I had always liked Huckabee and was disappointed after he dropped out. And it took some time to find one to fill that void of a true social conservative candidate to vote for. I understand that he is not the perfect candidate but is clearly more solid on Faith, Family and Life issues than Romney is and has been. If Romney wins I will support Romney but I am now with Santorum as the social conservative issue president. Santorum has made the Family an issue of his campaign from the beginning. And he was the first to openly declare such in the debates.
Now the one reservation I had always had of Santorum is electibility and it appears he has now become the front runner and he continues to remain strong for a couple of weeks now. Not only that but one thing that Santorum has going for him that none of the other anti-Romney social conservative candidates had was that Santorum has consistently polled as well as and in some cases better than Romney when up against Obama.
Here is one of Santorum's first videos introducing himself to those of us who have been unaware of him till as of late. Quite a different route than most!!!
Here are an impressive list of those who are endorsing Rick Santorum but let us start with Dr James Dobson's statement in part and then conclude this post with a list of other social conservative leaders and this is not an exhaustive list but only what I found on Santorum's site over the past 1 month and a week.
Dr. James Dobson said: "The institution of the family is the key issue facing this great nation. It is the foundation, the bedrock, upon which every dimension of Western Civilization rests. If it is undermined or weakened by cultural and governmental forces, the entire superstructure will collapse in short order. And indeed, today it is in serious jeopardy. The very definition of marriage is threatened, which has implications for the next generation and the stability of society itself.
Of all the Republican candidates who are vying for the presidency, former Sen. Santorum is the one who has spoken passionately in every debate about this concern...."
Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America
Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum
Michael Farris of Home School Legal Defense Association
Ed Morrissey of HotAir.com
Tony Perkins of Family Research Council
Abby Johnson an ex-Planned Parenthood director and for more on her story click here.
Cathie Adams, President, Texas Eagle Forum
Gary Bauer, President, American Values
Brian Burch, President, CatholicVote.org Candidate Fund
Tim Busch, Businessman, philanthropist, and attorney
Ken Campbell, California Conservative Leader
Peggy Dau, Special Liaison Representative, Voice of the Martyrs
Penna Dexter, Radio Host and Commentator
Elaine Donnelly, Center for Military Readiness
Tim Echols, Georgia Public Service Commission
Kirk Elliott, Philanthropia, founder and chairman
William J. Estrada, Director, Generation Joshua
Joseph Farah, Editor and Chief Executive Officer, WND.com and WND Books
Robert Fischer, President, Fischer Furniture, Inc
Richard Ford, President, Heritage Alliance
Foster Friess, Friess Associates
Maggie Gallagher, Institute for Marriage and Public Policy
Michael Geer, Family Policy Leader, Harrisburg, PA
Ellen Grigsby, Conservative Leader
Rebecca Hagelin, President, Rebecca Hagelin Communications and Marketing, LLC
Patrick and Toya Hall, Vice President, Guadalupe Radio Network
Jason Jones, Producer of the film "Bella"
Tim LeFever, Chairman of the Board, Capitol Resource Institute
Brad Mattes, Executive Director, Life Issues Institute
William J. Murray, Chairman, Religious Freedom Coalition
Richard Neill, Texas Conservative Leader
Preston Noell III, President, Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.
Pam Olsen, President, Florida Prayer Network
Paul and Nancy Pressler, Justice, TX Court of App (ret)
Penny Pullen, Illinois State Representative 1977-1993, State President, Eagle Forum of Illinois
Jill Stanek, Pro-life activist and blogger
John Stemberger, Florida Family Action
Stacy Taylor, Texas Conservative Leader
Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman, ConservativeHQ.com
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