Former Sen. Rick Santorum 1 Step Closer To Running For President

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum says he’s now testing the waters to run for president.

“We’re going to determine whether the resources are there to make this a real legitimate campaign going forward,” he said.

Having lost by a big margin to U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in 2006, Santorum knows that people in this state may be skeptical.

“I don’t think most people in Pennsylvania have really considered Rick Santorum and the office of presidency that seriously,” Santorum said.

But that could be changing.

“I think his brand of conservative politics may be back in fashion,” Keith Schmidt, Santorum’s former top aide, said.

One poll even has Santorum almost even with President Obama in Pennsylvania.

“We have an obligation and we’re certainly going to work very hard to reintroduce myself and the family to Pennsylvania and the reasons we want to pursue this,” Santorum said.

One big issue locally was his home in Penn Hills. He and his family live in a bigger house in Virginia. That’s less an issue today.

“In the cornfields of Iowa, or in the small towns of New Hampshire, or in the seaside towns of South Carolina, they don’t care about Penn Hills,” Schmidt said. “We have to care about it here — people are still talking about it, quite frankly, but that’s not an issue for him when he runs for President of the United States.”

For someone who is not yet an official candidate, Santorum has spent a lot of time in those three must win early states. He’s already been to New Hampshire and South Carolina 14 times and to Iowa 11 times, all of which he believes will make him a player in next year’s presidential race.

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One Comment

  1. Ryan says:

    Don’t run no one likes you

  2. moe says:

    This is a joke,right?

  3. John says:

    He is a gay basher! You’re right no one likes him!

    1. HA HA says:

      LOL , JOHN SECRETLY LIKES HIM.

  4. Brandenburg says:

    True. Nice to see someone on here with some political knowledge.

    1. Mon River Towing says:

      Bob Casey is an idiot. (He will probably write a strong worded letter to my mom for saying so) He is Pennsylvania’s invisible man. I’ve voted for Santorum and I’ve voted for Casey. Given the chance again head to head I guess I’d have to pick blowing my brains out in front of Daryl Metcalfe.

  5. Nick Turner says:

    His running must be an April Fools joke!

  6. Vosomatic says:

    I think he should run…run far far away!

  7. Sandy Klingensmith says:

    Right and mayor Luke will be his sidekick….i mean running mate!

  8. Joe says:

    Sorry no joke, his running that is. Him, yes that’s a joke. Thought we got rid of him last election. Just what we need another self rightess, bigot. Already have enough of them in Washington.

    1. BIGOTS MUST GO says:

      I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN I NEVER SEEN A BIGGER BIGOT THAN OBAMA.
      2012 .

  9. Alyssa says:

    DERP!!1

  10. Ryan says:

    Only running he should do is in parkway east traffic!

    1. Thomas J Duttine says:

      Going West!

  11. Barbara Murawski says:

    I would love to see Rick Santorum run for President and WIN! I think he’d make a great President and I sure will vote for him if he does.

    1. Brainless says:

      Weren’t you people credited with inventing screen doors for submarines ???

  12. Barbara Murawski says:

    Hope I can get a RICK SANTORUM for President sign put in my front yard.

    1. Santor-rum says:

      I’ll put a sign in your yard, lady.

      1. HAW HAW says:

        CORBET FOR PRESIDENT

  13. lui says:

    politically speaking, he is a NO vote, period.

  14. dan says:

    Rick santorum, is the last thing this country needs. He comes bush all over again. It’s really time to get the unions motivated!!!!

    1. Zoeyzotron says:

      Actually oBama is the last thing we needed. However he will be gone in less htan two years, thank god!

      GO TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Dikdikkytron says:

        You’re a moron

      2. Zoeyzotron says:

        oBama is a community organizer… that was his resume, and you voted for him to run the most powerful nation in the world. What a disaster.

        Who is the moron?

  15. 2059 says:

    Are the republicans that hardup?

  16. Barry Hussein O'Brien says:

    If Obama were to lose to somebody I hope it would be Santorum. It’d be worth it to see the horror on the faces of all the Faux news whiners, birthers, and tea bags when they get exactly what they think they deserve and realize and regret they never gave the great Barack a chance. That said Rick Santorum couldnt beat Sasha Obama in 2012.

  17. Paul Moschetta says:

    His aide says that Penn Hills is no longer an issue, however, if he runs, all of that garbage will be brought out to the forefront again, and those that aren’t aware that he ripped off the PHSD, will know what a loser he really is! I hope he DOES run, so he can become the posterboy of embarrassment to the Republican party

  18. doesn't like santorum says:

    he can not keep his pa senate seat and he is RUNNING for President…..OMG what is this world coming too….he is a liar……

  19. Sanitarium says:

    Rick and Karen Santorum would not let the morgue take the corpse of their newborn; they slept that night in the hospital with their lifeless baby between them.

    The next day, they took him home. ”Your siblings could not have been more excited about you!” Karen writes in her book, which takes the form of letters to Gabriel.

    Also, this is the same guy who traveled 1300 miles to Florida to tell them that Florida laws are illegal. (re: Terry Schiavo)

    Ricky is stuck on being part of the religious right. What he fails to realize, is the Evangelicals were replaced with the Tea Baggerz.

    1. Ryan (not the liberal Ryan in the earlier comments) says:

      I don’t think it’s right to question their actions when their newborn died. That is a tramatic event that very few people would understand how to react to. If you dont like the guy fine, but I think it is cold-hearted to question his actions there.

      1. Soupy Doopy says:

        Whoa !!….Morallity Police !!……They should have boiled water & made soup !…..Yummy !!!

  20. eazytime says:

    Lets not forget that he ripped the school district where he had a house not occupied by him. Trying to become a theif and a liar on a larger scale. If he runs all the dirt will come out about this low life.

  21. Eazytime says:

    Hey Brandenberg.
    That is so true, got a chuckle out of that.

  22. jimb says:

    Another republican lunitic.

  23. FedUp says:

    Oh, no . . . say it ain’t so. Go away. Haven’t forgotten about your residency scandal. You politicians are all alike — all greedy, all liars, all thieves. Go back to Viriginia or Penn Hills or wherever the heck you claim your “residence” to be.

  24. 1-2-3 says:

    You idiots elected Casey, now there’s a real joke.

  25. Wojo says:

    Don’t waste your time, Rick. Don’t waste OUR time. You were useless in the Senate and you’re more useless now. Go write a book about living in Virginia and being a Pennsylvania citizen while not stepping foot in the Commonwealth.

  26. Old Dawg says:

    We kicked his can to the curb once before! Let’s not have to go through having this malfeasant POS in office again! This country needs strong leaders with common sense, something that lacks severely in most of the persons in elected posts in this country. Anyone that runs for office in this day and age probably does not have the constituants best interest at heart, and moreover is either a complete flake or has a hidden criminal agenda…… Let’s face it, look at the shady self interest deals that go down every day. No mystery there.

    I would elect Larry the Cable Guy to the Presidency over “Sanitarium”!!! BTW I can’t stand Larry. LMAO.

  27. stormie says:

    In my opinion riding dirty is the qualification for a Presidential run if if wasn’t for the concocted Crawford Village rent fraud scheme the mayor of McKeesport would not have made it to the Senate. Who knows he might be President one day too, poor people hurting poor people is the American way.

  28. quack says:

    Maybe he can sell the Whitehouse and live in a tool shed like he did when he was in office before.
    He is an embarrasment to true birn-again christians

  29. jim says:

    Please , not him again !…. If you want a REAL President that will fix this country’s mess vote for Donald Trump !…

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