Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Santorum on Obama, Healthcare, and Other Issues


Last night, as I was channel surfing on my new 54" plasma t.v., I was fortunate enough to catch a broadcast on C-Span of Rick Santorum's speech to the American Future Fund as part of their Conservative Lecture Series. It reminded me of why I always liked him.

Santorum gave the speech and did some Q & A on October 1 at the University of Dubuque. Make no mistake about it. He's testing the waters. You don't give a speech in Iowa the year before mid-term elections unless you want to get a feel for which way the political tide is going.

Rick waxed eloquent on various subjects, but focused on Obama's political ideology and how the government will impact any healthcare bill that gets passed. One thing I admire the most about his speeches is that he doesn't talk to people on a level that requires a dictionary. He's straightforward, passionate, and believes in what he says.

A staunch conservative on social issues such as abortion and homosexuality, Santorum does have libertarian leanings on issues such as the economy and limited government. Despite what some people on the left may think, Rick is NOT a theocrat who wishes to establish a government based entirely on the teachings of religion. He believes in appointing justices to the bench who will adhere to the Constitution and not pass their own legislation from their office.

I suggest that everyone grab a cup of coffee and set aside about an hour and a half to watch his speech. As you do, keep in mind that this is the guy people in Pennsylvania tossed out in favor of Bob Casey, who just recently voted against defunding ACORN. To view the video, a download of a Microsoft program is required. I looked on youtube for this video, but didn't find it. You can always uninstall the program from your control panel afterwards if you choose.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Let me know what yinz think!

http://americanfuturefund.com/

8 comments:

Bungalow Bill said...

You continue to get me more intrigued about a Santorum candidacy.

blackandgoldfan said...

Watch the video when you can, BB. I think you'll be even more impressed. At least I hope so.

Teresa said...

Thank You for Posting the Santorum video. That was an awesome speech. I hope that he runs for the Senate, again. Senator Casey is a disgrace. I wonder whether Santorum is going to challenge Toomey for the Senate bid, or Casey in his re-election?

blackandgoldfan said...

Hey Teresa! I loved it also. He is such a great speaker!

I really don't think he's going to challenge anyone for a Senate seat. In my opinion, and I have been known to be wrong occasionally, I believe he may try for a run at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Jack Reylan said...

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Dr. Dave said...

I listen to Bill Bennett's Morning in America on the way to work each morning, and Santorum does the Friday show. He's always informed, eloquent, draws on his past, and always, always, always is gracious to hateful callers, and I think that's key for him.

blackandgoldfan said...

Jack: I hope you feel better, pal! :-) Seems like you had a lot to get out of your system.

Thanks for stopping!

blackandgoldfan said...

Dr. Dave: Wish I could get Bennett's show on Fridays. :-(