Taking this old thread and making it a generic Santorum one now that he's the hot candidate.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43292302...decision_2012/ More after the jump
SOMERSET, Pa. — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, once the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, said Monday he's seeking the GOP nomination for president to protect American freedoms under threat from President Barack Obama.
A blunt-talking favorite among party social conservatives, Santorum said Obama has worked to undermine Americans' freedoms and pushed through a national health care plan that reduces individual choices. He accused Obama of spending billions of dollars that add to future generations' debts and said the president doubts the nation's potential. "I'm ready to lead. I'm ready to do what has to be done for the next generation, with the courage to fight for freedom, with the courage to fight for America," Santorum said, speaking the sun-splashed steps of a county courthouse in western Pennsylvania. "That's why I'm announcing today that I'm running for president of the United States of America."
Santorum, who enjoys strong support from the anti-abortion rights bloc in the Republican Party, nodded to the social conservatives who have huge sway in early nominating states of Iowa and South Carolina. He also pitched himself to tea party-style activists who have yet to jell around a single candidate.
My favorite line was "They believe in themselves, the smart people, the planners, the folks in Washington who can make decisions better than you can."
I know he was being sarcastic about "Smart People" but on the flip side, why does it seem that being smart is a bad thing for some folks?