Here are 5 Reasons Why Rick Santorum is Too Radical to be President

rick-santorum-facepalmAh, and yet another Republican who stands absolutely no shot at winning his party’s nomination has entered the GOP primary circus.


In case you missed it, Rick Santorum announced he’s running for president – again. With Jeb Bush and Scott Walker all but locks to run, and Rick Perry set to announce his candidacy next week, we’re looking at a minimum of 10 Republican candidates vying for their party’s nomination. Not to mention there are still a few others who might get into the race.

That is ridiculous – especially when you look at the whole field and realize that only Jeb Bush and Scott Walker stand any chance at winning. The funny thing is, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz honestly believe they can win, which just shows how delusional both men are.

That being said, I thought I’d go ahead and list 5 reasons why Rick Santorum will never be president.

1) He once suggested an idea so ridiculous that it would have opened the door to banning science in our schools and our government. No, that’s not a joke.

2) During a speech last year he said that Republicans should stop using the term “middle class” because it’s “class-envy leftist language that divides America against themselves.” He also went on to act appalled that anyone in this country would think we’re divided into “classes” as a society.

3) Shortly after the death of Nelson Mandela, he pathetically tried to compare the humanitarian icon’s fight against apartheid to – wait for it – Republicans opposing the Affordable Care Act. You know, because one of the worst events in human history is just like trying to give Americans access to health care.

4) Just this past March he gave a speech where he essentially said that Americans should not have the freedom of religion and this nation should be run like a Christian theocracy. As always, nothing says “freedom” quite like telling millions of Americans that they have to follow your religious beliefs whether they support them or not.


5) In 2011, he bashed single mothers as “the base of the Democratic party,” insinuating that the reason they vote for Democrats is because they’re dependent on the government due to the fact that they don’t have a man in the household to apparently take care of them:

Because it’s so tough economically that they look to the government for help and therefore they’re going to vote. So if you want to reduce the Democratic advantage, what you want to do is build two parent families, you eliminate that desire for government.

Not only is that insulting to single mothers to assume that they can’t take care of their families themselves (many do without help from the government), but he’s essentially saying that it’s the woman’s fault as to why she’s raising her children in a single-parent household. I guess many of these single mothers “chose” to be abused, cheated on or have the father abandon their children for whatever reason.

And those are just a handful of examples. Santorum is probably even more religiously radical than Mike Huckabee, and that’s saying something. Thankfully, for our country’s sake, Rick Santorum stands absolutely no chance at ever being elected president.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • amersham46

    Too radical yes,,, but more important , too stupid