Friday, September 08, 2006

Officially Endorsing Rick Santorum

I've held out. I liked his opponent's father --I think he was the only Democrat I ever voted for (he was rabidly pro-life and because of that was banned from speaking at the Democratic National Convention -the party of inclusion and all...).

Santorum's outlook was bleak a few months ago. He was down about 23 points in the polls (other Pennsylvanians like Bob Casey Sr. too --and Santorum's opponent is fortunate enough to have his father's name --though he's pro-life also, so I guess they'd shun him after he beat Santorum).

Anyway, as Real Clear Politics is reporting, it is the ILLEGAL immigration issue that now has Santorum trailing Casey Jr. by just 4 points:

"..."Republican strategists say Santorum's tough stand on immigration has become a key factor." No. 3 in the Senate leadership, Santorum was the highest-ranking Republican to vote against the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill that would open a path to U.S. citizenship for 10 million of the aliens who have either broken into our country, or are breaking the laws by being here, plus grant a full pardon from all civil and criminal penalties for the companies that employed them. McCain-Kennedy would further empower corporations to go abroad and hire what unions once called "scabs" to bring here to take jobs Americans cannot take at Third World wages.

"We did a certain amount of internal polling and when it got to immigration, it was very clear," says Santorum's media consultant John Braybender, who prepared two tough ads on immigration. "Rick's position versus Casey's was overwhelming. If Casey or anyone else thinks this is not an issue in Pennsylvania, they should start talking to voters." (source)

I'm not going to lie, the fact that this would be a major blow to the far left and the left'osphere is a great motivation to start campaigning for Santorum (Isn't it fun to see the Kos Kids cry!?), but that's not my only reason for coming on board --the more I read and hear from Casey I realize that though they share a name (which I very against, but that's another post all together) he is not his father...

Though I would appreciate one thing in exchange...

Dear Senator Santorum: Please muss your hair a bit...the Ken doll thing isn't really working for me. Thanks, ALa.

In other Pennsylvania election news...There is a "Boot Murtha" rally on October 1st in Johnstown, PA. Go Here for Information!

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