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Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum spoke at Cornell on Wednesday night and was repeatedly interrupted and heckled by a group of students. The event was sponsored by the Cornell Republicans who announced it on Facebook:
The Cornell University College Republicans is proud to announce that Rick Santorum, former Senator, former presidential candidate, author, and attorney will be speaking in Alice Statler Auditorium on the Cornell University Campus on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 6:30 PM. Doors will open at 6:15 PM, and there will be a question and answer session following Mr. Santorum’s keynote speech. The event is free and open to the public.

In his speech Thursday at CPAC, Rick Santorum spent much of his time describing to the crowd what he believes everyday, blue-collar Republican is feeling. While much of the party as a whole is frightened over the possibility of a Trump nomination, Santorum stressed to CPAC that the blue-collar conservative has been worried about not just the party, but the country for decades. "They're seeing the conservative movement, the Republican party potentially being torn up. They're nervous as all heck as to what they're going to do," Santorum said. "Well, now you know how the American public has been feeling over the past ten, twenty, thirty years. " Santorum centered his speech around two statistics, one being that 90% of Americans aged 25-65 are working and the other that almost 70% Americans aged 25-65 do not hold a college degree. Bringing back themes similar to his 2012 presidential campaign, Santorum stressed that conservatives among the above groups have significant worries about their jobs, families, and the trajectory of the country since. They have had these concerns since the end of the Reagan presidency afterglow.

CNN reports that former Senator Rick Santorum will end his presidential bid from Pennsylvania Wednesday night.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is ending his presidential bid, two Republican sources told CNN. He is expected to make the announcement Wednesday night and will endorse a candidate. Santorum won the 2012 Iowa caucuses and ended that race with the second-most number of delegates to eventually GOP nominee Mitt Romney. But he was unable to capture any momentum this year, despite extensive barnstorming efforts in Iowa. He is the third Republican presidential candidate to drop out after Monday's caucuses. Mike Huckabee ended his campaign that night, and Rand Paul suspended his campaign Wednesday morning.

Former Senator Rick Santorum formally launched his presidential bid in Pennsylvania this afternoon. Making his announcement to a sizable crowd of enthusiastic supporters, Santorum made a tall order. "I'll offer a bold vision for America, the one that's clear and conservative, that has plans for reform and that has a proven track record." His multi-faceted platform included "scrapping the corrupt federal tax code and the IRS that goes with it." In exchange for the current tax code, Santorum proposed implementing a flat tax. Reviving industry, shrinking government, reducing spending, and revoking every executive order and regulation that "cost American jobs" were also priorities outlined by Pennsylvania's former Senator.

This is a GUEST POST, at my invitation, by commenter Karen Sacandy in response to my post Where's Rick?  ---------------------------------------------- Criticism has been leveled at Sen. Rick Santorum, that he’s not doing  enough for  Gov. Romney to defeat  Obama.  From my vantage point, that view misses a lot. Political junkies...

If this reopens old wounds, too bad. Rick Santorum's hiding act is wearing thin. Newt is out there all the time helping to pound on the Obama record. The supposedly bitter Newt is proving himself to be the class act his supporters always knew him to be....

Rick Santorum has endorsed Mitt Romney via an overnight e-mail sent to supporters.  Here's the link to the e-mail (h/t Politico). Is there an endorsement in there someplace? Yeah, I guess there is, but it's buried in paragraph 13 and half-hearted: Above all else, we both agree that President...

Just breaking, via NY Times: Rick Santorum is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, according two of his advisers, bowing to the inevitability of Mitt Romney’s nomination and ending his improbable, come-from-behind quest to become the party’s conservative standard-bearer in the fall. Mr....

Rick Santorum endorsed Arlen Specter because he was a good establishment Republican in 2004, and that's what the Republican President wanted.  The precursor to the Tea Party movement backed Pat Toomey. Santorum's endorsement was no crime.  It was a pure political calculation, one which many others in Santorum's place...

Last Friday, I posted that if it came down to a choice between Romney and Santorum, "I'd have to think about it" because "[m]ost of all, I find [Santorum] to be the least scrutinized of the candidates so far." That post was taken as being "anti-Santorum," but it...

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