Santorum 2016

Rick Santorum has been quietly laying the groundwork for a presidential race, while avoiding the hype of the Rubio’s, the Paul’s, the Clinton’s, and the Christie’s of the world. The dark horse for the 2012 election, he has been widely counted out of the 2016 talk by pundits on bot sides of the isle, but he will run, and I believe that he will be the 45th president of the United States. Here’s why.

At the CPAC straw poll, he finished third behind Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, beating such people as Bobby Jindal, Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Scott Walker and Sarah Palin. Paul will beat himself up in the primaries, and if he were to be nominated he would loose worse than Barry Goldwater in ’64. Marco Rubio on the other hand is too smart to run: In florida you can’t run for both the senate and the presidency at the same time, and he is smart enough not to risk a senate seat.

Finally, if his 2012 campaign taught us anything, it was not to underestimate Rick Santorum. He and some close friends worked their way through all 99 counties of Iowa, relying on a skeleton staff, and very little support, and eventually won that state, and had Newt Gingrich not won Georgia and SC, Santorum would likely have won the nomination and would be sitting in the white house right now. That is of course, unless he was in Kiev or Moscow trying to solve the Crimean Crisis.

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