Posted by Brian
The question is whether Republicans are lookong for ideological purity, or whether we settle once again for an "electable" candidate as determined by the mainstream media.
JANUARY 9, 2012 4:00 A.M.
Rick Santorum, Conservative Stalwart
He is a bona fide conservative.
By Quin Hillyer
Just as the conservative movement finally has the first real chance since Ronald Reagan to see one of its own — a “full-spectrum conservative,” as Rick Santorum now calls himself, picking up the phrase from Rep. Steve King (R., Iowa) — win the Republican presidential nomination, the purists emerge to say he’s somehow not conservative enough. The attempt to attach a “big-government conservative” label to Rick Santorum for some rare wanderings from the conservative reservation makes about as much sense as arguing that record-breaking Drew Brees of the Saints is a poor quarterback because he threw 14 interceptions this season.
The reality is that Rick Santorum’s instincts and intellectual choices consistently tend toward freedom.
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