…from inside the Santorum campaign

Friends, As some of you may know, I am a State Co-Chairman for Rick Santorum’s NH campaign (1 of 3). As a senior member of his campaign staff, this past Tuesday evening for the Iowa Caucuses, I was tasked with handling much of the media, along with one of my fellow NH Co-chairs, Bill Cahill, who is a former NH Executive councilor and a media professional.  I am, by no means a ‘professional’ media handler. With the exception of Iowa – quite obviously – and those of us in New Hampshire and South Carolina who have been working with Rick for much of the last year, I think people were surprised by the result. I was not. I spoke to many reporters who asked me that question; if I was surprised at the Iowa result.  They were taken aback by my response. So, let me explain a little why I was not surprised. I have followed this man and his career since his first term in the House of Representatives in the early 90s. In an information age where politicians are having a very hard time adjusting to the fact that something they said or a policy that they advocated for 20 years ago may come back to haunt them today because everyone is their own researcher, it can causes a consistency problem for them. This is not a problem for Rick Santorum.  If Rick is nothing else — and he certainly is more than this — he is consistent. Rick also has a track record of winning elections in a blue state, and a reputation of being an underdog who comes out on top. More importantly, voters who meet Rick immediately realize that what you see is what you get.  No pre-planned questions.  No quick change suits.  Just a real, unadulterated 100% dyed-in-the-wool, red-blooded American, who is the same person in DesMoines last week and Concord this week as he was 7 years ago talking to an inner city HS in Philly. He’s a family man from a blue-collar family with an immigrant father. This man believes in the American voters, and he believes in America. There’s no facade.  No narcissism. No stone left unturned or ugly skeletons falling out of closets.  He’s been vetted…over and over and over. People who are at these events can see right into this man’s soul, and quite frankly, they like what they see, and I can’t say I blame them. America likes an underdog because that’s how our country was formed…by a bunch of underdogs who fought off a Goliath — and so many of those years ago we were led on the field of battle by a man of Faith, vision, and integrity.  Glenn Beck recognized that Rick has all of these very same traits when he called Santorum “the next George Washington”. So, when it comes time for you to choose your candidate, America, ask yourself, who gives America the best chance at being a winner again? Who has a track record that proves he believes in the American people? If you choose Rick Santorum, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.    

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