you are now but the record shows differently you sound shady and people wonder what else your hiding as opposed to saying “ok, I can see that.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1572984371 Cindy Nowicki

    Beck did an excellent job with the interview. His questions are ones that the MSM should have been asking the candidates. He brought the best out of Santorum.

    Beck has been a staunch supporter of Santorum since Bachmann dropped out of the race.

    I never miss and episode of GBTV. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned that the MSM never reports on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/June-Foley/1272088418 June Foley

    Greetings from Massachusetts. We stand with Mr. Santorum..GAME ON!!

    • stevenbiot

      Good to hear!

  • stevenbiot

    Santorum did a good job in this interview. But, like Ameritopia points out, these programs: Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare were not put in place to help seniors, or the poor. They were put in place so that government would have more influence into our lives, a greater ability to take our pay checks, and the ability to trample on our individual liberties for the “good” of the collective society.

  • stevenbiot

    We need to be given the opportunity to invest our cash into private companies that would give us more return on our dollar, so that individuals can actually prepare for their retirement.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Good interview.

    He’s better than he was in the last debate… I think Sanorum for the most part, “gets it”.

  • Sober_Thinking

    I honestly like Rick better after hearing this – especially his wife’s comments. I believe he wants to do the right things for this nation. Again, this is a good interview.

    • Guest

      That’s why I’m on board with Rick. He’s got an axe to grind with Washington. He feels ashamed about his previous votes; and I believe he wants to make amends for them by bringing a wrecking ball to Washington. He is the only candidate I believe will strike down Obamacare. Romney and Newt will never repeal that monstrosity.

      • Sober_Thinking

        I agree with you. Although, Newt might try repeal it… I just hope that if Newt’s elected, that he won’t try to fix it. It HAS to be completely repealed.

        I just don’t see any hope with Romney, one way or the other.

  • Sparky5253

    “Personally I think this is God’s will. I think HE has us on a path, and I do think there’s a lot more happening than what we are seeing.”

    Mrs. Santorum is suggesting that her husband’s rise in the polls is GOD’S CHOICE!

    This is a dangerous concept because she is stating that God is backing Rick Santorum and not any other candidates.

    The implication of this kind of thinking is that Santorum’s candidacy is somehow ordained by, or favored by God.

    This is dangerous thinking because it turns political warfare into religious warfare, is supremacist, and conceptually mixes church and state.

    This is exactly the thinking the Founding Fathers wanted to avoid!

    • B-Funk

      Some will take it that way, but even if she feels that- which I’m not so sure of, personally- that’s fine. I don’t think Christians need to pussy-foot around in this culture. The rot we’re seeing, the absolute vileness, needs an answer. And the answer doesn’t need to be well-spoken. Maybe she did put her foot in it, but look at Moses. The guy couldn’t speak without stuttering. If God can use Moses, then someone who occasionally puts their foot in it is no problem. Besides, unlike Fox or the MSM, people who watch GBTV want to hear what people really think. Also, as an addendum, the whole church and state separation thing, was something from a letter from Jefferson. It wasn’t really the belief of the majority of the founders. Andrew Barton has some great information on that very subject.

  • Sparky5253

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/feb/23/karen-santorum-husbands-surge-gods-will/#disqus_thread

    Read the comments and you will see why Karen Santorum should have talked about God in relation to her personal life and not as the divine force in her husband’s campaign.

    I guess it was “God’s Will” that she put her foot in her mouth!

  • chuck jenski

    Rick’s a true champion on family values.

    ( unrelated replies and seminar bloggers will be ignored )

  • be_an_example

    Great interview

  • cinderellafe

    What I enjoyed most about this event was again the glimpse of Happy Warrior Santorum. He is such an approachable person that initiated conversation starts out lighthearted, even with a lilt at times, but once policy prevails over the niceties, Rick is all business, wonkish even. He informs Americans on a level below the surface on issues, and teaches me something new every time I listen to a speech or interview. So NASCAR.

    It’s a clear family sacrifice to run for president and us women can relate to Mrs. Santorum’s shyness but ability to talk a mile. While Rick likes beer, we all want to have tea with Karen.

    It was, at times, painful watching Glenn struggle with his burden of knowledge. To see the path of liberty but not each step….the implausibility of it all and the actors…. All I can offer is the joy in living as the natural inheritor of free men in your consciousness. “I go now from a corruptible to an incorruptible crown.” How glorious it all is. May I recommend cranking up the volume on gospel Elvis. Always lightens my heart. Elvis is everywhere. :)

  • http://twitter.com/DavidCrespoUSA David Crespo

    I enjoyed the video very much.