I don’t get what the criticism of Santorum is here.
Somebody threw an event and wanted Santorum to appear and he chose not to.
Who are these people that they are entitled to demand Santorum’s presence at their event?
“Who are these people”
They are the revolution. They are the people that truly want to roll government back, and expand freedom. I frankly don’t blame Rick for not attending. He doesn’t share their goals.
While he's done a couple Tea Party rallies in AZ, NV and OH, he's been described as having a history of antagonistic remarks regarding the movement.
I don't know the Kansas group but I'd like to know whether Santorum's trying to avoid something here.
I guess if they asked him, he agreed, they book a hall that holds 3000 people, and then he decides not to show, after people put out their time and MONEY for him, the lack of character just kinda shines on through
A tea party that spends $25,000 to give a conservative a forum to speak and woo the common people he is looking to draw is not just “somebody.” It is a crucial constituent that he should do everything possible (and impossible) not to disappoint.
He’s my man. But, it’s a mistake. He needs all the support he can get, and these people want to give it to him.
Given his fidelity to the Party, and the suspicion that the Party—which is inexplicably biting the hand that fed it—wanted him to decline, it looks especially bad.
I hate politics. Rick is a good man. I wonder who has his ear besides God.
Former supporters, maybe.